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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

961 Ratings
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Ratings: 961
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 30
Gots: 56 | 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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sevenshubby

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-21-2013 05:40:32 | More by sevenshubby
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Don't think I'd heard of this brewery before getting this in a recent trade. Thanks to BeerThirty for the bottle. Tasted 7 April 2013.

Pours a faintly hazy medium orange. One finger of dense white head, slowly relaxes to a cap and some thick bulging lacing. Nice.

Smell is fruit all the way, and mostly tropical. Mango, peaches, and a bunch of citrus. Pine needles back there in the background. Lovely.

Taste is quite good as well, with a lot of those fruity hops showing through in the flavor. Sweet, then fruity, then sweet again, before turning to a moderate clean bitterness. I'm really enjoying the sweet pulpy fruit (peaches again) in the taste. Yum.

Mouthfeel is quite interesting. Carbonation starts out buzzy, tingling on my lips. And it stays at that level, just a bit less than too much. Otherwise medium-bodied, a little sticky, and moderately persistent. But that carbonation makes it a much more interesting beer.

I really liked this beer. Great hop presence in both the smell and the taste, and a fantastic mouthfeel. Drinks like much less of a bruiser than its ABV would suggest.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 06:40:09 | More by zeledonia
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-17-2013 23:43:06 | More by Hopmodium
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-17-2013 04:03:50 | More by RandyBoBandy
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kaseydad

California

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Definitely like the silk screen label much better. +1

Another wife pick-up. Wonder what the meaning is...things that make you go hmmmm.

Pours a clear straw yellow with a white foamy head and lots of lacing.

The aroma contains lots of pungent hops in the aroma. Malty. Rubber. Tangerine and other assorted citrus delights.

The taste heavy on the bitters. Hops abound in the taste and on the tongue. Blast of citrus with just a touch of malt on the swallow. Big salivation after the sip. White grapefruit and plenty of grapefruit rind.

Overall I thought this was pretty good. Definitely on the bitter side with the many hop varities used. Finished the bomber no problem. The 8.5% was almost non-existent. A good DIPA though palate fatigue is almost guaranteed.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 01:22:51 | More by kaseydad
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LoFiDave

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-13-2013 00:58:08 | More by LoFiDave
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SDG1070

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-12-2013 23:51:01 | More by SDG1070
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from SeaOfShells (great extra, thanks man!). No bottling date. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours hazy amber gold with a half finger of pale head that fades almost completely, leaving large sheets of lace.

Smells of tangerines, apricots, wet grass and mango. A tad muted but nice overall.

The hop flavor is a bit faded as if this were past it's prime (which there's no way of knowing without bottle dating). There is still alot of good stuff going on. Over ripe oranges, grass, grapefruit peel, sour mango, pepper, biscuit and a healthy dose of booze.

Medium body, oily slick with moderate carbonation. Long, bitter, carmelized orange peel aftertaste.

A decent imperial IPA. I'd like to try it fresh in tap sometime to see if my experience is really what was intended. This hints at greatness without quite delivering at any front.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 04:25:04 | More by ThickNStout
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-11-2013 02:20:36 | More by Atomicskis5
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-10-2013 10:51:44 | More by GennyCreamAle
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-07-2013 21:03:33 | More by ALLISON01
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jwluvsIPA

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-07-2013 00:31:52 | More by jwluvsIPA
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MikalMick

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-06-2013 04:08:21 | More by MikalMick
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-02-2013 02:50:33 | More by rolltide8425
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Alek

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-01-2013 20:40:41 | More by Alek
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-01-2013 01:36:59 | More by dvmin98
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blibby05

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-30-2013 02:14:29 | More by blibby05
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snohojimbo

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-26-2013 01:26:05 | More by snohojimbo
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-25-2013 20:38:30 | More by nrbw23
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SabrinaOwl29

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-25-2013 16:34:08 | More by SabrinaOwl29
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ALBuff

Hawaii

4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful looking IIPA, this beer pours a transparent gold with a thick, foamy white head and ample carbonation. It drinks easier than it should; not very sticky, moderately viscous, lighter bodied than most. Sweet tropical fruit and subtle pine notes on the nose; tastes of papaya, sweet caramel malt, with elements of bitter grapefruit coating the tongue on the finish. Fairly complex and very delicious. One of Coronado' s best.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 03:43:14 | More by ALBuff
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brheuer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-25-2013 00:10:18 | More by brheuer
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-24-2013 22:21:08 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Japers

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-24-2013 16:29:47 | More by Japers
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-21-2013 22:23:10 | More by ambruns1979
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.