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RATINGS: 804   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8355) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle from BrewDog Online. It pours clear gold with a decent white head. The nose is fresh, juicy, grapefruit, lemon parfait, grassy, dank and pissy action. The taste is crisp, refreshingly bitter, clean, grapefruit, lemon rind, light soap, fresh pine, floral, dank hops and just a touch of malty sweetness with a lingering, dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and crushable. The bottle pretty much drank itself. Top notch session IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (365) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Piney green aroma come from this cloudy yellow ipa. Citrusy bitter with low malt to balance. Light bodied and crisp with almost a buttery aftertaste. Bold hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Beautiful cloudy golden pour and a big fresh citrus hop aroma. Flavor is all hop, bitterness isn’t overwhelming but builds very nicely over time. Very light bodied but somehow not unbalanced. I couldn’t imagine any less from Stone!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1968) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog online, gold with slim white head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine and tropical fruit. Similar in the taste, lots of grapefruit, long and big bitter finish. Medium to light body. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2899) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
likeatrainwreck (75) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CJ_Pain (186) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
njager246 (481) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma of lemon grass and citrus hops, taste is similar, good full mouth feel, dry, nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3045) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
deftone84 (6) - 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

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