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RATINGS: 754   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fsbw21086 (338) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Valiant effort. Tasty easy drinking with a tray citrus hop bite. Approve and say it's better than founders version. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Clear light golden with a thin foamy white head. The nose has a huge tone of acidic alpha hop resins, pine, and pure grapefruit juice. The flavor has a huge tone of floral whole cone hop earthiness, alpha acid lupulin-iness, grapefruit rind, and a mild underlying pale malt sweetness on a medium, crisp body. It’s fine, but a bit light and a bit too much on the earthy whole cone hop flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2452) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Light golden color. Small white head that is quick to fall. No lacing. Big danky aroma of hops with some resinous piney notes. Some citrus. Hoppy water flavor. With a bit of a burnt roasted note. Finishes danky and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1187) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12oz bottle from Antioch. Pours a clear, pale yellow color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is very hoppy, pine, grass, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, some bitter, grass hops, with a stiff, bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from beer fridge in WI via Antioch Liquors. thanks Sherm1016. Pours a bright yellow with thin head and strong piney / hoppy nose. This is one fine session beer....low BAV combined with an excellent hop nose and taste. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5407) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazed amber with a short white head. STRONG floral and citrus hops, tropical fruit, citrus fruit, pine and caramel in the aroma. Taste is more herbal and floral with the fruit notes and soft malt coming through in the background. Body is medium with a light bubbly carbonation and a pleasant lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more floral and herbal hops, citrus notes, light malt and a touch of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (763) - Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle pours clear yellow with brief white head. Piney hop aroma. Taste slight malts but mainly pine and citrus hops. Finish mainly bitter pine with a touch of grapefruit.. A little too piney for me, but a pretty easy drinking IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blkrubiops (18) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Well done session IPA, pours a light golden color with a short head. Not huge on taste, but crisp, clean, and smooth with a good pine and grapefruit flavor. Nice finish with a bit of bitter/piney aftertaste. They should can this up so it can go on your next adventure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1426) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Very fruity and tropical. Effervescent. Light bodied, could use a little more malt. One of the better light ipas and certainly sessionable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enwiebe (178) - - MAR 28, 2014
3/27/14. Draft. Pours a slightly hazy golden. Wonderful nose. Very piney aromatics. One of the more drinkable session IPAs. Verges on being a palette wrecker but keeps it in bounds. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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