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Power Plant - El Segundo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Hatzilla on 02-09-2014

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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 13
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Photo of Mikeyk12
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this on the day it was bottled as part of El Segundo's day of dankness program. They bottle the beer and distribute it to a handful of bottle shops on the same day, so it is ultra fresh.

This is a fantastic TIPA in my opinion. At 11.7 this is a smooth drinker. Not crushable by any stretch of the term, but for the ABV it's pretty phenomenal. I'm not sure what this beer tastes like when it's not fresh, but this was one of the best triple ipas I've had. I just had Societe Miser this week, also on the first day of release, and this was as good as that I think. Very close. I would love to try them side by side. Haven't had Younger so I can't compare to it. This was better than The Knee Deep offerings I've had.

Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%

Too boozy for my tastes. The hops were harsh and could have been more balanced. Balance and lowering the alcohol burn would greatly improve it. Triple IPAs just seem to go too overboard on the hops and the alcohol.

Photo of charlzm
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 02/07/15, 11.1% ABV, newer label than photo here.

Photo of ecarl97
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

This is the Triple IPA at ESBC. Probably the best tasting brew I had while at the brewery, but its high BAC prevented me from indulging.

Photo of mactrail
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious sweet and malty monster with a sane amount of bittering hops. Tantalizing aroma of toasted barley and fermenting pineapple. Great spritzy and tangy mouthfeel. Modest head on the orangey golden brew in the big snifter.

This is among the fruitiest brews ever, but it's just so good. If you could get this serious mango flavor in a Belgian lambic, it would be delirious. Tastes like toasted brioche with apricot jam! Golden sweet, syrupy even, but bsalanced by the tart flavors of lime peel and a grapefruit acidity.

Powerful alcohol taste but it just fits well with the lush richness. Hugely hoppy but not overly bitter. This is all about the aromatics. It's the Mountain Dew of the gods. On tap at the jolly brewery tap in downtown El Segundo.

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
2.95/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottled 2/6. Enjoyed 2/15 in a spiegelau IPA glass. Looks and smells great! But I'm not a fan of the hop profile. I expected a more tropical, flower taste (to match the smell) and I got more onion-y flavors powering through (power pun intended). Mouthfeel was thin for a big 3IPA. Quite drinkable for a 11%er.

I'd rather have a Mayberry for El Segundo all day long (or for a 3IPA, I'll take a SIMTRA). Kudos for finally bottling this guy though!

Photo of HopHead84
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


Bottle into a snifter. This batch reads 11.3% on the label. Thanks a lot! El Segundo has been quietly making good stuff on the hoppy front recently, so I jumped at the opportunity to try their take on a Triple IPA, despite the style not being one that I enjoy as much these days as hoppy beer in the 6%-8% range. This batch was released on 9/27/14, so this bottle is roughly three weeks old.

The beer appears pellucid orange with good clarity and an inch of beige foam. Sheet-like lacing clings to the glass.

The aroma is of orange, grapefruit, melon, and caramel and bready malt notes. It's balanced, with just a touch of alcohol being evident. The malt character is stronger than that of the hops, so that's not ideal. The hop character is somewhat muted, to be honest, and takes it takes some coaxing to bring it out. In the end, it is nice, though.

The flavor hides the alcohol exceedingly well, and it boasts juicy orange and tangerine notes with an upper moderate level of smooth bitterness. There's caramel and bread-like malt character backing the hops, making the beer come across as balanced, but not excessively malty. There are also notes of cantaloupe throughout. The finish is balanced and dry, with lingering sweetness and fruitiness. The beer is upper medium in body with a similar level of carbonation. There's some warming on the palate from the high ABV.

Overall, this is enjoyable and well made. Other breweries (Rip Current, Russian River, others that don't immediately come to mind) are making beers at this ABV range and even a few points higher (Rip Current) with a drier body and a much more expressive and varied hop profile, so it's hard to get overly excited about this. Regardless, this beer is nice, the alcohol is dangerously hidden, and I will enjoy the rest of the bottle. The perfect beer to ensure that I feel like shit tomorrow for the start of the work week.

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2nd tasting
- 22 oz. bottled on 6-Feb-15
- Poured into stemless wine glass on 12-Feb-15

Looks murky yellow and gold, but nothing out of the ordinary as far as TIPA's are concerned. Pineapples with a bit of mango in both aroma and taste. Very dank. The body is not as full as it looks like it should feel. The booze gets more noticeable as it warms up.

Overall, a solid TIPA. PtY and Expo are the only ones I've tried that are better. Noble's Citra Yum Yum is just as good.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at El Segundo Brewing Company in El Segundo, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and earthy berry aromas. Taste is much the same with brown sugar, honey, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with fantastic aromas and tasty flavors, but it packs a fairly noticeable alcohol punch.

Photo of Kraj30
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

yes.. yes.. super super good.. dont taste all the booze

Photo of Rado
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at library ale house

A- nice amber gold color, not light good for a triple

S - potent with typical ipa tropical and danky notes

T - awesome! Stood up to pliney the younger on tap, more danky and less smooth. More of a malty bitter backbone

M - moderate to good, might have suffered next to pliney

O - excellent! This should be an awesome regular release I hope, definitely to be sought out


Photo of BigJohnShow
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good but can taste the alcohol more than I like. Prefer tasting Hops/Balance.

Photo of sgameroz
3.46/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wasn't the best IIIPA out there. Too hot (Alcoholy) with the 11%+ ABV and not as balanced like others out there. Sorta one dimensional. A little too sweet also. It will definitely get you drunk, so you can't knock it too hard. The Mayberry from El Segundo is a MUCH BETTER than option.

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Power Plant from El Segundo Brewing Company
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