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Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by mjshearer1, Jan 3, 2014.
FYI.... 1/10 is what I am drinking tonight!
I got one six pack this year so far and I'm down to one that I'm saving for a special occasion next week. This beer is still phenomenal. I did a side by side with Lagunitas Sucks the other night (because that beer seems to get a particular amount of appreciation) and it wasn't even close. It was like Muhammad Ali versus Charlie Brown. From the first sip to the last, Hopslam won on every front.
I know a place where I can drink it on draft and I'm still considering going to have one tonight. Also I'm really hoping for a new shipment to come around the area so I score some more.
Drinking my first one of 2014 right now. So so good
Actually I did email them and got a response fairly quick. Unfortunately though, they dont do any nutritional calculations on any of their beers. All he could tell me was how many calories they estimate it be and that most of the calories come from the alcohol.
Jan 20th for PA. I will need to start looking around
Anyone see this stuff popping up yet in South Florida? I heard first week of February for Total Wine (Pinecrest), but looking for an alternative source.
That kinda sucks, thought they would have that info available. sorry.
Picked up a case today that was bottled on 1/11/14!! Talk about fresh.
Drinking a 12/20 now. I can tell you guys that are getting the fresher batches, let it sit a few weeks and the hops become much more pronounced. The first one I drank had much more citrus to it but now I'm getting bitter hops and that delicious honey finish more so than the citrus. This is one of the best beers I've ever had! Which isn't saying much considering I've only been drinking craft beer for about 8 months but still, I know good beer when I drink it and this is good beer
Picked up a sixer of 1/10 yesterday, drank it that night. It tastes just the same as it did last year- which is very good.
I just drank a Victory Hop Ranch right before popping the first Hopslam of the year.... huge mistake. The Hopslam taste like a muted watered down DIPA, with little to no "HOP"slam. Dammit!
I've been cracking the 12/27's delicious. Had 3 on draft last night and ver similar, not sure how fresh the keg was either way both delicious.
Did you drink the whole sixer in one sitting? Just picked up a 1/10 batch. The first one I've seen this year. Very floral.
Er. Nice catch. Drank the first one in the sixer last night.
Dig the Portsmouth Brewery glass!
I love Victory. Where did you get the Hop Ranch?
Got my Hopslam sixer today at lunch....bottled 1/11....11 days ago...damn that's fresh brew!
Drinking my first one now....freakin' tasty as I remember......yum
Sure wish this beer did not cost $17.99 / six, would love to get some more!
Jungle Jims in Cincinnati. I travel there for work. What a Kick Ass place!! They had Black Ops just sitting around as if it was normal. Having an Ithaca Flower Power IPA right now and it's $$$.
I was at the same fight last night and witnessed a far different outcome. I thought Sucks mastered the duck and weave and fought back with vicious body-blows. Hopslam came out as a former undisputed champ, realing after a brutal loss to Heady Topper and continued to show his age. Sucks was thinner and quicker to the palate and definately demonstrated his training in tropical notes, where Hopslam relied on more of a malt backbone while being winded on the ropes.
The world of beer boxing is always exciting and every match is worth the price of admission. Next weekend Surly's Abrasive may be ready for a few rounds with Hopslam.
My case was bottled on 1/11. It's already WAAAAAY past it's prime. I like my DIPAs more into the future.
FWIW, I find Sucks more comparable to Enjoy By than Hopslam.
Anyone in Cedar Falls willing to part with a bottle? I will pay you well! Liquor store got it in at 1:30 this afternoon and all 11 cases were gone by 3:30 pm. I missed the boat and am not happy!!!
On freshness, I am thinking this beer will still be 90% what you would expect it to be after 2 months for sure if kept cold.
Where in Wisconsin.
Where in Wisconsin? Gotta get some.
Maybe my palate sucks but, in the past, I've had 3-4 month old Hopslam & been very happy with it. Even 6 month was good but not AS good & 1 yr Hopslam was different but still tasty to me
Star Liquor in Ashland
I agree! I hate the "dump the 2 month old IPA" discussions. I have had Zombie Dust that is over 6 months old and it rocked. I am going to age a few bottles of Enjoy By at 3, 4, & 5 months just to see what happens. My assumption, very little will happen and it will still rock.
Had no problem finding it in Madison- the Metcalfe's at Hilldale just had it sitting there for $16.50 a 6pack. And I know other places have had it for a few days.
Agree, took a little heat for admitting to buying some on clearance Memorial weekend last year, $10.99/6. Six month old Hopslam is still better than 95% of the IPA available on your shelf at any given time.
Hopslam to be released tomorrow (1/24) in KCMO.
yep. second that.
Funny, I find Hop Stoopid more comparable to Enjoy By than Sucks.
HAven't seen it yet. Not at Cardinal Liquors in IL nor Woodmans in Kenosha.
Come over the border! Haskells has it for $1599!
Yeah, I came here to post that. I've seen a few different stores that will be getting it tomorrow for sure. Hopefully the truck-chasers don't get it all. I just want one 4-pk and I'll be a happy man.
It's true that Sucks came out as the leaner and youthful contender that had given it a decent odds ratio among the bookkeepers, even against an established favorite in Hopslam. However it was not to it's advantage against the formidable malt backbone which supplanted a flurry of flavor punches that ended the event with a signature sweetness for the supporting crowd.
Currently experiencing the match up between 'Slam and Kuhnhenn's DRIPA. It appears to be more of an even struggle for the reigning champion, although DRIPA has exposed some lack of preparation in allowing a pronounced alcohol stomach to be openly exposed.
Man that's nice, leaving 2 bottles behind for someone else
A handful of years ago you could grab a pint after pint on draft at Quotations in Media. My how the times have changed.