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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,482 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 6,482
Reviews: 1,972
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 208
Gots: 750 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007)
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Photo of EricCioe
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a solid, clear bronze with a white, frothy head that dies down but not totally out. It wants to leave some lace but seems to struggle a bit. On the nose there is a hop assault, orange zest, an over the top citrus vibe, oranges for miles. In the mouth it's a medium or medium thin body carrying the orange from the nose, perhaps a little more subdued here. There is a long finish of hop bitterness at the back of the mouth. It's a bit one-dimensional but it's a good dimension. A lot less complex than other DIPAs I've had lately, but plenty enjoyable in its own right, and unbeatable at the price.

Photo of Avantyawn
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice amber color, thick head

S: The best part of this beer in my opinion. Lush tropical bubblegum and passion fruit. Citrus, pine, strong floral scent. Very impressive.

T: Piney, floral sweet, bubblegum, and a bit of of funk at the end. It tastes pretty good.

M: Nice chewy mouthfeel. Not too carbonated, nice.

D: Very drinkable. 8% is a good IPA strength . This is tasty and goes down easy. All in all a very good deal for a $5 bomber in NYC. I would definitely buy this again.

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

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Thick sticky head on top of an amber colored brew.

Smell: Olfactory assalt of earthy pine hops.

Taste: Overwhelming earthy hops that seep into a crunchy malt. Hints of cotton candy and spices steep onto the palate among the earth and malt. The bitterness lingers in the background.

Photo of JMforman
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've been waiting to try this one for a while. This batch is nice and fresh.

A- Nice deep golden body with a wonderful fluffy white head and good retention

S- Grapefruit, pine, sweet malt, alcohol, honey, very resiny and nice

T- Bready malt, grapefruit, pine, honey, alcohol, and a wonderful bitter finish. Very well balanced.

M- Peppery but smooth with a medium to full feel.

D- Superbly drinkable!

Photo of BeerMaverick
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy golden color with a nice fluffy white head. Decent head retention with a nice lacing on the glass.

S - Pure hops. If you want a very very hoppy beer look no further.

T - Taste reflects the aroma...extremely hoppy and exactly what you would expect at 102 IBUs. I've had better beers this hoppy such as The Alchemist's Heady Topper and their Crusher DIPA, but this is very good nonetheless.

M - Makes my mouth numb due to the hops. I wouldn't recommend having any other beers after this one because your taste buds will be destroyed.

D - Very drinkable if you only have one or two.

Photo of MrHirschybar
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into New Belgium globe
Consumed 1/30/11

A - Clean copper color with a nice white head that left lacing

S - Highly floral hoppy note with light pineapple fruit and a light bittering note to the nose

T - Lightly sweet maltiness, floral hops, light citrus, and hop bitterness in the finish with a grapefruit taste

M - Medium carbonation, light mouthfeel, and light to medium bitter finish from the hops - very nice and balanced.

D - I actually thought this was quite drinkable for the stated 102 IBUs - don't know the date on the bottle but thought this was quite smooth and had a nice hoppiness balanced with some sweet maltiness. Bought this at a health foods market locally for $3.50/bomber - would buy this quite often at that price range...

Photo of ism
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big fruity nose, grapefruit and apricots, a slight earthiness with pine, very muted floral note.

Clear golden body with copper tones, a 2-finger off-white head, and sudsy lacing, with strong suggestions of rings.

Thin body, well-carbonated and smooth, a bit of resin oil.

Well-balanced sweet fruit, citrus with a resin tone approximating that of dried apricots. Dry finish with pine resin.

Very pleasing, a big brew, hides alcohol well. Easy to drink.

Photo of ThirstyBird
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright copper color with large light tan head. Lots of lace. I can smell this beer from a couple of feet away. It is tropical and citrus fruit. Obviously some malt to support it. Tart and citrus fruity up front then mellows into a malty little and ending in a slightly dry slightly bitter aftertaste. The body is medium, the carbonation is medium and smooth. Very nice mouthfeel. Overall and tasty brew and like many often mention on BA a great value.

