Idiot IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

Idiot IPAIdiot IPA
1,514 Ratings
Idiot IPAIdiot IPA

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,514 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of Justinbrown1
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of allenc666
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of csustar001
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of BrianTheBrewer30
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of mskline1
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of ZackSilver
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of hoeg0015
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of jhatweb
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of nmeierpolys
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of Anderbrau_IPA
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of Flashyspoons
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of CaliforniaBurrito
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my top 10 IPA's.

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Photo of ejane
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of hpthebull
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of Daehpoh
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of redleaves
4.93/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent, right up there with other modern DIPAs: Dinner, Swish and all that stuff. Completely underrated.

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Photo of modus
4.88/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a hazy golden color. Not much head. Aroma of light orange and pine.
Taste is tart and sweet. Is this IPA dry-hopped?
Mouthfeel is medium-high carbonation and good texture.
I could have had a second one of these with no problem. Maybe a third, but I'll pace myself.

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Photo of hoptualBrew
4.83/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap into a goblet glass a beautiful honey orange with cream colored head. Before I start, I will say the bottle version I have had holds nothing on the draught version. Lacing sets around the glass and nose of fresh pine sap, orange blossom and caramel malts. I am thinking use of simcoe & amarillo hops. Taste follows the nose but damn this is astringent, complete hop nuke! Tropical citrus, pine, candy sweet caramel, and a soothing floral citrus aftertaste. Bitterness & mouthfeel are near perfect. On tap, this holds it's own with the big boys - Heady Topper, Pliny the Elder, Hopslam, etc... Highly recommended!

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Photo of milwaukee512
4.81/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very nice to see Ballast Point Big Eye and Sculpin IPA along side my first sighting of a Coronado beer at Giant Eagle Market District. All three brews plus a six of Dale's Pale ran something like 34 dollars. At a beer bar in the area that same purchase may have cost nearly 50 dollars. Appears a glowing orange copper hue with a light off white head, nice coated lacing with each sip finely spreads out some eye candy for the beer drinking on this New Beer Sunday. Aroma is full of hops ranging from a strong grapefruit citrus tone to mild pine and dank mary jane. An excellent balance is even noticeable in the nose with juicy sugar coated hops and mild notes of fresh baked bread drizzled with caramel. Bitterness kicks in just like all of my favorite west coast DIPAs but what follows is a massive hop flavor and big heavy handed malt balance. Juicy malts wrap around big alpha acids from the hops. It's almost like a biting bitterness that is unrelenting throughout each sip to the finish while the malts are fighting for the lives to stay on board. Sweetness is defintely ample but it never loses it's focus the hops crush the malts but there's still a balance that is essential for this beer to be drinkable. Alcohol is evident in the finish but the big herbal/citrus hops are banging. Mouthfeel is big and oily with hops medium to full bodied. Drinkability is awesome, it's a double IPA that drinks like a standard IPA it's incredible, gotta get more especially at 7 bucks a bomber what an incredible deal.

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Photo of Rabae6
4.8/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of TheNance
4.8/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Schweitzer21
4.8/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of slugman
4.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have a hard time finding the smell and flavor associated with the 4 "Cs" of hops. I can honestly say, this beer is totally satisfying. Had one this weekend and had to go back for more. If you like strong grapefruit smell backed up with a dry citrus flavor, this one is for you. Will definitely keep this on my "go to" list when I want a bitter, citrus beer. Highly recommended!

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Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,514 ratings
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