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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 35
Gots: 97 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

brand_OHH, Saturday at 01:47 PM
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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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, Tuesday at 01:45 AM
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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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, Sunday at 03:43 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

SanFranJake, Friday at 01:18 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

whinezz, Tuesday at 06:06 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Joebraggot, Monday at 07:41 PM
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
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, Sunday at 12:27 PM
Photo of DamDweller
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
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, Tuesday at 12:37 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

DWolf, Tuesday at 02:24 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

TTripp725, Sunday at 06:10 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Doomcifer, Friday at 08:12 PM
Photo of Beerswag
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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, Friday at 06:49 AM
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

megamass, Thursday at 04:56 AM
Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
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, Saturday at 01:03 AM
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

aquazr1, Thursday at 02:55 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

KolbMarley, Thursday at 07:50 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

wrobewankenobi, Sunday at 09:34 PM
Photo of djmitche
3.55/5  rDev -9%
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, Saturday at 02:26 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

westcott, Sunday at 05:52 AM
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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

magictrokini, Friday at 10:52 PM
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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.