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Hop Stoopid - most underrated?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by daleyke, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Love the beer, just never really grab it because I prefer Maximus so much more... Maximus is 8.89 in 6ers and Hop Stoopid Is 3.99-4.39 a bomber so it is a no brainer. My Lagunitas DIPA ratings are as follows

    Maximus 4.88
    Sucks 4.75
    Hop Stoopid 4.49

    I bet you are happy you know that now!;)
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  2. jamvt

    jamvt Advocate (600) Massachusetts Aug 5, 2005 Beer Trader

    I've thought this about almost all Lagunitas beers, but I still tend to enjoy them. Just a little cloying.
  3. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Advocate (630) Missouri Jan 26, 2013

    This is a great DIPA, especially for the price.
  4. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    It has a 94 rating on here, so no, it's definitely not underrated or under appreciated. It's pretty damn tasty, but I got a bit of that garlic/onion hop flavor, which was a turn off for me. And an alternative to PtE? What the f$?! Are you people smoking! HS is way too big and boozy to even coming close to resembling PtE, not to mention that Pliny doesn't have that garlic thing going on.

    It's a good beer at a great price point. But when I see fresh Flower Power, Double Jack, Double Trouble, Hoptimum, etc, on the shelves... Yeah. Someone else can have the Hop Stoopid.
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  5. sbxx

    sbxx Advocate (510) Illinois Mar 21, 2011

    It's my least favorite Lagunitas beer. There's a reason it's cheap and readily available.
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  6. Solid DIPA for the money.
  7. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poobah (1,090) California Oct 13, 2007 Beer Trader

    UNDERrated? Hop Stoppid has received a lot of love since the day it was bottled, and is one of the most talked about beers on this site.
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  8. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    Wait. A BA score of 94 is bad?
  9. I'm never really disappointed with anything from Lagunitas. Hop Stoopid isn't my favorite from them, but I wouldn't throw her out of bed
  10. Math<drinking beer
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  11. DarrenStory

    DarrenStory Savant (310) Oregon Feb 11, 2013 Beer Trader

    I get this weird Sad/Crying-Scream Mask, haunted barn vide from it. Maybe I just watched too many stoopid scary movies growing up...
  12. Gentleman

    Gentleman Aficionado (225) California Jun 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    "If it's Pliny, it's Piny!"
  13. myuncle

    myuncle Savant (415) Illinois Mar 17, 2012 Subscriber

    I buy one every visit to the store. If you go to the same store you usually know if it's fresh.
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  14. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    I am a big fan of Lagunitas and I really like this beer, not as much as sucks tho!
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  15. I love Lagunitas...really do. But this one (IMO) is cat piss in a bottle. I've even been given this in a blind tasting and said the same thing. If you like it...it truly is a fantastic deal at around $5/bottle and widely available. But I get why its not in the top 50 DIPAs.

    I'm glad so many people like it...keeps them from snagging all the sumpin sumpin
  16. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    I am a huge Lagunitas fan, and would drink their stuff in a plain white can, but I agree with you on the label here. [/quote]

    Should I eat the label before or after I drink the beer?
  17. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    I don't give any thought to the label because I know what's in it... one of my favorites if fresh. Unfortunately, the last three that I've had were dated enough that I got no hop aroma, and it tasted like a malty, sour mess. Old Hop Stoopid is the reason that I researched how to rear their bottle codes... and I must say, it's not easy in the stores to find the right place to stand in the right light to look at the right spot on the neck to read the date. I always assume if someone sees me doing this, I must look as though I'm contemplating purchasing a bottle of Monica and Chandler champagne.
  18. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    To people who can taste the hop extract: No, you can't.
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  19. Hop Stoopid is very underrated. You can get it for cheap, it has a great taste platform, is a big bottle and you don't get popped hard with the ABV.
  20. dmorgan310

    dmorgan310 Advocate (650) Panama Jan 30, 2012

    Yes, it's a great go to beer when you want that over the top hop flavor.
  21. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Savant (380) Florida Feb 20, 2013 Beer Trader

    Drinking one right now due to this thread. Fantastic DIPA!

    But this "great deal" stuff is garbage. Especially when you can have twice the Maximus or Sumpin Sumpin for the same price. 4.99 is a "great deal" for a bomber only. And a bomber is never a good deal for consumers.
  22. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Savant (380) Florida Feb 20, 2013 Beer Trader

    You must have never had Laguntias IPA. That's a poor example of an IPA from a high quality brewer.
  23. Overlooked, not underrated.
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  24. SedateSix

    SedateSix Advocate (500) North Carolina Apr 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    My favorite. One of the beers that got me into craft
  25. Roguer

    Roguer Poobah (1,120) Connecticut Mar 25, 2013 Beer Trader

    I just bought a bottle of Hop Stoopid, and I could not find a date on a single bottle, period. I think it'll be worth the shot in the dark, anyway; it wasn't a bad price.
  26. this is one fantastic brew...
  27. brywhite

    brywhite Poobah (1,220) California Aug 27, 2009

    I cannot stand Hop Stoopid. As a lover of IPA/DIPA (and even most Lagunitas beers) it appears that I differ from the majority here.

    I buy it for my sister who visits regularly - she loves Hop Stoopid - but in the past when she's missed a trip and to keep her supply fresh, I re-visit the beer, open a bottle and give it another chance. It is really not that good. I don't know what it is but I cannot swallow when that beer goes in my mouth. Maybe I am alone but to me it has some kind of weird vegetable quality to it & the kind of taste that one gets in their mouth when they have the flu.
    So for me, drain pour is the best way to keep supply fresh.
  28. It honestly does have a really bad label when compared with Lagunitas other offerings. I'm drinking one right now and I think it's past date. Plus I now have further confirmation that Michigan has great beer but horrible beer prices.
  29. mtomlins

    mtomlins Advocate (670) Ontario (Canada) Mar 12, 2010 Beer Trader

    sooo good and so cheap!
  30. A bomber of Hop Stoopid is a staple of my fridge.
  31. I lol'd at "too hop extracty."

    It's been awesome every time I had it, but it is by no means underrated.
  32. ssshhh be quiet man. We don't want them to raise the price.
    No, all kidding aside this is one of my favorites and staples.
    If you have never had PtE this one is close.
    PtE is better and has a much smoother finish, but the taste other wise is close.
    This beer is a "Must Try" for hop heads.
  33. Spikester

    Spikester Advocate (515) Oregon Jul 14, 2007

  34. Spikester

    Spikester Advocate (515) Oregon Jul 14, 2007

  35. Spikester

    Spikester Advocate (515) Oregon Jul 14, 2007

    $3.49 here, great value. Never had an out of date beer.
  36. BlurryVisi0n

    BlurryVisi0n Savant (435) New York Feb 25, 2011 Beer Trader

    Very underrated...I was having this argument with a fellow co-worker earlier today. Hop Stoopid should be called "Stoopid If You Don't Buy Me". For five bucks, you are getting a gift.
  37. VitisVinifera

    VitisVinifera Savant (255) California Feb 25, 2013 Beer Trader

    I can find these all over for around $3.50, and I rarely pass them up. I love this to start a beer night. It really awakens the palate.
  38. myuncle

    myuncle Savant (415) Illinois Mar 17, 2012 Subscriber

    Lagunitas is opening soon here in Chicago. 1 month away. Just another brewery stop added on around here!
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  39. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Me too. This is precisely why I have never tried it aside from the first time which was clearly well beyond consumable
  40. brywhite

    brywhite Poobah (1,220) California Aug 27, 2009

    So because I don't like Hop Stoopid, that makes me a troll? Whatever dude.