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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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1,178 Ratings
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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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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

dweeuu, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

lonewolfcry, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Remdog
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Remdog, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of ThrashMaster
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

ThrashMaster, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of BeastLU
3/5  rDev -18.5%

BeastLU, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of smb71481
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

smb71481, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of cfaulman
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

cfaulman, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

rbrefbeerman, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JohnK17, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
2.86/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a clear golden orange color with good carbonation presenting a nice white head. The head retention was pretty decent which yielded some small curtains of lacing

S: The nose is a bit sweet with a light tropical fruit nose from the hop bill not the coconut. Speaking of coconut...where are you?

T: A sweet bready malt backgound with a nice dash of tropical fruits provided by the hops. However, the flavor of this beer muddy and wonky if you ask me. The coconut is waaay in the background. Even then, its not like a fresh coconut. A bit sweet, hefty finish, a little bit of oil as well

M: Medium bodied, carbonated well to a little low for me.

O: Wont try or recommend. Turn up the coconut.

barleywinefiend, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Reappropriated
3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a good beer, but I usually enjoy the Stone Collaborations more than this one.

Overall this is a solid IPA, but nothing more than that. There is very little if any hint of the coconut, which for a coconut IPA is a bit of a problem. Just about every other IPA that Stone makes is better (and cheaper) than this beer.

Appearance: The pour from a 22oz bottle is good, a nice golden color, with small to average head and slight lacing.

Smell: Somewhat tropical, hops, overall pleasant with a hint of something earthy that is hard to completely put your finger on.

Taste: Lots of hops up front, with a little citrus underneath, but not much more than that. I was really expecting the coconut to come in at the end, but in the fight between the hops and the coconut, the hops won in a complete knockout, creating my main complaint with the beer.

Overall it was enjoyable, but nothing special and nothing that is going to make me buy another bottle. If you want an IPA go with just about any of the others Stone makes, I prefer them and they are cheaper.

Reappropriated, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of mecmd
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mecmd, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of RaulMondesi
1.76/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Raul imagines Tom Hanks being on an deserted island for ten years... a Bud Light then floats to shore, Tommy pops it, and takes a drink. Yeah, this beer is that nasty. This thang is one of the most repulsive beverages that Raul has ever had.

Run, my children. Run far far away.

RaulMondesi, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of minterro
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Girlfriend bought a bomber from Little's Liquor and Wine store, and was nice enough to share it with me. Label is very excellent (as usually for Stone).

Paired with peach strawberry pie

A&S: Very translucent extra pale orange colored beer. fluffy white head that has good retention, surprisingly not much lacing. I'm getting a lot of fruity hop components in the aroma (eg pineapple, citrus, passion-fruit). Not getting any coconut flavor or sweetness.

T&M: Very very fruity off the bat (a little too much so). However, as the beer moves towards the end of the taste the bitterness of the finish adds a little more balance to the beer. Still not getting any of the coconut. Crisp carbonation and on the lower side of mouthfeel.

Overall: I don't doubt that my palate isn't as well developed as Stone's brew-masters and the award winning home-brewers that created this collaboration, however I still don't see how they are getting any coconut flavors or aromas out of this beer. This beer was still good, but just not what I expected.

minterro, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of ILoveBeerMe
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Great IPA from stone as usual. Bright light orange with a reasonable white head. Not rampant on the nose but balanced tropical notes. Balanced citra bitterness with piney undertones again with tropical hints. Not a hint of coconut however even when searching out the flavor at every sip. Thoroughly passable but not what I had hoped for. Seemed like a strange idea when I first bought bit there was so much pina it's a shame there was no colada

ILoveBeerMe, Aug 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

mriley1984, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

ShemRahBoo, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of vic21234
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into a snifter straight from the fridge. Bottle is printed with an enjoy by date of 10/10/13.

A- Pours a hazy orange with a half finger's worth of off-white head.

S- Citrus notes and some sweetness. No coconut in the aroma for me.

T- Starts off with pine and citrus hops before giving way to some sweet malts. I do get some coconut in the back of each taste, but not as pronounced as I expected.

M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, hoppy with a dry finish. Easy drinking as most Stone IPAs are.

Not a bad IPA, I thought the coconut would be more pronounced though.

vic21234, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

hilgart1, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

hickmancase, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mbw314, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

SanFranJake, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of brock146
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber in color with a thin, white, fizzy head.

S: Fresh citrus hops and sweet malt. No coconut whatsoever.

T: Big fruity hop character with nice malt to back it up. Nice smooth IPA. However, once again any trace of coconut is not detectable to my senses.

M: Smooth and light. Crisp and slightly bubbly with a slight oily texture.

O: This was a decent beer but I, like others, am pretty disappointed that the coconut advertised on bottle doesn't perform the way I was expecting it to in the beer. To be completely honest, IMO this beer tasted quite similar to the 16 year anniversary IPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/147/84194).

brock146, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

rainfairy, Aug 06, 2013
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.