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Judge's Review: 95 Rating - Weekend Vibes IPA by Coronado Brewing Co.

November, 2018
Judges Rating: 
95
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Weekend Vibes IPA by Coronado Brewing Co. is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Weekend Vibes IPA pours a light gold with near brilliant clarity, and the rocky white head leaves a thick and persistent stand on the beer. The aroma features prominent mixed tropical fruit with light pineapple and fresh mango, followed by an earthy, citrus grapefruit rind. The aroma has a light impression of sweetness. A touch of grainy malt emerges as the hops fade down along with a light floral alcohol character. The flavor follows with prominent and mixed tropical and citrus fruits, with pineapple, mango and grapefruit zest. The hop flavor lingers for a long time through mid-palate where it is joined by a moderately high and smooth hop bitterness that lasts into a medium-dry finish. As the beer continues to warm, a light grainy maltiness and floral alcohol character develops. Despite the solid hop presence there is no astringency on the palate.

This is a well-brewed American IPA that showcases the overall hop character and is sure to be a year-round palate pleaser, especially for those who consider themselves hop heads.

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