Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
4.43/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a hazy orange with no head, very thin lacing around the glass and a very generous amount of carbonation.
S - This is absolutely amazing. (And I don't give 5's very often.) The aroma is amazing and just drips with juicy citric aroma as if it were fresh squeezed. Pineapple, grapefruit, ripe oranges and very little sweet malt. The nose is dominated with fruit hopping.
T - WOW!!! MASSIVE amounts of juicy oranges, tangy pineapple, and grapefruit which knock the tongue with relentless authority and lingers in the mouth or a very long time after the sip. Starts out with metallic, juicy oranges slamming the tip of the tongue and half way through emerges ripe pineapple which slowly blends before the big, juicy grapefruit finish. This stuff is absolutely amazing.
M - Medium heavy body wiyth mild carbonation as it glides across the tongue and leaves a semi-dry and partially slick finish on the tongue. The ABV is virtually undetectable as the warming on the way down is very little to none. For 8.5%, I'm way impressed.
D - Very high, unless you hate extremely hopped West Coast style of IPA's. The balance is completely off with tons of hoppy bitterness and the malt being used for little more than bitchslapping the hops attempting to keep them from being too unruly in any way. For a D-IPA, there's few I'd put ahead of this when it's completely fresh. Definitely seek this one out.
Serving type: on-tap
09-30-2010 01:37:42 | More by jzeilinger
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bomber poured to SN IPA glass
A: a very nice golden orange color, with a thick off white head that leaves spotty lacing.
S: disappointing. Mostly sweet malt, with some pine and faint citrus.
T: see caramel malt, light citrus and pine. Basically like the nose. Lingering bitterness.
M: medium, creamy mouthfeel. Nice crisp carbonation.
O: meh, just ok. Wouldn't buy again. Maybe I got an older bottle? There is no date on the bottle.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 01:32:09 | More by South2NW
3.76/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The place I purchased this suggested this to me. I don't know if they were just trying to get rid of it or they genuinely liked the beer, but two salespeople mentioned it to me. I am a big hoppy IPA kind of guy. This one was not a bad beer, but based upon the suggestion, and comparison I thought it would be in the same range as Sculpin, to me there was no comparison. Sculpin is a much better beer.
Appearance: Orange almost a bit hazy, very little head, nice color.
Smell: Not as hoppy as I would imagine based upon the 4 C's the bottle claims the brewers put in the beer. Four C's meaning four C named hops, I won't list them here but its on the bottle for reference.
Taste: Not much going on here. Maybe it is a good intro IPA, but my palate has evolved into something that can handle a more aggressive hop profile.
Overall: This is not a bad beer, good intro/gateway IPA, but not all that great.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 00:27:35 | More by humuloner22
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.