Go To IPA | Stone Brewing

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3.95/5
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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:
#5,723
Reviews:
490
Ratings:
3,561
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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135
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1,129
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Ratings: 3,561 |  Reviews: 490
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

Photo of SaltofOH
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 12/7/17, BB 3/7/18. Hotel rocks glass.

A: slightly hazy gold with 1/4 finger white head that fades to a thin skim.

S: pungent floral and citrus hops. Dry. Smells like citra.

T: crisp, dry, super clean arrival turns to a first citrusy then piney bitterness.

M: this is the strongest part of this beer. It does not feel like a session IPA.

O: this is a really solid, straightforward hoppy light IPA. Widely available and great.

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

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

Photo of littlestevie14
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold coloration with a large, foamy head that recedes quickly. Smells wonderfully of floral hops and citrus fruit: grapefruit, lime, with just a hint of pine. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by floral, citrus hops: grapefruit, lime, with just a hint of biscuity malt and pine, followed by a dry, medium bitterness. Even though the body is a little light, it's quite amazing how much hoppy goodness has been packed into this for a session IPA with such a relatively low ABV. Also, my can was over half a year old and still had so much going for it. This must be even more amazing fresh.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Jayk231
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pro45
2.16/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

The only redeeming quality about this beer was how it looked in the glass. Tasted like wet celery and green peppers. A light lemon in the finish saved it from being a drain pour. Enjoy by date of 12/28/17. And that's when I sampled it. But I don't think it could go bad in three months. Canned date of 9/21.

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

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Teku glass and produced a 2-3 finger head which dissipated quickly with thready lacing. Cloudy, medium gold with moderate carbonation. Hoppy with decided pine and citrus/fruit aroma. Some bitterness, but easy to drink.

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Photo of jhart96
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Kiro
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BLyon28
3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paradox1000
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Huge foam when poured. Low ABV% hazy blonde IPA. Nice job for a session IPA, but prefer stronger ale like a Double IPA.

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Photo of downeych
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

From a fresh can into a proper glass. Hey, it's a fucking pint! It comes in... yeah. Lighter color than their true IPA, but lovely pillow of a head with strong lacing, in fact very sticky foam. Good carbonation. Legitimately a decent IPA, despite the low ABV.

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Go To IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 3,561 ratings