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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPAIdiot IPA

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1,178 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,178
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 36
Gots: 122 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +9%

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4.24/5  rDev +9%

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4.24/5  rDev +9%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a beautiful clear orange color with a nice soapy white cap. After a few sips the heads fades leaving a few subtle white bubbles and spotty lacing

S: A nice melon presence paired with some orange zest and pine needles. Tropical and passion fruits galore.

T: Initial citrus and pine resin but this develops into a juicy melon/ mango show and continues with this theme and I dig it. Bittering is moderate, light alcohol some caramel covered bread crust for the base. Finishes moderately dry with a smidge of hop oils

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Loads of flavor on the palate.

O: A very good IIPA and just how I like it!

Photo of KGalindo
4.24/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DannyHartman
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
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 wordemupg
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle poured into tulip 6/2/13

A clear golden amber with just a few visible bubbles slowly moving towards the tight thumbs width of foam, not a big head but it sticks around long enough to leave several rings of lace, looks sexy

S big tropical nose, pineapple, tangerine, guava, grapefruit, lemon and lime, floral perfume and juicy fruit gum, there's a little pine and spruce with just a little hard caramel

T the tropical blast is toned down a little, more rind then the flesh on the nose, some tang powder and a little booze I didn't smell

M a nice bitter bite but not enamel stripping, a little slick after the bubbles calm down and just some faint heat going down but the booze is fairly well hidden, lemon and lime rind on the finish

O very well put together, a nice tropical DIPA that's a little to easy to drink. I loved the nose and really can't complain about anything, just a solid brew

I'm not happy with the 11$ price tag but I'm happy with the liquid inside the bottle, pretty solid beer and I might drink it again depending how wealthy I'm feeling

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

Appearance- light orange copper with wispy head after initial dissipation

Smell- nice floral and citrus, present but not overpowering

Taste- like an IPA should be, initial bitterness with little maltiness, hoppiness remaining in the back of the mouth briefly

Mouthfeel- lightly carbonated, light watery feel

Overall- A solid American IPA with pleasant citrus hop crispness. A keeper.

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 beorn7676
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy burnt orange with a stark white half inch head. Not much to talk about, but not unappealing.

S- I get loads of tropical fruit off of this one. Mango, some pineapple, little bit of pine and grapefruit. I also get a tiny bit of what seems like vanilla.

T- Taste if very much like aroma. Fruity with some sweet malt. There is something different about this DIPA, and I can only describe it as having a IPA and vanilla icecream float taste in the background. I like it. It helps set this beer apart from the masses, but I can see how some people would be turned off by it.

M- Carbonation is right on. Mouthfeel is a little on the chewy side.

O- A very interesting beer. One i would absolutely try again.

Photo of SWMeyer4141
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance-Hazy golden body with a 2 inch frothy white head, dissipates nicely and leave nice lacing.

Smell-All different hop notes in here, Floral, Citrus, Piney with slight booziness. Peppery as well.

Taste-Something different in here, Chocolate. I get alot of chocolate along with the predominant IIPA flavors. Citrus, Mango and alot of pine. Enough malts to balance it out. Very nice, kept me going back for more..

Mouthfeel-Slightly prickly on the tongue, little bit of booze. Medium bodied w/ moderate carbonation.

Overall-Great beer from a brewing company I don't know much about. Definitely an IIPA i'd go back to.

Photo of noknife83
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz pint at the Coronado Brewery/Restaurant

I was very pleased that they had this on tap that night, being that I'm a huge IPA fan, and that they seemed to be out of about 5 beers that night. Very strong hoppy aroma, but they taste wasn't to strong, surprising though with such a high abv. It so disappointing though that evening living in San Diego I rarely find this beer in stores, but I guess that just makes me treasure when I do find it...

Photo of callmemickey
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Devil's Den Bella Vista Party

A: Cloudy amber-orange body. Large offwhite head. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Grapefruit bitterness is dominant. Some floral and pine notes complement it well. Slight malt backbone shines through. Slight alcohol presence as well.

T: Massive grapefruit taste. Larger than expected out of a standard IPA. Plenty of pine bitterness. Balanced some by a nice malt backbone that knows its job is to not get in the way of the hops. Nice bitter finish.

