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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,243 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5243
Reviews: 1898
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%


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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JoshuaMason

California

3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vintage: 2013
Appearance: Transparent liquid Gold, Bubbly head, Minimal lace, Low carbonation
Smell: Pine, Citrus Rind, Grapefruit, Dank, Onion? Honey Malts.
Taste: Citrus Rind, Pine, Honey Malt, Not much after taste
Mouth-feel: Light Body, very clean, Big Carbonation, Almost too clean, verging on IPL, Dry finish
Overall: Solid IPA, just a little too clean and too thin.
Comments: Wonderful beer, but lacks in substance

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 03:40:10 | More by JoshuaMason
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foglemgs

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured a nice dark golden color from a 1pt 6 oz bottle (bomber) into a pint glass. A two-finger head dissipated slowly, and there was some nice lacing as I drained the glass.

S: This is the strongest suit of the beer. A very fresh and hoppy aroma hits the nose right away, and there are some strong citrus and pine notes as well.

T: The taste is a bit of a letdown after the outstanding aroma. There is the pleasant bitterness of hops, but it's not big enough (especially for the bold name of the beer), and I get very little of the citrus and pine I was expecting.

M: This is very pleasant overall. It's a bit dry in the mouth and the higher (8%) alcohol content makes it's presence known after the initial hit of hops.

O: Another quality beer from Lagunitas. I would like to try this on tap somewhere, if I can find it in he Midwest. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 20:47:08 | More by foglemgs
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delta490

Virginia

4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- a nice clear medium amber with a big foamy white head. Head has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Quite effervescent.

S- a rich hops aroma greats you, with floral, pine and citrus notes

T- the hops flavor doesn't quite match its aroma. Don't get me wrong, it's still delicious. But its not quite as robust in hops flavor as the aroma had me thinking. But there's a great balance in the hops and malt bill.

M- a slightly thinner feel than other hop-bombs. But there's still a nice feeling on the palate

O- a delicious hoppy beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 23:16:13 | More by delta490
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a re-review after getting a much fresher bottle that had been kept in the cooler at the store.

Bottle code of 358 3, which makes the bottling date Christmas Eve if my math is right.

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A- Pours a nice warm gold with a high degree of clarity, look like many Munich golds I've had. High white head that stuck around for a bit.

S- Like sticking your nose in a hop envelope, sweet, pine, citrus. very very slight bitter garlic.

T- Nice amount of sweetness, citrus, pine, medium bright bitterness (doesn't really seem like 102 IBUs though). Light toasted malt on the finish.

M- Lighter than expected, pretty easy drinking for the hop lover.

O- Glad I gave this another shot, I gave it a 3.65 before, it was an older bottle that didn't have the complex citrus and pine that this one has. This really reminds me of a mini-Stone Enjoy By and more available and a bit cheaper, at least for me. Will definitely be buying for of these, at less than 5 dollars for a bomber how can you not. Lagunitas just might be my favorite brewery when it comes to hops, it's between them and Bell's.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 22:12:25 | More by PaulyB83
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle with no visible freshness info into a Bell's tulip. The pour is very clear with a nice effervescence from a good level of carbonation. Color is bright orange. There is a perfect, tight, dense white head with outstanding retention and really nice lacing. This beer simply looks as good as a bottled beer can. The nose has intense tropical fruit notes of orange, grapefruit, and a hint of sweet, syrupy pineapple. Very nice!

Medium body and fairly firm (slightly thin) feel. Doesn't drink as bitter as I thought it would. The malt backbone easily supports the hop. There's a brief marmalade-like sweetness up front and then, ever so slowly, the hops rise up and challenge. Sharp, dank, floral hop flavors prevail to a lingering, resiny finish. Some chutney-like sweetness remains to protect your palate.

102 IBUs? You could have fooled me! This beer is certainly bitter, but very well-balanced, refreshing, and drinkable. The pleasant, fruity sweetness isn't medicinal at all. It reminds me of Stone's Ruination, only with a slightly thinner feel and a tad more sweetness. I can see why it's a Beer of Fame.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 18:21:19 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Celtics17

California

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear, bright and golden/copper. Moderate carbonation and thick white foamy head on pour that settles to lacy skim on surface. Thick lace on side runs off and leaves a few patches.

