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Power Plant - El Segundo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 122
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 23.46%
Wants: 15
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company
California, United States | website

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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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 122
Reviews by Tom-Peters:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Photo of Mikeyk12
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
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 -1.2%

Photo of Tilly
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrummyLuke
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Catracho5
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
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 -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davru
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

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Photo of Tdizzle
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on September 18th, 2015. 11.1% ABV.

L - An aggressive pour into a big snifter yields a clear amber-ish orange color with several fingers of egg-shell foam. Great retention from start to finish in the form of sticky rings of lacing and a nice cap atop the beer. Very nice to look at.

S - Massive aromas of fresh tropical and citrus fruits hit the nose first, evocative of Sunkist Fruit Gems candy. Clean ale yeast and a sweet malt character nicely compliment the hop aromas. Notes of stone fruit emerge. As the beer warms, some heavy alcohol phenols lightly sting the nostrils.

T - A deep bitterness overtakes the palate with all of the delicious hop flavors that the aroma promised. Grapefruit rind, pineapple, and ripe stone fruits. The hefty malt base provides great balance, but the flavor never becomes too sweet. The yeast character is clean. The finish is remarkably dry for an IPA this big. The alcohol provides a nice boozy warmth as a profound bitterness clings to the palate.

F - The texture is thick, viscous, oily, slick, and a bit syrupy as the beer rolls around on the palate. The carbonation is perfectly dialed in.

O - One of the best Triple IPAs I've tasted. This beer is massive on all fronts, but astoundingly drinkable. Besides showcasing a myriad of hop aromas and flavors, its greatest achievements are in how clean, dry, and not overly sweet the flavor is. It is certainly boozy, but in the best way possible for a beer of this size. A must-try for IPA lovers.

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Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mmarino
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Modernrickk
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Power Plant from El Segundo Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.