Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +4.8%
This one was really quite...different. When I first smelled this brew I was overwhelmed with a citrusy/grapefruit scent, with intermixed notes of some malts and hop. Honestly I was expecting it to be in reverse. It also looked good, with a shiny golden coloration. Decent head, little lacing to be had.
The taste, however, was nothing like the smell. It was still good mind you, the citrus and hops were all there and it had an excellent body; not too sticky or cloying. In fact, what bitterness I got from the hops was prominent yet quickly subdued. It's not like Ruination where the hop wrecks your palate, but more like a subdued variant of their regular IPA. As it warmed, the citrus notes weren't as prominent.
Overall, I consider this beer much like their Levitation. It's not their usual M.O. of palate-wrecking or boldness, but a very crisp, clean IPA. Refreshing for the warm weather, and an excellent alternative to their standard IPA.
04-21-2014 10:11:19 | More by DM1293
District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev +9.3%
Enjoy date 5/21/14. Poured into a chalice.
Stone knows how to make a beer smell good! Great flavor and a huge spectacular aroma for a 4.5 ABV beer. I congratulate Stone for embracing the session IPA idea. I still wish I could call “Enjoy By” a session beer, but this brew has some of that beer’s characteristics in an ABV package that is conducive to multiples. 4.25
A – Pours a clear pale yellow with a one-finger white head (a little rocky), average lacing. 3.75
S – Apricot and grapefruit hoppiness, sweetness. 4.75
T – Starts smooth and malty transitioning into a faint honey, finishing with a bitter citrus rind and resinous hops. 4.25
MF – Medium light bodied, good carbonation is felt on the palate, a dry finish. 4.25
04-21-2014 03:09:51 | More by Sludgeman
3.98/5 rDev +0.5%
A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, golden straw colored with a large white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear
S: huge floral hop nose, fruity, citrus, pineapple
T: quite bitter west coast hop flavors, cascade hops, grapefruit peel and pine
M: light bodied and thin with high carbonation
O: very flavorful and smells great
04-20-2014 21:03:14 | More by M_C_Hampton
3.84/5 rDev -3%
Poured a cloudy golden body with amazing head and lace ring. The aroma is fresh, earthy hops that have a bitter citric tint to them and possible tropical fruit. Smooth, easy to drink, the hops are not overpowering and that's the point with a IPA that is designed to be less hop heavy and boozy and more sessionable. Does an admirable job as the hop presence is good, light, citrusy, malts are ok with minor sweetness. Not bad but something that takes accustomed to as compared to other IPAs it is a bit thin. Worth a try and I enjoyed it.
04-20-2014 17:06:33 | More by clayrock81
4.08/5 rDev +3%
Brilliant golden colored with excellent clarity. A half inch of white head rests on top. Brussels lacing. Intense and fresh grapefruit hop aroma greets me. The taste is bitter grapefruit hops. The bitterness is pretty long lasting after the fade. The mouth is a bit sticky,but less than expected for such an intensely flavorful brew.
04-20-2014 04:05:11 | More by Franziskaner
Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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