Broken Skull | El Segundo Brewing Company

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3.9/5
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130 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company
California, United States
elsegundobrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A bad-ass 6.7% IPA designed by Steve Austin and ESBC for the working man and woman. It features Citra, Chinook and Cascade hops to deliver big flavor with an easy finish. Now stop reading and start enjoying this awesome beer! Cheer! Steve!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,810
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
130
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
38
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of beersampler6
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding IPA, and one that really surprised me since I wasn't sure about the Steve Austin collaboration. Pours a beautiful golden color with some mild fluffy white head but then sheets of lingering lacing that lasted forever! Smells nice, some bitter citrus zest hops along with some weaker piney and floral hops, malt, caramel and bread. Tastes similarly - the fruit is mainly grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and some orange. Maybe a little guava in the background. Nice, crisp, bracing bitter bite at the end but very well-balanced with the moderately-strong sweeter malt backbone. Smooth, slightly creamy, sticky mouthfeel and great carbonation. An excellent, well-crafted IPA and I will definitely look for other offerings from this brewery.

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Photo of sokol_1993
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mammal_1
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Lacks depth of flavor. Tastes watered down.

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Photo of Goneflying87
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BennyProfane
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreightonSM
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjones5045
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2018-02-04
22oz bottle served in a tulip. Bottled on 12/11/17. Given to me by @mr-jj.

Pours clear golden with a nice fluffy head and medium carbonation. Smell is hops, lemon, general citrus, maybe a hint of pineapple.

Taste is more of the same -- nice bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is light, slightly filmy. Overall, solid beer.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Radome
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted from a bomber bottle.

L - A very light golden color, more like a pilsner than a typical IPA. Thick, rocky, white head piles high and remains as a thin sheet and a thick ring around the glass as well as strong lacing.

S - Strong aroma of tropical fruit and pine hops. Malt is low and in the background. Overall impression is fresh, clean and hoppy.

T - Overwhelming hops flavors dominate, with tropical fruit, cat urine and faint pine. Only after that initial bitter punch starts to fade does some bready malt appear, late in the palate.

F - Smooth, moderate carbonation in a medium bodied beer. High levels of hop bitterness. Moderate alcohol heat.

O - This is a great IPA. I find it a little "catty", but in proportion to the other flavors and aromas it is not offensive and the experience is still pleasant and enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattknueven
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jortonsbeer
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Amber color, nice white head.

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Photo of cd34
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Copper in color with VERY white head that dissipates quickly. The nose is thick with hops and so is the 1st taste, but like the head, the taste dissipates quickly. Good beer.

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4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mnine
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rfgetz
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Broken Skull from El Segundo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 130 ratings