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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

985 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 985
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 30
Gots: 62 | 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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WAN2RIDE

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
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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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.