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Islander IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

very good
303 Reviews
Islander IPAIslander IPA

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States | website

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

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Photo of rgrace99
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this for the first time at my local Bristol Farms. Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Poured a dark orange with a big billowy persistent head and lots of lacing. Aroma was lots of citrus. Taste was citrusy hops but very well balanced with a good malty background. Went down very easily. Label also had a 10% coupon for the Brewpub - great idea.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mermaid decorating the colorful artistic label expalining dry hopped with chinook and centenntial (sic) hops.

Pours a bright lightly colored peach amber with a clear filtered hued topped with a 1/4" fluffy layer of khaki pillowy cap. Drippy lace left in the glass.

Dusty apricot scents with a juicy citrus punch mixed with some juicy fruit gum aromas. Floral and bright.

First swigs: Bone dry start of apricot and peach fruit middle. Finish lingers with a dusty dry with a grainy focus of a rye like hint. Balanced to a T. Lots of flavor in this IPA with some hard candy lolipop and sugary malts with a dryness and touch woody.

Medium bodied feel with a tight firm carbonation.

Last swigs: Tasty IPA that doesn't get fancy, but has flavor. Worth checking out if it's handy.

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Photo of scottoale
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. brown bomber that pours out a rusty-amber with pristene clarity and a steady flow of fine bubbles of carbonation that keep the finger of off-white foamy head alive and well. Some nice sticky lace all over the place.

A hearty malt backbone lies beneath a healthy dose of dry hopped Chinnok and Centenntial's. Nice and some what piney.

Goes in smooth and mildly sweet with a very nice citrus upwelling, mostly of orange, then turn sharply to a piney hop bittering that eventually leaves on a crisp and clean note. Ahh, just makes you yearn for the next taste...it's not over the top in the hop dept., but it's damn tasty stuff!

A healthy medium plus body, great carbonation with the head lasting through out the bomber, a smooth rich mouthfeel and a good bit of potency make this IPA a "gotta try it", you'll probably really like it...IPA.

Pleasantly suprised by this one, I will see (and drink) it much more in the future...Cheers!

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Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.
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