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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,006 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,006
Reviews: 1,942
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 184
Gots: 551 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

ebenicr, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Resuin
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Chimay Chalice. Picked up during my trip to New England about a month ago, so age is unknown - I don't see a brew date on the bottle.

Appearance: A deep honey color, only about a half finger of head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Some hops, but also plenty of honey and malt. Not an overpowering smell and not unpleasant either.

Taste: Very similar to the smell - not overpoweringly bitter, some hops upfront but plenty of malts and honey again. A little piney, citrusy flavor at the finish which closes out the taste quite well.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated, but definitely not watery. A little syrupy, on the thicker side for a DIPA, but smooth and nice.

Overall: I'm guessing that this one would be better if fresher as a lot of the hop flavor I expected seems to have faded. Still a quality beer, quite smooth and it does still have some wonderful wet hops at the finish.

Resuin, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Brad7132
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Brad7132, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of CA_Infidel2o9
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

CA_Infidel2o9, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of PatriotsRule
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful golden with tons of head and luscious lacing. Clear and well-carbonated.
S: Much more balanced nose than I expected. Hops are certainly prevalent, with just enough malt presence, some citrus, grass, honey and flowers. An extremely hoppy farmhouse ale
T: Hops are fresh, and the taste is pleasant. Notes of honey and citrus complement what is otherwise a hop bomb and a half. The taste is somewhat surprisingly complex, and what I like best is the 102 IBU! I am left with a nice bitter aftertaste but nothing bitter in my feelings for the beer. Far from a "spinach-like mess," in case you were wondering. All the hops characteristic of the west coast seem to join in here!
M: Very bitey, bitter to the end and crisp. Certainly smooth, and sneakily drinkable...
O: I am very much pleased with this 22oz bottle of Hop Stoopid. As a Lagunitas fan, I had high expectations prior to trying this strong hoppy ale, and they were all exceeded. You are getting more than just an aggressive hop bomb in this offering from California's Lagunitas Brewing Company. The Hop Stoopid's name will fool you; it is a thoughtfully crafted, hoptastic brew!

PatriotsRule, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

GRinCH, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

HoistinBrews, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

makasi, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Brushkanna, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Toadhopper, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

McSwede, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ChanChan, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

djkrause, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Hopheadjnr
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip.

A...beautiful clear golden pour with a white, two finger head. Nice sticky lacing down the glass as the beer disappears.

S...pine, hemp, a little bit of cut grass with faint citrus.

T...explosive hops right up front. Wonderful citrus flavors with a slightly sweet malt backbone but in your face bitterness. Classic west coast style.

M...nice carbo. Hops overload gives a bit of oily sensation.

O...what a great beer. An excellent example of a west coast ipa but, when you add a great price point into the equation this brew is a huge winner. I will be buying this again asap. if youre a hop head, this is a must try...again and again.

Hopheadjnr, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of olafphysics
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

olafphysics, Dec 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

hpeli, Dec 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

marlow, Dec 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

nheinzie57, Dec 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Robdrinx, Dec 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

J2L, Dec 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

solarbeers, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of MacQ32
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light orange/slightly golden, nice finger of light tan/off white colored head, very good lacing. A thin layer covers the top and climbs up the side of the glass meeting the lace.

S - A really nice combination of heavy grapefruit/zesty citrusy hops and a wee bit of resinous hop aroma. Some bready caramel malts, slightly spiced, slight alcohol astringency.

T - Not incredibly bitter up front, but very very citrusy sweet. The sweetness quickly transitions into a more resinous/spiced hop taste and the dry bitterness comes in closer to the finish and leaves a mild but enjoyable dry bitter aftertaste. Really just a progression of citrusy explosions to spiced/resinous hops with a dry bitter aftertaste. Kind of simple, but very good! As it warms up the caramel sweetness comes more into play and the spiced resin subsides.

M - Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation (medium, maybe a little less). Very refreshing, as I find most bitter IPAs.

O - $4.49?? Are you serious!? BY FAR the best $4.49 22 I've ever had, plus a lot more. Very bitter/sweet/drinkable. At this price point... it's going to be a regular in my fridge! Tremendous value

MacQ32, Dec 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

BeerBum, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Immortale25
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. No readable freshness date.

A Pours a light amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and tiny specks of surface foam surrounding a bubbly patch in the middle. Slippery lacing slides down the glass leaving a solid thread of foam behind.

S- Pungent, but not overwhelming hop aroma that has some juicy citric qualities as well as piney, grassy notes. Alcohol is slightly detected that blends with the sweet-ish malts and heavy hops to create a sharp, semi-astringent smell.

T- Solid bitterness up front with a moderate amount of citrus mid-palate and a lingering bitterness in the finish. Notes of pineapple and mild grapefruit. The malt is not as prevalent but balances quite well with the intensity of the hops, surprisingly. Grassy, vegetal notes in the aftertaste.

M- Incredibly sharp and a bit dry. Medium carbonation and a body that's light-to-medium (ambiguous, I know).

O- I remember having this a couple years ago and saying it was too bitter for me. I'm glad I revisited it because my palate is a bit more receptive to the nuances occurring underneath all the alpha acids. Couldn't see myself drinking more than a bomber of it, but I guess that's why Lagunitas went with the 22 oz. size for this one which is kind of rare for them.

Immortale25, Dec 05, 2012
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,006 ratings.