17th Anniversary Ale | Coronado Brewing Company

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17th Anniversary Ale17th Anniversary Ale

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by rawfish on 09-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.72/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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Photo of danieelol
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light-looking golden yellow. Decent head/lacing.

Has an interesting nose for a DIPA, I get pistachio gelato, carob and chocolate. A savoury nutty note, coffee and of course waves of pine. Pineapple. Herbs and a definite kind of almond, biscotti note. Bit of alcohol.

Taste is actually more citrus-oriented, a little bit of booze and a quite subtle caramel malty note. As time progresses get more full-on pine, bitterness and booze.

Moderate and soft mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Fairly drinkable as a result.

This is one of the better DIPAs I've had in a while- complex, hoppy and unique. Main detraction is it's a bit boozy and I can't think of any particularly great reason why I needed a 9.5% bomber of it.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange/amber with a large white head.
Nose shows sweet malt, booze, pine and some sweet passion fruit and orange marmalade too.
Similar flavours, lots of sweet clean malt but lots of piny, resinous hops and a little pear and lychee too.
Could use a bit more carbonation.

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3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A DIPA featuring a unique blend of Kiwi and other less commonly encountered hop varietals with good 'ol tropical Citra as the backbone, this brew pours up a sunset-like golden orange-amber hue with a copious quantity of beige foam. Aroma is plenty assertive, dominated by dank tropical fruit juice, pot resins, and an oddly sweet doughy malt. I get tons of fermenting pineapple juice and musky guava, orange and grapefruit rinds, and a rosewater floral note ... The palate captures this picture quite closely but with even more of a medicinal, herbal, spicy character. Mixed fruits, including under-ripe apricot or peach, sour white grapes, bitter lemon-lime citrus pith, and pineapple skin dance on top of a bed comprised of zippy pine/menthol, mixed peppercorns, herbal tincture, rose water alcohol, unlit cigrarette tobacco, and licorice. Bitter and not particularly sweet, which belies the old rank pineapple smell. Lots of different hop elements making their presence felt, and to top it all off the malt backbone is odd, mirroring the sweet white bread dough from the nose as opposed to the usual crystal malts and toffee flavors. The malts are buried under the hops, really. Thickish chalky body that coats the mouth, with a long finish that somehow manages to retain many of the hop flavors from the main course. Certainly interesting if lacking balance.

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17th Anniversary Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 83 ratings