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Hibiscus IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Hibiscus IPAHibiscus IPA

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A collaboration between Coronado and Maui Brewing

(Beer added by: duceswild on 09-06-2012)
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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/4/2014. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, berries, pine, herbal, grass, flowers, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, hibiscus spicing, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, berries, pine, herbal, grass, flowers, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapfruit, lemon/orange zest, pineapple, berries, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus/pine hops, hibiscus spicing, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice hibiscus spiced IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, hibiscus spicing, and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.08/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of beerman73
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.37/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Hibiscus
5/5  rDev +35.9%

All day fine.

Photo of SurferEric
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%

Refreshing IPA, a little too much floral for me but an easy drinker.

Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Steady, but small head. Leaves decent swaths of lace on the glass. There's a pinkish hue when pouring the beer, but in the glass it looks like a regular amber.

From afar, I smelled a sweetness that reminded me of cherry blossoms. When I drew the glass up close, it becomes a regular pale ale to the nose with floral hop and a dry malty base.

The beer is incredibly dry. This enhances the peppery hop bite. There's a long bitter aftertaste. The body is neutral but the carbonation is quite elevated.

Photo of sbangs
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

The worst floral incarnation of any hoppy beer I've ever had. Pours a pink tinted ruby hue with light cream pink shade of head leaves fine speckled lace.

Aroma has floral, citrus notes, hop bitterness and vegetal qualities.

Flavor a muddled mess of floral notes and citrus hopped alpha acids, very little malts lingering bitter flowers, with crazy muddled hops even though the label reveals at least three hop varieties in name in print.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied even carbonation flows just fine lingering bitterness rolls between the hibiscus notes and three C hops without much malts to balance the lingering bitterness of hops and flowers.

Overall, I see this beer is retired, but maybe they'll still make it for breast cancer awareness or as they called it "Beer for Boobs"!!!

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.2/5  rDev -13%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.32/5  rDev -37%

Photo of mr-jj
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a bomber. Reviewed 12/20/12.

Color was orangish with a definite pink hue. Two finger white head.
Aroma was floral hops, definitely some extra tropical flowers from the hibiscus.
Flavor was citrus with a bit of sourness from the hibiscus. Interesting combination.
Medium body.

Overall, an enjoyable beer that was very drinkable.

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3.92/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Hibiscus IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.