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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,705 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,705
Reviews: 1,922
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 173
Gots: 430 | 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.

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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep orange with a decent amount of white head. looks to have some hop haze. nothing remarkable, but not looking bad either
S: Delicious pine aroma in the nose plus some bittersweet citrus smell. I'm liking this already
T: very pronounced bitterness from the hops. Piney and earthy with a touch of caramel sweetness. Not a lot of hops on the back end but there is a slightly bitter piney aftertaste.
M: Slightly prickly carbonation with a slightly thick and syrupy mouthfeel, it's almost chewy.
D: heavy handed with the hops and the thickness of the mouthfeel should mean that this bomber should be enough to do the job

Overall: a solid double IPA with decent flavor and balance. well done and worth trying. There are others that I prefer more than this offering though. A well done beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 04:10:25 | More by SHODriver
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hopshopshops

California

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good stuff. I've had two 22 oz bottles. One, could not be better, but this was after a few; the other, I was more discerning and the review is based more on this one.

Quite hoppy (bet that surprised you), but more in hop taste than hop bitter. Hard to believe this is 102 ibu, but I guess this is somewhat of an inexact calculation. Not world class but quite good. Wish they had six packs of this stuff, but, unlike Pliny, at least you can find a bottle or two.

Just bought my third bottle. I'll only add that this is a sweeter DIPA, but considering how hoppy it is (floral hoppy, not bitter hoppy), it is only slightly out of balance. The sweetness may land the knockout blow but not without a real battle with the hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 23:53:20 | More by hopshopshops
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a glass

A: Translucent amber color, leaves a bit of a nice off white head with nice lacing that stays around the glass as you drink.

S: Lots of floral smell with very sweet and bitter fruits on the tail end.

T:Floral Hops, with strong hints of orange and grapefruits.

M: Very light for an DIPA, nothing wild.

D: If your looking for something that is easy to drink and good for a hot summers day this is the beer for you!

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 19:25:27 | More by thedoubler55
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Haymarket in Chicago. Pour is a nice gold with a good couple fingers of head, good lacing. The citrus hops leap off the beer and follow through in the taste. A nice bitter finish with a crisp end that doesn't leave a resiny finish. Not super balanced with the malt but there is a bit of sweetness in the middle to hold things together. Perhaps a bit thinner than I would like but overall not bad and this is insanely drinkable. Great go to cheap beer for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2011 01:56:04 | More by cadaugherty
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beerprovedwright

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, I removed the cap and after about two seconds the foam started flowing out of the top of the bottle. For that much action there was only a one finger head, but it lasts a long time. Lots of thick lace, good cling. Color is a 9 on the SMR chart. Smell is hop city, followed by caramel, orange, lime and malt. Taste is big on hops, lime, lemon, grapefruit and a little malt. Heavy mouthfeel, creamy and almost chewable. Great flavor and body, only drawback for be is it is a bit heavy in the tummy so not a good all nighter.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 20:28:24 | More by beerprovedwright
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musicforairports

New York

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled about two and a half months ago.

Pours golden and very clear. Nice head, some lacing. Carbonation evident.

Smells like lots of grapefruit and some pine. I could smell it when it was still in the bottle. Pretty sharp and crisp. Perhaps a titch of sweetness.

Tastes like the nose quite a bit, with more fruit flavors as it warms. Very pungent. Starts and ends with the hops; some sweetness in the middle, but not a taste of caramel or anything discernable as far as a malt bill is concerned. Finishes dry and bitter with a lot of tropical fruit on the tail end--pineapple and such. I don't detect any alcohol, and the bitterness is not excessive at all. Reminds me of a more serious version of Lagunitas' regular IPA, but this isn't all that serious for a DIPA.

A bit fizzy in the mouth but thicker than you might expect given the light, clear color and whatnot.

A great value for a DIPA, probably the best I can think of. As far as getting a West Coast flavor on the East Coast in something that moves quick enough to get it relatively fresh where I live, this is pretty tops.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 16:36:16 | More by musicforairports
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RodneyX

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought this bottle on sale for $2.99 at a corner liquor store, seemed like a good deal. Pours a copper color with some pine hops and resin smell. Tastes about the same, not bad, but not great. Would only buy this if it were on sale again, otherwise I'd go with a lot of other things.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 05:40:39 | More by RodneyX
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A copper-colored beer with just a halo of head and a small amount of lace.
Citrus aroma, outdoorsy, a little bit of sweet malt.
Mostly a grapefruit taste, some piney hops, a tiny bit of malt.
This beer was very hoppy, even a little bit on the raw side.
Decent, not great.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 20:15:47 | More by lordofthewiens
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heebes

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 pint.

