RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This is a tale of shared passion, mojo and simpatico that spells the impetus of this fine collaboratively birthed IPA. Picture it, Washington D.C., May 2014: Brewers hailing from both sides of the country find each other in a tightly packed room. They share beers, stories and laughs, forming a friendship that will stretch far beyond SAVOR, the two-day beer-and-food fete that’s brought them together. Skip ahead to fall of the same year and it’s plain to see, 2014 has been a good year for both factions, with Coronado Brewing Company being named Champion Mid-Sized Brewing Co. and Brewmaster at the World Beer Cup and Devils Backbone Brewing Company capturing Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival. Such feats are made to be celebrated and, in the brewing industry, beer is how that’s done. This is the first of two collaboration beers this dynamic duo will brew-an IPA collaboration with Virginia’s award winning Devils Backbone Brewing Company. This beer has bright citrus and tropical fruit character care of Centennial and Mosaic hops, plus a burst of woody rusticity from the Northern Brewer hops. Consider it Chapter One of an epic saga that’s only getting started.

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Ernest (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (marijuana). Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.

Wow, this takes the #1 spot for the most marijuana-like hop aroma I’ve ever experienced in a beer, bar none. Not even close. Exactly like a fresh bag of bud. And almost nothing else...one-dimensional for sure, it’s like pot tea...but striking and interesting and fun. Quite rich and lip-smacking in the mouth, so it’s a joy to drink...close to a DIPA in body/weight. Neat beer. Coronado has always been consistently 3.0-3.3 quality for me, but this one is certainly better than usual.

bulldogops (2740) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2016
Rating #2308 - 2016.01.12 - Bottle from @craftcellarsyyc Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with grapefruity hops, citrusy - mild caramel malt note. Taste is more of the same, dry bitterness and caramelly malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious.

Ratman197 (15440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of biscuit, citrus and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and citrus with a crisp dry moderately bitter finish.

glennmastrange (2929) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle. Moderate grain, nutty and bread for the malt, moderate orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with notes of dried apricot, alcohol and fruit liqueur. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white, with fair lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation. A very tasty IPA. There is a big malt presence here, but there is an almost a perfect balance of citrusy hops.

sebletitje (10421) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2015
Bomber from Total Wine Tampa.

Couleur ambrée-orange, col épais et crémeux blanc-casé.
Arôme est fruité tropical, avec un bouquet grains caramel et toasté assez dominant.
Palais reste axé sur les malts mais cela n’obstrue en rien le profil des houblons. Retrouve un côté accentué au niveau du pamplemousse, fin résineux avec un fini mat caramel persistant sur une pointe épicée et ’bready’. IPA intéressant emais dont le caractère malté semble prendre un peu trop le dessus.

rosenbergh (11867) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
22 oz bottle. Bottled 01/06/15. Thanks Timo A! Clear golden color with a small white head. Fruity hops, mild bitterness, tropical fruits and orange in the aroma. The flavor is fruity hops, orange, sweet caramel malt and mild bitterness. Easy but also tasty West Coast IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Plovmand (8629) - Grindsted, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a creamy white head. The aroma is fruity hoppy. Mango and pineapple. Light passion fruit. Fruity flavor. Good malty. Sweet mango and berries. A bit too sweet but very nice.

Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - AUG 11, 2015
Gelb-orange. In der Nase Zitrus, Grapefruit, harzig. Am Gaumen bitter, etwas alkoholisch, tropisch, eindimensional. Ok.

Beerhunter111 (22947) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2015
Leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, sehr malzig, citrusfrüchte. Geschmack dezent bitter hopfig, maracuja, Pfirsich.

thegreenrooster (4584) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Pour is a clear yellow with a average white head. Aroma has a mix of piney hops and a sweet caramel malt in the backround. Flavor is more of a earthy but sweet malt with a very small amount of the hops showing. Here is another IPA where the malts used was overpower the hops. There is not dating on the bottle so I can’t tell if this is old but I’m sure it has to be b/c this is more of a malt bomb than hop bomb.

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