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)

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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
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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%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bootdown21
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MacQ32
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours golden with a very slight tint of amber, nice 2 finger toffee colored head with decent retention and fantastic lacing.

S - Lots of citrusy tropical hops (mango/grapefruit/pineapple) and an underlying unusual sweetness. If I didn't know this was a coconut IPA i probably wouldnt know what it was, but i guess it must be coconut. Mostly just smells like a good ipa though.

T - I get an initial wave of sweet coconut then the bitter citrusy resinous hop profile, then more sweetness towards the finish but mostly bitter citrus rinds at the finish/aftertaste. It's very enjoyable the the flavors tend to battle each other rather than meshing. The initial taste of coconut is quick but very tasty. The more I sip the more the flavors seem to work together, I'm bumping it up a wee bit.

M - Lighter bodied, well carbonated, very refreshing.

O - A very good beer, no doubt, but its not something I would write home about either, had slightly higher expectations for this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of John_M
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at 16 tons yesterday.

The beer pours an attractive orange, golden amber color, with very good head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is all IPA goodness, as I pick up consider orange peel, light pine, and considerable grapefruit and orange citrus. Maybe there's some coconut in there as well, but if so, it's pretty subtle. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, with the massive bitterness on the finish countering nicely the light tropical fruit and citrus I'm getting on the mid palate. There's some sweetness from the tropical fruit in this beer, but the finish is very dry and bitter, and so tending to balance and counter that sweetness very well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a long, hoppy, dry and bitter finish. Drinkability is pretty good, though certainly you notice the nearly 8% abv. level.

Very nice beer, though I'm not sure I understand the point of the coconut. I got virtually nothing from the coconut on either the nose or the palate. Would still order it again though...

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy By 10/10/13

A: Pours a nice amber color with 2+ fingers of head that very slowly recedes to a decent cap. Laves some great lacing

S: Very tropical, with huge aromas of citrusy and fruity hops. Don't even know where to begin in describing all the fruits. A bit of sweetness also comes through as well, from both the malts and toasted coconut. Alcohol pretty well masked

T: Starts off with the tropical fruits and toasted coconut and then goes into a long, drawn out bitterness along with the maltiness. The toasted coconut really tones down the tropical flavors quite a bit, and really balances the brew

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very dry

O: Although the 'flavors' of the coconut don't come through all that much, the toasted aspect of it really tones down any overwhelming tropical fruitiness. Instead of a possible hop bomb without the coconut, it's nicely balanced and easy to drink if you can mind the bitterness. Another solid collaboration

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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3.31/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a the COOP for about $7ish... seems pricey.

Pours a very clear orange with a decent 1 finger head... nice lacing but the head dropped very quickly.

Nose shows good tropical fruity hops... melon and some papaya... a bit of agave syrup... but nothing I associate with coconut.

There may be some coconut.. but it is waaaay on the finish.. the hops blow it out of the water.. mango hoppiness with a pretty bitter bite begins up front and finishes almost as strong..

Really pretty strong ABV... the hops push up front and to the back but get a hammer by the EtOH..

With room temperature warmth.. the coconut might bloom a bit, but that also could my mind wanting it to come about after soo long.

Decent and expected Stone IPA... but if you want any Coconut, this is a waste of time and a pretty big waste of money.


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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Always thought these flavors would match well. Let's see how Stone and some homebrewers tackle it.

A- Poured from the bomber into a tulip revealing a somewhat hazy orange body, some golden around the edges. A one finger creamy, frothy white head raises up to about two fingers high. Head retention is good and a big bubbly ring is left after it dies down. Nice thick cloud of lacing around the glass.

S- Hops and coconut bouquet with a slight edge for the hops being the main scent. The coconut feels somewhat sweet and like a dessert. Hops mainly give off orange zest and citrus notes for me with some pine and floral. Slight bread and caramel.

T- First of all it all just seems a bit jumbled. The hops are big as in the aroma but I don't get much beyond some citrus zest and pine. The coconut is sort of masked by the hops and I expected a bit more after the aroma. Slight caramel and some alcohol hints.

MF- Silky moderately thick bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Sort of a bittersweet finish on the palate.

It is a good IPA with nice citrus, floral and pine flavors but the coconut gets dominated by the hops in the end. Just a bit more coconut would be nice and since coconut is in the beer's name it is hard to really be totally satisfied here. Good hop usage.

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3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber dated 10/10/13.

A: Fully translucent orange-golden body. Velvety/frothy, dense, 2 finger head. Great retention layer with moderately high lacing.

S: Hop forward. Sweet and bready malts. Very subtle hints of coconut - to the point that I'm not sure I'd even pick up on it if I didn't know it was there already. A bit of tropical pineapple and citrus fruits.

T: Much like the nose, the coconut is subtle - albeit a bit more present than I thought from the smell. Tangerine, oranges, pineapple sweetness. Balanced with hoppy bitterness lingering.

M: Moderately high carbonation, but surprisingly creamy. Medium body. Oily. A bit of alcohol warmth.

O: Not what I was expecting, but I very solid IPA. Well balanced. Coconut character increases as the beer warms. Tasted similar to standard Stone IPA - which isn't a bad thing by any means.

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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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