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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,858 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,858
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 34
Gots: 201 | 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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Served in a tumbler.

Another "session IPA"? Jesus, is 1% ABV really that necessary to trim from our beers, guys? Anyway, off of my soapbox, this stuff pours a lightly hazy golden brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light caramel-drizzled biscuit, lime zest, pine resin, grass, and light menthol. The taste brings in more of the same, the lime, grapefruit, resin, and menthol combining for that characteristic Stone assault on the tastebuds. Fuck you, balance, I guess, but, hey, Stone's done good work with that mentality in the past, so what the hell do I know? Here, though, there's not enough to balance out any of the hops' attack, so it just comes across as too much for no real reason. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent enough IPA, but the hops here just go too far for the beer's own good, a position I've found myself in somewhat often lately when it's come to Stone...

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It pours a lighter color than I expect from an IPA, and has plenty of foamy head. Smells strongly of hops, and kind of dank and funky actually.
Really light on the mouthfeel and finishes extremely clean. Plenty of hop flavor in the middle, but otherwise a little thin and nondescript. That said, this isn't a scathing criticism. I'm most used to full-fledged higher alcohol offerings, and I'm not even sure if it is valid comparing the two. This would certainly be the thing for a hot day when one would choose not to get too bogged down in alcohol and heavy, assertive flavor.
Pretty damn good overall, but not my favorite. Will try more in the style and rethink.

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Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,858 ratings.