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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2009
At Chrisoís pre GBBF Shindig í09. Gold. Piney hop aroma. Sweet, oily fruit in the taste. Melon would partially describe it. Intensely bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottled. Hazy yellowish colour, small white head. Aroma is hops, fruits, grass, mild caramel and toffee Flavour is quite much the same. Excellently balanced brew. Pleasant stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2084) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUL 30, 2009
Cloudy copper witha large, off-white head. Intense citrus aroma with some pine, as well. Pineapple and a malty backbone are present also. The malts down play the hops in the flavor a bit, but itís still a big brew. Citrus hops, pineapple, and a sweet maltiness power you through this one. A touch too sweet compared to what I was expecting, but itís a very nice DIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
From the Bottle at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007 Very fruity and hoppy aromas. Clear golden coloured crisp and hoppy with a vegetable taste. Slightly bitter and dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
this came in a hop bomb box from stefanj. poured a nice gold with a great off white head and lacing. aroma of grapefruit, pine, pineapple, malt, and orange. flavor was pine, hops, and dandilion juice. medium body and slick feel. nice stuff thanks stefan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a hazy amber with thick beige head. Aroma is floral, fruit, citrus, grapefruit, pine, malt. Flavor of pine and some malt, dry, nice strong bitter bite. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, very refreshing beer, smells great, just wished it had some more flavor to it.....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2199) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 21, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Dark goldenrod color, slightly hazy, with a creamy tan head. Aroma is plainly crystal malty with that always-annoying iced tea character. Luckily there are other things in this beer to smell, namely hops. Lots of lychee, tangerine, orange, grapefruit etc. Flavor is identical. Citrus cornucopia + iced tea. Maybe some maple syrupy notes as well. Decent resiny bitterness in the finish, but not really DIPA caliber. Slightly above-medium body, a little cloying, a little sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, bright orange body with a thick, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is big, dense caramels and sweet, juicy citrus. Lots of oranges, pineapples, and chewy melonfruits. Flavor is heavy and deep caramels. Lots of sweet citrus, but pretty dense earth as well. Really nice balance with lots of lingering taste after a dry finish. Overall, a really nice IPA. A little different than most with its bigger body and heavier caramels, but very tasty. I love the slight change of pace and the great balance. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2009
On tap at Stone. Pours with a large white head over a clear gold-to-amber body. Aroma is hoppy with orange, tangerine, sap and caramel. Taste is pine and kumquat, with a caramel back bone. 8.5% is really well hidden. Bubbly carbonation with a somewhat dry mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CelticBrew (897) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Pours from bomber a hazy dark orange, plenty of off-white head and serious lace. Aroma was lovely, big, fresh, piney hops that really hits you hard. Some grapefruit citrus is mixed in as well. The flavour was of big hops, some pine, some citrus fruits, perhaps even mango. Definitely a sharp little bitterness in there. Simply a well made and tasty beer. Coronado does it again!


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