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RATINGS: 1196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Its 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 well 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 thats what happens when you dramatically lower the abv. And while we work hard to bend the time/space/abv intensity continuum, weve admittedly not yet learned to break it. This comes damn close though.

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1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rayaron (1544) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim, Raanana. Thanks DSG. Hazy golden-yellow with no head. Quite stale, hoppy, rotten fruits, mold. Moderate hoppy flavor, some cooked vegetables, stale, some maltiness, very dry. Flat, light-bodied. Probably its too old. I should try it fresh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (676) - - NOV 1, 2014
Average for the style. Probably not as good as other beers from Stone, but I only had a small taste so it was hard to tell. (Tried at a beer festival in SF.)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oldschool_Mike (356) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a pale gold colour. Aroma is of piney and citrusy hops. Taste is piney and citrusy hops. A little light in body but a great tasting beer for all day drinking. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
razzanof (72) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
My favorite beer...terrific aroma leads to a phenomenal taste, with a preponderance of citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Obfuscate (521) - Minneapolis, - OCT 31, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2016 For me this is my favorite beer. Big hoppy pineapple smell. Tastes good going down, refreshing then the back of your mouth it hits you and you need another sip. Nice to have such a great tasting beer thats session able. I like to have 5-6 without getting wasted out of my mind. Top notch. Its official, this is my favorite beer. 5+ Update/ Still a favorite but I likednthe 4.5% abv version slightly better so back down to a 4.9

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12523) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 Re-rate 2/20/15: Draught at Stone Brewing World in Escondido. Clear golden. Aroma of green leafy hops with some fruitiness. Flavor of green hops, a bit fruity, with moderate bitteress. Thin mouthfeel. A bit too thin, but nice and refreshing. So much better than last time. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

Bottle shared at a tasting at Mastikim. Hazy yellow. Weird "green" hoppy aroma with vegetables and some overripe fruits. Dry flavor with "green" hops, slightly fruity, with a vegetal touch and mild bitterness. Quite light-bodied. The vegetal character is strange. This beers probably not supposed to be like that. 5/3/6/3/11=2.8

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AbbeyRoade (544) - Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Wow! Incredibly juicy brew! As soon as you pop this bottle open, you get a huge whiff of incredibly dank, fresh, exploding pine aroma and the flavor matches. Not bitter. Just rich, fresh, slick, and low alcohol so no boozy flavors to ruin the dankness. Great brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (2066) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Slight off-white head.
Aroma: Mostly hops and citrus.
Taste: Fruits, citrus, quite a bit of hops. Not great.
Bought: Total Wine & More (Sterling), 355 ml, $2.29
Info: 27/10-2014

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3852) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample, draught, 4 ounces, during the Bacon and Beer Fest in New York with Luc Bourbonnire, savoured on July 26 2014; eye: straw, nice khaki head; nose: tropical fruits, dryness, pine, fresh; mouth: tropical fruits, dryness, pine, fresh, dry finale with presence of pine, full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, harsh texture; overall: really good FRANAIS chantillon, en ft, 4 onces, durant le Bacon and Beer Fest New York avec Luc Bourbonnire, savoure le 26 juillet 2014; il : paille, belle mousse kaki; nez : fruits tropicaux, scheresse, pin, frais; bouche : fruits tropicaux, scheresse, pin, frais, finale sche en fruits tropicaux avec prsence de pin, corse, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amre, texture rpeuse; en rsum : trs bon

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours a clear golden orange with a nice white head that leaves lacing. Nice bit beautiful fruity aroma with grapefruit, citrus hops, pine & resin. Flavor then all of a sudden just falls flat...you can smell something so delicious and the body is like water tasting like the above but just amped down to water. I don;t believe this beer is 65 IBUs with this thin of a body it would stand out and be overly astringent. Again great aroma to this stone beer but just no body.


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