Islander IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,177 Ratings
Islander IPAIslander IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by scottoale on 07-18-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,177
Reviews:
314
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
313
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a nice looking hazy to slight transparent yellow color. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. A film of sticky lacing clings nicely to the glass. The smell calls upon a nice sweet to bitter spice but yet allows a decent sweet malt to balance. Light citrus intertwines. The taste was sweet but bitter and balanced between the two. Light sweet citrus aftertaste with a sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionable quality about it. Overall, I dig it, though no date, I could definitely have again, I’m assuming this is somewhat fresh.

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Photo of cdwil
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.91/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To my deepest regret I wasted 50 ml of this liquid gold when opening the cap and letting the head overflow... as excellent as a beer this is, it is such a pity. But looking at the bright side of things: the bottle is filled 355 ml so I am just where I should be with a standard bottle of craft IPA!
Chinook and Centennial perhaps (and checking the bottle, yes indeed) that are heavy in the nose, seriously and freshly dry hopped, perhaps a new batch. Excellent, refreshing, lively. Drinks very easily, feels like I could back it down like water but with the full pleasure of an amazing craft IPA. Wow.
Not quite sure where Coronado is located in California but somehow reminds me of Anderson Valley, being somewhere deep in the woods, surrounded by vast areas of nature - interesting enough, this is what comes through the beer.
The feeling of freshness lasts throughout, perhaps that's why you feel like drinking and drinking it, simply because it's so uplifting. As it thaws out more and more, the hops give it a deeper taste, something more complex than citrusy freshness. The hops are combined in a way that it smells and tastes somehow caramelly hoppy, earthy and piney.
Not sure if there is a reason to discuss it any longer - not sure if this playful taste could be described in any more detail. Simply pop one open - and don't let it overflow! A true Californian Classic.

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Photo of Jack77
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beachops
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of G_Shoe
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gangstabobangsta
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap served in a pint glass at Taproom, Bangkok.

Hazy golden orange color, it tops with very thick fluffy white head that stands with great retention before slowly subsiding to an everlasting foamy layer atop and leaving numerous of sticky lacing all around.

The aroma is nicely packed up with hop with its floral, herbal, pepper, spice, tropical, grapefruit, apricot, lime, melon, and pine. Malt is there in the undertone with its subtle caramel, biscuit and sweet bread.

The taste kicks off with fruity hop providing notes of tropical, grapefruit, apricot, melon, and lime together with herbal, pepper, spice, and moderate piney bitterness. Malt acts as a base with its biscuit and slight sweet caramel.

Medium body with some crisp and some good carbonation through the palate, quite smooth mouthfeel, finish is dry.

Not really outstanding but another standard American IPA, pretty good one.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Agentveba
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jtnord
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crimsonfloyd
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A light amber with full white head (4). Has an apple and lemon scent with just a hint of sourdough. Tastes mostly follows scent, with a bit more of lean towards the lemon, but the apple sweetness remains. Mouthfeel is quite nice. A smooth and full texture with strong body.

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Photo of Bombelsky
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Cristal clear and golden color. Foam was frothy and off-white, 2 fingers tall and slowly diminishing .Shows very good lacing. Strong resin upfront, pine and grapefruit in aroma. Some malty notes. Long lasting medium bitterness which was well balanced malt sweetness. Bit of saltiness. Watery to oily. Medium body, medium carbonation, bit of grittiness. Medium lasting, medium strong bitter finish.

Decent IPA but nothing special. IMO should be little bit more bitter.

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Photo of Jodio
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matcris
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy, orangy amber, with a Finger + of off white long lasting, creamy head that sticks to the glass. Sweet floral, almost honey like, and tropical fruit on the nose. A good amount of caramel malt base, and a lightly toasted bread. Flavor is balanced, leaning toward the malt, nice bitterness that hits almost immediately, and some tropical notes, as well, but pretty subdued, really. There is an almost spicy, capsaicin vibe, that's a bit off putting on the finish. I wonder how long this has been on the shelf? No date on the bottle, guys. The feel is average carbonation, medium body, creamy, dry on the finish. Not digging the aftertaste, if it was a pepper beer, that would be one thing.

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Photo of B_B
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,177 ratings.
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