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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,062
Hads: 7,280
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 18.9%
Wants: 302
Gots: 1,402 | FT: 7
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Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Reviews: 2,062 | Hads: 7,280
Photo of dukedevil0
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bomber from Armanettis in Chicago, IL.

A: Pours an orange hue of amber with two fingers of white head that settles down to just a while film and ring around the edge with lacing left behind on the glass.

S: Smells like hops, citrus, grapefruit. Not intense smell, but very apparent.

T: Just like the smell...hops, citrus and lots of grapefruit even with a bittering similar to a grapefruit. I'll say that this is not an intense amount of flavor, but I would put this just below the intensity of a hop bomb. Make no mistake, this is all hop flavor here, but just not punch you in the face and make you whimper hop intensity. This is almost like juice.

M: Super smooth and crisp, a little bit of tingling in the medium carbonation.

D: This may just be the most drinkable DIPA I've ever had. Possibly because it's on the low end of the ABV spectrum, but also because this is just so smooth and juicy.

Where as some other DIPAs go for a bombardment of hops intensity that make you feel like you are chewing on a hop nugget (which I definitely like) this one is like hop flavored juice. I love DIPAs that have a huge hop bite, but this one has opened my eyes that not all hoppy beers need to be that way. This one is much more smooth and sessionable. This is not going to be my highest ranked beer, but it's definitely up there as one of my favorite beers due to sessionability, value, and flavor profile.

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Photo of alexgash
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz. bottle.

Brilliant clear golden body with a coppery middle. Frothy, lacy, sticky, off-white head. The nose just oozes hoppiness. Lots of big citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, pine resin, a hint of cat pee, and a whiff of sticky cannabis. Some sugary malt aromas get lost among the hops, but that's okay with me!

Light toasted malt up front, before a full on hop assault. To be fair, there is also some tropical, fruity sweet malt in the front end, but it mixes well with the pineapple and citrus flavors of the hops. Big resin and pineapple hop flavors feature mid-palate. Orange marmalade and grapefruit citrus flavors follow up. Bitterness throughout, but not too numbing. This is largely about huge hop flavor, not bitterness, and I am really liking it! Smooth, creamy feel on a medium-full body. Goes down too easily--especially at $3.99 a bomber...

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Photo of Luigi
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The ale pours out a clear copper color with a massive foamy sticky white head. Has excellent lacing and retention. Pretty much a good IPA should look like!

The aroma is thick with pine cone, ripe fruits, and a little bit of balance from the alcohol and malt.

The first flavor to hit the tongue is the intense dry bitterness from the hops. Pine, floral, and citrus note are present in all the hop profile. Then after a quick dry hop on the tongue and good amount of bread and alcohol sweetness kick in.

Easy to drink, very warming, and finishes dry and bitter with sour fruit notes lingering.

Hands down this DIPA is a hop head's dream come true and is a near perfect example of what this truly a American style of IPA should taste like. A punch to the taste buds! Sexy! haha

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Photo of waterintobeer
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bomber bottle into a snifter and there is little head to speak of. When held up to the light the beer is a light amber color. Much lighter than I had expected. As the beer is swirled in the snifter there is a good amount of lace left behind. The smell is strong in citrus fruits, a delicious nose of hops. Make no mistake this is a hop bomb in every sense of the word. The taste continues the nose with a very strong hop taste a little malt sweetness that doesn't quite balance with the hops, bu that's alright with me. There is a some carbonation that resonates in my mouth making the bitterness linger. This beer is very very bitter I throughly enjoy the bomber but couldn't imagine having much more than that. Another solid beer from a brewery that loves hops as much as I do.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice golden orange, with a foamy white one-fingernhead. Leaves nice lacing. Smells a wonderful piney citrus with a somewhat floral with a variety of citrus fruits showing up.
t\Taste is simply lagunitas. Piney resin bitterness that resonates into the nose. Tastes very fresh and hoppy. The finish has a good balance with the malt. I have had this before, and enjoy even more. Great beer especially for the price. $3.99.

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Photo of gtermi
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of this beer is nice. The head is pretty flat and the beer has a nice clear golden color.

The smell of this beer is amazing. It has a lot of hoppy and floral notes that just are very strong and make the nose tingle.

The taste is the perfect amount of pine and hops and has a tiny bit of malt on the finish.

The mouth feel is nice and has a great amout of crispness. The beer isnt the smoothest, but still a very nice and easy drink.

