Go To IPA

California
United States
Stone Go To IPA Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

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.

 

Profile

ABV: 
4.5%
IBUs: 
65
Hops: 
Mosaic, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Crystal, El Dorado, Magnum, Sterling, 06300
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer pours a nice amber color with a lasting, off-white head. The nose greets you with a fresh and bright hop aroma of lemon citrus and tropical fruit that continues to evolve as the beer warms and vents. A light bready maltiness helps to balance the bold hop character in both the flavor and aroma. The lemony hop character is even more pronounced in the flavor and quickly gives way to a very prominent hop bitterness that lingers all the way through the dry finish and into the aftertaste. The bitterness is perhaps a bit too forward and lingering for a session-style beer, but the appropriate lack of alcohol warming is perfect for a Session IPA.

Brewery Introduction

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening up in San Diego, California in 1996. We have been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate ... Read More

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