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Islander IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Islander IPA
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very good

891 Ratings
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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 21
Gots: 148 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scottoale on 07-18-2006

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Ratings: 891 | Reviews: 269
Photo of j0hnc2468
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd43
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hop bomb. This is a bold ipa that doesn't take hops lightly. Minimal head, but the aroma hits you from a considerable distance. A west coast ipa for sure, in the vein of a Lagunitas or Stone offering in terms of the hop bias. Carbonation is minimal in appearance but more apparent in the mouthfeel.

Photo of jkrich
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a beautiful orange-gold hue with a faint haze. The foamy, white head slowly dissipated, leaving some fancy lacing. As far as freshness, the bottle had a date stamped at the bottom. I am not sure if this is a "bottled on" or a "drink by" date; if the latter, it is almost two months past its prime.

The citrusy aroma is typical of the style while the flavor profile is strongly bittersweet, tropical fruit with some lingering marmalade and citrus; not much piney influence which is fine by me. The grapefruit flavor is not as prominent as other IPAs I have tried.

The body is rather light and the flavor profile is short-lived on the palate; just enough carbonation to keep it refreshing.

This is a very mild and quaffable IPA for 7.0 % ABV, but aren't they all? They should really say what the date means on the bottle. Worth seeking out but costly, at least down here in the Florida panhandle.

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ernestosabato
4.46/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A pure bitter IPA. Not a life-changing beer, but when it's the only west coast variety on tap, as is the case as I write this, you'll be happy.

Photo of Johncnh
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kenmac19
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_G
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaliforniaBurrito
4.65/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not so rich on hops. Still a good brew.

Photo of lattydaddy07
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange gold color with off-white head. Pine, citrus, and a little malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Pretty solid hop resinous notes on the finish.

Photo of ari32
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BBS323
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent choice very good taste

Photo of Hendrick24
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Piske41
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scruffwhor
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAFan521
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Justinbrown1
4.63/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bilco
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kraj30
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

like this IPA... really solid option for everyday IPA in Chicago distro

Photo of pearljam118
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.