Sock Knocker | Coronado Brewing Company

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87
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395 Ratings
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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 UCLABrewN84 on 08-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
395
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
87
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 395 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of delta490
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy orange with a creamier white head that has slight retention. It's still leaves some small sticky lacing. The aroma is mild but still has some nice floral and tropical fruit notes and a a hint of malt sweetness. The taste is much the same but with a hint of pine. The body is a little lighter but in line with the flavor profile and not watery or thin. Good to very good.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
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 HippieDave56
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Snooprobirob
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of arizcards
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from TW Arrowhead in mid-July for $7.49. No bottling date visible.

Beer poured golden orange with a beautiful white head that is long lasting and leaving lacing behind.

Nose is citrus and floral hops.

Taste is very nice. Floral, citrus, light pine, and a hint of tropical fruit balance nicely with a delicate but large malt base.

Mouthfeel is light to medium but very smooth.

Overall this is one of Coronado's best efforts i have had to date. Not sure when it was bottled but give it a shot if you find it refrigerated!

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Photo of zekeman17
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GilGarp
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

L: Pours a semi-clear deep golden color with thick white head.

S: Piney and floral hops. Malty sweetness and freshly mown grass.

T/F: Taste is solid. There's a nice malt backbone with the right amount of evergreen and citrus notes for an Imperial IPA. A little grapefruit in the mix, and a bit of cooked vegetables as well.

O: A decent Imperial IPA but not a standout. I'd definitely drink it again but wouldn't specifically seek it out.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell - malty.
Taste - a bit grassy.

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Photo of Amstaffs
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beer_ben
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopSavant
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nordbier
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Bright white and creamy topped four to three finger tall head. Nice island mountain top in middle as it descends slowly, not budging barely with lots of retention and staying power. Body color is interesting, lighter yellow brass body, with a good amount of pinhead rising carbonation. Slightly muddy with the clarity still coming through though. Interesting and neat looking brew.

Classic West coast profile, juicy fruit hop profile but with some added touches. Tropical notes and slight floral green earth tones in the match as well. Fruit and sweetness come first with an earthy bent taking over later and dominating. Slightly piny and woody also, real nice profile.

Palate lays it out nice and simply. Lightly juiced mouthfeel, contributing to more tropical fruit aromas and flavors in the mid palate upon first sip. Hints of guava and some papaya like character. Airy aftertaste and mild sweetness coupled with a very controlled bitterness. Earthy quality gets downplayed a bit and almost a little powdery grain kicks in slightly.

Overall good solid brew, with the hop angle being more impressive on the nose than in the palate.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Irish57
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sock Knocker from Coronado Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 395 ratings.
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