Hop Stoopid
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #241
Ranked #1,511
4.21 | pDev: 9.74%
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
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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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bigbeerburrito from California

3.79/5  rDev -10%
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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timon from California

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: snow white laced foam atop copper glass.
Smell: what smell? 3.5 for not smelling bad, I guess.
Taste: great doughy rye bread with very unique tart notes.
Mouthfeel: almost perfect, it's a meal!

Mar 11, 2020
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peoplewithhands from Nebraska

4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Full disclosure: My tastes have always leaned more towards high gravity triples and quads, Porters, and imperial stouts, but lately I've been not hating IPAs. (Maybe even liking them?) This one checks my higher gravity box and really has a delicious grapefruit smell and taste. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. I can drink too many, easily.

Mar 05, 2020
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bigbellysailor from Maryland

4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My first time with this one. Drank it ice cold. Light yellow, dense foam that keeps. Smells of lemon, pine, hints of grapefruit, maybe peach? Taste is citrus, with intense, but pleasant hop bite. Bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue. Goes down smooth. Very flavorful. A keeper.

Feb 24, 2020
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LarryLove81 from New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect score. One of the Crown Jewels of the Lagunitas brewery. Amazing nose of citrus rind, wonderful floral hops, and tropical fruit. Beautiful golden color with long lasting head that leaves wonderful lacing. Taste has a beautiful complex range from initially sweet (honey, tropical fruit) and refreshing to intensely bitter (think intense grapefruit taste) and dry at finish. Finish is intense but short. Simply a must try and a standard bearer among IPAs.

Feb 23, 2020
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Ginsberg from Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a good freaking beer. Poured it, looked like your regular IPA. Put it to my nose and smelled grapefruit. Tasted it, hoppy, tastes like grapefruit. Gave it to my wife to smell and she hates it. I really enjoyed it.

Feb 22, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 22 oz (651 ml) bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass; no production data.
A: Pours an clear, golden amber color with a two finger, foamy, off-white head, a bit more than rim retention, a finger really, and gorgeously complex rings of lacing all the way down the glass.
S: Aromas of caramel, cocoa, and pine predominate. Definitely a honey and sweet tea note. Complex and enjoyable.
T: No more than semisweet. Complex with flavors of caramel, pine, honey, and Earl Grey tea evident. Interesting that the cocoa drops out. Peppery and minty finish (but not peppermint). Strong bitterness, but, in spite of its high IBU (102!) feels exceptionally well balanced.
M: Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Finishes cleanly without astringency evident.
O: Color me impressed. My pour was characterized by strong carbonation, head formation, and lacing. Hop Stoopid is a complex and really enjoyable example of the American Imperial IPA style. Enjoyed it immensely.

Feb 09, 2020
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cwm51662 from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is pretty good for an IPA, not my favorite style (I know, minority report, lol). Strong pine scent, beautiful amber gold color, not enough head to mention. Scent might scare you off if you aren't a big IPA guy, but taste is more subdued. Burps up nicer than the taste at first, lol, b/c the bitter isn't as pronounced and more flavor comes through. My last three IPAs haven't been all that objectionable, perhaps my pedestrian tastes are changing..

Jan 11, 2020
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maxpower from Missouri

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle pours a clear copper color with a nice off white head. Leaves good lacing in my glass. Fresh grapefruit and citrus aromas, Same as the flavor grapefruit-Citrus flavors. Medium bodied with a dry bitter aftertaste . This is very drinkable for the 8.0% alcohol, one of my favorites.

Dec 22, 2019
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jernjawn from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours copper with virtually no head.
on the nose it's almost all dank cannabis
taste is similar though more subdued than the smell. there's a bit of sweetness right before it goes into a big hop bitter aftertaste. a bit boozy
mouthfeel starts with moderate carbonation and a light feeling but finishes with building resin
up there with the best of them. a real showcase of hops

Dec 12, 2019
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EJPA_0425 from California

4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA, Lagunitas doesn't fail! Pours a small head with a nice heavy dark amber color. Smells of bitter hops with a little bit of marijuana. Tastes bitter at first, but much better after a while. Feels very heavy in typical Imperial IPA fashion. It's pretty familiar if you've had other IPAs and if you like those, you'll definitely like this one.

Nov 20, 2019
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mothmanscott from Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes 3/12/12: Pours a beautiful and shiny copper, orange-gold producing 2 fingers of frothy, off white, variously bubbled head that leaves thick, sticky lace. Aroma is citrus and pine hops backed by subdued sweet caramel malts. Taste is huge hoppiness! Oily resinous pine with grapefruit, orange and tangerine. Malt is cane syrup and caramel notes. Nicely sweet to help balance and complement the huge hop bitterness from start through aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden. A nice example of the style.

