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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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5,233 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5233
Reviews: 1897
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%


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.

(Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007)
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Srkolodn

New York

4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is a beautiful golden orange, slighty yellow and visibly carbonated.

I think this aroma is very comparable to PtE, its got strong tropical notes, a beautifully dank hoppy aroma, very citrusy, and piney and earthy as well.

This beer is pretty bitter, not over the top from a hopheads standpoint. This beer has a medium malt backbone that In my opinion provides the balance and slight sweetness that makes this beer so good and complex.

The finish is nice and clean, and dry like a west coast IPA should be.

I feel this should be a higher rated IPA, Double IPA. Its so good, so affordable, more easily attainable. Its got the bitterness and hop character hopheads are looking for. Gotta love Lagunitas, their distro is well done and their beers are world class. Strong recommend.

Serving type: Bomber bottle

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 21:49:55 | More by Srkolodn
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dar482

New York

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The color is a beautiful ruby orange with a finger of head.

The aroma is of tropical fruit, grapefruit, dank hoppiness, floral hops, herbacious hops, a bit of resin, and Simcoe pineyness. It’s a very refreshing aroma.

The flavor is of malt, then big grapefruit and some citrus peel. There's some pine and grassiness. The balance is just fantastic. It’s so well balanced.

The finish is clean, easy, and dry. It lingers a bit, but it doesn’t have a stickiness. It’s very dry however, but it has a lovely finish. Don’t get me wrong, it is quite bitter, but it’s exciting. Despite its ABV and bitterness, it is pretty easy to drink.

I really recommend this. This is up there with some of the best West Coast Double IPAs out there. For value, this is one of the best Double IPAs, or even beers in general, you can get at $5-6 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 08:44:36 | More by dar482
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FLima

Brazil

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber color with a two finger head with decent retention and leaving laces.
Nice hoppy aroma of grapefruits, oranges, spices, toasted malts and lemon. It won’t go away, stays throughout the whole degustation.
Bitter and citrus flavor with notes of oranges, grapefruit, pine, toasted malts, tea leaves, spices, mango, maple syrup, pineapple and peaches. Dry with a lingering bitter aftertaste but not aggressive considering its 102 IBUs.
Medium body with low carbonation with tiny bubbles. Alcohol of 8% is well disguised.
Very good DIPA, not overly sweet, balancing extremes, fruity, bitter, what else can one ask. I am glad it was a big bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 03:00:29 | More by FLima
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superspak

Michigan

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

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/19/2014. Pours lightly cloudy deep golden amber color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge mango, papaya, peach, tangerine, passion fruit, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with huge citrus/tropical hop presence with light-moderate malt balance; and great strength. Taste of big mango, papaya, peach, tangerine, passion fruit, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, papaya, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, tangerine, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hop flavors with moderate malt sweetness; with a great crisp hop/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, and moderately crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA! All around awesome complexity of bright citrus/tropical hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 01:57:39 | More by superspak
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very nice super clear orange-gold with a nice sudsy head. Aroma is dank indeed. Leafy fresh hops, spicy peppery melon, stinky earthy pine, all clean but resinous. Taste is mouthwateringly hoppy, zesty, spicy, syrupy, hop oily, pine needles, resinous with hop crystals. Heavily hopped indeed. The clean malt profile is just enough to provide a nice backdrop for the massive hopping. Good stuff when feeling hoppy.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 21:43:06 | More by tastybeer
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Captain_Komamura

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance -It is dark golden color, with a decent head.

Smell - It is mainly a piney/citrus hop smell.

Taste - Like the smell, a bit sweet and a sharp hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - It has a decent body, and good carbonation.

Overall - Its really good, even though hoppy beers aren't my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 03:42:36 | More by Captain_Komamura
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glass_house

Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle poured into a footed Belgian tulip

Pours a clean, transparent light copper-gold with two fingers of very dense white foam that leaves a lot of nice lacing. The smell is heavy on pungent pine, with a little citrus rind, and faint floral notes. Just a trace of maple-like sweetness.

The first thing I notice is the relatively thin body. The carbonation is lively enough, but the oily, slightly viscous feel I've come to expect from the best DIPAs just isn't there. The taste is good, but unimpressive. A little tropical fruit and grassy dankness offer some balance to the pine-heavy bitterness.

