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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,166 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,166
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 18
Gots: 48 | 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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Photo of bcostner1
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

bcostner1, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Jslay013
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Jslay013, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of JohnSnowNW
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JohnSnowNW, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of BradStokley
4/5  rDev +8.7%

BradStokley, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Mikecap
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a clear golden amber with one finger of whitish head that faded quickly, lining the glass with decent lacing.

Smell: Nice and hoppy with piney notes and some great citrus fruits, I do get a hint of coconut as well; very inviting aroma.

Taste: Light hop bitterness with some tangerine, peach and other citrus fruits. I get a hint of coconut in the aftertaste and this is a very nice tasting brew. Quite refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with decent carbonation and a nice hop bitterness but not overly bitter. Slightly dry in the finish with a sticky feel.

Overall: This was very good in my opinion and I would like to have this again. Not as bitter as most of Stone's IPAs but nice and tropical.

Mikecap, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Samuel906
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent beer, but not what I was expecting. If you are looking for strong coconut flavor you are not going to find it. There is a subtle, subtle hint of coconut on the nose, and the only other effect I can notice is a slightly silkier mouthfeel. What I don't understand, is when breweries make special releases of beer like this claiming to have tons of a certain flavor, and are trying to be different and new, why are they always so underwhelming. We are buying a wierd style of beer because we want to try a weird new beer! So make it crazy! We have our traditional go-tos for our usual stuff! Don't pretend like you're going to try something new, just do it. Overall, this really just tasted like a mediocre, dry DIPA with nice texture.

Samuel906, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of TicoCali
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

TicoCali, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of n00blar
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

n00blar, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +8.7%

SadMachine, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of durlta
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

durlta, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of rhartogsq
5/5  rDev +35.9%

rhartogsq, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

st9647v3, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of LaneMeyer
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

A - Medium clear amber color with a 1 finger white head.

S - Mango, canned fruit cocktail (peach, pineapple, cherry, all marinated in syrup), coconut, toasted coconut, lemon, orange, ruby grapefruit.

T - A little strange. I had big hopes for this beer, maybe that's my problem.
Grapefruit, lime, banana, with a bitter coconut finish.

M - Watery yet thick, well carbonated. Not so silky.

O - Really wanted this to be a homerun, but sadly it wasn't. Not bad, just not great.

LaneMeyer, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of hermit990
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

hermit990, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Daniellobo, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +8.7%

eawolff99, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of memphischas
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

memphischas, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Stone gargoyle pint. Pours a medium golden amber with a one finger white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit; mango and pineapple, light citrus, grapefruit and citrus hops. Flavor follows with light bready malt, tropical fruit, citrus hops and at the finish, a brief taste of coconut, kind of like quickly walking by someone wearing suntan oil. The coconut is quickly overwhelmed by the hops, which leave a long, lingering somewhat astringent finish. I'm a big fan of Stone's hoppy ales, but this one has a rather stark, purely bitter aftertaste that is not supported as well as usual by the malt. It would have been more enjoyable if the finish was mostly coconut with the hops supporting it. Still a decent IPA as expected from Stone and the coconut is fun as it briefly appears in each taste. I hope they slightly tweek this recipe and this could become a favorite.

LiquidAmber, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

gpblackgt, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

elec, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

swetsastonic, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Coconut IPA...yeah. Not a combo I would have ever considered.

Clear amber colored beer with a tall white head. Quite close to a gold color a light shade of amber for certain.

Stone was involved so there are plentiful hops in this. STRONG hop aromas. Intense grapefruit and pine aromas. Cedar wood and malt syrup scents, amazing that you can detect the malt as a distinct component with this much aroma hops used. Vague aroma of coconut but I'm not completely sure, but it sure as hell has plenty of hops.

Starts out hoppy woody and bitter, strongly flavored to say the least. Strong tropical fruit flavors and strong tea. Intense passion fruit flavor. Coconut is detectable but is but a slight flavor, hops pretty much stomp it flat. Good IPA, adding coconut to it? I fail to see the use of them in an IPA.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall Good IPA, Coconut NOT much use in an IPA, save it for stouts and coffee beers.

Zorro, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Rheaume17
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy almost orange color. Half inch of foamy head to it. The smells are very citrusy. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple perhaps starfruit?. I can smell the malt, but it is very mild. Very sweet though. The smell of coconut is very subtle, but it's there. The taste is certainly above average. The citrus fruits are in the forefront, with the coconut flavor budding at the end. The bitterness is certainly there with a nice bite to it. Good carbonation and very drinkable. Overall, this was a very good IPA. Not exactly what I was expecting, but pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a slight more coconut, but I supposed you wouldn't want much more. I'd drink it again.

Rheaume17, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured in to snifter.

Pours a hazy medium orange colour with a thin layer of cream coloured head.

The nose is fresh and juicy tropical fruit with a sweet honey malt backbone. Not getting any coconut in the nose but the overall aroma is very tropical.

Follows the nose. Wonderful tropical fruit flavors with notes of mango, passion fruit, peach and tangerine. As was the case in the nose, there is no coconut at all coming through, which is extremely disappointing. Perhaps this beer would taste different without the added coconut but the coconut certainly isn't standing out at all, not even mildly.

This was a solid IPA but disappointing in that it didn't showcase the coconut as expected (and I love coconut).

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -18.5%

djrn2, Aug 10, 2013
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,166 ratings.