Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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5/5 rDev +35.9%
Gorgeous bright orange color with sticky white head and good clarity. Huge tropical fruit bouquet. Toasted coconut, pineapple, bright melons, papaya and mango, really like a tropical fruit salad on the nose. Touch of sweet hop resin along with some caramel and sweet malts.
Wow. I hate stone as a company, they're a real pain to deal with but this a super fabulous brew. All the tropical fruit flavors explode on the tip of the tongue, an underlying sweet sticky caramel body carries the flavors across the tongue. An bright yet not overpowering explosion of toasted coconut mix in with the flavors right before you swallow. Hop bitterness is big and cuts sweetness for a nice dry and refreshing finish. One of the all time best beers I've ever had. Bit fruitiness, subtle sweetness, big hoppy bitterness, and a dry finish, makes for quite the refreshing summertime brew. The only problem is how limited it is. Full bodied with good carbonation. I love this beer.
08-09-2013 00:31:20 | More by jtierney89
4.64/5 rDev +26.1%
A nice clean light orange-yellow pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head leaving behind excellent amounts of sticky lacing. This smells phenomenal. Tons of floral, pineapple, mango, pine, you do get a tiny hint of sweet coconut tropical scent. Citrusy sweet aroma with a nice caramel grain scent.
The flavor is hop forward with pine and citrus notes, then when the grain bill kicks in you get a bready and caramel hint followed by a subtle coconut flavor.. Then you get a nice lingerig bitterness.
Lighter medium body, nicely carbonated.
This is a fantastic ipa. The coconut mixes very well with the tropical and citrus notes brought in by the hops. Glad I got a bottle of this while they were around.
08-14-2013 23:35:53 | More by facundoCNB
4.61/5 rDev +25.3%
Enjoy by date of September 23rd. Drank August 28th.
Poured from 22oz bottle into an IPA glass.
A - Orange/amber color. Clear/no sediment. Distinct lines of carbonation. Modest head. Beautiful lacing as on the sides of the glass as the beer was consumed.
S - Very nice. Pine, citrus, tropical fruit, and then some grapefruit rind as the beer warmed.
T - Initial impressions are citrus, toasted malts, and a slight hint of tropical flavors and coconut. Strong, yet pleasant dose of hops. Bitterness lasts long after the beer is swallowed, much like a Ruination. As the beer warms, the alcohol starts to become more noticeable, but in a pleasant way, as well as a stronger grapefruit rind flavor.
M - Very nice. Crisp yet not to dry. Carbonation well balanced. Slightly foams in your mouth.
O - Love this beer. Reminds me of Ruination with a slightly different twist. At the time of this review, the beer scored an 84 with <600 reviews. I assume that it has received a lower review because buyers expected more coconut. While I agree that the coconut was not a dominant player in the flavor of the beer, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Bottom line: if it did not have the word "coconut" in the title, I expect the score would have been higher. This is a wonderful beer and I hope to see more of it in the future.
08-29-2013 01:57:34 | More by Duane_Opfer
4.58/5 rDev +24.5%
Clear as a bell amber, lively carbonation, 1 finger of ecru head, plenty of sticky lacing.
Aroma is surprisingly muted and a subtle mix of hops, toasted coconut & shortbread.
Taste is hop forward with grapefruit & tangerine,and just enough of a hint of the toasted coconut to let you know it is there,shortbread cookies rounding out the flavors.Starts out a tad sweet, but the aftertaste is bitter and drying, and to me when the toasted coconut seems the most prominent (about 1 minute after the swallow).
Mouthfeel is light medium and really pleasant, perfectly carbonated.
Rock solid off center IPA that deserves higher ratings: it seems many are expecting a more intense coconut infusion, but I found it a subtle and interesting change of pace.
08-12-2013 02:17:26 | More by Hendry
4.55/5 rDev +23.6%
220z bottle poured into a globe. Enjoy by date clearly printed as '10/10/13'.
A: Pure golden in color. Great clarity. The creamy, bone white head retains well and leaves a patchwork of sticky lacing on the glass.
S: Very tropical on the nose. Starfruit, peach, nectarine, pineapple, and even some melon. Soft earthy/pine aroma too. Tropical esters further enhance the exotic nose. Milky, toasty coconut starts to waft enticingly from the glass once you start to immerse yourself into the nose. Hints of shortbread and biscuit from the malts.
T: Pineapple and starfruit up front. Milky coconut comes forward shortly thereafter. In sort of an inexplicable way, the strong piney, resinous, and dank bitterness provides an excellent contrast that works amazingly well with the milky coconut flavors. More tropical hop flavors come in waves. Plenty of peach and nectarine, some sugary lemon. At times the coconut shows a slight toasted quality that compliments the toasted/shortbread malt base very nicely. Finished with a strong lingering oily and herbal bitterness and fleeting notes of coconut.
M: Medium bodied. Creamy with an airy, 'whipped' sort of texture. Modest prickling carbonation. Insanely smooth.
O: R&R shows flawless balance, much like an expertly crafted cocktail. It's dangerously drinkable, and a complete delight to the senses. It really does evoke a sense of tropical paradise. Jimmy Buffet should write a song about this beer. This needs to at least see an annual summer release, if not more.
08-11-2013 22:58:30 | More by ryan1788a5
4.5/5 rDev +22.3%
Coconut be damned, I can't tell if it's there or not. If it's there, it's playing a solid background role. If you ignore the lack of coconut, this is a very tasty IPA that's surely up there with some of the other IPAs Stone's been putting out recently. Big, bitter, and brash, another riff on the recipe Enjoy By and RuinTen have been messing with. Tropical fruits are the emphasis on this one, and it's great.
09-01-2013 02:19:59 | More by shand
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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