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Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.19/5
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,127
Reviews:
2,169
Ratings:
7,742
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 7,742 |  Reviews: 2,169
Photo of doopydoogle
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly reddish amber with a tan head that leaves about a finger of foam with some good lacing.

S - Bready malts, pine, spice cake, rye, slightly medicinal, grape, strawberry, vanilla.

T - Rich spice, multi-grain bread, carroway, slight pine hint, malty graininess, little fruit, very bready, Bitterness is certainly there, but doesn't overpower the rich, malty, spicy quality. Quite nice!

M - Good carbonation, mouthfeel, and tannic quality.

O - Really good! Unique for the style, not the overly aggressive bitter monster this style can be. Certainly hoppy, but the spicy, bready character really shines and makes it unique

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Photo of Ceeboy213
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas never fails good beer

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Photo of iBeer16
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass
A. 4. Golden color with a 2 finger white head of small bubbles that lingers for a while and leaves great lacing.

S. 4 strong piney hoppy aroma with a nice malty scent 

T. 4.5 Citrusy hops with a nice mix of malt 

M 4. Nice carb. Full body. Refreshing. Finishes hoppy but malty. Great combination

O. 4 great combination, hoppy aNd piney but also has a nice malty flavor.

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Photo of JoeCeez
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear copper into my pine belt pale ale pint glass, a two fingered pillow falls to leave a couple of milimeters of cream on top very sticky lacing

S: it's hoppy, citrus and pine all the way, caramel sweetness is faint

T: damn this is tasty! lots and lots of bitter and sweet citrus, grapefruit, pommelo, orange, tangelos, clementines, some sweet toasty carmel really subdues the bitterness of what seems to be a truckload of hops and the finish is really fuckin sweet almost makes me think I'm drinking juice, hop juice, reminds me some what of a bastar child of nugget nectar and maharajah

M: light carbonation medium body but very sticky no discernable alcohol burn

D: very tasty I drank a bomber very quickly, I could see the sweetness getting a little old after a couple bottles

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A big, rocky, off white head tops the cloudy honey gold beer with orange highlights, while sticky lace envelopes the glass. Meanwhile, that big head is retained throughout the entire session.

Wow the citrus is overwhelming, beginning with orange peal migrating to pineapple and back again. Simplicity at it's finest.

My Hoegaarden snifter is thrilled to host the pine and grapefruit flavors, with all their bitter splendidness. The flavors are far from overpowering, and this is definitely a DIPA, with its lingering flavor profile long into the finish.

There is a moderate alcohol, with no warming in this full bodied slick and chewy offering. Punctuated by a dry finish and this is much welcomed.

One would be hard pressed to find an occasion where Hop Stoopid would be out of place. Simplicity has a hero, stooped as it is.

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Photo of mta11c
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickG
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RR58
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of secondtooth
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale and clean golden amber, with big frothy head of yellowish white bubbles. Wispy, attractive tree-line lace.

Juicy tropical and grapefruit citrus notes on the nose. Yum!

Taste is citric, slightly abrasive on the palate at first, with a hoppy zing. I get pungent grapefruit, some dankness, and some pine notes, with some tropical pineapple and mango in there, too. And before I can call this a hop bomb, there’s a subtle and complementary malt bill that seems to level things out a bit before the finish.

This is a big, yet nuanced and complex IPA, and one I’d recommend any hop-head pick up. My bomber was a surprisingly low $4.79.

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Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22-oz bomber to tulip. $3.99 at Archer Liquors in Chicago.
Bottled on 7-3-2013. Consumed on 9-21-2013.

A: very clear goldenrod color, lighter than the typical DIPA. good creamy 1.5-finger white head retreats to a thin cap.

S: less subdued aroma than expected, but very pleasant. white grape fresh out of the bottle, we get grassy floral notes and pine next, w/ pineapple in the background. there is lemon and other citrus w/ warmth.

T: there is a piney bitterness throughout, but the flavor is very crisp. oddly, i don't get the 104 IBUs, but i don't a malt wallop either. there is not a strong alcohol punch at all.

M: very crisp, but i did not sense anything extraordinary in the mouthfeel.

this is a good DIPA, but the smell and taste are a bit muted, i think. may need to revisit, with a fresher bottle. this should not be a problem, given the availability and price point in chicago.

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Photo of IKR
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear amber color with a generous-sized, light beige head that gradually faded. A nice looking DIPA

Smell: Piney hop aromas dominate but there are some bready notes and mild sweet citrus notes..

Taste:The pine aromas carry over to the taste and dominate. there are some mild sweet citrus notes but the pine notes are the feature. The finish ends fairly dry with some moderate pine notes.

Mouth-feel: on the light side of medium-bodied.with a medium level of carbonation.

Overall: Good DIPA that i finally got around to trying.

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Photo of Hopportunistic
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 650 ml bottle. Sampled on May 17, 2014.

