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Hop Stoopid - most underrated?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by daleyke, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. daleyke

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    I drank 3 bombers over the weekend and another tonight. I just can't believe this beer is not even among the top 50 DIPAs. It has to be the most underrated beer out there. I truly believe if this beer was a one off or limited release seasonal that costs $17 a bomber people would be falling all over each other just to get some. Does anyone else out there love this beer?
     
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    One of my favorites - fantastic and reasonably priced. For some reason I have a hard time in some stores getting the light just right to read the date on the neck, and it's one of those beers that really turns malty with a lot of age on it, so I do take a pass on it if there's any doubt to how old it is. I do wish they made reading the dates easier (on the label/different ink, etc.)
     
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    Just popped my first one about 10 minutes ago, I'm down to about 4 oz. The proof is in the pudding, or the liver I suppose.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of Lagunitas but I think this beer is truly great and it is easily my favorite beer they make.
     
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    Love this juice - between Unearthly and this it makes me wonder why I trade for IPA's.
     
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    It's a great beer that always gets lost in the shuffle.. I tend to pass it up alot myself, but I'm well aware of its' greatness..
     
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    Too hop extract-y.
     
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  9. daleyke

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    It does seem harder to read the date on Hop Stoopid than the 12 ounce Lagunitas bottles. I always feel like such a shithead when I'm holding the bottle up to light in the beer store. But I'm not gonna buy it if I don't know the date - so be it. I wish they would offer it in the 12 ounce format. I would buy it buy the case on a regular.
     
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    Has always been a fav of mine. When fresh it is hard to beat, great price also! I think I grab a few everytime it comes in, great with Steak and Eggs for dinner. Mmmmm.
     
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    "Look at fancy man inspecting his beer" - I don't feel like too much of a douche when doing it, but I probably look like a complete tool to someone unfamiliar with what info I'm trying to get. :)
     
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    I often recommend Hop Stoopid to people as an alternative to Pliny. They're really quite similar.
     
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    I love it, my favourite beer from Lagunitas, and one of my all-time favourite Imperial IPAs. I have a bomber about 3 feet from me now, but it's a gift for a friend. Sometimes I think I'm too generous, heck I also bought him a bottle of RuinTen today...
     
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    It's my go-to when I don't know what to get, a very solid beer and YES a PTE alternative. I wonder if it's not the label, not very nice to look at but DAM tasty to pour out of.
     
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    A solid beer that tastes great and the price is right....try it if you have not...awesome!
     
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    Best bomber deal in existence. Love it.
     
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    Funny you should say this cause there's no easy to get shelf turds on the list. That's why I don't rate beers, at least publicly
     
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    A great 'go-to' beer anytime. Can't beat the price, either...$4.49 on the east coast?!? That's what I'm talking about!
     
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    When it's within 2 weeks of bottling...YES! 100% agreed. That beer falls off faster than any other DIPA I've had... Sumpin Sumpin falls into this category as well. Wow, what a snobby response. Is what it is I guess.
     
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    It's kind of sweet for my taste. That said, I have a 64oz growler of it in the fridge I got for $8.99
     
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    The best $5 beer made if you ask me.
     
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    Shhhhhhh... Its only $4.49... I'd hate for it to all of a sudden be "rare" because its good...
     
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    $3.99 at D'Agostino in Manhattan.

    Greatest deal ever....or greatest deal EVER?!
     
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    So is Pliny.
     
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    For some reason, i haven't bought any in awhile. I will fix that this week.
    It tends to sit on the shelf by me.
    If I can read the date, and it is reasonably fresh, I will buy it.
     
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    It is by far, one of my favorite DIPA's. Solid, terrific aroma, great taste and ABV are on point. I don't know why I don't stock up on it more often. It's a great and delivery offering, that is looked over a lot. Great flavor, awesome beer and very reasonably priced.

    I bet if they charged more for it, it has the potential to be thought more highly. Who knows.

    It's a rock solid DIPA and thanks for reminding me to pick some up!
     
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    It gets a 94 on BA.
     
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    It is hard to beat for the price. But the date thing bothers me. If I'm looking for a 22oz DIPA I would pass right by this for the Ruination or GD Hercules.
     
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    This beer on tap is absolutely mind blowing. An incredible buy @ $4.99 although it does seem like its not always fresh.

    A big fan of Lagunitas' hop profile and this one delivers in spades. I actually think its kinda similar to Myrcenary, which is among my top 5ish commonly available DIPAs.
     
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    [​IMG]
    TO THE FACE.
     
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    Preach on.
     
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    Just had a 22 oz hop stoopid on draft for a five spot. Yum.
     
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    Yeah, best bang for the buck. About $3.50/22oz here in PDX.
     
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    Can you be more clear about this? I'm not being a smart ass, just curious what flavors you get that tell you this.
     
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    Everybody needs to be quiet and calm down. I find this beer for around $3.50 at the convenience store down the street, and if you all ruin this for me I will be very upset. With that said, I think it's because the label is the most un-appitizing label I've ever seen in my life.
     
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    Get out of my head :)
     
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    I haven't had a bad brew from lagunitas. It's a toss up between hop stoopid and sucks, with Maximus a close third in my personal medal ceremonies for lagunitas DIPAs.
     
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    Hop Stoopid was prolly one of the first DIPAs I drank - it will always be one of my favorites. You just can't beat it in bang for the buck. I've still got six bombers in the fridge from a case I got a couple weeks ago. Gotta savor them!
     
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    Can never read the date, so I always pass on it. I did enjoy it the few times I had it.
     
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