Islander IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Islander IPAIslander IPA

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Ratings: 929
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 24
Gots: 171 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: scottoale on 07-18-2006

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Ratings: 929 | Reviews: 276
Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

not that good ok ok ok ok

Photo of cmq103
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good aroma and taste. A decent enough West Coast IPA.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

My first offering from this California brewery, and, of course, it's an IPA. What imagination. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises buttery toffee, grapefruit zest, and a smattering of flowers. The taste goes sharply for the fruit, partnered with some mild pine, then allows some meek caramel-y biscuit to occasionally leak through when no one's looking. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a decent IPA, nothing taste bud-changing or anything, but something better than many debut stable IPAs that pass through these parts.

Photo of t2thebro
4.73/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- golden amber color. thick sticky head that stays around.
S- herbal hop/ pale malt some crystal
T- earthy herbal woodsy. balanced with semi sweet crystal malt.
O- one of my favs.

Photo of SethHudelson15
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It is a solid beer. A good combination of bitter and hops that has a nice finish. I would suggest and drink again. Not quite a 9/10 but my expectations are high.

Photo of milwaukee512
4.56/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice west-coast IPA, but nothing too special.

Photo of emerge077
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy orange with a nice billowing head of creamy white foam, that leaves behind excellent delicate lacing in the glass.

Aroma is fairly subdued, the pungent Columbus are noticeable in the mix though. Caramel malt sweetness, a light grassy skunk.

Taste is pretty clean, malty with a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Grass, cantaloupe, dandelion greens. Light bodied and fairly drinkable. Hints of dank greenery, but again slightly faded. This stuff is new to the market with no dates, so I have to assume it's fairly fresh.

Paired very well with Hooks 7-year aged cheddar, thanks Jay!

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

Excellent choice very good taste

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 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 jmhoward03
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice smooth IPA.

Photo of delta490
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orangey gold with a thin white head that leaves the scene very quickly and leaves a little sticky lacing. The aroma has some nice lighter fruit notes (thinking pineapple). The taste is a little anemic, with just some nondescript hops and malt flavors. The body has a nice weight and a crisp finish.

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Double Barley soda-can shaped glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Citrusy hop aroma with some soily yeast tones and minimal malt backing.

T- Smooth hop flavor with mild bitterness. Slight suggestions of tropical fruit. Alcohol is decently masked.

M- A bit sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- A good IPA to offer someone as they're becoming accustomed to a higher level of hop content. Easy to drink with a subtle bitterness but it still has plenty of flavor.

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

Pours a rich golden hue, slight haze with a big white head. Smells piney, spicy and floral. Spicy, piney and resinous up front with moderate carbonation, fades to nice floral taste. Excellent lacking all the way down the glass. Medium body. Aftertaste piney on the tongue and a spiciness lingers in the throat. Heavy caramel notes emerge as it warms up. Grapefruit rind/pith on the tinge in the aftertaste.

Photo of Johnquisssssssy
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Not great head retention or body feel. Kinda straw/yellow colour, with a real lack of carbonation. I couldn't tell the age, but I'm guessing it's an older bottle but the mediocre flavour and lacklustre finish

Photo of DirtyJerseyMatt
4.67/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent! I'll definitely buy it again

Photo of TWStandley
2.77/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Mediocre At best not good

Photo of Lard_City
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Very drinkable west coast style IPA.

Photo of JohnIrving
1.71/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Poured a straw color from the bottle in to the shaker pint glass. 1 finger white head that dissipated quickly. Light aroma of citrus. Taste was also light with pine resin at the front and citrus notes underneath. Finish was an unpleasant type of bitterness with some chemical tastes. Not enjoyable.

Photo of JimmyCaprese
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Good, but cloudier than expected. Lace is very good. Nice head. Lasts a good bit.
S - Good, smell hints of coriander and nice hop aroma with a citrus element.
T - Has a bite that lingers but more pleasant than others out there e.g. Stone IPA. Also, back end is not as pleasant as the taste, but decent.
F - Very good, but a bit too much carbonation in my opinion. Good malt to hop balance.
O - Really a solid beer and I used to drink it a lot. I think this won a gold at world beer cup. Good for them, but there are others I prefer.

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Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
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