Islander IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by scottoale on 07-18-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,418
Reviews:
322
Ratings:
1,208
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Photo of Meh3
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Islander IPA at 7.0% is definitely entertaining! Pours a hazy amber with a two-finger, ivory-white head which persists a long time in a chilled mug. The body is hazy and looks to contain medium carbonation within. Lacing left on the glass is extensive and decorates the mug for the entire session.

First smell reveals pine and grapefruit, with tropical fruit (thing mango, pineapple, even apricot). The aroma is very fresh. This is assertive.

Islander IPA tastes very much how it smells, with delightfully strong hop notes of pineapple and mango, with just a slight pine flavor, as well. This is a tasty pale ale. The finish is just dry enough, and sweetly bitter.

The mouthfeel is wonderful. About medium bodied for a pale ale, the carbonation is nicely effervescent and harmonizes perfectly with the bitter hop bite. A dry finish caps it all off.

This is a really well crafted pale ale. Extremely sessionable and tasty, without being over the top at all. Another Coronado brew that has impressed me greatly.

The head floated to the bottom like meringue as the pudding below is drained. Wonderful to see!

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Photo of Radome
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keeling
2.86/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dbankovs
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaltofOH
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle, dated 1/11/18. Hotel rocks glass.

A: pours a slightly hazy gold. Some islands of bubbles.

S: pretty tame; slightly sweet; some faint malt. Not much there.

T: hoppy, grassy, malty arrival. Green, piney middle. Lingering pine resin.

M: lighter end of mid-weight, smooth; pretty clean.

O: pretty standard piney west coast IPA. Decent.

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Photo of leslie91
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

slightly fruity. slightly hoppy

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsTheBeer
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vikinggary28
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber colour with a thin tan head. Smells are of smooth hops and a number of tropical fruit as well as citrus and spice. Taste has a number of things going on, all of them good. Nice mouthfeel. This is a great example of a above average west coast IPA. Prost!

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Photo of csmrx7
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marco-L
4.71/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my best IPA ever.

This West Coast Pale Ale blends Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops for a potent burst of piney bitterness ans lush notes of apricot, grapefruit and mango.

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Photo of pat61
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: slightly hazy gold blanketed by a 2" ivory to cream colored foam cap with good retention

S: juicy, citrusy smell hinting at tangerines, tropical fruit, spice, light floral and light pine supported by some light biscuit

T: Citrus and fruit flavors start the palate featuring tangerine, light melon and a mild sweetness, leading to an assertive bitter, drying finish

F: medium body and very creamy with soft, medium carbonation

O: a pleasantly drinkable IPA with a drying assertive finis

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Photo of mdfb79
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml can poured into tulip.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with one finger of off-white head that leaves sandbag fortification lace as it recedes.

Smells of mandarin orange, guava and mango slices, pineapple, caramel malt, rising dough and mildly dank piney hops.

Tastes of orange rind, bread crust, pink grapefruit flesh, pineapple chunks, guava, caramel and pine resin. Alcohol is detected.

Feels soft and creamy. Hefty middleweight with frothy carbonation. Finishes dry with a bit of booziness.

Verdict: Highly recommended. A fine example of a California IPA.

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Photo of bplabernie
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.36/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep gold with a medium head. The aroma features citrus peel, caramel, pine, orange flesh, and pink grapefruit. The flavor simple and tasty, with pink grapefruit, guava, and very mild bitterness. The mouthfeel is quite light with soft carbonation. Overall this is a very tasty and easy drinking beer - nothing really remarkable, but so smooth and gulpable.

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Photo of morimech
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a canned date of 06/01/2017. Appears slightly hazy golden color with a dense head that tops off the beer. Heavy lacing is left down the glass. Aroma of pine and tropical fruit. I also pick up some sweet malt. Flavor is definitely a bit sweeter than what is typical for West Coast style IPAs. Flavors of pine, mango, with some earthy/herbal notes. Malt adds some sweet caramel and bready notes. Nice body and robustly carbonated. Solid IPA but it is not going to replace any of my regular IPAs in rotation.

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Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,208 ratings