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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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CBCs overriding mission is to brew beers that are 100% true to our San Diego roots. Our spring seasonal, an unfiltered Belgian-style IPA, does so in spades thanks to aggressive West Coast hopping, while paying tasteful homage to Old World flavors and brewing traditions.

Previously listed at 9% abv


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 16, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold, with a large white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma is a blend of fruity, tropical hops and dry, spicy Belgian yeast, with cinnamon notes prominent. Potent grapefruit and kiwifruit hops up front move seamlessly into sweetly spicy cinnamon yeast in the body. Mild berry notes mix with the spiciness of the yeast in the finish. The whole of this beer is very much greater than the sum of its parts. Neither the hops nor the Belgian elements of this beer are particularly groundbreaking, but it is the effortless way that they blend and the perfect balance between them that really make this beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (440) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2015
another luvly drop from Coronado this 650ml bottle poured yellow gold with lasting frothiness & an enticing aroma of tropical fruity hops the taste is all Belgian well blended hoppy citrus spicy flavours with the alcohol subtly in the background

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Aroma: hay, grass, herbs, floral, Appearance: clear, golden, full white head Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, Decent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 16, 2015
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Clear, golden straw color with a yellowish-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of flower nectar, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, yeast and pale malt. Taste of grapefruit, tropical fruit, sweet malt, pine and coriander. Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization with a smooth mouthfeel. This beer has a strong Belgian tripel character, yet with heavy West Coast-style hopping. It is surprisingly sweet, but with ample hop bittering for balance. It's unusual, but quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Big hop single IPA. Earthy and maple like hop aroma, excellent and different at same time. Malt is slightly sweet but hops balance it out very nicely. Great carbonation to bring out hop aroma.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Akfan (19) - USA - JAN 18, 2015
I am not sure why this scored out so low. The aroma was strong, fresh, and floral. Color was wonderfully light Amber. Taste was fruity, yet a bit bitter. Loved this beer and very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bphicks123 (23) - - DEC 27, 2014
Pours a lighter golden brown. earth,funky smell with piney under notes. Taste is not hoppy enough to compliment the underlying fruit. Overall ok beer, but have come to expect better from coronado

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, malt, hop, pine. Flavour is dry, grapefruit, malt, hop, pine, spices, citrus. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Light straw color. Mild hop smell. Mild flavor. Slightly fruity. This beer is just ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a big rocky white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet tropical fruit with some earthy funk.

The flavor is sweet bready malts, some fruit and some funk with a decent peppery bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, a nice Belgian IPA. Heavy on the fruity hops with Belgian funk to complement.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2014
It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus hoppiness with some pine and grains. The taste was of sweet juicy citrus with a sweet grain backbone and a bit of grass. Good stuff.


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