Coronado Sock Knocker

Posted: May 28, 2015 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Coronado Brewing Company, Reviews

After doing some chores last night, I cracked this open. I have a plethora of bombers because my parents brought me a case back of different ones from Massachusetts. So, let’s crack this open.


ABV: 8.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to, “Coronado Brewing Company’s bold and fruity Sock Knocker Imperial IPA launches this May as part of the company’s Brewer’s Series. This seasonal series features beer produced in partnership with fellow brewers, and in Sock Knocker’s case, small-batch brews. Sock Knocker pours golden orange, with a hoppy, citrus flavor that lingers well into the finish. Amarillo, Centennial, Columbus and Simcoe hops unite to create an immensely floral, botanical nose and a veritable explosion of citrus and pine on the palate. With an even more obscene hop overload than Coronado’s infamous Idiot IPA, Sock Knocker is an India Pale Ale truly deserving of its imperial crown.”

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This beer poured with a huge, four finger, ecru colored head. It dissipated slowly and left lots of spiderweb lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, light orange color with plentiful carbonation visible. The nose had lots of resinous, citrusy hops with floral notes as well. Caramel malt came through as well. The taste started with pine and then flowers. Caramel malt and bread came through on the back of the tongue. After a few sips, the hops came through as a bit spicy. The body was very thin for the style and had high carbonation. The finish was long and piney and very dry. This bomber was $8.99, which broke down to $.41 per ounce. For that price, it’s a decent double IPA that I would have again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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