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RATINGS: 1080   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

Duhast500's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - APR 14, 2014
Poured from the tap into a Rogue pint glass. The color is clear orange/gold with a foamy white head and some nice lacing. The smell is bright hops with some fresh hop aroma. Fresh cut grass is in the nose with a tangerine aroma sweetening things up and making it citrus smelling. The taste is nice piney hops with sweet light malty goodness. A nice citrus flavor with hints of tangerine and tangy grapefruit. Much like Enjoy By IPA, the flavor has that same earthy grass taste. The feel is light bodied and goes pretty damn easy. A tasty beer in a light session-able package. Some flavor reminiscent of bigger IPAs but has lightness that is very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mambossa (276) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Newly-arrived 16oz cans. Pours a luminous gold with voluminous head and flawless retention. Nose of simply fresh hops. Literally smells of that fresh hop resin when you rub it in your hands. Underneath a lemon, melon, Apple, naval orange, ethereal grapefruit and husky, earthy pine. Flavor is gently lemony, honeydew making a firm cameo, sweet flowers and breezy pine. Superbly dry. Drinks amazingly, and even better out of the can! This is now my favorite IPA right now. Hits all the sweet spots for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALIBALI (432) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2016
Gras in der Nase, IPA Fruchtaromen ebenso. Schön schlank im Mund, die Hopfenbittere kommt fett zur Geltung. Großartig. Nur der Nachhall ist etwas kurz. Probierschluck von Enti in der STONE BREWING BERLIN.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (2545) - 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 %.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (605) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NavyFireRN (8) - - JUL 20, 2016 does not count
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2824) - 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!

   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!

   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (929) - 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.

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