Coronado Brewing Company Art Series Marine Dream IPA – American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 50 IBU

Coronado Brewing Company Art Series Marine Dream IPA American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 50 IBU (C$4.29 at Oak & Vine, 355 ml, packaged on 25-May-2018, acquired 19-Jul-2018, reviewed 20-Jul-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with light particulate, one fat finger of rocky white head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tropical fruit, dank pine, oats, floral, weeds and grass. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (9/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter finish. (4/5)

Y’know, if I were a cynical sort, I’d think that maybe Coronado was taking a page from Collective Arts’ book here. I’d also point out how interesting it is that the word “Coronado” appears only in very fine print along the side of the can. Good thing I’m not that cynical, huh? Conspiracy theories aside, this is, honestly, just lovely. I mean, seriously, Citra, Mosaic, and Vic Secret? With oats for smoothness? Have you been reading my diary? I dunno what’s “marine” about this, since the NE(-style) is presumably no more intrinsically “marine” than the NW… Though, it occurs to me that in the label notes they specify a “New England-style appearance”, but not “aroma” or “flavour”, so maybe it’s intended to be a pan-continental/bi-coastal “marine”? But, whatever – this is a bloody good beer. (17/20)

8.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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