mcberko (5358) - 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 Brawleyís. I generally subscribe to the theory that if Coronado makes it, I want it. This beer didnít 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 Iím already feeling the buzz. Not especially bitter nor is it sweet. The Belgian yeast isnít prominent but provides an enjoyable complexity. Overall, this is a great beer but Iíll 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 (2845) - 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 donít see yet. Reminded me of white oak aged jai alai. Best beer I had on tap at a lackluster Stone Brewery.
brokensail (9918) - 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.
Goodgrief (1742) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pizza Port Ocean Beach. Golden color, smallish head. Man, what a complex assortment of flavors. Pear-like light fruit, with citrus notes, some breadiness. Sweet, tart and bitter with a lively mouthfeel. Really excellent.
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a very nice beer that had alot of hoppy flavor that masked its high alcohol content. It was the highlight of the night for sure.
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to mar. The look is a fizzy white head. Yellow to golden in color. The smell is banana, hops, citrus, slight prune, and orange. The taste is low bitterness, fruits, hops, and slight yeast.
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 22oz bottle thanks to mar) Pours cloudy yellow with nice oily bubbles on top. Nose of bread, pineapple, grapefruit, and freshly picked citrus. Taste of pineapple, bitter oranges and grapefruits, with a watery finish thatís oily slick.