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Islander IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Islander IPAIslander IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

646 Ratings
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Ratings: 646
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 16
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
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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jackorain

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear copper and is topped with a 2 inch stark white, billowy head following a standard pour into my Stone Levitation goblet. The head fell slowly and left intense lacing and a splotchy coat. This is a very attractive brew indeed.

Grapefruit zest and grapefruit hops dominate the aroma. Upon further deep sniffs, lemon shows itself and some biscuit aroma pulls through in the end. Subsequent sniffs during quaffing reveals some resin-like pine aromas as well.

Interesting, the biscuit malt is what I tasted 1st in this one. However, this is quickly beaten back by the hops. Pine and grapefruit hops flavors dominate but the lemon from the nose is also present. These is also a bit of raw bitter greens here as well. The middle brings the biscuit malts back and adds a bit of caramel sweetness to the mix too, maybe just enough malt here to balance this one out, to the level that I like anyway. There is a bitterness late middle to end but it doesn't linger on the palate long. The finish is a little dry; this combined with the quick to leave bitterness draws one into the next sip, or gulp as the case may be.

This one has a medium body with a fairly light carbonation. The hop resins coat the mouth a little after the swallow. The 7% ABV is well hidden as I found no trace of alcohol burn or fusels here.

This is a very high quality, hop forward brew that does the West Coast proud. I could easily have several pints of this one before an evening was through.

Thanks For reading

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 17:22:19 | More by jackorain
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Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 646 ratings.