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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
mcberko (6045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium off-white head. Nose if full of buttery, floral hops, with some dry earthy notes. Flavour is the same, with dry, bitter, earthy hops, a subtle floral kick and just enough malt to back, though still quite unbalanced is it has a noticeable astringency. Decent, middle-of-the-road IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (628) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
In a tulip glass at The Met. A beautiful reddish brown coppery color. Nice and bitter!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2134) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Maltier nose (for an IPA). Orange-gold in color with not much for head. Flavor is also malt-dominated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (955) - Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Pours a cloudy pale yellow, thin head. Nice nose, lots of critics and pine notes. Taste is good but doesn’t quite live up to the nose.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Aroma and flavor and pretty lacking. Most of the flavor is just bitterness. I guess you could say grassy. Mouthfeel is creamy and appearance is pleasurable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4106) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
650ml bomber pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head with good retention and leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aromas are of citrus and floral nature with some caramel. Taste is citrus hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness underneath. Medium body and adequate carbonation. This is an IPA that will satisfy most with its easy drinkability.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StephLJensen (15) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Sweet aromas or orange and honey with lingering bitterness on the finish. I didn’t love it, but am always willing to try any IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9548) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Bomber poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of biscuit, floral notes, light citrus and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and light grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering earthy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Nose pf caramel pale malt citrus and floral hop notes. Hints of dank and garlic. Amber pour nice lasting head and lace. Flavors pf caramel toast citrus floral hops and some danky notes. Hides 7% well. Finishes dry. Not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BK7 (725) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bomber. Caramel Sweetness. Bitterness throughout dominated by the Caramel. Not a big fan.


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