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

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ESPNman on 07-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,192 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of Rheaume17
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy almost orange color. Half inch of foamy head to it. The smells are very citrusy. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple perhaps starfruit?. I can smell the malt, but it is very mild. Very sweet though. The smell of coconut is very subtle, but it's there. The taste is certainly above average. The citrus fruits are in the forefront, with the coconut flavor budding at the end. The bitterness is certainly there with a nice bite to it. Good carbonation and very drinkable. Overall, this was a very good IPA. Not exactly what I was expecting, but pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a slight more coconut, but I supposed you wouldn't want much more. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured in to snifter.

Pours a hazy medium orange colour with a thin layer of cream coloured head.

The nose is fresh and juicy tropical fruit with a sweet honey malt backbone. Not getting any coconut in the nose but the overall aroma is very tropical.

Follows the nose. Wonderful tropical fruit flavors with notes of mango, passion fruit, peach and tangerine. As was the case in the nose, there is no coconut at all coming through, which is extremely disappointing. Perhaps this beer would taste different without the added coconut but the coconut certainly isn't standing out at all, not even mildly.

This was a solid IPA but disappointing in that it didn't showcase the coconut as expected (and I love coconut).

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of geocool
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear. Dark, rich golden amber. Head is pillowy and white, leaning toward off-white. Creamy and rocky. Decent retention eventually drops to a small cap. Moderate carbonation. Sticky notches of lacing.

Smell: Mango, pineapple, peach, and pine. Seriously heavy on the stone fruit. Some bitterness and a floral edge. Malts are big and bready with a solid caramelized malt sweetness. Some caramel malts as well. Mango and tangerine, even some apricot. Very light hint of toasted coconut flesh on the back, but I might be imagining it. Gets a touch earthy as it warms. Sweet and fruity.

Taste: A nice soft coconut up front is quickly covered by a bracing bitterness that quickly fades. Solidly tropical, leaning more toward mango and peach with a mealy apricot flavor in the back. Floral with a big hit of herbal, pithy hops. A touch earthy as it warms. Malts are a little less sweet than the nose indicates. Lightly caramelized with a mild roasted character. Slightly bready. Touches of toasted coconut creep out as it warms. Very tropical.

Mouthfeel: Medium pushing toward full body. Sticky and wet. Moderate carbonation with a mildly dry finish.

Overall: Send it back to R&D, but I like what I see.

Hey, it's hoppy and Stone had a hand in it. You can't really go wrong. The hop profile is solid and the toasted coconut is a bit too subtle to really stand up or out. Dial that up a bit and this would truly be something worth fighting over. As it stands, it's good and I want more.

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Photo of Gavage
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a crystal clear orange color with a 2" head that slowly falls to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: caramel, orange, pineapples, and an earthy bitterness is pleasant on the nose.

Taste: caramel, pineapple, grapefruit, some grassiness and earthiness, some woody hops and the coconut is barely noticeable. Alcohol is lightly noticable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish with a slight dryness late. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a nicely drinkable IPA, but the coconut focus is not really a big influence here. Enjoyed it.

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Photo of irish01980
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of beerasaurusrex
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Zimm
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TXhomebrewer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of beardown2489
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of JackieTH
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange-amber liquid with a white foam cap that's very persistent with fantastic sticky lacing. Smells of mild pine resin and citrus pith, light malt, not getting much coconut on the nose. Taste is bitter up front, with citrus and resin hop bite and flavor. Malt to balance. Light toasty coconut comes in late on the palate. Light medium body. Clean finish with a hint of lingering coconut. I didn't know whether to expect a mess, a piƱa colada, or something else. As it turns out this is something else. It's definitely not sweet or sugary, the coconut elements are mild and complement the hop and malt flavors. It's certainly worth trying.

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Photo of AJ01923
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Roger85
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Herky21
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mnphish
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 10/13. This beer is 'only' rated 83 at the moment but i've been looking forward to it so it didn't stop my from picking one up. $9.99 - value gets a D.

Big milky head stays afloat a light copper body and leaves lots of lacing.

Diving in: big tropical hops, sweet caramel malts, faint coconut and booze.

Taste: Fresh Fresh Fresh hops, really juicy and balanced by a nice malt backbone. There might be some candied fruits in there but they are minimal. I'm getting some toasted coconut which absolutely benefits the overall flavor.

Medium body, easy drinking, and tropical. Not much of a boozy bite. This is NOT a 80 level beer but rather belongs in the 90's. Don't hesitate to pick it up. Not a massive assault of fruit but a very balanced and enjoyable beer. Not much bitterness but quite complex. Well done!

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Photo of SC_Beer_Drinker
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber in color with a 1 finger off white head that has great retention.

This beer has some awesome aromas, some piney and tropical hops hit the nose first followed by a deep coconut richness and a nice butterscotch malt sweetness

Taste has a large amount of hoppy bitterness. Some pine and tropical fruit pull into the taste alongside a creamy coconut sweetness. Malt is grainy in taste. No one ingredient overpowers by any means and it has great balance.

Mouthfeel has high carbonation and a light refreshing body. There is also a soft rich creamy feel from the coconut and a good amount of hop resin.

Overall this is a great ipa that has some awesome complexity.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of millelacsmark
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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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