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RATINGS: 1267   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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2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
route9 (21) - milford, Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2014
aroma was very weak,slight citrus..the appearance was somewhat opaque and hazy.the taste was very bitter and overwhelmed the malts,which were nice tasting.very unbalanced.one the palate was light to medium and average at best.i was disappointed in this beer,since it had high ratings.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
macca147 (66) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours a pale straw gold with a frothy white head. Aroma: citrus, grapefruit aromas coupled with mild tropical notes. Taste: Citrus flavours dominate, coupled with mild pine and malt flavours. Mildly resinous in texture. Moderate carbonation. Bitterness lingers on the palate and dominates the aftertaste. Quite tasty but not overly complex in flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yesbrewnein (5) - - APR 24, 2017 does not count
Some citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma. Clear yellow color with a white head. Medium to light bodied with a very dry and bitter finish. A good but not exeptional session IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (1040) - FINLAND - APR 24, 2017
Kivritehtaankadulla 1/2017. Very tasty and fresh session IPA. Easy to drink, still very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2304) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
Can at home in garden, 23rd April 17. Pours straw coloured. Aroma is grapefruit, bitter and floral hops. Taste is bitter, floral, citrus, light pine, rereshing and delicious stuff, especially for the remarkable and extreme low ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (3195) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2017
Can from Geers; Hazy yellow colour, nose of tropical fruit, flowers, bitter hops. Citrussy, lots of pine and sweetness. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dambor (610) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 21, 2017
Berlin-brewed version. Aroma: very nice citrus with a pine note to it. Taste: citrusy, pretty light, but with a hoppy palate. Nice session ipa. Intense flavor given the low gravity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (498) - - APR 21, 2017
I had it from the can. Its really flavorful for a session beer. Its very hoppy. The piny hops and citrus are big here. Its crisp and bitter. Stone is definitely a master of the IPA. This is another excellent one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (9191) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2017
17/IV/17 - 33cl can from Geers (Oostakker), shared with Akke @ home - BB: 5/XII/17, canned: 10/III/17 (2017-451)

Clear deep blond beer, creamy irregular bit yellowish head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, citrus, mango, passion fruit, some pineapple. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots and lots of tropical fruits, citrus, pretty bitter, grapefruit, bit chemical, malty notes. Aftertaste: more grapefruit, some citrus, very fruity, lovely stuff! Finally brewed and available in Europe! :D

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alvaro78 (442) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 21, 2017
Suaves aromas citricos y pino Buena aspecto, fina capa de espuma poco persistente En boca ligeramente amarga y citrica

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
escualope (27) - MADRID, SPAIN - APR 20, 2017
Cant understand how this beer is that revered...pretty average IPA. Floral, citrus, pineapple on the nose. On the palate is quite anonymous. Dissapointing.


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