Hop Tanker - El Segundo Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -3.8%
22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a medium frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet melon and tropical fruity hops and some caramel malts.
The flavor is sweet melons and caramel malt with a big piney hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a nice fruity piney DIPA.
07-09-2014 04:08:16 | More by Beaver13
3.23/5 rDev -22.4%
Golden orange. Nice head with quick dissipation. Floral, perfumy, dank nose. Taste is very mildly "hot" but not overwhelmingly so. Good bitterness, but there's something about the dank or perfumy qualities of the hop profile that takes this beer down a notch in my book.
03-08-2014 16:07:32 | More by Maurizio
4.45/5 rDev +7%
This is not for the timid beer drinker. Must have some experience in big DIPA's. This beer is exactly as it means to be, a tanker of hops!! With a blast of hops and a meaty malt backbone to back-up the 9.2 abv this beer promises to dry-dock your steamboat for sure. Love Life, Drink Fresh!!
10-24-2013 05:54:27 | More by number1
4.24/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA style glass. No obvious bottle dating.
A big bright orange and crystal clear body, with lots of rising carbonation. There's a bit of cola like sized bubbles sticking to the side, with a big fist full capping off white and faint vanilla cream colored fistfull tall head. THick cap, swiss cheese retention and clumping slowly settling down.
Hop front of a good mix. Hits first with some dank then to citrus like aromas. Much of the citrus angle seems buried as the dankness wins and overpowers. Malt quality seems a faint hint of toasty brown caramel sugars slightly.
Palate comes with a nice juiced fruity body. Big hop blast of dank qualities, with some tropical action in the mid palate. Finishes with a good pine like sting and dryness to match. Great fantastic juiced mouthfeel, full and rich, letting the flavors dance and coat real easily and nicely. Minimal distinction in malt presence for this guy.
It's a very impressively made beer in the style realm, but it's flavor isn't one that is really knocking me stunned. A decent solid brew, looking forward to more from these guys in the future. Will keep the hopheads easily happy.
06-14-2014 18:40:19 | More by smakawhat
4.28/5 rDev +2.9%
Bottle shared with stillmatic2232.
Pours a golden dark orange, with a 3/4 inch head, and some good lacing down the glass.
Smells quite citrusy, lots of orange and grapefruit, some slight malt as well.
Great taste. Some pine and bitter grapefruit, some sweet juicy orange, and a nice lingering bitterness. There is a bit of malt that struggles to make a presence, of the toasty and slightly sweet caramel variety.
Medium bodied, crisp, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Very drinkable.
A nice little surprise, this was very tasty. The bottle was about 2 months old and seemed to still be quite bright, juicy, and hop-forward.
05-01-2014 02:39:00 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
On-tap at Boneyard Bistro, Sherman Oaks, CA
A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down and left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tropical fruits from the hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has some added notes of citrusy hops. A slight amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink for an Imperial IPA because it hides its alcohol very well.
11-01-2013 04:09:24 | More by metter98
Hop Tanker from El Segundo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.