Coronado / Cigar City Conquista | Coronado Brewing Company

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3.84/5
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39 Ratings
Coronado / Cigar City ConquistaCoronado / Cigar City Conquista
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by spark3148857 on 03-06-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
39
pDev:
7.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
9
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of onabikechris
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pencible
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: This poured a cloudy light copper with some white head.
S: It smelled like oranges and candied apricots, with some caramel malt.
T: It tasted like it smelled. It had a clean bitter aftertaste with some alcohol warming.
M: It was oily with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a nice brew with clean but basic scent and taste. The body was solid, but the finish was hot, so it was better to sip. Not great but not bad.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is citrus, malts and big spices. The flavor is citrus, mild tropical fruit, malts, fruit/grapefruit and a mix of slight sweetness and spicy/somewhat tart in the finish.

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Photo of hman43
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours a golden orange with an off white head. There is moderate head retention. It is clear.

Smell: The aromas are filled with stones fruits which remind me of peaches and apricots. There is a low level of mango.

Taste: The flavors are loaded with peach and apricot. There is also a low level of caramel. There are low levels of tropical fruit. (Pineapple and Mango).

Feel: It has a moderate feel to it with a moderate level of bitterness.

Overall, this is loaded with stone fruit and some tropical fruit with a decent malt base.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Guess I'm celebrating IPA day? Couldn't find a bottling date, but this arrived at my local in the last 2 weeks. Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Brilliantly clear amber body with an active thin layer of magnolia up top. Good retention, soapy lacing.

Speaking of soap, the aromatics are intensely floral from afar, growing more herbal, and finally dank as the beer gets closer to the nose. Faint hint of citrus and garlic scapes as well.

Assertive, moderately bitter, fruity, and almost candy like, but more herbal than sweet. Minty, but not catty...no onion notes. Maltier than I would expect from Coronado, but this provides a welcome balance to off-set the oily, somewhat strange signature of the Polaris hops (which have a reputation for being temperamental in the home-brewing world). Very dry, slightly herbaceous finish.

Medium-bodied, not quite sticky mouth-feel.

Polaris is an extremely potent but rather strange hop - even when used sparingly and with great expertise as it is here, it still stands out so distinctively that this beer is more of a curiosity than something I'd want to return to again. Well crafted, but not terribly enjoyable...

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of arizcards
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber from TW Arrowhead on 4-16-17 for $7.49. Bottled on 2-21-17 but stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head that has some good hang time.

Nose is floral forward with a hint of pineapple.

Taste is floral hops forward, somewhat grassy with a touch of sweet tropical, finishing with weedy lingering over the palate.

Feel is crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Overall this is a decent beer that was worthy of a shot. This is an interesting hop profile that is somewhat unique but the nuances are not overly enjoyable.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kell50
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wilymobastardo
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jack77
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rachel_and_alex
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of buschbeer
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT, 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours amber in color with golden highlights and has a slight haze. It is topped with an inch of beige head that leaves no lacing.

It smells skunky at first, then dank. As it warms I smell some citrus and tropical fruit.

The taste is dank with tropical fruit.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a dank, juicy IPA that is not too shabby. It is worth a try for sure.

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Photo of mattsucks
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

22oz bottle - hmmmm...haven't seen the Polaris hop varietal in a while - cool, time to dig up some old-school Megadeth!

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a bit of splattered sudsy lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of overripe pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, and apricot fruit, bready and doughy caramel malt, a touch of biscuity toffee, and further leafy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, muddled melon notes, more subdued pineapple and white grape fruitiness, a hint of rainbow peppercorn spice, and some edgy leafy, spicy, and resinous piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite understated in its workaday frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and more or less smooth, with a wee airy creaminess edging its way in as things warm up a tad around here. It finishes off-dry, the mixed fruitiness and lingering malt making a bonny day of it.

Overall, this is a pleasantly rendered cross-continental IPA, with the trendy Euro-hop doing well to add a little extra oomph to the affair. Easy to drink, and no sign of the extra point and half of alcohol, which makes this a worthy IPA to seek out, should that be yer thing (who has two thumbs and...).

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/9/2017. Pours slightly hazy medium golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big pineapple, peach, grapefruit, apricot, white grape, tangerine, lemon zest, mango, melon, mint, light pepper, pine, light honey, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Some dank weedy/onion notes initially, until it warms up. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big pineapple, peach, grapefruit, apricot, white grape, tangerine, lemon zest, mango, melon, mint, light pepper, pine, light honey, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of pineapple, peach, grapefruit, apricot, white grape, tangerine, lemon zest, mango, melon, mint, light pepper, pine, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.5%. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around nice nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellow bitterness. Very vibrant with unique hop flavors; nice malt backbone that is never sweet or heavy. Kind of like a west and east coast IPA hybrid on style. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of h4ger
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Coronado / Cigar City Conquista from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 39 ratings