Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Hop StoopidHop Stoopid

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle generously traded by Mr. Luis and the source.

A: Pours a clear amberish orange with an initial one-finger white head which fades to a thin cap leaving faint rings and splotchy lace.

N: Big time citrus (grapefruit, orange, tangerine) and tropicals (guava) along with dank sticky herbal weed-like notes. Some floral and malt too.

T: Juicy resinous extractables with pronounced citrus and herbal taint. Some caty and pine mix it up with the malt backing.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Slick and oily. Well balanced for a hop bomb. Bitter and dry finish.

O: Hard to beat for the price point. A really good hop monster here.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Appearance - The beer pours a clear amber/orange colour with a very large frothy off white head. There is an above average amount of carbonation and there is some very nice lacing. The head lasted for several minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - hops, oranges, caramel, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer is perfectly carbonated and it feels very smooth and creamy on the tongue. It has a sweet malt taste with lots of hops and caramel. There is also lots of citrus taste and some notes of pine. It finishes with a sugary sweet then bitter hop aftertaste.

Drink - A truly outstanding IPA that I'll be happy to have again. For the price this really is a great beer - be sure to seek it out if you haven't already.

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Photo of kemikall
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of silverking
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- bright, clear honey golden brew. Two fingers of gorgeous, dense white head with excellent retention. Clumpy lacing. Lots of visible, fast moving bubbles.

S- holy hops. Lots of pine and citrus. Biscuity malt backbone with a strong aroma of caramel.

T- light pine up front, which is quickly washed away by a clean citrus mid palate. The finish is still very citrus heavy with a hind of bready malt.

M- very clean. Highly carbonated, it foams up on contact with the tongue. Medium bodied.

O- really enjoyable. I'll be drinking this one again in the near future.

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Photo of mirish72
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had tried this earlier this spring and couldn't find it anywhere after that. My local just happened to get a surprise case and I think I ended up buying a good bit of it.

There is nothing that really stands out about this beer, other than how drinkable it is. It is really crisp and obviously very hoppy. The most amazing thing is the value of this beer. For $5 a bomber you really get your money's worth. I have been pretty impressed with all o the Lagunitas I have sampled and ths is no exception. Great taste and great value.

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Photo of samie85
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a golden honey color with a white one finger head.

S-Tropical hops including pineapple and mango with some grapefruit notes and some toffee.

T-An interesting mix of pineapple, mango, a little pine and grapefruit and a kind of bready note that I've not tasted before with a dry, slightly bitter finish.

M-Somewhat prickly with medium body and a sticky mouthfeel and low carbonation.

D-Definitely not what I was expecting. Very well balanced although I'm somewhat disappointed that it's not more bitter. Very easy drinking though, and a very solid Double IPA.

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Photo of OttoBomb
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass (November 14, 2009).

Eyes: Mid-color, slight carbonation, not a significant head; 2 fingers at first pour. Lacing does linger.

Nose: Powerful but not overwhelming. Hopy aromas of citrus, pine, some malty sweetness. A much more tame aroma than expected, enjoyable throughout.

Tongue: Strong hops up front, great flavor, bitter but not overwhelming. Same flavor notes as the aroma.

Mouth: Smooth, medium carbonation and surprisingly mild bodied for a DIPA.

Libation: The bottle boasts 102 IBU, and the hopy bitterness is certainly there, but this is a very balanced brew. At times even quite sweet, very drinkable for DIPA.

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Photo of Cottzilla
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

White head with substantial lacing. Citricy hop smell is really good.

Light amber/golden color looks good not great. I expected a deeper golden color.

You taste the hops immediately, then the malt flavor kicks in and then it finishes with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

This is a very drinkable DIPA.

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Photo of PackenGreen
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PDXHops
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Imperial pint at the County Cork.

Pours a glowing deep orange/amber with a frothy cap of cream-colored dish-suds head. Retention and lacing are pretty nice.

A sweet perfume of fresh fruity hop goodness: orange pulp and peel, pineapples, tangerines, sweetened grapefruit. Some floral notes as well, but overwhelmingly, potently citrusy.

A "wow!" beer from the first sip. Without a doubt the juiciest feeling beer I've tasted to date. Slippery smooth, with the tiniest bubbles of carbonation imaginable. The moderate malt sweetness seems just the right level to let all that citrus shine. By the smallest margin, I prefer the flavor bottled version, as there's a more assertive resiny pine presence, but this is damned tasty, and the mouthfeel is simply incredible. Long lingering embrace of hops in the finish, as the tangy citrus kicks up the bitterness a notch.

Overall impression: My favorite cask beer of 2009 (working thru a backlog of reviews).

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Photo of jmg480
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheodorHerzl
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received from my boy AndySr15. Thank you for this tasty extra!

