Coronado Brewing Set West
What the brewers say
Set West IPA is single dry hopped and fermented with Cal Ale yeast for a lingering dryness and notes of sticky pine and ripe stone fruit. Laid back yet assertive. It’s West Coast through and through.
What our panel thought
Yes! This is exactly what we want in an old-school IPA. Bright pine and spicy hops, clean malt profile with a hint of toast that gets out of the way of the hopping, and a crisp bitter finish that isn’t overly tongue peeling. Not too fancy or complex, but really well put together.
What our editors thought
Redefining what ‘West Coast’ IPAs can be, the nose is soft peach and orange candy with a slight hint of hops funk. The sip is a lightly bitter fruit salad of grapefruit, peach, orange. Its power is in its restraint, making for a remarkably nuanced ‘West Coast’ IPA.