Photo of NefariousR
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A - Light-orange amber with a one-finger offwhite head. Nice and foamy with good retention.

S - Lots of oily, piny hops. Very strong citrus flavor as well; a nice, tart aroma with a sweet character.

T - Given this beer's name, this is a very balanced and sophisticated DIPA. The strong hop flavors are certainly present, but the malt really rounds out the taste. Citrusy notes from the hops are complemented by the sweet malt character, with a slight nutty aftertaste. Also, a hint of some strong, slightly unplaceable spice -- anise?

M - Oily and full, making sure the flavor of the brew sticks around in your mouth for a while. A bit of warmth, quite pleasant.

D - Great DIPA, full flavored, assertive, balanced, and easy on the palate. Gives DFH 90 Min. and Green Flash WC IPA a run for their money as my favorite DIPA.

Photo of mdaschaf
2.58/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to forgetfu! Beer was bottled on June 15th..hopefully 2010.

A: Pours a light gold with orange/amber highlights. Nice thick one finger head dissipates slowly to some foam on top. Very nice lacing left on the glass.

S: Don't get much in the way of hops, a little bit of citrus. I do get a buttery aroma and a little but of grainy malt.

T: A little more citrus here with some lemon. A little bit of grainy malts at the end.

M/D: On the thinner side. Its obvious the bottle is past its prime. Don't know the date, but wouldn't be surprised if it was 2009. Very sad, hopefully I can find a fresher bottle since this looks like a beer that is right up my alley.

Photo of jayhawk73
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium orange color into a tulip glass. Thin white head that quickly disappears into a sliver. The smell of this beer is very fruity, pineapple mainly, a little pear. The hops also come through after the first few sips. The taste is pretty good- lots of sweetness w/ a mouthful of hops! Pineapple, pear, apple, and hops all come through to me, with the hops and pineapple out front. Carbonation is fairly present on this beer as well. As hoppy as this beer is, the sweetness gives it a smoothness- and as a result it's extremely drinkable. I can't really taste much alcohol either, it's very well masked. This is a great beer, and at $4.95 for a bomber, a great value as well. I will continue to pick this one up and enjoy it. Cheers!

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a golden amber, a little light, but with a sweet two inch head that leaves a few thick gobs of lace behind.
Bread and citrus fill the air before my nose even gets to the glass, some slight pine, earth, caramel. Very rich smell.
The taste is amazing, especially for 102 IBU 4 U. Very balanced for being as hoppy as it is. Citrus, white bread, caramel, earth and some floral notes make up the foreground. A slight alcohol burn follows. My only issue with the feel is the throat coat it leaves, otherwise, perfect.
On the drinkability level, Only a tad expensive, I love it. Could pound one down almost as fast as a Pliny.

Photo of Nugganooch
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my chilled pint glass

A - A semi-clear golden pale ale with some light orange/amber tints to it. Dense 1-in. thick off white head that lingered about for quite sometime. Nice lacing. Bubbling throughout

S: Enticing with a fruity bouquet of aromas. I pick up a lot of peach-like notes when first opened that start to mellow out and sweeten as it sits.

T: A great fruity burst of hops where same as in smell I pick up a lot of apricot and peach-like notes combined with some piney resiney goodness. The hops are balanced well by a nice malty sweetiness that really rounds out this brew. I get undertones of some slight breadiness and biscuit. Finishes up nice, fresh, clean, and crisp with a solid bitter sting that tickles the palate and has you reaching for more!

M: Slightly sticky on the tongue but finshes clean, crisp and dry. Very well carbonated. ABV barely even detectable.

D: Very nice for a DIPA. A well balanced brew where massive hops are supprted with a nice malty backbone.

