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Hop Tanker - El Segundo Brewing Company

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Hop TankerHop Tanker

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BA SCORE
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outstanding

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.63%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - this one has a classic deep golden hue while offering a nominal head that quickly dissipates leaving minimal lacing.

Smell - a lot of brews don't really offer a distinctive smell to my nose but this thing cracks me in the olfactory sensors with a heavy malt dankness infiltrated with mild citrus undertones.

Taste - beginners beware - this beer is no wallflower with big bold flavors of both malt and hops. It is in your face with a bitter damp musty taste. I thought that it had some hints of either coffee or licorice initially but these faded as I drank it. It also leaves a trail of orange chocolate with each sip.

Mouthful - very smooth and creamy feel, almost like a stout with an alcohol hint concealed in bitter hops.

Overall - this brew is a bold, complicated, ultimately well balanced and satisfying offering.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hop Tanker from El Segundo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.