Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Coronado Brewing Company Idiot 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 Idiot IPA. I had a chance to drink several Coronado Brewing Company beers on a trip I took to San Diego (blog post here).  I was pretty happy to see their beers up here in NorCal and decided to start my Coronado Brewing Company reviews with this one.

From the Coronado Brewing Company website: “It doesn't take a genius to know quality West Coast IPA's require a stupid amount of hops. A generous blend of Nugget hops and the four C's – Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus – brings forth a myriad of tropical fruit flavors and a brawny, persistent bitterness that makes for a highly intelligent brew.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a medium gold with a tight head and medium lacing.
Aroma: Aroma is hop centric with grapefruit, tropical fruit, citrus and pine. Just a touch of malt sweetness in the nose.
Taste: Caramel and bready malts give way to huge flavors of tropical fruits, pine, citrus, and grapefruit.
Overall: Coronado Brewing Company Idiot IPA is a solid Imperial India Pale Ale.  This 8.5% ABV offering is highly drinkable and enjoyable both on tap and in the bottle.  If you find yourself down in San Diego make the trek over to Coronado.  It is worth the trip!


Mark Harvey
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