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RATINGS: 1078   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrhopsbeertalk (295) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 A near perfect session IPA. The aroma is abundant, peppery, floral hops. The flavors follow, earthy, peppery, floral and bitter. Absolutely delicious fresh. Body is just a tad thin, and the flavor often fades quickly like a fresh hop ale so check the date...


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 I’ve 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 (927) - Zielona Góra & 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 owoców 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. There’s late grain and pepper too. Really easy drinking (I’ve finished it already) yet complex as well. A bit too light in body to be great but really good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (431) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours hazy golden with big head. Floral hoppy hoppy aroma with loads of citrus and hoppy taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3001) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2016
It’s really good, but I still have a bit of a problem with the notion of a session IPA. Aroma is dominated by resin. Flavor’s likewise with some spice, fairly dry, some tang. Body seems perhaps a tad thin.


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