Stone Go To IPA

Stone Go To IPA

Rated 3.660 by BeerPals

Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  IPA

4.5% Alcohol by Volume

65 International Bittering Units

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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 are embracing our hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a "session" IPA delivering all the fruity, piney character of a much bigger IPA. To accomplish this, we employed "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.

ID: 56210 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 7 years ago

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Overall Rank1333
Overall Percentile97.2
Style Rank77 of 4614
Style Percentile98.3
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.825
Weighted Score3.660
Standard Deviation0.386

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  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.7 2 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A yellow color with a white head. Aroma contains some pine and citrus. The flavor is hoppy with some oranges and lemons. Not much malt in this and a dry finish. Overall a good session IPA.

  • CHOPZ 5608 reviews
    rated 4.1 4 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a slight hazy golden colour with a frothy warm cap, huge, very long lasting with beautiful foamy lacing. Big aromas of citrus, like squeezing the hell out of grapefruit, orange peel and mixing a little of their juices. Same great taste, a slight milder, but with real bite in the end with the dryness. Wow! This is quite the session IPA. One of the best I've tried. Wish we could get these year round at the LCBO.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.5 5 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Clear yellow, white lacing foam head. Strong hoppy aroma and strong bitter taste. Long aftertaste. Great beer. Do not quite understand about these 2 Stone breweries though. (Galveston 201605)

  • CYBERCAT 10140 reviews
    rated 4.4 5 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Comes out of tap golden yellow with a nice creamy ivory head. Aroma is strongly hoppy and evergreen, like fresh-cut pine wood. Flavor is SERIOUSLY hoppy, like drinking a liquid pine tree, very evergreen but not too bitter, with fruity hints. Texture is fairly firm and fizzy, leaving a strong and lasting evergreen finish. A serious IPA for serious IPA fans!

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 4.1 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Thanks to my neighbor for this - GREAT beer. This may be the best of the session IPAs. This was a light weight abv but a heavyweight of flavor. I loved it. Well done - as always.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Hazy yellow pour with a thin bubbly head and moderate lacing. Aroma of lemon and pine. Thin mouthfeel as expected. Flavour of pine, grapefruit and grassy with a touch of malt sweetness. After a hot and sweaty 12hr shift this was very refreshing but I still prefer Easy Jack.

  • HANTRAN 491 reviews
    rated 3.2 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Having recently reviewed my first "session" (relatively low alcohol) IPA, (Founder's All Day IPA) and having given in a mediocre review, I thought it was interesting to come across this new (?) Stone offering. This has a huge all-hop nose. Very perfumed, apricots (which I got from the Founder's as well) lots of pine and grapefruit. Malts totally missing from the nose but the hops nose lingers long. Pours a pale to medium yellow body with a white head with little lace and medium retention. (Also just like the Founder's). Mouth hints at medium but ends a bit light, carbonation well done. Lots of bitter in the flavor with no malt backbone. Grassy, herbal/medicinal and a deep hidden sour hinted at that I have having troubles placing. Maybe sour apple as well, or grapefruit rind. Key to this flavor, just like the Founders (also at ABV 4.5) is unbalanced. Man I wish somebody could make a well balanced hop-head IPA weighing in at 4.5 or less but apparently, absent a malt bill that makes itself known in the flavor profile, nobody has been able to do so. I am trying to find something that this type profile would pair with, any ideas out there? Ripe cheese?

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I had avoided this one for awhile because, well session ipa's just really dosent sound right. I found a single so i tried it and.. Pours a perfectly clear light golden color with a one finger creamy white head. Big hops aroma with pineapple, honey, grapefruit, citrus peel, grass. Flavor is light malts stuck behind bright grassy hops with notes of citrus peel and pineapple throughout. Medium bitter. Light bodied with plenty of carbonation, finishing slightly dry. Probably the best of the session IPAs.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A dull straw-yellow colored beer with a big sudsy textured white head rising above. There's decent hang time on the head. It settles into a thin ringlet. The nose is floral. The tasting more floral mixed with piney hops. A nice balance of fruit and malt sweetness. Light, crisp and refreshing.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.3 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    12 oz bottle. Pours clear golden yellow with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

    The aroma is lots of dank resiny piney hops. Some garlic comes out as it warms.

    The flavor is a little bready malt and fruit with resiny, piney hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery and metallic.

    Overall, a solid session IPA. Lots of good piney resiny bitterness. Still has a slightly watery mouthfeel.

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