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!