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RATINGS: 1080   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Its 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 well 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 thats what happens when you dramatically lower the abv. And while we work hard to bend the time/space/abv intensity continuum, weve admittedly not yet learned to break it. This comes damn close though.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1107) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Light crispy aroma. Sharp bitterness with not much other flavor. Was really expecting it to be better. Still not bad. Just not as drinkable for me as I would have thought.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALIBALI (426) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2016
Gras in der Nase, IPA Fruchtaromen ebenso. Schn schlank im Mund, die Hopfenbittere kommt fett zur Geltung. Groartig. Nur der Nachhall ist etwas kurz. Probierschluck von Enti in der STONE BREWING BERLIN.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (2538) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2016
A light yellow beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has grapefruits, some tropical fruitness and mandarin. Taste has grapefruits, tropical notes, the bitterness is nicely strong and long lasting. Medium bodied. Good beer, not a notes of low alcohol %.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (542) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
On tap at Blackbird Public House. Hazy straw with a huge white head. Aroma is very citrusy with candied orange and mandarine notes. Piney and citrusy bitterness aftertaste. Very good.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NavyFireRN (6) - - JUL 20, 2016 does not count
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2818) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2016
HBF 2016. Very unclear notes written in the A4 sized beer guide. So just numers and some comments: Pretty light, citrus, resiny. Your normal IPA = go to!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at brewpub. Ale is golden with a short lived white head Aroma is grapefruit, mandarin, orange, tangerine and lemon. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon, orange and tangerine. Finish is light fruity bitterness, aromatic, some honey melon and cantaloupe. Light to medium body, strong carbonation. Solid!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pools (27) - - JUL 14, 2016
This beer really turned me on to sessions. Surprisingly malty with a killer hop profile. Really juicy while staying light and refreshing

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2016
16 oz. can. Bright light golden color with a taller, slightly diminishing white head. Strong hops aromas, with citrus, resin and light pine. Some hints of dough and lightly toasted white bread. Feel is thicker than Ive expected, but the flavors come off a bit thinner. Akin to what I refer to top tea. Decent hop flavors, but lacking in the malt depth to back it up.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (928) - Zielona Gra & Wrocław, POLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Tap 0.4 l, Mood4Food, Wrocław, Pland.
Jasnozłote piwo z gęstą i puszystą ale niezbyt obfitą pianą oraz cytrusowym, chmielowym aromatem. W smaku lekkie i orzeźwiające, cytrusowe z nutami owocw egzotycznych oraz przyjemną, chmielową goryczką na finiszu.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (898) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2016
355ml bottle into shaker. Mild citric hop nose. Hazy yellow beer with thin white clingy head. Laces well. Light body, nothing seems to be happening then....a long earthy bitter lemon finish kicks in. Theres late grain and pepper too. Really easy drinking (Ive finished it already) yet complex as well. A bit too light in body to be great but really good.


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