Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA | Stone Brewing

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Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPARobert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ESPNman on 07-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,192
Reviews:
232
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
52
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,192 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of ccozzi
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.52/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

220z bottle poured into a globe. Enjoy by date clearly printed as '10/10/13'.

A: Pure golden in color. Great clarity. The creamy, bone white head retains well and leaves a patchwork of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: Very tropical on the nose. Starfruit, peach, nectarine, pineapple, and even some melon. Soft earthy/pine aroma too. Tropical esters further enhance the exotic nose. Milky, toasty coconut starts to waft enticingly from the glass once you start to immerse yourself into the nose. Hints of shortbread and biscuit from the malts.

T: Pineapple and starfruit up front. Milky coconut comes forward shortly thereafter. In sort of an inexplicable way, the strong piney, resinous, and dank bitterness provides an excellent contrast that works amazingly well with the milky coconut flavors. More tropical hop flavors come in waves. Plenty of peach and nectarine, some sugary lemon. At times the coconut shows a slight toasted quality that compliments the toasted/shortbread malt base very nicely. Finished with a strong lingering oily and herbal bitterness and fleeting notes of coconut.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy with an airy, 'whipped' sort of texture. Modest prickling carbonation. Insanely smooth.

O: R&R shows flawless balance, much like an expertly crafted cocktail. It's dangerously drinkable, and a complete delight to the senses. It really does evoke a sense of tropical paradise. Jimmy Buffet should write a song about this beer. This needs to at least see an annual summer release, if not more.

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Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jsurfs82
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DTown
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of bruindre
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of CreightonSM
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of shehateme
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of beertardis
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of AOShabaz
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of YalovaIA
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jopezu
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crystal clear golden orange body with an inch of white head. Very little lacing.

Mango and peach fruits. I don't pick up any of the coconut in the nose and the hops are pleasant but not very aromatic.

Tropical fruit flavor. The coconut shows up in the back end but it's subtle. I wish it had a little more punch to compliment the tropical fruit profile. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but a bit prickly. The carbonation could be dialed back just a little.

Overall, a very good ipa. Stone always comes strong with their ipas and this was no different, though the coconut could have really made this great if it was stronger.

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Photo of harrymel
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of Averwo
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I beer I wanted to love, but just liked okay. Very bitter and earthy, which is fine by me, but then with a heavy, oily coconut note on top that sort of seems a bit like suntan lotion. After that oily burst fades, you get some more subtle coconut as the flavor fades, but the bitterness dominates the flavor, and conversely, the oily coconut distracts a bit from the sheer effusive bitterness of this IPA. I think, in this case, the bitterness needs to be much more subdued as does the coconut. Dialing both up to 11 detracts from both.

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Photo of Cluker
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of kaelingirl
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Kgrubb1224
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JRed
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Transparent light through a lampshade with fleeting white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, lemons, and a sweet coconut note. Tastes of big citrus, grass, grapefruit, the sweet coconut flavor peeks its head out, and then a wave of bitterness pummels through. Medium body with medium carbonation. A good IPA. The coconut is a restrained but possibly needed to be or perhaps coconut is difficult to capture?

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: medium clear orange, fluffy white head, decent lacing.

Aroma: citrus, tropical fruits, mango, soft bread, near faint coconut...might be reaching.

Taste: solid bitterness, tropical hops, citrusy, again, faint toasted coconut.

Mouthfeel: lighter body, crisp, clean, refreshing.

Overall: coconut is mild if anything. It's a solid IPA, but not much beyond that really.

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Photo of Syracuse12
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of BrewmanCapote
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Robert & Ryan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA from Stone Brewing
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,192 ratings.
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