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:
IPA - American
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)
Wants
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Gots
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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 beagle75:
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beagle75 from Iowa

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of off-white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass and occasional bubbles rise from a few locations in the column.

S: Mild tropical fruit and pine foliage that is even more reserved. There is also a spirituous, brandy-like quality that becomes more pronounced as the beer sits.

T: Begins dry, with wide-ranging fruity and floral hops aromatics that feature a mixed tropical character, as well as unexpected flavors like strawberry. Acidity is aggressive into the middle, where a distinct watery coconut thread emerges. The finish is arid and moderately bitter, with little of aromatic character from the early profile.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, scorchingly acidic and slightly resinous on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Stone has been busy rejuvenating their IPA lineup over the last few years with the addition of new recipes. It is not difficult to imagine how this beer might have benefited from the effort. Delicate coconut qualities are faithfully captured here, although perhaps too many other compromises had to be made in order to not lose the signature ingredient. New, groundbreaking IPAs or not, this beer is not quite up to the standards set (and obsessively adhered to) by Enjoy By.

Dec 19, 2013
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Pours a decent layer of white head. Color is a golden orange.

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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

I really like the feel, very smooth and crisp, leaves my palate feeling slick with a wet finish. Very bitter, very drinkable. I could down these all night

Overall I agree with many of the reviews- this beer is good but skimps on the coconut. Were it marketed under a different name I think it would have been recieved better. Very refreshing on a warm summer day, would love to be drinking it on a beach somewhere

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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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Stone / Robert & Ryan / Rip Current - R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 1191 ratings