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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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1,184 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,184
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 19
Gots: 51 | 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:
Beer added by: ESPNman on 07-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

These guys continue to try new things and innovate well. Often the beers are so-so, but sometimes they strike gold. Either way I love that a brewery this big and this established is still pushing the envelope. I really hope this is great.

Pours a nice bubbly flufy 1+ finger head that fades at a med pace with nice soapy lacing, mostly clear honey tan golden brown color.

Nose brings the nice hops out first, a bit spicy but quite floral, bit grassy, nice citrus, bit of a tangerine aroma with hints of stone fruit too like peach and apricot, hint of coconut water, under that brings some sweet candy malts with light caramel and toffee, with that comes the candied orange peel hop aroma, light resin, and just a touch of pine. Bit of a fruitiness too, I think from the yeast, it has a very Stone like aroma.

Taste is similar, starting with the sweet malts though, bit of caramel and toffee, candy flavored malts, again bringing the light candied orange peel flavor. Then into hops, they come on spicy and chewy at first, a little earthy and bit of pine, even a bit woodsy like, before light waves of fruit, some citrus first with a little candied orange peel, touch of generic citrus fruit and stone fruit combination, and mild tropical fruit. There is a touch of a coconut creamy milk flavor in the back but barely detectable over the big hops and malts. The bitterness cuts through with a big IPA bitterness. Finish is very bitter as it dries, almost astringent bitter as the sweet candy malts that balanced the bitterness before disappear on the finish, lingering earthy chewy and very spicy hops, a little grassy and pine as well, just a touch of citrus, the hint of coconut is gone except for light coconut milk memories here and there on the tongue.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, nice carb.

Overall for a Stone IPA its pretty nice, like a slightly milder version of Arrogant Bastard, and this is quite Stone like in all aspects. However, the lack of real coconut is a little disappointing, I was hoping for quite a bit of coconut, and tropical fruit hops to blend with it, but the hint of coconut is drowned by the big sweet malts and huge bitter hops. Oh well. Maybe they will refine it and change it a bit.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of oldvines
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of 408Bryan
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ahbithwabm
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DJNordz
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Dogfish pint glass...it looks and smells delicious but like most people probabyly were, I was expecting a refreshing coconut IPA. This was an overly dry and bitter IPA and I did not taste any coconut through the entire bottle. It was so far from what I was expecting that I had to use the 'gansetts I had bought with it to wash the taste out of my mouth. Maybe it was my expectations that were wrong but if a light refreshing IPA with hints of coconut is what you want this will not satisfy that craving.

Photo of jbaker67
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Medium copper pour, nice thick off-white head. Aroma has a nice spruce bent to it, some floral hints. Flavor has some good solid bittersweet citrus notes, some nuttiness and a sweet caramel back end - no trace of the coconut to be found. Mouthfeel has just the right amount of thickness and spritz. Pretty decent but not unique.

Photo of e30todamax
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottle says enjoy by 10/10/13.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy later. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A ripe and juicy hop forward aroma with lots of citrus hints and some subtle coconut. Big scent of juicy citrus hops upfront with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, melon, and lemon. Spicy and dank hints of pine resin along with some grassy hops. The coconut is subtle compared to the hops but noticeable. Sweet malt presence with hints of caramel, grains, crackers, and yeast. Very hop forward. Pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a very hop forward West Coast style taste with big hop notes and subtle coconut. Big upfront taste of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, apricot, tangerine, melon, pineapple, and lemon zest. Good notes of spicy pine resin and some grassy hops. The coconut is very subtle and mostly hidden by the hops but comes through a little better as the beer warms. Decent backing malt presence with notes of sweet caramel, grains, yeast, and crackers. A very good hoppy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and drying. Slightly oily and fairly bitter.

Overall: A pretty good beer as a straight up West Coast IPA. Good citrus fruit flavors and pine. Coconut could of been considerable stronger.

Photo of AgentMunky
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of frogfan
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of marct
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mjw1200
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of hardy008
2.98/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours clear amber with a one finger off white head, with nice retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. I do not smell any coconut.

I can taste the coconut. It is not very strong. The beer is also much more bitter than the aroma suggested. To the point of being overly bitter. In addition to coconut, the taste also has grapefruit peeling and floral hops. this tastes quite a bit different than the aroma, which is unfortunate.

Medium bodied with average carbonation. Has a strong bitter aftertaste which I find unappealing. I'm glad I only bought one of these, because I honestly don't want to drink this beer again.

Photo of jimilayne
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of brureview
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 10/10/13. The beer poured an attractive golden copper color with a 2F head in a pint glass.

Strong melon-citrus rind aroma from the head, which eventually mellows.

The mouth feel is quite piquant- lots of carbonation.

The taste is excellent: accentuated citrus rind. This is accompanied by a hoppy, pleasantly bitter finish.

Overall, an well balanced IPA. I didn't taste stone fruit or coconut in the flavor, but powerful citrus rind coupled with a hoppy bitter finish makes a highly enjoyable beer.

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Lambocalrisien
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Mersh
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ant880
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of buschbeer
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 PT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass
Enjoy by: 10/10/13

A - It is a brilliant amber color. It is clear. About two inches of off-white head rests comfortably on top.

S - The smell has a nice mixture of citrus and tropical fruit. The coconut is M.I.A.

T - It starts out with a hint of mango then some citrus. Finally, the pine comes rushing in to dominate my palate.

M - Medium and slick.

O - It there is coconut in this beer I cannot find it. It have searched and let the beer warm. The hops flavor is so intense that whatever coconut is in there it is masked my the overwhelming hops flavor. It is a great IPA. It is just doesn't deliver on the coconut. I'm assuming the lower score is due to this fact. My suggestion is to forget about the coconut and judge it as an IPA.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a nice bright and lively copper with some nice golden hues. There is a nice dense off-white head that forms that has some medium sized bubbles sprinkled around. Head is nice and sticky with pretty good retention.

Aroma is interesting. Definitely a West Coast IPA with some nice citrus notes and slight tropical fruit notes. Herbal and slight piney as well. Grapefruit notes and some tangerine is present in the nose. Then there is this faint but yummy coconut note that is slightly toasty and not too overwhelming or sweet. Aroma indicates this will be a pretty hoppy brew.

Flavor is nice. It starts off with traditional citrusy notes of grapefruit and some nice tropical fruit notes. Slight resinous notes are present as well but they are dominated by the more citrus notes. The coconut notes pop up throughout the middle of the brew. They are nice and slightly sweet and a bit toasty. The notes aren't at all overwhelming and in fact they are a bit on the underwhelming side. Still this is a nice IPA. The coconut notes do give the middle of the brew quite an interesting note. the body is nice and light-medium with good dry bitterness throughout the brew. Overall this is a great IPA and the tasty and sweet coconut notes give it an interesting dimension but by now means do they dominate. Well done.

Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,184 ratings.