Enjoy By Unfiltered IPA
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Enjoy By Unfiltered IPAEnjoy By Unfiltered IPA
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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #58
Ranked #614
4.34 | pDev: 7.83%
Stone Brewing
California, United States
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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Fahmie25 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 23, 2016
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Bright gold color, very clear, and a very pure white frothy head, moderate carbonation, lots of very, very tiny floaties, but nowhere near enough to give the impression of a cloudy beer.

S - Strong and dank spicy tropical fruit rind, and lots of it. Pineapple, oranges, mango, guava, and all with some peppery notes.

T - Some alcohol presence but quickly forgotten after being pounded with a massive wall of spicy and dank tropical fruit rind from start to finish. Generous amounts of mango, guava, sweet red grapefruit, and lots of pineapple. Ends with a bittersweet tropical fruit lingering finish. The sweet spicy resin lingers well after the liquid falls down the pie hole.

M - Big medium body and coats the mouth with a more than generous amount of resin, so much, that it turns the mouth lining a little "cotton-like".

O - So it's unfiltered ... so what. If you pour it carefully like any other bottle conditioned IPA and leave the dregs in the bottle to swig and leave the clear stuff in the glass to look at and enjoy, there's no difference in appearance between the filtered vs. unfiltered. As always, this batch is darn solid and very enjoyable. Most impressive, Stone turns this stuff out in really big batches and it remains consistently awesome.

Jan 18, 2016
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Stone gargoyle pint. Pours a slightly hazy coppery amber with a fine, one finger white head with great retention and lots of lacing. I was expecting a bit more cloudiness, but I see a lot of yeast at the bottom of the bottle, so a more aggressive pour into a larger glass would have been cloudier. I'm a little bummed. The aroma cheers me up again, caramel malt, piney and citrus hops, tropical fruit, just what I want from Stone. Flavor follows, with a mildly caramel malt with big piney and citrus hops, pineapple, stone fruit, with resinous hop notes developing into a juicy, herbal hop finish and long lingering bitterness. Medium bodied with a nice light creaminess, nice mouth feel. It's been a while since I've had Enjoy By, but remember it fondly. This does not seem to taste all that different, but hits all the notes I want in a fresh IIPA. Great flavorful and complex hop bill, good supporting malt, long lingering resinous hop finish that still has interesting green hop flavors. Filtered or unfiltered, this is a great IPA. Stone: I'm a little sad that this wasn't a massively hazy glass of IPA, but after tasting, how can I stay mad?

Jan 23, 2016
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mactrail from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The yeast seems to hold tight to the bottom, so even though I opened this last night, and had a glass, this evening it still pours clear amber. Enjoyed in the Mort Subite globe. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Barons Market on West Point Loma.

Quite sharp and hot with alcohol. Big orangey, tangerine taste. A woody finish. The aroma is noticeably more intense than in the three orange-themed IPAs I tasted this evening. Give Stone credit for releasing the aromatics along with the dogs. Even some honeysuckle taste after more sipping. Then quite bitter a aftertaste and something oddly burnt. Definitely a beer for sipping and getting a snootful, and it has a little harsh edge.

Jan 18, 2016
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Tdizzle from California

4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 1/9/16. Poured into a tulip.

L - Unfiltered Enjoy By pours a bright gold color with a couple fingers of frothy, sticky egg-shell white foam. The unfiltered nature of this beer yields a slight haze. The head settles to a thick cap atop the beer, and a few streaks of lacing stick to the glass. Very nice to look at.

S - The aroma is bursting with juicy notes of tropical fruits, lime, lemon, guava, and peach. Melon rind, pithy pine resin, and a touch of dank pot are present as well. A clean ale yeast character and a sweet malt backing are augmented by the slightly boozy quality that emerges as the beer warms. One of the most complex and enticing IPA aromas I've encountered.

T - Blankets of intense bitterness strike the palate, with a prevailing citrus rind and tropical fruit candy character at the forefront. The malt base borders on sticky-sweet as it provides the perfect amount of balance to the waves of delicious hop bitterness. The hefty ABV yields a warming quality to the finish, which is not as dry as I expected. A firm bitterness clings to the palate long after each sip.

F - Viscous, oily, slick, and a bit chewy. There is very little carbonation, which softens the immense bitterness.