M: Smooth, medium body. Crisp, dry finish.

D: Solid, large IPA. I was impressed and was glad my friends and I were able to grab the last three bottles before they ran out.

Photo of palmdalethriller
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a sniffer out of the bottle. Cb1011 on the bottle. Whatever that means.

Smells heavenly at first, grapefruit and flowers. A touch of resin. However, as it warms it smells a bit boozy. Notice I said a bit.

Tastes damn fine. The lady at whole foods told me it was like Pliny, I've never had it, but if it tastes this good then I'm sure it's quality stuff.

Mouthfeel is what I expect from a DIPA. Nothing wrong with it though.

Overall it's a real nice beer to watch a game with.

Photo of CampusCrew
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: golden orange and cloudy complexion

smell: heavy citrus, orange peel and some nice floral aroma, strong pineapple and tropical aromas.

taste: Lots of citrus mixed in with tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. A sweet malty IPA. well done.

mouthfeel: medium full bodied

drinkability: very nice offering from this brewery and I look forward to many more like this. Thanks

Photo of atsprings
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Woody's City Market served in a standard pint glass a slightly hazy orange with a thin lasting head that leaves decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is decent amount of crisp citrus hops in front of sweet malts. The taste is loads of citrus hops with slight pine and a nice sweet caramel malt backbone. The beer is on the heavy side of medium with nice dryness. This is a great West Coast Double IPA, one I wouldn't hesitate to have again.

Photo of jampics2
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fat Heads Hop Festival.

The beer is orange with just a hint of copper. It has a film of a head, and the beer is pretty clear. Some great lace is left behind but the head retention isn't the best ever. Still, a good looking start to this new drinking adventure!

The smell is full of amazing levels of hoppiness that is straight out of a dream. It's fresh, citric, and has some perfume as well. Some green hops give impressions of oranges and grapefruit. There's also some mandarin oranges and tangerines. The malt is barely present and there's little to no noticeable alcohol.

I like the way this beer tastes. Some significant malt compared to the nose, as some caramel sweetness takes over and makes me wonder how this was so well hidden in the bouquet. A touch of toastiness as well - the malt works well with the big hops. Speaking of which, there is a huge citrus component to this beer, making me think of grapefruit rind and freshly squeezed oranges. The bitterness isn't overwhelming.

The carbonation is a bit low on this one, and it comes off as creamy. The body is medium and there's a nice dryness to the finish. Just a touch of alcohol but it's really well masked. I would have this again in a heartbeat!

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A pinky of foamy head that lasts throughout the glass and leaves great lacing. A hazy golden orange color with obvious carbonation in it. Great!

S: Pungent Hops, citrus and grassy hop blend. Only a flutter of bready malt, also tropical fruit and rinds of fruit in there.

T: Mostly the smell, a nice dry taste with lots of hop bitterness. Very west coast IPA style with its hop focus. Bready, sweet malts shine through along with an awesome bitter and citrus end.

M: Very carbonated, but it goes pretty well with the hop factor. Medium, semi creamy feel.

D: Very good, quite easy to take down for a iipa at 8.5%. Great overall.

* As an edit, Had this on tap at Rustico in Arlington (new one). It is fantastic on tap, holy cow.

Photo of OleJohnnieAle
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden orange/light copper. Tight bubbles, leaves a far amounts of sticky lacing.

S: Pine, grapefruit, light floral notes, Nice bit of carmel comes through.

T: Very nice floral hops with good grapefruitiness and a bit of orange. Nice sweetness in the middle and get bitterness.

M: Nice hoppy resin left. Slighly boozy but I think it was well balanced so not too noticable. Medium bodied.

O: Happy to try new things when I was in San Diego, Nice big bold hops with nice sweetness.

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

Nice to see a new line of Cali beers here in Greensboro.Poured into a imperial pint glass a hazed mix of burnt orange and copper,a tight formed one finger egg shell colored head atop.Big citric and floral aromas,really fresh and pungeant.Flavors are not overly sweet and alcoholic like alot of DIPA's,big resiny hop flavors with some citric fruitiness,the malt is sweetish and holds up well to the hops.The alcohol is well hidden and it stills packs a pretty good hop punch,a nice beer.

Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.