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 ericlawton007
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz, Best before 10/10/13
Tulip

A: Clear light orange color. Thin layer of bright white head that forms a ring around the edges. Faded quickly.

S: Smells like a nice west coast IPA. Lots of tropical fruits. Tangerine, mango, stone fruit, as described. As it warms I do get hints of the coconut. Very faint.

T: Nice fruity bitterness up front. It's muted. Definitely pulling that stone fruit character. Thin malt bill. Coconut does appear later in the palate. Especially as it warms. Finish is dry. Lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Par for the course with Stone IPA.

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Photo of dcguitar
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of TallSaint
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of smutty33
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of 12owls
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Ok, a guy said this. And a company said that, and a group came from this angle- and all of a sudden a beer emerges. And because of the groups involved, the beer has to be spectacular- right? It turns out the collaboration beers have reached their apex and the beer that result from them are only "good". This is a great example of that.

As the R&R Coconut IPA pours, it looks much like all of Stone's other IPA's- its bright gold and crystal clear and well capped with white foam and predictable lacing patterns that denote each sip taken. Its a classic and ideal IPA appearance.

Strong aromas of grapefruit, oranges and pine really hit home with all of those classic hop aromas that got the whole microbrewery thing started for the U.S. Baked by the most supple of malt aromas- the scent of light caramel and bread crust support the hoppy scent without any attempt to rival it.

To taste, its the same grapefruit, citrus and tropical fruit flavor that is promised from its scent. And the short-lived sweetness adds a caramel and honeyed taste to the early palate. But once the sweetness fades, a slightly toasted character emerges and takes the shape of whipping cream, vanilla, caramel, light oak and coconut. Yea, these attributes are soft and subtle but they are all there- I wish they made a more prominent impact- but alas, it's only a well made IPA. Bitter in its finish, a citrus taste trails with notes of toasted coconut if you look hard enough.

Big on resinous dryness, the ale first puts to bed its arid creaminess from early sweetness and big carbonation. The ale quickly throws all that aside and favors a toasty-dry finish with pine resins and minty alcohol warmth.

Getting serious about the beer- its a well-built IPA. But if the bottle hadn't told me about the coconut additions, I would have chalked that minor complexity up to elegant malt influences. But because of the regal nature of stone and their promise of "coconut" flavor, this ale leaves my palate completely underwhelmed.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of flayedandskinned
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 7/22/13
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass.

Appearance:(4)
Pours a lightly, hazy but mostly clear gold with a towering 3 fingers tall white head. The head has great retention and as it slowly recedes, it leaves some nice lacing along the edges of the glass.

Aroma: (4)
Absolutely bursting with tropical, sweet smelling hops; notes of mangoes, berries, peach, light melon, and tangerine juice. As the beer warms up, a deeper more resinous hop presence surfaces with some more traditional IPA hop character that is mostly grapefruit and pine. Underneath the hops, there is a light bready malt presence and only the faintest suggestion of toasted coconut.

Taste: (3.75)
Immediately, you're palate hit with waves of hops; The hops are much more juicy in nature than in the nose; Big juicy grapefruit flesh, peach, orange rind as well as pine resin. Behind the pungent punch of hops, there is a chewy, slightly sweet malt backbone. The beer finishes dry and pretty bitter. The finishes leaves lingering impressions of grapefruit peel, pine and light, bready malt. There is little to no coconut flavor, as the beer warms, you can detect only a whisper of toasted coconut.

Mouthfeel: (3.75)
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: (3.75)
Overall, this is a very solid IPA, it has a lot of what I look for in a modern hoppy IPA; the juicy tropical hops, light bready malt backbone that allows the hops to really jump off and explode onto your palate. If this wasn't supposed to be a "Coconut" IPA, I'd rate it a tad higher.

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Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Braseltonage
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a smokestack tulip, looks great in the glass. Goo slacking, super bright almost copper color.
Aroma is really that of their standard offering, pretty assertive hops aroma. Citrus, pine, predominately grapefruit. Not much malt on the nose, put an interesting sweetness does waft in. Would call it coconut if is wasn't written the bottle, but its nice.
Really nice , classic IPA flavor. Definitely a Stone, plenty of hop flavor but a strong remaining bitterness lingers. The coconut swings in right behind the bite though, bringing a surpassing sweetness. As it warms, the coconut becomes more and more pronounced. Interesting little experiment,
Mouthfeel is right on, but the coconut finish brings a slightly less dry finish than their usual offerings.
Overall, this palate definitely gets the coconut. Only slight bump I'd add is that the coconut doesn't seem all that integrated. Seems like could have dry hopped a Ruination with some shaved coconut.
That said, I enjoyed it.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of lordofstarside
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of CA_brewster
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a golden amber color it's a good looking brew looks very much like an IPA should. Light visible carbonation but poured with a thick off white head that dissipates into a thin broken skin. Thick lacing that really caked on to my glass was noted. This is a very sweet smelling beer. Hops, some caramel malt and lot's of apricot in the aroma as well as a grassy sweetness and some hoppy citrusy under notes. I pick up on some coconut but it is very much blended into the overall aroma. Smells and tastes quite interesting. The fruity sweetness balances the hop bitterness of this beer very nicely. This is a strong IPA slightly tamed by its tropical qualities. I really enjoyed drinking this thing. It had some qualities that i found quite interesting and I would definitely recommend it as something worth trying if you stumble upon it.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of UnderPressure
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Brilliantly clear golden straw colored beer with a long lasting fluffy white head. Perfect lacing.

Floral hops dominate the aroma. The hop aroma is classic Stone. There's something else hiding in the background, though I don't think I could identify coconut if I didn't already know it was there.

Very hoppy and bitter flavor. The bitterness is pretty harsh. Again, there's something extra that's not in a normal IPA, but I wouldn't say it was a "coconut flavor."

This IPA is actually relatively thin bodied and pretty harsh on the tongue. Very dry, bitter finish.

This IPA was pretty good, not awesome. I felt like the coconut didn't really add anything worthwhile. You could barely tell it was there.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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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%

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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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