Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.41/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.
A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of off-white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass and occasional bubbles rise from a few locations in the column.
S: Mild tropical fruit and pine foliage that is even more reserved. There is also a spirituous, brandy-like quality that becomes more pronounced as the beer sits.
T: Begins dry, with wide-ranging fruity and floral hops aromatics that feature a mixed tropical character, as well as unexpected flavors like strawberry. Acidity is aggressive into the middle, where a distinct watery coconut thread emerges. The finish is arid and moderately bitter, with little of aromatic character from the early profile.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, scorchingly acidic and slightly resinous on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: Stone has been busy rejuvenating their IPA lineup over the last few years with the addition of new recipes. It is not difficult to imagine how this beer might have benefited from the effort. Delicate coconut qualities are faithfully captured here, although perhaps too many other compromises had to be made in order to not lose the signature ingredient. New, groundbreaking IPAs or not, this beer is not quite up to the standards set (and obsessively adhered to) by Enjoy By.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 23:58:05 | More by beagle75
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