Hop Tanker - El Segundo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 10
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Two-row malt, meet Nelson Sauvin and Citra. Fast friends indeed. As sleek as a 9% DIPA can be with the sharp hop tone of lemon peels filled in by orange marmalade and just utter dankness. And you thought those tankers off-shore were just unloading crude...

(Beer added by: Wowcoolman on 10-11-2013)
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Reviews by Rollzroyce21:
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brewed with 2-row malt, Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops.

22 oz. bomber purchased at Hacienda Beverages (Brea).

Bottled on 22-Nov-13. Poured into Firestone Walker pint glass on 19-Feb-14.

For a DIPA that's about 3 months old, I'm surprised at how refreshing and fruity this is. Full of juicy grapefruit and orange peel aromas and in flavor. I won't repeat what other BA's have reviewed here. The finish is a bit too hop bitter for my taste, so I'm only assuming a fresh batch would blow my mind.

I'm proud of yet another local-brewed IPA. Looking forward to the next batch and hopefully will hit shelves as soon after its brewed this time.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of Lofreqwave
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of johnyb
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Maurizio
3.23/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Varkias41
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of pchong
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of number1
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!!

Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Smidge
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TrojanRB
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of VeganUndead
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Booner818
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of crownrl28
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Jreed
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of smakawhat
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of hockeypuck
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Hop Tanker from El Segundo Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.