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RATINGS: 753   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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   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (852) - - MAR 2, 2015
Passion fruit, pineapple, green citrus, rosehip, big hop explosion on the palate, dry bitter finish. A classic Stone hop bomb with a reasonable abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
monkeychugg55 (929) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Hazy yellow gold with a fluffy white head. The aroma is huge on pine, citrus, stone fruit, melon, pear, and floral. The flavor is more subdued, with pine, herbal notes. Strong, abrasive bitterness and medium body. Decent, but smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brentv (441) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2015
From bottle. I understand the need for a session IPA, but I’ve yet to find one with as much flavor as I get from the bigger beers. Stone is one of the best, and I’ve enjoyed many of their offerings. This one, from a bottle, has a nice citrus pine aroma and a flavor to match. All the hops are there. Color is a hazy yellow with a little bit of a white head on top and sticky lacing on the glass. Taste is more bitter than sweet. Nice enough, but I’ll take an Enjoy By or one of the Bastards any day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Draught @ BA Gamla Stan. A very hop dominated and sessionable IPA with notes of lime and apricots. Medium bitterness. Nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (1707) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
Tropical fruit on the nose with more apricot. Lovely described to fill the mouth for a long while. I really enjoy this beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1327) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
330ml bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Pale yellow gold, with white head. Aroma citrus, grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2900) - FINLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Tap@stone’s. Orange hazy. Grapefruit pines, caramels on nose, berries, real classic caramel malty hoppy us ipa nose. Med light bodied, orang marmelady sweets, pines, citrus. Real nice bodied, for the abv, flavourful, chewy, great. Some hollowness in the finish, but couldnt tell it’s a lighter one. Great beer, probably the first session ipa that truly amazes me.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2788) - FINLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Draught. Hazy darker golden, small white head. Citrus and bit of tart garden berries in aroma. Well hopped brew. Grapefruity bitterness mostly in taste with some additional notes of slightly raw tropical fruits. Nice and tasty considering the abv. Long-lasting bitter grapefruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (3075) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
12oz bottle split 2 ways at fridge temp. very pale orange appearance. Aroma is citrus and orange juice forward. Very light taste, clove, apple, resinous / dank finish. mild overall. a bit thin but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (824) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from Henri @ San Francisco, CA - Color: clear blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice fruity nose with mango and pineapple domination. Taste: nice hoppy taste with fruity taste as mango and pineapple. Aftertaste: wet bitterness. Good IPA really drinkable but not exceptional for Stone.

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