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83
67
style
RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tropical fruit meets tropical vibes in this “guavacated” version of our Islander IPA. Brewed with the classic West Coast combo of Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops, this beer gets the tropical treatment with a hefty dose of fresh guava puree. The result is a surprisingly smooth, unfiltered IPA bursting with tropical goodness that’s sure to put you in that island state of mind.

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3.9
superspak (6094) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2017
12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/5/2017. Gusher upon opening. Pours fairly hazy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of grapefruit, guava, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops, guava, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, guava, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, guava, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops, guava, and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a delicious fruited IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops, guava, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Great balance of juicy guava and dank classic C hop complexity; balanced bready malt backbone, never sweet/heavy feeling. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2017
6th October 2017
Brewdog Sheps Bush. Can. Light haze on this gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Light palate, semi dry, decent fine minerally carbonation. Light malts bring a pleasant light sweetness. Mild tropical fruits, mellow guava. Some orangey hop and then candy tropical fruits. Light finish. Nice one, light and tasty.

3.5
jmgreenuk (10104) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 13, 2017
Tap at the Tap Craft Beer Bar, Singapore. Poured a clear golden amber with a thin white head. The aroma is malt, tropical fruits, guava, woody hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a crisp, malt, fruity, floral, woody hop bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3
drpimento (3797) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Nice hoppy Aroma with a hint of guava. Appearance is decent with a slightly scuzzy sudsy head the last a while and hazy medium amber color. Flavor is a fruity somewhat bitter malt with some guava but very little other sign of Hop. Not much of an IPA. Decent body. Okay for a Brand X beer but expected more from Coronado.

2.8
nuplastikk (6476) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2017
12oz bottle. Pretty weak stuff. Not really that bad of a beverage, but a shabby IPA. Artificial guava tone, safe, bland, candy-like...no depth. Overall the beer is muted, kind of taking away the bitter aspects of an IPA. Just not into this one at all , and would prefer this Cali-schwag not to be taking up space on the shelves.

3.2
koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2017
From notes. On draft at Chuy’s in Santa Clarita on October 10. The pour is a darker copper orange color with a thick and pillowy white head that falls down pretty slowly, leaving a ton of soapy lace behind. The aroma is pretty good. The guava is definitely right up in your face. There is a strong light hop-induced tropical fruit underneath that before the big, piney resin kicks in. The flavor is much of the same. The guava is nice and balanced with the hoppiness and the hint of bitter resin up front, and then it just really turns bitter. It’s messy and sharp. There is a light alcohol that doesn’t quite fit in there either. The mouth feel is medium bodied with a soft-ish carbonation and a lingeringly bitter and lightly fruity aftertaste. This isn’t awful. 6 4 5 4 13

3.4
Ferris (16721) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2017
Draft - Sweet, orange and nice fruity notes. Clear gold with a small white head. Sweet caramel and fruity notes.

3.5
gyllenbock (9977) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2017
Sample at SBWF 2017. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of hops, tropical fruit and some malt. The same in the taste. The body was medium and the finish quite bitter.

3.5
jookos (7070) - FINLAND - OCT 7, 2017
An. C. Pale golden clear. Gruity tropical npse, bit murky. Med bodied, xruiry tropicals, slight papery. Nkce. Nonamazing

-- bb/a

3.4
mR_fr0g (13666) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Can shared at Brewdog shepherds Bush. Thanks to Ken for this one. A light hazed yellow straw coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is woody citrus fruits, grapefruit, vanilla, custard, grassy hop. Flavour is composed tangy Guava, grapefruit orange rind, semi sweet, Base malts,. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Not bad.


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