Hop Stoopid
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #271
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,641
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 9.74%
Reviews:
2,246
Ratings:
8,018
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Lagunitas Brewing Company
 
California, United States
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Year-round
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Notes: Clean this mess up or else we'll all end up in jail...those test tubes and the scale...just get 'em all outta here..." He was referring to the complex super-critical-CO2 hop extraction equipment set up on the table in the lab across from the brewhouse. Hop extracts are for the BIG brewers, he thought - suitable only for crummy sub-standard and barely-passable industrial lagers, not the subtle and elegant craft beer made here. But wrong he was. The New Brewer does not eschew any possible inputs. In this case the mountain of extracts will replace the mountain of hop vegetative material in the kettle thus creating cleaner hop flavors and preventing the otherwise spinach-like mess of a kettle full of super-hopped wort from clogging up a pump or worse. The sensuous honey-like amber ooze was administered intravenously to the wort kettle and the sacrament was complete. Another kettle of Hop Stoopid is once again raised up and fermented on high.
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ClevelandG from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wasn’t an IPA fan until a trip to California a few years ago. One of the best memories was a 22oz of the Hop Stoopid.

This batch (6 pack in Ohio) tastes nice and fresh. With this offering from Lagunitas, I actually like the smell better than the taste. There is a delightful pineapple scent.

This is a a tasty IPA that doesn’t disappoint!

Apr 25, 2021
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Julian date of 0238, so appears to have been bottled in August of 2020. Quote a bit older than preferred, but here goes ..

Looks fantastic in the glass. Clear deep golden yellow body. Bright foamy white head persists in very good form throughout, leaving excellent lacing.

There is an aroma, pleasant, but hard to describe.

On tasting, it's strong, quite sweet, and although the hops have faded, there is still a hint of clean bitterness. The abv is apparent.

Mouth close to full, finish bittersweet.

Overall, at this age, still a decent drink. Will re-review if I find one fresh off the line and it's significantly different.

Apr 04, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml bottle, as Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8%, OG 1085, IBU 102. Golden colour, large white head. Intense and sweetish aroma of fruity and piney American hops and crystal malts, notes of orange marmalade, pine needles, tropical fruits and grapefruit. The flavour is quite sweet and intensely hoppy, with the same elements as in the aroma. Nearly too much of it all.

Mar 23, 2021
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 12oz bottle dated the 363rd day of 2020 into my trusty Fenway Park pint glass.

Pours a crisp translucent amber color with about one finger of white head. Ok retention, decent lacing.

Smells of dank pine, grass and a bit of citrus.

Tastes strongly of bitter, dank pine and resin with a strong dry sweet finish. Bit of alcohol on the swallow.

Sticky mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste. Moderate carbonation. Quiet drinkable.

Overall. Was waiting to find this fresh and found it at about five weeks and grabbed it. Lagunitas makes flat out great beer cheap. Best bang for the buck. Great beer. Great WCIPA.

Feb 09, 2021
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oldmankoch from Tennessee

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've not had a SOLID Westy in a good while and this really hit the spot. Very much appreciate the interplay of pine/resin and semi tropical fruits (mostly pineapple). So glad I picked a pack up...knew Lag wouldn't disappoint.

Dec 21, 2020
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DW78715816 from Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold color
Citrus hop and pine aroma
Hoppy, bitter, sweet, and surprisingly smooth taste. Far smoother than I expected given the IBUs
Feel bitter and smooth with a dry finish
Great beer and really well balanced.

Nov 21, 2020
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Beertsipper from New York

4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle no date. Pours a golden copper. Nose is subdued. Malty, maybe some overripe tropical fruits. Taste is malty, piney, bitter hops. Not too citrusy. Sweet. Maybe some honey notes and ripe cantaloupe. Very good ale. I wish there was a date on this. Lagunitas uses a code, but that was not on the bottle. Medium mouthfeel, dry finish. You sense the IBU's at the finish.

Nov 01, 2020
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

the only disappointing thing about this brew is that it's taken me this long to actually try it.

A: pours a clear deep golden body, a large fluffy cream-to-off-white head with very high retention and heavy lacing
S: clean and clear hop of the pine and orange peel zest variety, and light soda malt sweetness
T: pine-hop soda. like in a good way. very clear and pure tasting. hop is not "all up in ya" but is certainly present and forward. a light caramel-by-way-of-cream-soda sweet malt comes up close behind, with a light bouquet of orange and lemon zest citrus splash, followed by a piney-earthy bittersweet kicker
F: mid-to-high carbonation, medium-light body. very "cream soda" feeling. smooth and lush. finishes nice and dry with slight bitter-dry coating the cheeks and tongue.

