Hop Stoopid 411

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by gwdavis, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    If you can find it fresh, Maximus is one of the last of a dying breed and I prefer it over Hop Stoopid. A great DIPA in a 6 pack for under $10, gotta love Lagunitas!
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  2. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    No you don't. They wasted more time answering than reading, IMHO.
  3. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (235) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Homers gonna homer. So Lagunitas and FW are just "craft-ish?" WTF does that even mean? Just because you don't brew in a barn or sell your bottles at farmers markets you're relegated to "craft-ish."

    Looks like this thread is about Hop Stoopid, not how everything coming out of VT tastes of unicorn tears.

    I really enjoy Hop Stoopid when it's fresh. As others have stated, the Julian code on the neck is your best friend. It's usually easy to see if you hold the bottle at eye level or above with direct light coming through the neck of the bottle.
  4. gwdavis

    gwdavis Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Georgia

    This guy means business. I'm not mad at it.
  5. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I know man.
    I must be insane for having my own opinion.
  6. NHbeerfishing

    NHbeerfishing Devotee (406) Dec 31, 2012 New Hampshire
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    You clearly haven't had any super fresh Hill,Alchemist or Lawsons DIPAs, for that I pity you. I also enjoy the Hop Stoopid, but realize exactly where it falls in the general scheme of double IPAs. If you were to trade for a case of unicorn tears then you would truly know the joy of the big 3 from VT. Maybe I can trade you a 4 Pak of headies for some dales(hahaha)...
  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    How did a thread about a commonly found five dollar bomber get so long and serious?
  8. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (235) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    I have, so you can save your pity.
    I'm cool, I think I'll just slum it with some Lagunitas Sucks.
  9. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    I agree. Does anyone know if it's possible to quote his post OVER to the "Beer Snob Stories" thread? :stuck_out_tongue: This is why I really enjoy being a beer geek rather than a snob... I have had a few beers from all of the "Big Three". While great, they are what they are and I love the other beers mentioned above as well. None of us sit in a corner crying because you get HF and we don't...
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  10. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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  11. zstef99

    zstef99 Initiate (41) Dec 25, 2008 New York

    Is there a way to "dislike" a post?
  12. ant880

    ant880 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2010 New York

    To me, this post reads, "I can get Hill Farmstead and you cannot. Good luck with your dog shit"
  13. jefftennis

    jefftennis Initiate (165) Oct 6, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Just picked up a case today. It does have a bottling date on the neck. It started with 003, which means a bottling date of Jan. 3, 2013.
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  14. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (235) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Id call that hitting the jackpot. Damn, in PA too. It's hard to find it < a month old sometimes around here.
  15. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (380) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    In my experience, when someone tells me they hate(d) the Grateful Dead, they're often not talking about the band at all, but about the fans.

    I'm really beginning to hate beer from Vermont.
  16. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,204) Mar 18, 2010 California

    It's a fantastic beer at a price that is extremely hard to beat. Expect greatness.
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  17. NHbeerfishing

    NHbeerfishing Devotee (406) Dec 31, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Not dogshit, Dogfish. Really not at all, I like hop Stoopid and its def one of the 20 beers that I drink most frequently. No hate for it in any way.
  18. OMsweetOM

    OMsweetOM Aspirant (277) Feb 1, 2011 California

    Enough experience sharing having been made, keep an eye on it at the $3.99-$4.59 price point. That's the going rate so anything less than $3.99 you're golden. It's a great 22oz to stock up on!
  19. Melikeydahop

    Melikeydahop Initiate (0) May 19, 2012 New Jersey

    It might just be me, yet I can't taste the difference between hop stoopid and little sumpin sumpin..almost identical in a side by side tasting
  20. dumpman

    dumpman Disciple (312) Feb 6, 2010 Rhode Island

    Hopefully not jan 3, 2012
  21. dumpman

    dumpman Disciple (312) Feb 6, 2010 Rhode Island

    don't hate the beer it's the noobs.
  22. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (728) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Dude, you're so cool.
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  23. LegalBrew87

    LegalBrew87 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2012 California

    I like my women like I like my Hop Stoopid...
  24. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    You said "come at me". So I did. If hop stoopid and Pliny were even remotely comparable, this site would be filled with hop stoopid threads instead of ones asking "is there anything that can compare to Pliny". The replies are all NO. Pliny is the benchmark for all DIPAs and only heady topper is even in the same ball park.. And that just comes down to opinion. I will hold firm on that hop stoopid is great.. But I can get 10 or more better IPA bombers on the regular. No argument trying to be started as I have two hop stoopids in my fridge right now, but I would trade my whole fridge for a few Pliny bombers.
  25. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (380) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Heh. I don't hate the beer or the drinkers, just being a crank.
  26. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I did say that.
    And I know several people that I don't consider idiots that feel the same way.

    But I didn't declare you "insane" or insult your opinion on beer(s).
    My reply was my an attempt to keep it civil.

    Regardless, no worries dude.
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  27. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    "Craftish" is a poor choice of words when referring to Lagunitas or FW.
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  28. HoppyPhillyPhan

    HoppyPhillyPhan Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Awsome beer for great price! I would put its juicy hop character up against some of the best DIPAs..
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