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RATINGS: 2211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   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 its 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 thats how it seems to me. Thats not necessarily bad. If youre looking for a nice hop bomb that still has a bit of balance, this is a good one.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obxdude10 (2296) - 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, Ill find myself back at the Craft Ale House again after the holiday to have more! Ill kick the keg myself! Damn was this a great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - 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.

4.6
   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 its sheen, tis 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

4.2
   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

3.9
   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 wouldnt 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thefrutigers (105) - , 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1706) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
Pours a golden orange with a tan head that has green highlights. Head laces beautifully. Nose is just loads of citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit), and pine, resin, apricot. Cascade hops up the ass! Tastes fantastic! Citrus and pine. Not overly complex but great none the less. Great palate and really good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2009
clear orange color, quickly receding off white head, some lace. strong grapefruit nose, hint of underarm...wonderous. taste is citric hops, largely grapefruity, under tones of creamy caramel and orange rind. medium bodied, citrus bitterness finish. this one is an experience for the nose, mouth and eyes (if you call you eyes rolling back in your head in stuporous pleasure an "experience"). my notes say "yum yum yum. nicely balanced." take it for what it is worth. single bottle purchase from binnys orland park.


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