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RATINGS: 1049   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft. Clear gold pour, thin head. Nose is citrus, fruit, floral. Flavor is biscuit malt and some citrus. Finishes bitter. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (877) - SPAIN - MAY 17, 2016
From XXXII. In Teku glass. After dinner. A good dose of bitterness and citrusy in a good body for such a low ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teamsale (60) - Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light golden with a one finger blonde head and massive lacing. Aroma is standard Stone IPA scent of heavy hops, citrus, and pine. The light color and scents show through fully in the taste with a real nice hop flavor and absolute bare minimal malt. Better than average for a session but not a great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (764) - Elche, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2016
Pours an almost clear golden color with medium off-white head. Nice citrusy aroma, grapefruit, pine, flowers and a bready backbone. Taste follows the aroma, really intense to be "sessionable", citrusy, grapefruity, piney and floral, with a balanced malty background and a moderate bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (473) - - MAY 14, 2016
Aroma: sweet fruits, pine, resin, candy Taste: medium bitter, pine, resin, citrus, sweet fruits, alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
Draught Fermentoren. Golden coloured. Dense off white head. Aroma. Herbs, flowers, tropical fruits. Flavour. Herbs, flowers, tropical fruits, sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Ends flowery bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (745) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Glowing amber small medium dense head pine and orange dominate in aroma and taste good mouthfeel fir the abv, but some what one dimensionional taste wise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (286) - Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Pours slightly hazy yellow, moderate off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, grass, pine needles. Taste is pine, grapefruit, some light malt. Light medium mouthfeel. Pretty good for a Session IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (3529) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2016
Clear yellow, white lacing foam head. Strong hoppy aroma and strong bitter taste. Long aftertaste. Great beer. (Galveston 201605)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (2600) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
Flaska @ Bishops Arms (GAT), Malmö. Dimmigt gulorange med ett vitt skum. Dofter och smaker av apelsin, grapefrukt, tall och mineraler. Sträv munkänsla, medel mot hög beska.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (1026) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 21, 2016
On tap @ lambrate via Adelchi. giallo dorato, con riflessi ambrati limpida, schiuma bianca fine non molto persistente. aroma molto intenso, complesso e molto fine. agrumato e citrico, molto decise le note tropicali con mango e frutto della passione, maltato, miele e caramello. erbaceo e resinoso meno marcati ma presenti. gusto secco, amaro, acidulo. erbaceo e citrico, con leggera maltatura melliflua. poco calda, carbonatazione fine ma piacevole, per certi aspetti rotonda con qualche punta ostica e astringente. abbastanza equilibrata e decisamente armonica.

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