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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Draft. A hazy dark golden beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel as well as a lighter note of citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of grass and grapefruit from the hops, leading to a dry bitter and grassy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy pine needles aroma with hints of grapefruit. Sweetish malty hoppy piny and grapefruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (13533) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: El Toro IPA
Date: September 19, 2009
Mode: Draft
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
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
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
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Amber pour with a lacey white head. Big floral aroma. Medium body. Bitter, but floral. Soft lush finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9042) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2011
murky red-tinted amber body with a quickly thinning and disappearing white head. strange burnt butter and oil nose. syrupy body; medium-high bitterness; dirty yeast phenols (black pepper and soil). saccharine sweetness throughout is the worst attribute. blah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6028) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Amber, slight haze, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Hoppy nose, slight citrus peel and pine resin.   Similar tongue, hoppy, well balanced.   This seems like a straight forward IPA.   Enough malt to carry the bitterness, clean, with hop bitterness that is smooth and lingers quite a while after the exit.     Moderate body and mouthfeel.   This one was better than I expected.   All I can say is solid example of a good IPA.

   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

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