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Stone Go To IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,021 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,021
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 39
Gots: 269 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-03-2014)
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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toothnnail

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-13-2014 16:24:14 | More by toothnnail
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Cheld

Maine

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-13-2014 02:13:29 | More by Cheld
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KevinL

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-12-2014 21:25:08 | More by KevinL
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Skiefer

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-12-2014 15:04:43 | More by Skiefer
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Tim81883

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-12-2014 00:49:43 | More by Tim81883
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agilmour11

California

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

08-12-2014 00:39:34 | More by agilmour11
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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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tiamat8086

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-11-2014 03:36:23 | More by mrob22278
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VBWharfRat

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-11-2014 03:04:14 | More by VBWharfRat
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -15.6%

I was over at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop again on Friday and once more, I was looking to fill a mixed sixer. I am anxious to resume The CANQuest (TM) again, and especially if the backlog of pics gets approved.

From the bottle: "A vibrant hop-bursted session IPA"; "Since Day One, we've been abundantly forthright and full transparent about our lust for hops. It's led us to craft many an IPA, most of them imperial - some intense for their time and all timeless in their intensity. For Stone Go To IPA, we are embracing our hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a 'session' IPA delivering all the fruity, piney character of a much bigger IPA. To accomplish this, we employed 'hop bursting, ' a new technique in which an irrational amount of hops is added during the final phase of the brewing process to coax out extreme flavors and aromas while also imparting a burst of desirably pleasant bitterness. The result is an Alpha-acid-rich that fans can enjoy more of without missing out on the assertive hop character you, like us, crave. So, sit back and go two with your new everyday go-to IPA and bask along with us in the glory of the almighty hop."

I began with an aggro pour, resulting in a brief pseudo-cascade that settled into finger of dense, off-white head with limited retention. It did leave nice lacing in its wake as it fell, which was kind of nice. I would say that the color was more Yellow than Gold (SRM = 4 -5) and it had NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled very citrusy, like fresh-squeezed grapefruit. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was citrusy, all right, but it did not have the intensity of the nose. Therein lies my problem with these new "Session IPAs" - they rely on aromatic hops, but do not come with the bitterness expected in the style when it comes to taste, which is what really counts. The finish was kind of bitter, but until they develop a new style for this type of beer, I am not going to rate it terribly highly as an AIPA. I just found it to be unfulfilling as a whole.

08-10-2014 21:42:55 | More by woodychandler
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haems

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Ian_B

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Hootie159

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

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BigRedDog

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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juzh12

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -24.4%

08-09-2014 14:50:08 | More by TheTySimon
Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,021 ratings.