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Frog's Breath - Coronado Brewing Company

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%

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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Photo of Celtics17


4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like this IPA, it's fresh, and not very malty. You get the orange and lemon peels from the start. Not hoppy, or bitter. But it's still nice. This is very session like. Better than I thought it was going to be. The taste and smell are close to the same, it's a nice dance between the two .

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 06:19:23 | More by Celtics17
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, golden coloring with a steady flow of carbonation and a whispy, uneven, sparse white head. Aromas of tangy tropical fruits, with a lime highlight, toasted grains, and a slightly resinous highlight. Very sweet and fruity. The nose is good, but I wish it were a little more substantive. Flavors are very lime heavy forward, both tart and sweet, with a toasted/cracker backbone. The citrus plays heavy throughout, but the lime absolutely shines. Piney notes towards the end, providing a bitterness in the tail-end of the palate. Very mid-bodied, with a dry end-feel. This beer stays crisp throughout. Tangy, sweet, and rich aftertaste, with a subtly building bitterness. Crisp, clean finish. This would be a great brew on a hot, summer day. Very tasty and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 01:02:15 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of SaCkErZ9


2.66/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. Pours slightly hazy and sunset sky in color. Topped with a one to two finger sized white head that is voth frothy and wispy, if that is possible. Some lacing is present and the head remains foamy and sizeable for a good bit of time.

Rrom here it kind of goes downhill for me. Aroma is sweet and malty with just a hint of hops. Even though this is rather low in abv, the alcohol seems to have quite an aroma. What hops that are present are earthy and slightly floral, but this is a very mellow IPA.

Flavor was pretty malty ans sweet and not my bag. Plenty of floral hop flavor with very little bitterness. This is almost like a British pale ale; low bitterness, kind of sweet, quite malty.

I wasnt a fan of this at all. I like my IPAs bitter and dry and this was the exact opposite. Definitely more of an Englsih or East Coast IPa than west coast or california. I would not have this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 21:01:25 | More by SaCkErZ9
Photo of Omnium


3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > Tulip Glass

A - Pours a nice clear gold yellow color 2 finger white head, medium fine lacing.
S - Definitely a nice lime aroma here, some fresh bread malt, a touch of pine, some floral and slightly medicinal traits to it.
T - Taste is somewhat subdued throughout, you get some citrus and lime in front then it fades fast to a biscuity type malt, some floral hop bitterness to it.
M - Decent feel, medium, some tart and kinda buttery texture.
O - Mildly complex with some good traits, but I'd like to see the lime really stand out in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 23:52:45 | More by Omnium
Photo of icehawk

South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Appearance: Rose petals, citrus Aroma: Golden with lacy white head Taste: Slight herbal bitterness in the finish. Palate: Medium body, a bit flat, dry finish Overall: Flavors are fairly subdued, and the herbal bitterness is the main prominent element.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 23:43:26 | More by icehawk
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 21:37:28 | More by biboergosum
Photo of rand


3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From 22 oz bomber to pint glass

I've been looking forward to trying this, Coronado's been making some good brew of late, and the guy at the bottleshop was raving about this.

The brew forms a small, wispy head on a fairly agressive pour that quickly dissipates. It's got a typical copper-tan color, clear, with little effervescence. The nose is malt-forward, surprisingly, with a toffee-sweet overtone joined by notes of citrus zest and floral hops. Little alcohol to speak of.

The palate is also malt-forward, a bit too much for the style. Hops are there but they're more earhty and floral than citrusy and piny. The added kaffir lime is distict, although not overpowering, and the zest pokes through. Alcohol is more apparent than the nose, but it's still fairly masked the brew's sweetness. A relatively light body leads to a short, sweet finish, with little lingering residue.

Not bad, but this would've been helped by more hop presence. The added lime and zest would have made a nice companion to a fresh hop bite.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 05:36:45 | More by rand
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow color and a cloudy consistency. Lots of sediment. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Good lacing.

S: A decent enough aroma of hops, citrus, and a floral element.

T: Tasted of citrus (a bit of grapefruit), the floral quality, a surprisingly low amount of hops, and a bit of malt. Not quite hoppy enough for an IPA. A pretty good flavor, if a little thin.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is one of those IPAs that's certainaly drinkable, but isn't as strong as some others of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 23:10:04 | More by avalon07
Photo of andyfrancis


3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 21:19:13 | More by andyfrancis
Photo of kojevergas


3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle acquired at a SoCal bottle shop. Served into a Mitchell's of Lancaster flared stem-tulip. Reviewed from notes taken last weekend. Cost was $11.00.

