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RATINGS: 1269   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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3.6
   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..


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chenko (2) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2017 does not count
Aroma - Really nice hop aroma, tropical, citrus, pineapple, reminds me of a tropical fruit punch. Appearance - Pours golden with a slight haze, nice solid white head. Taste - Mainly hop flavours with orange, lemon a hint of pineapple and a pine bitter aftertaste that balances out the initial citrus hit. Palate - Light body with a dry finish that goes down easy. Overall - A good session IPA (abv:4.8%) with tons of hop flavour and aroma that doesnt overwhelm you with bitterness

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oobawa (1090) - Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2017
Big hop flavor and nothing else, which seems to have become my Go To complaint for Session IPAs in general. Bitter, piney and resinous with a mild citric undertone, yet no malt to give it depth, no yeasty esters of boozy warmth, nothing but hops. Dont understand the style; you can drink a lot of shitty IPA, or a smaller amount of really good IPA. Seems like a no-brainer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
macca147 (67) - 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 (6) - - 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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2311) - 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 (3197) - 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 (9211) - 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


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