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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crash_the_dog (152) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bright yellow color with a full white head - looks like a good German Pilsner. The nose turns that perception on its ear, as it is a wonderland of grapefruit, pine and resin aromas. The flavor is a bit more subdued, with strong echoes of the flavors listed above. A nice crisp mouthfeel, with a very dry finish. The only thing missing is the alcohol - otherwise, a perfect west coast IPA. Perfect for day drinking - on an aside, my pilsner-loving, craft-hating wife thought this was really good - high praise... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7023) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2014
12 oz bottle. BB 11/15/14. (World Market) Chattanooga, TN.
Slightly cloudy golden colour with a small white head. Super fruity aroma with tropical fruits, pineapple, peach and mild grapefruit. Some fruity sweetness and mild maltiness in the aroma. Great! The flavour is fruity, piney and resiny hoppy, mild bitterness and only a tad of maltiness. Very thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Draft to taster Tons of spruce and a little citrus. Light yellow, ringed white head. This is wheat, citrus, barnyard yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1832) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
On tap. Pours a light clear gold with light head. Aromas of pineapple/tropical fruit, resin-y Pacific Northwest hops, and light toasted malts. Flavors carry the same but disappear quickly leaving a light watery middle. Lingering bitter finish. Good attempt for an ISA though expecting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1010) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap at craft. Slightly cloudy pale yellow. Bright citrus aroma, candied sugar, pine. Taste is bittersweet. Subtle, lasting dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
CJack (41) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Uff-da...all bitterness and no balance :( Bottle pour with thin white head and decent lacing, hazy yellow color. Pleasant hop aroma, but taste is pure bitterness with bitter finish. I enjoy a well-hopped ale, but this does nothing for me. Actually it's worse than that, it's so poorly balanced it's almost offensive. I've tasted (and enjoyed) higher-IBU beers, but the complete lack of malt back is a travesty. ---Rated whilst imbibing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (386) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Looks.. Vibrant mustard yellow, sml head. Smells.. Pine, citrus, full hop scents, light caramel malts. Tastes..grapefruit citrus, piney, resinous, caramel and healthy bitter finish. Probably the best low abv ipa I’ve had, extra points.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (241) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
The first impression is of pine and citrus hops, just like a real IPA, but soon this brew turns thin, watery and show off an appearance of artifical hopping. Not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (909) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Golden pour, small white head. Great aroma of citrus, caramel malts, notes of wild honey. Citrus, grass and floral hops, caramel malt flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobhund (51) - - OCT 17, 2014
Drucken på ölmässan, Stockholm. Mycket trevlig i doft, kropp och smak men det är något speciellt i fruktigheten som gör att den inte går hela vägen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Aroma: resin, pine, some flowers. Appearance: clear gold. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, floral, grass, quite dry finish, lively carbonation. Overall: nice Session IPA, palate could be more consoled. Pint at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station, San Diego.

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