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Review by younger35 on 12/09/11  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 9 16 5 8 2011
Randomly just picked this up today. Decided that I might as well review some ‘classic’ beers that I’ve tried many times but never reviewed. Drank from my Surlyfest mug while watching Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland.

Appearance- Pours a crystal clear light orange yellowish with a fairly small foamy white cap (even from an aggressive pour). A decent collar and spotty cap remains but no lacing at all.
Smell- Very fruity and super nice. Plenty of tropical fruits right from the start with loads of mango and pineapple. That ever so present grapefruit is right there as well. A bit more of a crystal malt sweetness sneaks in than I’m used to in these big tropical IPA’s but different is good! Touches of caramel and a lightly toasted malts.
Taste- I think the nose has more of a hoppy tropical fruitiness than the taste does. Starts with a bitter bite and a surprising amount of alcohol. Not enough to ruin the beer but more than I like in my IPA’s. Tons of grapefruit pith as the raw bitterness is really potent. Touches of mango and pineapple do sneak in though (especially in the aftertaste) but for the most part I just get that grapefruit. Enough malt sweetness in the flavor to cut the bitter but definitely not as much caramel as the nose led me to believe. The finish is clean with a touch of alcohol and a nice lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Nice full body with a light clean bite of carbonation. Somewhat dry too with a fair amount of warming.
Drinkability- So after reading the label I see this is all hop oils/hop extracts. I think that probably explains the raw sort of hop bitterness that seems to be sort of one dimensional. Saying that though, the beer is still really tasty. I wish the booze was toned down a touch but otherwise I enjoyed the shit out of this beer. Definitely a great brew for $5!

Price: $5.99 Served In: Mug

Review by everetends on 06/15/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2010
Old Review
22 oz bomber I picked up at Green's off Ponce in Atlanta, GA. Been hearing a lot about this beer and when I saw it was less than 4 bucks for a bomber, why not? Served up in my trusty DFH shaped pint. LETS DO IT!

A: Well, it looks like a good example of some DIPA. Has that golden orange color that is pretty vibrant. Held to the light, a bit more yellow shines through. This beer has some cloudiness to it, and kudos there. The head was about a half finger that fell quickly to a thick white ring. That ring does have good deal of retention and it has a good amount of stickiness to it. Got some web like lacing on the glass. Getting a very lazy amount of carbonation from the look. Still its above average, but its not amazing.

S: Holy balls, we found the hops. Getting a ton of hops presence from many different areas. First hop smack is that pine resin you just can't miss. Getting some citrus hops with a healthy, breakfast sized serving of fresh grapefruit. After that comes a bit of earthy/spicy hops that has some medicinal bite to it. You get just a faint amount of some pale malt, but I think I may be stretching there. Gotta give it props because it does live up to its nam fo sho.

T: Yet again, hops going on here. This is actually almost too much at time. This beers hops seem to roll like a wave. At first its not too bad, you get some nice citrus presence that is cool and refreshing. Then rolls in the pine resin with some bittering quality. The next wave is big time grapefruit that is actually puckering. Finishing here is that medicinal spicy and earthy hops. Just a ride on the bitter train. The malt half heartedly attempts to cool a bit, but to no avail. There is no way this pale malt can compete with the fuggin hops in here. I was torn between a 4 and 4.5, but I docked a notched because it really does at times feel like too much. Call me a vagina, I don't care.

M: This is a medium bodied brew that has that serious DIPA stickiness to it. I mean seriously. Sticky hops goodness rests on the palate almost undisturbed. Hard to get rid of. The palate is attacked with bitterness and this beer finishes very dry. This is really the only gripe I have in the feel category. The dryness kills the refreshing quality you get as you first sip. Nothing quells that dry feeling. Carbonation is pretty good. Aftertaste is tons of pine resin and medicinal hops.

D: Okay, I want to start off by saying I really enjoyed this beer. It truly is a trip to Hop Town. Tons of hops just really assault your palate and really challenge your palate. The smell is amazing. The hops just pour forth. The only bad spot is that dry feel. Really kills the drinkability for me. It is almost a chore at times to finish this off. With that said, I finished and I survived, and I enjoyed the experience. For the price you can't beat it, and absolutely worth checking out. I know I will pick up another from time to time to kill my palate.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-24-2009 04:39:29

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Ricarrdo on 02/28/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 0
Very nice West Coast Hop Beer – I wouldn’t call it an IPA but it is certainly highly hoped and flavorful. Pours a nice golden color and has a fizzy, fruity smell. Initial taste is all hops and nothing but the hops – very little malt, but a very nice alcohol backbone. Lots of fruit but not a lot of the piney, resinous flavor you get from some IPA’s. This is a great everyday beer and because it’s available on the East Coast, it’s become a favorite.

Price: $4.49 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 11/17/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 2 11 17 4 8 2009
22oz Bomber

I get the chance to try this IIPA thanks to a super generous LNBA BIF box from dyan, thanks man! Hop Stoopid pours a lightly tarnished copper with mild haze and glowing orange highlights. The head grew to two fingers worth of clean white creaminess that settled to a thick cap and even thicker collar leaving sheet lacing on its way down and after each drink.

Hop Stoopid is packed to the gills with tropical fruitiness. Orange, grapefruit, mango, papaya, they're all in there in one form or the other all drizzled with caramel. Spicy alcohol rises through the air and adds to the aroma. Whatever hops were used, were used in magical ways to produce all this rich of a citric quality.

