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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

1,176 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,176
Reviews: 231
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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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.

MattyG85, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
4/5  rDev +8.7%

AgentMunky, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Danny1217, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of frogfan
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

frogfan, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of marct
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

marct, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of mjw1200
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mjw1200, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of hardy008
2.91/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

hardy008, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of jimilayne
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

jimilayne, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of waiting4lunch
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

waiting4lunch, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of brureview
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

brureview, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

AngusOg, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

sendbeer, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Lambocalrisien
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Lambocalrisien, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Mersh
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Mersh, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of ant880
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ant880, Aug 17, 2013
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.

buschbeer, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

JoEBoBpr, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bomber into a tulip. BB 10/10/13

Pours a brilliant copper color with an inch thick white head with terrific lacing. The smell is slightly hoppy...a bit disappointing coming from Stone. I'm not getting much coconut on the aroma either. The taste is mildly hoppy without much coconut flavor either. Its got a fine flavor, just nothing too impressive. Decent drink ability, cant complain there. Medium bodied medium carbonation.

Overall not as good as I was hoping. Its a fine IPA, but not as good as any of Stone's regular world class IPAs.

Axnjxn, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, stamp on bottle says Enjoy By 10/10/13. Served in a Dogfish IPA glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with about an inch and a half off-white head that sticks around for a long time. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice and hoppy, the brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, tropical fruit) and floral hops, and some coconut. I think the taste pretty much follows the aroma, but with there being more balance between the hoppy and coconut flavors. The citrusy hop tropical fruit flavors seem the strongest to me. It starts off sweet, and then has a nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and coating, and is also well carbonated. I liked this brew, I might have to pick up another bottle while it's still around. $6.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of eulerthegrape
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

eulerthegrape, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of corysmith01
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This review is an odd one because, if it was just an IPA, I'd probably notch it a few points higher. The nose and taste are what you'd expect from a quality IPA. Lots of citrus with a balanced yet pronounced bitter finish. So, as an IPA, this is pretty solid.

The problem is that this is a coconut IPA. I had looked forward to having this for some time and must admit I was a bit let down. If I really concentrated, I could make out just the tiniest hint of coconut, perhaps on the first sip or two. But as I went on, it was all hop bitterness. In fact, if you had given this to me and not told me what it was, I would have never guessed there was any coconut present. So, to that end, I had to rate it down...not because it's not a solid IPA, but because it doesn't really deliver on the promise.

corysmith01, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of sjones5045
4/5  rDev +8.7%

sjones5045, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of GoGators
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

GoGators, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev +8.7%

WeisGuy, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Marcelozicker
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Marcelozicker, Aug 16, 2013
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,176 ratings.