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RATINGS: 1348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
ianwelby (1384) - SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2017
Hazy golden beer, white head. Light lemon smell. Flavour is lemon, dry hop, grass, some piney resin which lingers into the aftertaste. Has a bit of a floral air to it. Quite a bit going on for a sessionable beer. Very pleasant.

3.4
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2017
330ml can (Koht, Tallinn) Berlin plant (7:3:7:4:13=3.3)
Sweet caramelly, toffeeish malt , fruity hops. Pale orange, small head. Nice fatty bitter taste, some caramelly malts, metallic hoppy bite coats the teeth. Grapefruity and fatty finish, nice west coast feel. Good strength/character balance. One of the better stones recently, such crispness and bite.

2.9
Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2017
330ml can (thanks martjoobolut). Medium size, white head, stays. Sweetish, fruity, citrus and some caramel in aroma. Citrus, fruity, acidic in taste. Acidic citrus in aftertaste. Medium bitterness. Dissolves my teeth. Weird one.

3.7
martjoobolut (4314) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2017
Can (at koht). Pours yellow with whiteish head. Aroma is tropical fruits, some mango, diesel. Flavor is sweet and bitter, tropical fruits, citrus, mango, diesel. Finish is dry bitter. Body is thin. Overall: very good.

4.1
tricksta_p (4635) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2017
Can from Speciaalbierpakket. Brewed in Berlin. Aroma is fruity hops, tropical fruits, grapefruit, citrus, bit oily hops, with notes of onions and some lovely dankness. Flavour is light sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium. Beautifully balanced. I wouldn’t mind drinking a sixpack of this baby...

3.8
JorgeLee (2112) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2017
Can, Tesco online. Light golden colour, white foam, bright. Super drinkable light ale, full bitter hoppy citrusy fruity punch with just enough body to hold it. The so called session IPAs often just feel a bit thin but this doesn’t, and has nice hop definition. Very refreshing.

3.1
BeerViking (4779) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2017
Berlin-brewed can, hazy amber with a fine white head and a spicy-hoppy nose with touches of bready yeastiness. Sweetly bitter and hoppy, light notes of orange, ginger, mango and resin, a little quinine bitterness in the finish and

3.5
yy0pp (1507) - - JUL 2, 2017
Can. Almost clear golden color with tiny white head. Aroma - Hops, mango, bread, yeast, citrus. Taste - Bitter, floral, some citruses, pine, malt.

4.2
cervmagpt (834) - PORTUGAL - JUN 30, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 18B). Can 33 cl - Batch 170530DE0103 (canned on 30.may.2017 - BBF 24.fev.2018). AROMA: médium hop notes (pine, grapefruit, lime, faint resin), followed by a faint background malty-sweet character. APPEARANCE: light gold color and slightly hazy with fine material in suspension. medium off-white head, creamy, with good retention. TASTE: medium hop flavor with notes similar to the aroma (pine, slight grapefruit). low background malty-sweet and neutral profile. medium-high bitterness with a an almost dry and bitter finish that endures. PALATE: médium-light body with medium carbonation. no astringency. OVERALL: a session IPA like its supposed to be.

2.9
Fisler (542) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2017
Schöne Perlichkeit, unglaubliches Blumenbouquet in der Nase. Im Trunk erstmal etwas matt, dann süßlich, Frucht mittig leicht bitter, hinten kräftiger werdend. Kann man gut trinken, mir aber zu bitter für ein Session IPA.


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