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El Segundo Blue House IPA
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnboy76 (6) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2013 does not count
Dark orange and slightly cloudy. Pine scents and not too hoppy for a California IPA. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2157) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Very nice ipa on tap at the brewery, bitter, citrus, hoppy, very nice overall, fresh, yum

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10605) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
On tap @ El Segundo Brewing. Amber pour with a big khaki head. Nose is caramel, peach, and floral hops. Light grapefruit, some orange, and herbs. Sweet flavor of caramel and peach. Grass, light pine, and herbs. Some hints of grapefruit and a lot of straw on the finish. Light bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3107) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
22 oz. bottle. It pours a deep orange/copper color with a nice creamy orange head. The aroma is nice fresh pine and citrus with some candied hop and caramel sweetness. The flavor is full with fruity hops… grapefruit, passionfruit, peach and pine all with a reasonable dose of specialty malt and hints of caramel sweetness. Good strong bitter finish. Really a nice IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (2943) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Draft - Perfumy and pine on he nose. Clear copper with a great persistent head. Flowery, slight grapefruit and a great malt backbone to balance. More of an east coast style. Finishes with a nice mellow grapefruit. Super IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (987) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Tap at Haven in Orange. Freshly tapped keg. Pours a clear golden yellow with white head. Aroma is similar to when I was a kid and our cats would piss on the drapes in the living room. Foul in theory but awesome in this application. Taste is a super balanced citrus and pine explosion. Looking forward to finding this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Poured on tap at Schooners it has an amber color with small head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste has some lemon zest and a nice hop bitterness. There is a faint touch of sweetness. Good finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
On tap. Pours with a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aromas of hops: floral, citrus. Light esters and some caramel bready notes. Flavors are medium bitter with a bitter balance overall. Mostly citrus from the hops with light undertones of earthy and more herbal hops. Some caramel/crystal malt flavors. Medium dry with medium carbonation. Alcohol creeps a little bit for what I was expecting. Pretty good overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Draft...at party. Amber capped nicely. Bright pine and citrus hops in the aroma. Smells chewy also. And is chewy but still refreshing at the same time, good body. Some cannabis hop character too. Leaving lingering array of hop bitterness including pine, fir, cannabis. Nice overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
In a crowded field this stands out. Crisp with clear hop flavors. The bitterness hits then fades off. Pours a pretty orange color. Aroma, like all Blue House brews is strong. Super easy to drink.


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