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 StoutSnob40 on 02-03-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,557
Reviews:
489
Ratings:
3,556
pDev:
11.14%
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Photo of Iski100
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Canned May 2nd so it's all kind of fresh.

So, here we have another so called Session IPA. Most I have tried were lacking in balance, typical of the sub style.

I opened the can and yep, that smell of a Session IPA is there in spades.

Somewhat tropical nose, grapefruit, nary a malt aroma to be had.

The taste is fairly bitter, grapefruit, hints of tropical fruit..pineapple, mango buried fairly deep, cracker malt buried even deeper.

Light bodied with lively carbonation, nah, more like thin bodied but not watery.

Nice lowish abv but I'll be danged if I can drink 2 "pints" back to back.

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Photo of drmeto
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a clear golden with a medium to big,frothy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-grapefruit,orange zest,mango,pineapple
T:
-Follows the nose + pine,grassy
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
A very good Session IPA.

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Photo of brewnme
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitzy01
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hilltopper91
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from a 473ml can. Canned on 17/02/18, enjoy by 17/02/19
A super smooth go to IPA lots of hop give it a nice bitter finish.
As they say "Cans are Better"

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Photo of prototypic
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of genesis72
2.12/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I must have gotten a bad six pack or something. Smell was complex, but nice, pour looked good, and the first taste was good. However, after the first taste the beer tasted like watered down celery. Initial flavors was complex and fruity but immediately shifted to being almost unpalateably bad. Finished one can then gave the rest away. Really hoping this was a fluke because I have always enjoyed Stone in the past!

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Photo of daliandragon
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I think this the first time I have had a tall boy can from Stone. The medium suits them. Huge, patient white head appears from a strong pour above a golden body teeming with carbonation bubbles. Grapefruit is the loudest voice in the nose, along with biscuit, pine needles, and tropical fruits (guava?)

Taste is heavy on citrus and malts, but lacks the bitterness and any figment of face clenching. While extremely easy to put down, the texture and body both are a little thin. This is perfectly fine, just like the Founder's All Day and NB's Dayblazer, but not really a fully formed IPA as we have come to accept them.

I want to stress that this is still an excellent drinkng beer, and certainly has its place in your fridge, particularly when you have something to do with the rest of your day besides drool and watch sports. I just feel it is not really fair to measure this up against Ruinaition or Jai Alai or something. I continue to think that Session IPAs deserve ther own category because they are fundamentally different beers with different goals than traditional IPAs.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcberich
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of glass_house
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grackos
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdorn
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bixby1971
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of sasamarinkovic89
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 16oz can. Pours yellow, little hazy, with a nice white head. Hops kick you as soon as you start to pour. Nice floral, hoppy aroma, with hints of pine. Medium body. Bitter on end, but not too much. Really good IPA.

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Photo of Zylod
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of emincems
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Go To IPA from Stone Brewing
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