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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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88
very good

988 Ratings
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Ratings: 988
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 30
Gots: 65 | 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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Voonder

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber color with one finger white head. Smell - floral hops, pine and citrus. Taste - grapefruit bitterness upront then warming alcohol finishes dry with pine and some spices. Very smooth, alcohol hidden well, medium to full body. Pretty drinakble.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2009 06:14:04 | More by Voonder
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Don't think I'd heard of this brewery before getting this in a recent trade. Thanks to BeerThirty for the bottle. Tasted 7 April 2013.

Pours a faintly hazy medium orange. One finger of dense white head, slowly relaxes to a cap and some thick bulging lacing. Nice.

Smell is fruit all the way, and mostly tropical. Mango, peaches, and a bunch of citrus. Pine needles back there in the background. Lovely.

Taste is quite good as well, with a lot of those fruity hops showing through in the flavor. Sweet, then fruity, then sweet again, before turning to a moderate clean bitterness. I'm really enjoying the sweet pulpy fruit (peaches again) in the taste. Yum.

Mouthfeel is quite interesting. Carbonation starts out buzzy, tingling on my lips. And it stays at that level, just a bit less than too much. Otherwise medium-bodied, a little sticky, and moderately persistent. But that carbonation makes it a much more interesting beer.

I really liked this beer. Great hop presence in both the smell and the taste, and a fantastic mouthfeel. Drinks like much less of a bruiser than its ABV would suggest.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 06:40:09 | More by zeledonia
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mdfb79

New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 6/5/10 notes. Had at SAVOR in DC.

a - Pours an amber color with 2 inches of fluffy white head and light carbonation.

s - Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, and fruit. A great smelling IPA

t - Taste is again citrus and floral hops. Also some tropical fruit, bready malts, and smooth fruity malts in the finish. A little bit of bitterness.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink for an 8% IPA.

d - I enjoyed this IPA a lot. I thought it had a great hoppy smell and great feel to it. Would love to try again.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 14:50:50 | More by mdfb79
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ChugMan

Washington

4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 09:42:43 | More by ChugMan
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, from the decent selection at the Kahala Whole Foods in the semi-suburban mall-scape of Honolulu.

This beer pours a clear medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of tight foamy off-white head, which leaves an impressive tree canopy vista of lace around the glass as it sinks away.

It smells of grapefruit, orange, pine and some further tropical fruit, over a lesser bready honeyed caramel malt sweetness. The taste is more intense grapefruit, mixed citrus, and pine resin hops, a fairly hefty sugary caramel/toffee backbone, and a slight, simmering undertone of alcohol.

The carbonation is moderately twangy, the body a solid medium-heavy weight, and sassy-smooth. It finishes still quite strongly hoppy, but actually more in tune with the latent caramelized malt, and understated alcohol, kept tight to breast to this point.

A more or less (ok, more) prototypical example of the west coast big-ass IPA. Everything is bigger, better, and somehow balanced, which is usually the trick, ain't it? Drinkable as all get out, if hop monsters are your thing. I'll be over in the corner, um, well, use your imagination.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 08:21:34 | More by biboergosum
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scottyshades

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap, then found this bottle immediately after

A: Pours a viscous looking hop-hazy copper color with a big eggshell color head. Retention is awesome, leaving thick sheets of foam along the glass.

S: Ahh...better than I remember. Lots of mango right off the bat, along with candied pineapple, overripe peach, and pears. Real fruity. Floral hops and bittering hops give off lots of pine and earthy aromas. Malts give off some caramel and honey?, striking a nice balance of bitter and sweet. Alcohol slightly pokes through.

T: Eh, I wish this was more like the nose. Right away you are immediately greeted with overwhelming bitterness that is completely unchecked...There must be 90-100 IBUs in this. Oh well, besides the bitterness, you get lots of tart grapefruit and lots of honey. Alcohol is apparent, but not really overwhelming. Lots of resinous hops create that sticky feeling. Tastes like the smell of good pot.

MF/D: Really viscous for the style, one of the biggest. Carbonation is just right for the style. Sticky mouthfeel.

