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Hopslam on CNN.com

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Phacoman, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. Phacoman

    Phacoman Jun 26, 2011 Pennsylvania

  2. tectactoe

    tectactoe Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    The stuff is shit. So overhyped and overpriced. I'm just forewarning everyone to pass this one up if they happen to see it in the shelves. Not worth it at all.

    Just keeeeeep walkin'.
  3. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    I couldn't even read the article, to be honest. I mean, it wasn't very "reader friendly".
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  4. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Yeah, I had better get paid to drink that stuff.
  5. FishAndBeer

    FishAndBeer Mar 11, 2011 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Almost convinced myself to grab a sixer tonight... grabbed some dead guy instead. Good publicity though
  6. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Heard that, I can name a lot of ipas I enjoy much more than hopslam, only thing I do give it credit for is the 11% abv is very very well hidden.
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  7. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Rather drink fresh sixpacks of Sculpin. Current one expires middle June. So fresh.
  8. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    This is a ridiculous statement. There has been much discussion as to whether it is as good as last year, but that doesn't have relevance in my statement. Hopslam is a very tasty beer, to say that it is shit is absurd. Saying it's over-priced...fine...over-hyped...fine...shit...completely untrue.
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  9. hctap00

    hctap00 Nov 2, 2012 Maryland

    Pretty sure we was trollin...hard.
  10. Geno78

    Geno78 Apr 1, 2010 Ohio

    No, you're wrong. If he doesn't like Hopslam, that means none of us should, and we're wrong if we do.
  11. brewtus

    brewtus Dec 29, 2012 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I'm heading to my garage to smash all my bottles right now, thanks for the heads up everyone I really messed up, I thought it was delicious but I was wrong I guess
  12. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    You want me to help you smash them? I promise not to drink any... While you're looking.
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  13. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    June of 2012 maybe. Not sure if you are joking?
  14. tectactoe

    tectactoe Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Lol easy bro. Read my review. It was a "leave it on the shelf so there's more for me" joke. Guess it didn't land.
  15. n2185

    n2185 Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    It does go ridiculously fast, but it's a great DIPA and better than many of the other hyped DIPAs out there (also usually easier to get and more reasonably priced than most limited release DIPAs).
  16. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Just hit shelves. So f'ing fresh.

    Let there be no doubts...

  17. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York

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  18. oderus666

    oderus666 Dec 25, 2010 Michigan

    Whoever says hopslam is over hyped needs to be slapped its a must buy
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  19. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Damn. Too bad BP thinks that sculpin is still good 3 months later! Ipa's should have a 6 week best by date, max!
  20. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    I had the same reaction when Stone came to Minnesota.

    MSEGUIN Apr 6, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Trolls gonna troll...
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  22. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    It landed just fine.
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  23. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Aug 1, 2012 New York

    How much would a four pack be?
  24. CityofBals

    CityofBals Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Vav had a tasting of year old vs. fresh hopslam and surprisingly there were people that couldn't pinpoint which was which. It turns into a honey pale ale, apparently.
  25. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
    Beer Trader

    Yes yes yes yes yes. If I'd been drinking anything at the time, I might've done a spit-take when I saw that.

    Any idea on when distro will start? I hope this includes upstate, and not just Long Island / NYC / Union's footprint.
  26. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    And here I thought I was being easy, based on the fact that I took it as a legitimate statement. Problem might have been responding after having just finished two Sucks...
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    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Awful lot of woosh in this thread.
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    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Considering it doesn't exist, somewhere between nothing and a whole lot (for rarity).
  29. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Aug 1, 2012 New York

    No shit I'm asking you how much a four pack would be. Not much different then any other four pack
  30. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    No - it landed. Well done!

    For those that didn't get it, I suggest watching "Point Break" - it's a fantastic movie! ;)
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  31. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York

    nah, not sure man, sry. but its confirmed. it's going to happen in the near future. so hopefully next time hopslam releases we can just go to the bev store and pick some up!
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  32. jera1350

    jera1350 Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    $16 a sixer. I'll let you do the math for the hypothetical four pack.
  33. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
    Beer Trader

    Yeaaaah . . . I'm just afraid that when they say they're moving into NY, they mean they signed deals downstate. It can be a looooong time in between inking deals downstate and inking them upstate.
  34. Kerrie

    Kerrie Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    Man, I hate IPAs (generally) and I loved Hopslam. So good. Can't compare it to previous years, but maybe it's better IMO because it's not as IPA-ish as usual this time around?
  35. dogfish90

    dogfish90 May 4, 2009 California

    the hype is unbelievable. I called my local crown liquor, whole foods, ABC, and total wine, and they all sold out of 9 cases each the day they got it. i feel like there was one dude buying all of it. I'm in an area that doesn't have an enormous amount of beer centric people. please explain this to me.
    South Florida to be exact, not LA
  36. Revenant

    Revenant Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    I have never bought a case of craft beer before.
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  37. hopsputin

    hopsputin Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    I swear I never texted something like that to my gf about Abyss...
  38. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    The only thing more over-rated is BCBS. AB-InBev ruined that shit.
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  39. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    The CNN guys think Hopslam is rare? They should talk to the Themind about the rarest beers of all which only he has the means and connection to procure: Supplication and Pliny the Elder
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  40. Savage1005

    Savage1005 Feb 8, 2012 North Carolina

    hopslam is a delicious honey infused dipa. i wanted to not fall into the hype and honestly dont remember loving it last year, but after consuming 7 so far this year, ive recognized that it is a top notch beer and considering the money per ounce, there are many beers ive purchased that havent been nearly as worth it as this beer is. this beer doesnt have the best nose, but the way the honey blends with the hops is stellar. this beer gets better as it warms and the last few sips are better than the first , which is unusual for a brew. for something that comes around once a year, it is fun to hunt down and enjoy.
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