Saturday, September 13, 2014

Coronado Brewing Company Sock Knocker Imperial IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Coronado Brewing Company Sock Knocker Imperial IPA.

Commercial description: “Coronado Brewing Company’s bold and fruity Sock Knocker Imperial IPA launches this May as part of the company’s Brewer’s Series. This seasonal series features beer produced in partnership with fellow brewers, and in Sock Knocker’s case, small-batch brews. Sock Knocker pours golden orange, with a hoppy, citrus flavor that lingers well into the finish. Amarillo, Centennial, Columbus and Simcoe hops unite to create an immensely floral, botanical nose and a veritable explosion of citrus and pine on the palate. With an even more obscene hop overload than Coronado’s infamous Idiot IPA, Sock Knocker is an India Pale Ale truly deserving of its imperial crown.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a golden copper color with a large slightly off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma: Floral and pine and a touch of citrus mixed with bready and biscuity malts.
Taste: Bready upfront, somewhat malt forward with hints of caramel, biscuit and toffee followed by citrus and pine hop flavors.
Overall: I nice DIPA, Coronado Brewing Company Sock Knocker Imperial IPA is delicious.  This 8.5% ABV offering is yet another solid effort from Coronado Brewing Company.


Mark Harvey

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