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Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Reviews: 2,084 | Ratings: 7,397
Photo of rudylaw
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber consumed on the balcony.

Clear amber color with a two finger One finger white head. Plenty of lacing.

Grapefruit and lime hit the nose. Plenty of hops as well... duh.

This is a sweet one! Citrusy hops, honey and a good warming feeling accompanies a dry finish. No chance could I have more than one bomber at 8%.

This just hit me as being OK. I've had a dozen IPAs better than this, but a $4.50 price tag makes it more appealing.

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Photo of BigIrishman
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours crystal clear golden with a soapy white head.

Smell: Apricots and citrus fruits mixed with peachiness as it warms up, no hints of maltiness.

Taste: Big hop presence that is pretty much what was expected from the aroma. The huge hop flavor is not balanced by any malt backbone whatsoever but that really is the point on this one. Big bitter backbone that has a nice palate cleansing effect. Slight alcohol at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a sticky feel.

Drinkability: For a one trick poney this one is pretty good. I would still grab a Ruination or Hop Wallop any day over this one but it serves it purpose nicely. Not sure how many of these I'd throw back as after glass 2 there's really no tasting anything else.

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Photo of output01x
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1 1/2-finger cream-colored head that slowly recedes to a thick, clumpy dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a translucent golden amber with a multitude of large carbonation bubbles rushing quickly toward the surface. Thin lacing clings to the glass like cobwebs in a forgotten attic.

Resinous pine is the dominant aroma in the nose with spicy hops and citrus hops in the background. Notes of mandarin oranges and grapefruit shine through if one digs deep enough. A sweet, caramel malt scent lends itself nicely.

An extremely sweet, corn syrup citrus flavor starts off each sip but is quickly overtaken by an earthy, spicy hop flavor. This then transforms beautifully into an earthy pine bitter aftertaste. There is a lot going on in this beer and each sip is like sending your taste buds on a tour.

Full bodied with, this beer knows how to sit in your mouth as well as coat it. Luckily, the carbonation is high enough to prevent this beer from sticking around too long or becoming sticky.

The 102 IBU claim is not really perceived while consuming this beer. Of course, IBUs and perceived bitterness are separate entities and perceived bitterness is relative. However, I would personally expect more bitter out of any beer claiming its IBUs are triple digit. Truthfully, I think I got more bitter out of the aroma than I did the flavor.

Despite my griping, I still enjoyed this beer and would gladly drink it again. While I would not brand it a "punch you in the tongue" DIPA, I could see this as a decent DIPA for pairing with foods.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden color. Large sticky bubbles. Taste is surprisingly grainy with a thick pine resin hoppiness. Green pine needles and grassy notes fill out the finish with a good solid alcohol tang and muted alcohol heat. Feel is medium dry but offset by the sticky sappy feel. Pretty good dipa.

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Photo of bmwats
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml. bottle into a tulip.

A: Dark, golden/amber hue. Slight, bubbly, white head. Beer ring left around rim. Decent, but sporadic lacing.

S: Pine nuts and lavender with a little honey and black licorice.

T: Piny hops on Italian bread.

M: Biting hops, dry finish.

D: Sipping brew. The hop bite kind of sucks the moisture out of your taste buds.... but, that's kind of the idea.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice color, but not much of a head and only nominal lacing. The hops takes the day, but has a little balance with some sweet and floral notes in the nose. Flavor is mostly just hop bitterness. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint.

(A)- Pours a clear orange hue. Produced a good foamy off-white to yellow colored head. Great retention and plenty of lace left behind.

(S)- A nice dry citrus hop profile. Mild honey sweetness and pine wood.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A nice dry citrusy hop profile. A mild caramel-like sweetness and bitter pine.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. A fitting hop presence, malt and bitterness.

(D)- A solid IPA that fits the style very well. Pretty straightforward, but it hits all the spots when I look for a good IPA. And a great bang for your buck in a sea of expensive DIPA's.

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Photo of cocogan
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visual: Poured into pint glass. A transparent copper in color, basic one finger head that recedes to a thin froth. pathcy lacing left down the glass.

Nose: Very nice aromas of citrus and leaves. With a sweet fruity rasberry smell. Definitely think there might have been some dry hopping done.

