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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
THE BROS
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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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Ratings: 646 | Reviews: 245 | Display Reviews Only:
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rwhitmore

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-04-2013 23:02:05 | More by rwhitmore
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wooddogg922

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-04-2013 17:46:43 | More by wooddogg922
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MattSlem

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-03-2013 01:27:41 | More by MattSlem
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WBMiller

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-28-2013 20:30:11 | More by WBMiller
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-27-2013 02:31:36 | More by Lukass
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-26-2013 22:59:53 | More by Beerbuddy21
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-26-2013 15:53:52 | More by dcbeers
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-24-2013 23:24:50 | More by Zimm
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JLapadura

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-24-2013 00:51:57 | More by JLapadura
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-22-2013 15:16:42 | More by davemathews68
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Cejohantges

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-20-2013 09:32:12 | More by Cejohantges
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-19-2013 22:07:23 | More by TeachChefs
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JesseMurdock

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-14-2013 05:42:23 | More by JesseMurdock
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gwiedman1

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-13-2013 19:46:09 | More by gwiedman1
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to Tremens tulip. Pours a hazy golden copper with creamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, orange zest, and some grassy hops. Medium slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Flavor is some caramel citrus without much bitter. Dusty and what seem to be old hops on top of a pretty malty base. Not bad, but not particularly exciting. No bottle date and I am assuming this is slightly old.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 22:54:22 | More by BMMillsy
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-10-2013 03:31:30 | More by nosavingsaccount
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patm185

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-07-2013 23:50:39 | More by patm185
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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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GFD400

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-05-2013 03:05:31 | More by GFD400
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bark

Sweden

3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The colour is gold (8 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is off-white and compact, it sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is hoppy with distinct notes of grapefruit zest, pine needles, caramel and sweet orange marmalade. It is not very heavy on the malts, more like a pilsner than an AIPA. Honey and cookies in the background.

The taste is bitter and hoppy: Oranges, grapefruits, mangos, ripe bananas and butterscotch, bitter herbs and some caramelised sugar. The flavours are well balanced. Medium body. Some warming alcohol in the aftertaste, exotic fruits and herbal bitterness. Hints of chalk and peppery-spicy, wood and bitter flavours in the long finish.

The carbonation is medium to strong, the many mid-sized bubbles are short-lived. The liquid is smooth.

Not bad at all, although there are a little too much minerals in the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 19:55:03 | More by bark
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-01-2013 01:45:38 | More by aquazr1
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ali1987

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Golden, yellowish hazy body with less than a half finger head. Some lacing.

S- Not much in the aroma... Hops, pine, floral aromas and some fruit. I was really expecting more tropical fruit aromas because of the name.

T- Tart grapefruit citrus flavors followed by some clementine sweetness. Citrus and malt flavors are pretty balanced, but a bit too tart for my taste buds.

M- Surprisingly not too dry considering how tart the flavor is... Moderate carbonation.

O- This is a decent IPA. It's definitely drinkable but not necessarily memorable.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 22:23:46 | More by ali1987
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tap

Pours a deep amber gold, quarter inch of fine white head retains basically indefinitely and leaves a nice film down the glass as the beer is consumed.

Smells of rich honey and piney and floral hops.

Biscuity malts and piney hops mix with a honey and maple sweetness. Rich, but balanced.

Medium to full body with a coarse carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A really enjoyable IPA, great flavor and good balance with a unique body and a nice presentation. Would definitely have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2013 01:27:16 | More by Cylinsier
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-14-2013 15:46:53 | More by deapokid
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-13-2013 18:53:24 | More by inspektor
Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 646 ratings.