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Old 04-15-2012, 01:32 AM   #1
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Default Bigfoot > Hoptimum

I *think* I really liked Hoptimum last year but my memory sucks. I am drinking a Bigfoot now and it's leaps and bounds better then their DIPA. Hell, I'd say if the names were switched and I hadn't had either before, I wouldn't think anything was wrong. To me, Hoptimum seems sweet and Bigfoot has a great hop presence. I would think it would be reversed if I didn't know better.

In any event, Bigfoot kicks ass. And I'll even go so far to say it's better fresh.

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Old 04-15-2012, 01:57 AM   #2
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I agree I like the bigfoot fresh as is.I think the Hoptimum is slightly milder in hop punch/ a bit noticably sweeter also this year. I thought it was more over the top last year a little like hops out the tear ducts hoppy.Both beers are great just different to compare. I actually kind of like the Hoptimum better this year than last.

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Old 04-15-2012, 02:06 AM   #3
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FWIW, I really enjoyed Hoptimum. That said, this is the first year I've tried it.

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:01 AM   #4
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I agree I like the bigfoot fresh as is.I think the Hoptimum is slightly milder in hop punch/ a bit noticably sweeter also this year. I thought it was more over the top last year a little like hops out the tear ducts hoppy.Both beers are great just different to compare. I actually kind of like the Hoptimum better this year than last.
I agree that it's probably apples and oranges. But I did just buy 2 more sixers of Bigfoot.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:11 AM   #5
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I haven't tried hoptimum yet. Never even heard of it until today. Bigfoot is great, I think I liked last years better though (fresh, that is)

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:24 AM   #6
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I agree with Bigfoot>Hoptimum but for very different reasons. I also think Bigfoot aged a year or more > Bigfoot fresh.

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I completely disagree. I think Hoptimum is the best thing SN has ever produced. This was the first year that I tried it. I had it on draft, and I found it quite bitter and hoppy and delicious. Bigfoot is alright fresh, but aged I think it just tastes like a mess. Just my opinions, of course.

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Am I the only hophead that didn't like Hoptimum at all? I had it on tap this past weekend and the alcohol bite was monstrous. Bell's Hopslam is loads better in my opinion.

So yeah, I think Bigfoot is way better.

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I completely disagree. I think Hoptimum is the best thing SN has ever produced. This was the first year that I tried it. I had it on draft, and I found it quite bitter and hoppy and delicious. Bigfoot is alright fresh, but aged I think it just tastes like a mess. Just my opinions, of course.
Have you had the estate ale? Or any of the southern/northern hemispheres? I think i like torpedo better really,but its selective i guess so.
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Hard to say, I love them both. Bigfoot definitely has a sharper bitterness while Hoptimum is more rounded. I'm really liking bigfoot fresh this year where last year I thought it was way over the top bitter, but that's probably just my palate. I say have one of each, but start with Hoptimum

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