Enjoy By Unfiltered IPA | Stone Brewing

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Enjoy By Unfiltered IPAEnjoy By Unfiltered IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by StoneBrewing on 12-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#747
Reviews:
319
Ratings:
1,558
pDev:
7.39%
 
 
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Photo of sweetbrew82
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
3.3/5  rDev -23.8%
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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Photo of Sauced4life
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Man, this beer almost isn’t fair. Like Natalie Portman when she rolls out of bed, it’s like, come on! Now, I actually had this beer hella fresh weeks back, but I didn’t review it because I thought I already had (I didn’t know the unfiltered version was its own beast). Now, as I drink this Enjoy By 7-4 on 7-4, I really think it is less hoppy and a bit more malty/caramel laden than when I had it real fresh a few weeks back. Still, even if Natalie hadn’t showered in a week, it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t hop on the California King with her if she propositioned Raul. And like Natalie 7 days without a shower, this beer at this age isn’t the best, but it’s still delectable.

Yep!

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3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 07/04/18, and one hundred percent enjoyed on that date. Can purchased at Bottle Bar East in Fishtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Enjoyed in my underpants on my housemates Lazy-Boy in Kenzington. Happy Undependence Day 2018 to everyone, including each and every Veteran!

A: Straw-colored and quite clear. Excellent head retention and lacing, yo.

S: White bread, slightly grassy

T: Damn good

F: I’m guessing there is zero oates in this but that is my mouthfeel, you nerds

O: Very good, thicker than it should be, wish it was even maltier but it still puts a serious smile on my face. Re-solidifies Stone as blah blah blah...

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3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snaotheus
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2018-06-30
12oz can served in a can-shaped Flat Stick Pub glass.

Pours mostly clear, golden, with a big fluffy head and medium to low carbonation. Strong retention. Thick lacing. Smell is hops with an undercurrent of citrus.

Taste is resinous bitterness and a strong flowery flavor. Bitterness builds quickly to drown out the flowers.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and just shy of chewy. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of labisch
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drinking a 07.04.2018. Super grapefruity and a little rough in the mouthfeel as you'd expect from an unfiltered. Honestly a delicious brew, just be sure to drink before the date!

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.66/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned May 29th.

Pours lightly hazed gold with an inch of foam after things settle down. Very good lacing.

Smells dank, grapefruit, onions, bitter for sure, no noticeable alcohol.

Grapefruit and onion dankness and bitterness dominate the taste. Alcohol again doesn't seem to be a factor. I will say that the taste comes across as rough for me and the mouthfeel is scratchy.

Ok.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken 07/31/17:

This is the Enjoy By 07.04.17. I still am not sure if this is really one beer or several. Knowing Stone, they probably change the recipe up, so each new date should arguably have a separate page here on Beer Advocate. Oh well.

So I did it again, I missed the enjoy by date. On the one hand, I feel bad, because, well, that’s just plain wrong. But on the other, I have a few excuses. There are so many Imperial IPAs out there and I just can’t drink them fast enough. I didn’t prioritize this one quite as much as I should have because from past experience with this series, they are still absolutely amazing a month or so after the date.

Orange-amber, pinkish, mostly clear with fine and relatively sparse suspended haze on first pour but I expect that to change. Second pour is about two or three times as thick with haze, but body remains mostly clear. Heavy foamy head of creamy white, great retention and lacing. Citric and rindy aromas, a bit of dank, some pine, and then a little alcohol. Palate is also very alcoholic, strong. You can taste and feel it throughout, alongside perfumey, grassy, rindy, tropical, and spicy hops, with a somewhat soapy finish, and a nice caramel backbone. Extremely peppery afterbreath. So it is a very warming beer, full-bodied, with mild carbonation, just enough to accelerate and accentuate the spicy hops and booze. As I would have guessed, not quite as good as the others from this series, but then, I never was the biggest Imperial IPA fan, and this one is pretty standard compared to those, lack of filtration notwithstanding.

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4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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