Pours a clear golden amber with foamy thick white head. Nose is primairly grapefruit, citrus, some slight floral and pine auromas. Taste is straight up bitter, more pine overall on the palatte. Citrus into the finish which ends dry. Crisp and clean tasting, medium bodied mouthfeel. Great beer, wonderful DIPA, goes down oh so smooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 18:07:18 | More by heebes
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boomer31

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a bright golden clear with a foamy white head. Looks like your typical American Pilsner

S - Huge fruity hop nose. The nose comes at you right away

T - Huge hops bomb here starting with fruit then finishing with piney/grassy hops. Nice bite with the grass hop. Not overly sweet but certainly not dry though there is a pronounced bitterness in the back

M - Perfectly carbed nice malt backbone though the hops maintain the forefront.

D - Just awesome! Great hop beer here though not overly bitter. Price wise you really can't top this bomber.

A great beer no doubt! Lots of hops and cheap any way you slice it. This beer needs to get more recognition. How is this not if the top 100???

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 01:29:57 | More by boomer31
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden orange, with one finger of head. Oddly enough, I poured two glasses from the same 1 pt. 6 oz. bottle and the head of the first dissipated very quickly while that of the second stuck around until the glass was finished.

S: Aroma definitely lives up to the name, unlike some other beers out there; loads of citrus and pine hops.

T: The pine is more subtle in the taste of this beer, but grapefruit and pineapple are absolutely everywhere, until they are overwhelmed by bitterness. A bit of caramel maltiness is quite evident too, a nice touch and a distinguishing factor in comparing this to other DIPAs.

M: Medium body and carbonation; nice bitter finish.

D: Can barely tell this is an alcoholic beverage despite the 8% mark; two glasses of this were very enjoyable and I wouldn't mind another.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 01:48:54 | More by AwYeh
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mikesreview

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a- pours a golden caramel color with an orange tint and has a an off white head that sticks around for a while. leaves good lacing.

s- strong smell but good. pine and fruit smells. can definitely tell this beer is a hoppy one.

t- sweet right off the bat with a whew! thats hoppy! it has a bitter taste that lingers after a swig but with 102 ibu's i would have thought it would be a bit more bitter. well balanced between malty and bitter. i like this one a lot

m- mouthfeel means a lot to me in a beer and this one is decent to good. there is a good amount of carbonation.

d- i could drink this all day. for a relatively high alcohol content it goes down pretty good and as soon as i take a sip, i wait a second and then take a swig.

overall a good to very good beer. i will definitely be getting a few more of these in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 01:34:57 | More by mikesreview
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wedgie9

Tennessee

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on draft at Kuma's Corner. Pours clear bright orange with a thick white head that sticks around for a long time. Nose features both bitter grapefruit and tropical fruit hops with a great caramal malt aroma as well. The flavors are sweet malt up front quickly moving to hops domination, but maintaining balance all the way through. The body is full with average carbonation and a long bitter hops and sweet malt finish.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2010 23:27:27 | More by wedgie9
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A clear golden color. Nice head retention and lace on the glass.

S - Very hoppy. It is instantly obvious an imperial IPA. Very impressive.

T - Smooth at 1st, hoppy in the middle, and a bitter finish. Honey and grapefruit flavors are present.

M - Highly carbonated.

D - A good beer, very well balanced. Will be getting Hop Stoopid again soon

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 02:01:04 | More by BeerDawgs
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We pop the top on our bomber and pour into our snifters. What we find is a semi glowing, dark honey-orange brew with minimal heading and lacing. There is a thick ring of white foam around the edge of the glass, but really nowhere else. The liquid is otherwise mostly translucent with medium carbonation. No sediment is noted. The aroma is fresh and bright. Notes of hugely piney hops, grapefruit, syrupy honey, and a bit of sweeter, light berry fruits hit the nose. As we sip, the expectant hops crash the palate way up front. They are piney and citric, and all that could be desired from something with such a name. Where the surprise comes is in the middle. Here, there is a huge malty balance, and an earthy mineral-like characteristic. Hops round out the finish, but are more grapefruity than anything else. The aftertaste breathes, again, with citrus, hops, and earthen pine cones. The body is medium, and so is the carbonation. The brew is nice and hearty, with a cool, syrupy feel as you sip. It is surprisingly creamy and sippable. It coats the mouth nicely at first, and then fizzles out to leave the mouth wet and satiated. The abv is standard, and the beer has great drinkability. It is just so refreshing!

