PatrickSwayze (5) - - JAN 15, 2012 does not count
Just bought a bottle of this at my local liquor store hearing that it was new and great tasting. So of course i had to check for myself.
A: Poured into a tulip glass with a crazy frothy head that soon fell away into the corners of the beer that lasted the entire sesh. Bright golden in color and clear as day.
S: Wow, this IPA is insane. Citrus lemon, orange and peaches dominate the nostrils.
T: And yes wow again the flavor is just remarkable. Coming in at 9% this beer has no reminisce of a hot alcohol flav but straight up exactly how the smell would taste. Its a great balanced hop bitterness that is complemented by the orange lemony notes. Hints of tangerine on the back of the tongue make this an extremely easy drinking IPA that i would love to drink again.
M: Had a great dryness to it easily allowing you to drink more, but i felt could have used a little more depth in the mouthfeel. Ran just a tad bit too thin.
O: Wow his beer is really amazing. I wouldn’t have minded a tad bit more body as well as a little bit more bitterness but the bitterness is not something i would knock it for. Damn good tasting IPA especially for the price. Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Big hop single IPA. Earthy and maple like hop aroma, excellent and different at same time. Malt is slightly sweet but hops balance it out very nicely. Great carbonation to bring out hop aroma. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2008
Super thanks to stefanje for this fantastic bottle of gold! Pours a hazy orange amber with a huge white head than disappears quickly. As I was pouring the hops just flew out of the bottle....big citrus, pine, fruits and flowers....lots going on in this beer, it was like I unleashed a caged animal. The nose on this beer will be burned into my memory for years to come. Flavor is just as good as the nose. The base is a rather sweet malt flavor, but the hop depth, tropical fruit and spices on this beer integrate so well....fantastic balance for a DIPA. Finish was long I think, but I kept drinking so fast it was hard to tell. After each sip was a, "Damn, this is good beer." Highly recommended. Thanks again Stefan, for making my night so memorable. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2008
22oz bottle. The aroma was of flowery hops, citrus zest, apricot, pale malt, and spices. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was short and off white with decent retention and lacing. Surprisingly fruity with distinct peach and grapefruit up front supported by pineapple, pale malts, and a hint of clove. The pineapple asserted itself even more toward the end and there was a hint of graham cracker. Ample sweetness mitigated the hop bitterness somewhat, which peaked at about 3-4 out of 10. Good stuff. harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
On Tap at main tap tavern. Pours a hazy amber orange with medium white head Aroma is full of floral hops grapefruit some pine. Flavor is about the same very sweet with belgian yeast. Alcohol is well hidden. By far the best from coronado brewing.
jfitzy78 (8) - Belgiadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2010 does not count
The taste starts quite acidic and fruity before a mild dose of pale malts and caramel comes about. Yeasty and a tad wheaty before a moderately spicy and herbal finish. The mouth feel is slightly sharp and lively, chalky ashy finish did lessen the enjoyment however. Goodgrief (2059) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 10, 2011
On tap at Pizza Port Ocean Beach. Golden color, smallish head. Man, what a complex assortment of flavors. Pear-like light fruit, with citrus notes, some breadiness. Sweet, tart and bitter with a lively mouthfeel. Really excellent.