Saturday, March 8, 2014
Robert Masterson & Ryan Reschan - Rip Current Brewing – Stone Brewing Company R & R Coconut IPA
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Robert Masterson & Ryan Reschan - Rip Current Brewing – Stone Brewing Company R & R Coconut IPA. I’m a big fan of coconut and IPAs so I was looking forward to trying this one.
From the Stone Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a nice cream colored head and soapy lacing.
Aroma: Coconut, grapefruit, stone fruits, citrus, tropical fruit and a touch of caramel and toasted malts.
Taste: Coconut was up front with stone fruit, citrus, tropical and pine hop notes. Malt bill balances this IPA nicely.
Overall: Coconut goodness, the Robert Masterson & Ryan Reschan - Rip Current Brewing – Stone Brewing Company R & R Coconut IPA is smooth, creamy and delicious. This 7.7% ABV offering is one I’d pick up again.
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