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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,882 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,882
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 35
Gots: 209 | FT: 0
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 Nugganooch:
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Nugganooch

California

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle to my FW Imperial Nonic glass

A: Pale yellow-gold body with a straw like appearance. Super clear with visible streaming bubbles and a thick topping of whipped egg whites. Ample stay power and some nice broken rings of lace that strike to the glass after drinking. Looks quite lovely.

S: Incredibly expressive with funky fresh hop aromatics on the nose. I am getting gooseberry, peach/apricot, pineapple, grapefruit, white wine grape, some skunky herbals, green onion, and pine. Very impressive. Definitely has a Citra-Nelson thing going on and probably some other crazy NZ hops. Dash of bready cracker but its rather faint amongst all the hops. High marks here.

T: Gooseberry and spice with white wine grape up front paired with some pineapple, grapefruit, and other tropicals. There is a nice tingly hop bitterness that hits the palate and a small influx of bread crust from the pale malts towards the finish. Closes out with some more spice that has a sort of dirty herbal catnip thing going on. Might be a deal breaker for some but I kind of dig it. A slight step down from the nose but pretty solid hop flavors that hold up throughout the entire drink. Definitely some new world hops at play.

M: Light and watery thin but somehow also lightly filling with doughy pale malts. Has a nice resinous linger and a bit of a hop punch. Finish is very dry although this is a bit more watered down overall.

D: A very good hop session with a stellar aroma and really nice flavors. Although they do turn a little wild and herby to me…seems like a good Citra/NZ hop combo however.
It’s like an illegitimate creation bred from Lagunitas Sucks and Stone Enjoy By. Not 100% sold this will be my new “go to”. In fact I think I prefer PP Ponto but I will definitely be sessioning more of these babies.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 20:19:06 | More by Nugganooch
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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is my first beer from Stone. Heard a lot about them. Really looking forward to this one.

Pours a golden-straw color with a small foam head that receded quickly. Very cloudy. No lacing.

Aroma is unexpected but sensational. Bursting with peaches, pineapple, mango, apricot and grapefruit. A hint of pine. Sensational.

Taste is a little bit more subdued. The mango and peaches are still there. A little bit more watery than it needed to. A little bit of pine. Has a very pleasant aftertaste that stays on the tongue. For a session IPA it handles the taste quite well, despite it being a bit of a letdown following the delicious aroma.

Mouthfeel is light. Very watery. Quite thin. Moderate carbonation. Still very refreshing. One of the better Session IPAs you'll find.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Cloudy golden color with a thick white head that dissipated after 3-4 drinks. Smell coming out of the glass was the strongest I've ever smelled. It was like a bouquet of scents bursting out of the glass. The taste was similar as the smell. Just a lot of things happening as once! Hops hops hops. Mouthfeel and finish were lighter and not as bitter as anticipated. A great and flavorful IPA.

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A: Cloudy, bright orange when backlighted with a dense, clarity and moderately retaining dirty white head. Some quick release carbonation races to the surface with a minimal amount of lace stickage. In the end a very nice coloring, bright, and dense nature.

S: Aroma was grassy dominated hops, pine, strong, but very smooth on the delivery. Some flowery orange hops is followed by a lightly dry citrus finish. pretty good strength.

T: Dry orange-citrusy wheat. Aggressively dry hopped. Snappy sharp delivery of grassy pine hopping, very flavor forward. Lingering grassy orange after taste. Pretty good hop kick,blend, and transistion of flavor.

M: The mouthful was sharp and snappy from the edgy carbonation, making this crisp upfront. Some creamy, wheaty texture on the longer holds, very good malt depth considering such a low abv of 4.5% which hardly seems possible at times.

O: Overall would hardly believe this much hoppiness can be crammed into a low abv% offering and still maintain a sense of balance. Its a big drinking ipa squeezed into a session like serving much like a 6'11" basketball player being squeezed into a smart car. Honestly its one and only drawback may be that the hopping is so aggressive and strong, as well its body fullness, it will be hard to pound this as a session like ipa. But it will still remain as a go to.

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A-Heavenly golden yellow with a nice white head and solid lacing as you drink
S-Hits you over the top IPA hoppy hop happiness aroma, subtle pine, loads of citrus
M-Perfectly carbonated
T-Hop forward, complex bitterness all the way through. Its like biting into a grapefruit, straight up.
O- super solid IPA, highly recommend for IPA lovers, pucker up the flavor glands!

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Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,882 ratings.