Oct 14, 2019
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RichardWeed from Illinois

3.27/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

OKay, their IPA is far superior! Enough said. I was expecting more from Stoopid, but was let down. Two heart and Lagunitas IPA are where it's at after a ten mile jog/ Shitty Heineken is a close 3rd.

Oct 06, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Up there near super-cluster at similar 8% abv and over-hopped injection. Love the brewer, vow to visit 9/29/19. an explosive, nova of an IPA.
a) Slight hazed, brassy, golden body, laden with hop dust, with tight lacing head.
s) Splendid honey, melon, citrus, and orange aroma. Big bold tropical, floral forest. A bit of scat fore and aft.
t) Large caramel honey base layer to support the intense, honey-bitter top layers of mango, pineapple, papaya and apricot and ... more... then landing in a juniper, gin martini pucker.
f) As clean as a martini, fresh, dry, cleansing, scrubbing, maintaining the excellence in long flowing after taste again of juniper, lemon, and goose berries.
o) As good as it gets. Would like to live near by.

Sep 03, 2019
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Bsimpson91 from Georgia

4.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Tried and True West Coast IPA that won't let you down.
Good and bitter, this beer cuts right to the chase. gives you a Substantial amount of Hop action from beginning to end. Is this one the hoppiest Beers? compared to simular IPAs the answer is no. There are Beers just as hopy as this. all that being said, still a superior Beer in its own right. The look...will get back to ya on that one. For the Smell, Intoxicating, luxous, rich fruity citrus pith with hints of botanicals. Nice Dank West Coast pine going on. Now for the Flava. Absolute Paradise! Hop Heaven. Right from the start, bold pithy citrus hits you with a smooth underlying malt. The Malt seems caramelized. sweetness and bitterness are balanced throughout the sip you end with a deep resin pine thing going on in your mouth. nothing but pure joy to sip. finish is somewhat wet to medium dry. Good hop resin stays with you for a bit. The feel is nice. medium viscosity, nice carbonation. goes down easy. Overall, A damn Fine IIPA. Bitter, yet not the most bitter. Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA and Spacedust are equally bitter. The IBUs seem to be more like 80. still though. worth it! Cheers!

Aug 22, 2019
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TooManyGlasses from Canada

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber from Whole Foods in Bellingham. Pours a gorgeous clear copper colour with two fingers off white to cream coloured head.
Aroma slightly resinous - mango, caramel malt, over ripe orange.
Taste of caramel malt, sweet generic citrus, mango, but quickly becoming resinous - piney bitterness takes over.
Medium full mouthfeel with active carbonation tingling the palate with a boozy bitter burn leaving every so slightly sticky. Excellent and for the price even more so.

Aug 09, 2019
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FireMedk from California

4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my all time favorites. Next level hoppiness with a dry but flavorful finish. Great color and flavor. Definitely recommend for hop lovers and at 8% ABV, it's easy to get Hop Stoopid on this one.

Jul 24, 2019
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6 pack of cold bottles randomly chosen at QFC in Canyon Park/Bothell, Washington. The one at the 405 and 527 intersection. Despite my living on the west coast my whole life and having had maybe 9 of Lagunitas, this is my first experience with this beer. No BB, served in pint glass the whole time.

Look- Crystal clear cherry amber ,with a solid offwhite head, retention and lacing are really solid.

Smell- Starts off with citrus and malty spices, then the hoppy vegetation comes through.

Taste- Same as the smell, but not as dank when it's colder.

Feel- Colder is the key here. It's much easier to drink cold. The carbonation seems more prevalent and it's seems a bit more crisp.

Side notes- The IBUs in this are so incredibly hidden, mind boggling.

At 10 for a six, I'll get it again.

Jun 28, 2019
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diggityd from Texas

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First time I had this I thought it didn't taste right, that there must have been a mistake when brewed and poured it out.
The 2nd time I liked it. From there is became my hoppy beer of choice.

Jun 03, 2019
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Golden and bubbly - lacy head. Nice.

S: Grapefruit rind and citrus

T: Follows smell, not fruity or even piney - just beautifully bitter

F: Light body for ABV and fully carbonated

O: I've assumed on several occasions that as my taste refined I would grow out of hop stoopid. Each time I've tried it though I was proven wrong. These extracts are no lie.

