El Conquistador Extra Pale Ale - Mission Brewery
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3.53/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a huge 32 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has some mild hops, a bit of citrus. Taste is balanced, some citrus hops up front, a bit of malts at the finish. Kind of mild, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and this big ass can is draining very quickly. A solid beer.
Serving type: can
02-27-2014 00:14:40 | More by tone77
3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, almost opaque, bright goldenrod coloring with a tall, frothy, dense, bright white head. Aromas are very fruity, with a blast of grapefruit, melon, and pineapple. Smells sweet, with some herbal highlights. Flavors are toasted and sweet forward, with a tropical fruit blend of melon, grapefruit, lime, and a backbone of baked bread. Mid-bodied, but the carbonation keeps it light throughout. The aftertaste is tart and sweet, with all the fruit characteristics lingering on a bit. Effervesced, slightly frothy finish, with a very subtle sweet linger. Refreshing and crisp. Solid brew.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 01:40:26 | More by GarthDanielson
3.06/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a light clear yellow color. There is a bone white, short lived head that provides minimal lacework. The aroma is light, and lemony. In the taste, lemony citrus, fuzzy tangerine and some pine round out the hop flavor. There is a fair amount of bitterness and the beer drinks smoothly and is quite refreshing. I would imagine this to be a great pale ale option in the summer months, for the refreshing quality and overall lightness, and remained palatable as it approached room temperature. Light bodied and crisp, overall this is a decent pale.
Serving type: on-tap
02-14-2014 01:02:00 | More by Stinkypuss
3.54/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
First of all, throwing this ale into something that mimics a 40oz type of can has got to strum a chord in my Appalachian roots, however its taste within resonates with the craft beer lover that I have become.
As the ale goes from can to glass, its pour is the classic Pale Ale pour- golden to slight amber, the ales colors are alive with sunny-bright colors. Yet its mild haze allows for a prism-like glow. As its foamy head builds, it does so with an arid honeycomb structure to easily outlast the session and lace the glass with artistry along the way.
The beer bursts with medium aromas of grapefruit and orange zest that rests upon a body of caramel and honey. Lightly biscuity- its scent carries a sweet starchiness that remains understated and allows the command of citrus, herb and leaf to carry the load. Its tea and light cannabis scent are unmistakable as the taste draws near.
Honey, caramel and crisp baked crackers are the beer's leading flavors, but the citrus overtakes all that as the hops govern the middle- pink grapefruit, orange peels, leaf, light lemon and herbal component gives the ale a lupulin-forward taste while the ale finishes bitter, crisp and snappy. Its clean aftertaste lingers on with the bitterness of citrus pith.
Mid-light in its body, the ale's crisp, clean and refreshing properties makes it suitable for a wide array of American cuisine. But as its middle palate casts away its sweetness and high carbonation, it invites a playfully acidic tone with acute grain-derived astringency.
I love how the hoppy Pale Ale plays out on the taste buds, but the ale is boring to a fault. Its a well crafted beer but one that carries little intrigue past what has already been tasted and well documented.
Serving type: can
02-05-2014 06:42:06 | More by BEERchitect
3.64/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
light, hoppy, clean, delicious for what it is, and some of missions better work. clear honey colored brew with less than an inch of reasonably thick white foam. the nose is fruity west coast oily hops, not bitter at all though. there is a light pale malt base, a little generic, but i think this is particularly well made. very easy drinking with the light body, low alcohol, minimal bitterness, and robust carbonation. the huge cans are an odd packaging choice, but they seem to have found a pretty good dose. also, i think this is better in the can than the bottle, just comes across a little fresher. good stuff here from mission.
Serving type: can
01-12-2014 23:53:15 | More by StonedTrippin
3.83/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Paid 6.99 strictly for the novelty. Never had this beer or a double pounder before (32oz can) Into my Unibroue goblet
A - Pours a dirty amber brown, very hazy with great carbonation bubbles yet just a 1/4 inch of frothy head that settles to a great lace ring.
S - Smells pretty bright and clean. Pale malts, sweet malts, bright grapefruit hop tones. Smell is clean.
T - Not bad it has a balanced hop to malt ratio a bit of the dry hopped side so their is a solid bitter bite each taste. Nothing bad to say here.
M - Light to medium in body. Drinks well easy to quaff back.
Overall I am just on my first pint of this but I could easily finish the massive oil drum of a can. Not really sure if it was worth the novelty but its still a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2014 02:01:28 | More by DrDemento456
El Conquistador Extra Pale Ale from Mission Brewery
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