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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Since Day One, we’ve been abundantly forthright and fully transparent about our lust for hops. It’s led us to craft many an IPA, most of them imperial—some intense for their time and all timeless in their intensity. For Stone Go To IPA, we are embracing our hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a "session" IPA delivering all the fruity, piney character of a much bigger IPA. To accomplish this, we employed "hop bursting," a new technique wherein an irrational amount of hops is added during the final phase of the brewing process to coax out extreme flavors and aromas while also imparting a burst of desirably pleasant bitterness. The result is an Alpha-acid-rich beer that fans can enjoy more of without missing out on the assertive hop character you, like us, crave. So, sit back and go two with your new everyday go-to IPA and bask along with us in the glory of the almighty hop.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottles from Capone’s and Whole Foods. Pours clear gold with splotchy off-white head. Nose is intense honeydew, pineapple, resiny malt. Tastes of pineapple, honewdew, pale malt, with a crisp, black peppery finish. This one is stellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2544) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Fad: Taster på brewpub. Let kattepis men jeg fornemmer det ikke så tydelig. Pilsnergul klar med et lille skumhoved. Mundfylden er lidt tynd på denne ellers meget lækre og friske lille ipa. Lækker lille session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
12oz bottle, drank from bottle on Beer Train 2014. The aroma a sweet, juicy citrus with bread and a light candy/sugar note. There’s an abundant soapy head within the bottle that leaves a decent lacing, and I can tell the liquid is fairly clear, but can’t tell too much else through the bottle, Stone’s reputation gets them at least the medium rating in terms of appearance. It’s a medium high bitter with a medium sweetness to it. The body is surprisingly big for a session IPA - I’d say medium full - with a waxy slick texture and active carbonation. It finishes dry and clean with notes of pine, citrus peel and caramel syrup. The aftertaste is bitter and dry citrus, but it’s mellow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1785) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Pours a vibrant clear yellow gold with a white sudsy head that quickly falls to a film.

Aroma: Bright citrus zest, skunky sativa strain medical marijuana. Those not familiar with that odor, I would say tropical fruit and a dash of cumin.

Taste: Quick punch of bitter ‘Stone’ hops, some spicy Euro hop bitterness, some citrus rind, crisp pale malt. Mineral water. Finishes earthy and bitter. Lingers well past the sip.

Mouthfeel: Thin, juicy, average carbonation.

Overall: Since Enjoy By’s inception, I dreamt of an Enjoy By “Junior” for those evenings that I wanted to take it easy, or had to get up especially early the next day. This product completely met my expectations in that regard. It was refreshing, tasty, extraordinarily drinkable, almost too drinkable for someone so addicted to hops. As with all these new “Session IPAs”, please be very mindful of the bottle date code. There really isn’t much to this beer once the hops leave, and I hope I never live to find out what this beer is like old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1141) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a bright yellow, large rocky white head, leaves medium soapy lacing on the glass. Huge grapefruit and orange aroma. Taste doesn’t quite measure up to the aroma, slightly thin mouthfeel indicative of the style. One of the best session IPA’s out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1232) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Date printed right on the curve and smudged past the point of being able to read. Fizzy and yellow, wish i still had that stone bastard glass with the fuzzy yellow beer is for sissies. Anyway this thing packs a pretty nice hop punch for only 4.5%. Strong grapefruit and lots of bitterness. Has a nice lasting bitter aftertaste. It’s bud light appearance is the only thing keeping it under a 4 for me, still Possibly a bit underrated on here. Not quite sure about the 11.99 price tag when the slightly better sidekick was right next to it for $2 cheaper. But at 4.5%, This one might be a better choice in a bar when you want to have a quick pint or two and then drive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (1897) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
Pours cloudy golden with low white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, overripe mango, slight funk.Taste is medium bitter, slightly fruity, light lingering bitter finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle from Bobar: Liquid appeared a golden elixir with a delicate foam cap head that reduced to an O-ring shape. Mild aroma of hops that does smell danky for a session beer but then again this is a session IPA and only a few companies have been making these over the past few years. The taste is bitter with a bite of citrus fruit peel such as orange and tangerine with sprinkles of lemon zest. A decent beer but not a realistic price of almost $12 for a freakin 6 pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YogiBeera (2448) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
What a wonderful Session IPA- I love this one and it is in stock in our fridge. Nice golden color, a bit of pine and hops nose and taste, a little bit citrus, not too hoppy, well balanced with a great refreshing aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Milky yellow pour with a white head. Citrusy hop aromas. Weak second hand citrusy hop notes. Really a bit on the bland side. Lifeless with a very average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (885) - Vermont, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Was $2 for the 12 oz. single bottle purchased from an obscure little bottle shop found just at the end of an alleyway on right across from The Salt Cellar (Commercial Alley Beers). The shop had really been addressed on Market, but this is a minor detail. To long-stemmed tulip, it pours a skin-tinted citron orange with which a white ringed head barely even a fingernail in length stood. Aromas of green cardamom, lawn trimmings, pistachios, lemongrass, and sweat. Tastes the same with the addition of muskmelon, lima beans, Midwest hops, and breast yeast, Bitterer by its moderately minty finish. Splendidly refreshing.

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