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Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by lou91 on 03-07-2007

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4.18
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Reviews by tdm168:
Photo of tdm168
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber with an orange hue. About an inch of thick, foamy head with nice retention. Smell is citrusy like grapefruit. Taste is smooth, rich malt up front with an intense citrusy, piny hop in the finish. Good bitterness lingers on the palate. Really good balance between the malt and hops; despite the 102 IBUs on the label this doesn't come across like a hop bomb. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Great beer! I rank this up there with Pliny, Sculpin, and Hoptimum.

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Photo of ryaneasterling
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is wonderful, especially when fresh. I loved this beer (and pricepoint) so much that I named my two prized fancy rats "Hops" and "Stupid"...They are both deceased now but the Hop Stoopid lives on. Great beer for the price, "hippy man's colt 45"

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Photo of DrunkenNoodleStyle
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a five (5). You like IPAs? Buy one. Enough said.

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Photo of TomFdds
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I absolutely love Hop Stoopid. It was a Friday ritual for me for a while. It's available, inexpensive and very very hoppy. Hard to beat combination. Cheers!

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Photo of Beerds
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First IIPA out of a bomber and damn good. $5 for this is a steal. Lagunitas has it going on!

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Photo of RobAM
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This brewery is quickly becoming one of my favorites...

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Photo of EMV
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass

L: Pours a clear deep amber with a generous white head. The head falls rapidly and laces the glass.

S: Great hop bouquet (evergreens and citrus), malts, and fresh baked bread.

T/F: Bitter hops at the forefront with a nice mix of sweet-ish malts and bitter hops at the finish. Slightly warming from the alcohol. Moderately carbonated and resinous.

O: This is a delicious Imperial IPA, and one of my first true craft beer 'loves'. Every time I revisit Hop Stoopid it's like running into an old friend. I love what Lagunitas does with their brews and this is probably one of their best.

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Photo of Fieldzy27
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a nonic tumbler.

A- Pours a deep golden color with hints of copper, pale gold when held to the light. The head is comprised of big sudsy bubbles that are tight and compact. As the head deflates it leaves soap sud looking lace in globby patches. The head simmers down from a half inch down to 1/4 and retains there fairly well. Carbonation looks lively like its trying to hold the head from falling down. A very Good looking beer. (After drinking the globbs of lace turn to sheets of big bubbles)

S- Aroma of orange zest and fresh grapefruit followed by caramel and light hints of alcohol heat. Smells good and the aroma is strong. Not wildly complex but comes together very well.

T-Intense bitterness strikes the pallet first and despite the nose its actually full of pine resin, after that comes ruby red grapefruit and bitter lemon peel. The malt is there simply to carry the intense hoppy flavor and bitterness, imparts little to no character. Alcohol is just slightly perceptible but only a flash in the pan at the finish, at 8% its very well hidden. The swallow is also extremely bitter and then and only then is any sweetness apparent. Not complex, not wildly flavorful but the flavors that are present are quite good. Well put together but this is truly for hop heads.

M-Carbonation is full, body is fairly light. After each swallow the mouth is stripped dry it seems. I think its basically the definition of a tongue scraper when it comes to bitterness factor it translates directly into mouthfeel. Its really a fun beer to drink.

O- Overall a dominant hop forward beer that has just enough malt backbone to carry it without it interfering with your hop fix. As it warms the beer slides to a little more pallet-able but for the most part if you don't like bitter, avoid. However if you like to push the IBU limits (reads 102) this is for you. I have had several beers above this stated measurement that were for sure less bitter. If i'm not mistaken this is made with hop extract instead of cone or pellet so if you think extract is inferior I say give this guy a try.

