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RATINGS: 869   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (731) - 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 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
Stone’s ISA, with creamy, snow white, stable and sticky head over a deep warm golden blonde robe with quiet sparkling. Lovely hoppy aroma of chamomille, dried apricot, hay, lemon peel, unripe pear, dried orange peel, cedar needles. Very delicate flavour: a ’clean’, crisp fruitiness to begin with (pear, gooseberry, unripe pineapple), soft minerally accents and even a slight saltiness, citrus peel fraîcheur over a dry pale maltiness, only very subduedly sweetish and announcing a long, dry, mouth-lining hoppiness, bearing lemon peel and pine resin flavours and leaving no residual maltiness. Extremely thirst quenching and utterly refined at the same time: this is the best session IPA I had so far. Thanks to Ster of the BeerTemple for keeping this aside.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1986) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2015
12oz bottle. Bright gold color with minimal head. Aroma is fresh hops and light malt. Tasty flavors of nice hops. Easy to drink certainly, but not exciting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mambossa (62) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Draft, straw-yellow pour with solid head retention. Juicy, tropical, sharp aroma. Flavor is initial sweetness, citrus, astringency lingering. Flavorful session.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17849) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
23rd June 2015
Lightly hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and crisp. Light and mildly sweet malts. Hops are grassy pine with mild herb. Orange pith and modest hop spice. Light finish. Goes down very easy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Sampled on 6/26/2015. This session IPA pours a medium yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, citrusy and piney. A medium bodied session IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and piney. Lively carbonation. A medium bitter IPA, lots of flavor and very drinkable. A nice session IPA, its not as over the top in bitter as one would expect with Stone. Although the bitterness does linger a long time. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Augdraught1981 (192) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Citrus & some grapefruit bitterness dominates the lack of malt profile. Great brewery but session IPAs just aren’t my thing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tselloufc88 (221) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Aromas of orange, peach, a little lemon sherbert, some pine. Taste is tropical fruit, orange, citrus, with a decent medium bitter finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Keg, BrewDog Leicester. Diaphanous straw skimmed with white. Aroma of throat sweet peach and honey; humid ganja leafiness, dry pine and cedar, vomited OJ, curry leaf. Robust pine, peach, flowers and curry leaf on the palate backed with a thoroughly decent stewed tea and dunked biscuit English base. Lingers with nut husk and grapefruit. Bittersweet and punchy. Cheeky little English-style lunch time refresher.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (380) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle pour at Blue Line Pizza in San Carlos, CA.Got danker over the session but ultimately didn’t have a lot of personality or character I’d expect from Stone. To be expected for a Session IPA I guess.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (10306) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Fast klare goldene Farbe mit einer schönen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch sehr grasig hopfig, trocken, frisch. Geschmack sehr hopfig bitter, grasig trocken, erfrischend, gut.


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