Idiot IPA
Coronado Brewing Company

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From:
Coronado Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 11.83%
Reviews:
401
Ratings:
1,136
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 15, 2020
Added:
May 10, 2007
Wants:
  57
Gots:
  322
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Rated: 3.69 by BlueSpader from Washington

Oct 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 08, 2020
 
Rated: 2 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 24, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 2/4/15; drank 3/9/15 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque light orange appearance; white flotsam.

Big eggshell head; frothy lace.

Grapefruit, caramel & pine needle notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Pine needle & caramel flavors up front; a grapefruit bite on the finish. As this warmed, a nice peanut butter (!) note emerged.

Not normally my flavor profile, but this was interesting & tasty. I'd have another.
Apr 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Mar 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.62 by evanwoertz from California

Feb 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by zknight from Korea (South)

Dec 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by sweetbrew82 from California

Aug 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by eldoctorador from Chile

Aug 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by derdtheterd from Canada (AB)

Jul 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by Hopsohard from California

Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.64 by R_Kole from Canada (AB)

Jun 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 05, 2018
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Rated by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

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.
Apr 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by Keeling from California

Mar 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Stoutmaster9 from California

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.
Jan 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Drewfit from Hawaii

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.
Jan 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by rspauldi from Texas

Dec 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by ItsTheBeer from California

Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Nov 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by jagada from Pennsylvania

Oct 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

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.
Sep 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by wjbent from Florida

Sep 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nrod from Argentina

Aug 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by TrojanRB from Texas

Aug 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

Aug 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by MinkyDog from California

Jul 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.
Jul 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by Giangio from Italy

Jul 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.55 by flyinhawaiian from Hawaii

Jul 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by John1985 from Tennessee

Jun 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by Jack77 from Georgia

May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by Beachops from Florida

May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by rachel_and_alex from California

May 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

May 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.57 by Rand_Schoeb from Connecticut

May 14, 2017
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Rated by CraftBeerRunner from California

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.
Apr 27, 2017
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