j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Nice big citrus and malt on the nose. Smooth citrus comes through nicely. Long slow grapefruit finish. Slight touch of booze on the end. Really tasty.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours orange with a white head. Aroma shows notes of sweaty hops, orange peel, toffee, and some subtle floral notes. Flavor shows additional notes of peach and grass. Overall body is moderate, somewhat sticky, and finishes with heavy bitterness.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home (19Jan11)pours gold with a tall frothy white head, laces well. Aroma is huge pineapple and citrus, like a tropical fruit cup. Really nice. Flavor is mildly sweet with dried tropical fruit flavors quickly turning dry with loads of pine and extremely bitter grass notes. Some faint booze in the finish, but it doesn’t hurt or help. I like it.
StormCoat (106) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted a bomber bottle. Pours an amber color with a very slight haze and a white head. Has a nice, resinous, piny hop aroma. Taste is citrusy at first, with a quickly developing herbal hop flavor and a bitterness that grows and lingers in the aftertaste. Body is on the average side, flirting with being too thin, I think. Overall, this is probably my favorite offering from Coronado Brewing...I think it’s a decent take on an IPA, and would definitely drink it again, but it’s a bit run-of-the-mill, and has an almost one-dimensional bitterness. Good, but could be more interesting.
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JAN 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Hashigo Zake
Big monster ice cream float head, fluffy, serious sea foam lacing, golden clear yellow-brown colour; --
nuts and toffee aroma, very rich;--
sweet-ish, bitter-ish, sour-ish; --
full bodied, a bit creamy and thick, good but not overbearing carbonation, slightly astringent and bitter finish; --
Really substantial, lots of flavour and big nose
Vas (64) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Hashigo Zake. Huge hop aroma swirling with different aroma. Taste was a massive hit of hop flavour, citrus, floral, spicy with malt and alcohol thankfully showing through. Chewy and resiny in the mouth. A good IPA for the end of the evening but beware your taste buds will be annihilated by this brew so don’t resort to it early on.
malrubius (1646) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce from Tops Tempe, packed in luggage and flown home. Dark orange with ring. Fruity hops graham crackers and pine aroma. Biscuits raw honey fruity orange syrup with bitter piny lingering hop finish and some alcohol. Mouth punishing lingering pine tar. Thick body. Tastes and feels stronger than it is, which is a problem IMHO.
oOJUXEOo (245) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very nice floral and citrus aroma. Small head, decent carbonation. Taste is fairly balanced between malts and citrus hops. Nice beer, definitely a bit sharper than the Islander.
hirigalzkar (2238) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is indeed a beer for idiots. An unimaginative brew, very bitter but one dimensional. Boring.
blklab2007 (1940) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured a bright orange amber in color with a covering of white head. aroma has sweetness, pine resins, light citrus, and a bit of alcohol. mouth feel is medium with low end carbonation. flavor picks up bitterness, pines, caramel sweetness, and some citrus. perhaps not the freshest bottle but the flavors are still nice.