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RATINGS: 698   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Letís see how the arrogant ones deliver a sesh IPA. Itís got a nifty pour, a clear yellow body with a creamy head. The aroma is zest, pip, and grapefruit... mayhaps with a touch of the litter box. The malt appears in the flavor as watery grain. The hops come across as in the nose, a bit more catty, and the bitterness level is moderate, although it does linger for quite a while. Dry finish. Itís okay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (6539) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
[6536-20140718] Bottle. Super orange mango pine aroma. Hazy, light brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter light buttery pine resin and hoppy orange pith flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Delicious and sessionable. (9/4/9/4/17) 4.3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle: Poured a bright yellowish color ale with a medium size white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus notes is really enticing with nice floral undertones. Taste is also dominated by nice citrus and grapefruit notes with some floral undertones and limited bitterness. There is some small dose of residual sugar notes that are noticeable with some non-descript malt notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Nice to see that you can get this nice hops profile without having too much alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardaxe (263) - - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Light piss color with low to moderate head. Just a beautiful aroma on this. Really psyched me up for the beer. Flavor was a bit of a letdown however. The hops are there, but since this is a much lighter beer, they don't really have anything else to interact with. A bit one note and thin, but certainly a decent beer and one of the better session IPAs I've had. I just wish it could have lived up to aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1010) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Tap. Yellow with thin head. Smells fresh and box woody and a tad rubbery. Nice dry bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3393) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Cloudy yellow,stark white head.Huge cat pissy nose and palate with a big dry hop bitterness in finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AKORN (178) - Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Hazy yellow pour with a small white head. Hops, citrus, pineapple aroma. Bitter, malt, citrus taste. Good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (297) - HONG KONG - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from bodega near Brian's in Brooklyn. Translucent orange-golden pour. Stone-style hoppy aroma - slightly floral, mostly resin and pine. Taste is the same - like a dialed back Stone IPA. Pine and resin hops, bright, a bit empty though. Some lingering hoppy bitterness. Not bad for a session IPA but a bit light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2843) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle - Pours golden with a filmy off-white head. Nose is stinky dank onion hope, mango, and a minimal pale malt base. Taste is pine, mango, and a little onion hops. Pale, dry malt with a dry yeastiness. Thin and well-carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Tap at BD SB. Golden with white head. Aroma is a little floral with resinous pine and citrus. Similar taste Drinks easy, solid sipa

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