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El Segundo Hop Tanker
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Two-row malt, meet Nelson Sauvin and Citra. Fast friends indeed. As sleek as a 9% DIPA can be with the sharp hop tone of lemon peels filled in by orange marmalade and just utter dankness. And you thought those tankers off-shore were just unloading crude... 2 pounds of dry hops per barrel. That’s right.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2731) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
15 dec 2014, tap. Light gold, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is grapefruit citrus and a bit of candy sweetness. Med body and fizzy. Orange and grapefruit rind, rather bitter all the way through, noticeable alcohol presence. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1396) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
(tap) clear golden amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of citrus, grapefruit, then bit of stewed fruit; balanced flavour with a long, medium bitter finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (616) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from the bomber it has a an amber color with a large head. Aroma of tropical fruits and some malts. Taste has hops and pine with some citrus. Nice finish.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (2295) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Man this stuff is killer, just killer. Poured with a huge thick and fluffy cream colored head that lasts forever, lots of lace and a clear amber color. Aroma’s caramel malt and hops. Flavor is the absolute perfect combination of hop flavor bitterness malt sweetness & flavor and carbonic tang. Perfect body. Can drink this beer till the cows come home or you pass out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Golden amber with a white head. Nose is sweet florals, hops, citrus, doughy malts, and alcohol. Chewy palate, citrus, florals, hops, sticky alcohol, and sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow gold. Visible rising carbonation. A top sits a retaining white film.

Aroma: Huge fruity nose. Tangerine, grape juice, touch of pine, guava.

Taste: More fruity goodness. Tangerine, orange, grapefruit. Bone dry malt. Bitterness only hits the middle of my tongue.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Modest carbonation.

Overall: Delicious, addictive, dry, hoppy as fuck. I think of all of ESBC’s beers, this is my favorite. Hit me stronger than a 9% beer, but maybe because I drank it too fast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (875) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
22oz bottle pours a slightly hazy pale brown color with a bit of head. Lots of hops that have a little bitter harshness and the alcohol is noticeable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1330) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Amber orange with a smallish head and very nice lace. Big citrusy hop aromas - mostly grapefruit, orange and mango - with a hint of biscuity malt. Flavor is similar as hop bitterness is huge up front. A bit more of a supporting role from the bready/biscuity malt sweetness to offset the bitterness. Medium bodied, minimal carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a lingering resinous hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (935) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bomber purchased at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa ($7.97). Pours a hazy burnt orange hue with one finger of white foam. AROMA of peach, overripe melon (honeydew?), sweet citrus, honey malts, and some tropical fruit notes. FLAVOR of sweet mandarin orange, moderate pine, peach / apricot, biscuity caramel malts, with some noticeable alcohol at the end. Not particularly bitter overall, with nicely balanced sweetness as well. This is an altogether well-made DIPA, though I was a little disappointed with the perceptible alcohol. (35, 882)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1344) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a medium frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet melon and tropical fruity hops and some caramel malts.

The flavor is sweet melons and caramel malt with a big piney hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice fruity piney DIPA.


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