Hoppy Daze IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
219
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 219 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of rowew
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the CBC. Pours a red, slightly hazy color with a nice thick head. The head leaves a huge lacing as it drains. Aroma is completely hops - with lots of sticky pine smells. Huge amounts of bitterness, and a very hoppy finish. This one could have used more of a malt base to back up the hops - I love big hoppy beers, but this suffered on drinkability without the malt base.

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Photo of Dijeriduster
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Small Bar

A - Very clear with an amber color and off white head of about a finger and a half.

S - Lots of dry hopping coming thru. A hint of yeast comes thru too. Grassy hops here not sweet hops.

T - Starts with the grassy hops then comes thru with the bitterness and ends up with more of the grassy hops. Little presence of yeast - and it was called a belgian ipa on the board.

M - Robust and full for an ipa, but in a good way.

O - Interesting beer but somewhat unbalanced. Tastes more like a muddied IPA than a true Belgian IPA with the yeast character very much subdued.

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Photo of alf212
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A Mirky amber/orange color. Some bits n pieces floating on the bottom of the cup

S some fruity hops and bready-yeast

T Hmm I'm not sure how I feel. Resembles the smell but it all seems downgraded and neutralized. The taste is very subdued but the alcohol doesn't show up despite being 9%. Sparks up with a little hops at the end but. Fails to jump out and really catch my attention. It's well balanced dont get me wrong, I just wished they pumped up the flavors.

D Again the alcohol doesn't show up and it has a kind of slick mouthfeel. Probably the highlight of the beer.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber with a large, white head.
Very Belgian aroma, very phenolic with some spicy, herbal and grassy hops too alongside a little light malt.
Similar flavours; spicy and herbal hops, spicy Belgian notes, and a very dry finish.
Too much carbonation.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Mohawk Bend in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, spices, and Belgian yeast. Taste is much the same with earthy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice 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 pretty good beer but I think it tastes better than it smells.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Type: Draft
Glass: Half-pint glass
From: Coronado Brewing Company in Coronado, Calif. (San Diego)
Price: $4.00
Misc.: Had on Jan. 21, 2013

Poured a copper orange clear color with one finger of white head when I got it that dissipated almost right away. Decent uneven lacing on the sides, below average retention on the way down.

Smelled smoky spices, cloves, caramel, toffee and resin hops.

Tasted a bit bitter than the smell. Got cloves mixed with a strong alcohol backbone. Also various spices and slight resin hops.

Light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. The best part of the beer.

A pretty good Belgian IPA, but a little bit all over the board. Not as smooth as I’d hoped.

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Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mobrockman
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ericj63
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bomber bottle at Randy's Taproom in Solvang, CA.

I had this after a day of wine tasting and another wind-down beer, so my judgment of the taste might be flawed.

This beer appeared light-colored with a white long-lasting head (the lighting was bad so color and clarity were hard to judge well). The aroma was great hops and malt. The flavor was a good IPA but standard IPA - I didn't really detect much of what I would consider "Belgianness" to it. The mouth feel was smooth and slightly coating and the taste was long lasting. Looking at the style guidelines, I think what was missing was the difference in finish.

I would gladly drink this beer again to see what I might have missed on this first taste, but doubt I will be seeing it around home.

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Photo of JTomczak
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of MPSTARR
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Jenlo_21
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jwswigs
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of vma
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of staudio
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of andysk
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of leedorham
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Hoppy Daze IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 219 ratings.
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