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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
84
good

1,178 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,178
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 18
Gots: 49 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ESPNman on 07-27-2013)
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Photo of Roger85
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Roger85, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Herky21
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Herky21, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of mnphish
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!

mnphish, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of SC_Beer_Drinker
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

SC_Beer_Drinker, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

RyanTheLion13, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Fcolle2
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.

Fcolle2, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Cynic-ale, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

UltimateLivewire, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of millelacsmark
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

millelacsmark, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of zac16125
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.

zac16125, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of jtierney89
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.

jtierney89, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of tstigz
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

tstigz, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Gonzoillini, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of greenmtn1111
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a glass chalice.

Crystal clear orange-amber with large, sudsy white head. Great tropical fruit on the nose – grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and maybe just the slight milkiness of a coconut, or perhaps that’s just the power of suggestion. Taste is nice and bitter, super tropical like the aroma with grapefruit and other citrus. I can barely make out any coconut - it’s really difficult to detect...where is it? Mouthfeel is wonderfully thick and creamy for an IPA…if only it had more coconut. You can tell that there is something else going on besides the hops, but if I had tasted it blind there’s no way I could have identified coconut. Where's the coconut!!?? This stands on its own very nicely as regular IPA, however my expectations were raised by the name and description and I was subsequently let down. I want coconut dammit!!!

greenmtn1111, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Zach136, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Tilley4
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I was stoked to see this beer pop up in my neck of the woods and quickly grabbed 2 bottles... after some chilling, I popped one open earlier...

I wanted to really love this beer, I did...

Its a good beer, not a great one, but a good one...

It hits all the marks that a good solid IPA should…

I believe the name of the beer is COCONUT IPA...

Not the slightest hint present here...

This is all IPA and no coconut...

If you're going to name the beer Coconut IPA... better have some hints here and there...

Nothing of the sort here... I was very disappointed... I didn't expect coconut oil but maybe some warm toasted coconut aspects here and there on the finish... I didn't get any at all...

A novelty beer that doesn't hit the mark, in my opinion...

Tilley4, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

wrw5031, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of dfecteau
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

dfecteau, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of nootch23
4/5  rDev +8.7%

nootch23, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of MastaShonuf
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

MastaShonuf, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Eriktheipaman, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Enjoy by 10/10/13.

Pours a hazy dark honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, herbal hop, and very fleeting coconut flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer but the coconut presence in the bottled version is somehow even more subdued than the small sample I had on tap, even after I let it warm up for a while.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a cask-style glass.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing that cascades slowly down the glass.

S- Good floral hop aroma with notes of papaya, pineapple, grapefruit and just a hint of coconut sweetness.

T- Bright, citrusy hops with also a bit of grassiness. The malt chimes in just enough to keep it somewhat balanced. Alcohol is well masked to make it very drinkable. Not really much coconut even after I let it warm up a bit.

M- Pretty standard IPA body with a bit of sharpness from the hops. Medium carbonation.

O- Well this beer, though a very solid IPA, ended up being just as previous reviews and the overall consensus said: barely any coconut.

Immortale25, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of g_jenkins
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

g_jenkins, Aug 08, 2013
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.