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Hop Stoopid - most underrated?

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

  1. Redbeerman

    Redbeerman Disciple (55) Maryland Jan 11, 2013

    My memory of this beer is not overly favorable. It's been a long while since I had it, so I can't remember why. Guess I'll need to try it again sometime and report back.
  2. ChanChan

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

    Nice!!! Lagunitas is really good!! What I love about them is that you can find their beer at local grocery stores. Their beer is pretty affordable too!! As far as I am concerned fresh Sucks can stand up to the big IPA's!!
  3. Ill stick with Sierra Nevada Torpedo bombers for 2.99$. Killer deal and tastes better than Hop Stoopid.

  4. Unless that shit's bottle dated, there's no way to know it's fresh. Especially with a trip from California to Illinois.

    Anyone know if Lagunitas bottle dates?
  5. Sean802

    Sean802 Savant (365) Vermont Jul 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    Had to be an old bottle and shame on me for buying an opposite coast ipa but, it was.. Just not that good.
  6. I have gotten Stoopid a time or 2 ...
    Believe it or not !
  7. Bigtwin

    Bigtwin Savant (495) Michigan Sep 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    You Dickheads cost me $48.00 at the store. I hope you're happy.
  8. ScottieD

    ScottieD Savant (470) Connecticut Jul 30, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I love Hop Stoopid also. Great go-to, hoppy beer. There are others I enjoy a bit more but for price point and taste, it is a terrific offering....
  9. BeerNDoggerel

    BeerNDoggerel Savant (455) Illinois Mar 13, 2011 Subscriber

    With all due respect to Green Flash, Stone, Ballast Point, and company, sometimes I think Lagunitas invented hops.
  10. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Its good, but the back end falls apart as it warms. Gets too nutty and it mixes poorly with the perceived sweetness from the hops. I blame the Victory malt.
  11. How is this a cheap beer?

    Even at $4.49 a bottle tax included it turns into a $14.70 six pack.

    Flower power is under $10 a six pack at whole foods.

    Good beer but lets not call it cheap. There are many really good IPA's for well under $60 a case, even in Philly.

    beerindaglass likes this.
  12. It's a great beer, and a hell of a good value. It's probably not one of the top 40 on here because there are probably 4000 DIPAs; it's a ridiculously popular style, both for brewers and drinkers. The top 100 are probably all within a few decimal points of eachother.
  13. dougfur

    dougfur Savant (355) New York Jan 24, 2011

    Great beer, great price, but not underrated. It does well on the ratings and if it falls a little short, I'd guess it's because it's a little more bitter than most DIPA heads prefer.
  14. JohnQ

    JohnQ Aficionado (125) California Jul 7, 2012

    I appreciate the info but am still a bit confused.I bought a 6 pack of Lagunitas Maximus at Bevmo on Monday.
    the code is 142 3
    6124 1722

    So it's May 22.Unless it's June 20 2012 :(
  15. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Savant (360) California Jul 25, 2008

    It's May 22, 2013.
  16. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Savant (470) Texas Dec 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    When shopping for IPAs, it always comes down to picking my favorite among the most reasonably fresh that my beer store has to offer. I've only had a bottle of Hop Stoopid one time and I always stay away from it now because the one I had was ancient, and I can never read the bottling dates. Even if I could read them, I would have to learn to disipher their bottle date codes.
    I've been told over and over that this beer is awesome when it's fresh, so I'd like to know where Lagunitas' bottle dates are, and how to read them. Anyone wanna help a bro out?
  17. fuzzbalz

    fuzzbalz Advocate (510) Georgia Apr 13, 2002 Beer Trader

    4 digit date on the neck, first three # are the day of the year, last # is the #in the date of the year.
  18. HS is good but here's a reasonable comparison to consider. Hop Stoopid vs. Stone Rumination. Bombers similarly priced, similar ABV, both highly ranked in the bowels of BA...SR wins... IMHO of course.
  19. This thread has caused me to go buy this beer. Like others have mentioned, I forgot how good it is. Can't beat the price.
  20. OregonGrown7

    OregonGrown7 Advocate (520) Oregon Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    I love the citrus kick! and who cares if they use extracts, they say so right on the bottle, at least the one I had did. Amazing beer!
  21. JohnQ

