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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

Idiot IPAIdiot IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

840 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 840
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%


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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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mostly a typical AD/ Imperial IPA nose but with a touch of cane sugar in there as well this has a nice light orangy golden colour. A half inch head with a slight glossiness on top gives some decent lacing too.
There's a fair carbonic start accompanied by a thickish malty reasonably full bodied structure that is reasonably well linked and integrated. A bit sappy too but not sickly and it ends without any one element being overly dominant.

There are some thrills here but it lacks some definition and individuality for it to be truly excellent. But there is a stealthy potency which creeps up on you and it is no less than very good to me. I'd be happy to have another.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 18:24:46 | More by Zimbo
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A: Pale copper. Good head fades quickly.

S: Musky and grassy. I fear the age on this bottle.

T/M: Gentle, smooth, and sweet. Not particularly what I was looking for, but pleasant nonetheless. Malty-round with hints of hops nipping at every opportunity. A sweeter, stronger Racer 5.

O: Want to try fresh. As is, couldn't recommend. A little sweet and boring.

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A: Pours a cloudy amber color. The head is a little over one finger high, faintly off-white in shade, and thickly textured. Retention is solid enough. Streaks of lacing are left on the glass, also.

S: The prominent note is grapefruity hops, followed closely by sweet caramel-y malts. It's also quite herbaceous and piny, with a slight touch of fruity esters coming to play as well. Definitely an old school aroma, but not a horrible one - I just wished it came off a bit drier.

T: Initially, the grapefruit flavors come across nicely, with only a subtle bitterness. Sweet malts override and balance the hop notes on the back end. Faint fruit esters float around the body in spurts - honestly, this is my favorite part of the flavor profile. The sweetness seems to have a bit more definition than other DIPAs, too. While it's not exactly what I want from a DIPA, this carves it's own niche decently enough.

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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 840 ratings.