obxdude10 (1883) - 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.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at O’Briens. Arrives a clearish amber color with a small whitish head. Aroma of tropical fruits, funky yeasts, bubblegum, and floral hops. Fruity malts, bold citrus character with lemon zest and spicy yeasts, bit of evergreen and dust with candy and caramel notes. Medium to full body and assertive carbonation.
jb (1809) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Bomber. Nice twist on a double IPA. Spicy notes along with pine and passion fruit. A bit of haze and nice lacing. Hefty body and nice balance and finish.
Un-beer-drinking Lois liked this bottle and recognized we had a beer theme going on the vacation and suggestion using the label and name as a title for the vacation. Ended up going with Desert Daze partially inspired by this great beer.
StefanSD (1795) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle from Bevmo. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a big sudsy white head that lasts only a short while. The aroma is sharp and complex with biter hops in the forefront and citrus herbs, white pepper, evergreen trees and a bit of funk all present. This is perhaps the most interesting nose on an IIPA yet. The flavor is as complex as the nose; there is plenty of tropical fruit--oranges, lemons and pineapple-- also caramel, fresh cut grass and some sour grapes. All set in a biter hop backdrop. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The finish is long and dry with lingering biter hops and lemon. Overall: Previously available only on tap, this is the first of a new bottle release and this blows away the tap stuff. This is a first rate beer from a brewery that I’d always considered something of an under-performer(relative to the other SD breweries)(but no more).
SDalkoholic (1768) - Chula 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.
Goodgrief (1720) - 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 (1588) - 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.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Hazy copper-orange color with a broken soapy white head. Citric hoppy aroma, vague fruity Belgian yeasty notes in the background. Slight tart hoppiness on the taste, lightly peppery, great finish of balanced hops and Belgian phenols. A nice blend of flavors.
maneliquor (1553) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours orange with a big fluffy white head.Nose shows apricot, light marmalade, jammy notes and sweet honey. Taste showcases honey and apricot. Not much bitterness. More marmaladey and sweet. Solid
danielcurtis81 (1511) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Pours a straw gold. Lots of Belgium yeast on the nose. Good hop flavors, with grapefruit flavors. Yeast flavors a little to strong for my liking but that’s the style. Decent beer.