Idiot IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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1,522 Ratings
Idiot IPAIdiot IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States
coronadobrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by scottoale on 05-09-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,506
Reviews:
400
Ratings:
1,522
pDev:
11.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
323
Trade:
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Photo of Ghrymm
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A pretty good Imperial hoppy IPA.

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Photo of Keeling
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale, murky golden orange, with probable 'junk in the trunk' at a glance, rather few carb bubbles, drifting slow.
Thin head of fine bubbles. Lacing present.

Sour malt scent. Lemon Aura.

Taste follows the nose, crisp and sour malt, with a citrus hint; loaf of lime, with half a hint of grapefruit-pine. Bold booze.
If finesse is you aim, move on. For an 8.5% this is super easy drinking.

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Photo of Drewfit
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

First imperial IPA I ever had and over whelmed. This a "the bar" for imperial IPAs when first i was first exploring IPAs. Seek this Beer for I think is a good starting gold standard to compare imperial IPAs. Coronado is another brewery that everything they make is worth a try. like Ballast Point, Deschutes just to name just two.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ItsTheBeer
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jagada
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with one fat finger of beige head that leaves cloudy summer sky lace as it recedes. Pretty.

Smells of rich sweet bread, sliced orange and lime, pineapple, soft caramel and dank piney hops.

Tastes of orange and lime rind, pineapple chunks, bready caramel malt, pine resin and alcohol.

Feels thick and soft. Full bodied with furry carbonation. Finishes dry and a little harsh.

Verdict: Recommended. Not very elegant, but pretty tasty.

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Photo of wjbent
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nrod
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinkyDog
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sitting at the 8.5%, I opted for my tulip.
The appearance was a semi-dark golden bronzed orange color about it with a stiff finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Sly roaming lace.
The aroma had a gentle blend of citrus pith, fresh pine, light alcohol and a subtle fresh biting grassy sweetness.
The flavor started bitter and became sweet but then went back to the bitterness. Malts are quite low here. I was hoping this would have eventually combined to become fully bittersweet but to no avail. Fairly nice aftertaste of the citrus, pine and low riding biscuits.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt appropriate. ABV hit just as expected. Slight astringency, but acceptable to me.
Overall, pretty good DIPA that I could have again.


ine, light alcohol, mild bitterness for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but the flavors seem to clash rather than flow together.

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Photo of Giangio
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyinhawaiian
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John1985
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jack77
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beachops
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rachel_and_alex
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nothing exceptional but decently drinkable. American Oak, Alameda, CA, April 2017.

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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,522 ratings