Notes: Much prefer this on tap when the bitterness is a little less intense. Great beer though, definitely worth another purchase.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 20:43:09 | More by scottyshades
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StJamesGate

New York

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange gold with a clingy proud white head. Tropical flower nose. White bread toast and golden syrup malts. Mango and cannibus hops that cut to a birch/spearmint bite with lingering woodiness. Medium to full-bodied, round and sticky. No burn.

More hop character than pure bitterness, which is unexpected for a San Diego IPA.

There was bit of sediment at the end of the last glass and I pulled a hop leaf off my tongue! A beer with personality.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 16:53:51 | More by StJamesGate
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2012 04:03:31 | More by BARFLYB
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flannelman808

California

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light bright yellow orange colored beer topped with an off white sticky head which has pretty good retention as well as lacing.

S: Piny and fruity notes explode from the pour sitting about a foot away. Pine and burnt orange and lime zest dominate the nose up close maybe tangerine as well.

T: This one is very resinous... Pine and "green" seem to stick all over the palate. An orange zest follows through, this is really like licking orange zest in a way, very expressive hops! Just a little bit of malt makes its presence known and turns bitter flavors slowly into a sticky sweet bitter assemblage of caramelized citrusy notes. In the end this is perhaps a shade too sweet for my taste but its a darned good beer! And a damned good price!

M: Sticky icky

D: medium plus

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 03:29:09 | More by flannelman808
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Halcyondays

California

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no freshness date, but being within 100 miles of the brewery helps, no problem here,

A: Pours goldenrod with a medium white head, good head retention, some lace.

S: Some tropicality, grass, grapefruit, hop dominated if not particularly robust.

T: Mix of white and pink grapefruit, lemon and tangerine, very citrusy, with a dry grassy finish. Malt is nonexistent basically which is fine since the hop flavours are delicious.

M: Medium to full-bodied, feels fairly viscous on the tongue as compared to most in this style, oily, good aftertaste.

D: A very good San Diego IPA that can hold its own with the rest of the county. Very glad I got to try this. Something I think would be amazing on-tap, fresh at the source.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 04:59:03 | More by Halcyondays
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SShelly

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright orange, crystal clear, light white head dissapates quick.

Aroma is citrus and hops with a light sweetness.

Strong citrus, lemons and orange, hoppy and bright, light malt backbone, strong citrus sticks in the mouth.

This is pretty damn tasty, like how the hop bitterness sticks in the mouth.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2010 02:00:37 | More by SShelly
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

With the classic but aggressive taste of IPA gone by, the taste of Idiot IPA reminds me of the taste of IPAs before the newer and more tropical type of hops gained favor. Without those newer aromas and tastes, this older version really focused on bitterness and dryness.

With its sturdy amber and light copper color, the mildly hazed ale appears to have a golden-orange tinge. As its ivory-white column of foam builds, its head character is persistent and clinging with lacing rings with each sip.

Its radiant aromas are squarely dedicated to the grapefruit character of hops. Its juicy pink grapefruit character is highly citrusy and sharply scented, even as the supporting malt sweetness tries to buffer its aromatic effect. But further propelled with lemon and orange peels, pine resins and an overall grassy tinge- the hops are unwaivering in their pungency.

And similar in taste, the caramel and honey flavor from malt is short-lived as the middle palate of hops topple any supporting sweetness and command the beer thereafter- first with the juicy and dry taste of fresh-squeezed citrus juices, except where fructose sweetness is expected, the beer dives head first into a dry and bitter finish. The ale lingers in the throat with its sappy and resinous character and with the grassy taste of chlorophyll hanging around.

Medium-dry in body, the ale's early creamy malt structures are temporary. As the hops settle onto the tonuge, it pushes any sweetness and carbonation aside and saturates the mouth with its palate-stripping resinous mouthfeel. Warm and dry to finish, the ale acts more like the hop-dominant and standard American IPA rather than the more balanced imperial variety.

The Idiot IPA is a highly focused and disciplined IPA but with a little extra gusto. Its bright citrusy bitterness and malty-dry backbone are quintessential "West Coast" style IPAs. Though ever-classy, the preferences are trending to the newer and "juicier" tropical hop varieties.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 17:17:06 | More by BEERchitect
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Beerswag

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2013 06:49:16 | More by Beerswag
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glid02

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap.

Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a one-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of sharp pine hops with moderate amounts of tropical fruit hop aromas. Also present is a pale malt backbone with slight amounts of breadiness.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Pale malt flavors kick things off and are quickly overtaken by large amounts of pine and tropical fruit hop flavors. Midway through the sip the pine hop flavors subside a bit, allowing the tropical fruit flavors to carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall this beer was a pleasant surprise, although I have to say that San Diego IPA's shouldn't really surprise anyone. A solid beer that's worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2010 20:34:27 | More by glid02
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rdilauro

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After opening the bottle, you could easily smell the hops in this beer. I was expected to taste a very highly hopped and somewhat bitter beer.

I was really surprised that the taste was much lighter than I anticipated. The Hops and IBUs were there, but not over the top. It was a very enjoyable beer.

I am generally not a big fan of Double IPAs, but this one was an exception

Part of our closing ritual at our Wine/Beer shop is to select two beers each night and taste them. This one has been a repeater several times.

I often recommend this to someone who wants to taste a hoppy beer but they dont want to be bombarded.

A very nice IPA

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 18:58:04 | More by rdilauro
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prototypic

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a hazy, light golden brown color with orange highlights. There's a few pieces of sediment floating around that add some character. The head is vanilla colored and a huge three fingers deep. Impressive. Thick waves of lace lined the glass.

Smell: The nose is dominated by citrus pineapple, grapefruit and orange. Loads of citrus sweetness roll off of this one. It's followed by a strong dose of hops and truly presents itself as a genuine west coast IPA. The hops are very strong, citric, and piney. Very nice hop bill, whatever it is. There's some residual earthy and grainy notes. Surprisingly, no alcohol is noted. I was expecting at least a whiff. While it's not extremely deep or complex, this is a damn fine smelling IPA. Very nicely done.

Taste: Citrus grapefruit, pineapple and orange flavors kick it off nicely and provide a sweet, refreshing flavor. It is sweet and sugary. There's more malt here than is appreciable on the nose. It gives it a decent base and adds more sweetness. Hops are indeed citric and piney. They don't taste quite as strong as they smell as they're diluted a little by the malts. But, it's plenty hoppy and the bitter flavor survives. It's slightly grainy and earthy. It finishes sweet and bitter. Ultimately, the flavor's a step below the nose. But, it's a good beer.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It leans toward the lighter side medium bodied and has a nice smooth feel. Carbonation is very active and prevents it from having that silky smooth feel featured in thicker beers. But, it goes down pretty easy. Drinkability is good. It's limited somewhat by the abv. My bottle indicates 8.5% abv rather than 8%, but I don't discriminate too much.

Coronado's got a pretty nice IPA with Idiot. Frankly, there's a tad too much malt. But, it's plenty hoppy and enjoyable. I've got a slight gripe about labeling an IPA. It certainly seems closer to a DIPA to me. But, what do I know? I'm an Idiot...though I really don't feel like it drinking a solid beer like this. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 01:40:50 | More by prototypic
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear golden body with a nice white head. The head lasts a good while and becomes nice, sticky lace.

Smell - Great citrus hop aroma. Strong and vibrant. Smells as good as the best IPAs. A little bit of biscuit malt, as well.

Taste - Very citrusy at first and then some pine hoppiness. Great hop flavor. A bit of caramel sweetness in the middle and it finishes with the same biscuit malt I smelled. The downfall is the bitter finish. It's got a burnt character to it that's a bit off-putting. Otherwise, very nice.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Par for the course and what I'm looking for in a DIPA. The only issue is that bitter aftertaste.

Overall - A very nice DIPA. I'm enjoying it, despite that aftertaste. It's hardly a complaint, just a slight imperfection.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 02:18:21 | More by Alieniloquium
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange golden with a thick white head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Smells of big citrus hops.

Tastes of a big dose of hops upfront followed by some sugary sweetness. Hops are characterized by grapefruit, orange, and pine resin. Plenty of bitterness. A sugary pale malt sweetness cuts everything and helps to balance it out. Biscuit notes come through as well.

