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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPA
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87
very good

1,265 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,265
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 39
Gots: 177 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: scottoale on 05-09-2007

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Ratings: 1,265 | Reviews: 370
Photo of biegaman
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, I feel like an idiot - don't include the bottom contents of the bottle unless you want to completely muck up the appearance. The seemingly pulpy, almost honeycomb-like second pour is hardly recognizable from the clear, blistered golden tones of the first.

The aroma combines the contents of pine and fruit trees; at once rich and resiny as well as bright and tropical, this bouquet has its bitter and earthy elements but retains the sweet, enticing scents of mango, pineapple and pear. Warming reveals an underlying note of toffee.

All that's wonderful about the nose is replayed on the palate. A hearty base of malt provides a biscuity, lightly caramelly launching point for a vast array of tropical fruit flavours. To me it tastes like mango most of all (dried as well as fresh varieties) but one could imagine an array of exotic jungle fruits.

8.5% alcohol is certainly nothing to scoff at, but it is a manageable amount; this brewer used enough malt and ensured enough citrusy flavours that it goes entirely unnoticed. Bitterness is a good distraction too, though that too is well concealed. I no longer wonder why they left the 'D' out of "IPA" on the label.

Idiot IPA is a stupidly drinkable beer. Such an approachable hop-bomb with such agreeable citrus and tropical fruit flavours is an absolute no-brainer in the portfolio of any brewer worth his mash paddle - it's how California put itself on the map. Anyone with access to this would have to be an idiot not to buy it.

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of barfootbandit
4.62/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA poured from the bottle. Good smell with a mixture of citrus fruit and pine. Clean color and taste as well. Taste was crisp and hoppy, but overly so. Hop character was a good balance of pine and citrus and the beer had a bit of tropical aftertaste. It was also a relatively heavy tasting beer with a high ABV. Although a high ABV makes this double IPA even better and would highly recommend it.

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pagriley
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DerekDudley
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjsmith910
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i throughly enjoyed this brew

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

From tap after a Ten Fidy (amazing beer FYI), a nice strong high ABV concealed well IPA solid.

Photo of CJNAPS
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Saltydogfitz
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
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
3.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of abkayak
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
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
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
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
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
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
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrew24
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,265 ratings.