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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,190 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,190
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 42
Gots: 324 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-03-2014)
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3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've now tried this beer on draft twice; no bottles yet.

Appearance: It looked yellow to me, and had no head at all by the time I walked from the bar to the beer garden.

Smell: Super strong hops! Lots of citrus, but also some more astringent herbaceous notes and some floral.

Taste: Not nearly as bitter as I was expecting from the hop-bomb scent, but not at all sweet, either. A very thin, dry flavor that disappears quickly, making it extremely drinkable and summery, although slightly drying.

Mouthfeel: I found that this beer had a very thin body that bordered on slightly watery. Not overly carbonated, although the dryness of the flavour emphasized the carbonation. All of this means it's very refreshing and extremelt sessionable, but by no means a full-bodied beer.

Overall: I am a fan of session IPAs; it's nice to get through three beers with friends and not be much affected by alcohol. I love the citrus notes, and would definitely buy this in hot weather. However, my go-to session IPA is still Founder's All Day. It's higher in alcohol, but overall a more solid beer.

withliterature, Apr 16, 2014
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A – Pours gold or amber with a quickly dissipating head. Minimal lacing.
S – Aroma is of citrus and hops.
T – Flavors of grapefruit, lemon and piney hops with a lingering bitterness.
M – Light bodied mouth feel, dry throughout.
O – Pretty much exactly what a Session IPA is supposed to be: light bodied low ABV, but still lots of hop bitterness and flavor. I enjoyed it.

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Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,190 ratings.