Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Clean this mess up or else we'll all end up in jail...those test tubes and the scale...just get 'em all outta here..." He was referring to the complex super-critical-CO2 hop extraction equipment set up on the table in the lab across from the brewhouse. Hop extracts are for the BIG brewers, he thought - suitable only for crummy sub-standard and barely-passable industrial lagers, not the subtle and elegant craft beer made here. But wrong he was. The New Brewer does not eschew any possible inputs. In this case the mountain of extracts will replace the mountain of hop vegetative material in the kettle thus creating cleaner hop flavors and preventing the otherwise spinach-like mess of a kettle full of super-hopped wort from clogging up a pump or worse. The sensuous honey-like amber ooze was administered intravenously to the wort kettle and the sacrament was complete. Another kettle of Hop Stoopid is once again raised up and fermented on high.

Added by lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Ratings: 7,822 |  Reviews: 2,183
Photo of Onslow
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

the last sonoma farmhouse i had from Lagunitas was incredible (saison) and with what i have heard from a couple of people, I am looking forward to this ... pours out a dark kettle brown, with medium head issues, lacing is good too ... very flavourful hop bite, solid and rewarding, very clean, 5 iron huh? well you're fired ... is super tasty! .. a very well made brew that is sure to please any hophead.... 102IBU4u!

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Photo of ccrida
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber poured into a nonic, served at fridge temp. Hop Stoopid is a clear, fizzy, brassy gold with a large, very dense off-white head with super long last, leaving very heavy sheets offoam with only pockets of lace. There are actually thicker foam rings from each sip, on top of lighter foam from the rest, covering the majority of the glass! I couldn't ask for anything more in a DIPA.

Smell is very strong, resinous hops, pine like, with a hint of sweetness. Unlike the taste, there are some tropical fruit notes as well that I really dig. Very in your face, which is of course what I look for in the style.

Taste is also, uh, yeah - hop stoopid! Super resiny, my first DIPA made from hop extract AFAIK, I like the intensity and clean taste it provides. While I normally don't like DIPAs that are as bitter as this, the robustness of the hop flavor stands up to it and provided relative balance. This is like chewing on a hop cone, awesome. My only ding is that it's not the most complex in terms of hop flavor. I like DIPAs that bring the flowers and citrus in addition to the pine. But for the hops it has, the execution is perfect.

Mouthfeel is very oily, a bit chewy but really on the medium light side, nice creamy carbonation, dry but smooth finish.

Drinkability is perfect - as long as it's cold (like very DIPA should be). Let it warm, it gets syrupy. Even though this is my ideal flavor profile in a DIPA, the hop flavor is still super huge yet clean, the body isn't to heavy, and it's smooth. And like all Lagunitas beers, it's priced for the proletariat - beer for the people, Laga-fuckin-nitas indeed! These guys might be my favorite CA brewery (or period), considering overall value and variety of awesome beers.

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Photo of Docer
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First Off, the Bomber I purchased is 7.7% Alc. by Vol. Not the amount mentioned above... maybe it was a year ago?

- New copper penny color, no floating yeast or cloudiness.. minimal head as I poured it into a tumbler glass. Great lacing all about.

- Smell is robust in fruit, citrus, pine.. sweet hop success. Much like the Summit Hop... this must have been dry-hopped a few times..

- Wow, a very citrus sweet cream up front with a floral caramel aftertaste.. very strong hop presence.. and a decent amount of malt... but not too much.. just what I like.

- Nice aftertaste.. slightly chewy and dry, but its an Imperial IPA.. with a boat load of smooth hops that aren't too bitter or dry.

- Very drinkable. This could be a session ale for me... but I think I would pass out! Great glass to hand out and have a BBQ with some buds. Hop buds that is! ;-)

Overall... very impressed. This stands out over Deschutes Hop Henge for me as well as Full Sails Slipknot. Great job Lagunitas.

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Photo of Rainintheface
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: very clear and copper, moderate carbonation and a 1 finger slight off-white head. decent lacing

S: Like James Cagney stuffing a grapefruit in my face.* Orange and pine. malt sweetness fights it's way through to a mildly noticeable level

T: A juicy explosion of citrus. grapefruit and to a lesser degree-orange. caramel malt is present, more than the aroma would lead me to think

M: medium body, juicy and bitter with a dry finish

D: I love this. Will buy again. Soon

*Public Enemy

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Photo of br3wmeister
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Big white foamy rocky head lay atop a cristal clear golden colored beer. Good head retention and great lacing.

