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RATINGS: 2004   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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle from my buddy in Oregon. Thanks Rob. Pours out a reddish brown color with a white head on it. Smell is very hoppy, pine, grass, the works. Little to no alcohol detected here. Taste is smooth and refreshing for a double IPA. Plenty of hops and very fresh hops make this one a kicker. A really solid DIPA, and I am glad I found it locally too, year round release I hope? Probably one of the closest things to hopslam that I can buy now. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAR 28, 2009
Taste 3/9 bottle. Looks: Copper bottom with a thick white foam. Aroma: Lots of floral hops and sweet malt. Taste: One of the better hop heavy beers Iíve had. A great deal when the cost is added in.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: After a few years of not being able to find this beer, no matter how common it was, I eventually have got my hands on one. Pours a solid golden hue topped with a thick lather of puffy white foaming. Aroma boasts a bold and up front olfaction of citrus based hops along with a fresh scent of sticky green plant. Decent amounts of bitter hops and tangy citrus play a key role in the flavor department as well as after note of metallic finish. For the price this is a good beer to be had and enjoyed plus the name of the beer sounds funky and fits right.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - 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 (3177) - 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 Seasonís - 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. Itís 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 (1231) - 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 (4004) - 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.


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