Overall, what we liked best about this brew was the balance. With this style, it can become a contest of who can infuse the most hop character into their beer. Here, there is an unexpectedly balancing malt flavoring through the middle, which makes an already good beer into something unique and fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 23:05:12 | More by TheBrewo
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

102 IBUs
OG 1.085
22 oz. bottled on 320th day of the year (mid November) poured into a snifter on 12/20/2010.

Appearance 4.5/5
Deep amber colored and brilliantly clear to the extent of seeming artificial for a DIPA; big and long lasting white head and good lacing.

Aroma 4/5
Pine and tropical fruit that play well with the sweetness. Smells like a balanced DIPA. Some spicy hop character too, or is it the garlic?

Taste 4/5
A good malt backbone that manifests itself in some sweetness too and melds well with the fruity hoppiness and esters. Finishes strongly and one dimensionally bitter and the bitterness lingers. Some warmth is noted.

Mouthfeel 5/5
Decently carbonated, medium bodied, and well attenuated. Perfect.

Drinkability 4.5/5
One of the best DIPAs I have had and that too at a great price; but not as good as I thought before reviewing. Also, I have had it alongside Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Elder deserves to be the legend it is.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 23:42:06 | More by tewaris
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madjr80

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ouch bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Nice puffy head of foam that sticks to the sides of the glass on the way down. Light orange copper color with small bubbles rising to the top. Hop aroma really packs a punch with a lingering smell of hop oils. Even though this is 8%, the potency is easily masked. Overall, this is a very smooth and enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 01:54:47 | More by madjr80
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MisterE

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber bought for $3.99 at Ward's Supermarket and kept cold at ~ 50 degrees F

A: poured a clear but deep amber into a large pilsner glass - good 2+ inch head with fine bubbles but little retention

S: serious grapefruit and pine hop blast and not much else until it warms a little; then a sweet smell of malt is present

T: the initial sharp bite from the hops fades briefly, then comes back hard and bitter

M: smooth but a little thin, with moderate carbonation

D: this double ipa goes down easy

notes: if hops (and plenty of them) is your thing, this ale deserves your attention

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 00:48:39 | More by MisterE
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Richardberg

New York

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - bomber to red wine glass. Transparent amber orange. Small but dense cream head. A little retention/lacing.

S - orange rind, pine, grapefruit, coriander, a little earthiness. These come out strong and blend very nicely. Doesn't have the second level of deep aromas that the great DIPAs do, though.

T - as above. Intensified if anything. Consistent from start to finish; bitter and proud of it. Well done.

M - medium bodied, oily, a bit sticky. Would like more of each in an "imperial" style.

D - quite so given the ABVs and IBUs and so forth. Simply a pleasant, well rounded exemplar. And cheap to boot!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 10:34:47 | More by Richardberg
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JayMooch1

Maryland

4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber into a 650mL Weizen Glass. (Not proper glassware, but only clean glass I had)

A. - Pours a very nice amber-golden color with a very small amount of head (1/4 to 1/2 and inch) even with a fairly aggressive pour. Head dissipated very quickly, but leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

S. - Huge hop aroma, mostly citrus and pine smells. A ton of lemon and pine with some nice grapefruit notes.

T - Similar to the smell, lots of hops on the tongue. A nice sweetness upfront, but you have to look for it because the bitterness of the hops takes over immediately. I don't detect much in terms of malt or alcohol. The citrus and pine flavors really hijack the tastebuds.

M - It has a very resiny mouthfeel. It coats your mouth and gives that wonderful feeling that the enamel is being replaced by hoppy esters.

D - For a DIPA, this thing is dangerously drinkable. It may ruin your tastebuds for a bit, but the alcohol is minimal and if you like your citrus hops (as I do) you can easily finish off a bomber (as I did).

This beer really revisits what started my love for beer; it brings back memories of my first IPAs where all my palate could pick up was hops. This beer shows that sometimes you don't need much depth of flavor to make a good beer, and at $5 a bomber, I will be picking up a few more of these.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2010 22:28:38 | More by JayMooch1
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear yellow orange color with a a small head that fades quickly and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

This one is all hops in the nose. Citrus, grapefruit, floral notes, maybe a hint of pine. I can't detect any malt whatsoever.

