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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of TwelveOunces
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

bomber poured into a tulip glass
Review #200

A- Pours a hazy golden orange with a one finger off white head. Some alcohol legs and decent lacing as well.

S- Superbly hoppy, a lot of pine and a ton of citrus. There is a lot of pineapple and apricots and grapefruit of course. More bitter then sweet.

T- A bitterness up front followed by a wave of hop flavor. A bunch of citrus ranging from pineapple to lemon to pine. A bready/wheaty malt profile is here but everything is overpowered by the hops. Blended really well and actually quite drinkable considering the IBU's.

M- Goes down way too easy. It really doesn't last long in my glass. Very slightly warming. Enough feel to keep it feeling silky smooth but I can go through this too quickly.

O- Awesome DIPA. The price, the drink ability, the flavor and of course the dirt cheap 4.50$ price tag is all fantastic. For some reason, this beer is not sold in my area and I found it first 5 hours outside my city. Dear Lagunitas, distribute to Kentucky.

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Photo of RA1NMAN1205
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured the bomber into a frosty mug. The brew has a nice golden, caramel color with a cream-like head.

S: Aroma delivers a pleasant amount of hops with lemon-lime/citrus notes. There is a hint of caramel too. Nice touch to go along with the appearance.

T: A hoppy, pine taste which comes off a little malty. Much less citrus on the palate than on the nose. Noticeable amount of alcohol with every sip, but not enough to overpower the bomber.

M: Somewhat bitter, not heavy but not light. The small amounts of carbonation make it very enjoyable.

O: Once again, the Lagunitas Brewing Company has out done itself! This is a great hoppy beer, and sold at a great price! I bought my 22oz for around $3.50

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Photo of LTS
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first consumption of this beer was paired up with a nice smoked pork shoulder. It went well but I had no time to really take note of the beer, so I got another bomber and went to town.

The beer pours with a great head, fluffy and white with texture. You know there's some good hops coming with a head like that.

The aroma of this beer is incredible. Lifting the glass for a sip your olfactories are slammed with anticipation of pine and citrus. The hop extaction method used by Lagunitas packs a punch. The great thing is that it's not overdone. While the hop profile on this beer is obviously more than present I never feel overwhelmed by it.

The taste is great, you don't notice the 102 IBU as the aroma and balance on the malt makes it work nicely. The residual sweetness and hop taste do not disappoint.

The color of the beer is nice, a darkish but not as dark as some in this style. Still it's got it where it counts and is dark enough to show off the pillowy white head.

In the end the beer is gone too fast and I am left wanting more, not from the beer, just more OF the beer.

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Photo of saintwarrick
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sharp looking brew, mild orange or a light amber with a foamy white IPA head. Awesome aroma, very thick and piney with lots of citrus, grapefruit filling the room; fresh hop cones to the max. Taste is thick and meaty for an IPA of this strength; flexes a lot for 7.7 abv (so says the bottle); very syrupy like some DIPAs, but the alcohol is very restrained in this brew. Very well crafted in that regard. Thickness adds some piney notes, but a heavy citrus taste dominates, though its not nice and hoppy like most, this is more like grapefruit marmalade. Goes down nice and bitter, but very smooth.

Wow, a very well crafted brew, to pack in all this flavor and thickness and still not suffer from too much alcohol; very well done. A must try for the hop heads as this brew walks the IPA, DIPA line perfectly.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a 22oz bomber of this from Olive Tree Market here in OB for $4.50 (good price) and poured it into an Old Speckled Hen pint glass.

A: Pours a clean golden/honey-like hue with a light effervescence, and a good head that lingers leaving thick coats of lacing from start to finish.

S: Greeted with fresh cut grass citrus peels - big amounts of hop goodness, toasted grain and sweet malt.

T: Good amount of hop upfront - citrus bight and earthy moss balanced well by sweet bready malt flavors - fortunately these flavors don't dominate and allow the hop to run the show.

M: Medium bodied, crisp, clean and well carbonated with a lingering bitterness from the hop.

D: All night IPA if you can handle the 8% ABV and the 102 IBU's - if you can, brother this is your beer!

