RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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 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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slowrunner77 (12804) - 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."

Stuu666 (14841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, nose is citrus fruit, taste is nice and bitter, not much coconut.

unclemattie (4406) - 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)

jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, 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.

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, 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.

Troupis (264) - - 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

kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, 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.

generallee08 (778) - 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.

arnold931 (1264) - 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.

Crash26 (17) - Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Decent IPA I guess, but I've had two bottles and never even got a hint of coconut in the aroma or taste in either one. Tried at all temperature ranges and nothing helped. Since there is no coconut, Stone makes other IPAs that are better, so I won't be going back to this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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