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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,748 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,748
Reviews: 1,924
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 173
Gots: 441 | FT: 6
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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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got around to trying this since it was so popular and I wanted to see what the hype was about. After downing the bomber, it's obvious that this stands out from the pack when it comes to IPA's. Not only is the alcohol barely detectable, but the flavors meld wonderfully together and this is one of the most easily enjoyable examples of the style that I've ever had.

I loved the pour and look of this beer - it shone beautifully with a bright copper hue and had a head that just wouldn't quit, to the point where it clung on the edge of my glass rather than dissipate away. The aroma was nice but not terribly strong and the taste was a great combination of mango, tangerine, and apricot. The mouthfeel was quite oily with the feel and sweetness of honey underneath the easygoing tropical fruits. Just a hint of metallic hops was present in the aftertaste, but everything meshed together so well that the presence of them didn't seem out of place.

This has a high alcohol profile to it but this beer is up for the task of being aggressive without being overbearing. It's so rare to find Double IPA that isn't a hop bomb but this certainly fir that bill and it's rare that I find a Bomber that I can't wait to buy and down by myself once again. There's no doubt that this fit that bill and for anyone who loves Nugget Nectar, a SN big bottle, or any of the Green Flash brews, this should be on his or her must-try list. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 22:16:57 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Poured into an ale chalice: color is completely transparent gold, fine bubbles; head is tanish white, very dense and thick on first pour, then reduces to a solid thin top with some lacing down the glass.

Smell is definitely bitter and has some clean malt presence with a touch of caramel, biscuit and toast; hop notes seem provide a unique aroma, very resinous, piney with strong notes of grapefruit rind.

Taste is very clean, crisp with solid but not cloying hop and malt flavors: malt flavors are biscuit, caramel and light toast, but not sweet, more the presence and notes; hop flavors are similar to the aroma resinous, piney, with some grapefruit peel... strong but not mouthshattering. Very clean, yet strong flavors, with no booziness.

Mouthfeel is powerful, but not overpowering: clean flavors and moderate carbonation create a pleasant strong bitter beer mouthfeel.

Overall a very bitter dipa that has some unique flavor qualities: strong resinous flavors from the hops and clean fermentation and clean malt flavors with no oversweet or cloying presence.

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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.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,748 ratings.