Miller Lite: too hoppy?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by crazyforporter, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. crazyforporter

    crazyforporter Initiate (17) Jan 7, 2019

    I just had a miller lite (my go to is Bud Lite Lime). Does anyone else find this beer to be a little on the hoppy side?
     
  2. HammsMeASAP

    HammsMeASAP Initiate (122) Jun 14, 2012 Minnesota

    Yes. Which is why I won't drink it.
     
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  3. Mister_Faucher

    Mister_Faucher Savant (978) Dec 3, 2014 Washington
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    I don't drink ML because I end up drinking like 30 of them and try to grill frijoles (epic fail)
     
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  4. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (2,367) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I love these troll posts. Cheers.
     
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  5. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Aspirant (235) Feb 4, 2014 Texas
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    For sure agree. ML wrecks my pallet.
     
  6. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,078) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Triple Hops brewed. What did you expect?
     
  7. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Champion (892) Nov 4, 2015 New York

    Couldn't wait for 4/1 for this post, eh? :wink:
    To answer the question, with a question : there's hops in that? :thinking_face::slight_smile:
    Sooooo..... too hoppy? Uh....no.
     
  8. Mister_Faucher

    Mister_Faucher Savant (978) Dec 3, 2014 Washington
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    Pigpile on the newbie!!! Lol

    Geeks are we...
     
  9. Ffenski

    Ffenski Devotee (413) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio
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    I understand your affinity for Bud Light Lime, being "crazy for porters" and all. I get the 2 mixed up also.
     
  10. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Champion (892) Nov 4, 2015 New York

    :slight_smile:
    @crazyforporter , welcome to BA, if you are for real (in a virtual way:wink:) . We do get a fair number of 1 & done posters, so excuse the razzing if you're not one of them.
    Seriously though, I do get some light bitterness, but not noticeable flavor. Too used to much stronger stuff.
     
  11. ZAP

    ZAP Poo-Bah (4,261) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota
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    As someone who has drank a ton of beer (2600 reviews) I would agree in comparison to other light beers.

    Miller Lite is definitely dryer and has a touch more hops. Drinks more like old time beer. I can't think of another light beer with the hop impression Miller Lite has(maybe Labatt Blue Light?).....of course in relation to other beers it is still light in that regard but compared to Busch Light or something I definitely think you are on to something,
     
  12. zeff80

    zeff80 Poo-Bah (11,583) Feb 6, 2006 Missouri
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    Guys, he's an Alien Life Form. He has no idea how elitist we can be.
     
  13. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Zealot (574) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    I agree Miller Lite is far to hoppy, I prefer Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
     
  14. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Initiate (27) Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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    The overwhelming hop creep in Miller Lite tortures and eventually eradicates one's palette
     
  15. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,935) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    They hold a hop cone over the wort and shake it three times.
     
  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,394) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    And what do they chant whilst doing the shake!?!:confused:

    Cheers!
     
  17. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,935) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Hop, Hop, Triple Hop
    Shake the cone three times, then stop.
     
  18. jkrich

    jkrich Meyvn (1,243) Nov 1, 2001 Florida
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    Perhaps it is too bitter in an offensive way; as my mom used to say - some of the very cheap beers smell like diarrhea.
     
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  19. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,188) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    Great taste!!! Less filling!!
     
  20. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,970) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Allow me to suggest an import -w/lower ibu's and even fewer calories.

    OK, Cavedave, you're just being ridiculous now.

    You think there are whole hop cones in a Miller Molson Coors brewery? :grin:

    That it's not 3 drops of an eye-dropper full of hop extract* ?

    * In MC's defense, their current ingredient list for Miller Lite does say "hops and hop extract" - "hops" assumed to refer to pellets. In the '70s, Miller's recipe for Lite was said to be:
     
  21. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,038) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Dat shee is so hoppy it makes my fingers go poppy. Actually, to me it tastes like fermented aqueous cardboard. If it's the only beer I have I'll give it a five.
     
  22. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,870) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    They make me suffer from wonderment as I wonder where exactly do we think we're going to get to? and will this place help anybody when we get there?

    Funny thing is I don't hate Miller Lite. But then I'm an AAL fan, so I'll drink anything. :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  23. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Zealot (548) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    More of a Miller Genuine Draft kinda guy.
     
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  24. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Defender (673) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    Miller Light is probably the hoppiest Belgian imperial stout to ever come out of Ireland. The quadruple dry hopped treatment of Miller Light isn't what bothers me, it's the heavily roasted malt. I don't mind some chocolate character in my sours, but the ashen, charry, acrid roast of Miller Light does not pair well with the DDDDDH treatment (it's hopped with Blazzo, Boinka, Gwandi, and Zweeble hops - fun fact). If I'm reaching for a truly crushable session lager, I always go with KBBS. The 12oz format is nice, and the affordability allows me to just sit back, slam a 12 pack, and watch Jerry Springer reruns back-to-back, while still being sober enough to not to scream at the TV.
     
  25. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Defender (673) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    Sorry @Premo88

    If the train is a' movin´, might as well hop on.
     
  26. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,394) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Now, that sounds like the title of a song that @Premo88 would enjoy!:slight_smile:

    Cheers!
     
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  27. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,359) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Bud Light Lime imo is one of the worst beers ever made, nothing like artificial lime to add to a beer. Hell at least when they shove a lime wedge in Corona it’s a real lime, even that’s a bit shitty too. I really like quite a few of the Cervesas, but the lime thing is just weird. I know some guys here like the Bud Light with clam juice in it, another really nasty idea from AB.
     
