dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bruiser of an IPA, very aggressive palate with heavy piney resinous hops. Sticky finish. Loses a little on balance in my mind, hops get almost sticky and a little heavy, not as refreshing as I would like. Overall very good beer, but not near the best amongst it’s peers in style.
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at The Mondial de la biere 2012 in Montréal.The color is a clear amber with a thin beige head. The aroma is of hops and citrus fruits. The taste also of hops and citrus fruits plus pine touches with abit of malt.Not to strong a taste for a double I.P.A. but still very good.
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Very hoppy with mild citrus. More heavy and bitter than I prefer. Good strong IPA, but not fantastic.
DuffMan (9542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the brewpub on Coronado Island. Brassy deep gold colour, red ruby grapefruit aroma, light caramel. Floral pink grapefruit hops flood the palate, nice malt balance, huge bitterness. Very nice.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of orange peel, caramel and grapefruit. Pours orange with a big foamy head. Taste is dark with orange, caramel, and floral. Nice showing from Coronado.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice orange pour with a white head. Sweet citrus and pineapple hop aromas up front on the nose. A bit sweeter than I’d like with a lot of caramel and bread malt aromas. Slight pine in the background. There’s a rather sharp pine bitterness on the palate. Some sweet citrus and pineapple, caramel, and a bit of bread.
HeadyDE (751) - Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper color into snifter, 1 finger head that diminishes..Sweet malty aroma, with notes of piney, citrus goodness, expecting a noticeable booziness to this from the nose and yes it is there in the finish..taste and mouthfeel were a bit of a letdown from the solid color and aroma, mouthfeel is a bit off in my book..decent nothing memorable...
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with a clear body and a really impressive large, lasting, frothy white head. Nose is light to moderate US hop bitterness, pine, grass, lemon, mango and a waft of brioche. Hop bitterness really ramps up in the middle along with some lightish caramel malt. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. More heavy hop bitterness in the long finish.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A clean and well balanced fruity and grassy pale IPA. Good.
How: From a bottle at Mondial De La Bière 2012
The look: Mostly cloudy orange body topped by a medium beige head with good retention
In long: Nose is sweet orange peels, aromatic flowery and grassy hops. This is an inviting aroma. Taste has a whole lot of crunchy semi-toasted cereals, fresh refreshing mandarines, dried oranges. A bit sugary sweet on the attack but enough hops to balance it out. This is not a hop bomb, this is a well balanced IPA. Finish is medium bitter, medium dry with an after taste of orange peels and fresh green grass. A light alcohol bite but nothing really bothersome. Not a Double IPA I could session (a little too sugary and boozy) but this is nonetheless an above average example of the style. And I think that labelling “Idiot” the fruit of your labor is pretty mean coming from Coronado Brewing and my mother.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle split with Matt at the house in Kaua’i. orange-gold with a piled off white collar. Bagful of stuff nose: Pernod and black, peaches, chocolate orange, dense leafiness, jellied orange, Pimms with mint. Soapy, floral peach and Terry’s choc orange in the mouth; lavender, husk. Pretty intense, a touch peachy, a fair bit going on. Lemon oil bitterness. Pairs well with a bag of chilled mint M+Ms I find.