Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Coronado Brewing Company - Islander IPA

Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a Mark Twain pint glass

Coronado's Islander IPA pours a brilliant amber with gleams accented by the slope of the glass. The medium frothed cream head is off-white in color and speckled with yeast. The foam retention is solid and large chunky layers of lacing adorn the pint glass. The nose is tight and potent with abundant citrus hops. The beer seems very aromatic and sweet off the bat.

This IPA is very hoppy but clean. It remains crisp and refreshing from beginning to end, making it an excellent Summer-drinking beer. Citrus comes through with an oily orange peel edge. Lightly toasted malts are present, but understated. The finish is sweet and slightly floral with a slowly subsiding hop essence.

Final Verdict: A-

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