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 Zorro
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
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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Photo of leedorham
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of DIPAFAN
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of skruszwd
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of sloelco
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of jnowak
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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 Chadhowie
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Bnoise11
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of abaer123
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good IPA from coronado. it is a little different, in that it is not a "crisp" ipa, it is a little smokey. this coming off of drinking pliny the younger during beer week in san francisco on february 14, 2013.

A - Golden orange color. Light head, not lacing

S - a little smokey aroma, which also translates into the flavor

T - smokey IPA flavor. not malty, just smokey. i imagine this would be a good campfire IPA.

M - mouthfeel is IPA, hoppy, bitter, but the smokeyness lingers. In a good way.

O - overall, I enjoyed this IPA. given the competition for IPAs today, I would be hardpressed to say i would order another but it was good to try, and if the mood strikes me, I would have another.

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Photo of andysk
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Philousa
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden orange with a spotty, billowy white head. Aroma starts with a lemony tang accompanies with soft spices such as clove and pepper. Very pungent. Flavor is strong with clove, allspice, and pepper. Amazing that it was masked so much in the aroma. Grapefruit and other citrus come through in taste as well. Bitterness is grassy and barkish and strong, lingering a moderate amount. The huge flavors swing back and forth almost balancing each other out. Feel is also balanced with a dry finish. Very interesting and one of the better Belgian IPAs I've had.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

on tap, Chucks, 16oz mason jar

Always been a fan of the Belgian IPA substyle - Coronado's version is a nice textbook version - citrus hops, honey, yeast, flowers, a little alcohol bite. Paired nicely with a catfish poboy covered in hot sauce. A nice beer - lots of hops, yeast, clove and spice.

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Photo of rawfish
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light amber and golden with copious amounts of haze, the head that forms is light and pillowy leaving a steady ring around the glass. Average retention. Overall a good looking beer.

A strong nose with floral hops, red berries, and bitter pine with Belgian character in the yeast, coriander and powder.

Light malt foundation, cookie dough with a touch of cereal grains, hops provide tangerine, honeydew and white peach before becoming lip smackingly bitter coupled with white pepper, coriander and some odd twinges of aluminum. Thin to medium bodied, alcohol well hidden, and decent carbonation. A bit metallic on the finish. Overall it performs well.

Complex Belgian IPA, pretty well put together with the yeast providing tropical varied fruit and the bitter hop kick, alcohol well hidden but it could be smoother. I wouldn't turn this down.

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Photo of TaySuth
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a fresh bottle.

Appearance: Light amber to gold in color with a solid white head that dwindled down to a thin film of bottles a little too quickly.

Smell: Very good aroma with citrus, flower, and a hint of pine. The citrus has a varied bouquet of tangerine, orange, and a hint of cherry. The citrus is well balanced with a fantastic floral aroma and there is a slight finish of pine.

Taste: Very well balanced in an IPA sense. Hops give flavors of tangerine, grapefruit, floral and pine that is perfectly backed up, but not overshadowed by a sweet, malt taste. One issue was that the floral taste seemed to build upon the palate with each sip which began to wash out the other flavors slightly. That is my only complaint upon an overall excellent taste profile.

Mouthfeel: Good overall texture with with light but adequate carbonation and a medium heft to it.

Overall: This beer has some excellent qualities with some minor drawbacks but overall, I must say that I did thoroughly enjoy this beer.

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Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of iKrystin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of leodarko
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Jree261
4/5  rDev +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 rbeechan
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of mactrail
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Remarkable fruity and spicy aroma greets the first snootful. Attractive amber in the Ommegang chalice with plenty of foamy cap and lacing.

Dry from the start, skipping over any malty sweetness. And it gets drier as the Belgian yeast kicks in. Amazing aromatics with an herbal and flowery hop aroma, and then a spicy, fresh sawdust nose as you breathe out. Quite bitter, so it's more of an IPA with Belgian yeast. Hops are the main event and won't disappoint the IPA hound. Fairly light body. Long, resiny yet perfumey taste ends with a piney bitterness softened by the yeast. Crazy mouthful of flavor.

This current version is listed as 7.5% ABV and 74 IBUs, with the hops being Warrior, Centennial, and Chinook. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Olive Tree in Ocean Beach.

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