Tiki Escape IPA
Stone Brewing

Tiki Escape IPATiki Escape IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #2,129
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3.98 | pDev: 3.77%
Stone Brewing
California, United States
Very Good
Tiki Escape IPATiki Escape IPA
Notes: While this beer is not a fruit-added IPA, our beloved hops can achieve sublime levels of fruity flavor and aroma all on their own. This beer combines the tropical, complex and much-loved Mosaic hops with an intriguing newcomer, Sabro, and its notes of stone fruit & coconut. This is a beer for your evening’s staycation - a refreshing new perspective on something familiar.
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Photo of philbe311
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slight off white head with decent retention... Vibrant pale gold color... Loaded with carbonation throughout... A good bit of lacing clings to the glass after each and every sip... Delightful nose highlighted by sweet tropical fruits... The flavor profile turns slightly more dank and less sweet, but still quite enjoyable... Medium bodied... Dense... Moderate carbonation on the tongue... Overall a solid IPA - nothing more, nothing less...

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philbe311 from Pennsylvania, Wednesday at 02:55 AM
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3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/3/20. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a slight chill haze; small white head that fades leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas have a nice blend of tropical and citrus fruits. Some crackers and fresh bread. Malts are there. The flavors are a bit bolder than the nose. Peach, apricot and coconut come through along with some orange and grapefruit. Some fresh grass. Solid bitterness. Solid hop flavors. Finishes juicy and dry at the same time. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed for the most part. Mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's sharp, slick, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice IPA. It's clean, crisp and refreshing. It has a nice tropical vibe but there's a citrus kick as well. The craftsmanship is on point. Stone has always been great with hops although they've been hit or miss lately for me personally, but this one is a hit. Well done.

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Photo of GStone899
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really a dank beer. Pours a clear gold. Not much head and not much lacing. You feel like you're going to get a fruit blast but it's not there and that makes sense since there isn't any fruit. The hops are really nice and refreshing. An enjoyable beer for a summer day or evening. Light but that 7.7% abv is sneaky.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clean look, clear with a nice cap. Smells light and airy, maybe a little of the coconut (quoted on the back) in there. Taste is full on mosaic tropical hop burst. Like a whole package of hop starbursts. But I'm making it sound better than it is.

"Is there nothing your brain (plus marketing) cant trick your taste buds into thinking?"

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jimmah120 from Minnesota, May 28, 2020
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3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: There are strong sweet tropical fruit aromas.

Smell: The aromas consist of lime, coconut and pineapple. There is a light cherry note with some grainy sweetness.

Taste: The flavors have lime with some coconut and pineapple. There are some cherry elements with a bit of grainy sweetness.

Feel: It has a medium body with moderate bitterness.

Overall, a nice combination of tropical fruits and grainy sweetness.

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hman43 from North Carolina, May 25, 2020
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3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a brilliant orange-amber color with a one finger head of just off white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is very strong of a grapefruit citrus smell mixed with a large showing of some bready smells. There is a little bit of a tropical fruit smell of papaya as well as a touch of apricot. Along with these smells comes some decently strong herbal hop and a touch of a floral smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather bready flavor that is combined with a lighter grapefruit hop and a moderate showing of an herbal hop hit. There is a little bit of a caramel sweetness upfront which fades as the taste moves forward. Along with the caramel is a touch of a light fruitiness, which also dwindles a bit as the taste moves on. All the while a nice pine and more herbal hop come to the tongue. These hop tastes are combined with a bit a loss in the bready flavor, and with the lessening of the sweeter tastes, leaves one with a still rather malty, but nice and herbal/pine dank taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is above average in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is moderate. For the more bready tastes and danker style the feel is nice and makes it a nice slow sipper even while only at 7.7 % abv.
Overall – A quite dank and flavorful beer with a strong malty backbone. I don't get nearly the tropical fruit impression and coconut nose as others and the can boast. But regardless and in line with what you would expect from Stone Brewing, yet another great IPA overall!

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another homerun india pale ale from Stonel! Tropical flavors perfectly blended with the hops used. This would a perfect beverage to enjoy during a BBQ in the summer.

