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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm0f5 (2) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2014 does not count
Nice citrusy dank aroma, crystal clear appearance, thin crisp finish. Little light on the body but hard to do with this size IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3999) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Aroma is signature Stone dank/grassy hops and pine/citrus. The flavor is dank hops, fruit, citrus, malts, grapefruit/light tropical fruit and a long and bitter finish. Not as thin in body as other session IPAs, among the best in the style.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2197) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to Bob F. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of melon, pineapple, citrus, and bready malts. Taste of bready malts, pine, grapefruit skins, and light citrus. Good stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2520) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Medium sized, white head with fair retention and decent lacing. Clear, pale gold colored brew. Nose of oranges, some dankyness, earth. Body is light with a nice carbonation, lightly juicy with a bit much of an aspirin,y feel. Dry, pale malts dropped under a brisk citrus haze, lil toast and fruit, citrus and light berries. Dry finish, crisp and biting. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (702) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Draft at Caponeís. Clear pale yellow with nice small bubble head that leaves heavy lacing. aroma of sweet pale malt, citrus peal and tropical fruits. first sip is similar with a nice mild lingering bitterness in the finish. great for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5385) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Dark golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, tropical fruits and some toasted malts. Taste of citrus, light pine, tropical fruits, and grapefruit bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3963) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Another solid session ipa. I might like this more than the lagunitas, boulevard, and founders onesí but that might only be cuz i had it fresh. Seems like it has more body than the others, but that might just be cuz itís fresher as I mentioned in the last sentence.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3391) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pint at Blue Monkey, pours clearish olden with medium large bubbled off white head. Nose is huge on the tangy and tropical zested hops. I get mango, kiwi, grapefruit resin, and buttery melon. Flavor has a ton of that melon also, along with some grass, pine, and light onion. Finishes like water, itís not thin, just incredibly juicy and sessionable. I would put this one above founders all day, now letís see how fresh we can continue to get it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2419) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours a clear golden yellow from the bottle with dissipating white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is huge on the hops, lots of new world zestiness with a hint of citrus. Taste follows, hints of garlic and lots of grass with citrus overtones. Very clean and easy to drink, medium carbonation; awesome beer.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crash_the_dog (161) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bright yellow color with a full white head - looks like a good German Pilsner. The nose turns that perception on its ear, as it is a wonderland of grapefruit, pine and resin aromas. The flavor is a bit more subdued, with strong echoes of the flavors listed above. A nice crisp mouthfeel, with a very dry finish. The only thing missing is the alcohol - otherwise, a perfect west coast IPA. Perfect for day drinking - on an aside, my pilsner-loving, craft-hating wife thought this was really good - high praise... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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