Hop Stoopid pours a light golden amber color with a small, but tight white head. It did leave sheets of lacing on the walls of my pint glass. The nose is very vibrant with fresh scents of pine, citrus fruit, and candy sugar. I don't get much malt in the nose, but just loads of fresh hops. The flavor profile is dominated by sticky pine and orange peel. I also get plenty of grapefruit in there, but the pine stays as the most dominant hop flavor. The sweet malt comes into play only slightly and is pushed around by the floral hops, and it never quite makes itself fully known. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly creamy with no alcohol on the mouth. The drinkability is top-notch and I would gladly buy more of this beer if I am able to get any more.

Thanks again Andy.

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Photo of sitarist
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light honey color with two inches of head which fades to a half an inch. There is a lot of lacing. Looks like a good beer!

Smells mainly of orange candy, along with your standard citrusy hop scents. Sweet but pungent. This one really smells inviting.

Taste of olives, quality mustard, and pine with a sweet citrus and orange candy undertone. Bitter and sweet.

Feels good on the mouth, well balanced, a little sticky. Not too dry.

A good beer for its style, but overall a highly drinkable brew. Inviting, refreshing, and delicious. I could do a second bomber.

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Photo of Foxman
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a crystal clear and warm gold. Two fingers of beige head settle gradually to a soft layer of froth. Berms of lacing curb the inside of the glass.

The aroma brings mellow toasted malt with berry and caramel. Then the hops layer grapefruit, pepper, lemon, and a distant floral note. A touch of pine pats a therm of alcohol.

Upon tasting, the malt is toasted and manageably sweet with caramel and a rounded fruitiness. A slightly buttery hint drops in the face of a classic hop blend of crisp grapefruit, oily pine, mandarin orange, and lemon zest. Peripheral pepper and floral tones are warmed by a flutter of alcohol. Lightly sugary residual grain is soothingly dried by an assertive but balanced bitterness, leading to a crisp, clean finish. Mid-sized and well-proportioned, it's a pleasure.

Medium bodied, the sticky malt, slick hops, and dry glow leave a worthwhile impression.

It's always a joy to find a high IBU hopster that gnaws a bit on the enamel but also lulls with an apt grain vs. hop balance, and so it is here. The ABV is moderately brawny, but it pales as the blending produces an easy flowing beastie. See, you don't always have to be extreme to be bold and brassy.

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Photo of Radome
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber bottle into a tulip glass.

L - Light copper color with lots of orange; perfectly clear with tons of miniscule bubbles constantly rising to the surface. Moderate white head fades to a thick skin and great lacing.

S - Strong grapefruit and pine aromas dominate, but not as assertive as I expected. Behind that is some light bready malt. Like the aromas, the flavors are more muted than I wanted in a DIPA.

T - Initial flavor hits are grapefruit and orange citrus, followed by bready, slightly sweet malt in the mid-palate. Then the hops return with intense bitterness over an off-dry finish.

F - Medium body. Creamy, fluffy carbonation. Moderate alcohol burn blends with the intense hops bitterness.

O - This is a clean, but blisteringly hopped DIPA that is a little disappointing for the lack of aromatics.

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Photo of thomseye
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pcguitarwzrd
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Brilliantly clear, copper- orange. Fizzy head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing.

S: Piney and grapefruity, with some caramel. Always a good sign.

T: Delivers well on the aroma, sweetness of citrus fruit followed by bready malt and then a respectable-but-not-overwhelming dose of hops. Could be a little sweeter on the front end.

M: super-smooth, with caramelly richness and frothy carb. Nice.

O: an excellent DIPA. One of my go-to's, Especially considering that it's relatively cheap compared to a lot of its rivals: I have found this beer for just over four dollars for a bomber.

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Photo of infi
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber, shared with BAs brun, glard and NYManc.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Translucent golden-orange color with great carbonation and a puffy white head. Nice amount of retention and webbed lacing to add. Smell is full of melted down candied grapefruit: sugar crystals and everything. Amazing citrus character on the nose. Very moderate to the olfactories, but incredibly floral in presence. There's also a small amount of malt sweetness.

Taste is all grapefruit as well. Great amounts of ripe grapefruit flesh and juice with some minimal tasting amounts of malt. Just as the name intended, it's nicely hopped up. Not really a 'stoopid' amount of hops, but it still perks up the beer gracefully. Just about average amount of hop bittering with not much of lingering after effect.

Mouthfeel is nicely medium-bodied and almost full in consistency. Really great mouthfeel to this DIPA with amazing drinkable capabilities. One bomber isn't really enough for a night, considering how well this drinks. For around $5 a bomber, this will probably be my other go-to DIPA besides Stone's. A great stepping stone for would-be IPA venturers. Definitely tastes more than its inexpensive price tag.

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Photo of mdr4669
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Amber to yellow gradient with about two finger of creamy eggshell head and thick patchy lacing.

Smell: Hops, pine, lemon, with some malty wheat as well.

Taste: The pine taste hits first immediately followed with an XL portion of hops. There's also some citrus and bready flavoring thrown in for balance.