O - One of the best IPAs I've ever had. About as perfectly balanced as could be without sacrificing that over-the-top bitterness that we crave. The aroma is about as vivid as anything you'll find in a beer of this type.

Jan 15, 2016
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Brad007 from Vermont

4.84/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I haven't seen an unfiltered version of Stone's venerable Enjoy By IPA series. Here it is.

Pours a bright gold with sediment and a one-finger head.

Mango, passionfruit and peach are in the nose. It's really hard to describe but definitely fruity.

Clean and crisp with a big citrus afterbite. I'm impressed with how clean it is.

Mouthfeel is unreal for a beer of this gravity. There's very little burn and more of a dry, clean citrus finish.

Damn right it's world class!

Jan 23, 2016
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skeeterloveshops from California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one badass DIPA. Hands down the best 'enjoy by' yet from stone. Pours a hazy gold. It's incredible aroma of peaches and grapefruit are one of those scents like I you get from pliny and exponential hoppiness, in the way that you don't even have to take a sip to know its a world class beer. But if you have any doubt take a small sip and you will be reassured immediately. You gotta get this one if you're any kind of imperial/ double fan.

Jan 16, 2016
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trevorpost from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2 weeks from bottling when it hit the store. Sediment in bottle, but at the time of drinking beer had cleared. Even with resuspended yeast, not particularly hazy. Not at all what I expected. Aroma is lacking a bit. Tropical fruit and some booze. Flavor is nice tropical fruits with very well hidden alcohol. Light feeling, not the syrupy mess most 9+% ipas are.

Jan 24, 2016
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NizzleEGizzle from New York

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: This is clearly Enjoy By. The standard golden yellow of the "base" beer. Was expecting to see more of the Tree House-esque "haze" in this, but the lack of filtration resulted in a very light cloudiness in the glass.

S: yummmm. Juicy peaches, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and a smack of fresh pine.

T: follows the smell. there is a nice strong alcohol presence here, but due to the riotous flavors, all standout and clear, I still had to rate this highly

F: a little light on the mouth, and the sharpness of the alcohol comes through here.

O: I really like the OG Enjoy By, but I LOVE this variant of it. Granted, Enjoy By does change batch to batch, and the difference here could have been primarily about the batch number and not about the filtration, but I still thought this beer exceptional and standout. So happy. Need to purchase a six pack of these bad girls.

Jan 25, 2016
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RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Perfectly clear and filtered. No murkiness whatsoever.
S - Some citrus, lots of booze.
T - Same as the nose. Getting lots of booze in the flavor with hints of citrus.
M - Med carb and typical west coast IPA feel.
O - Very disappointed based on other reviews. Had high hopes but this was just a boozy, hot mess. It was drinkable but I won't be buying more.

Jan 29, 2016
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BFCarr from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber with a thin white head that lasts after being poured from the bomber. Bright citrus aroma. Taste is hoppy but there's sweetness in there too. I believe the non-filtering adds to the mouthfeel which is excellent.
Can't go wrong here if you like IPA's

Aug 20, 2016
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Beric from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle into snifter
Served: 2 February 2016

Appearance: Pours a hazy, rich golden color with a soft, soapy white head that collapses slowly under influence from the high ABV. Leaves some good lacing in my hopslam snifter. Definitely not as turbid as some of the unfiltered New England IPAs in the area, but certainly not clear either.

Smell: Really great hop aromas- bright tangerine and mandarin notes with a pinch of grapefruit and pine evident as well. Subtle musty dankness on the back end.

Taste: Incredibly well done for a DIPA. The high ABV is expertly masked and the beer does not drink like a boozy mess. The concentrated hop flavors are carried by a sweet, almost honey-like maltiness. Citrus notes dominate the forepalate and a dank bitterness coats the very back of the tongue and throat, inviting subsequent sips.

Mouthfeel: Perhaps slightly softer due to the suspended yeast, but honestly not that noticeable. Otherwise, high body with medium-high carbonation. Quite easy drinking for a DIPA.

Overall: One of the best DIPAs I've had, for sure, and one I would higher recommend seeking out before it's too late. Highly recommended.

