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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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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a quarter finger white head with good retention and lacing. Nice IPA aroma of herbal and piney hops, citrus and light malt. Great flavor of citrus and pine hops, caramel malt, citrus and sweet light fruit juice. Finishes with good citrus hops. Creamy medium body adds a lot to the overall pleasantness of this IPA. With a lot of excellent IPAs to choose from, this one really came through. Coronado is new to the northwest, but I will definitely seek out their other beers after this one. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 04:04:48 | More by LiquidAmber
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

01-28-2013 16:38:12 | More by hemorhoidzz
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DJMonroe

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-27-2013 01:56:27 | More by DJMonroe
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NEO68710

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-26-2013 03:06:12 | More by NEO68710
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-22-2013 17:02:32 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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g_jenkins

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-19-2013 08:13:39 | More by g_jenkins
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Came across a few offering from this brewer for this first time in Alberta recently, this is my first go-round
A - clear bright golden with plenty of visible rising carbonation, solid two finger of white head retained fantastic as a result
S - BIG aromas of floral and bubble gum, subtle raw grain background, I must admit I am intrigued
T - immediate flavours are a mix of bubble gum and mild caramel, florals are much lighter than the nose, a bit of a grape medicine note, some grains .... it is tasty, odd, and generally tough to nail down
M - light with creamy carbonation, some mineral mouth coating feel with bit of a woody thing going on, not much in terms of typical DIPA dry or bitterness but the alcohol masking and drinkability is off the charts
O - the flavours are very tasty yet definitely unique for a DIPA, the drinkability is oustanding to the point where you might guess it was a 5.5% brew at most, and to a point it makes it a bit paradoxical but I would gladly have this as a session beer on the regular were it available here and I had some self control

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 03:45:57 | More by joemcgrath27
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a clean, crisp looking copper pour with visible carbonation down the middle of the glass and 2 fingers of fluffy white head giving off tremendous amounts of lacing. great looking ipa. smell is of mellow pine, caramel, slight citrus (grapefruit).. smells sweet like honey. the taste is wonderful. nice piney bitterness from the hops leaves a resinous taste lingering behind for quite a bit! an earthy bitterness follows and is eliminated by a sweet malty profile. a wonderful tasting ale, with a crisp grapefruit like refreshing finish. medium body pour with moderate amount of carbonation. smooth going down with a slight stickyness left behind from all the hops!

overall, a damn good ipa. one of the better ones i've had this month. not overwhelming with bitterness but good to the point where it fulfills all my ipa wants and needs!

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 06:35:34 | More by facundoCNB
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jwgkicks

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-16-2013 19:48:54 | More by jwgkicks
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-16-2013 00:07:59 | More by Axnjxn
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-15-2013 13:29:37 | More by fredmugs
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SeaOfShells

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-15-2013 02:28:56 | More by SeaOfShells
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Bin33chef

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-14-2013 22:27:54 | More by Bin33chef
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StoneyPeaches

California

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Solid IPA. Floral and hoppy nose. Very pleasant mouthfeel and ends w nice bitterness, not too bitter but well balanced and it does not kill your palate for successive beers like Stone's Ruination, which is also fantastic. Had it on tap and got hooked. Idiot pairs well with your typical bar food like nachos and burgers, but it really is enjoyable on its own. This is my any day, sunny day go-to IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2013 22:22:50 | More by StoneyPeaches
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-13-2013 06:48:40 | More by SocalKicks
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-13-2013 02:17:48 | More by Eriktheipaman
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-13-2013 01:04:26 | More by BigTrubble
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nUgZ

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a mostly clear orange color with a half finger head and some lacing.

S: Lots of citrus and floral hops.

T: Citrus and piney hops but not much else. Quite bitter.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: Not a bad IPA, but somewhat one sided. I would drink it again if someone brought it over, but I wouldn't seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 00:54:50 | More by nUgZ
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.7%

01-12-2013 12:07:13 | More by Travcofarms
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-11-2013 17:24:53 | More by shagal
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pukahi91

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-06-2013 01:51:50 | More by pukahi91
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brand_OHH

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-05-2013 13:47:40 | More by brand_OHH
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djmitche

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is pale and a bit hazy. That might be chill haze.

Smell is wonderful - mostly tropical, with some citrus. For the hops on the bottle, I'm surprised there's so little pine.

There's some pine in the flavor, but not much else. I don't get much malt, although it doesn't taste like hop tea so there's "enough" there. I'm a non-taster, so I can't tell you how much bitterness is in this brew, but I'm guessing it's what us East-Coasters call a "hop bomb".

Mouthfeel is good - enough sweetness to linger, without being thick.

Overall, this is a nice IPA in terms of hop aroma and flavor, but not something I could drink a lot of.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 02:26:03 | More by djmitche
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blackcloud

Alaska

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-03-2013 22:15:46 | More by blackcloud
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iKasey

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-03-2013 06:01:59 | More by iKasey
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.