Go To IPA | Stone Brewing

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Go To IPAGo To IPA
BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
3,578 Ratings
Go To IPAGo To IPA
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 StoutSnob40 on 02-03-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,217
Reviews:
490
Ratings:
3,578
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
1,135
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 3,578 |  Reviews: 490
Photo of AAG
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tottel
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFNC
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _Adam_
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of zbelair
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ATL6245
2.3/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Did I get one bottle out of a bad batch? I poured a bottle of Stone Go To IPA into a pint glass and it came up 95% foam! I've never had that happen, ever. It took about 10 minutes to get the entire bottle poured out because the foam was so thick and overflowing the glass. It smelled like a typical Stone IPA. Look pale yellow and cloudy. Tasted awful, way over hopped to the bitter side. No balance, but Stone Brewery is not well know for balanced beers. Left a coating bitter aftertaste that linger for a while. Very much like their standard Stone IPA. I'll have to give them another shot, but I was very disappointed. This one was close to undrinkable.

 663 characters

Photo of tzat
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Unclevince
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaten454
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bongobeer
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dada100
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jibs
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of labisch
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Heavily hopped with this sort of toasted cracker malt and grapefruit bitterness. Really nice head.

98 characters

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

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of rhgonzalez28
3.16/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of R_Kole
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TossKing7
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Atlas1
3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six pack recently at the local Twin Liquor store near Lincoln Heights in SA. I was a bit disappointed to get home, open up the sixer and discover that it says "Enjoy by 03/01/18" considering that is now 6/4/18. But still, I hadn't tried it so I was relatively excited regardless.

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color. Faint head with very little lace. The nose is a strong pine scent with earthy undertones. But the taste is where things start to emerge here. Heavy hop presence takes control from the beginning and doesn't let go. Really nice hoppy flavor consider the low ABV. As the beer warms to room temp, the hops remain but the beer begins to give way to a more mellow malty feel, which is really quite nice. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean.

On the whole, a solid beer. It may have been a bit fresher if I'd gotten to it earlier, but it was still nice enough even three months past is "best by" date. It opens up more as it begins to air out and warm to room temp, which I recommend. I like the tallboy cans as well. Cheers.

 1,057 characters

Photo of Iski100
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Go To IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 3,578 ratings