Cosmic Ocean Brut IPA

California
United States
Cosmic Ocean Brut IPA, Coronado Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Cosmic Ocean is a single-hop Brut IPA. Mosaic hops give the beer bright grapefruit and pineapple notes bolstered by a subtle coconut flavor from the addition of toasted rice flakes. True to brut fashion, Cosmic Ocean finishes bone dry, with an effervescent and refreshing finish.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
50
Served at: 
40 - 45º F
Hops: 
Mosaic
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Cosmic Ocean Brut IPA by Coronado Brewing Co. was judged as a Brut IPA. What is a Brut IPA? It is an IPA brewed the traditional way using a primary ale yeast. Then it goes thru a secondary fermentation using enzymes to further convert the sugars into alcohol, thus one gets a beer that is a bit more drier and crispier due to this process. It is often mentioned as more "champagne-like" with more carbonation. The origin of this ' new ' process or style of beer can be attributed to the brewery, Social Kitchen and Brewery out of San Francisco, CA.

The aroma of this beer was very profound and easily recognizable as very citrusy ( grapefruit ) in the nose. The appearance of this beer had an amazing clarity and was very clear. The hue was light yellow and the carbonation of the bubbles was very effervescent. It also had a nice pillowy head that had a nice retention from beginning to end. The flavor of this beer was nicely balanced between the malt and the hops. Again, the hop flavors were very citrusy (grapefruit, oranges) balanced with moderate malt sweetness. The utilization of using just one hop in the formula works. It made the beer more recognizable and flavorful. Sometimes using less is more. The body and mouthfeel was medium, but the carbonation was just very sparkly and bubbly in the mouth, again champagne like. It was a crisp and dry finish in the palate. A wonderfully made Brut IPA.

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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