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Hoppy Daze IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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85
very good

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 18
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%

Thanks to kaiser81 for this bottle.

Pours hazy golden with a large white head. The initial aroma is very hoppy, with both grassy and citrusy orange hops. The flavor is Belgian yeast and grassy as well as some fruit flavors, with citrus as well as a little banana. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Feb 17, 2010
Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

A 22 ounce bomber bottle purchased at Abe's in Bethlehem for around $6. Poured into a standard shaker glass. The ale appears a hazed bright yellow color with about two fingers of fluffy off white foam. Nose and flavors are of orange creamsicles, menthol, apricot, grapefruit, peach, mango, sweet malt, pine, spicy yeast. Better than medium bodied and dry with ample carbonation. Pretty tasty overall.

ClockworkOrange, Dec 13, 2009
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%

The one thing that usually gets me about BIPAs is the Belgian side of it. Many have too much yeast and biscuity sweetness that overpowers the hops. This one is different.
A cloudy golden pour with a sticky head. Rocky mounds of foam spring up. Lacing is great.
Aroma is crisp hoppiness with undertones of biscuit and coriander. A blend of mint, grapefruit and pear. Floral as well.
Refreshing taste. As the aroma of floral hops still lingers the tongue is hit with a smack of citrus. Grapefruit, juicy. A subtle but strong malt backbone is key here as the hops try to dominate, but are pulled back just at the bite goes deep. Sweet biscuits and light toast come into play at the end. Alcohol is well hidden and warming.
This is a great beer. Very good aroma, flavor, feel and finish. Wish I had more of these!

Mebuzzard, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of John_M
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%

Have now had this beer on tap and out of the bottle and there's no getting around it. This is a damn fine beer from Coronado Brewing.

On tap at the Drafting Room at Exton.

The beer pours a rich golden peach color with very good head retention and lacing. The nose is gorgeous as well, with peach, apriocot, honey, white pepper and hoppy citrus. Flavors on the palate replicate the nose very well, with the beer displaying a wonderful wash of hoppy bitterness on the finish. It really does an excellent job of cutting and countering the moderate sweetness in this beer, giving the beer an attractive, drying finish. Mouthfeel in this excellent beer is also impressive, and is fairly full with hoppy bitterness everywhere. Drinikability is pretty good, with the relatively high alcohol well disguised.

Just an all around terrific beer from the folks at Coronado. Impressive.

John_M, Nov 30, 2009
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%

Served in a chalice.

A: ONE BEAUTIFUL ALE. From the tap it produced a small off-white head that was fairly diminishing. I would have liked to have seen a bigger head, but I suspect that if I had poured it, I would have. The body was a warm golden orange and heavily hazy and maybe even a bit cloudy. A little yeast sediment found it's way to the bottom, which I like as a visual reminder of exactly what it is that you are drinking. It was nearly perfection in a glass. Can only go down from here...

S & T: ...but it didn't!!! The aroma was wonderful. Moderately grainy malts, bit of cookie and hay. The hops were heavy but not overpowering and very fragrant. Perfumey and citrusy, orange and lemony rind characteristics. The yeast was also very present: sweaty, musty & dank. Very noticeable fruit qualities. I was more confident in picking up the grape, peach and raisin notes than I was in the raspberry or cranberry. So well balanced and well rounded. Very nice flavor duration, moderately sweet, moderately acidic & moderately bitter. Absolutely delicious.

M: Medium body, pleasantly creamy and perfectly carbonated.

D: I could drink this all day. I did dock a 1/2 point for not quite fulfilling my hop craving. But that is quickly overlooked by my excitement for this style of beer. I love Belgian IPAs!!!

FeDUBBELFIST, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of brewandbbq
4/5  rDev +5.8%

22oz bottle from the fridge.

Pours light gold with a slight haze and an inch-plus head of white. Plenty of ripped sheets of lacing throughout the glass as well as a full coverage skim coat.

