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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ali1987
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of Cylinsier
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of MikeWard
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. No bottled date that I could find.

Poured a very nice golden yellow, with good carbonation. Head was a little more than a finger, fluffy white, and retained throughout. Lacing was thin, but consistent.

I really need a better nose. Could only detect a hint of hops, and a bit of fruit.

Taste. Hey, this stuff is good! So smooth and really drinkable. The fruitiness balances out the bite of the hops beautifully. Had to hold back from chugging. No severe bite, no unpleaant after taste, just a good solid well-balanced IPA.

Mouth was just a hair below medium, with a faint syrupiness when rolling around the tongue. Finish was dry and quite enjoyable.

Overall, a very good IPA. I liked it much more than Idiot IPA. At 7.0abv, it might be a tad strong for a night long session, but I can see having a 4-pack in an ice bucket on the deck of the Coronado Hotel on Coronado Island, which this beer is named for. Hats off to Coronado.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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