Hop Stoopid - most underrated?

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

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  1. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Aspirant (205) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    This is a great DIPA, especially for the price.
  2. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (282) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    It has a 94 rating on here, so no, it's definitely not underrated or under appreciated. It's pretty damn tasty, but I got a bit of that garlic/onion hop flavor, which was a turn off for me. And an alternative to PtE? What the f$?! Are you people smoking! HS is way too big and boozy to even coming close to resembling PtE, not to mention that Pliny doesn't have that garlic thing going on.

    It's a good beer at a great price point. But when I see fresh Flower Power, Double Jack, Double Trouble, Hoptimum, etc, on the shelves... Yeah. Someone else can have the Hop Stoopid.
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  3. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    It's my least favorite Lagunitas beer. There's a reason it's cheap and readily available.
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  4. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Zealot (521) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    Solid DIPA for the money.
  5. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,353) Oct 13, 2007 California
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    UNDERrated? Hop Stoppid has received a lot of love since the day it was bottled, and is one of the most talked about beers on this site.
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  6. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Wait. A BA score of 94 is bad?
  7. ipamonster

    ipamonster Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Rhode Island

    I'm never really disappointed with anything from Lagunitas. Hop Stoopid isn't my favorite from them, but I wouldn't throw her out of bed
  8. ipamonster

    ipamonster Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Rhode Island

    Math<drinking beer
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  9. DarrenStory

    DarrenStory Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2013 Oregon
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    I get this weird Sad/Crying-Scream Mask, haunted barn vide from it. Maybe I just watched too many stoopid scary movies growing up...
  10. Gentleman

    Gentleman Initiate (75) Jun 6, 2012 California
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    "If it's Pliny, it's Piny!"
  11. myuncle

    myuncle Devotee (434) Mar 17, 2012 Illinois
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    I buy one every visit to the store. If you go to the same store you usually know if it's fresh.
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  12. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (475) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    I am a big fan of Lagunitas and I really like this beer, not as much as sucks tho!
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  13. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Poo-Bah (1,817) Oct 3, 2007 New York

    I love Lagunitas...really do. But this one (IMO) is cat piss in a bottle. I've even been given this in a blind tasting and said the same thing. If you like it...it truly is a fantastic deal at around $5/bottle and widely available. But I get why its not in the top 50 DIPAs.

    I'm glad so many people like it...keeps them from snagging all the sumpin sumpin
  14. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    I am a huge Lagunitas fan, and would drink their stuff in a plain white can, but I agree with you on the label here. [/quote]

    Should I eat the label before or after I drink the beer?
  15. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    I don't give any thought to the label because I know what's in it... one of my favorites if fresh. Unfortunately, the last three that I've had were dated enough that I got no hop aroma, and it tasted like a malty, sour mess. Old Hop Stoopid is the reason that I researched how to rear their bottle codes... and I must say, it's not easy in the stores to find the right place to stand in the right light to look at the right spot on the neck to read the date. I always assume if someone sees me doing this, I must look as though I'm contemplating purchasing a bottle of Monica and Chandler champagne.
  16. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (856) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    To people who can taste the hop extract: No, you can't.
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  17. JeremySickel

    JeremySickel Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2013 Missouri

    Hop Stoopid is very underrated. You can get it for cheap, it has a great taste platform, is a big bottle and you don't get popped hard with the ABV.
  18. Taphouse_Traveler

    Taphouse_Traveler Poo-Bah (2,062) Jan 30, 2012 Panama

    Yes, it's a great go to beer when you want that over the top hop flavor.
  19. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    Drinking one right now due to this thread. Fantastic DIPA!

