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RATINGS: 449   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jethro6191 (487) - Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours a hazey light orange with a white head. Tropical fruit and musty, earthy aromas. Bright tropical fruit flavors, with pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and papaya notes. Not picking up any coconut at all in the aroma or flavor. The finish is bitter and resinous. The bitterness lays on your tongue for quite awhile. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. This is a good IPA that is very drinkable. However, I was just hoping for more of a coconut punch.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8470) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange, resin, pine, floral hops into a slight fruit, some bread and biscuit comes through as well. Taste was a mix of bread, biscuit, orange peel into resin, pine, some grassy, herbal hops with a hint of other fruity notes, finishing bitter. No coconut apparent to me, but a decent IPA regardless.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1782) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Color is light gold solid head. Grass and coconut aroma. Taste is fairly hop forward the coconut comes on second. A little sweet but interesting idea.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1231) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Interesting and tasty. Aroma of hops and coconut. Nice copper-amber color. Good weight to the palate with appropriate carbination. Flavors are a nice blend with the typical Stone bitterness that is complimented by the subtlty of the coconut, which adds a deceptive sweetness. Enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6082-20131129] Bottle. Sweaty pine resin aroma. Clear, light orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter buttery evergreen hops flavour. Medium body. Quite tasty, no idea why it’s called coconut. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, Greg Clow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1953) - - 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 (6707) - 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 (5869) - 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 (4349) - 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 (1523) - 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.


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