Style: American Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.5 IBU: 72

Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Coronado Brewing Company Idiot IPA

What the brewers say

“It doesn’t take a genius to know quality West Coast IPAs require a stupid amount of hops. A generous blend of Nugget hops and the four Cs—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.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Some nice pine and citrus (grapefruit, orange) and lightly toasted malt. Orange marmalade on toast.”

Flavor: “Well balanced clean toasty malt with a floral and herbal hops presence and a touch of citrus peeking through. Bright and crisp with a moderate lingering bitterness. Carbonation is spot on. There aren’t many rough edges to this beer, making it pretty easy drinking.”

Overall: “Clean and easy-drinking for the style. Both hops and malt are balanced. The hops are a little different from most citrus-bomb IIPAs on the market these days, but it’s a refreshing twist. Really enjoyed this one.”



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