Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by lou91 on 03-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,249
Reviews:
2,206
Ratings:
7,887
pDev:
9.79%
 
 
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1,804
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Photo of Sally-the-drinker
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The name originally drew me into this beer; "Hop Stoopid" is just so ridiculous I had to try it. On the label, the company had written "Life is Uncertain. Don't Sip" and other personal messages. In addition, I'vebeen searching for a high alcohol percentage beer, this one is 8%, that I didn't find too heavy.

The color was golden with little head. The smell was fresh and light. There was little carbonation and had a lovely hoppy flavor. It does have a bitter aftertaste, but it lighter than other beers I have had with this alcohol content. Overall, I liked the presentation of this beer, both in the glass and not, and the flavor. Would reccomend as a beer one can happily enjoy all night.

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Photo of Looking4flavor
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear golden color with slight Amber hues. Chunky seafoam style topping stays afloat with thick, sticky lace all over. An awe inspiring appearance.

This one is fueled by hop extract. Not the actual plant material we all know and pray to. But, it sure does smell like whole cone, fresh hops!!
Sticky lupilin, herbal earthiness...if you've ever crushed up a fresh hop cone in your hands...you know what I mean. A light, herbal and grainy malt thing also is detected in the fine aromatics of this Stoopid ale.

The first sip is just...wow. Soo clean, but wildly complex. The golden ale style malt brings out this grainy and herbal malty flavor that I just love. Clean, but mean. Light bodied feel, crisp with maybe a dash of sweet bread. The malt plays the role of a very flavorful and excellent feeling base, or low end, like a bass guitar. The hops, or the hop extract is the lead guitar, rythm, singer and drummer! It's hard to separate the hop flavors, because it just tastes like a fresh-hop, whole cone style lupilin explosion. 102 ibu's?? There is almost no bitterness...just layers of fresh hop flavor. Earthy, subtle pine, very herbal and "hearty". 8% abv?? Doesn't seem possible. I'm thinking 6% tops. This stuff is Soo damn easy to drink, it's dangerous.

Hop Stoopid....damn. just really impressive how such a complex brew can be Soo easy. I love the earthy and grainy hop after taste and malty backbone. The balance of flavor blurs the lines of tradition and makes it's own, new tradition.

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Photo of Shenk87
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schoon
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KMcGrath
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pvibeer
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of c014572
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vivs85
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 Pint 6 fluid oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Picked it up at the grocery store for $4.99. No discernible date, however some numbers are printed on the neck of the glass.

Appearance - Pours large off-white head with great retention and thick, patchy lacing. Clear medium-to-deep gold body with light-to-moderate cloudiness from medium-sized floating particulate matter. 4.25

Smell - Smells malty sweet. Grassy, honey, even some dark fruit. The alcohol is not hidden at all. 4.75

Taste - Bitter up front. Bitter in the middle, and faintly bitter in the aftertaste. Some honey sweetness comes through underneath and really surfaces in the aftertaste. Pretty even grass bitterness almost all the way through. Very strange in how monotone it is on that front. But not in a bad way necessarily since it's unique in that regard. 4

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Astringent. Normally it would be off putting, but considering the rest of its profile, it works. 4

Overall - I guess the strange quality of this beer is the fact that they use hop extract rather than hops. It's interesting. None of these are flavors I haven't had before, but what makes it interesting is how strangely even they are throughout. 4

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Photo of RomanIPAFreak
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdez
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mav221
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full bodied and delicious. The only real downside of this beer is that it is hard to find.

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Photo of Richardalways21
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good rich taste

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

well they got the name right and with the 102 IBU 4 U right on the front i knew exactly what this would taste like when i grabbed it off the store shelf. it was on sale though so how could i not. bomber into a tulip, amber colored beer, like a slightly lighter honey with a pretty decent fluffy white head and some big chunks of floaties. they don't bother me but man they're gross to look at. smells and tastes exactly how i expected, lots of resin/pine, some citrus and sweetness there and literally nothing else going on. doesn't taste quite as bitter and overwhelming as i expected but is just very one note. lingering bitterness to make sure you don't taste much else for a while, decent body. maybe these ipa's aren't my thing anymore but i'm not too mad.

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Photo of SolarPower36
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For now on I'm making sure when I rate a beer on BeerAdvocate I've purcjased at least a 6 pack and will only rate it after 3 beers sampled at the same temperature and mindset LOL ...If you love IPA's - Hop Stoopid is a great beer! Each time I have one my rating for this Lagunitas' goes up!

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Photo of edc20
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaitjs7
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samlover55
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
Rubbed out Julian date code
Pours a clear Amber with thin white head and nasty looking floaties
Citrus, pine, caramel
Stale tasting caramel, pine, tangerine
Watery, alcoholy, nice drying finish though
Overall not great at all most probably old, but date code is rubbed out and not readable so who knows

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

Photo of HopBelT
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iguanodon
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

[Original rating 2011-07-08] I love this beer. Deep gold color with a nice rocky head. Smells like a fresh cut grapefruit. Taste is huge citrusy hops but great balance. A top notch DIPA.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,887 ratings