El Segundo Brewing Company

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El Segundo Brewing Company
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #302
Ranked #5,192
4.13 | pDev: 7.99%
Mar 21, 2023
Dec 28, 2013
Notes: Mosaic hops take center stage in this truly West Coast India Pale Ale. The perfect companion for enjoying a sunny day on Main Street with us in our charming little town, affectionally known as "Mayberry by the Sea".
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Rated: 3.62 by morsa_95 from California

Mar 21, 2023
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Reviewed by BigMac59 from Texas

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Simmzy’s in Manhattan Beach.
Poured a golden somewhat hazy yellow with decent head that left some good lacing.
Aroma was piney and dank Some malt as well.
The taste was west coast IPA citrus, dank, malty and bitter with a semi-dry finish.
The mouthfeel was good carbonation with a dry finish.
Overall a nice West Coast IPA.
Feb 09, 2023
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazed golden color with a white head. Smell is juicy and tropical and dank . Taste has citrus berries melon and pine resin. Mouth feel is hoppy with malts and some fitter nests Leans towards a WCIPA
Jan 25, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jun 17, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Dec 22, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by JLC60 from Maryland

Jun 08, 2021
Rated: 4 by shigg85 from Japan

May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBrewsClues from California

3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 10/26/20; Drank 1/20/21

Look: Pours a dee, darkish orange with a decent heard
Smell/Taste: The aroma was mostly unremarkable. Was expecting a bit more fruity, but had kind of a dry citrus, almost tart-like quality. Definitely on the more bitter, resiney side of IPAs.
Feel: Moderate carbonation. Had a nice ling, crisp finish.
Overall: I would call this your classic west coast IPA, but nothing I got overly excited about.
Mar 10, 2021
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Reviewed by frankdatank1337 from California

3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Decent IPA, stays true to older style IPAs (more WC than NE). Its good but kinda plain. If I was at a friend's BBQ that had this beer id be stoked but if I had my pick out of any IPA, it would be low on the list. Don't get me wrong, it is good. So give it a try.
Mar 03, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by drewmuni from California

Jan 22, 2021
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Top notch modern WC IPA right here. Assertive bitterness complimented by softer hop notes and a malt body that just balances that dry bitter pithy main note.

Brilliant clear golden beer with a sturdy white foam head.
Nose is bright and unique with notes of honeydew and papaya over top of typical citrus and pine hints.
Taste has an assertive dry bitterness like grapefruit pith front and center. Softer floral and creamy fruit notes play more along the edges
Perfect body, full and crisp
Jan 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by JohnDon from Texas

Jan 04, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 3.95 by jstern from California

Nov 28, 2020
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Reviewed by BillAfromSoCal from California

3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can bought from room temp shelf at Trader Joes on about 11/14/20 Can dated 9/10/20. Beautiful white head about 3 fingers high in a tall tulip glass. Barely there haze. Decent lacing. Smell and taste match the "Mosaic hop" description. Smooth mouthfeel. I'm just not overly excited about this one and trying to not let my antipathy for Mosaic hops influence my judgement too much. Maybe fresher would be better.
Nov 26, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by cp45 from New Jersey

Sep 18, 2020
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop cooler 6-5-20 for $3.24. Canned on 5-20-20; consumed 8-20-20.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head with the original pour.

Nose is floral hops with a touch of citrus.

Taste is old school WCIPA. Clean medium malt base sets up the showcase of hops which come across as grapefruit and gooseberry. Finishes with a nice abrasive pine and rind bitterness; 9/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and both smooth and refreshing.

