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El Dorado Pale Ale | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by largadeer on 03-24-2013

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 1
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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Appearance: Clear pale amber body capped by two fingers of froth.

Smell: Can't say that I'm terribly familiar with El Dorado hops. They bring a strange combination of earth and tropical fruit aromas. Cocoa powder and lychee, some leafy earthiness, a bit of pine. Swirling the beer alternately brings to mind toasted chestnuts and orange pith. A dry and bready malt backbone is present but doesn't interfere much with the hops.

Palate: What an odd hop this is. It opens with a lychee-like tropical fruit flavor along with earthier notes of chestnut and pine, which leads into a finish that's strangely reminiscent of chocolate. There's a decent malt backbone here, but it doesn't lend much flavor beyond a bit of toasted bread, and the yeast profile is pretty neutral. Bitterness is pretty mild here - this leans strongly toward flavor and aroma hops.

Overall: I'm not sure how representative this beer is of El Dorado hops as a whole, but it's certainly a strange hop profile that kept me scratching my head trying to figure out how to describe it. That said it's very enjoyable and easy-drinking stuff - another winner for LCBC.

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Photo of cgrunin
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nzerbe
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Jentex
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gfunk1121
4/5  rDev +0.8%

El Dorado Pale Ale from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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