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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (7227) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, nettles, soap, malt and orange peel. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Malt aspects coming out strong in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6743) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
66cl bottle from ABCBeers, shared with Kermis. Thin white head. Grapefruit citrus aroma. Hazy golden blond pour. Nice bitterness. A bit soapy and malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ipaluvr082 (70) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Great label, 650ml bottle. Slight haze, yellow amber with a very thin head. Not much on the nose, bread malt. Tastes watery, pine, resin, not much for fruit and citrus. Overall, disappointing given the other great IPA’s out of Portland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1126) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Aroma is grapefruit and slightly earthy body . Sweet caramel malt notes come through . Body is clear gold witha thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2977) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
650ml brown bottle, no mention of organic. Deep golden/orange colour with some haze. Compact white cap on top. Aromas are of bready malts and orangey hops. Taste has bready malt, caramel, earth, pine/resin, orange. Bitterness comes on late. Aftertaste is grassy and piney. Overall, ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Citrus hops, sweet and resinous aroma. Sweet, light caramel flavor. Citrus, resinous hops. Bitter aftertaste. Kind of too sweet; good otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (6052) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some toffee, pine and caramel malt notes. The flavor is a mix of pine and orange citrus notes as well as some biscuit and grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of nuts, toffee, caramel, and light pine. Flavor of grain, nuts, grass, orange, earth, and grapefruit with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Dark orange pour. Leans resin-forward. Unusually viscous. Sufficiently bitter. Good, but nothing special. B- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4171) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper color with a smallish white head on it. Nose is a little bit hoppy with some floral elements to it, but the smell is rather light and easy to miss. Taste is bitter with a rather bitter finish, but tastes like it’s not too fresh any longer. Doesn’t taste too complex at this stage.

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