Aroma: Instant aroma once I opened this one. Strong citrus hops, pine, and floral. A bit of pear comes through
Taste: Dry and tangy with grassy bitterness. Orange peel, pine, tropical fruit. The malt goes well with this hoppy beer.

Mouth: Moderately dry, thinnish, with some alcohol tingle.

This is my second favorite IPA from Lagunitas. Very fresh tasting, this was bottled just 10 days ago. SUPER FRESH.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 08:44:20 | More by Celtics17
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lochef81

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've been a long fan of lagunitas and this is certainly no exception. Pours a clear golden copper hue with a generous head that quickly lessens down to just a quarter inch of thick frothy white head that lasts throughout the pour. The Mouthfeel is smooth and easy. The kind of beer that one could get into trouble with if you know what I mean. The aroma is typical of that of a very hoppy ipa; citrus, pine, and an overwhelming aroma of skunky weed. The flavor is heavy with pine and grapefruit. Very bitter and very astringent...but in a very good way. This is a very enjoyable double ipa for those that like theirs with a ton of hops and bitter notes. This beer is certainly not about balance but neither is hopslam and everyone loves that. And this is a he'll of a lot cheaper and easier to get your hands on.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 05:22:44 | More by lochef81
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JHombrew

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: This is a beautiful ale. Crystal clear copper, subdued white head.

Aroma: Horrid. Smells of pine so strong it's not unlike gasoline.

Taste: Balanced sweetness that finishes dry. The overtly piney fossil fuel flavor dominates.

Mouth: Medium bodied, just perfect for the style.

Overall: I am a huge fan of Lagunitas. Great brews. This is the first time I was just blow away in a very bad way. I am a big lover of American IPA's and have been for almost two decades. Everything about this ale is fantastic; but this hop bouquet is not pleasant. Wrong aroma hop on this one IMO.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 01:13:49 | More by JHombrew
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Prince_Mbutu

Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Oh sweet mother of beer. Came home after a dull, boring day at training for a new job. Decided to walk to the corner store for some honey buns and cheese popcorn when I stumbled upon this beauty. Hadn't tried Lagunitas until this Sunday. I had the Sucks with a friend and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Decided to give a Lagunitas brew another try since I was thoroughly impressed. I'm a hop-lover through and through and this baby swept me off my feet and carried me up a flight of crystal stairs into a palace of pure happiness. Needless to say it was delicious. It's hoppy and citrus-y. The mixture of the two dances on your tongue and tingles your senses but not too intensely. It's smooth all the way through- no bite, no bizarre aftertaste, just pure goodness all the way down. The smell is nice although it smells a tinge too nutty for my liking but that's my biggest complaint. It is a fantastic brew and I would definitely recommend it.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

01-08-2014 23:42:32 | More by Prince_Mbutu
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BryanCarey

Texas

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Orange in color with a lovely head of white foam, this IPA appeals to many senses from the start. The amazing nose is one of citrus, pine, and some behind-the-scenes tropical fruit. The body of the beer is a little hazy and your senses are easily piqued to take a sip.

As expected, this IPA has a big taste, featuring grapefruit, pine, citrus, mixed tropical fruit, and alcohol. The hops are a little sticky and make their presence known from start to finish. Biscuit- like malts attempt to balance things out and they do a decent job, but the emphasis is still on the hops.

A big brew, this IPA is packed with flavor and it may not go over well with everyone at first, particularly those who are not fans of the IPA style. Hop heads, however, will fall in love immediately and may rank this among the very best. I couldn’t consume this as an everyday brew, but I agree that this is a delicious double IPA that I will certainly buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 19:59:13 | More by BryanCarey
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MrBoz21

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, bright and golden/copper. Moderate carbonation and thick white foamy head on pour that settles to lacy skim on surface. Thick lace on side runs off and leaves a few patches.

