El Segundo Hop Tanker Double IPA
From El Segundo Brewing – 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.
El Segundo Brewing – El Segundo Hop Tanker Double IPA – 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 9% abv.
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.