Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of scooob
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Wow. I have lavished praise on Lagunitas Maximus in this forum, but I think this is better. I had it once before and wasn't blown away, but I must have chanced upon a really good batch this time because everything is coming together for me now: tangy hops hit tempered by the sweet malty backbone, all in service of disguising the healthy alcohol sting. Even better balanced for me than Maximus, which is saying a lot. In conclusion: love me some West coast-style DIPAs! Cheers and stuff.

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Photo of billysdad
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

If this is close to the Pliny, its great. Wish I could get more NEIPA. Southern Tier unfiltered was awesome. Ballast Point too clean. A brewery at this price point and quality will thrive in the coming quality-brew bubble. Great for them. Great job!

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Photo of futiledevices
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good go-to DIPA when I want something hoppy, juicy, and a little heavier in the summer.

L: Clear golden-orange, white head, lots of lacing.

S: Pine resin, tangerine, golden malt

T: Piney, grapefruit, sweet citrus, pale malt, a touch of booze. Melon, mango, more pine. Finishes bitter and clean, and little dry.

F: Sticky enough to feel like a lot of DIPAs, but thin and dry enough to be an easy-drinker.

Overall, it's nothing you haven't had if you've had a lot of West Coast IPAs/DIPAs. Piney, citrusy, a little tropical, flavorful, and a little boozy. Clean and consistent though, and worth a buy if you dig the style.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Classic optics - great carbonation, right amount of head. Aroma is inviting but a tad light - notes of bubblegum, citra / tropical (mango, pineapple) and resin. Pretty smooth double, though it does lack a defining flavor. A little NW hop resin, some more tropical flavors, some bitter grapefruit pine at the end but nothing too much. Good golden / crystal malt flavor underneath. I am by no means an advocate of hop bombs or beers overhopped to the point of being abrasive or lacking depth, but this needed a bit more oomph.

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Photo of ABabbidge
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Clear golden/ orange with slight haze. Good head retention.

S: Grapefruit and lemon rind. Little bit of pine.

T: Similar to the nose, citrus and pine. There is more citrus up front, then finishes with bitter pine.

F: Long lasting bitter finish. Moderate body, but drinks pretty light for 8%.

O: A classic west coast DIPA if I've ever had one.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Golden and slightly orange
S: Grapefruit and pine. Some hops
T: Hoppy bitterness, citrus, pine, and some sweetness at the end
F: Medium in body and carbonation
O: Deliciously bitter DIPA by Lagunitas. For being a DIPA its a surprisingly easy drinker.

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I need to come around again with another bottle and review this formally. All I can say as of now is wow, this was one of the best DIPAs I've had. Not super aromatic. Balanced and clean with little detectable ethanol, delightful citrusy and piney hops with high bitterness that fades instantly upon swallowing, leaving a faint pleasant citrus linger that makes you want another gulp.

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Photo of Njcampbell62
4.86/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Fairly Bright, Straw color, a little bit of haze from hop oils I am assuming.
Smell: Grapefruit Rind, Candied Bitter Orange, Evergreen very subtle, Slightly Lemony
Taste: Bitter at first, Grapefruit, Grapefruit Rind, Bitter Orange, faint lemon, then it changes, you still get all the citrus flavors but they have sweeter hint to them, then it fades, and most of what is left is Lemony clean citrus with a cereal malty- like flavor. It's a quintessential west coast IPA, which still in my book is the best style of IPA, Double IPA.

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Photo of Holderness
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Nice golden hued brew with a two finger solid white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and some lacing. Would be a 4.5, but there's some rather unsightly floaties that can be seen settled to the bottom of the bottles before being poured. Based on the other reviews, I'm not the only person to experience this, so I doubt it's due to issues on the retailer side.
S -- Lots of fruity and floral hops: pineapple, peach, mango, apricot, honey, and a hint of vanilla.
T -- Not as one-sided as initially thought. The hoppiness largely follows the nose, but the flavors are backed up by a sweet malty backbone that cuts through some of the IBUs, much in the way Dogfish Head's 90 Minute IPA does.
F -- Big and lasting. Not for the faint of heart.
O -- A great ale for people who like the tropical fruitiness that hops can impart. Had alongside Lawson's Sip of Sunshine and noticed many similarities between the two, especially in terms of aromas.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Nice golden/burnt orange color, clear and bright. Head settles down into a thin film. Minimal lace
S: Nice aroma. Really fruity and sweet. Get hints of candied citrus fruit. Light hints of tropical fruits, mostly pineapple. Also notes of pine and pine resin. Malts are sweet and honey like
T: Great clean flavor. Surprisingly not that bitter, actually not all that different from a standard pale ale in that regard. Sweet fruit flavors dominate. Not much from the malt, somewhat cracker like and dry. No EtOH taste
F: Light body. very crisp. Carb on the med-high range. Bitterness only mildly astringent.
O: Nice beer, might be good for the summer since its refreshing and fruit flavors are great during the summer. Would definitely recommend this.

