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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPAIdiot IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

994 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 994
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 30
Gots: 69 | 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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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Don't think I'd heard of this brewery before getting this in a recent trade. Thanks to BeerThirty for the bottle. Tasted 7 April 2013.

Pours a faintly hazy medium orange. One finger of dense white head, slowly relaxes to a cap and some thick bulging lacing. Nice.

Smell is fruit all the way, and mostly tropical. Mango, peaches, and a bunch of citrus. Pine needles back there in the background. Lovely.

Taste is quite good as well, with a lot of those fruity hops showing through in the flavor. Sweet, then fruity, then sweet again, before turning to a moderate clean bitterness. I'm really enjoying the sweet pulpy fruit (peaches again) in the taste. Yum.

Mouthfeel is quite interesting. Carbonation starts out buzzy, tingling on my lips. And it stays at that level, just a bit less than too much. Otherwise medium-bodied, a little sticky, and moderately persistent. But that carbonation makes it a much more interesting beer.

I really liked this beer. Great hop presence in both the smell and the taste, and a fantastic mouthfeel. Drinks like much less of a bruiser than its ABV would suggest.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 06:40:09 | More by zeledonia
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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.

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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.

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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.