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RATINGS: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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!


Carden1972's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Carden1972 (11) - Montgomery, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2013
A perfect five yes. This beast has it all from citrus black pepper floral hop aroma. Perfectly clear. Excellent lacing head lasted for ever. Crystal clear fantastic. Sharp bitterness up front saturd around a while and finished clean. If you can get this do so. Worth the price. Even here.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (589) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2016
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gala122 (22) - - JAN 14, 2016
33 cl Indian Pale ale. It bring forth a myriad of tropical fruit flavors and persistent bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senka (999) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 11, 2016
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.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
orvalgold (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2016
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.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (920) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 7, 2016
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
javiercrasher (254) - Granada, SPAIN - JAN 3, 2016
De color anaranjado con espuma blanca esponjosa de media retención. Aromas a piña, pomelo, con algo de pino y caramelo. Cuerpo medio. En boca amarga y resinosa, con presencia de melocotón y pino. Final astringente con amargor duradero.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (5855) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1541) - Orlando, 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
mateuszk (1389) - Poznañ, 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 :(

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2331) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
Heldere kopere oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, orange. Smaakt fruitiig, hop, bitter, orange. Bitterzoete afdronk.


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