Not terrible by any means. Above average actually. But did not live up to the expectations I have of a Lagunitas IPA. I would put this firmly behind both Maximus and Sucks. In all fairness, this bottle is two months old so I will try a fresher one and re-review if necessary. However, the hops don't seem like the issue so I doubt my opinion will change much.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 00:32:12 | More by glass_house
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BeerandWhiskeyHQ

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance
Clear and golden, light lace and a frothy off-white head
Smell
Grapefruit and the bitterness off of the hops is very prominent on the nose, citric fruit scents and hops
Taste
Real citrusy and powerful with a malt-ier finish at the back. It really hits, like a pine tree kicked you in the nads and when it did all of its pine needles and sap got shook off into your mouth. Awesome!
Overall
I get this one with some frequency, it’s not exactly for the faint of heart when it comes to IPAs, Lagunitas has a way of really getting to the taste buds and imparting powerful flavors into this brew. If you like hops, give this one a try for sure.

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 17:57:19 | More by BeerandWhiskeyHQ
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JoshuaMason

California

3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vintage: 2013
Appearance: Transparent liquid Gold, Bubbly head, Minimal lace, Low carbonation
Smell: Pine, Citrus Rind, Grapefruit, Dank, Onion? Honey Malts.
Taste: Citrus Rind, Pine, Honey Malt, Not much after taste
Mouth-feel: Light Body, very clean, Big Carbonation, Almost too clean, verging on IPL, Dry finish
Overall: Solid IPA, just a little too clean and too thin.
Comments: Wonderful beer, but lacks in substance

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 03:40:10 | More by JoshuaMason
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foglemgs

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured a nice dark golden color from a 1pt 6 oz bottle (bomber) into a pint glass. A two-finger head dissipated slowly, and there was some nice lacing as I drained the glass.

S: This is the strongest suit of the beer. A very fresh and hoppy aroma hits the nose right away, and there are some strong citrus and pine notes as well.

T: The taste is a bit of a letdown after the outstanding aroma. There is the pleasant bitterness of hops, but it's not big enough (especially for the bold name of the beer), and I get very little of the citrus and pine I was expecting.

M: This is very pleasant overall. It's a bit dry in the mouth and the higher (8%) alcohol content makes it's presence known after the initial hit of hops.

O: Another quality beer from Lagunitas. I would like to try this on tap somewhere, if I can find it in he Midwest. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 20:47:08 | More by foglemgs
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delta490

Virginia

4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- a nice clear medium amber with a big foamy white head. Head has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Quite effervescent.

S- a rich hops aroma greats you, with floral, pine and citrus notes

T- the hops flavor doesn't quite match its aroma. Don't get me wrong, it's still delicious. But its not quite as robust in hops flavor as the aroma had me thinking. But there's a great balance in the hops and malt bill.

M- a slightly thinner feel than other hop-bombs. But there's still a nice feeling on the palate

O- a delicious hoppy beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 23:16:13 | More by delta490
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a re-review after getting a much fresher bottle that had been kept in the cooler at the store.

Bottle code of 358 3, which makes the bottling date Christmas Eve if my math is right.

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

A- Pours a nice warm gold with a high degree of clarity, look like many Munich golds I've had. High white head that stuck around for a bit.

S- Like sticking your nose in a hop envelope, sweet, pine, citrus. very very slight bitter garlic.

T- Nice amount of sweetness, citrus, pine, medium bright bitterness (doesn't really seem like 102 IBUs though). Light toasted malt on the finish.

M- Lighter than expected, pretty easy drinking for the hop lover.

O- Glad I gave this another shot, I gave it a 3.65 before, it was an older bottle that didn't have the complex citrus and pine that this one has. This really reminds me of a mini-Stone Enjoy By and more available and a bit cheaper, at least for me. Will definitely be buying for of these, at less than 5 dollars for a bomber how can you not. Lagunitas just might be my favorite brewery when it comes to hops, it's between them and Bell's.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 22:12:25 | More by PaulyB83
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

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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Celtics17

California

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear, bright and golden/copper. Moderate carbonation and thick white foamy head on pour that settles to lacy skim on surface. Thick lace on side runs off and leaves a few patches.

