Islander IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Islander IPAIslander IPA

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85
very good

826 Ratings
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Ratings: 826
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 19
Gots: 117 | 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:
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(Beer added by: scottoale on 07-18-2006)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smells of citrus and hops...pine...maybe a little sweetness..

Taste: No citrus like the smell. Something about it I'm not really getting. Definitely hoppy. Maybe some chocolate,but not too much.

Mouthfeel - A little watery in my opinion. Goes down easy. Mild carbonation.

O/D-A unique IPA that I enjoyed quite a bit. This and their Idiot are both solid hoppy beers that are well worth trying.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Modernrickk
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Down right good looking brew - a cloudy ipa orange that's hard to see thru but a great looking white head that sits atop this brew for a couple minutes -

Smells of citrus flavors - not overdone just right. Picking up the great smell of fruity hops - similar to smelling a freshly squeezed piece of orange zest

Taste is hop forward. Tropical hops turned up a bit , but again not overly sweet - simple grain bill keeps this beer on earth and not off to a hop planet far away
Balance is everything here - well done

Mouthfeel is a medium body with a low level of carbonation - this beer warms up just fine without changing much of the taste and mouthfeel - Very enjoyable

Overall this brew rocks- and big ups for winning an award at this years (2014) CBC - I beleive the balance in this beer is unmatched in today's agressive search for the next double dry hopped hop hydrogen bomb- this beer stands out in the land of IPAs

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a semi-hazy golden color (dregs were poured in, because unfiltered IPAs are delish). The head is around two fingers, and its shade is barely off white. I'm quite impressed with both the rock-solid retention and rings of lacing left behind.

S: The nose is quite herbaceous, and even a bit savory-smelling. It doesn't quite reach onion territory, thankfully. Lesser grapefruit notes are also found. In addition, some of the malts come through with a strong biscuity character. Not sure how fresh this is, but it smells alright.

T: The hop profile is a bit strange, but not in a bad way. It's quite herbaceous and spicy, yet with a bit more definition than other herbal IPAs (can't be arsed to name examples...) It's fairly malty, as well - mostly biscuit with a hint of sweet caramel. It's probably recoil from Long Trail Chicken Marinade (oops, I mean Ramble), but there's a lot of lemongrass flavor from the hops. Still, it's only mildly bitter, which is almost miraculous considering how biting the three hop strains in this can be. Oddly, the bitterness builds a bit after a while, countering the sweetness well enough.

M: There's enough crispness along with a dry finish to help squelch some of the malty sweetness. It's a sweet IPA, just not excessively so. Carbonation is medium, and does enough to give it solid drinkability.

O: My expectations were slightly exceeded. While it's more of a sweet IPA than a bitter one, it pulls off both aspects well enough to make want to drink more than a single bottle in a sitting.

NOW I GET IT: this reminds me a lot of Two Hearted. That's nice company to be in. I'd gladly drink this again natch, but I'd prefer cans kthx.

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4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, piney hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a strong citrus flavor. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is on the thin side for the style but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Almost no haze with a golden color. Excellent lace with streaks and rings. The head was small and dissipates to rim bubbles.

Not quite clean hop smell. Low aroma of malt.

Interesting taste of peppery hop, plastic? and alcohol. Smooth body with a lower carbonation level. The aftertaste is a bit biting but allows the flavor to linger.

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Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 826 ratings.