Overall:
hop-cream soda. sounds weird, but it is very enjoyable if you enjoy your hops and want another experience under your belt that doesn't just fade on with the usual. it is certainly not a legend or top 20, though it could easily slip into *somebody's* top slots if they're looking for a super clean, easily approachable sipper that knocks the hop up a few notches without having to deal with some of the mouthfeel-abrasiveness that puts some people off. ironically enough, my single biggest issue is the feel of the brew for this very reason,

Aug 11, 2020
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Shiredave from New York

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 22oz bomber. Fine print blurb rationalizing the use of hop extracts as "cleaner" and labor saving steals it's opening line from Steely Dan's "Kid Charlemagne" but, that song ain't talkin' bout nobodies hops I assure you.
Beauty in beer - bright golden -amber with good marks for head density, retention and lace.
Aroma is clean I give you that but not "fresh" and resinous. Nice pine scents and some orange zest and heady sweet malt.
Malt forward flavors up front of rum toffee and a light honey on white bread thing. Then hop bitterness moves in - not harsh but taking charge of the palate and tongue. It's a 'soft" 102 IBU's and well attenuated for OG 1.085 start, yet still maintains a hefty medium + body that carries that high hop extract rate.
Very drinkable even though the 8% is tasted from start to finish it always stays in the background adding to the overall flavor not distracting. Slightly dry and astringent on the finish for me but thats what 102 IBU's'll give ya.

Aug 07, 2020
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bigbeerburrito from California

3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice clear pour with white lace. Nose is approaching a dry apple cider, with some citrus notes. Taste is piney apple, dry finish, bitter at the end. Feel is emphasizing like a dry cider. This is a good imperial ipa, feels like a single,

Jul 01, 2020
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timon from California

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: snow white laced foam atop copper glass.
Smell: what smell? 3.5 for not smelling bad, I guess.
Taste: great doughy rye bread with very unique tart notes.
Mouthfeel: almost perfect, it's a meal!

Mar 11, 2020
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peoplewithhands from Nebraska

4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Full disclosure: My tastes have always leaned more towards high gravity triples and quads, Porters, and imperial stouts, but lately I've been not hating IPAs. (Maybe even liking them?) This one checks my higher gravity box and really has a delicious grapefruit smell and taste. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. I can drink too many, easily.

Mar 05, 2020
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bigbellysailor from Maryland

4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My first time with this one. Drank it ice cold. Light yellow, dense foam that keeps. Smells of lemon, pine, hints of grapefruit, maybe peach? Taste is citrus, with intense, but pleasant hop bite. Bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue. Goes down smooth. Very flavorful. A keeper.

Feb 24, 2020
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LarryLove81 from New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect score. One of the Crown Jewels of the Lagunitas brewery. Amazing nose of citrus rind, wonderful floral hops, and tropical fruit. Beautiful golden color with long lasting head that leaves wonderful lacing. Taste has a beautiful complex range from initially sweet (honey, tropical fruit) and refreshing to intensely bitter (think intense grapefruit taste) and dry at finish. Finish is intense but short. Simply a must try and a standard bearer among IPAs.

Feb 23, 2020
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Ginsberg from Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a good freaking beer. Poured it, looked like your regular IPA. Put it to my nose and smelled grapefruit. Tasted it, hoppy, tastes like grapefruit. Gave it to my wife to smell and she hates it. I really enjoyed it.

Feb 22, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 22 oz (651 ml) bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass; no production data.
A: Pours an clear, golden amber color with a two finger, foamy, off-white head, a bit more than rim retention, a finger really, and gorgeously complex rings of lacing all the way down the glass.
S: Aromas of caramel, cocoa, and pine predominate. Definitely a honey and sweet tea note. Complex and enjoyable.
T: No more than semisweet. Complex with flavors of caramel, pine, honey, and Earl Grey tea evident. Interesting that the cocoa drops out. Peppery and minty finish (but not peppermint). Strong bitterness, but, in spite of its high IBU (102!) feels exceptionally well balanced.
M: Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Finishes cleanly without astringency evident.
O: Color me impressed. My pour was characterized by strong carbonation, head formation, and lacing. Hop Stoopid is a complex and really enjoyable example of the American Imperial IPA style. Enjoyed it immensely.

