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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,619 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,619
Reviews: 1,918
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 163
Gots: 396 | FT: 6
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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New York

5/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

03-02-2012 07:07:48 | More by Zachtheporter
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New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 22oz pry-off bottle to my cute little Belgian Independence Day tulip. Love that glass. Bottle date of January 9, 2012 printed in black ink on the neck of the bottle (“00927311”), so about 7½ weeks after bottling. I’d love to get it fresher but it’s usually pretty hard to find bottles fresher than this in my neck of the woods.

Appearance (4.0): Three and a half fingers of pearl-colored head, dying to a rocky, one-finger cap of fat and fine bubbles mixed together. Lace all over the place, and a steady stream of bubbles rising to the top from the center of the glass. The body is a dark gold, and clear as day. I like ’em cloudy, but this is a good-looking beer for sure.

Smell (4.0): Sweet tangerine and pineapple, that kind of candy-sweet citrus suite of scents that you get with some hops; bit of a mild dank character in the back. Basically no malt scent coming through, but that’s okay. Tangerine and dank is fine by me!

Taste (4.0): A strong piney bitterness dominates the front end of this beer, shifting into a grassiness in the finish, which can come off slightly medicinal. In the mid-palate, a mildly sweet, bready character melds a bit with the sweet citrus flavor and offers up not quite enough of a body for the hops to ravage. That’s okay, if you’re seeking Hop Stoopid you’re not looking for a big, sticky and sweet beer—you’re looking for hops, and that’s what you get. No alcohol or yeast detected on the palate to speak of.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Good mouthfeel, pretty standard. Extremely dry in the finish, thanks in large part to the ABV, I think. Carbonation is simple but evenly distributed, and keeps the beer lively. Sure is a drinkable beer—really encourages one more sip, every time.

Overall (4.0): Hop Stoopid is always enjoyable. In my mind it’s not quite a DIPA, it’s really just a standard (but well-done) American IPA on some steroids—no massive body and not quite enough ABV to compare to a lot of the better DIPAs out there. But it is what it is, and that’s how I’m judging it: a strong IPA with a buttload of piney, bitter-citrus hops on the palate and a buttload of sweet-citrus hops in the nose. That said, in this realm of Strong IPA/Pseudo-DIPAs, I think Sucks is a better, more balanced and dynamic beer, and certainly a better value. Still, I’ll go for Hop Stoopid every once in a while in the future, no doubt. Dear Lagunitas, HOP STOOPID SIXERS PLEASE.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 04:39:26 | More by fmccormi
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought this bottle in Santa Barbara and brought it back to Toronto in my luggage. Poured into a tulip glass

A (4) - This has a really nice amber or golden yellow color. The lacing was really beautiful as the head came down.

S (4) - A slightly citrusy and piny hop smell. It's really clean, meaning that there are just the high notes.

T (4.5) - Really balanced at first between a sweet malt and a rich, deep grapefruit. As the bitter sets in this really ramps it up into one of the strongest bitters I've had from a beer.

M (4.5) - This is where this beer shines on the bitter. Where the carbonation is good and it's fully bodied, the warmth at the end isn't from an alcohol sensation: it's from a rich, clinging, metallic bitter. After a few minutes my mouth tastes really coppery and metallic. I count this as a good thing, others might not!

O (4) - It's a really interesting beer. It's almost an experiment in bittering and the kind of high peaks hops can reach. They say it's brewed with extracts to try to reach these high levels, which kinda makes sense from the way that it tastes. For me it's great because I love the combination of grapefruit and copper in an IPA/DIPA, but it's definitely more of an IPA for those looking to see some of the different elements taken to the extremes without too much else going on to spoil the show.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 03:16:31 | More by Groulxsome
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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District of Columbia

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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance- pours a golden yellow color with a thin head that quickly faded away to just small groups of bubbles around the edges of the glass

smell- surprisingly little smell, but what i do pick up is a piney and clean or crisp hop aroma.

taste - amazingly balanced, a surprisingly strong malt body to match with the grapefruit rich hoppy taste

mouthfeel - clean and smooth across the palate, no where near the acrid/mouth stripping feel i often encounter in even significantly less hoppy IPAs

Overall - a great beer, that is surprisingly easy and enjoyable to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 02:08:11 | More by rcusick
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3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured into a light, nearly clear amber. Minimal lacing.

S - Light and hoppy with a bit a pine.

T - The name hits it on the head, this has a strong hop character for sure! The body is light and very drinkable at 8% ABV.

M - Carbonation beautifully compliments the hops, but I feel it was a tad "watery" for me.

O - Enjoyably and highly session-able for $3 a bomber. The folks at Lagunitas have created a well controlled hoppy brew but it leaves me feels they did it at the expense of diluting other characteristics. Good, but I have enjoyed much IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 23:49:06 | More by mscudder
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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