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Photo of Natural510
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark golden color with decent head. Leaves a nice lacing (for the style).
Smells sweet...very floral and fruity, as of jasmine flowers. Expected pine note is present but subdued. Very inviting.
Sweet without being cloying. Grapefruit and a bit of lemon, sure, but I'm also getting some hints of pear and mango. Forest pine, again, kicks around in the background. The hops are in-your-face but completely balanced by the malt. The bitterness is far from overwhelming...almost an afterthought.
The mouthfeel is sensational. Many IPAs and DIPAs overwhelm the palate with hop bite, but the hops are more for flavor here. The brew goes down extremely smooth, like a lager. The kick is residual. One is left savoring the flavors rather than attempting to overcome the extreme bitterness to find the other elements. Alcohol content is hardly noticeable in flavor, only in later effect.

This rivals my other favorite DIPA Hopslam in the flavor and drinkability departments. I don't think you could find a better balanced beer of the style. An example of bigger being better but not in the manner one would initially expect.
A winner.

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Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a crystal-clear amber with a thick white head with good retention. The smell is oustanding - huge mango and grapefruit scents The taste is as hopped up as the smell suggests. Tart, juicy, bitter grapefruit flavors dominate from start to finish. Good mouthfeel, but not great. Perfect for a hop lover like me.

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Photo of JayMooch1
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of Boz12
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange with a creamy three finger head. Looks really nice in my Samichlaus snifter.

S: Peaches! Really fruity hops. A little grapefruit but the peach aroma is very dominant. A little malt and some floral notes. Smells so delicious!

T: Very similar to the nose. Peaches, malt, and some hop bitterness that is very tame for 102 IBU's.

O: Definitely worth trying if you can get it. If you like IPA's with fruity hop flavors/aromas this is a good one.

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Photo of lukester
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The name is a bit intimidating for even a hop head. Once past that though this beer rocks. It is a well balanced beer for an IPA with such a high IBU count. Very nice body as you'd expect from an 8% beer. I'm hoping my next purchase will be a full keg of it if I can talk my wife into it.. maybe next spring after winter beer season is past!

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Photo of jtingue
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 168. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance. Light copper toned straw in color. Pours with a ton of effervescence and a good 3 fingers of head. This slowly dissipates to a finger on the top of the beer. The head is comprised of bubbles that are of varying sizes. Quite interesting and beautiful.

Smell. Tons of citrus and piney hop aromas with some residual sweetness. A true hop bomb smell.

Taste. Starts with a nice sharp grapefruit citrus flavor. This is slowly overtaken by a resinous bitterness that is quit pleasant. A second wave of citrus flavors come next along with some piney and slightly herbal notes. There is a nice sweetness that accompanies all of this. The finish is dry and cleansing.

Mouthfeel. The body is thin, but perfect for the taste of the beer. Carbonation is moderate, makes the beer very drinkable.

You cant really beat this beer for price and taste. Very complex, a type of complexity that I normally don't expect in any type of IPA. A staple.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What lacing. What aroma. Very good IPA. This is what the standard should be. It's nothing extraordinary, but it's very good. Pick up a bottle for yourself and see what IPA's should be.

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Photo of ferrari29
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Nonic pint shaped glass

A - Beer pour forms a nice white, healthy looking head; about one finger in size; good quality lacing; very well-carbonated; clear orange colored body

S - I smelled the caramel malt aromas from across the room; loaded with citrus hop smells; pine and grass nose; very well-done

T - Bitter hop flavor; creamy caramel malt taste; hop pine taste; strong citrus sweetness at the beginning of the sip; grassy and piney

M - Aftertaste is a mix of bitterness and sweet caramel; bitter flavors lingers for a while in the gums and on the top of your tongue; well-balanced bitter hop texture and malt flavor; full body; moderately effervescent

D - This drink is awesome; even for a very, very high IBU level beer, its still very smooth and enjoyable

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Photo of freed
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imagine my luck finding this on tap at a relatively new watering place in my new neighborhood. The waiter described it as a triple IPA, which sounds like calling something more than 100%, but my wife and I each ordered one.

Pint arrived with a rich, dehydrated golden body, more copper hue to it than many IPAs and a very clear body. There was a very nice cap of white foam atop the beer.

Aroma was reserved despite a good serving temperature - fleshy and mature citrus and melon dominant with a tad of the body behind it to round out.

The taste was spectacular. It had the clean robustness of the Summit pale with a huge up front floral loading of hops. The hop flavor contribution is big, then transitions nicely into a sweet a filling body. There is not a tremendous bitter finish like I expected though - just a very nice clean fall off with more of a floral crispness than a sharp end.

