Monday, July 2, 2018

Stone Brewing Enjoy By 07.04.18 Unfiltered IPA

Beer Name: Enjoy By 07.04.18
Brewery: Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA)
ABV: 9.4%
How sold: 12 oz cans; 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $3.49 for single 12 oz can

Bottled on Date: May 29, 2018
Date Purchased: June 10, 2018
Date Drank: June 12, 2018
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 Website: "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 unfiltered, 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." 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 nationwide (within the United States). Check to see whether this beer could be found in your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured slightly hazy golden into a pint glass. White head; some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Predominantly dank/resinous, with some stonefruit otherwise. 4/5

Taste (40%): Dank forward, followed by a mix of stonefruit (peach) and dank. Octane well controlled. Aftertaste has slight citrus and more peach. 4/5

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

Overall (20%): An awesome Double IPA. Pretty similar to the Stone Enjoy By 04.20.18 I had in terms of dankness, but the tropical didn't get upstaged as much. Another quality brew overall. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.038/5

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