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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,787 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,787
Reviews: 2,029
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 248
Gots: 997 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Ratings: 6,787 | Reviews: 2,029
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a tulip
no born on date (but it should be pretty fresh, arrived at my local bottle shop from the distributor today)

A: Pours a crystal clear golden amber with 2 fingers width of sea foam white colored head. Dissipates down at a moderate rate. And leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Aroma is just awesome. Big, dank, resinous, juicy hops. A touch of malt sweetness. Some tropical fruits and citrus in the form of lemon zest and grapefruit. Fantastic.

T: Hop forward (big surprise!), but not as great as the aroma implies. There is still a fair amount of citrus, mostly in the form of lemon and grapefruit. This is accompanied by some piney bitterness. A really nice amount of bitterness, balanced well but the solid malt backbone. Whats missing are the tropical fruit notes, and the dank resinous quality, although present, is significantly toned down from the aroma. Still tastes great, just not as great as the nose.

M/D: Really great mouthfeel. Its so smooth for the style, with a carbonation on the lower end of the spectrum, which is appropriate. Medium bodied. No hint of the ABV, and drinkability is ridiculous. This thing goes down like water.

O: Overall, an awesome beer. Ive been seeing this beer on the shelf for years and have never picked it up. Big mistake. Really great brew from top to bottom. Im not sure how I feel about liking a beer so much that is made from hop extract, but that discussion is for another day. Bottom line is, this is something I will certainly be drinking again in the near future. Great price point too ($4.49 for 22oz bomber). Highly recommend.

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So one more beer on the wanted list is killed and consumed. Picked up the bomber on my trip to Atlanta, GA. I am a huge IPA/DIPA fan. But at the moment, I guess i am going through what they call Lupulin threshold shift. So my review might be biased on the lower side of things.

Poured from 22 oz bottle into large snifter.

A two finger thick white colored head. Disappears into a thin white layer. Just decent lacing left by the fading head. Otherwise the lacing is below normal. Pale golden in color. Very clear. Some bubbles.

As soon as the cap is just half open, the hop burst enters the nose. Flowery, citrus and resin aroma is pretty obvious. A comparatively good overall strength that stays almost the same and does not fade away. Very characteristic of an IPA aroma. Malt is apparent as well, but subdued to some extent by grassy and citrusy hops.

I expected more bitterness at 102 IBU, but did not get that. It still is very hop forward. A good amount of bitterness enters the mouth and hits the tongue. Some malt backbone as usual. Very well hidden alcohol, though 8% is not that high. ABV is not felt in either nose or taste. A very good hoppy bitter aftertaste. No room for malty sweetness. Leaves the palate dry.

Medium bodied mouth feel. A lot of oily character may be due to resin or piney hops. Very smooth. Slight astringency due to hops, but i did not feel it. Very moderate carbonation. Drinks really easy.

A nice brew overall. Well worth the hype/reputation. Only thing i missed was may be some bitterness at 102. Sad for me. I will need to revisit this.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, honey amber colored with a huge off white fluffy head that lingers leaving nice lacing, clear

S: the label is correct, hops, hops, and hops are the first smell, pine resin, grapefruit peel, flower garden hop aromas, lemon zest

T: as expected it tastes like hops, bitter citrus up front, piney resin hops at the finish, enough malt in the middle to make it seem less bitter than the rated 102 I.B.U., lemon and grapefruit testes present

M: oily from the hops, good carbonation, astringent aftertaste that hangs around

O: true to the label the focus of this beer is the hops, malt is there to make it drinkable, there are better more balanced DIPAs readily available but this beer will satisfy the craving for huge bitter hop flavor

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass, a nice two fingers of white head which has really nice retention and good lacing, leaves a soapy film. Really solid. Colour is a bright amber gold, with high clarity, really pretty.

Smell has a strong rich hop character, some tropical fruit notes, lychee, dried apricot, roast almonds, slightly medicinal but really interesting.

Taste - a nice buttery opening, subtle malt underlies a strong herbal woody hop bitterness. Some fruity, piney notes. Slightly woody esters, maybe a bit of dried floral esters, like hoppy oily syrup. Finish is long, strongly hoppy, a bit medicinal. Really intense, pretty complex.

Mouthfeel is creamy with a big body, moderate carbonation, plenty of alcohol but hidden quite well, hops are almost syrupy with slick resin.

Hops in this are crazy intense. But it is pretty fresh and interesting, tons of flavour, complexity is really nice. A really nice take on a TIPA even with a slightly lower ABV it still feels really big. Bitterness is balanced pretty well and it makes for a really nice brew.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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