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18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 35 | 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)

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Beer added by: jhartley on 08-03-2014

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another year gone, another beer to commemorate the past year. Here's Coronado 18, and thanks to my co-worker Tina for the bottle. On to the beer:

Semi-creamy with the half-inch of solid retaining head. Below it is candlelight orange with a splash of haze. The aroma is modest and brings sweet tropical fruits. Coming to mind are mango, papaya, cantaloupe, and a whisper of malt.

The hop bill bring a smooth hoppy flavor to the beer. But with the beer reaching 10% ABV, it also brings heat. Cantaloupe and pineapple notes set the tone early. Afterwards, a rush of solvent alcohol nearly neutralizes the overall flavor, but quickly sweet tangerine juice comes up after the neutralization. It tastes nice as a whole, though some of that alcohol does wash over the dike. It's nearly full bodied (but feels lighter than that) and leaves an aftertaste of alcohol and cantaloupe.

Nice one Coronado. See you next anniversary!

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3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.41/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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.

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.