17th Anniversary Ale - Coronado Brewing Company
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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
4.1/5 rDev +2.2%
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours moderately hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, mango, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, mango, peach, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of hop flavors with moderate malt balance; with a moderately crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA! All around great balance and complexity of bright hop flavors and moderate malt presence; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
12-31-2013 00:19:23 | More by superspak
4.18/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
11-11-2013 06:47:54 | More by DoubleJ
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
4.15/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
10-09-2013 20:58:57 | More by Nugganooch
17th Anniversary Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.