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RATINGS: 704   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Pours a yellow orange color with a thin, but resilient, white head. Leaves some lace. Smells sweet citrusy and a bit earthy and grassy. Tastes earthy hoppy and pretty citrusy sweet. A little too earthy for my liking. Medium body with somewhat subdued carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Pours orange amber with a light head. Citrus aroma predominates. Taste is covered by the hops but a small malt note peeks through.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Bomber. Clear orange in color with a little white head. Citrusy hoppy malty aroma. Orange and grapefruit notes. Earthy piney hops. Malty and hoppy flavor. Grassy notes. Sweet tasting. Finish is bitter. Ok beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Very piney aroma, very one-dimensional. Super bitter and visceral, high alpha with little else. Not my kind of IPA at all. I definitely prefer the more juicy hops with less overall bitterness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Bomber. Decent aroma of oranges and tangerine. Flavor is ripe fruits, tangerine and orange. Nice maltiness. After a while, rlthe beer be ones more of (I hate to say it) a malty mess. The fruits are still there but theres an alcohol flavor that doesnt work for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
on tap-pours a ring off white head and yellow color. Aroma is (cascade. OK description says Chinook and Centennial), citrus-grapefruit hops. Taste is dry (cascade) citrus-grapefruit hops-some bitter, faint sweet medium malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Fruity and hoppy aroma. Sweet sticky hops on taste and lingers on the aftertaste. A lot of citrus and pine more on taste than aroma. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2550) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Pours an abundant soft fluffy white head, retention is very good as is the lacing, clingy and lasting. Gold, light copper hued color. Nose freshly hoppy with notes of peach, citrus and light pine with a slight breadyness. Body is med/full, pleasent resiny notes on the palate, a tad sticky on the lips. Good hop flavoring up front, fruity, lightly tropical, bubblegum and lighty toasty malts bringing up the rear. All well balanced and easily quaffable. A juicey little critter. Dry hoppy finish with a swell hop bite capping it off. It,s not the Idiot but it aint no slouch either. Props to SDbruboy for the bomber, thanks Cliff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Bomber shared by EDA- Thanks Mike! Pours a slightly lighter color than the idiot, and not as much hop or protien hazy- nice fluffy white head. Aroma is initially on the mint side, then goes to pine and some grassy notes. Flavor is nice citrus hops but has some earthy spiciuness to it and some dust and dirty- earth character in the end- I also get some wierd canteloup mellon character and light tartness- ok bitter/tangy/prickly finish. Wierd. but nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Name: Islander IPA
Date: 12/03/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear gold, fine beige head, solid patterned lace, sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of citrus and fruity tangerine hops, creamy body, sweet crystal malt flavor, touch of sweet fruity orange, lots of balancing citrus hops, lingering bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4


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