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Sock Knocker - Coronado Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

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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Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.84/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is going to be a quick review. I normally spend some time analyzing each aspect of the beer according to the guidlines set forth by the BeerAdvocate head honchos, but I feel I can surmize my opinions of this quite succinctly.

A: Normal. Orangeish hue with a smallish white head.

S: Malt, alcohol, sweet taffy, not for me.

T: quite sweet, malty, hops aloof

M: syrupy, sticky, cloying, nasty

O: pass

Kind of a mish mosh of english IPA and english barleywine, neither of which interest me. Coronado is in California, right?

SaCkErZ9, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Birmz
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Birmz, May 29, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
3/5  rDev -23.7%

bernat1971, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of dcp27
3/5  rDev -23.7%

dcp27, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of HoppingAlong
3/5  rDev -23.7%

HoppingAlong, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of BlakMajik
3/5  rDev -23.7%

BlakMajik, May 29, 2014
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -23.7%

jenray, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a very lightly hazy, almost clear, light gold color with about an inch of white head that decent retention and no lacing.

The aroma was mostly piney hops, with some light floral aspects, and no real malt presence. Well, in something of a surprise, there was just a very light pine taste, but a really strong citrus component. I got zero citrus in the nose, so it was quite the surprise. There was no malt flavors and the beer had a sharply bitter finish.

The body was average for the style, and the bitterness lingered far too long to be enjoyable. Drinkability was OK, but this is probably a 1 & done for me. Overall, an average example of the style. Not worth seeking out, but not a total waste of time either.

beertunes, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of slackattack
3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from 650ml bottle.

A- clear, light copperish with thin head that rapidly disappears.

S- you know this is going to have some hop attitude. Strong citrus and pine right in your face

T- unfortunately disappointing for me. Started out pleasantly hoppy but got soapy and oddly sweet in the aftertaste.

M- nothing worth complaining about, typical for an IIPA

O- yea like I said, a little off for me. The sweetness of the malt and the hops clashed. Not even close to a drain pour, but not even close to a repeat purchase

slackattack, May 31, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

650ml brown glass bottle with printed-on label art and standard branded pressure cap acquired at a SoCal bottle shop for $6.99 and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average. 8.5% ABV confirmed.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger wide head of white colour. Nice creaminess, nice thickness. Not much froth. Retention is above average - about 3-4 minutes. Some lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is clear copper of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

An appealing appearance for the style overall, but ultimately pretty standard fare. By no means unique or special. No overt flaws are immediately obvious. Looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Bursts of pleasant hop notes: floral hops, some nectary character, citurs, and pine. Quite appealing and definitely hoppy to style. Clean pale malts complement the hops well. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A pleasant aroma of mild to moderate strength.

T: Floral and piney hop character dominates, with light citrusy and a bit of nectary quality as well. Unfortunately, there's some naked hop bitterness in the third act, which reveals this beer's relative lack of balance. Clean pale malts provide the unobtrusive foundation. No yeast character comes through, but I do get a bit of alcohol. The pine is a highlight. Little complexity or subtlety; it's quite straightforward with little flarish. An enjoyable build for an Imperial IPA. I like it.

Flavour intensity and duration are average. Flavour depth is low; it's fairly shallow. Average amplitude.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Not quite refreshing. Nectary; a bit sticky. Thick - perhaps a bit too much so. Overcarbonated, making it come across as overbearing on the palate. Okay presence.

Dr: A downable but forgettable brew from Coronado. I see little need to return to it, but it adequately scratches the IPA itch. I wouldn't recommend it to friends, but it's a decent little brew. Doesn't hide its ABV great. Has some nice hop choices, but never really hits the sweet spot - largely due to its lack of balance.

C+

kojevergas, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of studad
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

studad, Aug 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

bcsteve89, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

fsckewe, Jun 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

ImperialStout, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
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.

snaotheus, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a semi-hazed, yet glowing orange color. Head is a very solid wedge of foam. Lacing is rather subtle.

S-The quartet of Amarillo. Centennial, Columbus and Simcoe hops bring about a reasonably potent mixture of hoppiness. It doesn't go much further past citrus in my book. It's also very tangy smelling. Dried grain and bread malt.

T-Unfortunately, I get some buttery diacetyl on the finish. Otherwise, I taste candied citrus, sweet grapefruits and an overall tangy hoppiness. Pretty straightforward. A mix of pale and caramel malt.

M-Fuller bodied. Alcohol is noticeable but at 8.5%, it's not bad. Bitterness is pretty standard for the style.

O-This beer really just sinks into the abyss of mediocrity and 'genericness'. It's not bad! It's not special, either.

VelvetExtract, May 25, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -13.5%

psdriscoll, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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Sock Knocker from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.