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Re: Hopslam

Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-01, 22:11

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I've had two of my 9. Drank both out of the can. Never occurred to me to do otherwise.

I hope you at least let it breathe for awhile and/or shook it up a little bit.
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Re: Hopslam

Post by The Pantry on 2016-02-01, 22:47

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I've had two of my 9. Drank both out of the can. Never occurred to me to do otherwise.
Never had a problem with Hopslam straight out of the bottle. Definitely not in the league of beer snobs at beeradvocate.com but took a couple sips from the first can I opened and knew something wasn't right. It needs a glass.

Know you're not a true beer guy but try using a glass with this canned stuff. The color and head are amazing, plus it tastes much better.
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Re: Hopslam

Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-01, 23:08

The Pantry wrote:
WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:

I've had two of my 9. Drank both out of the can. Never occurred to me to do otherwise.
Never had a problem with Hopslam straight out of the bottle. Definitely not in the league of beer snobs at beeradvocate.com but took a couple sips from the first can I opened and knew something wasn't right. It needs a glass.

Know you're not a true beer guy but try using a glass with this canned stuff. The color and head are amazing, plus it tastes much better.

It may taste better in a glass, but I doubt you could detect a difference between being bottled in glass vs. can.
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Re: Hopslam

Post by The Pantry on 2016-02-01, 23:47

NigelUno wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Never had a problem with Hopslam straight out of the bottle.  Definitely not in the league of beer snobs at beeradvocate.com but took a couple sips from the first can I opened and knew something wasn't right.  It needs a glass.

Know you're not a true beer guy but try using a glass with this canned stuff.  The color and head are amazing, plus it tastes much better.

It may taste better in a glass, but I doubt you could detect a difference between being bottled in glass vs. can.
I, in turn, doubt you know your ass from a hole in the wall.
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Post by By-Tor on 2016-02-01, 23:49

In a glass and let it sit for a minute or two. Still on the prowl for the mini keg. They haven't done that since 2011 or 2012 I believe. Had 3 12 oz. glasses on draft the other night and man i was feeling good.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2016-02-02, 01:47

NigelUno wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Never had a problem with Hopslam straight out of the bottle. Definitely not in the league of beer snobs at beeradvocate.com but took a couple sips from the first can I opened and knew something wasn't right. It needs a glass.

Know you're not a true beer guy but try using a glass with this canned stuff. The color and head are amazing, plus it tastes much better.

It may taste better in a glass, but I doubt you could detect a difference between being bottled in glass vs. can.


I think he could, and I'm pretty sure I could, too.

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Re: Hopslam

Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-02, 07:33

tGreenWay wrote:
NigelUno wrote:

It may taste better in a glass, but I doubt you could detect a difference between being bottled in glass vs. can.


I think he could, and I'm pretty sure I could, too.

How?

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Re: Hopslam

Post by InTenSity on 2016-02-02, 08:02

I prefer my IPA's to be poured out of its original container. I think there is a slight difference in taste and that some of them need to breathe.

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Re: Hopslam

Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-02, 09:05

InTenSity wrote:I prefer my IPA's to be poured out of its original container. I think there is a slight difference in taste and that some of them need to breathe.

Do you prefer bottled/canned or draft?
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Re: Hopslam

Post by InTenSity on 2016-02-02, 09:31

NigelUno wrote:
InTenSity wrote:I prefer my IPA's to be poured out of its original container. I think there is a slight difference in taste and that some of them need to breathe.

Do you prefer bottled/canned or draft?
I never really had a preference, just whatever I liked and however it would come. If I was at a bar and they had 2 hearted in a bottle, can or draft, I'd probably take the draft option. Mainly because that is typically the cheapest.

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Re: Hopslam

Post by InTenSity on 2016-02-03, 08:15

My dad called to tell me he picked up a 6 pack for me. Anyone know how long you can keep Hopslam before it goes 'bad'? Or is there a way to ship it through the mail? I think they are going to visit in March, so it should be ok to put in the luggage, right?

