Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by HopasaurusRex:
3.78/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Ah, I'm on vacation. There are blondes dancing around me wearing bikinis. I think there is a luau going on somewhere in the background. Good chance of getting lei'd.
It's a tropical fruit paradise. Nose of pineapple, mango, and mandarin oranges. Coconut is lurking underneath.
Flavor mirrors the nose. Tropical fruity hops up front followed by a lingering finish of toasted coconut. It's there - I can taste it at the back of my throat. I guess I expected the coconut to leap out, say hi, and blend up a mai tai in my mouth. That didn't happen.
A decent IPA, but Stone doesn't make bad beer.
Back to my Hawaiian vacation.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2013 18:14:32 | More by HopasaurusRex
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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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