    But this "great deal" stuff is garbage. Especially when you can have twice the Maximus or Sumpin Sumpin for the same price. 4.99 is a "great deal" for a bomber only. And a bomber is never a good deal for consumers.
  20. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    You must have never had Laguntias IPA. That's a poor example of an IPA from a high quality brewer.
  21. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Overlooked, not underrated.
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  22. SedateSix

    SedateSix Initiate (129) Apr 27, 2013 North Carolina
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    My favorite. One of the beers that got me into craft
  23. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (3,003) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    I just bought a bottle of Hop Stoopid, and I could not find a date on a single bottle, period. I think it'll be worth the shot in the dark, anyway; it wasn't a bad price.
  24. stanowsf

    stanowsf Initiate (172) Feb 14, 2013 Connecticut

    this is one fantastic brew...
  25. brywhite

    brywhite Meyvn (1,227) Aug 27, 2009 California

    I cannot stand Hop Stoopid. As a lover of IPA/DIPA (and even most Lagunitas beers) it appears that I differ from the majority here.

    I buy it for my sister who visits regularly - she loves Hop Stoopid - but in the past when she's missed a trip and to keep her supply fresh, I re-visit the beer, open a bottle and give it another chance. It is really not that good. I don't know what it is but I cannot swallow when that beer goes in my mouth. Maybe I am alone but to me it has some kind of weird vegetable quality to it & the kind of taste that one gets in their mouth when they have the flu.
    So for me, drain pour is the best way to keep supply fresh.
  26. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Michigan

    It honestly does have a really bad label when compared with Lagunitas other offerings. I'm drinking one right now and I think it's past date. Plus I now have further confirmation that Michigan has great beer but horrible beer prices.
  27. mtomlins

    mtomlins Savant (959) Mar 12, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    sooo good and so cheap!
  28. BeerIndustry22111

    BeerIndustry22111 Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota

    A bomber of Hop Stoopid is a staple of my fridge.
  29. hellhammermario

    hellhammermario Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 North Carolina

    I lol'd at "too hop extracty."

    It's been awesome every time I had it, but it is by no means underrated.
  30. TheLevi4000

    TheLevi4000 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New York

    ssshhh be quiet man. We don't want them to raise the price.
    No, all kidding aside this is one of my favorites and staples.
    If you have never had PtE this one is close.
    PtE is better and has a much smoother finish, but the taste other wise is close.
    This beer is a "Must Try" for hop heads.
  31. Spikester

    Spikester Poo-Bah (1,826) Jul 14, 2007 Oregon

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    Spikester Poo-Bah (1,826) Jul 14, 2007 Oregon

  33. Spikester

    Spikester Poo-Bah (1,826) Jul 14, 2007 Oregon

    $3.49 here, great value. Never had an out of date beer.
  34. BlurryVisi0n

    BlurryVisi0n Poo-Bah (1,603) Feb 25, 2011 New York
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    Very underrated...I was having this argument with a fellow co-worker earlier today. Hop Stoopid should be called "Stoopid If You Don't Buy Me". For five bucks, you are getting a gift.
  35. VitisVinifera

    VitisVinifera Initiate (94) Feb 25, 2013 California
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    I can find these all over for around $3.50, and I rarely pass them up. I love this to start a beer night. It really awakens the palate.
  36. myuncle

    myuncle Devotee (434) Mar 17, 2012 Illinois
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    Lagunitas is opening soon here in Chicago. 1 month away. Just another brewery stop added on around here!
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  37. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Me too. This is precisely why I have never tried it aside from the first time which was clearly well beyond consumable
  38. brywhite

    brywhite Meyvn (1,227) Aug 27, 2009 California

    So because I don't like Hop Stoopid, that makes me a troll? Whatever dude.
  39. Redbeerman

    Redbeerman Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 Maryland

    My memory of this beer is not overly favorable. It's been a long while since I had it, so I can't remember why. Guess I'll need to try it again sometime and report back.
  40. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (475) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Nice!!! Lagunitas is really good!! What I love about them is that you can find their beer at local grocery stores. Their beer is pretty affordable too!! As far as I am concerned fresh Sucks can stand up to the big IPA's!!
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