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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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CBC and our fellow islanders at Maui Brewing Co are bridging the distance from Hawaii to the mainland with big flavor, camaraderie, and generosity. This centennial, chinook, and nugget-stoked IPA, made floral with the addition of hibiscus flower, is the first of an annual series of collaborative beers benefiting local charities. This time around, a donation will be made to Beer for Boobs, a Susan G Komen 3-day team formed by San Diego company White Labs, who contributed the yeast for this brew. No matter which side of the Pacific you’re on, there’s no better reason to " Drink Pink!"

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, - JAN 14, 2013
Pours ruby red, clear, with a thin head. Awesome aroma - hoppy citrus with a strong and pungent floral. Mustiness, some hops, some astringence. Thin body. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (1610) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Pinkish hue, little head. Pleasing floral aroma of hibiscus, citrus, hints of pine and honey. Body is a little light, but ok. Flavor not quite as cool as the aroma...it’s a session IPA for sure...but pleasant. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Sample at Daily Growler UA. Hazy amber color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of floral hops, fruit and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, citrus and biscuit malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a floral hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
On tap at the Daily Growler, UA. Amber pour, slight head. Aroma of floral, malt. Tastes are tea, herbal, citrus, grass. Thin oily texture. - 6.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1866) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
On tap at the Orange Street brewpub location. IBU = 40 Pours medium amber with a good, durable head that leaves some sticky lacing. Aroma: floral hops Taste: ample floral hop flavor with some herbal aspects. Hint of baked bread. Medium bitterness. Feel: medium body; smooth but slightly sctringent. O: Well-crafted, slightly distinctive, IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
September 9th, 2012 - Let fly the jokes about "bridging" breweries, locales, and punning off the epically long, curvaceous bridge leading from the San Diego mainland to Coronado Island - I think the companies behind these brews already have. Leaving aside low hanging pun fruit, the lovechild of Coronado Brewing Company and Maui Brewing Co. is all the aroma and smell I remember from scattered and privileged vacations to Hawaii as a teenager - flowers, honeysuckle, sweet agave, and even bubble gum. Maybe these were the smells of aromatically engineered hotel lobbies, but I also remember that no matter how botanical, natural or raw the environment was, there was always a sort of subtle sweetness in the air. This was true for hotel lobbies just as much as it was for backyards and hiking trails deep in island’s verdant thicket. And as glowingly lovely as this aroma is, the taste is strangely spicy and stripped of all the Tiki Room style floral notes that I enjoyed in the smell. A twangy aftertaste further confuses my tongue, and the whole thing tastes like a sour beer gone bad with a weird, half boiled jalapeño taste, and that is definitely not the flavor of the islands, either Hawaii or Coronado, that I remember.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared by b3shine in Dec. 2012. Pours a pinkish orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of perfumy florals notes, herbal, toasted malts, grass, dry pale malts. Decent hibiscus ipa that benefited from being pretty fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Keg at Cornado brewpub, Coronado Island, SD 20/04/14. Clear amber with a moderate off white covering that retains well. Nose is caramel malt, bitter orange, light spice, floral hops, perfumed notes. Taste comprises orange pith, caramel malt, pinch of spice, herbal notes, red grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a lingering hop bitterness. Decent enough floral driven IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2014
Draught at Antenna America. Clear deep red - white head. Flowery. Acid notes. Soapy. Light berrie notes. Light bitterness. Thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6738) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Medium orange, lightly hazy. Lovely perfumey hibiscus floral notes carry the nosf and palate. Biscuit malts provide support. The finish gives way to late bitterness, allowing the delicate florals to shine. A nuanced IPA, not a hopheads delight, and certainly not a bitter bomb, but a lovely brew nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
bottle, pinkish reddish pour, medium bodied. floral, fruity, herbal IPA. grenadine, sweet notes, gimmicky perhaps but a cool beer

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