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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

2,359 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,359
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 51
Gots: 367 | 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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4/5  rDev +1%

mpenning13, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

nh2032, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

mlkramer11, May 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Mikeluzzjr, May 20, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 05/18/14 notes. Bought a 6er of this, 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat murky bright yellow color with two inches of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Light lacing and frothy head. Looks nice.

s - Smells of grapefruit, citrus hops, pine hops, fruity malts, earthy malts, and light tropical notes. Nice nose, grapefruit dominates but a good amount going on for a lower ABV IPA.

t - Tastes of grapefruit, bitter pine hops and citrus hops, bready malts, earthy malts, fruits. Quite a bitter bite to it considering it doesn't seem to be a hop bomb, and is lower in ABV. Step down from the nose for me.

m - Medium body and high carbonation. Bitter bite to it. Otherwise easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice nose on it, but the taste is a little weak and quite bitter. Personally I was a bit disappointed with this one and I would just go for an Enjoy By or normal Stone IPA before this again. If I was looking for a lower ABV beer, I'd personally just grab Founder's ALL Day IPA over this again.

mdfb79, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

alelover, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

meb3476, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

rob99er, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

scruffwhor, May 19, 2014
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SuomiHobbit, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale straw color w/ a big sudsy white head, good lacing.

Aroma is a burst of tropical fruit and citrus, mostly orange and grapefruit. Bright and clean.

Taste follows nose. Neutral pale malt is a blank canvas upon which big hop flavor is the paint. Grapefruit, pine resin, and lots of lively alpha acids wake up the palate.

Mouthfeel is a little light, as would be expected for a 4.5% beer. Still, it's clean and finishes nicely dry, inviting me to take another sip, which I can't seem to stop doing.

Overall this is a truly outstanding session IPA that I could see keeping in stock year-round.

draheim, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,359 ratings.