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RATINGS: 780   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2806) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy pale straw coloured with a sharp orange marmalade flavour, malt and toffee notes followed by smooth pine on the finish. Excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
likeatrainwreck (55) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Cloudy golden beer with a bright white head. Strong aromas of pineapple & citrus. Taste of citrus, grapefruit... very bitter finish. Nice beer, and avoids being watery like many session beers are.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CJ_Pain (168) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Average ipa in the session variety. Decent balance for a session ipa. Thin in the mouth. Nothing to distinguish it from the masses of session ipa recently released. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
njager246 (463) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma of lemon grass and citrus hops, taste is similar, good full mouth feel, dry, nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2940) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2015
Bottled. Pours clear deep golden with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, peach, caramel and tropical fruit notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Sweet flavor that ends up dry an bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
deftone84 (4) - Addison, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
Very good, drinkable IPA. Not too bitter. Citrusy, piney, hoppy without the excessive alcohol content. You can easily pound a 6-pack and not feel too bad about it. Stone rarely disappoints. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (310) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Very good session ipa. Aroma is top notch. Hoppy, smells like B.O. Wonderful. Appearance is clear with a big white head. Great lacing. Taste is hoppy, great for a "light" ipa. Tastes more like a big boy. Palate is full bodied, maybe the best from a session I’ve had. Overall, a session ipa that drinks like a regular ipa. Stone proves they know what they are doing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (166) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Wow, what a dank iPa. Notes of super ripe tropical fruit, and weed. Taste actually matches and has and nice bitter finish. What a great way of making a session seem like as full blown IPA

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1902) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2015
I am really at odds with this style. Yes it is a good beer and yes it is low alcohol but why? Just drink the regular stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1041) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow golden beer with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, grapefruit, pine needles and cooked vegetables. Flavor is fruity with notes of caramel, citrus, grapefruit, pine needles and mangos. Slightly unbalanced.


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