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Frog's Breath - Coronado Brewing Company

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-05-2011)
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HalfFull

California

3.23/5  rDev -11.3%

Painted 22 oz. bomber served into a pint glass. The Frog's Breath pours a clear light gold in color and with a half inch of off white foam. A light carbonation from the bottom of the glass is just enough to keep a surface cap on the pour. A second and more robust pour yields better results as perhaps it was a bit too cold initially.

Offers a decent hop aroma wrapped up with a bit of lime in the delivery. Warming brings out more classic pine and citrus as the lime becomes more subdued. Not overly abundant and in fact a bit thin for an IPA however, yet fairly well integrated with spices.

Light sense of lime follows on the taste of this brew. Light citric bready character in the middle and a certain astringency on the finish that isn't really a hop driven bitterness. A decently lingering finish closes with another quick flash of lime infused grain. Lime surely trumps the lemon and orange zest added to this brew yet it remains subtle which matches a subtle hop character as well. Overall an easy drinking IPA though largely due to a lack of hop depth with just enough citrus and spice and malt to give it a plesant albeit interesting balance.

05-28-2013 05:08:59 | More by HalfFull
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freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-06-2014 06:00:44 | More by freshflesh
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andyfrancis

California

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%

Steady flow of bubbles rising through a pale golden body, with a fine, eggshell head.

Very faint wafts of floral and citrus hops hit my nose, with a just hint of cloves. A little bland for a California IPA.

Taste is much like the smell, with a little more lime and spice, especially on the finish.

Full bodied IPA, a tinge syrupy.

Overall, not bad, but I can't say I'd seek it out. I'd try a pint if I saw it somewhere, but probably won't get another bottle.

06-15-2013 21:19:13 | More by andyfrancis
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +11.5%

22oz bottle. Nice ode to the US navy's frogmen, i.e. underwater specialists.

This beer pours a moderately hazy, and fine sediment-strewn bright golden yellow colour, with two fingers of flatly puffy, loosely foamy dirty white head, which leaves a decently scraggly array of stucco lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells quite strongly of complex citrus - mandarin orange, lime, a smidgeon of grapefruit - over a fairly sweet bready caramel malt, with some further floral and pine hop notes, and a hint of warming alcohol. The taste is also heavily beset by a sharp citrus zestiness - vegetal lime, orange rind, and lemon pith - but is quickly shored up by a grainy, crackery, and still bready malt backbone, with a rising boozy floral character, and subtle hints of pine forest floor detritus.

The carbonation is actually rather evident, at least optically, as there is a constant stream of rising effervescence long after the initial pour. On the tongue, the bubbles are lightly fizzy, and mildly spritzy at worst, the body a decent medium weight, the acerbic fruitiness taking too much of a toll on an otherwise admirable smoothness, I gather. It finishes off-dry, the malt still having skin in the game, which the zesty lime, orange, and lemon fruitiness continues to scrape away at.

A tasty fruit-forward, yet still competently bitter, IPA. Nice to try a version where the citrus notes are a wee bit different from the norm - as much as I like my grapefruit, mixing it up is good from time to time, and this one very much delivers on that. Worthy of a go.

07-18-2013 21:37:28 | More by biboergosum
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California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Pennsylvania

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California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-19-2013 00:23:55 | More by George1799
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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California

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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Dijeriduster

California

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%

Had on tap at Hammie's just after it was released.

A - Pale with a hint of colour from what I'd assume is crystal malts. White head was one finger.

S - Fruity with passion fruit and some less jarring citrus coming thru.

T - Nice hop forward IPA. Passionfruit came thru from the nose and overall fruity vs. dank.

M - Somewhat high carbonation but within style, nice and refreshing.

O - I thought this was a good solid IPA. I find Coronado's other IPA's to be on the thick and dank side so this was a welcome change. Interested to try it in bottles but I'd order it again for sure.

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California

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Frog's Breath from Coronado Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.