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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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5,743 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,743
Reviews: 1,923
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 173
Gots: 440 | 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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aubuc1

Florida

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

22 oz bomber poured in to a goblet.

pours a orangey amber with a white sticky head.

big sweet smell with passionfruit

taste is a chalky bitter that doesn't finish great. good but no great taste.

mouthfeel is a little thin but the beer is very easy drinking. i expected a little more, but for the prie it performs very well. the alcohol is not noticable at all.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 23:06:49 | More by aubuc1
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Sweasty

Texas

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

Appearance: Crystal clear copper. Three fingered white head. Settles to a ring. Leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell: Juicy Citrus - oranges and grapefruit. Followed by some candied citrus peel and tropical notes. Rounded out by some pine and mint.

Taste: Matches the nose. Plenty of grapefruit and orange upfront. The middle is a bit fruity. The mint/pine come into play near the end. Smooth hop character considering its a 102 IBUs. The hop quality,likely the result of the extracts, lacks the typical drying and pungent qualities one usually expects. The malt is almost nonexistent. There's a bit of pale malt and bready qualities.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

Hop Stoopid is stoopidly drinkable. The hop quality is well rounded and smooth. The alcohol is well hidden. One of the easiest drinking double ipa's I have encountered.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 02:24:19 | More by Sweasty
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Cmack15

Massachusetts

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

Wow This beer is so good. The aroma is the strongest part of this beer. The citrusy/piney hops aroma is so amazing. I have no clue what hops are used in this beer and would love to know. The mouthfeel is a nice medium bodied easy drinking ipa. Well balanced beer the hops are at the fore front but do no kill your palate. Were it not for the high abv I would reccomend this beer as a session beer. One of my top 5 beers not just ipa's. Love it!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 01:03:12 | More by Cmack15
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roadhouse

Florida

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

22 oz. bomber into a snifter

Pours a clear orange color with a one inch off-white head. Falls to a skim, can be brought back with a good swirl though. A bit of lacing but not much.

Aroma is heavy on the citrus hops, but there's also a touch of pine and a bit of earthy spice. Malt is sparse, but there's a tiny sweetness hidden beneath.

Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma - lots of citrus hops with a hint of pine. Malt sweetness comes out in the finish before being replaced by that earthy spicy hop character and lingering citrus.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, with a nice creamy texture that goes down pretty easy.

Overall, a pretty damn good DIPA, but not my favorite. Can't beat if for the price though.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 06:31:01 | More by roadhouse
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jeffjeff1

California

4.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! I am in love with this beer. I want to marry it! lol

Appearance- amber color, nice head

Smell- piney hops, Beautiful

Taste- hoppy, well balanced

Mouthfeel- full body

Drinkability- Very drinkable, I love it so much! It was pure heaven. I will be drinking a lot more of this.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 02:59:01 | More by jeffjeff1
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ABOWMan

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am in love!!! Tried the super hoped ale today and will take some time before I get my fill opf this tasty brew.

Poured a big three fingered head of creamy off white head on this light amber colored ale which has perfect clarity.

The aroma is super piney with nice citrus peel background. I think I also smell some awesome sensimilia green note in this beer (what kind of hops are they using in this???).

Nicely balanced hop bitterness with sweet alcohol notes. Some dried fruit, perhaps pear and cherry, also linger.

Great full rich mouthfeel makes this tasty beer extremely enjoyable. Highly drinkable. I wish I had another!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 23:38:56 | More by ABOWMan
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BenJames1984

Michigan

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

We finally got this in Lansing today. I have long awaited this beer, and it has exceeded my expectations...

Appearance- Rich, burnt orange color. Thin white head which leaves a moderate lacing.

Smell- Dominantly pine w/a hint of floral hops hit the nose.

Taste- Well, the 102 IBUs are definitely present in this one. However, they're in the right place, and don't overpower the other amazing flavors.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- For an 8% ABV, this one is pretty easy going. I could see myself drinking at least 2 bombers in a session.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 07:34:03 | More by BenJames1984
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jdklks

Nevada

4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- dark golden body with a small white head that laces the glass nicely.

