Islander IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,173 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:
1,173
Reviews:
312
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
308
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,173 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of cswhitehorse
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Islander pours a clear straw color with good 3-4 finger head. Tight lacing and head dissipates pretty quickly. The smell is of apricots and pineapple. It has a good mild sweetness following by a good amount of bitterness which is right on track and not too overwhelming. The Islander has a soft mouthfeel and leaves the right about of ibu's on the tongue and back of the throat. I thought it was a great session ipa. I would buy again.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright gold with a great head of foam, good lacing, and an explosion of carbonation.

Smell: Tropical fruits, pine, and malt.

Taste: Citrus, tropical fruits, and a hint of pine.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Moderate hop bitterness in the finish.

The Verdict: I like it. Good flavor without being overpowering and just enough malts to give a passing nod to the concept of balanced. Not great, but a good solid IPA.

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

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

Photo of BEER88
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy pale gold with a thick white head that rapidly dissipates to a thin covering. Moderate carbonation. Initially I get pine resin and citrus, but balanced by some malt in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Very nice IPA.

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

Photo of Keith27614
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Brushkanna
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garyloveman
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cantal
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brianwsnyder
4.59/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 22 oz bottle at a Walgreen's on the Vegas Strip. Went well with some Little Italy Pizza. When I got home from Vegas, I was surprised to see this for sale at Weis.

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Photo of Jacobotsford3
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It's a great ipa.

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Photo of talbotjf99
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Waggman
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Raime
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Coronado Islander IPA.

First beer out of this brewery. Not much else to say, so let's get started.

Look - Pours a sunset orange with a two finger well retained white head. Carbonation appears to be on low. Thus far this is a very attractive beer, so let's see how the lacing holds up. After finishing the beer, the lacing stuck around pretty well on half the glass. 4.5.

Smell - Highly tropical nose. Pineapple juice and a touch of grapefruit juice. Banana esters and a bit malty. The nose maybe be tropical, but it isn't big and it doesn't punch you in the face like you would hope. But we're still off to a good start. 4.

Taste - Pineapple swaps out for mango on the palate. Remains quite juicy with an ending of light malts. The flavor isn't overly pronounced sad to say. This would be a tasty all day drinker. Grapefruit juice is there along with the mango at about a 65/35 split. 4.

Feel - The body is medium and creamy with a moderate level of carbonation. The body is very juicy as it lingers. 4.25.

Overall - While this is certainly a good beer that I would have again, the flavors simply lacked the heavy punch that would have made this one a killer. They have all the makings, they just need to turn the flavor profile from a six to an eleven. 4.

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

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

Photo of tjdrewry
2.78/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Stanley23
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,173 ratings.
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