Feb 04, 2016
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Ferretferret from Wisconsin

4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely exceptional. I feel Ballantine and Fantasy Factory both define the east coast IPA - pine over citrus, "forest" bitterness over fruit bitterness, et cetera - this is the antithesis. Among the most drinkable, citrus-y IPA's I've ever consumed. Absolutely deserving of both the $2.99 price tag and the "limit one per customer" sign underneath.

Apr 23, 2017
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diemilio from Georgia

3.97/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On a snifter, from a growler filled at The Tap on Ponce (Ponce City Market in Atlanta).

Look - Golden, a little bit hazy but still can see a decent amount of light coming through it. Almost no head, decent amount of alcohol lacing.

Smell - Citrus, pine, papaya, some floral notes, and tons of caramel malt; however, something is a little bit off. I get some resinous notes that have more of a spray-paint/plastic quality.

Taste - Very nice, follows the nose without the unpleasant note described above. Some alcohol warmth and bitterness at the end, but it is not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel - Medium-full, medium carbonation, a little bit sticky too.

Overall - Pretty good beer, but definitely not "world-class". I like to sniff on my beer before every sip, and I just couldn't do that with this one. That plastic quality got into my head and it was very off-putting; once I decided to just drink it, my impression of it improved quite a bit.

Aug 20, 2016
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superspak from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/8/2016. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, lemon/orange rind, pine, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from sticky bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic DIPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Jan 31, 2016
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Translucent orange body, short white head, cap of white. Lots of lacing.

S - Mango and guava. Passionfruit and grapefruit juice. Lots of fruit, with a hint of pine, and when cold a dank, dour note of gaminess that fades as it warms.

T - Opens with fruit, primarily grapefruit flesh and pith. There is a definite pith bite in the middle, which lingers in the close. Mint hints, and peach flesh mingle with abiding bitterness in the close. It is a full bore hit of hops, with just enough malt to prevent the close from going aspirin. The grapefruit juice lingers long after.

M - Interesting. The open is chewy with hop oils, and the middle is drying. The close lingers on the tongue, tingly and numbing. Given the huge hop fruit punch, the feel remains surprisingly pleasant and fuzzy, and this is a definite marked difference with the standard version, because the unfiltered version is both softer and fuller.

O - Stone's take on New England style IPAs, this beer is quite enjoyable. It is a rock solid, punch in the nose hop bonanza. The unfiltered version does remind me of some of the characteristics of Heady, but the mix of flavors remains more distinctly Stone - more punchy, less green, and more bitter. Still, this is an exciting option that I hope to see again.

Feb 12, 2016
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Am I supposed to shake this bottle before I pour it out? Not very hazy. Total pineapple bomb. Tropical fruit hop flavors and minimal malt backbone. Dry and balanced bitter finish. Very tasty, but just not hazy.

Edit: poured out the rest of the bottle and it became hazy in my glass.

Jan 22, 2016
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AleManDan from California

4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hop lover’s beer.

Danky, copper toned imperial India Pale Ale with complex layers of all the goodies this style brings, namely grapefruit, piney, peachy, cannabis, malty goodness. I think it’s such a complex ale that each palate will pick up on distinct, different shades and notes of stone fruit and bitter hoppy layers. One of my favorite IIPAs but I’m just glad I can get it in 12 oz. cans for about $2.75 because one or two every once in a while is great but also reminds me I don’t love big, huge beers more often than that.

More notes
To those who ranked the beer low, I offer these reflections: If you don’t love bitter, garlicky, “danky,” beer, don’t buy an imperial IPA from Stone and then complain it doesn’t taste like a 60 IBU approachable single IPA. Stone is the house that some argue helped build the contemporary hop forward ale culture and this, being one of their biggest beers, it’s going to pack a helluva hop punch. It’s to be sipped and savored.

Jun 02, 2018
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

VA Brewery Prototype Enjoy by 12.25.16

Appearance: Pours clear with the amber colored liquid capped by an inch or so of foam; decent retention and shards of lacing appear

Smell: Juicy tropical fruit and pithy citrus aromatics

Taste: The sticky Stone malt bill is present and brings caramel to the front end with aggressive bitterness building through the middle; between the malt and the bitterness, the tropical fruit tones detected in the aroma are somewhat overwhelmed; the finish is bitter and sticky

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: I moved away from Stone IPAs some time ago but was interested to re-visit now that they have an East Coast brewery; nothing to make me return to the fold here

Dec 03, 2016
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biegaman from Canada (ON)

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If Unfiltered Enjoy By poured crystal-clear would I have to dock it points? That's a question I don't have to answer seeing how dense the beer before me is; it looks like a glass of wet sand. Its golden highlights are obviously muffled but still exist. Head and lace are minimal but they, too, definitely exist.

