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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,033
Hads: 7,118
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 18.66%
Wants: 281
Gots: 1,280 | FT: 7
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Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Reviews: 2,033 | Hads: 7,118
Photo of lynx1245
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a snifter. Copper with white head that is gone in a flash but leaves a ring that sticks around. As with most of the Lagunitas brews I've tried there is some good visible carbonation. Good lacing.

Smell: Nice sweet fruity smell with good earthy backbone. Smells of grapefruit, pine and marijuana (hey, one of their other beers is called "The Kronic")... I'm guessing that's the hops. It really does smell delicious.

Taste: Nice hop profile. Tastes like grapefruit and pine. Hops are excellently balanced with pale malts. Not as bitter as I was expecting. I cannot taste alcohol whatsoever. Good show.

Mouthfeel: Creamy! Medium bodied. While I can see the carbonation, it really doesn't add much tingle. With such a crisp clean finish I feel like I should be using it as mouthwash... in a good way.

Drinkability: IMO Lagunitas makes some of the most drinkable beers I've tried. This is no exception. I wish I could find six packs of this stuff. Definitely an excellent brew.

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Photo of chriskozma
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the Party Source in Syracuse.

This DIPA has, for me, the perfect balance of citrusy hops and sweet malts. I absolutely love the taste and the super crisp hop bite. The drinkability is great for a high alcohol beer. This is just a well crafted beer that is another delicious addition to the Lagunitas lineup.

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Photo of magictrokini
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap @ The Local. Pours clear orange-gold with a bubbly white head. Rich hop aroma of grapefruit, tangerine, pine, and lemongrass. Bold, fresh taste. Lots of citrus, with the tangerine taking the forefront. Very crisp and refreshing without overpowering. Love the resiny hops with the caramel malt taking a backseat and not making this some syrupy sugar nightmare. Dare I say, one of the best DIPA's I've ever had.

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Photo of Hophead101
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a big WOW. drank at home on 12.6.08. had a bottle poured into a wide mouthed glass.

appearance was super clean, golden yellow, nice head and almost super lacing. smell was an AWESOME piney smell. kind of took me off guard. The hops are totally sticking to my nose - the hop variety is totally discernable - unofortunately i don't know which one it is. taste rocks. taste was similar to the smell.

at the end of the day - this beer rocks!go Lagunitas!

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by alexsdad06.

Poured hazy copper color with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy smooth bittersweet citrus flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration.

This is a standout beer.

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Photo of kimcgolf
4.94/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is definitely one of the best beers I've ever tasted. Poured from the glass to a bright orange-red with excellent carbonation and a thick off-white head that lingered for most of the glass and left good lacing. Nose was a very strong, crisp citrus grapefruit andlemons, with a hint of apple, that was constant throughout. Mouthfeel of this full bodied beer was tangy and tingly. Flavor followed the nose perfectly, and the finish was nice, long, and hoppy-bitter.

An excellent beer!!!

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Photo of ckeegan04
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Crystal clear reddish-brown color. Lots of tiny bubbles rising to the top. Very thin, bubbly, off-white head slowly fades to scattered patches of lace on top of the beer. Good lacing left on the glass though, ring after ring.

S - Rather weak aroma, but smells of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and a little pine. Very faint sweetness underneath the hop aroma. The beer has a good aroma, it is just very weak.

T - Faint sweetness initially, biscuity in taste. Quickly overcome by a sharp citrusy bitterness. The citrus notes are dominated by grapefruit and a little tangerine. The pine notes in the nose are hardly noticeable in the taste. Finishes with a bittersweet taste lingering in the mouth.

M/D - Medium bodied and well carbonated. The tastes stick to the mouth and leave a very pleasant bitterness. Very easy drinking by DIPA standards with the alcohol being very lightly noticeable.

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Photo of mikereaser
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my Unibroue glass.

