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Stone Go To IPA | Stone Brewing

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3.96/5
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3,520 Ratings
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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:
#4,698
Reviews:
479
Ratings:
3,520
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
134
Gots:
1,112
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,520 |  Reviews: 479
Photo of mmellow12
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frkonalsh2003
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 16 oz (455 ml) can into a Weissbier vase; canned on 03/08/17.
A: Pours a lightly hazy, dark golden color.  Quarter inch off white head with little retention.  Limited Belgian lacing.
S: Aromas of orange and peach in a mélange with sweet biscuit.
T: Strong grapefruit flavor blended with toast and slight bitterness throughout.
M: Light to medium bodied with very persistent and robust carbonation.
O: Solid session IPA – could certainly be a “go to.”

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 16oz can from Viva Vegas Fremont $2.99
Clear golden color
Medium carbonation
Floral scent
Medium-light mouthfeel
Some bitterness
Overall fairly good for a session beer.

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

Photo of StormAles
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Smells of hops and malt, maybe a little citrus. Tastes of mild and slightly bitter hops, malt, and a little citrus zest. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall this is definitely one of the better session IPAs out there.

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Photo of solisbrewmaster
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle into a snifter. Pours golden orange with a head that lasts.
The smell is an awesome burst of hops that are super tropical-fruity like mango, lychee with a little citric.
The taste is of hops and follows the smell only that it is more citric. A little bitter in the end.
It has s medium light body and goes down very easily.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Six pack copped from Bottle King in Morris Plains. Pours a copper, ruddy hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured to a teku glass.

A: The body is yellow with a big bright colour. The head is two fingers thick, white, shows nominal retention and some minor lacing.
S: The aroma is very well balanced between citric tones and resinous profile. It's very direct and not complex. Like it.
T: The taste begins with a more resinous profile of Mosaic - I guess?, followed by a small citrus, mostly orange and tangerine flavours. In the back a good hoppy profile.
M: Body is medium low. Carbonation is perfect. Bitterness is mildly high. Alcohol goes unnoticed as it was supposed to, being this a Session IPA.
O: A very drinkable IPA, having a good flavour and aroma profile while crushing it at a amazingly low ABV of 4.7%. Thank God these things exist.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Moderate citrus and stone-fruit hop aromas with a light malt sweetness.

A: Light orange color with a golden hue, slightly cloudy, with dense pinhead bubbles with adequate retention and moderate lacing in the glass.

T: Lots of hop flavors of citrus and stone-fruit, light malt sweetness, with moderately light hop bitterness and dry finish.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid; the beer has great hop aromas and flavors with a mild hop bitterness, making the beer easy to drink and quite sessionable.

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Photo of mjgsilva
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cozmo
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.47/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours with a bubble show that produces three fingers of foam above the slightly hazy goldenstraw colored liquid; excellent retention with spotty lacing

Smell: Bursting with white grapefruit, lychee and mango aromatics

Taste: From stem to stern the white grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors detected in the aroma dominate; the finish is dry, with the fruit flavors lingering

Mouthfeel: Not bad, for a session IPA; light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: One of the more hop-forward session IPAs I have encountered

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Photo of deebo
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prue
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beers-es
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stone Go To IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,520 ratings
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