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El Conquistador Extra Pale Ale - Mission Brewery

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El Conquistador Extra Pale AleEl Conquistador Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mission Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 04-14-2013)
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kojevergas

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard branded pressure cap acquired at a local Vons grocery store in Southern California and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I'm in the mood for a good pale. Label is black and green. Brewed with Centennial and Yakima Valley pilot hops.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger beige colour head of nice soft froth, decent cream, pretty decent thickness, and good (~4-5 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear pale yellow-copper of decent vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Standard fare for the style. There are no overt flaws.

Sm: Floral hop character, lemon citrus zest, grassy character, and spruce. When I look for watermelon (per the label) I do find it - that's a nice unique touch. I like it. Quite appealing but not as fresh as it needs to be. A very pleasant aroma of mild strength. I'm really looking forward to trying it.

T: Citrusy and a bit juicy. Nectary. Nice floral hop character. Lemon grass; lemon zest. Balanced and enjoyable, but held back by its simplicity. It's enjoyable for what it is. Not horribly subtle, but tasty stuff. I do like it. Decent watermelon.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit oily. Nicely thick. Adequate carbonation. Suits the flavour profile well.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I like it, but its simplicity does hold it back. The price could be better. I won't get it again, but it was pleasant to try once.

C

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 22:58:39 | More by kojevergas
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El Conquistador Extra Pale Ale from Mission Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.