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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,084 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,084
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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Photo of cooler4life
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Half finger off-white head that settles to a small pocket of fizz right in the middle. Color is sublime that resembles a cloudy orange zest. Multiple streams of carbonation can be seen racing to the top. Lacing and glass retention seem to last forever.

S: Pleasant hoppy bitterness that fills your nostrils. At the center, it resembles a pineapple bundt cake with toasted caramel icing.

T: Full flavored hop goodness first. Grapefruit, tangerine follow. I like the "Farmhouse" moniker, you don't even see it coming. The taste is world class. 8% ABV is no one where to be found.

M: Mr. Smooth!! For those that say it leaves a dry finish. Rubbish!! Enters and finishes slick and sticky. The lingering malty bitterness is a treat. My first DIPA and this one sets the bar.

O: Bring it on.

cooler4life, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of animortician
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Bright, Crystal Clear, Golden

S: Fruity, sweet, citrus

T: Awesome, good rival to the true DIPA "Pliny." has a great balance of hoppiness, fruitiness and alcohol.

M: smooth and Light

O: At 3.99 a Bomber this beer is absolutely unbeatable!!!

animortician, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tumbler at The Tribes.

The Accidental Highway to Hell Tour continues! And it moves on to a beer I should've had a long time ago, frankly. It pours a clear straw-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises dark greens, light pine, toffee, and some very light mint. The taste holds notes of greens, toffee, caramel, very light mint, and very light lime. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta dry finish. Overall, this is a pretty solid DIPA, but it lacks a lot of the hop character I was expecting, both from the style and the name. Don't get me wrong, it was still tasty, but it falls short of great for me.

TMoney2591, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of Klym
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a surly pint glass.

I see random people pick up this beer but due to my disappointments with lagunitas in the past I avoided it. I picked up a bottle tonight and was pleasantly surprised for the msot part. It's a very straight-forward beer. A big hop hip in the beginning followed by a hay/grain/grass solid flavor that lasts through the finish. Very basic, but well-composed and would satisfy anyone looking for a quick DIPA fix.

Klym, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of bishopdc0
3.1/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A nice pale orange amber color. The head is quite thick and as it dissipate but the lace clings to the edge.

The nose is hops sweet earthy hops with a hint of pine in the back. The malt is present but overall meh...

The mouth starts with a numbing carbonation. Sweetness follows and the hop flavor and end with a slight bitterness...hrm not a bad taste but average at best.

bishopdc0, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of Philousa
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 10/10/11, if I'm understanding the Julian dating system correctly.

This is the definition of copper color, clear, with a little bit of head and some lacing on the glass as you drink. Floral, citrus, grassy hop scent. Some sweet bready malt is in there and some spiciness in the nose, a bit skunky. Starts crisp with some bitter hop flavors, sweet bread malt follows. Bitterness takes over and stays for a while. It feels a bit viscous, but the carbonation is enough to counter the thickness. I got a pretty wet finish.

This is the closest thing to Pliny that I've tasted. It does a great job of hiding its bitterness and ABV. This is a departure from Lagunitas' normal tendency, which is to punch you in the face with hops. I appreciate the subtlety in this beer and it shows that Lagunitas isn't a one trick pony. The nose is really the main act here. You get a complex, intriguing hop aroma that is also backed up by a hint of the farmhouse spiciness that's advertised on the bottle. I really appreciate this spicy characteristic, as it is the main thing that sets it apart from PtE. One of my favorite DIPAs, this is a cheaper alternative to Pliny that is just as good.

Philousa, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of Icepak
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. The hop extract makes this beer what it is.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

Icepak, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of ales4baldo
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation-I like the green on the bottle. Representation of hops. "102 4 U" cracks me up.

Appearence-A soft cloudy orange peel color to it. A little amberish as well. Somewhat. Gets a nice head, doesnt last very long but sits around a fingers length. Little bubbles arise from the bottom, carbonation seems to be soft. Nice.

Smell-Tons and tons of hops, which is always a good thing for me. Lots of pineapple and grapefruit. I can also smell some green apples and bananas. Smells of sugars can be found also if you smell really close to the glass. I poured mine into a pilsner glass.

Taste-This beer very much resembles a Pliny but with suttle differences. Its a little sweet. But its just enough thats its nice. Hops are always present as are the fruits i mentioned above. If you get the beer to really sink into the sides of your mouth you find that pineapple flavor. Not very bitter for a 102 IBU beer.

Mouthfeel-Really nice. Drinks well. Little carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. Light beer for sure. You get a lot of flavors in this beer. Comes up to your nostrils. Really nice.

Overall-I like it, ive had it before and this is not my second or third time drinking it. Really good DIPA. Lagunitas did a good job. I find that the colder the beer the better it seems to hit the spot. Cheap price for a good beer as well.

ales4baldo, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid, but a little rough around the edges. Slightly on the sweet side, with resinous raw hop oil and some pinecone notes. Goes just a little syrupy toward the middle, but the hops move back in at the finish and bat clean up. Comes off as being a little overdone without a corresponding depth to the flavor.

Brent, Nov 01, 2011
Photo of birdypowder
3.2/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

So this beer was an experiment on adding a bunch of hop extract to the kettle. Keep experimenting.

Appearance: A chill haze and some suspended particles kept the appearance score down quite a bit. Otherwise it's an attractive brew. Dark, tarnished gold in color...it just looks like a hoppy American IPA, capped by a sizeable white frothy head with good staying power. Lacing was appreciable.

Smell: Intense hop aroma races out of the pint glass up into your nose and the room you're in. Rushing past you is a goulash of typical IPA aromas...pineapple, pine, pine-sol cleaner, spice, citrus and unfortunately a bit of cheese!

Taste:
Actually decently balanced for a claimed 102 IBU's. Drinkable with some balance. On the down side, the finish is surprisingly thin and a bit watery. Conditioning seems a bit light. Lacking complexity.

Overall:
This beer will scratch your double IPA itch, but just barely and not for long enough.

birdypowder, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of BigH75
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - copper, slightly hazy with a nice head.

S - no doubt that there are hops coming. Nice, spicy smell

T - finally I have found a higher alcohol, higher hops beer, that is balanced. FANTASTIC flavor. the booze is there, the bitterness is there, but it all works well together

O - My favorite DIPA

BigH75, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of busterwhite
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger head and a fair amount of lacing.

Pine, citrus rind, and grapefruit aroma.

Big citrus and pine flavor with a bitter, dry finish.

Nice creamy, medium mouthfeel. Well carbonated.

Very good IIPA. Wonderful aroma, flavor and mouthfeel. Not too bitter for 110+ IBU's.

busterwhite, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of drcarver
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - clear clean copper color with a one finger head that fades slowly and retains throughout the glass.

S - grass, herb, and citrus. low on pine and resin aroma

T - well balanced. herbacious start a butter cracker middle with a clean light cirtus finish. after taste hangs both on the tongue and in the back. a bit of bar floor in the nose at the end.

O - great beer. phantastically balanced. Well done.

drcarver, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of gregshead
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on 8/18/11. reviewed from notes:

A: Pours w a half finger of head dissipates quickly. Copper color.

S: Tons of citrus on the nose, some caramel in the background

T: Strong astringency throughout. Lots of citrus. Grapefruit but also some orange flavors

M: I've never had a beer with such an oily feel but it really works for this beer.

O: I'm definitely going back for this one. Love it. Solid DIPA

gregshead, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of fdkayti
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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 14, 2011
Photo of HossMcGraw
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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 11, 2011
Photo of kflorence
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,084 ratings.