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Old 10-03-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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Has anyone had this yet?

I hope it comes to St Louis soon!

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Old 10-04-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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I had the last batch which was Enjoy by 9.21.12 I think the next batch is Enjoy by 11.09.12. Dont know if you will get it out there, they seem to be only sending it to select markets. It was really tasty, a lot like their 16th anniversary minus the extreme citrus flavors.

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Old 10-06-2012, 02:34 AM   #3
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i found it be overrated, good beer but not worth the price

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Old 11-07-2013, 07:06 PM   #4
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I tried this last week, the November dated version. I was told all late hopped, with 11 varieties. The enjoy by date was 6 weeks after brew day. I had it at about 3 1/2 weeks I think, not exactly sure.

It was pretty amazing. Extreme to be sure, but it seems like if you want to re create the taste, just drink beer one oz at a time from the little Mylar hop pouches! It was off the charts hoppy, but not in a bad way. Like nothing I've ever tasted, to the extreme.

I tasted it right at the brewery. It's got me wanting to invest in a filtration system so I can do my own version.

I hear that they are regulating the distribution such that they can spread it around so more folks can try it, rather than just sell to same markets repeatedly, since its in limited supply.

I'd like to hear more about what hops y'all think its got, and how to do a brew it yourself version.

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Old 11-07-2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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This year I've had the April, July, October and plan on 'enjoying' the 12.13.13 when it hits my area in the next 2 weeks.

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Old 11-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #6
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I've had all the enjoy by releases so far, don't hate me because I live in SD, so its not as difficult to come by. For the most part they have been all similar beers, but the second batch I tastes was a little over the top with the Cat pee/dank hop flavor and aroma. Stone really seems to be trying to make this beer fairly often and get a wider distribution. If you get a chance to try some definitely try it. I think it really is a good example of the San Diego style IIPA and for that matter the San Diego IPA. Its a dry clean beer with an up front american hop character, but is really showcasing the west coast preference for the dank, catty, citrus, pine and resinous hop varieties. The ABV is around 9% and it really sneaks up on you, definitely split the 22, or don't plan on going anywhere after you drink it.

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I spoke with Greg Kock a month or so ago when he was in New Orleans at a local pub and asked him if the recipe was the same for every batch. He quickly said yes. But I have to agree that some have tasted slightly different from others. All have been good to me as I like this style very much.

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Old 11-07-2013, 10:23 PM   #8
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Comments like this are almost 100% from the other side of the country. Same with people who say this about Bells/Alchemist/Cigar City too. Almost always west coasters. Not faulting anyone, 'cept maybe the beer handlers...somewhere along the line, beers that should be stored cold are subjected to light and temps that are not conducive to beer preservation. It's the downside of craft beer over big beer. Pasteurization takes out a lot of the variability we see in these great craft beers from one side of the country to the other..../rambling
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DO NOT...I repeat...DO NOT drink a 2 L growler of Enjoy By by yourself in one sitting. It will ruin your lunch at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens the following day and you probably won't enjoy the tour as much as you should. The samples after the tour, however, will perk you up a little bit.

It is an outstanding beer. I look forward to the day that Stone deems Alabama worthy of distribution of this beer.

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Tricky dick, I was in a class taught by Mich Steele this summer, and according to him they are using hop extract for bittering and the base malt for the beer is golden promise. The use of extract gives them (i think) ~20% greater yield. They do whirlpool pettet hop additions for the rest of the beer, I am not positive about the whirlpool hop additions but I'd say Citra, Centennial, and CTZ are fairly prominent in the enjoy by with maybe some Amarillo. Stone also uses a house strain of yeast similar to WPL007 and ferment at 72ºF. Stone is fairly open about their recipes, except Arrogant bastard so Im sure their is a recipe for an enjoy by clone out there.

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