Robert Masterson & Ryan Reschan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA

Robert Masterson & Ryan Reschan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA

Robert Masterson & Ryan Reschan, Homebrewers
Paul Sangster and Guy Shobe, Rip Current Brewing
Mitch Steele, Brewmaster, Stone Brewing Co.

Originally dreamt up by homebrewers Robert Masterson and Ryan Reschan, who earned themselves the top prize in our 2013 American Homebrewers Association homebrewing contest, this innovative beer marks a refreshing sea change for IPA lovers everywhere. It was brewed with 280 pounds of coconut and an unusual blend of hop varieties, including a few from faraway lands or just brand spankin' new, and is guaranteed to taste like no IPA that's gone before. Prepare yourself for a tropical breeze of a brew that will lull you to a place of tranquil contentment for a little R & R.

July 29, 2013
India Pale Ale
7.7%
Limited 22oz bottles and draft
90
Centennial
Amarillo
Calypso
Simcoe
Belma & Australian Helga

Tasting Notes

Provided by
Mitch Steele
,
Brewmaster
Appearance
Pours deep gold and clear with a nice cream-colored head.
Aroma
Predominantly coconut, along with mild fruity fermentation esters, tropical fruit and stone fruit hop flavors.
Taste
Coconut up front, mixed with tropical fruit and stone fruit hop notes. Creamy malt flavors sneak in midpalate, and the finish is bitter, dry and hoppy with lingering coconut.
Palate
Smooth and creamy, with a dry finish and nice lingering bitterness.
Overall
A very unique blend of flavors comes through on this beer. The primary flavor is coconut, and its intensity was achieved by two additions, one in the whirlpool and the other post dry hop. The selected hop varieties add subtle tropical fruit and berry notes that blend well with the coconut. There is no doubt this is a big IPA, but with a very interesting twist!

Pairing Notes

Provided by
"Dr." Bill Sysak
,
Craft Beer Ambassador
Appetizers
Coconut shrimp, guacamole, chicken satay with peanut sauce, fried zucchini
Salads
Caesar, creamy coleslaw, mango chicken, blue cheese and pear
Entrées
Thai coconut curry (duh!), pork tenderloin, Jamaican jerk chicken, blackened fish
Cheeses
Maytag blue, Winchester Gouda, Fiscalini Bandage Wrapped Cheddar, aged Parmigiano-Reggiano
Desserts
Carrot cake, coconut cream pie, macaroons, peanut brittle
Cigars
Drew Estate Herrera Esteli, Viaje Summerfest, H. Upmann Legacy, Cuenca 5 Anniversary