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Photo of Cfred371
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hop Stoopid pours a translucent straw color with a fingers worth of head, and just a few carbonation bubbles popping up.

Smell: Feint smells of grain, melon, and some form of citrus, maybe grapefruit.

Taste: Malts, earthy dank flavors, grapefruit, and other citrus fruits.

Feel: I'm noticing a sweetness throughout the presence of the beer, with a bitter dry finish occurring. The body of Hop Stoppid feels about medium, not overly syrupy, like I thought Waldo was. The feel, overall, is pretty decent.

Overall: This is a nice example of a west school double IPA, and is pretty tasty.

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Photo of powerfulech0
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Amber color to the beer. Had a thin, white head that dissipated after a few seconds. Leaves nice, white lacing.

S - Aroma of citrus and grass. It is not the most intense smelling beer, but I believe that is a positive aspect of it.

T - The front end of the beer follows the smell: Citrus is definitely in the spotlight, but the hops are there as well. As it moves from the front end to the back end, the hops definitely become more prevalent. Bitterness is present on the back end. Does not taste like 8% ABV, the alcohol fits with the flavor, which I enjoy.

F - I would say that the feeling is more on the watery side than the thick side. It does not feel like you have to chew through your beer. Toward the back end, it definitely does dry out the mouth a bit, which is great motivation to have another sip.

O - This was a quite enjoyable American Double IPA. The taste and feel did not overwhelm me with booziness, which is usually my complaint about the style. I feel like having multiple bottles of this beer in a row would not be a chore, but a treat. While I would not buy it every week to drink, it will definitely be one to come back to again in the future. Great beer.

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Photo of keithmurray
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - clear golden colour with white head

Smell - grassy, herbal, pine, grapefruit, mango

Taste - mango, grapefruit, pine, orange zest, herbs

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, citrus upfront, bitterness in the back

Overall - nice IPA here, lives up to the reputation

Price Point - $1.99/12 oz

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz short bottle into Tulip glass. No bottle/freshness date.

L: Clear light amber, finger width off-white fluffy head with good retention. Great Lacing.

S: Clean malt background with a presence of citrus, pine and floral hops. Smells good!

T: Follows the nose very closely, bitterness is very present yet not overpowering. Well balanced between pine and citrus hops. Faint hints of floral hops in the background. Very delicious.

F: Light bodied, good carbonation, semi-dry finish. Very clean on the palate.

O: So far I haven''t been blown away by Lagunitas' beers. This still doesn't blow me away but it is a step in the right direction. Well done DIPA.

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Photo of CO-Bloom
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It seems as if Lagunitas can do no wrong as of late. Between Born Yesterday, High West, 12th of Never... and now Hop Stoopid in 6 packs it seems they are really listening to their customers. I picked this up for for right around $9 for six pack of a DIPA, and a very good one at that. This is one of the best IPA deals out there!

L- clear gold - amber. Head retention stayed throughout the whole beer.
S - Pine, spice, citrus, sweet malt.
T- Tons of bitterness but still fairly balanced at 8% with plenty of malt to back it up. Citrus, Pine and lingering bitterness.
F- Starts sweet and finishes with dry bitterness.
O - Huge value from a great brewery

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

Nice color and head to this beer. I've passed on this many times when searching through the bomber area just because of the name. I never even looked to see who made the beer. I finally looked more and decided to give it a try. Scent is of sweet fruits and mild grapefruit citrus, very normal double IPA nose and really smells inviting. Really nice flavor of sweet grapefruit with additional fruitiness and hop bitterness. Wow this is pretty good. Says 102 ibu but it's well masked in the citrus finish and it hides the alcohol quite well. Medium body and fairly well carbonated. Cheers !

