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RATINGS: 2129   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bomber from Canals in Lawrenceville, NJ. Light chestnut pour under a medium dusky white head. Piney and citrusy aroma. Grapefruit punches you up front then the flavor mellows and balances with hearty malt. Mild vanilla and milk chocolate compliment the flavor. Silky mouthfeel with a bitter hook. A smartly crafted stoopid ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Aroma is dank orange hops, lots of residual sugar, a bit of fresh grapefruit rind, and malt. Wow. Smells like a nice barleywine. Apperance is golden mead with scant, quickly disappearing head. Taste is initially all oranges, but slowly gives way to a pine bitterness and malt sweetness that is very well in-balance for the style. Lots of backbone on this one, surprisingly. Perhaps underattenuated? There is a lot of gravity here, but a lower than expected alcohol level just going by taste and past experience. Second taste brings more grapefruit rind into play with the sharp carbonation and crisp, sweet malt backbone. Simple, but very, very nice. Finish is not very cloying, and lingers decently well with the rind bitterness. This is very, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekhna (118) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2009
So Iím getting pretty tired of super-malty hop bombs, but for some reason this one just really sat well with me last night. Itís by no means a perfect beer, and I can understand the "itís a syrupy mess" complaints, but for the price/quality ratio itís hard to go wrong. Iím not sure Iíd pick this over Pliny, but luckily I havenít moved to CA yet, so I donít have to make that decision. I think Hop Stoopid and Old Rasputin can be kin in the "solid and reasonably-priced beer that hasnít been hyped to death" category.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinerd (17) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
The nose is beautiful! Itís made up of dry herbal, grapefruit,nice malt backbone. The pour is also nice. Pours a nice bright copper with a nice head that leaves good lacing. Flavors are nice and very balanced witch is great. Not just hop water, but more of a well balanced IPA. Flavors are that of a very floral, piney, bright citrus with a nice caramel malt balance. Great job!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2009
22 oz bomber: Deep gold/light amber w/ a lasting, medium white head. Very pungeant hop aroma... Grassy, piney, resiny and raw... And a hint of grapefruit. Caramel and toasty hop figure into the mix as it warms. Go figure... A beer called Hop Stoopid with hops all over the place...! Very little fruitiness other than hops. Hop flavored, but slightly sweet balance. Grassy again, piney, woody, toasty malt, caramel (very light), and oddly enough, pineapple hops. Finish is semi sweet, resiny, lightly piney, and overall, nicely complex from hops. Medium to full bodied, medium CO2, smooth, but not creamy. Nice hop complexities between aroma and flavor! Typical west coast IPA... I wish I could get out there to try more in person on tap!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2009
a pale orange pour lots of aromatic hops in the nose mostly citrus flavor is that of orange and grapefruit with a good malt backround lots of citrus flavors in the end very good beer but not exceptional

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Rated as they categorized it as a "double/imperial IPA". First of, let me state, that my wife HATES hoppy beers. She canít even drink a Hop Devil, and nearly gags on Green Flash West Coast IPA. She said she liked this and could drink it. That this beer is a í99í on RB in the Double IPA category is total fucking bullshit. This is a sweet, bubble-gummy, over malty, uninspired and quite frankly, sucky. Alllow me to quote from the BCJP style guidelines: "Hop flavor is strong and complex" Strong and complex my ass - itís sweet and not even hoppy. "High to absurdly high hop bitterness" - where are the hops??? This tastes more like maple syrup than a regular IPA - let alone a DIPA! "A long, lingering bitterness" - there is 0, none, zero, nill, bitterness. Argh - so disappointing - not only in the beer, but the fact that many reviewers here with more beer ratings than I reviewed this so high. STOP THE INSANITY! Iíd rather drink a Corona with a lime in it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2009
bottle. Pours a bright clear copper color, inch of thick head with loads of sticking power. Heavy, aggressive hops on the nose- plenty of grapefruit and lemon, some sticky resin. Minimal malt sweetness. Flavor follows the nose, starting with a sharp and well defined bitterness that coats the palate. Heavy, sharp grapefruit flavors stay in front of earthy sharp pine needles. Almost no malt flavor comes through the hops- some light grainy bread. Palate is thick and full, middling carbonation with a bit of lingering bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Clear golden pour with a smallish soapy looking head that diminishes almost completely in about two minutes. Decent lace. Aroma of peaches, mango, a little pine. Fuller body than I expected but wanted more, lively carbonation, prefer more bitterness from start to finish. Decent. Iíve had better.


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