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RATINGS: 925   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 (545) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5186) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy polished brass body with a dense off white head. Nose of strong citrus and pine. There is also bread crust, wood and something sweet like peach cobbler. Tastes of bread crust and almonds are present. The finish has plenty of pine resin and bits of grapefruit rind. A overall well made balanced hop bomb that is pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (740) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
smells of pears and peaches, very fruity, pale gold bdy with a white frothy head, tastes of very sweet peaches, wheres my bitterness? watery too.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (333) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2015
This is most tasty low abv pale ale I can remember - the dominant peachy hops really float my boat - the bitterness is exquisite - totally brilliant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3909) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle from Cork 57. Inviting gold body with medium head. Nose of hops and citrus. Taste also hops, citrus and nice carbonation. More subdued obviously on the alcohol side but still quite nice and fluid. Buttery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1428) - Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Loads of pacific northwest hops. Grapefruit. Light body and really easy drinking. Thx seider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle in Seattle. Clean, very fresh juicy hop. Fresh aroma. A bit of grass, drier finish. Good session body, lovely hop character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7378) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Draught @ Stone Brewing Taproom, San Diego, CA. Pours a clear bright golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of strong juicy citrus, some mild sweetness and freshly cut grass. Flavour of juicy dry citrusy bitterness, orange pith, dank hoppiness and mild graininess. Light bodied. Excellent stuff with high drinkability. I want more. A lot. This is what session IPAs are all about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7840) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Tap @ Stone Brewing Tap Room, San Diego.
Pours clear golden color with a very small head. Very juicy aroma, orange and citrus notes, some floral hops and faint piney notes. Very juicy flavor too, quite dank hops, lemon and grapefruits with some faint grassy notes on the finish. Sessionable indeed, tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6656) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2015
on tap oro carico velata schiuma media buona perisistenza sentore luppolata pellet buon asecchezza discreto maro buon abeva corpo medio

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flip_soeperman (809) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2015
Full on aromatic refreshing amazing summer beer. Tropical fruits smack you in the face with a clean yeast character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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