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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

2,356 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,356
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 50
Gots: 366 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

cp45, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Fettpopps, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

jmich24, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

millerbuffoon, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

cultclassic89, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Lelampp, Mar 19, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A nice light a bright lemon yellow body, crystal clear looking and a good amount of fast rising carbonation. Head is bright bleach white, with a fluffy top and makes about three fingers tall on the pour. Lots of staying power, and clumpy retention. Nice even pin head size bubbles throughout in the nead too. Quite a good looking beer here.

Great tropical hop warmth on the nose. Sense of fruit juice, mango, pineapple primarily. Some spicy fruit action also, just big on juice and pleasant warmth

Big crisp palate. Lots of toasty light grains. Aftertaste hits with some sandy chalk a bit, but some crisp fruit and faint sourness. Lots of sharp pine and tropical notes in the middle matching the nose also. Once again, a lighter body but much as expected, but doesn't make for a real enjoyable drinking experience.

Overall though, it's a classic Stone creation and hits the spot nicely.

smakawhat, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

gordo7, Mar 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

pearljam118, Mar 19, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +17.2%

ncelauro, Mar 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Chevelle66, Mar 19, 2014
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RussBeercier, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

ironchefmiyagi13, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

mccorvey, Mar 19, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very light gold color with solid white head and nice lacing
S: Citrusy with a lot of pine hop smell
T: Grapefruit, with some spicy tasting hops, followed by a nice bitter clean finish
M: very good mouthfeel nice and clean and refreshing

O: Good beer with little alochol content, would be an amazing session beer if they brought the price down

GinjaSlice, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

TomStottman, Mar 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden color with a decent head into my glass.

Juicy, citrusy hops stand out on the nose. Mango. Pineapple. Grapefruit.

An absolute bouquet of citrus blasts the taste buds. Mango, grapefruit, pineapple and tangerine. Forget about malt, as it only imparts a slight buttery note.

Intensely bitter finish with a shit-ton of grapefruit.

Wow. So flavorful. I probably shouldn't suggest anything but I do think that perhaps the finish could be toned down a bit. Otherwise, a bona-fide winner.

Brad007, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

little_star, Mar 19, 2014
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Salud24, Mar 18, 2014
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1up, Mar 18, 2014
Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,356 ratings.