Grand Hill IPA | El Segundo Brewing Company

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Grand Hill IPAGrand Hill IPA

Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SoCalBeerIdiot on 08-10-2013

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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by jeff1973:
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4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Stone IRS tulip. No freshness date, but this was new at the Whole Foods, so should be under a month old. Bought at WF Newport Beach for $6.99.

A - Dark gold (almost orange). Eggshell head leaves good lacing.

S - Catpiss, mango, peach. Lots of hop aroma.

T - Signature simcoe (catpiss), also mango, lemon, very tropical. A little pine also, but faint. Ends dry and bitter, but w/ a hint of malt. Very nice.

M - Full side of medium. A;most DIPA territory. Really coats the palate well. Medium carbonation.

O - Great IPA. Almost a DIPA. The hop combination really does it for me. I would like a little less body and maybe some creaminess, but this is a minor complaint.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

7-24-15 bottled date 7-31-15 drank

A: golden straw with a tint of orange. Pretty clear. Creamy white head
S:citrus. Grass. Resin. Malt. Orange creamsicle.
T: yea this is awesome. Simple yet done pristinely. Bitter but far from overly. It's the perfect bitterness with great malt backbone. It has a distinct creaminess to it. I would say there were oats added but I don't think there was. It has a great softness to it. Orange creamsicle again. Some pine on the finish with that fresh cut grass. Did I mention how good this is?
F: the mouthfeel on this is one of the best I've had on an IPA. As stated numerous times it's soooo creamy and smooth. Coats the mouth leaving you wanting another sip This drinks with EASE.
O: El Segundo has been killin it with IPAs and this is no different. Super simple but done perfectly. There needs to be an appreciation for what they have accomplished here. Bitter with good sweet malt. Smooth finish. Great IPA

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Photo of Lofreqwave
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rack0flamb
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just released yesterday. Still not sure if this is a one-time or rotating brew. Had it on tap at Naja's Place in Redondo. Nice, crisp, clean taste and lots of great hops taste (they used Amarillo and Centennial). Not over the top. Another great IPA from ESBC. Will absolutely seek this one out again soon.

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Photo of Nage37
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SirBentham
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Brolo75
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a deep golden orange with a bright full white head, lots of lacing, good head retention, lots of carbonation streaming up the sides.

A: Citrus, tangerine skins, touch of guava, peach, apricot, on the sweet and citrusy side, smells nice.

T: Follows the nose, tangerine skins, some guava, peach, touch of piney dryness, moderate amount of bitterness, finish is dry, pine and citrus linger in the aftertaste.

M: Light/medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a nice dry crisp finish.

O: Great appearance and aroma, but the taste falls short of both, still very enjoyable, drinkable and balanced, a solid beer, probably won't seek this one out again as I think El Segundo has better beers than this.

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Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Sazz9
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled May 22 / 2014.

Deep brass yellow, with a nice apricot orange body, with some slight cloudy character. Head is a creamy off white and three fingers tall with some retention. Settles with little lacing and a one finger somewhat thick puck.

Good hint of malt toast quality, and some citrus orange fruit hop character. Some mild floral sense but hop angle is a bit small and subtle. Still quite good.

Juiced body mouthfeel a little, with a solid bit of sugared sweetness. Fruit angle comes out a little candied with some mild hop bitterness on the finish. A good sense of zest and oils as well, with a decent palate coating. A good baked bread and citrus mix balance in the palate between malt and hop.

Overall just a pretty solid IPA.

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Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of ThinkBrew
3.16/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Modernrickk
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mbw314
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KNoe07
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Tavo2311
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%

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Grand Hill IPA from El Segundo Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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