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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

Idiot IPAIdiot IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

854 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 854
Reviews: 322
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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one as a bonus in a trade. Thanks dulwich!

This baby pours out a hazy apricot color with a thin head. The nose is nice and assertive and you get typical IPA notes of lemon and pine. Flavors are a bit off-balanced for an IPA. Sweet marmalade and fruit come first, then a nice rush of lemony hoppy goodness joins in, but not quite enough to balance out the sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit firm. Overall, the beer is not bad, but it's not one I would seek out. Perhaps my sample wasn't fresh enough to be a good representation, but I thought this beer was just a bit too sweet for my palate.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 01:59:37 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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.

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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.