Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Bomber to the stone specialty ipa glass, enjoy by 10/smudge/13
Pours a solid gold at about 85% transparency with a finger and a half of foam. Mild/moderate carbonation spiraling up from the glass doesn't help the retention much, after about ninety seconds it's down to half a finger. Good lacing though, wish the head stuck around for a bit longer
Pouring a bit into a snifter for the aroma after reading how faint the coconut was. Smells of floral hops, grapefruit and some other citrus notes, faint coconut is definitely detectable, though deeply buried over the other hop notes, and is accentuated by a sweet sugary milky malt. A bit of alcohol ties it all together, smells great but the amount of coconut was disappointing
Taste is pretty close with the nose, floral and fruity hops upfront, grapefruit and other tropical fruits- some lemon lime and tangerine. Coconut again is faint yet present, most noticeable on the after taste. Milky, sweet, with a splash of alcohol. Like the smell this is good, but falls short of it's promise
I really like the feel, very smooth and crisp, leaves my palate feeling slick with a wet finish. Very bitter, very drinkable. I could down these all night
Overall I agree with many of the reviews- this beer is good but skimps on the coconut. Were it marketed under a different name I think it would have been recieved better. Very refreshing on a warm summer day, would love to be drinking it on a beach somewhere
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2013 00:39:52 | More by lordofstarside
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