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Hibiscus IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Hibiscus IPAHibiscus IPA

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | 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:
A collaboration between Coronado and Maui Brewing

(Beer added by: duceswild on 09-06-2012)
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4.89/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance: lovely fuchsia with a hint of ruby red

smell: the smell is floral you can kinda smell the hibiscus, but honestly its a bit
misleading you definitely think you're about to drink a sour

taste: super light and refreshing. something that would be great on a 115 degree day. nice and citrusy, notes of cascade and citra. finishes of with hibiscus citrusynesss

mouthfeel: light refreshing and crisp carbonation

overall its an amazing beer that is really really worth trying!

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 05:02:28 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

06-19-2014 17:12:02 | More by x0darap
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

02-16-2013 00:18:11 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

03-16-2014 02:40:28 | More by Fettpopps
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

06-09-2013 11:27:54 | More by JesseMurdock
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-22-2014 08:30:50 | More by imyourhero21
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4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the CBC brewpub poured into a pint glass. This is their collaboration with Maui Brewing.

Pours ruby red in color with 1-1.5 fingers worth of a white head which doesn't stay for long. Smell is of floral notes, some orange citrus, and light hops. Tastes is very similar. The hibiscus comes through and is not over powering. I also get some bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is what I would expect for an IPA.

Overall, this is a refreshing sessionable beer that is perfect for a summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 04:38:56 | More by duceswild
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4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: Draft
Glass: Half-pint glass
From: Coronado Brewing Company in Coronado, Calif. (San Diego)
Price: $3.00
Misc.: Collaboration with Maui; Had on Jan. 21, 2013

Poured an amber hazy color with one finger of white head when I got it. Above average lacing with good retention.

Smelled citrus hops - hibiscus and berry, floral hops, rye hops and iced tea.

Tasted much better than the smell. Got grapefruit, lemon, orange rind, hibiscus and floral hops.

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Refreshing finish.

Really enjoyed this beer. Smooth, refreshing and tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 07:15:58 | More by BucannonXC5
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 16:40:53 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2013 20:27:13 | More by SirBentham
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-22-2013 17:23:22 | More by danwho
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-10-2013 21:10:31 | More by LEdubs
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-21-2012 05:34:24 | More by rawfish
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-10-2014 03:56:23 | More by isaackaiju
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-27-2012 03:46:35 | More by cycoduck
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-13-2012 17:31:50 | More by BoRaeCho
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3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Dark orange customary of IPA's with ruby highlights. You can literally look at this beer in another light endlessly. It can look gold, orange and rose. The head is rose gold that percolates and thins out quickly. Spotted dots of foam speck the glass. No connecting lacing. If head lasted this would be more pretty.

S-Strawberry. Pine. Orange. Lime. Lemon. A basket of fruits.

T-Primary smells follow the taste. Citrus. Red fruits. Strawberry. Sour cherry. Honey dipped malts. Low/medium hops. I get strawberry the most on the start, malty-hoppy medium and a hibiscus cooling finish. Like fresh mint. Resin floats up on the aftertaste.

M-Low/medium carbonation. Light/medium body. Decent standard medium IPA body, that just waters down with the full sip later. Finishes watery. I wish this was a tad thicker. As it warms it gels together, but little too late.

O-An interesting take on an IPA. The smells and tastes were there, but could have been more pronounced. To make me want to quickly finish the beer. I took ample time instead lazily drinking/reviewing. While there, the pine was muted, as well as the hops. Instead of IPA you get a fruit flavored generic APA in taste. Cranked down to a lighter version of what it should be. And the thin finish on the body had this brew tasting and feeling like a neglected glass of air exposed low carbonated thin white zinfandel with a dash of hops. No regrets on purchase. I'm a hibiscus fan. But not of this beer too much. Coin toss if you should try or not. Good rating via I'm a softie for hibiscus and the beer is not horrible. Expected more.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 06:28:21 | More by shacawgo24
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South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2014 01:48:57 | More by chinchill
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North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 01:21:04 | More by dbrauneis
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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a collaborative effort between CBC and Maui Brewing. One diminutive, but I'm told "strong" gal from Maui Brewing came out to Coronado to create this interesting concoction. It's the most beautiful ale I've ever seen. Such a vibrant rose color. My only regret is that the white head faded so quickly. Emanating from the glass is a lovely grapefruit nose that nearly rivals it's appearance. The mouthfeel is nearly perfect. Very wet, slick with just the right amount of carbonation burn. Ok, the flavor is unique. Particularly, when considered in the context of the grapefruit bouquet. It is tart and floral. The flavor is consistent throughout. Some lagerish notes at the very finish.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 00:02:02 | More by DocJitsu
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3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lovely orangey amber color. I wouldn't say there is much pink showing through, but that's the "Beer for Boobs" theme. Plentiful coarse foam in the New Belgium snifter. Centennial, Chinook, and Nugget hops are listed on the label, though there is not much actual hop taste.

Some maltiness to start, even a sweetness, and then that indefinable oddball taste we have to ascribe to the hibiscus. The fragrance is actually a nice flowery blend, with the fruity hop aroma. Tangy and just slightly bitter with more of a Pale Ale feel than an IPA. Overall this is a very flavorful lower-alcohol brew that proves to be quite thirst quenching.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 04:31:37 | More by mactrail
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Hibiscus IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.