Stone / Robert & Ryan / Rip Current - R&R Coconut IPA
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Stone / Robert & Ryan / Rip Current - R&R Coconut IPAStone / Robert & Ryan / Rip Current - R&R Coconut IPA
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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 11.08%
Reviews:
233
Ratings:
1,191
From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
84
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Stone / Robert & Ryan / Rip Current - R&R Coconut IPAStone / Robert & Ryan / Rip Current - R&R Coconut IPA
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Reviews by BradtheGreat7:
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3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review taken 1st week of August 2013.

22 oz brown bomber with Stone screen printed label. Nice quality and colors are brilliant with a yellow and white with nice designs. Story on the collaboration graces the back in usual Stone style. Poured this into a stemmed Libbey Port style glass.

A - dark golden with shades of light orange and bright yellow. Eggshell white head pours nice and has some size to it. Leaves excellent lacing and stick.

S - fruity with aromas of orange, grapefruit, and peach. A little hop bite in the nose with a shot of coconut milk.

T - fruity hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, peach, and mango. Very hop forward without much of a malt profile. A little sweetness and a nice portion of hop spice. coconut notes aren't as highlighted in the flavor. Good ipa flavor overall, but I wanted more of the advertised coconut on the palate.

M - medium bodied and smooth. Possibly the intent for the coconut rather than coconut flavor. Great texture and thickness as always from Stone. Just a bit less balanced than I prefer. Still produces nice ipa flavors and quality. Semi dry finish.

O - I'm a bit let down with R&R. Not bc its not a solid ipa with good flavors, but because its labeled a Coconut IPA. I think I understand why coconut was used, but I was expecting the flavor to match up to its nose with a unique experience and it just didn't. An excellent brew don't get me wrong, but I went in thinking this would be one hell of a unique experience. I'd drink this again, but this is by no means a coconut ipa in terms of flavor. The coconut simply adds a bit of much needed smoothness due to its lack of malt backbone. Still a good 1 time experience though.

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Mouthfeel: Kind of bitter, but not over the top. A little sticky. Medium bodied.

Overall, an enjoyable beer. I'd easily drink more of this. A little pricey out of the bottle, however. Glad I found it on tap.

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Bomber to the stone specialty ipa glass, enjoy by 10/smudge/13

Pours a solid gold at about 85% transparency with a finger and a half of foam. Mild/moderate carbonation spiraling up from the glass doesn't help the retention much, after about ninety seconds it's down to half a finger. Good lacing though, wish the head stuck around for a bit longer

Pouring a bit into a snifter for the aroma after reading how faint the coconut was. Smells of floral hops, grapefruit and some other citrus notes, faint coconut is definitely detectable, though deeply buried over the other hop notes, and is accentuated by a sweet sugary milky malt. A bit of alcohol ties it all together, smells great but the amount of coconut was disappointing

Taste is pretty close with the nose, floral and fruity hops upfront, grapefruit and other tropical fruits- some lemon lime and tangerine. Coconut again is faint yet present, most noticeable on the after taste. Milky, sweet, with a splash of alcohol. Like the smell this is good, but falls short of it's promise

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A - Pours a crystal clear coppery-orange. A thick, pure-white head is produced from a relatively vigorous pour. Great head retention and lacing.

S - I'm not getting a ton out of the nose on this beer. It smells like a pretty standard Stone IPA with a bit of tropical fruit tossed in. It's predominantly apricot, mango, and tropical hop with a bit of sugary sweetness. There is a hint of coconut... but it's like if I had put banana boat sunscreen on a few hours before drinking the beer, and was still smelling that residual sunscreen.

T - Wow. Although the nose was a little disappointing to me, the flavor on this beer really knocks it out of the park. You get huge tropical fruit and coconut right up front, but without being overpowering. It's not a fake suntan-like flavor (which is what the nose prepared me for), but a rich, oily coconut flavor. It's like really good coconut oil with tropical fruit, and then married to a beer. Lots of solid Stone-style bitterness with a nice hop bite. Fantastic mixing of coconut with an IPA.

M - Thick, chewy, but without compromising the drinkability (I'm still not convinced that "drinkability" should be a word...). It finishes medium-dry and leaves a nice warming sensation on the palate.

O - Yet another "I can't believe that this beer tastes this good" beer from Stone. Coconut + IPA? Yep. And it's really good, too. Track it down if you can, it's worth taking for a spin. Hoppy, balanced, coconutty, unique, and delicious.

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