Hop Stoopid
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
Imperial IPA
4.19 | pDev: 9.79%
Feb 02, 2023
Mar 07, 2007
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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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Rated: 4.49 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 02, 2023
Rated: 4.36 by LA2ED7

Jan 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Lagunitas is stupid. This beer is disgusting and really sucks for how popular it is.
Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 3.52 by JHeard79 from North Carolina

May 17, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
Rated: 4.47 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 13, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by blackcloud from Alaska

Sep 16, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by JTuomi from Finland

Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by magine from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Apr 27, 2021
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Reviewed by ClevelandG from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
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
Rated: 4.51 by Cfarside80 from New Jersey

Apr 15, 2021
Rated: 4 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Apr 12, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
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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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
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
Rated: 4.03 by TomBanahan from Kentucky

Feb 20, 2021
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Rated by jicommon from Connecticut

4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Exceptional taste, hops are not overdone despite the name. Great value.
Feb 19, 2021
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
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
Rated: 4.13 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

Jan 29, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by Taenim from New Jersey

Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Dec 29, 2020
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Reviewed by oldmankoch from Tennessee

4.15/5  rDev -1%
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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Reviewed by DW78715816 from Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Reviewed by Beertsipper from New York

4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
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
Rated: 4.06 by tankg from Pennsylvania

Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 25, 2020
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Rated by gyorgymarlowe from Colorado

3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Clear, copper, Tan head
S: Woodsy, hint of pine
T: Pine sap and dried mango, resin
F: Light bodied, spicy finish
Sep 13, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by thindor from Arizona

Aug 26, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
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
Rated: 3.97 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Aug 03, 2020
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Rated by eatsluggs from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I loved it!
Jul 24, 2020
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Rated by henryc2323 from Washington

4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
It is a good beer. But the high review made my expectation too high; not one of my most favorite hoppy ones.
Jul 20, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by 61Fergus from Maryland

Jul 04, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by BlueJay2852 from Texas

Jul 01, 2020
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Reviewed by bigbeerburrito from California

3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
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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