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Sock Knocker - Coronado Brewing Company

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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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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5/5  rDev +27.2%

NathanMcIntyre, Jun 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

KevT, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of santomark
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - This brewery is coming up! Wow. Pours a great orange, yellow, gold mix, very little head, perhaps 1 finger, mild retention.

S - Smells amazing, spices, and the hop profile really shines through. You get the tropic smell, citrus, bitter, sweet, pine, molasses, the mild bready, a bit of the malt, just a great nose.

T - The taste is amazing, It's unique forsure, the best way to describe it is tangerine like, then pineapple, then lime, then sweeter flavors coming through, then back up with a pine, earthy tone.

M - The mouthfeel is light to medium, which is hard to believe for a beer of this quality and abv.

O - Overall, this is an amazing beer, and should be on your list. WILL HAVE AGAIN!

santomark, May 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

OMsweetOM, Jun 06, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +16%

Malone47, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
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!

deadonhisfeet, Apr 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

baklo, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

madtrixter787, May 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Natural510, Sep 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Skunkdrool, Sep 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

cgentzkow, May 02, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, deep golden color with a quickly dissipating antique white head. Big grapefruit and peat aromas bounce from the glass. This is a big fella! If it's possible for something to caress and assault the palate all at once, then this is that paradox. Mouthfeel is wet, but that alcohol/hope burn is a spicy meatball. Grapefruit esters bitter this beer nicely.

DocJitsu, Nov 03, 2012
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4.32/5  rDev +9.9%

LawLow74, Aug 30, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle

A- Pours a clear golden orange color with a thin off-white head that quickly turns into a thin ring of lace around the glass.

S- The aroma is fresh citrusy and piney hops and lots of it with some alcohol coming through in the aroma as well. This smells like it is going to be a West coast Imperial IPA through and through. Smells fantastic!

T- The taste like the aroma is big on the hops with big citrus (orange and grapefruit) flavors coming from the hops and lingering well into the finish. The finish also has some warmth from the alcohol, but it is not too distracting from the flavor.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, Sock Knocker from Coronado Brewing is a fine example of an Imperial IPA from the West coast. Pick this one up to try if you are a hop head. Recommended!

cjgator3, Sep 04, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Awesome beer! Crisp golden appearance that has become one of the best characteristics of a double IPA. The smell is very good and almost overpowering. The amount of Dry hops must have been crazy. It tastes just like it smells, wonderful! Big west coast hops with a nice dank finish. I think that the citrus is more of an undertone with the dank stank taking over after a while. This is what hop heads crave. The mouthfeel is nice and light. Its a beer that you could drink way too easily. My only gripe was that my bottle seemed a bit undercarbonated. I am way out in NC though so it may have been due to shipping.

Overall this is a great beer to try. I am enjoying the hell out of it right now and if there are a few more at the store i may have to snag them!

deegan42, May 13, 2014
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Sock Knocker from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.