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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,737 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,737
Reviews: 1,922
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 174
Gots: 437 | 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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steelerguy

New York

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

A - Dark golden color, little lighter than I was expecting. Big fat bubbles, thought it was a little too carbonated at first but this dissipated quickly enough. Nice tall sudsy white head.

S - Hops first, floral and sweet. Light caramel malts and a little bit of bread. Very nice.

T - Surprised that this is over 100 IBU. Definitely bitter but balanced well by the sweet malt. Citrus hops hit my palate first followed by pine in the finish. Sweet throughout, but tastes great, the sweetness is no where near overpowering as it is balanced by the hop bitterness. Excellent.

M - Right on for a DIPA. You can tell there are some sugars still left in there not only by the smell and taste but also the feel. Not syrupy by any means, but no where near too thin. They did not over attenuate this beer to get to the 8%.

D - This beers smells and tastes so good and although it is not light, the sweetness and hops dominate and you don't really feel an alcohol warmth. The citrus really adds a refreshing character. Extremely drinkable for a DIPA.

Overall, I have not been the biggest fan of Lagunitas, but I think this beer is great. Hop extract or not, I really like it. Clean tasting and the hops really do shine, did not get the grassy notes you can get from too much dry hopping. I really enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2009 00:43:33 | More by steelerguy
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blackc5

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass at 45F.

A - This pours a deep golden orange with a pretty thick, dense head with good retention and above-average lacing.

S - Disappointingly mild. Surely citrusy grapefruit there, but it was a lot more subtle, and required a much deeper inhale, then I was expecting for such a hoppy beer.

T - A bit one dimensional IMHO, but in that one dimension it does shine. Having read so many comments from people stating that this is their favorite DIPA, perhaps I was expecting a bit more. It is indeed quite hoppy, with great
citrus and floral flavors, as well as good bitterness, but the malts are truly hidden and overpowered. That said, much better tasting then the Lagunitas 2009 Correction Ale.

M - Nice mouthfeel, but not amongst the best I've had. A slight bit watery, with moderate carbonatio.

D - Pretty high considering its 8% ABV that is well hidden and sneaks up on you. I could easily go back to this one, even if I might not seek it out. Heck, you almost have to if you want to drink anything else, given this one's hop profile.

If hops do truly help provide tranquil sleep, I will be sleeping well tonight.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2009 06:28:18 | More by blackc5
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to beerlovngrl for the trade. Poured from the bottle into my smuttynose tulip.

The appearance is pretty average for a dIPA. Not much of a white soapy head, some decent lacing, the color is a bright orange, letting light through.

The smell is pretty tame for the high IBUs on this beer, normally you can smell a beer that bitter from six inches away. There's some pine and pineapple, not too much malt in the scent at all.

The taste is citrus hops, a little pine, some sugary malt give the beer an unexpected amount of balance. There is a slight bitter blast when the beer first hits the tongue, but it doesn't last long.

This beer is really easy to drink, nicely carbonated, the alcohol isn't noticeable at all. I do wish it were more bitter and hoppy. With a name like Hop Stoopid I expected a real hop-bomb, although a good beer it was a bit of a let down.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 22:34:40 | More by rpstevens
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cvaypai

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

- 25th Review, But Many More To Come -

22 oz. to 22 oz snifter.

Appearance - Amber-brown with white 2 finger foamy head. Stays forever.

Smell - Strong smell of hops, citrus, pine, tons of hop smell. Awesome smelling DIPA. Small amount of alcohol detected.

Taste - Wow, amazing. So bitter, yet a great fresh almost sweet ending. Lime citrus and pines come through. Small wood or grass taste but it fits perfectly.

Mouthfeel - Feels good, the bitterness is there but its not overpowering, I really like the feel, not over carbonated at all.

Drinkability - 1 bomber will probably do it, but it is really refreshing, I would definitely try to drink another if it was readily available.

Great offering by Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 21:04:02 | More by cvaypai
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mithrascruor

California

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with lots of visible carbonation. Large head of somewhat dense white foam has good retention and leaves lacing.

Smell: Hoppy citrus aroma, like grapefruit, but with a bit of sweetness.

Taste: Citrus and malt flavor, a bit on the sweet side but not bad. A little bitterness at the finish, followed by some bitter pine in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth feel (almost creamy) with a good bit of carbonation.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable with flavor and reasonable ABV.

Some double IPAs I find to be too strong in certain areas. This one is almost too weak - taste is a bit too sweet, not enough hops present, etc. That said, it is still a decent beer... but I'd rather just have a regular ol' Lagunitas IPA instead.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 01:35:34 | More by mithrascruor
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malcontent

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light copper body, crystal clear. Super two fingers of head with more than enough sticky lacing left behind.

