Hoppy Daze IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

Hoppy Daze IPAHoppy Daze IPA
BA SCORE
63%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 219 ratings
Hoppy Daze IPAHoppy Daze IPA
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,907
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
219
Liked:
138
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
10.88%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 219 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The one thing that usually gets me about BIPAs is the Belgian side of it. Many have too much yeast and biscuity sweetness that overpowers the hops. This one is different.
A cloudy golden pour with a sticky head. Rocky mounds of foam spring up. Lacing is great.
Aroma is crisp hoppiness with undertones of biscuit and coriander. A blend of mint, grapefruit and pear. Floral as well.
Refreshing taste. As the aroma of floral hops still lingers the tongue is hit with a smack of citrus. Grapefruit, juicy. A subtle but strong malt backbone is key here as the hops try to dominate, but are pulled back just at the bite goes deep. Sweet biscuits and light toast come into play at the end. Alcohol is well hidden and warming.
This is a great beer. Very good aroma, flavor, feel and finish. Wish I had more of these!

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Photo of tempest
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Split a bottle at Tap and Table in Emmaus, PA. Poured into a tulip, the beer was a hazy yellow with a sticky white head. The aroma was a big nose full of of sweet piney resin with a mild earthy note. I'm really impressed by how clear and rich the smell is, damn. The flavor diverges surprisingly, with a much grassier, citrus rind flavor - likely the Belgian element kicking in. Like most really good beers, it could still be more complex, but this is a beer worth seeking out. Thanks to Plunkett for introducing me to this fine beer.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of plaid75
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a clear brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured clean esters, candy sugar and a potent herbal hop.

The taste consisted of a clean herbal hop, fresh grainy malt and lingering ester.

The mouthfeel was remarkably clean for the style.

Overall a very tasty and user friendly IPA.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kaiser81 for this bottle.

Pours hazy golden with a large white head. The initial aroma is very hoppy, with both grassy and citrusy orange hops. The flavor is Belgian yeast and grassy as well as some fruit flavors, with citrus as well as a little banana. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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 BARFLYB
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap.

A- Goden yellow with a nice bright white head that became a cap and left no sap.

S- Belgian yeast on top of grapefruit and citrus scents and a bready backing.

T- Grapefruit, pineapple, Belgian yeast making bread. Some tangerine. The flavors don't really jump out at you, pretty muted. No alcohol though which is a plus.

M- Fairly carbed with a less than medium body, goes down pretty smooth with a slight crisp pop towards the end. A yeasty aftertaste.

D- I enjoyed this to an extent but I was blown away last year. It's good now but I won't be going for a 2nd glass, where as last tear I had three.

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Photo of John_M
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Have now had this beer on tap and out of the bottle and there's no getting around it. This is a damn fine beer from Coronado Brewing.

On tap at the Drafting Room at Exton.

The beer pours a rich golden peach color with very good head retention and lacing. The nose is gorgeous as well, with peach, apriocot, honey, white pepper and hoppy citrus. Flavors on the palate replicate the nose very well, with the beer displaying a wonderful wash of hoppy bitterness on the finish. It really does an excellent job of cutting and countering the moderate sweetness in this beer, giving the beer an attractive, drying finish. Mouthfeel in this excellent beer is also impressive, and is fairly full with hoppy bitterness everywhere. Drinikability is pretty good, with the relatively high alcohol well disguised.

Just an all around terrific beer from the folks at Coronado. Impressive.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves some lacy, lacing as it slowly subsides in a persistent, tightly beaded manner. The beer is a muddled amber color that shows a hazy, straw-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma, noticeable even as I pour this beer, is laden with fruity hop notes that are no doubt accentuated by fermentation derived esters. This smells of lychee, apricot, kumquats and even a bit of floral tropical fruit notes reminiscent of pineapple and mango. An actual inspection of the nose sees the hop fruitiness take a more citrus edge to it as well as picking up a backbone of pine needles and even a touch of herbal, almost hemp like notes to it. Toasted, pale malt character contributes a solid cracker like grain character to the finish. Honestly, other than the note when I was pouring it, the nose doesn't seem to have a whole lot of Belgian'esque character to it.

The combination of hops and residual malt sugar contributes to this being quite a sweet seeming beer. It isn't overly heavy though as it might even said to be fairly light for a beer of this strength. While the front of each sip is dominated by super ripe fruit notes the finish has a nice, solid bitterness to it as well as a touch of menthol like herbal hop character that lingers; neither of these two notes are huge, but do go a long way towards balancing the up front sweet flavors. Some of the menthol like notes I am realizing are actual turpene like phenolic notes of clove derived from fermentation phenols. I think that the hop fruitiness is actually accentuated quite a bit by fermentation derived esters as well, but the Belgian yeast character really plays a supporting role here; yes this is a bit different than a straight up IPA, but it is not so different as to be overtly noticeable that it was fermented with something other than a bland American Ale yeast. This is of course more a testament to the super-hoppiness of this brew rather from the use of a bland Belgian yeast strain; the Belgian character is in here, it is just drowned out by the cacophonous, palate engulfing hop character. The up front hop notes contribute flavors of tropical fruit, lychee, floral peach, orange blossom honey, super ripe tangelo, a touch of pineapple and, as the beer warms a definite note of super ripe melon and floral pear that is purely fermentation derived but still contributes to the over all tropical fruit notes that are found in this beer.

