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Idiot IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,176 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,176
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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Photo of blipetzky
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of PastorBrewMaster
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Having an Idiot IPA at my favorite watering hole. One of the reasons it's my favorite is he rotates his taps frequently so I can get beers I've never had before, like this one. The only problem is that it was not sold to me as a Double or Imperial, so I'm on my second one and suddenly feeling the alcohol affects more than I'd like. I like this beer a lot. It has a great balance between the hops and malt. As far as hops go, I personally prefer the "pine" side of the scale as opposed to the "grapefruit" side, and Idiot IPA suits my tastes fantastically. As I said, I did not hesitate to order a 2nd beer. Somewhat creamy and full bodied, but the taste does not linger as long as you'd expect. The color is a bit lighter as well. Looking at the other reviews I'm glad I had the opportunity to get this on tap as opposed to being bottled.

Photo of Jewefc2
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Photo of bimada
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of mrHWD
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of tappangordo
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of FLima
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright amber golden color with a thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Sweet malty aroma with notes of honey, peaches, tangerines and pine. I was expecting something stronger.
Though flavor is much bolder than nose. Its hops made me sneeze immediately, so worth it the 90 IBUs. Notes of pine cones, honey, toasted malts, American yeast and spices. Hints of grapefruit and tea leaves. All four C's didn't reveal their faces entirely. Dry aftertaste with an endless bitter bite.
Medium to full body with mild carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Alcohol of 8.5% is behind the curtains.
Good DIPA with its own mark, but more assertive and bitter than complex.

Photo of SAFord
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RobRoy3
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Cbirds
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of nyrangers955
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Treyphan9
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of FASTFORWARDMX
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of drepreciado
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of ncelauro
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of GuitarIPA
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Golden orange in color with a frothy two finger head of foam, very nice color.

Floral, pine, citrus, earthy, and resinous.

The flavor doesn't stand up quite as much as the aroma of this brew, but still tempting. Caramel malt backbone, citrus, pine, and of course hop resins.

Light-medium bodied, medium-heavy carbonation, bitter, a little earthy but still enough sweet.

Overall, nothing to write home about, but worth a go.

Photo of One1Asterisk
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Bomber (22oz) poured into a clean Spieglau IPA glass. Looks nice and clear in the glass, gold in color, with a couple fingers of nice foamy head that dissipates to about a half finger and lingers. Fair lacing.

There's a little fruit and some booze in the nose, hops accent these scents a bit. Nothing overwhelming here, but definitely has that 'Mmmmm.... IPA." smell.

My tongue doesn't pick up much fruit, just hop bitterness and a little sweetness. Not at all unpleasant, mind you. It's been a long day, maybe my mouth isn't up to the finer details of this brew. I find myself craving the next sip.

Medium body with normal carbonation, as you might expect with most beers of this style. Pleasantly drinkable but with enough weight to satisfy the feeling of drinking a nice brew.

This beer was made nearly 2500 miles away, so it's a little difficult to get this extra fresh. Overall, it's a nice beer that I wouldn't mind having again. I'd very much like to have a glass of it out in San Diego along with some of their other offerings. Perhaps another time.

Photo of Ericgross
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of DLS168
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Joshmistake
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of GilGarp
3.5/5  rDev -10%

12 oz bottle served chilled into a shaker pint glass.

Idiot is a very hazy copper color with thin white head.

Aroma is hoppy but not over the top. It's more like citrus pith rather than fresh juice or zest.

Flavor is surprisingly bitter even for an IPA. The hops flavor is not as prevalent but the bitterness is dominant.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and appropriately carbonated but not very balanced.

Overall a good IPA if you're just going for bitterness but not that great on flavor or aroma.

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of IMFletcher
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clear copper orange with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet dank fruit with piney resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet ripe fruits with dank resiny hops. It has a bit of a tarry alcohol finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with lots of carbonation.

Overall, a nice DIPA, but a little harsh.

Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,176 ratings.