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El Chingon IPA - Four Corners Brewing Company

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El Chingon IPAEl Chingon IPA

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85
very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 6
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Four Corners Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tubeyes on 08-17-2013

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Ratings: 136 | Reviews: 15
Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yellowed white head and a clear orange body. Leaves some lacing and good head retention.

Orange, caramel, floral, and pine aroma.

Bigger pine on the flavor. Lots of caramel malt and orange hop.

Fairly smooth medium bodied. Fairly bitter from those 72 ibu's. Finishes a little dry.

More User Reviews:
Photo of gtermi
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a dark golden body.
The smell is absolutely amazing. It's of fresh strong hops with a hint of malt sweetness.
The taste is great, with a nice bitter hop flavor and a bit of booziness on the finish.
The feel is good, with a bit of tingle on the back of the tongue.
This is such a great beer FRESH, if you are not drinking this beer fresh, you are doing it wrong.

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass. Liquid is a caramel-amber color with lots of bubbles, and produces a thick off-white head that fades quickly but leaves lots of lace.

Strangely enough, raspberries is the main thing I get from the nose on this. I would have believed somebody if they'd told me this was a fruit beer. Other than that, maybe some mangoes and tropical fruits. Smells good, but not necessarily like an IPA.

Taste is super fruity - more citrusy (oranges and pineapples) than the nose. The raspberry note is still there, but not quite as prominent as it is on the nose. There's a bit of a caramel flavor underneath the others as well. There's shockingly little bitterness on the palate or the finish, and raspberries come back on the aftertaste, but they mix with the caramel and come across a bit sickly sweet and just a little "off." Still, it's really amazing how fruity they've been able to make this.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick for the style, with lots of carbonation.

Overall, definitely a strange, but enjoyable IPA. It has flavor notes that I really haven't had in other IPAs, so I'm glad I got to try it. Thanks to leveejr for the can!

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a clear lightly burnt orange with decent retention. good lacing.

S: delicious tropical fruits, citrus. nicely dry-hopped.

T: maybe an old can - I get some tropical fruit / citrus, but also a lot of malt sweetness.

M: good mouth feel. nice and crisp as is appropriate for the style.

O: a good beer. nothing incredibly speical.

Photo of tubeyes
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A yellow, min head, some nice lacing.
S very herbal grassy piney hoppiness.
T very hoppy, lots of pine herbal grassy blast.
M very drinkable mf, hoppy pine at.
O very enjoyable beer, quite tasty IPA, piney as shit, but major yum out. Had on tap at OSDH. Very much like the spanish wrestler theme.

Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.75/5  rDev 0%

A: Dark yellow-orange. I like the can top that comes completely off.

S: Strong hops and orange bitter. Very nice aroma.

T: Huge amounts of hop oil and orange bitter. Lemon rind, spice, molasses, and malt. Big flavor in this.

M: Thick and sticky.

O: Lovely beer. Very complex for an IPA.

Photo of J_Dub
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with minimal head or lacing. Immediate smell is of juicy fruit hops, slightly sweet malt and just a tiny bit of pine. Taste is wonderfully smooth hops with grapefruit and pine characteristics. A bit of floral notes as well. Biscuity malts throughout. Just the right amount of bitterness at the end that's typical of the style.

My first from Four Corners and one of my favorite Texas IPAs. The cans feature a pop top so you can enjoy all the hop aromas while you sip which is a cool little feature I hadn't seen much before. I'll be buying plenty of this in the future.

Photo of Thedrizzle
2.92/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Love the artwork on the can though.

Photo of a0lbudman
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-gold with a white head that leaves a heavy lacing around the rim
S-hops with a citrus aroma
T-heavy hop, and citrus taste that stays the same in the aftertaste then fades
F-medium body and medium carbonation
O-great IPA that was not over powering enjoyed it

Photo of churchillps
2.78/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Just a nice average beer here. Plenty of hop flavor and it's nice and sticky on the palate, but not the glass.

Photo of allengarvin
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of those odd tops--I guess the kind you're allowed to drink out of the can and not be un-beercool? I poured mine into a glass. It's a clear gold color with a finger's worth of head atop it--good lacing as it goes down. The nose is... faint and disappointing. It is pleasantly resinous, hop-wise, but there's not much of it. Good flavor though. The hops tend towards the spicy, and the hop taste comes out a lot more on the tongue. There's also some nice balancing malt--sweet and a little bready, and it never gets lost under the hops (unlike the beer I had just before this). Mouthfeel is a little insubstantial, watery.

Overall, a good beer. Dallas is just awash with good local beer these days.

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.6/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of malt backbone to back-up the load of tropical-noted hops

Photo of Uanof
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a translucid orange to golden orange in color, great big white fluffy head that slowly retreats leaving a nice sticky lace behind. No carbonation.

S: aromas are piney, resinous, band-aids with a grapefruit zest. Tropical rainforest with some cedar notes.

T: nice wooden bite, slightly alcoholic and medicinal. No esters were noticeable.

M: chalky and arid are present at the front palate while some chewiness and stickiness develope as it lingers down your throat.

O: an above average IPA with an excellent canning format (360 lid) turns this beer into an inmediate go-to for any outdoor activity. Very enjoyable, although the initial presentation to the palate can be improved, this shows a great ingredient combination and execution for a brewery which barely went into market.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

not a bad brew, but its most interesting aspect is its packaging. a can i have never seen before, a pop top peel back that lets the whole lid come off. the nose that way can get a lot more activity when guzzling from the can, very cool design. the beer itself is a sturdy one. they call this a session ale project or something, which i think is absurd for this abv, unless of course your day starts at noon and ends at 6pm, then its an all day beer. for those of us with more regular hours, its a bit much for all day consumption at almost 8% abv. caramel malt balances rugged american hops, maybe simcoe or centennial, it has that high resin woody flavor to it in the finish, very pine family, very bitter, but very well built. bright carbonation makes it drink pretty easy for a big ipa, but the hops stay on the palate after the swallow, and the booze is only thinly veiled, making it less nice as it warms. getting filling too. a bit generic, but well enough made. i havent had much beer from dallas, so this was a treat.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
2.97/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I am re-rating this beer because the first batch I got had something wrong with it. Probably bacterial contamination. Pours a dark amber color with a small foamy head. Head retention and lacing are mild. Has a sour, skunky aroma. Kind of like wet leaves. Still smells like it went bad. Bready taste with mild hop burst at the end. Maybe some slight caramel. Taste is not skunky like the aroma. Kind of coppery. Has a very astringent /soapy aftertaste. Still not what i was hoping for but drinkable.

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El Chingon IPA from Four Corners Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.