Thisis12ptfont (746) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Aroma is immediate fruity hops with a resignating mango/pineapple and metallic coconut on the nose. It is a light copper color with some nice lacing on the glass. Extremely fruity flavors with mango, orange, pineapple and strong hop bitterness on the palate. Finish leaves a herby hop taste. Overall, it is pleasantly hoppy and fruity but the coconut flavor is not as prominent as I had expected. It comes through more on the aroma but more in a metallic form. Nevertheless, a pleasantly tropical IPA. Great for summer.
EDIT: Poured this into a tulip shaped glass and it made a world of difference. The coconut is much more present and it is extremely refreshing and tropical. Delicious.
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle. The best part about the beer is the appearance. It pours golden yellow with a perfect about of head. Aroma has a very slight hint of coconut, but not much. Taste also has a hint of coconut and a ton of bitterness. It’s just a harsh IPA, which I’m not a fan of.
Beaver (1199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a medium bubbly white head that quickly goes to a thin film that laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet bready malts, some ripe tropical fruit (with light coconut) and floral hops with a bit of stink.
The flavor is sweet malts with a kind of chemical coconut flavor and bitter grassy hops that taste a bit charred in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with creamy carbonation.
Overall, an interesting experiment but doesn’t work for me. The coconut tastes fake and the doesn’t work with the grassy floral hops. I much prefer their coffee IPA.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Everything is buried under an avalanche of coconut. IPA? Maybe. Underneath the coconut somewhere. If you like mounds candy bars then you would like this, but a pint is too much.
after4ever (5850) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Thanks c! Pours a clear pale amber with a loose white head. Mild biscuity sweet nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Caramel, then coconut, then a little herbal hops on the mid palate. Mild finish.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Tropical fruit and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor with toasted sweet coconut and caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and summer fruit linger with caramel and light pine. A little sticky.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Olde Depot. Clear dark golden with a foamy white head. Huge grassy citrus hops, grapefruit, and pine aroma. Nice earthy coconut, orange, grapefruit, caramel, and pine taste with a big bitter bite and a dry finish.
MmmcKay (1049) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Very clear gold pour with a nice white lingering foam. Nose is very fresh. Hops and pleasant light malts. Maybe a tinge of coconut but not much on the nose. Taste is starts out very hoppy then comes the coconut. I’m not a fan of coconut at all, but it’s more the texture than the flavor. The flavor is prominent here but balanced well. Not too potent. The hop profile is nice too. Lots of tropical fruit to go along with some very pleasant bitterness. This beer is very well done. Best beer from Stone in a long time.
brokensail (9828) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Early that evening, womencantsail went out to the bar with the suggestively dressed women and the blasphemous theme. Arriving at the bar, he saw ChinoSkillzian sitting under the big beer sign looking tired rather than exuberant in his bright white shirt. ChinoSkillzian waved to him as he entered the threshold. At the table, womencantsail found a pint of R&R Coconut IPA and sitting in front of it, noted the clear orange hue and the soft white head. He inspected its aroma with great interest, noting scents of coconut, pine, grapefruit, and tropical fruits. Without hesitation, he lifted the glass to his mouth, tilting it back to release the contents within. Flavors of bitter pine, grapefruit, and sweet coconut danced on the tongue. Sticky, almost chewy, he at least finished the gulp of this new libation.
hopwine (109) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid, highly attenuated IPA base with prominent citrus character and a subtle touch of buttery coconut. Coconut comes out much much more as the beer approaches room temp. Worth trying once, would not seek out again.