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

A nice example of what has become the prototypical West Coast (D)IPA, with pungent hops on the nose, predominantly earthy/herbal with lighter touches of citrus, all set against a clean malt base. There's some sweetness on this one, though it seems to come more from the alcohol (of which there is a light, but noticeable boozy bite) than the grain. Copper colored, thankfully not too much specialty malt, decent rim of foam that hangs on a bit. Not heavy feeling, but there is, instead, a rather pleasant smoothness to the body. Indeed, it made me think of something all the NEIPA lovers would like - a certain richness to it, albeit one that finishes out/cleans up well. Overall, a very pleasant brew and one any DIPA connoisseur will enjoy.

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Photo of aquabears
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brilliant clear orange, lovely foamy head, but full of yeast sediment. Smell is fruity, herbal, and dank. Nice citrusy bitterness throughout, sweet malty backbone, almost like candy orange and juicyfruit gum. Some earthy undertones. Fizzy and slick, moderate body.

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Photo of zshaft
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours nice orange. clean pour with no floaties or haze. head gone quickly. nose seems to be resinous with floral notes and some ligjt fruit. dankness noted as well. mouthfeel us nice and slick with the right amount of carb. taste is orange zest with grapefruit. some floral in the middle with malt. finish is clean with no lingering bitterness. this was one of my favs back in the day when I first got into ipas. I used to think this was best beer in the world. well now like 8 years later I realize that's not true. im all about hazy new england ipas and this beer falls a little short. but still a very good beer at an awesome price. not the beer I used to remember. but after heady topper things usually change. glad they came out w sixers of this.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a wonderful orange amber with a large head. Crystal clear (no haziness) but with a lot of floaties. Beautiful hoppy aroma with notes of apricot, citrus and dank. Flavor is definitely danky and very balanced. Medium to full body. A wonderful beer that I need to find more of.

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Photo of akolb
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a bright amber. Aroma is sweet and floral, with citrus, pine, and yes, dankness. Big bold flavor that dances across the tip of the tongue before settling back for a long aftertaster Beady malts, earth, orange rind, grass, aggressive bitterness, some alcohol. This nothing less than a killer West Coast-style IPA, and it's great that it comes in 6 packs.

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

12oz. bottle poured into fluted snifter.

Amber, a slight haze but mostly clear. Thick foamy big bubbled head pops itself out into floating islands and thin collar around the glass edge.

I smell resinous and earthy hops, hint of pine and weedy plants. Hint of sweetness and bread dough malts in the aroma as well.

Citrus zest, bitter orange rind, and herbal and resinous earthy hop flavor followed by a hint of pine. Malts come through as doughy with a caramel sweetness that balances everything together. A very smooth and easy drinking DIPA.

Moderate carbonation and hint more body than medium.

Nice and balanced brew that doesn't let the IBUS or late addition hops take over the malts.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours slightly hazy amber-gold with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like peach, mango, papaya, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, guava, bready caramel malts, with dank earthy herbal grass and spicy floral resinous pine. Tastes like peach, mango, papaya, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, guava, bready caramel malts, with dank earthy herbal grass and spicy floral resinous pine. Feels medium bodied, smooth and creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice DIPA.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hop Stoopid brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company, with an ABV of 8.00% This brew pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice thick white head. There is a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hops bitterness, and earthly grains and malts. There is also a slight sweetness, to the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with hops flavors , then it smooths out. There is also a nice amount of grains and malts. I really like the taste, of this brew. I can't get over how smooth this brew is, it is really hard to pick up on the 8.00% ABV in this brew. There is nothing overpowering about this brew at all, it has a super nice balance to it. The mouth feel of Hop Stoopid is Hops, Bold, Rich, and Smooth. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely buy this brew again. Lagunitas Brewing Company, did a super nice job with this brew.

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Photo of bound4er
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 12 oz. bottle. Dark straw to light amber appearance with a nice white two finger head. Smells of oily and dank pine with minor citrus notes. Sticky dank hops and semi-sweet bready malt are the two main flavor components. Finish is clean and persistent. Feel is what you'd expect from a West Coast DIPA - medium to medium heavy body and moderate carbonation. I passed over buying bombers of this because freshness always seemed to be an issue. Now that this is available in 6-packs it will be a staple in my fridge - this is a tasty DIPA that is priced right. Well done Lagunitas.

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