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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,170 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,170
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 spoony
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 650 ml bottle into a tulip. No date on the bottle that I could find.

A-A normal pour produces about two-fingers of dense, nearly-white head with good retention. The head drops slowly and leaves a good bit of lacing. The brew is mostly clear and gold in color. There is a bit of soda-pop-like carbonation.

S-The aroma is very tropical with mango, sweet citrus, floral flavors, and a bit of pineapple to go with some pale, doughy malt base flavors. I get very little coconut, but every two or three swigs, I detect a little whiff of milkiness that I can only assume is the coconut coming through.

T-The taste tracks the smell pretty closely. Lots of tropical fruit in what is an above-average IPA. The bitterness is moderate at first and then re-appears on the finish to dry things out. Malts are pale and doughy, and provide some good balance. The coconut is very light with only a bit of milky flavor up front and a light toasted flavor on the finish.

M-The feel is pretty soft and the beer is medium in body. The finish is drying.

O-I was curious to see how the coconut would play with IPA flavors, but this brew did not provide enough in the way of coconut to really slake my curiosity. That being said, it is not a bad IPA if you like tropical flavors, just don't get your hopes up for a pina-colada.

spoony, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Jeysun23
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Jeysun23, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of pschie1
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

pschie1, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of daledeee
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought this seeing it was a collaboration. Got it home and thought: Beer with coconut. What am I doing?

It poured a dark gold with nice bubbly head and a little lacing

Nose at first was very pleasant but went away

Taste is rather unbalanced with very strong hops and oils. I am not noticing much coconut. Let's warm it up as we drink it and see if that changes.

Mouth feel is typical for this style.

Overall, there are so many IPA to choose from. This is not a top shelf item. But you never know; it was worth a try.

daledeee, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

MattSweatshirt, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of MLFrank
4/5  rDev +8.7%

MLFrank, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev +8.7%

CelticAleMan, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of BAsbill
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

BAsbill, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Grant35
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Grant35, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Devi0us
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Devi0us, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of logicerror
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

logicerror, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone emblazened 22 oz. bomber served up into a globe glass. First thing I notice is that this brew has the same ABV as Ruination, we'll see if that commonality arises again.

Pours is clear and deep golden in color, perhaps a hint of amber in there. Pillowy off white cap drops off some lace as a light boil emanats from the bottom of the glass. Retenion is decent but not overwhelming by any means. And since when is a 4.0 'Outstanding'? Don't change for you and don't change a thing, for me.

Aroma is hop forward with citrus and tropical notes, some dried fruit and is rounded out but a faint coconut creamy nature which seems to confuse the nose on a long inhalation. A fresh breath resurrects the hops to creamy cycle.

Flavor is smooth with a neutral malt base and a firm coconut flavor from mid palate on through the finish with a lingering close. Coconut is much more pronounced than expected after reading a few earlier reviews. Mouthfeel is soft, creamy and belies the the heft of the ABV. Nice level of carbonation which doesn't drown out the coconut creaminess. Finish is dry and somewhat chalky with a notable coconut presence, yet without a strong bitterness. It seems the coconut balances that out if this brew truly sports 90 IBU's.

Easy drinking 7.70% IPA, at least for one bottle that is. Lacks the harsh bitterness of the aforementioned Ruination and adds some unique flavors.

HalfFull, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of cgentzkow
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

cgentzkow, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of spark3148857
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

spark3148857, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JamLand, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

leodarko, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Rollzroyce21, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of ElSid
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Beers of California

#91

Freshness Date: 10/10/13

A: Golden amber with an ample off white foam with good retention.

S: Equal parts fruit and earth. The fruit is citrus with notes of pineapple. The coconut is subtle and milky.

T: Again the hops come through as citrus and flowers. There is also an earthy bitterness that springs off the bready malt foundation. There is a faint coconut milkiness that attempts to weave together the palate.

M: Classic medium IPA feel with a linger that coats the palate.

O: A creative idea but could actually use more intense coconut flavors and overall the palate is somewhat muddled. Overall uninteresting and an only slightly above average IPA.

ElSid, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of PaulMc
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

PaulMc, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Ak555667, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of ArrogantB
2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle, think it was $7.99. Bright orange color, great head, looks nice. Aroma is sort of underwhelming, not much hoppiness, tropical fruit or really much of anything, it is very muddled. Flavor is a let down, there is a strong alcohol component that overpowers the beer and I'll be damned if I did not taste coconut at all. A very mediocre IPA with just a lot of astringency. I was hoping for another good west coast IPA from Stone but this is not it.

ArrogantB, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

akang, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of SirBentham
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

SirBentham, Aug 03, 2013
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,170 ratings.