Sock Knocker - Coronado Brewing Company
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.5/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Surprise beermail from ThaFATkid. Poured from a growler into a Goose Island tulip. A really gorgeous pour with a clear, orange-gold color and a big fluffy sustained head. Lots of terrific tropical fruit notes on the nose. Big whiffs of oranges, grapefruit, peaches, and melons.
Medium body and a good, firm, silky smooth feel on this one. The flavor is just wonderful. Big bitter fruit flavors of grapefruit and oranges all well-balanced against a solid malt backbone that contributes just the right amount of sweetness and body. Toast, marmalade, and orange zest carry across the palate. The beer is quite bitter, but so well-balanced it is extremely drinkable. No trace of booziness. Finishes fairly strong, leaving flavors of orange rind and jolly ranchers behind.
Wow! A terrific IIPA. Brewers everywhere seem to be perfecting the notion of a big, fruity, citrus-flavor-overloaded IIPA. I couldn't be happier. IPAs and IIPAs with big tropical fruit characters are what this style is all about. Awesome!
Serving type: growler
04-25-2013 01:35:40 | More by deadonhisfeet
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4.24/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Wife surprised me with this gem.
Pours a pretty clear orange/amber colored ale with a nice off-white foamy head with decent retention.
Lots of citrus abounds the senses here. Oranges, grapefruits, pineapple, tangerine....and insert your own citrus and it's probably there. Some nice pine scents and a touch of grass.
The taste is they way I like my IPA's. A lot of up front bittering citrus and just a tad bit of malt. The malt is definitely there, but comes through in the backbone of this brew. Just a slight bitter aftertaste. Really a nice combo of hops and malt.
Big mouthfeel here.
Overall I was very impressed. I wasn't a huge fan of Coronado but this one may make me revisit some of their beers. This is a BIG flavored IPA and though the price point was a bit high IMO (8.99), it was a very good beer for the style. Plus there's a mermaid with a pitcher of beer on the bottle and who doesn't love a mermaid. But Aquaman was, and still is a wimp.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2013 01:06:41 | More by kaseydad
Sock Knocker from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.