Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company
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Reviews by cdizinno:
4.68/5 rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
EDIT(06-22-2010) HAD to UP TASTE from a 4.5 to a 5.0. This may sound odd, but I've noticed that the DIPA's in growlers tend to become more flavorful after breathing for a day or two. I don't mean a day in the glass, but I'll drink one or two glasses, re-seal the growler and it tastes better the next day. Kind of wierd, but the high-quality DIPA's tend to last for 3 or 4 days(if the cap is re-sealed with tape). It might just be the lower carbonation brings out or accentuates the flavors. TRY IT!
Presentation: Poured into a pint glass from a growler purchased at Green's-Piney Grove in Columbia. Okay.. I know this is my 3rd review! But they have ALL been different settings, situations, and containers.
A: Pours hop-hazy golden amber color with a big thick off white head. Leaves thick sheets of foam lacing.
S: Better than I remember from the bottle. Lots of citrus, floral, and pine. Malts give off some sweet aromas.
T&M: Some one said this on a previous review and I quote, "I wish this was more like the nose." It is more balanced directly from a keg than the bottle, but a nice hop bitterness overpowers the taste of the nose. Some tart grapefruit and honey. Alcohol is apparent, but fairly well masked. Lots of resinous hops create that sticky feeling that misses a perfect mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Carbonation is good for the style. Sticky mouthfeel.
I believe this is similar to the Islander IPA. The Islander has a slightly better flavor and smell, but the Idiot has a slightly better mouthfeel. Both are exceptional brews.
Serving type: growler
06-21-2010 00:06:31 | More by cdizinno
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2.86/5 rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
From an undated bottle into my snifter, at fridge temperature.
A - Light orange with very fine, tight bubbles, and about half a finger of head that stays without leaving much of a lacing. Acceptable if not impressive.
S - Caramel malt with some piney, earthy hops. Not impressive.
T - Much like the smell, caramel malt with some piney, earthy hops. There is some initial sweetness before the hops come into play, and then, the bittering earthy hops take over, with some notes of grass and mint on the finish. This tastes much like a toned-down, year-old SN Bigfoot, which means this stuff has sat on the shelves for quite a while. Without the date, it is impossible to tell how old this really is.
M - about the only high point of an otherwise, forgettable beer. Medium, creamy mouthfeel, but does nothing to save the beer.
O - A very pedestrian and mediocre double IPA if it can even be called that. Clearly this is not a fresh bottle, and I have no misgivings about rating this beer as is, since the brewery clearly does not believe in helping its customers make an informed selection, by not putting a date on the bottle. A note to Coronado brewing - please put a date on the bottle or get the f*** out of this business. There are too many good breweries out there that could use the shelf space at the beer store. After the disappointment that was the Coronado Mermaid's Ale (another undated bottle), and this, I am done with this brewery.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 23:14:53 | More by gshak
3.38/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a DFH signature glass.
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 04:35:26 | More by AgentMunky
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
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