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Grand Hill IPA - El Segundo Brewing Company

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Grand Hill IPAGrand Hill IPA

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88
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SoCalBeerIdiot on 08-10-2013)
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Reviews by jeff1973:
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jeff1973

California

4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Stone IRS tulip. No freshness date, but this was new at the Whole Foods, so should be under a month old. Bought at WF Newport Beach for $6.99.

A - Dark gold (almost orange). Eggshell head leaves good lacing.

S - Catpiss, mango, peach. Lots of hop aroma.

T - Signature simcoe (catpiss), also mango, lemon, very tropical. A little pine also, but faint. Ends dry and bitter, but w/ a hint of malt. Very nice.

M - Full side of medium. A;most DIPA territory. Really coats the palate well. Medium carbonation.

O - Great IPA. Almost a DIPA. The hop combination really does it for me. I would like a little less body and maybe some creaminess, but this is a minor complaint.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 03:24:45 | More by jeff1973
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy gold body on the pour, the stark white head builds quickly to three fingers. However the retention is rather poor leaving behind some scattered thin lacing.

Floral aroma, quite bright with citrus zest hop oils and a powdery note that makes me think Orange Tang. Quite a toasty and white bread malt aroma that does well to stay out of the way.

Hops are bright and explode on the tongue before the malt has a chance to catch up, buttered biscuits with some unexpected, cake batter, vanilla or marshmallow fluff sweetness. Lemon verbena, oily pine and white grapefruit, super bright hop profile with a moderate to high bitterness. Aftertaste really bangs on the citrus pith with just a bit of black lemon tea.

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This IPA almost seems oak aged, there is a really unique but subtle malt sweet flavors. Paired with the bright citrus and oily herbaceous hops it is very good. Bitterness will definitely be too much for some and while I prefer more carbonation the mouthfeel is very smooth.

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Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled May 22 / 2014.

Deep brass yellow, with a nice apricot orange body, with some slight cloudy character. Head is a creamy off white and three fingers tall with some retention. Settles with little lacing and a one finger somewhat thick puck.

Good hint of malt toast quality, and some citrus orange fruit hop character. Some mild floral sense but hop angle is a bit small and subtle. Still quite good.

Juiced body mouthfeel a little, with a solid bit of sugared sweetness. Fruit angle comes out a little candied with some mild hop bitterness on the finish. A good sense of zest and oils as well, with a decent palate coating. A good baked bread and citrus mix balance in the palate between malt and hop.

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Grand Hill IPA from El Segundo Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.