Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Coronado Islander IPA

I ordered a glass of Coronado Islander IPA from Al’s of Hampden. The beer pours a golden color with a lofty and frothy white head. The aroma consists of grapefruit, sugar, pine, and tangerine. The taste is bitter with lot of grapefruit up front before some sugar kicks in. Pine and tangerine come out to play on the finish which makes for a rather bittersweet taste. A very noticeable pepper bite attacks the back of the throat in the after taste. The alcohol content is 7% ABV. While I really enjoyed the pepper bite in the after taste, this may not be for everyone out there. The Islander IPA really knows how to take your palate on a wild ride from bitter citrus to sweet sugar and finally to a biting pepper.

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