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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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Reviews: 231
Hads: 1,190
Avg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 20
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: ESPNman on 07-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"This collaboration beer is a celebration of the homebrewing spirit and an example of counter-intuitive thoughts coalescing beautifully into something exceptional. Case in point is the seamless marrying of toasted coconut and a hop bill brimming with tropical fruity notes." Brewed in the style of an American IPA with coconut added. This is a collaboration between Stone Brewing Company with homebrewers Robert Masterson, Ryan Reschan and Paul Sangster of Rip Current Brewing Company. This is a one-off beer, released August 2013.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a snifter. Served north of 52º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a soft foam and froth pearl white head over a mildly hazy golden amber body. Small dark particles are suspended in the brew and a mellow carbonation bubble here and there keeps the beer somewhat lively. Retention is average, lacing is light and clingy. 3.5

(Smell) Aroma is enjoyable, although not unique amongst west-coast style IPAs. Tropical fruit hops lie freshly squeezed in the foreground, following through with a more subtle citrus, herbal and resinous secondary hop notes. Bitterness is moderate, well in tune with the hop flavor. The malt bill keeps simple with lightly toasted light caramel and pale malts for a mild to moderate sweetness. Perhaps most unfortunate is the unfulfilled centerpiece of coconut aroma, which isn't discernible amongst the dominant hop flavors, perhaps lending more character to mildly sweeten and thicken the malt bill, otherwise it blends in seamlessly with the recipe. Potency is medium/high. The aroma is enjoyable, but I would never be able to draw coconut out of this. 4

(Taste) The bitterness pushes its way up to the front in the flavor, with a potent citrus peel and resinous hop flavor immediately trailing. The tropical fruit characters that were so prevalent in the aroma pale significantly to the bitterness, although they still provide some depth. The malt bill is also seemingly impacted by the change in bitterness, with drier pale malts plus a touch of toasted caramel body, but overall much lighter in body and flavor than the aromas predicted. Again, I just don't pick up on the coconut much in the flavor. If it contributes to the flavor, its impact is far overshadowed by the hop bitterness or perhaps just blends in far too well with the malt profile to stand out. In classic Stone fashion, the hop bitterness comes out on top in this beer for a completely hop-driven IPA. Depending on your expectations, that may be a grand disappointment. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick with a very light viscosity, slightly chewy. Carbonation adds a modest crispness and accents the bitterness without masking the hop flavor. The body is medium for an American IPA, medium amongst all beers, enjoyably lighter-bodied than some of Stone's more recent IPA ventures (RuinTen, anybody?). I appreciated this not being a syrupy malt bomb and loved the hop profile as well, despite being left questioning how the coconut angle comes into play. 3.75

(Overall) I was personally hoping that Stone Brewing would let this IPA relax a little bit so that the tropical flavors would come to the front and that the coconut would have some presence in this beer. This beer keeps a big bitterness and hop profile, but it's mostly focused on the sharper end of the west coast hops- the citrus pith and resinous pine sap varieties, not the more mellow tones. Not to bludgeon the biggest upset of this beer in that the coconut profile is conspicuously absent, it was a driving factor in me seeking out this beer. Overall, it's an enjoyable west-coast IPA but comes incredibly close to several beers I've had before in terms of flavor and enjoyability. 3.5

Stone Brewing Co.'s
R&R Coconut IPA (Robert & Ryan / Rip Current Collaboration)

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Just before its best buy date...

Pours out a hazy golden orange color, very nice full white to off white head, great retention and some really great looking thick, sticky lacing.

Dank, fruity, resiny, woody hops. Not much malt and zero coconut detectable. As it warms it becomes quite vegetal.

Big, sharply bitter hops. Lingers on your palate for awhile. Grapefruit rind, somewhat tropical fruity, hop resins, pine sap. Again no real malt, and definatly no coconut detectable.

A solid medium body, great hop bitterness.

A pretty good IPA, but a coconut IPA it is not.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a lightly tanned cold that this cloudy with a very think and rich white head that is relatively long lived that settles slowly with very little lacing to a 3/4 inch layer is thick foam that lingers.

The nose to this IPA is kind of weak. The scents that there are floral with hints of pine, vanilla and grapefruit are present. No trace of coconut that I can detect. That is a surprise.

