Enjoy By Unfiltered IPA
Stone Brewing

Enjoy By Unfiltered IPAEnjoy By Unfiltered IPA
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #57
Ranked #585
4.34 | pDev: 7.83%
Stone Brewing
California, United States
Enjoy By Unfiltered IPAEnjoy By Unfiltered IPA
Notes: In most cases skipping a step is a bad thing. Not this time. This version of Stone Enjoy By IPA omits the part where we filter out the extra yeast, hop sediment, and proteins that build up in beer as a natural result of the brewing process. Though it may sound it, this missed step was no misstep. By letting this IPA go unfiltered, its peach and tropical fruit hop flavors are amplified while its golden-hued color takes on a hazy appearance. Like its filtered counterpart, this IPA is brewed specifically NOT to last, and is shipped immediately to ensure hopheads get their hands on it as soon as possible.
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent! And I enjoyed it over two months after the Enjoy By date too lol

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JeffPuff from Maryland, Mar 10, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom and
best by date on the front. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: The thick, rocky, one finger head stays around for a long time and leaves behind a lot of beautiful lacing that clings to the entire glass. It's a very hazy, dull, orange-gold color.

Smell: There's a lot of fruit in the nose. Grapefruit, orange, peach and honeydew melon mostly. It's balanced out by a touch of grainy, malt sweetness. 

Taste: There's a strong, citrus fruit flavor at first with notes of waxy grapefruit peel, grapefruit pulp, lime and peach. There's a healthy dose of bitterness in there as well with some fresh cut grass and pine resin in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It's quite robust, with a medium to heavy body and a dank, resinous texture that makes it just stick to the palate. 

Overall: The classic "Enjoy By" formula is there (big, bold, hoppy flavor with a higher than average ABV) but the lack of filtering brings another dimension to the texture that doesn't necessarily make it better, but is a welcome change of pace and just something different to try.

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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico, Feb 18, 2020
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4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I guess this was a necessary move by Stone amidst the haze craze. Nevertheless still on point and wortgrabbing. Same great hop aromatics and flavors we have come to love in Enjoy By. I find the bitterness is bit softer, tamed, and more well rounded on the palate with the unfilitered version. This has a much smoother mouthfeel. I do prefer the OG in the case here.

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Nugganooch from California, Jan 15, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stone Brewing "Enjoy By 01.01.20 Unfiltered IPA"
12 fl. oz. can, coded PACKAGED RVA 11/20/19 09:41" and sampled on 01.13.20
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ on 01.11.20

Notes via stream of consciousness: So I'm a little late on this one, I do apologize. I think it'll have survived an extra 12 days though. It's poured a hazy deep golden colored body beneath an inch of so of creamy white foam. The aroma is hoppy with notes of peach, tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit. There's a little bit of pine and hop resin in there as well. Very nice. On to the taste... as usual the aroma pretty much conveys what you'll find. I'm not getting any different fruity hop notes, ahhh... maybe some mango, but they're a lot brighter. It's got a solid bitterness to it and the malt base is pretty basic. It finishes hoppy, dry, and bitter. As I'm moving through this the alcohol is coming forward a bit but at 9.4% alc/vol I'm not surprised BUT that seems to be making the finish seem even drier. I'm not sure where I stand on that though, it is pretty well balanced for a double IPA, and I feel it's in keeping with the Stone style. Yeah, I guess I don't really see an issue there. What I would like is for the fruity hop notes to linger a little longer in the finish (although the peach remains for some time) but that's just my preference and I can't complain about it - I like it as it is. In the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp ~ maybe even gently crisp (?). It doesn't feel as full as some double IPAs but I'm also completely fine with that. Looking back the head held pretty well and it left some really nice lacing but I don't think it's quite past the 4 out of 5 stage. It's borderline 4.25 but I'm gonna stick with a 4 (hopefully me glass is still "beer clean"). So to sum up, this is a solid double IPA done in the Stone style with a really nice line-up of tropical and somewhat "dank" flavors without going too far in that direction. Except for the fact that the alcohol does start to make itself know I'd say that this could be a really dangerous beer in that it's really quite readily enjoyed like a standard IPA might be ~ it's a very streamlined double IPA if that makes more sense. I'm sorry I wasn't able to find this fresh but it's still damned good, and I'd certainly have bought a six-pack or two if I'd known how good it was.
Review #6,893

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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania, Jan 13, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't like this as much as the regular version. I find the hops don't pop as well and the drink is less satisfying. However, it is still a good beer. It's not as cloudy as I expected for "unfiltered", actually looking quite clear as it pours. The aroma is fresh, fruity and pleasant. Head is thick and white. Bitterness outweighs the fruitiness. Also feels a little thin and lacks the softness I recall from others.

