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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1030) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Almost be better to not know there’s coconut, but knowing makes me want to try it. the subtlety of it in the flavor, the way it complemented the woodsy hops, no clashing., but maybe a little surrender by the hops a toasty aroma, with plywood, & non-maple syrup. looks decent. crisp in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer007 (29) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Smelled very floral and hoppy. It was one of those beers that got better as it warmed up a little. I couldn't taste coconut at first but started to get a little when it warmed up at the front.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cchotz (9) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
Pours a golden color with just enough head for an IPA. Smells of floral aroma hops. Flavor is characteristic of a delicious IPA with bitterness upfront leaving your mouth dry in the backend craving another drink. The coconut is not very prevalent. Just an unoticeable hint of coconut in the backend. But I wouldn’t have noticed I’d it wasn’t in the name

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Where’s the coconut? If you’re going to advertise a flavor why not incorporate it into the beer. Just a thought. Poured hazy yellow/amberish with an off white foamy head. Aroma of orange and lemon. Flavor with much of the same. A little sweeter than the aroma would suggest. Overall a balanced regular IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
badpuppy69 (292) - orange, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 Pours a copper color with a nice thick packed head. Aroma is slight coconut with Sweet malt and some Vanilla with a great tropical hop character. Taste follows the aroma well. Very smooth and has a epic malt backbone!! This beer is awesome!! This beer needs to be 100! Wtf! This beer is easily in my top 5 favorites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ESATIKKFAN (18) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2013
If you told me this was just an IPA, I'd say it was pretty good. If you're going to tell me this is a coconut IPA, I expect a little more coconut flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (836) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rick_91709 (256) - 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

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