A: Pours a half finger head of white colour. Nice cream. Decent thickness. Average retention. Body colour is a clear yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Nice vibrance.

Sm: Light floral hop notes. Lemon citrus ester hops. Orange citrus zest. Pale malts. Light oily hop character. Ginger. Lime. Fragrant and perfumey. Quite appealing. Very evocative in terms of its hops. I'm very interested.

T: Lemon zest, lime, citrusy orange zest. Pale malts. Some oily hops. Lovely floral and citrusy hop character. Juicy. The lime is wonderful; this is not the artificial lime of your run of the mill Spanish or Mexican lager. Lightly nectary. Very balanced and enjoyable. I quite like it. Complex and subtle enough. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Clean and crisp.

Mf: Clean, smooth, and wet. Good carbonation. Oily. Good thickness. Suits the flavour profile well. Refreshing. Approachable. Good presence on the palate.

Dr: Hides its ABV well. I quite like it. A surprisingly good brew from Coronado. I'd get it again, but not at the $11 pricetag I paid for it. Refreshing and very drinkable.


Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 20:45:00 | More by kojevergas
Photo of HalfFull


3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 05:08:59 | More by HalfFull
Photo of Zorro


3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Golden colored beer with a tall white colored head. Very pale for the style..

Smell is strong citrus. Strong lime and orange aromas. Decent amount of pine but this is very much a citrus scented beer. Checked the label I didn't smell the lemon.

Starts out grassy with a strong tea flavor. Lime and orange flavors. Grassy and mildly bitter. Not bad the infusion of IPA with citrus zest works.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty beer. Still I have had a better spiced IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 23:38:21 | More by Zorro
Photo of rawfish


3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear gold with a small cap of dense white foam. Average retention that leaves some partial rings of lacing during the drink.

A floral bouquet of bright herbal tones and stock grapefruit and pine hops. I can sense the lime leaf and some rosewater and mint. Sweet malt but very hard to discern over all those hops.

Toasted white breadmalt with just a bit of caramel sweetness underlies the hops. Pine forward, resiny with tangerine, alpha acids really stick to the tongue and makes an astringent citrus pith flavor ramp up the bitterness as the finish is drying with moderate alcohol.

Average body, perhaps a touch over carbonated, I found myself battling with the bubbles quite often. Soapy and drying finish. You can feel almost every bit of that 6.5% ABV.

No excuses, this beer is fresh right now and honestly not my thing, the hops are assertive in the bitter category but not much else. The spices while applying a light pleasant nose get mixed in with the enormity of the pine and citrus hops and the soapy finish really gets annoying after half the bomber. Coronado's other crown series IPAs are much better.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 02:01:14 | More by rawfish
Photo of mmapes


2.58/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bomber into tulip glass. Poured carefully to avoid stirring sediment at bottom. Pours very pale, is gold in the glass. Smells bready, with a fruity high note.

Tastes very hoppy/piney. Really bitter. That's almost all you get. Long finish, which in this case is not necessarily a good thing. I have a friend who might like this style, but I like my hops more balanced. This one's a one-note wonder.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 03:42:02 | More by mmapes
Photo of mrkrispy


3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opened for #IPADay.

Pours a hazy lighter pale. Almost light lager looking.
Nice citrus and fruit-hop aroma. Smells like a great West Coast style IPA

Fruity, some pine and grassy hops, lighter to moderate bodied. Extremely light on the malt, which I prefer. Slight odd flavors of a spice and a almost-butter flavor I can't quite place. Almost like a fat or butter without butter flavor (not diacetyl).
I have noticed this in a few other IPAs recently also (Burning of Rome from Port OB). Some lingering bitterness.

A nice beer, quite drinkable although not a fan of the spice flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 23:45:59 | More by mrkrispy
Photo of LegalBrew87


2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Looks like your standard IPA with a little more head. Poured into a nonic with maybe 2 1/2 fingers of frothy white head. Decent golden/burnt orange color.

S: Kind of funky. I'm not hit upfront with the pleasant citrus presence I was expecting. I get mostly lemon/orange rind..almost like a very bitter coriander smell. Slightly spicy, buttery, and maybe even minty as well. Almost reminds me of bland lemon herbal tea. Fairly hop forward, but not necessarily in a great way.

T: This is probably the worst part about the beer. Starts of sort of "blah" and plain and ends just bitter...very one note. I get mostly astringent lemon and grapefruit rind followed by clawing bitterness. The finish is mostly biscuity malt fighting with bitter. I think they missed the mark trying to impart citrus flavors.

M: Decent for the style, no complaints and nothing to rave about.

