Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.0 IBU: 65
Coronado Brewing Company Islander IPA
What the brewers say
“Centennial, Chinook, and Columbus hops combine to provide an explosive burst of piney bitterness and luscious notes of apricot, grapefruit, and mango that are sure to evoke imagery of swaying palms and sun-kissed shores.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Passion fruit, dank, pineapple, tangerine, herbal/grassy—there’s a lot going on but it works well, if only the hops aroma were a little stronger. Light to medium malt aroma of lightly toasted bread.”
Flavor: “Slightly balanced on the side of malt for the style, but with enough bitterness to carry the sweetness. Hops are citrus and floral with hints of lemon, orange, lemongrass, passion fruit, and a touch of dank. A toasty bread backbone. Finish is slightly grassy and has just enough bitterness.”
Overall: “Very complex intense hops character with lots of fruit and an underlying dank character. Malt bill is very clean with just a bit of sweetness up front. Bitterness is firm but controlled. Very well made. The blend of sweetness and hop flavors worked well in this beer.”
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