El Chingon IPA | Four Corners Brewing Company

El Chingon IPAEl Chingon IPA
BA SCORE
3.72/5
213 Ratings
El Chingon IPAEl Chingon IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Four Corners Brewing Company
Texas, United States
fcbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tubeyes on 08-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,479
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
213
pDev:
13.71%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
79
Trade:
2
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4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lelampp
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can, Boulevard tulip, canned 7/4/17.

Sunset orange with a lovely head that is leaving some first class lacing.

Slight citrus, bit of marmalade, you can smell the Munich malt, but really quite different for an IPA.

There's a buzzy orange note that distracts from the substantial malt body at first. Honey, marmalade, Munich. I want to say it's more like an ESB, but it's too citrusy. There's some heat; why is it 7%?

It's a good thing there are lots of bubbles, otherwise this would feel like a much larger beer. Hell, it is fairly large.

I find El Chingon an odd beer. It isn't the hop bomb the guy at Trader Joe's claimed when he saw it in my cart. It reminds me of Arrogant Bastard and an ESB.

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Photo of Mortarforker
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcel371
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.09/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a couple cans of this at Wild Salsa in Fairview, TX. I love the old school pop top on the can. I can honestly say this is the first one of these I have had. It serves two purposes: easy to open, and allows one to consume the beverage straight from the can while benefitting from the ability to proper smell the beverage. Sure, pouring into a glass would kick start the carbonation and allow more aromas to permeate, but in an emergency, vesselless situation, this would work.

Nice and hoppy on the aroma, but this one had a little too much malt character for me. It was kind of sweet and heavy. I would find this tough to drink in warm weather, making it hard to stomach in Texas for a majority of the year. No major flaws but not a crushable beer, one that needs to be sipped in cooler weather, and one that probably is not consumable in large quantities.

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3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

All in all, not a bad IPA. Very bitter after taste which I liked. Fort Worth, TX. Feb 2017

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Photo of CraftBeerCellar-SpaCity
2.29/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Big hop taste, but lacks aroma qualities. Overall, a good example of its style, but defiantly not the best. The brewery is cool, and a good place to catch a cowboys game - indoor and outdoor seating, with a great view of the brewery operation. They have around nine of their brews on tap.

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Photo of cmcquirk
4.36/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Losmontemayor
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of monorailred
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can with a unique pull-top lid. On to the beer:

Semi-creamy head rests above this lightly toasted orange beer. A few whips of lace stick around the glass. El Chingon smells like an IPA who's hops have decayed. I smell sap, resin, and vague bitter grapefruit. Not surprising, it tastes like a faded West Coast IPA. It's resiny with touches of toasted caramel and bitter grapefruit, running through a medium/full body. The can I drank was two months old, so I was surprised to taste something which I associate with double the age. As it is, it still remains a decent beer.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MammothTarantula
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bigb007
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kips
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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El Chingon IPA from Four Corners Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 213 ratings
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