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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

769 Ratings
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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 17
Gots: 93 | 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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Rybarra, Sep 26, 2014
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givemeastout, Sep 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

tharper178, Sep 25, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a DFH IPA glass
A: Slightly hazy light orange color with a generous 2+ finger head
S: Grapefruit, stone fruit and malt
T: Fairly generic malt & citrus, no flaws but little complexity
M: Medium-bodied
O: A decent beer & worth a try but nothing memorable

ONUMello, Sep 24, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

MarkDeming, Sep 21, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

ScooterScott541, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

xICooRsYIx, Sep 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Jbryanbell, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

rudabegga9, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Meb3, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

This is a really good beer, but it doesn't compete with many of the other standard IPAs that I would score in the 4-5 range.

Pours a beautiful golden color. Very clear. Nice, thick one-finger head on aggressive pour.

Aroma is your classic citrus/pine west-coast American IPA aroma. That said, the citrus in faint and doesn't hit your senses the way some IPAs do.

The taste is, again, very light. It is not as light as a session-able IPA. Nothing like Lagunitas DayTime or Founder's All Day IPA. Not that light. It's just a little lighter than I prefer my standard IPAs to be. Citrus flavors. Bitter back end. A bit bland. I would have liked the citrus to be more pronounced: some grapefruit or pineapple to balance out the biscuity bitterness.

The mouth feel is okay. About standard.

Overall, this is a good standard IPA. Would I seek this out? No, not really. Would I drink it is I was at a friends and that's what they had in their fridge? Absolutely, and I would enjoy them. This would be a great beer for a hot day when something heavier would be too much.

Ksoden1186, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

mrzazz, Sep 13, 2014
Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.