radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden-orange in colour with a long lasting medium sized white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is very hoppy, lots of pine, cedar, grapefruit citrus, pineapple, quite tropical. The flavour is of grapefruit upfront, lots of citrus, big and chewy, some spice and a bit of alcohol. Very hoppy mouthfeel, medium/large body, high carbonation. Finishes long, hoppy and moderately bitter.
Pretty damn good. This did not have the alcoholic blast that I come to expect from other douple ipa beers. Instead this had an excellent blend of citrus and tropical fruits.
<i>650ml bottle obtained in a trade with TheCheeseMan, thanks Dan.
Opened on May 22, 2008
Bottled on March 27, 2008.</i>
ilovedarkbeer (2140) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Mar. Pours a pale transparent yellow color. Nose is lemon and canned pineapple. Tastes like cornchips and cheese. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. I thought it was going to be better.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orange with a light beige head. Smell is fresh and hoppy with some sweetness as well. floral, fruity and spices from the belgian yeast coming through. Nice. Taste is very soft and balanced with light sweetness, subtle, smooth hoppy bitterness and a belgian yeasty spiciness in the end. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Nice beer and the alcohol is hidden pretty well but shows a touch.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Coronoda Brewery in Coronado, San Diego, CA--Hazy copper-amber body with tiny white swirly head. Lots of piny, citrus hops, fruitiness and piquancy. Boozy, yeasty, estery, yeasty nose. Hybrid of Belgian saisan and American IPA> Big hops nose. Very interesting and complex flavor profile. Bubblegum, yum!
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Proof. Light gold pour with big fluffy white head and good retention. Aroma is big fruits, light yeasty, spice, pine. Tastes are wheat, doughy, citrus resin, herbal, peppery, biscuits. Slight warmth. Dries out in the spicy finish. Interesting - doesn’t taste much like a DIPA. Wouldn’t need again.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ogglethorp: Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Aroma, earthy notes, pine, citrus and pale malts. Flavor, caramel, some sugars, earthy and citrus hops on the finish.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle from South Bay Drugs. As I cracked the cap off, I could begin to smell a fair serving of west coast hops and notes of citrus. Appeared as a vibrant golden hue with small sign of sediment and a small layer of foam. The flavor is a strong delivery of citrus westcoast hops that just over bear the bitter part of my tongue, but that’s okay since its giving a touch of alcohol that ordinary IPA’s wouldn’t be able too.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Lots of hops on the aromas of this yellow/amber beer. Decent head too. Flavors were still hoppy but with some definite spice and Belgian style notes. I thoght this was pretty darn tasty.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coronado’s Hoppy Daze is definitely a one-of-a-kind-type of beer, especially considering the fact that we’re classifying it as an impy IPA. I would go more with a Belgian Strong or American Strong Ale, because this is a flavorful and unique combination of a Belgian tripel and an IPA. The beers a hazy golden color with a small but lacy beige head. The nose is a combination of fruits, citrus, bread, candi sugar, hops, grass, lemon and orange peel. The body is fairly light but drinkable. The flavors contain a lively and carbonted zing, with notes of floral hops, bread, oranges, pine, wild yeast and grapes. The alcohol level is extremely well-hidden. This beer would really creep up on you, without any warning, after two or three. The finish is really interesting. This beer leaves a bit of a sweet and sour note, combined with a spicy and bitter hoppy tone. This is definitely one unique and interesting beer.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Dunk poured into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a small and short-lived white head that recedes to a small ring quickly and leaves almost no lacing.
The aroma has no doubt lost some of its hop character as the sweetness of the malts and light fruit dominate with only a bit citrus in there on top of some healthy Belgian yeast presence.
The taste is also very sweet up front with lots of apricots and pears with strong Belgian yeast characteristics as well. As in the aroma, the hops have died down a good bit in the taste.
The mouthfeel is slick with decent carbonation and leaves lots of sweetness on the palate.
This is a decent and very drinkable Belgian IPA, though I really think it would be better fresh as the hops have faded a bit. As it is, this is a light and fruity take on a Belgian IPA.