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RATINGS: 2133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
For those mornings when you have to cut right to the chase, this is the one. Sure to blast through just about anything still lingering from the night before, this mouthful of Hops and huge rich Malt has a gaurantee built right into the name!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
the smell is HEAVY on the grapefruit and has hints of mango and lemon. this smells... so... good! looks very fizzy, pours with no head and the usual color if a little paler than i expected. surprisingly sweet with a tantalizing hops finish. tastes tropical and fruity. palate is smooth and fizzy, just perfect for lounging around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 My Bottom Line:
The tropical fruit grove in which these resinous hops grow titillates both nose and tastebuds, making you forget there is anything else going on in this wondrous Double IPA. Quite drinkable for its size, this must be simply gorgeous fresh on tap.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the misty light bronze.
-This is one of the most attractive IPA perfumes Iíve ever had the chance to smell. Resinous, citrusy and mango fruitiness, sandy Simcoe-like notes, wooden background, etc. Redolent of 3F Dreadnaught even.
-The flavor profile is not as complex as the aroma, but toasted and honeyed malts do make an appearance, attempting balance.
-Carbonation is smooth and the body is silky, creating optimal drinking conditions (for a strong ale).


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle. Fluffy white head rests atop amber-gold. Aroma is piney, grapefruit, and freshly cut grass on a hot day, which also happens to be something with which this beer would go very well. For something at 102 IBUs, allegedly, I expected this beer to be abusively hoppy, but instead itís pretty well balanced with sweet honey-like malt and the 8% ABV. Pleasant spicy notes bounce around in the flavor as well. Nice and smooth palate, with a fairly low carbonation level, or at least thatís how it seems to me. Thatís not necessarily bad. If youíre looking for a nice hop bomb that still has a bit of balance, this is a good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obxdude10 (2116) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Now this is what an impy IPA should be like! This offering from Lagunitas was absoutely outstanding. The Hop Stoopid ranks right up there with the DFH 90 Minute and the double IPA from Stoudts. Absoutely incredibly beer. It all starts out with a copper pour and an off-white head. The head leaves plenty of lacing around the glass as well. The nose is so inviting and enjoyable. I probably looked like an idiot sitting at the bar with my nose stuck in my glass the whole time. The full and rich aroma of hops, grapefruit and pine set this beer up for excellence. The body is smooth and drinkable, too. The flavors are incredibly delicious, with hoppy and spicy notes, along with balanced hints of caramel malt, more grapefruit and pine and a touch of bread. The finish was spicy, dry and extremely hoppy. This is definitely one of the best impy IPAs out there. I will have fun tracking down more of this. At the very least, Iíll find myself back at the Craft Ale House again after the holiday to have more! Iíll kick the keg myself! Damn was this a great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2009
bottle. Pours a clear golden with a nice, fluffy, off-white head. Nose is big on grapefruit and pine. Taste is grapefruit with some malt balance. Mouthfeel is medium with sweetness and a nice bitter finish. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Throws off a huge head that takes too much time to recede. I spy itís sheen, tisí a faint golden copper color. Funny, I smell underarm b.o. with a splash of malty sweetness. I gleefully imbibe and discover what the hype is all about. This is absolutely delicious. Thick malty goodness renders a sweetness to clobber the hopsy razors edge into submission. Flavors are fresh with a honeysuckle sweetness. Turns to heavy cream on the palate. The finish lingers like the scent of a beautiful woman in an elevator. Awesome

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 23, 2009
bomber.... second superb beer of the night for lagunitas.... floral aroma stood out, along with stoopid good flavor.... highly recommended

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Sonoma Farmhouse eh? The Sonoma is found in the clear burnished brass of the beers hue and sheer brightness of fresh humulus aromas leaping out of the glass. Farmhouse speaks in a light voice of earthy spice, although the hop extraction method is more akin a Sonoma Valley lab. Hop Stoopid? Well put. Fresh, sweet grapefruit juice abounds, from the nose to the mouth. Hop bitterness is not on the stage here, no astringency or green bite. A very plush and polished mouthfeel give the Cascades a slip and slide to personify their namesake. I wouldnít say that the beer in singular, rather one solid vision that begins and finishes flawlessly and provides ultimate hop refreshment. Well done and very well priced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thefrutigers (104) - , Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2009
bottle: Poured orange with medium diminishing head. Smells very citrusy with a small piney note. Flavor was slighty sweet with a very bitter end, but smooth. Strong grapefruit flavor and a lingering taste with the bitterness. I liked this very much, well balanced and very flavorful

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
Solid orange colour, with a very surprising clarity for an Imperial IPA. A very very slight green hue to the beer as well. Huge hops right off the nose, clearly in the Cascade/Centennial/Stryrian Goldings family, with loads of lemon, grapefruit, spruce, and pine. The palate is wonderfully well-balanced, and stands up to the aggressive hopping just fine. I have tasted more complex IPAs, but few that were so well balanced.

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