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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3253) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours slightly hazy dark golden color with off white head. Big pine aroma with some citrus and biscuit malts. Bitter pine flavor with moderate sweetness and some citrus. Medium body with average carbonation and a slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (630) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bursting with hop aroma. Clear golden color. Thick, syrupy palate. Tons of hop bitterness combined with heavy sweetness. Flavors of hops, citrus, and light malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a golden blonde liquid with thin topping of foam head. The aroma screams juicy green hops that have light citrus properties while also having a floral smell of pollen/flowers. The drink is mild with bitter hops and a rounded out malt profile. Nice anniversary ale. I saw this and the new Stone 17th anniversary on the shelf and I chose the Coronado 17 over the Stone 17.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Deep orange with an amber hue. It took a few sips to acclimate my palate to the size of this brew. Concentrated aromas and flavors of orange citrus, sweet grapefruit, peach, tropical fruit and pine, with layers of honeyed florals. Full bodied, with a fairly big malt backbone. Solid bitterness. Lingering finish. Definitely a palate wrecker. Overall, a big West Coast DIPA in every way.. which possibly edges on a triple IPA. I think a lot if DIPA fans will enjoy this. Solid for size and fitting for an Anniversary Ale. Another solid seasonal from Coronado. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle - Huge aroma of grapefruit/pine and tropical fruit, well balanced against some nice sweet malts. Clear gold with a thin white head. Piney fresh hops, with a bit of an oily mouth feel. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours golden amber with a creamy off-white head. Tropical fruits are wafting past me just from the pour. Deep inhale is more of the same plus a very light touch of cat pee. Full bodied. Creamy/foamy carb. Flavor is so complicated. Tropical fruit/floral/pine/citrus. Really good hop burn plus a little heat down low in the gullet. Finishes hoppy as all heck, with some nice caramel still detectable. Super delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
650ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is big on tropical fruits with some pine and caramel. Taste is a tropical fruit and caramel malty sweetness with a pine hop bitterness. Very well balanced flavors and quite tasty, but the aroma is the best aspect of this brew. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (421) - - SEP 26, 2013
From bomber. Poured a deep amber with light head. Strong aroma of citrus hops. Almost bitter citrus flavor, but done very well. Hoppy to the point of the tongue almost wanting to curl - but again, done very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rael (9) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2013 does not count
Aroma is everything with this IPA. Over the top citrus aroma and flavor. Bitterness is right on for an IIPA. As good as the best IIPAs.

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