22nd Anniversary Imperial IPA

California
United States
22nd Anniversary Imperial IPA, Coronado Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

After 22 years of coastal vibes, we’ve got plenty of reasons to celebrate! Brewed to deliver massive tropical, passionfruit, and grapefruit flavors, this limited-edition double IPA is the perfect cheers to 22 years.

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
55
Served at: 
45º
Hops: 
El Dorado, Citra, Mosaic
Malts: 
Two Row, Maris Otter, Dextrin, Wheat
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

22nd Anniversary Imperial IPA by Coronado Brewing Co. was evaluated as a BJCP 2015 22A (Double IPA). Pours a very hazy yellowish light gold with a large poofy white head of tiny bubbles that sticks around for a while and slowly fades. The initial aroma is tropical fruit (passion fruit and pineapple) and hints of tangerine, with a light fresh baked bread background note. The first sip is big and fruity - again with passion fruit, also papaya and mango notes, with a Jolly Rancher type of artificial orange (not in a bad way!), with a very light bread crust malt note that supports the moderate bitterness. The alcohol of this Imperial IPA is very clean and almost hidden behind the fruity notes - but there is some alcohol warmth as you swallow.  Medium light in body with moderate carbonation, this is a relatively light beer with fruity and alcohol notes, and muted hops - not your typical in-your-face double IPA.  A double IPA is usually a sipper, but this one, with the light malt backbone, would go really well with sweet and sour or Chinese orange chicken.

Brewery Introduction

When we opened the doors to our beach town brewpub on Coronado Island in 1996, we wanted it to be the kind of place where friends could enjoy great beer, a good meal and a laid-back atmosphere.

Our award-winning beer is now available coast to coast, but the spirit of our family-owned... Read More

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