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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

988 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 988
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 30
Gots: 65 | 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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WDJersey

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-20-2013 05:25:09 | More by WDJersey
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2GOOFY

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-19-2013 23:30:32 | More by 2GOOFY
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Shogun730

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-18-2013 01:06:08 | More by Shogun730
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delta490

Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-medium clear gold with nice head retention.
S-piney with just a hint of malt sweetness.
T- similar to smell, with big pine hops taste with just a hint of the malt hanging out in the back.
M- a hint of carbonation with a thinner mouthfeel.
O- a solid well-built IPA

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2013 11:44:51 | More by delta490
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-16-2013 02:47:30 | More by AJ01923
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.1%

06-13-2013 18:33:03 | More by djre4orm
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-12-2013 20:53:15 | More by abcramer
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NathanMcIntyre

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

06-12-2013 18:05:30 | More by NathanMcIntyre
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eulerthegrape

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-11-2013 19:52:50 | More by eulerthegrape
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

06-10-2013 16:17:25 | More by tarheels4life23
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-09-2013 15:32:07 | More by swetsastonic
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-08-2013 13:58:42 | More by NCbeerpirate
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mattvandyk

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

06-07-2013 23:43:17 | More by mattvandyk
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MPSTARR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-07-2013 21:42:25 | More by MPSTARR
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mbw314

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-05-2013 02:54:41 | More by mbw314
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danieelol

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm feeling a little sadistic/masochistic so I'm reviewing this after Heady Topper.

Pours yellow with a coppery tinge. Think lemon/orange rind.

Smells a toffeed, confit citrus. Some grainy alcohol but not unpleasant. Does have a slightly almost macro, ricey quality to it.

Taste is a lot more citrus and its rind. Bitter like seville orange and alcohol.

Mouthfeel has a lifting bitterness and ethereal ethanol.

Simple workman's DIPA. Doesn't blow your mind but delivers. Personally I don't mind the dry, bitter, boozy finish (which reminds me somewhat of Hoptimum), but others may feel differently. Would drink this again if I saw it on tap, not from the bottle at its price. Hops and general flavour profile do remind me of Sierra Nevada actually, and in that regard I agree with SmashPants' below assessment that this beer is overpriced for what it is (at least in Australia).

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 14:12:19 | More by danieelol
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SmashPants

Australia

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: solid brown tallie with a pretty standard translucent label. Pretty boring actually.

Appearance: strong yellow in colour with a one-finger white head that drops quickly. Some lacing and moderate retention.

Aroma: typical American IPA pine and citrus hops on the nose - and plenty of them. A good-quality one too, none of that 'hop overload with no flavour' that one often sees from AIPAs.

Taste: very strong grapefruit and pine hops up front, with the tiniest hint of malt backing up - both sweet biscuit and savoury breads. Pretty standard AIPA stuff for 8.5%, but rather nicely done.

Aftertaste: biting hop bitterness with a hint of sweet grains again. Nice.

Mouth feel: light to mid body with a sharp, biting carbonation. Clean and crisp.

Overall: a good example of the American IPA style, but the price is completely unreasonable. Over AU$175 a case of 24 355mL bottles? Far too much. Good for one every now and then though.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 04:42:52 | More by SmashPants
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Grant35

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-01-2013 06:04:58 | More by Grant35
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-01-2013 05:53:11 | More by RobertColianni
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-31-2013 00:36:31 | More by woodchip
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +28.2%

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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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jakecattleco

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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SMITHAND

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-27-2013 05:10:42 | More by SMITHAND
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

05-24-2013 07:29:11 | More by beernads
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.