Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bierman9:
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
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
02-08-2014 21:24:00 | More by Bierman9
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4.2/5 rDev +7.7%
Nice to see a new line of Cali beers here in Greensboro.Poured into a imperial pint glass a hazed mix of burnt orange and copper,a tight formed one finger egg shell colored head atop.Big citric and floral aromas,really fresh and pungeant.Flavors are not overly sweet and alcoholic like alot of DIPA's,big resiny hop flavors with some citric fruitiness,the malt is sweetish and holds up well to the hops.The alcohol is well hidden and it stills packs a pretty good hop punch,a nice beer.
05-25-2010 00:45:14 | More by oberon
3.73/5 rDev -4.4%
Appearance - This is a beauty shop. The golden liquid is lightly toned with orange and the beautiful white head puffed up just right and showed great retention.
Smell - This has a righteous hop bouquet and is perfectly balanced with pine, herbs, and a wonderful juicy orange citrus. The malts though are largely absent.
Taste - The grain comes out more in the taste. It is a bit rough around the edges but still quite pleasant. The hops flavor is just as good at the tongue as it was on the nose. The citrus that I enjoyed so much at the smell comes on even a bit more at the taste.
Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied but just barely with some light carbonation and a good amount of bitterness.
Drinkability - This is an easy-going ale. If it really is a double it's borderline though, but classifications aside it is quite enjoyable.
08-22-2010 02:43:05 | More by RoyalT
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
A bomber poured into a snifter. Gold/amber color, slight haze. Thick off-white head resembling whipped cream. A lot of lace.
A lot of sweet malt in the aroma. Big citrus aroma also, as well as some peppery hops.
Predominately grapefruit taste, sweet biscuit, late piney hops.
One of the sweetest DIPAs I've tried. Well-hopped, not overly aggressive. Very smooth.
Will look for this again during my stay in Albuquerque.
08-28-2011 11:27:41 | More by lordofthewiens
3.78/5 rDev -3.1%
Coronado Idiot IPA, 2010
Pours resembles a non filtered copper cider with a resilient white head. Strong smell of oranges and pine trees. The taste is a bright boquet of hops, hops, hops, and more hops that lingers on the tongue for an extended amount of time. The body is crisp, yet strong enough to please any pallet any time of the year. If you're not a hop lover than choose to pass.
10-11-2010 23:37:17 | More by DamDweller
4.1/5 rDev +5.1%
A- On tap less than 1finger head, quickly gone. Nice golden to copper tones and slightly hazey. Mountains of lacing on the glass and legs that look like waterfalls.
S-strawberry and citrus noted very heavy. Nice fruity and balanced smell. Medium hop character to the nose.
T- balanced fruity bitterness:
Pine, Strawberry, grapefruit, and and tangerine finish.
M-medium carbonation on the front of the tongue and a bite from enough hops in the back of the palate. Smooth finish with a slightly dry mouthfeel.
O- a nice DIPA that packs enough punch at 8.5, this one I consider a solid choice.
02-15-2013 06:49:16 | More by Beerswag
4.35/5 rDev +11.5%
Bomber bottle, w/o freshness/bottling info. Purchased in Southington, CT
Darker amber, clouded, frothy, fine, lasting and leaving nice looking and extensive lace...
Hopped up nose, god I love San Diego DIPAs....
Dense and hop infused DIPA. Hops crunching...smooth, tasty and highly enjoyable...Definitely going to buy more of this at the next opportunity
10-09-2010 00:03:44 | More by Billolick
3.55/5 rDev -9%
Appearance is pale and a bit hazy. That might be chill haze.
Smell is wonderful - mostly tropical, with some citrus. For the hops on the bottle, I'm surprised there's so little pine.
There's some pine in the flavor, but not much else. I don't get much malt, although it doesn't taste like hop tea so there's "enough" there. I'm a non-taster, so I can't tell you how much bitterness is in this brew, but I'm guessing it's what us East-Coasters call a "hop bomb".
Mouthfeel is good - enough sweetness to linger, without being thick.
Overall, this is a nice IPA in terms of hop aroma and flavor, but not something I could drink a lot of.
01-05-2013 02:26:03 | More by djmitche
3.93/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours clear auburn with a stocky white head. Rich aroma of piney hops, grapefruit, and a bit of peaches. Oily mouthfeel. Tangy citrus flavors mix well with the resiny and peppery hops. Still that hint of peaches. Kind of makes it taste lighter than it is. Good stuff.
12-05-2008 22:52:25 | More by magictrokini
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
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