In this beer blog, we are going to sample Islander IPA from Coronada Brewery. I had a chance to try this brew from a tap take over a few weeks ago. I was not impressed with this beer and rest of their brews. I loved their Orange Wit but there was a few people who did not like and others that did. Coronado Brewery was founded in 1996 by Ron and Rick Chapman. They founded the brewery in Coronado City, which is their hometown. The brewery brews several different beer styles. However, like most West Coast craft brewery, they are known for their India Pale Ale. Let us get into this flagship brew.
It has a clear golden color with a semi constant white head on this IPA. The aroma has a grapefruit to mango notes. The taste has a heavy citrus notes like mango and grapefruit with a dry hop bitter finish. It is kind of drinkable. The aftertaste keeps you coming back for more of this West Coast IPA.
Here is a description from their website (www.coronadobrewingcompany.com):
Named after Coronado Island, our original India Pale Ale is a liquid expression of hometown pride. Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops combine to provide an explosive burst of piney bitterness and luscious notes of apricot, grapefruit and mango that are sure to evoke imagery of swaying palms and sun-kissed shores.
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Closing, I do not know if it was dirty lines or a bad keg. I have to say I was not a fan of this brew on draft at that tap take over. It is possible that it could have been a bad keg. I love this better in bottle and it was so much better than the keg. There was a difference in this brew. I love the hops that they picked for this beer. It is kind of drinkable beer, however, the aftertaste is dry that will keep you coming back for more. This is a great beer and I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser