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Hoppy Daze IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

187 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 17
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-06-2003)
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear golden with a tonne of carbonation rising from the bottom, tower of head didn't budge
S - some estery clove and banana aromas mix with floral and grassy hops along with a sprig of mint
T - the estery flavour makes a brief appearance but is quickly gone, some grass and grains, touch of florals, but finishes with a bit of a musty flavour
M - light with strong carbonation, slightly prickly, finishes a little dry and musty
O - its not a bad brew but not a great example of the style, neither belgian yeasty or the hoppy aspects take center stage, the result is a little strange but still relatively tasty and drinkable

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 03:35:40 | More by joemcgrath27
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ericj63

Kansas

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bomber bottle at Randy's Taproom in Solvang, CA.

I had this after a day of wine tasting and another wind-down beer, so my judgment of the taste might be flawed.

This beer appeared light-colored with a white long-lasting head (the lighting was bad so color and clarity were hard to judge well). The aroma was great hops and malt. The flavor was a good IPA but standard IPA - I didn't really detect much of what I would consider "Belgianness" to it. The mouth feel was smooth and slightly coating and the taste was long lasting. Looking at the style guidelines, I think what was missing was the difference in finish.

I would gladly drink this beer again to see what I might have missed on this first taste, but doubt I will be seeing it around home.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 19:41:31 | More by ericj63
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-03-2013 00:07:10 | More by ste5venla
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fthegiants

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-11-2014 03:13:45 | More by fthegiants
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-07-2014 03:20:26 | More by Sanchezrox23
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mobrockman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-16-2014 22:35:25 | More by mobrockman
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-06-2013 17:20:42 | More by JTomczak
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MPSTARR

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-11-2014 21:28:50 | More by MPSTARR
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Jenlo_21

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-26-2013 02:58:22 | More by Jenlo_21
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jwswigs

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-16-2014 05:29:31 | More by jwswigs
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vma

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-24-2014 06:28:21 | More by vma
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-19-2014 20:24:59 | More by kaelingirl
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andysk

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-13-2013 08:52:17 | More by andysk
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-27-2013 19:41:22 | More by RedneckBeerz
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-01-2013 13:14:01 | More by mhaugo
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-21-2014 03:28:43 | More by BigGingDrinker
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leedorham

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-12-2013 15:09:42 | More by leedorham
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isaackaiju

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-10-2014 13:41:31 | More by isaackaiju
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-12-2014 03:28:20 | More by 2beerdogs
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popery

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-14-2014 05:59:04 | More by popery
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ThaHealer

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-13-2014 01:03:47 | More by ThaHealer
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy, dark amber orange color with no carbonation and a white, soapy looking lace ring.

A - Doesn't smell like a Belgian IPA, the yeasty/bready character is just not there. The aroma is very, very spicy, acidic, and tangy above anything else. The small amount of fruit I'm getting is red grapefruit rinds and overly ripe pineapple. There's also a tinge of booze in the nose.

T - Mimics the nose. There's no Belgian character in here anywhere and it has more spicy, zesty, and acidic tasting overripe fruit above anything else and dominates the entire palette. The pungency sensation is overpowering and stays all the way to the end. Right before it hits the final stretch of the sip, there's a small, brief moment of roasty toffee caramel, then gets buried again. There's a slight spicey warming in the throat as it slides down the hatch.

M - Medium bodied, slightly sticky, spice and zesty acidity tingle the tongue more than the carbonation.

O - I could tell from the first smell that this bottle was probably toast, there's no way Coronado would brew a Belgian style IPA with this kind of tang because they're a talented bunch of folks which tells me it's the bottle. I'll definitely give this one another go around and adjust my review as such. I really like the beers from Coronado. However, if I weren't expecting more Belgian flare in the aroma and taste, and this were classified more as a big IPA, I might enjoy it more. The pungent acidity reminds me more of what I experienced with a Mikkeller "I Beat yoU", and that was done in a good way. This is too, but I don't think it's what the brewer was shooting for, if so, call it something else to eliminate the Belgian expectation because it's just not there. Like I said, I'll DEFINITELY give this one another try. The bottle is on the downside, and I still give solid a "B", only because I do like pungency and spice in my hops, just doesn't work with this style. Can't wait to try a fresh one!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 22:22:24 | More by jzeilinger
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DocJitsu

California

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer at the SLO Xtreme beerfest. It pours a very cloudy golden color with an antique white head. It demonstrates good head retention. Citrus and pine nose. Clean, crisp pine presence up front that quickly yields to raw oat flavor. Interesting, but not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 17:09:07 | More by DocJitsu
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Eh. Kind of a mediocre belgian ale with a mildly spiced tone to it. Kind of thick in a clogged kind of way. Almost chalky thing going on too. Kind of just there. Not really a Belgian IPA so much; or at least, not one I am impressed by. Like I said: eh.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 02:52:23 | More by RblWthACoz
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with a hazy, copper tinted body...there was sediment suspended everywhere and carbonation bubbles were dodging the particles...two fingers worth of rocky, off white head formed and slowly fell to a full cap...great lacing was left

S - Grapefruit and other citrus aromas fill the nose...the nose is very hoppy, but some caramel sneaks in

T - The flavors start off with a huge bitterness...lots of citrus hops allow some sweetness in the background...the hops have a bright, yet leafy character to them in the middle...also in the middle, briefly, I picked up some light Belgian spice...but that was about it...the finish brings back the bitter hops, but there is a nice sweet caramel bill that mellows things out...maybe a little candied sugar as well

M - Medium bodied...chewy, bittersweet finish

O - This was a big beer and I'm glad I waited around for a 12 oz. bottle of this to show up...definitely a sipper...not much Belgian qualities, more of a sweet, American version

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 13:41:55 | More by thain709
Hoppy Daze IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
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