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RATINGS: 1232   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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b33r (870) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Draft- Bright gold color with almost no head or lacing. Aroma is very faint with light citrus and nit much else. Flavor is good, strong citrus and grapefruit with nice bitterness. Strong flavored for the low abv, clean and easy to drink. Okay overall but there are better session ipas


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crafter1 (3) - Carson, California, USA - MAR 21, 2017 does not count
I feel fantastic hops flavor with plenty of peach, citrus and melon. It is a very drinkable, and feel good for daytime IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (2081) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2017
A quality full flavored IPA with plenty of west coast character. Big grapefruit and pine notes in both aroma and flavor. Mild nutty malt backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlf (449) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2017 From meny; unclear bright golden straw with big white head; aroma is fruity and piney hoppy, orange zest; taste is fruity hops, grapefruit, orange, pine and resins, medium bitter dry finish; light texture with medium carbonation

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blueruin (39) - - MAR 10, 2017
Good IPA - more restrained than some of their beers, which I find a bit much. Good fresh, pine and grapefruit intensity. Nice stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chris__hartley (440) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
It pours straw yellow with rusty tinges; the head is off-white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: mango, pineapple, pine needles, and grapefruit zest. The tastes is medium bitter. The palate is medium-light bodied; has light carbonation; it has a long finish. Overall, very juicy..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (6255) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2017
330 ml can. Almost clear golden body with a big, foamy white head. Aroma is super refreshing with grapefruit, citric fruit and a bit floral. Flavor is nice and crisp mild, pale malt, lots of grapefruit, some citric fruit and rather good bitterness. Medium body and quite long lasting aftertaste. Straight forward indeed, but so refreshing and well-made that I just got to be impressed. Anytime!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wendigo (343) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 3, 2017
0.33l can. Hopy aroma, citruses, passion fruit, resin, biscuits. Light hazy yellow color, white head. Hopy taste, graperuit, tangerine, resin, light sweet notes, medium bitter. Light to medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation and long bitter finish. Very good and easy drinking, enjoyed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jacotey21 (4) - POLAND - MAR 3, 2017 does not count
Puszka 330 ml, z Berlina. Piana średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, biała, szybko zanika. Barwa jasnozłota. Bardzo intensywny aromat tuż po nalaniu, głownie cytrusy, ale też melon, ananas, żywica i oglnie leśne nuty. Wyczuć można też odrobinę alkoholu oraz kociego moczu, możliwe, że z powodu Citry i Amarillo lub po prostu utlenienia, lecz nie jest to mocno uciążliwe. W smaku o wiele mniej ciekawie, głownie czuć chmiel i średnio mocną goryczkę, na końcu przebija się odrobina alkoholu, tak samo jak w aromacie. Bardzo pijalne. Generalnie dobre piwo, jednak po session IPA spodziewałbym się trochę lżejszej goryczki i bardziej intensywnego smaku.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (3560) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2017
33 cl. can as "Stone (Berlin) Go To IPA". Canned in October 2016, so not that fresh. Hazy, golden colour with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, spruce, tropical impressions, Taste is bitter. Medium bodied with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Good for the abv. Finishes dry and lasting bitter with pines and citrus fruits. Excellent lighter IPA - extra credits for the lower abv.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LakatosKE (377) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 21, 2017
0.33l can. Clear light golden with medium white head. Aroma: grapefruit, tangerine, resins, spicy. Taste: resins, mango, citrus, juicy, black pepper, biscuits. Light body, moderate arbonation. Light but long lasting fruity bitterness. Balnced and highly drinkable.


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