A - pours a slightly hazy copper color with a half inch of foam that dissolves into a fine layer of bubbles on top

S - a nice hoppy blast of citrus, grapefruit and a bit of pineyness

T - malty up front with a nice hop bite

M/D - all in all, a very good beer. I like the bitter, but it might keep it from being a very drinkable beer. But I do like my hops and enjoyed this one from start to finish.

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Photo of erikm25
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This one pours a crisp bright copper orange like apple juice bronzed with tangerines. The head is a pillowing fluffy cloud. Looks as though it's about to float up and right out of the glass. Retention is abundant and there is still fluff to scoop out after the beer is gone. Sheets of bubbled lacing coats and crawls around the glass.

S: Massive grapefruits muted with some pale malts. Loads of flowery, peachy, and sugary sweetness. More hints of cannabis than alcohol in the nose. You could easily give this to someone and have a tougher time pitching to them this is a beer and not a freshly squeezed breakfast juice. If mandarins and watermelons blossomed pedals this is what a garden of them would smell like on a dewy morning.

T: Lives up to the smell and drinks with a balanced and perfectly fresh juiciness. The pine notes are in the back and drenched in honey with very subtle hints of caramel. Also blasts of pineapple and citrus. Fresh mango with a sprinkle of seasoning. The first word that came to mind was 'tropical.' With 'zesty' a close second.

M: Medium body that borders on full. Good carbonation.

D: I was very tempted to give this beer an A+ rating. I'll have to try this a few more times to see if I would consider it a top 5 IIPA. Regardless, this is an amazing beer and it will be my opener on Thanksgiving Day.

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Photo of ironlung
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle bought down the street for 1.59! Thought it was a mistake so I went back today and picked up 2 more for the same price from a differnt cashier.

A: Copper-Orange with a nice 2-finger head. Tons of lacing.

S:Heavy citrus and pine. Grapefruit and lemons. Yum!

T: Oh man, this is an awsome I2PA! I read they use over 5 pounds of hops per barrel, and it looks like spinach soup before cleaning it up. I love hop bombs like this one where the flavors stand out and it's not just bitter.

M: Crisp. No stickynes or coating. I would never guess this beer to be over 6%. Alcohol is COMPLETELY hidden!

D: High. Too high. Dangerous. (I like 'em that way!) This and the New Dog Town Pale Ale and the Imperial Red are making up for Lagunitas otherwise piss poor line up IMO.

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Photo of Buebie
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to gford for this bottle!

Poured from a 22oz brown bomber into a snifter.
Misc code, but no bottling date.
Pours a transparent orange with quite the foamy thick white head, 2 fingers deep.
Thin drapes of spotty lace.

Big pine aroma with sweet sweet malt backing. Some hemp, camel, creamy butter, lots of sweetness coming off this. Hints of floral honey.

Starts out soft and sweet with a lite dose of carbonation. I got a chunk of head off the first sip, its soo light and fluffy.
I cant get over how creamy this is, carbonations melts away with no zing, just sweet creamyness.
More piney hops and a grassy like hop flavor.
Nothing from the alcahol, which could be dangerous with this one at 8%. Finish is quite hoppy with a sweet honey malt flavor and almost a slick tacky texture.
Hops and sweat malt hold hands and sing campfire songs in sweet melody with one another. Yes, thats my way of saying its balanced.

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Photo of bheilman
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this on tap at Union Jacks, a corner bar in Manayunk outside of Center City, Philadelphia. Wouldn't have guessed it was a double because it was so smooth and didn't carry the sweetness of most double IPAs. One of the best beers I've had in the last few weeks. Great hoppy bite and minimal malty flavor. The color was good, the smell was solid. If you likes hops, you can't miss this beer, you won't regret it.

