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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,810 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,810
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 34
Gots: 183 | 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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3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 Fl. Oz. bottle
Served in a Stone tulip glass

A - It is light in color. I would call it golden with straw yellow highlights. It is topped with two inches of eggshell head.

S - The first thing I smelled was fresh spruce. After it sat a couple of minutes I noticed some citrus aromas and floral hops.

T - This is a more fruity IPA than traditionally comes from Stone. There is some citrus, lemon grass, and a pine at the end. It finishes clean.

M - Thin, almost watery.

O - This is an enjoyable beer. The thin mouthfeel and clean finish tend to make me drink it faster than I should.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 22:43:44 | More by buschbeer
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-04-2014 21:20:52 | More by cjgiant
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West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 5/1/14, poured into a pint

A- Pours a pale and hazy straw color with a massive creamy, frothy ad pillowy head that retains long after the pour with bubble continually shooting to the top of the glass, eventually leaving good lacing behind

S- lots of fruity hops on the nose with note of melon & guava, and some toasted grainy malt

T- fruity hops with light notes of grass and pine, sweet bready malt leads to a dry finish, with a linger of more fruity hops

M- medium body and moderate carbonation lead to a foamy and prickly mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- pretty impressive that they managed to pack this much hop flavor into a beer that is under 5% abv, I'd definitely by it again when in need of a session beer

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 20:21:21 | More by Treyliff
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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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-04-2014 19:55:48 | More by jascott2112
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New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-04-2014 19:08:48 | More by civicm87
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-04-2014 19:08:04 | More by SloppyJoeWasAMan
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-04-2014 19:01:00 | More by kingslotty
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-04-2014 17:18:26 | More by beergorrilla
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-04-2014 15:58:50 | More by ilikebeer03
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-04-2014 13:34:14 | More by GoGators
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-04-2014 13:29:19 | More by duceswild
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-04-2014 12:46:39 | More by dcloeren
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Rhode Island

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a Rogue pint glass.

The color is clear orange/gold with a foamy white head and some nice lacing.

The smell is bright hops with some fresh hop aroma. Fresh cut grass is in the nose with a tangerine aroma sweetening things up and making it citrus smelling.

The taste is nice piney hops with sweet light malty goodness. A nice citrus flavor with hints of tangerine and tangy grapefruit. Much like Enjoy By IPA,  the flavor has that same earthy grass taste.

The feel is light bodied and goes pretty damn easy. A tasty beer in a light sessionable package. Some flavor reminiscent of bigger IPAs but has lightness that is vey drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2014 04:33:48 | More by Duhast500
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-04-2014 03:43:41 | More by 40ontarget
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-04-2014 01:11:42 | More by sd123
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-04-2014 00:43:25 | More by tbryan5
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-04-2014 00:39:22 | More by Barnsley
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-03-2014 23:47:17 | More by adam42381
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3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clear golden yellow with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is lots of dank resiny piney hops. Some garlic comes out as it warms.

The flavor is a little bready malt and fruit with resiny, piney hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery and metallic.

Overall, a solid session IPA. Lots of good piney resiny bitterness. Still has a slightly watery mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 23:43:14 | More by Beaver13
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-03-2014 23:13:46 | More by HooRy9er
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-03-2014 19:48:56 | More by Thorpe429
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-03-2014 19:32:49 | More by tinterlande
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -49.6%

04-03-2014 13:43:22 | More by jayrutgers
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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
Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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