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RATINGS: 1068   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
veggieBen (11) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Golden tan with a haze and Nice white head. Floral smell. no taste of anything other than hops and overly bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Reviewed March 23, 2014. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a mildly hazy gold color. The head is a finger high, and eggshell in shade. Retention is mediocre, while only a small film of lacing is left behind. S: Lots of hop action going on here. Onions, mango, papaya, cat pee, grapefruit, pine, and even some herbaceous tones here and there. Even some damn garlic - and you know what? I donít mind. Malts...well, they donít get in the way, letís leave it at that. This is stanky in all the ways I like an IPA to be. T: It starts off with a lot of onion-y flavor, with just a light amount of fruitiness. Thereís a surprising amount of sugar cookie in the middle. Iím kind of sad that this isnít loaded with awesome tropical fruit flavors, just some onion and piny bitterness. However, this isnít so overly bitter as to kill this beer - the malt bill is quite prevalent here. Iíd even suggest itís the least bitter of Stoneís IPAs. Not very complex, though. M: This is substantial for a 4.5% IPA, and thatís good. However, itís just not as drinkable as Iíd like from the aforementioned style. Itís nicely carbonated, but not very dry finishing. O: If the idea of this beer was to create a small IPA that drank like a bigger one, then mission friggení accomplished. While this is a solid beer, Iíd rather pick up Stoneís regular IPA - itís more interesting flavor-wise and priced the same. Worth trying anyways.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (3812) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2016
0,15l on tap @ Stone Berlin (brewed in Escondido). Pours hazy yellow with a medium head. Aroma is malts and tropical fruits. Flavor is malts, fruits and hops. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1362) - Śrhus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2016
duft: citrus lime frugtig frisk appelsin smag: citrus lime frisk appelsin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (9613) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, grass, fruity hops, citrus, grapefruitpeel. Flavor is rather bitter, light malt, grass, fruit, citrus, lemonpeel, grapefruit. Medium body, average carbonation, dry and light bitter finish. 250516

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16185) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, fruits, grass and malt. Nice fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14597) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit and pine. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, pine, little sweet and medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1209) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2016
Shared bottle. Clear pale golden with a large offwhite too. Aroma of tropical fruits with some pine, resin, grass and caramel. Taste is grassy hops, modeate bitter. Some pine and resin too. Well balanced. Lingering bitter finish. Dry. Quite drinkable but very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (785) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Nose is pine, citrus, lemon, herbal, light pine. Taste is lemon, citrus, grapefruit and hint of lime, light citrus and pine bitterness, with a pleasing medicinal bitterness. Nice balanced malt in the body. A lovely session IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (937) - SPAIN - MAY 17, 2016
From XXXII. In Teku glass. After dinner. A good dose of bitterness and citrusy in a good body for such a low ABV

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