El Toro Poppy Jasper | El Toro Brewing Co.

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80 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
El Toro Brewing Co.
California, United States
eltorobrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gusler on 10-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
14.81%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 55
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3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.56/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper color with a white head that leaves a ring of lacing.

Smells of toasted malts with a touch of citric hops, but quite faint.

Tastes of the toasted malts and citrus, but the flavors feel muted. Sweet caramel and toasted bread notes lead off. This gives way to some citrus hops along with an earthy spiciness. Everything feels underdone and could use an extra kick.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, it doesn't jump out at me and say this is even a pretty good beer. Again everything feels muted, and while there is nothing that turns me off to it, I can't see myself drinking another one.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Off the tap with one finger of head on a cloudy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is citrusy and honey, pretty nice.
The taste is mildly sweet with a hop spicy middle.
It's smooth with moderate carbonation.
Here's a good beer with some unique flavors and still an everyday drinker.

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3.01/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Quite handsome brew in the Duvel tulip with the coppery color and sudsy foam. Adequate carbonation. Watery body with some spritziness on the tongue. A whiff of caramel in the smell.

Light maltiness and slightly caramelized, which seems to cover the flavors. Modest hoppy bitterness for the aftertaste. This one has been around for nearly 15 years, and it might have been considered a good beer once. A little winey, a hint of overripe fruit, and more caramel. Drinkable, but so underwhelming I'm pouring out the rest. This tastes like something Bayhawk would concoct. From the 12 oz can bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Chandler.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap the the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, CA. On to the beer:

Rather murky looking at first glance. With proper lighting, a much more attractive reddish brown color shines. Topping it off is an incredible display of cream and lace. The nose has an earthy aroma, and a subtle note of straight up hops. There is extra complexity in the taste than its aroma, though it doesn't neccessarily add to a better score in the category. Earthy notes strike, then some toffee, A snap of pine hits , as does vague citrus, solidifying the hoppy aspect of the beer. It's medum bodied with modest carbonation, and a mildly bitter and earthy flavor linger in the aftertaste.

This is a solid amber ale to wet the appetite. Warrants a try.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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El Toro Poppy Jasper from El Toro Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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