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RATINGS: 832   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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It’s 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 we’ll 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 that’s what happens when you dramatically lower the abv. And while we work hard to bend the time/space/abv intensity continuum, we’ve 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 18/20
mkel07 (4031) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle from Craft Wine 260515. Vibrant golden colour with a low layer of white foam. Strong vibrant aromas of pineapple and passion fruit fill the nose. Great flavour, lots of fruit. Big in the mouth with a long finish. One of the best easy drinking IPA’s I have had in a long time.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
CletusVanDamme (14) - North Vancouve, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1538) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is fruit, citrus, pine and some hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hop finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerowulf (75) - , Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle poured into tulip. Aroma of morning pine, slightly damp and tastes also of pine and citrus. Smoothes aftertaste. Maybe slightly overcarbonated. A satisfying beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdjuice (417) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAY 23, 2015
Pours pale yellow with thin white head that laces nicely. Aroma is fruity, citrusy, little piney notes. Has more body than I was expecting, not much malt flavor as expected, covered by fresh hops from start to finish. Very light, very drinkable. A little more malt flavor and a little less hops would make this really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkBarnes (389) - Waterville, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2015
May 22, 2015. 12 oz. bottle. How does a brewer pack so much body, flavor & hop-flora -- fully reminiscent of heavyweight IPAs -- into a 4.5 ABV brew? This "session IPA" is a masterpiece.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smithld1 (18) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle in post from brewdog. A lot of flavour, Pineapply, sweet and sour. Perhaps too intense for a session. Very good .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5477) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Keg @ Bundobust, Leeds. Pale amber with not much of a head. Tropical fruit hopped in both aroma and taste with a slight sour bitterness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6580) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
Draft at Braufest Berlin 2015. Pours hazy orange golden with a white head. Aroma of dank fruity hops, light sweaty hops, citrus and peach. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Light to light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
Draft sample @ Berlin Braufest 2015. Dorée, col blanc. Arôme est houblonné à souhait dans la lignée côte ouest américaine, note prenante de pin de forêt et pas mal d’agrumes. Palais agrumes, fort centré sur le pin résineux, sec au fini sur de belles notes de melon. Malt prend un peu la place de passager et assure une base de grains qui laisse ample place aux houblons.

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