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Sock Knocker - Coronado Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

186 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 08-14-2012)
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ljthockey7

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

09-10-2013 01:17:57 | More by ljthockey7
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, gold color. Frothy head that settles slowly and in a lumpy fashion. Webby lace on the glass.

Beyond the usual IPA smells of mostly floral hop and a solid malt base, there appears to be a cooked cabbage-like sourness. A bit distracting.

Solid malt start to this DIPA. The hop never kicks in as viciously as most. The aftertaste is lengthy but mild. Most noticeable is the warming alcohol which is omnipresent. The carbonation is quite low and the body is appropriate for the style. Overall, it comes across as creamy. This is an easy to drink DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 22:03:06 | More by smcolw
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hbchrisg

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-26-2014 21:47:55 | More by hbchrisg
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. I like the California Prop warning on the side of the label - I guess I shan't be licking the outside of the bottle now, huh, or allowing my potentially pregnant wife to either?

This beer pours a hazy, tarnished medium golden yellow hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and rocky eggshell white head, which leaves some decent craggy, gnarled tree branch lace around the glass as it graciously subsides.

It smells of musty, somewhat dank pine needles and petrichor, orange, tangerine, and grapefruit (the subtleties are there, I swear!) rind, bready, crackery pale malt, a bit of concrete dust, and further floral, grassy, and mildly perfumed hops. The taste is actually malt-forward (who'd a thunk it?), a grainy caramel/toffee sweetness appearing as if out of thin air, sublimating the poor pale ale notes of titular lore, and likewise pushing the forest floor and fresh fruit bowl citrus players aside, but hardly out of the game. The booze, for its part, starts to act like it knows the owner, and wheedles its way inside, farther than maybe it should.

The bubbles are fairly sedate, but still well supportive, the body a stoic medium-full weight, and more or less smooth, the hops sort of looking the other way, but in their absence, the booze just sidles right in. It finishes off-dry, the now retreating caramel malt taking with it the memory of that day it bested an otherwise stellar array of citrusy, piney, leafy, floral, dank, grassy - well you get the idea - hops.

I should really give this one another go against the Idiot DIPA from this very outfit - I don't recall enjoying that one as much as am currently slobbering all over this one. They've kept it all-American in the hop bill, so kudos for not succumbing to the temptation of antipodean enhancers, as it were. Nope, still big 'n brash 'n West Coast to the nuts - and thanks, I guess, for keeping my proverbial socks intact, and for making me look forward to the rest of this bomber!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 04:49:50 | More by biboergosum
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malfunxion

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-25-2014 04:49:24 | More by malfunxion
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john0721

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-25-2014 03:15:39 | More by john0721
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plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-25-2014 01:45:26 | More by plaid75
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Kristalarynne

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-21-2014 20:51:21 | More by Kristalarynne
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BreweryRun

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-21-2014 04:27:48 | More by BreweryRun
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snaotheus

Washington

3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. No noticeable date on the bottle.

Pours very slightly hazy, golden with just a slight copper tint. Medium-small white head which dissipates slowly. Medium amount of active carbonation. Smell is piney, slight floral, some breadiness.

Taste is bready and fairly bland. If you look for it, there's a splash of citrus up front, but it's not dominant. A little juicy sweetness. Maybe this is past its prime (no date).

Mouthfeel is slightly sticky. Overall, it's fine. Nothing to brag about, but not a drainpour.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 03:52:15 | More by snaotheus
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chefbigjon

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-20-2014 04:06:36 | More by chefbigjon
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-20-2014 01:41:54 | More by tobelerone
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aflies

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-19-2014 21:20:56 | More by aflies
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bcsteve89

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-19-2014 12:28:58 | More by bcsteve89
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APBT91

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-16-2014 12:12:48 | More by APBT91
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thkrb99

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-15-2014 00:36:37 | More by thkrb99
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-14-2014 21:46:25 | More by _morandi_
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ThreeLloyds

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-14-2014 04:20:01 | More by ThreeLloyds
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mcdsports

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-12-2014 02:26:30 | More by mcdsports
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mhbarber

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-11-2014 21:14:36 | More by mhbarber
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the_encinitan

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-10-2014 02:23:18 | More by the_encinitan
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-08-2014 15:35:24 | More by GClarkage
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dmandrick

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-07-2014 21:04:33 | More by dmandrick
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geocool

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-07-2014 13:28:35 | More by geocool
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-07-2014 00:44:01 | More by virinow
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Sock Knocker from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.