Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by AmitC:
4.36/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
So one more beer on the wanted list is killed and consumed. Picked up the bomber on my trip to Atlanta, GA. I am a huge IPA/DIPA fan. But at the moment, I guess i am going through what they call Lupulin threshold shift. So my review might be biased on the lower side of things.
Poured from 22 oz bottle into large snifter.
A two finger thick white colored head. Disappears into a thin white layer. Just decent lacing left by the fading head. Otherwise the lacing is below normal. Pale golden in color. Very clear. Some bubbles.
As soon as the cap is just half open, the hop burst enters the nose. Flowery, citrus and resin aroma is pretty obvious. A comparatively good overall strength that stays almost the same and does not fade away. Very characteristic of an IPA aroma. Malt is apparent as well, but subdued to some extent by grassy and citrusy hops.
I expected more bitterness at 102 IBU, but did not get that. It still is very hop forward. A good amount of bitterness enters the mouth and hits the tongue. Some malt backbone as usual. Very well hidden alcohol, though 8% is not that high. ABV is not felt in either nose or taste. A very good hoppy bitter aftertaste. No room for malty sweetness. Leaves the palate dry.
Medium bodied mouth feel. A lot of oily character may be due to resin or piney hops. Very smooth. Slight astringency due to hops, but i did not feel it. Very moderate carbonation. Drinks really easy.
A nice brew overall. Well worth the hype/reputation. Only thing i missed was may be some bitterness at 102. Sad for me. I will need to revisit this.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2013 22:20:06 | More by AmitC
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The 22 ounce bomber just seemed to call out to me at Liquor Barn - how can you go wrong with "Hop Stoopid". Turns out I didn't. Enjoyed this with an Italian meal. The hop aroma with the mix or citrus and pine was almost overwhelming and the flavor profile didn't let me down. Although the label claims 102 IBU, the sweet malt backbone still comes through with a very nice balance between the hop and malt. This stood up quite well to spicy Italian food but I think it would be good with just about anything.
Overall this is just a very nice Imperial IPA that I will purchase again.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 10:41:13 | More by Retroman40
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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