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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (998) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Aroma is immediate fruity hops with a resignating mango/pineapple and metallic coconut on the nose. It is a light copper color with some nice lacing on the glass. Extremely fruity flavors with mango, orange, pineapple and strong hop bitterness on the palate. Finish leaves a herby hop taste. Overall, it is pleasantly hoppy and fruity but the coconut flavor is not as prominent as I had expected. It comes through more on the aroma but more in a metallic form. Nevertheless, a pleasantly tropical IPA. Great for summer. EDIT: Poured this into a tulip shaped glass and it made a world of difference. The coconut is much more present and it is extremely refreshing and tropical. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Poured from the bottle. The best part about the beer is the appearance. It pours golden yellow with a perfect about of head. Aroma has a very slight hint of coconut, but not much. Taste also has a hint of coconut and a ton of bitterness. Itís just a harsh IPA, which Iím not a fan of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beaver (1470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a medium bubbly white head that quickly goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet bready malts, some ripe tropical fruit (with light coconut) and floral hops with a bit of stink.

The flavor is sweet malts with a kind of chemical coconut flavor and bitter grassy hops that taste a bit charred in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with creamy carbonation.

Overall, an interesting experiment but doesnít work for me. The coconut tastes fake and the doesnít work with the grassy floral hops. I much prefer their coffee IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Everything is buried under an avalanche of coconut. IPA? Maybe. Underneath the coconut somewhere. If you like mounds candy bars then you would like this, but a pint is too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6736) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2013
22. Thanks c! Pours a clear pale amber with a loose white head. Mild biscuity sweet nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Caramel, then coconut, then a little herbal hops on the mid palate. Mild finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Tropical fruit and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor with toasted sweet coconut and caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and summer fruit linger with caramel and light pine. A little sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
On tap at Olde Depot. Clear dark golden with a foamy white head. Huge grassy citrus hops, grapefruit, and pine aroma. Nice earthy coconut, orange, grapefruit, caramel, and pine taste with a big bitter bite and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Very clear gold pour with a nice white lingering foam. Nose is very fresh. Hops and pleasant light malts. Maybe a tinge of coconut but not much on the nose. Taste is starts out very hoppy then comes the coconut. Iím not a fan of coconut at all, but itís more the texture than the flavor. The flavor is prominent here but balanced well. Not too potent. The hop profile is nice too. Lots of tropical fruit to go along with some very pleasant bitterness. This beer is very well done. Best beer from Stone in a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13676) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Early that evening, womencantsail went out to the bar with the suggestively dressed women and the blasphemous theme. Arriving at the bar, he saw ChinoSkillzian sitting under the big beer sign looking tired rather than exuberant in his bright white shirt. ChinoSkillzian waved to him as he entered the threshold. At the table, womencantsail found a pint of R&R Coconut IPA and sitting in front of it, noted the clear orange hue and the soft white head. He inspected its aroma with great interest, noting scents of coconut, pine, grapefruit, and tropical fruits. Without hesitation, he lifted the glass to his mouth, tilting it back to release the contents within. Flavors of bitter pine, grapefruit, and sweet coconut danced on the tongue. Sticky, almost chewy, he at least finished the gulp of this new libation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (561) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2013
A solid, highly attenuated IPA base with prominent citrus character and a subtle touch of buttery coconut. Coconut comes out much much more as the beer approaches room temp. Worth trying once, would not seek out again.

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