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Photo of pat61
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant gold to amber under a dense persistent 3” clingy cream colored foam collar.
S: The fragrance is just above mid-range with grapefruit and grapefruit rind, spice and malt.
T: Big malt flavors give way to a grapefruit rind bitterness with citrus, herbs and spice, faint cardamom. The brewer places more emphasis on hop flavors and character than on hop bitterness.
F: Creamy medium body, very soft carbonation.
O: A deliscious mix of big hop flavors and big malt with a moderate hop bitterness.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a pale glazed orange copper hue with a bright white head filling the rest of my chalice nice retention head simply clings to all edges of my glass leaving some chunky lacing with each sip that spreads nice and even between periods of imbibing. What can I say I love SoCal music and there's a band called Slightly Stoopid who have the whole reggae vibe, I could picture these guys from Lagunitas really digging their albums like Chronchitis it's almost like the Censored ale aka the Chronic. I don't know who inspired who, but let's smell this brew. Full on herbal goodness in the nose a bit of Cali kind bud pungency if you ask me but it's a nice ball of citrus herbal and grassy tones that give it a real balls out hop extract nose. Flavor is again pungent with hops a concentrated version of hop bitterness, pine, citrus, and floral tones burst together into one cohesive force of hops. Bitter blanket of alpha acids with a nice sweetness underneath finishes pretty dry with bitterness, as mentioned before priced very affordable for us hopheads. I've tried this beer for the last two years prior and have always been impressed but this may be the first year for the hop extract version. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with the hop oils really coating the palate it makes you breathe burp and smell hops in between sips, a new experience that I won't forget soon. Drinkability despite the intense flavors and textures this beer delivers on the drinkability factor it pulls it off for sure keeps me interested the entire time, a beer I would love to drink more often I'll have to set it aside as a special occasion hop harvest brew even though it holds up nicely well into December.

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Photo of Cburnette23
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. I was SO surprised by how good of a quality this one was. It's funny, because it happens to be one of Luganita's less spendy beers, but in my opinion, one of the very best that I've tried from them. It was a citrus, almost sour HOP-fest in my mouth, with a high-class taste to it that you just want to relish all the way down. You could easily see yourself drinking 2 or three bottles of these and I would recommend it too. Quite to my surprise, I've had the Equinox, and I just was saddened that it came nowhere near this beer. My recommendation is keep away from the bland, rather boring Equinox 'let-down' and pick up a bottle of the Hop Stoopid instead. You'll be glad you did!

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Photo of Junger11
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Very good beer. Good hoppy bite, with a smooth finish. I will definitely be grabbing it again.

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Photo of joekoz007
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into IPA glass. Pours clear, golden amber with1.5 finger head. Heavy lacing. Aroma is piney and dank. Taste when cold is a dank pine explosion with some residual booziness. As it warms, more balance is evident. Malty caramel notes balance the hops and booze. Much better warmer than ice cold. Mouthfeel is a little oily due to all of the hop resin but still nice. Overall, an excellent beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Uhopia
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite from the folks at Lagunitas. A nicer mix between their IPA and Maximus, of which I like and stock both, so that makes it pretty much the epicenter of the hopquake in my cooler. Now get it to me in a more convenient vessel (12oz bottle) and they won't keep it on the store shelf. Why? Cuz I said so. And when you flirt with becoming a full-blown beeralcoholic, you tend to know what it is that you speak of.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Lagunitas mason jar

A: Pours deep golden amber with a frothy tan head that settles to a dense layer and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Pine and citrus, light tropical fruit, a little caramel sweetness, and a touch of biscuity malt.

T: Resinous pine, citrus, grapefruit zest, a little orange, floral notes, subtle tropical fruit, passion fruit and mango, biscuity malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Very drinkable for 8%

O: Maybe not my favorite Lagunitas brew, but still darn tasty. And a steal at $5/bomber.

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Photo of drunkenmess
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This brew packs a punch! For $5 a bomber, can't beat it. Pours a clear golden body with a generous white head that diminishes to just the surface as you drink. Very nice lacing thru out. Smells are strong hops, citrus and either a pine or evergreen. Taste is actually quite strong. Very up front Hops and a slight burst of citrus. Nice bitter after taste with honts some what sweetness. Das Ist Good Yah?! Very delectable Lagunitas. Very well done.
Cheers

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Photo of harrisonpainter
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great balance between sweet and bitter. I really enjoyed this one.

