When it came to creating Ripper, Stone drew inspiration from the coastal surf cultures of SoCal and Oz. Sourcing classic Cascade from the Pacific Northwest and Australian Galaxy hops from Australia, they made a beer both lovers of frothy peaks and hoppy green buds will be stoked about. At the same time, Stone stayed true to their 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. Stone 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!
Fruit Punch Berliner Weisse
ABV: 4.5% | IBU: 6
A fruit punch Berliner Weisse dominated by raspberry and guava on the nose, with hints of fruit punch-like characters coming through from tropical fruits like passionfruit, pineapple, mango, and cranberry. On the palate, the tartness from kettle souring lifts up the tropical fruit notes and follows through with a dry and thirst quenching finish. Hazy pink color from the wheat in the grainbill and generous fruit additions.