El Toro Deuce Imperial IPA | El Toro Brewing Co.

El Toro Deuce Imperial IPAEl Toro Deuce Imperial IPA
65 Ratings
El Toro Deuce Imperial IPAEl Toro Deuce Imperial IPA

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rkhaze on 02-02-2005

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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of QuakeAttack
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.91/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Copper pour, half inch of head. Aroma was wet horse blanket and no hops allowed. Terrible.

Taste, just as wet horse blanket, in an ipa. . . I can't even; So many weird things going on, substantial hoppiness, to accompany the barnyard smell of burning hair. This was just terrible. It was on tap, so maybe they had just tapped a shaggy dog keg before this one. ..

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Photo of Jakepuppo
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of CAcreeks
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - light orange, not overmalted.

S - wonderful hops fragrance, somewhat fruity.

T - well balanced between flowers and citrus, moderatly bitter, long lasting taste.

M - thick and satisfying without being chewy.

O - double IPA doesn't get much better than this!

In my opinion this is El Toro's best brew. It is well worth a visit to the tap room.

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Photo of Lobina
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MichaelBigbone
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Duane_Opfer
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with no date. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A - Peach in color with only some light white foam in center after pour. White flaky sediment visible in bottle and glass. Moderate carbonation. Some delicate lacing as liquid receded.

S - Strong fragrance. Sweet molasses, peach and apricot. No booziness.

T - Peach, apricot, apple, and raisin, with an orange rind/harsh finish. Finish is rather unbalanced. Initial flavor is rather pleasant, although not distinct. Mostly hides ABV; somewhat warming.

M - Moderate carbonation. Rather unremarkable.

O - Average DIPA. Nothing exciting here.

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Photo of KimenTshom
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Bosazga
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured at NW Growlers in PDX

I'm one of those weirdos who like heavy beer so this one hits the spot! Cloudy beers to me = heaven, so that looked good. High ABV rocks, and don't you connossiuers (sp?) tell me otherwise. Went down a little bitter at first but commensurate with IPAs in general. The bouquet is a little flat but, remember, I'm about the ABV. Sits nice and warm in my stomach and makes me wish fall was here. Overall all a solid, strong IPA.

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Photo of MastaShonuf
2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of popery
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Beercounter1
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of slimntubbs
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of GJonesy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of punkhim
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of capolo2k
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.04/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Copper pour at the Bistro dipa fest. 1/2" head on it, looked nice. Aroma was just rough, bitter dog hair. Needs more dog? No thank you.

Taste, was even more rough, the bitterness was accompanied by terrible off flavors. Plenty of hops, but it made you wonder if it was infected, or just awful at times. All three of us that went to the festival together drain poured this and joked about how the 'drains to ocean' sign made us feel bad for the aquatic life that was going to get the remaining ounces. It tasted like the beer came through the most wretched tap line of yesteryear, uncleaned, and hooked right up to this beer.

I'd like to think this keg was just terrible, but I've never really been into El Toro's stuff anyways. We'll see, they're often at the Bistro fests, so I'm sure I'll take one more plunge into their creations, even this one, just for the sake of knowing if it was just a bad batch, or if they truly just make something so offensive to me and my crew.

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Photo of pdxbeerdrinker
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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El Toro Deuce Imperial IPA from El Toro Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 65 ratings
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