El Guapo IPA - O'Connor Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Ysgard:
4.26/5 rDev +12.1%
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
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Sampled at the Chesapeake Grill on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Golden orange with a 3 finger off-white head and sticky lacing.
Very floral, sweet and hoppy. Over ripe citrus.
Redolent of hops. Floral w/ light bitterness. Citrus. Rather sweet malt, Faint bitterness in the end.
Light to moderate in body, but still warming.
Very flavorful and citric. I liked it better than the Great Dismal IPA.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2013 02:37:14 | More by obywan59
El Guapo IPA from O'Connor Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.