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Hop Stoopid - most underrated?

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

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  1. kell50

    kell50 Meyvn (1,061) Jul 25, 2007 North Carolina

    Ill stick with Sierra Nevada Torpedo bombers for 2.99$. Killer deal and tastes better than Hop Stoopid.
  2. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Unless that shit's bottle dated, there's no way to know it's fresh. Especially with a trip from California to Illinois.

    Anyone know if Lagunitas bottle dates?
  3. Sean802

    Sean802 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Had to be an old bottle and shame on me for buying an opposite coast ipa but, it was.. Just not that good.
  4. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    I have gotten Stoopid a time or 2 ...
    Believe it or not !
  5. Bigtwin

    Bigtwin Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    You Dickheads cost me $48.00 at the store. I hope you're happy.
  6. ScottieD

    ScottieD Devotee (474) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I love Hop Stoopid also. Great go-to, hoppy beer. There are others I enjoy a bit more but for price point and taste, it is a terrific offering....
  7. BeerNDoggerel

    BeerNDoggerel Zealot (500) Mar 13, 2011 Illinois

    With all due respect to Green Flash, Stone, Ballast Point, and company, sometimes I think Lagunitas invented hops.
  8. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Its good, but the back end falls apart as it warms. Gets too nutty and it mixes poorly with the perceived sweetness from the hops. I blame the Victory malt.
  9. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (644) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    How is this a cheap beer?

    Even at $4.49 a bottle tax included it turns into a $14.70 six pack.

    Flower power is under $10 a six pack at whole foods.

    Good beer but lets not call it cheap. There are many really good IPA's for well under $60 a case, even in Philly.

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  10. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    It's a great beer, and a hell of a good value. It's probably not one of the top 40 on here because there are probably 4000 DIPAs; it's a ridiculously popular style, both for brewers and drinkers. The top 100 are probably all within a few decimal points of eachother.
  11. dougfur

    dougfur Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 New York

    Great beer, great price, but not underrated. It does well on the ratings and if it falls a little short, I'd guess it's because it's a little more bitter than most DIPA heads prefer.
  12. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Aspirant (276) Jul 25, 2008 California

    It's May 22, 2013.
  13. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    When shopping for IPAs, it always comes down to picking my favorite among the most reasonably fresh that my beer store has to offer. I've only had a bottle of Hop Stoopid one time and I always stay away from it now because the one I had was ancient, and I can never read the bottling dates. Even if I could read them, I would have to learn to disipher their bottle date codes.
    I've been told over and over that this beer is awesome when it's fresh, so I'd like to know where Lagunitas' bottle dates are, and how to read them. Anyone wanna help a bro out?
  14. fuzzbalz

    fuzzbalz Disciple (315) Apr 13, 2002 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    4 digit date on the neck, first three # are the day of the year, last # is the #in the date of the year.
  15. ChefHopMeister

    ChefHopMeister Aspirant (256) Aug 3, 2010 Virginia

    HS is good but here's a reasonable comparison to consider. Hop Stoopid vs. Stone Rumination. Bombers similarly priced, similar ABV, both highly ranked in the bowels of BA...SR wins... IMHO of course.
  16. jus10savestheday

    jus10savestheday Initiate (145) Dec 23, 2011 South Carolina

    This thread has caused me to go buy this beer. Like others have mentioned, I forgot how good it is. Can't beat the price.
  17. OregonGrown7

    OregonGrown7 Zealot (569) Nov 2, 2012 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    I love the citrus kick! and who cares if they use extracts, they say so right on the bottle, at least the one I had did. Amazing beer!
  18. Rekrule

    Rekrule Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

  19. JohnQ

    JohnQ Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California

    I actually wanted to get some at the grocery store yesterday.But it was day 122.So I got some Racer 5 that was a little fresher.
  20. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Zealot (540) Nov 14, 2010 Arizona
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I agree it is a great price for what you get, but it does fall off. (Guess that makes me snobby as well,lol) Had it on tap at Lagunitas on Thursday. It was fantastic. Stating facts ain't snobby RB, just keeping it real by telling it like it is. Great beer if drank fresh, if not, then not so much. Cheers!
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  21. Respect_the_Saaz

