El Conquistador Session IPA
Mission Brewery

El Conquistador Session IPAEl Conquistador Session IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #6,345
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,246
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 14.65%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
31
From:
Mission Brewery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  13
SCORE
83
Good
El Conquistador Session IPAEl Conquistador Session IPA
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Photo of OlaB
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: golden color, gives off an amazing thick top of head that take a while to dissappear, very nice lacing on the glass

S: Citrus fruits like grapefruit and lime, floral hops and pine

T&F: Start of with the hoppy bitterness, citrus notes especially the grapefruit very noticable in the taste, the aftertaste is a little to bitter for my taste. medium carbonation, very bubbly

O: And decent beer, ok to drink but not more than that . I dont think i would have bought this again. Is a lot of better IPA,s out there

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Photo of LennyOvies
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

L- Filtered crisp gold body and an amazing creamy and durable white head.
S- Citrus notes: Lime and tangerine. Also hoppy flower notes. Very fresh.
T- Hoppy all around, fades upon hitting the aftertaste. Not much variety, lime can be felt.
F- Crisp but fairly light.
O- A pleasant surprise as I was expecting less for a session IPA. Still I wouldnt have several over one sitting. Makes for a great starter.

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Photo of bark
2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

4.5% version.

The colour is deep yellow (7 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head sinks quickly down to a thick white airy lid leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is dry and hoppy: Orange peel ans some bitterness. But also pulp, chalk and some wort.

The taste starts with a sharp bitterness that fades quickly. Hints of orange juice, lemon peel and wheat loaf. Low to medium body. The aftertaste is insipid with pulp, wort and grapefruit juice. The finish brings notes of wet paper and dough.

The carbonation is medium strong, lots of mid-sized smooth bubbles. The liquid is semi-smooth.

Not a very good session IPA, too much off-flavours.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours two and half fingers of head on a slightly hazy light straw body.
The aroma is mild lemon and lime.
The taste has a sharp pine and grapefruit bitterness, a touch of water and finishes with a longer bitter note.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Solid flavor, I could drink a 32 oz can of this.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.17/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear, yellow beer with a foamy, white head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Nice hoppy nose with touch of grass, lemon, grapefruit, green apple and hay.
Taste: Watery taste. Not all what I expected from the nose! Grass, grapefruit, white bread and herbs.
Body: Light body with light, soft carbonation. Great bitterness at the end.

Not that tasty that I thought when I smelled the beer but overall a good seesion beer a summer night when you have to drive the car home from the dinner :)

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Photo of hophugger
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice, slightly cloudy golden color with nice thick, rocky head finishing with average lacing. Aroma is nice and full of pine and citrus rind. Taste is balanced beautifully with pine hops, citrus, grapefruit rind and some floral. Very sessionable. Great carbonation and feels incredible and cool going down !!

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El Conquistador Session IPA from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 31 ratings