Islander IPA - Coronado Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 637 | Reviews: 244 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by xnicknj:
3.55/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
on tap at irish pol in philly
Pours in a hazed copper color, thin white head, little retention, a few large patches of lacing.
Noticeably malty in the nose, sweet caramel and toasted bread, pine and citrus hops, touch of tropical fruit.
Bitter grapefruit and pithy hops up front. Some sticky pine and orange peel. Thicker malt backbone with caramel sweetness. Finishes dry and a bit sweet.
Fuller medium body, decent carbonation, sticky and somewhat thick on the tongue for the style. Drinks alright but a little unbalanced and malt forward for my tastes.
Updated review: 2/5/13
It appears I clearly sampled an older keg when originally reviewing this. Since then, I've drank this a few times (at the brewery in CA and in Philly) and experienced a much more hop forward beer, typical of the West Coast IPA. Very citrusy with piny notes, faint alcohol and refreshing on the senses.
Serving type: on-tap
02-05-2013 13:23:08 | More by xnicknj
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bought a bomber at Fallbrook liquor and had Nessy burger while I was there.
Nice pour into a tulip. Deep foggy gold color, creamy head.
Smell is mostly bready hops, with a tiny bit of citrus.
Taste is also dominated by hops, with a nice carbonated slick mouth feel.
Overall a decent ipa especially when fresh, but many other options out there.
I feel if they held back on the bready malt a bit it would be a better pour.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 01:22:06 | More by hoppyhour
Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 637 ratings.