Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.