Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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#2,525
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2,218
Ratings:
7,929
pDev:
9.79%
 
 
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Reviews: 2,218 | Ratings: 7,929
Photo of diggityd
4.15/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of bradleypariah
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

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Photo of ThePold
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
4/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of defunksta
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Look: Pours a completely clear, vibrant orange color with a moderate foamy, white head.
Smell: Aroma is overwhelming of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and nectar. Lots of melon, floral, pine.
Taste: Strong tropical melon, grapefruit, and dank resiny pine. Some black tea. Definitely can appreciate the simcoe. Nectar sweetness and some caramel on the finish.
Feel: Pleasantly thick and bubbly. Definitely creaminess. Appropriately carbonated. The thick, creamy mouthfeel matches the ABV. Heavily bitter, but finishes relatively balanced with nectar sweetness.

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 the classic C and simcoe hop profile 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, to give credit where it's due.

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Photo of RMehrenberg
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light yellow, dense foam that keeps. Smells of lemon, pine, hints of grapefruit, maybe peach? Taste is citrusy, with intense, but pleasant hop bite. Bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue. Goes down smooth. Very flavorful. A keeper.

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Photo of CuddlyREDRUM
3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Just came off drinking Brown Shugga' a couple times, so I thought this would be great. Just an unremarkable beer with a pretty flat buzz. Won't buy again at anything close to nine bucks a six pack.

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Photo of jkblr
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 10/17/18 (67 days ago Chicago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 8% ABV 102 IBU. The beer pours mostly bright honey colored amber with sticky off white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is candied orange, tangerine, pine and caramel. The taste is semisweet caramel with a liberal dose of piney bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied and adequately carbonated. The finish is mostly dry, but not sweet, just sticky from the hops. Overall, very good. Classic west coast DIPA. Wish the dates were easier to read and decipher, as this would be an easy repeat buy.

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Photo of sjdevel
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Crystal clear dark gold / copper / bronze color. Only a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Left with some lacing and a foam ring around the glass.
SMELL: Pungent Hops! All are in there: mango, pine, citrus, catty, etc. Some maltiness comes through.
TASTE: An absolute BLAST of hops - not on the bitterness side - although there is a slight bite at first. There is a sweetness of caramel and malt, but the hops quickly overtake the malt and the brew dries out slightly. There is a slight earthiness and woodiness to the tail end. All hop flavors come through strong: mango, pine, citrus, cattiness. Pretty complex with a lot of hop flavor. Very crisp and clean tasting.
FEEL: Medium bodied - could be better with a bit more carbonation - it seemed to flatten out fairly quickly.
OVERALL: A very tasty beer. This is so flavorful that any pale ale / IPA fan should enjoy. It's more like a Pale Ale that is turbo charged with late addition hops (so that there isn't much bitterness but tons of hop oils that infuse into the beer). I would grab more of these no problem.

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Photo of Sally-the-drinker
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The name originally drew me into this beer; "Hop Stoopid" is just so ridiculous I had to try it. On the label, the company had written "Life is Uncertain. Don't Sip" and other personal messages. In addition, I'vebeen searching for a high alcohol percentage beer, this one is 8%, that I didn't find too heavy.

The color was golden with little head. The smell was fresh and light. There was little carbonation and had a lovely hoppy flavor. It does have a bitter aftertaste, but it lighter than other beers I have had with this alcohol content. Overall, I liked the presentation of this beer, both in the glass and not, and the flavor. Would reccomend as a beer one can happily enjoy all night.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear golden color with slight Amber hues. Chunky seafoam style topping stays afloat with thick, sticky lace all over. An awe inspiring appearance.

This one is fueled by hop extract. Not the actual plant material we all know and pray to. But, it sure does smell like whole cone, fresh hops!!
Sticky lupilin, herbal earthiness...if you've ever crushed up a fresh hop cone in your hands...you know what I mean. A light, herbal and grainy malt thing also is detected in the fine aromatics of this Stoopid ale.

The first sip is just...wow. Soo clean, but wildly complex. The golden ale style malt brings out this grainy and herbal malty flavor that I just love. Clean, but mean. Light bodied feel, crisp with maybe a dash of sweet bread. The malt plays the role of a very flavorful and excellent feeling base, or low end, like a bass guitar. The hops, or the hop extract is the lead guitar, rythm, singer and drummer! It's hard to separate the hop flavors, because it just tastes like a fresh-hop, whole cone style lupilin explosion. 102 ibu's?? There is almost no bitterness...just layers of fresh hop flavor. Earthy, subtle pine, very herbal and "hearty". 8% abv?? Doesn't seem possible. I'm thinking 6% tops. This stuff is Soo damn easy to drink, it's dangerous.

Hop Stoopid....damn. just really impressive how such a complex brew can be Soo easy. I love the earthy and grainy hop after taste and malty backbone. The balance of flavor blurs the lines of tradition and makes it's own, new tradition.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 Pint 6 fluid oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Picked it up at the grocery store for $4.99. No discernible date, however some numbers are printed on the neck of the glass.

