Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale
Certainly an IPA with the IBUs, this is surprisingly palatable for the listed characteristics. It’s extremely hoppy, but it’s not overwhelmingly bitter. The maltiness is there, but it comes across more as a backdrop than front and center. It’s smooth and piney. The hop extracts might be the cause of the bitter-yet-smooth characteristics.
A lot better than I was expecting, I’d put this at an 8.5 out of 10. I like it a lot.
I need to compare it to Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter some day. Hop Hunter also uses hop extracts, but it’s not an Imperial so it should be a little tamer.