S- Very citrusy, lots of grapefruit and other citrus fruit, also some pine in there. Hint of almonds and caramel help to balance the aromas out. Smells much like I would expect from a DIPA.

T- This beer is very sweet and juicy with a big hop kick. Lemon aid and orange juice come to mind with the flavor up front. Some good caramel malt and roasted nuts. From beginning to end there is a nice hop bite that gets stronger in the end. The malt comes on strong and fades as the hops come on light then grow. Great pine and citrus flavors from the hops. Very nice flavor.

M- Medium bodied with some good hop bite. Some lingering sweet and bitter flavors but pretty good.

Overall I would say this is a pretty average DIPA pretty damn good for the price though.

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Photo of UA8
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a crystal clear amber color with a off white head that fades somewhat quickly leaving moderate lacing.

S- Wow what a nose! Mangoes, oranges, grapefruit, and caramel malts.

T- Starts with the malts and then moves into a touch of tropical fruit, finishes with big grapefruit and piney hops.

M- This could have been a top 10 DIPA but the mouthfeel comes of a bit thin.

D- This is a wickedly good DIPA with tons of tropical and citrus notes just the type of DIPA I like. It could be even better if it had a touch more body but this is definitely a brew to seek out.

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Photo of TLove
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz into a tumbler glass. Bought at Rodman's in DC for $3.99.

Pours a murky orange with a thin, clingy head. Nothing special in this regard.

The smell is wonderful. Figs, apricot, and banana all filter in a balanced sweetness. Not overpowering. Does not give hint to strength of taste.

Taste is all hops (102 IBU), with a little underlying graininess and sweetness. Taste strong and heavily carbonated on the front of the mouth, but calms and renders a sweeter, malty taste with a nice finish. Alcohol (7.7% ABV) is present, but not entirely apparent.

Overall, a good showing from Lagunitas. I've become very disenchanted with their beers as of late (the atrocity that is the Cappuccino Stout nearly forced me to stop drinking Lagunitas alltogether) and this is a refreshing reminder of the importance of trying everything a brewery has to offer before condemning the brand.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Yeah...this beer is pretty special. Tons of hops wielded by somebody in a brewhouse who knows how to use them. The flavor is all hoppiness, but packaged in a very pleasant package. And since hops come in all shapes and sizes, I'll describe the intense hoppiness in this particular example as "sweaty gym sock" and "candied fruit" which is to say delicious on both counts. I must say I hate candied fruit, probably wouldn't otherwise describe sweaty socks as appetizing, but in a hoppy beer, these descriptors are high praise (I hate raisins too...but in beer...terrific!).

Color is orange, body is clear and brilliant. Head is minimal. Body is somewhat viscous for a non-stout beer. Flavor is very hoppy (of the variety I described above) and delicious. There is some backbone behind the hop...as while this beer comes across as hoppy and bitter, it doesn't seem one-dimensional by any means. Mouthfeel isn't tarry, but is definitely not thin either (which is to say, on-target). Really, really good.

This beer reminds me quite a bit of Moylan's Hopsickle, which I also really like. I would highly recommend.

A bargain at $5.99 at Blacklick Liquor in Reynoldsburg.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

220z bottle at 52 degrees.

Pours clear copper with an inch-plus head of bone froth.
After the settling a solid skim coat remained on the surace, as well as plenty of torn ropes of lacework.

Aromatics lead off with loads of fruity citrus, pine resin, and light malt. Ripe apricots, mango, grapefruit, and peach. Pungent, floral and juicy.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tacky mouthfeel. Slightly oily and resinous.

A blast of ripe, tropical fruits start the palate along with a light malt base. Tangerines, apricots, peach juice, and grapefruit. Sappy pine notes pull through as well as a hint of warming alcohol. Bitterness is firm and drying but not overbearing or harsh.

Finishes with lingering ripe fruit, citrus zest, and hop juice.