The taste is very definite IPA. IN fact this beer is the perfect example of what I expect an American IPA to taste like. Malt that is subdued by the hops as safety is to a 70's muscle car; all muscle and zero concern for safety. The hops are extremely dominant. A tiny bit out of balance with the malt. There are fruity notes but hey are immediately subdued by the power of the hopping. The hop blend is nicely done and very bitter but filled with many different types of bitter in one overwhelming bath of bitter across the palate. The finish is surprisingly not bitter and rather clean considering what a massively hoppy IPA this one is.

The mouthfeel is very pleasing, not to thick or cloying as some IPA's can be. This one is just right.

Overall this beer is extremely satisfying although I was expecting more coconut attributes. I honestly cannot tell that there is anything resembling coconut. This could be due to the power of the hopping. This could be remedied by reducing the hops. But then it is likely to be less pleasing as an IPA.

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Photo of chickenflea
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big grassy, citrus, lemon nose. Very little hint of coconut. Wonderful apricot and peach, medium bitterness, lemons, oranges. The coconut is comes through faintly in the finish. Expected more harsh bitterness in the Stone tradition, but was pleased to find the bitterness never rose above the mid-taste level. A bit sticky on the palate. Wonderful. Nice warming finish besides. An outstanding IPA. I could drink this all day.

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Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label on the bottle listed the abv at 7.7%.

Appearance: The body has a cloudy appearance with a deep golden yellow color and a tight half inch white head on top. The head is slow fading and it makes lots of nice slick lacing on the glass as I drink and swirl the beer.

Smell: Its aroma hit me right from the opening of the bottle. It is full of big sweet juicy hops, which is just what I was expecting from a Stone IPA. I was unable to distinguish any noticeable coconut character from the big tropical fruit like hop notes.

Taste/Palate: Right up front there is a big hit of juicy hop character with notes of citrus and tropical fruit notes over a bed of light creamy malt and some bready yeast as well. The coconut flavor is mostly lost in the big hop notes but it does add to the overall character. This slowly fades into a more pine like hop presence that also brings lingering hop bitterness. The palate feels right on, not too light and not too heavy. Likewise the carbonation adds just enough lift to keep it lively.

Notes: Classic Stone hop forward IPA.

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Photo of tviz33
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber in to a snifter.

A- Pours a transparent golden orange body with a really nice, dense one inch white head and beautiful lacing.

S- Citrusy and malty at the same time. It's a stretch to find the coconut but as it warms it barely peeks its head in.

T- Oh so smooth. But where is the coconut? It's quite bitter, but not overbearing. SImilar to the nose otherwise.

M- The beer is sort of creamy or fluffy texturally. A bit oily too I guess. The feel is heavy with moderate carbonation.

O- On the whole this is a pretty good IPA. The coconut? Not so sure where that is. I'd like to see a coconut stone colab. beer from Stone next, with the coconut more highlighted... that's a beer I would look forward to.

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Photo of ZAP
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Bright oak colored...little head...

S-Big ganja aroma....like smelling bong resin....

T-Flavors of weed, tobacco, pine.

M-Body is medium to full....lower carbonation

O-Nice grungy/dank IPA but lacking in any real coconut flavors. I get a lot of ganja on the aroma and taste...on the finish there is a bit of sweetness but not really a coconut sweetness. In fact there is NO coconut evident but this is still a very enjoyable IPA. Has some bitterness to it but more flavorful than sharp with the bittering notes...

If you are expecting a coconut type beer this would rate below average but it is classified as an IPA and that is how I will rate it...just don't expect any coconut

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, unknown bottling date but best buy 10/10/13, poured into my FFF Teku glass, drank 10/5/13 over an hour.

A: 2/3 - deep orange-golden coloration, minimal clarity (can't see or read through), initial soapy white head dissipates into subtle glass lacing, moderate alcohol legs

S: 8/12 - lots of bleachy Cascade aroma; the bottle is all about the tropical fruit aromas but I smell none; no coconut aroma at all; 66.67% is a gift but I'm really not feeling this aroma at all

T: 13/20 - on the anterior tongue, there is an unpowering Cascade bitterness; it the middle of the mouth, the bitterness continues to linger with minor malt balance (marmalade and honey flavors) and alcohol; although it finishes dry, the worst aspect of the taste, in my opinion, is the lingering bitterness and the total lack of coconut flavors