It is very rare these days for a brew to live up to its name but Lagunitas does a pretty stand up job here. While I think Lagunitas produces IPA's with a bit more malt presence than others they always finish so clean and refreshing. The IBU's in this DIPA are evident (102 IBU 4 U) and are nicely balanced by some of that residual sweetness. Great drinkability at 8% ABV you almost have to search for the alcohol. A solid purchase for the price everytime!

Photo of ManuelHerrera
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

God what stoopidheads made this beer?

Pours a pale gold with a head that lasts for ages. Smells of lemon zest permeate the thick head along with herbal hops and spices.

The flavor is pleasantly balances - with hop spiciness tickling the palate while malt butter smoothes out this imperial IPA. A mild amount of alcoholic sharpness comes through with a hint of mint on the back end.

Overall the flavor is balanced and delicate - not too bitter due to a fair amount of malt balance.

Photo of DrinkingDrake
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden/orange color with a thin head but a lot of lace that sticks around.

A lot of fruity hops. Orange some citrus and a hint of pine resin. Some malt characteristics. A light caramel malt hint.

Malty caramel sweet with some fruity hops sticking through a bunch. A smooth finish with some slight bitterness. A lot of fruity characteristics. For the IBU and the name the hops are so tame but a lot of the flavors are shining through.

The balance of hops is great here. You would expect a slap across the face but its all about the fruity tones from the hops here.

Light body with a lot of hop flavor but not the overwhelming hop bitterness.

Photo of mavbrew
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a transparent golden amber color with a finger thick, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves nice lacing down the side of the glass.

S: The obvious scent in the nose is hops, hops and more hops. Then comes the citrus scent and a bit of a pine scent with some sweetness.

T: The taste is bitter up front, as to be expected from the 102 IBU's and the scent of hops. There is less citrus flavor present than I was expecting from the scent and more caramel sweetness from the malts. The finish is dry and bitter.

M: Light medium in body with average carbonation. Feels oily, dry and smooth.

D: Highly drinkable, not a hint of alcohol here. The sweetness at the finish compliment the bitters quite well. A good quality DIPA.

Photo of VMWhelan
3.45/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden orange with a fluffy one finger white head and good lacing.

Smells sweet and fruity. A whole lot of malt in this nose mixed with some pineapple and grapefruit.

Taste is exactly like the nose presents: sweet, fruity, and malty. Grapefruit up front big time, followed by a big sweetness. Ends with some good bittering, but doesnt overdo it.

Surpisingly, this is medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Was expecting it to be a bit thicker. Aftertaste is moderately dry.

Drinkability is decent. This is a pretty good beer, but I can't help but feel like there are many better DIPAs out there.

Photo of trenchtown4
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this 22oz when I was home to CT for Xmas, wasn't sure what to expect, but I was extremely impressed with this DIPA.

A: Clear Amber, with a two finger off white head that subsided after 10 minutes.

S : Citrus, pine and grapefruit in the nose.

T: Hop forward on the palate, mid way through the malt backbone really shows itself, not overpowering, but just enought to bring balance.

M: Medium body, not syrupy like some high ABV DIPA's. Nicely balanced.

D: This is one of my favorite DIPA's out, the only bad thing is that i can't get it at home in NM.

Photo of bsp77
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Julian bottling date of 348 (12/14/10).

Appearance: Bright clear amber with thin head and light lacing lines.

Smell: The expected players are here - grapefruit, orange and pine. More sweet and tart than dry. The aroma is a little too syrupy, which I should dock it for, but it lasts so long that I can't help but be impressed. Not sure if the use of extract has an impact on either the syrupiness or its persistence.

Taste: Grapefruit and tangerine vie for top position, with a great mix of dry, sweet and tart. The malts are there but do not overly contribute to the flavor. The finish is spicy, bitter and pine-like.

Feel: Creamy, oily body with moderately low carbonation. Fairly dry but some residual sweetness.

Drinkability: Similar to Maximus (which I reviewed yesterday) but better. The flavor profile is better balanced here than in the too sweet Maximus. Very solid overall. However, while a great priced bomber, it is not quite a top-notch DIPA.

