Frog's Breath | Coronado Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States
coronadobrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HopHead84 on 11-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit aromas. Taste is much the same with a malty finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. Nice ode to the US navy's frogmen, i.e. underwater specialists.

This beer pours a moderately hazy, and fine sediment-strewn bright golden yellow colour, with two fingers of flatly puffy, loosely foamy dirty white head, which leaves a decently scraggly array of stucco lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells quite strongly of complex citrus - mandarin orange, lime, a smidgeon of grapefruit - over a fairly sweet bready caramel malt, with some further floral and pine hop notes, and a hint of warming alcohol. The taste is also heavily beset by a sharp citrus zestiness - vegetal lime, orange rind, and lemon pith - but is quickly shored up by a grainy, crackery, and still bready malt backbone, with a rising boozy floral character, and subtle hints of pine forest floor detritus.

The carbonation is actually rather evident, at least optically, as there is a constant stream of rising effervescence long after the initial pour. On the tongue, the bubbles are lightly fizzy, and mildly spritzy at worst, the body a decent medium weight, the acerbic fruitiness taking too much of a toll on an otherwise admirable smoothness, I gather. It finishes off-dry, the malt still having skin in the game, which the zesty lime, orange, and lemon fruitiness continues to scrape away at.

A tasty fruit-forward, yet still competently bitter, IPA. Nice to try a version where the citrus notes are a wee bit different from the norm - as much as I like my grapefruit, mixing it up is good from time to time, and this one very much delivers on that. Worthy of a go.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle acquired at a SoCal bottle shop. Served into a Mitchell's of Lancaster flared stem-tulip. Reviewed from notes taken last weekend. Cost was $11.00.

A: Pours a half finger head of white colour. Nice cream. Decent thickness. Average retention. Body colour is a clear yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Nice vibrance.

Sm: Light floral hop notes. Lemon citrus ester hops. Orange citrus zest. Pale malts. Light oily hop character. Ginger. Lime. Fragrant and perfumey. Quite appealing. Very evocative in terms of its hops. I'm very interested.

T: Lemon zest, lime, citrusy orange zest. Pale malts. Some oily hops. Lovely floral and citrusy hop character. Juicy. The lime is wonderful; this is not the artificial lime of your run of the mill Spanish or Mexican lager. Lightly nectary. Very balanced and enjoyable. I quite like it. Complex and subtle enough. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Clean and crisp.

Mf: Clean, smooth, and wet. Good carbonation. Oily. Good thickness. Suits the flavour profile well. Refreshing. Approachable. Good presence on the palate.

Dr: Hides its ABV well. I quite like it. A surprisingly good brew from Coronado. I'd get it again, but not at the $11 pricetag I paid for it. Refreshing and very drinkable.

B-

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was recently released. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, lime, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of bright citrus hops and citrus peel spicing with moderate pale bready malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, lime, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, herbal, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine and citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, lime, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, herbal, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of bright citrus hops and citrus peel spicing with moderate pale bready malt sweetness; with a very crisp malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice citrus spiced IPA! All around good balance and complexity of bright citrus hops and citrus peel spicing with moderate pale malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mactrail
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Big commotion of hoppy aromatics is the best feature. Quite flowery and fragrant, and starts out with promise. Golden color in the Ommegang chalice, nice foam.

Light body with just a touch of biscuity malt. Serious grapefruit pith. Totally bitter aftertaste. Love it or hate it. There is nothing to say about this. It's just the Centennial and Summit hops. If they actually added lemon, lime, and orange zest to this brew, it's silly because it is buried under the grapefruit rind.

For some reason they felt obliged to put this in bottles.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of smcolw
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thin layer of bubbles which leave some spots. The color is dirty gold with a mild chill haze.

Nice balance to the nose. All three elements of an IPA appear hear--alcohol warmth, mild grain and floral hop.

The malty base starts early and lasts throughout the tasting. The bitterness eases in, unlike most IPAs. The aftertaste is shorter and less bitter than most. Good body and bubbles.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, golden coloring with a steady flow of carbonation and a whispy, uneven, sparse white head. Aromas of tangy tropical fruits, with a lime highlight, toasted grains, and a slightly resinous highlight. Very sweet and fruity. The nose is good, but I wish it were a little more substantive. Flavors are very lime heavy forward, both tart and sweet, with a toasted/cracker backbone. The citrus plays heavy throughout, but the lime absolutely shines. Piney notes towards the end, providing a bitterness in the tail-end of the palate. Very mid-bodied, with a dry end-feel. This beer stays crisp throughout. Tangy, sweet, and rich aftertaste, with a subtly building bitterness. Crisp, clean finish. This would be a great brew on a hot, summer day. Very tasty and very drinkable.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I guess that Islander and Idiot IPA were too mainstream. Here's comes a twist; IPA brewed with spices and kaffir lime leaf. Thanks for the bottle Tina! On to the beer:

A little brighter than yellow, almost like a golden drop of sun. On top an inch of white patchy head relaxes. The aroma is modest, clean cut, spiced, tangerine, and a zest of lime.

The IPA base does show itself with tangerine and grapefruit notes, done in a clean way without hammering the complimenting spices and lime into the ground. The lime sticks itself out, providing a distinct accent to the beer. Something else sticks out as well, but I can't put my finger on it. It reminds me of tree sap. Anyway, the beer is clean, medium bodied, and a more than decent twist on the common IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright copper color with white head and soapy lacing. Smells of melon, herb, and caramel. In the taste, pine sap, citrus and a bit of caramel toffee. Light bitterness but not sweet. Pretty solid flavor. The feel is light and very thin. An easily drinkable brew, though a bit mundane. Overall, this is a decent enough IPA, but lacking in body and overall fullness.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Frog's Breath pours out beautiful with a burnt orange, bright gold color. A good two fingers of off white/tan head rises up quick and stays, leaving a rocky mountain look on the top. Great lacing and no sediment seen floating.

S- Smelled it as soon as it came to me. This IPA is rich with hop scent giving off big juicy citrus and tropical fruits. A bit of sweetness, almost candi like from the malts, but it's quite masked under the hop bill. Smells wonderful.

T- For a IPA, this is bold and tasty. Big grapefruit with some mango and some floral taste all at once. Finishes off a bit sweet with candi from the malt background with slight toasty breads. Citrus hops rule in this one with some trace pine and lemon flavor

M- There is a nice bitterness in the middle and afterwards, but nothing I cant handle, in fact Im digging the little kick it gives my mouth. There is a slight bit of alcohol coming through, barely enough to realize. A little lighter than medium bodied with not too much carb. A long aftertaste.

D- I really enjoyed this. The flavors coming from the hop bill scream DIPA, and the bitterness is a bit high making for a very drinkable IPA. I wish i could have this on a daily basis, which in the future, i probably will.

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Golden colored beer with a tall white colored head. Very pale for the style..

Smell is strong citrus. Strong lime and orange aromas. Decent amount of pine but this is very much a citrus scented beer. Checked the label I didn't smell the lemon.

Starts out grassy with a strong tea flavor. Lime and orange flavors. Grassy and mildly bitter. Not bad the infusion of IPA with citrus zest works.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty beer. Still I have had a better spiced IPA.

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Frog's Breath from Coronado Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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