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O’Connor El Guapo
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An aggressively hopped India Pale Ale brewed with the sweet nectar of the Blue Agave cactus, El Guapo, translated "the handsome one," looks sexy, smells beautiful, and feels great! El Guapo has a grassy citrus nose, notes of sweet caramel, and finishing with a smooth but strong bitterness.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerdedDave (247) - - JUL 13, 2014
amber color; floral hop aroma with light caramel malt notes; grassy, floral hops; slightly sweet, medium bodied caramel malt with notes of agave nectar; bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3041) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared at the Beer Head BBQ in Falls Church, VA. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of mandarin orange with grassy notes. Light bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (302) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Poured from a tap at taste unlimited. Beautiful reddish hue, slight head with brownish tint, great lacing, rye aroma, grapefruit taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gmellison (411) - Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a clear orange, with a thin off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, some pine. Taste is a little citrusy, goopy, some grapefruit, some prickly pear taste that must be the agave. Ok.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
arminjewell (6067) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange-red pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of butter, veggie, hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, hints of earth, slight caramel. Taste is a mix of caramel, agave, butter, veggie, finishing with some bitter grass, bleh.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle with friends. Pours a golden orange appearance with a tan head. Butterscotch, honey, lemon aroma. Decent body. Kind of sweet flavor with some diacetyl, caramel, and honey. Not very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9502) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, light grapefruit and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit zest, light earthiness and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3256) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Medium slightly hazy amber from tap, good head. Aroma is light caramel malt with pine and citrus hops. Flavor is a match. Overall, rather reminiscent of SNAPA in some ways. Not bad, not great, but solid. I think that all the agave is doing here is boosting the ABV up a point or two.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
coyforce (579) - Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Ok IPA for the region. Flavor is a bit weak and the flow is similar to water on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Location: 12 oz bottle at Max’s on Broad, 5/3/14

Aroma: The aroma is citrus and tropical fruit, some pine hops, and bread/biscuit malts
Appearance: It pours a cloudy orange color with an off-white head and average lace
Flavor: Similar flavor component-wise, with a light sweetness and a medium bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth mouthfeel, and a clean, dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this one was a pretty solid IPA. I liked the way the components here all worked, and I thought it hit on the components of the style pretty well.


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