Photo of BeerPhan86
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a standard pint glass (Hop Devil if you must know!)

A - Pours a super clear golden amber with a big two finger off-white head. Minimal lacing but the head does linger.

S - Very earthy and grassy with hints of citrus. Somewhat piney with notes of pineapple and grapefruit.

T - The taste contains far more citrus and grapefruit hops than the nose let on. Not a whole lot of malt that I can detect but it is balanced by a slight biscuit taste. Slightly bitter, dry finish with the alcohol pretty noticeable. I feel like the initial hoppy blast is cut short too soon by the piney, earthy finish, but it is still a very solid DIPA.

M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Somewhat slick but doesn't make your lips feel sticky like some DIPAs can.

D - This is dangerously drinkable, but at 8% and given the amount of flavor here I probably would move onto something lighter afterwards. As with any DIPA the palate is usually destroyed so you may as well switch to something cheaper afterward.

Photo of PBoegel
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a Sierra Hop Tulip Pint. No freshness date on the bottle. Looked good though, no signs of aging, flaky sediment etc.

Clear golden yellow with a dense egg shell white head providing some of the thickest ringed lacing I have seen. Exceptional looking beer.

Clean, light citrus, hints of melon, some very tart zesty citrus notes. Some lavender and sage tones.

Good clean fermentation, minty to citrusy spritzy hop kick, some light tropical fruity notes. A touch of floral alcohol. Good show of bitterness.

Very dry and light on the palate, which is actually a failure of most in this style, finish is dry and crisp. A touch of alcohol warmth.

Very drinkable beer, would like to see more bright tones of american hops in the nose and flavor profile, but other than that this beer is extremely drinkable. Have been drinking A LOT of IPAs the last few weeks, and unless this bottle is just off or slightly old (the latter I do not think is the case, no signs of oxidation on a light body and colored beer) the hop character is simply fairly mellow on the nose and palate.

Photo of ritzkiss
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, no bottling date which is an annoyance. Pours a light golden honey color with small suspended particles in it, head of bone white head which leaves rings of lacing down the glass.

Nose is floral and citrusy, a little muddled and subdued says I. Hint of pine and a generous caramel sweetness.

Quite a drinkable hop attack. Caramel and honey bread sweetness which is perhaps higher than average. Tropical fruits, citrus, floral hops all there, a nice long bitter finish. ABV is there but somehow the sweetness and the bitterness work in tag team and the glass disappears too quickly. Rolling carb, nice weight - well done and will gladly seek it out again, a good value as well.

Photo of JayS2629
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Transparant honey tone with thick rocky cream that fades fast but leaves a thick creamy film of white and sea foam lace.

S- Fruity, citrus, grapefruit, lemon and pineapple with an underlying brown sugar whiff. Floral notes of honeysuckle and pungent pine.

T- Follows the nose with bitter grapefruit, lemon and citrus riding on top of a floral earthy wave. Biscuit malt with a touch of honey. Bitter hops linger softly.

M- Slightly oily, refreshing and medium body

D- Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

Photo of Liverpool08
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly dark orange. hardly any head to speak of. Smell is Wow! Big burst of grapefruit, pineapple, very juicy fruit like. Taste is more grapefruit and then slides into bitter and hoppy. Its a nice bitter and doesn't really linger too long. I actually expected more bite from this one. But overall still a nice DIPA and one you could drink a couple of.

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with an impressive head; a curtain of lace sticks to the side of the pint glass

Smell: Herbal citrus aroma. redolent of pineapple and pith

Taste: Not much of a chance for the malt to make an appearance, though there is a bit of the biscuit, up front; by mid-palate, the pith and pineapple dominate and linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: For all the hype about 100+ IBUs, I found this somewhat ordinary; it's a very good beer but I have had many DIPAs I would prefer; still, at its price point, this is a very good value

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,482 ratings.