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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Brewed with 8 different hops and dry hopped with whole cone Cascades. Its more powerful than our Islander IPA and even the most intelligent have become "idiot" after a few pints of this super hopped up beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6289) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2016
35cl Bottle from drankgigant.nl. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, sweet oranges, citrus, grapefruit, lemon. Flavour is sweet, light malty, fruity, orange, grapefruit, citrus, firm bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Classic sweet American DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChadPolenz (1654) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bigger usually means better in the beer world, but it’s never a guarantee. Lots of hops don’t mean much if they’re not a good combination. Coronado Idiot IPA uses the “big four C hop” varietals plus Nugget, but they make for a familiar palette that tastes of lemon iced tea. I will give it the benefit of the doubt, though, as it’s possible the bottle was just old. It’s not a bad beer, it’s just nearly as good as it should be.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. There was no freshness date and it cost $4.39 ($0.37 per ounce).

Appearance: Fairly hazy shade of fairly dark orange. Pours to a large, white head of tight foam that never completely dissipates and leaves a little lacing.

Smell: Strong lemony scent; very sweet (perhaps oxidation?). Classic Centennial hop scent of pine needles, too.

Taste: There’s a certain character to IPAs that use the big four C hops that give it a candy-like taste. Lemon definitely is the predominant character; especially close to yellow lollipops and other hard candy (though that might just be oxidation). This beer has that sweetness going, as well as a general sweetness that’s not exactly maltiness. The recipe – according to the brewery’s website – is rather simple; just two malts and sugar used as an extract. That comes through in the form of noticeable booziness. It’s not completely distracting, in fact, it actually complements the sweetness and contrasts the bitterness nicely. At 90 IBUs, this is definitely a beer with bite. It’s dry and citrusy with a slight piney flavor at the beginning. Overall, the taste here is fine, but I want more than simply “fine” in an IPA this strong.

Drinkability: Coronado Idiot IPA bears the word “imperial” on the label and it’s no misnomer. The beer is pretty strong at 8.5% ABV and it has the body to show for it. While it’s not hot, it definitely is warm from the alcohol. The actual mouthfeel is noticeably thick and a little sticky. The carbonation dies down quickly, which is a shame because some crispness help keep it from being cloying.

RATING: 6/10

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Unfortunatelly old bottle, very oxidated in aroma, wet cardboard and some honey. No hops. In taste dry and crisp, lightly sweet. Medium body, high carbonation, alcohol well hidden. Wish it was fresh :(

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2592) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
Heldere kopere oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, orange. Smaakt fruitiig, hop, bitter, orange. Bitterzoete afdronk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (2299) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
Borefts 2015, Day one. Tap. Vette grondige bek hop. Backlog from 2015/09/25.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - DEC 19, 2015
Hazy orange with an average fluffy and sticky head. Aroma is citrusy, caramel, earthy, pine. Very sweet, alcoholic, moderately bitter. Lacking freshness maybe. Oily smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1073) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 17, 2015
Clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma is classic west coast style hop profile. Earthy, resiny hops with some biscuit malts. Taste follows, strong flavor, malty but also with a lot of earthy hops. Bitterness is stronger on the finish and aftertaste. Body is medium with quite low carbonation. Overall this is a decent DIPA, the only complaint is the slightly overpowering alcohol presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3296) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Low carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of parma violets, white grapes, orange and wood. Flavour of liquorice root, peppery earth, lavender and syrup. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Prickly carbonation. A mega hoppy IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (1990) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2015
On Tap. @IPA - La Cervecería del Millón de IBUs, Gijón. 04/12/2015. Color amarillo, aroma frutal, sabor frutal, dulce.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (437) - - DEC 5, 2015
Yellow clear body with a white frothy head. Aroma is bitter with hops. Taste is sweet with caramel and without much bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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