El Guapo IPA - O'Connor Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Ysgard:
4.26/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
EDIT: I've run into a few old bottles. They age into a nice barleywine, but very sweet. I can see where folks might be getting old bottles. For some reason the distributor was charging more for a local 6er than most national labels. Caused these to sit past their prime. Best on tap still, but a fresh bottle is quite good.
One of my personal favorites from a local brewery.
A: Clear and golden, light white head that laces but doesn't tend to get overly foamy.
S: Citrus, nectar, tropical fruit. Bright is this IPAs stock in trade. Almost like a baby Hopslam.
T: Delicious. Malt sweetness isn't really present, instead theres a nectar-like sensation, with solid hop finish, and tropical and citrus flavors dancing around the middle with the nectar flavors. The Agave really plays well with the hops in this guy. It's change a bit, as I understand that some of the american hops were in short supply last year, but it seems they have it nailed back down.
M: Light, sometimes almost too light to support. Not a detractor at all, but not noteworthy. I feel like I want to get a touch of toasty/crackery malts to tie back the agave.
O: I love this beer when its on, and even when it was adjusting to market hops availability, it was still above average by quite a bit. I love this like my first taste of hopslam, but I can get this super fresh all year round.
Serving type: on-tap
05-21-2013 19:38:16 | More by Ysgard
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3.65/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Extra in a trade with themeadhatter. Thanks man!
Pours a copper orange, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.
Smells like toasted malts, sweet grain, and piney hops.
The taste is similar. I don't know how fresh this is, but the hops don't shine as brightly as I would've thought. Some pine and resin, lots of toasted malt flavor, a little bit of caramel, with some slight citrus. Don't really taste the agave nectar, but it is a bit sweet, so that might be part of it.
Medium bodied, crisp, but moderately creamy mouthfeel near the end. Low carbonation.
Not too bad, but doesn't exactly seem like a brown ale, almost like a hoppy brown.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 20:52:49 | More by GreesyFizeek
El Guapo IPA from O'Connor Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.