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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

1,081 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 33
Gots: 100 | 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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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).

danieelol, Jun 03, 2013
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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.

SmashPants, Jun 02, 2013
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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.