Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.94/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review taken 1st week of August 2013.
22 oz brown bomber with Stone screen printed label. Nice quality and colors are brilliant with a yellow and white with nice designs. Story on the collaboration graces the back in usual Stone style. Poured this into a stemmed Libbey Port style glass.
A - dark golden with shades of light orange and bright yellow. Eggshell white head pours nice and has some size to it. Leaves excellent lacing and stick.
S - fruity with aromas of orange, grapefruit, and peach. A little hop bite in the nose with a shot of coconut milk.
T - fruity hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, peach, and mango. Very hop forward without much of a malt profile. A little sweetness and a nice portion of hop spice. coconut notes aren't as highlighted in the flavor. Good ipa flavor overall, but I wanted more of the advertised coconut on the palate.
M - medium bodied and smooth. Possibly the intent for the coconut rather than coconut flavor. Great texture and thickness as always from Stone. Just a bit less balanced than I prefer. Still produces nice ipa flavors and quality. Semi dry finish.
O - I'm a bit let down with R&R. Not bc its not a solid ipa with good flavors, but because its labeled a Coconut IPA. I think I understand why coconut was used, but I was expecting the flavor to match up to its nose with a unique experience and it just didn't. An excellent brew don't get me wrong, but I went in thinking this would be one hell of a unique experience. I'd drink this again, but this is by no means a coconut ipa in terms of flavor. The coconut simply adds a bit of much needed smoothness due to its lack of malt backbone. Still a good 1 time experience though.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2013 17:20:29 | More by BradtheGreat7
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