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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12850) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Draft. Hazy amber. Nice floral, fruity hop aroma. Lots of bitterness, herbal notes and slight fruitiness. Good balance, very quaffable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11844) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11678) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7880) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6433) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6038) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Clear dark amber color with lasting ivory head. Nice spicy, tea leaf, pine, citrusy aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Pine, floral, tea leaf hoppy bitter flavors with a pale malt sweetness____nicely drying bitter finish---good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (5262) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - 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.

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.


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