Bobblehead Red | Coronado Brewing Company

Bobblehead RedBobblehead Red
BA SCORE
3.87/5
48 Ratings
Bobblehead RedBobblehead Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States
coronadobrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by freshflesh on 01-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,585
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
48
pDev:
13.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Came in a standard pint a hazed ruby red with a half finger off white head atop,a little surprised by the haziness of the beer.Grassy and citric hops stand out most in the nose with a light sweet biscuit malt base underneath.The grassiness came thru on the palate as well along with citrus,a hefty caramel maltiness really kicks into overdrive in the finish.The hops seem a little raw but it's a well balanced "bigger" amber,not bad.

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Photo of JonCorbett
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep brick-red copper, mostly clear with a monster light cream coloured head that starts of frothy and chunky and eventually simmers down in to a more tightly knit foam leaving sporadic spots of lace and nice surface ring of creamy suds.

Aromatics: A nice subtle citrus sits atop lots of fresh dough right upfront, supported in the back by a sweet toffee and caramel malts and a faint indication of piney hops.

Taste: Walnut earthiness, with a citrus peel and coffee bitter. I can taste an understated creamy sweetness from the malts and a kiss of spice and floral pine peeking through the miasma at times.

Feel: The carbonation, though fine, provides enough interruption to keep this ale from getting a smooth creamy texture. An ok middleweight, and an inferred alcohol whisper in the finish that is dry, mostly toasty with glimpses of a piney resin after the bubbles subside.

Overall: A pretty decent brew all around. Not one that stands out mind you, but it does the job it was designed for, and that is quenching the palate and supporting good conversation and social enjoyment.

Pairing : Well… considering I actually had this one for breakfast on my last day of holidays; I have four beers I’m going to go through today (breakfast, lunch, dinner, digestif), and after picking up my breakfast at McDonald's and looking at what I pulled from the fridge - of the three, this was the winner, and it paired very nicely with my McDonald's Breakfast Burrito and salsa packs. This is a beer that I think does benefit from that bit of fat/grease, bread, and egg… so really a sausage or bacon McMuffin would have also worked. It is not overly bitter, and have enough sweetness and other flavours that it blends very well with the fast food fare.

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Photo of thebooyakid
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johlac66
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jak
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdoggg
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ngaron
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GilGarp
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dszok
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Sample. Poured a crimson color. Aroma is sweet but also very hoppy. Lots of caramel and citrus hoppiness. Flavor is of caramel, sugars and pastry malt. The hops are heavy, like the malt. The combination of the citrus from the hops and the strong sweetness is too much for me. Sugary sweet with a big wave of citrus tang. Maybe my palate has changed because I am not enjoying this style now. I used to really like hoppy ambers like this but its not for me right now. Chewy feel. Spicy, bitter hoppiness. A sample was plenty for me.

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Photo of lochef81
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HippieDave56
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BWH3
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/12/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Awesome appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light roast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light roast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light roast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent red DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear copper with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, citrus zest, pine needle, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, pine needle, earth, and spicy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice mix of citrus and pine hop qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber from TW Arrowhead on Halloween for $7.99. No bottling date visible.

Beer poured amber brown with a nice white head that is leaving lacing.

Nose is doughy and citrusy.

Taste is a nice caramel malt backbone with a nice amount of citrus and pine in the finish. Tastes are a bit disjointed.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, prickly and alive.

Overall a pretty nice beer to try but one i will not seek out again.

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Photo of smcolw
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nearly brown with a deep, dark amber for where only the brightest of lights shall pass. Appears to be clear. Lasting if modest head. Leaves streaks of lace.

I smell a bit of rust and beef steak. There's an element of burnt malt.

The taste reflects the smell. Lots of burnt malt flavors with a touch of sweetness. The finish is quite dry and bitter. There's an earthiness to the aftertaste. Full bodied with plenty of carbonation.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper/red with a lovely thick off white head that fades "medium fast." Nice looking when poured.

Nose is almost a light maple honey character and quite pleasant and inviting. Undertones of cocoa.

Mouth feel is medium bold and creamy and very nice in the mouth.

Flavor profile is nice but nothing really special. Good flavors; light coffee tones and light amber tones. I don't get a whole lot of IPA character but more of a red ale character. Decent beer and nice with most types of food.

Finish is nice pine bitter; a bit dull but pleasant.

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Photo of PatGreer
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattSlem
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bobblehead Red from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 48 ratings
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