Mouthfeel is full-medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 03:06:00 | More by ocelot2500
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy gold with a fluffy white cap that slowly fades out into a small cap and collar. Tons of scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of citrus, caramel, biscuits, grapefruit, and pine sap.
Taste is of the aromas but with a hint of sharp astringency abrassiveness that is very subtle but adds character to the bitters/maltiness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet, and balanced. Good west coast DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2011 22:17:53 | More by weeare138
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours a very light orange with a good-sized head. Lacing throughout. Great aroma of large amounts of citrus, most notably orange. Nice hoppy smell as well. A bit sweet smelling. Taste is slightly bitter with lots of citrus as well as hops. A pretty drinkable Dipa. This was a nice surprise. This was the first beer I've had from Coronado and I'm very happy with this one. I'll be looking for more by them now. Good Imperial.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 04:38:18 | More by PicoPapa
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a light honey lemon gold, fluffy white head dissipates to a lacing.

Smells of lemon citrus, grapefruit hops and light bready malts.

Tastes of light lemon citrus and some light biscuity malts along with a subtle hop bitterness and a notable tea-like flavor.

Medium body with a light tingly carbonation on the tongue.

This is a very good strong IPA with a unique flavor not exactly like any other IPA I've had. It works quite well and makes this a very memorable and enjoyable ale. I will be looking for this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 00:31:35 | More by Cylinsier
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Gobzilla

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a golden burnt brown in color with yellow highlights and had a thin bubbly head leaving a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: piney grassy hoppiness greeted me on the first whiff with plenty of orange citrus notes but had caramel character and a good sweet malty presence.

T: the hop profile was quite decent followed by grassy, piney, orange citrusy accents and had a good caramel malty sweet balance.

M: the brew was medium in body with good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, citrusy, grass hoppy, and mild bitter bite finish.

D: drank pretty good and was glad to see this available at 38 degrees while chasing pty around LA.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 20:38:21 | More by Gobzilla
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DocJitsu

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber golden color with a short, quickly evaporating with head. Vibrant grapefruit wafts into the olfactory like a designer perfume. Not too loud, but very appealing and sexy. Tantalizes nicely. The first pull fills the mouth with slick, wet liquid that finishes with a carbonation scrub and hop burn that balances the mouthfeel well. Flavors are mellow for a San Diego IPA, but the finish bitters with yellow grapefruit tartness. Very solid.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2012 23:46:51 | More by DocJitsu
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from the fridge.

Pours clear copper with a one inch head of dense white. After several minutes of retreat a mostly placid surface was revealed with some streaked lacework.

Aromatics lead off with tropical fruits, light malt, and pine dew. Pears, tangerines, mango, and earthy resins with a hint of caramel.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tacky mouthfeel.

Resiny, fruity hops start the palate with a firm drying bitterness that builds somewhat throughout. A bit pungent in nature with warming alcohol and a slightly numbing hopping level. Plenty of orange pith, pear skins, grapefruit zest, and pine bark.

Finishes with a lingering bitterness, sustaining fruit, and warming alcohol.

Damn tasty and highly drinkable. Certainly an assertable IPA, and tasting pretty fresh. Nice one.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 23:37:34 | More by brewandbbq
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PnDHomeBrews

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coronado Brewing Company
Idiot IPA
Imperial India Pale Ale

Appearance - A rich golden caramel color. The head poured thick, easily getting to the two-finger mark. As the head dissipated, it showed to be much thinner than I first thought, and its retention rate was very low, leaving little to no film on the walls of the glass. From first look the light head is inviting, suggesting a smooth drink.

Smell – The beer smells clean, the hops piney and citrusy. I get a hit of smokiness as well.

Taste – Initially I noticed this IIPA is less hard-hitting than some of its brethren. It’s well-balanced, to be sure. The hops have a great citrus/fruitiness to them, with the bitterness coming through in the very last moments of the taste.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is perfect, slightly biting my tongue as I let the beer hover over it. The beer feels very smooth, almost as if it’s filling every crevice of my taste buds before being washed clean off in the swallow.

Overall – This is a great tasting beer. For the extreme hophead, this beer will come across a bit mild as an IIPA. If you’re looking for some hops, but not a slap in the face, I’d definitely suggest this beer. It’s a really nice beer to be drinking on an early spring day, 72 degrees and sunny.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 20:41:25 | More by PnDHomeBrews
Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.