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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Itís no secret we helped create and popularize West Coast style IPAs (since 1997), Double IPAs (since 2000) & Triple IPAs (since 2006). In fact, IPAs of every ilk imaginable are our bread and (hop) butter at Stone Brewing Co., but weíll be the first to admit that a night of subsisting solely on big IPAs can be a short one. Enter Stone Go To IPA, our session IPA, boasting all the gloriously bitter, citrusy, piney flavor of our bigger / industrial-strength IPAs, but with a significantly lower alcohol-by-volume (4.5%) allowing IPA fans like us to enjoy more of this amazingly, hoppy beer over a longer session, without giving up any of that gloriously crave-able botanically-driven dankness. Well, OK, when you compare to our bigger IPAs you find that you give up some, as thatís what happens when you dramatically lower the abv. And while we work hard to bend the time/space/abv intensity continuum, weíve admittedly not yet learned to break it. This comes damn close though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Draught @ BA Gamla Stan. A very hop dominated and sessionable IPA with notes of lime and apricots. Medium bitterness. Nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (1707) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
Tropical fruit on the nose with more apricot. Lovely described to fill the mouth for a long while. I really enjoy this beer. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1325) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
330ml bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Pale yellow gold, with white head. Aroma citrus, grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2900) - FINLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Tap@stoneís. Orange hazy. Grapefruit pines, caramels on nose, berries, real classic caramel malty hoppy us ipa nose. Med light bodied, orang marmelady sweets, pines, citrus. Real nice bodied, for the abv, flavourful, chewy, great. Some hollowness in the finish, but couldnt tell itís a lighter one. Great beer, probably the first session ipa that truly amazes me.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2787) - FINLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Draught. Hazy darker golden, small white head. Citrus and bit of tart garden berries in aroma. Well hopped brew. Grapefruity bitterness mostly in taste with some additional notes of slightly raw tropical fruits. Nice and tasty considering the abv. Long-lasting bitter grapefruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (3051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
12oz bottle split 2 ways at fridge temp. very pale orange appearance. Aroma is citrus and orange juice forward. Very light taste, clove, apple, resinous / dank finish. mild overall. a bit thin but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (820) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from Henri @ San Francisco, CA - Color: clear blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice fruity nose with mango and pineapple domination. Taste: nice hoppy taste with fruity taste as mango and pineapple. Aftertaste: wet bitterness. Good IPA really drinkable but not exceptional for Stone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1730) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Clear yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus hops. Taste is a nice hop finish(fruity). Nice drinking experience, nice hop-malt balance. Flavorful hop finish. Lacing indicated each sip taken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
loverbeer58 (11) - - FEB 14, 2015
Tasting brings on a light bitterness, reminiscent of grapefruit rind, then the middle of the taste explodes with all sorts of hop delight. Pine, melon, light tropical fruits, peaches, very fresh and clean. But things get a little muddy without a malt backbone ó the hops fall apart some, and garlic/onion begin to take over the flavor profile. The bitterness, while only 65 IBU, is intense, especially with the lack of any sweetness and the bone dry finish. As it warms, the finish became more pleasant with dank notes of pine. Go To IPA is light-bodied, with a thin, drying mouthfeel. The bitterness, while heavy, isnít too much, but it borders upon it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6248) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Draught @ Gastropub Stones, Helsinki. Aroma has tropical fruits and strong citrus notes. Foamy palate. Flavour has strong citrus notes, some minerals, tropical fruits and some juicy tones. A citrus overdose with very aggressive hops. Becomes a bit stuffy at the middle of the glass with all the hops. I guess Iíll be burping hops the rest of the evening.

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