Aroma: Strong citrus hops, pine, and floral. A bit of pear and tropical fruit ester

Taste: Dry and tangy with grassy bitterness. Orange peel, pine, tropical fruit. A bit of dank. Malt notes and alcohol as it warms.

Mouth: Moderately dry, thinnish, with some alcohol tingle.

Overall: Tasty and refreshing. On the hop side of balanced, but easy to drink. I would like a bit more malt and mouthfeel, but overall ... pretty outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 01:04:24 | More by MrBoz21
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anarchia

Oregon

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale gold, bubbly beer with a smallish head. Massive hop aroma: grapefruit, oranges, pine, becomes more floral as the head dissipates. Thick & chewy in the mouth with noticeable carbonation. Lots of fruity hop flavor but it doesn't completely destroy the malt sweetness that hangs out in the background. Finish is sweet, not super-dry, with some bitterness but not nearly as much as you'd expect. Nice DIPA to sip on.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 02:15:14 | More by anarchia
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Ieatlambfries

New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear amber. Tons of rushing bubbles led up to a thick off white head.

Big ripe grapefruit, mango, and pine hop notes on the nose with a touch of malt.

Sweet malt upfront followed by an explosion of juicy grapefruit, citrus rind, tropical fruits, and pine resin. Quite well balanced for 102 IBUs. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Hop oils leave a nice slick on the tongue. Crisp body. Refreshing for a DIPA.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Quite well balanced for such a hop forward brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 01:58:16 | More by Ieatlambfries
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bomber > 2X IPA 20oz Glass

A - Pours a clear deep rich gold slightly tinted orange with a finger of foamy white head that fades fast leaving some nice thick patchy lacing.
S - Outstanding, loads of pineapple and mango, some sweet candied orange, lemongrass, pine.
T - Perfect balance for a beer this big, boasting 102 IBU, you dont get the bit until the end, lots of pleasantly ripe tropical notes of pineapple, mango, papaya, peach, orange, fresh lemon zest, bready and cracker malt in the middle, grassy and pine bitterness on the end.
M - For the sheer brawn of this beer it is retarded how easily drinkable this beer really is, high IBU counters the sweetness and makes for a total thrill to consume.
O - This is one of my all time favorites, a year-round compliment to Sucks, furthering my placement of best brewery to me personally. If you love IPA's, you need to have this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 03:12:27 | More by Omnium
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jdhops

Tennessee

4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a Lagunitas mason jar.

A: Pours a deep medium-clear orange. Thin white head with wonderful retention. Good lacing.

S: Orange, mango, peach. Citrusy.

T: Hop forward grapefruit pineyness with a bitter dry finish. Just a touch of onion. Alcohol mostly hidden. Very tasty.

M: Medium carbonation. Resiny but not thick. Slightly sticky at the finish.

O: My favorite from Lagunitas. Citrus aroma gives way to a piney dryness that invites another taste. Hops are potent but not overpowering. Extremely drinkable for an 8% ABV. Perhaps the best combination of quality, availability, and affordability of any DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 02:47:07 | More by jdhops
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite hoppy beers. Always affordable as well. on sale for $3.25 a bomber in Oregon.

Pours a bright and clear golden yellow, with a 2 finger white fluffy head that falls at an average pace. Lacing remains, along with some bubbles.

Smell is out of this world. Bright and bold aroma hops with fruity tones. Peach, Apricot, Pear, Mango, Flowers. Some pine in there, mostly floral and fruity hop zest, its almost perfect smell to me.

Taste isnt quite the same as the smell but its very good. A very balanced effort here, with floral hops in your face. Also a good malt backbone on this with biscuit and caramel. I think its more fruity in the nose than the taste, as its more on the hoppy and malty side. Very balanced. Not a very long bitter aftertaste but its there.

Mouthfeel is inching toward thick, but its by no means syrupy. Its just right for 8% abv. Medium carbonation and balance in this brew lets me give it a 4 in feel, as I think its the weakest part of the beer, but still works for what it is.

