1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPARobert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

1,164 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 17
Gots: 50 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,164 | Reviews: 231 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MLFrank
MLFrank

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-04-2013 21:17:53 | More by MLFrank
Photo of CelticAleMan
CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-04-2013 17:35:17 | More by CelticAleMan
Photo of BAsbill
BAsbill

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-04-2013 09:43:18 | More by BAsbill
Photo of Grant35
Grant35

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-04-2013 07:44:31 | More by Grant35
Photo of Devi0us
Devi0us

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-04-2013 04:42:49 | More by Devi0us
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-04-2013 03:32:55 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of logicerror
logicerror

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-04-2013 03:00:10 | More by logicerror
Photo of HalfFull
HalfFull

California

3.9/5  rDev +6%

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.

08-04-2013 00:19:16 | More by HalfFull
Photo of cgentzkow
cgentzkow

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-03-2013 21:47:39 | More by cgentzkow
Photo of spark3148857
spark3148857

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-03-2013 19:54:33 | More by spark3148857
Photo of JamLand
JamLand

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-03-2013 19:13:36 | More by JamLand
Photo of leodarko
leodarko

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-03-2013 17:19:38 | More by leodarko
Photo of Rollzroyce21
Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-03-2013 08:12:09 | More by Rollzroyce21
Photo of ElSid
ElSid

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

08-03-2013 03:55:58 | More by ElSid
Photo of PaulMc
PaulMc

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-03-2013 03:45:58 | More by PaulMc
Photo of Ak555667
Ak555667

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-03-2013 03:44:35 | More by Ak555667
Photo of ArrogantB
ArrogantB

Colorado

2.83/5  rDev -23.1%

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.

08-03-2013 03:23:06 | More by ArrogantB
Photo of akang
akang

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-03-2013 02:27:19 | More by akang
Photo of SirBentham
SirBentham

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-03-2013 00:50:13 | More by SirBentham
Photo of Kmat10
Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-02-2013 19:39:43 | More by Kmat10
Photo of ambruns1979
ambruns1979

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-02-2013 07:18:03 | More by ambruns1979
Photo of Beaver13
Beaver13

Colorado

2.48/5  rDev -32.6%

22 oz bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a medium bubbly white head that quickly goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet bready malts, some ripe tropical fruit (with light coconut) and floral hops with a bit of stink.

The flavor is sweet malts with a kind of chemical coconut flavor and bitter grassy hops that taste a bit charred in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with creamy carbonation.

Overall, an interesting experiment but doesn't work for me. The coconut tastes fake and the doesn't work with the grassy floral hops. I much prefer their coffee IPA.

08-02-2013 05:10:00 | More by Beaver13
Photo of popery
popery

California

3.38/5  rDev -8.2%

Enjoy by date is 10/10/13. Pours a medium amber. It's quite clear, filtered. Medium to large bone white head. Good amount of lacing and solid retention. Objetively, the appearance deserves high marks for technical merit, but it seems a bit slick and lifeless to me. I don't really care, but it would be kinda fun if a coconut IPA looked sorta creamy or something. The aroma is big on tropical hops and stone fruit. Lots of mango and peaches. Fairly floral, as well. However, it's a bit dull. I'm drinking this a day after it showed up in my city, and it's just not as bright as I'd like. Also, there's pretty much zero noticeable coconut aroma. I think I can pick out a mild note, but it could be all perception bias. There's also some crystal malt sweetness, just a touch to me for me, though I'm not sure I'd feel that way with a better hop aroma. The taste starts out fairly sweet with more of that simple crystal malt-tinged sugariness. Then, I get an initial burst of the tropical fruit hop flavor, until a wave of bland bitterness washes things out. It's not all that bitter, but the bitterness just isn't accompanied by much flavor. The finish has a bit more coconut, but it's hiding underneath more meh grapefruit rind bitterness. Carbonation is pretty standard, maybe a bit prickly for a strong IPA. Some hop oiliness and a bit too much weight from the malt. This was fairly disappointing. It's not a bad IPA, but Stone can do better, particularly with the hop brightness/juiciness. More importantly, the coconut is far too mild. I suspect that this beer didn't translate well to a larger system because I heard some rave reviews off of early bottles from the collaborating homebrewers.

08-02-2013 05:04:32 | More by popery
Photo of I_heart_beer
I_heart_beer

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

08-02-2013 04:16:31 | More by I_heart_beer
Photo of jds8411
jds8411

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-02-2013 03:47:27 | More by jds8411
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.