Hoppy Daze IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

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Hoppy Daze IPAHoppy Daze IPA

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-06-2003

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of ehammond1
2.36/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5


Holiday Wine Cellar
Escondido, CA

(I don't typically review the same beer twice; I only do so when my experiences between serving types are vastly different. My experience was much better on tap compared to my bottle of this beer.)

A very dark amber. This beer is nearly brown--and there's so much sediment in the beer that it almost looks like an auburn brown sludge in my glass. Huge chunks of sediment swirl throughout the beer and it looks thick, murky, and heavy. Huge, thick head and lots of lacing, sure, but this beer looks quite unappealing. A completely different experience than my on tap one!

Particularly tangy and spicy yeast character in the nose--far more than I remember in the on tap version. It's so overpowering I can hardly keep my nose on the beer to try and pick out more. That's not to say this beer smells bad, but it's certainly a completely different animal than the version I had previously. There's some citrus elements but the tangy, spicy yeast is all that's easily accessible.

Citrus hops and Belgian yeast character are here, but there's also something unpleasant. This beer is unappealing, and I was looking forward to this bottle all day! I wanted to enjoy this beer, but this I don't enjoy. There's a dish soap and an unappealing tang that has me smacking my lips after each sip wishing it would go away.

Too thick in the mouth, yet acceptable.

I'm not going to finish this beer. I didn't enjoy it at all, and not liking this beer shocked me! I had this on tap and it instantly became my favorite American Belgian IPA. This bottle, however--not good.

A bad bottle, maybe?

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Photo of MaineMike
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of largadeer
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Light straw color. Mild hop smell. Mild flavor. Slightly fruity. This beer is just ok.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Coronado Hoppy Daze

Pours a deep golden in color, solid off white head and lacing. Aroma is of spicy, pungent, grapefruit hops. In the flavor, mainly grapefruit hops with some pith, zest and rind action with a substantial bitterness. For a "Belgian Style" IPA this misses the mark and is clearly in the American IPA style, with the belgo yeast only making itself known in its spiciness. Mouthfeel is good with a crisp carbonation and hop bite. Overall, a nice IPA style beer, but not enough Belgian influence to be true to style.

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Photo of MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
3.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

out of bottle, poured into large wine glass

a - light golden color, finger sized heard. sediment in the bottom of the bottle which I swirled in the last part of the pour - results in an overall cloudy look
s - hoppy, a little sweet - somewhat reminisce of nugget nectar smell
t - more bitter than the nose would imply, sneaky bitter at the beginning, very hoppy and bitter on the end, with the end hanging around a bit after the sip. Don't strongly notice the high alcohol content taste at 9% - but it is there subtly on the back end
mf - nice overall, little sharp bubbles on the front but very smooth comforting bubbles on the end

o - not bad for an ipa, a little too bitter for my tastes to just drink alone. Probably great if paired with the right cheese.

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Photo of chinchill
3.11/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Orange Street brewpub location.
IBU = 74 but seems a little lower.

Pours light amber with a good, durable head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

Aroma: hops with mildly funky yeast

Taste: very floral hop flavor with some herbal aspects. Hint of baked bread.
Medium bitterness.

Feel: medium body; smooth.


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Photo of ccrida
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is clear gold with a small white head leaving light lace.

Smell is earthy, hops and esters, a light sweetness, herbal, light alcohol vapors. A little marshmallow vibe to it.

Taste is similar, it's phenolic, the esters are a little fruiter than the nose. Hops are earthy and herbal, modestly bitter. Something about this is not coming together for me.

Mouthfeel is dry yet slippery, fully carbonated.

Drinkability is OK, it's pretty digestible, and the taste isn't overbearing, but I'm not loving it and wouldn't re-buy.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of July2Nov
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap @ Murphy's Bar & Grill in Honolulu, HI

Appearance: Muddled orangish-gold with a frothy, thinner head.

Smell: Hoppy and Belgian yeast come to mind.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Has a very pronounced Hop forward taste. Getting a bunch of heat from the higher abv. Dry and slightly bitter aftertaste. Not overtly complex.

Overall: As the name would suggest, this a hop assault on the tongue and mouth. It's pretty much a one-note beer for me. Would have liked to see some other flavors complimenting the hops. Not sure where the Belgian part comes into play with this one.

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Photo of Zorro
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The color is a surprise, clear golden colored ale with a puffy white head. Really looks like a lager in the glass.

Smell is sweet and strongly hopped with a strong coriander aroma. Honeysuckle and herbs aroma strongest scent is crushed cardamom.

Starts out sweet and mildly hoppy with a sweet tea after taste. Slight onion taste. Tastes nothing like smell, just a mild Belgian IPA. Coriander is mild and there is a slight sweetness to this.

Mouthfeel is OK.

An OK beer but there are better Belgian IPAs out there.

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Hoppy Daze IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 219 ratings