Stone Go To IPA | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A vibrant hop-bursted session IPA
First Release: March 2014

Since Day One, we've been abundantly forthright and fully 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 embrace our hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a "session" IPA that delivers all the fruity, piney character of a much bigger IPA. To accomplish this, we employ "hop bursting," a new technique wherein 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 beer 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.

Added by dwagner003 on 02-03-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,451
Reviews:
456
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
1,087
For Trade:
2
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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beers-es
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap, pours a clear, light gold. This beer is great for when you want a low ABV but still lots of hop flavor. Works well for social drinking--full-flavored beer that won't get you hammered too fast.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarter1221
2.94/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.66/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Moondawggg69
4.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

pretty good beer dude.

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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 04/14/17:

Color and clarity remind me of an unfiltered hefeweizen, slightly darker gold, quite hazy. Also passable as a blonde. Served a little colder than I should have so that could be contributing to the cloudiness. Fine bright cream-white head of moderate retention, fine bubbled, heavy and wet, filmy to creamy, short. Nose of grass, rind, honey. Tastes very grassy, almost grainy. More hints of honey. At the beginning is fairly tart like lemon, but it finishes between iced tea and soap. Packs a more bitter punch than expected. Puckering finish, could be due in part to astringency. Medium-bodied with sloshy to creamy suds. Excellent cold even if not all the flavors are brought out. Fairly close to an number of English Pales and IPAs I have had.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
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Photo of donspublic
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from tallboy into silipint, nice 2 finger head, good retention and lacing. Hazy golden in the glass. Smells off today, not working. Taste initially a little dank pine and citrus, reviewing on the third one, first two were more citrus forward. Nice citrus pineapple in the middle with a mild bitter finish. Drinks well for 4.8, nice malt presence. This is a spur of the moment purchase, will be a repeat.

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4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing
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