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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 Bunman3
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't think my review will add much to the extensive body of knowledge around Hop Stoopid. I've been wanting to try this beer for a long time, and I'm glad I did. All aspects of this brew are top notch - too bad it's not widely available in my part of the world!

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Photo of Radome
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber bottle into a tulip glass.

L - Light copper color with lots of orange; perfectly clear with tons of miniscule bubbles constantly rising to the surface. Moderate white head fades to a thick skin and great lacing.

S - Strong grapefruit and pine aromas dominate, but not as assertive as I expected. Behind that is some light bready malt. Like the aromas, the flavors are more muted than I wanted in a DIPA.

T - Initial flavor hits are grapefruit and orange citrus, followed by bready, slightly sweet malt in the mid-palate. Then the hops return with intense bitterness over an off-dry finish.

F - Medium body. Creamy, fluffy carbonation. Moderate alcohol burn blends with the intense hops bitterness.

O - This is a clean, but blisteringly hopped DIPA that is a little disappointing for the lack of aromatics.

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Photo of NanookinTexas
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber ($3.99-$4.99) 8.0%ABV Poured into an Ommegang Brew Stem

Look: Pours a clear rich golden colour, with a 3/4" - 1" white head that dissipates fairly quick, leaving lots of lacing on the glass, retaining 1/8" layer across the top of the brew. Beautiful, clean, crisp appearance. Nice level of carbonation, small, slow rising bubbles, not explosive.

Nose: Wonderful, robust, hoppy, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, piney aromas. Refreshing.

Palate: At the front, bitter hoopy, grapefruit, orange peel, piney, character. Perhaps even a little vanilla and caramel. Mild sweetness in the middle and on the finish, with bitterness still present, yet not overpowering. Very clean and refreshing.

Feel: Very light and lively on the tungue. Very refreshing. Although bitter, it is not sharp feeling, yet wakes up your tastebuds.

Overall: This is the third bottle of Hop Stoopid that I've consumed within a thirty to forty-five day span, the second bottle I consumed last night. This is a VERY nice Imperial IPA. Alcohol is very well cloaked. In all fairness, I'm not certain if I'm rating it too high or too low. I only know that i REALLY like it!

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Photo of irrevjim
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from bottle to beer tulip
look;very transparent light golden with lots of bigger bubbles at first then moderate champagne bubbles, nice1 1/4' inch fluffy white head with good retention and lacing
smell; piney and citrus hops, esp. grapefruit, can barely smell malt and sugar, actually very nice
taste; nicely balanced sharp citrus and pine, sugar (like a coffee with 2 extra sugars), nicely balanced again, lots of bitter lots of sweet
feel; smooth medium bodied with medium carbonation, again, balanced
overall; very drnikable 8. o dont notice the alki haulsmoooove... it's a well balanced ipa with a high abv or an exceptionally smooth double that doesn't taste boozy, either way good job lagunitas i'll be back,

and drewskalicious, blah blah blah makes no sense, a sheep's head would go ' baa baa baa' , if you like beer, review it, it'll take up more time than blah blah blah and annoy your significant other :)

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Photo of wuthrichj15
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As far as price and taste, this is a great beer that really is not that expensive in comparison with other craft brews. Pours an orange color with a big white head. A nice citrus flavor and smell. A very enjoyable experience.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz shared, poured into pint glass.
A: pours a clear orange golden body, thick frothy white 2 finger foam head, heavy stringy lacing, carbonation
S: sweet citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, malt
M: medium body worth creamy feel and syrupy resin on the tongue
T: grapefruit rind, citrus, malt, pine resin, slight earthy hoppiness, grain, cracker
O: great balanced imperial IPA, not overly bitter for a 102 ibu rating

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Photo of atr2605
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a golden straw color with a white head with good retention and decent lacing
S-lots of pine, citrus, resin, peach
T-peach and citrus flavors of front, followed by piney citrus flavors, nice malty sweetness throughout
M-medium bodied
O-very well balanced, fruity and flavorful DIPA, fantastic value

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Photo of CraigP83
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very clear, golden color. Smell is melon, sap, sickly sweet malts. Taste is sharp pine and hop resin. Feel is sticky, bitter, palette destroying hop resin, exactly what I was hoping for when I bought this. Perfect example of a West coast DIPA IMO. Don't make the same mistake I did by passing over it for harder to get hyped up DIPAs if you haven't had this one yet

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Photo of Strike00
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: a nice medium amber color with a head that has very good retention.
S: smells of citrus and hops. Also cane detect some pine.
T: Less citrus than expected given the smell, but still there and still sweet. Big hops with a bitterness that lingers, but not too much.
F: smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

O: A very good DIPA hopbomb. Well balanced and drinkable. For under $5 for a bomber it is a great value. Solid beer.

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Photo of drewskalicious
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blah blah blah blah something something blah blah beer blah. Pours a deep golden blah blah something or other about a half finger of off white lacing. The nose on the other hand, has potential blah blah something candy but something blah a bit diminished.

Hitting the blah blah, something burns just for a something or other, trickery for a carb burn but it stings like booze. Here the malt is packed backstage in favor of the hop blast. It's quite coating, blah something something blah fruit and mahogany notes, but bah blah something thins it out upon completion.

Overall, this "hop bomb" is, in my humble opinion, a bit more balanced than originally thought. We just got these in Hawaii and I neglected to check the date, but that'll be remedied soon.

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Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- light golden, big frothy head and lace that sticks to the glass.
Smell- big hops aroma; citrusy, piny and resinsy.
Taste- sweet and juicy on the tongue. However, before the sweetness becomes almost cloying, the hops hits you. As with the aroma, they are citrusy, piny and resinsy. The finish has a touch of sweetness and then an herbal and buttering aftertaste.
Feel- softly carbonated and medium bodied. Juicy feel. Creamy and smooth.
Overall- this is a good one. A strong mix between sweet and bitter.

