Enjoy By Unfiltered IPA
Stone Brewing

Enjoy By Unfiltered IPAEnjoy By Unfiltered IPA
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #164
Ranked #1,036
4.32 | pDev: 7.87%
Jul 06, 2021
Dec 01, 2015
Enjoy By Unfiltered IPAEnjoy By Unfiltered IPA
Notes: Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka & Helga hops.

For this version of Stone Enjoy By IPA we thought: “We don’t always have a filter, so why should our beer?” By skipping a step and letting this devastatingly fresh, golden-hued double IPA go un filtered, the beer takes on a hazy appearance and its peach and tropical fruit hop aroma are intensified. So though it may sound like it, this missed step was no misstep.

Like the other IPAs in this series, this version is brewed specifically NOT to last.
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Lightly hazy, bright golden hue, slim ivory head.

In the nose: pouring out citrus and tropical tones, arresting and lively. Shockingly pithy and poignant.

In the mouth: Aggressively assertive bitterness blazes the palate, with the fire and the fury of the high alcohol ready at its command. Huge hoppiness. Bitterness delivers. Citrus and tropical notes offer a sweetness to match the bitter, with high firepower poised right behind it. Medium bodied, long, bitter finish. Great complexities in this, and an abundance of pleasure.

Just about yum a dum, dum. Wait, hold on...yeah. Candied fruit, mixed with magical pixie dust, and big ol' booze. I'm digging it. Holding onto one last bottle for tomorrow night, to welcome in 2021, and hope it doesn't resemble 2020.
Jul 06, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by McSeal from Connecticut

Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a tulip snifter. Pours hazy orange yellow with a nice off white head. Smells of grassy and citrus hops, very inviting. Tastes of citrus and grassy hops very nice with a decent grain backbone. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by kds2437 from Texas

Jan 19, 2021
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Reviewed by jtormey1 from Maryland

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Look: golden yellow/bronze with a little haze; decent head on the pour that dissipates quickly
Smell: pine, grapefruit/citrus; maybe a little biscuit/bread from the malt
Taste: What an IPA should be - nice bitterness from the hops to balance the malt; little citrus; dry; great balance and not boozy
Mouthfeel: crisp, dry, full-bodied
Overall: one of my favorite beers
Jan 18, 2021
Rated: 4.58 by DOCRW from Washington

Jan 13, 2021
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Rated by Mikemathers from Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
I bought 7 cases keep some 120 days I tried one last night still outstanding
Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drinking this on New Year's Day 2021 at my favorite tap room in Greenville NC, Tapped Drafts and Crafts.
The Enjoy By 01/21 version
Poured from a tap into a Snifter.
Looks, a nice foamy head that dropped quickly to a thin ring and nice lacing with a hazy golden yellow color.
Smells biscuity, grapefruit, sweet, peach and mango.
Taste follows the nose nicely.
Mouth feel is medium thick for the style and balances the hops quite well.
Overall a very nice Imperial IPA that hides it's ABV 9.4 quite well.
Today is the last day for this brew! LOL!
Looking forward to next year's release.
Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by loudmacleod from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy, golden color with little head. It’s got a little more earthy or piney aroma than the expected fruity one. It’s got a great hoppy flavor but very smooth for a DIPA. I guess really enjoy this series!

Bottle / American pint glass / No food pairing
Dec 29, 2020
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Reviewed by IBU_Hunter from California

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Tasted the Enjoy By 1-1-2021 sometime in Dec 2020.
*Looks: light golden colored, clean, good 1-1.5 finger head.
*Aroma: The Best aromas of any other IPAs in the world: tropical, citrus, floral, hoppy, piny.
*Taste: Superb! Complex! Tropical, Dry with good balance, Hoppy with good balance, Alcohol is so well hidden at 9.4%!!!
*Finish: decent crisp, hoppy bite but not overwhelming. The finish keeps you wanting more!
**Final Verdict**:
This in my view is THE BEST DOUBLE IPA ON THIS PLANET and Stone’s Best Creation. Best smelling IPA. Best tasting IPA with balanced hops with just the right bite!!! Supremely crafted, this beer should be declared a National Treasure. Amazing and so much better than the over-hyped Pliny the Elder.
Dec 29, 2020
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.41/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
I really want to like Stone Brewing, but...

