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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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5,994 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,994
Reviews: 1,939
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 184
Gots: 548 | 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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Photo of fdkayti
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%

A- A completely clear, honey colored beer with a moderate head and good lacing. Looks unassuming.

S- Sweet and piney, ends with a whiff of alcohol.

T- Bitter, flowery hops up front (really up front). Citrus sweetness is found in the middle, with a hearty maltiness at the finish. Boy do I love that bitterness

MF- Sticky with well-suited carbonation, it really gets stuck to your tastebuds.

O/D- Very much enjoying this. It's complexity and slight booziness does not take away from it's drinkability. I think this one will be a staple in my beer drinking. And cheers to the price point!

fdkayti, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of sholland119
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

A-Pours a crystal clear amber with honey overtones, a forthy white head and good stickiness.

S-A very nice balance of hops and malt, nice caramel notes and crisp grapefruit hoppiness.

T-As with the nose, very nicely balanced. Good hoppiness is supported by a strong malt backbone. Tasty.

M-Medium bodied, nicely dry.

O-A tasty, almost understated DIPA. Great flavor and balance. Gets an extra half point for being about the most affordable DIPA on the market.

HV

sholland119, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of richkrull
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%

Poured a cloudy copper color with an inch of beige head on it.

Smell is very nice and hoppy with some pine notes.

Taste is great. Everything you want in a DIPA. Hoppy, citrusy with a heavy bitter piney finish.

Mouthfeel is medium. This beer has some body to it but goes down smooth.

Overall a great beer. I'll definitely buy it again if I'm looking for a nice DIPA for a good price.

richkrull, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of stabzmcgee
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%

Aroma is amazing. It is that of pineapple and orange. Appearance is deceiving--it is a simple golden with little to no head that dissipates quickly. Taste is delicious. Very floral, citrusy and tropical notes of hops. Palate has quick bitterness that is replaced by a resinous and smooth mouth-feel. Long citrusy resin finish.

stabzmcgee, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of kagent777
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

22 oz bottle from the Utah system, knowing them it has sat around at room temperature for a long time. Anyway, here's to getting a DABC that respects us.The bottle had an interesting story about a flaming carcass, but I did not see a bottled date (booo). This beer was poured into my beer goblet.

Appearance: Floaties in the bottle I can see, but none yet in this light copper colored beer. The head only got to half a finger high and settled pretty quickly almost like soda. At 8 ABV has some alcohol legs but no lacing.

Smell: As you might expect, hops dominate. I smell orange and other general citrus with some pine notes as well. A hint of toasted malts hide behind all the hops. I get a hint of alcohol also.

Taste: The taste starts out somewhat sweetly from the maltiness. There is just enough to even out the crazy amount of bitterness that squats on the extremely long finish.

Mouthfeel: Almost creamy, a solid hearty but not overbearing beer. The carbonation is below medium.

Overall: I am not sure that this one is regularly available from the Utah system, if it were and I knew it were fresh I would get this more often. This is solidly in the "Do not give to noobs" category.

kagent777, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of missingtoes
3.35/5  rDev -20%

one of the most remarkable features of this beer is the color, and that's not even a good thing. the color can only be described in the nicest way as something that would be attributed to certain bodily fluids while being very, very sick. a slightly foggy light amber color with a fizzy dead trim of head leaves much to the imagination. i even kept the glass on the table and dumped the remainder in just to see if it would force more head. no, just a quickly dissipating fizz not unlike soda. in other words, it looks slightly darker than ginger ale.

now i know why i prefer drinking straight from the source.

i did like the fact that for a doube ipa, the scent of alcohol was pretty muted by the floral honey aspects, but for all intents and purposes, this was a rather mediocre olfactory exhibition.

much like the look of this libation, the mouthfeel is right up there with ginger ale. a quick swish around the gums and it bubbles up to a frothy dryness, then on the swallow feels pasty and floury. could be the yeast. not sure.

the taste is the one saving grace, as it's not too bitter, not too sweet. i like that spiciness in the aftertaste, and it's got a high drinkability right there. i couldn't use this as the drink of choice to get shnookered on based on the cost and the fact that i'd probably kill myself with the abv and how much i normally imbibe, but hey, if you offered it to me, i wouldn't turn my nose to it (not much does these days, unfortunately).

anyhoo, if you want a double ipa that lacks the hoppiness of other beers in it's family, lacks the bitterness that goes with it, isn't dry, looks like bubbly urine, and tastes okay, run to the local packy and pick one of these bad rockets up. they might even have it on sale.

missingtoes, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of Number967
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

The smell of this beer is terrific. As soon as I popped open the bottle I could smell the floral hops. It has a hint of herbs and sweetness. Appearance is golden in color, small white head. Taste is hoppy without being over powerful. A bit of sweet alcohol taste at the end. Very drinkable beer considering the IBU and ABV%. Not bad. Im starting to like Lagunitas alot.

