MacBoost (1468) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
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radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark yellow with white head. Floral, citrus hops. Bitter throughout, lean and crisp. This is a great ipa, like Stone’s regular ipa, for which it tastes almost the same. This is a good beer, but I didn’t get any cocconut, which is why a rated it lower in the overall score.
portableparty (2019) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours bright orange with a tight thin white head that leaves a wispy film and collar. Aroma is piny grapefruit slightly resinous and subtle sweetness. Taste is bitter pine fruit and resinous with good mild malt balance and spice with a hidden sweetness. Palate is medium solid carbonation and sticky dry finish. Really nice IPA, and I am still trying to find any distinct coconut.
DedicatedToFun (3689) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holy cow love this IPA mainly because I love coconut, fresh off the tap in Escondido awesome
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Very intense citrus, grapefruit, with very subtle notes of bread, toast and alcohol.
Appearance: Crystal clear orange/amber with short lasting white head. Good lacing
Taste: Grapefruit, tropical fruit, bitter citrus rind
Palate: Thin body, with a filling mouthfeel. Some bitterness midpalate, and a slightly bitter finish with some toast-like flavors
Overall: Pretty good; coconut is hidden as far as I can tell (maybe a sensation in the aftertaste), and would probably have a hard time breaking through the citrusy hops. A bit bitter, but still quite enjoyable.
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Spirits Brick. Pouerd a great looking rusty orange body with lots of rising carbonation and a super long lasting large foamy white head. Aroma was hop resin, sweet ruby red grapefruit, marmalade topped toast, bark and lots of dankness. Medium to full bodied with softer to average carbonation and a nice bitter and dry finish that lingers. Flavor of dry toast, fresh hop cones, resin, grapefruit, mango rind, lemon and dry bread. Solid IPA/DIPA.
jazz88 (2592) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A nice yellow orange color with a white head. There is a really nice citrus and grapefruit aroma. I had a hard time identifying the coconut, although perhaps it is coming through in the subtle sweetness in the aroma. A great body and finish.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber. Aroma is pine, citrus, orange, and light coconut. Flavor is pine, orange, tropical fruit, pineapple, and very calm coconut back flavor. Really like this beer, the coconut compliments the hops so well :). I hope stone does this again next year.