Friday, April 3, 2009
Hop Stoopid Ale, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma California
I am tempted to put our next tasting down simply as...
Hop Bitter Perfection,
but I will elaborate. Warning: this beer is only for those willing to brave the bitter of the bitter - with 102 IBU's and 7.7%!
It pours a copper color with a nice head.
The aroma is citrus/orange. Big hop floral and bitter tones jump all over.
It is bittery goodness. I lean toward the extreme of things and this fills that craving to define the boundary of what is reasonable. I love it. Hopped up with big earth and flowery tones with some citrus. Bitter...so bitter...
The bitterness let's go of your palate and a nice floral hop remains in the aftertaste.
I HIGHLY recommend it to those of us who love the big IPA's.