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RATINGS: 1396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresyourball (575) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft. Clear gold pour, thin head. Nose is citrus, fruit, floral. Flavor is biscuit malt and some citrus. Finishes bitter. Not my cup of tea.


2.7
rand (1830) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2017
Can 0,33 l / Amstein - St-Légier (CH). Hazy blonde with an huge foam and aromas of citrus, lemon, stone fruits-peach. Very light beer where the malt has been saved to stuff the hop. A little taste with hints of grapefruit, orange, pine and peach-mango. Disappointed.

3.1
TorbenJensen (1572) - Valby, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2017
Go To IPA is a more mild IPA than Ruination IPA from the same brewery. Go To IPA has a more creamy foam that is firm and persistent. Aroma is citrus, grape and exotic fruit. The taste is of course most hops of mango, pine needles and exotic fruit. It's a tasteful and delicious IPA with many nice tastes, but maybe I should have tasted it before Runination IPA, I've probably not got all the details.

3.2
loscovar (723) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2017
Bottle from Saveur Bière.com. Golden color, white head. Tropical fruit, nice bitterness, pleasant for the style

3.5
jacobarts (244) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2017
Can. Light hazy pale with white fluffy head. Creamy aroma: grapefruit, Apple, light citrus. Taste: mostly bitter, grape, citrus. Fresh

1.6
dzenkalpic (86) - TURKEY - NOV 14, 2017
Klasik IPA. Fazlaca alınan bayat baharat kokusu. Tadında da asitliği ve baharat tadı fazla.

3.8
giorgosl (25) - GREECE - NOV 9, 2017
Hazy golden colour. Aroma of lemon, grass, grapefruit, passion fruit. Fresh and grassy. Light body with balanced bitterness. Dry finish.

2
spizoil (11) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2017
Can at home from Tesco or Morrisons, can't remember and it don't really matter. Beer looks lovely, great hazy lemon yellow pale amber colour with a nice white head that dissipates to a lace persistent cover. That's where it ends. Smells too malty with Plasticine, Taste is quite soapy, no fruit but does have a nice lingering bitter, just wish it had a flavour. I don't feel cheated at all, but there's so much more out there for the same price.

2.8
eastkenttom (152) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Overblown and astringent. Too much tartness to be session beer. I dunno, I think it's all just too much. Would never drink 2 in a row, let alone 3 or 4. Move along. 5.5/10.

3.7
murzyn (498) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - OCT 30, 2017
Barwa żółta, piana duża. Aromat brzoskwiniowy, cytrusowy, grapefruitowy. W smaku lekkie, cytrusowe, iglakowe. Goryczka spora i długa. Fajne pifko.

3.4
Jonb5 (568) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2017
300ml serving at Stone Brewing Berlin. A: Cloudy, golden, large head which faded fairly quickly. S: Cascade hop aroma, lime and grapefruit, floral. T: Lime, grapefruit, fairly bitter. M: Crisp texture, medium body. O: Slightly overdid the bitterness, not quite balanced.


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