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Coronado Orange Avenue - Coronado Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2008)
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Reviews by crvcac:
Photo of crvcac
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light gold, cloudy, nice head, nice carb
Smell: Prominent zesty odors, smells fresh and clean
Taste: Nice orange taste upfront and through the finish
Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated, clean and refreshing with slight lingering of zest
Drinkability: Too light to be a wit more like an unfiltered lager. Overall a nice beer

crvcac, Sep 24, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, high carbonation, orange-yellow in color, hazy

Smell: coriander, orange, and peach

Taste: wheat, coriander, orange, and peach

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet, medium carbonation

Overall: I get more peach than orange, but this is a nice summer time brew. One of the better beers I have had from the brewery to date. I will get this again.

tigg924, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Sawmill Tap Room on 4/28/12.

A - pale gold; thin lacing of white head; good retention

S - citrusy, coriander, orange, lemon

T - yeast, lemon, straw

M - light bodied, smooth, little carbonation

This was a rather mediocre offering. The flavor was rather mild and simple. Ultimately, it's forgettable.

tdm168, May 05, 2012
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bomber. This one is actually labelled "Orange Avenue Wit" with an abv of 5.2%. Poured into a pint glass.

Frothy white head that collapses quickly. Pale, slightly cloudy yellow color with some spotty lacing. A bit lacking.

Some very mild orange aromas.

Opens sweet. Orange zest, sugar, and wheat beer flavors do come through. Sweet tarts without the tartness. Finish is filmy and spicy. Not much going on here. Clean though.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Watery and bubbly in the mouth and quenching going down. Mellow finish with a slightly lingering aftertaste. Pretty drinkable.

A decent beer though not one that really sets itself apart in any way. Worth trying, especially on a hot summer day.

SpeedwayJim, May 03, 2012
Photo of Dukeofearl
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first review in a while. Let's see if I can remember how!

22 oz. bomber purchased from LaBodega in Riverside, CA., in November 2009 for $4.49. Poured into a Fuller's Imperial Pint Galss.

Huge massive white foamy head- more than half the glass. After about 5 minutes, it settles to something reasonable. Beer is a pale straw yellow, moderately hazy, almost like a witte or a hefe. Not at all what I expected until I read that it's wheat-based. OK, now I get it.

Aroma- corainder. And more coriander. Maybe this is a witte! I am looking for orange, and don't find it, at least not at first.

Flavor follows the coriander-wheat profile. Orange? Maybe a bit, a nice hint, there is, but I would expect something more pronounced for the advertising. A bit of sweetness that may be the citrus. No hop bitterness at all; it probably just keeps this from being one-dimensional. Actually tastes nice and refreshing, quite enjoyable, but not much orange.

Dukeofearl, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of Jree261
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Dark orange and lemon peel yellow with an off white foam.

S-Orange. Not much coming out of the glass on this one.

T-Orange and light citrus.

M-Nice creamy mouthfeel but the finish doesn't last very long.

O-It's fine I suppose. I preferred the rest of their beers. Just not too much going on with th

Jree261, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of scottoale
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz. brown bomber that's named after a street in Coronado. On the label it's cleverly called an OPA, rather than an IPA, which stands for Orange Pale Ale. It is also recommended that you try it with a slice of orange for the ultimate Orange Pale Ale expirience. It pours a 24ct.GOLD, bright yellow with a small 1/4" white head of low retention. The head turns to surface patch while leaving some sticky white lace clinging to the glass.

The nose is wheaty and pilsner malt like, with very little sweetness and metallic notes. That's all that's coming to my nose. The smell reminds me more of a Czech Pilsener, than an APA.

The taste is a bit better (not as faint) with notes of light Pilsner malt, wheat, citrus, coriander and honey. Lemony citrus aftertaste. Pretty subtle flavor wise, but it's got some zippy, refreshing qualities and is fairly well balanced.

Light to medium bodied with a carbonated prickliness on the tongue. The alcohol isn't noticed in the smell, taste, m-feel or effect. It's very mild and sessionable. I personally don't think a slice of orange is going to make this ale an ultimate expirience I've ever had, but hey, probably wouldn't hurt.

scottoale, Apr 11, 2009
Photo of dmsohyea
3/5  rDev -15.5%

dmsohyea, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of StoutHunter
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Coronado Brewing Compan'y Orange Avenue last week for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I had this a couple weeks ago at a local beer festival and I liked so I thought I would pick up a bottle, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but I think it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

A- The bottle looks pretty nice, it's got a good design and a little bit of information about the beer. It poured a orangish gold color that took on more of an orange color when held to the light with almost a fingers worth of white head that quickly died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some spotty lacing behind. This was a nice looking beer, I liked the color, but I wish the head and retention were a little better.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by the malts being the first to show up and they impart some light sweet malt, bready and wheat like aromas with a little bit of doughy yeast showing up in the background. Up next comes a nice orange aroma that has a natural orange oil like aroma to and it's followed by a slight higher amount of medium spices with some coriander seeming to stick out the most. This beer had a pretty nice aroma and it lived up to it's name.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with neither aspect seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes some oranges which impart the same orange rind oil like aspect that it did in the aroma and followed by the spices which seem to show up a little more than they did in the aroma and the coriander still sticks out the most. On the finish there's no bitterness with a slight wheat and a perfume like mixture of orange rind oil and spices showing up in the aftertaste. This was a nice tasting beer, but i thought the combination of oranges and spices got a little perfume like for me.

