Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by barczar:
4.15/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a brilliant copper color with a solid two inch cream head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving spotty lacing.
Tropical and citrus fruits begin the aroma, with mango, pineapple, and tangerine leading to bready caramel malt and a slightly dank finish. Onion and fresh cut grass add complexity.
Citrus dominates the flavor, as well, with grapefruit and muted lime entering into the fruit salad showcased in the aroma. Bitter pith finishes the brew. The bitterness is not overwhelming, but it cuts the flavor profile short. Toasted malt and slightly cloyingly sweet caramel tie the hop character together, but allow the fruity flavor to really shine.
Body is slightly full, with moderate carbonation and noticeable alcohol warmth.
Overall, a very good double ipa. Delicious hop aroma and flavor, not overly bitter, but like some dipas, a bit on the sweet side. Hop character was not extreme, as in some of the more brutal examples.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2012 02:44:43 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Purchased this while doing my weekend a month at the base I was on. They had a decent selection of beer, and I wound up going with this. I was very pleased with my selection. It poured a nice amber color with a very thick foamy rich white head. What got me though was the smell. This smell is what every IPA should strive for. Floral, fruity sweet and good. I could sit there smelling it all night. The smell didn't translate completely into the taste, but it was still very good. I'd say the lower level of the top tier of IPAs. Felt very smooth in my mouth, very refreshing. I think this IPA is very underrated. I am glad I found it and would not hesitate to drink it again.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 16:45:21 | More by Seanem44
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,228 ratings.