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Coronado Island Pale Ale | Coronado Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by rapayn01:
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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Photo of ehammond1
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

The Linkery
San Diego, CA

Golden amber and orange with a touch of haze. Regular, lined lacing down the glass.

Bready aroma with a strong caramel sweetness without a lot of hops. Very simple.

A well-balanced (India?/Island?) pale ale--bready and caramel malts along with a decent amount of hop bitterness. Not a lot of hop flavor, but a definite bitterness that balances the caramel and crystal malts very well. Good.

Medium bodied and incredibly crisp and refreshing.

A good pale ale/IPA--sweet and bready.

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Photo of jmz62565
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear honey amber with a giant white foamy head. The head lasts and leaves nice lacing. The smell is strong with typical IPA aromas,juicy citrus hops and alot of bread yeast. The taste is strong with an initial hop bitterness and follows with citrus and bread yeast flavors. A crisp and very flavorful brew. The m/f is medium with all the flavors mixing well. This is a very tasty beer and I'm surprised at the negative reviews.Cheers

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Dukeofearl
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I have seen Coronado beers arond the area for a long time, but never bothered to pick one up for the large variety of other choices. Well, today is the day!

Pours a nice copper-gold with a moderate head- I've seen worse, I've seen better.

Aroma is a nice solid pungent piney oily hop, the kind I usually don't like. But here, it works. Maybe because it isn't too overpowering. Definite West Coast hop influence going on here. But it's a little more subdued in providing some fruitiness that mellows it just a touch. I like that (not being a hophead).

Flavor follows through, providing more than enough grass, pine, juniper, and such to make a vegetarian cry. Hops in the flavor, but not too much astringency at the end of the swallow. It's a little watery, but maybe that's because there are so many rich full DIPAs around anymore, that the poor old regular IPA seems left out.

I like it- I'd get it again before I'd buy some others.

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Photo of Kacid
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden Amber, almost copper. Poured into a Tulip glass; produced 1-inch of foam and retained somewhat well, could have been a bit more.

Smell: Pines, Good amount of hops, as to be expected from a good IPA

Taste/Mouthfeel: Could smell/taste something resembling coriander, as well as pines. A hint of pineapple sweetness and hops bitterness, not excessive amount, well balanced. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, not excessive.

Notes: strong flavor and overall delicious beer that makes a great IPA my most favourite of those i have tried recently, though i could not drink more than 2 glasses because it does come down heavy like other IPAs. While i have had better this IPA is definitely in my top favourites especially the fact that it is local.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap at barleys last night, they put the keg on as i sat down, so as fresh as could be. served in a pint glass and consumed on 08/14/2010.

nice look up front, with a light amber color that had a decent orange highlight to it. small head of white faded too quickly leaving little lacing and a bare top after a few moments.

aroma is citrus hops, orange, grapefruit, nice buttery malt profile and a hint of light grains that poke their head up. nice feel, fuller then i would have thought with a nice and well rounded profile. nice bite of hops opens the palate an dries it out a bit before a well rounded buttery malt comes through and lightens everything up. good use flavor here again as it stays light and very drinkable with a long finish that makes me come back quickly for more.

overall really well done, i thoroughly enjoyed this one and would welcome it again.

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Photo of Absolut
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

Photo of Motozappa
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Bromine
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ThatsStout
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdizinno
4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Presentation: Poured into a tulip glass from a growler purchased at Green's-Piney Grove in Columbia, SC.

A: Clear, golden-amber color with a big white fluffy head. Moderate to heavy lacing.

S: Real heavy citrus and pine hops. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple and some very light sweet malt in the background.

T&M: Nice medium bodied IPA that has all the flavors of the scent. Bitter pine and citrus hops hit up front and slowly fade as the background malts mellow the bitterness. Leaves the tongue slightly rough from all the hops.

Excellent IPA! Plenty of hops. Sharp and crisp. High quality brew that I'll sure continue to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of BeerCon5
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with about one finger of white fluffy head that stays and leaves lacing throughout the beer.

Very nice scent, potent citrus and floral hops.

The taste was citrus fruit upfront with average bitter hop presence. Some sweet malts, coriander and pine are also present.

Light bodied, very smooth and very creamy, low carbonation.

This was a good IPA, it was pretty easy to drink, though it is filling. It could have had a more bitter hop flavor for an IPA, but it was still a very good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of vicsju1991
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass
A - pours a deep orangey amber, with a nice one finger white head, stays for a while, and good lacing
S - very sweet citrus, orange /pineapple, as well as grapefruit and pine
T - delicious, sweet orange and pineapple, with a malty backbone and a bitter grapefruitey hop finish
M - a bit thin, but not bad by any means
O - a standout IPA, in a style full of good examples, this once could be in the upper tier

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Photo of ashley_stars
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Didn't love this but didn't hate this.

I had this soon after it arrived at my favorite beer house on draft. I drank it happily. It had a nice hop to it but wasn't anything super special. I'd get it again only if I was feeling tired of everything else.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -24.8%

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Coronado Island Pale Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
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