Islander IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,189 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:
1,189
Reviews:
316
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
317
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,189 |  Reviews: 316
Photo of MaxPowers
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rdoggg
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mpalestino
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Rybarra
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of givemeastout
3.64/5  rDev -5%

Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of ONUMello
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a DFH IPA glass
A: Slightly hazy light orange color with a generous 2+ finger head
S: Grapefruit, stone fruit and malt
T: Fairly generic malt & citrus, no flaws but little complexity
M: Medium-bodied
O: A decent beer & worth a try but nothing memorable

 276 characters

Photo of MarkDeming
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ScooterScott541
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Coorsy
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Jbryanbell
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of rudabegga9
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Meb3
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Ksoden1186
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

This is a really good beer, but it doesn't compete with many of the other standard IPAs that I would score in the 4-5 range.

Pours a beautiful golden color. Very clear. Nice, thick one-finger head on aggressive pour.

Aroma is your classic citrus/pine west-coast American IPA aroma. That said, the citrus in faint and doesn't hit your senses the way some IPAs do.

The taste is, again, very light. It is not as light as a session-able IPA. Nothing like Lagunitas DayTime or Founder's All Day IPA. Not that light. It's just a little lighter than I prefer my standard IPAs to be. Citrus flavors. Bitter back end. A bit bland. I would have liked the citrus to be more pronounced: some grapefruit or pineapple to balance out the biscuity bitterness.

The mouth feel is okay. About standard.

Overall, this is a good standard IPA. Would I seek this out? No, not really. Would I drink it is I was at a friends and that's what they had in their fridge? Absolutely, and I would enjoy them. This would be a great beer for a hot day when something heavier would be too much.

 1,070 characters

Photo of GuttaMane138
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of sahd-1
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mrzazz
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Rabae6
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Skelton
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Hootie159
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bclausen
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Solid, not bad. Not fantastic either, solid American IPA

58 characters

Photo of cdean801
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Davidalfonsogil
3.24/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Malone47
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Islander IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,189 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.