The beer was wonderful on the palate and a sip or to with a bite of food made it a great mate for dinner. I had to have another.

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Photo of mmmbeer
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle with no freshness date. 1.085 OG, 102 IBUs, bittered with hop extract. Pours a nice orange hue, unfiltered yet damn near crystal-clear, with medium carbonation and a half inch of whitish head that leaves a bit of lacing. Orange and pineapples dominate the aroma, with floral and perfumy notes following close behind. No real malt aroma, but this is certainly OK for the style. Nothing but hops on the palate - in a very good way. The orange, tropical fruits, mint?, tobacco? and coating resiny/oily stickiness overwhelms the whisper of honeyed malt sweetness, which then leads into a very potent, yet incredibly smooth bitterness that lingers on and on. It has moderate carbonation, and its somewhat substantial body does not hamper its drinkability in any way. This brew is too easy to drink - it packs loads of hop flavor without overloading the malt bill with crystal malts just to make it drinkable. Well-worth trying this one out.

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Photo of rdilauro
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I love a hoppy IPA.
Once opening the bottle, I immediately could smell the Hops.
This was a crisp, clean beer with a strong but balanced bitterness from the Hops.
It poured light and golden with a small head. The first sip was what I would expect from a highly hopped beer. The bitterness was the first to hit my tongue, but the fullness of the beer made it quite enjoyable.
As with most IPAs with their IBU's over 70, the after taste stays for a good while.

Next time I have this, I want to compare it to some of the high IBU IPAs that I have tried.

When you start to hit over the 90 mark for IBUs we are talking serious hops and serious bitterness. Not all folks like beers this way. I still know a number that if the IBU was over 10 (some normal domestic beers) they would think it was too bitter. The bitterness, along with the right amount of barely and malt make for the better brews. You can throw all the hops you want at a brew, get the IBU count up, but if it isnt balanced, its no fun to drink.

Hop Stoopid, is FUN to drink

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Photo of biboergosum
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle. I've looked for this offering from Lagunitas on previous trips Stateside, but didn't come across it. Since we have numerous other beers from this brewer in our local alcohol demarcation zone, it was only a matter of the import agent for this account getting off their ass and rectifying the situation. A few weeks ago, a co-worker of mine brought up his recent trip to the local bottleshop, and asked if I knew of this 'Hop Stoopid' beer. After verifying that I was indeed in the correct dimension, it was clear that I needed to do a little shopping of my own.

This beer pours a crystal clear, bright medium bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and mildly creamy eggshell white head, which leaves some adequate sudsy chain link fence lacing around the glass as it evenly bails.

The smell - OMFG - the smell - orange, grapefruit, pine, and motherfrakkin' pineapple, all duly and inescapably right in your face - I could very well marry this aroma (I am in liberal Canada, after all), with a subdued, but still up for it caramel/toffee malt. Anyhoo..the taste starts with more semi-sweet grapefruit rind, orange pith, and a lessened tropical fruitiness that is briefly mourned, but quickly forgotten, as the well supportive bready caramel malt takes up the flag, aided by a soft toffee sweetness, mildly resinous pine cone astringency, and some further leafy, floral, and subsequently perfumed hops.

The carbonation manifests in only a mere tingle, the body a low-key medium weight, and the mouthfeel smooth and a little creamy, while the alcohol is noticeable as only a slight warming effect, mainly because I couldn't stop sipping this stuff long enough to notice. It finishes off-dry, the sweet and somewhat sugary fruity hop notes still good to go, and the malt hardly a wallflower by the same measure.

Ok, maybe the flavour suffers a bit in comparison to the heady nose, but that's hardly an indictment. Also, the bittering effect of the 102 IBUs is actually a little less intense than I was expecting, but the overall drinkability of this doozy of an DIPA renders that a moot point. Hop Stoopid: will u marry me? My gf is ok w/ it (she better be, I shared it with her, and she liked it).

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Photo of umpquabrewer
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
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!

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Photo of pschul4
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On sale at Binnys.. Yeah it was $3.50 instead of $5 haha

A- Pours a nice light amber/orange with a small white head that recedes to a ring around the beer

S- First thing I told my drinking buddy was "oh damn" hops come and get you, like... "one day he break the cage and he get this!" type of get you. Tops of tropical hops in the nose, which I heart

T- Much more bitter than the nose leads on but still delicious. 102 IBUs on the bottle but I wouldn't guess that high. Not much in the way of malts but it's not called malt stoopid is it?

