Ripper | Stone Brewing

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3.82/5
Very Good
955 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:
#16,415
Reviews:
261
Ratings:
955
pDev:
8.38%
Bros Score:
3.72
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
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3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

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

very good, refreshing balanced beer with an orange bite....

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Photo of Robertas
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Just ok. Not as big of a bitter pill as most of Stone's offerings, but there are just a ton of other far superior, widely available, low cost pale ales out there to revisit this one again.

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Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Surprised me coming out of the 12 oz can - dark, rusty, amber colored. Fairly large head but dissipates to a thin lacing. My large Italian nose picks up faint, citrusy hops and a bit bready malts. But its not overly pronounced. Taste is biting hop forward but then mellows out by the end into the malt backbone. It's a bit strange to me because it's not exactly what i'd expect from a pale ale..especially from Stone. It's a good brew but not exactly something i'd be yearning for again.

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark gold with thick head and sticky lacing.
N: Hops, resin, citrus, and malt.
T: Dry with hops hit and some bitterness. A little malt mixed in and some citrus.
M: Medium
O: A decent beer, nothing over the top.

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Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | 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

Photo of mblack62
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WDWAoT
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Canned May 1st, part of a build your own 6pack bought at Liquor Shed.

Pours a hazy orange gold with a healthy head of foam, excellent lacing.

Smells of grapefruit, tropical fruit..mango, cracker malt, fairly balanced.

Mango and grapefruit stand out, cracker malt not that far behind. Juicy overall and rather delightful.

Good mouthfeel, good choice on my part.

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

Photo of eppCOS
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was surprised that Stone is calling this a pale ale since it comes way closer to a hoppy ESB for my taste. Even the name hinted at a British take on pale. I didn't mind it all but it's not your normal pale ale and it is certainly not a west coast beer in a classic sense. Still enjoyable. On draft. 6.29.18 at Brewers Republic.

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4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of stephenjmoore
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMH73
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep copper color with a well retained one inch white head that leaves nice lacing. Smells of citrus fruits and sweet malts. Tastes of grapefruit, a bit of grapefruit pith, lemon, under ripe pineapple, sweet malts and pine. Light bodied, medium carbonation, slightly dry finish.

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Ripper from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 955 ratings