Hop 'N Gator (mixture of lemon-lime Gatorade and beer)

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  1. bookerandy

    bookerandy Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Indiana

    Apparently Dr. Robert Cade also created this odd pairing in 1969. Any of you old timers on the site try any of this?

    "Hop'n Gator Beer was put on the market by the Pittsburgh Brewing Company in 1969. It was developed by Dr. Robert Cade who also invented Gatorade. Hop'n Gator Beer was a mixture of beer and Gatorade with about 25% more alcohol content than standard beers. It may be true that a lot of jocks drink Gatorade and a lot of fans drink beer, but this combination fell on its face."


    Read more: http://www.bukisa.com/articles/20573_beers-that-fell-flat#ixzz1ygaig47S
  2. markmiller

    markmiller Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2010 New York

    Hmm...it's like a gatorade shandy right? Yeah, that don't really sound like something I'd ever go for.
  3. thirstygator

    thirstygator Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2012 Florida

    Haven't had it but it sure makes a great avatar for a Gator fan!
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  4. bookerandy

    bookerandy Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Indiana

    It does make for a perfect avatar for you! I was trying to find more on this, but I think it was retired a long time ago. Looks like it went through a revival after it's retirement, but no obvious staying power.
  5. bookerandy

    bookerandy Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Indiana

    Gatorade Shandy is exactly what I was thinking the description should be as well. :slight_smile:
  6. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Hey, a tick's a tick right?
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  7. TheBeerSnob

    TheBeerSnob Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012

    The '69 vintage of hop'n'gator is drinking excellent right now
  8. gatornation

    gatornation Grand High Pooh-Bah (9,502) Apr 18, 2007 Arizona
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    i brew i would cherish ISO
  9. Sneers

    Sneers Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

  10. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Pooh-Bah (2,421) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    I had read that this beer had been brought back about 5 - 6 years ago but believe it never caught on again and was discontinued. Never had it but can't be any worse than some of the flavored wine coolers out on the market. Either way, I thank you for my new avatar.
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  11. bookerandy

    bookerandy Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Indiana

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  12. Dan1

    Dan1 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012

    I just tried some concoction from AB.... bud light lime-a-rita.... Googled Hop'nGator and found this site. I was age 17 in 1969, I couldn't stand the taste of beer, I was working in the beverage dept of a super market, when a beer salesman brought in some samples of "hop-n-gater". I had not given any thought to Hop'Gator for a long long time... Anyhow, I started drinking that strange brew and was reminded of it when I tasted this lime-a-rita from AB. Lucky for me, my tastes have improved over the years.
  13. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    Welcome to the site
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  14. RKPStogie

    RKPStogie Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2011 Minnesota

    Why anyone would combine Gatorade with beer is beyond me
  15. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    To try to make money. Pretty simple.
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  16. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

    I guess it won't be long until someone combines Red Bull & Beer [if it hasn't been done already - it seems that the older you get the less you hear about stuff].
  17. bookerandy

    bookerandy Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Indiana

    Well, kinda
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  18. cavedave

    cavedave Grand Pooh-Bah (4,133) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    They can call it Bull Crap.
  19. jesskidden

    jesskidden Grand Pooh-Bah (3,071) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    The TTB and FDA essentially banned the addition of caffeine in beer (malt beverages) as an adulteration/unsafe food additive back in 2010. As noted in a post above re: AB's "B to the E", there were a number of other FMB's on the market at the time that contained caffeine - Miller's Sparks, along with popular brands like Four Loko and Joose, as well as Rhonda Kallman's Moonshot of Beer Wars fame.
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  20. howopeeps

    howopeeps Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2011 Ohio

    My mom said she liked to drink the back in college in the early 70's. Says summer shandys are
    Close to it
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