Number967, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of HossMcGraw
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%

Holy sweet elixir! I usually stay away from DIPAs because they are often syrupy boozebombs with a hop character obscured by sickly sweet grossness. Not so with this one. The appearance is nothing special; amber with small head and little lacing. The smell and taste are nothing short of heavenly. Definite west coast hop flavor mingling with clover honey and a wonderful herbal quality reminiscent of fresh-cut grass (in a good way). Slick mouthfeel combined with barely noticeable alcohol make this one a winner. Drinkability is ridiculous. Reminds me of a less brutal Runiation. Highly recommended.

HossMcGraw, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of mkotsayfan
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%

On tap at the Rogue brewpub in SF. Pours a hazy orange color with a decent amount of head. Wow, the aroma...you get blasted with the floral hops along with some pine notes. The taste similarly is just as great, with lots of pine hops up front and a nice malty finish, with lots of bitterness of course (just how I like it). The mouthfeel is medium with a moderate amount of carbonation, and some chewiness.

Overall, wow this beer is impressive on-tap. I've had it bottled a couple of times but it was even better on tap. One of my favorite DIPAs out there.

mkotsayfan, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of kflorence
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%

A: Pours a beautiful golden, copper in color with a plethora of thick, creamy white head that lasts. Tons of lacing. Carbonation levels are solid. Exactly what you want to see from an IPA. All signs point to plenty of hops with a bit of balance from a malt backbone.

S: Tons of spicy hops, pine resin and a subtly sweet malt presence lingering in the background. Slightly rubbery and some alcohol and vinegar. Potent, though maybe slightly more piney than I am fond of.

T: Similar to the nose on the palate. Starts hot and spicy with tons of hops and a good amount of pine. Citrusy grapefruit and grainy malts seep in towards the middle and sticking around all the way through the finish. Aftertaste is citrus and grains. A tad bitter for my tastes and even a bit piney. I prefer more balanced, citrus dominant hops, but I knew what to expect here.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation and a smooth and slightly oily/sticky feel on the tongue. Easily drinkable, especially at 8.00% ABV, and the alcohol is masked quite nicely on the palate. Slightly acidic and a bit thin, if I were to complain.

O: A solid West coast style IPA ("hop bomb"). I've had better, but this one is sure to please. Quality and craftsmanship are definitely there and it's quite flavorful while remaining drinkable. Probably not an IPA I would turn to on a regular basis, but definitely something I would recommend to those seeking to quench a hop-craving and no doubt a great example of the style (especially considering the location). Another solid one from Lagunitas. Cheers!

kflorence, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of BDTyre
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%

Good orange with hints of copper. Thick, foamy white head. Sweet, caramel-y malts and a good blast of fruity hops. Citrus, apple and even a bit of strawberry abound in the scent.

Definite fruity hop taste. Citrus on the forefront with some sweeter fruits following and a bitter finish. Light, smooth malts with a toffee hint and a bready end.

Good, vigorous carbonation, but not over the top. Light alcohol burn, but not too bad. Somewhat bitter and sour aftertaste.

BDTyre, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of LXIXME
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%

Poured from an inch or so from above the glass give you a big white to slightly off white head above a clear copper golden colored IPA. The head slowly recedes into a decent lacing with a small biscuity looking head about an 1/8 inch high that just sits in the middle above this American double.

Pretty decent strength to the aroma on this beer, it consists of of citrus hops with some piney and slight floral attributes with undertones of some caramel malts in the background.

The citrus to pine hops dominate the taste, the aftertaste also is dominated with citrus hops but also seems to have a little of those caramel malts sneaking through this medium bodied beer.

A pretty dang good hoppy beer.