Taste: Immediate fruity sweetness (still remdinded of rasberries) that is followed by a Big floral taste that fills the palate. The floral taste is complemented with orange citrus notes. The malts do suprisingly well to battle the hop bitternes until about halftime when the bitterness really kicks in, leaving a nice leafy bitterness post drink.

Body: I would say light to medium body, no yeast floaties inside. Carbonation allows the beer to reach an enjoyable foaminess when swished in mouth.

Drunkability: I would say it is a pretty drinkable DIPA that doesnt overly hopkill your taste buds. And at 8abv it wouldnt take to many to do the deed.

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Photo of Darkhorse09
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a glass chalice

A: Darker than expected. Slighty straw/ apricot color. Great big frothy head with thick, almost slimy lacing. yum yum yum

S: Sweet citrusy hops. Fruity malts that take a second place to the big hop aromas. Orange, grapefruit, some pine.

T: Much more balanced than I would have expected. Big hop flavors up front, balanced by a malty sweetness. Hop flavor fades quickly, but then returns in the finish for big bitterness.

M: Smooth, slightly over carbonated, thick and oily. Not a lot of body for a DIPA.

D: Tasty, alcohol hidden well, hoppy and good. I will purchase this again. Another good beer from Lagunitas.

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Photo of Hendry
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear copper, enormo white bubbly head,solid lacing.

Aroma of sweet malt and dank hops underneath.

Flavor the same with a higher malt dominance: not my favorite. Sure it is hoppy, but the sweetness overtakes the bitterness in a candy coated manner.

Mouthfeel is medium, not as dry in the finish as it could be.

Okay,Lagunitas Sucks spoiled me, and set the bar pretty high,but Hop Stoopid just doesn't reach that level of excellence nor does it have that hop forward blast to the nostrils and palate.
Not bad overall,but not one that I would revisit like Sucks (if they ever release it again).

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Photo of wifehatesthebike
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light gold and great clarity. Head fades quickly to light film that lasts.

S: Tropical, pineapple and tangerine. Sweet.

T: Sharp bitterness followed by a a mix of mint leaves and light malt. The 8% is well hidden.

M: Average, sweet but a bit watery.

O: Big west coast aroma, lets down a little in the flavor, a bit one dimensional and thin. Still a good overall DIPA, for me almost comes across as a strong IPA.

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Photo of everetends
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber I picked up at Green's off Ponce in Atlanta, GA. Been hearing a lot about this beer and when I saw it was less than 4 bucks for a bomber, why not? Served up in my trusty DFH shaped pint. LETS DO IT!

A: Well, it looks like a good example of some DIPA. Has that golden orange color that is pretty vibrant. Held to the light, a bit more yellow shines through. This beer has some cloudiness to it, and kudos there. The head was about a half finger that fell quickly to a thick white ring. That ring does have good deal of retention and it has a good amount of stickiness to it. Got some web like lacing on the glass. Getting a very lazy amount of carbonation from the look. Still its above average, but its not amazing.

S: Holy balls, we found the hops. Getting a ton of hops presence from many different areas. First hop smack is that pine resin you just can't miss. Getting some citrus hops with a healthy, breakfast sized serving of fresh grapefruit. After that comes a bit of earthy/spicy hops that has some medicinal bite to it. You get just a faint amount of some pale malt, but I think I may be stretching there. Gotta give it props because it does live up to its nam fo sho.

T: Yet again, hops going on here. This is actually almost too much at time. This beers hops seem to roll like a wave. At first its not too bad, you get some nice citrus presence that is cool and refreshing. Then rolls in the pine resin with some bittering quality. The next wave is big time grapefruit that is actually puckering. Finishing here is that medicinal spicy and earthy hops. Just a ride on the bitter train. The malt half heartedly attempts to cool a bit, but to no avail. There is no way this pale malt can compete with the fuggin hops in here. I was torn between a 4 and 4.5, but I docked a notched because it really does at times feel like too much. Call me a vagina, I don't care.

M: This is a medium bodied brew that has that serious DIPA stickiness to it. I mean seriously. Sticky hops goodness rests on the palate almost undisturbed. Hard to get rid of. The palate is attacked with bitterness and this beer finishes very dry. This is really the only gripe I have in the feel category. The dryness kills the refreshing quality you get as you first sip. Nothing quells that dry feeling. Carbonation is pretty good. Aftertaste is tons of pine resin and medicinal hops.

