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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2014, 04:59:39 AM »
I've gotten around my distaste for Citra to some degree. To me the beer tasted very thin. I could have sworn it was under 5%. Don't know where I got that. Thought it was from the bottle! Weird.
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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2014, 03:16:08 PM »
Had Stone Go To recently.  Aroma and flavor was 70% onions and garlic, 20% fruit/citrus and 10% 2-row.  Wouldn't buy it again.  These are the hops they used: Mosaic, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Crystal, 06300, El Dorado, Magnum, Sterling.  Maybe they didn't use enough varieties of hops?   

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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2014, 03:32:13 PM »
I think it tastes like biting into a very bitter grapefruit but I like the aroma very much. With a complete lack of malt flavor, they may as well have used hop extract in water...
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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2014, 03:12:01 PM »
It is 4.5 abv

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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2014, 03:12:55 PM »
And way too expensive for what it is. 

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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2014, 04:41:01 PM »
Had Stone Go To recently.  Aroma and flavor was 70% onions and garlic, 20% fruit/citrus and 10% 2-row.  Wouldn't buy it again.  These are the hops they used: Mosaic, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Crystal, 06300, El Dorado, Magnum, Sterling.  Maybe they didn't use enough varieties of hops?   

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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2014, 05:11:09 PM »

Whaaaaa???? where's the summit? ;)

Definitely not mid boil. :P 

Go To tasted like 8lbs/bbl of Summit at flame out.  I blended it with other beers and still got plenty of onion. 

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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2014, 05:36:56 PM »
I had it recently and didn't like it. Didn't get onions though. Got catty catty cat box.

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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2014, 05:55:28 PM »
GoTo is actually the #3 rated Session IPA at Ratebeer right now.  My taster and smeller must be broken. 

I've only had a few session IPAs and liked Founders the best so far. 

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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2014, 06:15:12 PM »
GoTo is actually the #3 rated Session IPA at Ratebeer right now.  My taster and smeller must be broken. 

I've only had a few session IPAs and liked Founders the best so far.

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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2014, 06:44:18 AM »
Beer advocate is the same thing to my opinion. Some people get off on those things but I do not.


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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2014, 08:25:26 AM »
I recently bought my second six pack of this beer. The first six pack was delicious, it was a very fruity, easy drinking IPA. This six pack did not taste like the other what so ever. I was getting a lot of the onion with a terrible after taste. Not sure if it was the batch that went wrong or what but it went from great to nasty to me.

Bought both at the same store in the same cooler. 

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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2014, 06:37:35 AM »
Bought a single bottle. No onions, all cat piss and citrus which is not a bad thing. The missing malt backbone was a bad thing. IPAs are one of my go to styles and this one didn't cut the mustard. I probably won't try another bottle or on draft. It was tannic from the hops to the point of almost being astringent. Pass.
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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2014, 06:47:02 AM »
Bought a single bottle. No onions, all cat piss and citrus which is not a bad thing. The missing malt backbone was a bad thing. IPAs are one of my go to styles and this one didn't cut the mustard. I probably won't try another bottle or on draft. It was tannic from the hops to the point of almost being astringent. Pass.

That was exactly my assessment. No balance. I agree about the last part of your statement as well - being tannic to the point of almost astringent. You really need some malt backbone to balance out those hops.

I still say a standard IPA is a good session beer. But then I roll like that....
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Re: Stone Go To IPA
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2014, 07:44:26 AM »
Had the Stone Go To IPA and liked it but it certainly didn't "Wow" me. I bought a six pack. It's very one dimensional and a bit unbalanced. I would drink a couple pints on a hot summer day but that's where I leave it.
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