Oak Aged Los Diablos Del Paso | Cornelius Pass Roadhouse & Imbrie Hall (McMenamins)

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cornelius Pass Roadhouse & Imbrie Hall (McMenamins)
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ccrida on 09-23-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
1
Avg:
4.89
pDev:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 1
Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
4.89/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The original Los Diablos Del Paso was a super bitter West Coast IPA that clocked in at 7.5%, brewed Nov. 2005. This barrel has been aged on oak chips since, and according to brewer Corey Blodgett, has dried out enough that it's probably closer to 8% now. I had a few pints at the roadhouse last Wed., when they first tapped it, and enjoyed it so much that I brought home this 2 liter jug, which I shared with some friends tonight.

The color is a hazy light orange, with a small, off-white collar and skim.

The aroma is pretty strong, a soft sweet fruitiness, with tangerine smelling citrus like hops, that are strong but not pungent. Perfect!

The taste is just phenomenal. This is the best of English IPAs in terms of balance between the malt and hops, but richer, with a nice vanilla/bourbon oak character (in spite of the fact that these were virgin American oak chips). The bitterness is really in the back seat to the fruity yeast and hops notes, but keeps it light and not to sugary, which just enough pungency to make your mouth pucker. Enough booziness to you know your not wasting your time, but not so much to dominate. Wow!

The mouthfeel is pretty light, especially for the strength. Very nice.

This beer is the shit, so of course it disappears way to fast. Like the best things in life, you really miss it most once it gone. Drink some if you still can!

 1,373 characters

Oak Aged Los Diablos Del Paso from Cornelius Pass Roadhouse & Imbrie Hall (McMenamins)
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe