Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPAIdiot IPA

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87
very good

1,185 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 34
Gots: 126 | 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:
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(Beer added by: scottoale on 05-09-2007)
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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Slight haze to a beautiful amber body, medium bubbles and a thin white head rising to maybe 1/4" at best with a vigorous pour.

Smell: Citrus and hops, has a scent that reminds you a bit of lemon.

Taste: It's a light bitterness to it. Feels a bit fruity consisting of grapefruit and lemon.

Mouth: You know at first glance you think wow, but it flattens a bit when it comes to after taste. Not exactly sticky if you catch my drift.

Overall: very good beer, but we all have had better. I picked this up just to try something different and though it didn't disappoint it didn't quite astonish me either. Enjoy...Salud!

Photo of zounder
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a very large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass, a thick collar around the edge and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus, floral and tropical fruits are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has an interesting mix of flavors from the variety of hops that are used—melons and tangerines seem to stand out in particular. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is present and this persists through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to have a nice balance of flavors between the various hops as well as the underlying malts (because it's not that bitter).

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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

A fairly easy to find DIPA in these parts, typically found in a bomber featuring a rather attractive blue label with the paint somehow etched into the glass (there's probably an artistic term for this that eludes me) and a humorous state of Colorado warning that said paint contains cadmium. So long as the beer doesn't I am happy. The contents pour a light gold to orange amber with ample light orange head that quickly tames to release a strong aroma of grapefruit and orange citrus, sweet apple juice, and caramel malt. The surprisingly sweet aroma is largely mirrored in the palate, at least initially. Very sweet and somewhat sour combination of honey/caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, tropical fruits (musky passion fruit and guava, a little mango) and other floral perfume notes (honeysuckle?) lead the way, along with some warming but well-concealed alcohol (at 8.5% ABV this one will get ya if you have the entire bomber, which I did). However, the wet finish does feature some pungent pine resins and citrus pith. As is the case for a few other hop bomb DIPAs, the spicy pine and medicinal camphor flavors get stronger as you go, your lips get a bit numb and an interesting green fruit note like gooseberry emerges in the finish as well. I get a coppery metallic ting throughout. One of the things I really like about DIPAs is this evolving complexity over the course of a pint or bottle, with things often starting caramel sweet and fruity but eventually getting wickedly piney and bitter, at which point the endorphins show up and meld nicely with the booze to yield a decent buzz and even a potentially spiritual experience. Haha. This particular example follows this mold, very tropical up front and finishing with some classic coarse Chinook hop piney bitterness. I might have provided higher ratings had the malts been a bit less cloying and the booze a tad less aggressive ... There was a bit of a cider effect going on at times which I consider a fault in a DIPA. Still, no shame in spending an evening with this idiot.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of bark
2.46/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The colour is gold (9 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head slowly sinks down leaving no lacing on the glass.

The smell is bitter with some harsh notes, hints of metal and resin. Pine wood, some citric fruits, metal, earthy notes and a dusty sweetness.

The taste is smooth with some exotic fruits and lemon-lime. Some bitterness, but the strength is more APA than DIPA. Semi-sweet notes of cookies, resin and honey. Light body. The aftertaste is dusty with some exotic fruits and metallic bitterness in the background. Rye bread and fruit candy in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the small bubbles short lived. The liquid is quite light.

An empty DIPA.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,185 ratings.