Guava Islander | Coronado Brewing Company

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3.8/5
Very Good
94 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States
coronadobrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tropical fruit meets tropical vibes in this “guavacated” version of our Islander IPA. Brewed with the classic West Coast combo of Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops, this beer gets the tropical treatment with a hefty dose of fresh guava puree. The result is a surprisingly smooth, unfiltered IPA bursting with tropical goodness that’s sure to put you in that island state of mind.

Added by superspak on 07-24-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,780
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
94
pDev:
8.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Photo of drkiwibird
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbcrunch
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerbarian
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marco-L
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

good fruity taste

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Photo of RDufel
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just the right amount of bitterness. Nice on a warm summer day. It's winter now, but just got back from a bike ride, so tastes good.

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Photo of markhobbs1
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brianmandell
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jorge_Robertson
2.56/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/5/2017. Gusher upon opening. Pours fairly hazy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of grapefruit, guava, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops, guava, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, guava, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, guava, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops, guava, and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a delicious fruited IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops, guava, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Great balance of juicy guava and dank classic C hop complexity; balanced bready malt backbone, never sweet/heavy feeling. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: A lightly hazy gold pour kicks up a 2" off-white foam cap with good retention

S: Guava tropical fruit aromas with some melon dominate supported by some biscuit aromas in the background

T: Mildly sweet guava starts the flavors supported by biscuit and light pie crust and a moderate bitterness at the finish

F: smooth with a very creamy texture, medium body and soft, medium carbonation

O: Guava Islander is able to maintain a balance between the beer character and the added fruit

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidR_9
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

canned 8/28/17 consumed 10/18/17 in shaker pint glass.

Slightly hazed golden/yellow body under a rocky fine white 1 finger of head. Pretty subdued guava on the nose, underwhelming tropical hop notes and a slight presence of biscuity malts. Flavor is a somewhat stronger presence of the aroma. guava puree and medium bitter, and pineapple-y hops with a subtle malt backbone. Mouthfeel is dry and clean. Medium to light bodid IPA, impressive for 7% abv.

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBobber
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has a slightly hazy golden/orange appearance with a thick two fingers of off white head made up of large bubbles that leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

I pick up a smell of tropical fruit notes along wih just a hint of that hop dankness coming out.

The taste is prevalent with guava and does contain a slight hop bitterness.

The mouth is clean and light and finishes dry.

As it warmed I did detect a bit of the 7% ABV in the back of the throat. However this is a very nicely done beer and a person could drink several of these down without noticing that 7%. My first beer from this brewery and I am quite happy with it.

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Photo of Vidblain
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of von_kaiser
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Guava Islander from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 94 ratings