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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
83
good

1,139 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 16
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)
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archero

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-27-2013 07:14:41 | More by archero
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DoubleJ

California

3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I thought that using cumaru in an IPA was different enough, but Stone, Rip Current, and Robert/Ryan have decided that it would be a good idea use coconut in an IPA. It could go either way. I have 22 ounce to work on, so let's start the work. On to the beer:

The color is cadmium yellow orange and topped with over an inch of creamy head on top. Lots of creamy lace is left around the glass. The hop profile is pleasant and vibrant, bringing pine, grapefruit, orange, and lycee to the stage. There is a soft creamy note of coconut which breaks itself into the profile. We're on the right track.

The first two-thirds od the sip say quality IPA. Piney and grapefruit notes set the track off right. The final third is interrupted by the soft flesh of coconut. Now, I like coconut, and while it does make the beer finish a little different and still delivers a good beer experience, I'd rather have my IPA and coconut in different mouthfuls. The latter seems to damper some of the vibrancy of the former. A bit of the alcohol is noted, though it does stand at 7.7% ABV.

Actually quite good as it is. It's scary to believe that this IPA could only get better with the removal of the adjunct.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 06:50:53 | More by DoubleJ
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-27-2013 05:45:03 | More by Kopfschuss
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BA_Berto

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-27-2013 04:33:49 | More by BA_Berto
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slatetupelo

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-27-2013 04:05:32 | More by slatetupelo
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-27-2013 03:53:54 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-27-2013 03:09:13 | More by GuttaMane138
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djgustafson

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-27-2013 02:39:55 | More by djgustafson
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-27-2013 02:24:41 | More by cincysig
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-27-2013 01:46:49 | More by Cubatobaco
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bottle.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin half finger white head. Some spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aroma has lots of pineapple but not the coconut I was expecting. A little bit of lemon and grass as well.

I do pick up coconut in the flavor but it is buried by a HUGE punch of bitter pineapple. It is a nice bitterness to me but is very over the top and slightly out of balance. Coconut lingers throughout underneath but becomes more noticeable as the beer warms. Dryer mouthfeel, though and alcohol is well hidden.

Overall, a nicely made if not out of balance, beer. I feel like with some age the bitterness will mellow out and the coconut will come through more. A nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 01:35:48 | More by rangerred
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-27-2013 00:42:29 | More by Hopdaemon39
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MikeHRayn

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-26-2013 22:22:39 | More by MikeHRayn
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-26-2013 22:15:19 | More by gueuzedreg
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ehammond1


3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille

Unfortunately, this didn't turn out anything like the incredible homebrew example I tried. This is a fairly boring, somewhat bitter, IPA from Stone. Ruin 10, Enjoy By, Ruin, regular IPA, etc. etc. are all better than this. No coconut presence whatsoever. Really disappointed in this one. I'd rather drink a regular Stone IPA than search for the coconut in this that isn't there.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2013 21:44:20 | More by ehammond1
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a pint glass this beer was gold in color with a small white head. There was a little bit of lace.

Aroma of tropical fruit and grassy hops. Could not detect any coconut in the aroma.

A taste of Hawaiian Punch and mango. Some orange. The coconut showed up mid taste. A little bit of late hops.

Sweet, fruity mouthfeel.

Good try, it fell a little short.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 19:25:42 | More by lordofthewiens
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Blaze Bar Harbor

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, clear, gold, moderate carbonation

Smell: pine hops and light coconut

Taste: pine hops and light coconut

Mouthfeel: sweet with a bitter back bone and a dry end, medium carbonation, light bodied

Overall: A decent IPA that I wish the coconut was more present in. Every now and then as the beer warmed I would get a good whiff, however it would be tastier if it was more balanced with the pine.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2013 18:37:01 | More by tigg924
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Linda081

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

08-26-2013 17:40:18 | More by Linda081
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sblank

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-26-2013 14:17:06 | More by sblank
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Ysgard

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Just a tiny bit of haze, clearer than most. Orange, but not quite as light as the Enjoy By. Perfect head retention (incomplete yet persistent blanket all the way down the glass. Lacing was only spotty, no epic webs.

Aroma: Not as tropical as I expected, but nice bright hoppiness, more citrus, then tropical then pine. If I detect any coconut, it is ephemeral and at the end. It actually vaguely reminds me of a very subtle sugar-oak flavor in some of the better whiskey I've had. As an aroma. Yes, weird.

Taste: Clean bright hops, citrus into mango, tied together by a soft coconut mellowness. This drives into a brief toasted malt middle, almost German in character, which drives into a piney bitter finish. I like to drink this, it just goes down so smooth.

Mouthfeel: Dry, well carbonated. Drinkability is king and this hits a sweetspot of carbonation and body that the coconut can ride through.

Overall: The coconut ties it together for me, but it is far from what people seem to expect from coconut. Not Pina colada, not suntan lotion. Just a subtle pleasing spine that rolls the beer together and makes it altogether pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 14:01:56 | More by Ysgard
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-26-2013 13:35:14 | More by jmmy3
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

08-26-2013 13:18:39 | More by mythaeus
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moarmare

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-26-2013 12:12:03 | More by moarmare
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vkv822

Oregon

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz : SN IPA Glass
best by: 10/10/13

Clear, golden-burnt orange with a thick, craggy head that leaves nice lacing. Slightly off white.

Citric and sweet fruity hops. Faint notes of lightly toasty malts in the backing. I can't distinguish any specific coconut notes, but it is still quite nice.

More citric and sweet fruit notes primarily, with a light toasty malt character. I can just pick up some toast, lightly sweet coconut mixed in the finish with the malt character. Though I doubt I would give it much thought had I not known this was a "coconut IPA".

Medium+ body, mild foamy carbonation, bitter finish.

A very well done IPA overall, though I would have liked a bit more coconut.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 07:26:56 | More by vkv822
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle poured into Stone glass. Pours a bright gold with nice clarity, heavy white head which leaves tons of lacing behind. Nose features tropical fruit, pine, citrus, and toasted malts. Not really getting anything in the way of coconut, perhaps the toasty malt has a tinge of toasted coconut, but it seems like a stretch. Smells of pungent hops with moderate to high bitterness. The taste. Flavor starts with fruity hops, resinous hops, followed by plenty of tropical notes. Again, there is a glaring absence of the main ingredient listed on the bottle: coconut. This is disappointing since I was really looking forward to seeing how the flavor would work with the hops. I pick up a slight hint of toasted coconut towards the end, but it is certainly buried beneath the assertive hop and malt profile. Mouthfeel is moderate with appropriate carbonation. Overall, this is a tasty IPA, but I get particularly disappointed when certain adjunct ingredients are listed as a feature of a beer and just don't come through. This definitely causes a hit to the overall score.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 06:05:22 | More by homebrew311
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.