May 07, 2019
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bradleypariah from Oregon

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is in my top five favorites of all time. This beer is a cheater. It gets its hop character from adding extracted hop oils into the beer. It would be nearly impossible to get this flavor from natural hop cones and pellets. Despite the fact that I thought I preferred my beers "au naturale", I cannot deny that the final product is over the top delicious. I make my own beer at home, and rarely do I ever make a beer that pleases my palate like this does. It has hands-down the highest IBU rating of any beer I've ever had, while still maintaining a sweet, floral aftertaste. Most beers this high in IBU just taste like a bitter bomb, but not Hop Stoopid. Hop Stoopid is art. It is sweet, but it won't leave your lips sticky. One bottle will change your head, and two will change your heart. If you're stupid for hops, Hop Stoopid wants to love you. Open your heart and let it in.

Apr 08, 2019
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ThePold from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent hoppy beer, not too grapefruity, a good nose and mouthfeel. Nice color, not a lot of head or lacing. It's a strong beer for an IPA at 8%, and you can taste the alcohol, as you flippin' should. Worth buying. In fact, if it wasn't for their selling out, I'd buy more of it. Have they sold out? Is that a rumor? I can't but say that this beer is good. I'd probably buy it again, like an old girlfriend who's dated others recently.

Apr 07, 2019
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mushroomcloud from Texas

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

Deep golden color, clean and clear. 3/4" white head with very good retention at a thick cap. Plenty of visible carbonation running up. Good lacing.
Nose full of grapefruit, mango, onion and garlic. Pungent.
Big hop flavors - citrus, mango, lemon, weeds. Creamy, sweet caramel malt base lurking underneath it all.
Some dank aromas and flavors in this one.
Bright entry, medium body and medium to high carbonation. Good lengthy hop bitterness but stays in balance.
Enjoyed it, will try again.

Mar 31, 2019
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a single serve bottle into a tulip...

Pours crystal clear orange with visible carbonation, a limited head, but good lacing. Solid but not spectacular.

The aromas are classic DIPA, although mellow. Grapefruit flesh and zest, mango/guava, floral notes, grass, and white pepper. The hops present with somewhat of an oily aroma.

This DIPA has a strong malt presence at the forefront, but good hop balance. I was expecting more of an uneven hop bomb and was pleasantly surprised by the delivery. The crackery malt seamlessly gives way to grapefruit, pineapple, resin, white pepper, and grass. The ABV is well hidden.

The mouthfeel is medium with a good crisp finish thanks to excellent carbonation.

Overall a solid DIPA.

Feb 17, 2019
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defunksta from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass at 40-45 degrees,

Look: Pours a completely clear, golden-orange color with a moderate foamy, white head. SRM of 10. (4.00)

Smell: Aroma is overwhelming of orange and berry. Some grapefruit citrus, pineapple, and stonefruit nectar. Lots of nectar, stonefruit, melon, floral, pine amidst the strong berry sweetness. (4.25)

Taste: Strong tropical melon, berry, grapefruit, stonefruit and dank resiny pine. HInts of black tea. Definitely can appreciate the simcoe. Nectar sweetness and a caramel backbone on the finish. Finishes bitter among the sweet berry. (4.00)

Feel: Relatively lighter body for the style. Strong carbonation. Allows it to be lighter for the 8.0% ABV. Heavily bitter, but finishes relatively balanced with caramel & nectar sweetness. (4.25

Compared w/ Maximus: This one has a lighter color with a smaller head. The aroma is more light and fruity. Less tangerine. Maybe more pine, yet has more of a ?caramel malt profile. Less sweet, a dryer-lighter body, and finishes consequently more bitter.

Compared to Founder's 4 Giants IPA 5/26/20: Pours a lighter color. Stronger and fruitier aromas. More berry juice and fruity. Less resinous and sweet. Finishes more fruity, lighter, and more bitter.

Overall: Definitely a hop forward beer and actually more impressed with this one that I expected. Strongly aromatic and flavorful as expected for 8% ABV. It's got a lot of berry from the Simcoe with a strong bitterness. Yet, it is balanced with a dry-hopped fruit profile that finishes quite balanced. The ABV provides a nice creamy mouthfeel. A strong tropical melon (simcoe) forward hop beer with a balanced dry-hoped nectar sweetness and creamy caramel malt profile that allows it to focus relatively balanced for a higher ABV IPA. For the ABV it has the heavy and flavorful qualities to expect, but it is impressively well-balanced and rounded nonetheless, with enough hops and dryness to give credit where it's due. Wish it had more aromatic hop flavor though. This would be the IPA to the Maximus pale ale counterpart. (Final Rating: 4.09)

Feb 10, 2019
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