Aromatics lead off with pungent, bitter, almost astringent hops. Heavy dosing of grapefruit pith, pine bark, and cedar dew. Light phenolics in the back with juniper in the finish.

Medium bodied with a sticky, chewy mouthfeel. A bit syrupy and slick.

Tropical fruit and conifer resin start the palate. Pink grapefruit pulp, cut grass, spruce needles, and quanine follow through.

Finishes with warming alcohol, a solid bitterness, tropical fruit, wet pine, and a hint of bubblegum.

The Belgian character is subdued by the high hopping rate, and the hops seem to lean in the pelletized direction. A mild wet paper note is found thoughout as well. Probably not the freshest example of this beer.

brewandbbq, Nov 03, 2009
Photo of drtth
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Served in a stemmed tulip glass. A glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a lightly hazed dark golden yellow with a light orange tone. The ¼" off-white head recedes soon but throughout the beer it leaves a nice but sparse lacing pattern.

Smell: The aroma is all fruity hops with lots of orange, a little grapefruit and even some pineapple. In the background there is some nice pale malt softness.

Taste: The flavors include orange, some tropical fruits, a bit of honey and hints of caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium to light-bodied and a creamy with light carbonation. The finish is medium long with fruity beginnings, some citrus zest (mostly orange) bitterness leading into dryness.

Drinkability: Despite the ABV, which is well concealed, I could dink a few more of this one. I kept wanting another sip and found this a delicious and dangerously drinkable beer. I'll definitely be looking to have this beer again. This is one of the more enjoyable beers I've had in a while.

drtth, Oct 26, 2009
Photo of Kadonny
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from tap into a tulip sampler glass at TJs in Paoli.

A: A lighter hazy golden orange with a one finger fluffy white head. Medium glass lacing.

S: Sweet citrus hops with a sugary sweet malt presence. A tad bit of funkyness too.

T: Citrus hops with flavors of mango, orange, pineapple and some hints of floral grassy flavors. The hops immediately give way to a massive sugary sweetness mixed with some slight Belgian yeasty characters. The sugary sweetness lasts all the way until finish with the hops trying to make a comeback but end up being pushed back down with a decent alcohol flavor lingering.

M: Medium, coating, cloying sweet with a decent alcohol kick.

D: Low, believe it or not, I didn't even finish my tasting glass!

Talk about day and night, I so enjoyed this from a bottle, but from tap the sweetness comes pounding through....too much so. The hops and yeast are nice, but the sweetness needs to be dialed down a bit. I left disappointed. Shame too.

Kadonny, Oct 13, 2009
Photo of tempest
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Split a bottle at Tap and Table in Emmaus, PA. Poured into a tulip, the beer was a hazy yellow with a sticky white head. The aroma was a big nose full of of sweet piney resin with a mild earthy note. I'm really impressed by how clear and rich the smell is, damn. The flavor diverges surprisingly, with a much grassier, citrus rind flavor - likely the Belgian element kicking in. Like most really good beers, it could still be more complex, but this is a beer worth seeking out. Thanks to Plunkett for introducing me to this fine beer.

tempest, Oct 05, 2009
Photo of sholland119
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%

My first Coronado brew. Will not be my last.

A-Pours a cloudy pale aprricot with a fluffy white head and some sticky lacing.

S-Lots of hops! Pineapple and grapefruit with a mild underlying sweetness.

T-A very nicely malty front, then grapefruit hops and pineapple. Finishes nicely sweet with just a hint of Belgian yeast.

M-Medium bodied and a bit sticky.

D-Dangerously drinkable. Does not taste like 9% ABV.

HV

sholland119, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%

A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves some lacy, lacing as it slowly subsides in a persistent, tightly beaded manner. The beer is a muddled amber color that shows a hazy, straw-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma, noticeable even as I pour this beer, is laden with fruity hop notes that are no doubt accentuated by fermentation derived esters. This smells of lychee, apricot, kumquats and even a bit of floral tropical fruit notes reminiscent of pineapple and mango. An actual inspection of the nose sees the hop fruitiness take a more citrus edge to it as well as picking up a backbone of pine needles and even a touch of herbal, almost hemp like notes to it. Toasted, pale malt character contributes a solid cracker like grain character to the finish. Honestly, other than the note when I was pouring it, the nose doesn't seem to have a whole lot of Belgian'esque character to it.