M- Fairly smooth, a little crisp, slightly refreshing, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a pretty nice mouthfeel, but the perfumey aspect didn't make it as smooth as I would like.

overall I thought this was a decent beer and I thought it was pretty close to average example of a orange infused wheat beer but the different orange aspect it had made it a little unique, but i tend to like this style to have more of a typical orange rind like aspect. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, it was fairly smooth, a little crisp, slightly refreshing, not filling, but the taste didn't do the best job at holding my attention and the perfume aspect started to wear on me by the end of the bottle so one would be my limit. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma, it had just the right amount of balance and I wish the taste had the same balance. What I liked the least about this beer was the how the combination of the oranges and the spices made for a perfume like flavor, it really held the taste and drinkability back. I don't think I would get this beer again, I would rather have an Oberon. I don't think I would recommend this beer, but other people may not find it as perfume like as me. All in all I didn't think was a bad beer, but I didn't really enjoy it to much, I don't remember it being as perfume like when i had it at the beer fest. I appreciate the effort guys, but I think with a little work this could be a pretty nice beer.

StoutHunter, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of oliviachichi
4.8/5  rDev +35.2%

oliviachichi, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Lelandish44
5/5  rDev +40.8%

Lelandish44, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Northtexan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Northtexan, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of TeachChefs
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

TeachChefs, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of riored4v
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 5/17/09

Poured in a pint glass. Thin, white head. Clear, golden colored body.

Smell had a mild maltiness and a nice hint of sweet orange. No real hop presence unless hops were of a sublte orange-y type.

Taste had a good orange presence that was a bit on the sweet side. Very faint bitterness in the finish. Slightly caramely. Nice balance of flavors although the flavors are very mild. Hints of honey, wheat and coriander.

Mouthfeel had a light body, good carbonation and a clean finish.

Drinkability was good. Nice and light, mellow flavors with a good balance.

Overall it was a fairly tasty brew. All flavors were mild making it an easy to drink beer that could be nice on a warm summer day.

riored4v, May 25, 2009
Photo of EpicUsername
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

EpicUsername, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of jaywes754
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jaywes754, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of DustinSWB
4/5  rDev +12.7%

DustinSWB, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, dark gold color. Spots for lace. Small but lasting head.

Sweet orange blossom smell. Light malt in the background.

The flavor is similar to a creamsicle with a neutral ice cream and a candied orange flavor. Full bodied and lowly carbonated. Short aftertaste.

smcolw, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of John_M
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today. The beer menu lists it as a wit, but I think pale wheat ale is more accurate.

The beer pours a pale gold color with so-so head retention and OK lacing (probably fine for the style, but not a whole lot there). The nose is very light and very "wheaty," with maybe a hint of underlying spice and bitterness. The beer is a bit better on the palate, but not a lot better. In addition to the wheat, there is a hint of orange citrus and light honey. Mouthfeel is light, and the beer shows a touch of bitterness on the finish. The beer has a surprisingly decent amount of flavor (even if what's there is fairly simple and one dimensional), and so drinkability is actually pretty decent.

Mehhh... I've had worse, but this is nothing to get excited about. Just another american style wheat beer that shows a bit of hoppy bitterness on the finish.

John_M, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of HIBC
4/5  rDev +12.7%

HIBC, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of froghop
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap at CBC, named orange ave wit (belgian wheat)

pours a semi-clear orange with a medium size white head, and good lacing.

smell of orange peel, tangerine, spice, and wheat.

taste is thick, wheat, orange peel, some spice, and coriander, ends a little dry with some bitterness.

froghop, Jan 09, 2010
Photo of yergermeister
3/5  rDev -15.5%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

kaelingirl, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Warm and tasty light beer. Pale amber in the tall glass. They like to call it a Wit but it's clearly the American wheat with a little flavoring. Hoppier than a lot of examples of the style. It would be a great alternative to a pale ale. Still, it's a slightly sweet and rather malty wheat beer. Quite a nice toasted flavor with a little scorched toast flavor. Bitter orange peel in the long aftertaste. Nose of orange blossom honey.

On tap at El Take it Easy on 30th St. in San Diego. Great with the crispy rabbit liver tacos.

mactrail, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, the beer is completely transparent and quite effervescent golden. A creamy, one inch, white head sits atop the liquid, slow in its recession. As I wait for the beer to warm, I watch the bubble ascension drastically slow, until only a few dare to rise. A little lacing clings to the glass.

The aroma is dominated by notes of orange peel and coriander. The malt is light and wheaty. Beneath the strong fruit aroma there's some yeastiness, and some honey.

It tastes like a lightly hopped pale ale with 4 or 5 oranges slices squeezed into it. Other flavors are of sweet honey, a touch of coriander, and wheaty malt. The finish is fruity.

The beer is light bodied with low - medium carbonation. An interesting beer. It's not overly complex but it might be refreshing on a hot day, perhaps a hot day on Coronado. The mouthfeel is smooth, almost mead-like. I bought this at Whole Foods after speaking with a Coronado Rep. As you might have guessed, OPA stands for Orange Pale Ale.

HopHead84, May 17, 2009
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Coronado Orange Avenue from Coronado Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.