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.
About This Beer
July 29, 2013
Limited 22oz bottles and draft
Belma & Australian Helga
Pours deep gold and clear with a nice cream-colored head.
Predominantly coconut, along with mild fruity fermentation esters, tropical fruit and stone fruit hop flavors.
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.
Smooth and creamy, with a dry finish and nice lingering bitterness.
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!
"Dr." Bill Sysak
Craft Beer Ambassador
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