The combination of hops and residual malt sugar contributes to this being quite a sweet seeming beer. It isn't overly heavy though as it might even said to be fairly light for a beer of this strength. While the front of each sip is dominated by super ripe fruit notes the finish has a nice, solid bitterness to it as well as a touch of menthol like herbal hop character that lingers; neither of these two notes are huge, but do go a long way towards balancing the up front sweet flavors. Some of the menthol like notes I am realizing are actual turpene like phenolic notes of clove derived from fermentation phenols. I think that the hop fruitiness is actually accentuated quite a bit by fermentation derived esters as well, but the Belgian yeast character really plays a supporting role here; yes this is a bit different than a straight up IPA, but it is not so different as to be overtly noticeable that it was fermented with something other than a bland American Ale yeast. This is of course more a testament to the super-hoppiness of this brew rather from the use of a bland Belgian yeast strain; the Belgian character is in here, it is just drowned out by the cacophonous, palate engulfing hop character. The up front hop notes contribute flavors of tropical fruit, lychee, floral peach, orange blossom honey, super ripe tangelo, a touch of pineapple and, as the beer warms a definite note of super ripe melon and floral pear that is purely fermentation derived but still contributes to the over all tropical fruit notes that are found in this beer.

This is just a down right enjoyable brew; it has such a ripe hoppiness to it that I can't really even find fault that the hops drown out the Belgian yeast character to a large degree. Letting the beer warm up certainly helps (the phenols in the finish become more noticeable and a herbal, slightly vegetal and grassy character is accentuated as well), but ultimately this is all about the hops (as it should be). This is dangerously drinkable for a beer of this of this strength, which is definitely requisite in my book for anything with IPA on the label. This definitely hits the spot for this oft-times hop head, and even has a bit of yeast character to keep the funky freak in me at least slightly interested.

Gueuzedude, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of hopdog
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

On tap at the Coronado Brew Pub.

Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus and some grass. Tastes of the same floral hops, citrus, light caramel, and some pine.

Notes from: 12/1/04

I'd like to get a bottle of this to compare to my earlier rating from the Brew Pub.

hopdog, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of Dogbrick
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

Sample at Stone. This brew is a clear copper color with a medium and fluffy white head that dissipates slowly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and grass. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with grassy hops, citrus and light malt flavors. Slight spice and yeast are present as well. The finish is hoppy and leaves a mild spice and hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

Dogbrick, Dec 30, 2008
Photo of gford217
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottle courtesy of Dunk poured into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a small and short-lived white head that recedes to a small ring quickly and leaves almost no lacing.

The aroma has no doubt lost some of its hop character as the sweetness of the malts and light fruit dominate with only a bit citrus in there on top of some healthy Belgian yeast presence.

The taste is also very sweet up front with lots of apricots and pears with strong Belgian yeast characteristics as well. As in the aroma, the hops have died down a good bit in the taste.

The mouthfeel is slick with decent carbonation and leaves lots of sweetness on the palate.

This is a decent and very drinkable Belgian IPA, though I really think it would be better fresh as the hops have faded a bit. As it is, this is a light and fruity sweet take on a Belgian IPA.

gford217, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of magictrokini
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%

Tap. Good copper pour with a solid white head. Aroma is hops and pine. Good amount of hops up front with some resin, with a bit of malt in the back. Sticky mouthfeel with a clean finish. A great IPA, but only an above-average Imperial.
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Bottle, 4/08. Pours clear gold with a huge white head. Strong yeasty aroma with a lot of banana and clove. It nearly drowns out the floral hops. Taste is the same. Bubblegum and clove abound, then the grassy, pine hops come in at the end. The closest thing to this is the Urthel Triple Hop IPA. This one is sweeter, but I don't know which is better.

magictrokini, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%

Appearance - pours a golden caramel color, two fingers of white, creamy foam above. Nice stick to the lacing as it makes clumpy waves on the glass up top, and full sheets going down. A steady bead off the bottom of the glass makes for a great looking beer, and considerably cloudier with the bottom pour added.