Huge citrus nose with hardly any room to breathe. Sightly pine-y, but the tangerine has all press here.

OK, the hops are delicious. Major grapefruit with sweeter tangerine underneath and a fair amount of floral finish. However, I really hope for something with enough malt to balance things out with this much bitterness. Unfortunately, other than a bit of earth on the finish, this one is all about the IBUs. Palate-shredding to be sure.

Actually much thinner than I could have possibly expected with an ABV of 8%. Good carbonation but the body is lacking. It's a fun bottle and a definite hop fix, but you can't possibly expect to drink anything else afterward.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 21:40:35 | More by malcontent
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HOPOLOGIST

California

1.53/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A-Poured a reddish-orange hue and the head vanished instantly.

S-After reading the bottle I expected to pick up only the horrible hop extract smell but i got some pine and citrus scents surprisingly. There was a little too much of that sweet smell that I did however expect. Im not sure if that was from the malt or the extract. Probably a little of both.

T-Horrific. I should have known due to the hop extract but with all the great reviews on beer advocate I had to give it a shot. Horribly disappointing considering the hops I sniffed earlier. I was blasted with a rancid sweet sharp cheddar flavor that never left my tongue. The sweetness covered up any piney citrus flavors that could have been there.The closest citrus I was able to pick up was a little sour and rotten grapefruit. I was hoping for some crisp clean pine but didn't get it.

M- Thin.

D-I did not enjoy drinking this beer. The bad flavors were so overpowering I had to pour it out. it is at the bottom of my list out of all of the Imperial IPAs I have had so far. It actually reminds me of some of the flavors I picked up in pruno. I got a fresh bottle that was delivered to the store the same day. Therefore I know it is the beer and not a bad bottle.

Sharp
Sour
Rotten
No citrus
No pine

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 18:22:11 | More by HOPOLOGIST
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Aenema

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Bright, slightly hazy honey with a two finger white head. Nice bands of lacing.
S - Sweet honey, intense grapefruit.
T - Burst of juicy grapefruit, honey sweetness and a bready malt backbone.
M - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.
D - Very smooth drinking for such an intense beer. Didn't seem like 8% until afterwards.
Overall - Tremendous beer, especially when considered from a value perspective. Bombers are 3.99 to 4.99, definitely a great deal.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 00:57:20 | More by Aenema
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bum732

Lesotho

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orangish yellow, decent head that dissipates leaving ok lacing. Smells of floral hops, lots of citrus, some pine, very fresh hops. Tastes of sweet malt with a nice big citrusy and piney hop backbone. Very raw hoppy resin flavor. Finishes sweet with a hoppy twang left on the palate.

A really good DIPA, not too syrupy sweet with a great raw hop flavor and aroma. All hops and not much malt sweetness, just the way i like it.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 00:17:34 | More by bum732
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jpro

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a bomber at the Beer Exchange last weekend... finally getting around to drinking.
Hop Stoopid pours a picturesque dark gold / orange with a smallish eggshell head; it's crystal clear and leaves sheets of lace on the glass. The aroma is dominated by piney hops, with some apricot and/or tropical fruit, as well - throw in some grapefruit peel to round out the big hop profile. When this stuff hits your mouth, its a big-time hop blast - lots of grapefruit bitterness - a little bit of the tropical citrus sweetness is there but not as key a component as in the aroma; there's also a noticeable amount of resinous flavor. Mouthfeel is somewhere between medium and full bodied. Probably seems a little lighter because of the high carbonation (zing!). Its definitely a mouth-coating ale, and is also a touch oily. Its fairly drinkable for a double IPA. There's a lasting bitterness, but its not overpowering. One of the more drinkable DIPA's I've had.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 03:55:10 | More by jpro
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hopman333

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have never been a huge fan of this brewery and I have tried darn near everything they have put out. Not to say there bad brew's however they never really blew my mind until now. I tried this last year and do not remember it being this good.

The appearance is a deep honey colored golden ale. Some nice lacing as well.

The smell is when thing's really get rolling. A huge pineapple, tangerine and pine as well as a lush Mango scent that is very deep. This is the real deal...

The taste is a true winner in my book. It start's out with a rich, and I mean rich, sweet and full on fruit flavor that again as I noted in the smell that consists of Pineapple, tangerine and lush mango notes that all seem to blend together in perfect harmony. And then the bitterness kick's in as well as the underlying caramel malt's that are there but are definately overshadowed by the full on hop blast that this brew deliver's. It is amazing what they can do with hop extract, I'm impressed to say the least!!!

