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RATINGS: 1093   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2583) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
From a can, pours near clear golden yellow with a small off-white head. The smell is big citrus, some toasted grain. The taste is citrus, a bit of resin, toasted grain ending dry and slightly bitter. Light+ in body with somewhat active carbonation. Pretty solid out of their Berlin brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (9355) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2016
(draught at BKL 2016) Hazy, golden colour with a blond mid-sized foamy head. Aroma is quite intense with loads of fruity and resiny hops, including notes of grapefruit, peaches, tangerines, as well as lighter grassy notes. Quite bitter flavour, light bodied with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Initially delicately bready malty with an extremely present hops profile with loads of citrus, grapefruit, tangerines and lighter exotic notes; light but very tasty and hoppy finish. Truly nice. 26.II.16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5238) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2016
On tap @ Craft & Draft. Old note. The aroma has citrus, hint of pine. Clear, copper coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, has some sweet malt notes, citrus. Light bodied, more dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PugUglyBrewer (38) - - AUG 20, 2016
a hop bomb of a session IPA. The big hop presence that Stone brings to their IPAs shine through within a beer that stylistically has a lighter body. The absence of a more malty backbone allows the hops to shine through in glorious excess. Dry pine and dank citrus hoppiness drive through a very easy drinking sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (1346) - FINLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Tap @ Konttori. Pours pale golden, small white head. Citrus, fruity, floral hops in the aroma. Fruity, hoppy, grass, some grain in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elbernays (1211) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 13, 2016
Can from mchughs. Pours clear gold with white wispy head. Aroma is dank citrus, pine, lemon. Flavor is a biscuit sweetness with a juicy fruit finish with mild bitter finish. Fruit aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanhunter_4 (217) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
341 ml bottle poured at home. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a pillowy white head. Smell is citrus fruit and pine cone. Taste is soft with a slightly bitter finish. Low carbonation. Great summer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maarten1993 (909) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Drank with Marijn, Bram and Lennart in the Stone brewery bar (awesome place!) in Berlin. Bitter beer. Body is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1742) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours clear yellow with a small white head. Aromas of resin, pine, citrus, mandarin, tangerine, hops. Taste is citrussy, hoppy, resin, pine, orange, light pineapple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (663) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Taster pour at Craft Beer Race New Haven. Appearance is yellow with small head and lacing. Aroma is dank resin, citrus. Taste is as aroma. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with frothy texture, soft carbonation and bitter resin finish. Overall, strong aroma and flavor for a session IPA but West Coast Style is more bitter than I’d prefer.

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