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garymuchow from Minnesota, Jan 06, 2020
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4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12 oz. can dated 11/20/19 RVA poured into an IPA glass. Had a nice head, ample carbonation and a slightly hazy beer color. Great lacing. This beer smells terrific. The taste is very good. Not too hoppy nor malty. Slightly citrus and a little sweet fruity. It seems a bit light in spite of it's 9.4% ABV. It's not overly bitter. Nothing hangs on the tongue but pure beer pleasure. Gets more awesome with every sip. Mouthfeel is thin like drinking a light beer. Too easy to knock these back. The hop bitterness is just right. Overall the Unfiltered Enjoy By is a must try for all DIPA fans. This beer drinks so light it's an absolute awesome DOUBLE IPA. I'll be drinking the other one I have and be looking for more. RIGHT ON STONE!!!

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden yellow with a thick cap of chalk white head. Good retention, great lacing
Nose is peach , grapefruit
Taste follows. Peach, grapefruit, pine, resin. Bitter with a moderate bready malt backbone.
Clean, crisp, beer. Perfect mo uh feel for double IPA. Drinks like an ipa, not syrupy at all.

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Photo of DavetotheB
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 12oz can into a pint glass. Pours a golden yellow with just the slightest amount of haze, essentially translucent, with about a half finger of white head. Decent retention and very good lacing. Smells of floral and citrus with some pine in the background. Tastes of dank bitter pine and resin with just a slight amount of alcohol. For 9.4% abv, the alcohol taste is very well hidden. Mouthfeel is very sticky with a dry finish. An excellent WCIPA.

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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania, Dec 22, 2019
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2.24/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Look. I've had this beer in various iterations and it's been tasty. So what happened here? This 1/1/2020 fucking stinks, and not in the good way. Seems like an horrible malt bill to not match the hop bill, it's just fucking boring and bland and an incredible waste of time. What happened to this brewery? Go make the iconic Stone RIS again, and have people anticipate your beer every year. This fucking stinks, on ice. Seriously guys, go back to what made you great, the original Arrogant Bastard, the original Stone IPA and the iconic Stone Imperial Russian Stout. Add in the incredible 2013 Stone Imperial Espresso Russian Stout, and now I'm interested again. Silence, you annoying peasants.

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RacerX5k from Pennsylvania, Dec 21, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stone enjoy by unfiltered 1-1-20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving a decent sum of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heavy of a tropical fruit aroma of pineapple, mango, and tangerine. Along with these smells comes some very nice doughy and bready smells that has hints of pine and herbal hop.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice tropical fruit sweetness that was detected in the nose with tons of tangerine, pineapple, and mango. There is also a strong showing of some herbal and grapefruit hop that produce a very nice complement to the sweet. As the taste advances some light yeasty tastes and a bit of a candied sugar comes to the tongue. Toward the end a little bit of fruity flavor of peach and apricot come to the tongue and with some light pine, more herbal hop, and a bit of warming alcohol one is left with a nice and robust hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the tropical, nice robust hopped, and slightly warming boozy taste of the brew, one is left with a warming, and sweet tastes to linger on the tongue.
Overall – A nice rendition of the enjoy by!! Just like stone always delivers.. A great IPA that had tons of flavor and a super easy drinking feel.

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4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pineapple yellow with a little sediment and a finger of off white head.

Smells of pineapple crème brûlée and tropical fruit punch.

Tastes of big and bold tropical fruit, dank herbal green leaf and a big bitterness.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

I got this at Trader Joes and am drinking it in Redding, Dec 17th, 2019.

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patre_tim from Thailand, Dec 18, 2019
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3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 11.20.19, Enjoy By 01.01.20, new decade!!

