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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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6,615 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,615
Reviews: 1,997
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 222
Gots: 868 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.75/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance -- Bright amber with a finger of creamy white head.

Smell -- Grapefruit, cannabis, basement, caramel malt. Overall, citrusy and dank.

Taste -- Grapefruit, pine, lots of green onion and garlic. Baseline of hop bitterness throughout - hop extract? Caramel malt backbone trying to keep things together.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-full in body with ample carbonation.

Drinkability -- How is this so highly rated? Malting is adequate, but the hop profile is really far off. LOTS of onion and garlic; I left half of the glass at the bar. Funny how I remember this being so much better the times I've had it in the bottle...

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Cyndi
2.8/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of ithacabaron
2.84/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Displays a brillant sunset of color on the pour; everything from pale lemon to burnished, ripe peach is represented. Head is big, foamy, clumsy. Charming.

Aroma is thick and sweet, gobs of Golden Syrup and honey, tinned mandarin orange (including the can), stewed papaya, and fresh fig. No raw hop smell here -- this has been cooked and mingled, like a marmalade. Wish it didn't have that metallic note.

Taste is loaded up with booze and more cooked fruit. The papaya is outfront. No grass or green flavors whatsoever; it tastes almost rehydrated. Somewhere in there is a whisper of basil. Big cracking ribbons of tin can come flailing back on the swallow. After tasting it, I notice the label says this is made entirely with hop extracts. Maybe that's the culprit?

Mouthfeel is there, but pretty low. If you're going to make a beer this jammy, it's going to need more carbonation.

Overall, this is a largely unpleasant beer; the whole point of IPAs is to embrace the glory of the hop, the fleeting freshness that each batch provides. As, say, a California Old Ale, this would be passable. If you socked away a bottle or two of this for five years and forgot about it, I'd be fascinated to see what would happen; would the flavors round out? Would the booziness fade? Would that danged metallic flavor ever leave? I'm not going to test this hypothesis, mind you, but if anyone out there feels like doing so, knock yourself out.

The worst Double/Imperial IPA I've ever had? No. Not even close. But not pleasant, either.

Photo of scootpolute
2.87/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: A bit foamy at first, then a nice lacing...
S: Kind of average for a hoppy-type beer.
T: OK, for an Imperial IPA, kinda weak...and got more maltier, rather than hopier (which one hopes for in a double IPA)
M: Good and typical of the LaGunitas collection.
O: I had higher hopes being a LaGunitas beer. Being a 'fan,' was a little let down 'they' didn't throw down the 'goods' being as it's a double IPA. Bottom line, I'm glad I got a 22.oz instead of a 6 pk.

Photo of ebin6
2.88/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a light, fluffy head which did not stay throughout. Golden coloring, very transparent

S - An almost metallic smell which interfered with the hop smell

T - Decent, smooth hop taste, but nothing special. Just when it feels like the beer is about to take off, it falls flat

M - Solid; sticks around, settling on the back of the roof of my mouth, but again, the beer fizzles at the deciding moment when I expect it to really do something

D - Very drinkable, although for the price I feel there are better options

Photo of rktrat
2.92/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of spunionring
2.95/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is a pretty good IPA. A pretty decent hoppiness to it. The hops really hit strong up front on the sip, but less so in the aftertaste of the swallow than some beers. In particular, I found this to be a bit too carbonated for my taste. The tanginess of the citrus/grapefruit flavors also stand out a bit much, threatening to overwhelm the bitterness of the hops. A pretty tasty IPA, that isn't bad if you are looking for hop heavy beer, but not the full fledged hop heaviness you might expect from the name.

Photo of jokemon
2.98/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

So hoppy your mouth will be puckering long after you take a sip of this drink. The name of this beer is not deceiving, its just ridiculously hoppy.

The reason I rate this beer so low is not because I hate hops, its because there is a lack of balance in this beer, its basically hoppy for the sake of being hoppy.

Photo of sbxx
2.99/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Clear golden honey. Very inviting. 1 finger of head settled very quickly.

Smell - Floral & citrus.

Taste - Blown away by the bitterness! As expected, at 102 IBU, they aren't kidding around with this one. Although that's nice, underlying flavors are few and far between. Some grapefruit-like flavor comes through, but that's about it. Sadly, this looks to be a one-trick pony (on the bright side, it is a cool trick).

Mouthfeel - Light carbonation. Thin but not weak. Finishes very clean & very dry. I like it.

Overall - I'd drink it again, but I won't be rushing out to buy it. Lagunitas makes other brews that I love, and I will stick with those.

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of beveritt
3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

P: Poured from a bomber into a standard pint glass. Label depicts a somewhat derelict looking barn with the phrase 104 IBU 4 U written above. No freshness date.

A: Pours with 2 1/2 fingers of very light tan head. this settles slowly to a rocky coating of foam, leaving behind substantial lacing. The beer itself is amber and perfectly clear, somewhat unusual for a 102 IBU beer. No sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Strong aroma of citrus and a bubblegum like sweetness.

Taste: Hop spiciness is not as forward in the taste as in the smell, somewhat subdued actually. Oily/greasy off flavors, reminds me of onion rings. Vegetable bitterness is noticeable, with a medium hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is okay.

Drinkability: Looks and smells great, but some strange off flavors. My wife likened them to old hops wrapped in wet newspaper. Would have been a drain pour for me, but I just gave my pint glass to her. Probably my first and only try sampling of this one.

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,615 ratings.