S- the smell is sweet and consists mostly of citrus fruits (oranges) and hops.

T- Again, mostly citrus fruits and hops. however, it is not a "hop bomb", but rather the sweetness and the hop bitterness balance each other out well. There isn't a whole lot of malt presence, but there doesn't need to be.

M- mouthfeel is great. a full-bodied DIPA.

D- very drinkable, very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2009 04:06:16 | More by jdklks
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LTS

New York

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

The first consumption of this beer was paired up with a nice smoked pork shoulder. It went well but I had no time to really take note of the beer, so I got another bomber and went to town.

The beer pours with a great head, fluffy and white with texture. You know there's some good hops coming with a head like that.

The aroma of this beer is incredible. Lifting the glass for a sip your olfactories are slammed with anticipation of pine and citrus. The hop extaction method used by Lagunitas packs a punch. The great thing is that it's not overdone. While the hop profile on this beer is obviously more than present I never feel overwhelmed by it.

The taste is great, you don't notice the 102 IBU as the aroma and balance on the malt makes it work nicely. The residual sweetness and hop taste do not disappoint.

The color of the beer is nice, a darkish but not as dark as some in this style. Still it's got it where it counts and is dark enough to show off the pillowy white head.

In the end the beer is gone too fast and I am left wanting more, not from the beer, just more OF the beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2009 02:45:16 | More by LTS
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williamherbert

New York

4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is a clear carrot orange, with a healthy head. Frosty lace on the sides.

The smell is a superior woody aroma. Heavy pine and woody oak. This is a sturdy aroma. Hint of sweet, flowery esters. Perfect.

The taste is heavy with oaky hops. The hops themselves are dynamite. Very extreme and strong. The hops are all there, but just a touch of dark, roasted malts.

Thick and creamy. Bristly and fizzy. This beer is heavy and thick. Major wood hops. I poured a second almost immediately (which I rarely do of the same beer) so it must be drinkable. A helluva nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2009 02:37:41 | More by williamherbert
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robbyc1

Illinois

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

This has a nice clear yellow-orange look, with a tight off white head.

Really nice nose with big hops, piny, orange zest, a bit of malt there, not much.

I compare this to other DIPA's and it doesn't stand up to Maharaga, one of my favorites, of cource the abv is much lower, the mouthfeel not as heavy, I do want more from this style although it is well balanced, just not as complex or deep as others.

Because of the lower abv it's more easier to drink this, more of a nice drinker for hot days, not a sipper but an easy bomber to go down. Not my favorite but nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 22:20:00 | More by robbyc1
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brass Rail Deli on 6/18/09.

A - Clear golden amber/orange body with sparse carbonation and one finger of billowy beige foam that settled to half an inch of bubbly retention and deposited thick, sticky ornate lacing around the glass.

S - Fresh Wes Coast hop nose with equal parts citrus and pine. Malt character is primarily sweet with caramel and syrupy notes. Alcohol became more apparent as it warmed up a bit.

T - Big citrus character with grapefruit and orange peel as well as piney notes suggesting tree sap. Huge malt backbone balances everything out with plenty of sweet caramel flavor. Assertive hop bitterness dominates the finish, while a subtle alcohol presence provides a bit of warmth.

M - Medium bodied with a syrupy texture and medium carbonation. Plenty of alcohol warmth on the palate, but not overbearing at all. Hops just lay on the palate for a while.

D - Fantastic DIPA that is definitely my favorite offering from Lagunitas by far. Hop Stoopid boasts a huge West Coast hop character that measures up to its peers quite well.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2009 02:02:06 | More by ffejherb
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

golden orange, very slight chill haze, creamy white head dissipates to a nice collar of lace. aroma is honeyed floral citrus, with some tropical fruit and grassy pine underneath. taste is juicy, fruity hops with just the right amount of sweet biscuity malts underneath. medium-bodied and nicely carbonated. long drying finish of smooth hop bitterness. this was surprisingly good, even more surprising is how much i liked the use of hop extract in this versus pellets or even fresh hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 01:08:17 | More by MrMcGibblets
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

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

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale
22 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a deep bronze orange. Fluffy head forms on top leaving trails of sticky lace that cling all over the glassware.