Overall a really enjoyable WCIPA at a pretty nice price!
Aug 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can from Lifesource Natural grocery in Salem OR.
I see this is 2.5 months old..lets see if it hold up.
Pours a clear golden colour with a good sized thick and frothy white head.
'Still has plentiful hop aromas at least..citrus..lemon zest, pink grapefruit..slight floral hints.
Taste is similar but seems to be fading with age..its still nice but has that faded taste you get with older IPA.
Mouth feel is medium with medium to low carbonation..its OK. Long lasting bitter finish.
A nice to taste fresh
Aug 08, 2020
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look: Clear golden yellow and my fast pour brings on a nice, full head that pulls back leaving good lacing
Aroma: Pine and dank hit hard and then sweet blueberry joins in, along with some tropical fruit and citrus. Some sweet malt in the backdrop as well. If I was a betting man, to my palate, this has to have Mosaic hops in it – awesome nose overall
Taste: Slight citrus and dank again fly out of the gate and that dang (but welcome) blueberry note again dances around the palate. Tropical fruit and sweet bready malt rounds things out before a nice bite leads to a semi-dry finish
Mouthfeel: Big and flavorful and the good carbonation (medium), hop bite, and slightly dry finish keeps things quenching
Overall: I’m loving this one right now and it’s just as good as the one I had last night on a more fatigued palate. I’ve only had a couple brews from these folks but have been impressed by both enough to try more and would definitely purchase this tasty IPA again. Personally, I wish more [IPA-centered] brewers would use Mosaic in a non-hazy IPA as it is one of my favorite hops and I think really shines in this beer especially and in WCIPA’s in general. Awesome stuff here
Jul 17, 2020
Rated: 4 by MattSn from Oregon

Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Can purchased at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a mostly clear golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like marijuana, grassy hops, grapefruit peel, blueberry, and orange.

This comes across a just a touch boozy, but it's otherwise solid enough for me. There's the obvious Mosaic berry character, along with weed and fresh cut grass, with some light malt character. I also get some bitter grapefruit type character.

This is light bodied, crisp, and pretty bitter on the back end. It's decently drinkable.

This is nothing to go out of your way for, but it's a solid enough stab at the style.
Jul 04, 2020
Rated: 4 by Azpittil57 from Arizona

Jun 27, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Cranking out the July 2016 reviews lately, this one is from the 9th, its the older label with the tower in the middle.

Has a golden appearance that leans towards light amber with a white head 1/2" deep. Aroma hits that familiar Mosaic dank tropical fruit familiarity.

Taste is pretty similar to their hop tanker. Lightly pale toasted malt, neutral yeast, this is also all about the hops. Mosaic keeps pushing that lush papaya and guava edge with a little bit of weed. Good dry back end from the pale toasted barley, crisp level of carbonation all over it. Doesn't drop any of that caramel thick stickiness, keeps it light and crisp. Alcohol is restrained even if slightly elevated on the top end for style. The bitterness I would guess clocks in around 65 ibu. If I didn't know this was 100% Mosaic I would think it was dry hopped Mosaic but used Simcoe for bittering. Either way, another winner from El Segundo.
Jun 12, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 11, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
Rated: 4.57 by acashk from Texas

May 23, 2020
Rated: 4.55 by AWA from California

May 11, 2020
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Reviewed by SmashAdams from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I bought this because I thought the Broken Skull IPA was awesome and this one is on par. Pretty similar to Broken Skull but definitely different flavor characteristics. This brewery knows how to make a really solid IPA in the style I like. yp
May 06, 2020
Rated: 4 by kdown from California

Apr 09, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Apr 09, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by Fremont897 from California

Apr 06, 2020
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can dated 2/10/20.

Pours clear yellow with an inch of white head. Moderate retention and lacing. A bit dank and garlicky in the nose with chaulky pine following through. Medium bodied with a crisp, slightly tacky mouthfeel. Pine and grapefruit with a touch of sweet malt in the palate. Finishes crisp and bitter.
Apr 04, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky

Mar 20, 2020
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From fresh can.
Amber clear ipa look. Fluffy white head.
West coast ipa smells. Citrus, piney, grassy.
Tastes citrus, tropical melons as well. Piney, bitter. Grassy finish. Like wet grass.
Medium bodied.
Easy drinking solid wcipa. Like it.
Mar 19, 2020
Rated: 3.23 by GaryColeman from California

Mar 09, 2020
Rated: 4 by AleHunter805 from California

Mar 08, 2020
Rated: 4.07 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Mar 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16oz can into a Trillium pub glass.

Look is a clear pale yellow with a bright white frothy head.

Aroma is herbal lemon.

Taste is a well balanced IPA.
Mar 06, 2020
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Did Fred Flinstone work at the rock quarry? I think so. Well, if he brewed a beer, it would be Mayberry because this one is rock solid. Yeah, Mayberry is SoCal like a quesadilla for lunch and a mission burrito for dinner. Wow. Thank you. Thank you El Segundo for this beautiful West Side IPA that would make Tupac proud.

Hey Hazy’s: suck it.
Feb 23, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by LoriCrotty from Minnesota

Jan 27, 2020
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