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TheRougeBastard from North Carolina, May 17, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, EJBY08/01/20. Crystal clear copper colored IPA capped by a frothy ivory head. Aroma is hoppy and tropical hinting at pineapple, coconut, citrus, and pine along with a caramel malt base. Nicely balanced flavors with notes of grainy caramel malt paired with pineapple, mango, coconut, pine, and tangerine. Full body, hop resins stick to the palate creating building bitterness, moderate carbonation; bittersweet finish. Really enjoyable IPA - has somewhat of a mix between old school IPA, new school IPA, and classic Stone.

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barnzy78 from Illinois, May 14, 2020
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a brassy color with a thick white head and a good deal of lace.
Aroma of tropical fruit, some citrus, and coconut.
Taste of pineapple, peach, grapefruit, finishing with coconut.
Nicely executed.

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lordofthewiens from New Mexico, May 12, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 7.7% ABV IPA by Stone with Sabro and Mosaic hops.

Look-It pours a medium-gold color, probably an SRM of 6, and a thick white head. The lacing is sticky and foamy.

Smell-I smell mostly fruits. I get pineapple, mango, white peach, and coconut.

Taste-It starts out with a citrus hop flavor and tropical fruits like pineapple, papaya, guava, and mango. After that it finishes with soaked coconut meat and coconut milk. There is a note of milled grains to accompany the ample tropical fruits in this one. The malts are honeysuckle and toasted grains. It has a silky-smooth mouthfeel and is on the light-side of medium-bodied.

Overall-This one tastes like you are at a Luau. It is well executed, too. All the tropical fruit flavors come naturally from the hops. Sabro hops are rarely used in the beers I’ve had so this was a nice treat. Mahalo!

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Photo of teromous
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the neck of the bottle, in very light lettering: "RVA04/16/20 EJBY08/14/20"

Appearance: The beer has a medium-gold colored body with shades of amber. It is slightly hazy and there are very fine suspended solids. The head is white and short. It has very good retention with a few light rings of lacing.

Aroma: There is a very pleasant mango aroma to the beer, with a hint of peach.

Taste: Mango comes through at first, followed by some pineapple skin and light peach flavor. Towards the middle of the palate there is a grain flour flavor. The back of the palate has a bit of grapefruit flavor. There is an abundance of fruit flavors in this beer which are very nice.

Mouthfeel: The beer feels light bodied with a hint of texture. The bitterness is medium strength but it lingers on the palate giving it more time to solidify its presence.

Overall: It's an outstanding beer as a whole. It has a good assortment of fruit flavors and aromas which present themselves nicely to the palate. The label states that "this beer is not a fruit-added IPA" and it's important to note that because it tastes even better than some IPAs on the market that have fruit in them. This beer is very well made and it is worth seeking out on its own merit. I would definitely drink it again and I highly recommend it.

This beer is the perfect late-spring or summer beer. I'm hoping I can find this in cans at some point because this would be the perfect beer for pools, beaches, or parks where you don't want to bring glass. Pairing-wise, this would go well with most lighter charcoal grilled foods like chicken or fish, or grilled shish kebobs.

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teromous from Virginia, May 10, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent light bronze color with a nice fluffy white head. Smell is very tropical, smells like coconut,pineapple,citrus,hops,Hawaiian tropic suntan lotion to a lesser degree. Taste is both hops and malts, with a definite coconut/pineapple theme going on. Sort of Pina Colada essence. Feels crisp,well carbonated,finishes semi dry. Overall a good tropical take on an IPA without adding real fruit, they know their hops- Overall I would have again-

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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey, May 06, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 4/20, best by 8/20. Another nice find in a mix a six section. Guess nobody told Giant that's where old beers go.

Looks really nice, sharp golden yellow body, small white head persists in some form throughout, though little lacing.

Fruity hops aroma.

Good tasting ipa, hop bite firm but not very aggressive. Creates a nice tropical fruit bite with a lasting bitterness.

Mouth closer to full than medium, finish a warm bitterness.

Overall, good beer, abv nigh on invisible, sorry to have only grabbed a single.

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MikeWard from Pennsylvania, May 02, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of coconut, floral notes and caramel. Tasted of mango, coconut, orange and toasted caramel with a sharp bitterness.

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zeff80 from Missouri, Apr 25, 2020
Tiki Escape IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 34 ratings