Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Brew Review: Stone R&R Coconut IPA
Beer: Stone Collaboration R&R Coconut IPA
Type: American IPA
Location: Escondido, CA
Price: $6.49 but I think $8.99 at Whole Foods
Availability: A special collaboration so won't last long. Collaboration with home brewers, Rip Current Brewing, & Stone Brewing.
Appearance: Hazy, dark golden, good head retention
Aroma: Very citrus and fruity hops
Body & Texture: Full bodied. A pretty big bite up front right when it sits in your mouth
Aftertaste: Extremely hoppy -- that's it
I was not very impressed with this beer. For having the word coconut in the name I was really hoping for a more coconut taste, aftertaste, aroma or something! Especially since it was brewed with 280 pounds of coconut. My mom swore she could smell the coconut but both David and I couldn't smell it. I couldn't even get a taste of coconut in my burp! So, that was a tad disappointing. If you're a coconut lover like me, you might as well skip this beer because it won't be what you think. If you're into Stone's Ruination than I'm sure you'll enjoy this beer. It's just an extremely hoppy beer. I don't know how this isn't categorized as a Double IPA. I didn't even find it particularly balanced. Hop heads, you'll like this one!