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El Dorado (IPA Is Dead) - BrewDog

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El Dorado (IPA Is Dead)El Dorado (IPA Is Dead)

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BA SCORE
82
good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dgilks on 05-14-2013)
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Reviews by StJamesGate:
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StJamesGate

New York

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Polished bronze with white clingy froth.
Kumquat, orange and papaya on the nose, along with a bit of fusel, maybe.
Pear and caramel cake up front with dank, musty orange hops.
Pear juice finish and resiny linger.
Lt-med, oily, chewy.

A bit too stewy, not seeing all the bright fruit that this hop is supposed to be about. There is a clean thing that cuts through at the end that I could call watermelon Jolly Ranchers (the note I've heard referenced.) But I don't like Jolly Ranchers.

Not getting the fuss, though it might warrant a 2nd look.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 18:36:20 | More by StJamesGate
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edugasmtl

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-30-2014 00:43:16 | More by edugasmtl
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-15-2014 04:50:15 | More by Beervana
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Brazil

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-06-2014 02:23:52 | More by BrazilianAussie
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Goofster

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-22-2014 13:16:59 | More by Goofster
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leitmotif

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-15-2014 17:52:39 | More by leitmotif
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Troublebar

China

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-10-2014 04:42:02 | More by Troublebar
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JavierGC

Spain

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-23-2014 09:07:18 | More by JavierGC
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-10-2013 23:12:43 | More by rogerdandy
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The final foray into my Brew Dog "IPA is Dead" pack and perhaps the one single-hop ale of the four that truly makes sense from a flavor hop showcase perspective, El Dorado pours the standard Brew Dog dark yellow/light orange amber IPA hue with around four fingers of light tan head. Aroma moderately assertive and dominated by fresh citrus juice, citrus peel, nondescript fermented notes, wet hay ... a bit yeasty and funky. Probably the least overtly malty of the four IPA is Dead offerings, this one really does let the hops shine through. There is a toasty, light caramel background but really the predominant flavor here is fresh citrus: Blood and navel oranges, lime, lemon. The hops taste like aromatic fresh juice but there is also a bitter leafy component, a little black tea, and a hard candy flavor like Lifesavers. Minimal pine but I do get a menthol undercurrent like mint or some other fresh herb. Moderately chewy body and finishes smooth with citrus pith, not crazy bitter or astringent. I can only assume that this is an accurate, uncomplicated representation of what this American flavor hop tastes like, so mission accomplished. As a representative of the IPA style, the brew projects a great hoppiness but I'd lift up the malts a bit more. The Maris Otter complexity deserves better.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 17:00:09 | More by CalgaryFMC
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows some peach and floral notes along with sweet clean malt and a little confectionary. Also some biscuity malt. Similar biscuity malt as a flavour with a fair bit of sweetness. Some pear and green tea. Seems to finish a little flat.
Needs more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 00:35:54 | More by CrazyDavros
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dcmchew

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

10-25-2013 10:35:25 | More by dcmchew
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - fully hazy orange, head quickly fizzled to a thin cover
S - big bubble gum note , leafs and grains
T - buttery with big mineral notes, leafy, grape bubble gum
M - relatively lite, not much on the way of dry or bitter ipa characteristics
O - it's diffetent but nothing special

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 01:24:22 | More by joemcgrath27
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-07-2013 21:33:16 | More by Kmat10
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brbrocc

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-28-2013 16:38:33 | More by brbrocc
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Mattias

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-21-2013 18:50:21 | More by Mattias
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Kal

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-17-2013 21:50:48 | More by Kal
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-15-2013 15:07:40 | More by SimonTja
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bark

Sweden

2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The colour is gold (24 EBC), the liquid is clear. The finger-thick head is compact and beige, it sinks quickly ti a fine lid leaving no lacing.

The smell is mild with some chalk and minerals. Cheap orange juice, fresh meat and some cookies. I expect more of an IPA at 6.7 %.

The quite mild taste is sour-tart with lots of oranges, tangerines and lime. It is somewhat fat with notes of corn oil and butter. Lemon-like fruity sour flavours. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is elegant and balanced with some alcohol, lemon cookies, and some fresh herbs. The short finish is all lemon juice.

The carbonation is medium strong, the mid-sized bubbles short-lived. The liquid is mid-smooth.

Not bad, but way too mild for an American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 17:43:44 | More by bark
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danieelol

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-22-2013 10:25:19 | More by danieelol
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-21-2013 23:17:18 | More by JohnQVD
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-13-2013 18:22:33 | More by Ciocanelu
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-10-2013 15:43:39 | More by crosenkrantz
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip 5/8/13

A slight haze in a amber body, just a few bubbles and a short live thin film for a head that leaves some polka dot lace

S ju jubes, gummy worms, and herbal notes and tropical citrus but its hard to place and a little chewing gum

T lime rind, faint pine and a little wet wood on top of what I smell, not overly intense and tastes like gummy candy more then anything

M medium bodied, slightly syrupy, just enough bubbles to give it some life and a little heat seems out of place in a 7%er, herbal rind on the finish

O its alright but there's room for improvement, its a little odd but perhaps just unfamiliar

drinkable but doesn't quite get there in every area, strange gummy candy notes just keep popping up

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 06:17:49 | More by wordemupg
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El Dorado (IPA Is Dead) from BrewDog
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