The mouthfeel is exceptional, why cant all beer's deliver such rich and tingly , Oh and let's not forget the mouth coating effect. Not even a hint of muted flavor's here folk's. And yet the bitterness is not cloying whatsoever.

My only regret is only picking up one 22ounce bomber. Guess I will be buying a few more tommorow. You should definately seek this one out. This is right up there with all of the other bad boy brew's... A true gem not to be overlooked... I would gladly pay $10.99 a sixer if they would ever package it that way...

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 02:53:18 | More by hopman333
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jsapunor

California

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

Poured into a pint glass shows a thick white head with good retention.

Very nice dark golden color.

Smell is hops with some citrus.

The taste is outstanding. Grapefruit mellowing to citrus. The hops are right there with a big, rich, thick mouthfeel. Bitter but not overwhealming so. A nice balance between the bitterness and the tangy hops and the malt. I can't taste the alcohol at all.

This is an excellent beer! Very easy to drink. I'm glad I bought two and happy to know it's available at my local grocery store.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 02:42:37 | More by jsapunor
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umpquabrewer

Oregon

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

Poured from 22oz bottle into a thistle style glass (my favorite) leaving plenty of room for the four inch head!

Appearance - The color is golden orange with a creamy off white head of tightly packed bubbles that recede somewhat quickly leaving perfect lacing.

Smell - The first hint is of pine and grapefruit followed by tangerine and malt.

Taste - Strong hops that linger, sharp and crisp. The aftertaste is bitter, and sweet like grass.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is awesome. A lot like PTE although a little heaver.

Drinkability - Very drinkable! Like I said it's a lot like PTE but more accessible. (I have to drive 80mi for the Pliny). I will most definitely buy it again... and again.

Great beer and at $3.99 at the local market how can I go wrong!? Good job Lagunitas!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 06:45:06 | More by umpquabrewer
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krisandajt

Pennsylvania

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

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass...

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, copper color with a small bit of head (less than 1/2 inch) that fades fairly quickly. Moderate, soapy lacing.

Smell: Hoppy goodness! Smells of delicious grapefruit.

Taste: Potent, but not overwhelming hops. Bitter grapefruit up front, finishes off nice and clean. Very very good.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and smooth. Just enough carbonation to give it some tingle.

Drinkability: This beer is made for the hop-head. Great hop taste that isn't overwhelming, with a smooth clean finish. I am regretting only buying one bottle. If you like hops, you will like this. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 02:45:39 | More by krisandajt
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lighter copper color with a thin, white short-lived head.
Sweet fresh hop aroma quickly fades to ordinary pale ale smell.
Heavy west coast-style hop, grapefruit really takes centerstage. Bitter and spicy with a tad of sweetness. Lighter malt flavors finally apparent after it warms. But as the name suggests, it's hops and more hops.
Mouthfeel has a nice oily, puckering feel, carbonated just about right.
Better than expected (and I expected good). The only minor complaints would be aesthetics, and that the hops completely smother most other flavors in this beer to the point that it is a little more one dimensional than some of the best in its class.
Still, I put it right up there with more expensive DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 02:09:05 | More by GeezLynn
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a deep golden color with a modest cap of somewhat dense white foam. Great retention and ok lacing. This is a notably light color for a DIPA.

Tropical fruit hops all the way on this beeyatch. Passionfruit, guava and mangoes with a slight grassy hop note. Sweet lightly biscuity malts are playing second fiddle, but there nonetheless.

Taste is super bitter with floral and fruity hop flavors. Modest malty balance fails to hold a candle to this uber-hopcentric ale. Not sure what else to say, this bitch is hoppy as a mutha flopper.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 04:05:46 | More by twiggamortis420
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natelocc787

California

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours orange crimson with a tan head. Thin but many sheets of lacing around the glass in rings in one inch intervals. Nice frothy, creamy head.

N-The aroma is fantastic and well balanced. Very Inviting and if the taste can match the aroma we have a monster in my book. Grapefruit, pineapple and tangerine with pine cone. Fresh hops, fresh hops, fresh hops!!! (extract that is)

T-Creamy grapefruit with a pineapple bite. It has the grassy/piny flavor but it has the citrus fruitiness as well. Herbal, medicinal, floral, fruity, hoppy and well balanced with the malt I must say. This beer falls in between the bitter hoppy IPA's and the maltier IPA's.

M-Above average for IPA's but lacking compared to great ones. Could be heavier. Carbonation is perfect but the body is a little light. Still above average.

