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

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,183 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,183
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 18
Gots: 49 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ESPNman on 07-27-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Mike
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Phillyz
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Adamostella
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 10/10/13

A: Pours a nice amber color with 2+ fingers of head that very slowly recedes to a decent cap. Laves some great lacing

S: Very tropical, with huge aromas of citrusy and fruity hops. Don't even know where to begin in describing all the fruits. A bit of sweetness also comes through as well, from both the malts and toasted coconut. Alcohol pretty well masked

T: Starts off with the tropical fruits and toasted coconut and then goes into a long, drawn out bitterness along with the maltiness. The toasted coconut really tones down the tropical flavors quite a bit, and really balances the brew

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very dry

O: Although the 'flavors' of the coconut don't come through all that much, the toasted aspect of it really tones down any overwhelming tropical fruitiness. Instead of a possible hop bomb without the coconut, it's nicely balanced and easy to drink if you can mind the bitterness. Another solid collaboration

Photo of chefduff2
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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

Photo of JISurfer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ooms
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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.

Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,183 ratings.