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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,651 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,651
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 65
Gots: 499 | 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:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-03-2014

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.
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into Duvel Green tulip.

A: Pours a lightly cloudy golden color with couple of fingers of soft, dense, light tan head that faded into a fuzzy thin film and collar. Thick streaks of lacing were down the glass.
S: Juicy citrus, tangerine and grapefruit come through on the nose. Sweet fruity nectars. There are hints of pine and spicy hop cones as well.
T: Follows the nose but with added notes of bitter pine in the finish. Juicy citrus notes of tangerine lead up front, with pine, caramel, and lemon zest in the finish. The aftertaste is full of bitter citrus zest and spice.
M: Medium body, bubbly carbonation, tingly, bitter mouth, not as smooth as expected.
O: Not as smooth or delicious as expected. Alpha session is way creamier and lighter. This is a light ipa, but to me it wasn't as enjoyable as it could have been. Rough hop profile maybe.

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Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,651 ratings.