Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company
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Reviews by WAN2RIDE:
4.35/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into stemmed red wine glass from 22oz bottle.
Appearance is of a pale almost white frothy one finger head that leaves a nice lacing as it subsides, sits atop a pleasing orange/amber translucent brew.
Smell is bicuity, slightly dank, a tropical fruity hops aroma. Quite enjoyable.
The flavor is excellent. I had this on tap recently and it had an intriguing buttery flavor, but from the bottle it is far more traditional west coast IIPA. The flavor upfront is a prevalent smooth hop, a hint of spicy acidic tropical fruit...maybe mango. Changing over nicely to a lightly buttered biscuit top malt flavor. I really enjoy this brew, it's somewhere in between a Green Flash West Coast IPA and a Bell's Two Hearted. The bitterness and overall profile is closer to the Green flash, but the tropical fruitiness is more Two Hearted to me. There is some alcohol warming which, strangely for me at least, comes on the mid tongue rather than in the back of the throat.
Mouthfeel is pleasant, the carbonation gives it a lighter mouthfeel for an IIPA which is both enjoyable and more drinkable. I'm not a fan of thick IIPA's although they represent a good portion of the style.
This is a drinkable brew, I finished the bomber myself while writing this review, but the higher abv would keep me from drinking more than s couple in a row, also the taste tends to linger for a longish time. This can be nice, but depending on my mood or where/what else I'm drinking, can be a detractor.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2010 01:58:55 | More by WAN2RIDE
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3.74/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Golden, slightly hazy, with a thin cap of fine, white bubbles. Sticky. Tropical, citrusy hop aroma, pineapples and citrus zest, grapefruit, mango. Solid bitterness, but mostly fruity-sweet with an alcohol edge. Hint of fruity tartness. More tropical character, a bit of citrus, sweetness pulled things together but was less malty than fruity. A bit warm, medium-full bodied with lowish carbonation. Quite enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 03:39:24 | More by DrJay
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.