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El Toro Deuce Imperial IPA - El Toro Brewing Co.

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El Toro Deuce Imperial IPAEl Toro Deuce Imperial IPA

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
El Toro Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: rkhaze on 02-02-2005

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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 42
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - light orange, not overmalted.

S - wonderful hops fragrance, somewhat fruity.

T - well balanced between flowers and citrus, moderatly bitter, long lasting taste.

M - thick and satisfying without being chewy.

O - double IPA doesn't get much better than this!

In my opinion this is El Toro's best brew. It is well worth a visit to the tap room.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Duane_Opfer
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with no date. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A - Peach in color with only some light white foam in center after pour. White flaky sediment visible in bottle and glass. Moderate carbonation. Some delicate lacing as liquid receded.

S - Strong fragrance. Sweet molasses, peach and apricot. No booziness.

T - Peach, apricot, apple, and raisin, with an orange rind/harsh finish. Finish is rather unbalanced. Initial flavor is rather pleasant, although not distinct. Mostly hides ABV; somewhat warming.

M - Moderate carbonation. Rather unremarkable.

O - Average DIPA. Nothing exciting here.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured at NW Growlers in PDX

I'm one of those weirdos who like heavy beer so this one hits the spot! Cloudy beers to me = heaven, so that looked good. High ABV rocks, and don't you connossiuers (sp?) tell me otherwise. Went down a little bitter at first but commensurate with IPAs in general. The bouquet is a little flat but, remember, I'm about the ABV. Sits nice and warm in my stomach and makes me wish fall was here. Overall all a solid, strong IPA.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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2.04/5  rDev -48%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Copper pour at the Bistro dipa fest. 1/2" head on it, looked nice. Aroma was just rough, bitter dog hair. Needs more dog? No thank you.

Taste, was even more rough, the bitterness was accompanied by terrible off flavors. Plenty of hops, but it made you wonder if it was infected, or just awful at times. All three of us that went to the festival together drain poured this and joked about how the 'drains to ocean' sign made us feel bad for the aquatic life that was going to get the remaining ounces. It tasted like the beer came through the most wretched tap line of yesteryear, uncleaned, and hooked right up to this beer.

I'd like to think this keg was just terrible, but I've never really been into El Toro's stuff anyways. We'll see, they're often at the Bistro fests, so I'm sure I'll take one more plunge into their creations, even this one, just for the sake of knowing if it was just a bad batch, or if they truly just make something so offensive to me and my crew.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler from draft. Pours a hazy amber color with about 1/2" of white head, laces nicely down the glass. Aroma is almost all hops - citrus, pine, floral and grassy notes. Good body and mouthfeel - not oily like many high IBU IIPAs. The flavor is very hoppy and unbalanced. Big hit of citrus rind and pine flavors, with faint malt flavors of caramel peeking through right before a long bitter aftertaste. This is a borderline hop bomb. I happen to lean towards the hoppier end of the spectrum, so this is right up my alley.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.08/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a 12oz bottle oon 12.29.11

A - Pours a cloudy dark orange with a two finger yellow-cream colored head. Good retention and nice lacing.

S - Very carmely, malty and sweet.

T - Similar to the nose, Carmel and sweet. Some hoppiness in the background, but not much.

D - Good carbonation and an average body for the style. Slightly bitter finish.

O - It was sweet and not much hops. Makes me wonder if it was an older bottle, but I don't think it was.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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El Toro Deuce Imperial IPA from El Toro Brewing Co.
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