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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (737) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3041) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4100) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5358) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (506) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3763) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (438) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2013
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.

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