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Re: Hopslam

Post by Giant Moose on 2016-02-03, 08:48

InTenSity wrote:My dad called to tell me he picked up a 6 pack for me. Anyone know how long you can keep Hopslam before it goes 'bad'? Or is there a way to ship it through the mail? I think they are going to visit in March, so it should be ok to put in the luggage, right?
You should fly in to surprise visit him and drink it with him. Sure it would cost a couple of hundred of dollars you weren't planning to spend and maybe it's crazy especially since he's visiting soon, but your dad isn't going to live forever and you'll talk about the time you did that for the rest of your life.
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Re: Hopslam

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-02-03, 08:57

InTenSity wrote:My dad called to tell me he picked up a 6 pack for me. Anyone know how long you can keep Hopslam before it goes 'bad'? Or is there a way to ship it through the mail? I think they are going to visit in March, so it should be ok to put in the luggage, right?
if he's flying down, be sure to have him buy it in cans... that way, when it's in his checked luggage, it'll explode in the unpressurized cargo cabin, soaking his finest clothes.

if TSA doesn't confiscate it.
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Re: Hopslam

Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-03, 09:00

Haven't seen any yet. Keep forgetting to look. I think I'll go look today.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-02-03, 09:09

NigelUno wrote:Haven't seen any yet. Keep forgetting to look. I think I'll go look today.
reminds me, I need to run by Oades and pick up some Old Style. You can get three 24 oz cans for 5 bucks.
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Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-03, 09:15

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
NigelUno wrote:Haven't seen any yet. Keep forgetting to look. I think I'll go look today.
reminds me, I need to run by Oades and pick up some Old Style. You can get three 24 oz cans for 5 bucks.

Bought some Stella the other day on sale. I like getting Coors in cans too. I predict a resurgence for Coors soon as kind of a hipster beer, but maybe just in the Rockies.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-02-03, 09:16

NigelUno wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:reminds me, I need to run by Oades and pick up some Old Style. You can get three 24 oz cans for 5 bucks.

Bought some Stella the other day on sale. I like getting Coors in cans too. I predict a resurgence for Coors soon as kind of a hipster beer, but maybe just in the Rockies.
the straight up Coors - the "banquet beer" in the gold can - is pretty tasty. I don't mind it at all.
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Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-03, 09:25

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
NigelUno wrote:

Bought some Stella the other day on sale. I like getting Coors in cans too. I predict a resurgence for Coors soon as kind of a hipster beer, but maybe just in the Rockies.
the straight up Coors - the "banquet beer" in the gold can - is pretty tasty. I don't mind it at all.

I like it. Never really liked Coor's Light.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-02-03, 09:32

NigelUno wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:the straight up Coors - the "banquet beer" in the gold can - is pretty tasty. I don't mind it at all.

I like it. Never really liked Coor's Light.
same here.

Though I admittedly fell for the marketing campaign back in the 80's with Coors Light sponsored the number 1 professional cycling team in the United States. We would chug Coors Light after long rides in the mountains.




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Post by By-Tor on 2016-02-03, 10:16

InTenSity wrote:My dad called to tell me he picked up a 6 pack for me. Anyone know how long you can keep Hopslam before it goes 'bad'? Or is there a way to ship it through the mail? I think they are going to visit in March, so it should be ok to put in the luggage, right?

It doesn't go bad per se but by summer time the hop flavor will drop out and it will taste different.
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Re: Hopslam

Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2016-02-04, 10:00

Got another sixer this morning. The store that I got my first one at sent an email saying they got a second shipment and were selling them starting at 5 yesterday. I could not make it because of kid stuff. I was at the bank so decided to stop in this morning and he had 3 left.

Actual quote from dude who rang me up. "You pour it in a glass, right?"

Which one of you fuckers owns a party store?

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Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-04, 10:08

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:Got another sixer this morning. The store that I got my first one at sent an email saying they got a second shipment and were selling them starting at 5 yesterday. I could not make it because of kid stuff. I was at the bank so decided to stop in this morning and he had 3 left.

Actual quote from dude who rang me up. "You pour it in a glass, right?"

Which one of you fuckers owns a party store?

You should have cracked it right in front of him, and chugged it.
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Post by The Pantry on 2016-02-04, 11:40

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:Got another sixer this morning. The store that I got my first one at sent an email saying they got a second shipment and were selling them starting at 5 yesterday. I could not make it because of kid stuff. I was at the bank so decided to stop in this morning and he had 3 left.

Actual quote from dude who rang me up. "You pour it in a glass, right?"

Which one of you fuckers owns a party store?
Was it the old man?
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2016-02-04, 11:55

No, it was Martin.

