Idiot IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

Idiot IPAIdiot IPA
BA SCORE
3.89/5
1,514 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by scottoale on 05-09-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,169
Reviews:
398
Ratings:
1,514
pDev:
11.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
316
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,514 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of ZackSilver
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MAB
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

THis was the beer that kept on giving.
It looked great in the glass (orangish, with a tight thick white foam head).
The smell of the 4 types of hops was there on the nose.
The flavor was not as bitter, and a fair bit sweeter than I expected. Yet it didn't lose the hoppy flavors from the boil.
A wonderful balancing act.
It drank down too quickly, is my only "complaint". Yum!

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Photo of thebooyakid
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjrider
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of facefox
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

A darker and heartier yellow appearance. Aroma hit some mango and grapefruit notes, then a little bit of pineapple.

Taste was one with alcohol up front, finally began to hit that chill tip and then a wave of bitterness keeps the forcible entry thing going with the mouth.

Its nice you don't have to get these in a bomber anymore. With so many great ipas in San Diego, this one just doesn't have a place to be a recurring character in my play. But its good.

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Photo of mattst
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike1968
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Rogerlb
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours fine with very little head. Amber and translucent color which is nicely opaque and therefore you can't look through it. No carb and no sentiment visible. Aroma is clean, clear, citrus. It smells a bit "bitter" too.

Taste is spoiled sharp citrus and a hint of bitter. Mango and other ripe citrus comes in then into a dry finish, with the feel of booziness without actually feeling alcoholic. Does that make sense? Hoppy veggie sensation throughout, slight bitter sour taste (onion?) throughout which makes this less than a go-to IPA but generally, an unoffensive clean feel which makes it easy to finish but not so easy to remember. Mouthful is unremarkable.

Nothing makes this go south, but nothing world-class for me. Various nuances are mixed up without transcending the style. At the right price, sure, go for it.

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

Photo of argelyn
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PawG
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of wlynch
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

4-12-16 - On tap at The Barleymash in San Diego. Tasty IPA and very crushable. Ask for Katie.

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Photo of spartan3186
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acamusm
4.76/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jkonte
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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