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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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When we opened our doors 17 years ago, imposing India Pale Ales didn’t even have a style name, but thanks to the bravaddo and ingenuity of American craft brewers, ourselves included, the "Imperial IPA" has grown into one of the most coveted and delicious styles of beer around and one we feel is perfectly suited to serve as this year’s anniversary beer. A quintet of hops--Citra, Green Bullet, Pacific Gem, Pacific Jade, and Wakatu--lend a spicy tropical spike balanced out by clean breadiness on the finish. It makes for the perfect specialty ale to toast to 17 years of brewing immensely flavorful beers. Prost!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
Wonderful DIPA. Very smooth. Orange coloured body. Pleasant hop aromas. Orange flavoured. Great drinkability. Thanks StehanSD.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
22oz bottle from Beach’s in Fort Walton Beach. Deep amber orange pour with a nice khaki head that laces well. Whooooaaaaa... lots of dank, dank hops in the aroma, some onion, relish, and kerosene, almost sour in a way. Surprisingly sweet flavor, malty, dank, citrus, onions. Not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of resinous hops and a big caramel backbone. Flavour is very much the same, with a bit more residual sweetness than I like in my IIPAs. Drinkable in smaller amounts until the sweetness becomes a bit cloying. Not a sugar bomb, but still a bit too much. Good, but sub-standard for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (822) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Big fresh squeezed hops aroma. Flavor of citrus and pine and maybe a hint of vanilla?? ABV well hidden and nicely balanced. Oily and silky on the palate. Medium bitter finish. Good iipa.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1373) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2013
This bottle from Wine and More was most notable for the fragrance of honey and citrus hops. The best to my reckoning. clear golden color with just a small head. Plenty of aromatic hops and a bit of forest funk. great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft in Sac. Clear golden with a fine white head and some lace. Aroma of pine, floral, citrus, and tropical fruit. Flavor is bitter hops with some mild malt sweetness and dryish alcohol. Medium body with a long, bitter finish. Great beer, fresh, hoppy and well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
First Coronado beer - soley use to crazy price tags. farees thinks I nee to drink this and since he has such a lovely warming smile and eyes that sparkle like diamonds I bought it. Dumped out a clear lighter yellow brew with a decent white cap In My shitty Leffe glass that I hate. The smell is wonderful and drool enducing. Sweet soothing tropical notes, warm orange, green melon, caramel. Yay. Really dig the flavour here - this is highly drinkable. Perfect blend of bitterness, sweetness, tropical things, heat, chew. Zippy and some thickness, spicy fruity mix, not sure what I said but it doesn’t matter. This was very good. Farees - I will dream of you tonight.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
650ml brown bottle. Deep golden colour with light haze and a sturdy white cap. Thin lacing. Piney nose, some citrus and tropical fruit hops. Taste has some malt sweetness, tropical fruit, orange zest and pine. Long finish with some alcohol, pine, citrus zest, grass and grapefruit left behind. Nice fresh tasting double IPA that doesn’t feel heavy or overly boozy. Hops are really nice. As with most of these"Crown Series" brews, a bit of a hefty price tag, but highly enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DYCSoccer17 (3355) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
22 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this is very green with hops. Some sweet, super sugary mandarin character is also present. Slight herbal character and a little ethanol as well. Mostly transprent golden-orange body with a medium, quickly dissipating whitish head present. Starts with a bit of a solventy flavor. Like industrial cleanser or something. Brash hop bitterness and astringency follow. Grapefruit prevails. Becomes very sweet and syrupy late. Finishes with burning ethanol and lingering hop bitterness. Not really my idea of an enjoyable beer.


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