PollyNDavid (1) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2013 does not count
On tap in Southern Pines. Great nose with an insanely balanced palate and a finish that lingers. One of the best IPA’s tasted in a while. SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a golden blonde liquid with thin topping of foam head. The aroma screams juicy green hops that have light citrus properties while also having a floral smell of pollen/flowers. The drink is mild with bitter hops and a rounded out malt profile. Nice anniversary ale. I saw this and the new Stone 17th anniversary on the shelf and I chose the Coronado 17 over the Stone 17. Shag (3061) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2013
This poured a dark golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some perfume, peach, mango, and oranges. The flavor is well balanced with some bitterness showing but a good malt presence. The finish is bittersweet. Overall very different and refreshing. mverity (362) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
I almost didn’t buy this beer, and actually waited until the very last bottle at my go to bottle shop. A trusted IPA friend said that this wasn’t the typical west coast IPA from Coronado, but more similar to the lighter hopped, strong sweet malt style I love from Florida and the east coast. I definitely appreciate him telling me to buy this. The only bad thing about this beer is the appearance. The color is a nice orange, but even after several vigorous pours, I got extremely little head; and zero lacing. Th smell is of bright orange, slightly boozier than I’d like, quite floral (hibiscus/orange blossom), and a tinge of hop bitterness. Taste follows aroma, but less boozy. Mouthfeel is light and hoppy but not light in a watery kind of way. Really enjoyable brew; probably my favorite from Coronado so far! Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a gold body that has a slight haze (hop haze I’m hoping) that supports a tall off white head of foam. The aroma offers up a bowl of freshly wedged citrus and a few mango pieces that has firm resiny bitter hop edge to it. Behind those hops are thin slivers of malt sweetness. The taste starts thick bold and juicy with malt sweetened grapefruit, tangelo, lime and mango. It then quickly moves into robust levels of hop bitterness and resiny hop oil notes with faint sweeet citrus gummy bears. Damn. This is a nice rich robust IIPA.
Davros (3345) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours orange/amber with a large white head.
Nose shows sweet malt, booze, pine and some sweet passion fruit and orange marmalade too.
Similar flavours, lots of sweet clean malt but lots of piny, resinous hops and a little pear and lychee too.
Could use a bit more carbonation. bhensonb (15985) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours golden amber with a creamy off-white head. Tropical fruits are wafting past me just from the pour. Deep inhale is more of the same plus a very light touch of cat pee. Full bodied. Creamy/foamy carb. Flavor is so complicated. Tropical fruit/floral/pine/citrus. Really good hop burn plus a little heat down low in the gullet. Finishes hoppy as all heck, with some nice caramel still detectable. Super delicious.