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

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1,183 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,183
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of vfgccp
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Enjoy by Oct 2013, opened Aug 2013.

A - Amber, semi-hazy body. Nice off-white head has great retention and lace.

S - Dried apricot, condensed milk, musky sweat, and a touch of green plants.

T - Nice, fresh resiny hop character but fairly little coconut. Sharp, resiny pine and honey. Rosewater, grass, and just a touch of raw coconut on the back end.

M - Relatively vanilla, medium body. Not bad, but not great.

O - Not enough coconut for billing on the label.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 22oz pry-off bottle to a medium-sized snifter; freshness date of October 23, 2013 printed in yellow ink on the shoulder of the bottle (“ENJOY BY 10/23/13”), which assuming this is a 90-day freshness period (like other Stone brews) would make this about five weeks old. Fresh enough, I’d say.

Appearance (4.5): Two good fingers of custard-colored foam come off of the pour, constituting a tight, foamy head that shows great retention in dying down slowly and leaving wide swaths of thin film and thin collars within those swaths. This all sits atop the body, which is a moderately hazy, rich orange-amber color and beautiful.

Smell (4.0): Tropical fruits (pineapple, passionfruit) mix with the toasted, fruity, almost buttery character of coconut, plus bready, slightly sweet biscuit tones (not quite as rich and sweet as challah or some other eggy bread, but moving in that direction) with a light icing-like sweetness. Maybe kind of like a fresh-baked yeast donut. Y’know, plus those hops.

Taste (4.0): Comes out swinging with a moderate but firm bitterness, characterized by a lightly astringent citrus peel snap, followed by tropical fruits (mango, pineapple juice) mingling with some of the malt character referred to in the nose (bready, rich-ish, not too sweet but just a tiny bit sugary). During this bit of hop flavor and malt body, the coconut comes in and makes its presence known with a tangy, fruity, buttery, toasted coconut flavor that rides along through the finish—tangy, acidic white grapefruit pith and some resin blend surprisingly smoothly with the tangy coconut flavor. Well-played, bros.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Smooth carbonation, rolling over the palate with a soft foaming action that expands modestly and tingles pleasantly with fine, sharp points just before dying down. The body is medium-weight, moderately viscous and oily, but with a very nice, very dry finish, thanks in part to the 7.7% ABV and hop presence. Drinkable and satisfying.

Overall (4.0): This is an interesting, tastefully-done brew that pulls off a potentially risky move. It’s good, it’s very good actually—as an IPA. It just happens to be a really, really solid IPA that has some coconut in it. But, that’s cool because coconut has a kind of unique character in that it combines tangy fruitiness with toasted and smooth, buttery tones, which allows it to blend in simultaneously with the hops profile and malt body. I dig it. Very well done, guys. Keep it up. (But maybe consider lower price points for some of these collaboration brews that aren’t gigantic stouts and stuff like that.)

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone Collaboration R&R Coconut IPA – 7.7% ABV, Poured from bomber to plastic cup clear

A – 4.25 Golden clear color with a finger of white head. Bottle itself is alright, same as Woot Stout pretty much.

S – 4.0 – Small aroma of coconut + usual stone IPA smells, piney, grapefruit, orange/lemon/lime zest

T – 4.25 – Tastes more like a stone IPA, grapefruit, piney, orange zest, lemon/lime, some exotic tropical fruits but nothing too specific. What I do notice is as the hops fade away you get a coconut flavor in with the late maltiness.

M – 4.0 – Stone IPA/Ruination esque. Good carbonation and hop bite. Leaves a grapefruit/bitter aftertaste. Alc well covered.

O – 4.0 – Definitely a good Stone IPA. Not so big on the coconut. From what I heard online they took the original R&R homebrew and then put a lot of their own recipe into it. But I've never had the R and R coconut so I wouldn't know for sure.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.61/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by date of September 23rd. Drank August 28th.

Poured from 22oz bottle into an IPA glass.

A - Orange/amber color. Clear/no sediment. Distinct lines of carbonation. Modest head. Beautiful lacing as on the sides of the glass as the beer was consumed.

