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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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - APR 19, 2014
Pour - hazy gold Mouth - high carb Aroma - heavy cat pee smell Taste - closer to a regular IPA than founders but for me the hop profile was slightly off so I prefer founders more Overall - still a great session beer.


4
vastervikman (22) - Vastervik, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2017
USA notes. A can.Pale amber. Citrus, grape and pine. Dryish taste, followed by a full hoppy flavour. Finishes quite bitter. Medium body, and a watery mouthfeel. Overall, a good session IPA. More hoppy and bitter than others I have tried. The lack of malty flavours makes it a bit one-dimensional, but it is very refreshing.

3.2
Michael27 (1975) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2017 Aus der B?chse getrunken (produziert in Berlin f?r den Export). Sch?nes leuchtendes Gelb mit viel Schaum im Glas. Dezente Fruchtaromen in der Nase. Feiner Antrunk, dann kommen aber die IBUs....

3.8
varanid99 (1208) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2017
Pale gold, slightly hazy with a thick, persistent white head. Orange/pine, big passionfruit and citrus aromas. Taste is bitter, lots of citrus, caramel, tiny bit of sweetness, mild bitter finish. Pretty good

3.7
Acaro (223) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2017
Aroma: Grapefruit and herbs. Appearance: Gold color with hazy sparkling liquid and rocky white head. Taste: Heavy bitterness. Palate: Medium body with thin texture and soft carbonation. Long bitter memory. Overall: Less sour than other beers of the kind. Leaves a long memory. Very bitter and pleasant but it lacks a heavier sourness.

3.9
sebsky (80) - ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2017
330 ml can (Berlin) @home, canned 15/02/2017,bb 12/11/2017. Pale orange,hazy. Stunning tropical fruit aroma - most notable passion fruit and lychee. Off white head,lacing. Tastes grapefruit,some hops and leaves quite long bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.3
anstei (2246) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 15, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2017 Can (Berlin) from a Prisma in Finland. Pours almost clear golden with a big head. Aroma is rich tropical fruit, mango, litchi, passion fruit. Body is light, very bitter, with a thin backbone, almost no sweetness. Rather soft texture and carbonation, with very little flavours remaining. Dry palate with a lasting bitterness. Really impressive nose, but afterwards too bitter that I would consider this my go to IPA.

3.6
BeardedAvenger (789) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Can from Asda, Farnborough. Floral and herbal aroma. Light gold. Thick bubbly head. Medium bitter. Lurking umami. Juicy citrus, but restrained. Light-medium bodied. Slick. Soft but light carbonation. Abrupt finish. Super drinkable. Doesn’t overdo things. Could certainly session a few of these.

3.3
StoutHead (965) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2017
Can. Hazy orange color. Very little aroma. Taste is of malt, fruits, citrus hops and just lots of citrussy flavours in general. Medium body and high carbonation. Long bitter finish. Very good.

3.9
jamaty (2141) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2017
Anaranjada, turbia de no demasiada espuma. Aroma muy intenso, muy lupulado. Mucho pino, predominante, resina. En boca punto perfecto de gas, y todo se llena de sabor, ahora con predominio cítrico y resinoso, e intensas notas de pino. Seca y bastante amarga, pero muy agradable y bebible. Excelente IPA de sesión.

3.6
surething_ii (366) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2017
Slightly hazy yellowish. As usual, wet socks plus citruses in aroma. Taste of grapefruit and hops. Quite long bitter aftertaste. Good.


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