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RATINGS: 780   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (675) - , Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2014
Had this one a couple of times but finally getting around to reviewing one of the last bottles left in my fridge... Picked this up at the COOP a couple weeks ago.. Pours a crystal clear golden with a short lived white head. Nose is huge hop-forward tropical fruits with plenty of pithy citrus zest for so little malt backbone.. almost too much, but I really like it nonetheless. This tastes like my idea of summertime brews! Very hoppy and still balanced.. bitterness melts back fast into the pithy hops with just enough melon and finishes back bitter with a dry pale maltiness... Light body... nice bubble... incredibly drinkable especially for Stone..


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1090) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Golden honey ochre, hazy, one finger dense creamy head, good lacing. Tropical fruit, mango, bit tangerine, caramel malt, sweet and inviting. Fizzy, light to medium body, malty, sweet and bitter, dry finish with grapefruit. Nice balance and aroma, enjoyed!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (904) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Really nice aroma with pine, citrus, and grassy hops. Bitter, fruity flavor, with a spicy finish. Really good light IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
7.3.2015. Very pale. Aroma is fruity hoppy, grapefruit, pine. Taste has hops, fruits, pine. Very good for the abv.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2141) - Transient., - MAR 25, 2015
Hazy gold with a white head. Thin body. Super bitter hoppy. Good citrus and pine notes. Way too much thin bitterness, though a session IPA is expected to be as such. A bunch of flavor but too bitter for the body.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1138) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Pours a simple yellow color that was slightly grainy. Aroma of light grapefruit, easy floral aroma. Taste is the same, with minor citrus flavors mixed with a flowery flavor on the palate. A very easy drinking beer, light and refreshing beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3390) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Une bouteille achetée à Portland. Un beau liquide doré translucide avec une mousse blanche épaisse. Un nez d’agrume et de malt blond. La bouche est particulièrement amère avec des saveurs de vieux pamplemousse. Je ne suis pas convaincu par cette finale amère à la limite de l’astringence.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle from BrewDog Online. It pours clear gold with a decent white head. The nose is fresh, juicy, grapefruit, lemon parfait, grassy, dank and pissy action. The taste is crisp, refreshingly bitter, clean, grapefruit, lemon rind, light soap, fresh pine, floral, dank hops and just a touch of malty sweetness with a lingering, dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and crushable. The bottle pretty much drank itself. Top notch session IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (333) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Piney green aroma come from this cloudy yellow ipa. Citrusy bitter with low malt to balance. Light bodied and crisp with almost a buttery aftertaste. Bold hop flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (413) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Beautiful cloudy golden pour and a big fresh citrus hop aroma. Flavor is all hop, bitterness isn’t overwhelming but builds very nicely over time. Very light bodied but somehow not unbalanced. I couldn’t imagine any less from Stone!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1957) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog online, gold with slim white head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine and tropical fruit. Similar in the taste, lots of grapefruit, long and big bitter finish. Medium to light body. Very nice.


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