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Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPARobert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,142 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,142
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 16
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ESPNman on 07-27-2013)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-10-2013 00:12:03 | More by djrn2
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-09-2013 23:58:26 | More by mikeincharleston
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geocool

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-09-2013 23:13:20 | More by geocool
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear. Dark, rich golden amber. Head is pillowy and white, leaning toward off-white. Creamy and rocky. Decent retention eventually drops to a small cap. Moderate carbonation. Sticky notches of lacing.

Smell: Mango, pineapple, peach, and pine. Seriously heavy on the stone fruit. Some bitterness and a floral edge. Malts are big and bready with a solid caramelized malt sweetness. Some caramel malts as well. Mango and tangerine, even some apricot. Very light hint of toasted coconut flesh on the back, but I might be imagining it. Gets a touch earthy as it warms. Sweet and fruity.

Taste: A nice soft coconut up front is quickly covered by a bracing bitterness that quickly fades. Solidly tropical, leaning more toward mango and peach with a mealy apricot flavor in the back. Floral with a big hit of herbal, pithy hops. A touch earthy as it warms. Malts are a little less sweet than the nose indicates. Lightly caramelized with a mild roasted character. Slightly bready. Touches of toasted coconut creep out as it warms. Very tropical.

Mouthfeel: Medium pushing toward full body. Sticky and wet. Moderate carbonation with a mildly dry finish.

Overall: Send it back to R&D, but I like what I see.

Hey, it's hoppy and Stone had a hand in it. You can't really go wrong. The hop profile is solid and the toasted coconut is a bit too subtle to really stand up or out. Dial that up a bit and this would truly be something worth fighting over. As it stands, it's good and I want more.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 22:34:57 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a crystal clear orange color with a 2" head that slowly falls to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: caramel, orange, pineapples, and an earthy bitterness is pleasant on the nose.

Taste: caramel, pineapple, grapefruit, some grassiness and earthiness, some woody hops and the coconut is barely noticeable. Alcohol is lightly noticable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish with a slight dryness late. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a nicely drinkable IPA, but the coconut focus is not really a big influence here. Enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 20:27:33 | More by Gavage
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irish01980

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-09-2013 20:16:48 | More by irish01980
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

08-09-2013 18:17:28 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-09-2013 17:31:32 | More by plumcrazyfx
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beerasaurusrex

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-09-2013 17:19:19 | More by beerasaurusrex
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-09-2013 17:04:10 | More by Zimm
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-09-2013 05:11:36 | More by TXhomebrewer
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beardown2489

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-09-2013 04:56:46 | More by beardown2489
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange-amber liquid with a white foam cap that's very persistent with fantastic sticky lacing. Smells of mild pine resin and citrus pith, light malt, not getting much coconut on the nose. Taste is bitter up front, with citrus and resin hop bite and flavor. Malt to balance. Light toasty coconut comes in late on the palate. Light medium body. Clean finish with a hint of lingering coconut. I didn't know whether to expect a mess, a piña colada, or something else. As it turns out this is something else. It's definitely not sweet or sugary, the coconut elements are mild and complement the hop and malt flavors. It's certainly worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 03:54:48 | More by JackieTH
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-09-2013 02:43:33 | More by AJ01923
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Roger85

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-09-2013 02:15:12 | More by Roger85
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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-09-2013 02:14:32 | More by Herky21
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mnphish

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 10/13. This beer is 'only' rated 83 at the moment but i've been looking forward to it so it didn't stop my from picking one up. $9.99 - value gets a D.

Big milky head stays afloat a light copper body and leaves lots of lacing.

Diving in: big tropical hops, sweet caramel malts, faint coconut and booze.

Taste: Fresh Fresh Fresh hops, really juicy and balanced by a nice malt backbone. There might be some candied fruits in there but they are minimal. I'm getting some toasted coconut which absolutely benefits the overall flavor.

Medium body, easy drinking, and tropical. Not much of a boozy bite. This is NOT a 80 level beer but rather belongs in the 90's. Don't hesitate to pick it up. Not a massive assault of fruit but a very balanced and enjoyable beer. Not much bitterness but quite complex. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 02:02:33 | More by mnphish
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SC_Beer_Drinker

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-09-2013 01:54:08 | More by SC_Beer_Drinker
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-09-2013 01:47:05 | More by RyanTheLion13
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber in color with a 1 finger off white head that has great retention.

This beer has some awesome aromas, some piney and tropical hops hit the nose first followed by a deep coconut richness and a nice butterscotch malt sweetness

Taste has a large amount of hoppy bitterness. Some pine and tropical fruit pull into the taste alongside a creamy coconut sweetness. Malt is grainy in taste. No one ingredient overpowers by any means and it has great balance.

Mouthfeel has high carbonation and a light refreshing body. There is also a soft rich creamy feel from the coconut and a good amount of hop resin.

Overall this is a great ipa that has some awesome complexity.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 01:36:24 | More by Fcolle2
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-09-2013 01:21:32 | More by Cynic-ale
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-09-2013 00:53:54 | More by UltimateLivewire
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-09-2013 00:40:48 | More by millelacsmark
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a pint glass
Best before dats is partially rubbed off but I believe it says 10/10/13

A: Crystal clear, golden amber with 2.5 fingers width of slightly off white colored head. Head has good retention before dissipating down to a thin film. Leaves lots of fine lacing.

S: Tropical fruits like starfruit and pineapple. Sweet malts. Floral hops. The toasted coconut is very mild in the aroma, honestly, if not for the name I probably wouldn't have even noticed the coconut, but it does smell quite good.

T: Toasted coconut is immediately more noticeable in the flavor. Its actually the dominate flavor in the taste, at least initially. The hop profile on the tongue is mostly piney bitterness. I get very few tropical fruit, or even citrus notes. Lots of bitterness though. Not really what I was expecting, and I think the coconut would work better with a tropical hop forward IPA better. Not bad though.

M/D: Medium body, appropriate carbonation. Drinkability is average.

O: This is a pretty good beer. If it were any old IPA from any old brewery I wouldnt have any major complaints. But the fact that Stone sets the bar so high with their hoppy beers, coupled with the fact that I had high hopes for a coconut IPA, make this one a pretty big disappointment. Probably not something Id buy again, but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 00:34:17 | More by zac16125
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jtierney89

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 00:31:20 | More by jtierney89
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,142 ratings.