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RATINGS: 444   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. golden in color with slight amber tint. Citrus like aroma, the coconut was not very pronounced. Tasted too much like a regular IPA for me to want to buy it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Orangish pour with a white head. Aroma is tropical fruity hops. Taste is a nice malt backbone with fruity hops. I personally didn’t notice any coconut. It is a tasty ipa none-the-less. Nice lacing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (721) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Very good stuff. Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma is fruity and tropical, light coconut. Smooth and creamy in mouth, bitter hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rick_91709 (169) - USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours a clear gold with an off-white head. Floral aroma with maybe a hint of coconut. Hoppy bitter taste. Very little coconut flavor if any. Decent IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (776) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden orange with off white foamy head. Aromas of citrus, tasted malt, and a light coconut. Taste is sweet citrus and tropical fruit with light malt and coconut with a dry bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5557) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3884) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2013
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.


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