Aroma - initially has a burst of orangy citrus. Some light wood and earthy Belgian yeast as it settles along with subtle alcohol vapor.

Taste - malty, sweet caramel at first, quickly overcome by citrusy, sparkly, prickly hops. Grapefruit, lemon, pine and a warming abv as well. The Belgian yeast makes its way through all that on the aftertaste, impressive. Dry, bitter, boozy finish, even a warm grainy exhale at times. Good beer.

Mouthfeel - creamy, well-carbonated but not interfering. A good sturdy body that keeps up with the beer's profile.

Drinkability - a fine Belgian IPA, a great change of pace for an IPA beer tasting.

brewdlyhooked13, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.5/5  rDev +19%

"Hoppy Daze are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Hoppy Daze are here again"

--Milton Ager and Jack Yellen (if they had been craft beer lovers)

Flawless ripe apricot that would look even better with some yeasty haziness (that arrives on subsequent pours). The head isn't Belgian ale-like, but it wasn't expected to be. The tight-bubbled foam is lightly toasted ecru in color, looks even better as it starts to melt and is laying down some pretty fantastic looking lace. An excellent look.

I can't bring myself to penalize this Belgian IPA for not smelling like a Belgian IPA because it smells sooo good. In case you're wondering, any pale malted, highly hopped, 9.0% ale that uses a Belgian yeast strain is a Belgian IPA. Besides, it says so right there on the label.

American hops dominate the nose with wonderfully aromatic aromas of peach, orange, pink bubblegum and pink grapefruit. Amarillo has to be in there. I wouldn't bet against Simcoe and one or more C-hops as well. The fresh peachiness is amazing.

Hoppy Daze is delicious beer that has a tremendous amount of tropical fruitiness. It's a tough call between Belgian IPA and American IPA since characteristics of each of them are present. Not that it's important, but it's probably closer to the latter. The American hops *almost* overpower the more subtle flavors imparted by the Belgian yeast.

The malt backbone is nice and sturdy. It's primarily sugar cookie pale with a slight hint of caramel. A beer called Hoppy Daze ought to be hoppier and more bitter than this. That said, the symphony of flavors that is beginning to emerge as the ounces rush by are imploring me to reach for the big number.

Regarding specific flavors... juicy peach is still in the lead, followed by mandarin orange, pink grapefruit and sweetened banana. A large pinch of ground ginger and a small pinch of white pepper have to be coming from the Belgian yeast. This really is lip smackingly delicious big beer.

What was a good mouthfeel initially is a very good mouthfeel at the midway point. It isn't lightly creamy and voluminous like a real Belgian ale, but it stays well away from thick and sticky, as some high-ABV American ales tend to be. It's nicely plush and mouth pampering with a perfect amount of smooth-edged carbonation.

My only previous experience with Coronado Brewing Company (Idiot IPA) was a positive experience. Nevertheless, I didn't expect Hoppy Daze to blow me out of the water like it has. This unique, delightful elixir deserves a lot more love than it gets. Bottom line: the flavor of American hops married to the complexity of Belgian yeast. Thumbs way up!

BuckeyeNation, Jul 05, 2008
Photo of srandycarter
3.63/5  rDev -4%

A -Wonderful bright honey, large head, beautiful spider web lacing.

S - Floral, hoppy and fruits.

T - Served warmer than I usually do, very complex flavor. Sweet malts, you do get the Belgium yeast notes, including tropical and banana flavors, then the pine and citrus hops.

