18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
82.6%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 241 ratings
18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jhartley on 08-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
241
Liked:
199
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
8.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steveAbomb
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared bomber bottle.
Not great looking but a very drinkable DIPA with very good balance and near moderate bitterness. Light colored but ample malts.
Somewhat light body with medium+ carbonation.

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Photo of atone315
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zhrike
4.89/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mxsluis
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeysun23
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fishthe
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BethanyB
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: A clear, dark Amber, with a tall and bubbly cream-colored head. Leaves spotty lacing as the beer is depleted.

Smell: Tropical fruit hits you like a breeze at a resort. Passion fruit, pineapple, and even some coconut mix with a faint floral scent. A little citrus wafts along the top along with some light malt and resinous hops.

Taste: Maltier than other DIPAs, with a toasty, verging on roasty quality which definitely adds to the bitterness level. The tropical fruit flavors, while present, are almost swallowed up by the malt, their softness turning the flavor towards coffee with cream and sugar.

Mouthfeel: Silkier than other examples of the style, but still crisp. The carbonation is moderate. I normally prefer my IPAs to have a lot of fizz, but this elegant operator doesn't need tons of bubbles to impress. The light alcohol warming is barely detectable.

Overall: An interesting specimen. Certainly not your typical DIPA. I'm somewhat put off by the fact that the fruit in the aroma doesn't quite come through in the taste; the disconnect leaves me feeling a little disoriented. There are definitely some meritorious elements here, however, and while the malty character may not be "to style," its uniqueness is appreciable.

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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djchrismac
4.62/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BHansen214
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fureousangel
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulWaters
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of manfredwoidall
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dhesington
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuBeats
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JISurfer
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.6% out of 100 with 241 ratings
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