D: Okay, I want to start off by saying I really enjoyed this beer. It truly is a trip to Hop Town. Tons of hops just really assault your palate and really challenge your palate. The smell is amazing. The hops just pour forth. The only bad spot is that dry feel. Really kills the drinkability for me. It is almost a chore at times to finish this off. With that said, I finished and I survived, and I enjoyed the experience. For the price you can't beat it, and absolutely worth checking out. I know I will pick up another from time to time to kill my palate.

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Photo of YesFest
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber poured into shotglasses for a fraternity power hour w/ straws. Just kidding.

When I opened up the bomber I smelled the hoproma right away, no need to pour it into my challice. Poured it in anyway, appearence was mild, modest head, thin, irregular lacing.

Aroma is a beast, it smells like a lot of hops. I wonder what it will taste like. I recognize that grapefruit boquet from some other heavy hitters. Brace for enamel erosion.

Pungeant, bitter. Especially hard hitting on the middle of the tounge. Seems to be virtually dextrin free, this is that west-coast "lets worsten the hop shortage crises" mentality that I read about. Quite insane.

Mouthfeel is pretty cool, oily with hop resins setting to work on my teeth like SC Johnson scrubbing bubbles. Hop oils seaking out and coating remote corners of my mouth that I had only daydreamed about on an absinthe bender.

That said, not terribly drinkable, a thin body but leaving you needing a significant break after each sip.

Over all, not exactly my thing, but certainly good for folks with a particular agenda. Amply named, since I can feel my neurons and dendrites getting humulene lube job.

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Photo of marcobrau
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Golden-hued, clear and somewhat frothy this Hop Stoopid is quite smooth and tasty. While this particular bottle smells a bit too much like canned corn, tangerine, apricot and mango hop flavors mix well with honey-like sweet malt finishing with a slightly dry peppery bitterness. A dusty cedar aroma emerges after a bit. I doubt that I have a fresh bottle, but it's still enjoyable. I'm astonished at how drinkable this beer is despite the 102 IBUs and eight percent alcohol. Again, it could be its age or I'm just thirsty. Maybe I should have a glass of water...

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Photo of yamar68
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure how I haven't reviewed this beer...?

Lively burnt golden body with a healthy dose of eggshell white head that leaves some nice lace.

Sweet, fruity hop notes... both citric and tropical. Enough malt presence to provide balance. Not too terribly interesting to snort at.

The hop profile gains some points on the palate... the orange peel/mango mix is joined by a nice spruce flavor. The supporting malt addition is still evident.

It's good for a reasonably priced IIPA... can't say it's in my standard rotation anymore though.

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Photo of david131
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- An absolutely clear light orange color with a thin, lacy head. This looks like it has no oomph to it at all.

S- Pine and caramel with quite a bit of fruitiness. There is a strong undercurrent of bitterness that makes this smell like it means business.

T- Sweet caramel and a nice oily pine bitterness. The fruit flavors bring a nice dimension to it that a lot of other beers of this style sadly lack.

M- A dry bitterness with a decent numbing effect. Bitter as it is, it does not seem to be as intense as the advertised 102 IBU's.

D- An enjoyable, perhaps mild, take on the style. It drinks rather nicely.

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Photo of bonsreeb85
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - a clear honey colored body sporting a 2 finger head that immediately began to shrink into little islands.

S - citrus/piney and juicy nosefull of hops. very pungeant smell. also a bit of malty sweetness a' la tropical fruits and honeycomb are present but hidden.

T - slight honey flavor is masked behind the obvious juicy blast of resiny citrus hops, that kick you in the teeth, but are slightly toned down as the beer warms and makes way for a pleasant caramel malt backdrop accompanied by some apple skin and pineapple. Bittersweet finish, but overall much more balanced than expected at 100+ IBUs.

MF - full body and slightly oily feel, overall though pretty smooth

D - pretty easy drinker. 8 percent is hidden well. not the best DIPA i've had, but decent

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Photo of Duane_Opfer
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into an IPA glass. No date visible on the bottle.

