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Islander IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Islander IPA
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Ratings: 895
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

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Beer added by: scottoale on 07-18-2006

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Ratings: 895 | Reviews: 269
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Poured on-tap at Coronado Brewing. Reviewed from notes.

A- Half finger white head, orange-brown color.

S- Light smell, hoppy, unbalanced.

T- Not great hoppy and bitter finish.

M- Heavier for an IPA. Chewy.

O- Not Coronado's best beer. Not terribly good.

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12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Acquired at a local Ralph's market. My bottle displays the ABV is 7.0%. Expectations are below average. Reviewed live.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of fair cream and thickness, and good retention. Hardly any lacing at all as it recedes. Colour is a semitransparent pale yellow - more dull than vibrant. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. The plethora of carbonation bubbles suggests potential overcarbonation.

Sm: Piney oily hops with light floral character. Maybe this'll be a balanced IPA after all. Somewhat buttery. Clean malts. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Oily and a bit piney but way too bitter and oily in the third act and climax. The climax is just buttery oily artificial garbage. It almost feels like some kind of crude hop extract was used. Bleh. Clean malts are present underneath as the foundation. Whatever they used to try to balance the bitterness was an abysmal choice. It's a simple crappy IPA. Not at all subtle or complex. No layering.

Mf: Oily, buttery, smooth, and wet. It's disconcerting and doesn't feel clean. Disharmonious relative to the flavour profile. Adequately (if not over) carbonated. Too thick for the lack of flavour.

Dr: A poorly constructed IPA that tries to venture into pine territory but gets caught up in its own oily nature. Fans of the style might enjoy it, but it borders on movie theatre popcorn buttery, turning me off to it. Decently priced for what it is, but it's low quality. I certainly wouldn't get it again.

A poor candidate for aging.

Might pair well with popcorn (I'm trying to stay on the bright side here).


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Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 895 ratings.