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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,708 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,708
Reviews: 1,922
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 173
Gots: 430 | FT: 6
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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.

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DearthVader

California

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bomber poured in my Duvel tulip

Appearance was ok with a great color, but little go no head. It's color was a crystal amber.

The smell is of pine, citrus, floral, hops, hops, and more hops. A very pleasant smell to this one.

Taste is great. One of my favorite DIPA to date. A ton of pine with hints of citrus in every sip. I was expecting more of a hop-forward finish after the smell of it was so heavy on the hops. It was very smooth though, with a slight hint of hops that lingers nicely.

Mouthfeel was incredible. Perfect level of carbonation and a very good job balancing the hops in this one.

Drinkability is dangerously good. I ended up drinking my bomber in under 10 minutes, then had a second one in about 20 right afterwards. The 100+ IBU's and 8% ABV are both very well hidden.

This is a great beer and a very reasonably priced one as well. Well done Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 20:00:22 | More by DearthVader
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bigkamp

Rhode Island

4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. bottle into a smithwick's pint glass. purchased for 5.99 in providence. I could not find a bottled on date.

The beer pours with a nice level of carbonation and forms a nice 2 finger head at the top of the glass above a golden/amber body.

Smell is precisely what I love about a nicely hopped IPA. Pine, citrus, little sweetness in there too. Reminds me a lot of Pliny the Elder! eerily similar.

This taste is perfect to me. A smooth crisp taste turns into intense bitterness on the finish. Leaving me saying, "let me try that again"

The bitterness is what earns this only a "4" in drinkability. I usually start my day/night with one bomber and then switch to something else. Also, two bombers would probably have me feeling quite tipsy.

Strongly recomended. My go to beer for DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 19:32:30 | More by bigkamp
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grannun

California

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice gold, filtered, very little head, but expected for an IPA at this ABV.

S - Wow, HOPS! I guess the name implies it, but the hop aroma is awesome. A little citrus in there too

T - slight citrus up front, then hops, hops and more hops all the way through. For 100+ IBU this beer is VERY drinkable and wasn't overwhelmingly bitter.

M - Slight carbonation, moderate bitterness, very crisp

D - Very drinkable for the high IBU and ABV. Alcohol is well hidden.

Overall, a very nice IPA, would for sure drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 05:15:31 | More by grannun
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.97/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle purchased at McKinnon's. Pours a nice crystal-clear amber body with just about no head. Smells amazing. Pine, grapefruit, mint, fresh-cut grass, cattiness, herb, green pepper... Wow, the aromas just keep coming. Pine, orange, grapefruit, pulp, lemongrass, mint, herb, green pepper, fresh-cut grass, with just enough caramel, toffee, and bread so this isn't a complete hop bomb. Medium in both body and carbonation. One sip most definitely invites another, making this one dangerously drinkable.

Holy crap. I have never had a beer like this. This more than earns its name. So good. Probably the best IIPA I have ever had ever. And what a value! Holy crap.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 03:39:20 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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12percent

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From bottle to pint glass.

Beautiful golden color, not much head.

They dont call it Hop Stoopid for nothing. It smacks you in the face from the first sip.

Citrusy from the start. First impression wasnt pleasant, but after a few sips I started to get the full experience. Strong, but not overbearing. Leaves a nice after taste.

A good ale. I dont know if id purchase it again anytime soon... Definitely not a beer id want to drink night after night.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 03:23:14 | More by 12percent
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HOPPYKC

Kansas

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. I didn't see a bottled on or BB date available on the bottle.

A- Pours a nice golden color that is clear and transparent. HAd a very small amount of head that dissipated very quickly. Left a very small amount of lacing on the glass.

S- A hop explosion. Right off the bat i get a lot of fruit and pine. A nice meld of light fruits, maybe lemons and oranges. A grainy aroma as well plays a back note. I don't get a lot of malt in the group.

T- Really nice. Its a little too similar to they're Regular IPA in my opinion. There is some kind of astringency that lingers or quite some time. As well as the hops do. An extremely dry finish. The alcohol is hidden pretty well.

