JohnGalt1 (875) - , Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a the COOP for about $7ish... seems pricey.
Pours a very clear orange with a decent 1 finger head... nice lacing but the head dropped very quickly.
Nose shows good tropical fruity hops... melon and some papaya... a bit of agave syrup... but nothing I associate with coconut.
There may be some coconut.. but it is waaaay on the finish.. the hops blow it out of the water.. mango hoppiness with a pretty bitter bite begins up front and finishes almost as strong..
Really pretty strong ABV... the hops push up front and to the back but get a hammer by the EtOH..
With room temperature warmth.. the coconut might bloom a bit, but that also could my mind wanting it to come about after soo long.
Decent and expected Stone IPA... but if you want any Coconut, this is a waste of time and a pretty big waste of money.
b3shine (6911) - Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a transparent orange with foamy white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells solid; hoppy with notes of pale malt and mild coconut. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A subtle but interesting take on the style.
Butters (3983) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden pour with offwhite sudsy head. Bitter suntan lotion. Hop oily, and the hint of coconunt is definitely there. Citrus grapefruit and catalope notes. Enjoyed quite a bit, but the overly bitter grassy finish kinda ruined it for me. It would have been better with a sweeter, cleaner finish.
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle to glass. Aroma is tropical with a slight hint of coconut .color is amber with a light head. Taste is hoppy with notes of coconut but not strong in coconut. Good IPA!
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camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tropical notes on nose. More tropical fruit in the body. Add some nice hops. Coconut was light, almost a coconut oil taste. Nice
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The key question in this beer has to be, what do you make of the coconut. Among those who were drinking this with me, as with those who have rated it, some find it, and some don’t. I found the flavor, but it wasn’t very strong...an essence in the aroma, a few suggestions in the flavor. But it was a fine golden IPA in its own right, and that redeems it at some level. Had it been over the top, that would have been bad, too; but it is so hard to say when it it is enough. I don’t think they got there. Bottle.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bricks. Clear Amber with tan head that dissipates. Aroma is tropical fruit, coconut, slight toasted malt, lemon kicking through. Taste is light tropical with toasty malt and coconut, stone fruit pushes in, ends with a lemony bitterness.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at B2 Taphouse. Solid IPA with grapefruit, Tropical fruit, pine and caramel. Dry bitter finish. If you want it bad enough you can find the coconut on the backside.
haddon90 (1565) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nice, deep orange color with a lacing white head. Nice, hoppy presence with a slight hint of coconut. Crisp, hoppy flavor with some citrus and grapefruit notes. Not much on the coconut front but it’s there in the finish. Really interesting brew, but good.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Proof. Clear deep golden pour with a fluffy white head that laces. Tropical fruit hop aroma papaya, sweetened coconut milk with a touch caramel maltiness. Smooth slightly sweet malt entry flavor with coconut milk, pineapple and papaya fruitiness, ending on a bitter hop note. Body is kind of silky and carbonation is silky. Pretty tasty beverage that I enjoy in this Florida heat.