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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,088 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,088
Reviews: 1,946
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 186
Gots: 584 | 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%

kradberg, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

kirkse, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

2dogbrew, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

CB2maltygoodness, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Slikpitt, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ninner00, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
1.95/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is my 2nd pass at Hop Stoopid. I tried it about a year ago based on recommendations of trust worthy beer friends and really didn't care for it. Perhaps I got a bad bottle or something last time. Figured it was time to give it another shot!

Poured from 22oz brown bomber to pint glass.

A - The beer pours an orange/amber color. Clear with a 1 finger creamy head. Not much retention and decent lacing.

S - A strong tarty grapefruit nose. Very strong hop character and not much else.

T - The hops again dominate the palette. The tart grapefruit meets onion flavors with the powerful hop character. Absolutely no malt character detected. It tastes like sucking on a onion that's been soaking in grapefruit juice.

M - Full bodied mouthfeel though underwhelming for the style.

D - Not really at all.

Overall, this is two passes through the same beer with the same reaction a year apart. I understand people like this beer but I certainly don't. I will not buy it again. I like the price but there are way too many other much better DIPA options out there to waste any more time with this.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-17-2011 16:59:01

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

likeemdark, Jan 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

BlakeMatt, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

JVan, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of williamjbauer
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into pint glass

A - Clear amber with one finger khaki head and minimal lacing

S - Nice pine and lemon hop smell with some earthiness and sea water notes. Not very strong.

T - Excellent balance of flavors with citrus, pine, cherry flavors. A nice sweetness and pleasant alcohol tastes with licorice and coriander spiciness.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation

O - Excellent Imperial IPA, less EtOH flavor than I expected but its only 8%. I'd drink this anytime I wanted a great IPA.

williamjbauer, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Kuges, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

dandmc24, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

DMc8ride, Jan 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

mtparty37, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of gkunkle
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent amber-orange color with a 3/4 inch white head. Head retention isn't great, but it leaves a little lacing in my glass as I drink. Smell is of grapefruit and pine. In the taste I get a pungent flavor of grapefruit against a backing of light malts, as well as some pine, maybe a touch of floral hops. Mouthfeel is slightly heavier than average, where it ought to be for a DIPA, with a bit of carbonation. This is a great west coast IPA. It certainly ranks among the best regularly available DIPAs.

gkunkle, Jan 25, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Been looking to try this for a long time now. Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a tulip.

A - clear honey color. Really nice with a 1 finger head and good lacing.

S - Tropical fruit, grapefruit, pine, just a burst of hop aromas. Definitely can tell this thing is going to be a hop bomb, which is what I was expecting with 102 IBUs.

T - Just like the smell. Really enjoyable, tons of juicy hop flavor. I could drink this all day every day if it wouldn't cause liver failure.

M - Really smooth and drinkable. As I said previously, could drink this all day. The 22 ounces went down faster than I was expecting.

O - Great brew. Definitely going to be seeking this out. First beer other than Smuttynose Big A that satisfies my hop cravings enough to get me by without Heady Topper or Pliny. I'd recommend this for any hop lover. I assume my bottle was pretty fresh, but no date as far as I could see unfortunately.

Edit: This bottle must've been extremely fresh. Had again slightly older, and not nearly as delicious. I had to balance out the review, especially considering there's no bottle dating. Big reason why I won't buy this again. Come on with the bottle dating!

nrs207, Jan 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

DaveHack, Jan 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

server222, Jan 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Mappies, Jan 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Bubbalito, Jan 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of jegross2
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Hop Stoopid Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company.
Score: 85

Bottle neck code "32121107." Received as part of a mid-December 2011 trade as part of an excellent mystery box from BeerAdvocat user Centennial. Served in a Great Lakes snifter glass and enjoyed on 01/23/12.

Appearance: Pours a translucent-ish straw-like orange color with a finger of white head that settles into a ring around the glass and spotty coating across the top of the glass. Some head sticks to the side of the glass as the beer settles. Consumption leaves an oily lacing. 4/5

Smell: Sweet caramel, molasses and earthy hops. Very sweet, sugary citrus aroma. Maybe orange pulp and candied grapefruit? Some pine resin/sap. 3.5/5

Taste: First pull is a bittersweet and malty orange citrus flavor. Tons of hops here. The hops in this beer are largely earthy and dank, giving off a fresh dirty/mulch-like bitterness. Some piney hops are in the mix too. Sweet caramel malt really comes out towards the back half of the beer. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Juicy, bitter, sweet and sticky mouthfeel/finish. 3.5/5

Overall: A sweeter imperial IPA done right. He'Brew should try this one, take notes and then reformulate their Lenny's R.I.P.A. formula.

Recommendation: Hops haters and dislikers of sweeter beers beware. This one is quite hop-forward and sweet. Not a great beer for the casual beer drinker, but beer geeks should enjoy this one.

Pairings: The sweetness of the beer would complement the spiciness of Thai or Indian food well.

Cost: $4.49 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

jegross2, Jan 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

gmcsierra91, Jan 23, 2012
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,088 ratings.