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El Segundo Brewing Company
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American Double / Imperial IPA
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
"I lost my wallet in El Segundo, I lost my wallet in El Segundo!" Kinda true, if I were hurting for cash...
New West Coast DIPA I've never had. Excited for this one based on previous reviews. Was Told at K&L Liquor, Redwood City where I bought this, that it's a brand new beer they just started carrying, and that it should be very fresh. No Bottle on date. Range of 8% DIPA's I've found to be my sweet spot with this style...
A - A bit darker than your standard WC DIPA, copper, dark orange colored, head sticks around for a quick second and lacing does what it should. Not much activity going on. A wee bit above average.
S - Malt is there backing up the hops. Smells as if both are in almost equal parts, but I was hoping for more of a hop forward, fresh citrus aroma. Nothing really separates this from the run of the mill West Coast DIPAs in this department.
T - Mirrors the smell. Not a bad beer by any means, but nothing memorable either. Some oranges, grapefruit and a very solid malt backbone backing this all up, but nothing making this unique at all. Just a good DIPA, nothing more, nothing less. Higher scores from me if the citrus was more vibrant, and brighter.
M - My Favorite part of the beer. Creamy, smooth, but somehow, dry. Nice, but just a wee bit less malt would be appreciated. Complete opposite preference from an East Coaster I'd imagine. Subjective.
O - For the record, this did not impact my scoring of this beer AT ALL, although the next few comments will make you think otherwise, but whatever.... I'm actually offended that this bomber costs $8.99. I'm offended Sculpin does as well, and at a "World Class" level. Here's where this new brewery will have problems. We will pay for this bomber once at this price, just try it or "tick" it. But at the end of the day, we will never pay that premium for this beer ever again...quite honesty because it's non-memorable, and there's plenty of better DIPAs out there, and at a MUCH better price.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2013 02:21:28 |
More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
650ml bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.
The beer pours a murky amber color, hues of red and copper. A 2 finger white head, soapy in texture rises from the beer and has great retention and and leaves behind some great soapy lace. The aroma is a bit malty with some bitter, resinous, piney hop presence. The flavors are nice, lots of oily, pine forward hops that are followed by rich, sweet caramel malt, balance leans a bit on the malty side, but the bitter, dry grassy flavors are nice. The body is nice, very dry, nice level of carbonation that supports the richer, sweet malt forward flavors.
Verdict: A solid DIPA from El Segundo and one of their best offerings. I prefer the Citra Blue House, but this never fails to satisfy my DIPA urges, especially when it's on draft locally in LA.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2013 02:33:37 |
More by kevanb
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Newly bottled and here's the first review.
A: Pours a clear copperish-orange with a 1" white head which fades slowly leaving clumpy lace.
N: Plenty of grapefruit and orange citrus peel with tropical fruits (mango and passionfruit) with some kiwi too. Lots of floral and herbal notes from the Simcoe, Citra and Cascade hops used.
T: Dank with pine resins, some caramel malts and a bit of a bread. Pure hoppy goodness in a glass.
M: Medium to borderline full body and moderate carbonation. Mildly bitter and dry finish with a distinctive weed sticky icky.
O: Loud and brash like the jets flying overhead from LAX heading to who knows where.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2013 02:42:13 |
More by wethorseblanket
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at Zimmzys in Belmont Shore. It pours a beautiful sunset orange with a dense one inch cap of bright white foam that sticks to my glass as I get into this. The nose on this brew is absolutely amazing, it reeks of Citra and Simcoa hops, dense rich citrus fruits, tropical fruits, some nice mineral notes to balance things out, insanely delicious nose. The flavor profile steps right in, the buds are infused with mango,tangerine, nectarine, and lemon and lime pulp.A bit of sweet apricot jam infused with biscuit notes and sea salt balance it all out in a gorgeous mouth full of West Coast IPA 101. The mouth is fresh, a bit resinous, which it should be with all the drippings from the pine, but it leaves dry and requires another quaff immediately.
What a great find.The fact they are 35 minutes away is better, I plan on tasting their lineup in its entirety soon. If you love KRBC Citra, Alpine Nelson, or are just a fan of tropical/citrus forward West Coast IPA/DIPA then this is right up your alley. Great stuff !
Serving type: on-tap
10-11-2012 01:51:49 |
More by OTB
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, and citrus zest. Taste is the same with a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good DIPA with some nice aromas and flavors.
Serving type: growler
06-05-2012 01:14:01 |
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