Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,693 | Reviews: 1,922 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RunDWP:
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
What an incredibly sophisticated beer. I was expecting yet another West Coast Hop Bomb, and make no mistake, it's got a lot of bitterness. But it's a cozy, almost savory bitterness and there's plenty of malt in there to make this, would you believe, well balanced?
From the very beginning, a healthy psssstt came from the bottle as I opened it. My nose was immediately hit with a piney and herbal hops aroma. Poured a golden, darking orange in the glass with a decent foamy head, and some good sheeting and lacework as I sipped.
The flavor was a slightly sweet, almost shortbread like malt, and plenty of it, with a strong herbal, savory, and slightly piney hops. Nice creamy mouthfeel, and really smooth and drinkable for all that bitterness. Could not detect any of the 8.2% alcohol. One of those beers that's a joy to drank.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2009 14:28:25 | More by RunDWP
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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 5,693 ratings.