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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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87
very good

1,292 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 39
Gots: 194 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scottoale on 05-09-2007

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Ratings: 1,292 | Reviews: 375
Photo of garyloveman
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

golden slight haze pour, hop bomb smell, piny, dank. Strong sweet malt start and solid hop dry finish. Good carbonation.

Photo of Bellonc
2.83/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No head, smell is not great, I expected more hops in a DIPA Taste of booze. too sweet for me.

Photo of 50marathons
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Heavy on the bitter side as you would expect with an imperial IPA but the balance seems a bit off. Overall a good taste. Average aroma.

Photo of cmq103
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was disappointed with the lack of hoppiness, as this is an Imperial IPA. Cloudy golden in appearance. Literally no head and minimal lacing. Aroma of booziness and tangerines. It gets better as it warms though.

Photo of Randumgrrrl
3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Just didn't love the beer...a little too bitter for me.

Photo of DiUr
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap. It pours a clear deep gold which shows great lacing with no bubbles at all. I liked the resinous piney hops in both aroma and taste but the sweet malts are not exciting at all and the mouthfeel is poor, with no signs of carbonation. I expected more from this "fresh" West Coast IPA (i trust the place), and i wonder if it just travels bad or it needs to improve on the balance department. Nice hops, bit empty and boring.

Photo of Mnewcomer1219
2.88/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Light IPA. Good lacing on the glass. Good easy drinking IPA. Nothing amazing

Photo of CaliforniaBurrito
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my top 10 IPA's.

Photo of pat61
4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grapefruit rind nose portends a big, bitter hoppy palate well balanced by rich malts and large pitted fruit flavors. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. Pours brilliant gold with a shite foam cap.

Photo of Aml147
2.79/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Too hoppy for my taste

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap not bad

Photo of rjs246
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a good but not great dipa. the further into the bottle I got the more complex the flavors were, which improved the experience. Totally interesting but not quite on point.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from a 12 ounce bottle on March 7, 2015.

Photo of Justinbrown1
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

B b b b b

Photo of Kraj30
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

average double ipa.. wouldnt buy

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

reddish golden color, smelled of pine and citrus like fruits, tasted amazing, very smooth finish, bursted with hops….very good IPA I would definitely have it again and again.

Photo of CraigShap
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft in a SoCal restaurant in imperial pint glass. Very ordinary ipa with little to no complexity. Piney, almost acrid. Can't detect anything tropical as other tasters.

Photo of ssmack
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reddish golden clour of medium straw and honey. Half inch of head and medium lacing.

Aroma of sweet malt and piney and butterscotch candy.

The complex taste comes in 4 phases. First a rich maltiness of sweet creamy taste with a touch of smokiness. Then a burst of hops - pine and citrus and grass. Back to malty taste with real oakiness. Finally a long pieny/grassy aftertaste. Excellent.

Creamy rich feel. A bit light for an Imperial.

Very nice. The oak and smoke really makes it Imperial. Very mality. Complex

Photo of biegaman
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, I feel like an idiot - don't include the bottom contents of the bottle unless you want to completely muck up the appearance. The seemingly pulpy, almost honeycomb-like second pour is hardly recognizable from the clear, blistered golden tones of the first.

The aroma combines the contents of pine and fruit trees; at once rich and resiny as well as bright and tropical, this bouquet has its bitter and earthy elements but retains the sweet, enticing scents of mango, pineapple and pear. Warming reveals an underlying note of toffee.

All that's wonderful about the nose is replayed on the palate. A hearty base of malt provides a biscuity, lightly caramelly launching point for a vast array of tropical fruit flavours. To me it tastes like mango most of all (dried as well as fresh varieties) but one could imagine an array of exotic jungle fruits.

8.5% alcohol is certainly nothing to scoff at, but it is a manageable amount; this brewer used enough malt and ensured enough citrusy flavours that it goes entirely unnoticed. Bitterness is a good distraction too, though that too is well concealed. I no longer wonder why they left the 'D' out of "IPA" on the label.

Idiot IPA is a stupidly drinkable beer. Such an approachable hop-bomb with such agreeable citrus and tropical fruit flavours is an absolute no-brainer in the portfolio of any brewer worth his mash paddle - it's how California put itself on the map. Anyone with access to this would have to be an idiot not to buy it.

Photo of barfootbandit
4.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA poured from the bottle. Good smell with a mixture of citrus fruit and pine. Clean color and taste as well. Taste was crisp and hoppy, but overly so. Hop character was a good balance of pine and citrus and the beer had a bit of tropical aftertaste. It was also a relatively heavy tasting beer with a high ABV. Although a high ABV makes this double IPA even better and would highly recommend it.

Photo of tjsmith910
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i throughly enjoyed this brew

Photo of hotpauko
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From tap after a Ten Fidy (amazing beer FYI), a nice strong high ABV concealed well IPA solid.

Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy dark orange with a small off-white head.
Caramel and peach juice on the nose, mango, blood orange, tangerine, persimmon, light pine, biscuit. A pinch of salt. Not too hoppy, but might be overly sweet.
Love it when the taste proves the smell wrong. Big juicy fruitiness up front, citrus and tropical fruit: pineapple, mango, pomelo, peach, tangerine, pink grapefruit, all smothered in caramel. Doesn't get overly sweet, with some bitter citrus peel and slightly salted grainy biscuit leading into pine and bitter dry grassy hops (certainly Nugget hop providing that).
A floral note lingers in the aftertaste, along with some citrus peel, some tropical fruit pulp and pine. Medium body, medium carbonation, just a bit sticky.
A great mix of tasty hops, a really solid IIPA with pretty intense tropical notes, tho generic.

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy...Piney....Not overly hoppy....not overly sweet....balanced, but not as hoppy as I prefer

refreshing....and average to me

Photo of Kendo
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bomber into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy golden/orangey with a sliver of a white head on top. Some legs of lace.

S: Caramel malt is surprisingly noted on the nose. Only modest hops - a touch of citrus (grapefruit).

T: Like the nose, it's sweeter than expected (and sweeter than I prefer) for a DIPA. Some brown sugar and caramel malt foundation is followed by fruity hops - a bit of citrusy grapefruit and a hint of pineapple. Sweetness and bitterness battle in the aftertaste, with neither side really prevailing. Again, for a DIPA, that's not what I want; I want to be slaughtered by hop bitterness lingering well after the sip. . .

M: Medium-to-full in body, carbonation is adequate but fairly low-key.

O: OK. Sweeter than I like for a DIPA

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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,292 ratings.