M&D- A really great drinkability for a DIPA. Most of the ones i'm used to have closer to a 10% ABV. A smooth finish almost like a really nice pilsner or lager. I don't really think i' d want to drink this on a really hot day, it just seems to suck the moisture out of my tongue.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 02:24:04 | More by HOPPYKC
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:

Appearance: orangish gold, with 2 finger head

Smell: floral hops, sweet,

Taste: sweet hops up front and dryer hops in the backend

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, crisp

Drinkability: a very nice drinkable beer from the west coast.

Cheers,

The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 20:14:41 | More by THECPJ
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cocogan

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visual: Poured into pint glass. A transparent copper in color, basic one finger head that recedes to a thin froth. pathcy lacing left down the glass.

Nose: Very nice aromas of citrus and leaves. With a sweet fruity rasberry smell. Definitely think there might have been some dry hopping done.

Taste: Immediate fruity sweetness (still remdinded of rasberries) that is followed by a Big floral taste that fills the palate. The floral taste is complemented with orange citrus notes. The malts do suprisingly well to battle the hop bitternes until about halftime when the bitterness really kicks in, leaving a nice leafy bitterness post drink.

Body: I would say light to medium body, no yeast floaties inside. Carbonation allows the beer to reach an enjoyable foaminess when swished in mouth.

Drunkability: I would say it is a pretty drinkable DIPA that doesnt overly hopkill your taste buds. And at 8abv it wouldnt take to many to do the deed.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 04:20:16 | More by cocogan
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brstls4drmrs

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a nice golden amber color with a white foam head. Some lacing that eventually fades away. Nice gold appearance.

S-scents of some pine with grapefruit and faint scents of cider. Lots of fruit on the nose.

T-good taste of hops and pine. Don't taste too much fruit.

M-crisp feel with some bitterness.

D-good brew overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 03:26:46 | More by brstls4drmrs
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fastsrt

New York

2.55/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

poured 22 ounce bottle in a wine glass

A: clear; loose white head of foam thats laces the glass on the way down

S: sweetness, pine hops

T: tastes like dirt, piny earthy hops take over,I don't know the age of this beer the code on the neck is 2684311

M: standard

D: Passed this beer up many of times I have had quite a few of lagunitas beers and have not been impressed by many. this is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 05:55:19 | More by fastsrt
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dnolan36

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a 22oz. bottle and poured it into water glass/goblet. Only good glass the beach house had.

Was not expecting a lot out of this one. Boy was I wrong, it was fantastic.

Poured golden hazy orange color. Nice 2 finger head and nice lacing all the way to the last sip.

Strong hop aroma upfront followed by a mix of malt, grapefruit and pine.

The taste was very hop forward. Followed by a sweet, fruity malt flavor.

Upon drinking more it felt like I had a moutfull of hops and very nice carbonation.

Very drinkable. Was kicking myself for only buying one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 01:13:07 | More by dnolan36
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drjones633

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

purchased in a 22oz bottle.
Pours a medium copper color, with two fingers of head. Within a couple minutes the head has reduced to a thin sheet atop the beer. Some lacing remains on glass.

Not a huge nose, mostly a fresh hop smell, with a alcohol finish.
Smells just like DFH 60 minute IPA, to me.

Very bitter. almost sour like orange skin. a rubber band taste(which is the bitter and the strong alcohol taste combined.)

A light mouth-feel. Finishes dry and crisp.

I could drink a couple of these. The hoppyness fades faster than most, making me want another sip.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 21:20:49 | More by drjones633
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is all american soapy hops, quite piney. Very bitter taste, pretty straightforward. Palate is thin, well hidden alcohol. Overall, it was good IPA but not phenomenal in my book. I have to say that the drinkability was very nice and the beer was well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 20:29:06 | More by Luk13
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whatthehull

California

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium snifter

A - A beautiful clear dusk sunset color, 2 finger head that lingered and lacing through and through and awesome tiny bubbles for days

