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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPAIdiot IPA

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88
very good

964 Ratings
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Ratings: 964
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 30
Gots: 57 | 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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Ratings: 964 | Reviews: 327 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-21-2013 15:18:20 | More by 510a
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OMsweetOM

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-20-2013 01:09:21 | More by OMsweetOM
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kbrown

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-18-2013 21:59:18 | More by kbrown
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mPaxtonS

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-17-2013 23:17:00 | More by mPaxtonS
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-16-2013 23:38:39 | More by Nage37
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litheum94

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-15-2013 03:11:04 | More by litheum94
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Dirt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-15-2013 02:24:37 | More by Dirt
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass. No obvious bottle dating.

A real nice bronze amber body, and very clear with hints of ruby edges. Head blows up nicely four fingers, with an off yellow and white color. Clumps with lacing and peaks and valleys in the head. A real nice looking beer.

Mellow hop front, kind of airy, with a hint of tropical notes, but very indistinct to determine from the smell. Lost of ripping dense grain on this, a little caramel sweetness too. It really fills the room, but not with hops as much.

Juicy and sweet hop mouthfeel on first sip, complimenting the caramel like malts. Light biscuit tastes and cookies with soft hop tropical fruit. Hints of floral garden like finish in the swallow that goes on forever. A real soft bitterness complimented with a great solid malt sweetness. Palate quenches with a good depth, but a little fleeting in the mid palate. Moderate carbonation, with a nice pleasant alcohol faint warmth to this in the back also which gets into menthol territory.

Overall a real good solid brew, very nice, the nose really doesn't give this beer justice.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 00:57:46 | More by smakawhat
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-13-2013 21:59:49 | More by MickeyMonk
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Zorro

California

3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber-gold colored ale with a good sized white head.

Smells floral and hoppy with a strong citrus aroma. Honeysuckle and orange blossoms with a slight hint of pine. Smells slightly woody with a cedar chest aroma.

Starts out sweet and savory with a woody after taste. Citrus and pine flavors. Medium bitterness with some grass in the after taste.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall just an OK beer. Maybe I got an old bottle I will try this again some other time.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 23:04:55 | More by Zorro
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-11-2013 22:58:10 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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lynchmob9

California

2.93/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: copper, nice initial head but then went flat quick.
S: initial tangelo peel then couldn't get it again. Cataloupe. Asian pear. Hops dominant.
T: avg, just about hops w/ no balance. Burnt brown sugar & bitterness.
M: heavy, long finish, bitter.
O: not for me. Reminds me of dozens of other forgettable beers. 12oz bottle, 4oz tasting pour, 8oz down the drain. Next.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 00:24:01 | More by lynchmob9
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AmitC

New York

4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ox bottle into a snifter.

Nice Pale golden color with decent clarity and some haze. Less than a finger thick head that fades off rather quickly. Decent lacing on the sides. No bubbles seen rising up. translucent.

Aroma is a lot of sweet grass. Very grassy and little citrus flavor. Grapefruits and nice hint of other hops. Somewhat piney. A good mix of caramel.

Taste is excellent. A good amount of bitter punch by the grassy and earthy hops. Some flowery notes. Bitterness is really very likable. Malt presence is totally subdued and overpowered. No apparent alcohol. No warmth. Finish is bitter.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. Somewhat oily and piney touch. Moderate carbonation. No astringency except for wild grass attack.

A nicely surprising brew that is punching and well above the average IIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 03:55:11 | More by AmitC
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.73/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Generally I'm kind of tired of the west coast hop bombs, but this one is very good. Poured at a good temperature with a giant, foamy, frothy, off-white head that soon settles down and a bit of lace. Color is a clear, yellow gold with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is a fresh, pleasing hop, fruit, and a bit of malt. Flavor's of course dominated by hop, but done with a sense of aesthetics - nicely contrasted with the malt and carbonic tang. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, long, with no off qualities, and only a hint of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 00:30:59 | More by drpimento
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-07-2013 20:02:46 | More by orangesol
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Jree261

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-06-2013 02:34:35 | More by Jree261
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ChugMan

Washington

4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Food Pairing - Medium cheddar cheese with some cayenne & black pepper. This is a bold beer and I'm putting it through its paces! Not only could it stand up to the strong and spicy flavors of the food, it nearly scrubbed the palate clean, complimenting all the way. Very impressive.
A - Clear golden yellow. Nice, thin head which left some very fine lacing.
S - For better or worse, you know you're in for a memorable time when you smell it seconds after popping the cap. Fortunately in this case it's a good thing! Strong fruity presence: grapefruit and mango / papaya most especially. Sugary, and a bit peppery.
T - Immediate sensation of biting right into a fresh, juicy grapefruit! This rapidly settles to allow the lovely floral flavors to come forward. Balanced and refreshing.
M - Crisp, spicy carbonation and hops keep the taste buds awake. This beer isn't thick, but it has an interesting *chewy* characteristic, a kind of fullness in the mouth that feels satisfying.
O - Superb IPA here, plenty for fans of the style to enjoy & appreciate. Very easy to drink, but you feel quenched and satisfied by the time you finish. I look forward to enjoying this in the warmer months of the summer ahead!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 09:42:43 | More by ChugMan
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-05-2013 01:49:42 | More by DaPan
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chambeam

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-04-2013 23:55:12 | More by chambeam
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zenmaster298

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-04-2013 03:45:22 | More by zenmaster298
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-27-2013 22:51:17 | More by djtomain
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bpasquini

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-27-2013 00:42:16 | More by bpasquini
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 964 ratings.