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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

2,190 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,190
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 42
Gots: 324 | 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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3.84/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Poured from a 12 Fl. Oz. into a pint glass. ENJOY BY 10/22/14.

Appearance: Beautiful golden yellow body with a nice thick white head.

Smell: Strong aroma of dank piney and citrusy hops. You can smell the herbal bitterness.

Taste: Again, dank piney, citrus and tropical hop flavors. This beer bites the tongue. Maltiness is obviously very thin and does little to balance the hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Prickly bitter bite and bitter aftertaste. Fairly smooth and refreshing.

Overall: I like it, but I am not quite in love with it. I wanted to love this beer so much after having Stone Enjoy By for the first time this past week and crowning that my new favorite beer. I'm just not sure I am ready to jump on the Session IPA bandwagon quite yet. I am sure I will buy more of this however.

JednoPivoProsim, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

fun Stone taste and a crispity crisp taste. the low Abv does inspire return trips. I did.

go go go. IPA bliss. Not as pinata bashing as the mainstay Stone IPA but hey thank the maker that they did this ale. not to be missed

zeronumber, Sep 12, 2014
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Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,190 ratings.