The Hop Stoopid Ale from Lagintas Brewing Company in Petaluma, California pours out a clear copper in color and is topped with a two finger, off-white head that gently reduces down to a thin film. On the nose, big grapefruit juice and rind with a good deal of toffee. In the mouth, big hops with lovely bitterness and an equally sweet malt backbone. Juicy and mouthwatering. Flavors of citrus rind, grapefruit, juice, toffee and some pine. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Nice oil to the mouthfeel. Sheets of lacing on the glass. Incredibly long finish with a lovely bitterness right to the end.
An excellent Double IPA with good balance and intense flavor. There were no shortcuts or inexpensive ingredients used in making this fine craft beer. A bargain well worth buying. Highly recommended.
22 ounce bottle, 8.0% ABV, 102 IBU
Beer 207 of 366 for 2012