Stingray Imperial IPA
Coronado Brewing Company

Stingray Imperial IPAStingray Imperial IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,683
ABV:
7.9%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,446
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 8.4%
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
200
From:
Coronado Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  10
Gots
  75
SCORE
88
Very Good
Stingray Imperial IPAStingray Imperial IPA
Notes: Named after a serene Coronado shoreline where locals soak up sun and suds. This easy-drinking IPA will transport you to a tropical paradise the moment it hits your lips. Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Souther Cross hops provide flavors and aromas of tropical fruits and sun-kissed citrus with soft accents of nectarine and peach.
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Nugganooch from California

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle with Nonic style glass
Notes from Jan 15 2016

Pours a lightly hazed and burnished yellow gold. I get a dene double finger width of off white suds capping my glass for several minutes before sliiping down into some chunky lace.
The nose is super juicy! Leads with ripe melon, peach, mango, grapefruit, floral with some light pine. Very clean hop flavors overall with a juicy malt structure to provide just enough sugary backdrop for the hops to shine. Very nice fruit juice flavors of orange, melon, mango, grapefruit and some moderate spice and pine notes. Alcohol is incredibly well masked here. Quite resinous in the finish with moderate high bitterness. Has a real frothy feel.

Solid IPA from Coronado.

Jan 13, 2020
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pat61 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a very pleasant tropical fruit and melon nose with a bunch of citrus. It is gold with a light haze under a modest cream colored cap with fair retention. the flavors mirror the aromas with the addition of stone fruit. the bitterness is moderate. the hop flavors are very well developed.

Aug 26, 2018
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stcules from Italy

2.73/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Lightly veiled orange, solid and long standing foam.
In the nose tropical notes (papaya), and peach. Citric. Not bad.
In the taste a stronger tropical note, pineapple too. A bit of not great sweetness.
Not exacly our taste.

Jun 26, 2018
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NeilSilber1 from California

4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden clear with nice thick frothy head. Smooth as cotton and not too sharp for a ipa. Notes off subtle Citra, nectar, peach and Simcoe cross hops. Great!

Nov 25, 2017
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Mdog from Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Yellow gold with particles in suspension, good head.

Smell: Citrus with some danky notes.

Taste: Mild sweetness, then danky. Some breadiness and some booze comes through. Not particularly bitter.

Overall: Nice to see Coronado in MN, I had a few beers of theirs when in AZ. Stingray is a pretty good DIPA, maybe the booze shows up a little more than it should. Worth a try.

Aug 26, 2017
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TheSixthRing from California

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on date of 05/22/17

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and golden orange in color with a white, near finger width head. Fair retention results a thin, broken layer of suds and a fair ring around the edge of the glass. Lacing is fair, mostly consisting of thin, broken lines and some spotting.

Smell - Citrusy aroma with notes of peach, mango, guava and faint spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Soft, but juicy and tropical with notes of guava, mango, orange, grapefruit, peach and a hint of pineapple. Light spice. Faint bready malt base. Finishes with mostly juicy with a hint of acidity and a trace of citrus pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with low-to-moderate carbonation. Soft, velvety texture with an easy drinking and light, bubbly finish.

Overall - Definitely the prize of the 24-pack picked up at Costco, but unfortunately it's not so great that I'd be prompted to buy the case again. Maybe if I found it riding solo in a sixer I'd give it a go, dependent upon the asking price.

Jul 26, 2017
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Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle. Bottled on 02/07/2017
A: Pours a nice clear golden amber with a thin white head and pretty good lacing.
S: Wonderful citrus floral hoppy nose.
T; Citrus, pine with floral and good bitterness from the hops.
F: Nice carbonation and good malt to hop balance.
O: Nice Imperial IPA a bit weak for a Imperial but good overall.

May 14, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, with no BBD or bottling info, which always makes me nervous with these hoppy American offerings (fingers crossed).

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some streaky defrosting rear windshield lace around the glass as it slowly but evenly subsides.

It smells of fairly dank pine resin, some blood orange, white grapefruit, and pineapple fruitiness, bready and doughy caramel malt, a suggestion of biscuity toffee, and more leafy, weedy, and musky floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, more mildly dankalicious forest floor acridity, some muddled tropical fruitiness, earthy honey, and more leafy, herbal, and gently perfumed floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-coddling frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess nudging its way in as we move along our merry path here. It finishes off-dry, the malt, citrus and exotic fruit, and so far well-tethered booze keeping things tight.