Appearance - Pours large off-white head with great retention and thick, patchy lacing. Clear medium-to-deep gold body with light-to-moderate cloudiness from medium-sized floating particulate matter. 4.25

Smell - Smells malty sweet. Grassy, honey, even some dark fruit. The alcohol is not hidden at all. 4.75

Taste - Bitter up front. Bitter in the middle, and faintly bitter in the aftertaste. Some honey sweetness comes through underneath and really surfaces in the aftertaste. Pretty even grass bitterness almost all the way through. Very strange in how monotone it is on that front. But not in a bad way necessarily since it's unique in that regard. 4

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Astringent. Normally it would be off putting, but considering the rest of its profile, it works. 4

Overall - I guess the strange quality of this beer is the fact that they use hop extract rather than hops. It's interesting. None of these are flavors I haven't had before, but what makes it interesting is how strangely even they are throughout. 4

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

well they got the name right and with the 102 IBU 4 U right on the front i knew exactly what this would taste like when i grabbed it off the store shelf. it was on sale though so how could i not. bomber into a tulip, amber colored beer, like a slightly lighter honey with a pretty decent fluffy white head and some big chunks of floaties. they don't bother me but man they're gross to look at. smells and tastes exactly how i expected, lots of resin/pine, some citrus and sweetness there and literally nothing else going on. doesn't taste quite as bitter and overwhelming as i expected but is just very one note. lingering bitterness to make sure you don't taste much else for a while, decent body. maybe these ipa's aren't my thing anymore but i'm not too mad.

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Photo of SolarPower36
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For now on I'm making sure when I rate a beer on BeerAdvocate I've purcjased at least a 6 pack and will only rate it after 3 beers sampled at the same temperature and mindset LOL ...If you love IPA's - Hop Stoopid is a great beer! Each time I have one my rating for this Lagunitas' goes up!

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Photo of Samlover55
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
Rubbed out Julian date code
Pours a clear Amber with thin white head and nasty looking floaties
Citrus, pine, caramel
Stale tasting caramel, pine, tangerine
Watery, alcoholy, nice drying finish though
Overall not great at all most probably old, but date code is rubbed out and not readable so who knows

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Photo of iguanodon
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

[Original rating 2011-07-08] I love this beer. Deep gold color with a nice rocky head. Smells like a fresh cut grapefruit. Taste is huge citrusy hops but great balance. A top notch DIPA.

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Photo of Dakin
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Piney fresh and crisp, hint of citrus, caramel. Pretty nice. Smooth and slightly buttery, Sticky in the glass but not in your mouth. Super drinkable.

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Photo of Trovezine
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I’ve been on the search for super juicy NEIPA’s lately and figured I’d circle back to a NW classic. High ibu without being overwhelming- just feels full of flavor rather than full of bitter. Clear amber golden goodness. Nice carbonation- a beer to drink on its own or with tasty food. Solid, available tasty nwipa.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company. Split with @nicholas2121 a few months back, this had a 3 finger thick head, solid lacing, and a clear medium gold body.

I smell plenty o' hops with a slightly funky malt complex.

Tastes like snappy, juicy hops with a tart, balancing malt note. Not really "bitter" IMO

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll rate Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company with an overall 4.5

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Photo of B_isforBrooke
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For 102 I.B.U. this is a deliciously, un-stoopidly, hopped ale. I especially enjoy the finish, one that doesn't leave you tasting bitter stank for the rest of the night (yes, bitter stank does exist). It has a rounded out, lush mouth feel that's medium bodied. Good fucking ale, man. Even better at 8% abv.

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Photo of Horation
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

omg, what a pleasure to drink. How can anyone not love this beer? Hop Heads unite! Who cares if Rome falls? Warning: It's hoppy, if you like that kind of thing. I do. It's God's gift to hops, and I'm an atheist.

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Photo of PMakowski
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12 Oz bottle poured into a glass
Look - Yellow, Gold amber colored with a very thick head of foam slow to fade. Not a massive amount of carbonation
Smell - Very typical of IPA's, getting strong hop aroma with notes of malt, mango, wheat, orange, grapefruit, raspberry
Taste - A lot sweeter than i expected. Very tasty though, the perfect mix of sweet and bitter hops. There is a strange flavor that lingers but i can't describe it. The alcohol is picked up at 8% but not really a big deal. Certainly not as bitter as i was expecting for the IBU's.

Fruit, Pine, grass, malt. Excellent flavor, feel, smell, and i love the low carbonation, so drinkable!
Gotta give them credit where it's due, this beer is a little expensive but worth it
I have to give this a grade of A+

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of my favorite, if not *the* favorite brewer I have...

...and what another offering, special, indeed. The coloration is a rustic but light cooperish to the eyes. The beer pours out a white, puffy head and it has really nice lacing all the way down the glass. The smell has strong hints of resin, pine, and some cinnamon - just a light touch of booze, almost non-existent. Mouthfeel was medium-bodied but distinctly carbonated (not something that I gravitate towards), but the taste was an almost perfect blend to what met my nose - with the very distinct bitterness you would expect from something titled with the word "hop" to it. Overall, this is another special beer from what I consider an incredibly special brewer.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,929 ratings