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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2016-02-06, 00:16

Ok douchers. I just poured one into a Frosty the Snowman pint glass. I'll let you know if it tastes better.

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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2016-02-06, 15:47

Had two in a pint glass on a not totally empty stomach. I'm pretty buzzed. Going for 3.

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Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-06, 16:28

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:Ok douchers. I just poured one into a Frosty the Snowman pint glass. I'll let you know if it tastes better.

A pint glass? OMG!!!
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Re: Hopslam

Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-10, 12:38

I actually looked for it on Super Bowl Sunday. Didn't see any. Bought some Founder's something or other.
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Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-16, 22:00

OK. I stopped checking, but checked tonight. Lots of red pins near me. I will look tomorrow. I should buy all that I can, and then sell on the black market?
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Post by xsanguine on 2016-02-16, 22:00

I'm drinking an O'Fallon Wheach while getting dat cardio in on the treadmill.

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Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-16, 22:08

Watching Joejuh play Florida. Drinking All Day IPA I bought because Total Wine & Beer had no Hopslam last time I checked.
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Post by The Pantry on 2016-02-16, 22:12

NigelUno wrote:OK. I stopped checking, but checked tonight. Lots of red pins near me. I will look tomorrow. I should buy all that I can, and then sell on the black market?
NigelUno wrote:OK. I stopped checking, but checked tonight. Lots of red pins near me. I will look tomorrow. I should buy all that I can, and then sell on the black market?
Doubt anyone down there knows, or cares, what it is.

It does not age well. Buy what you can find and have a party with all your closest friends asap.
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Post by The Pantry on 2016-02-16, 22:17

NigelUno wrote:Watching Joejuh play Florida. Drinking All Day IPA I bought because Total Wine & Beer had no Hopslam last time I checked.
Founder's All Day is fucking awful. Griffin Claw (Birmingham, MI) Gateway is a much better session.
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Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-16, 22:18

The Pantry wrote:
NigelUno wrote:OK. I stopped checking, but checked tonight. Lots of red pins near me. I will look tomorrow. I should buy all that I can, and then sell on the black market?
NigelUno wrote:OK. I stopped checking, but checked tonight. Lots of red pins near me. I will look tomorrow. I should buy all that I can, and then sell on the black market?
Doubt anyone down there knows, or cares, what it is.

It does not age well. Buy what you can find and have a party with all your closest friends asap.

There appears to be a lot of liquor stores, some grocery stores, and restaurant/bars that show up on the map near me. So, you might be wrong?
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Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-16, 22:22

The Pantry wrote:
NigelUno wrote:Watching Joejuh play Florida. Drinking All Day IPA I bought because Total Wine & Beer had no Hopslam last time I checked.
Founder's All Day is fucking awful. Griffin Claw (Birmingham, MI) Gateway is a much better session.

I think I had some All Day before, so I bought it again. Couldn't remember.

Had a bottle on Super Bowl Sunday. Has been sitting in the fridge since then. Someone has to drink it. Second bottle seemed to taste better than the first. Wouldn't buy again. Haven't seen Griffin Claw down here, but haven't really looked.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2016-02-16, 22:23

The Pantry wrote:
NigelUno wrote:Watching Joejuh play Florida. Drinking All Day IPA I bought because Total Wine & Beer had no Hopslam last time I checked.
Founder's All Day is fucking awful.

I disagree pantry.
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Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-16, 22:25

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Founder's All Day is fucking awful.

I disagree pantry.

Does it have grapefruit in it?  That's what I tasted tonight.

And it won some award for something.

2014 Australian International Beer Awards Gold Medal
2014 Good Food Award
"Michigan's best brew" - Epicurious, 2014
2014 Brussels Beer Challenge Gold Medal
2010 World Beer Cup Silver Medal
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Post by I.B. Fine on 2016-02-16, 22:31

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Founder's All Day is fucking awful.

I disagree pantry.
Likewise, far from awful. Not necessarily my first choice, but, for the price, I'll drink it happily

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Post by The Pantry on 2016-02-16, 22:39

Founder's Centennial is really good.

All Day is really bad compared to Gateway as a session.
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Post by NigelUno on 2016-02-16, 22:46

The Pantry wrote:Founder's Centennial is really good.

All Day is really bad compared to Gateway as a session.

Everyone has an opinion I guess.

RateBeer seems to think All Day is better.
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