Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPAIdiot IPA

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87
very good

1,328 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,328
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 40
Gots: 220 | 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: 1,328 | Reviews: 384
Photo of Jshrum78
2.92/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Nice clean beer good hoppy taste but not overpowering

Photo of dgalons
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Right down the middle across the board. Pretty disappointed given the price I paid for a bomber. Not very hoppy at all for a DIPA, and just heavy in general. Wouldn't buy again. Not bad, but certainly not good either...

Photo of redleaves
4.93/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent, right up there with other modern DIPAs: Dinner, Swish and all that stuff. Completely underrated.

Photo of mattcrill
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma: Very lemon intense and citrus forward aroma. Warming alcohol on the nose. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Nearly clear amber pour with a high white cap that fades quickly but retains well and leaves sticky lacing. Effervescence noted.

Flavor: Up front lemony bitterness. Background bready malt character. Balance is to the hop bitterness. More grapefruit and orange peel on subsequent tasting. Finish is powdery and dry. Aftertaste lingers with lemon bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slight hop derived astringency with warmth on the tongue.

Overall impression: A very clean, citrus forward Double IPA. Glad they distribute in OH. Thanks to @Tammisbutler for the sample!

Photo of Beglane
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with little to no head. Looks very nice,smells kinda weak for a DIPA. The taste is almost like a single hop, not very dynamic but good. Lots of malt in the front, Bitterness in the back nothing too crazy though. Nonetheless, an above average DIPA, with a very good balance between a malt and hops.

Photo of Dragyourbone1
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a four pack at a local grocery store (Gnoches). I didn't know it when I purchased, but the etching at the bottom of the bottle displayed 05/07/14 - a year ago.
Drank a bottle that sat for a little while (10 min.) last night - boozy - and another for today's review.
A: Honeyed opaque with a tremendous number of carb sprigs and what looks like small yeast chunks with a finger thick frothy head - Looks delicious. Lacing shimmers on the side and ringing follows each draught. Really nice display.
S: Some malt presence, with a slight grapefruit scent. Some dankness but not much. IPA? DIPA?
T: Bitter. Muted grapefruit? Hoppy, but not of the floral or fruity variety. Bitter throughout.
M: Creamy and thick up front with a medium malty, but slick, fullness in the finish.
O: A warming bitter ale. Not what I expected when I saw 'West Coast' IPA; not floral, fruity, or fragrant, but unique in it's own way. Straightforward hop bitter presence (early kettle?), but very little flavor. I'll have to revisit this ale as I think the year in the bottle may have degraded the fresh hop flavor and the bitter hallmarks were unmasked. Despite the curve ball, I still enjoyed it as a change of pace if anything.

Photo of alparkranger
2.7/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is my first review. Went to the British Beer Company. Asked for this and they asked if I wanted a sample. I said no, I've never had a bad IPA (kind of like Pizza, it has to be really bad not to like it.) I can say I've has many IPA's and did a x-country road trip so has some local ones. Anyway, to me this was almost undrinkable. It tasted more like whiskey, than beer. And I don't like whiskey. Anyway, I'm probably not what you'd call a connoisseur (I like Dale's Pale Ale and Long Trail IPA). Is there a reason it tasted "bitter"? (to use another reviewer's term).

Photo of Celtics17
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This isn't bad, but I dig Coronado's seasonal IPA's over this year round Double IPA. It has a nice big bigger first sip, and it stays as the beer warms. The malt character is well balanced with the bitter hops. Grapefruit is the only fruit a get with this beer, with some pine needles in the background.

Photo of asdabc33
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a little too bitter for me personally

Photo of garyloveman
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

golden slight haze pour, hop bomb smell, piny, dank. Strong sweet malt start and solid hop dry finish. Good carbonation.

Photo of Bellonc
2.83/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No head, smell is not great, I expected more hops in a DIPA Taste of booze. too sweet for me.

Photo of 50marathons
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Heavy on the bitter side as you would expect with an imperial IPA but the balance seems a bit off. Overall a good taste. Average aroma.

Photo of cmq103
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was disappointed with the lack of hoppiness, as this is an Imperial IPA. Cloudy golden in appearance. Literally no head and minimal lacing. Aroma of booziness and tangerines. It gets better as it warms though.

Photo of Randumgrrrl
3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Just didn't love the beer...a little too bitter for me.

Photo of DiUr
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap. It pours a clear deep gold which shows great lacing with no bubbles at all. I liked the resinous piney hops in both aroma and taste but the sweet malts are not exciting at all and the mouthfeel is poor, with no signs of carbonation. I expected more from this "fresh" West Coast IPA (i trust the place), and i wonder if it just travels bad or it needs to improve on the balance department. Nice hops, bit empty and boring.

Photo of Mnewcomer1219
2.88/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Light IPA. Good lacing on the glass. Good easy drinking IPA. Nothing amazing

Photo of CaliforniaBurrito
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my top 10 IPA's.

Photo of pat61
4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grapefruit rind nose portends a big, bitter hoppy palate well balanced by rich malts and large pitted fruit flavors. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. Pours brilliant gold with a shite foam cap.

Photo of Aml147
2.79/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Too hoppy for my taste

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap not bad

Photo of rjs246
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a good but not great dipa. the further into the bottle I got the more complex the flavors were, which improved the experience. Totally interesting but not quite on point.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from a 12 ounce bottle on March 7, 2015.

Photo of Justinbrown1
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

B b b b b

Photo of Kraj30
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

average double ipa.. wouldnt buy

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

reddish golden color, smelled of pine and citrus like fruits, tasted amazing, very smooth finish, bursted with hops….very good IPA I would definitely have it again and again.

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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,328 ratings.