El Conquistador Session IPA
Mission Brewery

El Conquistador Session IPAEl Conquistador Session IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #6,365
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,475
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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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 31 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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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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bark from Sweden, Apr 15, 2015
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2.84/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

jroof1 from Massachusetts, Jul 31, 2015
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3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mattias from Sweden, May 09, 2015
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

aztraz from Sweden, Apr 03, 2015
Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of batt6343
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

jayhunter357 from Massachusetts, Jul 04, 2015
Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

JamLand from District of Columbia, Feb 03, 2015
Photo of Wattie
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wattie from Virginia, Jun 08, 2015
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3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

aquazr1 from California, Jan 15, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

jgunther71 from Illinois, Aug 10, 2015
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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hophugger from Virginia, Jan 11, 2015
Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is impressing for being a session IPA. The taste is a bit thin, but still one of the better session IPA's I've ever had.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Donkster46 from Washington, Jul 03, 2016
Photo of Wer34truh
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Wer34truh from Minnesota, May 28, 2015
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3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Heeenrik from Finland, Jul 03, 2015
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3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

TBCE from Florida, Apr 23, 2015
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1.37/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

BrewerBart83 from Australia, Apr 10, 2015
Photo of Hasser4
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4.25

Light body, nice after taste, above average

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Hasser4 from Sweden, May 02, 2015
Photo of Teodor
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Teodor from Sweden, Jun 05, 2015
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3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Briggy from Connecticut, Sep 02, 2015
El Conquistador Session IPA from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 31 ratings