Overall this is one of the best beers I have ever had. Lagunitas knows exactly what they are doing when it comes to hppy beers.

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Photo of edbeered
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at it's Minnesota introduction at the Muddy Pig in St Paul, this pours a clear amber color , with a minimal white head that fades quickly, leaving a small amount of white lacing on the glass. The smell is primarily(and richly) of piney hops. The taste is both of intense pinety and citrussy hops, with an exceptional balancing malt flavor. For a beer as hoppy as this is(100+IBU's), it is extremely balanced. This is a hop lover's dream come true, yet it has enough malt balance to please almost everyone. The mouthfeel is rich and tasty. I'm so glad this beer finally hit Minnesota. Here's to the Golden Age of beer drinking!

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Photo of mtomlins
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a La Fin du Monde Tulip Glass

A: A beautiful light copper color; almost the color of honey. It pours to a big, thick white head that slowly dies down leaving lots of lacing (which persisted to the very end!).

S: Whoa, that’s a lot of hops!!! A huge hop bouquet that is dominated sticky, resinous pine. There is also a lot of citrus in there (some oranges and grapefruit maybe). This beer smells awesome!

T: What can I say, ‘effing awesome!!! Hop Stoopid, as the name suggests, has a massive hop flavor with tons of sticky piney hops. The massive amounts of bittering hops work in perfect balance with a sweet caramel malt base. There must be a huge grain bill but the sweetness is not coating or overpowering and in the end, the beer finishes very clean with lingering flavors of malt and pine and grapefruit.

M: Full, rich, round, creamy, clean.

O: This is a fantastic beer and is one of my new favorites! While the first thing that comes to mind with Hop Stoopid is buckets of hops, I am left impressed with the perfect balance of flavors. Even my hop-o-phobic wife really liked this beer!!

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Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into Chimay chalice glass.

a: golden amber color with 1 finger head, moderate lacing on glass.

s: smells very hoppy, like cascades; grapefruit, floral, grassy, some pine in there.

t: excellent excellent balance in the taste. there is so much hop flavor and bitterness up front and in the finish, but as it rests in the palate there is a smooth maltiness that comes through. The hop flavor is also smoother than expected, not as much grapefruit as the nose leads you to expect, it's just bitter enough.

m: seems a little bit thin, but carbonated very well, and definitely sessionable if you want to do that to yourself haha. as powerful as this beer is in ibu's and alcohol, you can swish it around to taste every nuance without getting overwhelmed at all.

o: I think the balancing maltiness is what makes this beer a winner. the hops are expected and obvious with a name like "Hop Stoopid" and coming from Lagunitas, but the malt really comes through perfectly and makes me want to keep drinking this again and again.

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Photo of Arenbeer
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a the Lagunitas bomber into a standard pint glass.

A- Clear golden honey yellow with a extremely bubbly white 2 finger head. I have never seen such large bubbles in a head before haha. Left a good amount of lacing as it went down.

S- This is probably on of the best smelling beers i've come across. Real strong floral and earthy hops with a sweet fruity backround.

T- Real strong bitter flavorful hops with a touch of grapefruit, manderin orange?, and other tropical fruits. Smelt like a fruit cup haha.

M- Medium light body that's bitter up front with a decent amount of carbonation but not enough to make it brutal. For a beer with 102 IBU I would have thought id be worse but this beer is highly drinkable. I could easily get another bomber down.

Great I.I.P.A definitely gonna get again real soon. Great job Lagunitas

Skål!

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Photo of stonequarrywest
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bomber poured a beautiful golden orange..with a nice dense cheesecake colored head
Aroma is Sweet and malty with a great citrus hoppy presence.
Taste is so clean and crisp. Alive with a perfect hop bitterness that has pine and mango notes. Love it.

Good mouthfeel with a very good carbonation. and absolutely drinkable...for 4.99 I would drink this every single day.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

03/04/07- Picked up for me by a friend and BA Talisker.

Presentation- 22oz bomber bottle with no freshness information. It is however fresh because it was just released under a Lagunitas subsidiary called "Farmhouse". Poured into Lagunitas pint glass.

Appearance- Fairly clear, opaque orange in color. 1/2 inch blinding white and very creamy head. Settles at a nice rim and has the small ufo circle in the middle. Decent patchy lace as well.

Smell- Really reminds of Blind Pig, which is an extreme compliment. Super sharp pine needles followed by a peachy and lemon sugary citrus hop scent. Sweet roasted malt is detected as well, but had to find beneath these wonerful scents.

