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RATINGS: 1068   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (967) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 12, 2014
12 oz bottle. Deep copper pour with a medium off white head. Fantastic aroma of grapefruit, citrus and some yeast/bread. Nice sharp finish. Lovely session.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Nice! Leave it to Stone! Hair better than the Lagunitas session IPA. Fresh and prominent grapefruit notes. Beautiful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours light gold with a small white head. Herbaceous nose with nice grapefruit notes on the tongue. Light body, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Nice session IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3386) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Clear gold with a white head. Hop aroma of citrus and pine. The flavor is totally hops. But this is like all of the session IPA’s - thin washed out lacking the support and body that a bit more malt adds to a beer. Hop water. Give me an IPA or a Pale Ale please.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1550) - - JUL 8, 2014
Pours a light amber color. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter with some sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skykwby (50) - Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
EL LOCAL, San... On tap. Pours like a bud, light in color. Great foamy head. Aroma is floral and piney...best part of this beer. First sip bubbly, quick fading hops. Clean palate. No aftertaste. This is the best session, hot weather microbrew I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
This golden beer has a strongly piney aroma. It has a really strong hop bite which although is powerful doesn't overpower the more subtle citrus notes. Very well crafted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (506) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Hazy gold with tall white head. Strong floral aroma with some citrus. Nice hoppy flavor, medium body, with a not-too-bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ipalotdotcom (14) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2014
The nose is bright with bitter citrus and touch of sweet floral for great balance. This beer is a misty golden color with a frothy white head. Medium bitterness hit the tongue first with the sweetness which was promised on the nose just sneaks in. The mouth-feel is light and crisp with plenty of bubbles. The finish is quick and slightly flat, contrasting the delights that the aroma suggested. Overall this beer disappointed. Having enjoyed other offerings from Stone this one fell short of the mark. To be fair, it is brewed to be a ’sessionable’ IPA so removing the alcohol has taken away somewhat from the body. Compared to other session IPAs it’s a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle from Bob’s. Light hazy pour, nose of grapefruit and weed. Some cracker but this one isn’t about the malt. Plenty tasty in a Stone sort of way. Nice at 4.5%.

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