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El Segundo Hop Tanker
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1784) - 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 (742) - 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 (1244) - 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 (904) - 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 (1285) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (127) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Un nez sépare entre le grain torréfié et la pêche/fruits tropicaux. Le goût est complexe avec des grains, de l'amertume et sucre. La finale est amère, sèche. Vraiment apprécié. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Orange pour at home from 22oz bottle from blackwells. White head. Ripe tropical fruits. Very bitter finish. Aroma is orange and peach. Very tasty beer. Hoppy one as it says

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badpuppy69 (217) - orange, California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy copper orange color nice foamy head. Aroma is citrucy hops and some alcohol noticable. Taste follows the Aroma well with some pine hop bitterness on the backend and decent malt balance. Very nice brew nothing stands out but it is made well. Could be better if the booze was hidden a little better. Medium mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6145) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
65 cl bottle. Bottled on 29.03.2014.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma is nice and hoppy, some caramel malts, resin and some marmalade, some pine needles also. Flavor of resinous hops, sweet exotic fruits, some caramel malts and hay. Sticky sweet palate. Nice balance
4516

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6208) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
650 ml bottle, thanks tiong. Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma is rather unique with it’s heavy marmalade notes, orange juice and basil. Rich flavour of sweet malts, marmalade, tropical fruits, rich floral notes and biscuit. Full bodied and thick mouthfeel with a lingering bitter, citrusy finish. Really enjoyable.


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