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Hibiscus IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Hibiscus IPAHibiscus IPA

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | 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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Ratings: 105 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by lsummers:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

lsummers, Oct 18, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of SuperbikeShaun
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My Stone rep told me about this brew. Seemed kind of gimmicky, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Pours a clear pink with a bright white, 2 finger thick head. Smells beautifully floral (imagine that). The taste is unique and quite delicious, you get more of the earthy/bitter from the petals of the hibiscus vice the sweet nectar, and compliments the hop character perfectly. It has a clean and dry finish. Probably my favorite aspect of this beer is the fact that it is only 4.9% alcohol yet is an extremely floavorful IPA. This is a great beer to spend a lazy day by the pool drinking.

SuperbikeShaun, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Mantooth, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Orange Street brewpub location.
Colloboration beer with Maui (HI) Brewing.
IBU = 40

Pours medium amber with a good, durable head that leaves some sticky lacing.

Aroma: floral hops

Taste: ample floral hop flavor with some herbal aspects. Hint of baked bread.
Medium bitterness.

Feel: medium body; smooth but slightly sctringent.

O: Well-crafted, slightly distinctive, IPA

chinchill, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of DarrellK
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DarrellK, Oct 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

ste5venla, May 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Hardcore, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jdaddy, Oct 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

terpinsd, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

SirBentham, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

liquorpig, Oct 18, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -1.9%

largadeer, Sep 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

afrokaze, May 18, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is clear amber in color. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint to light aromas of hibiscus are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the hibiscus flavors are a lot stronger. Neither hop flavors nor bitterness are noticeable, although as the beer warms up slight hints of bitterness become noticeable.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I wouldn't have guessed this was an IPA if I was given it in a blind taste test as it seems to taste more like a fruit/vegetable beer.

metter98, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

JesseMurdock, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

cdog707yo, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

danwho, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

claspada, May 26, 2013
Photo of jbird8
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a golden red-brown with 1 finger head.

S: Very floral, filling olfactory visions of sunsets and orchids and persuading you to recall the purple wildflowers of early summer.

T: Light hop as an afternote after the floral light lager feel on the front end.

M: Perfect for a summer IPA, light wave of hops on the tongue with some sense of lager flowers.

O: Very delightful beer for a light IPA full of floral flavor and easy to drink. Definitely worthy of an enjoyable summertime treat.


jbird8, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

stumac, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

rbeechan, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium copper-ish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some burnt orange + ruby red highlights. The beer has a one and a half finger tall fizzy sudsy white head that slowly reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of hibiscus over the top of lighter citrus/grapefruit hops. The hop aromas strengthen as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet caramel malts that is nicely complemented by a light to moderate flavor of hibiscus. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit and citrus/orange zest hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness that fades sort of slowly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront with a touch of smoothness in the finish.

O: I thought this beer was quite nice and paired very well with some Thai food this evening... I like the hibiscus flavors in addition to the more traditional aromas/flavors of the citrus hops in an IPA. I would definitely have another one of these.

dbrauneis, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

MattSlem, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Ken_P, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

BEERWOLF1951, Oct 14, 2014
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Hibiscus IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.