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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,210 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,210
Reviews: 1,953
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 195
Gots: 632 | FT: 7
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%

edfinn, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 21st Amendment pint from a bomber and the brew is a light clear straw yellow with nice carb bubbles and a 2 finger off white head that dwindles away fairly quickly. The lacing is splotchy on the glass.

The aroma is heavy hops, both fruity and citrusy, more toward the grapefruit end and some malts in the background. The flavor is very nice and a bit shocking at the same time, with it following the nose, but yet for a 102 ibu brew there is no harsh bitterness nor alcohol (at 8%) perceived (the shocking part). Also shocking is the OG of 1.085, I would have thought the alcohol would have knocked your socks off but this is not the case.

The mouthfeel is medium light with a fairly dry finish and good carb.

RedneckBeerz, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Fitzmke, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

musicsherlock, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

jwat, Feb 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

ShwarzAl3r, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Boz12
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange with a creamy three finger head. Looks really nice in my Samichlaus snifter.

S: Peaches! Really fruity hops. A little grapefruit but the peach aroma is very dominant. A little malt and some floral notes. Smells so delicious!

T: Very similar to the nose. Peaches, malt, and some hop bitterness that is very tame for 102 IBU's.

O: Definitely worth trying if you can get it. If you like IPA's with fruity hop flavors/aromas this is a good one.

Boz12, Feb 06, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Thick frothy head that stays for a while, nice amber color, nice dense lacing

S: Good blend of hops, some citrus fruits

T: Starts sweet, grapefruits, bitterness, quality taste

M: Some carbonation, feels good, taste lingers

O: Good stuff, hope I can taste this next to a Devil Dancer, both fresh this year

derkfromwi, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle poured into a snifter.

A- a semi-translucent (chill haze) orange, slightly amber, with a thin white head. Not much lacing to be had.

S- an almost honey sweetness, with tangerine and grapefruit notes. An almost entirely citric hop presence.

T- Sweet, but not overly so. Tangerine, grapefruit and some peach. The citric hops crush had towards the end with a balancing bitterness that really stays on the palette. Decidedly a Lagunitas brew.

M- a light carbonation with a fairly light mouthfeel for a double IPA. I really wish there was a more creamy mouthfeel here.

O- Good, but not great. Wouldn't seek it out as I have many other readily available (better) options, but certainly not bad by any means.

JWU, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

nyctrance2, Feb 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ballertim, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

dczernic, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Kenai4, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

oldp0rt, Feb 05, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into New Belgium chalice, no BB.

Appearance is a crystal clear orange/amber with a nice large white head. Some nice lacing from the head. Smells of citrus hops, dominant grapefruit but also some orange/tangerine going on. A huge amount of pineapple in the nose. Taste is very hoppy with some earthy resiny notes prominent, little malt presence. Again in the taste we get the citrusy notes but also some pine. Nice strong and clean bitterness. Sweet and citrusy smelling. Mouthfeel is extremely light and refreshing for the style, the most drinkable DIPA I have encountered. MF also has some intense mouth-coating hoppyness.

Interesting beer as it has the powerful nose you'd expect from a DIPA and a good punch of hops but none of the syrupy heavyweight feel; light and bitter. In a way a would prefer a stronger malt base, but the very lightness of it is what makes it stand out. Very very drinkable DIPA that smells absolutely incredible.

VaterRoss, Feb 05, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with a one fingered off-white head. Some decent lacing.

Smell is heavily citrus. Lots of pungent hoppy grapefruit notes.

Taste follows smell well. Lots of hoppy citrus. Sweet malt and caramel come through later. Nice dry bitterness.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly carbonated. Very good.

TrappistJohnMD, Feb 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

blacksteyraug, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

UAyeroc2425, Feb 05, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clean amber. Decent White head

S - piney with citrus hints. Can really smell them hops

T - given that it's 102 ibu the taste is quite balanced. Really enjoyable

M - Well balanced and pleasant to drink. No bitter beer face as I imagined prior to having it.

O - Very well done IIPA

Serving type: bomber

distvan, Feb 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

PintPal, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

bpackertx, Feb 04, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clean amber. Thick white head gives way to moderate lacing.

S - Powerful. Floral, pine, citrus. The full hops spectrum is present.

T - For a hops beast of a beer this is not a simple-minded DIPA. Flavor is not sacrificed for stark bitterness.

M - Medium.

O - Wow. Now this is a true Cali DIPA.

Wamesit, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

dcs1548, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a DFH snifter:

A-Hazy, orange honey with an off white head that is quickly gone and leaves a bit of lace

S-Citrus, resin, pine, grapefruit and hops glorious hops

T-Good, follows the nose, pretty bitter (as one would expect with 102 ibu), but not in an unpleasant way

M-Well balanced, not too slick and nothing unpleasant

O-Hate to be boring here, but it's 4/5 across the board, I was hoping for more but it's no Ruination...

aranheaney, Feb 04, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a Dogfish head pint glass.

A: A golden haze orangewith a thin laced white foam head that only coats the lips of the glass.
S: this is one grapefruit fresh hop bomb. Lemon drop, candied orange lollipops.
T: This is one sour pucker bastard! This is straight up stooped. Delicious DIPA, one of my favorite DIPA hop monsters. I have a sickness with hoppy hop beers.
M: nice racy medium carbonation that lingers on the tongue. This is one sticky pesky grapefruit leech that loves to stay on the sides of the glass. I like how this one flows. It is a perfect middle weight beer.
O: This is one of my number 3 DIPA behind the Firestone Walker Double Jack and the Devil Dancer. This is a yum yum IPA only for the hop monsters.

challenja, Feb 04, 2012
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,210 ratings.