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RATINGS: 647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at High Dive in San Diego, Calif. Color was light golden pale. Maybe ¾ inches of head. Light lacing on the top. Film on the sides was light and sporadic. Smelled of sweet floral notes up front. Also some lemon citrus in there. Caramel says, “What’s up?” too. Sweet citrus up front in the taste, mainly lemon. Bitter comes in there right away, too, though. Lots of floral notes. Bitter ending. Medium body. Average carbonation. Bitter finish. Not a bad beer overall. I thought about giving the smell at 4.5, but I kept it at 4.0. I would definitely give it anothergo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts and citrus and pine hops. Flavor is the same with a decent bitter finish from the citrus and pine hops. Slight warming as well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Clear amber pour with a nice white head. Lovely fragrant/citrus hop nose qualities continued on into the taste, which had some balancing sweet malt and superb hop bitterness/tropical fruit notes. Excellent stuff. Could quite contentedly sup this til the bleedin’ cows come home....

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3702) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Bottle from Stirchley Wines. Smells great, like a lush meadow. Taste is beautiful, no other word fits. Sweet, piney, resiny, oily, great balance. Wowee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Sharp Edge. Big floral and spicy hop aroma with lightly oxidized malty notes. Rich amber, dark orange clear with some haze, topped with white lacing creamy head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Big hop flavor from start to finish, herbal and grassy. Oxidized flavor with big bitterness and mutes nutty sweetness. Spicy finish with lasting bitter after.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2011
The body on this one is a nice and hazy yellow with a subtle fluffy head. Smells bright and hoppy with hints of orange peel. The taste is very dry and bitter, a fresh hop taste with a lingering dried citrus aftertaste. Finishes smooth and malty with a refreshing bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Awesome - bitter and resiny in all the right places. Wish all IPAs were like this (I don’t) but it’s really really good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Poured an orange color with nice white foamy head. Aroma of fruits and resin. Taste was orange zest, dark fruits, resin, light spice. Tasty and not overly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Lightly hopped but great citrus and floral flavors and aromas. Clean finish, awesome malt to citrus hop ratio, not a hop bomb just a good beer

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
12 oz bottle. Ok, I’m not trying to be lazy, but ditto on the commercial description. It’s short and sweet and spot on. Great ipa.


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