Review: Ripper San Diego Pale Ale by Stone Brewing Co

Ripper San Diego Pale Ale by Stone Brewing Co

Brewery: Stone Brewing Co
Beer Style:  Pale Ale
ABV:  5.7%
IBUs: 40

Beer God’s Notes

I think that I’m so used to Stone hop bombs that this was a total miss for me.  I just didn’t enjoy the flavor profile of it and the lack of hop flavors.  It reminds me a bit of their session IPA that I didn’t enjoy very much either.  There’s just a profile in this that doesn’t sit well with me.

I wanted to like this, I thought it would be a great hot-weather beer, especially when I’m golfing. Maybe I’ll have to check it out again when it’s a little warmer out.



A Rippin’ Swell of Juicy Hops

Perfect Conditions for a Pale

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!

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