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RATINGS: 1988   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!


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2010
bottled. In short, the ultimate extra/strong IPA, itís "no double".. thou it could be. Itís content kickiní ass @ the over 100 IBus(4u) & 8%. But really, even w/ the extract(s) its smother than youíd think, oily w/ subtle pine/mint resin. Great deal as Lag.sí tend to be... First time I had this I was less moved, little money spent on a drinkable IPA... then I read the alcohol first, no lie, then the 102 IBU! So when I drank it the second time & now (all 3 times in bottles) I came at it w/ more r.e.s.p.e.c.t. Whatever, it delivered. ~ Still So Top Secret! ~


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (327) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap. Pours a dark yellow with a white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is citrus. Taste is a delicious malty body with lots of citrus and fruity hops. Nice bitterness, but not overpowering. A big beer. Lovely.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
This beer is delicious. Although I believe it could use even more hops. Still a very tasty and enjoyable brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mindwarp (42) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle - Pours a nice gold color with a citrusy piney aroma. Big thick white head that sticks around. Flavor is faint but has a hint of citrus and maybe a little pine. Little bitter aftertaste but also faint. Overall not a bad beer but not a whole lot going on in this bottle, but what there is, is good. Easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (414) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours clean and golden into snifter. Aroma of sweet pine and citrus. Flavor is is very dry and piney. It is not balanced so much with the sweetness but I tend to like it that way. High quality ale at a more than reasonable price. Lagunitas always delivers the goods.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkeh (188) - Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a clear orange/honey mixture with a fantastic head and superb lacing. Aroma is straight up hops. Pine needles, grass, grapefruit, lemon, orange zest, tons of onion/garlic character, super dank! Taste follows the aroma nicely, except thereís a bready malt presence in the taste that is absent in the aroma. Super dry finish, sticky mouthfeel. Why am I not surprised that Lagunitas makes a Imperial IPA that rivals the best of the best? What a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JeffStone (4) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
Dollar for dollar possibly the best beer available. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Insertpunhere (28) - Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Hop Stoopid is one of my recent favorites. I like that itís 8% abv, so I can drink a bomber and not get bombed. The flavor has a big hop bitterness but with less malt and caramel than some of these bigger IPAs. There is a touch of sweetness, but the bitter and slightly dank hops are in the forefront. Grass and pine, along with the usual suspect: grapefruit. Nice dry finish. If you like hops, this is perfect for you. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (91) - ISRAEL - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle sample at American Strong Ale tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear golden-yellow with low off-white head. Aroma is malty, fruity, skunky hoppy, alcoholic. Balanced bitter hoppy flavor, sweet, grassy, malty. Lively carbonation. oily texture. medium body. hoppy bitter aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
firemarshal (150) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2014
22oz Bottle. Clear, light amber. Initial skunky aroma. Faded a bit and was able to find some floral, mango notes. Flavor is sweet malt, light herbal hops, mostly overpowered by a fizzy feel. I was really looking forward to this beer. Guess I got a bad one...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LarsEngen (357) - Sandvika, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2014
65 cl bottle from systembolagets weborder. Pours deep golden color with a medium offwhite head. Aroma of fresh citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, lemon, grain and alcohol.Flavour is at first grapefruit and some sweetness that turns a very hoppy and dry flavour. Nice and big ipa.


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