LXIXME, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of cosmo4u
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

purchased cable beverage 9/24/11

poured from a 22 oz bottle. Gorgeous crystal clear orange brew with a few fingers of white head. Aroma dominated by hops, of course - crisp citrus and resin flavors but a bit strange to my nose in places. Still very good. Flavor is excellent - it is remarkable that brew with this much hops loaded into it could still retain its balance - but it does. Really really hoppy flavor with a light malt backbone that somehow manages to hold the hoppiness in check. Tremendous hoppy finish that is surprisingly quick with no lingering aftertaste. Palate is good - light and crisp, not chewy. All round excellent brew.

cosmo4u, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of fields336
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%

650mL bottle Julian Dated August 11, 2011
Poured into SN Snifter

A:Caramel, orange/golden color. 1.5 fingers creamy, foamy off white head dissipates leaving sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Slight alcohol legs are present, as expected. transparent beer, not much haze at all.

S: Citrusy, slightly piney, honey, and floral and fruity smells emanate from the glass. Lots of malt, caramel and bready malts are present. A slight alcohol burn is present as well.

T: Citrusy and honey sweetness up front, Peach, mango, papaya, pineapple, some floral notes, with a lot of citrus bitterness and piney bitterness in the middle of the tongue, a latent malt and bitterness remains with a nice sizeable caramel on the back of the tongue.

M: Not syrupy like some Double IPA's can be, this beer walks the line between the single and double IPA and really comes away a winner. I love the mouthfeel on this one, it feels like a Single IPA drinking it, but it tastes and smells like a double IPA. Still a sipper but oh so delicious

O: I can't believe how often I pass this up. At $4.99 a bottle it should be a crime to not buy this more often. This is absolutely one of the best Single or Double IPA's I've ever had. Do not pass this up, I would recommend buying this today if you are a hophead.

fields336, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of DrewV
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

Poured from a bomber at 45 degrees F into a Nonic glass.

A: Clear/hazy golden copper color with a full 2-finger white creamy head.

S: Hops up front, with faint bready/caramel maltiness in the back. Nice blend of grapefruit and citrus with some floral notes. Good balance.

T: Follows the nose. Great balance between the malt and hops. Clearly this brew is loaded with hops, but they only really dominate at the finish.

M: Adequate carbonation, full mouthfeel, oily body with a drying bitterness at the end. Well done.

O: A quality brew here. One that I would certainly reach for in the future. A solid "A".

DrewV, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of lukester
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%

The name is a bit intimidating for even a hop head. Once past that though this beer rocks. It is a well balanced beer for an IPA with such a high IBU count. Very nice body as you'd expect from an 8% beer. I'm hoping my next purchase will be a full keg of it if I can talk my wife into it.. maybe next spring after winter beer season is past!

lukester, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of dankster
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%

this beer is by far too hoppy. the oil taste in the mouth is too strong and lingers, overall a ok DIPA but a little too strong on the flavor for me. not much else to say except the price at only 4.00 a bomber is a big plus.

A- ok, copper color, lots of carb

S- big hops- still working on my beer geek so not sure what they are.

T- Oily but good. not something to write home about

O- ok but not something to buy again IMO

dankster, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of doopydoogle
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

A - Slightly reddish amber with a tan head that leaves about a finger of foam with some good lacing.

S - Bready malts, pine, spice cake, rye, slightly medicinal, grape, strawberry, vanilla.

T - Rich spice, multi-grain bread, carroway, slight pine hint, malty graininess, little fruit, very bready, Bitterness is certainly there, but doesn't overpower the rich, malty, spicy quality. Quite nice!

M - Good carbonation, mouthfeel, and tannic quality.

O - Really good! Unique for the style, not the overly aggressive bitter monster this style can be. Certainly hoppy, but the spicy, bready character really shines and makes it unique

doopydoogle, Sep 29, 2011
Photo of setexascustoms
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Golden amber, clear with two fingers of foamy off white head. Retention is fair, wonderful lacing with big patches stuck to the glass.

S- Floral hops, a lot of citrus and the faintest malt undertones.

T- A lot of hops with a pleasant bitterness, although not as much as I was expecting with the 120 I.B.U. 4 U. on the label. To me it's actually fairly balanced, with a decent malt presence. Bitterness continues into the long slightly dry finish.

M- Medium body with the enjoyable slick feeling I get from heavily hopped beer. Carbonation seems just right.

O- Well balanced and easier to drink than you might expect, despite the high IBU and ABV (Might want to be careful with this one). I enjoyed it, would recommend it and will certainly buy it again.

setexascustoms, Sep 28, 2011
Photo of EA728
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

A: clear golden with a faint orange tint.

S: hops, and quite a bit of citrus

T: hops, and hops, and a little citrus. its "102 ibu 4 u" so this is completely expected. really enjoy the bitterness

M: exactly what an IIPA should feel like, smooth and dry

O: excellent beer, especially considering the price. $4.20 a bomber. perfect when I can't afford anything else.

