Islander IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,185 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:
1,185
Reviews:
316
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
316
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Czequershuus
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
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 -1%
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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Photo of BamfBacon
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MinkyDog
4.69/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ipadiehard
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkh895
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyinhawaiian
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,185 ratings.
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