Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by shamrock071521, Feb 15, 2013.
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Those bastards better add VA to the list!
Amen. I live basically on the border of VA and NC and the specialty beer stores out here get very little being the distro is based in Raleigh... The Enjoy by IPA finder on the site shows how few and far between it is out here. But shit VA , the stores are like 15 minutes away from each other at best. Hampton Roads anyways.
Heady Topper is $3 for 16oz. You couldn't be more wrong.
I thought it wasn't as good as pliny. So I guess it's not as good as heady.
Haven't had Pliny...got some coming in next week. I thought 4.1.13 was damn good but if we're talking price point I don't see how you can beat Heady. I've bought FAR inferior IPA's for more than $3/12oz, nevermind 16oz
If you have access to Lagunitas sucks, it's really good. 6 pack for $12
Sure do, and it's damn good.
Agreed. might be best value out there. In fact i got my last 4 sixers for 9.99. Compare that too gandhi bot at 15 a growler, lunch at $7 for 17oz, and Stone 22oz for $8. I will take the sucks all day long.
4-1 isn't close to taste profile as Pliny, it's actually a very different animal than any other DIPA I've ever had. Never had a brew with a Muscadine grape kinda twist at the finish, very cool you can get Hops to so many things. $7 bucks here in Nc, and long gone, was on tap at the MM in Gso.
You are correct, sir, but for me to get Heady Topper in NC requires a trip to VT, a trade, or some generous friend sharing.
Had it on tap at Croxley's in Smithtown on March 7.
Just got a 32oz. growler of Enjoy By 4/10/13 from one of my local spots, and I gotta say - WOW! Thought you guys were overhyping it, but I sit corrected, sipping on some, right now! Very, Very , Very Good Stuff! Thank You, all for making me curious ! (Now I have to go back for a few bottles of this, tomorrow)
Had two bombers of 4.1.13 last week and have two more waiting in the fridge (in Bryan, TX) ... *and* I have the option to try it on tap tomorrow in Houston, TX.
Considering my very limited craft beer-drinking experience, Enjoy By is as good as anything I've tried. But I've two questions, and if I missed the answers in this thread, you can shoot me:
1. What *is* the hype on this beer? (i.e., Is it supposed to be better than the Plinys and Heady? As good as those? Or just so different and unique that I shouldn't miss it?)
2. How lucky am I to find it?
I ask No. 2 because living here in Bryan-College Station, TX, it's damn near everywhere it seems, which confuses me. How hard could it be to find if it takes me a five-minute drive to buy 10 bottles if I want?
Cost me $12 at a bar. Unless you want to pay for my plane ticket to Vermont, I wouldn't consider Heady Topper only $3.
And 22oz of Enjoy By would run you like $25 at a bar.
1. The "hype" is that it is guaranteed to be super fresh. It was bottled on 2/22 so as long as you drink it before 4/1/13 it will be less than 35 days old. It's not supposed to be anything other than a super fresh IPA.
2. You're pretty lucky, although this release had pretty wide distribution. If you like it and can still buy some I would since they've already made it and aren't making anymore (at least until another release which you may or may not get). Maybe people there don't like good beer or don't know about it? It sold out in a few hours here
IMO, not better than Pliny. It's a totally different taste profile IME. I think it's up there.
I think there's hype because it's really fresh and it's by stone, one of the best breweries in America.
It's very unique. I've never tasted anything like it with the same style (Double IPA)
I have two bottles waiting for me at my girlfriend's place in MA when I come home from school on the 20th...I'm sure it'll be tasting just great only 11 days away from "expiration." I cannot wait!
Thanks for info! and thanks to Rainier, too ...appreciate the help.
It's good to hear the taste profile of Enjoy By is different from others. I keep seeing that on this thread, and it's good news because it gives me more to try, more tastes to learn.
Part of why I ask is a fear of gushing over what isn't worth gushing over, because I must admit: Enjoy By is awfully damn good.
Yeah, my first sip of the enjoy by, I was like WTF! it doesn't taste like pliny. But I after a few more sips, I started liking the different flavor profile.
But nothing still beats sucks and pliny IMO
It's worth it...it's got a 97 overall rating so you're not the only one who thinks that
right ... and the for-sure 35 days or better of freshness is cool.
How different might that number of days be for the average beer? When I buy a bomber or six-pack of whatever standard beer, how much older is it on average? Most beers don't have born-on dates.
Depends on the brewery. When I buy hoppy beers, I definitely look at the born on date.
something I need to get in the habit of ... all beers should come with a "born on" date in as big of print as the "enjoy by's" 04.01.13. can't miss that.
This is a great beer. I had the 2/15 on 2/15 and it still tasted great.
Enjoying it right now world class dipa
Just curious - did you ever get HopSlam? I am obviously a newbie to the Craft Beer world, but my first introduction to a hoppy IPA was a few weeks ago when HopSlam hit the Cincy area. Based on a co-workers recommendation I grabbed 4 cases at various outlets. I was blown away by this beer. In hindsight I should have kept it to a case as I have "discovered" quite a few more very enjoyable IPA's.
Still waiting to find sucks, pliny, and heady. No luck yet.
Ha! You guys have the best beer to drink!
No I haven't tried it yet. I wish I can though soon. I have 2 bottles of sucks and maybe someone can trade me 2:2
Stone is promoting the 4.20.13 now... figured that was comming lol...
Holy crap, they are really pumping this stuff out! Between trades and local distribution I have gotten every batch ( yes, I am a Stone fanboy). Wondering when I will end my streak.
As a proud PA guy, at first I was all "WTF"... But I get it. We get everything in Philly, so I'm ok with the decision ... Esp since I'll be in CA next week .
That's good news. I'm getting even more impatient for my Enjoy By!
Only one chain got in where I live. Ran out that day, I couldn't get there til the next morning. Not happy.
I can relate. I got lucky and was able to reserve a couple bottles on my credit card, and that store was 1.5 hours away. Only takes 3-4 hours to sell out around here :/ good luck to you, I hope you're able to get ahold of some.
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