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RATINGS: 904   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Itís 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 weíll 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 thatís what happens when you dramatically lower the abv. And while we work hard to bend the time/space/abv intensity continuum, weíve admittedly not yet learned to break it. This comes damn close though.

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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennetj17 (10) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Pale golden color, very clear. Not much of a head after the pour, and barely a pencil thin ring of foam after a minute. Looks a bit lacking on carbonation, but the smell is definitely enticing. It has a big citrus hop nose as advertised, with fruity taffy notes and a floral tinge. The taste has the same citrus hop burst, and it really doesnít have much malt balance. It is clean, a bit watery, and where you expect that malt flavor to be, it is like it disappeared. The finish is nicely bitter, but still feels like it lacks something. The carbonation is actually fine on this beer, despite the initial appearance. Clean, light bodied. Stone definitely succeeded in what they set out to do here: a low ABV yet west coast hop intensified beer. I love the idea of a session IPA, though itís hard to say if I love the finished product. Itís very good, donít get me wrong, but just like some IPAís can get too strong on malt, this one borders on being too light. That being said, I am still going to drink more of this, and hopefully it grows on me more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1116) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle Aroma-lemon, orange Appearance-golden, clear, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness, Palate-light body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (245) - Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle from 99 bottles. Pours light golden color. Thick white head. Scent is citrus, hops. Taste is grapefruit, hops. Lots of flavor. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (177) - - JUL 30, 2015
Served on tap. Orange color with a white head. Citrus hop aroma. Clean medium body. Hops, malt, and citrus are what are involved in this beer. Balanced but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1675) - Hšllefors, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2015
Bottled. Pours golden with a big white head. Smells citrus, canned fruit, dry bitter, citrus with a similar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 26, 2015
Tap at Brewdog Birmingham. Poured a hazy straw colour with a frothy white head and lots of broken lace. The aroma is resin nettle hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a crisp, yeast, grapefruit citrus hop bitter, light spice palate. Light bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (1682) - RÝros, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
Golden with a white head - Grapefruit and citrus hop aroma - Some malt in the body, but the most dominant flavour is the grapefruit - Finish is all grapefruit that goes on for a long time and is very dry - This was nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (433) - - JUL 26, 2015
Light, not too malty, and fairly refreshing. Jumping on the session IPA bandwagon with many other brewers. Personally I like the trend - donít need to be knocked over to taste a good beer. Some pine and citrus from the hops - nothing too distinctive - with a lingering bitterness. Good for summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hayden512 (1) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2015 does not count
Pours golden orange with one finger white head. Smell is strong. Floral. Pine. Taste begins small with malt but is filled with hops. Pine. Grapefruit. Very good. Strong IPA. Light to medium light body. Reg carbonation. Good enough for a second. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ahuth (31) - - JUL 25, 2015
Bottled, nice golden brown. Light crisp fruit hops with a piney after taste. Donít taste much malt, but a nice session IPA.

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