Hop Stoopid
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #755
Ranked #3,122
4.19 | pDev: 9.79%
Tuesday at 04:06 AM
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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3.52 by JHeard79 from North Carolina on Tuesday at 04:06 AM
4.47 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela on Nov 25, 2021
4.35 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 13, 2021
3.75 by blackcloud from Alaska on Sep 16, 2021
4.21 by JTuomi from Finland on Jul 17, 2021
3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 17, 2021
3.94 by magine from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2021
4.3 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Apr 27, 2021
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4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ClevelandG from Ohio

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
4.51 by Cfarside80 from New Jersey on Apr 15, 2021
4 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Apr 12, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

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
4.03 by TomBanahan from Kentucky on Feb 20, 2021
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4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by jicommon from Connecticut

Exceptional taste, hops are not overdone despite the name. Great value.

Feb 19, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

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
4.13 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania on Jan 29, 2021
4.17 by Taenim from New Jersey on Jan 01, 2021
3.94 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Dec 29, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by oldmankoch from Tennessee

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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DW78715816 from Kansas

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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4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Beertsipper from New York

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
4.06 by tankg from Pennsylvania on Sep 26, 2020
4.21 by Archfiend from Illinois on Sep 25, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gyorgymarlowe from Colorado

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
4.18 by thindor from Arizona on Aug 26, 2020
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4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

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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4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Shiredave from New York

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
3.97 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on Aug 03, 2020
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by eatsluggs from Oregon

I loved it!

Jul 24, 2020
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4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by henryc2323 from Washington

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
4.18 by 61Fergus from Maryland on Jul 04, 2020
4.25 by BlueJay2852 from Texas on Jul 01, 2020
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3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by bigbeerburrito from California

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
4.01 by fflopps from Iowa on Jun 28, 2020
4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jun 22, 2020
4.12 by Blogjackets from Ohio on Jun 20, 2020
4 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia on Jun 08, 2020
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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