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El Segundo Blue House IPA
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 57   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (392) - - NOV 16, 2014
On draft. Aroma of rose or orange blossom. Flavors of citrus hops and a bit of pine resin before caramel and chocolate malts come in. A great IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy orange gold with an off-white head. The aroma has a very complex set of hops. Med + body. Flavor is lightly roast caramel, with hops that are fruity, citrus, earthy. I think one could pull out about any flavor from this beer. D..n good drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorongil2 (1393) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
(tap) bright clear orange amber colour with a small white head; aroma of grapefruit; rich and balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity hops, sweet mango, tropical fruits, some light candy sweetness, and moderate bitterness. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Deep tan copper with light but covering head. Fall leaf hop smells. Bitter hop front with lingering oily hop. It balance by the end of the sip then juts out a tiny bit so you can remember it like a bitter good by kiss.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1326) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Clear amber orange with a two-finger foamy tan head that dissipates to a solid film and leaves nice lace. Aromas of citrus, bready malt and alcohol. Taste is similar and includes some honey and a touch of caramel. Medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, and a crisp finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bomber into glass.. dark orange pour with off white head...aroma and taste are bitter hopps..like it alot

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike. Lots of caramel and toffee, resinous hops, citrusy, pine. There are notes of oxidation in the finish.


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