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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPAIdiot IPA

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1,113 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,113
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 32
Gots: 105 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

kspongeworthy, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

dmsohyea, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of notchucknorris
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at O'Brien's

A: Copper color with a 1 finger off white head.

S: Lots of citrus hops with some notes of mango and a bit of orange.

T: Citrus hops with a big dose of hop resin. Maybe a bit too bitter for me. I wanted a bit more of the hop sweetness without the bitterness.

notchucknorris, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of iadler
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of Aiptasia. Thanks John! Bottled 11/26.

A- Pours a translucent amber with a two finger head that dissipates into a thin cap. Some lacing is left behind.

S- Plenty of oranges, lemon, mango, pine and some caramel malt.

T- Orange, pine and white grapefruit zest with a hint of sugar cookie and plenty of hop resin bitterness at the finish.

M- Medium carbonation and body with a dry bitter finish with a bit of heat.

O- While the aroma was promising, the flavor lacked much depth and finished too bitter with the abv making itself known.

iadler, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

vicsju1991, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.1/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear, dark orange color with a thin head and lasting lace. The aroma is fruity, mainly grapefruit with a hint of dough. The flavor is grapefruit and has doughy and orange notes. The mouthfeel is medium. Coronado Idiot IPA is a decent beer, not a hop bomb like some in the style, much more drinkable. A great way to take the heat off from a chile beer. Recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Jan 08, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one as a bonus in a trade. Thanks dulwich!

This baby pours out a hazy apricot color with a thin head. The nose is nice and assertive and you get typical IPA notes of lemon and pine. Flavors are a bit off-balanced for an IPA. Sweet marmalade and fruit come first, then a nice rush of lemony hoppy goodness joins in, but not quite enough to balance out the sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit firm. Overall, the beer is not bad, but it's not one I would seek out. Perhaps my sample wasn't fresh enough to be a good representation, but I thought this beer was just a bit too sweet for my palate.

deadonhisfeet, Jan 08, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a cloudy deep amber, with decent head and lacing. Aroma is piney and citrus hop. Strong caramel malt backbone with citrus and berry flavors, alcohol well hidden, but fairly sweet. Bitter oily mouthfeel, finishes dry. A very good Calfornia imperial IPA.

coldriver, Jan 08, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from BevMo in early October for $6.49. Been sitting in the big beer fridge awaiting this day!

Beer poured a cloudy orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is pungent with citrusy hops, quite nice!

Taste is big on citrus and pine, malt attempts to balance but hops win out in the end with an hop oil finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a very nice double, very representative of the San Diego style. Do try if you get the opportunity!

arizcards, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

PthPndr, Jan 06, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle, Idiot IPA pours well, amber /gold colour, clear with some carbonation. The beer pours with a thin head which it retains well. For some reason the aroma wasn't that strong for me, pleasant enough but nothing distinguished.

A good IPA / DIPA but lacking the extra spark that would make it a great beer, worth a drink but it didn't set my hair (or whats left of it) alight.

Clembo1957, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

dufficy0, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

HopsHopenstein, Jan 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

TasteTester, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jpd7374, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

webb534, Dec 22, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Orange, golden, auburn with a thin off-white head, with moderate cling and stick to the glass.

Sweet citrus elements, pine, and sticky toffee sweetness round out this beer's aroma.

The flavor follows the aroma similarly, though the toffee sweetness is a bit dominant. Moderate bitterness.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

Good, somewhat sweet, DIPA.

ehammond1, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

hankbenzenberg, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

JAHMUR, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

TurdFurgison, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

rpaul2012, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Daehpoh, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

hpthebull, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

cantfindme, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

jhatweb, Dec 08, 2011
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.