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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPAIdiot IPA

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very good

1,203 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,203
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 34
Gots: 137 | 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:
Beer added by: scottoale on 05-09-2007

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Photo of mltobin
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at The Ginger Man in Norwalk.

Appearance is orange with a bunch of cloudiness, 1 finger white head. Its` nose has grapefruit, sweet malts and flowers. I tip back the glass and taste pine, hops, more of that grapefruit and other citrus fruits. It is bitter, but by no means is it overpowering. This is more of the subdued west coast hop bitterness imo. Mouthfeel is even-keel, dry, not too bitter in the finish. A good, tasty DIPA.

Photo of kawilliams81
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 10 oz chalice.

A- pours a light caramel with a 2 finger off-white head. Lacing coats the glass.

S- sweet caramel and citrus, lots of spice and pine.

T- sweet caramel, citrus, and spicy hops. Has some pine bitterness as well.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice creaminess to this beer.

O- ok ipa, but not a fan of the spicy hops used in this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at TJ'S Everyday

A- Idiot is a bright gold color with semi orange spots here and there. A nice frothy cap sits on top of the liquid at all times thanks to the glass. Decent lacing with bubbles seen rising in the beer.

S- Hop goodness with a nice hop punch to the nose. Idiot is citrus forward with slices of grapefruit and mango. Not as piney as other DIPA's. A nice malt addition is within but hard to pinpoint. This smells wonderful.

T- Taste is wonderful with DIPA citrus abound with grapefruit cutting into the palette but not destroying. Malt giving off some sweet bread in between with a nice bitter aftertaste. This is one of my favorite IPA'S from Coronado and while we are at it my favorite offering from them, besides stingray.

M- The hops come flowing but are cut off at the exact right time from the malts. Stoopid is a bitter DIPA but not overkill. Medium bodied with a nice amount of carb plus a slightly dry mouth after some time.

D- A kind of high ABV, but I could finish a bottle no problem. While a lot of IPA beers have a similiar taste profile this one is more on it's own path and deserves all accolades. Plus with the affordability of this (especially in the new 12oz bottle size) I will be revisiting this soon.

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4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sharp looking beer. A bit dark for a 'pale' ale, a darkish amber/orange color. The head is thick and frothy, and a contrasting brilliant white. Good retention and sticky lacing as it eventually dissipates.

The West Coast would be proud, as it's all about citric flavors. There is some malt breadiness, but it's mostly citrus fruits and pine that fill the nose.

Taste is similar to the smell. Piney, citric, bready.

It's got a medium body and is full of bitter. But the bitter is managed well by the malt profile. A bit sticky in the finish, with some bitter that stays with you a while.

Very drinkable for the type. It's certainly a hop bomb, but I can still feel my tongue, so it's not offensive. One of the best DIPAs I've had the joy of trying.

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange ochre with a fluffy head that eventually kicked to a soap scum layer. 4.0

Macerated orange, pineapple, and grapefruit hop nose. Slight doughy maltiness from sweetness. 4.0

Bitter orange, rooibos, grapefruit, caramel, and bready malt. Maltier than I expected. Finishes less bitter. Lots of hop flavors, some floral. 4.0

Well-carbonated. Almost spicy with carb. The sweetness doesn't stick much. Light-medium body. Decent. 4.0

Nothing exceptional, but I still like this beer a lot. I recommend. 3.5

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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,203 ratings.