Stone Enjoy By 12.25.17 Unfiltered IPA

Stone Enjoy By 12.25.17 Unfiltered IPA

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Double IPA
9.4%
90
EnjoyByUnfiltered

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. 

Joyously Fresh

November 18, 2017
12oz can six-packs
22oz bottles
Draft
Tropical, intense, hoppy
37 Days
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Tasting Notes

Appearance
Golden and hazy with a creamy white head.
Aroma
Intense peach, tropical fruit and citrus. The hop dankness is a little muted in this version.
Taste
Hoppy, lots of stone fruit flavors and yeast-derived fruity esters, dissipating quickly into a finish loaded with hop flavors and bitterness.
Palate
Dry, hints of alcohol warmth, and a nice bitterness on the back end. A little more heft and mouthfeel because of the unfiltered aspect of this beer.
Overall
Although it’s very similar to our regular version of Stone Enjoy By IPA (it is the same recipe after all), leaving the beer unfiltered results in a perceptible change with the hop aroma. It is more fruit-forward than our filtered version, which has more of a balance between dank and fruit. It’s a little challenging to brew, since we’re used to filtering our beers, but a fun one, with much of the same hop intensity as our original version.

Pairing Notes

Appetizers
Guacamole, kimchi, salt and pepper shrimp (or tofu), sausage-stuffed jalapeños
Main Course
Chicken-fried steak, Merguez sausage, gumbo, chile relleno, Thai drunken noodles
Dessert
Carrot cake, peach cobbler, ginger spice cake, pumpkin cheesecake
Cheeses
Parmigiano-Reggiano, extra aged Cheddar, Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue, Mimolette
Cigars
Alec Bradley Trilogy Authentic Corojo, Altadis U.S.A Edición Limitada, Camacho Select