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17th Anniversary Ale - Coronado Brewing Company

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89
very good

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 6.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rawfish on 09-04-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-27-2013 09:38:50 | More by freshflesh
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11-24-2013 02:58:26 | More by Casterbridge
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-17-2013 20:16:12 | More by prock180
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

11-11-2013 13:21:20 | More by tom10101
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DoubleJ

California

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another year passes by, and Coronado is all of a sudden celebrating their 17th year. As part of the celebration comes an Imperial IPA brewed with Citra, Green Bullet, Pacific Gem, Pacific Jade, and Wakatu hops. Not sure if it's an Imperial IPA or a hop orgy. I have 22 ounces to decide. On to the beer:

Below the inch of semi-creamy head which retains okay is the orange colored body. Per style, I was hoping I would see a more impressive display of lace than the few spots I see. I like the aroma, but I was anticipating that I would. Not extreme with the intensity. Pleasant with a fruity hoppiness, melons, pine, and a crackery base.

That's a taste I can like. Despite a heat of alcohol making its presence heard, this is one tasty Imperial IPA. It tastes like a fruit salad. First comes the taste of honeydew and cantaloupe. Solid dry cracker base keeps the hops under some control. Toffee crisp and more fruity hops. A bit of that alcohol cuts through the hops and malt and gives the beer a drier aftertaste with lingering dry notes of, you guessed it, hops.

Five different hops, one great beer. Coronado did their homework figuring out a very good 17th Anniversary Ale. Now comes the tough part, figuring out what to brew for number 18.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 06:47:54 | More by DoubleJ
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-11-2013 05:36:51 | More by djgustafson
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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California

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Washington

3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into my Sierra Nevada balloon glass
Notes taken from 09/19/13

A: Amber honey colored body with some hazy distortion. Thin rim of lightly determined khaki froth that leaves some swaths of lace clinging to the glass after each sip.

S: Smells of pine hops with tangerines, guava berry, and grapefruit. There is a light spicing mixed in with a dash of garden herbs and some underlying pale malt sweetness. Pretty fruity and tropical overall with a hint of alcohol coming through. Nice resinous hoppy aroma.

T: Juicy crisp mango spice with some pretty intensified bitterness. I get orange and citrus amongst some tropical guava and a soapy herbal grassiness. There are some bright floral notes mixed in with a light breadiness and a restrained sugary caramel malt sweetness. The alcohol really asserts towards the finish with a warming feel. Pretty solid DIPA with nice tropical hop notes.

M: Moderate body and a touch on the lighter side with a somewhat watered down feel. Carb is pretty even and maybe slightly on the low end. High amount of scrubbing bitterness and a long resinous finish with some warming alcohol.

D: Solid DIPA with a nice bitter bite and some good citrus, herb, and tropical flavors. Big beer with the malt balance and ABV’s coming through. Would definitely try again.
Always been a fan of CBC’s hoppy goods and this one does not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 20:58:57 | More by Nugganooch
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17th Anniversary Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.