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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lagunitas - Hop Stoopid

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Hop Stoopid
Lagunitas Brewing Company
1280 North McDowell Boulevard
Est. 1993 

Brain Damage Quotient = 8.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 22.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Rich gold color.
Smell of hops and more hops with some malt sweetness on the nose.

Nicely near white
head, one finger high, covers to wisp.
Fair amount of lacing on the glass.

Smooth hops, not nearly as punchy as the nose, but nicely warming.
Has a great malt backbone.
Medium bodied mouth feel.
Alcohol is nicely masked. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Thought I was getting a hops "bomb" for the taste, but surprisingly for 102 IBU's, it is pretty mellow. And that is welcome.  The malty backbone absorbs some of the hops shock on the tongue and makes far a pleasant ride down the Imperial IPA highway. Me like-y! ! ! A lot.

Go and find yourself a bomber of this Stoopid stuff while it lasts on your store shelves. It's not what you think it is, but then it's so much more.

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