A - Deep orange color. Darker than most DIPA's I have poured. Poured very light head. Nice lacing as the beer recedes after drinking.

S - Distinct apricot/peach, citrus, pine, and brown sugar.

T - Not what I expected. Bottle label says 102 IBU's, but an a brown sugar/white grape juice taste overwhelms the hops/citrus characteristics.

M - Well carbonated, but feels somewhat syrupy. Coincides with high level of sweetness.

Definitely not what I expected from a West Coast DIPA or a beer with 100+ IBU's. Beer is too malty/sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 6 oz bottle:

Poured a solid amber color with a nice thick white head that was pretty well retained, including a small thin cap that lasted throughout the beer.

Solid pine and citrus hop aroma.

Taste was extremely bitter on first taste and then mellowed, but it followed the nose really well. Didn't find the taste overly complex, but still pretty tasty.

The beer had a medium body feel to it with good carbonation and it was pretty smooth. Drinkability suffers from the bitterness a bit. Overall a really good beer.

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Photo of Amalak
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There's a clearness to it...quite clear. It has a big bubbly white head and there's a ton of lacing. A few bubbles. Wonderful weed-like scent to it.

There's a slight bit of an intense bitterness that is mixed with a floralness, that isn't overbearing...but toes on the line.

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Photo of thewhitecosbykid
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 4, one finger head, big bubbles, translucent honey w/ orange tint
S: 4, pine sap after rain (wet, heavy)
T: 3.5 long & bitter aftertaste, initially sweet, heavy melon notes and almost minty as it warms; bitter is a slow build even after the swallow around the edge of the tongue
M: 4 light, airy, crisp and refreshing; not as heavy as the abv implies
D: 4.5 good hot night sipping beer, try not to spill

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Photo of stickynotes
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bomber.

A - Off-white head that sticks around, pleasant lacing. A truly transparent dark golden, some orange.

S - Hops. Floral and some pine.

T - Hops. Piney, slightly spicy a little malt towards the end. Bitter but not too bitter, blends with a slight alcohol bite. Leaves a hoppy aftertaste.

M - Pretty smooth. Not too carbonated off the tongue. I Think there's merit in what my attention isn't drawn too, easy to go down.

O - Good. Hops do not disappoint. Not too complex but this works as a pro for the brew.

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Photo of LazyL
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice orange with a small off white head. The aroma is clover honey, pine resin and very boozy. Very earthy and fresh. The taste is boozy honey. This is quite sweet and why 102 IBU's were needed to come close to balancing it out. The mouthfeel is sweet and syrupy. The cabonation level is good and there is a dryness and mild bitterness on the finish. This is an evening sipper and more of a barley wine.

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Off-white or beige head, one finger with some lace, not a lot of retention. Orange colour, not quite clear. The nose was a sweet apricot with hops, quite nice. Firey hoppy mouthfeel and taste, bitterness dominates, pomegranite, dry finish, grapefruit moreso in the finish with a pine aftertaste that detracted a bit from an overall good impression. A bit acidic and a little gassy. Alcohol well handled. There was something missing, I wondered if the malt didn't weigh in enough to balance the hops, it was a bit sour as well. Still, overall, representative of the style and well worth a try.

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Photo of BamaViper1
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

The Hop Stoopid pours a golden yellow, forming a thin head that leaves little whisps of lacing.

The beer has a strong hop presence accented by hints of pineapple, lemon, and grapefruit. Second whiffs allow for the presence of a slight balancing sugary malt.

The beer again has lots of hop presence on the nose, acidic and bitter. It has a definite citrus note as well which fades into mild alcohol burn with a hint of a malty end. The finish bitter with a hint of wheat bread.

The beer also has good mouthfeel at first with solid carbonation and a medium body. Sadly, the finish is rather short and thin.

I like this beer. It's a solid DIPA, and I could drink a good bit of it. Laginitas created a ridiculously hop-forward beer, and I thank them for it.

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Photo of WesFCSI
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my first review on here so I can only give you my impressions and taste reviews. In the end, I thought this beer was a great Sunday afternoon beer to have with a couple friends. Not something that I would have at a bar watching NCAA tournament games all day.

The grapefruit taste was very present initially and settled as the beer sat in the glass for a little while.

I would give this beer 3.5 out of 5 stars

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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