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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 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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2013
I’ve heard a bit of gripe about this brew. Before enjoying all I got from coworkers and friends is there was not enough coconut, period. Either I drink enough coconut water to pick up on the coconut or I got the perfect bottle because this is what I’d dreamt of a coconut ipa tasting like. Pours a clear golden with a thick white head that sticks around from start to finish. The aroma is incredible, melons and coconut, slightly earthy and citrusy. Maybe because the coconut is not paired with vanilla but citrus, it is misleading to people? The taste of flavors for me is pretty much a classic, well put together IPA with coconut undertones and a slightly oily medium to thick body finishing with earthy hops and a some what dry finish. I think they nailed it! I respect the minimalism and subtle deliciousness that this beer offers and am glad this was not sweet or desert like.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Belmont Station Bier Cafe, pours a clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of piney hops, subtle coconut, and some citrus. Flavour doesn’t bring out a whole lot of coconut, though it is there buried underneath the piney hops. Very bitter but refreshingly hoppy at the same time. The coconut is not too prominent, but is executed expertly subtly. Awesome IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kroney (158) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
pours light golden with a slim, but thickish white head. big tropical fruit and dank aroma with some coconut to finish.. taste is mostly resin hoppy with a but a tropical fruit, but the finish is all alcohol. maybe I got a bad bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2023) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Weak citrus, floral hop aroma... Clear, golden yellow in color... Flavor is dry and crisp, notes of hemp, tropical fruit, floral and spicy hops on the palate... Don't taste any coconuts... Still a solid ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
It's tough to get to the coconut, but it's there at the end. It's not the banana boat suntan lotion coconut aroma and flavor, but more like coconut milk. The IPA is a stone classic with grapefruit and mango flavors in the hop profile. Yum ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Clear orange pour with a solid white head. Aroma was tropical fruits, typical stone IPA, solid. Coconut was nowhere to be found. Flavors were in the same realm. Lots of fruity hops, touch of caramel, sweet citrus. Good IPA. Coconut IPA? Not so much.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle into goblet. Pours dark gold. persistent white head and thick lacing. Aroma is slightly buttery, vanilla, orange. Super thick, unpleasant mouthfeel. Big butter and vanilla taste with assertive bitterness. Gonna go drainpour the rest of this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Huge thanks to Stawn for this one. Pours a semi cloudy honey color with minimal head. Aromas of grassy hops, some citrus. Taste is a citrus explosion with some bitter Tylenol. Don’t get any coconut. Finishes with a bitter astringency. Pretty solid.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours clear orange with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus and mango dominate with just a hint of milky coconut. Taste is melon up front, semi sweet malt, a pine/melon blend, and a finish of smooth coconut. Sticky but not harsh on the palate. Wowsers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
22oz bottle, split amongst friends. This one poured a clear, light, almost straw colored orange, with a nice slightly off-white head, lasting. Aroma is notes of very light coconut water, with notes of tropical, almost dank hops. Flavor is light coconut, dominated by tropical fruits. Good, though it felt more boozy than the 7.7% it claims. Interesting.


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