Similar DIPAS to Enjoy By?

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  1. yoitsarch

    yoitsarch Disciple (301) Nov 13, 2012 California
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    For those of you that had the Stone Enjoy By, what other DIPA are there that have that strong wet grass aroma/taste?
  2. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    Not a DIPA but enjoy by reminded me a little bit of Elevated Ipa from la cumbre. Both amazing beers.
  3. mrhartounian

    mrhartounian Aspirant (206) Nov 23, 2009 Massachusetts

  4. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    Really? It's been a while since i've had a Double Jack so i can't remember.

    I'm gonna get crucified for this but i thought it was similar to Pliny.
  5. jrnyc

    jrnyc Savant (945) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    As soon as I smelled it and tasted it I though Alpine.
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  6. Matishopbrew

    Matishopbrew Initiate (36) May 25, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Burley Oak Bulletproof Tiger
  7. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    I can definitely agree with you there man, also reminded me a lot of the New Belgium/Alpine Super IPA. I thought it was super clean and crisp like those beers are......but I don't think it tastes anything like Double Jack. Double Jack is easily my least favorite FW beer, I struggle to get through even 12 ounces of that beer........Now I might get crucified for saying that.
  8. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    Lol possibly.

    I don't think enjoy by was anything like double jack either, but like i said it's been a while.
  9. grandmeaulnes

    grandmeaulnes Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2010 Ohio
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    It's pretty unique. Alpine IPAs were, in my opinion, a quite obvious inspiration for the hop bill of this beer - Nelson and Bad Boy in particular. However, whereas Alpine's beers finish sort of sweet and nectar-like, Enjoy By has the trademark Stone bitterness.

    So yeah, I'd recommend checking out Alpine beers if you can.
  10. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    Anyone else get a kinda lingering burning at the back of the throat w/ Enjoy by?
  11. j47paco

    j47paco Initiate (103) Dec 19, 2010 California
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    I agree with this 100%
  12. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (167) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois
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    Had three snifters from a tap a few nights ago.
    When I smelled it I thought, $150 a quarter :grinning:
    That beer is unbelieveable on tap
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  13. yoitsarch

    yoitsarch Disciple (301) Nov 13, 2012 California
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    Thanks alot. Im going to do some searching, anybody know of a spot in LA that carries Alpine?
  14. Takeanotherswing

    Takeanotherswing Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2011 New York
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    I had Hop Venom recently and it tasted somewhat similar.
  15. darkmoon66

    darkmoon66 Aspirant (244) Oct 8, 2011 California
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    You can find which stores carry their stuff on there, but good luck finding any of their hoppy beers. Those are basically brewery only beers at this point.
  16. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (468) Aug 30, 2012 California

    Double Jack isn't in the same league. Category of great DIPAs? yes, but the taste is completely different IMO.
  17. getinked

    getinked Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2012 Ukraine

    This totally depends on which batch you got a hold of.

    9.21 - was amazing
    11.09 - was good.
    12.21 - was meh. blah.
  18. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (1,883) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    ^^"Hey bring that plank over here. Now nail them here where they come together...":wink:
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  19. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Disciple (335) Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    I've said it before. Tastes most like Schlafly TIPA. Galaxy hops. Very Australian.
  20. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2012

    KRBC Citra DIPA
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  21. SaigonDaze

    SaigonDaze Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 California

    I would say Nelson, Pupil from Societe and sadly now Sculpin. Don't like any of them.
  22. ChiPool

    ChiPool Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2011 Illinois

    In my review of it, I compared it to Sucks
  23. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    Really? I haven't found Sucks in Ohio yet, but I'll be sure to check it out if that is true.
  24. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    Does anyone know where to find Kern River online?
  25. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
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    Didn't have the others but agree with the 12.21 assessment.
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  26. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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  27. jamvt

    jamvt Disciple (389) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    I found it very similar to the Alpine/New Belgium Super India Pale Ale. They both share that very ripe tropical fruitiness to them. So I have to agree with the Alpine references above.
  28. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    Enjoy by is a great beer...fresh. Note: It is no longer fresh on the "enjoy by" date. It is easily a month past prime on that date.

    SN Hoptimum
    Moylans Hopsickle

    Avery Maharaja (Hoppier, Willowy)
    FFF Dreadnaught (More complexity)
    Bells Hopslam (More pinapply hops character, lighter mouthfeel)

    Age profoundly affects the character of these IIPAs. None of them will taste similar side-by-side if the ages are different. Nor will two of the same label with different brew dates. I'm sure you know this, but it's always worth mentioning.
  29. getinked

    getinked Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2012 Ukraine

    Unless you can find a shop close to Kern or where Stone distributes it, good luck. Even when they do distribute outside of Kern County area, its a case of JO here and there. If you want something like Dirty Hippie you will def have to drive there or one of the stores in the county.
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