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Old 10-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #11
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Im with stupid...I don't get the hype behind enjoy by. To me, there are way better ipas.



 
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:08 PM   #12
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Couldn't disagree more. The nose on Enjoy by is pure Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy hops...you're not getting that in Stone IPA or Ruination. I'm born and raised in So Cal, and just got back from a 2 week vacation back to San Diego. There's a ton of good IPAs/IIPAs out there, and I would put Enjoy By up against any one of them. That includes anything from Alpine, Firestone, Societe, Ballast Point, Alesmith, etc.
Set up a blind tasting with enjoy by and those 4-5 other ipas and i guarantee it will not take top spot, or anywhere near it IMO.

Also, one of the top brewery operations in america cant distribute an IPA to there whole network??
*cough* gimmick *cough*

Enjoy this by....ummm, a month from now!....
And were not going to pull it off the shelves when it dont sell!
......Gimmick......

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Im with stupid...I don't get the hype behind enjoy by. To me, there are way better ipas.
Funny, my username as a child used to be stupidbiker89.
Last year the 12.21.12 batch i think was the best ive had so far. Being the 2nd or 3rd batch i dont think well see anything like that one again.
Tons of grassy onions all around now, great IPA...but there is MUCHH better out there for sure.

EDIT: Sry if i sound cranky, just woke up havent had my morning brew yet.


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Old 10-08-2013, 01:22 PM   #13
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Yea but...like...everyone has different taste so what's the point here?
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:33 PM   #14
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I believe someone in sending me two bottles which she had to pay nearly double for but this is only because I am really interested in knowing what all the hype is around it.

I found a place that sells it but they require 6 bottles min and shipping to me in NC is $50. Shipping about 2 hours north of the San Diego store is $25. It wasn't worth my cash but may be worth it to someone else.

http://www.qualityliquorstore.com/st...y-by-ipa-22oz/

 
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:52 PM   #15
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Set up a blind tasting with enjoy by and those 4-5 other ipas and i guarantee it will not take top spot, or anywhere near it IMO.
Would love to give this a try. I did have it on the same nights I was drinking other top notch IPAs like Alpine Nelson, Societe Pupil, Stone RuinTen, Kern River Just Outstanding, and I personally liked as much as any other beer I had. I lthink it's great, so do alot of other people...maybe it just doesn't appeal to your tastes.

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Also, one of the top brewery operations in america cant distribute an IPA to there whole network??
*cough* gimmick *cough*
Nobody said Stone couldn't distribute this to their whole network and get it on the shelves within a week. No matter how much craft a brewery puts into their beers there is still a business side to running a brewery, and Stone's marketing prowess is a huge part of their success. I've never been one to judge a beer based on rating website scores or the hype coming out of the brewery, though...or else I might that think Nugget Nectar is ALOT better than I actually think it is. Stone's marketing campaign for this beer might be gimmicky, but it doesn't affect my overall opinion of the beer itself.

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Enjoy this by....ummm, a month from now!....
And were not going to pull it off the shelves when it dont sell!
......Gimmick......
Where do you buy your Enjoy By? I've never seen one on the shelf anywhere near the date on the bottle. Where I live you need to get it within a day of it hitting the shelves.

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Old 10-08-2013, 08:55 PM   #16
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Would love to give this a try. I did have it on the same nights I was drinking other top notch IPAs like Alpine Nelson, Societe Pupil, Stone RuinTen, Kern River Just Outstanding, and I personally liked as much as any other beer I had. I lthink it's great, so do alot of other people...maybe it just doesn't appeal to your tastes.
You said it ranks up high with the others but if you had to put those 5 IPAS in a list how would it rate??

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Nobody said Stone couldn't distribute this to their whole network and get it on the shelves within a week. No matter how much craft a brewery puts into their beers there is still a business side to running a brewery, and Stone's marketing prowess is a huge part of their success. I've never been one to judge a beer based on rating website scores or the hype coming out of the brewery, though...or else I might that think Nugget Nectar is ALOT better than I actually think it is. Stone's marketing campaign for this beer might be gimmicky, but it doesn't affect my overall opinion of the beer itself.
So heady topper is not the next coming of god?!
I understand it does not affect the quality of the beer, just don't understand why its not a year round/seasonal...possible because of how beer geeks LOVE limited distro and hype it to no end. If it WAS a year round, I don't think it would be as highly regarded....sadly

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Where do you buy your Enjoy By? I've never seen one on the shelf anywhere near the date on the bottle. Where I live you need to get it within a day of it hitting the shelves.
New York at a couple diff bottle shops, even saw a bar having it on tap after the cutoff!!

Im not ****ting on you at all, I was on the enjoy by train as well. IMO its turning into a HUGE marketing scheme...and hell I guess good for greg and the gang more money for them!!

Tomato...Tamato....like coff said everyone has diff tastes.
I guess that's all it is.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:29 PM   #17
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You said it ranks up high with the others but if you had to put those 5 IPAS in a list how would it rate??
How would it rate compared to the top 5 IPAs that are in your distro area? Or anyone not in Cali or Vermont? IMO it is great brew, especially since it sees distribution almost everywhere, albeit it is not regular everywhere. Especially for $6-6.50 a bomber. I would rather they cancel ruination and make Enjoy By full time, full distro.

 
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:29 AM   #18
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I think a lot of the appeal and benefit to Enjoy By is its freshness. It is a good recipe but so are a lot of other IPAs, but if they sit on a shelf for a couple of months or have slow distribution then they are going to suffer. While it may be gimmicky, it's effective at getting a fresh beer out to those that are interested. And the price point is pretty good compared to some of its competition.

 
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You said it ranks up high with the others but if you had to put those 5 IPAS in a list how would it rate??
That's tough...I like them all. Ignoring the fact that I'm mixing IPAs and DIPAs I would probably go Nelson (my favorite beer on the planet), RuinTen, Enjoy By, Pupil, Just Oustanding. There's really no loser in this competition.



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So heady topper is not the next coming of god?!
I understand it does not affect the quality of the beer, just don't understand why its not a year round/seasonal...possible because of how beer geeks LOVE limited distro and hype it to no end. If it WAS a year round, I don't think it would be as highly regarded....sadly
You're probably right. For me, Double Jack is one of the most solid all-around DIPAs, but since I can get it whenever I want I constantly pass it up at the store for some limited release beer that isn't even as good. I don't know, maybe Stone doesn't have the capacity to add another year round beer...not that they don't have the money to expand if they needed to.

Hype kills it for alot of people, too, because they expect more than a beer can possibly deliver. That's what happened to me with Heady...the first time I had it I thought it was great, but was still completely underwhelmed at the same time.


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Tomato...Tamato....like coff said everyone has diff tastes.
I guess that's all it is.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:27 AM   #20
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