Monday, December 5, 2016

Lagunitas Stoopid Wit Review

Name: Lagunitas Stoopid Wit
Style: Witbier
ABV: 6.3%
IBUs: 50

It's been over a year since I've reviewed anything Lagunitas. In fact, when I last had anything from them, Heineken had just bought 50% of the company for $500 million. At the time, there were fears that they'd be releasing watered down products and that the overall quality would take a nosedive.

So what's happened since then? Well, they're on tap in a lot more bars (their IPA in particular) but they've also released a ton of new beers in the past year. So much so that it's hard to keep up with them, so that's a good thing...right?  Anyways, we have their Stoopid Wit, which is a hopped-up Belgian witbier and takes its name from another Lagunitas product, Hop Stoopid Imperial IPA, which I'll get around to reviewing at a later date.

Appearance - Hazy dark yellow color with a high amount of visible carbonation. The head is nice and foamy and there's tons of lacing left behind.

Aroma - Malted wheat with some moderate citrus and piney hop notes. I'm also getting a fair amount of pale maltiness in here too and some mild Belgian yeastiness

Taste - Strong piney and citra hops on the front of the palate with some malted wheat & mild Belgian yeast notes towards the middle. In the back is where I'm seeing that pale maltiness along with that piney/citra hop profile with the citrus being a bit stronger than the piney aspect.

It may be a lighter style, but everything comes together in a nice way. In fact, this almost reminds me of having an IPL, which to me is a good thing. So if you see this, it's for sure worth checking out!

Lagunitas Stoopid Wit - 8/10

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