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RATINGS: 444   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkweek (101) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Very nice IPA. It has lots of hoppy flavor with a twinge of coconut. It is just the right accent to make an interesting beer without being novelty. I dig it.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1313) - - SEP 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-14-13- Served on tap in a snifter Appearance – The beer is served an orange amber color with a one finger billowy white head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a fantastic level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell –The aroma is a sweet of tangerine with a nice tropical fruit mixed within. Along with the sweet is a good dose of a grapefruit hop smell as well as some pine. Rounding out and actually melding very well with the hop and sweet is a coconut smell which bridges the two nicely creating a rather satisfying aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins with a slightly malty biscuit taste with a moderately strong sweet tangerine and caramel. A grapefruit hop taste is rather strong upfront as well with it maintaining its presence throughout the taste. The tropical fruit comes and goes in the taste all the while remaining rather light. As the tropical fruits fade so too does some of the orange, temporarily drying the taste out ever so slightly toward the end. Right at the finish however a sweeter coconut flavor accompanied by some pine hop comes to the tongue to leave a rather hoppy and lightly sweetened fruity coconut flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly above average. Both are pretty nice for keeping the beer rather drinkable and a nice compromise between the hoppy and sweeter fruit and coconut flavors. Overall – Not really a coconut powerhouse like I was originally anticipating, but a nicely hinted coconut IPA. Fairly nicely done.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (2131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"I thought this was delicious, though in Stones vast array of IPas, this wouldn’t be the go to. Aroma mostly hops, citrus and pine up front. Flavor is almost abrasive, super hoppy fruity and bitter. The light coconut in the nose and flavor turns almost buttery as it opens and gives the beer a unique feel. Worth a try for sure. Unique and tasty."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, nose is citrus fruit, taste is nice and bitter, not much coconut.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4190) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Growler @ Cumming Growler. Orange pour, tall foam. Aroma of hops, citrus & resin. Taste is full of hops. A hoppy IPA, high resin flavor, tastes of stinky weed. Loads of hops, layered in between hints of oily coconut. (4130)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pretty amber with a gorgeous firm ivory head. Aroma is all citrus hops. Not getting any coconut in aroma or flavor, grapefruit, resinous hops, Soft carbonation finishes well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nakedwhendrunk (2145) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass and a tulip. There was a one finger white foamy head over top of a light hazy golden yellow to slight orange colored body. There was some light lacing glazing along the sides. The aroma definitely had the coconut in a nice sort of sweet way. There’s also a light cocoa. The taste was mainly sweet through the coconut and light cocoa. There’s some light citrus that ends up coming out in the flavor. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly good sessionability. The carbonation was good for the style and for me as it was slightly harsh. Overall, this was quite the creative IPA that had some different qualities not normally seen in this style. Still, it fits the bill and brings to the table a well worthy beer to come back to.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Troupis (45) - - JUL 3, 2014
Tastes like the potpourri you smell in a Midwest Christmas gift shop. Had on tap in a 4 oz taster glass. Nothing subtle on this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pours a mild orange with a thin white head. Nice citrus hop aroma and light malt character. Moderate bitterness is pleasantly balanced. Flavor of citrus, caramel, and hop resin. Smooth. I didn’t really pick up on coconut addition until well into the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label on the bottle listed the abv at 7.7%. Appearance: The body has a cloudy appearance with a deep golden yellow color and a tight half inch white head on top. The head is slow fading and it makes lots of nice slick lacing on the glass as I drink and swirl the beer. Smell: Its aroma hit me right from the opening of the bottle. It is full of big sweet juicy hops, which is just what I was expecting from a Stone IPA. I was unable to distinguish any noticeable coconut character from the big tropical fruit like hop notes. Taste/Palate: Right up front there is a big hit of juicy hop character with notes of citrus and tropical fruit notes over a bed of light creamy malt and some bready yeast as well. The coconut flavor is mostly lost in the big hop notes but it does add to the overall character. This slowly fades into a more pine like hop presence that also brings lingering hop bitterness. The palate feels right on, not too light and not too heavy. Likewise the carbonation adds just enough lift to keep it lively. Notes: Classic Stone hop forward IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (547) - Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Tastes a lot better than it sounds. Pours cloudy yellow with small white head. Nose is some citrus and earth. Coconut comes through a little in the taste. A good IPA.


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