Overall, this is a pleasant and engaging DIPA, one that spans the domestic and foreign fruity side of things, while maintaining all that West Coast greenery - it even sez so on the label: 'Stay Coastal'. My initial fears now vanquished, it's time to enjoy the rest of this bad boy with the current season of Silicon Valley - appropriate enough, yeah?

May 03, 2017
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Derek from Canada (BC)

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden bronze, nice head, shows a little lace.

Modest aroma, but pleasant.

I love the combination of hop flavours, though there's a hint of dankness. Good bitterness, but doesn't overwhelm.

Well attenuated, moderate body has a drying finish that doesn't hide the booze.

Apr 14, 2017
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Red5StandingBy from Maryland

3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into Snifter glass. Canned on August 9th 2017. Just a bit old but oh well.

L: Honey golden orange, thin off-white head fades into a thin ring. A nice blanket appears on swirl.

S: Smells of citrus, like mango and pineapple, over a nice leafy note.

T: Again a nice citrus blend of mango and pineapple but a nice orange note here as well, again all over a leafy note that ties in nicely.

F: Medium body, crisp, lingering citrus hop note.

O: A nice DIPA on the lighter hop end. Might be more intense with a fresher can but still nice.

Mar 02, 2017
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz

Pours a slightly hazy honey gold, off-white head retains as a sudsy lacing.

Smells of honey, biscuit, maple, pine, and floral hops.

Tastes of biscuit malt with honey, pine, floral and herbal spicy hops. Woody bitterness.

Medium to full body, stinging carbonation on the tongue.

Pretty decent IPA with some nice flavor and body. Less fruity than other DIPAs. Goes down easily enough. Worth a try for something a little more on the piney and woody side of DIPAs.

Jan 20, 2017
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schoolboy from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cans seem to do a great job with IPA's, and I think they help keep this one fresh even though I think it is not necessarily as fresh as possible.

It' looks a little cloudy, dirty yellow. The head is fine and it has a little lacing. The aroma is weak but clean.

The taste is very subdued, almost generic. It succeeds in not being hoppy or bitter nor is it malty. So it may be a little boring if you wanted a big hitter, but it is a very pleasant, easy to drink brew. It stays that way in the aftertaste. I think you should be careful about drinking very many of these. Recommended for an easy-drinking DAIPA.

Jan 08, 2017
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DrinkThemAll from California

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. 16oz pour.

Pours a crystal clear golden orange, with just a ring of foam, spotty lacing. Very clean looking brew.

Smells of faint grapefruit and sweet malt. Maybe a tad of mango. Very faint of any real aroma, but the hops are fighting to be noticed.

Taste of grapefruit, mango, sweet malts, maybe some apricot. Very balanced with a Slighty bitter finish.

Mouth has a weird bitterness taste to it. Not really liking the mouth.

Decent beer overall. Definitely wouldn't be first choice among everything out there.

Sep 29, 2016
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark, dirty gold color and clear. Minor head but impressive lace--a cross between blankets and spots.

Plenty of fresh evergreen piney aroma.

The flavor is well balanced with powerful pale malt base and the aforementioned piney hop. The body and effervescence is as expected. The swallow is a blend of soft malty base (with a bit of alcohol) and spicy hop. The hop reminds me of oregano with some earthiness and weedy flavor. In a word: complex.

Aug 18, 2016
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap:
Nice golden color, leaning a little to the pale. At least a chill haze prevents complete clarity. Decent lasting head with streams of lacing.

Nose is medium strength, seeming lightly tart grapefruit and light pine.

Flavor starts tropical fruit sweet, leaning a little sugary. The papaya and nectarine notes balance against a spicy and lightly herbal bitterness. The bite might be a hint of alcohol as well. Catbonation is medium, and the beer is about medium in body. Piney bitterness edges sweetness in the very end, but it's a nice race as they balance out near the end and carry that neck and neck battle late into the taste.

Does lean a little more balanced or even sweet than some may like, especially given the more sugary sweetness than maltiness I perceived. But I enjoyed it because it wasn't overbearing, and gave the tropical notes a boost, in my opinion. A stronger or quicker bittering in the end would get a notch up for me.

Aug 10, 2016
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drpimento from Wisconsin

4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yyyuummm! Super tasty. Poured with a huge frothy, long lasting head and lots of lace. Aroma is fruity hops, a bit of resin and caramel/toffee malt. Flavor's like nose. Just enough carbonation to help achieve an excellent balance. Great finish. Drink!