...I can't seem to really find a consistent series of offerings that I like. Take this one for instance, one of their Enjoy By series, this one being by or before 01-Jan-21. Great looking beer, smells fruity and delicious, but damn, it way too bitter and well, weird tasting for my liking. I'm sure there are many out there that will swear by this unfiltered IPA, but if unfiltering is what gives it the weird taste, well then, I'll pass on this trend.
Dec 28, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Jimothyknowseggs from Wisconsin

Dec 23, 2020
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Reviewed by BillAfromSoCal from California

4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Enjoy By 01-01-21 version bought from Trader Joes room temp shelf as a single 12 oz bottle ($2.50) on about 12/16, consumed on 12/20. Pours a beautiful hazy, but not even approaching opaque, tangerine color with fluffy white head about 2 fingers thick in a tall tulip glass and steady stream of bubbles. Head gradually dissipates leaving a thin film still covering the brew when the glass is drained. Some (a little) lacing but not the high point of the appearance. This is a beautiful beer in a proper glass. Smell and flavor are both reminiscent of tangerines but not overtly in-your-face fruity. Nice balance with the malt. Low carbonation mouthfeel that I like. Overall nice hazy, but I am not sure if it is among my favorites in the price range.
Dec 21, 2020
Rated: 4.42 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Dec 20, 2020
Rated: 4 by mpenske from California

Dec 17, 2020
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Rated by WIllBonds from Alabama

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Vintage 01.01.21. Pricey but worth it. A fresh taste always. Looking forward to the next iteration.
Dec 01, 2020
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a 60% hazy, deep, but bright orange color with a heavy white head. SRM of 11-12. (4.00)

Aroma: Heavy and sweet aromas of peach, pineapple, strawberry, grapefruit citrus. A sweet fruity bubblegum flavor on the finish.

Flavor: Flavor follows with more peach, pineapple, grapefruit citrus. Some strawberry sweetness on the end. Hints of bitter or sour pineapple. A slightly bitter, puply orange juice finish on the end from the unfiltered component.

Feel: Heavier-body as expected, with a lower carbonation. Finishes mostly sweet.

Overall: A big-bodied IPA with nice flavors of peach, pineapple, and grapefruit, with an unfiltered pulpy orange body. Not overly sweet and hides the alcohol somewhat well. Low carbonation. Not bad and slightly better than I expected at 9.4%, but still not my cup to tea to seek out. (Final Rating: 3.74)
Jul 28, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by Aewachiw from Maryland

Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Excited to enjoy this festive red, white, and blue can on 7/4/20. Unfiltered pour yields a brew that leans more malty and resin-y than I had expected. There is that trademark Stone dank-y quality as well, impressions of tangerine, grass, tropical fruits, malty sweetness. Overall I would not call this one of my favorites but it is just fine.
Jul 06, 2020
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Look - Fantastic clear golden copper color with a big lasting white head and sticky lacing
Smell - slight grain but lots of fruit such as grapefruit peach and orange
Taste - strong bitter resin pine but with a great peach grapefruit orange fruit taste. Also good slight caramel malt backbone
Feel - Full body medium crisp carbonation with a slight cream.
Overall - Really a fantastic Unfiltered Double IPA
Jul 03, 2020
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a somewhat hazy golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is very good. Has a tropical and somewhat boozy and malty aroma. Smooth malty taste. Almost bready with hints of tropical fruits and a big bitter piney resin in the end. There is a bitter, soapy aftertaste. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Jul 01, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by TomBanahan from Kentucky

Jun 26, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by BalancingBrooms from Illinois

Jun 10, 2020
Rated: 4.36 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Jun 09, 2020
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Reviewed by roscoe_mcphee from California

4.99/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had the 07.04.20 version a month before that date.

This is the best IPA that I have ever had. Better even than legends like Dogfish Head minutes series, Pliny the Elder, and Alpine Nelson.
Jun 08, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by Calraven from Michigan

Jun 07, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by FakeDoctor96 from New Jersey

Jun 07, 2020
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 06, 2020
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Reviewed by JeffPuff from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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
Mar 10, 2020
Rated: 4.55 by Corkykab from New Jersey

Feb 20, 2020
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
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.
Feb 18, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by trickynicky from Maryland

Feb 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Nugganooch from California

4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
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.
Jan 15, 2020
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
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
Jan 13, 2020
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Reviewed by garymuchow from Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
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.
Jan 06, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Jan 03, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by Hopfenpeter from Maryland

Jan 03, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by heymikew from California

Dec 27, 2019
Enjoy By Unfiltered IPA from Stone Brewing
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