Overall one of my favorite go to's when its available. Try this now if you havent its just stoopidly good.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 01:20:34 | More by BastardKing24
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santomark

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Sparkling gold, hues of yellow through the light, 1 1/2 finger head, nice retention.

S - Big, big, massive aroma from this one, pineapple, mango, oranges, piney, sweet, resiny, this smells amazing.

T - Very balanced, nice malt, great hop mixture, they definately brought out the complexitiy of the hop from sweet to bitter. Something new is revealed with each sip, very good.

M - Light to medium body. Nice carbonation, resiny goodness from the hops.

O - I wish this was on tap more as well as 6 packs. This is fantastic and I wish I had more to share. This is a great solid IPA, something enjoyable for everyone.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 03:32:59 | More by santomark
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spark3148857

California

4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Hard to find it much fresher: this was bottled two weeks ago. Pours golden with a little orange. Eggshell white head leaves exceptional lacing. Smells like the freshest piney hops you can imagine, a little citrus but really the aroma here is all about the pine. The taste is incredibly balanced. Hops coat the mouth, but its not overly bitter or sweet. Again the piney hops are what really take the show. Mouthfeel is medium to light and the finish isn't too dry. Ok so I've had this said to me, but I have never had it fresh enough to make a comparison (the day I went to both Russian River and Lagunitas I was a little too overwhelmed) but Hop Stoopid tastes and smells exactly, and I mean EXACTLY like Pliny. Just sayin'. When you have them fresh they are indistinguishable. And of course, both are exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 02:50:11 | More by spark3148857
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Hops4Pops

Texas

4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bomber from a high volume grocery store purchased yesterday. No date on bottle. Its the first time I have seen it there and I believe it to be very fresh.
Poured into a tulip. I love DIPAs and expectations are high.
A: 1/2 inch white head quickly receding leaving a somewhat oily lacing. Lots of bubble size variation on surface ranging from tiny to about 1/8th of an inch. A very nice golden amber color. After most of the lacing disappears, what is left if really sticky.
S: Lots of pine, skunky/musky notes, citrus including grapefruit, lime and maybe others. I don't get any malt or alcohol at all. Smells very nice. High expectations on the taste. (After letting it warm up after almost finishing the first tulip, I am getting a very slight caramel note.)
T: Very well balanced hop profile. Tastes awesome. Same flavors as in smell. Taste is stronger than the smell. Getting a lot of bitter (its rated 102 IBU). Some pale malt in the background takes the edge off of the hops just a bit. Getting some bread notes. A bit of warmth on the back of tongue.
M: Perfect in my opinion. It starts creamy and then gets crisp with the hops and ABV. Carbonation is just right. Warms the tummy a bit as it settles in.
O: YUMMY! I love this beer and am amazed at how nice it is for the price ($5). I love this style and this is one of the best I have had period. If you are a major hop head like me be sure to get this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 23:59:01 | More by Hops4Pops
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Kevin-Wieken

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hop Stoopid
Lagunitas Brewing Company, California
---from bomber to pint glass---

Appearance
Very clean looking honey/amber, 3 fingers of eggshell head, few bubbles rising to top, good lacing.

Smell
Lots of citrus and pine, hint of grape.

Taste
Bitter pine right away, citrusy… not much for the malt (Lagunitas says that this is deliberate), chewy bread peeks through half way through the beer.

Mouth-feel
I really dig the bitter. Well carbonated. Goes down smooth. ABV shows up on your tongue if you wait…

Overall
Smell it fast, aroma wears off… smells better then it tastes. Good bitter hoppy IPA, but I was expecting more. This should replace Lagunistas IPA, with something better replacing this…

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 03:10:07 | More by Kevin-Wieken
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minterro

Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rated this beer a while back, but I bought it from a store in ohio that I don't think gets much craft buyer business so I would expect from the taste that it wasn't fresh. Giving it another shot, bought at Little's Wine and Liqour in Denver, CO. Employee claims that get reshipments of this beer every few weeks so, so I'm guessing its pretty fresh.

Poured into a snifter and paired with honey roasted peanuts. Rated while watching history of violence.

