Decadent Imperial IPA



ABV: 10%
IBUs: 99
Our props: 9/10

So we are a bit behind for this post. I got this beer for Michael's birthday back in March. I found it in the 'special' beer section in my favorite HT in Charlotte - known to locals as the Tajmah Teeter. Anyways, this beer is brewed by Ska brewing company, which is based out of Durango, Co. The story of their creation is pretty entertaining. Apparently all the way back in 1995, two dudes - Dave & Bill weren't quite old enough to buy beer. While listening to Ska music to drown their sorrows, they decided to turn their frowns upside down and say the heck with it, we'll brew our own! I guess they were pretty impressed with their first batch and kept at it. The rest is pretty much history. This one - the Decadent - was actually made in '05 to celebrate Ska's 10 yr anniversary. Okay enough about the background, on to the brew itself. The pour reveals a beautiful deep orange color. The brew is super smooth and is almost creamy malty. You can't even really tell that it is a 10% beer. You have to be careful with this one or you'll find yourself quite loopy! The best part about the beer is the wax top you get to peel off. Everything just seems better when you have to work to get into it. :) We'd definitely recommend it if you can find it!



9 comments:

The Duo Dishes said...

Tajmah Teeter. :) This would be perfect in a beer bread.

Chef E said...

Gotta love those labels M, right? Not to mention the beer rocks too! Did you ever try Innis & Gunn? I had it at a Master Scotch Tasting Class and am in love with this oak aged beer!

Look forward to using one of these piece for the site again, if you do not mind?

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love the label and the color!


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Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

I'd buy it just for the wax.

Superchef said...

nice story!

Mary said...

That is a stellar photo of a beer I knew nothing about. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. I loved the story. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Barbara said...

I'm mad for the label!!

Velva said...

I have this beer on my list to see if I can find it here in Tallahassee. Thanks!

Emily said...

This sounds like a good beer! I'd love to get my hands on one soon.

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