Full Review

El Segundo Brewing Co.

El Segundo Brewing Co.
Hammerland DIPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Imperial IPA

El Segundo Brewing Co.
Hammerland DIPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.6%
El Segundo Brewing Co 140 Main St El Segundo, CA, 90245, USA https://www.elsegundobrewing.com logan.smith@elsegundobrewing.com

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Hoppy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: ripe nectarine and honeydew melon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pine, earth, and golden tomato
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-flavor, full-bodied IIPA that maintains balance and liveliness.

The Producer

El Segundo Brewing Co

The Producer

Imperial IPA

Beer Glass Snifter Amber.jpg
Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.