Aroma: Instant aroma once I opened this one. Strong citrus hops, pine, and floral. A bit of pear comes through
Taste: Dry and tangy with grassy bitterness. Orange peel, pine, tropical fruit. The malt goes well with this hoppy beer.

Mouth: Moderately dry, thinnish, with some alcohol tingle.

This is my second favorite IPA from Lagunitas. Very fresh tasting, this was bottled just 10 days ago. SUPER FRESH.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 08:44:20 | More by Celtics17
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lochef81

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've been a long fan of lagunitas and this is certainly no exception. Pours a clear golden copper hue with a generous head that quickly lessens down to just a quarter inch of thick frothy white head that lasts throughout the pour. The Mouthfeel is smooth and easy. The kind of beer that one could get into trouble with if you know what I mean. The aroma is typical of that of a very hoppy ipa; citrus, pine, and an overwhelming aroma of skunky weed. The flavor is heavy with pine and grapefruit. Very bitter and very astringent...but in a very good way. This is a very enjoyable double ipa for those that like theirs with a ton of hops and bitter notes. This beer is certainly not about balance but neither is hopslam and everyone loves that. And this is a he'll of a lot cheaper and easier to get your hands on.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 05:22:44 | More by lochef81
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JHombrew

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: This is a beautiful ale. Crystal clear copper, subdued white head.

Aroma: Horrid. Smells of pine so strong it's not unlike gasoline.

Taste: Balanced sweetness that finishes dry. The overtly piney fossil fuel flavor dominates.

Mouth: Medium bodied, just perfect for the style.

Overall: I am a huge fan of Lagunitas. Great brews. This is the first time I was just blow away in a very bad way. I am a big lover of American IPA's and have been for almost two decades. Everything about this ale is fantastic; but this hop bouquet is not pleasant. Wrong aroma hop on this one IMO.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 01:13:49 | More by JHombrew
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Prince_Mbutu

Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Oh sweet mother of beer. Came home after a dull, boring day at training for a new job. Decided to walk to the corner store for some honey buns and cheese popcorn when I stumbled upon this beauty. Hadn't tried Lagunitas until this Sunday. I had the Sucks with a friend and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Decided to give a Lagunitas brew another try since I was thoroughly impressed. I'm a hop-lover through and through and this baby swept me off my feet and carried me up a flight of crystal stairs into a palace of pure happiness. Needless to say it was delicious. It's hoppy and citrus-y. The mixture of the two dances on your tongue and tingles your senses but not too intensely. It's smooth all the way through- no bite, no bizarre aftertaste, just pure goodness all the way down. The smell is nice although it smells a tinge too nutty for my liking but that's my biggest complaint. It is a fantastic brew and I would definitely recommend it.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

01-08-2014 23:42:32 | More by Prince_Mbutu
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BryanCarey

Texas

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Orange in color with a lovely head of white foam, this IPA appeals to many senses from the start. The amazing nose is one of citrus, pine, and some behind-the-scenes tropical fruit. The body of the beer is a little hazy and your senses are easily piqued to take a sip.

As expected, this IPA has a big taste, featuring grapefruit, pine, citrus, mixed tropical fruit, and alcohol. The hops are a little sticky and make their presence known from start to finish. Biscuit- like malts attempt to balance things out and they do a decent job, but the emphasis is still on the hops.

A big brew, this IPA is packed with flavor and it may not go over well with everyone at first, particularly those who are not fans of the IPA style. Hop heads, however, will fall in love immediately and may rank this among the very best. I couldn’t consume this as an everyday brew, but I agree that this is a delicious double IPA that I will certainly buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 19:59:13 | More by BryanCarey
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MrBoz21

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, bright and golden/copper. Moderate carbonation and thick white foamy head on pour that settles to lacy skim on surface. Thick lace on side runs off and leaves a few patches.

Aroma: Strong citrus hops, pine, and floral. A bit of pear and tropical fruit ester

Taste: Dry and tangy with grassy bitterness. Orange peel, pine, tropical fruit. A bit of dank. Malt notes and alcohol as it warms.

Mouth: Moderately dry, thinnish, with some alcohol tingle.

