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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPA
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Ratings: 1,227
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 37
Gots: 158 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: scottoale on 05-09-2007

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Photo of Zorro
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber-gold colored ale with a good sized white head.

Smells floral and hoppy with a strong citrus aroma. Honeysuckle and orange blossoms with a slight hint of pine. Smells slightly woody with a cedar chest aroma.

Starts out sweet and savory with a woody after taste. Citrus and pine flavors. Medium bitterness with some grass in the after taste.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall just an OK beer. Maybe I got an old bottle I will try this again some other time.

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Photo of lynchmob9
2.95/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: copper, nice initial head but then went flat quick.
S: initial tangelo peel then couldn't get it again. Cataloupe. Asian pear. Hops dominant.
T: avg, just about hops w/ no balance. Burnt brown sugar & bitterness.
M: heavy, long finish, bitter.
O: not for me. Reminds me of dozens of other forgettable beers. 12oz bottle, 4oz tasting pour, 8oz down the drain. Next.

Photo of AmitC
4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ox bottle into a snifter.

Nice Pale golden color with decent clarity and some haze. Less than a finger thick head that fades off rather quickly. Decent lacing on the sides. No bubbles seen rising up. translucent.

Aroma is a lot of sweet grass. Very grassy and little citrus flavor. Grapefruits and nice hint of other hops. Somewhat piney. A good mix of caramel.

Taste is excellent. A good amount of bitter punch by the grassy and earthy hops. Some flowery notes. Bitterness is really very likable. Malt presence is totally subdued and overpowered. No apparent alcohol. No warmth. Finish is bitter.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. Somewhat oily and piney touch. Moderate carbonation. No astringency except for wild grass attack.

A nicely surprising brew that is punching and well above the average IIPA.

Photo of drpimento
4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Generally I'm kind of tired of the west coast hop bombs, but this one is very good. Poured at a good temperature with a giant, foamy, frothy, off-white head that soon settles down and a bit of lace. Color is a clear, yellow gold with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is a fresh, pleasing hop, fruit, and a bit of malt. Flavor's of course dominated by hop, but done with a sense of aesthetics - nicely contrasted with the malt and carbonic tang. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, long, with no off qualities, and only a hint of alcohol.

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Jree261
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ChugMan
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Food Pairing - Medium cheddar cheese with some cayenne & black pepper. This is a bold beer and I'm putting it through its paces! Not only could it stand up to the strong and spicy flavors of the food, it nearly scrubbed the palate clean, complimenting all the way. Very impressive.
A - Clear golden yellow. Nice, thin head which left some very fine lacing.
S - For better or worse, you know you're in for a memorable time when you smell it seconds after popping the cap. Fortunately in this case it's a good thing! Strong fruity presence: grapefruit and mango / papaya most especially. Sugary, and a bit peppery.
T - Immediate sensation of biting right into a fresh, juicy grapefruit! This rapidly settles to allow the lovely floral flavors to come forward. Balanced and refreshing.
M - Crisp, spicy carbonation and hops keep the taste buds awake. This beer isn't thick, but it has an interesting *chewy* characteristic, a kind of fullness in the mouth that feels satisfying.
O - Superb IPA here, plenty for fans of the style to enjoy & appreciate. Very easy to drink, but you feel quenched and satisfied by the time you finish. I look forward to enjoying this in the warmer months of the summer ahead!

Photo of DaPan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of chambeam
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of zenmaster298
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of djtomain
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of bpasquini
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of popery
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes, 11/7/10. Transparent, medium amber with a smallish off-white cap. The aroma is fresh and hoppy. Tangerines, pineapples, grass and a bit of caramel. The beer has a smooth caramel backbone with a fairly dry finish and quite a bit of bitterness. Very nice. Mouthfeel is smooth and hop-oily. This is a good to very good DIPA. The tropical notes make it somewhat memorable, but it’s not really enough of a hook to differentiate it entirely from the pack.

Photo of rringler
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, dark straw. About a half a finger of white head with fine bubbles. Very nice lacing.

S: Very clean and malty.

T: Nice, thick malty start (despite the lighter color) finishing with hops that are not too dry or floral. The 8.5% abv is very well hidden. Exactly what you'd expect from an IPA.

M: Slightly thicker and more oily, but still very much in style and with good carbonation.

O: Textbook IPA/IIPA. Good smell, taste and balance. Only thing I'd change is a slightly deeper color.

Photo of largadeer
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of bifrost17
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of SDJason
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TequilaTom
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cletusdog
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Steveh36
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Beerswag
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- On tap less than 1finger head, quickly gone. Nice golden to copper tones and slightly hazey. Mountains of lacing on the glass and legs that look like waterfalls.

S-strawberry and citrus noted very heavy. Nice fruity and balanced smell. Medium hop character to the nose.

T- balanced fruity bitterness:
Pine, Strawberry, grapefruit, and and tangerine finish.

M-medium carbonation on the front of the tongue and a bite from enough hops in the back of the palate. Smooth finish with a slightly dry mouthfeel.

O- a nice DIPA that packs enough punch at 8.5, this one I consider a solid choice.

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.