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Islander IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

Islander IPAIslander IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

545 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%


Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 07-18-2006)
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Reviews by BeerAficionadoMCMXC:
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BeerAficionadoMCMXC

California

3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Well carbonated, good foam level, bubbles were a little large. Light gold, dark yellow color.
S- I got a slight breadiness, grapefruit and citrus, as well as a little pine.
T- Huge spicy pine bitterness. Finish is medium. The malt is slightly hidden, but I can pick a little breadiness.
M- The body is light, leaving a bitterness from the hops on the palate.
O- THough this IPA certainly has its share of hop additions, the malt becomes slightly hidden and balance is lost. Knowing that malt-hop balance is more desired with pale ales than IPA, this is an IPA with a bold amount of hops made to be very drinkable. Worthy of a try if it's cheap.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 23:04:56 | More by BeerAficionadoMCMXC
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A: Pours a semi-hazy golden color (dregs were poured in, because unfiltered IPAs are delish). The head is around two fingers, and its shade is barely off white. I'm quite impressed with both the rock-solid retention and rings of lacing left behind.

S: The nose is quite herbaceous, and even a bit savory-smelling. It doesn't quite reach onion territory, thankfully. Lesser grapefruit notes are also found. In addition, some of the malts come through with a strong biscuity character. Not sure how fresh this is, but it smells alright.

T: The hop profile is a bit strange, but not in a bad way. It's quite herbaceous and spicy, yet with a bit more definition than other herbal IPAs (can't be arsed to name examples...) It's fairly malty, as well - mostly biscuit with a hint of sweet caramel. It's probably recoil from Long Trail Chicken Marinade (oops, I mean Ramble), but there's a lot of lemongrass flavor from the hops. Still, it's only mildly bitter, which is almost miraculous considering how biting the three hop strains in this can be. Oddly, the bitterness builds a bit after a while, countering the sweetness well enough.

M: There's enough crispness along with a dry finish to help squelch some of the malty sweetness. It's a sweet IPA, just not excessively so. Carbonation is medium, and does enough to give it solid drinkability.

O: My expectations were slightly exceeded. While it's more of a sweet IPA than a bitter one, it pulls off both aspects well enough to make want to drink more than a single bottle in a sitting.

NOW I GET IT: this reminds me a lot of Two Hearted. That's nice company to be in. I'd gladly drink this again natch, but I'd prefer cans kthx.

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Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.