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

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Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ESPNman on 07-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was visiting the Stone Brewery in Ca. while this was being brewed and it was really talked up during the brewry tour, so I was anticipating one awesome brew...however, all we have here is another fine example of a SoCal IPA. Looks like an IPA, tastes like an IPA, a very good IPA, but I'm on my second one and still not finding any hint of coconut...maybe my palate's discombobulated???

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of bobhits
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours bright and clearly olden colored with a white foam cap.

Notes of citrus grape fruit mostly. Some very basic caramel malts and I dunno maybe just the label but I'm calling a "something else" coconut.

The flavor is much the same. Citrus grape fruit with an interesting malt finish. Mostly the caramel malt with perhaps some oak and coconut but honestly the damn beer is called coconut IPA so I'm just assuming that's it. The flavor lingers on the tongue and there's a good bit of resin.

Very clean and given coconut is known for the fatty elements of it, I kinda expected a bit of a film or thickness to the beer that would make it richer than the 7.7% would normally give. That didn't happen.

It's a good ipa but the price sucks given it's just a pretty good one. A 14 dollar sixer might be a possible max for this one and trust me a 22 oz pour isn't called for. Good yes, but it isn't worth going out of your way for.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of vfgccp
2.74/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Enjoy by Oct 2013, opened Aug 2013.

A - Amber, semi-hazy body. Nice off-white head has great retention and lace.

S - Dried apricot, condensed milk, musky sweat, and a touch of green plants.

T - Nice, fresh resiny hop character but fairly little coconut. Sharp, resiny pine and honey. Rosewater, grass, and just a touch of raw coconut on the back end.

M - Relatively vanilla, medium body. Not bad, but not great.

O - Not enough coconut for billing on the label.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Photo of fmccormi
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 22oz pry-off bottle to a medium-sized snifter; freshness date of October 23, 2013 printed in yellow ink on the shoulder of the bottle (“ENJOY BY 10/23/13”), which assuming this is a 90-day freshness period (like other Stone brews) would make this about five weeks old. Fresh enough, I’d say.

Appearance (4.5): Two good fingers of custard-colored foam come off of the pour, constituting a tight, foamy head that shows great retention in dying down slowly and leaving wide swaths of thin film and thin collars within those swaths. This all sits atop the body, which is a moderately hazy, rich orange-amber color and beautiful.

Smell (4.0): Tropical fruits (pineapple, passionfruit) mix with the toasted, fruity, almost buttery character of coconut, plus bready, slightly sweet biscuit tones (not quite as rich and sweet as challah or some other eggy bread, but moving in that direction) with a light icing-like sweetness. Maybe kind of like a fresh-baked yeast donut. Y’know, plus those hops.

Taste (4.0): Comes out swinging with a moderate but firm bitterness, characterized by a lightly astringent citrus peel snap, followed by tropical fruits (mango, pineapple juice) mingling with some of the malt character referred to in the nose (bready, rich-ish, not too sweet but just a tiny bit sugary). During this bit of hop flavor and malt body, the coconut comes in and makes its presence known with a tangy, fruity, buttery, toasted coconut flavor that rides along through the finish—tangy, acidic white grapefruit pith and some resin blend surprisingly smoothly with the tangy coconut flavor. Well-played, bros.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Smooth carbonation, rolling over the palate with a soft foaming action that expands modestly and tingles pleasantly with fine, sharp points just before dying down. The body is medium-weight, moderately viscous and oily, but with a very nice, very dry finish, thanks in part to the 7.7% ABV and hop presence. Drinkable and satisfying.

Overall (4.0): This is an interesting, tastefully-done brew that pulls off a potentially risky move. It’s good, it’s very good actually—as an IPA. It just happens to be a really, really solid IPA that has some coconut in it. But, that’s cool because coconut has a kind of unique character in that it combines tangy fruitiness with toasted and smooth, buttery tones, which allows it to blend in simultaneously with the hops profile and malt body. I dig it. Very well done, guys. Keep it up. (But maybe consider lower price points for some of these collaboration brews that aren’t gigantic stouts and stuff like that.)

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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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