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Hoppy Daze IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Hoppy Daze IPAHoppy Daze IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

187 Ratings
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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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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-23-2011 02:43:08 | More by jenray
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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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Floydster

California

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2008 17:09:24 | More by Floydster
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-20-2013 00:29:27 | More by andrenaline
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mcallister

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2008 20:49:59 | More by mcallister
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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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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-19-2014 03:50:44 | More by Smarty_Pints
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 03:18:19 | More by ClockworkOrange
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$2.50 single from Abe's.

Lots of yeast sediment floating in a thick yellow-orange haze. One finger of level white foam.

Oranges, apricots, other citrus, pine, and a bit of fresh bread, and a hint of Belgian candy in the nose.

Sweet caramel beginning, followed by juicy fruit, big hop bite at the swallow and some Belgian style yeast candy in the finish.

Solid medium mouthfeel delivers well.

Not that big on Belgian IPAs, but this comes across as a well done Belgian/US hybrid. I wouldn't have a lot of these, but one is certainly worth it.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 23:05:05 | More by RonfromJersey
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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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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-07-2013 05:10:55 | More by Zbeetleman
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arizcards

Arizona

3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber in late April from Total Wine for $6.99.

Beer poured orange with a very nice head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is mildly sweet with some citrus hops.

Taste is classic belgian yeast strain, some coriander, light pepper, citrus hops. Brew has a nice lively zing to it.

Mouthfeel is classic belgian yeast smoothness with a nice lighter body.

Overall this is a brew that is tasty and refreshing, one i would definitely do again!

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 23:11:50 | More by arizcards
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-26-2013 20:27:34 | More by smithj4
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 12:56:59 | More by sholland119
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the dog.

A- comes to me with a finger of bright white head that settles in a few to leave a nice wed of sticky lace. The brew is a hazy sunset orange yellow in color.

S- a nice juicy citrus and tropical hit with a good amount of spicy belgian yeast ans a slightly sweet honey and powered sugar malt hit.

T- bitter grapefruit rind and orange zest with a nice spicy yeast component. Some herbal grassiness as well. Malts are light and sweet with just enough gumption to balance but never overshadow.

M- medium body with sick creamyish carb that let's the brew sit and stay awhile before it kicks in even more and rounds the whole thing out.

D- nice belgian ipa for sure. Not sure how fresh it is so I won't pass to much judgment on the hops but I think this brew super fresh might be awesome, or if this is super fresh its a good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2011 05:42:22 | More by oglmcdgl
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery! Taken from notes.

Appearance – A nice golden color with about a finger of head when given to me by the waitress. The head sticks around for a while and leaves nice lacing.

Smell – The Belgian yeast and bready malts are at the forefront, but there is also a nice citrus hop bite, along with slight pine. Some spices are present at the end.

Taste – Similar to the nose, though the citrus flavors are more noticeable. Orange, grapefruit, and a hint of lemon. Then the Belgian yeast and flavors start to kick in. I am not a huge fan of this style but this one was not overpowering and relatively pleasant.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall – A good beer to have with a Ruben, but not one I’d have again to be honest.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2011 01:24:51 | More by SpdKilz
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2009 00:22:53 | More by brewandbbq
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 12:47:22 | More by micromaniac129
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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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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-12-2014 03:28:20 | More by 2beerdogs
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shigg85

Japan

4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 10:55:20 | More by shigg85
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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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CoolEthan

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-22-2014 04:34:15 | More by CoolEthan
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magictrokini

California

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2008 22:45:08 | More by magictrokini
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-19-2012 16:24:31 | More by justintcoons
Hoppy Daze IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.