So it says "unfiltered" and I was expecting a hazy, NEIPA type look. NOPE. Pours a clear golden orange with a finger of white head that reduces quickly to a cap, some spotty lacing

The overwhelming aroma for me is tropical fruits and melons, there's a nice subtle sweetness and a whole lot of hop goods, almost puts off suggestions of honey, very inviting smell

Flavor goes through a few different phases, first being distinctly sweet, almost like a light but decadent cream with notes of banana. Mid palate is an overkill (in a good way) of somewhat bitter and juicy hops, which lingers for maybe a little too long before settling back into a malty sweetness to finish it off

This one doesn't sit as crisp as I expected it too, finishes a bit sticky

Pretty easy drinking for what it is at 9.4%, but kind of an all over the place beer, had its' ups and downs but I certainly still "Enjoy" it

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KRug from Massachusetts, Dec 16, 2019
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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright orange in color with a light hazy appearance. Poured with a moderate white foam with medium low retention. Light citrus aromas with light fruitiness along with boozy and dank notes. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Slick, oily feel and mellow, tempered, boozy warmth considering the near 10% abv. Sweet fruity orange and pineapple flavors that are balanced by medium high dank citrus hop flavors. Medium light hop bitterness and light booziness through the middle. Fruity and herbal hop flavors on the back end. Finished dryly with lightly dank citrus hop and light caramel malt notes and lingering piney bitterness. Aromas are delicate and subtle and a bit too subdued. Malty and dank hoppy flavors were robust and full of character. Booziness was well hidden .

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IronLover from Pennsylvania, Dec 15, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can says unfiltered but this beer is awful clean and clear. Perhaps I misunderstand what unfiltered means? Smells fucking phenomenal with notes of pine, apple, pineapple, grapefruit, peach and, frankly, lots and lots of hops. Methinks the people reporting a muted nose are drinking outdated samples? It tastes far more bitter than expected based on the nose, but there's a pleasant fruitiness on the back end that I enjoy. Medium-bodied with a dry finish and perhaps a touch too much carbonation. A perfectly fine beer (and a great concept) even though I suspect I won't be reaching for it again anytime soon. Not at this price point anyway.

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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania, Dec 15, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 01.01.20 "Festively Fresh" Unfiltered IIPA
Canned on 11.20.19
Drank on 12.11.19

Look: Pours a crystal clear, translucent (I thought this was unfiltered?) golden yellow-orange with a billowing three finger head of rocky, satin white foam. Excellent head retention, lasts for almost the entire drinking experience making way for an intricate latticework of lacing all the way down the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Citron, clementine, tangerine peel, bitter yellow grapefruit skin. Candle wax (in a pleasant way). Orange oil. Honey glazed graham cracker - which seems to be a reoccurring malt profile featured in a lot of Stone beers this year.

Taste: Bitter yuzu zest, slightly herbal lemonbalm and lemongrass upfront. Rather juicy with flavors of fresh squeezed orange juice just for a second before going right back into bitter citrus rind reminiscent of spicy bergamot orange and more dried herbs - almost to the degree of soapy bittersweet Italian parsley. Ends on granola (briefly) before fading out into flavors of dry honeycomb wax and white pepper.

Feel: Dry, well attenuated. Waxy, leaves you parched but without drying out the palate completely. Medium body, slightly above average carbonation.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a nonic pub glass.

Pours a hazy shimmering light gold with a nice two-fingered creamy head that lingers very well and gives way to excellent lacing.

Honey, graham, citrus (grapefruit), floral, resin and a touch of dankness all greet the nose, with some peppery spiciness in the background.

The brew delivers nearly everything a drinker could experience with a DIPA in excellent harmony. Honey-kissed graham-cracker caramel malts hit the tip of the tongue with aplomb, like a DIPA should, but that initial sweetness is immediately countered by a mid-quaff assertion of ruby red grapefruit, lemon, mango, and pineapple. The citrus and tropical flavors give way to grassy and chivey/herbal flavors, with a resiny and dank finish.

The brew is down-the-middle medium, with solid carbonation, and a creamy feel, but a drying finish. DIPA's can be sticky malt bombs. This brew seems lighter than it really is.

