Ripper | Stone Brewing

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3.82/5
Very Good
914 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
When it came to creating Ripper, we drew inspiration from the coastal surf cultures of SoCal and Oz. Sourcing classic Cascade from the Pacific Northwest and Australian Galaxy hops from…yes…Australia, we made a beer both lovers of frothy peaks and hoppy green buds will be stoked about. At the same time, we stayed true to our San Diego roots by pushing the hop boundaries of this style. While some might think it lingers on an edge far closer to an IPA, with all the dry-hop flavor and aroma, it’s actually right in line with the current-day interpretation of a West Coast pale. Ours just so happens to have an Aussie accent that’s cascading with a juicy amount of grapefruit and passion fruit hoppiness. So veg out or venture out. Either way, rip one open and taste this awesome golden nectar!

Added by StoneBrewing on 07-19-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,229
Reviews:
250
Ratings:
914
pDev:
8.38%
Bros Score:
3.72
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
219
Trade:
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Ratings: 914 |  Reviews: 250
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3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemonox
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DrMullet
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium amber with moderate head.
Smell is a pleasant mix of fruit and floral.
Taste is hop forward. Grapefruit and pine with a hint of caramel malt.
Dry finish.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeandduke
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

5/9/18: Binny's $1.66 12 oz canned 10/24/17, poured into pint glass. Rich generous white puffy head, Dark tan body, heavy carbonation holds well. Pine citrus aroma, sweet and pleasant.Balanced taste, fruity citrus grapefruit balances hops Firm mouth feel. Good offering.

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Photo of einman
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ragman
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer I take with me when I go surf fishing. Love it. I typically drink it late summer, but find it refreshing spring as well.
It does not help me catch any fish, but it’s smooth flavor helps me relax around a bunch of tourists. Wife enjoys it as well. Has a touch of citrus.

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Photo of norinco
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ndmartinxyz
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gandres
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thursday, May 03, 2018 11:03 PM
12 ounce can poured to tulip glass
Sight: Amber, clear, some haziness, medium tan foam
Smell: very fragrant, hoppy
Taste: high bitterness, specially for a pale ale
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, good follow through, long finish
Very good pale ale, ok to repeat but not look for

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3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Unremarkable beer from Stone -- from the look and description I was expecting more IPA-ish flavor and aroma, but ended up with a kind of bitter Pale Ale. Kind of the worst of both worlds. Certainly drinkable but not something I would seek out in a world of extraordinary beer.

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Photo of Z-man
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of janubio
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy amber colour, medium head and retention. Good lace. Aroma of grapefruit, malts, some tropical fruits, herbs. Medium body, harsh palate, good carbonation. Taste of grapefruits, herbs, fruits, spices and yes... can. Too ordenador for a Stone and too malty for and APA. And no, cans are no better, in fact , they are a piece of shit.

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4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz bottle
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours a copper color with amber highlights. It is topped with three inches of fluffy, tan head that leaves spotty lacing.

It is not a real aromatic beer. I get a sweet aroma and some fresh hops, but I really have to search for it.

The taste is light citrus with a little sweetness.

Light bodied. Thin mouthfeel

This is pretty easy to guzzle and inoffensive in any way.

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3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

4-28-18: WV Craft Brew Festival, Lewisburg, WV

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Photo of etreesh
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Roberto11232
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GOBLIN
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harsley
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stoutlad
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coho11
2.87/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

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Ripper from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 914 ratings