ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear copper-colored, clean and a thin crown of white foam, soapy average retention. The nose gives off a fruity aroma, notes of tropical fruit stand, peach, mango and pineapple, grass, pine and caramel. In the mouth it is bitter, resinous, herbal notes, flowers and pine, sweet notes of caramel, mango and peach are appreciated, has a medium body, medium carbonation, bitter and lasting finish.
rikstar (2243) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,355l fles gedeeld tijdens pokeravond. Heerlijk fruitig met mandarijn passiefruit. Mooie bittere afdronk. Zeer mooi in balans.
kustie (878) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep golden color with lacing quite thick white head. Aroma has pine, fruits, citrus. Taste is bitter with long quite dry and bitter aftertaste. Flavors of pine, malt, citrus, tropical fruits.
gala122 (22) - - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl Indian Pale ale. It bring forth a myriad of tropical fruit flavors and persistent bitterness.
Senka (1059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35.5cl Pours hazy bright orange with thick head, that leaves very nice, frothy lacing. Very beautiful. Aroma of hops is not that of Imperial, but rather sweet and boozy. Fruity with some frontal sugars. Gently bitter, again, not very hoppy, rather mild and sweet with minor alco kick in the end. Medium bodied, slightly rough ans sharp with the first and last sip. Long sweet finish. A rather simple Imperial IPA. Quite fits the style and a pleasant experience overall.
orvalgold (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2016
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I would have to say that I think the bottle I have is a bit old or poorly kept. The hops still linger but take on a more marmalade and chalky candy aroma. It’s a big beer and the hops are just not where they need to be. Now if the bottle was dated I could say but it’s not.
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange amber color with foam ring. Light hoppy nose. The taste is creamy thick and sweet with a strong hop bitter touch. Bit of a tart aftertaste.
javiercrasher (273) - Granada, SPAIN - JAN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
De color anaranjado con espuma blanca esponjosa de media retención.
Aromas a piña, pomelo, con algo de pino y caramelo.
En boca amarga y resinosa, con presencia de melocotón y pino.
Final astringente con amargor duradero.
Borresteijn (6359) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ChadPolenz (1690) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.