Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.28/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle with no visible freshness info into a Bell's tulip. The pour is very clear with a nice effervescence from a good level of carbonation. Color is bright orange. There is a perfect, tight, dense white head with outstanding retention and really nice lacing. This beer simply looks as good as a bottled beer can. The nose has intense tropical fruit notes of orange, grapefruit, and a hint of sweet, syrupy pineapple. Very nice!
Medium body and fairly firm (slightly thin) feel. Doesn't drink as bitter as I thought it would. The malt backbone easily supports the hop. There's a brief marmalade-like sweetness up front and then, ever so slowly, the hops rise up and challenge. Sharp, dank, floral hop flavors prevail to a lingering, resiny finish. Some chutney-like sweetness remains to protect your palate.
102 IBUs? You could have fooled me! This beer is certainly bitter, but very well-balanced, refreshing, and drinkable. The pleasant, fruity sweetness isn't medicinal at all. It reminds me of Stone's Ruination, only with a slightly thinner feel and a tad more sweetness. I can see why it's a Beer of Fame.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 18:21:19 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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 5,705 ratings.