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Photo of Brewsmith
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 22 oz. bottle purchased locally. A beautiful deep gold color with a rocky off white head. Aroma is amazing with hops - citrusy and a little spicy, orange grapefruit. Firmly bitter, but still has a grainy malt character. Medium bodied, light for a beer this strength. Finish is dry and cleans the palate. Some lingering bitterness, in a good way. This is one of the best Imperial IPAs that I've ever had. Not cloyingly sweet, not abusively bitter. Extremely hoppy, but balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of BRLockwood
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to gford217 for this excellent beer!

A: A golden amber color with good carbonation and lots of head. Enticing!

S: Love the smell - hops & hops! I get pine, grapefruit and citrus. And of course some caramelly malt to give it some balance, but the hops dominate.

T: Tasty - hoppy but balanced - bitter too. This is my kind of beer, the more hops the better.

M: Thick, sweet, and chewy, just like the smell -what more can you ask for? It's a bomber too!

D: A very drinkable good beer. Another excellent offering from an excellent brewery - too bad we can't get this in OK. I will pick these up anytime I get the opportunity!

Thanks again gford217!

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Photo of SShelly
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber.

Golden yellow color with 1" white head, excellent retention.

Great, citrusy hoppy aroma, lots of grapefruit, and very complex with different types of citrus.

Some upfront bitterness in the flavor but suprisingly balanced, lots of grapefruit on the tongue playing along with the aroma. Nice medium body, and great finish that leaves a light bitterness on the tongue. The citrus really lingers in the nose and mouth.

A very drinkable, enjoyable beer.

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Photo of ATPete
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle
stripped from my wants list by Vurt!

Hop Stoopid (love that name), pours a bright golden orange color with a medium sticky, just off white head with lots of spiraling rising carbonation. Pungent and citrusy hops create a medley of aromas including notes of almond, hay, and a looming earthy funk quality. Hoppy as hell, but a great balance of the hops, very bitter-sweet. Coating sweet malts balance the fresh and citrusy yet resinous and piney hop overload and create a long pleasant aftertaste after its dry and fruity finish. The nose continues to get even more farm house funky as it opens up, also new notes of peach, melon, strawberry, and floral yeasty esters come through. Mellow carbonation overall but just enough to still deliver a strong bite, instead of the beer falling dull in the mouth. Medium body, decent chew and excellently coating. Impressive drinkability, alcohol heat is no where in sight. Truly a wonderful beer from Lagunitas i wish we got here in NJ.

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Photo of poetaster
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich gold-amber, with a creamy head and a muscular, but not overpowering, floral-citrus aroma. This is a well-balanced DIPA, not too sweet, and bitter in the English style with modest but evident carbonation. As it warms, that bitterness becomes even more apparent on the back of the tongue, and smoky, pine resin flavors emerge. A good Thanksgiving beer, and good, I'm sure, with roast fowl of any sort, and smoked cheese. I had mine with smoked Gouda--a perfect combination.

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Photo of leif86
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle. No brew on date or anything like... at least not that I can find.

A: Brilliant copper colored brew. Cream colored head, about a finger's worth, that dissipates very quickly yet leaves nice lacing.

S: Pine and nutty aroma though I have to say that it is kinda subdued.

T: Delicious hop bitterness with a delicate floral taste and ever so slight grapefruit hopiness. A little cereal and caramel malt in the background, but they are there.

M: A little sticky with a good level of carbonation. Pretty much nailed it here.

D: This is 8.25%? Incredible for the style though I'm sure I'll be feeling a nice buzz after I finish all 22 oz.

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Photo of mtstatebeer
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark-golden color with a decent frothy off-white head, fair lacing. Aroma is mainly pine, resiny hops with a touch of caramel malt. Taste is a nice mix between pine and citrus as far as hop flavor is concerned, nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel is astringent, good carbonation. Good beer.

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Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured most of a bomber into a pint glass. Cellar temp.

Clear deep golden color, with a wicked white head. I mean thick and luscious looking. I can smell the hops as I am pouring and that is a good thing. Great gobs of sticky lacing left behind as the head *slowly* fades.

