Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hop Stoopid Ale by Lagunitas

This will be a speed review. I just realized that I have a backlog of over 40 beers to review.
Hop Stoopid Ale by Lagunitas

Ratebeer 3.96 100th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste 5

Huge nose of sweetness, mostly pine but with light citrus and floral. With this massive nose the creamy and medium body was unexpected. The low carbonation carried an oddly sweet hop forward taste; it was not as intense as expected. All the usual suspects were there; pine, grapefruit citrus, some resin and even cotton candy. Malts, what malts? The 102 IBU's kicked the malts off the taste charts.

Aftertaste 2

There was a long lingering of subtle sweet tangerines and a lot of biscuit malt sweetness. Not a significant amount of astringency was noted.

Alcohol Content 8% +1

No complaints here.

Value +1

For sure a hophead must.

Ingame Enhancement +1

Still in Gord's basement watching The Spectacle with Elvis Costello. I am not sure why but I do not like Elvis Costello. I do not like him with a goat, I do not like him in a boat. Try it with a beer; try I say. Try it, try it and you might like I say. I still no not like Elvis Costello.

Overall 10/10

This is one of the biggest IPA's so far. A hophead essential.


Matt said...

Backlog of over 40 beers to review. Wow, what a horrible problem to have.

Dan said...

Looks mint. Bitter as Stone Ruination? Is it really as pale as the photographs make it seem? Looks pilsner-esque and clear as a bell. I bet you picked it up out of town, dammit...

Unknown said...

Sorry Dan, I picked this one up at Haggen's in Ferndale, WA. They have fairly good beer selection for a grocery store. The colour was paler than expected for a big IPA. Have yet to try a Ruination.

Unknown said...

It is tragic to be 40 beers behind in writing. What's worse is that I have over 50 beers in the fridge yet to be tasted.