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El Chingon IPA - Four Corners Brewing Company

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El Chingon IPAEl Chingon IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Four Corners Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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Ratings: 124 | Reviews: 14
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of gtermi
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of allengarvin
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.92/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Love the artwork on the can though.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ovaltine
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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El Chingon IPA from Four Corners Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.