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RATINGS: 1056   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Bottle: Bright gold with slight amber-orange tints, great clarity & topped with a chunky white head that sinks to a foamy collar leaving sticky lacing behind. Aroma is surprisingly powerful & very nice! Lots of dripping wet, pungent grapefruit-y & citric notes, wet hops, pine, mild dankness, grass, & some gushing passion fruit. Taste is a touch watery, but still has plenty of flavor... Grass, citrus flesh, mild green onion, cracker malts, pine, a hint of bitterness, a touch of tropical fruit, leading to a relatively dry finish. Crisp mouth feel, very light. I was quite surprised by this, but I shouldn’t be, as Stone usually makes solid hoppy beers. Very tasty session IPA... the only thing keeping this from actually being a "go-to" for me is the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (3775) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2016
0,15l on tap @ Stone Berlin (brewed in Escondido). Pours hazy yellow with a medium head. Aroma is malts and tropical fruits. Flavor is malts, fruits and hops. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1301) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2016
duft: citrus lime frugtig frisk appelsin smag: citrus lime frisk appelsin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (9404) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, grass, fruity hops, citrus, grapefruitpeel. Flavor is rather bitter, light malt, grass, fruit, citrus, lemonpeel, grapefruit. Medium body, average carbonation, dry and light bitter finish. 250516

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16112) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, fruits, grass and malt. Nice fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14283) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit and pine. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, pine, little sweet and medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1193) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2016
Shared bottle. Clear pale golden with a large offwhite too. Aroma of tropical fruits with some pine, resin, grass and caramel. Taste is grassy hops, modeate bitter. Some pine and resin too. Well balanced. Lingering bitter finish. Dry. Quite drinkable but very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (768) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Nose is pine, citrus, lemon, herbal, light pine. Taste is lemon, citrus, grapefruit and hint of lime, light citrus and pine bitterness, with a pleasing medicinal bitterness. Nice balanced malt in the body. A lovely session IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (891) - 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 (67) - 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 (770) - 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.

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