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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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
3.25/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
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.
M: Full and creamy. I'm reminded of DFH's 90 Minute in this regard - while it's quite sweet, the big body and soft texture carries it to the palate well. Carbonation is gentle. Despite its relative bigness, it's actually pretty easy to drink considering.
O: This isn't particularly successful as a pure DIPA. BUT, it's soft, well balanced, and relatively drinkable. Worth drinking again - it just doesn't satiate my DIPA thirst entirely.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2014 00:20:29 | More by ThisWangsChung
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
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