Opening this beer February 19 (five days after the 02.14.16 'enjoy by') means it's not the freshest - even if it was bottled only 42 days ago! No worries, we haven't lost much of the youthful fruit flavors or acidity in the month since. This is still a giant of a hop-bomb that makes other IPAs seem "cute" by comparison.

As you'd expect, Unfiltered Enjoy By is gushing with flavours of the tropics. Name a fruit and it's in there. There's also, however, a strong onion skin/cat pee note in the aroma that, while not uncommon for the style, is something I could do without. That pungency distracts from all that tasty, juicy citrus.

'Best before' dates - if you can find them - tend to be a greedy, cruel joke. I have the utmost respect for Stone for pioneering the (rather simple) idea of putting 'enjoy by' right in the name of the beer. And this #NoFilterFresh campaign definitely takes it a step further. This is hops in all their dank naked glory.

Malt lovers need not apply - go away, your kind is not wanted here. This is a dangerously lean frame for a beer of 9.4% and yet, overlooking the intimidating bitterness, there's enough cantaloupe, grapefruit, peach, and blood orange flavour (plus leafy greens, pine sap, and herbs) to camouflage it.

Whether we're talking standard or Double, Stone is the North Star for racy, sleek, tropical and mouthwateringly juicy IPAs. Enjoy By comes from that same school and the unfiltered version is even fleshier, offering all the uncompromising dank, pithy hoppiness one can handle.

Feb 20, 2016
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Prior rating was a 4.79 and write up below
Not too much different looking than the regular Enjoy By. Perhaps slightly more hazy. Smell is very similar as well. Nice and citrusy but not quite as much a bomb as some other IPAs. Taste is flawless and delicious for an IPA. Drinks so smooth and finish leaves no bitterness. Tons of flavor. ABV is over 9% yet drinks like a 7% IPA. One of the best ever.

Jan 22, 2016
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Christoffer91 from California

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

01/09/16 bottle date 22ounce bomber. Have been excited to try this one, wish I had gotten it a little sooner but here goes.
L: light gold, same color as the regular EB, less cloudy than expected. S: huge fruity nose! I get a lot of mango and peach. As others have noted, not a lot of onion/garlic (maybe just because of hop year differences?). Extremely fruity, some citrusy floral and juicy. T: follows the smell; as fruity and juicy as you'd hoped with the smell. Juicy hops saturate your palate and a nice dry finish that honestly feels softer than most Stone IPA's. Not bitter either, all flavor and aroma in this beer. This beer was a perfect IPA up until about halfway through the bottle, the alcohol snuck up in the flavor profile and toned the hops down. If it was a few points abv lower it would be unbelievable. F: feels nice and soft which is really enjoyable as I live in SoCal and am used to bitter, dry IPA's. O: super good beer... Soft, juicy, fruity with a little alcohol heat.

Jan 31, 2016
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Pencible from Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured an opaque gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like bold grapefruit and apricot, with dank herbal hops and unripe mango.
T: It tasted like bold grapefruit and apricot, with dank herbal hops and unripe mango. It had a clean, lasting bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick with a little carbonation. Big slick body.
D: This was a lot like normal Enjoy By, but more citrus in the scent and taste. Awesome. I might like it better than the original.

May 02, 2016
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RaulMondesi from California

4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
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.


Jul 05, 2018
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GilGarp from Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 9/5/16 of the unfiltered variety.

Properly hazy with a thick white head. Settles quickly and has no lacing.

Aroma is pleasantly citrusy with tropical fruits and orange juice.

Flavor is sweet and juicy up front with hoppy bitterness towards the middle and a tropical fruit and orange juice finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and properly carbonated. Good balance and drinkability for a double IPA.

Overall a very tasty version of Enjoy By and worth getting the six pack over the bomber.

Sep 06, 2016
Enjoy By Unfiltered IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 1652 ratings