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Stone Enjoy by 4.20.13 IPA?

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by sandiego67, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (595) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    States getting it??
  2. Per the link:

    Alaska 03/21/13
    Colorado 03/20/13
    Las Vegas, NV
    Missouri 03/20/13
    Sacramento, CA 03/20/13
    Washington 03/20/13
    City or state not listed above? Vote now!
  3. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (595) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    Excuse my laziness, was viewing on smart phone. Casted my vote!
  4. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Advocate (520) California Jan 7, 2013 Beer Trader

    I'm sure many people just want this newest batch for the bottle itself.
  5. Fluteswell

    Fluteswell Savant (350) Maryland Feb 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    I'm gonna enjoy something else on 4/20.
    EConnOG, Bonis, tbryan5 and 31 others like this.
  6. They got the color right on this thing's label
  7. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    the more they release this the better. it's a great beer, and it actually does make "beer culture" better by highlighting freshness and sort of pressuring other breweries to guarantee freshness by getting more consumers to understand its importance.
    KhakCane, fmccormi, ElGallo and 2 others like this.
  8. phooky

    phooky Savant (465) New York Jan 23, 2010

    I love it but it's too expensive for a regular purchase.
    Put it in 4pks and I will buy it every chance I get.
    I still see 4.01.13 all over Brooklyn.
    fmccormi likes this.
  9. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (385) Florida Mar 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Come on Floridians vote so we can get down too.
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  10. FIFY
  11. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Champion (985) New York Mar 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    I've only had the 4/1/13, is each batch basically the same beer? Or has it changed at all?
  12. The hop profile has changed slightly batch by batch but not dramatically.
  13. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Officially the most overhyped beer on the planet.
    How about just making sure Ruination is fresh or do they just not care.
  14. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Advocate (725) Arizona Dec 20, 2011 Beer Trader

    Too expensive? How much in NY? $6 in AZ and yes, cases sat around here for quite some time too...
  15. Squiggy

    Squiggy Aficionado (225) Michigan Feb 18, 2013

    If someone comes across some extra 4.20.13 and wants to make a trade, let me know.
  16. phooky

    phooky Savant (465) New York Jan 23, 2010

    It's been at least $10 everywhere I've seen it in Brooklyn.
    dar482 likes this.
  17. BlakeAM

    BlakeAM Savant (305) Illinois Nov 6, 2011

    Damn, we haven't had this in Illinois for a couple of months. Would love to see it again.
  18. Vote up Michigan and Illinois!
  19. Binny's had some in schaumburg and Lake Zurich last time I was in the area (2 weeks ago)
  20. Moose90

    Moose90 Advocate (740) Washington Nov 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    $8.99 in CO, just found some.
  21. wobblepop

    wobblepop Aficionado (130) Colorado Nov 16, 2008

    what date?
  22. quindog

    quindog Savant (300) Colorado Mar 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    CO - 4/20/13 is here now. CO hasn't gotten any Enjoy by since Enjoy By 11/xx/12 if I'm not mistaken. Selling fast so get to your local store!
  23. Moose90

    Moose90 Advocate (740) Washington Nov 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    ...4.20.13, came off the truck this morning.
  24. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Advocate (730) District of Columbia Aug 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    Had a 4.20 last night and I gotta agree. Don't get me wrong, it's a great beer but not worth $9/bomber and isn't better than a fresh Stone IPA or Ruination.
  25. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    I will agree for sure. My experience was a little different. I flat out didn't like the beer but I know a lot of people that did so it's just my taste - I thought it was soapy tasting.
    But aside from that - put out fresh Ruination and I'll pay for it.
    $29.45 would be the cost for a six pack at that bomber price - - Really? an absolute joke.

    Stone knows how to get people to pull there pants down and bend over.

    "I am a Craft Beer Drinker" Ha - I guess
  26. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    it would be "overhyped" if people didn't completely love it when they actually get it.

    ruination isn't the best and it is indeed hard to find fresh (despite all the very open attempts they've made over the years to buy back / obliterate old stock), but stone are amazing with a lot of their hoppy beers. some of the anniversary beers--and enjoy by--i'd rank up there with VT breweries and better CA and OR brewpubs and such.
    KhakCane, Hoptimus-Prime and jrnyc like this.
  27. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Sure - if you want to pay the equivalent of a $30 six pack for an average IPA.
    Stone has learned the FFF art of "brew it hype it and they will buy it"
  28. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    i'd be on the same page with you if i thought beers like lagunitas sucks were on par with enjoy by, or maybe if i lived in odell's distro area so i could get myrcenary... but i think in a lot of distro areas, your only options for hoppy beers that good are stone special releases, sierra nevada special releases, and some local heroes like (the even more overpriced) maine beer...

    i don't know. i really think the best stone is a notch or two above the other country-wide IPAs. it doesn't matter if you can regularly get pliny, or drake's (not sure how often beers like aroma coma come out, but it whips enjoy by's ass), or VT beers like heady, HF, and mayyyyyybe bullshit like wachusett larry (though i'd say sucks is better)... but if you're in most of the USA, enjoy by is a real treat and worth the premium i think.

    + the whole "ENJOY BY! FRESHNESS!" shit should catch on, and it will only make other breweries IPAs taste better.
    fmccormi and GetMeAnIPA like this.
  29. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Savant (440) California Nov 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Going to "Enjoy" this one !
  30. BlakeAM

    BlakeAM Savant (305) Illinois Nov 6, 2011

    wait Binny's Schaumburg had it two weeks ago? I know a guy who works there and he told me they hadn't seen it in months. Stone's website has a distribution list and Illinois hasn't been on it in awhile. I bought a few bottles of Old Guardian a couple of weeks ago from them... that would if I missed out on some Enjoy By
  31. A more Danky batch then?
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  32. I didn't go to the schaumburg one but while i was at the LZ one i was told schaumburg had it as well. It was an older release, not the last one but the one b4 it. Cant remember the exact date I was supposed to enjoy it by but it was still decent a couple weeks later. I was actually there looking for the O'so beer with the hop cone in it. Turns out both had the O'so one but oit was a bad batch... no hop cone...why would I buy it without the cone. Anyway I heard they had it. Hope you find it, its decent but nothing super special.
  33. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    What an obnoxious website.
  34. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Savant (315) California Dec 10, 2011

    Too expensive? It's like $5.50 a bomber! Enjoy by is a fantastic deal for a DIPA (per ABV)!
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  35. $5.50 isn't a bad price at all...some places sell it for up to $8 or $9. Thats a little steep.
  36. Like what? Work? Quilt? Get a head start at church?
  37. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Advocate (590) Pennsylvania Jun 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Fun fact - they're not too distant relatives, both in the Family Cannabaceae
    And I don't think it's any coincidence that WA and CO are getting some.

    And in the midatlantic it's been ~$7/bomber, same as Ruination.
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  38. dar482

    dar482 Champion (875) New York Mar 9, 2007 Beer Trader

    Not in NYC. It's for $9-11 here. Hell, you're crazy lucky to get it for $5.50.
    dianimal likes this.
  39. I don't think they're related. I tried to smoke porter before. It doesn't even light up.
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