Release Stone Enjoy By 11.12.13

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Aaronkv, Oct 4, 2013.

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  1. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Champion (889) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    YES!! Got my first growler fill of this beer ever!! There were plenty bottles of this lying around too, but I had to have it on tap for sure. Mmmm.
  2. Drankenstein

    Drankenstein Initiate (41) Jul 15, 2013 Kansas

  3. 1fJef

    1fJef Initiate (0) May 4, 2013 Maryland

    Oh YEH like Kansas is the promised land LOL

    Back at ya:
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  4. sisterthelonious

    sisterthelonious Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    If you head to Iowa, just go to Toppling Goliath. Enjoy By is good, TG's IPA's are better.
  5. DrunkethWizard

    DrunkethWizard Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 California

    Just grabbed my bottle, along with the new Game of Thrones stout and a 4pack of 2012 Narwhal. Boo-f'n-yah!
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  6. Wylde

    Wylde Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2008 Ohio

    Grabbed a bottle today. Looking forward to it.
  7. lic217

    lic217 Champion (860) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    I have had about 7 bottles of enjoy by this year and actually passed on this one yesterday. I felt that for the price I had enough of it. Its a top notch DIPA, but too many other great choices at a more modest price. I will probably grab one on the next go around. I am sure it is also excellent. Enjoy everyone who grabbed some of this version.
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  8. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (479) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Lol..go to Decorah... Council Bluffs is right across the river dude.
  9. craigo19

    craigo19 Disciple (332) Oct 12, 2009 Michigan
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    Grabbed a couple of bottles and a t-shirt yesterday at The Andersons in Toledo. One is donated to the homebrew club and the other will be enjoyed tomorrow before I deal with my family.
  10. Nanners

    Nanners Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2013 Ohio

    Having my first enjoy by as we speak. I picked this up at a very reasonable price over the FFF (one per person) octoberfest. I see this stuff sitting on the shelf all the time, but always passed it up for my regulars. Have to say I'm impressed. It's delicious. It's like a fresher headhunter. Or an old rajah without the smell. It has a wonderful "up the nose" kind of tinge though (the fresh hops). Almost like an alka seltzer. Very well crafted at a reasonable price. Thanks stone.
  11. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (327) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Had my first one last night. Even my wife liked it, and she usually does not like beer. Very tasty!
  12. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    Mmm. Drank my Enjoy By today. Veeeeerrrrry tasty.
  13. CValle1975

    CValle1975 Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2011 Virginia

    had this a couple of nights ago and wasn't blown away. i'm a huge IPA fan but found it bitter and not quite right to me. disappointing. will have to pick up another one to make sure..:slight_smile:
  14. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    Jonathan, at the time I was just throwing out marketing ideas. I hadn't seen it anywhere. But I believe the shops in Raleigh got them in on Thursday. Several local shops posted on their FB page.
  15. tvazteca

    tvazteca Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    I might cave and get a bottle or two along with the suede that came into the store.
  16. ScotNH

    ScotNH Disciple (344) Oct 15, 2013 New Hampshire
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    I picked one of these up at Stowe Beverage in Stowe VT over the weekend. Looking forward to trying it. It's in line behind a couple more of my Lawson's Finest acquisitions from the weekend.
  17. skyler_estes_

    skyler_estes_ Initiate (162) Jan 19, 2013 Kansas
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    Scored 3 bottles at Goebel Liquor and Beer world in Wichita, KS last weekend as well as a 6 pack of TIPA. Already drank 2 of my Enjoy's...should have bought 6!
  18. Local_Yeti

    Local_Yeti Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2013 New York

    What a epic IPA! Love the beer and the efforts stone goes through to get us the freshest beers possible. I get it in 3 days time here in NY every single time they release!

    If only Russian River could get with the program and get us fresh Pliny in three days time :slight_smile:
  19. cincysig

    cincysig Aspirant (290) Sep 15, 2010 Connecticut
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    I liked the 11.12.13 well enough, but it will be a letdown after Double Sunshine. (I was #15 at Waitsfield Market on Saturday and grabbed Enjoy By at Hunger Mountain Coop later.)
  20. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Zealot (589) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan
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    <- where in Michigan? Anywhere in GR?
  21. ChrisMyhre

    ChrisMyhre Devotee (471) Sep 15, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Picked up a bottle yesterday, but probably won't be able to drink it until tomorrow. I'm excited to do a side by side with DirtWolf. DirtWolf and Lawsons/ Otter Creek Double Dose were remarkably close head to head, making Dirtwolf a bargain, though I really wish it was available in 6 packs.
  22. HopFace

