1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hop Tanker - El Segundo Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Hop TankerHop Tanker

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

196 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 196
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by moonknight31:
Photo of moonknight31
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

moonknight31, Nov 17, 2013
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.

Beaver13, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Lofreqwave
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Lofreqwave, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -3.8%

sourdog, Thursday at 06:37 AM
Photo of johnyb
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

johnyb, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ste5venla, Oct 31, 2013
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.

Maurizio, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Varkias41
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Varkias41, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of pchong
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

pchong, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -3.8%

fthegiants, Nov 23, 2013
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!!

number1, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev -3.8%

PretzelCity, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of TrojanRB
4/5  rDev -3.8%

TrojanRB, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of VeganUndead
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

VeganUndead, Monday at 04:18 AM
Photo of Booner818
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Booner818, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of crownrl28
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

crownrl28, May 23, 2014
Photo of Jreed
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%

Jreed, Friday at 07:29 PM
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.

smakawhat, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of hockeypuck
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

hockeypuck, Jun 01, 2014
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.

GreesyFizeek, May 01, 2014
Photo of Absolut
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Absolut, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

largadeer, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Mute98
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Mute98, Oct 12, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hop Tanker from El Segundo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.