Booya. This could be the surprise of the year so far. Exceptional in every way and tasting pretty damn fresh. Clean, pure hopping with some malt to balance and just enough bitterness. Reminds me of Pliney. Yum.

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Photo of brushtachio
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured vigorously into a chalice which caused an eruption of frothy foam that quickly shrank to a thin 2mm coating leaving 2 fingers of exquisitely intricate lacing. The aroma hit me when it was still at arms length. Citrus, floral, pears, definitely a sweetness. Inspected further there is an underlying layer of dank grassiness. Superb.

Taste is also layered. Sharp biting citrus at first. Then the malty caramel sweetness complimented by a little grass. Finally, at the very end, the brew confirms it's claim of 102 IBU.

Lighter mothfeel than expected but it matches the disarming fruitiness and floral bouquet. No sing of the alcohol. Excellent beer and at 4.99 for a bomber probably the best price/quality ratio I've come across lately.

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Photo of washburnkid
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: About a finger of head dissipates to a sticky ring with some froth in the middle; beer is an amber, sappy color; a delicious amount of lacing all over the large wine glass.
S: Great bouquet of slight citrus and heavy sweet floral characters.
T: Big floral hop flavor; a quick, 102IBU intense bitterness at the end of the first few sips; very sweet at the front of the palate, making this a fabulously balanced DIPA.
M: Only drawback of this beer for me was that it was watery and thin at times, which really subdued the heavy (and expected) floral DIPA flavors. Medium-bodied with great carbonation, going relatively smoothly down the throat with decent bitter residuals. Could have been better in regards to mouthfeel.
D: A good DIPA, but not the first I'd grab from my co-op's cooler.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass

Golden/copper hue with a one inch head

Aroma-Big wet hops, pine and grapefruit, and hops, hops, hops!

Taste-Big juicy hops, big juicy citrus layered with more big juicy hops. Very smooth and well balanced with a pretty clean finish for a 102IBU beer. Very tasty and dangerously drinkable. This beer reminds me of a Bell's Hopslam without all the alcohol, although at 8.2ABV it's still packs a punch.

Overall, a must-try for all hopheads!

Get Some!!!

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Photo of IBUnit63
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. purchased mid-late February from the Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Was going to pour this into my Duvel tulip but I was a total klutz and broke the fucking thing by accidentally banging the lip with the bomber. BUGGER! Into a Mason jar it goes...

Sure pours a solid clean honey (natural/copper) color with moderate, fast-rising carbonation. Effort is topped with quite an ephemeral 1-finger head, but good lacing abounds from the remains of its eggshell hue.

The purpose of the extract is cleanliness of hop flavor and texture...based on scent this objective is pretty well met...almost too well. Very little grapefruit rind...it's all citrus pulp and light floral perfume. Malt backbone is there in texture with a slight boozy burn. Solid.

Hops, hops and more hops (OK, more hop extract). Again, the purity of purpose is there and it shows. My only mild beef is that it's most, if not all, of the story. There's slight caramel/crystal malt on deep background and just enough alcohol viscosity to add character, but the synthetic oily nature of this really is the full dimension. Oh yeah, it's good...but I need a little more soul.

This has a very nice puchering hop citrus feel to it. It's clean and austeree...slight amber malt texture earthens it up a little bit. With warmth the citrus pulp turns to a more rind-ish feel just a bit.

It's tasty indeed...a solid, intersting effort for the "Mobil 1" of hop bombs. Still I'd almost prefer a little rustic malt with a bit of true hop texture to add more character. Drinks more slowly than expected but quite enjoyable. I want to taste this blind because it just has that test tube aura to it.

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Photo of jera1350
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange with a thick foamy head. Lacing is average. Not much sticking around.

Smell is glorious. Huge hops with lots of citrus and pine.

Taste is of big hops with a nice crisp citrus taste. Grapefruit peel and orange.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

Very drinkable beer. I cannot taste the 8% alcohol. This could get me in trouble.

If you are a hop lover, this is a great beer. Does not dissapoint!

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Photo of kaseydad
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off...WOW!

Poured a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass and it poured a very, very thin layer of foam. With a name like Hop Stoopid I was expecting a massive foamy layer. Oh well.

