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Power Plant | El Segundo Brewing Company

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4.06
pDev:
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Hatzilla on 02-09-2014

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 148
Reviews by Tom-Peters:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Photo of Mikeyk12
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

P: Golden amber, white space toffee head, lasting lacing on the side ofbthe glass and on the top of the beer.
A: Malts, citrus, pine, floral, bread yeast.
T: Lemon, malt, caramel. Resinous pine, fresh baked biscuit.
M Medium body, nicely balanced, adequate bitterness. The high alcohol is well masked.
O: I'm having a hard time understanding why breweries are insisting on make huge ABV beers. This flavour could have been achieved as a double at a lesser percent. Never the less, a good offering by El Segundo Being Company.

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Photo of JustinTauscher
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tommylee80
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent TIPA, highly recommended and easier to obtain than PTY

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Photo of joeyjoey104
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jworkman
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beernoobie
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Intlpostman
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Extremely well balanced. The ABV should denote a more boozy quality, but it doesn't. The taste and mouthfeel are very smooth and the malt to hop balance is spot on.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrummyLuke
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Catracho5
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a dark orange color with no head at all, beer is clear, some slight lacing, no seeing much carbonation, looks heavy.

A: Guava, onion/garlic,pine, resin, citrus, picking up some sweetness from the malts, vanilla, has lots of aroma, not picking up any alcohol on the nose.

T: Guava, peach skin, garlic/onion, some pine, citrus, big malt backbone sweetness with a hint of vanilla, finish is dry, piney and resiny, big flavors, lots of heat. Aftertaste is of pine needles and resin oil.

M: Slight more than medium bodied with a big dry finish, low carbonation.

O: It's a little too hot for my enjoyment, would like it to have more carbonation, it is a big beer. I would probably enjoy this more if the alcohol was just a bit less present as there is a heavy alcohol feeling in the aftertaste. This beer has plenty of hops and is balanced with a big sweet vanilla like backbone.

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Photo of AleHunter805
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a translucent bright orange/amber colour with a thin layer of bright white head.

S - A very fresh tropical fruit bouquet - mango, peach, pineapple tangerine and slight honey malt sweetness. A beautiful nose.

T - Fresh and juicy. The hops punch a big bitterness with mango, peach, grapefruit and a hint of pine. A honey malt sweetness provides just enough balance without detracting from the fresh, juicy hop flavours.

M - Medium body, sticky and full of hop resin. Light carbonation.

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Photo of davru
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours medium coppery amber with a one finger white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, tropical fruit, piney and citrus hops, touch of onion. Flavor is caramel malt, resinous piney and citrus hop, tropical fruit, grapefruit and lemon citrus. Finishes with long lingering resinous piney hops. Medium bodied with a good creaminess. Delivers on the power plant. Bold, powerful hops that skate on the edge of astringency, but even though the caramel malt is rather dry without the sweetness many of these big IPA have to cut the bitterness, the hops are well supported. Nice hops profile and good fruit flavor, nicely balanced. It's big ABV is obvious, slightly boozy, but the hops are such a main attraction that the alcohol is mostly covered. I'm somewhat impressed that this triple IPA does not taste like a borderline barleywine, and I suspect it might not age like one, but it tastes great now as is appropriate for an IPA. Flavorful and powerful. I like it a lot.

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Photo of Absolut
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass. coppery orange with a white head.

smells of bitter grapefruit, hops.

taste is hop forward, grapefruit, and a little hot. given its 10.5 it hides it very well.

clean finish and extreme lacing.

another very solid effort from el Segundo.

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Photo of largadeer
3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Power Plant from El Segundo Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.