S - Pine, citrus, malt, floral, cotton, sweet, grains and maybe a bit toasty

T - Very nice bitter sweet, pine, orange, melon, pineapple, very hoppy and yet super bitter sweet malty

M - Coats the mouth a bit with some super bitter sweet lingering. Nice and lightly carbonated

D - Really nice and easy to drink. Not to much of anything to turn anyone away. Just a nice under $5 IPA

Final thought - Lagunitas and IBU's make so much sense

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 07:29:21 | More by whatthehull
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured into a DFH tulip glass a copper orange color with a 1 finger white head that leaves some nice lace as it settles. Nice hop aroma of orange rind, some tropical, and a touch of pine. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet tropical and orange flavor upfront with a building bitterness that is with you through your entire drink. Ends with a lingering bitterness. The booze is well hidden. Overall, I decent and certainly easy to get DIPA that fixes the hop crazy whenever the situation arises.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 00:12:46 | More by kbutler1
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mdunman

Texas

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Fairly hazy amber pours a thick white head and has plenty of linger.

S: Plenty of hops and some malt.

T: Loaded with hops from front to back. Maltiness early on then finishes with a hop bomb of bitterness at the end.

M: Medium body and good carbonation.

Very good beer. If it wasn't for the bomb at the very end, this would have just been another IPA on the market. The uniqueness makes it stand out, even though it doesn't suit my taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 02:16:02 | More by mdunman
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Brooks44

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Poured from the bottle a light amber transparent golden hue. Decent sized white head with good lacing down the glass.

S. The nose was very malty with the hops coming at the end wich is surprising for a 100+ IBU offering.

T. Taste follows the nose with a nice bready sweet malt at the start with the hop bitterness coming at the end balancing out this beer well. Reminds me alot of ST unearthly.

M. Had a nice smooth feel to the beer with alittle fuller body then most IPAs.

D. Drinkability was very good. Was not to complex and wasnt something you would need to just sip. Really enjoyed this IPA

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 18:21:36 | More by Brooks44
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plfahey

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Deep gold to pale amber in color. Brilliantly clear. Moderate off white head with moderate retention and some nice lacing.

Aroma-Big, sticky, resiny/piney hops. Orange marmalade and pine sap. Light, toasty/biscuity malts are barely perceptible underneath.

Flavor-Sweet malts up front-biscuit, toast, and caramel, with slight hints of darker caramel malt flavors (raisins). Hop flavors are pronounced with notes of orange and pine. Finish is moderately bitter, but surprisingly smooth for 100+ IBUs.

Mouthfeel-Medium body, moderate carbonation. No astringency from hops. Light alcohol warmth.

This is absurdly drinkable and smooth for its 100+ IBU content-I almost don't believe them! Love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 06:20:04 | More by plfahey
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Wegomlegging

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up just because it was something I hadn't tried, and was glad I did. Poured lightly carbonated with a small head, golden color. Scents were muted, but nice with light hops and floral notes. The flavor was the strong point, with almost perfectly balanced hops and malty sweetness. Is this possible in a beer with such a moniker? Mouthfeel was nice with hops sticking around for awhile, and very drinkable. It was very good to have a beer that was this good with such hoppiness, balanced and not all over the place. Win.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 02:51:59 | More by Wegomlegging
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katybee

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well. This beer was better than expected, but Lagunitas has come up with some fine, memorable, varieties. At the opposite end of the spectrum from the sweet malty doppelbochs, this pungent hoppy ale lived up to its name [the only hoppier I've had is called "Hazed & Infused" by Boulder].

The beer poured clear dark yellow; not too amber, but darker than Pabst. Thick creamy but short lived shallow head, as to be expected for an ale, but slight bits of lacey tracing.

Not surprisingly for a 'hoppy' ale, there was a light pleasant nose upon sipping. On the peppery, spicey side, slight notes of ... petroleum? mentholatum?... but it added to the experience and was not overpowering, if slightly one-dimensional.

The taste was also a step up from the average lager; nice pungent, peppery bite was a great start, but to my dismay, the tone tipped citrusy, on the orange side, and the brew lost me. Too reminiscent of Blue Moon's wheat ale. I'd have liked less citrus and more bitterness. But definitely flavorful and drinkable, with no really strange aftertastes or off notes.

