Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where’s the coconut? If you’re going to advertise a flavor why not incorporate it into the beer. Just a thought. Poured hazy yellow/amberish with an off white foamy head. Aroma of orange and lemon. Flavor with much of the same. A little sweeter than the aroma would suggest. Overall a balanced regular IPA.
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A fruity amber IPA with only a mild coconut presence. Clean, dry, bitter. A good "almost normal" IPA.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed when a little over one month after the beer release.
The look: Slightly cloudy (only cloudy on last glass) amber body topped by a persistent small off-white head.
In long: Nose is fruity hops with mangos, grapefruits, other tropical and citrus fruits. Very mild much coconut in the aroma, almost smells like a normal IPA. In mouth the beer offers a clean mouthfeel with a foamy texture. Taste has a little more coconut than the aroma. Biscuits malts with low sweetness sensation. Earthy fruity hops leaded by apricots, mangos and grapefruits. Mild coconut presence, not a whole lot of it but it is there nonetheless. Assertive bitterness of medium-high intensity. Relatively dry finish. I was sceptical but curious about the coconut gimmick but Stone didn’t dare enough to satisfy my curiosity, they just created another solid IPA with a mild coconut twist that isn’t strong enough to even call it a gimmick. Many people on ratebeer split bombers many ways so they can get more ratings and this might be a sign they have an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder problem, fortunately I don’t have OCD because I always drink full bottles by myself in exactly 46 equal little sips.
Darkmagus82 (1783) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"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."
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, nose is citrus fruit, taste is nice and bitter, not much coconut.
unclemattie (4248) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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)
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Bulk_Carrier (2225) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Troupis (50) - - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
kathouse (1057) - Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.