MF: Rich & velvety with a nice kick at the back of your throat from the hops.

OA: Well balance yet still intricate and interesting, a very nice brew.

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Photo of CMB2012
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into 16oz stemless snifter.

Beer pours a perfectly clean copper with amber hue. I get a decent one finger white cap after a medium pour that dissipates into a thin, creamy, bubbly potion topper. This froth clings to my glass throughout, but leaves almost no lacing.

The brew smells very intense with citrus and bubble gum up front. pineapple and grapefruit, juicy fruit, with some sweet malt in the back. There is also a pine resin quality I notice later.

The taste is very fruity: grapefruit, pineapple, a little bit of lemon and some juicy watermelon. There is resinous pine that hits just before and during the a blast of bitter hops. The intensity of fruit flavors is muted by bitterness just a little too soon, preventing this brew from being truly phenomenal.

The mouthfeel is smooth at first with a highly carbonated tongue tickle that moves on down the throat. The carbonation is a bit high but overall it works with the 102 IBU format.

A very delicious beer and a must try, especially at only $5 a pop. This is a go to DIPA for me quite often.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer exited the brown bomber to reveal a dark amber clear liquid with a modest head above with clung to the sides of the glass. The aroma seamlessly melts into the flavor. The strong hop presence includes grapefruit, floral and a touch of pine around the edges. The bitterness abounds but the caramel is strong enough to provide just enough balance to make this go down clean and balanced. A modicum of resin is residual. Nice brew.

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Photo of beerdepartment
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears slight reddish amber. Fast foam fades to thin ring.

Smells the way you would expect, only maybe hoppier; extremely pronounced citrus hop aromas; almost burny in my nose.

Satisfies the hop craving indeed. The aroma and essence is there but surprisingly -- pleasantly so -- this beer is not overwhelmingly bitter at all. I looked up the most bitter beers rated and it seems like this beer, at 102, is about standard for some breweries IPAs (e.g. green flash). Some would find this bitter, but probably not people who are into IPAs. Not too sweet, not too bitter, very aromatic, but not extremely complex. A great simple delivery.

A litte more body on the mouth feel wouldn't hurt, but it also might not make it better -- I have just expect hoppy stuff to be fairly heavy. I like that this beer goes for a light body despite the fairly high booze and heady hops.

Overall, I like this beer a lot.

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Tasty golden brew with a creamy fluffy white head. This head went down quickly to a thin film of bubbles.

S- I smelled hops and I "Jizzed in my pants." Wow that is great sexy smelling. The grapefruity and its like pure hop juice. Since that is what I'm wanting, and is the star, I'm not even going to try to smell other smells in this beer.

T- The hop taste is...oh...oh....oh (quivering and shaking). Grapefruit hop taste with twist of lemon. It isn't sweet, which is a nice thing when it comes to DIPAs.

M- Good balance of thickness and carbination.

D- Easy easy to drink, almost too easy!

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Photo of kwjd
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange colour with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Smell is bursting with citrus hops and some caramel sweetness. Nice bitterness in the taste, not overwhelming, but enough to notice it. Lots of hop flavour and a small amount of malt backbone for a hint of balance. This was my first ever double IPA that I tried, so I have a have a nostalgic love for it, but it is a really good beer.

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Photo of biegaman
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Given the overwhelming character of hops in every other aspect of the beer, I'm surprised to see it hasn't turned green in colour! Its deep, glistening gold body and flashes of copper persist, despite the slight haze that set's in like a dewy, early morning Bay Area fog. A big, unyielding head, by consequence, leaves imprints of lacing all down the glass.

Beginning with the smell and permeating everywhere else on in, the beer is characterized by leafy/herbal and zestfully tropical hops. Hops - or rather, funny enough, only hop extract - was used in joyous abandon, malts not so much. While it has the requisite grapefruit and assorted citrus, I also smell crushed mint leaf, rhubarb, and even a bit of dill.

Extract notwithstanding, the beer captures all that is bitter and spicy with crude, raw hop cones. The herbal astringency is along the same lines as a strongly steeped tea... except that it's exceedingly bitter and has a wicked-strong aftertaste that says to the palate: “Where do you think you’re going?” The citrusy acidity feels like it could cut through your gums.

Despite this BP sized spill of hop oils, there is some balance with sweet, bready malt. If you can manage to sort through the pineapple sugars and grapefruit piths, you'll find the beer has a fairly sturdy backbone. That said, there is some inevitable alcohol warmth and chilled is definitely preferred to room temperature (especially given the larger serving size).

"There's at least two parties in my mouth" and "I can see a nap in my future" were two things I remember being uttered the first time I tried Hop Stoopid. I also once encouraged a friend to smell it and his response was: "Smelling it hurts my eyes". All these are appropriate statements about a beer that is stoopidly bitter and hoppy. And really stoopidly enjoyable.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 7,635 ratings.
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