(Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing Co. will launch Robert Masterson & Ryan Reschan / Rip Current / Stone R&R Coconut IPA next week. The label above is the one you will see, a different color scheme than the one we saw in the original label approval this summer.
More info from what we gathered below…
All markets (can’t speak for Puerto Rico though)
7.7% ABV, 90 IBUs
Wort-hopped: Centennial Late addition: Amarillo, Calypso, Simcoe, Australian Helga, and a new variety from Yakima called Belma Dry-hopped: Amarillo, Calypso, Helga and Belma
Pale Ale Malt, Pilsner Malt, Light Munich Malt, Carafoam Malt, Honey Malt, just a touch of Acidulated Malt
Notes provided by Brewmaster Mitch Steele
Overall: A very unique blend of flavors comes through on this beer. The primary flavor note 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! Special thanks to Robert and Ryan for conceiving this beer and having an excellent recipe and homebrew entry at our AHA Rally this past March. Thanks also to Paul Sangster and Guy Shobe from Rip Current Brewing in San Marcos. They brewed a pilot batch of this beer that helped us dial in the hopping and coconut additions before we brewed it on our brewhouse.