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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,718 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,718
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 77
Gots: 564 | 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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Photo of Mrose78
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gatheredwaters
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrunEngr
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deisseroth
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeubTube
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kingmaxwell
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Frothy delicious
cream hop lovely grapefruit beer
drink every day.

Photo of smbslt
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jdwilliamson79
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tb4475
3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of groogas
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer, a very drinkable IPA for those who want something a little lighter and less hoppy. Unique flavor and character.

Photo of andrew8626
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SBrouse90
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papajohn56
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of reitzbrewing
2.06/5  rDev -48%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had a very citrus taste to the hops. Grapefruit? Not my style

Photo of Mirthrandir
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lambdon
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-A bodacious blonde and orange hue with moderate carbonation

S-An effervescent range of citrus and floral aromas with a strong grapefruit notes

T-A light pleasant start but it quickly releases tons of citrus and floral character. While it provides some mild bitterness, it delivers then a clean finish. This beer has some of the strongest and well defined citrus and orange notes I have ever tasted in an IPA.

M-Offers a rather light malt presence and lingering citrus notes with moderate carbonation.

O-Certainly a hoppy IPA with character, and if I am looking for a rush of citrus I am going to pick this one. No doubt, a very good session IPA.

O-

Photo of Buzz3d
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of OntheLambic
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of almostjay
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarioM
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mthomp081
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TWStandley
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,718 ratings.