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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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88
very good

1,156 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,156
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 35
Gots: 119 | 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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Reviews by Lare453:
Photo of Lare453
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz poured into a tulip glass

A cooper and orange with a small white head. Hazy.

S grapefruit, citrus, green apple, pine

T mild hop beginning that develops into a bold grapefruit middle and a bitter apple and orange peel end. The aftertaste is bitter, hoppy and delicious.

M a little more than thin but not thick. A great mouthfeel, slightly prickly and a good carbonation on the tongue

O a good sessionable ipa. Except for the high alcohol content.

Lare453, Oct 03, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of buymorebeer
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Ver solid IPA from a brewery that is horribly unrepresented in the state of north carolina... What are you doing CORONADO no one knows about you here.

buymorebeer, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

oberon, May 25, 2010
Photo of RoyalT
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

RoyalT, Aug 22, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

SanFranJake, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

FadetoBock, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of whinezz
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

whinezz, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Joebraggot
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Joebraggot, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

lordofthewiens, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of freshflesh
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of DamDweller
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

DamDweller, Oct 12, 2010
Photo of DWolf
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

DWolf, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clear copper orange with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet dank fruit with piney resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet ripe fruits with dank resiny hops. It has a bit of a tarry alcohol finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with lots of carbonation.

Overall, a nice DIPA, but a little harsh.

Beaver13, Nov 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

TTripp725, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Doomcifer, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Beerswag
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Beerswag, Feb 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Billolick, Oct 09, 2010
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

SuperbikeShaun, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

aquazr1, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

KolbMarley, Mar 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

wrobewankenobi, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

alienlifeforcecube, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of djmitche
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

djmitche, Jan 05, 2013
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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,156 ratings.