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Beer Review: Stone Ripper 5.7% ABV

The Stone Ripper from Stone Brewing is an American Pale Ale that on the can is described as a San Diego Pale Ale. The ABV comes in at 5.7% and the IBU at a level of 40 making this beer a tasty little treat with a nice kick of bitterness. Check out my video here to see my thoughts on this Stone brewing addition.

Brewer Notes:

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!

RELEASE DATE: November 7, 2016

STYLE: Pale Ale

ALC/VOL: 5.7%

AVAILABLE IN: 12oz Cans in Six-Packs & Draft

FLAVOR PROFILE: Floral, tropical, juicy

WHEN TO ENJOY: Drink fresh

IBUs: 40

FEATURED HOPS: Cascade & Australian Galaxy