Orange copper pour leading up to a decent off-white head and great clarity.

The aroma has a well-balanced mixture of floral and grassy hops with the toasted malts. But balance is delicate and not overly hoppy.

The body is medium and fairly smooth.

The hops are not as explosive as I might expect for a Double IPA. But they definitely leave a bitter aftertaste with that toasted caramel malt. Pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of screamking
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into wine glass.

appearance-pours a clear apricot, with a thick white foamy head. Nice lacing showing up around the glass. 4.25

Aroma-As expected citrus hops dominate the nose up front. Lots of orange and grapefruit. Apricot, pineapple, mango, pine, brown sugar. Not too complex. 3.75

Taste-Strong bitter citrus hops, tropical fruits are up front and in charge. Mango is killing it here. Then it turns woodsy, with pine coming on strong. Very satisfying taste for a double, strong and bitter, reminds me a lot of stones enjoy by. 4.5

Feel-medium to full bodied, ABV is noticeable even though its not too high. 22oz bomber will be tough to finish by myself. 4

Overall-year round doubles don't get too much better than this. This compares very well to stones enjoy by, though the price point is better. I wish I could get this in my area, but instead I have to drive about an hour north to pick this up. Next time ill stock up. Worth the $5.99 price tag for sure. 4.25

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Photo of Raven3464
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It pours a beautiful amber body with a foamy two finger head. Lacing and retention are great and it is difficult to beat this kind of clarity.

Smell: A floral and earthy hop aroma mixes with some pine and fresh fruit. Sweet malts are also noticed slightly at the end.

Taste: A citrus punch transitions nicely into a sweet malt flavor. Slight notes of grapefruit and crackers are noticeable along the way and the hop bitterness lingers on in the aftertaste. This is incredibly well balanced.

Mouth feel: The carbonation level is nice but it is a little "light" in my opinion. The alcohol is well hidden and perhaps easy to drink for those new to the style.

Overall: This is a fine DIPA and probably the best brew I have ever had from Lagunitas.

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Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atr2605
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a golden straw color with a white head with good retention and decent lacing
S-lots of pine, citrus, resin, peach
T-peach and citrus flavors of front, followed by piney citrus flavors, nice malty sweetness throughout
M-medium bodied
O-very well balanced, fruity and flavorful DIPA, fantastic value

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Photo of lipster
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into pint glass. An appealing amber-gold color with steady carbonation, with a pinkie-width of dense white foam. Smells of pine, citrus, banana peel, booze. Slams the tongue with a powerful wallop of hop fruitiness and with some malty caramel to balance. A little overwhelming--I never quite find the subtleties other reviewers seem to find. Mouthfeel is a little oily and leaves you smacking your lips from the bitterness. This is a very good double IPA/West Coast hop-bomb.

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Photo of Emoney1975
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHDoyle
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Description: Bright, crystal clear apple juice color with clean white head and lacing. Smell is fresh and clean with notes of pine but an underlying fruit/sweetness. The taste has a crisp, dry, somewhat bitter finish but still has some fruit and sweetness throughout. The flavor isn't overwhelmingly strong, but in this case I don't think that really detracts from it; it's sort of a delicate, nuanced flavor. Mouthfeel is light, without much carbonation. Smooth for an IPA.

Suggested food pairing: Grilled salmon

If you like this beer then you should also try: Truth

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely drink it again) Given the name and the fact that is has a whole mess of IBUs, I expected this to be a hopbomb; I wasn't pleasantly surprised to find that it was not. Flavors were much more nuanced and complex than that. As always, Lagunitas turns out another great beer that I think would have wide appeal across the beer drinking world.

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Photo of tubeman
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Neorebel
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a wonderful gold color with a frothy head. It adheres perfectly to the side of the glass as it goes down. Aroma of caramel, apricot, and dried fruit. As I drink a mouthful, I can taste huge pineapple and grapefruit flavors. The forefront of the flavor so to speak, is sweet and citrus-y, while it has a dry finish of bitter piney hops. The overall mouthfeel is thick and creamy however. I expected a boozy taste but there was none. Fresh & Tasty!

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Photo of Jeremiah87
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Naugled
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in chalice

A: thin head but crystal clear light copper color, and low carbonation.

S: wow, intense, but pleasant. I got pine, pine, pine with some citrus. close to juniper but not exactly.

T: great hop flavor without being too bitter. doesn't taste as piney as it smells. Not gin like at all. There is bitterness but not as much as you would think for an over hopped beer. However, the hop forward flavor doesn' t allow any malt to come through. could be balanced better.

M: medium to light body with a smooth feel in the mouth, the low carbonation helps. Not as coating or sticky as I would have thought.

D: a drinkable hop bomb. I could have a few of these.

A unique beer overall that really does hit the spot. Holds up to the hype.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,742 ratings
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