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Mongo IPA

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keanex
beers 1629 º places 63 º 21:03 Sun 1/15/2012

This recently came to New Jersey and can I say itís fucking amazing? It hits the sweet spot for price ($6.49/22oz) right in-between my two favorite go-to IPAs Double Jack and Hop Stoopid. I think this edges out both just slightly overall and Iím jealous of Cali people for having this for so long without me having it. Hats off to Port Brewing.

 
vw73182
beers 14 º places 1 º 21:19 Sun 1/15/2012

I enjoyed it the one time I had it on draft at pizza port.

 
TAR
beers 2518 º places 30 º 21:27 Sun 1/15/2012

Originally posted by keanex
It hits the sweet spot for price ($6.49/22oz) right in-between my two favorite go-to IPAs Double Jack and Hop Stoopid.

Sweet spot for value?!?!

*jaw hits floor in befuddlement*

That equates to more than $20 for a six-pack! And for a grainy resin bomb, no less. Have we as consumers become THIS immune to unreasonably priced bombers that we no longer think twice about an I/IPA being overpriced at $6.50? Can someone rationally explain this insanity to me? Because otherwise I donít think Iím ever going to understand it. Iíll gladly stick to my honestly priced, cleanly brewed 4% abv low-gravities.



 
keanex
beers 1629 º places 63 º 21:44 Sun 1/15/2012

Iím aware of the price per ounce of bombers vs 6 packs, that doesnít mean this isnít a good value. Find me another comparable beer cheaper than even Hop Stoopid at $0.22 an ounce that has the same availability, let alone the alcohol percentage.

Bombers are higher on a price per ounce basis, I agree, but I havenít seen many top 100 beers that have been the smartest economically.

 
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beers 9408 º places 659 º 21:52 Sun 1/15/2012

:D love Mongo but I think I like Wipeout even more

 
TAR
beers 2518 º places 30 º 21:58 Sun 1/15/2012

Originally posted by keanex
Find me another comparable beer cheaper than even Hop Stoopid at $0.22 an ounce that has the same availability, let alone the alcohol percentage.

I fully hear ya, though I think many of us are coming at it from a misguided perspective. Itís just that there pretty much are no good beers at quality beers at good values anymore. And the only thing that could potentially bring some sensibleness back into the pricing of beer, is to refrain from buying these ripoffs in the first place.

 
Ibrew2or3
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beers 7511 º places 353 º 22:03 Sun 1/15/2012

Yes, Hop Stupid is stupid good for the wallet and the palette.

Iím currently enjoying some Hop Juice at the same 6.49 per 22oz and wondering what beer tops this level of yum at this bomber price point

 
peteinSD
beers 1433 º places 57 º 22:56 Sun 1/15/2012

Originally posted by TAR
Originally posted by keanex
Find me another comparable beer cheaper than even Hop Stoopid at $0.22 an ounce that has the same availability, let alone the alcohol percentage.

I fully hear ya, though I think many of us are coming at it from a misguided perspective. Itís just that there pretty much are no good beers at quality beers at good values anymore. And the only thing that could potentially bring some sensibleness back into the pricing of beer, is to refrain from buying these ripoffs in the first place.


assuming you have the skills, youíre at the brew your own at this point - prices ainít dropping.

 
StefanSD
beers 2218 º places 45 º 05:49 Mon 1/16/2012

mongo good

 
keanex
beers 1629 º places 63 º 08:06 Mon 1/16/2012

Originally posted by TAR
Originally posted by keanex
Find me another comparable beer cheaper than even Hop Stoopid at $0.22 an ounce that has the same availability, let alone the alcohol percentage.

I fully hear ya, though I think many of us are coming at it from a misguided perspective. Itís just that there pretty much are no good beers at quality beers at good values anymore. And the only thing that could potentially bring some sensibleness back into the pricing of beer, is to refrain from buying these ripoffs in the first place.
I donít think the disparity really is as big as it seems though like I said, Hop Stoopid is $0.22 per ounce here, which is considered a great value. Now I can get something decent like Victoryís Hop Devil for $10 a 6 pack which translates to roughly $0.14 per ounce. Now thereís a difference of only $0.08 per ounce, which isnít so bad. Now assuming youíre the type who likes to try as many beers as you can, then the Hop Stoopid, while being less economical, becomes the better value for the wallet since youíre spending less on a "per new review" basis. Now people will mention single beers, Hop Devil is $2 here for a single 12 ounce which makes it $0.17 per ounce, which does make it a better option then overall from an economical stand-point. Either way though youíre not really spending a huge amount different when you consider the same volume.

I hope that makes sense. It does stink to see things like 22 ounce Golden Monkey for $7.99 when I can buy a 6 pack for $12 though. I just call it the bomber tax.

 
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beers 2095 º places 64 º 08:12 Mon 1/16/2012

bottom line - top tier iipa