Monday, March 31, 2014

Go To IPA


Looks like the gargoyle may have turned over a new leaf! I'm drinking a "Hop-Bursted Session IPA" called Go To IPA. Stone Brewing tells a little story on the back of the bottle, explaining how they are "embracing [their] hop obsession in a new way" with this beer. They created a session IPA with flavor by using the new hop bursting technique where a ton of hops are added in the final stage of the brewing process. 4.5% alcohol. 65 IBU.

The aroma is magnificent. Tropical bouquet of tangerines, mangoes, pineapples, grapefruits, sweet and spicy and I haven't even taken a sip yet! Fabulous flavors! Citrus forward with lots of lemon and orange zest. Pleasantly bitter though not over the top at all. A sweet orange adds a little balance. Floral, tangy. Crisp on the palate with light prickly wake-up nips. Best part is the aroma, but I sure as hell loved drinking it too. Terrific all around. Check it out!

3 comments:

Allen Huerta said...

I was not a fan of this one... and would not call it season at 4.5%, but that's another story...

I thought it was far too bitter for how light the body was. Full of flavor though, and I guess it would be great for that giant hop head, but not for me in this case.

If you find Nooner, I'd love to see that one.

Bobby Gordash said...

Give me "enjoy by " anytime ! sessiion , no sessiion whatever

Beer Drinker Rob said...

I like this one and Enjoy By as well. I also don't really care whether any beer is a session beer or not. I think that conversation is a waste of time arguing over nothing.