Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Photo of Murray0420
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love it. Hop hop hop

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

I’ve been on the search for super juicy NEIPA’s lately and figured I’d circle back to a NW classic. High ibu without being overwhelming- just feels full of flavor rather than full of bitter. Clear amber golden goodness. Nice carbonation- a beer to drink on its own or with tasty food. Solid, available tasty nwipa.

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

Photo of Caveworm
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company. Split with @nicholas2121 a few months back, this had a 3 finger thick head, solid lacing, and a clear medium gold body.

I smell plenty o' hops with a slightly funky malt complex.

Tastes like snappy, juicy hops with a tart, balancing malt note. Not really "bitter" IMO

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll rate Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company with an overall 4.5

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Photo of G-R-Fracassa
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of natzalot
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markallmon
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elohim
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_isforBrooke
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For 102 I.B.U. this is a deliciously, un-stoopidly, hopped ale. I especially enjoy the finish, one that doesn't leave you tasting bitter stank for the rest of the night (yes, bitter stank does exist). It has a rounded out, lush mouth feel that's medium bodied. Good fucking ale, man. Even better at 8% abv.

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Photo of PhilFoley
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Horation
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

omg, what a pleasure to drink. How can anyone not love this beer? Hop Heads unite! Who cares if Rome falls? Warning: It's hoppy, if you like that kind of thing. I do. It's God's gift to hops, and I'm an atheist.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisFinch
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 12ozfan
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PMakowski
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12 Oz bottle poured into a glass
Look - Yellow, Gold amber colored with a very thick head of foam slow to fade. Not a massive amount of carbonation
Smell - Very typical of IPA's, getting strong hop aroma with notes of malt, mango, wheat, orange, grapefruit, raspberry
Taste - A lot sweeter than i expected. Very tasty though, the perfect mix of sweet and bitter hops. There is a strange flavor that lingers but i can't describe it. The alcohol is picked up at 8% but not really a big deal. Certainly not as bitter as i was expecting for the IBU's.

Fruit, Pine, grass, malt. Excellent flavor, feel, smell, and i love the low carbonation, so drinkable!
Gotta give them credit where it's due, this beer is a little expensive but worth it
I have to give this a grade of A+

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of my favorite, if not *the* favorite brewer I have...

...and what another offering, special, indeed. The coloration is a rustic but light cooperish to the eyes. The beer pours out a white, puffy head and it has really nice lacing all the way down the glass. The smell has strong hints of resin, pine, and some cinnamon - just a light touch of booze, almost non-existent. Mouthfeel was medium-bodied but distinctly carbonated (not something that I gravitate towards), but the taste was an almost perfect blend to what met my nose - with the very distinct bitterness you would expect from something titled with the word "hop" to it. Overall, this is another special beer from what I consider an incredibly special brewer.

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Photo of ClintGoodman
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dimwit_flathead
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was completely blown away by this beer. A beautiful dark-golden color with a complex caramel flavor that doesn't overpower, and despite its 8% ABV, no noticeable alcohol taste. I drank it at room temperature so that the alcohol taste wouldn't be muted. It was perfect! Lagunitas does it again!

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Photo of BoodahMoogle
4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jyoung538
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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Photo of Ricochet
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lagunitas made the only beer I rated all 4's but would have rated all ???. Maximus is the most hoppy beverage I'd had to that point. It was great, but only for hop heads looking for hops hops hops. There wasn't really any depth of flavor other than hops, and that was amazing to me. Years later I tried this and well, they have lightning in a bottle with this one. It's simply the best DIPA I've had, even better than Sixpoint's Resin which was tops, until this, but then this has a different profile, so two beers I'm going to revisit again and again.

L: Um... why is there debris in my beer? Suspended. That's not carbonation. There were a few bubbles. It had no head and no lace but the slow moving yeast. Really slow. Medium orange.
S: Frosting on a fruit salad. Mostly tangerine. Not sweet. I've never smelled tangerine so distinct.
M: Medium cream, very slight (!!!) bitter, more feel from the carbonation.
T: This defies every flavor from a Double IPA that I've ever had. It's not bitter yet it's 102 IBU. It doesn't burn. They got the mix of hops so precise that they have made a monster. I taste both tar and grapefruit plus Jujyfruits and tangerine. I have the impression that this has been pre-aged to mellow and wonder how it would be aged more than a year.
O: You would never know this is a DIPA because, well, it's actually a drinkable DIPA rather than a sip able DIPA. Be warned, don't start with this beer or you won't last long. I started with a run of the mill IPA and then had two of these and I was GONE. One of these would be a fantastic way to end the night. Named for what it does. Makes you Hop Stoopid. Best I've had.

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Photo of Texb4
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice- tastes like half an IPA and half a medium ale with the best of both.

Great mouth feel, nice body, smooth with a hint of bitterness- my top beer of the night - try it!!

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Photo of cdohr4
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Golden orange color. Slight bit of haziness. Thin off-white head that quickly faded down to a cap. Left good lacing.

S---Citrus forward. Tropical fruits abound, orange, grapefruit. Some pine in the background.

T---Hoppy and fruity. Tropical fruit shows up most. Very well balanced. There are plenty of malty notes to even out the hops. Reall nice.

F---Juicy & plump. Makes me want another.

O---Excellent offering from an excellent brewery. I'll pick this one up again for sure.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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