Taste- Reminescent of a combo of Dreadnaught and Pure Hoppiness. Orange rinds combine with a pine sap bath to make the main flavor. A nice sugary and sticky start which turns into a fairly sharp pine tongue lashing. Malt plays a role, but really takes a backseat here. Just the right amount of sugary/bitter mix in the hops. I wouldn't mind a bit more malt to balance it out a tad more.

Mouthfeel- A wee bit creamy with a mid range carbonation level. Great lasting flavorful aftertaste.

Drinkability- Damn near greatness. Not much wrong with this beer. I almost wrote it off before trying it. Tasty and very very thirst quenching. Flavors just dance together.

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Photo of elniko
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into snifter glass.

A: Glowing coloring with minimal oily head. Lacing apparent with little carbonation. Nice looking brew.

S: Super strong nose, mostly piney with some citrus tones in the background. Very very nice.

T & M: Lagunitas continues to amaze. I will be hording this beer and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For a DIPA very nicely balanced. Finish has wonderful citrus tone. The bitterness is more apparent up front. Mouthfeel has some carbonation which was surprising since it not very apparent in the appearance.

D: The most drinkable DIPA that I've ever had. As I mentioned earlier I will be hording this brew and it has been somewhat hard to find here in North Texas.

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Photo of jackorain
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a crystal clear light amber or golden straw colored liquid topped with tall white head with decent retention and fantastic lacing effect.

Smells like grapefruit, grapefruit rind and pith. Other citrus fruits shine through in the middle as well including tangerine, lemon and orange. There is also a touch of caramel and biscuit in the end.

Grapefruit hops hit upfront like s rush. Sweetened grapefruit juice comes through in the middle. This is far from balanced but is very good none the less. The middle to end brings the tangerine from the nose and some caramel malt and a touch of biscuit a well. The finish is a huge bitter blow to the pallet that lingers for a very long time.

The body is medium to full and very viscous, almost oily. The carbonation is light to medium and balances out the body just enough.

Drinkability is quite high I am enjoying this beer.

Thanks for Reading

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Photo of PEIBeerGuy
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a smooth, somewhat cloudy, peachy, golden yellow. It has a nice white head. Doesn't stay tall for long, but always leaves a layer on top and laces on the way down.

Many beers don't smell that different from the next. The smell on this beer is incredible. As soon as I whiffed it inside the bottle, it had such a sweet, citrus-y character. Wow.

The taste followed up where the smell left off. Lots of grapefruit, a bit of evergreen needles / sap every now and then, my wife smelled lychee. Tastes / smells great on the exhale, too. Flowery, sweet, and just the right amount of bitter. It's a dynamic and very-well balanced blend of components.

In the mouth, it's good, too! It has a bit of a bitter / dry finish, but not too much. The sweetness is just right to balance it out. Even though it's 8% alcohol, you don't pick the alcohol out of the taste or feel at all. Just right.

Very drinkable! This is one of the few beers in my never-ending "find beers I never had before" quest that I would get again!

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Photo of phishsihq
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Say "LAH-GOO-KNEE-TUSS"

We were nearly knocked off the bar-stool by the hops-to-the-face from Hop Stoopid! The beer pours a clear amber color, with just a slight hint of orange around the edges. A big cap of white head clung to the glass -
amazing retention. Hop aromas including pine resin, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, and mango get the salivary glands working. These big hop flavors follow through on the pallet, with a sweet malt character providing just enough balance to make this brew something special. Medium in body and carbonation, Hop Stoopid is a brew for all you hop-heads out there, and even for a few that aren't!

Cheers!

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Photo of doubleipa
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Didn't know about this beer until it was recommended to me. Big one inch head . Wonderful aroma - heavyhops, herbs, grass (farmhouse) tons of grapefruit and orange. Initial flavor was moderately sweet and a tad bitter. Long finish. Pleanty of that freash hop taste and aroma. This was really great.

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Photo of DanPalmer
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is, for the money, the best beer one can purchase in the Capital District.
$2.99 at certain Hannaford stores here.
Yummy hops and fruit abound.
You get a warm fuzzy buzzy feeling after one and wish you bought another.
Next to Stone IPA my favorite beer in the world.

