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Hibiscus IPA - Coronado Brewing Company

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Hibiscus IPAHibiscus IPA

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brough to share at drewone's tasting.

Pours a hazy red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a slight hibiscus flavor and a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing too exciting going on here.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 22:42:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2013 14:07:37 | More by metter98
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-10-2013 17:16:30 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-13-2013 06:49:45 | More by SocalKicks
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mactrail

Washington

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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Halcyondays

California

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle,

A: Pours mauve, pinkish with a small fizzy off-pink head with poor retention, no lace. Cool colour.

S: Wildflowers, lots of grass interesting.

T: The hibiscus is heavy and to the foorefront, taking over the beer most of the time. Some pink grapefruit, with a bitter hoppy finish.

M: Light-bodied, crisp carbonation, fizzy at points. Medium long aftertaste.

O: An interesting elixir, the hibiscus is in your face, so fans of that flavour will enjoy this. Worth a pick up for something different, but fairly one dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 03:31:46 | More by Halcyondays
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dbrauneis

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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DoubleJ

California

3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

It's October, and you know what that means. If you're a brewer, you are either making pumpkin ale, releasing your winter beer, or jumping onto the breast cancer wagon. Coronado and Maui decided to collaborate and brew an IPA with hibiscus. Because I have enjoyed hibiscus in my beer in the past, I'm willing to try. From a 22 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

We have the world first India Pink Ale. Pink colored, topped with a bone white head with good retention and a few strings of lace. Aroma is there but doesn't have much intensity; clean and dry with a kiss of hibiscus and subtle hops.

Not sure if IPA or APA. Either way, the "P" represents pink, not pale. Tastes soft and clean. Gentle cracker base hits first, then some basic green hops for bitterness and a tea-like flavor. The hibiscus adds a fruit-punch-like flavor. Just as the beer starts to become exciting, the flavor goes away. And with time, the hops and hibiscus seem to fight over who is the star, and instead of making peace, they decided to leave a vegetal note. It is clean in the end, however, and a little crisp too.

An okay beer, but for a special release I hoped for more.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 06:19:44 | More by DoubleJ
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duceswild

Maryland

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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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-05-2012 08:46:12 | More by drewone
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chinchill

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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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-03-2014 18:32:02 | More by GraduatedCashew
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claspada

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-26-2013 17:07:10 | More by claspada
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber.

pours a ruby red color with a nice head. smell is big and fruity with maybe raspberries or another sweet fruit. though its more flowery fruity... if that makes sense. the taste though isn't as nice... It's not very fruity and is actually very light. it doesn't have much hoppy characteristics at all. light bodied, mild carbonation.

overall its decent, not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 20:38:13 | More by Axnjxn
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jenray

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-29-2013 01:18:47 | More by jenray
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ste5venla

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-08-2013 19:58:55 | More by ste5venla
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-08-2014 05:50:32 | More by Smarty_Pints
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this one on tap at The Local as a free pour from a nice bartender (just 2 oz.). Pours a golden orange with a bit of a pink hue, with a fluffy white head on top. Aroma is very floral, as expected, with hibiscus definitely there alongside some tropical fruits. Flavor is vegetal hops and a light hibiscus influence that makes this finish nicely clean. The hibiscus lingers on the palate and is rather refreshing. Light body and very easy drinking. Would go well on a hot summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2013 03:01:22 | More by BMMillsy
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notchucknorris

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-12-2013 03:07:44 | More by notchucknorris
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smithj4

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-26-2013 20:52:32 | More by smithj4
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

03-16-2014 02:40:28 | More by Fettpopps
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-07-2013 01:00:12 | More by 2beerdogs
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

10-31-2013 00:50:07 | More by djaeon
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-01-2013 07:15:29 | More by Mantooth
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased at Triangle Wine in Morrisville, NC.

A - Reddish pink with incredible clarity but very little head after the initial pour. Looks like a cranberry ginger ale.

S - A small burst if citrusy hops at the start that fade quickly leaving more of a floral, fruity aroma.

T - A citrusy bitterness with limited hop flavor or oils. Also a floral, fruity aspect which I can only assume comes from the hibiscus. It's refreshing more than anything.

M - Thin with a moderate carbonation.

O - OK but not worth the price. I hope a big chunk of it went to the charity.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 22:14:05 | More by GJ40
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Hibiscus IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.