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

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by bookerandy, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    This site could do with a bit of nostalgia, it's great when this stuff is shared. Nice!
  2. DrStrangeloveEsq

    DrStrangeloveEsq Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2013

    I have and I liked the malt liquor, I was a regular customer
  3. RHWeir

    RHWeir Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2013 Florida

    I remember this stuff. I lived in Florida in the early 70's before I wised up and moved back to Ohio. It tasted just as described, malt liquor and Gator Aide. We called it alligator piss. I recall buying it up in Columbus at a carry out on North Fourth Street. It got the job done buzzwise but then so did Mickey's. Tell you what, it blows Wild Blue away for flavor.
  4. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Zealot (500) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

    Are you referring to Mickey's Bigmouths? Christ when I was a teenager me and my friends would buy a case, peel off the tops and get Blasted!!!
  5. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    we call it leinekugels summer shandy! Tastes like watered down Gatorade but yet apparently is beer!
  6. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    I don't think I could do lemon Gatorade anymore.... even with beer mixed in.
    then again, I never had a radler / shandy that I liked. I'll stick to plain ol' beer, I think.
  7. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Plain ol' beer ay? Says the man with multiple bottles of BCBS, BCBCS, and Big John in his avatar.
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  8. RhyminBelmont

    RhyminBelmont Initiate (0) May 14, 2013 Illinois

    I lol'd.
  9. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    maybe :rolling_eyes:
    (and even more in my new beer fridge.... see today's "what are you drinking?" post :grinning:)

    I'm a German who detests radlers... always did....
  10. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Sorry default mode for me on BA is bearded male. I suppose looking at ones gender before posting would be appropriate but what do take me for, some kind of guy that isn't lazy? I wasn't knocking you though I have plenty of BCBS and its variants myself lol.
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  11. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    nah, totally fine. I swear if I keep drinking beer like this, one day I'll wake-up as a bearded dude.
    But in the interim, I'm still a blonde BA in heels and a skirt. :slight_smile:

    and to me, BCBS rocks... right up there with evil twin and firestone walker. Can't get enough (as you can tell)
  12. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    But they could market it as Slurm.
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  13. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    I remember that one tasting pretty much like crap. But it sure was cheap.
  14. xk6m6m5x

    xk6m6m5x Initiate (0) May 30, 2012 New Jersey

    my great aunt used to drink this stuff according to my dad...apperently it makes really good fish bait :rolling_eyes:
  15. josefiak

    josefiak Initiate (149) Jun 9, 2011 Washington
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    This stuff had some serious product placement in the movie Repo Man.
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  16. jncastillo87

    jncastillo87 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013 Texas

    I tried that shit when it came out .. I just had to. It was crap as expected but interesting to say the least. Forgot about this until now !
  17. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Defender (643) May 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    Just had to chime in with one of my favorite concoctions from college life (and little after). There used to be a pizza place that served a "NASCAR". Basically they poured an 8oz red bull in a red plastic pizza cup and filled the rest with draft PBR, stuff was so awful and so good. I also remember sparks. I worked next to this Greek restaurant and they used to give us cans the distributors would give them to try and sell there. Tasted like a liquid sweet tart
  18. stella77artois

    stella77artois Devotee (498) Nov 4, 2010 New York

    Ugh. Sparks. Hangover in a can. One of the worst hangovers of my life.
  19. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    That movie is literally the reason I bought the can when I saw it at a garage sale! I really want the shirt now. Even better than the Beer was when Emilio Estevez was at his parents house and took a can of "Food" out of the cupboard and in parentheses under the word food it says meat flavored lol. Such a clasic movie.
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  20. RHWeir

    RHWeir Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2013 Florida

    No Hop N Gator was something else entirely. I remember Mickey's Wide Mouth too.
  21. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (198) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Gose mixed with berlinerwiess?
  22. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (198) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    What is a pizza cup?
  23. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Poo-Bah (2,397) Nov 28, 2012 Illinois
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    That looks so cool. WANT.
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  24. PAT99MI

    PAT99MI Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2013

  25. PAT99MI

    PAT99MI Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2013

    I drank it in the early 70's. It didn't taste especially good but it appealed to me because it was sweet.
  26. retnavycpo

    retnavycpo Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2014

    I drank Hop N' Gator quite a bit, during my high school days in Indianapolis, in 71-72 time frame. I liked it. Wish they still made it. With all the retro stuff nowadays, maybe it will make a comeback. The thing about Hop N' Gator, you either loved it or hated it. Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy doesn't taste ANYTHING like it. Nothing available nowadays does, in my opinion.

    I hope it is brought back.

  27. o293743

    o293743 Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2016 Ohio

    I am from Ohio and back in around 1970 or '71 I had some Hop'N'Gator beer. I remember I didn't care for it, to citrusy for me.
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  28. CaptFrothy

    CaptFrothy Zealot (512) Dec 9, 2006 Maryland
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    I was fifteen in 1969 and worked in an ice cream grill place at the Jersey shore. A French guy named Charlie also worked there and since he was of legal age, would buy us Gatorade for our parties. Good memories, thankfully my tastebuds have advanced from that starting point.
  29. MikeP64

    MikeP64 Aspirant (220) Jan 24, 2015 South Carolina

    This decades' Gatorade is not as good as last decades' Gatorade....
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  30. LarryBell

    LarryBell Initiate (128) Dec 2, 2004 Michigan

    Drank a can at the Brickskellar when I was 17. Absolutely disgusting.
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  31. lester619

    lester619 Zealot (529) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I see what you did there.
  32. CaptFrothy

    CaptFrothy Zealot (512) Dec 9, 2006 Maryland
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    Sorry, meant to say hop-n-gator, not Gatorade, a Gatorade party would be lame.
  33. ssam

    ssam Disciple (310) Dec 2, 2008 California

    Lemon Lime Gatorade and Beer are the entire contents of the bottom rack in my fridge. I may have to whip up some of this.
  34. shadyside

    shadyside Disciple (334) Feb 27, 2011 Georgia

    Pittsburgh Brewing Co. Iron City and Gatorade
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  35. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Defender (629) Nov 22, 2012 Illinois
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    The idea is you drink the beer, a large amount. Go to sleep, wake up listless, dehydrated and with a headache. Then add the Gatorade.
    No charge for that clarification , Sir.
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