Never Better
Coronado Brewing Company

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Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,813
Ranked #9,718
4.04 | pDev: 7.92%
Jan 09, 2022
Oct 10, 2018
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Notes: Brewed with a vibrant blend of Vic Secret, Mosaic and Citra, this Double IPA is bursting with hop flavors of tropical mango, passion fruit, and resinous pine. One sip and you’ll go from good to Never Better.

Food Pairings: Cheese Steak, Flat Iron, Jambalaya Pasta
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4.25 by shigg85 from Japan on Jan 09, 2022
4 by hockeypuck from Maine on Aug 24, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

Never Better is a slightly hazy DIPA, and clocking in at a color of ripe hay with light copper highlights, is paler in color than expected. Thin streams of CO2 support a cloudy white head with good retention.

Never Better smells like rich, caramel malt combined the woody, pithy, pine resin aroma of American hops. A whiff of fresh bread in the center helps cut the intensity of the hop profile temporarily. Then, the hops come round again, this time with just a hint of citrus.

On the tongue, Never Better is full bodied, smooth, and very hop forward. Never Better introduces itself as a very big and bold brew. Caramel malt lays the foundation for a huge, assertive smack of American hops. A woody sort of bitterness combines easily with the mouthcoating bitterness of grapefruit, ending with pine resin.

It's big, bold, and mouth coating in its borderline aggressive hop nature. But then again, that's why we love our double IPAs, isn't it?

Jun 15, 2021
4 by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina on Jun 13, 2021
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3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

Pours a hazy orangish gold with plenty of floating particulates. Huge pillow of white foam that lasts and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is mild, near non existent citrus and pine. Flavor is also mild, with the same citrus and pine, sweet with a malt backbone. Feel is medium bodied and a bit under carbonated. Overall a nice but not great beer.

Jun 10, 2021
4.25 by robebo44 from Virginia on May 31, 2021
4 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Apr 16, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Paradox1000 from Florida

I am a huge DIPA drinker. I was disappointed after seeing the overall rating. This was good but nothing special considering it had mosaic and citra hops. I did not taste any bursting flavors noted.

Jan 13, 2021
4.28 by FrankCastle from California on Oct 28, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

Very, very good! Nice amber color and a thick frothy head. ABV is not noticeable at all in taste. The caption on the can says it best ..."unfiltered, tropical, dank" .... One of the best beers I ever viewed of late!

Oct 01, 2020
3.83 by jak from North Carolina on Sep 28, 2020
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3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by cjeep from Pennsylvania

I typically like what coronado has to offer but i have to say that this one doesn't really work for me. canned 7/7/20, consumed 9/16/20 so the timing is not bad. maybe it got some bad treatment...
L: drinking from the can. the can looks pretty nice
S: the aroma is pretty nice but not as enticing as the tops of this style. some citrus and some pine but kind of muted
T: I'm just not feeling it. flavors are pretty subdued. it's bitter, ok, fine, but i don't get much else that is interesting. has a kind of vegetal note that I just don't find to be pleasant. kind of a bummer because i love the DIPAs
F: not particularly distinguished either way on mouth feel.
O: sorry but i'm just not a fan of this one. maybe give it another try when my monger gets a new batch. perhaps it was not stored properly on the trip from CA to PA. or maybe just let it go and stick to the (many) ones that I enjoy.

Sep 17, 2020
3.92 by JuiceMan818 from California on Aug 19, 2020
3.73 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Aug 16, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Gatch from Massachusetts

At the brewpub in/on Coronado. A proper West Coast DIPA. Although I enjoy a NEIPA as much as the next guy, I’m glad CBC isn’t giving into the pressure. They make one or two hazy hoppy beers but they emphasize West Coast styles and I dig that. This is delicious.

Aug 16, 2020
4.16 by NodakEric from Minnesota on Aug 11, 2020
4.12 by sherrymj from Ohio on Jun 30, 2020
4.48 by Dsimenson from California on Jun 27, 2020
4 by eldoctorador from Chile on Jun 25, 2020
2 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 22, 2020
4 by nrbw23 from Ohio on Jun 14, 2020
3.94 by blevinsaj from Ohio on Jun 04, 2020
4.25 by dblipajunkie from California on Apr 19, 2020
4.05 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Apr 09, 2020
3.87 by dsshuck from Delaware on Feb 19, 2020
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RaulMondesi from California

First thought is that this beer is refreshing. No, not like a drink of water after walking around Death Valley like the silent wonder “Greed;” it’s refreshing in the sense that it’s not a $5.99 Hazy that tastes like all the rest of them. This bad sucker was $2.99, and it’s a hella tropical and crisp West Coast IPA that I am sure Tupac would be drinking if he didn’t become a martyr.


Jan 11, 2020
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3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by gatornation from Minnesota

Pours a slight hazed golden color with a white head.Smell of pineapple and citrus. Taste has a tropical note with sweet baked bread malts. Mouth feel sweet with caramel malts some hop bite in finish. Overall its good in an oversaturated style.

Dec 13, 2019
3.9 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Nov 19, 2019
3.81 by 22Blue from Kansas on Nov 06, 2019
4.02 by ddtbrennan from Ohio on Oct 29, 2019
3.97 by Flyte from California on Oct 28, 2019
4.09 by Blcookies from Nevada on Oct 07, 2019
4.13 by Fremont897 from California on Sep 09, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

Coronado Brewing 'Never Better DIPA' @ 8.1% , served from a 473 ml can
A-pour is gold from can to glass with a large white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-good hop combo , decent malt base
T-clean & crisp
MF-ok carbonation , full bodied
Ov-good beer
prost LampertLand

Sep 07, 2019
4.19 by SMH_NWI from Texas on Sep 02, 2019
4.17 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Aug 21, 2019
4.01 by kaseydad from California on Aug 16, 2019
4.2 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Aug 15, 2019
3.77 by kmanjohnson from California on Jul 20, 2019
Never Better from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 87 ratings