RATINGS: 452   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 theyd 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 Sangsters 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1666) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Pours an orange light copper color, aroma of fruit and hops. Flavor of mango, slight coconut, and is quite refreshing. A minimal aftertaste of bitterness that is typical of IPAs. It seems the coconut hides the bitter taste well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Picked up a the COOP for about $7ish... seems pricey. Pours a very clear orange with a decent 1 finger head... nice lacing but the head dropped very quickly. Nose shows good tropical fruity hops... melon and some papaya... a bit of agave syrup... but nothing I associate with coconut. There may be some coconut.. but it is waaaay on the finish.. the hops blow it out of the water.. mango hoppiness with a pretty bitter bite begins up front and finishes almost as strong.. Really pretty strong ABV... the hops push up front and to the back but get a hammer by the EtOH.. With room temperature warmth.. the coconut might bloom a bit, but that also could my mind wanting it to come about after soo long. Decent and expected Stone IPA... but if you want any Coconut, this is a waste of time and a pretty big waste of money.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8572) - Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bomber to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a transparent orange with foamy white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells solid; hoppy with notes of pale malt and mild coconut. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A subtle but interesting take on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4050) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Clear golden pour with offwhite sudsy head. Bitter suntan lotion. Hop oily, and the hint of coconunt is definitely there. Citrus grapefruit and catalope notes. Enjoyed quite a bit, but the overly bitter grassy finish kinda ruined it for me. It would have been better with a sweeter, cleaner finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
From bottle to glass. Aroma is tropical with a slight hint of coconut .color is amber with a light head. Taste is hoppy with notes of coconut but not strong in coconut. Good IPA! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Tropical notes on nose. More tropical fruit in the body. Add some nice hops. Coconut was light, almost a coconut oil taste. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4127) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
The key question in this beer has to be, what do you make of the coconut. Among those who were drinking this with me, as with those who have rated it, some find it, and some dont. I found the flavor, but it wasnt very strong...an essence in the aroma, a few suggestions in the flavor. But it was a fine golden IPA in its own right, and that redeems it at some level. Had it been over the top, that would have been bad, too; but it is so hard to say when it it is enough. I dont think they got there. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap at Bricks. Clear Amber with tan head that dissipates. Aroma is tropical fruit, coconut, slight toasted malt, lemon kicking through. Taste is light tropical with toasty malt and coconut, stone fruit pushes in, ends with a lemony bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap at B2 Taphouse. Solid IPA with grapefruit, Tropical fruit, pine and caramel. Dry bitter finish. If you want it bad enough you can find the coconut on the backside.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1633) - Newport Beach, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a nice, deep orange color with a lacing white head. Nice, hoppy presence with a slight hint of coconut. Crisp, hoppy flavor with some citrus and grapefruit notes. Not much on the coconut front but its there in the finish. Really interesting brew, but good.

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