This is a supremely balanced DIPA with an outstanding range of flavors.

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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota, Nov 17, 2019
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3.69/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not sure how this one (07/04/19) compares with other versions, but based on the reviews I've seen here, it appears to be significantly below the norm. I was surprised by the very mild nose with little hop pop at all. The beer itself tastes boozy and malty with a firm bitterness. Honestly, I think this beer would be better with age considering how boozy it is and the lack of hop nose. Might end up tasting like a nice barleywine. As is...just so-so.
And 5 of 6 beers were consumed well before the enjoy by date...just one was held in to in order to see how it was later.

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3.57/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Faintly cloudy amber color with a generous-sized white head that slowly faded to a small head that stuck around for a bit.

Smell: Mild Piney hop aromas with some faint musky notes. the nose is fairly subdued.

Taste: The pine aromas from the nose feature in the taste profile. Like the nose the taste profile is subdued. The beer finishes dry but there is a lingering sweetness that hangs around a bit before the beer dries out.

Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium bodied with a fairly generous level of carbonation.

Overall: I'm not sure if it's the ABV but I found the nose and taste profile to be subdued and there is a sweetness to the beer that keeps the hops from popping.

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IKR from California, Jun 25, 2019
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4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into tulip
Enjoy by 7/4/19

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a one finger foamy white head that has good retention and leaves some lacing behind. Smells of citrus fruits, red berries, pine and bready malt. Tastes of fruity berry hops, as well as orange peel and tangerine. Mid-palate gives a hint of toasted malt, the finish gives more citrus and red berries. Medium bidybeith medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

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Treyliff from West Virginia, Jun 22, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Had this on-tap at Whole Foods, poured into a snifter glass. Had a bright, golden yellow color and a completely clear consistency. There was a 3/4", creamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A decent, if a bit odd, aroma of hops, tropical fruit, malt peaches, and citrus fruit.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (mostly in the finish), a bit of peaches (quite sweet), a whole lot of hops (almost over the top), some citrus fruit (lemon, in particular), and tropical fruit (mango) as well. A way out of balance flavor. All the fruity sweetness is overpowered by the obnoxious hops content. A screwy flavor.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a dry, bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A seriously uneven beer with some good qualities.

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avalon07 from South Carolina, Jun 21, 2019
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1.72/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this on tap at Liberty Station last week. Agree 100% with other review on the taste/feel. Alcohol completely overtook any flavor and was almost undrinkable. Stone is one of my favorites but this completely bombed.

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qcghost from North Carolina, Jun 21, 2019
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1.75/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Straight alcohol burn. Smells amazing and super juicy/fruity, but can't taste hardly anything due to the over the top heat. At 9.4% it's aggressive, harsh, and not all that appealing. While I have enjoyed plenty of the Enjoy By series, this one severely missed the mark.

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JLaw55 from Missouri, Jun 20, 2019
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3.48/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have no idea of what happened to this beer. It use to be one of my favorites. It is now a malty mess. Onion and off flavors are off putting to say the least. Sweet and thick. If it's my palate that has changed so be it. I will gladly pass on future offerings.

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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold with three fingers of creamy bone color head. Swathes of lace form as head slowly drops.
Smell is fresh green hop dankness, floral hops, a bit of hop oil resins, some bready malt.
Taste is fresh green dank hops, floral hops, some hop oil resins, and bready malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is medium dry and bitter.
Overall a winner. Drinks easy for a 9.4%abv beer. You have been warned!

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Spikester from Oregon, Jun 08, 2019
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3.3/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought beer, poured a glass, it looked too clear to be unfiltered. Later noticed small white sticker on the box with tiny print stating that "Stones Richmond brewery accidentally filtered the unfiltered beer but it still tastes good" (in so many words). So basically I bought a defective, misrepresented product. So they are justified to distribute this with a little sticker on the box that says its contents are not what they are. Just because they say it tastes good, what does it taste like compared to the real thing? The beer did taste ok but not knowing what it should have tasted like and the product was not the style that the packaging says it is therefore a low rating!

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brewnme from Maine, Jul 12, 2018
Enjoy By Unfiltered IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 1627 ratings