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RATINGS: 1134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bconch (368) - - SEP 6, 2014
Floral and pine notes with some sweet on the nose. Nice balance of bitterness and malts. Nice finish. Very solid session. Not as good as All Day but definitely a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4096) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy medium golden amber with a 1" frothy white head, bubbly bands of lace. Aroma of pine and malt. Taste is malt that canít hold on against moderate pine hops. The bittering pushes right on through a lingering finish. Lots of taste for 4.5%, especially good with food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuelMTL (240) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
From 12 oz bottle in tulip glass. Pours a clear yellow with a thin head. Nose is full of floral hops with lots of tropical fruits. Some celery and freshly mown grass notes too. Same flavours in the mouth. Very floral. It has a weird, but pleasant, veggie character. There is a good amount of pine bitterness. The body is rather light with its 4.5% ABV. Probably one of the hoppiest beers I had below 5% ABV. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle while in Seattle. Pours a hazy pale orange with a white head. Big pissy, piney, tangerine, lemon, light trop fruit aroma.Light body, medium carbonation. Itís a little watery. Lots of pine, woody resin, grass, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit. Dry, bitter, refreshing. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (4917) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2014
12 oz. Clear orange-amber with a quarter inch of meringue on top. Huge nose of green herb, mango, grapefruit zest, toasted grain, resin and a touch of honey. Tastes of the same great mix with a bit of pineapple, white pepper and melon. Light-medium body has a definite dry bias, but enough fruity hop and malt to keep me chuggin. Medium-high carbonation is the only drawback to this otherwise perfectly sessionable and tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3375) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a clear light golden with a head that fades fast and settles into a small white rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is of onion and garlic, not the best Stone IPA aroma-moment ever but still true to whatís advertised. Fruits and slight pine also. Taste is better with some fruits and pine, light caramel. It is not an ounce sweet and even pushes toward bitter in balance. Body is light, carbonation moderately high and mouthfeel a little weak to me but hey, itís a session IPA. Overall an OK session, tasty and all, but I didnít feel like the flavors were up to standard...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle at home. Rating #1600. This was a nice beer. Pours a golden amber with two fingers of white head. Aroma is citrus mainly grapefruit and some pine. Flavor follows with a mild bitterness. Very flavorful for the lower abv. Really nice beer bi could drink lots of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4082) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2014
I didnít take notice of the sell-by date when I drank it--that may have been an issue, because it had been in my refrigerator for a while--but still, this was decent. I was glad to see their testimony about how it is good to have a session IPA. As a beer, IPA usually doesnít get me excited. The aroma here is very good, and it promises, but the flavor doesnít deliver as much. The body was lighter, even watery at times. But still, good drinking. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours light orange with white head. Aroma is very piney and citrusy, very hop forward. Taste is bitter, extreme piney, easy, very hoppy with out being too heavy. Very good session IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2014
101st Stone beer. coincidence? i think not cause they just took every other session ipa to school. session ale 101. Every time I start to have even an inkling of a doubt that Stone is my favorite brewer, they release something else that makes me feel like an idiot for ever doubting. Most likely my new favorite session IPA, and easily the best one I can find fresh on the shelves here in Reno. Huge hop aroma and flavor and more than adequate bittering. The body is thinnish, but not nearly as watery as some, and better than some 6-7% IPAs. Fruit and pine galore, and even hints of sweetness to balance. Knocks of All Day & Alpha Session. Reminiscent of the SD Session Pale from a few years ago, but hoppier."

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