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style
RATINGS: 1351   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2014
Had this one a couple of times but finally getting around to reviewing one of the last bottles left in my fridge... Picked this up at the COOP a couple weeks ago.. Pours a crystal clear golden with a short lived white head. Nose is huge hop-forward tropical fruits with plenty of pithy citrus zest for so little malt backbone.. almost too much, but I really like it nonetheless. This tastes like my idea of summertime brews! Very hoppy and still balanced.. bitterness melts back fast into the pithy hops with just enough melon and finishes back bitter with a dry pale maltiness... Light body... nice bubble... incredibly drinkable especially for Stone..


3.5
ogivlado (7824) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2017
Canned 330ml. -Yellow/golden coloured, medium sized airy white head, mild citrusy nose. Moderate malty, citrusy hoppy, touch of fruits and hint of grapefruit with rather strong bitter finish and aftertaste. Nice one. 4.7%ABV

3.7
Zlotta (3285) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2017
0.33 l can from ’Spritterei’ at 4.7% abv, brewed by Stone Berlin, best before December 2017. Minimally hazy, yellow with a large, foamy, stable, white head. Sweetish, very fruity, quite grassy and slightly floral aroma of lemon, pineapple and grapefruit. Slightly sweetish, moderately bitter, intensely fruity, grassy and a bit floral taste of lemon, pineapple, lemongrass and grapefruit, followed by a medium long, rather dry-bitter, grassy and a bit herbal finish. Almost medium-bodied, moderately effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Thirst-quenching and refreshing, quite good!

3.8
cwill (93) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Golden pour that appears a bit hazy in the glass. Aromas of hops and mango. Resinous, bitter hoppy taste with a bit of orange peel and a bitter dry finish. Medium to light body with amble carbonation. Very nice hop forward brew at 4.8%.

4
vastervikman (41) - 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 (1986) - 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 (1214) - 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 (235) - 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 (88) - 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 (2248) - 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 (795) - 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.


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