El Dorado (Single Hop Pale Ale) | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
ninkasibrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Hoptometrist on 02-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
4
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
6.27%
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of dunix
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of beertunes
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a lightly hazy pale yellow with under 1/4 inch of white head that had OK retention and lacing.

The aroma had a gently soft grain profile and the hop was mostly floral with some pine and citrus in the background. The flavors were the same, smooth malt under a hop that doesn't seem to have much of a personality.

The body was nicely medium, or perhaps incredibly average. Drinkability was OK, but with such a wallflower-type presence, why bore your tastebuds? Overall, a solid brew that's worth a shot, but probably not worth the calories of having 2.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass

A- Poured a clear orange color, lots of visible carbonation, soapy head left some splashy lace

S- Pretty faint aroma, some tropical hop character, but not much to speak of

T- Big graininess and breadiness in the flavor. Sweet biscuit malt character. Sweet tropical hops, mango and pineapple. Moderate bitterness

M- Refreshing, high carbonation, medium body, dry, very effervescent

O- The hop character on this beer was nice, definitely interested in trying other el dorado hopped beers. The malt bill took over this beer a little too much to really highlight the character of the single hop though.

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El Dorado (Single Hop Pale Ale) from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.35 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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