A&S: off the bat a ton of citrus and piney hops but mostly citrus. As it warms lots of skunky/dank aromas come through. Lots of unfiltered elements to this beer, however it remains a transparent and lively orange colored beer with tints of red. Fluffy off-white head has pretty good retention (remaining at a thin layer) and leaving various shapes of lacing on the glass.

T&M: Unlike the aroma, not as many distinguishing characteristic. The thing that stands out the most to me is tropical hops complemented by subdued spiciness and piny hops. Taste wasn't nearly as intense as I expected. Well-hidden ABV. Not incredibly bitter in the finish.

Overall: This beer reminds me the most of pliny (pliny still beats it, but this beer is still fantastic). I'm very glad I retried this beer because it is great! It is also one if not the best priced DIPAs I've come a crossed (bought this one for a little over 5 bucks after tax). This brewery has to be in my top 10 favorites, year in and year out they put out high quality brews.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 06:37:05 | More by minterro
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RaulMondesi

California

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

Wowie. Quite simply, this is just a hot dog good beer. No, not Weinershnitzel, not Hebrew National, not that Ballpark junk... This is a quality, "hot dog" beer. Bitter like an ex with a yoga booty; hoppy like an ex after a vente pumpkin spiced latte... Yeah, Raul is feeling this.

Not King Kong, but still, "Roooar!"

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 05:40:36 | More by RaulMondesi
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zakkondratenko

New Hampshire

4.76/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a 22 oz. Bomber 33 days after bottle date.

Color is amber with a barely visible white head, like a typical IPA. Citrus & Honey flavors can be smelled before the glass even reaches the nose. Smell is somewhat deceiving though as the hops dominate the taste.

Those flavors make this an incredibly smooth drink for an beer with 102 IBU and 8% ABV. Finish is very hoppy, so the beer can be enjoyed like a more traditional Double IPA. Exceptional aftertaste.

All in all one of the best and most versatile IPA's I've ever had. I know people who aren't huge IPA fans who love this beer. Great balance, can be sipped slowly and put back easily for a beer of it's caliber.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 17:24:16 | More by zakkondratenko
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

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

The bottle is 50 days old, which is much older than I would usually review for an Imperial IPA, but this is the freshest bottle of Hop Stoopid I have ever seen in my town. I feel that if the beer is never super fresh, then I have the right to review it and judge it as such.

L: Bright, clear gold with some sediment swirling around and a lush, white head. Good lacing.

A: Big pine resin, earthy, citrus and apricot hop notes with a bready, toasty malt backdrop. This thing is probably bombarded with CTZ during dry hopping.

T: Nice smooth bitterness upfront which starts to drop off and reveals some earthy pine resin hops with some citrusy and stone fruit complexities. The malt comes in as well with some nice toasted bread flavor as well as some body to balance out the hops. The finish is clean, if not a bit malty with lingering piney flavors.

Overall, a very tasty IIPA, great stinky hop aroma. I have no doubt that this beer would be truly excellent when fresh, but it still tastes great even at 50 days in the bottle. I wish that the distributors would get it to the shelves sooner.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 05:07:53 | More by Siriusfisherman
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tmm313

Georgia

4.76/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Crystal clear, amber color. Poured a nice creamy 2 finger head that dissipated slowly. Sticky lacing.

S- HUGE aromas! Orange, sweet grapefruit, pineapple, tropical fruits, pine, caramel, with a little lemon. Nicely balanced. I give this category a 5. I just don't see how it could improve.

T- Tropical fruits and citrus mixed with creamy caramel, a little dank, and big resinous pine with some hop spice in the finish. ABV is almost completely hidden. Awesome malt backbone. Good balance.

M- Super creamy, medium body that feels light on the tongue. Nice carbonation. Slightly oily and bitter finish with a touch of bitter grapefruit rind.

O- I have no choice but to call this one of my favorite IPAs. It is incredibly balanced, and the parts combine to create amazing flavors. I will be drinking this many more times to come.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 23:16:36 | More by tmm313
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,243 ratings.