    HopFace Aspirant (241) Feb 29, 2012 Colorado
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    Of course no locations in Pittsburgh on the map but yet it pops up here and there. Distributors love playing games in Western PA. Can probably pick it up at the hot dog shop for $14 in a week or 2.
  23. ChrisChagnon

    ChrisChagnon Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 Connecticut
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    Over it at $9 a bomber. Next batch they should try 6pks
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  24. scraff

    scraff Initiate (163) Apr 18, 2003 Maryland

    The deal is this--I'm sure they'll come back with more Stone Enjoy By, but with so many great D-IPA's available (Accchem--Dirt Wolf being one of many), who cares at the moment?! I truly love Stone and all, but I have had enough of this marketing ploy. Let's beg for your beer on Twitter and Facebook? No thanks. Send it or don't send it. I might buy it, I might not. How bout that!? Ok. I'll calm down now. Too many Founder's Devil Dancer's for lunch. :wink:
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  25. charlzm

    charlzm Poo-Bah (2,215) Sep 3, 2007 California
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    The home state of California is conspicuously absent...

    Funny thing is that I see expired Enjoy by out here in Cali relatively often.
  26. DeviousSpirits

    DeviousSpirits Initiate (183) Mar 23, 2009 Michigan
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    Sorry, SE Michigan. Guess I should have qualified that.
  27. ThirstyHrothgar

    ThirstyHrothgar Aspirant (281) Jun 29, 2010 North Carolina

    I had two pints tonight...on draft at Spinoza's Pizza in Beavercreek, Ohio. Delicious. 9.4%ABV, light for a double IPA and oh so fresh. Wish I could find it in the regular beer area so I could rate it properly.
  28. lic217

    lic217 Champion (860) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    I agree with you. Double sunshine is a level or two higher compared to enjoy by.
  29. lic217

    lic217 Champion (860) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    If anyone is looking for it in CT, there is plenty at Crazy Bruce in Bristol (as of yesterday).
  30. schildres

    schildres Initiate (148) Oct 14, 2010 Maryland

    Thats the one good thing about going to school in PA, I still have access to some damn good beer.
  31. ThirstySavage

    ThirstySavage Initiate (188) May 11, 2013 Massachusetts

    Grabbed 2 of these last week, split one with a friend Saturday...wasn't exactly gross, but wasn't exactly great either. Definite shallot/onion taste and smell going on. Each sip was puzzling to me. We drank this right after a Port Brewing Hop-15, which might not've helped- Hop-15's on the sweet side of DIPA's. But I have a feeling bomber #2's gonna be sitting in my fridge for a while.
  32. AMG55

    AMG55 Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2013 Indiana

    People are saying this release is not as good as the earlier late Summer/Fall releases. Are they using the same hops or is something changing as the year progresses?
  33. labattblueribbon

    labattblueribbon Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2013 New York

    if you can't find this Stone offering just try Victory's Dirtwolf, it's essentially the same beer only cheaper, better, and more readily available.
  34. HawkIPA

    HawkIPA Initiate (0) May 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    Some BAs said the September batch wasn't as good as past ones. I thought it was as delicious as ever. Can't wait to try this one.
  35. fds

    fds Initiate (174) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska
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    Except TG is impossible to find, especially in the western part of the state.
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  36. Mighty_Joey

    Mighty_Joey Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2013 Ohio

    I typically dont enjoy IPAs but this one I DO LIKE. I had an earlier release on draft earlier this year, and just scored a bottle today so I am excited to drink it this weekend. Wouldnt it be neat if Stone did a special wet hopped edition this time of year...
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  37. jsball22

    jsball22 Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2009 Connecticut

    Good thing I just moved 1/4 mile away! Hopefully it's there when I get out of work.
  38. lic217

    lic217 Champion (860) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Was it still there?
  39. mj81

    mj81 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2013 New Jersey

    Just did a head to head against dirtwolf today. Not even close IMO. Dirtwolf beat it out and even my wife who doesn't like ipas picked dirtwolf hand down. Did stone mess with their recipe cause this batch seemed different than 9.13.13? was still a great dipa but I won't be buying another considering I can get a 4 pack of dirtwolf for the same price and it's a superior dipa IMO. The newest batch seemed a little thinner and not quite as complex.
  40. ChrisMyhre

    ChrisMyhre Devotee (471) Sep 15, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I like them both alot. Enjoy by is significantly more bitter and smells more floral. Kind of bridges the gap between modern citrus centric beers and old school California IPA. Dirtwolf is great, but definitely had a less going on with more citrus.
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