MerBear
Coronado Brewing Company

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From:
Coronado Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 9.63%
Ratings:
55
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 04, 2017
Added:
Mar 01, 2016
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  17
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: Coronado Brewed & Bottled version. A Rye IPA collaboration with Bear Republic. The pungent and layered blend of Ella, El Dorado, Equinox, and Azacca dry hops coupled with a whirlpool addition of Buddha’s Hand creates an aromatic explosion, ending with a spicy malt caramel backbone.
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4.12 by JuiceMan818 from California on Mar 04, 2017
 
4.14 by Noooddle from Washington on Mar 03, 2017
 
3.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Dec 03, 2016
 
4.87 by Nicholasmurt from California on Oct 03, 2016
 
3.75 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Sep 17, 2016
 
3.63 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Sep 07, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by rapayn01 from Kentucky

I'm a sucker for rye beers, but I didn't really pick up much rye in this one. I was drinking multiple beers on a flight at a brewpub, so perhaps I need to try this again.

Sep 05, 2016
 
3.5 by aztraz from Sweden on Aug 20, 2016
 
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Aug 09, 2016
 
3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Aug 07, 2016
 
3.5 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Jul 24, 2016
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3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a bomber from TW Arrowhead in early April for $7.49. Received at TW 3-22-16, no bottling date. Refrigerated since purchase.

Beer poured amber with a nice white head that is leaving lacing.

Nose has faint hints of citrus.

Taste initially was caramel malt forward with a hint of citrus with a rye spice accent. Subsequent sips bring a vegetal finish on the back of the palate. Some sips are pretty good but then other sips give that vegy finish.

Feel is pretty good, somewhat lively and smooth.

Overall definitely not a great beer given my reaction to the hop combo.

Jul 23, 2016
 
3.53 by Waggman from Sweden on Jul 16, 2016
 
4.25 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Jul 10, 2016
 
3.81 by Donkster46 from Washington on Jul 02, 2016
 
3.82 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania on Jun 11, 2016
 
3.85 by rawfish from California on Jun 11, 2016
 
3.75 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois on Jun 01, 2016
 
3.5 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on May 29, 2016
 
3.5 by StoutHunter from Michigan on May 24, 2016
 
3.79 by RBuckley73 from Nevada on May 19, 2016
 
3.87 by scruffwhor from Illinois on May 13, 2016
 
4.29 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on May 06, 2016
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2.56/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by meals00 from Minnesota

No aroma, light taste.

May 04, 2016
 
3.5 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin on May 04, 2016
 
3.97 by Tracker83 from Michigan on May 02, 2016
 
3.5 by ananddullabh from California on May 02, 2016
 
3.71 by argelyn from California on May 02, 2016
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4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

Poured half of the 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

L: Very thin layer of foam. Deep reddish-copper color.

S: Not much of a smell to this one. Distant scent of earthy hops.

T: Taste is very pleasant. Very nice balance to malt and hops. Certainly not an overpowering hoppy ale. But can't really detect much of a rye presence.

F: Feel is very smooth and very drinkable for such a high gravity.

O: This is a well-crafted beer, but based on the price ($13!), I probably would not buy again.

Apr 29, 2016
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3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by maximum12 from Minnesota

Thanks to rawfish for this bomber (& its kissing cousin, which will meet its maker shortly as well) as an extra in a recent, beautiful trade. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.

The pour is the color of Oswaldo Arcia’s hair with a spritz of AAA mousse on top (or half a bottle, more likely). The nose barely moves the Richter scale; maybe a 1.2. Scant malt sweetness & a few grains of damp farmland earth. Almost imperceptible.

MerBear (Coronado Style) is a malt-driven IPA, which is right up there with a wookie Stormtrooper, a great 21 Pilots song, a bass that’s just too big. Way too sweet, this is driven by a six-speed transmission of caramel malt. The rye is viewable, with muted spices & more of the damp earth. A bit thick & a full pour is plenty for me to get all judgmental on this one.

If you went into a bar near the brewery & said “Give me a beer” you might get this. Just beer - no more, no less. Completely mediocre.

Apr 26, 2016
 
3.85 by whatname from Pennsylvania on Apr 25, 2016
 
3.12 by jdwpgh from Pennsylvania on Apr 23, 2016
 
3.81 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Apr 22, 2016
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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by oberon from North Carolina

A really nice looking pour into an imperial nonic,a rich deep bronze with a half finger lighter khaki colored head atop,very rich looking.Floral and citric hops mixed with a quite hefty caramel malt presence in the nose,to me like a hoppy amber....it looks like that as well.Quite earthy upfront and lightly spicy on the palate with lighter citric notes as well melding into a caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness in the back end.Wow to me this is an amped up hoppy red with it's caramel and brown sugar malt flavors not to mention the earthy hops.It's not bad not bad at all just maybe in a wrong category of beer?

Apr 18, 2016
 
3.75 by VeganUndead from Virginia on Apr 17, 2016
 
3.83 by WoostaBia from Massachusetts on Apr 12, 2016
 
4.02 by GT1 from Hawaii on Apr 09, 2016
 
4.5 by Furley80 from Pennsylvania on Apr 05, 2016
 
3.23 by Rick778 from California on Mar 31, 2016
 
3.75 by BeerOps from Illinois on Mar 26, 2016
MerBear from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 55 ratings