17th Anniversary Ale - Coronado Brewing Company
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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
3.99/5 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
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
4.06/5 rDev +1.2%
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
09-21-2013 22:38:04 | More by brentk56
4.55/5 rDev +13.5%
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!
09-17-2013 01:14:16 | More by mverity
4.1/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
09-09-2013 23:13:53 | More by Mantooth
4.14/5 rDev +3.2%
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%.
09-06-2013 03:32:41 | More by ThePaleRider
4.21/5 rDev +5%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Sam Adams "perfect" pint glass. Didn't see a bottled on date, but I believe this was just released.
A - Light orange color. Eggshell colored head that leaves good lacing.
S - Big nose. Orange, peach, apricot, mango, catpiss. Really nice.
T - Follows nose. Lots of orange, peach, apricot, mango. Very juicy. No sign of the 9.5% ABV. Bitterness is also there, but also very muted. The tropical flavors really shine all the way thru.
M - This where I am on the fence. For DIPA, it has a lighter, watery mouthfeel. But this beer doesn't drink like a DIPA, so the light body fits and is very refreshing.
O - I really enjoyed this one. A nice refreshing beer. It doesn't drink like a DIPA and has some great tropical flavors.
09-05-2013 04:50:53 | More by jeff1973
17th Anniversary Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.