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17th Anniversary Ale | Coronado Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 17
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Nugganooch
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into my Sierra Nevada balloon glass
Notes taken from 09/19/13

A: Amber honey colored body with some hazy distortion. Thin rim of lightly determined khaki froth that leaves some swaths of lace clinging to the glass after each sip.

S: Smells of pine hops with tangerines, guava berry, and grapefruit. There is a light spicing mixed in with a dash of garden herbs and some underlying pale malt sweetness. Pretty fruity and tropical overall with a hint of alcohol coming through. Nice resinous hoppy aroma.

T: Juicy crisp mango spice with some pretty intensified bitterness. I get orange and citrus amongst some tropical guava and a soapy herbal grassiness. There are some bright floral notes mixed in with a light breadiness and a restrained sugary caramel malt sweetness. The alcohol really asserts towards the finish with a warming feel. Pretty solid DIPA with nice tropical hop notes.

M: Moderate body and a touch on the lighter side with a somewhat watered down feel. Carb is pretty even and maybe slightly on the low end. High amount of scrubbing bitterness and a long resinous finish with some warming alcohol.

D: Solid DIPA with a nice bitter bite and some good citrus, herb, and tropical flavors. Big beer with the malt balance and ABV’s coming through. Would definitely try again.
Always been a fan of CBC’s hoppy goods and this one does not disappoint.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bomber - nice to see Coronado's seasonals getting some play up here. Happy anniversary, happy anniversary - well, y'all know the tune.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow hue, with two fingers of puffy, but mostly just bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some strange Finger Lakes splattered lace around the glass as things bleed away.

It smells of acrid, somewhat sharp pine needle and orange citrus, a bit of indistinct tropical fruit, crackery caramel malt, further herbal, leafy hops, and a touch of dry alcohol astringency. The taste is a little more sweeter from the more assertive caramel malt, now tinged with subtle toffee notes, and a fairly complex array of pine resin, muddled citrus pith, herbal tincture, leafy mint, exotic fleshy fruit - lychee, pineapple, and a bit of guava - and some bristling, but politely so, booze warming.

The carbonation is fairly unobtrusive, the body a decent medium weight, and pretty smooth for all that hop and alcohol insurgency. It finishes off-dry, the malt holding out for last rites, while the many-toned fruity hops and alcohol poke and prod to the end.

An agreeable DIPA, suitable enough for the less than notable '17th' - this isn't a teenage girl we're talking about here. More hoppy than malty, with a burgeoning herbal character. A pleasant attention diversion on my last night in my downtown 'bachelor' condo, before moving whole hog to a family-friendly, mid-town house. It was indeed a good run.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear, light honey, thin near white head, lots of spotty cling.

S - Nice heavy hop presence. Cat pee type smell. Malt way in back.

T - Nice thick malt belt but equally large portion of hops.

M - Great balance, good carb and finish.

D - A very nice offering for their anniversary.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light orange with fast fading off-white colored head, leaves behind a thin ring and a few wisps of lace down the glass. Smell: floral, cantaloupe, grapefruit peel, white grape juice, mild vanilla-ish thing. Taste: melon and orange juice into citrus peel and honeyed biscuit. Finish is sugary beating out bitterness, with a reminder of the abv. Despite the trendy NZ hop party, feels like we've been here before.

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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a magnificent head that leaves shards of lacing behind

Smell: Fresh and floral, with tropical fruit and citrus tones

Taste: Shortbread malt, up front, followed by the tropical fruits, bringing pineapple, papaya and lychee; grapefruit arrives in the mid-palate, bringing moderate bitterness to the finish though there is a dose of sweetness that lingers in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I have enjoyed all of the Coronado IPAs I have tasted and this one is no exception; not a typical West Coast example and sweeter than I normally prefer but I really like this, nevertheless

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I almost didn't buy this beer, and actually waited until the very last bottle at my go to bottle shop. A trusted IPA friend said that this wasn't the typical west coast IPA from Coronado, but more similar to the lighter hopped, strong sweet malt style I love from Florida and the east coast. I definitely appreciate him telling me to buy this. The only bad thing about this beer is the appearance. The color is a nice orange, but even after several vigorous pours, I got extremely little head; and zero lacing. Th smell is of bright orange, slightly boozier than I'd like, quite floral (hibiscus/orange blossom), and a tinge of hop bitterness. Taste follows aroma, but less boozy. Mouthfeel is light and hoppy but not light in a watery kind of way. Really enjoyable brew; probably my favorite from Coronado so far!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

17th Anniversary Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 82 ratings
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