M: 3/5 - moderate-bodied with hop oils coating the tongue, the alcohol is present but doesn't taste like a 7.7%ABV; moderate-to-high carbonation

O: 6/10 - I really wanted to like this beer and was hoping for coconut flavors/aroma but I got none, which is very disappointing after reading all the positive reviews of the homebrew recipe; this is a moderate IPA at best and, with the American market filled with many bigger and better, I'd stay away unless they can grasp those elusive coconut flavors/aroma

TOTAL = 32/50

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Photo of far333
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw yellow colored with a hint of orange. An off-white head of bubbly foam settles out quickly. Aroma of grapefruit and orange rind. Flavors of sharp citrus hops, lots of grapefruit rind and piney notes. I wouldn't know there was any coconut in this if you didn't tell me. Full mouthfeel, tingly finish, perhaps gets some fullness from coconut oil? Good beer, but where's the coconut?

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA.

Pours a pleasant deep golden colour, with some hazing. Head is a little lacklustre, but forms a fine film of pure white across the top of the glass. Lacing forms in streaks. Body has a little gelatinous heft to it, and the carbonation swirls through it in fine intricate patterns. Looks pretty good.

Nose is decent enough, but it falters in that it neither has the coconut nor the hops in quite the quantities I thought it might. Instead, there's a smoothness to the sweetness, which is potentially attributable to whatever coconut addition there happened to be. There's a sharpness to it, but muted and a little bit washed out. It's good, but certainly not a lot more than that.

Taste is similar: perhaps a little cleaner and clearer, with a more direct, sharper hop character running through the centre of the palate to the back. But it still doesn't offer a lot beyond being a decent IPA. Finish has a clear sweet character like an overuse of crystal malt. Hmm.

Feel is clean with a smoothness to it. It's decent enough.

Overall, it's good, and I've probably been a bit unfairly harsh on it because it really didn't do anything beyond being a solid-IPA-that-happens-to-be-brewed-by-Stone. But there was promise behind the concept, and this didn't really deliver on that concept.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale amber, minimal head and only a wee trace of lace in official Stone glassware.

Aroma typically pine hoppy rather than coconut-oriented.

Taste strong on the ipa tip, with bitter grapefruit dominating. Again, coconut is subtle under the palate.

Solid ipa with a hint of something different.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, amber colored with a large fluffy off white head that lingers leaving good lacing, hazy

S: heavy citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon, mango, pineapple, very tropical but I don't smell coconut hiding in there

T: heavy hop bitterness, grapefruit peel, a little oily coconut flavor in the middle sneaks out, finish is dry citrus bitterness

M: medium body with a slightly slick oily quality, higher carbonation

O: bitter but tasty IPA, coconut plays only a bit part

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has the standard hearty flavor profile that a Stone IPA, or something along those lines, normally would. The coconut seems to add a somewhat subtle character to things. It isn’t very firm or showy at all. The hops that are clearly generously used give a slightly strong pine character. Very smooth feel. A well made beer. I don’t think the coconut really shows as much as people might want it to. But overall, the beer is nice.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle with my Stone IPA flute style glass.
Notes from 09/08/13

A: Hazed over body of light caramel color. Some yellowish-gold hues appear when held to the light. Nice thick ecru head about two fingers high with slippery retention that leaves splotches of soapy lace all down the glass.

S: Fruity citrus, melon, and tropicals. Grapefruit meets some earthy grass with a hint of spice. Musky peach and mango with a dash of toasted coconut shavings on the tail end. Very subtle wouldn’t really know it if not clearly labeled. Otherwise fairly hoppy and nice.

T: Flavors are of citrusy hops up front like orange and grapefruit with some modest caramel malt sweetness. There is a tropical fruit twist mixed in with a light herbal spicing. Touch of coconut flavor on the finish but it’s not very stand out at all. One really has to make the search efforts. The beer has a moderate to high level of bitterness and some light noticeable alcohol warmth. The hops get a little soapy at times but I found the flavors to be well integrated and balanced overall.

M: Moderate body with a smooth and creamy texture. Light drying finish with a stick slick resinous coating.

D: As a hoppy IPA this is a decent drink but as a Coconut IPA it really misses the mark. Having had the original brew at the Stone AHA rally I can tell you that somewhere, somehow, something fell short in the scale up here. The brew I voted for was all Citrus IPA up front with a vibrant and refreshing Coconut finish. Like a damn Hop Colada!

