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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Idiot IPA
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Ratings: 1,227
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 38
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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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of buymorebeer
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Ver solid IPA from a brewery that is horribly unrepresented in the state of north carolina... What are you doing CORONADO no one knows about you here.

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +9%

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

I got this bomber in the CA-PA BIF from m1ked. I'm trying to get through some hoppy beers before they lose there magic.

I am reviewing this beer in honor of new member of BA. One of my best friends Hayden (rydogg666) just recently has signed up and has entertained himself by reading my reviews and posts. So please if you have an extra minute give him a shout out for me and welcome him to this great community. And just in case you all are wondering if there is a reason I picked Idiot IPA to review in his honor - wonder no more!!

A - Cloudy (the bottle states unfiltered IPA, so duh). There is a big fluffy head from a pour of half the bottle which leaves a ton of lacing. (Hayden we already talked about lacing, remember?)

S - Loved the smell of this more than anything else. Lots of hops in the smell from the time I open the bottle to the last drop. The citrus smells coming from the hops range from grapefruit to pineapple (seriously Hayden I'm not lying all that just in the smell).

T - The taste is surprising sweet at first, but the hops come to the center stage after that. The citrus is really present throughout but some piney hops are there in the background with a small malt flavor underlining the whole thing. (Hayden again I'm not joking, you probably never tasted this much in a can of Schlitz).

M/D - Medium mouthfeel, with some stinging on the tongue from the a bit too high carbonation. The bitterness dries my mouth in the end. Overall I really like this brew. As the bottle states, this one "has been known to reduce even the most intelligent to a blithering idiot" - I can see why. Very easy drinking for 8.5%, a couple of bombers could turn your evening into an early one!!

Hayden I hoped you enjoyed my review in your honor. I look forward to the day when I can entertain myself with your reviews because you are much more a wordsmith than I. I also look forward to many interesting brews even if it is only every few months.

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4.24/5  rDev +9%

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

Pours clear amber orange in color with a 1/2 inch creamy tan head that faded quickly and left great lacing; the foamy lacing stuck to the glass.

Smelled of hops, huge hops; after the dominating hop aroma backs down a tad then you can smell the cascade hops, the floral, piney and citrus hop nose, as well as (hop) spices, sweet malt, orange peel, lemon, grapefruit and some more hops - almost ridiculous hoppiness, but so good. There is a flowery potpourri odor that makes it quite inviting.

Tastes like it smells with floral, piney and citrus hops, sweet malt, orange peel, lemon, grapefruit and spices like pepper and cinnamon; huge hop flavor that had zero balance, but was so flavorful that it didn't matter.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with very little to no carbonation and a medium body; the spices bring heat and some of the alcohol shows through, but this is one great beer.

Highly drinkable for any IPA fan, and average drinkability for a regular beer lover. I will definitely seek this out again. It was so hoppy that it fried my taste buds in a good way!

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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!

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

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4.24/5  rDev +9%

Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden honey color with a the big head that I have come to expect from Coronado's beers; loads of foam stick to the side of the pint glass

Smell: Plenty of citrusy hop character, with grapefruit and orange pith prominent; the malt is not obscured, however, and I detect a bit of sugar cookie character underneath

Taste: Sugar cookie malt, up front, but the hops don't take long to deliver, with loads of bitter pith and citrus fruit; perhaps due to the influence of the malt, the bitterness has an interesting range of citrus flavors, which add tropical fruit elements such as kumquat and lychee to the usual grapefruit, pineapple and orange; after the swallow, the profile is nicely balanced, with plenty of hoppiness to please the discriminating hophead

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: This is a fine DIPA; really likes the way the malts complement the hops with subtlety rather than try to stand up to them with stickiness

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

One pint served at the Coronado Brewery. Golden with a slight chill haze and nice dense head resulting in plenty of lace. Aroma is citrus/pine with a touch of honey sweetness. Bit of a carbonation bite up front. Nice balance in the middle and end. Not as sweet as many DIPAs I've head. Also had a just noticeable bit of an earthy/floral characteristic to the hop profile. Again, an interesting departure for the style. Medium mouthfeel.

Photo of oberon
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
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
87 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.