Grapefruit is the overwhelming aroma. There is also a sweetness, such as candy, that can be detected.

The taste is almost straight like grapefruit juice. Luckily I love grapefruit juice or it could have caused some trouble. As with grapefruit juice, there is a noticable aftertaste though it is not unpleasant.

The mouthfeel is creamy and creates a salivating factor which makes me crave another sip.

For what it is, I think this is a well done from Lagunitas. They ventured into the heavier IPA world and came out alright.

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Photo of djeucalyptus
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an impressively clear golden orange hue with tinges of crimson and a steady stream of carbonation fueling a creamy light yellow two-finger head. Impressive retention, leaving behind gobs of piney lacing to the bottom of the glass.

aroma is intoxicatingly hoppy. a hint of pine, then a ton of fruit. grapefruit, oranges, and caramel, with tropical notes of pineapple and mango coming through as well. Fairly one-dimensional, but so incredibly clean and impressive sans funkiness that I can't help but give it high marks.

Taste, as aroma indicates, is incredibly hoppy, although not unpleasant what-so-ever. A subtle light bready malt backbone is hiding under the blanket of hops just enough to balance it slightly and prevent the hops from being overwhelming. A bit of pine and a healthy dose of fruit. Oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, pineapple, even a touch of mango.

moderate carbonation keeps the viscous and resinous brew from being sickly. A moderate body feels a touch thin at times for the flavors, but the carbonation yields a good bit of creaminess to it all.

I'm pretty blown away. Not many double IPAs can pull off such flavors so cleanly, without any noticeable off flavors or defects. The alcohol is subtle, the flavors bright, and the drinkability incredible. I'd definitely polish off a few more bottles were they in front of me. One of the best Lagunitas bottles I've had the pleasure of trying.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear light copper body. Good sized ivory white head caps it off and has good staying power. Lacing is quite full as well. This has a great aroma. Very fruity and tropical. Apricot pulp and nectarine and tangerine....Definitely some pineapple too...Awesome. Flavor starts out bright and fruity. Bigtime pineapple and some fleshy tangerine too. Bitterness is quite clean for a beer of 100+ claimed IBUs. Biscuity malt base does it's job, but the bright, vibrant hop flavors really shine here...even if it does create a slightly one sided DIPA. Very enjoyable and a little too easy to put back. This bomber could be gone all too quickly.

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Photo of prototypic
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It's a very light copper/amber color and is clear. Absolutely haze free. It's topped with an off-white head that's about a finger and a half deep. It took its time dissipating and left a sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell: The nose is very citrus-heavy. Strong grapefruit, mango, and light pineapple aromas roll off the top. Hops are obviously very central to this beer and do not disappoint here. They're mostly citric with a touch of pine in there for good measure. It is worth noting that there is very little malt presence. Perhaps pale malts to a minimal degree, but not much. That's a very good sign. Alcohol really doesn't come through either. I'm liking this quite a bit. For a DIPA, this is pretty much ideal (for me).

Taste: The nose is a good indicator of what lies ahead. Citrus flavors of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple are sweet and strong. The hops are very strong, flavorful, and bitter. They have an extremely tasty citric core with a bit of pine to slap you around. As the nose suggested, there's not much malt. There's a little pale, but I'm not picking up any caramel. That's a recipe for success in a DIPA. Thank you, Lagunitas, for getting "it." It's slightly yeasty toward the end. Alcohol is masked very well. Sweet and bitter finish that's a little dry.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's got a nice medium body that's pretty smooth. Carbonation's a little too active to score it any better than good. But, good it is. Drinkability is very high. Hop Stoopid has a really great flavor, goes down too easy, and isn't overly strong at 7.7% abv.

Hop Stoopid is an excellent DIPA. I'm really enjoying it. I probably appreciate it even more given my recent bad experiences with DIPAs that are way too heavy on caramel malts. Lagunitas got this one just right. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Hautacam
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the most grapefruit that I have ever tasted in a DIPA...amazing !
It's a deep amber, nice foamy head that laces forever. Smell is super floral and citrusy. Taste is sweet grapefruit candy....almost too sweet and too mouth puckeringly bitter; a hop candy kid's drink for sure....really over the top hoppy....like biting into a sugar coated grapefruit rind.
Thick and resinous, low carbonation. A steroid enhanced version of the bottle. Definitely a good whippin' from the hop vine. Thank you sir, I'll have another.

