El Dorado Pale Ale - La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Growler from GHB. Thanks!
Appearance: Clear pale amber body capped by two fingers of froth.
Smell: Can't say that I'm terribly familiar with El Dorado hops. They bring a strange combination of earth and tropical fruit aromas. Cocoa powder and lychee, some leafy earthiness, a bit of pine. Swirling the beer alternately brings to mind toasted chestnuts and orange pith. A dry and bready malt backbone is present but doesn't interfere much with the hops.
Palate: What an odd hop this is. It opens with a lychee-like tropical fruit flavor along with earthier notes of chestnut and pine, which leads into a finish that's strangely reminiscent of chocolate. There's a decent malt backbone here, but it doesn't lend much flavor beyond a bit of toasted bread, and the yeast profile is pretty neutral. Bitterness is pretty mild here - this leans strongly toward flavor and aroma hops.
Overall: I'm not sure how representative this beer is of El Dorado hops as a whole, but it's certainly a strange hop profile that kept me scratching my head trying to figure out how to describe it. That said it's very enjoyable and easy-drinking stuff - another winner for LCBC.
Serving type: growler
03-24-2013 09:12:08 | More by largadeer
El Dorado Pale Ale from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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