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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,175 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,175
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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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

chefduff2, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a the COOP for about $7ish... seems pricey.

Pours a very clear orange with a decent 1 finger head... nice lacing but the head dropped very quickly.

Nose shows good tropical fruity hops... melon and some papaya... a bit of agave syrup... but nothing I associate with coconut.

There may be some coconut.. but it is waaaay on the finish.. the hops blow it out of the water.. mango hoppiness with a pretty bitter bite begins up front and finishes almost as strong..

Really pretty strong ABV... the hops push up front and to the back but get a hammer by the EtOH..

With room temperature warmth.. the coconut might bloom a bit, but that also could my mind wanting it to come about after soo long.

Decent and expected Stone IPA... but if you want any Coconut, this is a waste of time and a pretty big waste of money.

3.75/3.25/3.25/3.5/3.25

JohnGalt1, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of JISurfer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JISurfer, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of ooms
4/5  rDev +8.7%

ooms, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Always thought these flavors would match well. Let's see how Stone and some homebrewers tackle it.

A- Poured from the bomber into a tulip revealing a somewhat hazy orange body, some golden around the edges. A one finger creamy, frothy white head raises up to about two fingers high. Head retention is good and a big bubbly ring is left after it dies down. Nice thick cloud of lacing around the glass.

S- Hops and coconut bouquet with a slight edge for the hops being the main scent. The coconut feels somewhat sweet and like a dessert. Hops mainly give off orange zest and citrus notes for me with some pine and floral. Slight bread and caramel.

T- First of all it all just seems a bit jumbled. The hops are big as in the aroma but I don't get much beyond some citrus zest and pine. The coconut is sort of masked by the hops and I expected a bit more after the aroma. Slight caramel and some alcohol hints.

MF- Silky moderately thick bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Sort of a bittersweet finish on the palate.

It is a good IPA with nice citrus, floral and pine flavors but the coconut gets dominated by the hops in the end. Just a bit more coconut would be nice and since coconut is in the beer's name it is hard to really be totally satisfied here. Good hop usage.

cbutova, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Justin_Neff
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber dated 10/10/13.

A: Fully translucent orange-golden body. Velvety/frothy, dense, 2 finger head. Great retention layer with moderately high lacing.

S: Hop forward. Sweet and bready malts. Very subtle hints of coconut - to the point that I'm not sure I'd even pick up on it if I didn't know it was there already. A bit of tropical pineapple and citrus fruits.

T: Much like the nose, the coconut is subtle - albeit a bit more present than I thought from the smell. Tangerine, oranges, pineapple sweetness. Balanced with hoppy bitterness lingering.

M: Moderately high carbonation, but surprisingly creamy. Medium body. Oily. A bit of alcohol warmth.

O: Not what I was expecting, but I very solid IPA. Well balanced. Coconut character increases as the beer warms. Tasted similar to standard Stone IPA - which isn't a bad thing by any means.

Justin_Neff, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Warlocks-Passage
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Warlocks-Passage, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of deuce9259
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

deuce9259, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

RandyBoBandy, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of RMoeNay
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

RMoeNay, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
4.39/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an amber brown with ample head. Retains a nice film on top and spotted lacing.

S: Hops, grass, hint of coconut.

T: Bitter from front to back with a great hop backbone. Subtle coconut flavor present somewhere in the middle to back, but subtle - if I didn't know it was in there it would be hard to find.

M: Usual nice feel from this Stone brew - good pop on the tongue, somewhat light, yet having lots of nice hop flavor.

O: Great brew but subtle on the extra flavors.

Oakenator, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Crumpetsnbeer, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 10/10/13. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. I'll start off my saying that the coconut is noticeable in the aromas, but not so much in the flavors. Pours a transparent golden; huge fluffy white head that stays and leaves great lacing and retention. Looks amazing! Smells like your typical Stone IPA, with grapefruit and some pine leading the way. The coconut blends well with the tropical hops, giving it a pina colada aroma, but there's no confusing it's an IPA. Tropical nose. The flavors are nice, but pretty straight forward. Lots of grapefruit, orange zest, lime, pine needles. The malts are there, but seem to take a backseat. Although the coconut flavor isn't too noticeable in the flavors, there is a sweetness there that cuts down the hop bitterness giving this one balance. The mouthfeel is thin with low carbonation; medium-bodied. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Nice beer for the outdoors.

Overall this is a good IPA, but it's not as unique as I was hoping for. While drinking it, I just feel like I'm drinking a Stone IPA, which isn't a bad thing at all, but I was hoping for more coconut. The coconut flavors pop up every once in awhile to say 'hey', but seem extremely subtle. It's still a tasty IPA though. If this was supposed to be just a regular IPA, it would be great.

