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Alameda El Torero Organic IPA

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bursting with floral and orange flavors, El Torero is a bullfighter among Northwest IPAs. This beer won’t step out of your way. It wants you to enjoy it.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3739) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2015
660ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Hazy reddish amber brown, big head. Grainy lemon aroma. Sweet resin hop flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Quite sweet for an IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1860) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2015
Aroma of bready malt, caramel, ripe fruits, orange, floral notes, some pine, spicy notes, some hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a moderate to medium bitter finish. Okay, but too malty and sweet to be a winner. I like my IPA’s fruity and hoppy. (Bottle was a bit old so I’d like to try a fresh sample one day.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
65 cl bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a huge head. Some sweet caramel on the nose with orange and some piney notes, mild hops and some grassy, gooseberry bush stinginess. Sweet and malty flavor at first, some bitterness builds up with gooseberries and some grapefruit, a bit of resinous hops also. Probably not very fresh anymore, kind of tasty at points still and very easy to approach. Decent.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2007) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle from Hippo Beers - hazy amber with thick foamy white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, ripe fruit, orange citrus. Flavours are sweet malty, grapefruit, spicey, earthy, dryish. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3127) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
(Alameda El Torero Organic IPA) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV ?? Deep orange colour and hazy body. Good sized head, off-white in colour, thick and creamy, with good retention, leaving light lacing as it collapses. Aroma seems sweet, fruity but marmalade like, oranges. Taste has grains, some nutty flavours, orange, biscuit, nice bitterness with long aftertaste. Medium body with good carbonation. A bit sticky on the palate. Not bad but it seems it misses that extra something.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3394) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel, some tropical fruitiness with light notes of vegetables, some grapefruit/piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel, some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish, light - some caramel, some tropical fruitiness with faint notes of vegetables, piney - some grapefruit hoppynes. IPA with faint notes of vegetables in aroma/finish. Bit too sweet/too much caramel - could use more bitterness to balance caramel and sweetness. Maybe bottle is not so fresh (hope so).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5236) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Bomber: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius: Medium sized creamy head. Warm hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of carbo gass, lighy fruity, light herbal, light yeasty, some apricot and peach, malts and light sweet grainy. Flavours of malts, rice, hops, light fruit tones, some honey, light malty cardboard tint, light yeasty, some floral tones and more bitters and light sweets. Aftertaste is a mix of herbal bitters, rice, cardboard, light grassy, hint of grapefruit... Low carbo, light watery mouthfeel, medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Alameda El Torero IPA ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a large to huge, creamy - frothy gets open, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, flowers, orange - citrus, fruity hops, riped fruit, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity woody hops, fruity, orange - citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141210]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (550) - - MAR 1, 2015
Draft. Floral hops aroma. Thick lace. Flavors of tangerine and maple syrup. Finishes more sweet than NW-style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4622) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at the brewpub - Pours golden orange with a white head. It has a medium smooth body with soft carbonation. It starts with crusty bread, dry caramel and hops that have earthy, woody and piney character. The finish adds some minerals. Decent IPA.


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