Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Foxman:
4.2/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
It pours a crystal clear and warm gold. Two fingers of beige head settle gradually to a soft layer of froth. Berms of lacing curb the inside of the glass.
The aroma brings mellow toasted malt with berry and caramel. Then the hops layer grapefruit, pepper, lemon, and a distant floral note. A touch of pine pats a therm of alcohol.
Upon tasting, the malt is toasted and manageably sweet with caramel and a rounded fruitiness. A slightly buttery hint drops in the face of a classic hop blend of crisp grapefruit, oily pine, mandarin orange, and lemon zest. Peripheral pepper and floral tones are warmed by a flutter of alcohol. Lightly sugary residual grain is soothingly dried by an assertive but balanced bitterness, leading to a crisp, clean finish. Mid-sized and well-proportioned, it's a pleasure.
Medium bodied, the sticky malt, slick hops, and dry glow leave a worthwhile impression.
It's always a joy to find a high IBU hopster that gnaws a bit on the enamel but also lulls with an apt grain vs. hop balance, and so it is here. The ABV is moderately brawny, but it pales as the blending produces an easy flowing beastie. See, you don't always have to be extreme to be bold and brassy.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2010 13:58:42 | More by Foxman
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3.74/5 rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Julian dating on the 22oz bomber revealed to be from May 20th (so almost 2 months on this by the time I cracked it open and poured it into the tulip glass). Might have wanted it a bit fresher, but that is no news flash. 1 and 1/2 fingers of white head which dissipated quickly and left some nice lacing. Interesting tangerine hue in the light, very tempting. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, and bitterness (yes, bitterness... this IS a 102 IBU brew!). Pine notes on the front wave of the taste profile, along with a citrusy (almost lemony) mid-note, with a big bitter finish. Continual carbonation, refreshing mouthfeel, and a slightly oily presence on the back end. This had a nice balance for a big beer, and though I was v. happy... would have to try one that was super fresh to make this a go-to choice.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 22:20:04 | More by Mikus
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,694 ratings.