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RATINGS: 1991   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5223) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle. Simply called Hop Stoopid. ABV is listed at 7.7% on the label. Translucent shimmering amber. Short, fading white head. Spotty lacing. Aroma is HUGE hops notes - pine resin, citrus oils, floral notes and some caramel notes. Taste is oily hops, light spicy notes, pine resin, grapefruit juice, orange peel, caramel, light toffee notes and floral notes. Body is lighter than expected but very oily and herbal. Mint like in spots and very clean feeling on the palate despite its abrasive bitterness. Finishes with strong pine needle, citrus juice, orange peel, grapefruit pulp, toffee, light caramel and a bit of pear. Lots of floral notes and light spicy hops as well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2009
2009 Bottle - thanks stefanje! - Pours a bright orange with a frothy off white head, generous lacing...intoxicating aroma of pine resin, grapefruit, hop florals, sticky toffee?...flavour is a great balance of citrus and sweets, not as bitter as I expected, but incredibly well put together...finish is like citrus rind with a fleeting bitterness...good stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 26, 2009
22oz Bottle. A heavily limey aroma rises from the glass with fresh zest, a bit of gin, and some rosemary. Herbal and piney. Pours a clear pale copper, mostly gold with a white rim. Flavor is softer, but continues in an herbal and increasingly more floral fruit, towards raspberries and pears. A slightly toothy malt plays off the hops well. I want a little more intensity, but this is very good. Soft, supple and with some minerals. Lots of fruit character. Alcohol non-existent. This is very enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2009
22 oz bomber from New Season’s - The aroma on this one is fantastic! It smells like something I definitely want to drink. Tastes like it, too. It has some nice citrus flavors and good malt balance. It’s a bit like fresh grapefruit juice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2009
22oz. bomber, with thanks to stefanje for the surprise box! Pours a clear golden with a nice white head. Aroma jumps out of the glass, with grapefruit, pine, citrus, and light floral. Flavor has more grapefruit, light pine and citrus, along with a good caramel malt backing that keeps the hops in check. Very drinkable, good stuff. Thanks again Stefan!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1230) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2009
[Bomber] Pours clear, dark amber with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is huge, and very, very nice. A lot of pine, with some mandarin orange mixed in as well. Taste has a big hop profile (pine and mandarin orange again, but this time with a good dose of grapefruit as well), with the bitterness being offset by a strong malt presence. Really nice balance between the hops and malt. Mouthfeel is full with a long finish of grapefruit and malt. This is a really solid IIPA, and one of the better ones that I have had. Well done, Lagunitas.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmac (3994) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2009
UPDATED: APR 4, 2009 22 oz bomber purchased at Spirits RB. Poured a great looking honey hued amber with a pillowy off white head that left tons of lace on my Allagash glass and a large pile of head pooled on one side of my glass as well. The aroma was the perfect marriage of hop bitterness and malty sweetness that I can only describe as hop syrup. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and hop flavors linger with a light bitterness. Flavor of recently crushed hop cones, citrus rind, grains, lots of hop sweetness. Phenomenal beer and at such a beautiful price as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2009
On Draft at Deep Ellum, body is a dark golden hue with a tall tight pure white head. Aroma is sticky pine with a little dust. Flavors of grapefruit and orange zest dominate with a touch a chewy pine sap as it warms. The body was oily and bitter and hop burn was not far behind. Really a nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Draft… Pre-C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is of pine sap, toffee, white pepper and resin. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. Pretty well-balanced overall, though it does lean just a hair on the sweet side. Pine bitterness rides sidecar while toffee and caramel sweetness steers the bike. Lengthy, bittersweet finish - finally, the bitterness outlasts the sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Pours a nice brownish orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citrusy hops, pine and malt. Flavor is caramel, pine, fresh citrusy oily resinous hops, grapefruit. Has a nice oily mouthfeel and finishes a bit astringent and bitter with some lingering sweetness and citrus to counteract the bitteress just enough to work well. Best value for a IIPA ever!


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