Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a tulip.
A: Pours a nearly clear golden amber color with an excellent 3 finger foamy off white head. Both retention and lacing are excellent to the point of frustration.
S: Grapefruit, citrus, a little pine, alongside a biscuity malt flavor that's both sweet and sour (the good kind).
T: The first thing I notice is how well the 102 IBUs are hidden behind a citric sweetness and almost sourdough-esque malt flavor. 'Course, the bitter finish will sneak up on you eventually, with notes of pine, citrus, onion, and garlic; but it never gets to the level of Stone Ruination IPA. Otherwise the end is crisp and refreshing, tying into its top-caliber balance on all fronts. Devastating drinkability, thanks to the well hidden ABV and almost sweet flavor.
M: Not a palate killer by any stretch of the imagination. There is some dry bitterness on the back end, especially as the beer is nearly finished. Medium bodied, perhaps a bit syrupy, but nicely carbonated.
O: This is EXACTLY what I look for in an IPA: satisfying, balanced, refreshing, bold, and inexpensive. I'm starting to like Lagunitas a lot...now, if only I could get my hands on Lagunitas Sucks...
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2012 21:15:02 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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