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Islander IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

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Islander IPAIslander IPA
BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
1,194 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:
#16,258
Reviews:
319
Ratings:
1,194
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
318
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,194 |  Reviews: 319
Photo of emerge077
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy orange with a nice billowing head of creamy white foam, that leaves behind excellent delicate lacing in the glass.

Aroma is fairly subdued, the pungent Columbus are noticeable in the mix though. Caramel malt sweetness, a light grassy skunk.

Taste is pretty clean, malty with a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Grass, cantaloupe, dandelion greens. Light bodied and fairly drinkable. Hints of dank greenery, but again slightly faded. This stuff is new to the market with no dates, so I have to assume it's fairly fresh.

Paired very well with Hooks 7-year aged cheddar, thanks Jay!

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Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Risenhower
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mjbrandt18
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd43
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hop bomb. This is a bold ipa that doesn't take hops lightly. Minimal head, but the aroma hits you from a considerable distance. A west coast ipa for sure, in the vein of a Lagunitas or Stone offering in terms of the hop bias. Carbonation is minimal in appearance but more apparent in the mouthfeel.

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Photo of jkrich
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a beautiful orange-gold hue with a faint haze. The foamy, white head slowly dissipated, leaving some fancy lacing. As far as freshness, the bottle had a date stamped at the bottom. I am not sure if this is a "bottled on" or a "drink by" date; if the latter, it is almost two months past its prime.

The citrusy aroma is typical of the style while the flavor profile is strongly bittersweet, tropical fruit with some lingering marmalade and citrus; not much piney influence which is fine by me. The grapefruit flavor is not as prominent as other IPAs I have tried.

The body is rather light and the flavor profile is short-lived on the palate; just enough carbonation to keep it refreshing.

This is a very mild and quaffable IPA for 7.0 % ABV, but aren't they all? They should really say what the date means on the bottle. Worth seeking out but costly, at least down here in the Florida panhandle.

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

Photo of ernestosabato
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A pure bitter IPA. Not a life-changing beer, but when it's the only west coast variety on tap, as is the case as I write this, you'll be happy.

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Photo of Johncnh
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kenmac19
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_G
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaliforniaBurrito
4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not so rich on hops. Still a good brew.

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Photo of lattydaddy07
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a slightly hazy orange gold color with off-white head. Pine, citrus, and a little malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Pretty solid hop resinous notes on the finish.

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Photo of ari32
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BBS323
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent choice very good taste

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Photo of Hendrick24
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Piske41
4.49/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scruffwhor
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAFan521
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,194 ratings
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