Drinkable and nice but nothing as great as the actual homebrew was. Too much work to get dat der Coconut.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

22oz. bomber into a Heady Topper stemless snifter.

Pours a 1 finger rich, white head with good retention. Beer is a clear copper. Lacing is thick and layered and spotty with great stick. Very nice looking beer.

Nose is coconut flesh, citrus, sap resin hop bitterness and cane sugar sweetness. Good balance. Moderately aromatic. Solid.

Opens sap hop bitterness. Some caramel, coarse brown sugar, citrus, and a biting hop presence in the middle. End is a slight bitter coconut skin at the end. Finishes resin and bitter with more of the same in the aftertaste. No real coconut flavor at all here. Not bad but certainly a bit disappointing.

Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and crisp in the mouth and goes down filmy and sticky. Finishes messy with a long, lingering aftertaste. Ok.

There was a fair amount of hype for this brew and honestly, it really doesn't live up to it. Just a regular IPA from Stone with almost no coconut presence. Skip this one.

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Photo of Hopswagger
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: Pale clear golden body with streaming effervescence and a huge creamy off white blanket of clouds resting on top. Wet lacing slides gracefully up and down the walls.

S: Juicy tropical fruits, lots of lime, melon, stone fruit and dried coconut. Faint aroma of wet socks.

T/M: Huge dose of spice that dwindles to bitter citrus fruits and a soapy presence. Perfume/herbal booze. Coconut is faint but comes in toward the end and brings a warming sensation. Full bodied with a creamy carbonation. Super dry finish of citrus oils.

O: Call me crazy but I'm not getting the coconut like I expected to. The exexuition seemed rough unlike the normal refined Stone brews. This was decent but not really jaw dropping. A beautifully poured brew with a nice nose.

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Photo of jpro
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Drink by 10-10-13 stamped on the bottle...

A: Pours a majestic orange-gold, with a nice head of creamy, meringue-like foam; good retention leaves some strands and globs of sticky lace.

S: Heavy, raw citrus rind - mainly grapefruit and orange; perhaps some honey - but no coconut - I guess it's there if you imagine hard enough.

T: Pretty standard Stone IPA territory... tonsil-puckering hops - raw and in your face; not much malt to speak of other than a touch of light breadiness; maybe there is just a hint of coconut on the finish.

M: Middle of the road / medium for both mouthfeel and carbonation (perhaps a touch tingly). Nothing crazy.

O: A nice IPA, but the coconut dimension is lacking, which is a downer... A nice citrusy IPA with more coconut flavor would be tasty.

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Photo of JG-90
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours a hazy golden peach color with a moderate/large off-white head. Head has okay retention and leaves heavy lacing. Smell consists of tangerine, orange, and breadiness. Can't pick up any real coconut aromas.

Taste starts with breadiness then pine, followed by lemon, orange, then a hint of coconut. Bready and citrusy finish. I think the breadiness in here takes away a bit from the citrus and coconut flavors, still good though. Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy, with above average carbonation.

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Photo of Brenden
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This IPA is a bright but thick amber, dark yellow where the glass is thinner, and quite hazy. I've seen people say it's clear, but I can't see through mine. The head, very close to white, is a full finger after it's fallen. It's nice and frothy, thick and chewy-looking, at it immediately leaves heavy lacing where it's dropped from. At that point, it continues to leave heavy patching.
There are nice tropical notes on the nose, mostly what I was hoping for but not quite as bright and juicy as I'd heard.That may be because some pine resin and pith cut through it, but there is some juicy mango and papaya going on along with some grapefruit. Dry breads and caramel from malts are just enough to support the hops.
While the tropical juiciness is evident on the tip of the tongue, the pine and grapefruit peel come through stronger at the back of it. Sweetness backs off very quickly. Coconut is barely an afterthought, which is the most disappointing thing in what's essentially a good IPA. Just in the finish, and nowhere else, that coconut milk and something like whipped cream, texture included, tease what could have been.
Crispness is up front and makes up the strongest element of the feel in this medium-bodied brew, though it has a certain fluffiness that lends itself to an aspect of smoothness. The same feeling of filmy residue I get from whipped cream is on the roof of my mouth, though not strongly. It's unexpected and very unusual, though it's not enough to detract much.

