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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPA
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87
very good

1,227 Ratings
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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

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Beer added by: scottoale on 05-09-2007

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Photo of ThePaleRider
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Honey colored with a one finger, off white, head that leaves decent retention. A little bit of dark, leafy, stuff floating around in the glass, but clear other than that.

S - Lots of citrus fruits: pineapple, grapefruit, passion fruit, etc... Very, very hop forward without a lot of the malts really getting in the way. Sweet!

T - Very nice sweet hops followed quickly by the bitter hops I crave. Taste is very piney and earthy. Not a whole lot of citrus flavor. Leaves a long lasting pine on your tongue that requires another drink to refresh. Not much malts until the hops wear off the tongue. I'd like to see a tad more citrus, but this is a superb beer for a Sunday night.

M - Medium body with a very oily hop film that lays on the palette. Not much in the way of carbonation. Pick up a little booze, but not bad.

O - Nice showing from Coronado Brewing. Really great flavor for the style and not really overly hopped.

Photo of ac419
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of CarolinaKev
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of DannyHartman
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I pour a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, a nice thick head appears atop a beautiful bright gold/orangish brew.... The best part is that there's little bubbles that continuously rise in the beer throughout drinking it.... This brew also leaves a decent amount of lacing as you drink it.

I take a whiff, and I immediately get notes of citrus (like that of mostly grapefruit) with an apricot/peach scent.... Following that, there is some piney notes with a little caramel.

While sipping, there's a bunch of citrus with pine, bready malts, caramel, and it's ever so slightly hoppy on the palate.

I would describe the mouthfeel as medium bodied with amazing carbonation that leaves a great taste on the palate.

Overall, I really liked this "I.P.A.".... It's very distinct, easily drinkable, and has a delicious taste.... Doesn't have a huge alcohol taste for an I.P.A., and has a perfect balance.... Really enjoyable.

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of nelaina
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of FishPondManager
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Lare453
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz poured into a tulip glass

A cooper and orange with a small white head. Hazy.

S grapefruit, citrus, green apple, pine

T mild hop beginning that develops into a bold grapefruit middle and a bitter apple and orange peel end. The aftertaste is bitter, hoppy and delicious.

M a little more than thin but not thick. A great mouthfeel, slightly prickly and a good carbonation on the tongue

O a good sessionable ipa. Except for the high alcohol content.

Photo of jameyp
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of IPAchris
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of pixieskid
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of TXhomebrewer
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kevgod
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Hardcore
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jwalter381
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of barley
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of rawfish
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy unfiltered light copper with two thick fingers of whipped off white head. All day retention, amazing and streaks of lacing on the glass.

Pungent dark citrus, pine and some pear and apricot notes. Syrupy sweet malt with some honey drizzled over the top.

Robust malt profile that is bready, well balanced with the hops of dark citrus and pine, alcohol tries to sneak in but the malt to hop balance here is excellent and shuts the door. A mild bitterness follows and it does dry and release from the palate well.

Smooth 7.5%, body is average but the carbonation makes the drink downright creamy and perfect. Barely any alcohol sensed.

Very underrated IPA that falls right between the range of a single and double. Ideally balanced and well managed with hops and malt that will appease both the masses and the hop heads. Goes down way too easy. Would buy again.

Photo of mrskunk
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dcs1548
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a light copper color and smell of citrus and sweet pine. Very hoppy, awesome pine and citrus flavor. Even tastes great as it warmed up a little (although still tastes better cooler). I think this is an underrated beer, it's definitely up there with some of the better DIPA's, even with the heavy competition in this style.

Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BeerForHokie
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one packs a pretty strong punch for flavor. Not much subtle about it. Just delivers and it's all in your face, and that's that. The color is a little odd on this one in that it has a brown tone to it. I am wondering if this is not the freshest sample. But hey, it's still pretty nice.

Photo of jmdrpi
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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