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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,497 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,497
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 53
Gots: 414 | 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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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%

Aaron28, Nov 14, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

jimbob25, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Smokindice, Nov 14, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -5.8%

PGVG, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a golden color with a tinge of amber. Smells of hops, hops, and more hops. For being a session I was thoroughly impressed with how on par the scent was. The taste was off from the scent though. It wasn't as hoppy and felt a little lacking though the middle. The beginning had lots of hops but dropped off quickly and lingered for a short while. For being what it is this is a solid beer that I could throw down all day if the occasion called for it. I will be picking up another pack soon.

Tylertut, Nov 14, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -7.8%

Hetlegioen512, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

psoriasaurus, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ksi4077, Nov 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

FASTFORWARDMX, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ChaseTheAce, Nov 13, 2014
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4.94/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - pours a hazy yellow. Maybe a two finger white head, slow retention, decent lacing
Smell - citrus fruit bowl!
Taste - beware you need to be a true hopheadto like this one! In your face hop bitterness with no malt rescue. Initial taste andaftertaste is hop forward.Best way to describe the finish is dry with a bitter bite like an orange or lemon peel. I love it.
Feel - a little thin but not a bad thing. In a way, light enough feel for summer but enough hop spice for fall.
Overall: Love this. Most brews with 4.5 ABV taste like kool-aid to me. This one has the flavor personality of a much higher ABV.
HIghly recommended if you love the hop forward attributes!

awayne56, Nov 13, 2014
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gotek, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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jrb378, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Mike099, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,497 ratings.