    JohnQ Aficionado (125) California Jul 7, 2012

    I actually wanted to get some at the grocery store yesterday.But it was day 122.So I got some Racer 5 that was a little fresher.
  22. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Advocate (595) Arizona Nov 14, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I agree it is a great price for what you get, but it does fall off. (Guess that makes me snobby as well,lol) Had it on tap at Lagunitas on Thursday. It was fantastic. Stating facts ain't snobby RB, just keeping it real by telling it like it is. Great beer if drank fresh, if not, then not so much. Cheers!
    RBassSFHOPit2ME likes this.
  23. Is $5/bomber really a good price? That equates to $16.36/6-pack which is far from a good price especially compared with Sucks and Maximus.
  24. matttttYCE

    matttttYCE Savant (295) Arizona Jul 15, 2010

    Add another person to the list of "people this thread caused to go buy some Hop Stoopid"! And I know that almost $5 a bomber isn't cheap when you consider six pack prices of other shit compared to that, but in my mind it's totally worth it!!
    Geuzedad likes this.
  25. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    I'm so jelly of all the folks able to get this fresh. Now every time I see a bottle of Hop Stoopid in the store, it just makes me mad, since it's always an old bottle. I'm not stoopid enough to fall for that one again...
  26. wwrussell

    wwrussell Zealot (80) California Jul 27, 2008 Subscriber

    I could not agree with you more. This ale is truly a great beverage. I drank one tonight and, like you, do not know why this brew is not more greatly appreciated. I am a big Stone fan but this ale is on par with anything that comes out of their San Diego brewery.
  27. I'm sure as a business man, you'd be enjoying wasting in the neighborhood of 20% of your batch because of the water retention from your hops bill too. There are better solutions hop lover. At that point it's like giving it away to sell it for under a 5er, and then you'd bemoan it for being too expensive.
  28. JohnQ

    JohnQ Aficionado (125) California Jul 7, 2012

    I been kinda taking a break.Last weekend was a company BBQ.So drink for the day was PBR and Coors light.So as not to get too outta hand.Or having a little Sailor Jerry at home.

    So the other day I found a fairly recent (165) dated bottle and BTW a Simtra bottled 7-22 as well.I didn't have them both the same day;) .Hop Stoopid was very good and tasty and again the price didn't hurt.

    The next night I had the Simtra.And honestly that fresh the stuff is a Madman.Just so Hoppy.But the good part is after finishing a bomber I feel like I've had enough.
  29. JHE73

    JHE73 Aficionado (230) California Mar 7, 2013 Beer Trader

    Good, not great
  30. I find it hard to believe that a double IPA with a score of 94 is the most underrated beer on this site.

    TEKNISHE Savant (415) Pennsylvania Jan 12, 2011

    i think they use the exract well. and for an under five dollar bomber who gives a turd? It's verys satisfying and i get pissed when they run out.
  32. How do you get pissed if you can't get beer ;)?
  33. Hop Stoopid is underrated? By whom? Hop Stoopid is one of the best beers I have ever had!
    Prince_Casual and ChipMurray like this.
  34. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Tennessee Feb 6, 2012

    What I don't get is why it's $3.49 at Ingles and I've seen it for $6 in other states. Great beer for tree fiddy. I'd never buy it for 6 bucks.
  35. Zorro

    Zorro Champion (825) California Dec 25, 2003 Subscriber

    Well lets be honest Laugunitas hasn't made a bad beer ever.
  36. MarshMan71

    MarshMan71 Champion (785) Illinois Jul 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    I just recently walked into a bottle stop that had a bunch of random bombers in a cart on clearance. and I started rummaging through them and seen several hop stooped for $1.97 ea. oldest was 2 months so pretty fresh needless to say I snatched up almost a dozen of them. it was like a Beer Christmas for me. One of the best beers made IMO.
  37. surfcaster

    surfcaster Advocate (605) North Carolina Apr 20, 2013 Beer Trader

    Bombers are rarely a deal and 3.49 for 22oz still puts it over $10 a sixer but sometimes one of those is just right when getting things going with a couple of friends. Usually it's <$3.50 to $4 in NC--good for a double.
  38. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Tennessee Feb 6, 2012

    Thanks for the lesson in cipherin
  39. cornontherob

    cornontherob Aficionado (160) New York Oct 15, 2011 Subscriber

    Great call on this being underrated. Awesome beer I always tell people about that are intimidated by higher prices.

    As far as why its never talked about, it's BC of the price itself. People associate price with quality and, as we can see, this is not always the case.