Hop Stoopid - most underrated?

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

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  1. daleyke

    daleyke Initiate (62) Aug 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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?
  2. jaxon53

    jaxon53 Meyvn (1,132) Mar 1, 2006 Connecticut
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  3. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    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.)
  4. anticipation23

    anticipation23 Initiate (0) May 2, 2013 Wisconsin

    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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  5. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Defender (631) Mar 10, 2013 California
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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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  6. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Aspirant (295) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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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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  7. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,558) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    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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  8. Chaaaarlieeee

    Chaaaarlieeee Initiate (50) Nov 23, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Too hop extract-y.
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  9. daleyke

    daleyke Initiate (62) Aug 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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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  10. dawg1969

    dawg1969 Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2010 Florida

    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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  11. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    "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. :slight_smile:
  12. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    I often recommend Hop Stoopid to people as an alternative to Pliny. They're really quite similar.
  13. ChipMurray

    ChipMurray Defender (630) May 21, 2013 Pennsylvania
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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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  14. fuzzbalz

    fuzzbalz Disciple (315) Apr 13, 2002 Georgia
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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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  15. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Defender (651) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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  16. Bear1964

    Bear1964 Zealot (540) Dec 12, 2012 Nebraska

    A solid beer that tastes great and the price is right....try it if you have not...awesome!
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  17. surfcaster

    surfcaster Defender (643) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    Best bomber deal in existence. Love it.
  18. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    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
  19. LancetherealLeader

    LancetherealLeader Devotee (426) Jul 12, 2013 South Carolina
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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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  20. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    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.
  21. lordofstarside

    lordofstarside Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Nevada

    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
  22. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (595) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    The best $5 beer made if you ask me.
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  23. vande

    vande Champion (810) Jan 26, 2007 Illinois

    Shhhhhhh... Its only $4.49... I'd hate for it to all of a sudden be "rare" because its good...
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  24. TheNoni

    TheNoni Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2010 New York

    $3.99 at D'Agostino in Manhattan.

    Greatest deal ever....or greatest deal EVER?!
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  25. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (502) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    So is Pliny.
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  26. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,807) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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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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  27. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (463) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    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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  28. Flashy

    Flashy Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    It gets a 94 on BA.
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  29. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    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.
  30. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Disciple (391) Jan 7, 2013 Colorado
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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.
  31. supafrozty

    supafrozty Initiate (126) Jun 22, 2013 New York

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  32. b-one

    b-one Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 California

    Preach on.
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  33. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Just had a 22 oz hop stoopid on draft for a five spot. Yum.
  34. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Initiate (126) Jun 3, 2005 Oregon
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    Yeah, best bang for the buck. About $3.50/22oz here in PDX.
  35. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Initiate (126) Jun 3, 2005 Oregon
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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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  36. DarrenStory

    DarrenStory Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2013 Oregon
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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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  37. DarrenStory

    DarrenStory Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2013 Oregon
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    Get out of my head :slight_smile:
  38. rrock44

    rrock44 Disciple (347) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    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.
  39. timontheroad

    timontheroad Champion (803) May 9, 2011 Colorado

    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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  40. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    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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