M - Thick and creamy mouth, good carbonation, good coating. Personally, I thought the balance was pretty good.

D - Fun to try.

srandycarter, Jun 23, 2008
Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +19%

I acquired this one from Mr. Joey at South bay. Being a lover of the IPA as I am, I apparently could not let this one slip by, and I am very glad that he did not let me. I grabbed this one out of the fridge last night and proceeded to serve it into the Mock Turtle at a slightly warmer then the fridge temperature.

Appearance - The our was very nice with a delicate light amber color coming through immediately. Very nice bit of cloudiness to it was not enough to obscure the carbonation which was bubbling up from the bottom of the glass. A very nice head of white foam, perhaps two fingers in height was then allowed to form up over the top and proceeded to settle down gently but not before depositing copious amounts of side glass lace and leaving behind a nice soft pillow in its wake.

Smell - The aroma was full of hops as one would expect. At first I really did not pick up much in the way of the Belgian yeast, but that would come later as it warmed. Lots of pineapple and grapefruit aromas just rippling though out this one, very bright indeed. As it warmed some notes of light yeast and wheat were starting to come though along with a touch of peach of light green apple.

Taste - This carried over very well into the flavor which was very nicely. It started out as a nice, and classic west coast DIPA. Quick rips through the mouth of strong and bitter grapefruit notes and a really nice touch of pineapple as well. Very nice light floral presence, but as it warmed it started to get taken over by the yeast. Hints of pears and peaches start coming thorough and the grain flavor that made up the back started to shine. Very nice balance between the too. Some light sugary notes before the finish turned back over to the dry and bitter influence of the west coast hops.

Mouthfeel - Very nice, and light body on this one. Definitely a little bit lighter then ,most of your classic DIPA. Great carbonation really let it pop and gave you a great sense of crispness, especially when it was still well chilled.

Drinkability - The 9% abv was very well hidden, in fact I really did not believe it was as strong as it came across. Very nice balanced and a light profile, I could have sipped on this one for days, really well done.

Overall I thought this was an excellent Belgian IPA. Really well done and a differenced take on one of my favorite styles. I am glad I got a few of these as I believe they will hold up very well over time and really make a fine addition to my regular lineup. Definitely a top notch beer in my opinion.

mikesgroove, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of Stoneman78
3.63/5  rDev -4%

Appearance is orange amber hue with a modest layer of soapy white foam that sustains, light lacing

Aroma is a mix of sweetness and hops, hops are piney and floral grassiness, sweet bread malts are quite bold, light fruits, Belgian yeast and candi, citrus and peaches, honey, delicious

Taste is initially thick toast malts, piney hops, floral tones, and alcohol, midway enters hints of honey, peaches, Belgian candy, grass, and light citrus, finishes dry and resinous with a hint of chalk

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, thick and resiny texture, moderate carbonation

Drinkability is average, the sweet malts overwhelm the restricted hop profile, the Belgian aspect is different and exciting although the IPA-ness is sort of drowned out here. . .

Stoneman78, May 21, 2008
Photo of mcallister
3.63/5  rDev -4%

Amber colored elixir with a thick frothy jandis colored head. Great retention and thick thick sticky lace.
Great nose. Rich caramel malt and thick piney citrusy hops. Simcoe for sure. Very sweet aromatics with bready malts lying underneath. Not overly complex in the nose but in your face and electrifying.
Odd actually. A little off balance. Hoppy and bitter on the finish with a biscuit bready middle leaning into caramel on the finish. Hints of citrus and peach with even more in the way of pine and bits of earth. Middle seems to be somewhat lost for just a second and than it all comes back full throttle on the finish. Ahh well after reading the bottle I see that this brew is femented with a belgian yeast strain. That would explain the lack of a middle. A good DIPA but just can't get past the middle.

mcallister, May 11, 2008
Photo of RustyDiamond
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

22oz bottle poured into a Duvel stem. Bright, cloudy blood orange hue with 1 finger of off-white head. Aroma of classic San Diego grapefruit.
I got a huge citrus hop taste in the front of the tongue which changed into a Belgiany-yeasty tartness in the mouthfeel. And not a smooth transition, mind you. Head quickly dissolved after a sip or 2 leaving some nice lacing in the glass. Finished dry and hoppy with a strange hint of strawberry. Very thin in the body but had some nice layers of taste.

