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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Go To IPAStone Go To IPA

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very good

1,819 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,819
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 35
Gots: 186 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-03-2014)
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Reviews by MattyG85:
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4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A sharp and juicy very hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus fruit and pine. Big upfront presence of citrus hop esters with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, pineapple, apricot, tangerine, peach, and melon. Dank hints of pine resin along with some earthy hints of grass. Soft background hints of malt with some hints of grains and cracker. Very hop forward and juicy.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a very juicy and ripe hop dominated taste with big notes of citrus and dank pine. Upfront tropical citrus fruit notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, mango, pineapple, peach, tangerine, apricot, and melon. Good notes of pine resin as well as grassy hop notes. Subtle pale malt background with some notes of grain and cracker. Nicely bitter and drying. A very good hoppy taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and oily. Finishes dry.

Overall: A really good session West Coast IPA. Great juicy and dank hop flavors that almost make you forget your drinking something under 5%.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 08:02:23 | More by MattyG85
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The beer pours out a cloudy golden yellow with a strong inch high head of white foam. The head thins out to a thick collar that leaves good lacing.

The scent is spot on for an IPA and doesn't come off as a trade off for lower abv. Typical west coast hoppy scent. Lots of grapefruit and some pine. Slight caramel and bready sweetness peaks out behind the hop scent.

The taste is well done as well, but shows off its session able qualities having a slightly thinner mouthfeel. Citrus and pine are at the forefront. Lively carbonation, but leaves me wanting for a bit more body to handle the hop assault.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stone should get a goddamn medal simply for having the balls to place an Enjoy By date on all of their bottles. This one was fresh.

Fresh and hyped. Dude I know said he was hardly drinking anything else, since Go To was so cheap and abundant and excellent. That's the kind of statement that makes a seasoned beersman like myself go "pffft." Freakin' newbs, thinking they can find fulfillment through readily available, inexpensive beers. Don't they know the first and third rules of beersmanship?

But, I stand corrected. It's impossible to hate on a beer that's this drinkable and this tasty. It smelled excellent, though, since Stone knows how to put together a wonderful hop profile. And then it tastes excellent, at first, because that same hop profile dominates, but then it lets off considerably near the end. The finish is downright watery seeming, and so the balance gets thrown off. It's similar to other lower-ABV session IPAs, like Founders', only the front is better and stronger so the drop off is more pronounced.

While the flavor drop off is a bit disquieting, the hop profile is one of the very best I've ever had in a single IPA. So even though this beer isn't perfect, I'd still recommend it highly, and I'll still be drinking plenty of it throughout the rest of the summer.

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Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,819 ratings.