Monthly Archive for August, 2007

Hop Stoopid

Visited Pause on Interstate tonight with the family and was delighted to find Lagunita’s Hop Stoopid on tap. I tried to glance quickly at the tap handles on the way outside and saw something Sonoma Farmhouse and expected a sour and had to use the internet to connect the whole story.

The beer was terrific. Michelle and I have been quite partial to Widmer’s W ’07, a pale ale made with Summit ™ hops that delivers a robust citrus and melon hop flavor without a bittering finish. Hop Stoopid had the same wonderful intense floral and citrus delivery followed by a round and sweet malt body and nary an off-putting bitter follow-up. The beer was terrific with dinner and I split a second with the table. Really a surprise of a beer and a delight to find on tap at Pause.