Big grapefruit hop aroma. An interesting candy-like spice behind it that is very mild, and blends well with a sweet malt aroma. Anise comes to mind.

Taste is mostly citrus hops, some light caramel notes but not a lot of malt backing up the hops. I do not get any of the spiciness perceived in the aroma. I guess there is a smooth malty character back there, just a bit overwhelmed by the hops. Not the balance I find in other DIPAs. I know they are trying something different here, but maybe the world is not ready for this "style".

Rather thin as well, not watery but not the bigness I would expect. Drinkable for sure if you love hops. I do. Oddly this seems like a sub-par offering from a great brewery, and the twist-off cap adds to this effect. I say oddly, because it's still a pretty damn good beer.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas- Hop Stoopid

On tap at Isaac Newton's- Newtown, PA.

A- Golden copper brown with a huge thick sticky lacing head.
S- Big sweet caramel brown sugar malt with an even sweeter pine hop and fruit aroma.
T- Big thick malt with a nice balance of sweet fruit pine hops. Finishes off with a big oily bitter hop smack.
M- Thick and sweet, slightly cloying but easy to gulp. Slick sweet fruitiness appears throughout. Bitter in the end.

Overall- Nicely balanced between the malt and hops, not as bitterly overpowering as some doubles. Very easy to drink!

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Photo of mjryan
4.6/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank out of a pint glass.

Appearance: A golden amber, almost deep amber coloring, beautifully clarified. White head that dissipated quickly. Alive with appropriate carbonation.

Smell: Citrusy, resiny hop aroma largely covering the very subtle malts. Aromas were not prominant enough for the style.

Taste: Initial bitterness followed by strong floral, citrus, and resinous hop flavors. As these recede, slight caramel malt flavors appear, out-balanced by dominant hop bitterness. Appropriatly unbalanced to showcase the hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium full, with a low-ish carbonation level. Enjoyable alcohol warmth as it goes down.

Drinkability: A very drinkable beer, considering the style. Would be a sure choice to satiate a healthy hop hunger in the future.

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Photo of edbeered
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at it's Minnesota introduction at the Muddy Pig in St Paul, this pours a clear amber color , with a minimal white head that fades quickly, leaving a small amount of white lacing on the glass. The smell is primarily(and richly) of piney hops. The taste is both of intense pinety and citrussy hops, with an exceptional balancing malt flavor. For a beer as hoppy as this is(100+IBU's), it is extremely balanced. This is a hop lover's dream come true, yet it has enough malt balance to please almost everyone. The mouthfeel is rich and tasty. I'm so glad this beer finally hit Minnesota. Here's to the Golden Age of beer drinking!

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Photo of rxdrewthejew
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am in the mood for some HOPS so let's hope this delivers.

A: Pretty typical looking DIPA, on the orange side of gold. I've found that there are clear DIPA's and hazy ones...this is of the clear variety. Head is off-white and about two fingers, but not much retention. Good lacing.

S: Some strong ale esters-fig or mango, and a nice little whiff of hops, which are mostly citrus to me. I gotta say though...the smell is not as hoppy as I am hoping for.

T: Opening is malt-dominant, again with the tropical esters...but the hops are not far behind. Not the most bitter hops in the world...the main flavor is citrus, but it's more of an orange or tangerine than grapefruit. There's a bit of floral in the flavor as well. The bitterness is lingering but doesn't every just blow you away. Nice balance.

MF: Syrupy and medium bodied. Carbonation is there but not overpowering...pretty typical for the style, IMO. Finish is pretty dry due to the hops. Alcohol isn't that noticable...not that much warming from this beer.

D: Well, this isn't the hop-bomb I was looking for, but a pretty nice IIPA at any rate. I will say that the hops got stronger the more I drank. And I do like a malty IIPA. I just wish the hops were a little more in your face. For those who want a well balanced and mellow IIPA, this is a great beer. It's just not over-the-top enough for me.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,033 ratings.