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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2340) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3313) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel, some tropical fruitiness with light notes of vegetables, some grapefruit/piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel, some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish, light - some caramel, some tropical fruitiness with faint notes of vegetables, piney - some grapefruit hoppynes. IPA with faint notes of vegetables in aroma/finish. Bit too sweet/too much caramel - could use more bitterness to balance caramel and sweetness. Maybe bottle is not so fresh (hope so).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Bomber: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius: Medium sized creamy head. Warm hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of carbo gass, lighy fruity, light herbal, light yeasty, some apricot and peach, malts and light sweet grainy. Flavours of malts, rice, hops, light fruit tones, some honey, light malty cardboard tint, light yeasty, some floral tones and more bitters and light sweets. Aftertaste is a mix of herbal bitters, rice, cardboard, light grassy, hint of grapefruit... Low carbo, light watery mouthfeel, medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Alameda El Torero IPA ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a large to huge, creamy - frothy gets open, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, flowers, orange - citrus, fruity hops, riped fruit, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity woody hops, fruity, orange - citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141210]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (498) - - MAR 1, 2015
Draft. Floral hops aroma. Thick lace. Flavors of tangerine and maple syrup. Finishes more sweet than NW-style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4530) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at the brewpub - Pours golden orange with a white head. It has a medium smooth body with soft carbonation. It starts with crusty bread, dry caramel and hops that have earthy, woody and piney character. The finish adds some minerals. Decent IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2015
22oz bottle in Seattle. Hazy dark red-orange, small head. Grainy sweet red malt. Not a ton of hops happening here. Tart red, bitter grain.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17099) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
25th September 2014
Bier Temple, Amsterdam. Bottle. Almost clear amber beer, big fluffy pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and lightly crisp. Semi dry. Airy malts, trace of caramel. Hops are minty floral spice with a little dried orange. Light semi dry finish. More of a reasonably hopped amber than an out and out IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (333) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
1 liters flaske på beer temple. Vrun uklar med hvit skum. Aroma humle malt frukt. Smak av malt humle frukt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle shared with Joes. Hazy light orange color, medium sized white to off-white head that diminishes quite quickly. Aroma is malts, lightly citrus, hops. Taste malts, hops, bitter hops, lightly citrus. Medium body and carbonation. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11491) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle split at the Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 25/09/14. Almost clear golden copper with a decent off white covering. Nose is light plastic, spice, caramel, bitter citric notes, toffee. Taste comprises toffee, dark fruit rinds, earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. So so for stlye, more like an ESB!


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