EA728, Sep 28, 2011
Photo of gtermi
4.65/5  rDev +11%

The appearance of this beer is nice. The head is pretty flat and the beer has a nice clear golden color.

The smell of this beer is amazing. It has a lot of hoppy and floral notes that just are very strong and make the nose tingle.

The taste is the perfect amount of pine and hops and has a tiny bit of malt on the finish.

The mouth feel is nice and has a great amout of crispness. The beer isnt the smoothest, but still a very nice and easy drink.

Overall this is one of the best beers I have ever had. Lagunitas knows exactly what they are doing when it comes to hppy beers.

gtermi, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of Strix
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%

Pale apricot, good initial head, leaves lacing.

Pine, citrus, a bit of butter.

Big pine and some grapefruit, initial flavors quite nice. A bit of pepper-like spiciness Grass and medicinal notes detract some for me.

Medium-thin mouthfeel; it works.

This was good, especially cold. As it warmed, flaws showed it a bit more. Good but not great.

Strix, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of bogus564
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%

22 fl oz, poured into a pint glass.

Day off, and it's well after 5 o' clock - can't think of a reason not to drink and review a beer or two. Or six.

It has the color one would expect of an IPA. It's golden amber, small 1 cm head, lasts about a minute. Not getting my hopes up just yet.

I smell grapefruit, spice, and a hint of orange. I'm not picking up anything else in the nose. Now I'm really not getting my hopes up.

Okay - I see that they saved the good stuff for the taste. I get a bunch of grapefruit and orange up front, with pine right behind. There's a peppery spice that's not quite pepper that I'm also picking up. I'm trying to see if there's anything from the malt I can pick up, but I'm unsuccessful. Still, I like it. Medicinal at the end. Yikes.

Mouthfeel is okay. I was going to rate it higher, because the body (medium) is good, the carbonation (light) is not overdone, and it was pretty good on the palate. The medicinal finish wiped out the really good rating.

Overall, it's a good beer. It's an 8% ABV, so I wouldn't drink a bunch of 22 oz bottles if I had plans. Really good with pasta, fish or chicken. Enjoy.

bogus564, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of MrTopher
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

Served in a Lagunitas Pint Glass, what else would you serve something this delicious in?

A – This beer seems to always look the same every time I’ve enjoyed it. Golden straw color that has a nice radiance about it, almost holy. An off-white head sits atop this magnificence of magnificence, there is a definite lacing that occurs and is on par with others of the same style.

S – A lot of floral and pine hops in the nose, very powerful hop profile that I love about this beer. There is a mild sweetness that attempts to shuffle in, but the hops over power.

T – Hops in the front Hops in the back, which one will I choose… But seriously, a lot of pine and a lot of grass in the taste of this, it is perfectly hopped; in fact I could handle a little more hops in this. There is a nice mild sweetness to this beer than just amplifies the entire experience. The bitterness level is perfection.

M – The carbonation is perfectly balanced and the overall feel of this beer is also perfectly centered. Lagunitas has it down to an art of perfection.

O – Not very many of the Lagunitas offerings have let me down, and this one never does when I pick up a bottle at the local shop. And you can’t beat the price for this puppy. Say what you will and what you want, Lagunitas it’s a great brewery for what they charge.

MrTopher, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of evyoung
3.98/5  rDev -5%

Appearance:
-a light gold color
-slight lacing with a small, white head (with a conservative pour) that dissipates quickly

Smell:
-Citrus and floral hops; fruity notes
-sugar cone malt sweetness

Mouthfeel:
-somewhat dry
-medium-bodied--not as big, syrupy or thick as I would have expected or hoped from Lagunitas
-alcohol lends a dry, light warmth to it

Taste/Overall:
There are some great citrus hops, lemon zest, and some grapefruit up front and some more prominent alcohol taste (8% a.b.v), but not a lot of malt to back it up. On my first try with this beer (I am writing of my third) I felt this way, but gave it another chance, at a warmer temperature, and it seemed to be much more balanced. With such a discrepancy I felt I had to try it a third time and unfortunately I am experiencing the same hop attack (which I absolutely love) with nothing to back it up. The small amount of malt I do get is light, sweet and delicious--a perfect compliment to the citrus and boozy qualities, but there’s not enough, leaving me with a strong, unbalanced forefront.

evyoung, Sep 23, 2011
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,994 ratings.