Hoo Lawd
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Black IPA
3.65 | pDev: 13.7%
Nov 03, 2019
Nov 25, 2015
While the average IPA lands somewhere between 40-60 IBUs, this latest release clocks in at 658 IBUs (international bittering units). Hoo Lawd, as it has been affectionately named, comes from the sensation you get after you take your first sip.

Brewed with an experimental hop referred to as "Alpha Beast" along with Simcoe, Warrior and Amarillo hops in CO2 extract, Hoo Lawd takes dark IPA into an intergalactic black hole of hoppiness. Sam and Brewmaster Tim Hawn worked with Yakima Chief Hopunion to procure all of the hop varieties and formats for this beer. While other awesome, uber hoppy beers have claimed to achieve higher theoretical IBUs, Hoo Lawd has received scientific confirmation and documentation from two independent labs that this is, in fact, the hoppiest commercial beer ever brewed.

The beer will be available on tap at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE on December 2 beginning at 5 p.m. for a happy hour featuring the Alstrom Brothers of BeerAdvocate fame, and available at Extreme Beer Fest, held in Boston this spring of which Dogfish Head has been the title sponsor for many years.
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Rated by GRG1313 from California

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
BA Exreme Beer Festival 2016 - I just found my notes!
Nov 03, 2019
Rated: 3 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 21, 2016
Rated: 4 by mattycasey from Massachusetts

Feb 19, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by acurtis from New Jersey

Feb 18, 2016
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Reviewed by JohnGalt1 from Idaho

2.7/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Big props to slvrmon82 for the mini-growler assist for this rarity. Shared with a bunch of people at the '16 RBWG... Pours black with a thin dark tan head, still pretty decent lacing... Piney hoppiness is huge on the nose with some light acrid black malt... Flavor is like piney sandpaper... Hugely abrasive on the finish.. Very interesting experiment, and interesting as long as you view it as an experiment.

Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 2.75 by Lucoli from New York

Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Masters from Massachusetts

Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Feb 11, 2016
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

2.41/5  rDev -34%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Sample from EBF 2016
Only one of us ventured to get a sample of this and honestly it was plenty for the three of us to get a sample. Resinous earthy piney hop pellet aroma and flavor. Bracingly bitter downright undrinkable.
Feb 09, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

Feb 09, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 3.44 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 4 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 3.55 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 06, 2016
Hoo Lawd from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 26 ratings