Friday, 3 March 2017


At just 4.8% alcohol, Go To IPA is a session ale from Escondido, California's Stone Brewing Co. it comes in sharp 473mL cans that describe their contents as "a vibrant hop-bursted session IPA."

The beer is bright yellow-gold. I found it to be a bit over-carbonated, resulting in an extremely thick and sudsy white head that made pouring a chore. Through that fog of foam came a perky citrus aroma and a healthy hops profile. It tastes crisp, with copious notes of juicy grapefruit.  Behind that came a dry and hoppy finish. Over-carbonation reared its head again in the mouthfeel, resulting in a fizzier brew than I'd have preferred.

Go To IPA is a good, sessionable pint; however, with a little less carbonation, it could be an excellent one. The hops level and flavour are admirable, but some of the magic is lost because of distracting texture.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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