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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (570) - Pontiac, 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 thereís something in the finish that is a bit off. I canít quite put my finger on it. Otherwise a good session ale.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (3768) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow with a medium head, aroma of beet, cabbage, pine, flavor is slightly bitter with beet, cabbage and pine, medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (983) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle thx heather and frank A: citrusy, grapefruit app: hazy pale small white head t/p: thin body with moderate long bitter finish. Soft carbonation. O: good. Enjoy the hops and low abv.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1279) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle gift for christmas. Lots of fresh hop in the aroma. Flavor is generally sweet, some citrus. Itís a spritzy beer--a little too much. But impressive flavor for a lighter beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2740) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Draft. Pours a thin, poorly retained, minimal, white head, over a hazy, yellow (SRM 3) body....nose is slightly vegetal, with pine, resin, slight sulfur, balance to the hops.....taste is light cereal, slight sulfur, garlic hints, balance to the hops......mouth feel, medium body. The service of this beer may have been flawed. The vegetal, sulfur and garlic notes were quite unpleasant. Were the lines clean? Stone does not make this off a beer. BJCP 6/2/10/3/6

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2014
355ml bottle at home. Pours clear pale gold, white head, nice lacing. Big resinous hop aromas, skunky, some floral notes. Taste is big bitterness, skunky hops. No real malt until right at the end. Thin body, bitter finish. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1010) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2014
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.60):
Iíve no complaints about this beer at all, itís definitely one of the better session IPAís Iíve tried and is quite possibly the best given that it pretty much tastes like a good, traditional American IPA albeit with a lower alcohol content. It has plenty of bitterness and hops, a solid malt base and an excellent balance; whatís not to like?

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3927) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Brum ages ago. This one definitely left a strong impression on me. Dat were on account of it so freshness. Well fresh. Freee-eeesh. Super crisp and juicy.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1056) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Given that this is sold as a session IPA it is not too bad. Decent taste at a lower ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UNCCTF (495) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with thin white head. Big grapefruit flavor with a little bit of citrus, and a dry hop finish. Pretty enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4001) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Light golden orange coloured pour with a thin white head. Aroma is nice dank citrus, floral notes. Light chive, spring onion on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of crisp base grain, highish carbonation, earthy slightly dank citrus on the flavour as well. Palate is semi crisp with a dry finish. Uber drinkable. Very tasty for the abv. Suburb beer.


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