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Hop Tanker - El Segundo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wowcoolman on 10-11-2013)
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Reviews by Daktah:
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Daktah

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Richmond Bar & Grill in El Segundo. Poured bright orange, and the citrus and tropical fruit started right away. Citrus/tropical profile carried into the taste. Mouthfeel was good to very good.

Overall a delicious and complete DIPA. Had no expectations upon ordering, and was pleasantly overwhelmed. Great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2013 05:14:49 | More by Daktah
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Arystotl

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-11-2014 22:33:49 | More by Arystotl
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Vermonthiker

Vermont

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-11-2014 22:06:42 | More by Vermonthiker
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Beaver13

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 04:08:16 | More by Beaver13
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rodgaze

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-04-2014 01:38:41 | More by rodgaze
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Marco_Gtz

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-30-2014 17:24:55 | More by Marco_Gtz
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my_knew_craft

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-27-2014 00:47:52 | More by my_knew_craft
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DrChadly

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-24-2014 23:03:33 | More by DrChadly
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sillyhed8

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-24-2014 06:57:52 | More by sillyhed8
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-23-2014 20:14:19 | More by ToddThompson
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rgramstad

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-21-2014 21:28:50 | More by rgramstad
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Alron

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-20-2014 12:24:12 | More by Alron
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DNA_craft

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-18-2014 13:38:05 | More by DNA_craft
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MikeMilanoDesign

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%

06-17-2014 07:29:56 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
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JohnCassillo

California

4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber poured into New Belgium globe glass.

A: Radiant orange with very little head and some slightly visible carbonation.

S: A ton of citrusy hops. Tropical notes are very predominant: grapefruit, orange and even some mango.

T: Holds true to its fantastic aroma -- citrusy and piney flavors are overwhelming (and delicious). "Hop tanker" is quite accurate, as this beer packs on the hop bitterness and fruity notes in equal measure.

M: Medium-bodied, yet manages to have a sticky, warm finish. Not much carbonation-wise, but probably for the best to get that full hop resin feel.

O: Among my favorite Double IPAs in Los Angeles -- it's a well balanced IPA that hangs with some of the best DIPAs I've had anywhere. While they're obviously best fresh (I've had at the brewery as well as off the shelf from the liquor store), you really can't go wrong with this excellent and very reasonably priced beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 05:09:54 | More by JohnCassillo
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 18:40:19 | More by smakawhat
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mookihouse

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-13-2014 06:03:35 | More by mookihouse
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Bramsigman

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-12-2014 21:10:07 | More by Bramsigman
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DCLAguy11

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-11-2014 18:35:29 | More by DCLAguy11
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hwy395

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-09-2014 16:53:08 | More by hwy395
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mpenning13

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-09-2014 02:11:11 | More by mpenning13
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-08-2014 20:43:49 | More by Evan
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heatherzbeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-03-2014 06:44:10 | More by heatherzbeer
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beerviews2013

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: hoppy pine smell every ipa drinker has to love.

Appearance: a liquid gold brew with a medium tight head and the bubbles are bigger then I'm use to seeing this is putting a big smile on my face.

taste: bang it hits the pallet so great. A big double hop taste with a crisp citrus finish of orange and lemon citrus that is so great and refreshing id recommend this to any ipa lover. As the beer sits on the pallet it makes the taste buds stand up just the way i like it. As the beer warms up the sweetness of the malts come alive and take this drink to another level of greatness as make it smooth and provide that smooth finish.

Overall: this was a awesome brew out of l.a. the only l.a water ill drink. A must try giving this a the highest rating

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 20:10:07 | More by beerviews2013
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hockeypuck

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-01-2014 01:35:31 | More by hockeypuck
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Hop Tanker from El Segundo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.