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Photo of lokicat444
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is my go-to IPA when I have nothing in my refrigerator, go out to store to grab food for dinner, and want something consistent and satisfying. Contrary to the name, this beer is not merely concentrated hop juice - the strong citrus taste is very well balanced against the strong malt backbone. A deep orange with an excellent head an an alluringly strong hop-heavy aroma, this beer effortlessly satisfies. At $.4.49 for a bomber, this is the no-brainer choice when you want to enjoy a good IPA.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle, it pours amber with a slight head. Lacing as you enjoy the beer. Nice hoppy scent tickles the nose pleasantly. Hops in the mouth, nicely done, with a slightly bitter finish. Easy to drink!

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Photo of jimboothdesigns
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark straw/amber in color and has a nice bright white head with good retention. Very nice citrus and hoppy scents. Nice resin bitterness that lasts with just a hint of sweetness.

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Photo of curasowa
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, golden color with two finger of fluffy head

Aroma: All hops here, Pine, Tropical fruit, lot of citrus, slightly resinous

Taste: All hops here, too. A caramel malt backbone buried under a mountain of pithy, resinous bitterness. Some peach and mango leading to a bitter, lingering finish.

The Rest: This right here is a textbook hop bomb, yet is still pretty drinkable.

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Photo of pianoguy
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had a few of these over the years... If you crave a bitter red grapefruit taste in your IPA this is the one for you !

22 oz bomber. no bottling info

Pours a clear orange-yellow body with a white head. some retention, good lacing all the way down the glass

Smell is mainly a grapefruit citrus. a little peach, with a tiny bit of discernible malt

Taste is ruby red grapefruit VERY tart with a nice bitterness that I really enjoy. There is no balance of malt (Yet I am giving it a 4.75?!?!) Once and a while I crave a red grapefruit tart flavor. This beer delivers this and then some .

Medium feel

Overall; This beer has a very particular grapefruit type bitter taste. There is a tartness here that is really enjoyable to those of us that like that. No there is no malt backbone. But the tartness is outstanding...

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Photo of me4657
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass:

Hazy golden appearance, shading into amber. Shaggy off-white head persists, with nice lacing.

West coast hops, brassy. Sweet.

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Photo of jeswasgui
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poored from a 22 oz bottle it has a fairly clear body that's a fairly clear amber color. Not much head maybe a finger head with decent lace retention. It has a strong citrus smell but malts seem to takeover on the tongue. I felt the drinkability of this beer is great for the abv amount. I'm very satisfied with this beer.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bombers raved cold into a shaker pint glass. Purchased while in the US the other day. No freshness level given on the bottle.

Appearance - very clear coppery coloured beer with minimal carbonation. Reddish hues. Big two fingers of white head. Some spidery lacing stocks to the glass. Great head retention.

Smell - plenty of citrus, some mango and pineapple loads of caramel and some fine lemon zest. Some peppery notes too.

Taste - some sweet citrusy flavours of mango and pineapple with maybe papaya as well. Hints of dank flavours linger underneath with some zesty lime flavor. Caramel sticks around in the background. Bitterness isn't too prevalent given the huge IBUs.

Mouthfeel - smooth but well carbonated with a juicy finish. Works real nice. Mouthfeel isn't to sticky either.

Overall - a very fine DIPA with great flavor aroma and mouthfeel. One of the best out there and definitely worth a try.

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Photo of thirstybutcher
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours gold and light. Minimal head and thin lacing. Heavy citrus and some grass on the nose. Fairly heavy mouthfeel with a phenomenally bright flavor. Completely lives up to its name with a dominant fresh hop flavor: grassy, sticky, sweet, and a hint of fruitiness. Finishes cleaner than you'd expect. Very solid DIPA, worth a try for any fan of the west coast hop overload.

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Photo of scajr
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I wanted to review this. Ohhhh....yeah!! Hits th' spott! Lotz of taste. Smells like some kind of candy. Looks good, some lace, thin head. Tastes like Disneyland feels. Feels like Summer...a good ol' Beach Boys Summer. Overall, it makes up for my horrid Guinness Nitro IPA experience. Reminiscent of Adams' Rebel Rouser...may just be a bit better. I liked it...or, can you tell??

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Photo of mickyge
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice copper color has a great citrusy smell. Taste was hoppy and slightly sweet. Big alcohol percent but not in the taste. I didn't get a sticky mouth feel and I would defiantly not pass this one by.

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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 Biggiekrock627
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass with a 2 finger head. Grapefruit peel, almost a fresh cut grass and floral smell hits you immediately with this imperial / double. Well balanced notes hit your palette of bitter, sweet and citrus.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours Amber in color, 1 finger fluffy white foam. Nice lacing.

Aroma is a classic pine-forward IPA. Super citrusy, tons of floral and resinous pine. You know what you are about to taste.

Taste matches the nose. Clean and crisp pine. Bright and citrusy throughout the sip. Touches of grapefruit juice and rind punch through occasionally to break up the monotony of the floral pine. This is just such a prime example of what a pine-forward west coast IPA should taste like. Bitterness is surprisingly mild... I can't believe it is over 100 ibus! No alcohol detected either.

I enjoy this more than sucks and extra. Solid offering especially for the price. While I'm not a pine-forward IPA guy, I would definitely buy this again as it is just an overall delicious brew! I see it pairing well with pigs in a blanket and Kraft Mac and cheese (classic but delicious!). It gets a 91/100.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,084 ratings.