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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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1,074 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,074
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 35
Gots: 98 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

CoolEthan, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

cgentzkow, May 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

45nDown, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

buzzy, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

InfernoBoss, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Archemedies, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of ADZA
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Love the name and pours a golden yellow hue with a creamy two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is torn orange leaves,sherbet,eucalyptus,mandarins and a touch of lavender,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately carbonated with tastes of strong citrus,pineapple,fruit salad,paw paw and finished with a hit of piney bitterness and overall it's a nice IIPA and easy to knock back but nothing out of this world cheers.

ADZA, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

jmgault1, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Kenai4, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

SDerik, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

browniewithnuts, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows fresh hops, piny notes, tropical fruit and some clean sweet malt.
Incredibly hoppy flavours. Pure pine and grapefruit with very little malt to support it.
Carbonation seems a bit high. Body could be thicker.

CrazyDavros, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

sevenshubby, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Don't think I'd heard of this brewery before getting this in a recent trade. Thanks to BeerThirty for the bottle. Tasted 7 April 2013.

Pours a faintly hazy medium orange. One finger of dense white head, slowly relaxes to a cap and some thick bulging lacing. Nice.

Smell is fruit all the way, and mostly tropical. Mango, peaches, and a bunch of citrus. Pine needles back there in the background. Lovely.

Taste is quite good as well, with a lot of those fruity hops showing through in the flavor. Sweet, then fruity, then sweet again, before turning to a moderate clean bitterness. I'm really enjoying the sweet pulpy fruit (peaches again) in the taste. Yum.

Mouthfeel is quite interesting. Carbonation starts out buzzy, tingling on my lips. And it stays at that level, just a bit less than too much. Otherwise medium-bodied, a little sticky, and moderately persistent. But that carbonation makes it a much more interesting beer.

I really liked this beer. Great hop presence in both the smell and the taste, and a fantastic mouthfeel. Drinks like much less of a bruiser than its ABV would suggest.

zeledonia, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Hopmodium, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

RandyBoBandy, Apr 17, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Definitely like the silk screen label much better. +1

Another wife pick-up. Wonder what the meaning is...things that make you go hmmmm.

Pours a clear straw yellow with a white foamy head and lots of lacing.

The aroma contains lots of pungent hops in the aroma. Malty. Rubber. Tangerine and other assorted citrus delights.

The taste heavy on the bitters. Hops abound in the taste and on the tongue. Blast of citrus with just a touch of malt on the swallow. Big salivation after the sip. White grapefruit and plenty of grapefruit rind.

Overall I thought this was pretty good. Definitely on the bitter side with the many hop varities used. Finished the bomber no problem. The 8.5% was almost non-existent. A good DIPA though palate fatigue is almost guaranteed.

kaseydad, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

LoFiDave, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

SDG1070, Apr 13, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from SeaOfShells (great extra, thanks man!). No bottling date. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours hazy amber gold with a half finger of pale head that fades almost completely, leaving large sheets of lace.

Smells of tangerines, apricots, wet grass and mango. A tad muted but nice overall.

The hop flavor is a bit faded as if this were past it's prime (which there's no way of knowing without bottle dating). There is still alot of good stuff going on. Over ripe oranges, grass, grapefruit peel, sour mango, pepper, biscuit and a healthy dose of booze.

Medium body, oily slick with moderate carbonation. Long, bitter, carmelized orange peel aftertaste.

A decent imperial IPA. I'd like to try it fresh in tap sometime to see if my experience is really what was intended. This hints at greatness without quite delivering at any front.

ThickNStout, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Atomicskis5, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

GennyCreamAle, Apr 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

ALLISON01, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jwluvsIPA, Apr 07, 2013
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,074 ratings.