Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.81/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled on 7/22/13
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass.
Pours a lightly, hazy but mostly clear gold with a towering 3 fingers tall white head. The head has great retention and as it slowly recedes, it leaves some nice lacing along the edges of the glass.
Absolutely bursting with tropical, sweet smelling hops; notes of mangoes, berries, peach, light melon, and tangerine juice. As the beer warms up, a deeper more resinous hop presence surfaces with some more traditional IPA hop character that is mostly grapefruit and pine. Underneath the hops, there is a light bready malt presence and only the faintest suggestion of toasted coconut.
Immediately, you're palate hit with waves of hops; The hops are much more juicy in nature than in the nose; Big juicy grapefruit flesh, peach, orange rind as well as pine resin. Behind the pungent punch of hops, there is a chewy, slightly sweet malt backbone. The beer finishes dry and pretty bitter. The finishes leaves lingering impressions of grapefruit peel, pine and light, bready malt. There is little to no coconut flavor, as the beer warms, you can detect only a whisper of toasted coconut.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall, this is a very solid IPA, it has a lot of what I look for in a modern hoppy IPA; the juicy tropical hops, light bready malt backbone that allows the hops to really jump off and explode onto your palate. If this wasn't supposed to be a "Coconut" IPA, I'd rate it a tad higher.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2013 02:03:06 | More by flayedandskinned
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