Taco Hands | Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

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Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mc4z on 12-05-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 40
Reviews by popery:
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4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow-ish orange color. It's quite cloudy, though not opaque. Medium sized white head. Moderate retention, fades pretty quickly to a dusting of bubbles. The aroma has a whole bunch of fruity hops along with a grainy cornmeal flavor and a lot of lime. The hop flavor is fruity and fresh - tangerines, lemons, limes, peaches, pineapples, grapes, all sweet and tasty. The spicing is fairly mild. I'm mostly getting the lime juice with a little bit of cilantro and just touches of the rest. On the other hand, the taco shells and chips are quite distinct in the aroma. It has a grainy cornmeal graininess that actually works really well with the lime and hops. Very refreshing beer that would go well with food, specifically tacos. Light mouthfeel. Fairly dry. Mild bitterness. Fun to drink.

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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.66/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Freaking LOVE this beer!! I wish I could get this all the time.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pint at TRB.

A: Served a cloudy orange juice color with a thin, oily, off-white head that faded to a bubbly collar. A few greasy spots of lace were left down the glass
S: Hoppy nose with notes of tropical fruits. The tortilla chips and lime really come through as well. Very interesting. Not a ton of taco seasoning on the nose, but this does smell like Mexican food. Slight cumin as the beer warms.
T: Juicy citrus and tropical fruit hops dominate with sweet hints of lemon juice, cumin and faint cilantro poking through. The hops are full of passion fruit, mango, tangerine and a touch of grapefruit. The finish is sweet and juicy, and the aftertaste is spicy and has a savory hint of chili powder, and crackery, greasy, tortilla chips. Definitely an interesting flavor profile.
M: The body is on the fuller side of medium, and the mouthfeel is greasy, sweet, juicy and chewy. Carbonation is smooth, tingly and chewy. Oily and full of greasy hop resin. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side.
O: Thankfully the spices complemented the hops rather than turning this beer into a bitter spicy mess. The chips added an interesting oily greasy fried chip taste which really made me want some nachos. I liked this for what it was, as I think they hit the mark perfectly, but as a beverage and an IPA I wouldn't drink this that often.

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4.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a footed glass at Ale Arsenal

Hazy, impenetrable hay-color. The smell is bleak, vague, and funky-bad. Wheat soft sweet. Weird. Maybe that's cumin or some strange taco spice. The beer is bizarre. Savory. I can see tacos. Doritos. Cumin again, or chiles. Taco shell. Spicy wheat. Dryish finish. Herbal, earthy, English-esque hops. I might recommend this. It's certainly not bad. Or even obvious. I like it. I DO recommend it.

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Taco Hands from Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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