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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Go To IPAStone Go To IPA

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very good

2,728 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,728
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 76
Gots: 569 | FT: 2
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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Pours a pale golden color with a very faint haze to it. A short cap of fluffy white head persists for a couple of minutes and leaves a bit of foamy lace on the glass.

S - Sweaty and citrusy up front. Tons of bitter grapefruit. Very faint sugary sweetness in the background.

T - Thick and sticky hop bitterness up front with a firm intensity...actually quite bitter. Lots of grapefruit character, juicy and fresh to bring along the bitterness even more, piney hops at a lower level. Mild malt character...just a trace of sugary sweetness and a bit of grainy-ness too.

M - Lighter side of medium body with a full carbonation - gassy and tingly. Sticky and resiny hop feel.

O - Solid IPA, especially for a lower alcohol, session IPA. Plenty of hop flavor and bitterness, perhaps a bit overdone and a bit harsh in its hop bitterness. Certainly something I could easily be happy having more of. Session IPA's are starting to become more prevalent and creating a competitive style. Not my favorite session IPA, but still a good one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

chilled into a frosted pint glass

A - Beautiful & Filtered. Golden/light orange IPA...leaving nice lacing and had an inch head thats depleting quick.

S - Popped this and the smell hit me right away, wow!! Like every stone beer, this is suuuuper aromatic. Smells super fruity...lot of grapefruit...mango..and some pine..I smell a sugary sweetness too that is probably going to mellow some of this huge hop smell! The glass is about 2 feet from my face and I just keep getting that smell hitting me.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Wow, its real balanced, super mellow and drinkable with killer hop flavor...almost as if you could make an "Enjoy By" sessionable, this beer would be the outcome. A 4.5 abc!?!?! You're kidding me??? I NEVER in a million years would guess that...this is great....this tastes like a 7% beer...packed with flavor and leaves you dry wanting more and more.

Overall - Stone would be STUPID to discontinue this beer. For hopheads....THIS is the beer you want to sit and have 4 or 5 of. Awesome.

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Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,728 ratings.