PugUglyBrewer (617) - - JUN 24, 2017
Clean, filtered gold color with a short-lived head of thin bubbly white foam. Fresh guava juiciness layered upon the grapefruit vibrancy of the original Islander. Beaver (1790) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2017
12 oz can. Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium bubbly white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.katrinaez (1922) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2017
The aroma is subdued - sweet tropical fruit and resiny hops.
The flavor is sweet bready biscuit malt with citrus fruit and an earthy resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.
Overall, an OK lightly fruited malty IPA. I’d like a little more fruit.
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2017 Very light tropical fruit and almost a candy aroma with hops. Golden color. Taste is light hops with a bit of citrus tropical fruits. Palate is medium light. Tap at brewery. jflopsu (1592) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Pours a clear gold with white head. A tropical fruit hop and caramel malt aroma. A sweet taste of tropical fruit, pine, floral, and caramel malt. A bitter hop and sweet fruit malt aftertaste. onceblind (9429) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Slightly hazy golden with a medium fluffy off white head. Lovely guava fleshy nose with tropical juicy pineapple and bitter floral and citrusy hops. Brilliant flavor that’s clean and balanced with juicy tropical pineapple and floral hops, super quaffable and clean and juicy fruity while still being balanced and floral. Amazing.
JFGrind (2043) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Well done tropical IPA, guava compliments bitterness in this solid offering from Coronado. First beer in a can I’ve had from this brewery. UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAY 27, 2017
Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with three fingers of fluffy ivory head, excellent retention and chunky, soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: vinous white grape, tropical fruit, citrus, crackery malt, earth, pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, drying mild bitter and slightly astringent finish. (3/5)
Guava? If you say so. Personally, I’m getting more of a vinous white grape must, layered on top of the “usual suspects” starts-with-C hops, mediated by a little melon rind-like tropical fruit and crackery pale malt. Gotta say, if I’m being totally honest, I’m a fair bit less than impressed with Coronado after the three I tried this evening. Technically and structurally they’re fine (generally speaking, pretty as hell) but the flavours and balance leave much to be desired. Gee, who could’ve expected something coming from California to be pretty, but without much substance? (14/20)
7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com dfearnley (2071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
Clear light yellowish amber with a one finger frothy white head and lots of effervescence. Aromas of sweet lemon, perfume, vegetal notes and tropical fruit. Sweet tarts, citrus/grapefruit, some wheat, and lots of bitterness. It’s a bit dry and chalky with a little bite. User134089 (1644) - - MAY 25, 2017
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 16.5-oz. Belgian ale tulip
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Purchased: May 1, 2017
Consumed: May 4, 2017
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: Canned on March 27, 2017 at 9:47 a.m. PT
Not a big fan of Coronado, but for some reason wanted to try this when I saw it at Trader Joe’s on my last trip there. Gave the base Islander IPA beer a 3.80 back on Dec. 9, 2011, which means it was probably slightly lower for me now with the 0.25 increments. Can read Centennial, Chinook and Columbus. Not three of my favorites, but still headed in with an open mind.
Poured a pale hazy color with three fingers of rocky white head. Lots of slow moving bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. World-class sporty lacing. World-class retention. A good looking beer. (Sight - 4.50)
Smelled a healthy dose of tropical flavors up front, notably guava, papaya, mango, floral and passion fruit. Also getting that Centennial. A little bit out of touch with Columbus since I couldn’t remember the last time I had some, but getting some spiciness with is likely the Chinook. Also some sugary pineapple, herbal and menthol. (Smell - 3.75)
Taste followed the nose for the most part, maybe not quite as good as the nose. Got guava, papaya, mango, pineapple, stone fruit, nectarine, floral, caramel malts and bitter earthy tropical rind. Got the lingering spicy Chinook and mumbled Centennial and Columbus I would guess. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, dry, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.50)
This was a fairly good IPA. I’d probably have it again. (Overall - 3.75)
3.77 85 B+
Gerbeer (3699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
On tap. Pours a clear amber with moderate bubbly head. Aromas of light tropical fruit and toasted malts. Flavours follow same with additional fruity melons. Petty weak overall but a good ABV pounder