17th Anniversary Ale - Coronado Brewing Company
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3.51/5 rDev -12.5%
Tangy and full of fruity hops. Pleasant aroma of oranges. Actually it's quite a complex and mystifying aroma. Hops and more hops with spicy nose. Handsome dark amber color with a nice foam in the New Belgium snifter.
Sort of an orange marmalade taste. Sweet, hot, and bitter. Quite buttery and acidic at the same time. Very bitter at the finish. Still it tastes like Hostess cream-filled orange cupcakes to me.
Not quite the classic San Diego County double IPA-- is it diacetyl or just more tropical fruit? A little dirty funk at the end. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Baron's Marketplace on West Point Loma.
10-24-2013 04:34:42 | More by mactrail
3.69/5 rDev -8%
Pours copper into a tulip glass forming a fluffy two finger parchment colored head. Retention is very good and so is the lacing.
Orange citrus, tropical notes of mango atop a pungent pine hop character. Malts are sweet, bready with some light popcorn aroma, barely enough to push back against the hops.
Sweet caramel malt is matched with a sharp kick of grapefruit citrus, a following of steady piney bitterness and a blast of alcohol. Mouthcoating leaves behind a layer of pine and herbal astringency.
Moderate body and good carbonation. Quite quaffable but you feel every bit of the alcohol in this beer.
The alcohol being so punchy is my biggest qualm about this beer. Otherwise it's a good hop fix, with your typical west coast hop flavors. Reminds me alot of the ipa of another SoCal brewery that also celebrated their 17th anniversary. Cheers to another 17 years Coronado.
09-04-2013 04:52:38 | More by rawfish
3.78/5 rDev -5.7%
A DIPA featuring a unique blend of Kiwi and other less commonly encountered hop varietals with good 'ol tropical Citra as the backbone, this brew pours up a sunset-like golden orange-amber hue with a copious quantity of beige foam. Aroma is plenty assertive, dominated by dank tropical fruit juice, pot resins, and an oddly sweet doughy malt. I get tons of fermenting pineapple juice and musky guava, orange and grapefruit rinds, and a rosewater floral note ... The palate captures this picture quite closely but with even more of a medicinal, herbal, spicy character. Mixed fruits, including under-ripe apricot or peach, sour white grapes, bitter lemon-lime citrus pith, and pineapple skin dance on top of a bed comprised of zippy pine/menthol, mixed peppercorns, herbal tincture, rose water alcohol, unlit cigrarette tobacco, and licorice. Bitter and not particularly sweet, which belies the old rank pineapple smell. Lots of different hop elements making their presence felt, and to top it all off the malt backbone is odd, mirroring the sweet white bread dough from the nose as opposed to the usual crystal malts and toffee flavors. The malts are buried under the hops, really. Thickish chalky body that coats the mouth, with a long finish that somehow manages to retain many of the hop flavors from the main course. Certainly interesting if lacking balance.
02-22-2014 21:22:20 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.79/5 rDev -5.5%
22oz bomber - nice to see Coronado's seasonals getting some play up here. Happy anniversary, happy anniversary - well, y'all know the tune.
This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow hue, with two fingers of puffy, but mostly just bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some strange Finger Lakes splattered lace around the glass as things bleed away.
It smells of acrid, somewhat sharp pine needle and orange citrus, a bit of indistinct tropical fruit, crackery caramel malt, further herbal, leafy hops, and a touch of dry alcohol astringency. The taste is a little more sweeter from the more assertive caramel malt, now tinged with subtle toffee notes, and a fairly complex array of pine resin, muddled citrus pith, herbal tincture, leafy mint, exotic fleshy fruit - lychee, pineapple, and a bit of guava - and some bristling, but politely so, booze warming.
The carbonation is fairly unobtrusive, the body a decent medium weight, and pretty smooth for all that hop and alcohol insurgency. It finishes off-dry, the malt holding out for last rites, while the many-toned fruity hops and alcohol poke and prod to the end.
An agreeable DIPA, suitable enough for the less than notable '17th' - this isn't a teenage girl we're talking about here. More hoppy than malty, with a burgeoning herbal character. A pleasant attention diversion on my last night in my downtown 'bachelor' condo, before moving whole hog to a family-friendly, mid-town house. It was indeed a good run.
09-29-2013 05:07:28 | More by biboergosum
3.93/5 rDev -2%
Pours a clear light orange with fast fading off-white colored head, leaves behind a thin ring and a few wisps of lace down the glass. Smell: floral, cantaloupe, grapefruit peel, white grape juice, mild vanilla-ish thing. Taste: melon and orange juice into citrus peel and honeyed biscuit. Finish is sugary beating out bitterness, with a reminder of the abv. Despite the trendy NZ hop party, feels like we've been here before.
09-22-2013 05:25:52 | More by babaracas
3.99/5 rDev -0.5%
A - Clear, light honey, thin near white head, lots of spotty cling.
S - Nice heavy hop presence. Cat pee type smell. Malt way in back.
T - Nice thick malt belt but equally large portion of hops.
M - Great balance, good carb and finish.
D - A very nice offering for their anniversary.
09-24-2013 01:51:40 | More by srandycarter
17th Anniversary Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.