Oh yeah - love that hoppy punch in the nose. You know the drill - whiffs of citrus fruits, fruit punch and a floral profile lingers in the background.

Syrupy sweet with an awesome hop bomb presence - oranges, limes, pineapples, pine, pepper and a fruity fruit punch galore. Solid malt backbone with of caramel sweetness.

Great beer - all in all this is a super hoppy IPA that screams west coast styling. I liked it very much, especially at $4.99 a bomber. Certainly worth checking out next time you see it on the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2009 02:37:18 | More by Hibernator
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightish orangey golden color with about a half inch of thick head. Leaves thick rings on the glass, but the color looks just a bit too pale for what I like to see in a Double IPA.

The smell...wow...brings Ruination into my mind. Tons and tons of hops. Piney with an absurd amount of grapefruity character. My mouth begins to water. I can smell malts, but they seem to only be an afterthought. Id rather them be tasted, not smelled, anyway.

This beer does not disappoint...holy crap. After the hops in the smell, I coulda sworn the only way for this experience to go was down. Not so. Those west coast brewers sure know how to make me smile! You'd be lucky to get that much grapefruit flavor out of the fruit itself. The bitterness from all of these hops is surprisingly muted and adds just the character that I was looking for. Caramel malts linger in the background, only serving to balance the beer and make it nearly flawless. The citrus taste lingers on my palate long after I swallow, and it makes me think I had a few more of these to enjoy on a hot day. Alcohol is entirely non-evident, and it certainly doesn't feel like 8%.

The carbonation, texture, and character of this beer make it a for sure winner. If you don't like hops, stay the hell away from it, though. I could drink these all night.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2009 00:44:11 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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cancino45

California

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

Just picked this badboy up at the local Jug Shop here in San Francisco,Ca. A great lace began to appear right after the pour. As i began to take a taste the beautiful scent of great hops and a slight, malty nose. The color was a beautiful cooper, filled with a great sophisticated and pointed hop taste. I would recommend a taste for anyone.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2009 06:22:00 | More by cancino45
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superdedooperboy

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass.

Pours a perfectly clear, deep amber hue with a thick, rocky and slightly creamy head of off-white foam that holds on for dear life, clinging to the sides of the glass and leaving behind a full patchwork of lace.

Wonderfully aromatic, with a floral, citric nose that is full of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, apricot and peach. Delightful and inviting, it stands as a showcase of American hops at their best.

Medium-bodied with a spritely carbonation, a base of malt flavors is sweet, with clean flavors of caramel and mildly bready biscuit. Hop flavors move in with a wildly citrusy character matching the nose and lasting all the way through the finish, which is semi-dry and a touch sweet. Despite the excessive 102 IBus, bitterness is very restrained, with the malt perfectly balancing things to create an exceedingly pleasant palate.

Extremely easy-drinking, the 8% ABV is well-hidden and quite sneaky. Wonderfully well-balanced, this brew is quite deceiving yet superbly interesting, pleasant and complex.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2009 02:56:18 | More by superdedooperboy
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riored4v

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. 1 finger off-white head. Clear, copper colored body.

Smell was piney, resiny and good amount of citrus and grapefruit hops followed with a nice sweet maltiness.

Taste reflected the hop character in the aroma. Nice bitterness up front that is piney, grapefruity and resinous. Mellow, lingering bitterness thats resembles a grapefruit. Nice sweet to help balance overall. Hints of honey and caramel-like malts.

Mouthfeel was light in body, crisp and good carbonation w/ a mildy dry finish.

Drinkability was very good. Hides the 8% extremely well. Nice balance although the emphasis is on the hops.

Overall a very good DIPA. Not overly sweet like some of the other ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 23:45:33 | More by riored4v
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ryrust5301

Louisiana

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Clear glowing bronze color with a faint orange tint to it. Chalk white head was supple and inviting after the pour. Gobs of lacing cling to the glass like cake batter. This baby looks fresh and crisp, and should be a beaut.

