292. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid

This is the second beer from Lagunitas and so far I am impressed. I have a bottle of A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ that I will review in the coming weeks. This is their double IPA which I believe is only bottled in bombers and I picked this one up at Bier Cellar in Portland.

Decided to have this one while enjoying an evening by the fire pit which was an excellent choice. Beer pours a clear orange with thin white head. Smell was a little subdued but that may have been because I was sitting by a fire outside, a bit of grapefruit and some pine notes. Taste follows the nose but is not overpowering like many double IPAs. Some citrus, pine and bready tastes but this is not a palate wrecker like many other big IPAs are. Finishes clean and quite refreshing for an 8% ABV beer. Enjoyed this one and certainly worth trying if you like this style of beer. 
Pros:
Not overpowering but still strong
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 8.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 102
Rating: ★★★☆
Brewers Website: Lagunitas
Brewers Description: For those mornings when you have to cut right to the chase, this is the one. Sure to blast through just about anything still lingering from the night before, this mouthful of Hops and huge rich Malt has a gaurantee built right into the name!

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