Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BradtheGreat7:
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
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Out of a bomber into a shaker. 2013 so it was past it’s best by date a bit.
A – Poured out a cloudy, hazy yellow with a full finger of foamy white head that stuck around and left small amounts of lacing.
S – Piney aroma with some grapefruit in the nose. No sign of the coconut in the small at all.
T – Good solid hop bitterness up front. Pretty much like a Stone IPA that I know and like. Nice citrus punch with grapefruit and orange. Sweet malts. Creamy flavor. No coconut discernable.
M – Smooth and creamy. Appropriate carbonation. Medium bodied.
O – Good solid IPA. I don’t know if the coconut disappeared as it was not drank by its best date bit still this is a tasty, creamy nice drinking IPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 00:09:55 | More by GallowsThief
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pour is transparent t golden Amber with a tight creamy head. Nose is aggressively bitter, citrus and grapefruit with some bready malt. Taste follows suit, a little less bitter and sweet, cleaner hop profile. Medium body and assertive carb, dry finish.
Serving type: on-tap
03-25-2014 20:32:10 | More by cpetrone84
3.59/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75
Appearance - a cloudy pour, a thick finger of dense, rocky foam. Lots of stick and lace, mmmm.
Aroma - grapefruit juice, slightly piny and some light orange. A hint of biscuity malt in the background.
Taste - malty underpinning, brief sweetness quickly washed away by pithy bitterness. Mango and grapefruit in the exhale breath, a challenge to pick out with the loads of bitterness in play. Green earthy notes mid-palate has me wondering if that is the coconut. The aftertaste and finish go a bit too medicinal for my tastes, but some lingering citrus notes offset it a little. Ends dry, a bit harsh, and at no time was I aware of any typical coconut flavor. Still, a hefty IPA worth a go for hopheads who like paying $7+ a bottle.
Mouthfeel - good and weighty, very fluffy with carbonation, fairly ideal for the style as IPAs should refresh and perk up the palate as the hops scrape 'er down.
Overall - with a more malty presence and some detectable coconut, this could be on my short list but I was disappointed on this one.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 23:03:03 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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