PatrickSwayze (5) - - JAN 15, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just bought a bottle of this at my local liquor store hearing that it was new and great tasting. So of course i had to check for myself.
A: Poured into a tulip glass with a crazy frothy head that soon fell away into the corners of the beer that lasted the entire sesh. Bright golden in color and clear as day.
S: Wow, this IPA is insane. Citrus lemon, orange and peaches dominate the nostrils.
T: And yes wow again the flavor is just remarkable. Coming in at 9% this beer has no reminisce of a hot alcohol flav but straight up exactly how the smell would taste. Its a great balanced hop bitterness that is complemented by the orange lemony notes. Hints of tangerine on the back of the tongue make this an extremely easy drinking IPA that i would love to drink again.
M: Had a great dryness to it easily allowing you to drink more, but i felt could have used a little more depth in the mouthfeel. Ran just a tad bit too thin.
O: Wow his beer is really amazing. I wouldn’t have minded a tad bit more body as well as a little bit more bitterness but the bitterness is not something i would knock it for. Damn good tasting IPA especially for the price.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Local during San Diego beer week. Man, this beer speaks volumes about the benefit of having your IPA served fresh. Aroma was a big citrus grapefruit hop bomb. Smelled amazing. Pour was medium prams hazy with a light head. The first sip was pure grapefruit hop goodness. Well balanced by the malt but not sticky by any stretch. Kept getting better sip after sip. Alcohol was superbly hidden. Great beer.
r464 (1729) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coppery amber in color with a whitish head. Very floral hops up front. Not intensely bitter, but punchy. A little fruit and sourness, but not much. Quite nice and strong overall.
jeff789 (1401) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
certainly unfiltered... i once made bacon infused vodka, this looked like the bacon infused vodka before i strained the gelatinous fat particles out of it... hazy amber, lots of white floaties, settles on the bottom as well as in suspension... crazy fruity, definitely belgian yeast, lightly tart aroma... fruity, dry hoppy, lightly malty, belgian yeast, fruity... decent, medium full bodied....
mcberko (5196) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a semi-hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of strong tropical fruits (pineapple, mango), orange zest, caramel malts, Belgian yeast and some resinous hops. Flavour is very tropical fruity, with lots of grapefruit, orange zest and butter resinous hops. Nice array of flavours that compliment each other, even though the hops are a little muted.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber from Brawley’s. I generally subscribe to the theory that if Coronado makes it, I want it. This beer didn’t let me down. Pours somewhat hazy and offers a very lacy head atop a beer somewhere between gold and amber. Aroma is all about hops -- pine resin is prominent though there is some citrus. Flavor is similar with lots of resin up front and lingers long. Objectionable alcohol comes through late. This beer could use aging to calm that down without giving up a lot of the plentiful hops goodness. Three sips in and I’m already feeling the buzz. Not especially bitter nor is it sweet. The Belgian yeast isn’t prominent but provides an enjoyable complexity. Overall, this is a great beer but I’ll stick with Idiot.
StormCoat (106) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted a bottle from Bi-Rite Market in San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy golden-brown with bits of yeast sediment floating in it. Aroma is sweet and bready with hints of alcohol peeking through. Flavors are really nice; a great balance between sweet belgian yeast flavors, and a hoppy, bitter IPA finish. What I like most, though, are the juicy fruit flavors throughout: apricot, pear, apple, citrus, etc. This beer is refreshingly fruity and light, but still complex. Definitely one of my new favorites from Coronado.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased in NC. Nose is big dank, pine & extremely ripe tropical fruits (pineapple, mango) and a bit of cocoanut. Flavor is rich tropical fruit, cocoanut, very nice honey malt. Bitterness is just right & lingers in the finish, with cocoanut, kiwi & mango.
PhillyCraft (2759) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Stone Brewery. Pour is a murky, darker, shade of orange. Thick medium white head; alright lacing but it did not retain well on the glass. Aromas of vanilla, caramel, pineapple from the hops. Taste is impressive with loads buttery oak pineapple, and citrus hops. A tad bitter in the finish. Great diesely aftertaste. Very good double ipa from a brewer we don’t see yet. Reminded me of white oak aged jai alai. Best beer I had on tap at a lackluster Stone Brewery.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a golden amber color with a nice white head on top of it.
S: Plenty of fresh citrus hop aroma to this one along with some floral and fruit notes. Plenty of yeast which gives it a touch of that "Belgian" feel, as does a hint of spice. Bready malts provide a touch of sweetness.
T: Very fruit forward hops with lots of citrus and tropical fruit flavors coming through. A moderate hop bitterness is offset to an extent by some yeasty and mildly sweet bready malt flavors.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Belgian IPAs often fall a bit short for me, but this was quite good. Very nice flavors to this beer.