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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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6,710 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,710
Reviews: 2,015
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 239
Gots: 943 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Poured from a 22oz bomber into a nonic tumbler.

A- Pours a deep golden color with hints of copper, pale gold when held to the light. The head is comprised of big sudsy bubbles that are tight and compact. As the head deflates it leaves soap sud looking lace in globby patches. The head simmers down from a half inch down to 1/4 and retains there fairly well. Carbonation looks lively like its trying to hold the head from falling down. A very Good looking beer. (After drinking the globbs of lace turn to sheets of big bubbles)

S- Aroma of orange zest and fresh grapefruit followed by caramel and light hints of alcohol heat. Smells good and the aroma is strong. Not wildly complex but comes together very well.

T-Intense bitterness strikes the pallet first and despite the nose its actually full of pine resin, after that comes ruby red grapefruit and bitter lemon peel. The malt is there simply to carry the intense hoppy flavor and bitterness, imparts little to no character. Alcohol is just slightly perceptible but only a flash in the pan at the finish, at 8% its very well hidden. The swallow is also extremely bitter and then and only then is any sweetness apparent. Not complex, not wildly flavorful but the flavors that are present are quite good. Well put together but this is truly for hop heads.

M-Carbonation is full, body is fairly light. After each swallow the mouth is stripped dry it seems. I think its basically the definition of a tongue scraper when it comes to bitterness factor it translates directly into mouthfeel. Its really a fun beer to drink.

O- Overall a dominant hop forward beer that has just enough malt backbone to carry it without it interfering with your hop fix. As it warms the beer slides to a little more pallet-able but for the most part if you don't like bitter, avoid. However if you like to push the IBU limits (reads 102) this is for you. I have had several beers above this stated measurement that were for sure less bitter. If i'm not mistaken this is made with hop extract instead of cone or pellet so if you think extract is inferior I say give this guy a try.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First time I had this was on a rare cask. Here's how the bottle stacks up in my opinion.

appearance - poured an yellow/amber with a medium head that settled quickly, excellent retention, moderate lacing

smell - citrus hops dominant, very pleasant aroma

taste - the citrus hops are dominant but calm and balanced, good malt backbone, hop bite, bitterness, smooth finish

mouthfeel - medium body, soft, smooth

drinkability - smooth and easy, very good hop character

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

There are several interesting things about Hop Stoopid right off the bat. The first is the Sonoma Farmhouse designation and a label that eschews the usual wordy drivel. Maybe the brewery will let the beer speak for itself for once. The second is the fact that only hop extract and hop oil were used, not whole hops or pelletized hops. I'm a little skeptical, but if it tastes good, why not?

Radiant orange with pineapple colored trim. The relatively light color (for the style) says that there will be little, if any, caramel malt to get in the way of the hop love. Atop the beer is a lemon chiffon colored cap that is whipped creamy and is sticky enough to leave quite a bit of residue on the glass. In the end, beautiful, fat rings of resinous hop crust appear on the glass.

The nose is a tropical punch bowl of delightfulness. Unfortunately, I couldn't find which hop extracts were used. Cascade and/or Centennial is a good guess, along with something like Simcoe and/or Amarillo for that orange-pineapple-passionfruit vibe. The aroma may not be as pungent as if 'solid' hops were used, but that's probably just my imagination.

I wasn't thrilled with the two Lagunitas DIPAs that I reviewed prior to today (Maximus and 12th Anniversary Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale). Hop Stoopid is pretty good though. It packs a tremendous amount of hop flavor into each mouthful, while keeping scathing bitterness and noticeable alcohol to a minimum.

The amount of pale malt is mid-range for the style, with a biscuity sweetness that holds down the bottom end with ease. There's a considerable amount of pine sap present, in addition to orange, white grapefruit and pineapple. I like what I'm tasting, but that little voice that whispers 'damn, this is phenomenal beer' is quiet. Hop Stoopid is good, but it isn't 'stoopid good'.

I'll use the drinkability score to indicate that the flavor score was close to a 4.5 without quite getting there. Besides, the beer *is* stoopidly drinkable. The body/mouthfeel is medium-full with an enjoyable smoothness.

Hop Stoopid is one of my favorite Lagunitas brews. It comes close to entering the upper echelon of California DIPAs, but falls short of the very best the state has to offer. No crime in that. I'm glad I had the chance to see what the hype is all about. Thank you Talisker.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a low white head with poor retention and moderate lacing, beer is a lovely crystal clear orange.

Smell- Fresh, piney and citrus hops.

Taste- Caramel and cereal malts, mostly piney and citrus hops.

Mouthfeel- Moderately carbonated, big and palate filling.

Drinkability- Lots of big bitter hops equals plenty to chew on, still went down easy.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,710 ratings.