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18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jhartley on 08-03-2014)
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Photo of metsfan1
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Looks great (white head), very mild smell, bitter,bitter, bitter. Not as impressed with this beer as Idiot IPA, Frogs Breath, etc. Not bad but definitely not great.

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reebtaerG
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of KarateShow
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Trix247
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of lochef81
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mjpolzin
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of OCSA_1978
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of anthony-martinez
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

i got it bomber bottles and i pour it into wine glass. the bodied color looks like orangey hazy cloudy but it not a wheat ale. foam head at two fingers. tasted great fruitty with kick of bitterness.

Photo of PDrinks
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/11/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep golden color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, peach, lemon/orange zest, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA style! All around great complexity and robustness of big citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt balance; and very smooth to drink for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of blbarnett3
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ShanePB
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of martyl1000
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%

Pretty amazing stuff. Had on tap at The Spot, Madison. Not really my style of IIPA. I like them sweeter than this.

Nice and spicy. What little sweetness there is comes in the form of navel orange or pineapple.

I like it much more as it warms.

Photo of Fievel
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of davet100
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Regular-looking light amber brew with an attractive low head in the Maredsous goblet. Sparkly mouthfeel and lots of malt. Interesting aroma with a touch of spoiled fruit.

First tasting, this is mellow and hoppy with a rich complex taste. On tasting this the second day from the recapped bottle, this seems very bitter. Grainy, sharp, and acidic.

Oddly harsh and nearly undrinkable. Looking for my can of Simple Times to soak up the bitter hop toxins. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Liticker's Liquor in Ocean Beach.

Photo of Omnium
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber > Bowtie Pint

A - Slightly cloudy light gold with two fingers of a dense soapy white head, medium lacing.
S - Aroma definitely lacks here, you get cracker and bread malt, some mild pine and dank notes, a good presence of grapefruit, lime, and orange, and there's something just mildly off in it, cant tell what it is.
T - Now things turn around here, there is such a good bite of lime in this, its tart and bitter, but the malt provides the base for the hops just right, definitely some piney dank hop resin, and there is some slight alcohol taste to it, but overall its good.
M - For 10% you dont feel it a whole lot, which is certainly surprising. Some bitterness, a little chew to it.
O - This was very good, not something I'd readily get again, I'd rather go for Idiot over this, but this has such a good fresh lime flavor that its definitely worth coming back to if i can score it again.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; golden colored; less than a 1 finger slightly off white head that receded to a thin collar; moderate lacing;

S: really boozy;

T: balanced between tropical fruit, mostly pineapple, and booze; moderately bitter finish;

M: a little syrupy; light to moderate carbonation;

O; I realize it's 10% ABV, but this was really boozy;

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.