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Coronado Orange Avenue | Coronado Brewing Company

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Coronado Orange AvenueCoronado Orange Avenue

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2008

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Photo of mjl21
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired as part of a trade...thanks Dan! 22 ounce bottle poured into the new SA glass. It is dated 032809 and comes in at 5.2%.

A-A very clear light amber with a one finger white head that does a fairly good job of remaining around the edge of the glass. Lots of bubbles coming from the middle of the glass.

S-Not a huge nose. Definitely pick up on orange blossoms, some honey, and some wheat.

T-The orange is very noticeable upfront, but it is not so overpowering as to turn this into a fruity tasting beer. The honey and wheat are also very evident and coriander comes in at the end to give this one a little spicy kick. Hops are not highly noticeable.

M-It is lighter bodied and the lingering head gives it a smooth feel. It has a dry finish.

D-This one is light and goes down easily. A good thirst quencher.

This is a really nice session beer. The fruit is not overpowering and it does a good job of being somewhat in between a pale ale and a wit beer.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, the beer is completely transparent and quite effervescent golden. A creamy, one inch, white head sits atop the liquid, slow in its recession. As I wait for the beer to warm, I watch the bubble ascension drastically slow, until only a few dare to rise. A little lacing clings to the glass.

The aroma is dominated by notes of orange peel and coriander. The malt is light and wheaty. Beneath the strong fruit aroma there's some yeastiness, and some honey.

It tastes like a lightly hopped pale ale with 4 or 5 oranges slices squeezed into it. Other flavors are of sweet honey, a touch of coriander, and wheaty malt. The finish is fruity.

The beer is light bodied with low - medium carbonation. An interesting beer. It's not overly complex but it might be refreshing on a hot day, perhaps a hot day on Coronado. The mouthfeel is smooth, almost mead-like. I bought this at Whole Foods after speaking with a Coronado Rep. As you might have guessed, OPA stands for Orange Pale Ale.

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Photo of scottoale
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz. brown bomber that's named after a street in Coronado. On the label it's cleverly called an OPA, rather than an IPA, which stands for Orange Pale Ale. It is also recommended that you try it with a slice of orange for the ultimate Orange Pale Ale expirience. It pours a 24ct.GOLD, bright yellow with a small 1/4" white head of low retention. The head turns to surface patch while leaving some sticky white lace clinging to the glass.

The nose is wheaty and pilsner malt like, with very little sweetness and metallic notes. That's all that's coming to my nose. The smell reminds me more of a Czech Pilsener, than an APA.

The taste is a bit better (not as faint) with notes of light Pilsner malt, wheat, citrus, coriander and honey. Lemony citrus aftertaste. Pretty subtle flavor wise, but it's got some zippy, refreshing qualities and is fairly well balanced.

Light to medium bodied with a carbonated prickliness on the tongue. The alcohol isn't noticed in the smell, taste, m-feel or effect. It's very mild and sessionable. I personally don't think a slice of orange is going to make this ale an ultimate expirience I've ever had, but hey, probably wouldn't hurt.

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Coronado Orange Avenue from Coronado Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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