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RATINGS: 695   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cale422 (28) - Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Great brew scene in San Diego on my visit. An excellent example of a higher alcohol IPA great citrus hop nose and perfect crispness on the finish. I could drink this brew all day long.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (3806) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark golden color with a rather small head. Nose has some amazing elements of citrus and floral elements. Taste has some bitterness to it, but not overly so. It feels light and crisp. Good taste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (577) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Good lacing. Pine, citrus, grapefruit, some mango. Very well done west coast IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Biggs88 (17) - Philadelphia, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Slowly I have been getting into IPAs. I never really like them. I feel most beer brewers just add a crap load of hops for the bitter hell of it. Few take to the time to balance the brew. Islander IPA, to me, is very well balanced. Nice and bitter with a super supportive malt backing. Very clean pour with a well built creamy tan head. The smell is very nice. Lots of warm suger, orange, lemon, grass, and pine. Bitter and very rewarding going in leading to a smooth and dry finish. some sweetness with the bitterness. I found no sourness. Lacing is wonderfull. The whole glass is layered in a coating on bubbles. I used to grab one of these while making a sixpack. Now I just get six packs of this. Really enjoyable and SUPER drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3925) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stefano (1886) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Golden coloured beer with a huge white head. Aroma is lots of fresh hops, and some grass. Taste is dominated by lots of hops, fruit and some citrus notes. Heavy palate.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
A cloudy gold color. Smells like fresh hops broken in front of you. Nice slight bitter taste with very floral fruity hops. The malt balances it perfectly. Great Body to the sip.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
diego_molmay (1) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
Aroma limpio a lúpulos florales y resinas. De color rubia y transparente, con sabor con buen balance, agradable. Una buena cerveza!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2013 Bottle in somerhus. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Bitter and super hoppy. Mellow sweetness. Lots of pine. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Pours a mild hazed amber color with a medium lived light beige head. Smell is fruity, piney, and hoppy, and not over the top. Some nice fruity malt character too. Taste is crisply bitter with nice pine and citrus hop flavors. Good maltiness to balance but still plenty hoppy. Full bodied with nice refreshing carbonation. Awesome drinkability and a fantastic, underrated IPA, I thought.


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