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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPAIdiot IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

990 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 990
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 30
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 05-09-2007)
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a 4-pack of this at Krugel's in Wilkes-Barre last week for $13.49. Have had a couple already, but not during any possible reviewable time. The bottle is unlike what is currently pictured; it says "Crown Series" and has a painted label of a mermaid holding a few steins as its main feature.

Poured one into one of those high tech Sam Adams glasses.... It is a bit cloudy, and a bright golden color. There's a plethora of very active carbo within, and the head is a touch off-white, frothy and healthy. The foam sticks well to the glass, also. The aroma is easily noticed quite a distance from the glass itself, and has loads of pithy, grapefruity hops. It is only a slight bit prickly on the tongue, and the body is a decent medium.

There might be a hint of malty sweetness here, but it's not readily noticeable. What there is plenty of is hoppage. There's a solid dose of grapefruit along with some pineapple and pithy, rindy bitterness. I did get a smidge of sweetness, but it is more in the form of apricot jam and honey than anything malt-based. The hops linger nicely, and are never really overly bitter at all. Scarily, I don't feel anything of the 8.5% ABV here... Pretty good, overall, even if a tad pricey. Prosit!!

4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 21:24:00 | More by Bierman9
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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 990 ratings.