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RATINGS: 804   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Its 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 well 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 thats what happens when you dramatically lower the abv. And while we work hard to bend the time/space/abv intensity continuum, weve admittedly not yet learned to break it. This comes damn close though.


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2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
route9 (21) - milford, Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2014
aroma was very weak,slight citrus..the appearance was somewhat opaque and hazy.the taste was very bitter and overwhelmed the malts,which were nice tasting.very unbalanced.one the palate was light to medium and average at best.i was disappointed in this beer,since it had high ratings.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piotr (44) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Well, its not the best ipa that Stone has delivered. Very refreshing! Grassy, fruity, intensive smell of pines, very light taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (644) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2015
I never thought Id see the day, but here it isa Stone IPA that I dont care for. I guess they cant all be winners. I thought this was quite uncharacteristic for Stone. Thanks but no thanks.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1401) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2015
355mL bottle from Slowbeer. BB 05/28/15 Pours a slightly hazy orange-gold body, small firm white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma; mango, cut grass, pine needle, woody spice, with a touch of biscuity malt underneath. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Packs a plenty of hops into the body; grass, green herbs, pine sap, woody spice & tropical fruits. Modest measure of biscuity pale malts, finish somewhat abrupt with a brash bitterness. Plenty of hops, but lacking that bit of malt to provide balance.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (803) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2015
Yellow colour, white head. Aroma of hops, mandarins, mango, peach. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Light body, thin slick texture, average carbonation. Very hoppy and wonderful.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luca78 (17) - ITALY - APR 28, 2015
Fantastic Light Blond Session IPA. Very fruity. Clean mouth in the end. Really dry. Late Check-in @London

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2702) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Clear gold with an inch of white head. Bright aroma of melon, grapefruit, a little hay and caramel, pine. Strange touch of capsicum. Lightish bodied, easily avoids the emptiness of some of these SIPAs - but then, it is 4.5%. Grapefruit is more prominent in the taste, which is fairly dry and quite bitter. Lesser tropical fruit and piney notes, malt is not doing much but is firm and pleasantly clean. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (303) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2015
Grass, valencia orange, little resin. Early citrus in taste before hop flavour hits. But it is lingering bitterness at the end that makes drinker forget it is only 4.5%. 330ml, 1.26std drks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (81) - - APR 24, 2015
Aroma floral, citrus, Appearance golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, Taste medium bitterness, Palate medium body, lively, bitter, long finish, Overall a great session ipa that I would suggest to a friend

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3901) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2015
12 oz bottle at Agave. Amber color with white head. Aroma with tropical fruit, mango, peach, citrus, lemon and faint malty notes. Taste is dry and hop driven, light caramel, grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit, resin and floral notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
slsenior (51) - - APR 18, 2015
Great overall hoppy beer to have on a regular basis. Has a wonderful citrus nose and wonderful finish.


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