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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

1,166 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,166
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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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
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

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

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

Marcelozicker, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of litheum94
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle. Best by date of 10/10/13.

Brilliant golden body. Off-white head, fizzy. Crackles out to a whispy cover with pools of bubbles riding on top.

The nose is extremely floral, pungent and potpourri like. Some bready malts. Pine and grapefruit. Very vague coconut. I wouldn't have picked it up if I wasn't looking for it.

Dry, cracker, malt body. Very floral, a tad grassy. Lots of pine bitterness and some cracked pepper. Grapefruit zest. Some toasted coconut pops up as it warms, but again, I wouldn't have been able to pick it up if I didn't know that this was a coconut IPA. Extremely bitter on the finish, with pine flavors lingering forever.

This is one of those beers where you read the back of the bottle and wonder if your palate is broken, because what they describe is not at all what I taste. I think one of the main problems with this beer is that it's just too bitter for the coconut. It completely masks any hint of coconut flavor. This is a hard beer to rate, because as an IPA, I enjoyed it. But as a coconut IPA, I have to take off major points, because the coconut just isn't there.

litheum94, Aug 16, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber that orders me to DRINK FRESH and is stamped with an 'enjoy by' date of 10/10/13. Poured into a 50 cL glass stein with a textured exterior.

Appearance - aggressive pour yields a foamy meringue colored head a finger and a half thick. Takes quite a while to dissipate and resembles heavy snow that has partially melted then refrozen as it settles. Body is a brilliant apricot color with sunny golden highlights.

Smell - first whiff reveals floral hops with something else, like a creamy/smooth sweetness that serves to dampen the floral qualities. While it doesn't smell like coconut, I can't help but think the muted notes are the work of the fruit. Some notes of orange citrus come through as well. As it warms, the coconut definitely becomes detectable, but it's more like coconut milk than the sweet coconut you often see with dessert.

Taste - like the smell, the coconut is hardly present, and instead there is a healthy dose of grapefruit bitterness and dandelion greens. Perhaps some faint caramel sweetness and alcoholic esters, but bitter tannins dominate the profile. Again, as it warms, the coconut becomes perceptible, imparting a more noticeable sweetness and faint vanilla to counter the bitterness.

Mouthfeel - creamy and a little bit chewy with mild carbonation and a medium body. Aftertaste is lingering with more bitter and some coconut.

Overall, a decent IPA, but one I have a hard time calling a "Coconut IPA". Ambitious all the same, and makes me intrigued to try a more coconut-y example. I would definitely recommend drinking it after its warmed up, or at least trying it that way. It's the best way to experience the coconut. Glad I tried it, but also glad I only bought one bottle.

LambicPentameter, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

TastyIsBeer, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

russwilliam, Aug 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

geuze_gone_wild, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ortie, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

IPAIsaac, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Horbar, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

rfgetz, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

AndyH, Aug 16, 2013
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,166 ratings.