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Better DIPA this year? Lagunitas Sucks or Hopslam

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BKArmstrong, Jan 27, 2013.

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Better DIPA this year? Lagunitas Sucks or Hopslam

Poll closed Feb 17, 2013.
  1. Lagunitas Sucks

    54.4%
  2. Hopslam

    45.6%
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  1. fmccormi

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    And I could be wrong, but it sounds to me like you had a decent price on Hopslam and a so-so price on Sucks. May not come as a surprise, but it sounds like people are spending $9-10/ sixer of Sucks on the West Coast and in less expensive markets (I'm anticipating $12/ sixer in upstate NY, last year it was $11-13). And Hopslam goes for, what, about $18/ sixer?
     
  2. fmccormi

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    Just gimme some Palate Wrecker already, damnit. Still has not landed in upstate NY.
     
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  3. lonewolfcry

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    Both
     
  4. FunkyMacGroovin

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    Deschutes Hop Henge.

    EDIT: Though if you want to get technical I suppose Henge would fall into the TIPA category this year.
     
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  5. 1424IpA

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    Wouldnt call sucks a double either but it is far better than hopslam in my opinion.
     
  6. MinnesotaMoon

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    both are great...sucks has a great beer for great value and readily attainable ....hopslam is great beer for not as good value and only slightly harder to attain, but in the hopslam price point I would much rather have surly abrasive. long answer short: sucks over hopslam
     
  7. merc7186

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    I have reviewed both beers and Hopslam has the better review from me. With that being said....Heady Topper is the real winner.
     
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  8. Naterobsnyk4

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    Sucks all week and twice on sundays.
     
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  9. fmccormi

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    This. OP, just get yaself some Heady, if you haven't already. Find a VT trader and it shouldn't be so hard to get, probably easier and cheaper to do so than Hopslam.

    And just go to a store and buy some Sucks—curious as to why you'd have to go out of your way at all to get it.
     
  10. Hamburgers

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    Hopslam! No Sucks..... No wait, Hopslam. Or maybe Sucks. I'm gonna have to drink them both again and decide later.
     
  11. TurdFurgison

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    Head Hunter is so much better than either of those. And is only an IPA to boot.
     
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    Sucks makes me happy all the way around.
     
  13. dave122382

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    Both great but my vote goes to the slam!
     
  14. IamMe90

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    But Bell's says Hopslam is in the upper 60s as well.
     
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    Because of ABV, price and availability I gave the slight edge to Sucks.
     
  16. gatornation

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    Sucks >hopslam (of course IMO)
    Price
    Availability
    ABV
    Taste
     
  17. dujayhawk

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    I like Sucks better, tried Hopslam for the first time this year and if I were to try it blind I swear it was a Pale Ale not a DIPA. Though just my humble opinion.
     
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    Since I'm getting technical, what the crap is a TIPA? Triple IPA?
     
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    Correct.
     
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    Yes, which means that both beers have almost identical IBUs.
     
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    I agree with this assessment.

    But to address the OP, why decide when you can have both. :)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Well said!!! That was my arguement 3 years ago when it was one of the many beers compared to PtE. I argued Hopslam moreso needs to be compared to PtY based on ABV as that year PTY was 10.25% if I remember correctly, (every year varies) whereas there really was no comparison. ;-P

    OP - I'd rather go with (assuming all are fresh) PtE, PtY, Dreadnaught, Hop Salad, Bad Boy, & Citra. But I'd still prefer fresh SUCKS and Hopslam over Heady all day. Call me crazy, but preference is subjective afterall...

    CHEERS!
     
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    let you know tomorrow...........CAN'T WAIT! (for HopSlam)

    btw... Sucks is amazing this year!
     
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    Hopslam, uh no sucks, uh no heady yeh, pliny wtf there all great i'm oing to the fridge to grab a sculpin.
     
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    Had both this week and was much more impressed with sucks.
     
  27. OTB

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    Had my first LS this year. We dont get HS in So. Cal but I did trade for some last year and really liked it.Both are world class beers.

    Cheers.....
     
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    I have both chilling a bit to do a blind taste test -- and it will be my first time trying both of these. My wife is about to pour them. I'll get back to you.
     
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    Never having hopslam, I can't vote.... but the Sucks was 10.99 for a sixer. Gotta like that.
     
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    IMO they are both delicious but different. After doing a back to back I find hopslam to be better balanced and sucks to be more in your face, so I guess it just depends on what you like. For me its sucks all day until double trouble comes out.
     
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    Beat me too it!
     
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    Hopslam is a wonderfully crafted beer. At over 2% more ABV than Sucks it is fantastic. Not to take away anything from Sucks though. After my first taste I liked Sucks a bit more. But as I continued to drink, the balance and complexity of Hopslam swayed me toward it. Both excellent but Hopslam is the winner for me. But I look forward to getting more Sucks since it is becoming more available.
     
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    Palate Wrecker. Just because it likes to punch me in the face.
     
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    Hopslam, DRIPA, and PtE are top of the list for me. Sucks is a great beer, but can't hold a candle to these three IMO.
     
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    Both great beers, but the overall drinkability and price point on Sucks wins it for me. I found a store where I can get 6 packs for $9.50 in Chicago. I will take that any day over the $16-$18 price point for Hopslam.
     
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    Both but if i had to pick just one. Sucks, find a single of Hop Slam or like I'm doing this year just going to have it at the various tap releases and that'll do fine by me.
     
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    I dont really like Sucks, I'd rather drink just about every other (hoppy) Lagunitas beer than that.
     
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    Artic Panzer Wolf or Double Dorado as my picks!
     
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    I'd go with Sucks for the above reason. More sessionable. Does it get points for having a better name?!
     
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