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RATINGS: 1352   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2441) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Near gold pour with a 1 finger, creamy to soapy white head that has good retention and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is loaded with tangerine citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple and passion fruit heavy, a little lemon and hints of biscuit. Flavor is biscuit and tree fruit esters up front, then some nice citrus zest, tropical fruit, fruity and floral hops, with a nice crisp minerality and a pretty big dose of hop acids to the finish. Light body, creamy to dusty feel, with that hop acid twang kicking in toward the crisp, dry finish. Really good stuff, lots of tasty hop aroma and flavor in a clean, easy going package.


4
Yased (251) - MEXICO - JUL 25, 2017
De Stone(E. U. A.) esta Session IPA de nombre “Go to IPA” cuenta apenas con 4.8% ABV y 65 IBU’s, próximamente esta cervecería pionera en la elaboración de IPA’s extremas y el movimiento Craftbeer estadounidense cumplirá ya 21 años desde su fundación, aunque esta Session IPA es lo contrario a lo que le dio fama ya que asi lo dicta el standar, probemos que tal luce Stone fuera de su área de confort, para esta cerveza me di a la tarea de probarla en botella y en lata. En apariencia cuenta con una corona de espuma media de igual retención compuesta de perlas compactas blanquecinas con cierta adherencia a el vaso, de color dorado claro que presenta poca turbiedad aunque la de lata tiene un poco mas de nebulosidad, cuerpo ligero mas no acuoso. En aroma es bastante intensa, hay notas a cítricos como toronja y naranja, frutas de carozo como durazno, tropicales mango y piña, ligeramente herbal, dulzor equilibrado. Ya en paladar en cuanto amargor no es tan ligera para ser una Session aunque si cumple perfectamente con la graduación alcohólica que debe de ser menor a 5% ABV, los sabores son casi los mismos que en nariz, toronja, piña, cascara de naranja pero el que predomina por sobre todos es un rico sabor a mango, ligeramente dulce, cuerpo fácil de asimilar sin sentirse acuoso, la carbonatación es la justa, muy buena y aunque no soy seguidor de este estilo esta cerveza explota bien el sabor, amargor y aroma de una IPA pero con una baja intensidad en alcohol.

3.5
ogivlado (7839) - 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 (3287) - 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 (1996) - 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 (1217) - 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 (236) - 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 (93) - 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 (2254) - 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.


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