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3.91/5
Very Good
18 Ratings
Belching Beaver / Coronado - Tooth & TailBelching Beaver / Coronado - Tooth & Tail
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery
California, United States
belchingbeaver.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Of all the collaborations we’ve done, this one with Coronado Brewing Company speaks of family. I can say there have been years of mentoring and sound advice – and to celebrate this relationship we’ve come together to brew a Double Dry-Hopped Hazy IPA. We literally doubled our dry-hopping regimen to create a layering of flavors that showcase the individual hop characteristics. Mosaic, Idaho 7, Citra and Motueka hops round out this silky smooth beer with notes of melon, pineapple and citrus.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
18
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of gboley
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours hazy golden orange amber with a kinda fizzy off white head that mostly settles out quickly and leaves a little spotty lacing.

S: Big tropical and orchard fruit, a little citrus, earthly slightly herbal notes, bready biscuity malt, and caramel malt sweetness.

T: Big time fruity, pineapple, papaya, melon, pear, apricot, peach, and mango, and cherry, citrus, lime, lemon, and orange, a touch of pine, earthy slightly herbal notes, bready slightly biscuity malt, and deep caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, somewhat soft on the palate.

O: Really nice collab with a cool hop combo.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had from can dated 3.20.19

This drinks more like a subtle belgian/hazy IPA; some slightly sweet wine-like qualities; good but not great - certainly unique

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Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Pure Project 14-oz. Teku glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $3.25
Purchased: Feb. 13, 2019
Consumed: Feb. 17, 2019
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: Canned on Jan. 23, 2019

Had been itching to try this and finally saw it a Trader Joe’s. Had been digging Belching Beaver’s cans and Coronado recently has been putting out some good stuff (finally). Can description read, “Of all the collaborations we’ve done, this one with Coronado Brewing Company speaks of family. I can say there have been years of mentoring and sound advice – and to celebrate this relationship we’ve come together to brew a Double Dry-Hopped Hazy IPA. We literally doubled our dry-hopping regimen to create a layering of flavors that showcase the individual hop characteristics. Mosaic, Idaho 7, Citra and Motueka hops round out this silky smooth beer with notes of melon, pineapple and citrus.” I adore Mosaic and Citra, respect Motueka and not a fan of Idaho 7, but was still looking forward to it.

Poured a medium yellow-to-gold hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of white head. Could see some fast moving bubbles creeping up along the sides of the glass. Excellent uneven foamy lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled big whiffs of Mosaic and Citra up front, followed by Idaho 7. Could tell right away that it was dry-hopped. Also pineapple, red grapefruit, papaya, mango, guava, orange and sugary tangerine. Got Mosaic, Citra and Idaho 7 from the can, but still no Motueka. (Smell - 4.50)

Taste was not as good as the nose, but that would be pretty hard to do (especially since I bought it warm). In order got Mosaic, Citra, Idaho 7, earthy malt, pineapple, red grapefruit, guava, mango, papaya, tangerine, tropical and citrus zest. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Dry finish. (Feel - 4.00)

This was an excellent hazy IPA overall. Wow. Will be interesting to see if there is the inconsistency from batch-to-batch (or even can-to-can) like there is from Phantom Bride. But this was excellent. (Overall - 4.25)

4.19 | 93 | A-

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Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can - if this had been brewed at Coronado, would they have called it 'Hair & Scale'?

This beer pours a murky, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some decent splattered and sudsy lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, muddled domestic citrus rind, faint canned pineapple, some flinty stoniness, and plain earthy, musty, and dead floral hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, some orange, lemon, and red grapefruit citrus peel, faded pineapple core, some damp minerality, and more understated leafy, weedy, and piney hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly tame in its milquetoast frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess slowly arising as things warm up a tad around here. It finishes off-dry, the malt and mixed frooty esters exhibiting the most lingering moxie.

Overall - this comes across as a pleasant enough version of the style, nice and fruity and, yes, hazy. Imma just gonna sip on the rest of this while I hibernate in the basement, as we've returned to the deep freeze, once again, it seems, in bloody March.

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Photo of Stengelfoot
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite surprising. I believe this is a recent canning. Really light and pillowy for a NE style quite good for belching beaver which hasnt impressed me. Albeit low abv for a NE which all in all isnt for me. Nice pineapple notes but a weird hoppy abrasive bite possibly cryo hops were used.

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Photo of Raptor66
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lobina
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MickeyHops
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beer_truth
2.64/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Was excited to try this, then I tasted it.... A little pineapple juice flavor, but finished with a pukey note that left me very disappointed. Undrinkable. Impossible to get past the puke note

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Belching Beaver / Coronado - Tooth & Tail from Belching Beaver Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 18 ratings