Stone Enjoy By 02.14.16 Unfiltered IPA

Stone Enjoy By 02.14.16 Unfiltered IPA

#NoFilter Fresh

In most cases, skipping a step is a bad thing. Not this time. This version of Stone Enjoy By IPA omits the part where we filter out the extra yeast, hop sediment and proteins that build up in beer as a natural result of the brewing process. Though it may sound like it, this missed step was no misstep. By letting this IPA go unfiltered, its peach and tropical fruit hop flavors are amplified while its golden-hued color takes on a hazy appearance. Like its filtered counterpart, this IPA is brewed specifically NOT to last, and is shipped immediately to ensure hopheads get their hands on it as soon as possible.

January 10, 2016
Double IPA
9.4%
12oz 6-Packs, 22oz Bottles & draft
90
37 DAYS
Nugget
Super Galena
Simcoe
Delta
Target
Amarillo
Cascade
Galaxy
Citra
Nelson Sauvin
Motueka & Helga

Tasting Notes

Provided by
Mitch Steele
,
Brewmaster
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

Provided by
"Dr." Bill Sysak
,
Craft Beer Ambassador
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