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17th Anniversary Ale - Coronado Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 6.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
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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Photo of Nugganooch
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.

Nugganooch, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of caponeduke
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

caponeduke, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Hardcore, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of weezarc
4.25/5  rDev +6%

weezarc, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.25/5  rDev +6%

TheRougeBastard, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of whiteysacto
4.25/5  rDev +6%

whiteysacto, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of jakecattleco
4/5  rDev -0.2%

jakecattleco, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Spaz7
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Spaz7, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

biboergosum, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Beerswag
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Beerswag, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of srandycarter
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

srandycarter, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of ToddThompson
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

ToddThompson, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of babaracas
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

babaracas, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a magnificent head that leaves shards of lacing behind

Smell: Fresh and floral, with tropical fruit and citrus tones

Taste: Shortbread malt, up front, followed by the tropical fruits, bringing pineapple, papaya and lychee; grapefruit arrives in the mid-palate, bringing moderate bitterness to the finish though there is a dose of sweetness that lingers in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I have enjoyed all of the Coronado IPAs I have tasted and this one is no exception; not a typical West Coast example and sweeter than I normally prefer but I really like this, nevertheless

brentk56, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of KevT
4.25/5  rDev +6%

KevT, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of JorSince88
4.25/5  rDev +6%

JorSince88, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of mverity
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I almost didn't buy this beer, and actually waited until the very last bottle at my go to bottle shop. A trusted IPA friend said that this wasn't the typical west coast IPA from Coronado, but more similar to the lighter hopped, strong sweet malt style I love from Florida and the east coast. I definitely appreciate him telling me to buy this. The only bad thing about this beer is the appearance. The color is a nice orange, but even after several vigorous pours, I got extremely little head; and zero lacing. Th smell is of bright orange, slightly boozier than I'd like, quite floral (hibiscus/orange blossom), and a tinge of hop bitterness. Taste follows aroma, but less boozy. Mouthfeel is light and hoppy but not light in a watery kind of way. Really enjoyable brew; probably my favorite from Coronado so far!

mverity, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of jzauder
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

jzauder, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Wowcoolman
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Wowcoolman, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev +6%

lupercmda, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of 2beerdogs
4/5  rDev -0.2%

2beerdogs, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of LegalBrew87
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

LegalBrew87, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

SocalKicks, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Mantooth
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Duckworth's, Charlotte NC.

Pours with a foamy head atop a light, pale orange body. The nose is fantastic, citrus and pine dominate and the taste follows suit, very tropical. The mouthfeel is slightly oily, not as much as I'd expected. The booze is well disguised.

Quality beer.

Mantooth, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of ThePaleRider
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Very light amber/orange with a very thin white head. Maybe half a fingers worth of head so not a lot of legs to check out.

S - Oh man, lots of aroma. Very floral and piney.

T - hhhmmm... very complex. Lots of sweetness and lots of tropical flavors. Smooth and really leaves a piney taste in your mouth. Not nearly as bitter as I would prefer for a strong IPA, but very pleasant to drink.

M - Plenty of hoppy residue that draws out the flavor. Really nice carbonation.

O - Very, very smooth and drinkable. Really great showing of how smooth an IPA can be, especially one that's 9.5%.

ThePaleRider, Sep 06, 2013
17th Anniversary Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.