Stingray Imperial IPA
Coronado Brewing Company

Stingray Imperial IPAStingray Imperial IPA
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Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,269
Ranked #15,305
3.92 | pDev: 8.42%
Nov 20, 2021
Sep 30, 2015
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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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Scrappy notes from 2017. Large bottle into pint glasses.
Slight smell of alcohol, clean tasting and easy to drink. Alcohol not in the flavor as much. Quite hoppy which is a surprise since it's only 48IBU but it's not too powerfully hopped, not too sweet and has a really nice malt/hop balance. The four varieties of hops make the beer excellent.

Nov 20, 2021
3.75 by Eziel from Ohio on Jul 30, 2020
4 by TallGuyCM from California on Jul 01, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Nugganooch from California

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
3.99 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on May 30, 2019
4.41 by evanwoertz from California on Feb 16, 2019
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 22, 2019
3.75 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Jan 06, 2019
3.99 by eluvah from New York on Oct 07, 2018
3.92 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania on Sep 15, 2018
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pat61 from Minnesota

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
4.13 by Orny18 from New York on Aug 22, 2018
4.55 by hughesm12 from Massachusetts on Aug 18, 2018
4 by eldoctorador from Chile on Aug 01, 2018
4.01 by Flyte from California on Jul 27, 2018
3.27 by Korymiller from Arizona on Jul 07, 2018
3.31 by JerryHelper from Arizona on Jul 07, 2018
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2.73/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by stcules from Italy

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
3.5 by JDizzle from Indiana on Jun 05, 2018
3.69 by Soneast from Wisconsin on Jun 04, 2018
4 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on May 21, 2018
3.92 by dpgoblejr from New Hampshire on May 05, 2018
3.77 by Matchmike from Canada (NB) on May 01, 2018
4.17 by Corburk from Pennsylvania on Apr 24, 2018
3.69 by jera1350 from Minnesota on Apr 08, 2018
3.25 by Keeling from California on Mar 03, 2018
4 by jeff1973 from California on Jan 28, 2018
3.44 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania on Jan 07, 2018
4 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC) on Jan 03, 2018
3.79 by NodakEric from Minnesota on Dec 19, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by NeilSilber1 from California

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
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Nov 12, 2017
3.8 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Nov 09, 2017
3.88 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Nov 09, 2017
4.04 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Nov 09, 2017
3.75 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Sep 22, 2017
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3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mdog from Minnesota

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
4.44 by MattyG85 from Minnesota on Aug 10, 2017
3.24 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota on Aug 09, 2017
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheSixthRing from California

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
Stingray Imperial IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 201 ratings