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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,708 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,708
Reviews: 2,014
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 238
Gots: 940 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance- pours a golden yellow color with a thin head that quickly faded away to just small groups of bubbles around the edges of the glass

smell- surprisingly little smell, but what i do pick up is a piney and clean or crisp hop aroma.

taste - amazingly balanced, a surprisingly strong malt body to match with the grapefruit rich hoppy taste

mouthfeel - clean and smooth across the palate, no where near the acrid/mouth stripping feel i often encounter in even significantly less hoppy IPAs

Overall - a great beer, that is surprisingly easy and enjoyable to drink.

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3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured into a light, nearly clear amber. Minimal lacing.

S - Light and hoppy with a bit a pine.

T - The name hits it on the head, this has a strong hop character for sure! The body is light and very drinkable at 8% ABV.

M - Carbonation beautifully compliments the hops, but I feel it was a tad "watery" for me.

O - Enjoyably and highly session-able for $3 a bomber. The folks at Lagunitas have created a well controlled hoppy brew but it leaves me feels they did it at the expense of diluting other characteristics. Good, but I have enjoyed much IPA's.

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3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's gotten to the point where I instinctively look for the minutely written tale and salutations that it is found on each Lag label. This one talks of hop extract and going to jail. Nice. This one pours a slightly reddish golden with crystal clarity and plenty of active, visible carbonation. Nose is citrus and honey and kind of a sugary hop thing going on.

Plenty of fruit up front, both citrus and berry. The hops come later but they aren't as intense or withering as I expect but they do slowly burn well into the aftertaste. There is a lot of alcohol here as well, not completely masked by the rampant but not overwhelming hops.

This is actualy a slight disappointment for me. I respect these guys so much and this is one of their signature brews but it just seems this one is a little raw and undisciplined. Certainly nothing wrong with this one but it didn't blow my mind either.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hop Stoopid pours a slightly hazy amber color with a big, frothy head on top. The foam dissolves slowly to a thick sheet on the surface leaving behind a netted pattern of lace on the glass.

The aroma is a combination of caramel and toasted malt with pine and citrus mixed in. Seems more malty than hoppy to me.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is creamy and slightly chewy. The flavor begins malty with caramel and toasted malt. The sweetness is balanced by pine and grapefruit citrus. A touch of pepper and hint of tropical fruit is also present. It finishes mildly bitter with lingering caramel and pine when gone.

This beer tastes more sweet than hoppy. Still, it's very tasty and very easy to drink.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber gold with a white smallish head, barely a finger high with decent retention. Lacing releases in steams of tight bubbles that don't carry the entire length of the glass.

Citrus hop, orange and tangerines carry over through a perfume of floral hops, evergreen, sweet malt, honey and caramel with a hint of cereal grain. Very resinous once you get your nose down into it.

Cereal grains and sweet malts, more sweet bread and a touch of orange blossom. Hops come in very resinous with evergreen and a bit of sweet orange and stay strong through the drink. Bitterness is strong but not biting, finishes a little flat with pine and raw grain husks.

How smooth is this beer, very very well balanced DIPA. A bit low on the ABV spectrum but lacks any sting or sticky finish which is a big plus. Light to medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

Exceptional value DIPA, readily available when you need it, well priced and delivers both in hops and balance. Well done.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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