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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,787 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,787
Reviews: 2,029
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 248
Gots: 997 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Ratings: 6,787 | Reviews: 2,029
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a wonderful gold color with a frothy head. It adheres perfectly to the side of the glass as it goes down. Aroma of caramel, apricot, and dried fruit. As I drink a mouthful, I can taste huge pineapple and grapefruit flavors. The forefront of the flavor so to speak, is sweet and citrus-y, while it has a dry finish of bitter piney hops. The overall mouthfeel is thick and creamy however. I expected a boozy taste but there was none. Fresh & Tasty!

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1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Guinness goblet in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Paired with pizza. If I remember right, I bought this at Wally's Wine in Westwood. Expectations are high; even though I don't usually like this style, I usually like this brewery's beer.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream, pretty decent thickness, and good retention - especially considering the relatively high ABV. Colour is a transparent copper gold.

Sm: Quite hoppy, as expected. Maybe some cream, but certainly dominating hops. a bit musty, making me suspicious it might be hopped without regard for balance. Aroma is moderately strong.

T: Quite hoppy, but complex and balanced in its hoppiness. While the hop content is certainly high, the beer maintains its flavour profile throughout, giving it a consistent pleasant taste that doesn't go bad by the finish like many IPAs. Very tasty indeed. I dig the build and the well-maintained balance.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but with some mustiness and a touch too much thickness. Overall, it does complement the flavour quite nicely.

Dr: Lagunitas has impressed me. This is one of proportionately few IPAs that I actually like and would have again. I'd fancy giving her a spin on draught.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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