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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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This collaboration beer is a celebration of the homebrewing spirit and an example of counter-intuitive thoughts coalescing beautifully into something exceptional. Case in point is the seamless marrying of toasted coconut and a hop bill brimming with tropical fruit notes. Longtime homebrewers Robert Masterson and Ryan Reschan teamed up to enter this beer in our annual American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned brewing competition and, though it was the first beer they’d ever brewed together, they sailed past the competition like a tropical ocean breeze on a pleasure cruise bound for India. After winning, the duo reached out to their friend, highly decorated homebrewer and 2011 AHA Ninkasi Award winner Paul Sangster of the newly opened Rip Current Brewing Company, to assist in dialing in the recipe. Together with Sangster’s skilled partner Guy Shobe and Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele, Masterson and Reschan present fellow craft beer enthusiasts with a most delicious and original style of IPA. Open, enjoy, rest, relax and repeat as needed.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2473) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Very hazy golden pour, thin soapy white head and very light sticky lacing ..... aroma of light coconut, citrusy and tropical fruits, piney hops and caramel malts ..... taste is of piney, citrusy hops, light tropical fruits, rindy and bitter with some caramel malt and no coconut detected .... finish is dry with an oily mouthfeel, thick with a nice bitter hop finish .... solid ipa abv hidden well .... just a typical stone ipa with some frills

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (569) - Delaware, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Sample draft at 2sp..light orange ipa typical hue..aroma is unique to say the least ipa intertwined with a likeness of Maui coconut porter..interesting lingering piña colada like finish..interesting take on ipa..alright..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4360) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Clean straw gold pour with one finger of white head. Nose is pretty nice, floral and zesty with lightly sweet notes and a hint of coconut. Hop character is existent but nondescript. Flavor gets a little bitter and astringent/pretty astringent. Very dry and bitter on the finish. Touches of coconut.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1638) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2013
bomber shared. have been antipating this one and well the pour was a clear orangish color with nice fluffy white head. the aroma of hops, piney with some citrus notes but no coconut in the aroma. the flavor of this medium bodied ipa was hops, piney and some resin with little splashes of citrus in the middle and on the back end but no coconut. no matter how hard we tried just couldnt find the coconut. leaving me a bit disappointed...it was like drinking their regular ipa and expecting something to happen..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3706) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
22 oz. bottle. I don’t like coconut, so I’m not sure why I bought this. Pours a nice clear orange color with a small white head. Aroma of strong pine, hops, gloral notes, citrus notes, with touches -- and I mean this -- gentle touches on coconut. Flavor is strongly bitter with afterthoughts of coconut. Kind of funny. I was concerned this would be too much coconut, but Stone hit the right notes on this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1705) - Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2013
22 oz bottle- Pours hazy golden with a white head that reduces to a blanket. Aroma is tropical fruity hops, lots of hops, some malty sweetness. The taste is tropical fruit, pungent hops arrive just after the swallow, nice amount of bitterness, I get the toasted part, but not too much of the actual coconut, which is odd. Very good IPA, for the true hop heads, extremely hop forward!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Tap at m five in las Cruces NM august 2013 Poura bright orange hue with a very small fizzy eggshell.white head. Nose of big resin light musty notes pinecone some tropical fruits some tangy sweetness. Flavors are all over the place.lots of pine and resin sweetness big sugary resin notes very dirty hop profile. Long resin finish. Ohmmeter doesn’t really impress me like a lot of their other opal releases.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikesaum (630) - Newark, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bomber pours clear orange with big two finger white head that slowly fades and leaves very nice lace. Aroma is apricot, some mango, light coconut but its there for sure. Taste is interesting, the coconut is like a coconut water taste mixed with short lived mango then it goes into bitter piney hops. Good brew but i was hoping for stronger coconut flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bomber. Ok this IMHO is much worse then ruinten and enjoy by. It's harsh and at first I get no coconut. To be fair as it warms I pick up coconut but I thought it weak in the nut department. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1649) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2013
The coconut does not ad much to this ipa. Kinda adds confusion. Muddier than a typical stone brew. Thin head. Hoppy not crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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