Mouthfeel was clean, clear, and relatively light-bodied compared to stouts and doppelbochs' smoothness.

Highly drinkable, if pungent, refreshing. Not overpowering, like the name might suggest, or really 'strange', like a basil beer. The peppery bite is nice. A good one for a long night at a pool table.

Not as hazey as a hefvieisen

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 02:51:05 | More by katybee
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber bottle into snifter. Purchased at Pinocchio's Pizza in Media, PA. No bottle date listed, but was told it was fresh at the store when purchased.

A: Pours a clear, yellow/orangeish color. Slight one finger head. Off white color. Good carbonation. Lots of tiny bubbles.

S: Fruity and citrusy hops. Definitely smell some malts. Not as hoppy as I was expecting.

T: I was shocked to get malt FIRST in this one, but I did. Strong hop flavor in the center. Fruity hops. Nice sharp bite at the end that lingers.

M: Nice chewiness on this one. Coats the mouth nicely. Sticks around a while.

D: This is a strong beer. After the 22oz, I would not be reaching for another. Might be something to split with a friend next time.

Overall, nice imperial IPA but I have had better. I like my DFH 90 min more than this...and would probably stick to that.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 02:08:07 | More by inlimbo77
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jar2574

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big white frothy, bubbly head. Clear orange colored beer. Quite a bit of carbonation. Decent lacing on the way down.

Smells like pine trees and hops.

Tastes earthy, piney, and hoppy but with some malts too. The alcohol is extremely well-hidden. Good mouthfeel, it's hop-dominated but there is some creamy malty smoothness too.

Very, very drinkable for having such a high alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 22:42:44 | More by jar2574
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TANSTAAFB

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid....Mmmm....Hops...this could probably be marketed as a solution to tartar control....I LOVE it

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber. Gorgeous golden pour with a thick white rocky head that dissipates to a persistent layer that laces the glass as this marvelous concoction disappears from the glass.

Piney aroma assaults the olfactory system with hoppy goodness. Clocking in at over 100 IBU the hops are obviously up front and in your face (palate) but there is a solid malt backbone to support the fantastically excessive hop character. Piney and resinous, with a similar bitterness to biting into the rind of a tangelo. Hard to tell where the pine ends and the citrus begins, but loving every sip I take trying to find the boundary!

The finish is bitter but not excessively so for a true hop head. Very clean, any esters are totally hidden by the hops and malt sweetness.

An excellent example of an Imperial IPA done with good ole American swagger that is almost too drinkable...went down fast enoughy you can easily outdrink the ABV so be careful and pace yourself!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 02:42:45 | More by TANSTAAFB
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours coppery brown with 2 fingers of head with decent, not great retention.

Piney, resinous aroma with a big hit of citrus hops. Also a hint of caramel malt.

Similar to smell, malt up front, then huge pine and citrus hops, with decent malt on the finish to balance the lingering bitterness.

Slightly oily, but actually pretty moderate mouthfeel, with some slight astringency.

While the abv is somewhat apparent, drinkiability is still quite good; easy to get through this in a hurry.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 02:18:58 | More by warnerry
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

WOW I love this beer. So tasty. Such a dank, dirty, delicious blast of hops. Overwhelms the senses with tremendeliciousness.

Anyways, I poured this SOB into a large Kerr jar, my new favorite IPA vessel. A deep orange copper, eggshell head, nothing too special there. The smell is a rich tropical freight train of hop love. So wonderful. Candied pineapple is dominant, with mango, passion fruit and guava. Awesome. Almost reminiscent of tropical fruit Skittles, my favorite kind. The taste cashes the check that the smell wrote, but it's more piney and bitter with citrus rind. The tropical fruit isn't as present, but the richness of the taste is wonderful. Resins dominate the tongue. A little heat from the ethyl, but not much. The mouthfeel is nice, and this ale is drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 03:05:31 | More by sacrelicio
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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