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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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very good

1,176 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,176
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 36
Gots: 122 | 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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4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- light orange copper with wispy head after initial dissipation

Smell- nice floral and citrus, present but not overpowering

Taste- like an IPA should be, initial bitterness with little maltiness, hoppiness remaining in the back of the mouth briefly

Mouthfeel- lightly carbonated, light watery feel

Overall- A solid American IPA with pleasant citrus hop crispness. A keeper.

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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,176 ratings.