    Respect_the_Saaz Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2013 Louisiana

    Is $5/bomber really a good price? That equates to $16.36/6-pack which is far from a good price especially compared with Sucks and Maximus.
  22. matttttYCE

    matttttYCE Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2010 Arizona

    Add another person to the list of "people this thread caused to go buy some Hop Stoopid"! And I know that almost $5 a bomber isn't cheap when you consider six pack prices of other shit compared to that, but in my mind it's totally worth it!!
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  23. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    I'm so jelly of all the folks able to get this fresh. Now every time I see a bottle of Hop Stoopid in the store, it just makes me mad, since it's always an old bottle. I'm not stoopid enough to fall for that one again...
  24. wwrussell

    wwrussell Initiate (114) Jul 27, 2008 California

    I could not agree with you more. This ale is truly a great beverage. I drank one tonight and, like you, do not know why this brew is not more greatly appreciated. I am a big Stone fan but this ale is on par with anything that comes out of their San Diego brewery.
  25. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Zealot (510) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    I'm sure as a business man, you'd be enjoying wasting in the neighborhood of 20% of your batch because of the water retention from your hops bill too. There are better solutions hop lover. At that point it's like giving it away to sell it for under a 5er, and then you'd bemoan it for being too expensive.
  26. JohnQ

    JohnQ Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California

    I been kinda taking a break.Last weekend was a company BBQ.So drink for the day was PBR and Coors light.So as not to get too outta hand.Or having a little Sailor Jerry at home.

    So the other day I found a fairly recent (165) dated bottle and BTW a Simtra bottled 7-22 as well.I didn't have them both the same day:wink: .Hop Stoopid was very good and tasty and again the price didn't hurt.

    The next night I had the Simtra.And honestly that fresh the stuff is a Madman.Just so Hoppy.But the good part is after finishing a bomber I feel like I've had enough.
  27. JHE73

    JHE73 Initiate (199) Mar 7, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    Good, not great
  28. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    I find it hard to believe that a double IPA with a score of 94 is the most underrated beer on this site.

    TEKNISHE Disciple (333) Jan 12, 2011 Pennsylvania

    i think they use the exract well. and for an under five dollar bomber who gives a turd? It's verys satisfying and i get pissed when they run out.
  30. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    How do you get pissed if you can't get beer :wink:?
  31. microbrewlover

    microbrewlover Defender (699) Oct 5, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Hop Stoopid is underrated? By whom? Hop Stoopid is one of the best beers I have ever had!
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  32. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    What I don't get is why it's $3.49 at Ingles and I've seen it for $6 in other states. Great beer for tree fiddy. I'd never buy it for 6 bucks.
  33. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,300) Dec 25, 2003 California

    Well lets be honest Laugunitas hasn't made a bad beer ever.
  34. MarshMan71

    MarshMan71 Disciple (377) Jul 17, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I just recently walked into a bottle stop that had a bunch of random bombers in a cart on clearance. and I started rummaging through them and seen several hop stooped for $1.97 ea. oldest was 2 months so pretty fresh needless to say I snatched up almost a dozen of them. it was like a Beer Christmas for me. One of the best beers made IMO.
  35. surfcaster

    surfcaster Defender (630) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
    Supporter Beer Trader

    Bombers are rarely a deal and 3.49 for 22oz still puts it over $10 a sixer but sometimes one of those is just right when getting things going with a couple of friends. Usually it's <$3.50 to $4 in NC--good for a double.
  36. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    Thanks for the lesson in cipherin
  37. cornontherob

    cornontherob Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2011 New York

    Great call on this being underrated. Awesome beer I always tell people about that are intimidated by higher prices.

    As far as why its never talked about, it's BC of the price itself. People associate price with quality and, as we can see, this is not always the case.

  38. billbeers

    billbeers Disciple (352) Jun 14, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Hop Stoopid is good beer.
  39. errantnight

    errantnight Meyvn (1,083) Jul 7, 2005 Iowa
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Just like Pliny AMIRITE fellas!?!?

    Seriously, you can't pick a hop extract beer out of a lineup.
  40. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    Amirite? Is that a gemstone?
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