O: I like what they were trying to do but this was not a great IPA. I love bitter beers but they have to be balanced. This was totally one note with no depth or complexity at all. I would not buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 01:59:41 | More by LegalBrew87
Photo of mactrail


2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Big commotion of hoppy aromatics is the best feature. Quite flowery and fragrant, and starts out with promise. Golden color in the Ommegang chalice, nice foam.

Light body with just a touch of biscuity malt. Serious grapefruit pith. Totally bitter aftertaste. Love it or hate it. There is nothing to say about this. It's just the Centennial and Summit hops. If they actually added lemon, lime, and orange zest to this brew, it's silly because it is buried under the grapefruit rind.

For some reason they felt obliged to put this in bottles.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 05:57:00 | More by mactrail
Photo of Stinkypuss


3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright copper color with white head and soapy lacing. Smells of melon, herb, and caramel. In the taste, pine sap, citrus and a bit of caramel toffee. Light bitterness but not sweet. Pretty solid flavor. The feel is light and very thin. An easily drinkable brew, though a bit mundane. Overall, this is a decent enough IPA, but lacking in body and overall fullness.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2013 22:13:45 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of Halcyondays


4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a dark gold with a light white head, some minor lace, solid head retention.

S: Notes of honey, citrus zest, an interesting inviting smell.

T: Pine and tangerines are what I'm getting with an intriguing note of lemon-lime midway through. Very floral and zesty, spring meadow like.

M: Medium-bodied, fizzy, soft carbonation for the style.

O: A good take on the IPA style, I like that they're doing something different here. Well worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2013 04:02:31 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of notchucknorris


2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at O'Brien's

A: nice clear golden color with a thin bone white head.

S: Bready malt with some hop resin and something very herbal that reminds me of rosemary. Citrus as well.

T: Ugh. This just doesn't do it for me. A lot of pine hip bitterness with a ton more bitterness throughout and some biscuity malt as well. No particularly pleasant flavors to be found here.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2012 22:18:20 | More by notchucknorris
Photo of Dijeriduster


3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2012 17:53:20 | More by Dijeriduster
Photo of UCLABrewN84


4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit aromas. Taste is much the same with a malty finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 06:32:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of BARFLYB


4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Frog's Breath pours out beautiful with a burnt orange, bright gold color. A good two fingers of off white/tan head rises up quick and stays, leaving a rocky mountain look on the top. Great lacing and no sediment seen floating.

S- Smelled it as soon as it came to me. This IPA is rich with hop scent giving off big juicy citrus and tropical fruits. A bit of sweetness, almost candi like from the malts, but it's quite masked under the hop bill. Smells wonderful.

T- For a IPA, this is bold and tasty. Big grapefruit with some mango and some floral taste all at once. Finishes off a bit sweet with candi from the malt background with slight toasty breads. Citrus hops rule in this one with some trace pine and lemon flavor

M- There is a nice bitterness in the middle and afterwards, but nothing I cant handle, in fact Im digging the little kick it gives my mouth. There is a slight bit of alcohol coming through, barely enough to realize. A little lighter than medium bodied with not too much carb. A long aftertaste.

D- I really enjoyed this. The flavors coming from the hop bill scream DIPA, and the bitterness is a bit high making for a very drinkable IPA. I wish i could have this on a daily basis, which in the future, i probably will.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2012 07:10:32 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of brew3crew


4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at Coronado brewery

A-hazy orange body with no head whatsoever

S-nice citrus smell but not overpowering

T-follows the nose. Smooth citrus bitterness that mellows out great in the after taste.

M-medium body and smooth

O-very solid ipa. Very drinkable too...

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2011 18:59:07 | More by brew3crew
Photo of Nugganooch


3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stone Brew

11-05-11 – Bitter Saturday
*16oz tulip

A: Pours a light straw color with some caramel tones to it. Hazy with a sea foam white cap. Nice retention and waves of lace upon the glass.

S: Smells like fresh cut grass with some light pines. Aromas are subtle. Some stone fruits in there as well.

T: Flavors are fruity hops – peachy for sure. Some bready pale malts and spice. Decent hop bitterness. Sugary but not sweet. Good balance with no alcohol presence.

M: Nice mouthfeel. Lighter in body. Somewhat creamy texture. Good carbonation.

D: It’s an okay IPA. Lighter body and good mix between hops and malts to give a nice balance. Fruit, bread, and spice flavor profile overall.

Glad to have tried this one but probably not worth ordering again. I have definitely had better from Coronado.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2011 00:04:34 | More by Nugganooch
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Frog's Breath from Coronado Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.