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Photo of ikantspel
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into an otter creek glass

Enjoy by 10.23.13

Pours a clear golden color with a small head

Floral nose melds into a grassy pine followed by the most subtle coconut smell

Starts with a piney bitter with some coconut midway and ends bitter

Wonderful full bodied mouth feel. Coconut lingering in the back of my throat

Maybe I can't appreciate this as much cus Im indoors with a/c blasting

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Photo of ghostwalker
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange body with a thinnish finger of white head.

Nose is sweet and creamy. A bit of hop sharpness, but not overpowering.

Flavor is dominated by a sweet malt character, which I normally do not prefer. However, it really works here. Coconut is evident, to my palate. The resulting creaminess is noticeable. The hops mostly balance, but remain slightly in the background. A very tasty brew indeed!

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with a bit of the aspirin chalkiness on the finish that I attribute to hops.

Overall, a very nice brew. Very drinkable and tasty. Interesting balance.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange-gold, with a finger's worth of white head and average visible carbonation.

S: Bitter grapefruit, some pine and spicy hops, some caramel and vanilla with biscuit malts in the background.

T: Very bitter grapefruit, grass, and pine hops with some vanilla flavor and sweet malts with a fairly restrained caramel flavor. The flavors leave a fairly bitter presence for awhile after the swallow, like chewing on grapefruit rind.

M: Medium to heavy-bodied for style, average carbonation sensation. The alcohol is noticeable here but doesn't dominate.

O: I notice that the word "coconut" shows up nowhere in my review. This isn't a a bad beer, although it's nothing exciting and falls in that category of a bitter bomb without much of the accompanying hop flavors. But it's a complete fail in the coconut department. I'm quite disappointed.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. enjoy by 10/10/13, enjoyed thoroughly on 8/20/13. Pours a golden with a bit of copper, perfectly clear and with a fluffy and creamy one finger white head. Aroma of sweet malts and lots of hops, Stone style. Flavor is hop forward with a nice lingering bitter. Grapefruit, grass, and pine galore. Coconut? I guess it is this strange additional bitter flavor I am getting. Not offensive, but something different and not really coconut, per se. Easy drinking with plenty of carbonation. I dunno about the coconut, but this is an excellent IPA on its own.

I had this again with only a week or two more age on it and man did it fade fast. Definitely have this fresh, otherwise you'll end up with a muddled murky mess. Still loved it brand newly fresh though.

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Photo of TomTown
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap into a Cuvee des Jacobins tulip.

Appearance - Beautifully clear copper color with 1/2 inch white head. Leaves nice lacing on the glass as I sip on it.

Smell - Wonderful nose of pine, tropical fruit, and the slightest hint of coconut. As others have said, just enough coconut to adjust the nose a tad but it melds really well with the tropical character so you don't notice a slap in the face like in the Dayman IPA.

Taste - Very crisp with slight citrus sweetness. Coconut is more apparent in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very light and dry. I definitely appreciate this in a west coast IPA, especially in the summer.

Overall - Very well executed albeit light in the coconut. The coconut is definitely apparent and if I have the choice in too much or too little of a fruit flavor in a beer, I definitely prefer the tastefulness of the subtlety in the coconut. Great beer.

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Photo of Auraan
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured an opaque orange/amber with thin ring of head that left little lacing. It looks quite nice, though I'd like for a bit more head. Scents of pine, citrus, tropical fruit and slight malt and very, very, very slight coconut. A good scent, quite fitting for an IPA, with just enough coconut in there to make it unique. Flavor is hop forward, with a big hit of grapefruit rind, grapefruit, pine, slight floral hops, slight tropical fruit, with a good level of hop bitterness all laid over a backbone of pale and caramel malt. The coconut is very slight in the background and in the background of the aftertaste. A good flavor, though the coconut is minimal. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly oily, but rather crisp as well, with moderate carbonation. A good mouthfeel, very easy to drink, quite pleasant. Overall it's a good IPA. It has the nice West Coast IPA profile I love, and just enough of a hint of coconut to make it slightly different. It could do with more coconut, but Stone had trouble finding enough coconuts for a price that wasn't ridiculous so I won't fault them that. It's still an excellent West Coast IPA and well worth trying.

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Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.