I don't have the pedigree to go into fruity details - I'll keep this simple
Like beer?
Like IPA's?
Like getting drunk on REALLY good tasting IPA?
BUY THIS!
That is all

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Photo of dcmchew
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As soon as i popped the cap hops showed up in the room, so this should be great.
Pours hazy orange, small sticky head, slowly receding.
Smells greatly hoppy, lots of pine, hop oil, a hint of dankness, pineapple, tangerine and peach, faint kiwi, sweetened with possibly sticky-sweet caramel malt. A big bucket of leafy hops, in short.
Fruity hops in the front, lots of tangerine, bittersweet pink grapefruit, maracuja, faint lychee, mango, faint melon. All thrown on a mild caramel canvas, not that sticky, being immediately followed/pummeled by huge pine resin, green, gooey hop extract, really concentrated, really bitter and quite dry.
Good thing about it is that quite some flavor passes through to the aftertaste, after a long very bitter finish. There's a nice tropical note (mango, pineapple syrup), a bit of malt sweetness (just enough) and nice grapefruit peel. Aside the ton'o'hops, that is. Medium body, prickly carbonation (spot on), a bit of alcohol warmth.
A huge bitter Imperial IPA packed with tons of flavor, nicely layered, refreshing, straight to the top.

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Photo of jerskine
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my second review of Hop Stoopid.

A: dark copper, orange hue; quarter inch of cream colored foam with an average amount of micro-bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass; lots of lacing; many particles can be seen in the beer

S: one of my favorite scents; hops, hops, and more fresh smelling hops; strong citrus aroma with some sweet malty goodness

T: this beer is a hop-heads dream; mouth watering citrus flavors hit you at first impact; an eruption of hops encompass your taste buds; finally, you're left with sweet malty deliciousness as it goes down

M: sharp, fresh, crisp, and well carbonated; leaves a bit of that sticky fresh hop feeling in your mouth

O: This is an exceptional DIPA. Whether I'm in California or the Midwest, it is always available somewhere at a very fair price. Regardless of its availability and price, I would go far out of my way to continue to obtain this brew. The crispness and fresh hoppy flavor of Hop Stoopid is addicting. This is a beer experience that shouldn't be passed up.

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Photo of gc4hokies
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic double IPA. Golden-orange color. Deep piney aroma. wonderful. Taste is superb. Slightly sweet, big malt flavors with a ton of pine.

I've been drinking this for several years now and, by far, this is the best bargain you can get in the double IPA segment. I'll put this up against anything, pliny, maharaja, etc. and it will hold up nicely. Best of all, I can get this for 4.50 per bomber. Love it.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Hard to find it much fresher: this was bottled two weeks ago. Pours golden with a little orange. Eggshell white head leaves exceptional lacing. Smells like the freshest piney hops you can imagine, a little citrus but really the aroma here is all about the pine. The taste is incredibly balanced. Hops coat the mouth, but its not overly bitter or sweet. Again the piney hops are what really take the show. Mouthfeel is medium to light and the finish isn't too dry. Ok so I've had this said to me, but I have never had it fresh enough to make a comparison (the day I went to both Russian River and Lagunitas I was a little too overwhelmed) but Hop Stoopid tastes and smells exactly, and I mean EXACTLY like Pliny. Just sayin'. When you have them fresh they are indistinguishable. And of course, both are exceptional.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a nice orangish yellow. Pretty hazy and about a finger and a half of an off whey head that left behind a lacing on the edges

Smell: very tropical. Citrus mango and other fruits. Wonderful hoppy aroma.

Taste: opens up with a citrusy hop that blends with juicy mango taste. It has great lemony biscuit backbone to balance things out

Mouthfeel: hoppy but not astringent. Well hidden alcohol. And perfectly smooth

Overall: a fantastic imperial ipa. Easy to find cheap to buy and better than most of the competition

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Photo of chriskozma
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the Party Source in Syracuse.

This DIPA has, for me, the perfect balance of citrusy hops and sweet malts. I absolutely love the taste and the super crisp hop bite. The drinkability is great for a high alcohol beer. This is just a well crafted beer that is another delicious addition to the Lagunitas lineup.

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Photo of yesyouam
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid is a crystal clear light amber ale with a dense, foamy, oily white head that leaves solid, dense sheets of foam on the glass. It has a bright, strong, hoppy aroma of grapefruit and pine that's a touch sweet and possibly floral. It has a fluffy medium body that's lively with a dry finish. It's nicely bittered and very lightly sweet. This is a full flavored and refreshing beer. The flavor is mostly citrus and pine, but there seems to be a grassy, floral nuance to it. It's more flavorful than it is bitter, but it is quite bitter. It has a long, green aftertaste. This is how an IPA should be! Wow! This bomber was, like, four bucks!

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,062 ratings.