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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bursting with floral and orange flavors, El Torero is a bullfighter among Northwest IPAs. This beer won’t step out of your way. It wants you to enjoy it.

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4.4
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
On tap at Alameda in Portland--Poured a rich orange-copper body with a attractive wispy white head. Nose of bold fruity hops. More floral than bitter. Finished sharp and full-flavored. Perhaps the best beer from this brewery. A+!

4.1
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Dark orange pour. Leans resin-forward. Unusually viscous. Sufficiently bitter. Good, but nothing special. B- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
Tap at Horse Brass. Thick creamy head on dark orange amber. Rich hop note. Big fruity taste. Dry hop finish.

3.9
BuckeyeBoy (7695) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2008
On Tap at Alameda Brewing Co. Portland, OR Pours out a cloudy amber topped with a small white head. A nice aroma of hops. Tast more of citus hops a nice light bitter end very good IPA.

3.8
Reid (2541) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2010
22 oz bomber..no mention or ’orgainic" on the label. In appearance this is already an odd IPA, darker amber with a small bubbly,frothy tan head. Strong citrus like hop aromas, but also stong breadyness from the malts. very balanced flavours the citric hopping and very strong semi-sweet malts shining though.. God enough o the palate..nice lingering finish. Overall a strange one. Almost an American Strong Ale rather than an IPA in my opinion.

3.8
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Citrus hops, sweet and resinous aroma. Sweet, light caramel flavor. Citrus, resinous hops. Bitter aftertaste. Kind of too sweet; good otherwise.

3.7
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Tap. Heavy IPA! This should be an Imperial IPA! Light orange color. Floral sweetness aroma. Floral bitterness taste.

3.7
raphael (1254) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2008
On tap at mickey finn’s. drk amber with thin head, aroma a little placid but pine, caramel, oak. good carbonation with just a shade of weight in the mouth. some edgy bitterness, some clash of citrus and resin & maybe the malt itself, having some presence. better than I expected

3.7
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2008
This was actually suprisingly good. Most of their stuff ranges from good to mediocre, but this I really enjoyed. The nose has big fruity hop aromas, lots of citrus and an actual malt presence. Suprisingly bitter in the finish. Tasty and refreshing.

3.7
anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy pine needles aroma with hints of grapefruit. Sweetish malty hoppy piny and grapefruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.


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