Taste is almost all citrus at first. A good dose of bitterness that doesn't linger long and a bit of pine because finishing out with a lingering grapefruit taste. Grapefruit hangs on until the next sip.

A medium body and good carbonation tend to make this brew smooth at first with a good bite at the end, although it does tend to thin out a bit towards the end.

It goes down easy for what it is, but the amount of hops and higher ABV makes this one and done with a bomber. Probably not going to properly enjoy another brew as much after the hops are done with your palate here anyway.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 01:39:08 | More by ms11781
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into my Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a clear, golden orange with an enthusiastic finger and a half of white head that was slow to recede and left a slight lacing.

The aroma is very hp forward. It's citrusy (orange and tangerines) with a touch of pine. It's a delightful smell. The taste is also hop heavy. A sip starts out a little sweet and citrusy before closing with a big, bold bitter hops finale.

Hop Stoopid is a medium bodied with ample carbonation. At 7%, it's a very drinkable DIPA and a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 00:06:53 | More by pburland23
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep clear golden copper color with a bubbly white head that shows remarkable resilience as I try to swallow it off the top. Smells of hops. No kidding really it does. Pine, resin, citrus, apricots, grapefruit its all there. I can't find any malt in the aroma, but that's not really the point here is it. The aroma on this one is all about the hops. Surprisingly smooth drinking. hints of caramel up front that are assaulted almost immediately with citrus resin and pine. Smoothly bitter but the hops assert themselves midway through and into a long lingering resin and grapefruity finish. Medium body with an almost sweet but very resinous mouthfeel. Medium light level of carbonation. I quite enjoyed this one! Quite reasonably priced at just under six dollars too. Thank you for coming to NH Lagunitas, I might just have to find a place for this one in the rotation.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 01:21:47 | More by johnnnniee
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip glass

A: Fairly aggressive pour leads to 2-finger white bubbly head. Golden yellow/orange and clear. The head sticks around a little while and leaves a little lacing.

S: A TON of citrus, fruit, and a little pine on the nose. Fresh and sweet orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pine, and maybe a hint of lemon and tropical fruits. For 8%ABV I really can't smell much alcohol. Can't wait to taste this one!

T: Well, at first it was BAM. I got a big mix of all the flavors I sniffed that was balanced by a sweet lightly toasted malt. However, after just a couple big sips, I quickly realized this is WAY too sweet and there was something "off" and a little unpleasant about this. The hop bitterness was at a surprisingly low level, although I'm sure a lot of it was masked by the overwhelming amount of caramel malt sweetness. The aftertaste is very slightly bitter and wet with sweet citrus and a little pine. This would be perfect if it wasn't so damned sweet, better balanced, and more pine. Not really what I was expecting.

M: Medium Carbonation, full body for an IPA, almost syrupy. Chew and sticky, has a wet, slightly bitter and sweet lingering finish.

D: I took my time with this not because of the 8%ABV but because it was so overwhelming sweet I need to keep drinking water, grabbing pretzels, and anything else I could eat to counteract the somewhat unpleasant aftertaste (albeit not that bitter, just not pleasant). It's certainly not a drain pour, but I was expecting an exceptional hop bomb and I got a insanely sweet fruit bomb. (I know, hop doesn't just mean bitter or pine, but it just was too much).

While it's not bad (though I might have been pretty tough in critiquing), it's not something I think I'll be returning to anytime soon if ever.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 03:10:08 | More by Satchboogie
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BamaViper1

Alabama

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The Hop Stoopid pours a golden yellow, forming a thin head that leaves little whisps of lacing.

The beer has a strong hop presence accented by hints of pineapple, lemon, and grapefruit. Second whiffs allow for the presence of a slight balancing sugary malt.

The beer again has lots of hop presence on the nose, acidic and bitter. It has a definite citrus note as well which fades into mild alcohol burn with a hint of a malty end. The finish bitter with a hint of wheat bread.

The beer also has good mouthfeel at first with solid carbonation and a medium body. Sadly, the finish is rather short and thin.

I like this beer. It's a solid DIPA, and I could drink a good bit of it. Laginitas created a ridiculously hop-forward beer, and I thank them for it.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 07:05:48 | More by BamaViper1
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,705 ratings.