Sock Knocker - Coronado Brewing Company
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2.84/5 rDev -27.7%
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
Kind of a mish mosh of english IPA and english barleywine, neither of which interest me. Coronado is in California, right?
08-08-2013 01:40:30 | More by SaCkErZ9
3.13/5 rDev -20.4%
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.
08-14-2013 02:07:47 | More by beertunes
3.15/5 rDev -19.8%
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
05-31-2014 05:11:05 | More by slackattack
3.18/5 rDev -19.1%
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.
08-06-2013 03:39:23 | More by kojevergas
3.31/5 rDev -15.8%
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.
07-21-2014 03:52:15 | More by snaotheus
3.38/5 rDev -14%
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.
05-25-2014 19:49:21 | More by VelvetExtract
Sock Knocker from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.