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18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9%
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:
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(Beer added by: jhartley on 08-03-2014)
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Photo of Celtics17
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Very solid, enjoyed this more than Stone 18. This was the perfect Imperial IPA. It came with he hops, the bitterness, the floral aspect, and a nice not over powering malt character.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower good of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice citrus forward aromas and flavors, but this one packs a punch that you can feel.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Flounder57
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Served in a snifter on draft at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Awesome lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tropical, floral, citrus, grassy, pungent, tangerine, grapefruit, candied orange, toasted, caramel malts, and a little alcohol.

Taste: Same as above with mild tingly bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, mild mild tingly bitterness, and just a hint of alcohol.

Overall: For an 18th anniversary, this was a delicious and fine choice. Got to get more of it before it disappears.

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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.2/5  rDev -20%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +13%

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3.6/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Hop bill had me excited (citra, mosaic, nugget, and simcoe) but my first impression was it was a bit muddled. Really damn good for 10%, though.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +10%

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3.68/5  rDev -8%

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3.56/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

I poured this into a glass I got from McDonald's, some kind of special they had with this glass that looks like an old glass. 15cent hamburgers or something. Pours a nice hazy orange with a loose foam head that lasts a while. Hippy taste. Good for an IPA. Would drink again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.