meccahh69lol (366) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into an Medieval Times imperial pint. This one has been a favorite for years and never fails to impress. I may be a tad biased because Lagunitas is probably my favorite brewer, but this is definitely one of my very favorite beers and my amazing girlfriend did an excellent job picking it out for me. It has a smooth hoppy flavor without being too overpowering and the 8% is disguised pretty well. Four thumbs up! This is one that I could probably drink every day. Too bad they don’t make it in six packs. willisread (3802) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle from West Side. Pours a clear, deep gold with a small head that dissipates. Big green pineapple, diesel fuel and peach aromas. Clean and crisp, light-bodied, abv hidden well. Some citrus as it warms up, more diesel notes. Clean finish, with lingering fruity hops and prickly bitterness. Solid. SinH4 (6562) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2017
Tap. Slightly hazy orange color with small white head. Aroma is piney, earthy, toasted malts. Taste is grapefruit, piney hops, toasted malts, clean and dry finish. Medium carbonation. Classic West Coast DIPA, well-made. mambossa (338) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Re-rate from over a year ago. This time, the fresh 12oz bottles. Bright sunny gold pour with...do I see correctly, some flaky unfiltered sediment? Holy hell!
Big sweet piney notes on the nose, rich floral apricot, candied lemon skin, nice fruity and full esters from the yeast, damp wet flowers. Flavor is vibrant, full, yet very much the antithesis of abrasive. Don’t let the 100+ IBU fool you. Pine resin and gently sweet malts drive this beast, illuminated with some papaya, tangerine, a rounded yet dryly hollow ripe citrus and stonefruit (imagine a hollow sphere), creating an illusion of full-bodied flavors, with half the viscosity. Just a very beautiful beer. The six packs are the best deal around for your fix of hoppiness. Although I prefer a more aggressive approach, Hop Stoopid retains the balance and attention to detail we all need. drjoeng (1461) - SINGAPORE - JAN 1, 2017
8%ABV. Impeirial IPA.
Poured out amber. 10ºSRM.
Nose is sweet and cloying with honey coming to mind. Full toasted malt body with molasses and taffy because there is that sweet funk that is reminiscent of drying urinals. More pleasant aroma notes are toasted graham cracker, very ripe citrus, citrus blossom honey and a deep aroma of honeyed ham or glazed roast pork loin (char siew). There are of course more predictable aromas of pine, but for me at the periphery.
Mouthfeel is soapy. Hops with scallion and chive, then resin and bitter melon then a light resin all the way to the end. There are also citrus flavors with lemon and lime zest, Kaffir lime leaf. Spicy elemen as mentioned before but with cilantro, basil, parsley. Malt palate is honey, toasted grahams, honey nut cheerios, taffy, caramel,
Finishes sweet and bitter. Overall impression of the finish, like biting into a langsat seed.
Overall, made a solid impression with its impressive grain bill (it showed), and the cavalcade of hoppy flavors that then had a solid platform on which to parade across my palate.
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dojken (678) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2016
Flaska hos Murmästaren. Doft av ladgård med sötna. Här finns även toner av blött gräs. Smak av söt ladgårdskänsla o russin. Kolsyran rullar längs tungan o lägger en fin beska kvar. Underbar njutaröl med en skön god beska. akoeninger (776) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2016
A very well done iipa. Light orange with fluffy head if you pour it hard. Amazing aroma of sweet oranges, pineapple, clean malts. Flavor is similar, definitely hoppy but delicate. Crisp with a finishing bite and whiff of alcohol. Hides the bitterness and alpha acid well. You feel it more than taste it KevinReddirt (237) - Midland, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2016 Another Lagunitas delivery. Poured from a bomber into my new New Belgium tulip glass. Nice presentation, a golden yellow perhaps veering to a light orange. Good nose but that is not why one returns to this beer. Thin head but I do not complain. Initial taste is really grand. Hoppy for sure but with an immediate tone of pineapple. Surprising. Slight hint of alcohol but there are plenty of IPAs with more than 8%. Call it it welcoming. I call it fine. Served really cold is really good. Oh yeah. Msgriffi (48) - - OCT 6, 2016
Clean good malts to give some body but all hop flavor. Some citrus, a bit earthy, and a touch pungent at the end. But light enough body to be crisp. Tons of hop flavor!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hershiser2 (3825) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Bomber, Wine Warehouse. Clear medium golden with a large off-white to beige head. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, orange. Taste: Citrus (indiscernible), pine, bubblegum, floral hops. Juicy, almost a little too sweet in the back end for me.