stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good IPA, a good organic one to boot. Kind of middle of the road, where its hoppy enough without any major flaws, but also not exactly something to rush out for.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Hazy brown/copper with a minimal beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, grassy and earthy hops and a bit of sweet and dark malts. Flavor is grassy and earthy hops with grapefruit rind and a bit of sweet caramel on the back end.
crackedmachine (446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange-copper with minimal head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor is quite bitter with a lot of pine and a bit of sweetness in the background. A resinous, medium-heavy IPA.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured orange dark red with thin white head. Moderate lacing. Mild hop aroma with a hint of berry. Medium body, lots of bitterness with a tiny fruity note. Medium finish, more hop. Something seemed to not quite gel, but still a very drinkable effort
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber..no mention or ’orgainic" on the label.
In appearance this is already an odd IPA, darker amber with a small bubbly,frothy tan head.
Strong citrus like hop aromas, but also stong breadyness from the malts.
very balanced flavours the citric hopping and very strong semi-sweet malts shining though..
God enough o the palate..nice lingering finish.
Overall a strange one. Almost an American Strong Ale rather than an IPA in my opinion.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a lacey white head. Big floral aroma. Medium body. Bitter, but floral. Soft lush finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: El Toro IPA
Date: September 19, 2009
Source: Brewfest, Portland Indie
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, frothy beige head
Aroma: light sweet malt and citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice balancing citrus, touch of caramel, light earthyness, bitterness starts of light and leads to a long bitter finish
Name: El Toro IPA
Date: September 21, 2009
no different from the fest version, just comes off too mild with the bitterness being dominant
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
neepsntatties (1034) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Alameda Brewhouse. Colour... cloudy amber with a thick head. Nose... citrusy hops with a pinch o’ pine. Palate... moderate C02, piney and citrusy but not overtly so, slightly sweet and bitter ’round the edges and on the soft palate.
bsjay (54) - Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was not as impressed by this IPA as I expected. Granted it came third in a series of hop bombs, but I found it too bitter and without as much aroma and pineyness as I’d heard, at least not enough to compete with the malt.
boFNjackson (3921) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ OBF... Poured amber/orange with a white head. Floral hops and light fruits on the nose. Dry, well carbonated with a balance of hops and malt grains. Kind of fell short with the bitterness.