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Photo of olmatty
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a low white head with poor retention and moderate lacing, beer is a lovely crystal clear orange.

Smell- Fresh, piney and citrus hops.

Taste- Caramel and cereal malts, mostly piney and citrus hops.

Mouthfeel- Moderately carbonated, big and palate filling.

Drinkability- Lots of big bitter hops equals plenty to chew on, still went down easy.

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Photo of scottoale
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. brown bomber with twist-off cap. It pours a bright amber-orange gold with great clarity. A solid finger of sticky off-white foam forms and leaves a sheet of lace clinging to the glass.

Healthy hop nose of pine and citrus, not much else cutting through the intensity of the hops.

The taste is fairly hop-centric as well with notes of grapefruit, orange, mango and pine. Just a faint malt backdrop thats adds to the floral and fruity sweetness through to the bittering finish. Great hop flavor, very refreshing.

Medium full body with carbonation that adds some fluff, with a nice little astringency to the faintly warming finish.

Very drinkable hop-bomb that fits the West coast standards in a big IIPA way. As it says on the label: 102I.B.U.4U., thats some hops!

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Photo of jamie2dope
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was one of the best I had at the EBF, so I needed to get some. Thanks to Matt at Winchester W&S for letting me know exactly when it was due to arrive. Poured in to a snifter a near perfect clear orange, with two fingers of pillow like white heading. Nice pungent hops start off in the smell. The hops stay prevalent, but there is also some sweet cream involved here, along with some mild tobacco. Taste is once again dominated by resiny, piny hops...truly hop juice. At the same time it is not so overwhelming as to ruin your taste buds after drinking it. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with great carbonation, and lots of subtle nuances as the beer warms up some. Drinkability is about as good as it gets for me. This West Coast Imperial IPA is as good as any out there that I have tried. Exceptional by all standards, but the cheap price tag places it on its own. Cheers

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Photo of ralree
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Really bubbly with a nice head, but the froth is composed of the largest thinnest bubbles I've ever seen. It looks like they won't last long. Half the head is gone within 1 minute. No lacing.

S: Caramel, brown sugar and fruit with great hop backing. Brown sugar is a little strong.

T: Nice fruit esters and great hop flavor. The bitterness is top notch. The malt on this one isn't yeasty at all, and has some nice grainy body. Cannot taste the alcohol at all, which is impressive considering it's 8.2% ABV!

M: Medium-bodied, carbonation is good. A little bit astringent. Lovely.

D: Drinks nicely, goes down easy for the high ABV. Wonderful beer.

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Photo of JoeCeez
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear copper into my pine belt pale ale pint glass, a two fingered pillow falls to leave a couple of milimeters of cream on top very sticky lacing

S: it's hoppy, citrus and pine all the way, caramel sweetness is faint

T: damn this is tasty! lots and lots of bitter and sweet citrus, grapefruit, pommelo, orange, tangelos, clementines, some sweet toasty carmel really subdues the bitterness of what seems to be a truckload of hops and the finish is really fuckin sweet almost makes me think I'm drinking juice, hop juice, reminds me some what of a bastar child of nugget nectar and maharajah

M: light carbonation medium body but very sticky no discernable alcohol burn

D: very tasty I drank a bomber very quickly, I could see the sweetness getting a little old after a couple bottles

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Photo of jayczar
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass, somewhat vigorously to establish a decent head.

At first nose drop I was hit with a decent amount of malt and hoppy grapefruit with a trail of vinegar.

It had a nice fizzy amber color with a relatively small head considering the vigorous pour but lacing was nice at first but fell off the glass quite quickly.

The taste was really nice with a burst grapefruit then a sweet tangerine followup reminding me briefly of Nugget Nectar.

It stood strong in the glass giving a decent feel albeit a slight bitter hoppy aftertaste which really doesn't bother me at all.

I find this to be more of an Amber Ale with lots of fruity notes which makes it a bit different but one I will definitely grab again if I see it on the shelf.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,822 ratings