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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,264
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 39
Gots: 176 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: scottoale on 05-09-2007

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Ratings: 1,264 | Reviews: 370
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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my top 10 IPA's.

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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Photo of modus
4.88/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a hazy golden color. Not much head. Aroma of light orange and pine.
Taste is tart and sweet. Is this IPA dry-hopped?
Mouthfeel is medium-high carbonation and good texture.
I could have had a second one of these with no problem. Maybe a third, but I'll pace myself.

Photo of hoptualBrew
4.83/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap into a goblet glass a beautiful honey orange with cream colored head. Before I start, I will say the bottle version I have had holds nothing on the draught version. Lacing sets around the glass and nose of fresh pine sap, orange blossom and caramel malts. I am thinking use of simcoe & amarillo hops. Taste follows the nose but damn this is astringent, complete hop nuke! Tropical citrus, pine, candy sweet caramel, and a soothing floral citrus aftertaste. Bitterness & mouthfeel are near perfect. On tap, this holds it's own with the big boys - Heady Topper, Pliny the Elder, Hopslam, etc... Highly recommended!

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very nice to see Ballast Point Big Eye and Sculpin IPA along side my first sighting of a Coronado beer at Giant Eagle Market District. All three brews plus a six of Dale's Pale ran something like 34 dollars. At a beer bar in the area that same purchase may have cost nearly 50 dollars. Appears a glowing orange copper hue with a light off white head, nice coated lacing with each sip finely spreads out some eye candy for the beer drinking on this New Beer Sunday. Aroma is full of hops ranging from a strong grapefruit citrus tone to mild pine and dank mary jane. An excellent balance is even noticeable in the nose with juicy sugar coated hops and mild notes of fresh baked bread drizzled with caramel. Bitterness kicks in just like all of my favorite west coast DIPAs but what follows is a massive hop flavor and big heavy handed malt balance. Juicy malts wrap around big alpha acids from the hops. It's almost like a biting bitterness that is unrelenting throughout each sip to the finish while the malts are fighting for the lives to stay on board. Sweetness is defintely ample but it never loses it's focus the hops crush the malts but there's still a balance that is essential for this beer to be drinkable. Alcohol is evident in the finish but the big herbal/citrus hops are banging. Mouthfeel is big and oily with hops medium to full bodied. Drinkability is awesome, it's a double IPA that drinks like a standard IPA it's incredible, gotta get more especially at 7 bucks a bomber what an incredible deal.

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Photo of slugman
4.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have a hard time finding the smell and flavor associated with the 4 "Cs" of hops. I can honestly say, this beer is totally satisfying. Had one this weekend and had to go back for more. If you like strong grapefruit smell backed up with a dry citrus flavor, this one is for you. Will definitely keep this on my "go to" list when I want a bitter, citrus beer. Highly recommended!

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.77/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clean orange-ish/ yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, HOPS and more HOPS, citrus, dry grapefruity. In the taste, citrus hops and a nice malt backing. A small bite, but mainly smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry grapefruity aftertaste. Great balance, big hops, and quite smooth. FAN FREAKIN TASTIC!

Photo of surfer4life
4.77/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On Tap in a pint glass at the Coronado Brewing Company.

A - Darker Golden with a small head that left a nice rim around the top for the whole beer. Medium lacing.

S - Pine, Pine, Pine. A Christmas tree doesn't smell as good as this does. You can barely detect the malts over the hops, but it's a good balance.

T - The Closest I've come to Pliny the Elder. Until this I thought no one could emulate that wonderful taste of Christmas Tree and Citrus Boquet. This is a truly wonderful beer.

M - Bordering between medium and heavy thickness, medium carbonation leaves the pallet quenching for another drink.

D - Far too drinkable, If only Coronado Brewing Company had more than a 3 pint limit, which I assume is because there is a Navy Base 1 mile from it's door.

Photo of Radiodred
4.77/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a Great Beer! I had this in Santa Monica on tap at the Daily Pint. I am from SD and didn't know that Coronado made this. I am going out and looking for a 22 as soon as I am done with the review.
A- Pours nicley with a cloudy amber haze. Good Head
S- grapefruit like hops
T- exceptional taste that give a pleasureable bite
D-I highley recomend

Photo of TTripp725
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
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