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

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1,165 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,165
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

acurtis, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

cw13, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

nmann08, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

seplo, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

neckbracesub, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

InspectorBob, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ohiobeer29, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

qcbrewer, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

tbone1384, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

schmidtmattsays, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of GodlessWatermelon
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours your standard hazy golden hue, fluffy white head.

Aroma is typical Stone: Hoppy, citrusy, floral. No coconut scent.

Taste follows the aroma, nice and bitter, fruity, but I really can't taste the coconut at all. I had the bomber to myself and drank it over the course of an hour, but I was hoping for more pronounced coconut flavors.

A solid IPA, but had this been served to me blind I would have never guessed it had coconut in it.

GodlessWatermelon, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jvillefan, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

cletusdog, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of RickS95
4.01/5  rDev +9%

The pour is a clearish golden orange. It's the color of a nectarine. No haze. The head is bright white, somewhat creamy looking, and along the lines of what an IPA head should look like as it's kind of craterous. Nice thin lace.

The smell is unique. Where pine is a dominant smell in lots of IPAs, here the pine is there, but completely overwhelmed by citrus fruits. The smell rivals suntan lotion, only the coconut isn't as prevalent. Apricots, pineapple, grapefruit and coconut.

Both the malt and hop bill are clear in the taste. Pale and pilsner malts are evident throughout. In midsip the hops shine with their citrus notes. The coconut is noticeable only near the finish, and it sticks with you.

It's pretty creamy for an IPA. The bitterness starts early, takes a break, then finishes strong. There's a sweetness at the start of the swallow, but then the bitterness kicks in, along with the roastiness of the coconut. The bitter, grainy, roasty nuts lingers til the next swig.

Overall, it's a good IPA, but different than anything I've had before. The coconut was a new experience. There's a lot of IBUs in this beer, but it's tempered with the malt and roasty coconut. It's still bitter, but it's fairly easy to drink and there's no real alcohol presence depsite being anything but a sipper.

RickS95, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Massbmx, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

alienlifeforcecube, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

ECalebrews449, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

hollywood_15063, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

GABrew, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Goldfishman, Aug 18, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%

Appearance - Pours a clear, pure copper color with a white, near 2 finger head. Good retention, resulting in a thin but consistent layer of suds across the surface. Very little in terms of lacing.

Smell - Lots of tropical notes on the nose; pineapple, mango and orange, with touches of grapefruit and pine. The coconut is there, but after the beer has warmed, and it's still fairly buried beneath the dominant hop presence.

Taste - Follows the nose to an extent. Lots of hop bite. Grapefruit and pine bite with subtle notes of pineapple. Coconut doesn't come through until the beer warms, and strengthens to a moderate level as the beer approaches room temp. Once warmed, the coconut hits mid-taste and holds up the back end quite well.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair carbonation. A bit abrassive upfront, but smooths out to a slick, almost creamy finish.

Overall - If you're looking for a coconut heavy beer, look elsewhere. This is an IPA with a bit of coconut added for balance. It works... but for the price, I'd pass on buying it again.

TheSixthRing, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Thedrizzle, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

dvmky, Aug 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

dertyd, Aug 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

SDG1070, Aug 17, 2013
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,165 ratings.