Broken Skull IPA | El Segundo Brewing Company

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3.91/5
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122 Ratings
Broken Skull IPABroken Skull IPA
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!

Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-29-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,408
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
122
pDev:
7.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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52
Gots:
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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
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 +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Radome
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
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 +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jortonsbeer
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Amber color, nice white head.

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3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
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 +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled August 23rd 2016.

Frothing and ballooning bleach white head of easy three and more so fingers tall. Pillowed top with peaks and valleys that sits on a crystal bright brass yellow, with pale orange shine and sheen. Minimal carbonation, but some good solid fast rising streams. Real nice beautiful looking IPA.

First hop aroma is a soft pine and herb that goes slightly citrus exotic. Oily citrus zest is real noticeable, more towards tangerine it seems with a bit of flesh sensing flavors. Herbal soft with that excellent oily aroma, great start so far.

Palate is a nice rolling hop crispness. Clean finishing and aromatic light bodied malt flavors on first sip. Stinging soft pine and light peppery herbs on first sip, forgoing citrus or any fruit character. Slight sensing malts of honey and even touches of lemon flavor start to come out after more time. Excellent finish, almost session light but far more rich and large.

Solid take in the IPA column for the Segundo again.

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Broken Skull IPA from El Segundo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 122 ratings