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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle from Proof. Clear deep golden pour with a fluffy white head that laces. Tropical fruit hop aroma papaya, sweetened coconut milk with a touch caramel maltiness. Smooth slightly sweet malt entry flavor with coconut milk, pineapple and papaya fruitiness, ending on a bitter hop note. Body is kind of silky and carbonation is silky. Pretty tasty beverage that I enjoy in this Florida heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brew42 (62) - - AUG 12, 2013
Pours clear amber with a thick white head. Smells very hoppy with some slight fruitiness Tastes- Super hoppy and piney. There is a very slight hint of sweetness that usually isnt in IPAs but it didnt taste like coconut at all to me. Mouthfeel- Mediuk body with high carbonation. Very refreshing mouthfeel. OVerall- Not an IPA guy but this is probably the best one I can remember having,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1215) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Almost be better to not know theres coconut, but knowing makes me want to try it. the subtlety of it in the flavor, the way it complemented the woodsy hops, no clashing., but maybe a little surrender by the hops a toasty aroma, with plywood, & non-maple syrup. looks decent. crisp in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer007 (29) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Smelled very floral and hoppy. It was one of those beers that got better as it warmed up a little. I couldn't taste coconut at first but started to get a little when it warmed up at the front.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cchotz (9) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
Pours a golden color with just enough head for an IPA. Smells of floral aroma hops. Flavor is characteristic of a delicious IPA with bitterness upfront leaving your mouth dry in the backend craving another drink. The coconut is not very prevalent. Just an unoticeable hint of coconut in the backend. But I wouldnt have noticed Id it wasnt in the name

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Wheres the coconut? If youre 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
badpuppy69 (321) - orange, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 Pours a copper color with a nice thick packed head. Aroma is slight coconut with Sweet malt and some Vanilla with a great tropical hop character. Taste follows the aroma well. Very smooth and has a epic malt backbone!! This beer is awesome!! This beer needs to be 100! Wtf! This beer is easily in my top 5 favorites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ESATIKKFAN (18) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2013
If you told me this was just an IPA, I'd say it was pretty good. If you're going to tell me this is a coconut IPA, I expect a little more coconut flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. golden in color with slight amber tint. Citrus like aroma, the coconut was not very pronounced. Tasted too much like a regular IPA for me to want to buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Orangish pour with a white head. Aroma is tropical fruity hops. Taste is a nice malt backbone with fruity hops. I personally didnt notice any coconut. It is a tasty ipa none-the-less. Nice lacing.

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