Smell - This is what an IPA should smell like, a bouquet of hops that simply overpowers a stunning amount of citrus fruit. There is a drizzle of honey sweetness underneath it all that seems as if it just enhances everything else.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Big hop flavor like all big west coast DIPA's, but it's a little but lighter than I would like. Sweet honey and bready malt have set up shop in a good way smack dab in the middle of this brew. It definitely has a little sweetness to it that surrounds the citrus fruit taste. Orange, pineapple, and grapefruit seem to be the fruits of choice. Feel is medium with a smooth sweetness that just glides through the mouth.

Drinkability - An easy beer to love, and yes you should as well. A well crafted DIPA on the lighter side of things, but that makes it beautiful in it's own way. It's no less flavorful than any DIPA i've tasted, just a little lighter with the hops and the mouthfeel. I'll make sure to enjoy this one time and time again.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 04:58:54 | More by ryrust5301
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ShrLSU

Louisiana

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This one pours a nice clear copper with a thin white bubbley head and slight lacing on the edges. The nose is a beautiful blend of citrus hops and a touch of pine. Just fantastic all around. The taste is just like the nose with a slight malt backbone. The hop flavors just give it that delicious sweet then bitter finish. This is my favorite style of hop blend. The mouthfeel is lively and nice carbonation. The drinkability on this is outstanding and the price is unreal $4.99! ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME??!!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 04:47:45 | More by ShrLSU
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Newmerator

California

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a nurnt orange color w some copper hues. whidpy white head, not too much lace.

smell is robust with hops and maybe a touch of grapefruit. pine and citrus alc in the back.

taste - delicious. very well balanced dipa. not too hoppy, but oh so good. a little bit spicy

i could have several of these in a sitting. light mouthfeel but medium heavy bodied. gawd i dont know y i waited so long to have one of these.

cheers

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 03:43:25 | More by Newmerator
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GreatPondBrewer

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber. Poured out a clear yellow with a hint of burnished orange. The head was cloud white without very much retention or lacing. The nose was very tantalizing. When I read people referring to a piney flavor I always know what they mean, but it is like a description utilizing an approximation; a best guess. This, however, was the real deal. It smelled like a walk through the woods around my house up in Maine. A mixture of fresh spruce and white pine needles carpeting the floor. Another memory that flashed to mind was decorating a Christmas tree. All that amazing smell trapped in a small, candlelit living room with snow piling up and frost crystallizing against the window pane. It is an alluring smell and if women wore perfume like this I would have trouble concentrating on anything. Ever. The taste had more of that tasty pine zest along with a fruity backbone. It ended with an excellent dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 23:35:14 | More by GreatPondBrewer
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froghop

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a clear pale orange with a small white head, and good lacing.

smell of hops caramel, earth, and dry leaves.

taste is smooth, hops, caramel, and dandilion, ends dry and slightly bitter.

very nicely made DIPA, very fresh hop feel and taste, a winner.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 15:55:05 | More by froghop
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strengthdoc

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this from a bomber and found a pale golden color. The aroma was fragrant with hops and had a strong grapefruit component. The ale had a medium mouthfeel. The taste was hoppy from the start with a nice citrus flavor in the beginning that turned more flowery by the finish. The aftertaste was a combination of wonderfull floral hops and alcohol warmth.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 02:30:48 | More by strengthdoc
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DannyS

New York

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

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass.

A - A crystal clear orange amber with a thin head that retains decently. Almost no lacing.

S - Lots of fresh pine and floral hop aromas, with a hefty pineapple and grapefruit backing.

T - The bitterness is upfront and uncompromising, but the sweetness and the floral lightness compensate, helping one get over the tongue lashing hops.

M - medium carbonation and a thin body. nothing spectacular, save for the oily feel of the hops.

D - The high ABV and tough hop bitterness do hurt its drinkability, but I could definitely finish this bomber myself.

overall: A serviceable IPA that, while being perfectly enjoyable, fails to really distinguish itself from the DIPA crowd. I'd definitely buy it again, but that's only because Pliny the Elder and Hopslam aren't available here.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 00:39:26 | More by DannyS
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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