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White Dog IPA - El Segundo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 01-06-2012)
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4.56/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

--> 22-oz bomber poured into a snifter...

A- Two fingers of white, pillowy foam atop a clear, golden-orange brew. Moderate head retention with scattered lacing.

S- Pineapple, citrus, and mango on the nose...amazing.

T- Tangerine and mixed tropical fruits up front with a subtle, almost imperceptible bitterness on the tail-end.

M- Smooth with an appropriate amount of carbonation.

O- Definitely a citrus-forward, low-hop (in a good way) IPA. A very pleasant and enjoyable surprise from a Left Coast brewery that was under my radar. Until now. Perhaps I have found a new "perma-want"...

* Thanks to choobaccaHB for this trade extra.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice full yellow with a bouncy and ebullient head on top. Lacing sticks around, and there's some fierce carbonation supporting the head. Delightful and promising.

Aroma is smooth and pure; a whiff of yeast, green hop cones, starfruit, melon, all carried on a cool breeze. Lovely, and as fresh as if the glass had been drawn straight from the fermentation tank.

Taste is like sunshine in a glass. Tons of grapefruit (juice and pith), lychee, agave nectar, a slightly salty hit of preserved lemon. On the swallow, there's a pleasant lash of petrol, a bright bang right before the lights go out. I like it. No malt or pine for miles; this is juicy as all get out. Incidentally, this would be outrageous with ceviche and a few al pastor tacos.

Mouthfeel is good; probably a 4.25, if such a score was possible. It's aggressive, mind you, but I think it goes with the rest of the beer's character. I'd say that they could tone down the bubbles just a little bit, but I'd worry that it would mess with the rest of the beer's character. Leave it as is.

Overall, this is positively tremendous, especially from such a young brewery. What a shot out of the gate! A pure expression of Southern California, and the best beer I've had in months.

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White Dog IPA from El Segundo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.