Stone Go To IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Go To IPAStone Go To IPA
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Stone Go To IPAStone Go To IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 3,497 |  Reviews: 474
Photo of HunterSBeerson
4/5  rDev +1%

Very light with a huge hop aroma. Low ABV and high drinkability.

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3.72/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +1%

Pours a golden yellow color with a 2" head. Loads of citrus and hop bitterness comes through to the nose. Caramel, lemon zest, a bit of grapferuit, and a load of hop bitterness. Crisp throughout with a bit of dryness late. Refreshing and easy to quaff.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of wingnutter
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

A: Cloudy yellow liquid with slight head that dissipated quickly.

S: Floral, pine, citrus pith.

T: Lime pith, fresh basil, pine sap, grapefruit. So much hops that there is little to no malt flavour.

M: Medium viscosity and finishes thin. Good carbonation.

O: Seems like an immense amount of Azacca hops are at work here. As delicious as that hop is, I think this beer could use some toasty munich malt and maybe another citrusy hop like Apollo or Amarillo in the boil to give it some added complexity.

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3.72/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -4%

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3.48/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.48/5  rDev -12.1%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 80.7% out of 100 with 3,497 ratings
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