Jul 25, 2016
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SSS from Canada (QC)

4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stingray
A-Cloudy yellow with a hint of orange
S-Orange and Citra hop aromas
M-Sweet resin on the tongue, lower end carbonation
T-Sweetness upfront with the bitterness on the aftertaste. I get some banana notes
O-This is a Citra forward beer and carries its characteristics very well.

Jul 21, 2016
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michiganmatt from California

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Golden orange, a little hazy. A good finger of nice looking off-white head. Ample visible carbonation rising up the beer. Looks fantastic

S: Strong grapefruit citrus hops with notes of other tropical fruits. A little piney as well.

T: Tastes similar to the smell--strong grapefruit citrus hops with juicy tropical fruit flavors as well as hints of pine.

F: Medium bodied, well-balanced carbonation.

Jul 04, 2016
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 5/13/2016 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel followed by a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid 2IPA to drink for a long time.

May 14, 2016
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours golden in color and hazy. It has pale yellow highlights. It is topped with an inch of off white head that leaves a little lacing.

It has a nice aroma of citrus and tropical and stone fruit.

The taste has citrus. I can pick out some grapefruit. The flavor is not huge and in your face like a like of DIPA's.

Medium mouthfeel

It is a pleasant experience to consume this beverage. It is easy drinking and is easy on the senses.

May 13, 2016
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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.06/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready straw malt with fruity grassy, slightly resiny, hops.

The flavor is bready biscuit malt with sweet fruit and resiny piney hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK DIPA. I liked the fruitiness but fruits mellowed and it got more malty and harsh.

May 04, 2016
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BucannonXC5 from California

3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hawai‘i Bowl shaker pint glass
From: Bine & Vine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.52 (10 pct. off)
Purchased: April 13, 2016
Consumed: April 20, 2016
Misc.: No BOD from what I could tell

Picked this one as part of mixed 6-pack at Bine & Vine, which got me 10 percent off. Surprised that I have never reviewed this (or had it?) This looks good thought with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Southern Cross. Did not see that at the time (only checked to see I had reviewed it). Not looking forward to it.

Poured a golden, pale, clear color with three fingers of frothy, white head. Could see a few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Great layered, spiderweb lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.50)

First whiff was a bit unbalanced. Then got spicy Simcoe, dank Mosaic, Citra and floral hops. Also Cascade, pine, soap, orange blossom and apricot. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste followed that nose in that unbalanced way. Got spicy Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, Southern Cross (thank you Alpine Single Out series!), floral hops, orange blossom, stone fruit, peach, nectarine, citrus pulp, honey, caramel and cantaloupe. 7.9 pct. ABV my ass, wow. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, fruity-hop finish. (Feel - 4.00)

I think I may have overrated this a tad, but this was pleasantly good. Would have it again or sure. So smooth for 7.9 percent. (Overall - 4.00)

3.97 | 89 | B+

Apr 23, 2016
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JayQue from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good West Coast IPA. Pours a gold/light orange color with a medium size foamy white head. Head retention is average. There are patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong citrus hops (tangerines, oranges and grapefruit). Taste is citrus hops and bready malt. Nice balance but hops predominate. Mouthfeel is crisp but also soft and pillowy. Bitterness is just right and there is very little alcohol presence for a DIPA. Lots of good citrusy IPAs out there but this one is a good example of the style. Enjoyable even for those that are not total hop heads.

Apr 23, 2016
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled on 12/17/2015, acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a lightly hazed honey golden orange body, one finger of frothy soapy white head that leaves some spotty lacing behind. Appears adequately carbonated. Looks very nice.

S - Aroma is a bit more subdued than I expected, but what's here is nice. Notes of citrus rinds, caramel malts, & bread crust.

T - The taste seems very nicely balanced - soft notes of citrus rinds, lemon zest, and bready caramel malts play off each other nicely. Very tasty stuff - simple and to the point.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, creamy, zesty, citrusy, lightly piney / resinous hop bitterness on the finish. Medium-bodied and easy drinking stuff, especially for the moderate 7.90% abv.

Overall, an excellent year-round DIPA offering from Coronado, a worth big brother to their Islander IPA, this one might very well be a better beer, but they both hold their own ground respectively.

Coronado Brewing Stingray IPA -----4/5.

Apr 11, 2016
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RBassSFHOPit2ME from California

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 3/15 - consumed 3/28. As fresh as I'm going to find it. Citrus and grains. Finish was a bit on the grainy side and booze is evident. Citrusy mangos, tangerine & pineapple. Light malt base.

Not a bad beer by any means, but another dime a dozen west coast IPA.

Mar 31, 2016
Stingray Imperial IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 200 ratings