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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,087 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,087
Reviews: 1,946
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 186
Gots: 584 | 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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Photo of Druss157
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Druss157, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of RobTheKnob
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

RobTheKnob, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of tsgooch79
4/5  rDev -4.5%

tsgooch79, May 30, 2014
Photo of racer2k
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured the bomber into my Deschutes Brewing glass.

A - This beer pours a very bright crystal clear color and provides a small one finger coating of off white colored head. The beer is quite clear and provides some very nice lively carbonation in my glass. The head quickly dissolves but leaves some nice frothy lacing around my glass.

S - Heavy handed hops, citrus, grapefruit, pine and some melon on board in the aroma category. There is also a sweet malty aroma which is picked up in the nose and very little alcohol aroma for a higher abv beer.

T - A front end blast of bitter hops, pine and citrus overtones including grapefruit and pineapple. There is a sweet malty profile to the back end of this beer but not nearly as prominent as the hops. I taste a bit of caramel and nut. The 8% abv is hardly recognizable in the flavor profile.

M - Smooth creamy medium body with moderate carbonation on board. There is a distinct flavor of bitter resiny hops and a slight warming from the alcohol.

D - Very drinkable beer and one that you should consider sipping as the alcohol profile is hardly noticed and will catch up to you. Great beer overall and one that I will add to my fridge rotation.

racer2k, Mar 30, 2010
Photo of Hacksaw99
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Hacksaw99, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of boomer31
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a bright golden clear with a foamy white head. Looks like your typical American Pilsner

S - Huge fruity hop nose. The nose comes at you right away

T - Huge hops bomb here starting with fruit then finishing with piney/grassy hops. Nice bite with the grass hop. Not overly sweet but certainly not dry though there is a pronounced bitterness in the back

M - Perfectly carbed nice malt backbone though the hops maintain the forefront.

D - Just awesome! Great hop beer here though not overly bitter. Price wise you really can't top this bomber.

A great beer no doubt! Lots of hops and cheap any way you slice it. This beer needs to get more recognition. How is this not if the top 100???

boomer31, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of HURTemHIZZY
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall, a solid brew. Was expecting a bit more from each characteristic, as it came highly recommended to me by a friend. Pours a nice amber color, but was expecting a bit more from the head, although it was still not bad at all. Smell was fairly hoppy, as was the taste, but I was expecting a bit more with the 102 ibus. Still a nice brew, just didn't quite reach the level i was expecting it to be.

HURTemHIZZY, Feb 18, 2010
Photo of ultrasrs
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

ultrasrs, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

teyuders, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Theheroguy
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Wow as soon as you crack this open you get an immediate power punch of hop aromas. A true variety here too many to list just about everything you would expect for an American Double IPA. Occasionally you get a subtle sweet malty tone.

Color wise this beer is light amber in color not bad but nothing spectacular either.

Taste- Hops, hops, more hops, and add some more hops the name fits this beer perfectly. Despite the fact that this beer is so hoppy and has 102 IBU's its not insanely bitter. Theres a good balance from the malt to keep this from being brutal if the hops had been left to their own.

Theheroguy, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of HideYaBeer
5/5  rDev +19.3%

HideYaBeer, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of GeorgeH
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

GeorgeH, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of merryjoulton
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an impeccable light straw copper with a nice head that dissipates into a thing film and brings nice lacing down the glass with each sip. Smells a great balance of malt/hops. There is sweetness, caramel, chocolate, pine, citrus, grapefruit, plum, cat tails, hay, farms, cats and dogs. Taste is very balanced but bitter. Drinkability and mf are great.

merryjoulton, Jul 28, 2009
Photo of dmfrench
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Oily and pungent yet creamy DIPA
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A: Medium pumpkin/goldenrod body with a regenerative, lacing, and fairly persistent one finger off white head.

S: Very impressive off the pour, before I was in analysis mode. Now, it's settled out to a moderately aromatic sweet, doughy caramel body with a topping of citric, spicy hops. This is almost undoubtedly a freshness issue.

T: Similar to the nose, but the hops are coming out a bit better. The hops I speak of are oily, green, and pungent, representing a good, complex blend of resinous pine, citrus, and floral notes. There's gotta be some Amarillo and Simcoe in there. Somewhat reminiscent of the the signature FFF hop profile. Malt is a pretty typical sweet, creamy caramel, on the lighter side.

M: Medium to full body, creamy, with a bit of grainy texture.

O: Very inspired by these less than fresh results... will have to seek out and try again.

dmfrench, May 06, 2011
Photo of EwaldEichstaett
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Damn bottle erupted like Mt. St. Helens when I opened it.

Anyway,,, beer has a golden color, with hints of brown and amber. A bit lighter color than I was expecting. Great sized off-white head with good retention. Good lacing on the beer as well.

Beer smells herbal, piney, and floral. The taste is similar. I like the bitter herbal hop taste, it reminds me a bit of Stone IPA, but that specific flavor is not as strong here. There is a medium bready malt background here as well.

It has a nice thick mouthfeel with a spiciness provided by the hops. I could probably drink several of these, but then my hangover would be huge in the morning. Great beer, relatively easily available.

EwaldEichstaett, Oct 08, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

elevatedgreens, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

PHKrames, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Kochiss, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Greenster, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Ctruskey, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

wr3ck00n, Sep 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Storm21, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Emnmarko, Feb 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

seakayak, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of mjryan
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at the Muddy Pig in St Paul Mn. Served in a shaker pint. Poured a hazy orange with a one finger head. Minimal retention with minimal lacing. Big pungent citrus and pine hops. A slight malty sweetness evident in the aroma as well. Taste is all hops, all day. Resinous pine and grapefuit with a touch of pineapple. Sweet malts help to balance the giant hop character. Bitterness is quite agressive and lingers on your tongue for some time. Carbonation was medium, as was the body. Highly drinkable and on par with the best DIPAs Ive had. Hides the alchohol well. I hope we will see this again, as it was supposedly only on for the one night.

mjryan, Oct 23, 2008
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,087 ratings.