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Sock Knocker - Coronado Brewing Company

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88
very good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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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kflorence

California

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear, copper in color with hints of gold and amber. A decent amount of head sits atop but quickly subsides to a thin layer of cream. Carbonation levels look normal to low. There's quite a bit of oil and foam sticking to the edge of the glass as you drink. Exactly what I would expect from a double IPA, though I could use a bit more head retention.

S: Thick and aromatic with tons of spicy, floral and tropical fruit hops. Notes of mango, peach and apricot dominate a solid, bready malt backbone.

T: Bready up front followed by a spicy, floral hop avalanche. Not terribly fruity on the tongue. Finishes bitter with hop spice and toasted malts. Not terribly complex but very potent.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation and ample chewiness. The hop oils coat the tongue a bit and the finish seems to last forever. A bit of a palate wrecker. Not very drinkable, though being a double IPA at 8.5% ABV I wouldn't expect it to be. Warming.

O: Another great offering from CBC, this one can stand proud amongst some of the other west coast DIPA's and is sure to please the hop enthusiast near you. Personally I prefer my DIPA's a bit more on the citrus spectrum, but I know a good brew when I find one. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 03:16:59 | More by kflorence
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ncelauro

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-14-2014 00:26:14 | More by ncelauro
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-13-2014 12:53:27 | More by ncstateplaya
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Vizualize

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-13-2014 12:16:53 | More by Vizualize
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STLine

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-13-2014 03:28:16 | More by STLine
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dcp27

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.9%

06-12-2014 01:27:42 | More by dcp27
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beerasaurusrex

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-11-2014 23:26:54 | More by beerasaurusrex
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snoho61

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-11-2014 22:04:39 | More by snoho61
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freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-11-2014 06:36:15 | More by freshflesh
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brianmandell

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-10-2014 00:08:45 | More by brianmandell
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TheRealThreePhilosophers

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-08-2014 16:17:02 | More by TheRealThreePhilosophers
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Greywulfken

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep gold hazy ale; few fingers of ivory foam trailed sheets of lace behind

S: aromatic floral and citrus notes atop some pine; also some orchard fruit maltiness - slightly herbal

T: modestly bitter, focus on flowers and citrus; some earthiness and spice underneath pale fruits sugars and spice; sharp and herbal; a vigorous underlying pine and woodsy character

M: medium-bodied and smooth, subtle bitterness, slight tingliness; runs toward the lighter, drier DIPA spectrum, which is preferential to my tastes

O: really great without doing anything particularly new - but I like these DIPAs that are closer to an IPA than a barleywine - the hops are potent without this being a bitterness bomb; the malts are established enough to support this, and help keep it from being a hop bomb. Well-balanced, I guess, although you know I mean that relative the extremes this style can produce.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 14:38:32 | More by Greywulfken
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TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-08-2014 02:27:42 | More by TheRougeBastard
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color with a nice, foamy head; quite a smattering of lace as the beer is consumed

Smell: Resinous, with tangerine, lemon and pineapple tones; a bit sugary

Taste: Sweet but not cloying, up front, with the tangerine, lemon and pineapple flavors quickly taking over; after the swallow the fruit fades a bit while the resinous bitterness builds; some residual sweetness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: In a world of great DIPAs, this isn't one of them; it's not bad but not one that I would put anywhere near the top of the list; if I had a really fresh example I might have a different opinion

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 23:24:21 | More by brentk56
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crispy620

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-06-2014 23:13:52 | More by crispy620
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OMsweetOM

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

06-06-2014 05:06:09 | More by OMsweetOM
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UcDru

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-06-2014 03:46:13 | More by UcDru
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fsckewe

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-06-2014 03:24:59 | More by fsckewe
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Jeysun23

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-04-2014 00:07:52 | More by Jeysun23
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-03-2014 00:03:17 | More by mick303
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BryanCDM

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-02-2014 04:47:02 | More by BryanCDM
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold/orange with a thick white cap of fine bubbles. Good head retention with plenty of sticky, clumpy lacing. Hoppy aroma, lots of pine and citrus, grapefruit, pith, pineapple, tropical, really fruity with some sweetness backing it up. The flavour was fairly balanced, some bitterness up front followed by sugary and malty sweetness, with citrus and fruity hops at the end. A bit of warmth in the finish, lingering orange and pine bitterness. Full to heavy body with medium/low carbonation, sticky, mild alcohol. Decent, but a little on the sweet and sugary side, which hid a bit of the hop and alcohol character.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 23:21:24 | More by DrJay
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-01-2014 05:28:26 | More by swetsastonic
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kmoen

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-01-2014 00:48:00 | More by kmoen
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BAsbill

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-01-2014 00:46:12 | More by BAsbill
Sock Knocker from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.