Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Churchkey DC. Pours a clear deep copper with an off white head. Floral hop nose. Light coconut flavor with plenty of citrus hops. Tasty.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured bright, golden yellowish/amber with an easy forming white head. Nose had dandy, citrus hops with tropical fruits. I had a hard time figuring out if the coconut was subtly, or if it just worked extremely well with hop-iness of this beer. Both adding vibrant tropical fruit flavors. Then with the citrus and resinous bitterness of the hops it tasted like a wonderful IPA with just enough bread-like malt tones to balance that bitterness.
PorterPounder (5102) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Escondido, Ca - on tap at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. Medium copper pour, nice thick off-white head. Aroma has a nice spruce bent to it, some floral hints. Flavor has some good solid bittersweet citrus notes, some nuttiness and a sweet caramel back end - no trace of the coconut to be found. Mouthfeel has just the right amount of thickness and spritz. Pretty decent but not unique.
trujahwarrior (461) - Monroe, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into my a ipa glass. Pours a clear orange color with a thick fluffy white head that leaves great lacing almost homebrew like. Smells of pine, citrus, tropical fruit, floral and if you swirl it around enough you can smell a hint of coconut. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a slightly noticeable toasted coconut flavor in the backend mixed with the hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and medium bodied. Also slightly creamy with great carbonation and a semi dry finish. Beings that I love coconut and I’ve brewed with toasted coconut before, I noticed it in both smell and flavor. I think this was a well done ipa made for a warm summer day on the beach like mentioned on the bottle. Great collaboration! Props to everyone involved.
wlajwl (3481) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pine, citrus, malts and a unique mild sweetness, assuming from the coconut. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, mild fruit overtones, a low undercurrent of sweetness and a bitter/tangy finish.
tdmuel (244) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden orange with a fluffy white head. Lots of floral piney hops on the nose, subtle coconut note, getting a very small hint of a nutty malt character, and some nice ripe fruit notes. Blegh, coconut does not work well with this at all. Some tropical fruit up front on the taste, piney hop bitterness, then the hops and coconut just clash and become this super bitter unbalanced and not very tasty mess. I thought it was an interesting idea, and Stone is usually on point with some of these beers, but this was a definite miss.
Hopped_Silly (411) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enough with the beer bashing.. It's an IPA first and foremost.. And it tastes like a solid IPA, full of citrus and pine... the coconut is the accent.. creamy coconut butter highlights the aroma and subtle toasted coconut highlights the finish. If you ask me, the brewers did a good job blending the components. While this does not smell of a girl rubbed down in coco butter, it is what it claims to be.. an IPA brewed with coconut. I don't think the brewers were aiming to make a piña colada. If you want a piña colada, buy a piña colada, not an IPA brewed with coconut.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
kayres (366) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange with almost no head. Fresh grassy hop aroma. Smooth and light flavor, clean and hoppy with a touch of fruity coconut on the finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper color with a foamhy white head. Grassy hoppy note with an underlying toasted sweet coconut note. If I hadn’t known, would I have sniffed out the coconut? Probably not, but since I do know, I can smell it ;o). Medium mouthfeel. Malty sweet start with a nice level of hoppy bitterness. Coconut notes at the end. Surprisingly decent given the mix of ingredients used.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle - $7.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a bright, clear, yellow-orange body with a hefty, foaming, whitish head. Moderate lacing.
Smell: Pale malts, bready, a bit cookie-hinting before the stronger, more fragrant hops hit the nose -- fresh flowers, citrus fruits, mango. The coconut addition remains rather delicate, timid even.
Taste: Lightly bready pale malts with a touch of sugar cookie to it, though, don’t get me wrong, there’s very little sweetness present. Floral, lemony hops, also a bit of additional tropical fruit, even some apricot. Brightly bitter throughout. The coconut remains regrettably subtle. A little toastiness and coconut peeks through on the dry, bitter, acidic finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Slightly oily on the tongue.
Overall: Pass. I was left wanting more coconut flavor as very little showed up in the final product, at least for me.