D-Awesome beer. I am almost done with this bomber and this review took me maybe 10 minutes. I find IPA's very drinkable and this is no exception. The complexity, balance, and flavor profiles all create a desire for another swallow. I will buy this many, many more times if available. This cost me $3.69 for the 22oz at Central Market Ft. Worth. Get them while you can-this is the definition of value.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 00:57:29 | More by natelocc787
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johnd513

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours light orange in color with a nice frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of citrus and pine. The taste is bitter hops with citrus flavors and a dry finish. The mouthfeel has a medium to full body and coats the tongue. This beer is creamy upfront and finishes dry. Drinkability is decent. I took my time enjoying this bomber. One of the best things about this beer is the price. A good pick for anyone who needs a hop fix for the night and doesn't want to spring for a pricy DIPA six pack.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2009 18:37:10 | More by johnd513
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IPALOVER

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The name of this beer definitely caught my attention and made me laugh! Of course I couldn't pass it up...and was glad that I didn't.

For those of you who like a lot of hops and fewer malt, this is for you! Citrusy aroma but wonderfully smooth...then that bitter bite kicks in at the end. Yummy!

Where's the 6 pack? I could drink a few 12 oz'ers easily.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2009 05:52:39 | More by IPALOVER
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aubuc1

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured in to a goblet.

pours a orangey amber with a white sticky head.

big sweet smell with passionfruit

taste is a chalky bitter that doesn't finish great. good but no great taste.

mouthfeel is a little thin but the beer is very easy drinking. i expected a little more, but for the prie it performs very well. the alcohol is not noticable at all.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 23:06:49 | More by aubuc1
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Sweasty

Texas

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

Appearance: Crystal clear copper. Three fingered white head. Settles to a ring. Leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell: Juicy Citrus - oranges and grapefruit. Followed by some candied citrus peel and tropical notes. Rounded out by some pine and mint.

Taste: Matches the nose. Plenty of grapefruit and orange upfront. The middle is a bit fruity. The mint/pine come into play near the end. Smooth hop character considering its a 102 IBUs. The hop quality,likely the result of the extracts, lacks the typical drying and pungent qualities one usually expects. The malt is almost nonexistent. There's a bit of pale malt and bready qualities.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

Hop Stoopid is stoopidly drinkable. The hop quality is well rounded and smooth. The alcohol is well hidden. One of the easiest drinking double ipa's I have encountered.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 02:24:19 | More by Sweasty
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Cmack15

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow This beer is so good. The aroma is the strongest part of this beer. The citrusy/piney hops aroma is so amazing. I have no clue what hops are used in this beer and would love to know. The mouthfeel is a nice medium bodied easy drinking ipa. Well balanced beer the hops are at the fore front but do no kill your palate. Were it not for the high abv I would reccomend this beer as a session beer. One of my top 5 beers not just ipa's. Love it!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 01:03:12 | More by Cmack15
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roadhouse

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber into a snifter

Pours a clear orange color with a one inch off-white head. Falls to a skim, can be brought back with a good swirl though. A bit of lacing but not much.

Aroma is heavy on the citrus hops, but there's also a touch of pine and a bit of earthy spice. Malt is sparse, but there's a tiny sweetness hidden beneath.

Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma - lots of citrus hops with a hint of pine. Malt sweetness comes out in the finish before being replaced by that earthy spicy hop character and lingering citrus.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, with a nice creamy texture that goes down pretty easy.

Overall, a pretty damn good DIPA, but not my favorite. Can't beat if for the price though.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 06:31:01 | More by roadhouse
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jeffjeff1

California

4.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! I am in love with this beer. I want to marry it! lol

Appearance- amber color, nice head

Smell- piney hops, Beautiful

Taste- hoppy, well balanced

Mouthfeel- full body

Drinkability- Very drinkable, I love it so much! It was pure heaven. I will be drinking a lot more of this.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 02:59:01 | More by jeffjeff1
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ABOWMan

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am in love!!! Tried the super hoped ale today and will take some time before I get my fill opf this tasty brew.

Poured a big three fingered head of creamy off white head on this light amber colored ale which has perfect clarity.

The aroma is super piney with nice citrus peel background. I think I also smell some awesome sensimilia green note in this beer (what kind of hops are they using in this???).

Nicely balanced hop bitterness with sweet alcohol notes. Some dried fruit, perhaps pear and cherry, also linger.

Great full rich mouthfeel makes this tasty beer extremely enjoyable. Highly drinkable. I wish I had another!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 23:38:56 | More by ABOWMan
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,737 ratings.