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RATINGS: 689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Named after Coronado Island, our original India Pale Ale is a liquid expression of hometown pride. Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus hops combine to provide an explosive burst of piney bitterness and lucioius notes of apricot, grapefruit, and mango that are sure to envoke imagery of swinging palms and sun-kissed shores.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14152) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, malt, fruits and notes of caramel. Nice bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15844) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
19th December 2011
Hazy amber beer, tidy white head. Smooth palate with a little sting from some fine carbonation. Creamy malt base. Sweetish pale malt, prominent but dominant. Nice airy hops - pine with a little fresh orange. Mild bitterness and mild minerals. Fresh finish. Nicely joined up. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matthewjk (934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2013
poured from bottle into the most expensive glasswear money can buy! Okay, this is a very good IPA in the "East Coast" tradition. Quite sweet, but nicely balanced. This is an easy drinker!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kroney (158) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Meh... was hoping for something as good as Coronado’s Idiot IPA, but this falls woefully short. Pours a rich orange/copper color with a quick disappearing head. No lacing. Aroma is citrus, and initially smells really good, but as it lingers it almost has a fermented/spoiled smell that carries through in the flavor. Last 6pack if Islander I’ll be buying, unless they dramatically lower the price.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Funknmilla (693) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
On tap...it was an excellent substitute for the 60 minute that was tapped out shortly before I arrived! Paired well with chorizo. Slightly copper & cloudy...a pungent hop aroma mixed with a pleasant malt scent. Taste is similar to aroma with an added creamy palate. Spicy hop aftertaste and good light lacing. Yum

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
(bottle - STLCOB tasting) copper with off white head. Citrus aroma. Sweet citrus/tropical fruits flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (791) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
On tap at UJs. Pours copper with tan head. Citrus, light grapefruit, basement, pine, hay. High bitterness and moderate low/moderate sweetness. Crisp moderate body. No complaints on this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2123) - SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours a medium gold, with a white head. Very hoppy aroma, spruce, apricot, resin, grapefruit peel, pineapple, caramel. Of-dry, medium bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2. The taste is likewise hoppy, with resiny notes and loads of spruce and tropical fruits. It does, however, feel a bit tired, as I pick up a few oxidized notes. The malty backbone and the structure is there, but it could have been a little bit fresher. (2013-01-05)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (644) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Appearance was light honey gold with diminishing creamy off white 1/2 finger head, rings of lace. Aromas are sweet pale malts, orange,grapefruit, mango, lemon. Yummy. Taste are sweet malt backbone, then fruits of orange, Lemon, mango, grapefruit, no alcohol present. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then average length balanced sweet and fruity smooth finish. A wonderful smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightandrhythm (63) - - DEC 12, 2012
Orange peel notes over a hoppy floral aroma. Medium palate feel with an abundance of citric hop flavors ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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