Sunday, June 11, 2017

Stone Enjoy By 07.04.17 Unfiltered IPA

Beer Name: Enjoy By 07.04.17 Unfiltered IPA
Brewery: Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA)
ABV: 9.4%
How sold: 12 oz cans; 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $8.99 for 22 oz. bottle

Bottled on Date: May 28, 2017
Date Purchased: June 7, 2017
Date Opened/Drank: June 8, 2017
IBUs: 90

Food Pairings: Stone Brewing suggests guacamole, kimchi, gumbo, Thai drunken noodles, carrot cake, and peach cobbler, among other dishes. It also goes well with Parmigiano-Reggiano, extra-aged cheddar, and Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue cheeses.

What's on the Label/Website: "Our all-important, hop-driven quest to deliver the most devastatingly fresh IPA on the planet facilitated a paradigm shift in 2012 with the launch of Stone Enjoy By IPA. Not only did we brew this beer with more than 10 different hops, we brewed it specifically NOT to last. Acclaimed for its groundbreakingly short shelf life, this intense double IPA brought forth a whole new concept of what constitutes “fresh” — guaranteeing fans the ultimate level of hoppiness." Read more here!

When brewed? One-time batch. Stone Brewing makes fresh batches of a different "Enjoy By" beer for various special dates. Look for more information here!

Where distributed: Stone Brewing shipped this beer to 48 U.S. states and D.C. Unfortunately, it is not in North Dakota or West Virginia. Check to see whether this beer could be found in your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured partially clear golden into a pint glass. Unfiltered; sediment suspended in the beer. Frothy white head; some lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Tropical citrus, peach, and grapefruit. Some dankness. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Dank at the start with some octane, then a pleasing tropical peach/stone fruit and citrus experience. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; good carbonation. Slightly dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent Double IPA. I found this one to be just a notch below Enjoy By 05.29.17. I made sure to get to the bottle shops quicker this time so the bottles wouldn't sell out on me. Reasonable price as usual. If you love a dank IPA with a citrus aftertaste, this one is for you. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.263/5

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