BB1313, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.64/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice clean light orange-yellow pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head leaving behind excellent amounts of sticky lacing. This smells phenomenal. Tons of floral, pineapple, mango, pine, you do get a tiny hint of sweet coconut tropical scent. Citrusy sweet aroma with a nice caramel grain scent.
The flavor is hop forward with pine and citrus notes, then when the grain bill kicks in you get a bready and caramel hint followed by a subtle coconut flavor.. Then you get a nice lingerig bitterness.
Lighter medium body, nicely carbonated.
This is a fantastic ipa. The coconut mixes very well with the tropical and citrus notes brought in by the hops. Glad I got a bottle of this while they were around.

facundoCNB, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of tabascosigned
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

tabascosigned, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of APB
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

APB, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of WizzardOfHops
4/5  rDev +8.7%

WizzardOfHops, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of davet100
4/5  rDev +8.7%

davet100, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of rudzud
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Picked up a bottle at Julio's and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear light amber with a one finger rocky, sudsy white head that fades to leave light sticky lacing and a nice blanket.

S - Aroma is definitely hoppy...tons of nice floral hops, pine, grapefruit, light tropical notes. Not getting much in the way of coconut though. None at all.

T - Hmm...Malty sweetness, juicy hops, fair amount of bitter pine. Really getting mostly bitter pine resin/oils, sweet malts. Maybe a hint, a hint of sweet coconut, but I think thats just my mind playing tricks. Not getting any roasted flesh, anything.

M - Mouthfeel is solid for an IPA, crisp, drinkable.

O - Overall, a coconut IPA this is not. While delicious as an IPA, this fall flat on delivering what it promises.

rudzud, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tuckerlikesbeer, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber cost me $10 at Malt & Mold in NYC, enjoy by 10/10/13.

Pours lightly hazed amber, moderate head and then leaves well established and lasting fine sheeting.

Nose of tropical fruits. Some orange, some mango and some lime noted.

On the tongue I get more tropical fruits, some moderate spice, more lime and mild hot sauce, no coconut and a hoppy biting citric finish.

Delicious. But no coconut for me.

Went well with some aged Cabot clothbound cheddar

Billolick, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev +8.7%

CCutch, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

drewone, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of ThickNStout
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 6.99. Enjoy by 10/10/13, I assume bottled 7/10. Served in a Southern Tier tulip snifter.

Pours sparkling amber gold with two full fingers of fluffy near white head. It maintains a thin frothy cap that laces well.

Smells of sweet tropical orange and mango hops with some pine in there. Coconut becomes more apparent as the chill subsides.

Taste follows the nose pretty well. Bitter mandarin peel, mango, pine and pepper. The coconut becomes increasingly apparent as it warms. This stuff is mighty tasty.

Oily medium body with fairly light carbonation. Citrus peel and coconut in the hoppy bittersweet finish.

Stone rolls out another nice IPA. The coconut is a bit subtle but a pleasant compliment to the hops. My guess is the reviewers that didn't catch any coconut drank it too cold and too quick. A shame for them. This is a fun spin on the tried and true IPA with a great twist.

ThickNStout, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a larger version of a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Like ever Stone IPA (that I've had anyway) it's a good looking beer. Liquid portion comes out a nice amber color, light brown to dark orange when held up to the light. Perfect clarity to it. The hard pour gave a nice white frothy head mostly larger bubbles but some small ones as well. Crazy good lacing, sticks around the whole way through. Really great looking IPA.

Smell is pretty good, hoppy, but not too hoppy. Toasted caramel and pale malts, slightly sweet. Ok in the hop department, could be stronger. Smell has some tropical fruits, pinapple, mango, extremely ripe kiwi, in addition there are some sweeter citrus aromas. Not really getting the coconut aromas listed on the bottle.

Taste is good, close to very good or great, but not quite. Slightly sweet with some toasted pale and caramel malts, slightly buiscuty as well. The above mentioned tropical fruits are equally as present in the flavors, but the pineapple and mango may be slightly bigger. Tangerine and ripe blood orange very present, slight pine as well. Still can't really tell if the coconut is there or not, I think I can slightly taste it, but it may be power of suggestion.

Mouthfeel is good, certainly full bodied, and pretty smooth. Good carbonation level, starts sweet and has a earthy bitter and dry finish. Good overall and pretty drinkable. Overall it's not a bad beer, pretty good even, but it's just not what I expected. The coconut flavor really just isn't there. Decent, but lacks what most stone IPA and Stone collaborations usually have. Glad to have atleast tried it though.

AndyAvalanche, Aug 14, 2013
Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,175 ratings.