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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,261 Ratings
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Ratings: 5261
Reviews: 1901
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%


Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007)
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BrownNut

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 to a nonic.

A - Gold. Decently textured off-white head that replenishes itself for a while. Lots of lacing.

S - Hoo boy, hop assault on deck, but actually some sweet malt too. Almost a ganja smell when first poured. Really smells great.

T - Juicy grapefruity citrus with bitter citrus pith. Actually less hoppy than I was expecting, but then again my hop tolerance/palate has shot way up lately. Either way, this is a nice level of hops and bitterness. There's a light expression of malt, but not much. That lets the hops and the dry crispness really define the experience. It kind of makes me yearn for malt to fill in that hole, but that hole and that yearning is part of the art. Its absence is a design element. Has an undertone of the same sort of vegetal, savory dinner smell/taste I got from their regular IPA but more in the background now. Must be some kind of house signature. Each swallow leaves behind a great grapefruit peel bitterness.

M - Evaporates to perfect clean dryness immediately after swallowing. Takes it to the limit of crisp dryness without entering hop abrasion territory, which is really nice.

O - This is a fine, well-crafted, mature, artful beer. The combination of flavor notes in the aroma and taste are just great. I'll definitely buy it again, and soon, to scratch the IPA itch. This is a classy and memorable beer. No bomber is a good deal compared to sixpacks, but at $4.50 for a 22oz., it's a better deal than just about anything else I've found. Keeper.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 02:10:19 | More by BrownNut
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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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