Stone Brewing Go To IPA Release March 3rd
Stone Brewing will release its new session-able Go To IPA Monday, March 3rd.
Stone’s Go To IPA will be available in 6-packs.
Stats & Tasting Notes by Brewmaster Mitch Steele
Availability: Year round, 12-ounce bottles in six-packs, beginning March 3
Hops Bill: Mosaic, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Crystal, 06300, El Dorado, Magnum, Sterling
Appearance: Pours light gold with a white-colored head of foam.
Aroma: The hop aromatics exude intense peach, citrus and melon flavors dominate the aroma in the best possible way.
Taste: Hop flavors continue to dominate, but balanced by just enough malt to keep things reasonably in balance. But make no mistake, this beer is very, very hop-forward!
Palate: Dry and bitter. The finish makes you want to drink more.
Overall: This beer employs the “hop bursting” technique, a hopping technique where all or most of the bitterness in the beer comes from late hop additions in the brewhouse, like at the end of boil and in the whirlpool instead of the more traditional approach where most of the hop bitterness comes from earlier additions at the start of the kettle boil. The result is a beautifully aromatic beer with substantial, but somewhat mellow, bitterness. The hop bursting also enhances the flavor retention of the hops and, combined with the dry-hop, creates a very intense and complex hop flavor.