Overall: Tasty and refreshing. On the hop side of balanced, but easy to drink. I would like a bit more malt and mouthfeel, but overall ... pretty outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 01:04:24 | More by MrBoz21
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anarchia

Oregon

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale gold, bubbly beer with a smallish head. Massive hop aroma: grapefruit, oranges, pine, becomes more floral as the head dissipates. Thick & chewy in the mouth with noticeable carbonation. Lots of fruity hop flavor but it doesn't completely destroy the malt sweetness that hangs out in the background. Finish is sweet, not super-dry, with some bitterness but not nearly as much as you'd expect. Nice DIPA to sip on.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 02:15:14 | More by anarchia
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Ieatlambfries

New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear amber. Tons of rushing bubbles led up to a thick off white head.

Big ripe grapefruit, mango, and pine hop notes on the nose with a touch of malt.

Sweet malt upfront followed by an explosion of juicy grapefruit, citrus rind, tropical fruits, and pine resin. Quite well balanced for 102 IBUs. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Hop oils leave a nice slick on the tongue. Crisp body. Refreshing for a DIPA.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Quite well balanced for such a hop forward brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 01:58:16 | More by Ieatlambfries
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bomber > 2X IPA 20oz Glass

A - Pours a clear deep rich gold slightly tinted orange with a finger of foamy white head that fades fast leaving some nice thick patchy lacing.
S - Outstanding, loads of pineapple and mango, some sweet candied orange, lemongrass, pine.
T - Perfect balance for a beer this big, boasting 102 IBU, you dont get the bit until the end, lots of pleasantly ripe tropical notes of pineapple, mango, papaya, peach, orange, fresh lemon zest, bready and cracker malt in the middle, grassy and pine bitterness on the end.
M - For the sheer brawn of this beer it is retarded how easily drinkable this beer really is, high IBU counters the sweetness and makes for a total thrill to consume.
O - This is one of my all time favorites, a year-round compliment to Sucks, furthering my placement of best brewery to me personally. If you love IPA's, you need to have this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 03:12:27 | More by Omnium
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jdhops

Tennessee

4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a Lagunitas mason jar.

A: Pours a deep medium-clear orange. Thin white head with wonderful retention. Good lacing.

S: Orange, mango, peach. Citrusy.

T: Hop forward grapefruit pineyness with a bitter dry finish. Just a touch of onion. Alcohol mostly hidden. Very tasty.

M: Medium carbonation. Resiny but not thick. Slightly sticky at the finish.

O: My favorite from Lagunitas. Citrus aroma gives way to a piney dryness that invites another taste. Hops are potent but not overpowering. Extremely drinkable for an 8% ABV. Perhaps the best combination of quality, availability, and affordability of any DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 02:47:07 | More by jdhops
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite hoppy beers. Always affordable as well. on sale for $3.25 a bomber in Oregon.

Pours a bright and clear golden yellow, with a 2 finger white fluffy head that falls at an average pace. Lacing remains, along with some bubbles.

Smell is out of this world. Bright and bold aroma hops with fruity tones. Peach, Apricot, Pear, Mango, Flowers. Some pine in there, mostly floral and fruity hop zest, its almost perfect smell to me.

Taste isnt quite the same as the smell but its very good. A very balanced effort here, with floral hops in your face. Also a good malt backbone on this with biscuit and caramel. I think its more fruity in the nose than the taste, as its more on the hoppy and malty side. Very balanced. Not a very long bitter aftertaste but its there.

Mouthfeel is inching toward thick, but its by no means syrupy. Its just right for 8% abv. Medium carbonation and balance in this brew lets me give it a 4 in feel, as I think its the weakest part of the beer, but still works for what it is.

Overall one of my favorite go to's when its available. Try this now if you havent its just stoopidly good.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 01:20:34 | More by BastardKing24
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santomark

California

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

A - Sparkling gold, hues of yellow through the light, 1 1/2 finger head, nice retention.

S - Big, big, massive aroma from this one, pineapple, mango, oranges, piney, sweet, resiny, this smells amazing.

T - Very balanced, nice malt, great hop mixture, they definately brought out the complexitiy of the hop from sweet to bitter. Something new is revealed with each sip, very good.

M - Light to medium body. Nice carbonation, resiny goodness from the hops.

O - I wish this was on tap more as well as 6 packs. This is fantastic and I wish I had more to share. This is a great solid IPA, something enjoyable for everyone.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 03:32:59 | More by santomark
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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