Islander IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

Islander IPAIslander IPA
BA SCORE
3.79/5
1,193 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
Ranking:
#15,694
Reviews:
318
Ratings:
1,193
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
317
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,193 |  Reviews: 318
Photo of RichD
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Auraan
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear deep gold body with a half-finger bubbly white head. Overall impression of appearance is of a quite nice IPA. Scents of dank, herbal, weedy, piney hops upfront with undercurrents of tropical fruit lending supporting aromas of mango with hints of apricot with light hints of pale malt. Overall impression of aroma is of a very straight forward, but well crafted American IPA. Not the most complex or richest aroma, but quite pleasing and a good example of the West Coast aroma profile. Flavor begins with medium-high bitterness and a high level of hop flavors imparting notes of pine resin, dank, earthy, herbal hops with undertones of mango and apricot balancing these flavors. Middle opens up further mango flavors and a light touch of grapefruit rind. Finish is bitter with high hop flavors reminiscent of grapefruit rind and flesh, mingling with pine resin and light notes of mango, pale malt and warming alcohol. Aftertaste is of piney hops and grapefruit rind. Overall impression of flavor is of a very well done West Coast IPA. It has a good hop-forward flavor profile, with minimal malt getting in the way of the hops. This allows them to showcase a diverse array of flavors that is quite pleasant. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate, prickly carbonation and a sticky, resinous feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a classic IPA, true to form. Overall this is a fantastic IPA, one with which I was quite surprised. It has a good aroma that does not fully betray the excellent flavor and mouthfeel. An excellent and quite affordable example of a well done West Coast IPA.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mecmd
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BenCannon171
2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A solid IPA, good but not distinctive.

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Photo of ASirahSyrah
2.91/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cambabeer
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and biscuit malt. Body is medium and smooth. Large amount of citrusy herbal hops dominate the palate. Biscuit malt and ripe fruit are in background. Finish is long, dry, and very bitter. Good brew for hopheads.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap; poured into a pint glass.
Apperance - clear golden straw color with medium, eggshell head that drops quickly to a film; leaves a little lacing on the glass.
Smell - mild citrus and grassy hop notes, with some cracker malt. Just a hint of pineapple and perhaps mango.
Taste - picking up caramel malt flavors early, followed by some earthy hop notes. Malt to hop flavor ratio leans more towards malt.
Feel - lighter side of medium-bodied, clean-finish. Decent carbonation; a touch of bitterness, but fought off my pale malts.
O: decent offering, but with so many IPA's to choose from, I doubt I would ever give this another look.

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Photo of Dizzy242
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keng1343
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ssmilkstout
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of triaffalump
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bkoenig641
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bp123
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Descent ipa a little funky earthiness in there I pick up a bit a of stone fruit and typical pine. A little to basic for me with all the hop bombs out their. An ipa realying on centennial, chinook, and cascade is hard to stand out these days.

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Photo of davet100
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mig100
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cswhitehorse
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
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 +4.5%
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 -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,193 ratings
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