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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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.87/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a clear golden orange color with good carbonation presenting a nice white head. The head retention was pretty decent which yielded some small curtains of lacing

S: The nose is a bit sweet with a light tropical fruit nose from the hop bill not the coconut. Speaking of coconut...where are you?

T: A sweet bready malt backgound with a nice dash of tropical fruits provided by the hops. However, the flavor of this beer muddy and wonky if you ask me. The coconut is waaay in the background. Even then, its not like a fresh coconut. A bit sweet, hefty finish, a little bit of oil as well

M: Medium bodied, carbonated well to a little low for me.

O: Wont try or recommend. Turn up the coconut.

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Photo of Reappropriated
3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a good beer, but I usually enjoy the Stone Collaborations more than this one.

Overall this is a solid IPA, but nothing more than that. There is very little if any hint of the coconut, which for a coconut IPA is a bit of a problem. Just about every other IPA that Stone makes is better (and cheaper) than this beer.

Appearance: The pour from a 22oz bottle is good, a nice golden color, with small to average head and slight lacing.

Smell: Somewhat tropical, hops, overall pleasant with a hint of something earthy that is hard to completely put your finger on.

Taste: Lots of hops up front, with a little citrus underneath, but not much more than that. I was really expecting the coconut to come in at the end, but in the fight between the hops and the coconut, the hops won in a complete knockout, creating my main complaint with the beer.

Overall it was enjoyable, but nothing special and nothing that is going to make me buy another bottle. If you want an IPA go with just about any of the others Stone makes, I prefer them and they are cheaper.

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Photo of mecmd
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of minterro
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Girlfriend bought a bomber from Little's Liquor and Wine store, and was nice enough to share it with me. Label is very excellent (as usually for Stone).

Paired with peach strawberry pie

A&S: Very translucent extra pale orange colored beer. fluffy white head that has good retention, surprisingly not much lacing. I'm getting a lot of fruity hop components in the aroma (eg pineapple, citrus, passion-fruit). Not getting any coconut flavor or sweetness.

T&M: Very very fruity off the bat (a little too much so). However, as the beer moves towards the end of the taste the bitterness of the finish adds a little more balance to the beer. Still not getting any of the coconut. Crisp carbonation and on the lower side of mouthfeel.

Overall: I don't doubt that my palate isn't as well developed as Stone's brew-masters and the award winning home-brewers that created this collaboration, however I still don't see how they are getting any coconut flavors or aromas out of this beer. This beer was still good, but just not what I expected.

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Photo of ILoveBeerMe
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Great IPA from stone as usual. Bright light orange with a reasonable white head. Not rampant on the nose but balanced tropical notes. Balanced citra bitterness with piney undertones again with tropical hints. Not a hint of coconut however even when searching out the flavor at every sip. Thoroughly passable but not what I had hoped for. Seemed like a strange idea when I first bought bit there was so much pina it's a shame there was no colada

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Photo of mriley1984
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of vic21234
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into a snifter straight from the fridge. Bottle is printed with an enjoy by date of 10/10/13.

A- Pours a hazy orange with a half finger's worth of off-white head.

S- Citrus notes and some sweetness. No coconut in the aroma for me.

T- Starts off with pine and citrus hops before giving way to some sweet malts. I do get some coconut in the back of each taste, but not as pronounced as I expected.

M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, hoppy with a dry finish. Easy drinking as most Stone IPAs are.

Not a bad IPA, I thought the coconut would be more pronounced though.

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Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of hickmancase
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of mbw314
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SanFranJake
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of brock146
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber in color with a thin, white, fizzy head.

S: Fresh citrus hops and sweet malt. No coconut whatsoever.

T: Big fruity hop character with nice malt to back it up. Nice smooth IPA. However, once again any trace of coconut is not detectable to my senses.

M: Smooth and light. Crisp and slightly bubbly with a slight oily texture.

O: This was a decent beer but I, like others, am pretty disappointed that the coconut advertised on bottle doesn't perform the way I was expecting it to in the beer. To be completely honest, IMO this beer tasted quite similar to the 16 year anniversary IPA (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/147/84194).

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Photo of rainfairy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bca115
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of billnet
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Tom-Peters
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of jriggins6
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Pecan
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Absolut
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of PerHops
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of spoony
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 650 ml bottle into a tulip. No date on the bottle that I could find.

A-A normal pour produces about two-fingers of dense, nearly-white head with good retention. The head drops slowly and leaves a good bit of lacing. The brew is mostly clear and gold in color. There is a bit of soda-pop-like carbonation.

S-The aroma is very tropical with mango, sweet citrus, floral flavors, and a bit of pineapple to go with some pale, doughy malt base flavors. I get very little coconut, but every two or three swigs, I detect a little whiff of milkiness that I can only assume is the coconut coming through.

T-The taste tracks the smell pretty closely. Lots of tropical fruit in what is an above-average IPA. The bitterness is moderate at first and then re-appears on the finish to dry things out. Malts are pale and doughy, and provide some good balance. The coconut is very light with only a bit of milky flavor up front and a light toasted flavor on the finish.

M-The feel is pretty soft and the beer is medium in body. The finish is drying.

O-I was curious to see how the coconut would play with IPA flavors, but this brew did not provide enough in the way of coconut to really slake my curiosity. That being said, it is not a bad IPA if you like tropical flavors, just don't get your hopes up for a pina-colada.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
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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