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

A reasonably aggressive pour into a Prairie Artisan teku glass produces loads of foamy white head. It's a beautiful crystal clear amber. Smells of grapefruit, mango, melon and a bit of malt. The malt balances the flavor well. There's some bitterness, but the tropical fruit and citrus play together well. Slightly sticky medium mouth. This is a really enjoyable beer, and one of the best values I've come across.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle, Julian-dated June 6th, 2015 (8 months ago). Clear gold color with a creamy frothy head. Smell is dank; citrus, pine, lemon perhaps - very dank hops as it warms especially. Balance is achieved with just a little bit of malty sweetness to offset the massive hop pallet. Taste is clean, hop squeezed goodness, sour/dank and amazingly refreshing. I love the little hop bite on the edge of the tongue this beer leaves. The dazzling taste combines with a very otherworldly, growing feeling in the back of the head as you feel the hidden alcohol come to the surface. Refreshing, yet such a tempting beer to just keep drinking. A pint and 6 oz could even have you a little incapicitated for a while. I can't get enough of the cool refreshing taste, this beer sets quite a standard at $5 a bottle. I love when these higher abv IPA's take on such a dank, sour, clean tone and this one is a perfect example of one of my favorites I've tried. Outstanding.

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Photo of burnerfinger
4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

among the best:
A bright yellow - nice show on the pour - solid 2 finger head and complex lacing settles to a amber film

S hops all the way - world class

T this stands up to the dogfish head standard

M a bit oily in a good way

D sip to savor

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

Serving: 1 pt 8 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Deep, clear copper gold. Slightly off white, creamy head and smears of lace.

Smell: Restrained compared to its flavor; citrus zest, stone fruit (apricot), pine resin, herbs and caramel malt.

Taste: Full caramel malt flavor along with plenty of grapefruit zest, pine sap. Deep bitterness is well offset by almost honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and slightly creamy, oily feel; moderate carbonation.

Overall: Big malt, big hops - great balance.

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Photo of jancona
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Has a nice malt backbone to balance some extreme hops! As it warms and the sweetness comes through, this beer becomes amazing.

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

(bottle code 15 5 2 - poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: nearly-clear, orange amber liquid with specks of (hop?) sediment... tall, fluffy-spongy, yellowish foam, with lovely retention... beautiful head, but not as much stick to the lace as one would anticipate

S: red grapefruit and pineapple... very potent hop aromas, bit of underlying peppery spice... fragrant fruitiness, moderate thread of sweet, candied ginger... sugar cookie malt pushing out through the back

T: up front: spicy hops, mild-moderate acidity, a low-moderate herbal bitterness, finishing with long trail of caramel-kissed (C 60?) malt... inner grapefruit peel and crystal malt aftertaste, with a hint of dying grass... mellow background wash of raw alcohol in the finish

F: idiosyncratically medium-full body with a foamy, slightly gel-like viscosity... I prefer drier, snappier IPAs - but this is their thing... between the dextrins and resins, this languishes a bit, despite its smoothness

O: not experiencing '102' IBUs here - I know it must be a few months old - but this has to have more of a 'Enjoy-By' approach... still, the hop flavor stands up there with the best... close your eyes, bump this up 2-3% abv more, and you have yourself a West Coast barleywine - not that far off

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Photo of do_ob
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a Sam Adams glass. Pours a slightly hazy gold with 1 finger of white head. Smells great - lots of pine and grapefruit. Also some mellowed notes of green apples and mango. Medium weight to the body, and very creamy. Grapefruit, pine, and citrus up front with a little bit of spice on the back end. Good amount of hop bitterness, especially towards the middle. Finishes smooth and leaves a tart grapefruit aftertaste.

Very nice. I feel like if Little Sumpin' Ale were redone as an east coast Ale/IPA, this would be the end result. Same taste, same flavors, only more pine (and hops, obviously). Great beer, and at $5.99 for a 22 oz. bottle, I'll be picking this one up pretty regularly.

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Photo of Jesterr44
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

App: Pours a clear amber with fluffy head as tall as you want on a hard pour. Head fades relatively quickly but lacing remains.
Smell: Not all that strong but a noticeable piney hop aroma.
Taste: The 102ABU on the bottle promises a hop forward taste which it has but it's not overpowering & a good malt balance keeps it from being too dry or bitter on the finish. Definitely some pine & floral, but also some fruit: tangerine, maybe mango/plum, lighter citrus/grapefruit.
Feel: Moderately full & milky smooth
Overall: A nice DIPA which rivals some of the best I've had. Definitely a great beer.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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