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RATINGS: 973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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.

chucklemation's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (917) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with a foamy white head. Has an aroma of citrus fruit and floral notes. Flavor is floral and pine with lots of hops. I would enjoy this more, but there’s something in the finish that is a bit off. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Otherwise a good session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (1136) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2015
12fl oz bottle at home from craft & draft, Amsterdam. Body is opalescent fizzy yellow golden, head is big, white, medium bubbles, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is lemon grass, flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruits, lots of hops. Medium sweet, medium hoppy bitter, light citric sour. Finish is long lasting hoppy medium bitter. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, very tasty hoppy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1935) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
If anybody can create a perfect Session IPA it would be Stone Brewing. West Coast citrus and pine hops, light bodied and tailgate worthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4508) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Rated on 7-03-2015. This bottled beer’s appearance is a small smooth white head that mostly diminishes, hazy pale yellow body, fizzy carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is citrus and pine hops, grassy, floral, and earthy. The flavor is very bitter, citrus and pine hops, and earthy. This beer is medium bodied. A quaffable beer that with a good hop flavor. It is worth trying and it is a beer that I would drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1373) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Rating #1300-21.10.2014 On tap at Stone Launch @craftbeeryeg. Yellowish amber pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is sweet citrusy, tangerine notes, mild grassiness.Taste is light citrus and pine sweetness, tempered by a tame hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, mild alcohol warmth, and very well balanced. Crushable at 4.5%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1587) - SPAIN - NOV 19, 2015
Tap / Tirador. @ XXXII, Sevilla, España. A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Hops, citrusy, fruity / Lupulo, citrico, afrutado.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tomg (5) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015 does not count
This is the best of the so-called session IPAs that are on the mass market in Northern California. Some of the others are too one-dimensional = this one is nearly as nice as their ’regular’ IPA. A nice trend trying to get the alcohol down but preserving complex flavor, etc. why? cause i love drinking beer but don’t like getting drunk!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (1719) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2015
Caña en Cimmeria 13..11..2015. Color rubio velado con bastante espuma blanca persistente. Aromas intensos lupulos verdes y bastante cítricos. Sabores también intensos herbaceos frescos y verdes bastante lupulados con buenos toques también cítricos. Cuerpo ligero a medio, algo espumoso y denso, fácil de beber en general pero con un gran sabor y aroma en todo momento para sus 4.5 vol. Amargo final seco y herbaceo, verde y más verde, bastante prolongado e intenso. Grandísima sesión Ipa. Para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (1098) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 12, 2015
On Tap . @Cimmeria, Oviedo 11/11/2015 Color amarillo, aromas y sabores citricos, cuerpo ligero.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (2758) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 11, 2015
Keg @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 11-11-2015.
In short: tasty citrusy pale ale.
Pours clear bright gold with frothy rocky white head. Moderate head retention, good lacing. Citrusy, peachy, earhty, pine nose. Light to medium body, average to high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is quite citrusy, refreshing, some zesty and earhty, pine. moderate bitterness, ends dry. Very enjoyable and quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours almost clear golden with a huge frothy white head. Aroma is rather subdued, with peach and piney hops. Taste is very weak bitter, more fruity sweetness here, with notes of peach, dry clean mouthfeel, grows on me for every mouthfull, high carbonated, piney dry lingering finish.

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