I find a lot of Lagunitas beers to be sugar bombs and while this one has a bit of stick to it the hops rule the roost and it never becomes cloying. Tropical fruitiness jumps all over the place while the mild caramel maltiness stays in the back where it should. This is a high quality IIPA that out the best in the hops used. There's some sweetness on the swallow that adds to the candy like flavor.

The body is on the lighter side of heavy with a rich and velvety texture. The mellow carbonation lets this beer work through at its own pace and there's a little stick after the swallow from the residual sugar.

This beer is going down fast and I could see it getting me in trouble with the higher abv. The hops bring all the bitterness I love in my IIPAs which keeps me drinking all night.

This is the best beer I've had from Lagunitas and a damn good IIPA. If this was available in my area I would pick it up often. Thanks for knocking one off my "wants" and hooking me up with such a great beer Dyan!

Reviewed: 10/2/08

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Surly Duff on 06/07/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 11 18 5 9 2009
Pours a brilliant clear medium amber red with a small off-white head. The foam sticks around for a good bit and leaves some nice sticky lacing clinging to the walls of the glass.

Big hop aroma. Lots of juicy grapefruit and lemon along with a nice pine note. Touches of light caramel make their way through the big hoppy aroma.

Big and malty body with lots of caramel and a touch of light toffee. Amber malt imparts a nice mouthfeel. Then the star of the show makes it's appearance. Hops are plentiful in this one. Lots of big grapefruit, lemon and other citrus. Wonderful bitterness in the aftertaste along with notes of orange and a great sticky pine flavor. Alcohol only hints of it's presence in the aftertaste as the brew warms a bit.

Love this stuff. Nice example of what hop oil extract can do and shows that it's not something that just the big brewers use.

Price: $5.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 02/21/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
96 3 12 18 5 10 2008
First off, upon opening this bomber of goodness a poof of peach fills the air...great start.

Ahhh...then it pours to a clearer then clear body of pale orangish gold color and lifts a hugely thick capping of crunchy lightly yellowed whitish foam. It swiftly simmers down to a firm and dense skim remaining present throughout the duration of its time in the glass. Tons of torn up sheets and big spots of lacing stick very well. May need to scrap before it becomes permanent...geez. Impressive looker!

And ahhh...the nose is great. Mega fresh peach is what I claim first, then pineapple, bright orange peels, lemon rinds, and what all that sets is one oily heap of zippy citric freshness. Wonderfully boasting and fresh!

Taste doesn't disappoint...more ahhh's to be had here no doubt. Crisp and crunchy peachy factors over pineapple, orange marmalade, and super high juicy peelyness abound. Zesty, buzzing, lemon and lime hints, definately hoppy, peppery even, but mellowing enough in its IBU's to claim a stake to your palate with an amazing ease and comfort. Slightly toastified malty backing with smidgeons to biscuityness. The hopitude oilyness ensues as it warms and becomes a bit more evident in its unique and late set finish of bittering pineyness. SOLID.

Body is clean, crisp, bright, kind of crunchy yet rounded nicely. Mediumishly set, nearing full and loaded well of hoppy textures and tongue tantilazing hop paste. It makes a home quickly on your taste buds and doesn't leave. Fantasticly clean and oily hopped up finish with peach fuzz and pine left overs.
Pfft, pfft, (tongues teeth)damn, I think I need a toothpick to pick the hop bits from my teeth. Which is weird, cuz apparantly this is all extract? Oh well, I still feel like I brushed my teeth with a bunch of hops. Delightfully yummy!

I want to be able to drink the hell out of this, but just couldn't, it is a bit of a brute. But one that would pick you up after knocking you on your ass. What a nice brew.

Plus, at under $5 per bomber this is a fucking steal!

Price: $4.79 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by thickfreakness on 01/15/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2008
Bright clean golden color with a quickly fading white head that leaves some nice lacing.

Lots of straight up hops, some citrus and some apricot.

Just like hop juice with some grapefruit and apricot. Really clean and easy to drink with a slight bit of residual sweetness. Ever so slightly boozy.

Pretty dry and medium mouthfeel.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by cjsell on 11/08/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 8 17 5 8 2008
A: Poured a clean amber color with about a finger of thick off white head.

S: Big smell of hops with some hints of citrus.

T: Big blast of hops, but still amazingly smooth. Followed up by fruit and malt.

M: Medium body with just enough carbonation.

A damn good IPA. I was a little nervous after being disappointed by the previous Lagunitas IPAs. I would definitely get this one again.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 0
Thanks to Fro for this bottle.

A - Pours a clean dark golden/light copper colored body. Tons of tiny bubbles rising in the glass. Small light tan head sits atop made up of tight bubbles. Good retention. Sticky lacing.

S - Big pine sap hops oozing out of this one. Grapefruit and orange peel. Lots of hop resins. Has that herbal tea sort of smell.

T - Mmmm....hops. Not as aggressive as you might think by the smell, but a nice hop-centered beer. Starts sort of herbal tea like, with piney and citrusy hops both melding in. Grapefruit and lemon peel. Malt backbone is slightly bready, but definitely not the star of this beer. It's all about the hops.

M - On the heavy side of medium bodied. Sticky, syrupy hops. Carbonation is unobtrusive.

D - Nice beer. Lagunitas keeps doing better and better hoppy beers with the Lucky 13 and this one.

Served In: Pint Glass

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