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RATINGS: 446   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 theyíd 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 Sangsterís 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikejonze (12) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Looked, smelled and tasted good enough for an IPA. But as many others have said, there is no discernible presence of coconut at all. Kind of disappointing when you go into it expecting some coconut aroma or taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crispy34 (415) - Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Draft. Aroma is a real piney hop. Appearance is a cloudy gold with a creamy head. Taste taste is hoppy tat is followed by a sweet earthiness, followed by a fresh, skunky hop flavor. Palate is a muted hops. Overall, a decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1278) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Very enjoyable IPA with a bit of pine and definite juicy citrus notes. However, didnít really pick up on the coconut.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6263) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
[My bottle (660ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a deep orange with an average size semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of resiny hops mainly along with some tropical fruit and biscuity malt -- I donít get any coconut in the aroma. Flavour, again of resiny hops and tropical fruit but I do get a hint of coconut and the finish is long and bitter. Medium bodied. Coconut or not, this is a fantastic IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshmcg000 (334) - Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is heavy on the malt side. Rich caramel malt with a litte bit of a dark roasty taste, maybe from the coconut burning? Great malt profile. On the hop side it is a little bit of tropical fruit and grass mostly. Medium body, fairly easy to drink. As it warms up alot more flavors start to come out including some slight coconut and alot more tropical fruit from the hops. Pretty good and a little different than the usual.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2537) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Small tasting from a 22 oz bottle a few nights ago. A solid IPA but there was no coconut in the aroma and flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
docsteigs (537) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Not sure about coconut, but this is a very nice IPA nose dominated by tropical floral hop notes. Taste quite bitter with bready smooth maltiness and apricot-floral hop finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Pours goldish colored? i donít know, it was dark. no coconut in the nose which is all i was looking for. taste...no coconut again. wtf good is a coconut ipa that doesnít smell, taste or have a coconut in it? fine beer but no coconut in this so up yours.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taestee (52) - USA - NOV 27, 2013
Iím not really sure Iím getting much coconut here. Malt nose with a deep copper orange color. No lacing. Taste is bready, sweet and malty. Disappointed overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4133) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Pours fairly clear golden / orange with a white head. The aroma has grapefruit, pine, mild earth, dry caramel malt, hints of coconut and a bit of sweetness. It has a medium / full smooth body that has a bit of roughness and prickly assertive carbonation. The flavor start with dry grapefruit, earth/pine, coconut in back, but more presence than the aroma. There is a dry malt in there as well. The finish is dry and hoppy with lots of pine and grapefruit. Nice balance with the coconut richness. Really nicely done.


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