El Segundo Blue House IPA
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 57   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Full bodied and noticeably more amber in color than most California IPA. Our flagship IPA is bursting with fruity hop character, balanced well by a rich, silky body. The Simcoe hop makes itʼs distinct presence known with pine and passionfruit notes with Cascade filling in. Itʼs hop aroma is complex and hearty, and is mirrored in the palette. This IPA has a pronounced malt profile with a touch of caramel showing, yet the beer finishes dry. The bigger body gives more of a base for the hop character to grow from, and more to balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7196) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2015
pine and citrus up front, with a decent malt backbone for balance. dryer than the others, and a touch older (2-3 mo) just like the Mayberry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
euniceradio (211) - Colton, California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Tap at brewery in LA. Pours clear amber, white creamy head. Aroma of caramel malts and citrus peel. Taste of same with acidic citrus bitter semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2458) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Clear amber body, white head. Arom has huge tropical soap and caramel notes. Some pines and resiny hops too. Very nice and crispy hoppiness without being too pungent. Common grapefruit and citrus notes comes through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1288) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Pours a light copper color with a floral aroma. Taste is similar, with a small citrus and grapefruit flavor. Light bodied, easy drinking, with a slight pine needle aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Dark Amber. Big porous head. Piney nose and very piney flavour. Light malt. Hops grow heavier. Dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoesefat (338) - Poway, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Lots of piney and citrus aromas. Pours clear orange-red with a foamy white head. Not bitter enough up front but does have a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2015
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 2/13/15. Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. The beer was a well balanced with an interesting malt profile that works well with the hops. A very nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (583) - - NOV 16, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 On draft. Aroma of rose or orange blossom. Flavors of citrus hops and a bit of pine resin before caramel and faint chocolate malts come in. A great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a clear gold body that supports an off white head of foam. The modest aroma offers up a bit of malts and a light degree of hops that are grassy, a bit of pine, some floral and a dash of lime peel. The taste begins with an even hoppiness that’s pine and floral and grassy all at once where there’s a good bit of hop bitterness going on. To midway a little bit of malts rise up to meet the bitter hops and mild flavor hoppiness and take this into the finish. Interesting take where it isn’t so much juicy but rather resiny with a decent malt base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3881) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
A steady pour into my Sierra Nevada IPA glass produces a two finger thick, tan colored head that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of herbal and pine notes up front that is backed by light tropical fruit and citrus notes. Lightly peppery, slightly dank, “hemp” oil like notes, notes of oily Meyer lemon, and, as the beer warms up quite a bit a touch of warming, spicy alcohol.

Bitter with significant fruit notes that leans towards peach concentrate, ample floral nectar notes, guava notes, and tropical lychee. The bitterness lingers thoroughly through to the long finish and it grips the palate with a herbal astringency. Bitter pine notes, some touches of peppery rosemary and other woody herbal notes. The body has a medium’ish heft to it that doesn’t keep it from being fairly drinkable, though this is certainly not quite a quaffable brew.

It is interesting how oily and herbal the nose smells, with just a supporting tropical fruit hop character, while the flavor has quite a bit more hop fruitiness to it, though it still has a ton of dank, herbal, bitter hop character to it.

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