Feb 09, 2020
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cwm51662 from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is pretty good for an IPA, not my favorite style (I know, minority report, lol). Strong pine scent, beautiful amber gold color, not enough head to mention. Scent might scare you off if you aren't a big IPA guy, but taste is more subdued. Burps up nicer than the taste at first, lol, b/c the bitter isn't as pronounced and more flavor comes through. My last three IPAs haven't been all that objectionable, perhaps my pedestrian tastes are changing..

Jan 11, 2020
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maxpower from Missouri

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle pours a clear copper color with a nice off white head. Leaves good lacing in my glass. Fresh grapefruit and citrus aromas, Same as the flavor grapefruit-Citrus flavors. Medium bodied with a dry bitter aftertaste . This is very drinkable for the 8.0% alcohol, one of my favorites.

Dec 22, 2019
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jernjawn from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours copper with virtually no head.
on the nose it's almost all dank cannabis
taste is similar though more subdued than the smell. there's a bit of sweetness right before it goes into a big hop bitter aftertaste. a bit boozy
mouthfeel starts with moderate carbonation and a light feeling but finishes with building resin
up there with the best of them. a real showcase of hops

Dec 12, 2019
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EJPA_0425 from California

4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA, Lagunitas doesn't fail! Pours a small head with a nice heavy dark amber color. Smells of bitter hops with a little bit of marijuana. Tastes bitter at first, but much better after a while. Feels very heavy in typical Imperial IPA fashion. It's pretty familiar if you've had other IPAs and if you like those, you'll definitely like this one.

Nov 20, 2019
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mothmanscott from Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes 3/12/12: Pours a beautiful and shiny copper, orange-gold producing 2 fingers of frothy, off white, variously bubbled head that leaves thick, sticky lace. Aroma is citrus and pine hops backed by subdued sweet caramel malts. Taste is huge hoppiness! Oily resinous pine with grapefruit, orange and tangerine. Malt is cane syrup and caramel notes. Nicely sweet to help balance and complement the huge hop bitterness from start through aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden. A nice example of the style.

Oct 14, 2019
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RichardWeed from Illinois

3.27/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

OKay, their IPA is far superior! Enough said. I was expecting more from Stoopid, but was let down. Two heart and Lagunitas IPA are where it's at after a ten mile jog/ Shitty Heineken is a close 3rd.

Oct 06, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Up there near super-cluster at similar 8% abv and over-hopped injection. Love the brewer, vow to visit 9/29/19. an explosive, nova of an IPA.
a) Slight hazed, brassy, golden body, laden with hop dust, with tight lacing head.
s) Splendid honey, melon, citrus, and orange aroma. Big bold tropical, floral forest. A bit of scat fore and aft.
t) Large caramel honey base layer to support the intense, honey-bitter top layers of mango, pineapple, papaya and apricot and ... more... then landing in a juniper, gin martini pucker.
f) As clean as a martini, fresh, dry, cleansing, scrubbing, maintaining the excellence in long flowing after taste again of juniper, lemon, and goose berries.
o) As good as it gets. Would like to live near by.

Sep 03, 2019
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Bsimpson91 from Georgia

4.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Tried and True West Coast IPA that won't let you down.
Good and bitter, this beer cuts right to the chase. gives you a Substantial amount of Hop action from beginning to end. Is this one the hoppiest Beers? compared to simular IPAs the answer is no. There are Beers just as hopy as this. all that being said, still a superior Beer in its own right. The look...will get back to ya on that one. For the Smell, Intoxicating, luxous, rich fruity citrus pith with hints of botanicals. Nice Dank West Coast pine going on. Now for the Flava. Absolute Paradise! Hop Heaven. Right from the start, bold pithy citrus hits you with a smooth underlying malt. The Malt seems caramelized. sweetness and bitterness are balanced throughout the sip you end with a deep resin pine thing going on in your mouth. nothing but pure joy to sip. finish is somewhat wet to medium dry. Good hop resin stays with you for a bit. The feel is nice. medium viscosity, nice carbonation. goes down easy. Overall, A damn Fine IIPA. Bitter, yet not the most bitter. Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA and Spacedust are equally bitter. The IBUs seem to be more like 80. still though. worth it! Cheers!

Aug 22, 2019
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber from Whole Foods in Bellingham. Pours a gorgeous clear copper colour with two fingers off white to cream coloured head.
Aroma slightly resinous - mango, caramel malt, over ripe orange.
Taste of caramel malt, sweet generic citrus, mango, but quickly becoming resinous - piney bitterness takes over.
Medium full mouthfeel with active carbonation tingling the palate with a boozy bitter burn leaving every so slightly sticky. Excellent and for the price even more so.

Aug 09, 2019
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