Islander IPA
Coronado Brewing Company

Islander IPAIslander IPA
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From:
Coronado Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,087
ABV:
7%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,119
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 11.08%
Ratings:
1,233
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 26, 2021
Added:
Jul 18, 2006
Wants:
  36
Gots:
  329
SCORE
85
Very Good
Islander IPAIslander IPA
Notes: An IPA That's a Hometown Hero,

Named after Coronado Island, our original India Pale Ale is a liquid expression of hometown pride. Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops combine to provide an explosive burst of piney bitterness and luscious notes of apricot, grapefruit and mango that are sure to evoke imagery of swaying palms and sun-kissed shores.

IBU: 65
Food Pairings: Tacos
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3.49 by 1509er on Dec 26, 2021
 
3.25 by eldoctorador from Chile on Nov 24, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 08, 2020
 
3.74 by HaoleBoy from California on Nov 30, 2019
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by timon from California

Ya, it tastes like a mango/lemon cookie to me. Very buttery in the mouth with a sweet and bitter-lemon taste. The look in the glass is amazing to me. Copper with a pure white head, great lacing. Smell is a bit weak, but pleasant. Overall, a good beer for $11/6-pack.

Oct 28, 2019
 
3.56 by GaryColeman from California on Sep 20, 2019
 
3.81 by craigbelly from Iowa on Aug 17, 2019
 
3.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Jun 09, 2019
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3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Riff from Virginia

Pours a not quite clear yellow color with a massive amount of white head. Smell is citrus and pine. Taste is mango and a hint of pine, finished with a sweet fruit flavor. Soft mouthfeel. It's quite nice, especially the feel of it. Would certainly get this again.

May 30, 2019
 
3.73 by gefinley from California on May 26, 2019
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3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 2/11/15; drank 3/8/15 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque orange appearance.

HUGE bright white head; frothy, tree-rung lace.

Pine needles, fresh soap & mild booze heat in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Mango, caramel & pine flavors up front; mild booze heat & dry oak on the finish.

Plenty flavorful, but a bit too dry & boozy for me.

Apr 24, 2019
 
3.93 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 28, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Fairly nice, crisp, well-balanced IPA from a new brewery for me. Pours a clear slightly darker golden color with some fluffy white head and spotty lacing that lingered for a while. Smells of citrus zest and floral hops, as well as some weaker aromas of malt, vanilla and bread. Taste follows the nose - it’s a little hard to distinguish the fruits within the hoppiness but there’s great balance with the sweeter malt backbone. The vanilla, bread, caramel and floral hops are more restrained. Smooth, crisp, mild mouthfeel with good carbonation. I could easily drink a couple of these on a hot summer’s day.

Jan 31, 2019
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 22, 2019
 
3.79 by ChrisMon02 from Ohio on Dec 10, 2018
 
3.79 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2018
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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by iguanodon from Utah

[Original rating 2014-12-31] Draft at Buddy’s bites and brews Hayward CA. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of flowers, citrus. Taste is similar, flowery in a good way. Nice IPA.

Oct 26, 2018
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3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Slightly hazy gold. A small white head.

Smell: Bright and floral hops. Gummy worms.

Taste: Slightly bitter hops, fruity sweetness at the back.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thick, good carbonation.

Overall: Surprisingly sweet and drinkable for my least favorite beer.

Oct 21, 2018
 
3.75 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 12, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jwc215 from Arizona

12 oz. bottle:

Pours hazed golden with a thin foamy head that lasts for awhile. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of grapefruit with catty notes and a hint of black pepper.

The taste is of grapefruit with herbal/leafy hop notes. A bit catty/musty. Pleasantly bitter finish.

A very nice IPA. Hop-forward but balanced enough to be smooth and enjoyable.

Oct 05, 2018
 
3.95 by Ri0 from Wisconsin on Aug 27, 2018
 
3.93 by TangoJuliet from New York on Aug 09, 2018
 
3.95 by SargeC from California on Aug 06, 2018
 
3.75 by TooGood from Minnesota on Aug 04, 2018
 
3.96 by Nunya from Ohio on Jul 29, 2018
 
4.07 by garrusthegreat from California on Jul 14, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Meh3 from California

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!

May 18, 2018
 
3.93 by Radome from Florida on May 15, 2018
 
3.78 by jakea from Wisconsin on Apr 15, 2018
 
3.28 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Apr 11, 2018
 
3.94 by BlueSpader from Washington on Mar 27, 2018
 
2.86 by Keeling from California on Mar 03, 2018
 
3.75 by dbankovs from Singapore on Feb 20, 2018
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3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by SaltofOH from Ohio

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.

Feb 09, 2018
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by leslie91 from Singapore

slightly fruity. slightly hoppy

Jan 04, 2018
 
3.93 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois on Dec 23, 2017
 
4.24 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico on Dec 05, 2017
 
4.12 by ItsTheBeer from California on Nov 26, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by vikinggary28 from California

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!

Nov 26, 2017
 
3.77 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Nov 26, 2017
Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 1233 ratings