overall
95
98
style
RATINGS: 1395   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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3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crash_the_dog (181) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bright yellow color with a full white head - looks like a good German Pilsner. The nose turns that perception on its ear, as it is a wonderland of grapefruit, pine and resin aromas. The flavor is a bit more subdued, with strong echoes of the flavors listed above. A nice crisp mouthfeel, with a very dry finish. The only thing missing is the alcohol - otherwise, a perfect west coast IPA. Perfect for day drinking - on an aside, my pilsner-loving, craft-hating wife thought this was really good - high praise... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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 (691) - 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 (242) - 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 (23) - GREECE - NOV 9, 2017
Hazy golden colour. Aroma of lemon, grass, grapefruit, passion fruit. Fresh and grassy. Light body with balanced bitterness. Dry finish.

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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 (150) - 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 (479) - 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.

3.7
scanovajr (754) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - OCT 28, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 Great session ipa. Pale yellow with a medium sized white head. Very aromatic, citrusy. Taste is also hoppy and some balancing maltiness. Dry finish


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