Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of coconut, bread, mango, peach, passion fruit and melon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, coconut, light tropical fruit and light citrus with a smooth dry lightly bitter coconut finish.
beertholomeus (1120) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Pours a golden amber color with fluffy white head. Hop, citrus and coconut aromas. Hop and citrus flavors with coconut flavors coming out towards the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Citrus and coconut finish.
Ferris (7068) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Orange, passion fruit and a bit of pine. Clear gold and a thin white head. Nice bitter IPA with a bit of fruit and grapefruit and the coconut adds a nice upper palate sweetness. Coconut is subtle but you get the roast, and finish is the standard Stone IPA.
Landmonger (156) - USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a pint glass, amber clear and a th in white head, aroma missing the coconut but has citrus taste is a run of the mill IPA with a mild hint of coconut overall a disappointment after the excellent wootstout
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
SSSteve (3919) - - AUG 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. clear orange with a small white head. not getting much coconut in aroma with plenty of citrus and vegetal hops with bready victory malt. it’s a low to no crystal malt ipa with vegetal hop notes and a faint hint of milky coconut in the finish
rxeight (1799) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subtile unsweetened coconut. A bit of tropical fruit hops. Better in theory. Finish tastes like licking the outside of a coconut. Not as good as i was expecting.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a translucent new penny copper color with a small white head that recedes to a film. The aroma is soft and mild with a light citrus scent. The taste is decent bitter grapefruit hops set in a neutral malt base. I don’t get much in the way of coconut, it must be very subtle. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. The finish is long and dry with lingering grapefruit. Overall: A decent summer IPA, loved it.
thome50 (1198) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a coworker. Pours a golden to yellow with white head. Aroma is more tropical and bitter than any coconut. Really none until this one warms significantly. Taste is again bitter and resinous with some bitter unripe tropical fruit. The coconut is not there at all when it is cold. As it warms you get a roasted coconut like mounds bar thing going on. Nothing special.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber, ENJOY BY 10/23/13, from Olive Tree Market in OB, $6.49. Clear orange amber with a one finger off-white head, not the best retention (due to the coconut oils? or did they do something to remedy this?). First cracking the bottle and taking a whiff I got no coconut, but rather some fruity New Zealand or Australian dry hops going on. In my glass I get the same hops--tropical fruit--but a definite lightly sweet coconut note that so far blends well with the hops of choice. The flavor, however, is quite bitter right off the bat, and even to the point of being a bit danky, which I usually like, but the bitterness is really huge and detracting here. I’m no longer getting any coconut due to the overpowering bitterness, but there is a little bit of tropical fruit hops left. Just ridiculously bitter, which becomes the flavor of the beer. Dry finish with bitterness peaking too damn high to be enjoyable for a whiny guy like me. Moderate carbonation with a medium body. The aroma is nice, but, you know how I feel at this point.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange color, moderate sized white head with decent lacing and retention. Citrus aroma with some butterscotch and very light coconut. Medium bodied, somewhat sweet, light nut and caramel flavors. I won’t lie, I thought this was a dumb concept, but the end result is just a bland IPA with a very light coconut flavor. Not what I guessed it would taste like (coconut is very light) but I guess I’m just a sucker that wants a good IIPA or IPA instead of getting creative. If it aint broke don’t fix it.