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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5210) - ITALY - NOV 7, 2012
ambrata non molta schiuma poco persistenten agrumata trebbie cereale discreto malto poco corpo amaro intenso quasi astringente

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piero1987 (648) - Iglesias, ITALY - OCT 31, 2012
Amber color with white foam. Malt caramel aroma, also resinous and alchol. Taste is medium sweet, medium bodied with bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2012 Aroma is cascadian hops and slight caramel sweetness. First is creamy and hoppy. Chinook hops? Aftertaste is slightly oil-slick. Hop flavour stays with you.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
bottled, clear golden color with white foam head, didnt really detect much hops for an IPA, mostly a bitter cardboard flavor with some caramel notes

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1973) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2012
Bomber shared with Red -- a "porch beer" in PDX. Sweetish, grassy, mown hay aroma. A real beauty: orange-gold, with a small creamy white head, Subdued deep bitter initial; dirty hop mid palate. Thin-medium body. Pleasant, dark-toned hops provide the most enjoyable component.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5640) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Chill hazed light amber color with ivory sheen. grassy, mild skunk, peppery, dry herbal aromas. medium body. Grassy, sry spicy hop flavors with a dusty bready pale malt base--drying finish--not too bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy light amber color, with creamy head. The aroma is quite anonymous for an IPA. The body is quite strong, the mouthfeel is smooth, but the flavor is stale, some malt and old wet cereals; it has a strong bitterness level, but no real hop qualities.
Boring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1185) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Cloudy orange yellow, frothy off white head settles and lasts. Light sweet malts and piney floral hoppy aroma and taste, some citrus fruit. Weighty and full flavored. Average carbonation, medium bodied, medium hopped. Long bitter hoppy finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
Cloudy amber,lasting beige head.Light malt/citrus nose.Good malt backbone, big long hop bitterness in finish. Hints of DMS

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
On tap. Nice deep copper IPA with thin but creamy head. Lace all down the glass. Nice biting bitterness with enough resin, pine and citrus to satisfy any West Coast IPA lover. Just enough malt to back it up. Well done.


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