S - Very nice. Pine, citrus, tropical fruit, and then some grapefruit rind as the beer warmed.

T - Initial impressions are citrus, toasted malts, and a slight hint of tropical flavors and coconut. Strong, yet pleasant dose of hops. Bitterness lasts long after the beer is swallowed, much like a Ruination. As the beer warms, the alcohol starts to become more noticeable, but in a pleasant way, as well as a stronger grapefruit rind flavor.

M - Very nice. Crisp yet not to dry. Carbonation well balanced. Slightly foams in your mouth.

O - Love this beer. Reminds me of Ruination with a slightly different twist. At the time of this review, the beer scored an 84 with <600 reviews. I assume that it has received a lower review because buyers expected more coconut. While I agree that the coconut was not a dominant player in the flavor of the beer, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Bottom line: if it did not have the word "coconut" in the title, I expect the score would have been higher. This is a wonderful beer and I hope to see more of it in the future.

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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

We crack the top and pour a brew of solid pumpkin orange, letting up lighter golden hues around the edges. It holds an initial two finger head of snowy, creamy white bubbles, showing decent retention. This leaves sheets of ridged lacing dripping around the glasses. No haze or sediment is noted whatsoever, and carbonation appears to be light. The aroma gives bright citric grapefruity and herbal hop airs, chalky pale and oat malts, light creamy coconut milk sourness, fresh basal lemon juiciness bright milky acidity, suntan lotion creaminess, licorice, eucalyptus leafiness, and crisply metallic baker’s yeastiness. Our first impression is that the coconut is there, but subtle, with that great west coast hoppy bitterness on the back that leaves you hoping for some sweetness that never comes. As we sip, the taste opens with milky coconut creaminess, crisp pales, faint wheatiness, perfumed floral and bitterly citric hops, toasted almonds, dried straw, mango and kumquat fruitiness, lemon and orange rind, mineral, and sweet vanilla essence. The middle peaks with continued coconut extract presence, light buttery warmth, burnt wheat bread, vegetal spice of mustard greens and carrots, pale and crystal malts, honey, daisy florals, and sugary toffee sweetness. The end comes with alcohol wash to start, moving to bitterly earthy, soapy, and herbal hops, soured coconut shell, lemon rind, grapefruit pith, tree bark, black pepper and garlic, mineral, cherry pits, glassy metallics, yeasty bite, and dirty, unfiltered wheaty vibes. The aftertaste breathes of bittered earthy, herbal, and spicy hops, light fruitiness of pineapple and coconut, freshly mowed lawn, starchy vegetals, black cherry warheads, gravel, sandpaper, fusel booze, metallic coppers, chalked yeast, lemon rind bitterness, and paint thinner. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium to high. There is only decent slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop to each sip, but there is a general lack of coating. It drips into chalky astringency and citric pucker. The abv is appropriate, and the beer sips back easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its aroma. Everything else about this one fell into the rather standard category. The nose started with fruitiness, freshness, and decent coconut milk warmth, but the flavoring failed to deliver in full. The taste buds received something that was very west coast in its bitterness of hops, allowing less from the background flavors to shine through. This is where the coconut was lost. We were expecting a kick in the face, but rather it was just a subtle, easy inclusion on the back that didn’t get you thinking that much. That said, for what this is, I wish Robert and Ryan were in our home brewing club, and we applaud Stone and Rip Current for undertaking the project.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured the R&R Coconut IPA into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a cloudy orange color with a half a finger of off white head.

S - Tropical citrus on first sniff. Getting light vanilla in there, some grapefruit and pine fill the nose.

T - Nice smooth pine and grapefruit initially. Mid palate getting some citrus and orange. The coconut is very subdued but a hint on the aftertaste to complete the beer. Not bad at all. Yeah, I wish there was more coconut here.

M - Smooth medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

O - It's a damn good beer. Now can someone make this bad boy into a Imperial IPA with coconut.

Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,183 ratings.