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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,492 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,492
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 53
Gots: 412 | 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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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a clear golden amber color.

The aroma is just brilliant. Bright tropical fruits of mangoes and peaches, juicy oranges, with a hint of pine in the back.

The flavor follows, but less aggressively. It drives more of citrus, orange peel, a light bready malt, a light piney bitterness on the back along with floral and eucalyptus.

One of the best session IPAs I've had.

dar482, Mar 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

OddNotion, Mar 24, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 5/25/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden amber color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of huge peach, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with big complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops with a fair amount of malt balance; with great strength. Taste of big peach, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors with a fair amount of malt sweetness; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an awesome session IPA! All around great complexity of bright hop flavors with a fair amount of malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Mar 24, 2014
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Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,492 ratings.