M- Great mouthfeel for a DIPA, pretty light without being watery

O- Have had this a few times and as far as value beer this is right up there with torpedo. Go Lagunitas!

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Photo of Boneswally
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Working mans IPA, sediment at the bottom which makes the clarity on the first pour amazing. Super clear and aroma is heavenly. Looking for a beer that says I know what I'm buying in a bomber bottle commitment? Look no further, you win with this one. Lagunitas continues to be one of my favorite breweries.

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Photo of acevenom
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours deep clear golden orange with a tall, biege head. The head dissipates slowly, leaving lacing on the side of the glass. Only a small amoutn of head is left atop the beer after the head retreats. Small, tiny bubbles can be seen rising along the side of the glass. The hop aroma is very strong. I detect those big piney, resinous and citrus hop aromas. There is some sweetness as well. It's a very delicious smelling West Coast IPA. As far as the taste goes, the hops aren't as powerful as the smell would indicate. Those big, juicy citrus flavors are balanced with that bitter pine flavor in the back end. The malt really doesn't come through in the flavor, which allows the balanced hop flavors to shine. The body is much lighter than the typical double IPA, registering on the lower end of medium. There isn't a lot of carbonation to speak of, but it is there. This beer is smooth with a dry finish. It is highly drinkable in terms of the style. This is an excellent and unique beer in many ways. If you're a hop head, do try this beer if you can find it.

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Photo of Jellopants356
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a golden honey color. Smells hoppy yet also some sweet with pine notes. A little thicker creamy head for an IPA-ish beer. Lots o' bubbles. It tastes pretty much like it smells, hints of pine and fruit notes along with a strong and bitter hop finish. The mouthfeel is excellent, fizzy but pleasant and refreshing. Overall, I liked this beer. Not what I was expecting from the name, but probably something i would drink more of if it were on tap in my area.

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Photo of alkemy
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a bright copper/orange color out of my bomber. Thin head stuck around lacing the glass throughout. Crisp citrus hops smell with a rush of pine. I knew this was gonna be good before I even took a drink. Taste is a domination of the citrusy/piney hops. There is a muted malt note in there as well. I was hoping for a touch more of the hop bomb taste because of the beautiful scent, but this beer is still very good. The 8% ABV was unnoticeable. It would be pretty easy to get stoopid drunk on this stuff. I'll be having more of these in the future!

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Photo of sabinelr
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank out of the 22 Oz. bottle. QFC has been selling this for 3.99 in Renton, WA, a below average price for strong ales from anyone. No one else in the area seems to be selling this, except for maybe the smaller vendors who tend to charge 50 cents to a dollar more.
It starts out with a fragrant evergreen smell, and the taste comes out like spruce gum. In this case, it cancels out the 8% alcohol leaving a happy astringent taste, and you have to wait till you finish the bottle and stand up to find out you just knocked off something stronger than Arrogant Bastard. This is the stuff you alternate with AB (not Anheuser-Busch) while sitting out in the sun enjoying the current economic slowdown. Buy cases and cases before you go broke because you lost your job.

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Photo of dfernandez77
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Astonishing fresh lychee, mandarin oranges, and apricot. Sweet honey like malts. Slightly grassy, fresh alfalfa like bitterness. Altogether very fresh, bracing, and fruity, as opposed to pine, resinous, or juniper herbals in other big IIPAs. Very promising.

Pours with medium carbonation and a light, white, head that dissipates quickly - negligible lace. Slightly coppery blond color. Slightly hazy.

Very well balanced. With fruity characters from the hops and yeast - mandarin orange and mango, with a touch of ripe Asian pear. Malt provides a nice backbone - both complexly sweet and honey-like. Bittering hops pull it together with balance a dryness. This has a beginning (bracing and fresh), middle (fruit, and honey/malty), and end (clean sweetnes and slightly astringent). Very well done.

Pushes above medium bodied with a nice slickness that lingers. Finishes clean and lightly dry.

Overall Impression:
Very well done IIPA. Up with the best I've had. I'd put it at par with Pliney the Elder for overall enjoyment - though it's tipped to freshness and fruit rather than to resinous herbal characters. Great aroma, great flavor, finishes well, easily drinkable - I'll say it again - very well done.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 7,501 ratings.
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