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RATINGS: 973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (923) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Really good and balanced. Nice aroma and better flavor. Dtone knows how to make an ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (966) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a nearly clear, pale yellow with a one finger, white head that thins to a film that still provides decent lacing. Aroma has some nice pine, resin, tropical fruit, and bread notes. Slight grass/herbal qualities as well. Taste is balanced with some continuing grass/herbal/earthy points. Resin, pine, and bread as well with a short aftertaste. Low-medium body with a medium carbonation. Lighter texture in the mouth without being watery. Overall a really nice session IPA. Pine resin, herbal notes combined with a short aftertaste makes this very refreshing. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
A golden body with a thin white head that had mild retention. Aroma had a nice biscuit malt presence upfront. A nice slightly pine hop note. floral and talcum powder balanced it out. Complex with out being over powering. Flavor had a mild malt flavor, hops were a nice mix of pine and tropical fruit. Well balanced. Finish was light and slightly dry. Only disappointment was the appearance. It seemed too pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskyDog (1) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
Pale gold color, citrus aroma, citrus hop profile that isn’t overtly bitter, smooth drinking, sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Nose is dry , dank and biscuity. Flavour is a great dry bitterness straight through to the finish . Great session IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1821) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2014
A real achievement to pack this much flavour and definition into a 4.5% beer. Clean as a whistle with grassy hops, big herbal nose and stone dry fruits to finish. Does tail somewhat but hey at these abv levels all is forgiven,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (939) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Poured golden with thin head. Nice lacing. Aroma of grass, tangerine, orange, pine needles. Flavor is piney with citrus. Good hop bite. Great session IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
A great session IPA. Aroma was big and full of hops. Hot with grapefruit and pine. Pour was a nice clear light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was strongly bitter and hoppy. Pine and earth with notes of dry grass and a bitter hoppy grapefruit finish. So deliciously bitter. A little astringent. Nice strong biting carbonation. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
From bottle. Pours semi clear straw yellow. Smaller head with big bubbles, some lacing. Smells of grapefruit, spruce, sweet pine. Like walking through a forest. Taste us intensely hoppy. Bold bitter citrus fruit right off the bat, finish is bitter hop with lemon undertone. Creamy texture. Nice but powerful. Cannot believe this is a Session beer, only 4.5% alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14285) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Keg at Stone Brewing, San Diego Flughafen, 22/04/14. Clear golden with a well appointed white covering that stays for the show. Nose is citric sherbets, pine, straw, grapefruit, orange pith. Taste comprises punchy hops, pine, grapefruit, pithy orange, light mango, grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying clos. Solid well constructed session IPA.

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