Island Vibes

California
United States
Island Vibes, Coronado Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Island Vibes is a kettle sour brewed to be slightly tart with a dry, refreshing finish. Passionfruit gives the beer a bright tropical profile, for a lingering taste of the islands. This is the third release in the series, with the last release in December.

Profile

ABV: 
4.5%
IBUs: 
5
Served at: 
40º
Malts: 
Two-Row, Wheat, Oats
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Island Vibes by Coronado Brewing Co. is described as a Passion Fruit Sour, so I evaluated it as BJCP 2015 style 28C (Wild Specialty Beer), but also could be classified as a (non-BJCP) Florida Weisse. The beer pours a slightly hazy light straw color with a small head of tiny white bubbles that quickly falls. Aroma is of tropical fruit.  The initial taste is a nice clean lactic tartness like a Berliner Weisse, but overlaid with tropical fruit that blends well with the tartness. Very light bready malt notes, no hop flavor, no hop bittering.  It's very fruity and refreshing - but not sweet - a relatively dry finish that invites another taste. This is a great beach beer or poolside beer. Cleanly made. Smooth but crisp, the fruity notes are bright with notes of tart pie cherries and mixed tropical fruits. Pair this beer with some tasty and spicy Jamaican Jerk chicken - or some pineapple slices.

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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