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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,012 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,012
Reviews: 1,942
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 182
Gots: 554 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

KZE80, Jul 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Flowyn82, Jul 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

bsuedekum, Jul 27, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark gold. Clear. Head is fluffy, loose, and creamy. White. Decent retention. Some sheets of lacing. Lively carbonation.

Smell: Citrus, resin, pithy bitterness. Bready malts with a touch of roasted sweetness. Grapefruit and a touch of tangerine. Lingering sweetness. Very bready. Biscuit dough. Touch of raw honey? Loaded with grapefruit flesh. Almost ruby red. Mild earthiness.

Taste: Grapefruit. Oily hops. Slight pithiness. Malt sweetness pushes some caramel malts. Biscuit dough and cracker. Mild roasted compliment. Some pine resin. Tangerine and orange in good measure. Rising bitterness. Malts help keep it in check. Slightly cooked grain flavor. Some raw edges.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with a higher than expected carbonation. Slick and a touch oily, with a creamy finish.

Overall: Decent, but that's as far as it goes. Nice and easy to drink, but Sucks broke the bar for these guys.

I've tried this beer at least half a dozen times in various states of freshness. The best bottle I have had was an extra from a CA trading partner. That was a mind-blowing beer. Everything we get here on the East coast lacks that blast of hop deliciousness I got from the West coast bottle. And before you ask, I got the bottle, shook my head, and thought, "Well, I know I'm not a huge fan of this, might as well chill it and drink it tonight." I was so wrong.

Goblinmunkey7, Jul 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ScottR, Jul 24, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22-oz bottle into my typical beer glass. This one has a golden, almost pilsner quality with a nice white head and good lacing for an imperial. Great smell with lots of floral and pine. The real strength of this beer is the flavor--great hopiness!!! Not only that, but there's a solid malty sweetness. This is probably the most balanced imp IPA I've had in awhile...highly recommend!

babbules, Jul 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Stinger80OH, Jul 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

rolltide8425, Jul 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

jda007, Jul 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

craft_beer_fan, Jul 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

robthepenguin, Jul 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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, Jul 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

SFC21, Jul 18, 2012
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4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas - Hop Stoopid

Aroma:  Massive pine and citrus aroma.  A touch of malt sweetness in the mix.

Appearance:  Golden amber color.  Bright filtered beer.  One finger of head with good lacing.

Flavor:  Pine and citrus hops to start, sweet and bitter in the middle, finishes fairly sweet with a lingering bitterness.  Little to no alcohol present.  Slight astringency as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel:   Medium body with some syrup characteristics.  Good carbonation.

Overall:  Finely crafted, well balanced hop bomb from Lagunitas.  If you are an IPA lover, this beer will satisfy.  The reasonable price will satisfy as well.  Excellent IPA that I will seek out in the future.  Recommended.

Kisejohn, Jul 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

BeerKMC, Jul 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

JohnnyP37, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

msarver16, Jul 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

mkdeezy, Jul 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

FoodBrewsReviews, Jul 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

ABokononist, Jul 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jul 16, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours deep clear golden orange with a tall, biege head. The head dissipates slowly, leaving lacing on the side of the glass. Only a small amoutn of head is left atop the beer after the head retreats. Small, tiny bubbles can be seen rising along the side of the glass. The hop aroma is very strong. I detect those big piney, resinous and citrus hop aromas. There is some sweetness as well. It's a very delicious smelling West Coast IPA. As far as the taste goes, the hops aren't as powerful as the smell would indicate. Those big, juicy citrus flavors are balanced with that bitter pine flavor in the back end. The malt really doesn't come through in the flavor, which allows the balanced hop flavors to shine. The body is much lighter than the typical double IPA, registering on the lower end of medium. There isn't a lot of carbonation to speak of, but it is there. This beer is smooth with a dry finish. It is highly drinkable in terms of the style. This is an excellent and unique beer in many ways. If you're a hop head, do try this beer if you can find it.

acevenom, Jul 16, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Scored a 22-oz at Pinnocio's in Media earlier. Guy working promised me it would be fresh. No bottled on date. Wish craft brewers would do this more often- especially hoppy beers.

A: pours a clear gold with nice tight white head. Surprised of the clearness with all the hop extract they used.

S: smells like a typical CA hop bomb. Lots of nice citrus and some pine. Just smells of hop stickiness.

T&M: tastes just like the smell. Lots of hop citrus with a nice light, dry feel. Very refreshing on this muggy summer night. Bitter yet not astringent. Alcohol is noticeable in the back of the throat. I also taste some vanilla, lemon, tropical notes.

O: very well made beer. Lagunitas again delivers with this double IPA. Glad to have finally checked this one out. Affordabe at $7.00. Thanks for a delicious beer.

jwhancher, Jul 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

buckyp, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

MaxOfMetal, Jul 15, 2012
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,012 ratings.