  28. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,038) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I was at my desk crying and my wife asked, "what's wrong"? Isn't Zweeble a cousin of the Zappa Hop?
     
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  29. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Aspirant (222) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio
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    Back in the day, Fat Head’s had Miller Lite on their menu. For the description, it said something like, “Triple hops brewed. They put one hop in at three different times during the brewing process.”
     
  30. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Defender (673) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    Zweeble is a second gen crossbreed between Zappa and Brüple. Brüple is the daughter of Bru1, and Zappa is the Mother of Invention.
     
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  31. Pinz412

    Pinz412 Initiate (111) Nov 20, 2019 Pennsylvania
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    All of this talk just made me realize what a great name Moon Unit would be for a new hop strain. :beers:
     
  32. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,970) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Anheuser-Busch says it is "Natural (Lime) Flavor" and "Lime Peel".

    People have been mixing Clamato Juice with beer long before AB decided to pre-package it. :grin:
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    And a Canadian brewer did a pre-mixed version before AB did, as well (can never remember which brewer or the brand name of the concoction).
     
  33. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,359) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Ugh, there’s bad then there’s bad, the base beer isn’t very good even for what it is. The BL lime I tasted didn’t taste like fresh lime, it just tasted fake, I just poured it out. I like clams casino, I like clams with my linguine, I don’t have the nerve to try it in my beer, sounds nasty as hell, it’s hard to hate on anything you’ve never tried, but I can’t bring myself to do it.
     
  34. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,970) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. There are a lot of "natural" flavors that just don't work. (Sometimes they are not made primarily from the actual fruit - say, a "lime flavor" might include ingredients made up of other citrus fruits, etc.)

    I first tried it decades ago, when a bartender friend of mine mentioned some of his customers drank it. The "clam" in Clamato is very understated as is the tomato once mixed with the beer - for me, the primary flavor it adds is really pretty much the salt, along with sugar, garlic and onion. I get a taste for it maybe every 5 years* and if I buy a sixpack of the little cans, I usually wind up composting the last 2 or 3. (I'd never buy a pre-mixed version, would much rather D-I-Y it...).

    * Like now, since we've been discussing it. Goddam, I sure hope people aren't hoarding it! :grin:
    "Yeah, the toilet paper and dried beans aisles were pretty bare, hardly any fresh meat or eggs. And the Clamato shelf ----> totally empty!"
     
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  35. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,636) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Silly wabbit, everyone knows that! It's:
    Do the Miller wiggle,
    Do the Miller hop,
    Do the Miller wiggle,
    Hop, hop, hop! :wink::wink::wink:


    Where's Johnny Cash when you need him? We coulda got two songs outta this thread! :grin:
     
  36. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Defender (673) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    Chords: E A E B E A E B E

    If the train is a movin' might as well hop on
    Had a 30 pack of beer, and now 25 are gone
    This train keeps a rollin' through dusk and into dawn
    I've got 5 bottles left, one hangover, and a song

    That I'm wriiittinnngg...as the train rolls onnn
    And I'm driinkinn...till the beer is all gone
    Hope this train stopppss...at a Liquor and Wine
    Cause I've got 5 bottles left, and this train's a movin' on

    Didn't plan to hop the train, was just walkin down the road
    With my 30 pack of Miller and a 6 string towards the glow
    Of the Alabama sunrise, left my woman back at home
    Would rather drink and play the Blues than hear her bitch and whine and moan

    So I'm driinnkkiinnn...as the train rolls onnn
    And I'm wriiiitinnn...this beer drinkin' song
    Hope this train stoppppss...at a Liquor and Wine
    Cause I've got 4 bottles left, and this train's a movin' on

    Now I'm sittin' waitin' watchin' as the world flies by
    And I'm pluckin' strummin' singin' cause a man don't cry
    Take a swig from my Miller, to help ease my mind,
    But these 3 bottles left won't last me till the state line

    So I'm waiittiinnn...as the train rolls onnn
    And I'm driinkinn...till the beer is all gone
    Hope this train stoppppss...at a Liquor and Wine
    Cause I've got 3 bottles left, and this train's a movin' on

    So I stopped all my carin' and I drank three more
    Got myself nice and buzzed, now I'm layin' on the floor
    Nearly out of beer, better get myself some more
    Cause the only thing I care about is Bud, Miller, Coors

    So I'm waaaassted...as the train rolls onnn
    And I'm worrriiiedd...cause the beer is all gone
    Hope this train stoppppss...at a Liquor and Wine
    Cause I'm all out of beer and the shakes are comin' onnnn.
     
  37. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,636) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I'm astonished! Great lyrics, and they almost fit the music of Folsom Prison Blues. Johnny is probably smiling down on you from Heaven.
     
  38. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Defender (673) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    Hey, I haven't won a Grammy yet, but my crappy lyricism has finally paid off! If you don't go platinum, a compliment on an internet beer geek site is the next best thing! 2020 nomination for the Crafties? I can taste it already. The overhopped Miller Light, that is... Cheers!
     
  39. Singlefinpin

    Singlefinpin Devotee (489) Jul 17, 2018 North Carolina
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    Don't feed the trolls.....
     
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  40. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Initiate (165) Jun 13, 2017 California
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    I know people's sex lives are their own business, but... really?!
     
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