On The Shelf – Coronado Brewing Company Idiot IPA

The Cocktail Challenge

By The Gentleman


Normally I wouldn’t take to being associated with an idiot, but in this case I’ll let it pass to sample the Idiot IPA from California’s Coronado Brewing Company. Coronado got into the craft beer game long before it became cool and the prospect of trying a beer from one of the pioneers of the American craft movement is rather appealing, even if it is an idiot.


The Idiot IPA is Coronado’s big hop beer. It blends five different types of hops including Nugget, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops. This big blend of hops, or as Coronado describe it ‘stupid amount of hops’, gives the beer a 90 IBU. It’s the most bitter beer they offer and it has the second highest alcohol content, just behind the Stupid Stout at 8.5% ABV. The blend of different hops are also meant to give the beer a variety…

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