Very nice approach to a Belgian IPA style. Not terribly balanced between the 2 styles, but enjoyable nonetheless.

RustyDiamond, May 11, 2008
Photo of Floydster
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

22 ounce bottle purchased from a liquor store in San Diego, cannot remember its name unfortunately, was only around five or six dollars, split with friend last night for the night cap, poured into a Paulaner imperial pint glass

A-Light orange in color with some golden red highlights, head was pretty creamy for an IPA and was almost an inch, did not last too long though, minmal retention, some decent lacing

S-Floral and piney hoppiness, nectarines, peaches, pears, funky spices, Belgian yeast, bready malt aromas, and some citrus including a distinct pineapple aroma

T-Tasted like a Belgian strong pale ale with the first sip because the hops do not kick in until the aftertaste, some sweet malt and fruit in the middle, hops were pretty dry in the finish but definitely had a citrus flavor because it faded into a sweet and slightly tart flavor, changed a little over time and mostly got sweeter, hop profile was not modified too much, wish there was more bitterness, otherwise I could barely say this was an IPA based on its initial flavor

M-Dry, semi-sweet, bitter, and chewy mouthfeel, medium bodied, good amount of carbonation, lingering taste, also some spicy feels towards the end

D-Could not have drank too much of this, malt was too sweet for my palate, alcohol was present and seemed strong at least, smooth at times but also a little harsh later on

I could barely read the label but I think it said it was nine percent alcohol, thought this was more like a DIPA anyways, definitely a Belgian-style India pale ale regardless, also tasted this on tap at Hamilton's about a month ago, might drink again, worth trying at least once

Floydster, May 08, 2008
Photo of m1ked
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

5$ dollar don't make you holla, growler fill. Thanks Nate.

A- Mostly clear light amber, almost like the color of honey. Just hazy enough that I barely can't read through a pint glass (yes I can read). Minimal head disappears quickly, leaving a white rim.

S- This is really nice, I smell a distinct peach aroma, floral notes, pears, almost as if I were smelling an intersting chardonay, instead it is an interesting beer. I don't catch any whiff of bitterness.

T- Starts off like a belgian no doubt. Banana-clovey, vanilla up front, then it has an interesting/odd transition somewhere in the middle that is filled with some etoh heat that turns into a lingering bitterness, not your classic hops bitterness though.

M- smooth start, some thick mouthfeel, that turns into heat and then into bitter.

D- I really like what CBC has been doing recently. This is definetly unique and fun. With that being said, this one has me intrigued and confused at the same time. Nonetheless, an easy beer to drink.

m1ked, Apr 08, 2008
Photo of Boilermaker88
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%

One of nine brews offered on-tap at Coronado Brewing Co. Being a sucker for IPA's and being short on time, this was my beer of choice.
Presented in a standard pint glass, Hoppy Daze had a clear amber hue, lively fine carbonation, and a dense 1" off-white head that showed good durability and left nice sheets of lace behind.
Sticking my nose right down into the foam, I got a nice snoot-ful of citrusy hops aroma, spruce pine, and, on a lower magnitude, some toasty malts. Nice IPA smell.
The feel was a bit rough-edged but nothing all that detracting. My palate was greeted by the flavors of caramel and toasted malts. Some hints of nuts, also. Then came the hops. Not the hugely massive hops explosion of some West Coast IPA's but still a satisfying mix of citrus rinds and juicy, sticky pine.
Overall, quite tasty and quaffable. Like I said, not the hops bomb West Coast IPA but still one that has a good convergence of characters. Worth trying out.

Boilermaker88, Apr 26, 2005
Hoppy Daze IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.