thorongil2 (3630) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2017
(Tap) clear, bright yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of dankness, jam; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish Iphonephan (7510) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2016
On draft at Hop Saint in El Segundo. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus and pine. Bitter finish. Tasty. slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Lemon and pine aroma and flavor as advertised, moderate to heavy bitterness atop a sturdy malt base. Not my favorite of theirs, but still pretty nice. RedSox2004 (2000) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Clear golden amber with a bright white head and cascades of lace. Sharp aroma of citrus - orange and lemon - with a touch of bready malt. Bitterness up front, with pine and citrus above a pretty strong malt foundation. Medium to full body, generously carbonated, creamy mouthfeel and a crisp bitter finish. Pretty much a quintessential West Coast IPA, expertly crafted. lightbias (455) - USA - OCT 20, 2015
Took off my boots, soaked my feet...hot, hot water. So nice. A cooling glass of beer will help in completing the excellent, "after work beer experience". I’ve recently had a few El Segundo brews, and I’m happy to say that even after this one, I’ll have another to sample. I’ve been so impressed with the flavor profiles that I’m anxious to get this one into the glass. - I’m sad to say that although I was pumped up about peeling the cap, the aroma was flat pine, very basic, and difficult to wrest from the neck. Of course, I know to pour before jump to any real conclusion. I tip the bottle and watch as the glass transforms from clear to light amber, the head rising slowly with the level of the beer. The foam never completely burying the brew, barely capping it with swirls of sticky creamy suds. The aroma more intense, but still only such a very sappy pine. Time to taste? Yes. I have to know. - I draw the beer between my lips, over my tongue and it stings the flat of my tongue. I swallow and it etches a path down my throat...bitter, lovely. I breathe out and the aroma becomes a deep pine forest, not flat, not basic...a wet pine forest with a twist. A twist of lemon. I hate lemon. This is amazing. The bitterness of the drag has my tongue aching just a bit; dry, sticky and biting. The lemon never disappears, and accents that pine in a way that has me reconsidering lemon altogether. - The glass is coated with sticky resinous foam and the beer is history. Another winner from El Segundo. Can’t wait for the next!
ADfan (877) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
From the bottle it pours a honey amber color with a medium head. The aroma has some straw and grapefruit. Taste has some tropical fruit and some floral notes followed by a little malt on the finish. Pretty good beer. Marheb (6341) - MontrÃ©al, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
Une IPA exubérante qui déploie des jus tropicaux, du sapinage et des épices. En bouche, une sorte d’impression de lactose donne une rondeur au grand bouquet de saveur. Amertume forte mais negociable, excellente buvabilité. Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours a light amber color with a yellow tinge to it. Aroma is citrus, mixed with clean hops, and fruit zest. Taste is clean, smooth, and flavorful. A nice fruity mixture of orange, lemon, apricot, and tangerine. Refreshing aftertaste, with no distinct bitterness. The alcohol content was hidden very well. toxichop (598) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 26, 2015
P: Hazy yellow/orange with a two finger white head. S: Starts off with lemon zest, lime, grapefruit and oranges. With a hint of sweetness in the back. T: Bright orange zest, (dry stuff right here) with a hint of pine-y bitterness, grapefruit and malt. M: Medium body and carbonation. It is dry with noticeable bitterness. O: Good ol’ old school wipa. FlacoAlto (4240) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
A steady pour into my Sierra Nevada IPA glass produces a three-finger thick pale, tan tinged, off-white colroed head. The beer is bright honey color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright golden hue to it when held up to the light. The aroma smells of ripe tangelo, light guava notes, tropical tangelo, peppery lychee, floral peach notes, and lots of tropical citrus character. The grain provides a subtle note of whole grain cracker, and some hay like character, but really the backing note here is more hops, spicy, woody, pine & cedar, perhaps a touch of sage, really just a nice essential oil character of spicy wood sap.
The beer is nicely bitter, and has a velvety texture to it without being overly heavy, and the bitterness in the finish helps to lighten things up. The texture of this beer plays up the oily citrus character, kumquat zest, tangelo zest, and peppery spruce oil, that morphs into the woody side of the hops with pine oil, essential sage oil, a bit of spicy cedar, and perhaps even some smoked beechwood. The malt plays purely a supporting role here, it supports the hops without getting in the way, providing texture, and very little flavor so that the hops take the clear lead. A hint of cracker like pale malt, some light whole grain character malt and a finish that has a touch of sun-baked straw character to it.
This is a nicely fresh, hoppy-vibrant IPA that is hitting the spot; I like the mix of tropical fruit and citrus notes with the spicy, woody character. The latter is what makes this beer interesting and a bit unique. A thoroughly enjoyable beer.