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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPAIdiot IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,203 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,203
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 34
Gots: 137 | 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:
Beer added by: scottoale on 05-09-2007

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3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatitdo
3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of abkayak
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paccamacca
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josh_951
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy dark orange with a small off-white head.
Caramel and peach juice on the nose, mango, blood orange, tangerine, persimmon, light pine, biscuit. A pinch of salt. Not too hoppy, but might be overly sweet.
Love it when the taste proves the smell wrong. Big juicy fruitiness up front, citrus and tropical fruit: pineapple, mango, pomelo, peach, tangerine, pink grapefruit, all smothered in caramel. Doesn't get overly sweet, with some bitter citrus peel and slightly salted grainy biscuit leading into pine and bitter dry grassy hops (certainly Nugget hop providing that).
A floral note lingers in the aftertaste, along with some citrus peel, some tropical fruit pulp and pine. Medium body, medium carbonation, just a bit sticky.
A great mix of tasty hops, a really solid IIPA with pretty intense tropical notes, tho generic.

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy...Piney....Not overly hoppy....not overly sweet....balanced, but not as hoppy as I prefer

refreshing....and average to me

Photo of hayesjw
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tvoss99
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrew24
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kendo
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bomber into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy golden/orangey with a sliver of a white head on top. Some legs of lace.

S: Caramel malt is surprisingly noted on the nose. Only modest hops - a touch of citrus (grapefruit).

T: Like the nose, it's sweeter than expected (and sweeter than I prefer) for a DIPA. Some brown sugar and caramel malt foundation is followed by fruity hops - a bit of citrusy grapefruit and a hint of pineapple. Sweetness and bitterness battle in the aftertaste, with neither side really prevailing. Again, for a DIPA, that's not what I want; I want to be slaughtered by hop bitterness lingering well after the sip. . .

M: Medium-to-full in body, carbonation is adequate but fairly low-key.

O: OK. Sweeter than I like for a DIPA

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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acrogers8
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a bad example of a DIPA, but not amazing either. Look was good, flavor was pretty good, but seemed a bit harsher than most IPA's and DIPA's. Not flavor wise, but in a 'gave me heartburn' sort of a way. Not sure if it was something in the brew or an off batch. Mouth feel was a bit more carbonated than I like as well. Very foamy and soapy.

I will not search this one out and purchase again, but would consider drinking again if available. Unless the heartburn feeling comes back and then I would turn it away completely.

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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,203 ratings.