Hoppy Daze IPA - Coronado Brewing Company
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3.46/5 rDev -8.5%
Glass: Half-pint glass
From: Coronado Brewing Company in Coronado, Calif. (San Diego)
Misc.: Had on Jan. 21, 2013
Poured a copper orange clear color with one finger of white head when I got it that dissipated almost right away. Decent uneven lacing on the sides, below average retention on the way down.
Smelled smoky spices, cloves, caramel, toffee and resin hops.
Tasted a bit bitter than the smell. Got cloves mixed with a strong alcohol backbone. Also various spices and slight resin hops.
Light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. The best part of the beer.
A pretty good Belgian IPA, but a little bit all over the board. Not as smooth as I’d hoped.
01-22-2013 07:20:50 | More by BucannonXC5
3.79/5 rDev +0.3%
Remarkable fruity and spicy aroma greets the first snootful. Attractive amber in the Ommegang chalice with plenty of foamy cap and lacing.
Dry from the start, skipping over any malty sweetness. And it gets drier as the Belgian yeast kicks in. Amazing aromatics with an herbal and flowery hop aroma, and then a spicy, fresh sawdust nose as you breathe out. Quite bitter, so it's more of an IPA with Belgian yeast. Hops are the main event and won't disappoint the IPA hound. Fairly light body. Long, resiny yet perfumey taste ends with a piney bitterness softened by the yeast. Crazy mouthful of flavor.
This current version is listed as 7.5% ABV and 74 IBUs, with the hops being Warrior, Centennial, and Chinook. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Olive Tree in Ocean Beach.
01-15-2013 06:24:40 | More by mactrail
3.03/5 rDev -19.8%
out of bottle, poured into large wine glass
a - light golden color, finger sized heard. sediment in the bottom of the bottle which I swirled in the last part of the pour - results in an overall cloudy look
s - hoppy, a little sweet - somewhat reminisce of nugget nectar smell
t - more bitter than the nose would imply, sneaky bitter at the beginning, very hoppy and bitter on the end, with the end hanging around a bit after the sip. Don't strongly notice the high alcohol content taste at 9% - but it is there subtly on the back end
mf - nice overall, little sharp bubbles on the front but very smooth comforting bubbles on the end
o - not bad for an ipa, a little too bitter for my tastes to just drink alone. Probably great if paired with the right cheese.
10-21-2012 17:24:53 | More by MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
4.23/5 rDev +11.9%
A good looking brewski with it's amber body and tall tan headhere, although there is abit of cloudness ruuning through.
Aroma is quite fruity and minty almost.
Taste is hoppy with citrus maybe and tangerine some floral notes too. Bready malts are present as well as some yeast and spice.
Taste good and has a dry hoppy finish but not overly bitter. At 9% one could get quite tipsy on this beer because it drinks quite well.
07-22-2012 12:47:22 | More by micromaniac129
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
03-11-2012 17:09:07 | More by DocJitsu
4.18/5 rDev +10.6%
Orange-y amber with a soapy head top. Sticks awesomely. Nice carbonation rush from the base of the glass.
Pine and citrus hops with an assertive spiciness grinned the Belgian yeast used. Smells purty good.
Piney and spicy hop overload. Tons of bitterness and a nice hit of warm booze from the first sip. This American version is wacky on the hops. Some bitter orange pith, spruce, coriander, and malt sugar. Great bite at first, and everlasting finish. Not a super familiar Belgian yeast quality; barely a Belgian IPA and more of an American Double IPA. Dangerous to slug back in this tall pint.
Decent feel. Thank heavens for the bubbly scrub, or else I'd have finished this one off by now. Body is an almost-medium. Pretty appropriate.
I'm in love with this beer. It's heady, which is to say that it's a little hot. But, a great aggressive hoppiness and interesting spice character with makes for a delicious spin in a Belgian IPA.
02-16-2012 01:49:26 | More by thecheapies
4.47/5 rDev +18.3%
Vivo in Ikebukuro is crowded tonight for a Coronado Tap Takeover! I chose Hoppy Daze because I felt like trying out their only Belgian on tap. It is a beautiful orange brew that has a depth almost like looking into tinted crystal. The first sip has an immediate punch of hops (obviously by the name) with an apricot flavor accompanying. There is a great roasted sensation that touches the back of my mouth and warms my ears and my belly. There is also an enjoyable sourness in the aftertaste that reminds me of eating slghtly over-ripened peaches in the summer. After a while of letting it rest, there is also a trace of orange in the scent coming off the glass.
John Lee Hooker is playing on the in-house system, and even though it is a Belgian-style San Diego brew, I feel like I could be sitting in Atlanta enjoying some BBQ and this fine brew.
Two thumbs way up.
02-05-2012 10:55:20 | More by shigg85
3.3/5 rDev -12.7%
Had on tap @ Murphy's Bar & Grill in Honolulu, HI
Appearance: Muddled orangish-gold with a frothy, thinner head.
Smell: Hoppy and Belgian yeast come to mind.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Has a very pronounced Hop forward taste. Getting a bunch of heat from the higher abv. Dry and slightly bitter aftertaste. Not overtly complex.
Overall: As the name would suggest, this a hop assault on the tongue and mouth. It's pretty much a one-note beer for me. Would have liked to see some other flavors complimenting the hops. Not sure where the Belgian part comes into play with this one.
02-02-2012 01:56:10 | More by July2Nov
District of Columbia
3.65/5 rDev -3.4%
Bottled 01/11/12. Tulip glass.
A: Pours light golden, somewhat opaque, with a finger and a half of bright white head. Good retention and leaves behind some pretty lacing.
S: Bubblegum fruitiness, sweetish malt, clove, a little lemon, with floral notes underneath.
T: Wow, super citrusy (grapefruit), bubblegum, finishing with spot-on, moderate grapefruit bitterness which lingers forever. Not as well integrated as it could be.
M: Medium body and medium-light carbonation.
O: Interesting flavors, but maybe a little overboard on the bitterness.
01-30-2012 05:43:02 | More by pmarlowe
3.78/5 rDev 0%
A - a beautiful almost translucent golden sunset, half finger off white head and some decent lace
S - wow! Hop bomb! So much hops, citrus, pineapple, pine, smell of the islands, weed, sugar, peaches, crazy sweet almost Belgian yeast, toasty malts and a slight booze
T - holy crap, I just got punched in the face with hops, weed, citrus rinds, nice Belgian yeast, Nice sweet sugariness, no booze in the taste, flowers, grass, fruit orchard and fresh cut wood
M - medium minus body, medium acidity, decent balance, not a lot of complexity and a very long finish
D/O - huge hop bomb. Not at all for anyone who is just a casual fan of hops. This thing is hops from beginning to end. Hop, hops and more hops! Very silky, fresh and has that nice weed flavor
Final thought - for $8 a pop and 9% this is nice but not an every day ipa like idiot. That is the best beer they make by far. Still very nice
01-23-2012 08:51:33 | More by whatthehull
Hoppy Daze IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.