Sock Knocker | Coronado Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 08-14-2012

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Ratings: 398 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of ZRT
2.3/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Good smell, a bit to malty.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.86/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is going to be a quick review. I normally spend some time analyzing each aspect of the beer according to the guidlines set forth by the BeerAdvocate head honchos, but I feel I can surmize my opinions of this quite succinctly.

A: Normal. Orangeish hue with a smallish white head.

S: Malt, alcohol, sweet taffy, not for me.

T: quite sweet, malty, hops aloof

M: syrupy, sticky, cloying, nasty

O: pass

Kind of a mish mosh of english IPA and english barleywine, neither of which interest me. Coronado is in California, right?

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Photo of smaddock
2.94/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay but there are better double IPAs for the same price

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Photo of dertyd
2.99/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.01/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This beer starts as a beauty. Crystal-clear amber with a fluffy head and nice lacing. Unfortunately it smells and tastes (don't ask) like the 99.9%-of-bacteria-exterminating spray that I use to clean my toilet.

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Photo of beertunes
3.12/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a very lightly hazy, almost clear, light gold color with about an inch of white head that decent retention and no lacing.

The aroma was mostly piney hops, with some light floral aspects, and no real malt presence. Well, in something of a surprise, there was just a very light pine taste, but a really strong citrus component. I got zero citrus in the nose, so it was quite the surprise. There was no malt flavors and the beer had a sharply bitter finish.

The body was average for the style, and the bitterness lingered far too long to be enjoyable. Drinkability was OK, but this is probably a 1 & done for me. Overall, an average example of the style. Not worth seeking out, but not a total waste of time either.

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3.16/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of rankandfile
3.17/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of slackattack
3.17/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from 650ml bottle.

A- clear, light copperish with thin head that rapidly disappears.

S- you know this is going to have some hop attitude. Strong citrus and pine right in your face

T- unfortunately disappointing for me. Started out pleasantly hoppy but got soapy and oddly sweet in the aftertaste.

M- nothing worth complaining about, typical for an IIPA

O- yea like I said, a little off for me. The sweetness of the malt and the hops clashed. Not even close to a drain pour, but not even close to a repeat purchase

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Photo of Beaver13
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw gold with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet fruity piney resiny hops over some bready malts.

The flavor is biscuity malt with some sweet fruit and bitter tarry floral resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an OK DIPA.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.19/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

650ml brown glass bottle with printed-on label art and standard branded pressure cap acquired at a SoCal bottle shop for $6.99 and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average. 8.5% ABV confirmed.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger wide head of white colour. Nice creaminess, nice thickness. Not much froth. Retention is above average - about 3-4 minutes. Some lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is clear copper of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

An appealing appearance for the style overall, but ultimately pretty standard fare. By no means unique or special. No overt flaws are immediately obvious. Looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Bursts of pleasant hop notes: floral hops, some nectary character, citurs, and pine. Quite appealing and definitely hoppy to style. Clean pale malts complement the hops well. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A pleasant aroma of mild to moderate strength.

T: Floral and piney hop character dominates, with light citrusy and a bit of nectary quality as well. Unfortunately, there's some naked hop bitterness in the third act, which reveals this beer's relative lack of balance. Clean pale malts provide the unobtrusive foundation. No yeast character comes through, but I do get a bit of alcohol. The pine is a highlight. Little complexity or subtlety; it's quite straightforward with little flarish. An enjoyable build for an Imperial IPA. I like it.

Flavour intensity and duration are average. Flavour depth is low; it's fairly shallow. Average amplitude.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Not quite refreshing. Nectary; a bit sticky. Thick - perhaps a bit too much so. Overcarbonated, making it come across as overbearing on the palate. Okay presence.

Dr: A downable but forgettable brew from Coronado. I see little need to return to it, but it adequately scratches the IPA itch. I wouldn't recommend it to friends, but it's a decent little brew. Doesn't hide its ABV great. Has some nice hop choices, but never really hits the sweet spot - largely due to its lack of balance.


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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a light golden amber color with a bit of haze. The head is two fingers high and white in shade. Retention is okay, if not incredible - what is incredible is the amount of lacing that sticks to the glass. (3.5)

Smell: Even compared to other IPAs, a ton of grapefruit pops on the nose. The malt backbone is rather healthy - unlike other DIPAs, though, I get notes of table sugar and white bread instead of caramel and toffee. After a while, some of the latter malt notes do appear, as well as some weed, flowers, and pine. This is pretty interesting, I must say - it's more of an old-school west coast IPA rather than a new-school tropical fruit monster, and it works. (3.5)

Taste: This is a pretty dank brew. It starts off with a combination of sweet caramel malt (nose threw me for a bit of a loop...) and herbal hops, before gaining a bit of grapefruit on the back end. I'm disappointed it doesn't evolve much past those aforementioned qualities. It's a standard-tasting DIPA, for better or worse. (3)

Mouthfeel: Relatively full-bodied and sweet on the palate, but it's a DIPA. I definitely think it could be drier by the style's standards, though. Carbonation is a tad low, letting the syrupy body shine through. (3)

Overall: In terms of scratching the DIPA itch, it gets the job done well enough. The problem is, there are MANY others out there that scratch the itch a lot better. Worth getting a single bottle to try out, if nothing else. (3.25)

3.2/5: My socks are not knocked off

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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Sock Knocker from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 398 ratings