Idiot IPA | Coronado Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,501
Reviews:
396
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
312
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,501 |  Reviews: 396
Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rogerlb
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of argelyn
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PawG
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattymystique
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wlynch
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
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 +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acamusm
4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jkonte
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hanagan08
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skeeterloveshops
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anon
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy gold hue, finger off-white head. Nice and clean smelling. Earthy, resiny and fruity. Pineapple, orange zest, lemon peel, light guava and vanilla, pine resin. A nice touch of malt balances this one very nicely. A little bit earthy but the quartet of hops sing proudly in this one. Extremely clean and smooth finish with the bitterness not being overbearing. Overall, not a very complex IPA but that's the whole point of this brew. An excellent straightforward take on the West Coast IPA style.

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Photo of Konst_Vatruba
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aknalley
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SirDirtJoe
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ECsurfattic
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobertJBeer
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clager
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SPD656
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of remingtonsteele1987
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drinking a 12oz into a snifter, I get dried orange rind and resin aromas with a bit of spice. Rich and clear amber color with a one finger head. Spicy citrus and resin in the flavor with very subtle sweetness coming through. Zero lacing on the glass and leaves a tingling sensation on your tongue.

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Photo of ALElelujah
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good grapefruit IPA.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Idiot IPA from Coronado Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,501 ratings.
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