This is just a down right enjoyable brew; it has such a ripe hoppiness to it that I can't really even find fault that the hops drown out the Belgian yeast character to a large degree. Letting the beer warm up certainly helps (the phenols in the finish become more noticeable and a herbal, slightly vegetal and grassy character is accentuated as well), but ultimately this is all about the hops (as it should be). This is dangerously drinkable for a beer of this of this strength, which is definitely requisite in my book for anything with IPA on the label. This definitely hits the spot for this oft-times hop head, and even has a bit of yeast character to keep the funky freak in me at least slightly interested.

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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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Photo of jzeilinger
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy, dark amber orange color with no carbonation and a white, soapy looking lace ring.

A - Doesn't smell like a Belgian IPA, the yeasty/bready character is just not there. The aroma is very, very spicy, acidic, and tangy above anything else. The small amount of fruit I'm getting is red grapefruit rinds and overly ripe pineapple. There's also a tinge of booze in the nose.

T - Mimics the nose. There's no Belgian character in here anywhere and it has more spicy, zesty, and acidic tasting overripe fruit above anything else and dominates the entire palette. The pungency sensation is overpowering and stays all the way to the end. Right before it hits the final stretch of the sip, there's a small, brief moment of roasty toffee caramel, then gets buried again. There's a slight spicey warming in the throat as it slides down the hatch.

M - Medium bodied, slightly sticky, spice and zesty acidity tingle the tongue more than the carbonation.

O - I could tell from the first smell that this bottle was probably toast, there's no way Coronado would brew a Belgian style IPA with this kind of tang because they're a talented bunch of folks which tells me it's the bottle. I'll definitely give this one another go around and adjust my review as such. I really like the beers from Coronado. However, if I weren't expecting more Belgian flare in the aroma and taste, and this were classified more as a big IPA, I might enjoy it more. The pungent acidity reminds me more of what I experienced with a Mikkeller "I Beat yoU", and that was done in a good way. This is too, but I don't think it's what the brewer was shooting for, if so, call it something else to eliminate the Belgian expectation because it's just not there. Like I said, I'll DEFINITELY give this one another try. The bottle is on the downside, and I still give solid a "B", only because I do like pungency and spice in my hops, just doesn't work with this style. Can't wait to try a fresh one!

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Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of wordemupg
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 25/3/13

A very slight haze in a golden yellow body, a few tiny bubbles but a large well sustained head leaves a few thick rings of lace followed by random patches, thin film stays to the

S sour apple's stronger then I'd like with some lemon honey and herbal tea, the yeast profiles there but I'm not sure that I should be getting banana, there's some cereal and citrus with some clove and spice, good but not great

T lime and lemon rind with more yeast and even a little pine, faint booze and a peppery spice I wasn't really smelling, less sour apple then the nose and its quite different to my surprise and a little better

M slightly syrupy at first but bubbles fluff it up after its in your mouth, thick with a little heat and a long finish

O it hits the spots but still missing something I can't place but I enjoyed it nonetheless, double speak

I've had some good luck with this brewery and I'll keep paying 10$ to try a bomber but I slightly overpaid for this one

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Photo of cjgator3
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of avalon07
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had an amber color and a thick consistency. Some floaties. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A sweet, fragrant smell of hops, citrus and malt.

T: Tasted of hops, grapefruit, malt and a grassy element in the finish. Hoppier than you might expect for a Belgian IPA, but not overwhelmingly so. Almost closer in character to an American IPA. Still, very flavorful.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

D: This is a well made, drinkable beer.

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Photo of DrJay
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber colour with a thin lace of white head. Good retention for the meager amount of foam off the pour. Light malty flavour sits underneath a combination of citrus and resinous hops. Highly resinous bitterness with a citrusy hop flavour. Light sweetness most of the way through, finishing on the dry, resinous side. Medium body and carbonation. Dry, resinous texture. Overall, the hops really overpower the malt base, but it's still a nice beer.

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Photo of shigg85
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vivo in Ikebukuro is crowded tonight for a Coronado Tap Takeover! I chose Hoppy Daze because I felt like trying out their only Belgian on tap. It is a beautiful orange brew that has a depth almost like looking into tinted crystal. The first sip has an immediate punch of hops (obviously by the name) with an apricot flavor accompanying. There is a great roasted sensation that touches the back of my mouth and warms my ears and my belly. There is also an enjoyable sourness in the aftertaste that reminds me of eating slghtly over-ripened peaches in the summer. After a while of letting it rest, there is also a trace of orange in the scent coming off the glass. John Lee Hooker is playing on the in-house system, and even though it is a Belgian-style San Diego brew, I feel like I could be sitting in Atlanta enjoying some BBQ and this fine brew. Two thumbs way up.

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Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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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Photo of dirtylou
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
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 CrazyDavros
3.43/5  rDev -9%
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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Hoppy Daze IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 63% out of 100 with 219 ratings
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