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Sock Knocker - Coronado Brewing Company

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88
very good

232 Ratings
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 08-14-2012

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Clear orange gold color with light bubbles to the body, head rises to a minimum coming off straight white to about maybe 1/4" off the body.

Smell: Citrus scent makes you think of lemon skin or grapefruit merged with a dose of hops. I have to say it is quite appealing.

Taste: I am always brutally honest and honestly I don't think this DIPA introduces anything new to the realm of DIPAs at all. Strong malts though, and smooth bitterness that obviously comes from it's hoppy features.

Mouth: Medium bodied at best but I admit it's very sticky. Chewy even and a toasty bread feel.

Overall: Not a bad brew, had it in my fridge and picked up it up in lie of not finding one of my favorite brews and obviously always have to consider other new beers. Ids it worth hunting for, I think not but worth sharing with a friend. Salud!

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 ml poured into a tulip. A slightly cloudy light gold color with an impressive five fingers of frothy creamy white head that maintains form well. Leaves nice clean rings of lacing down the glass.

Aroma is citrus rind, fresh-cut flowers, peppery resinous spice, and low key caramel malts. Mostly getting the floral elements with citrus in second place. Not particularly sweet or otherwise fruity. I might suggest using this as the demo should someone ask what the "floral" note in hops smells like.

The palate is sweeter than the nose, much like this brewery's Idiot IPA, although the botanical tannic bitterness shines though well. The label refers to "obscene hop overload" and largely delivers on this claim. There is an underlying caramel and tropical fruit bubble gum sweetness but a far more prominent floral green pungency ... Somewhere between over-steeped jasmine green tea and pure grapefruit pith (or a combination of the two). As the nose suggests, more floral than piney, at least at first. A curious nitric whiff of smoke. If anything, the resins gain power as one proceeds through a pint. Maybe getting some peach or apricot notes as the bitterness receptors calm down ... A whiff of mango and papaya. Is now reminding me of a slightly less complex Green Flash Palate Wrecker, with the pine or spruce needle notes gathering steam. Perhaps a mustard-like heat. The 8.5% ABV is buried underneath the hops.

Fairly crisp and clean, does not come across as heavy or cloying. Moderate carbonation. Finish evokes strong tea. Dry to the point of parching, with huge lingering tannins, almost woody.

Suffice to say, make sure you like the aggressive aspects of the hop universe before you wander this particular path.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light yellowish gold color, with a short foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruit citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong piney hops bitterness that is quickly followed by sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt character is on the thin side for the style but it works well for this beer and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid prototypical West Coast 2IPA to drink for a long time.

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3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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2.94/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay but there are better double IPAs for the same price

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Glowing hazy orange body, topped by a small level slightly off-white head. Thorough lacing.

Very inviting citrus and floral nose.

Sweetness up front, but not a real foundation. An orchard of juicy fruit and a garden of floral. Bitter nip, not big. Bit of pine.

Prickly medium mouthfeel.

A good, tasty, enjoyable IIPA. Worth a try at the very least.

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Sock Knocker from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.