Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / 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.

Added by lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Ratings: 7,800 |  Reviews: 2,179
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am having better and better double IPAs, this being one. Its well hopped, and the flavour comes through well supported by the malt backbone, without killing my palate. Very drinkable, even at lunchtime. Not complex, more high IBU hopping, enjoyable nevertheless. Good head and lace. Above average mouthfeel.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: 1.5 finger head. Golden with amber hues. Thick head with nice lace

S: Grapefruit, citrus and light hops.

T: The hop character is one dimensional and is somewhat mild, especially for a DIPA. More peppery than spicey. Earthy notes.

M: Very easy to drink DIPA. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

Overall: It’s a decent DIPA with no single memorable quality.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super clear apple juice color with a nice 2 inch stark white head that fades to a small frothy cap. Bubbly ring lacing on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest hops, grapefruit, and pineapple juice. Very fruity and juicy smelling. Taste starts with grapefruit juice hops, pineapple juice, and a sweet malt backbone. Very refreshing and delicious. A very mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. Good carbonation levels but this has a somewhat medium body. A bit thick and creamy but not too much. Exceptionally easy to drink. Great smell and great taste all around. One of my go to DIPAs.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very fine and quite sizable ipa. looks gorgeous, tons of white lacing and a puffy white head that stays an inch tall the whole time. sticky honey colored liquid, immaculately clear, with slowly rising little bubbles looking all lazy and carefree like a lava light. the nose is definitely on the sweeter resiny end of the hop spectrum, oily and fruity. thats all i really smell here. flavor is very bold on the hops, and although its over 100 ibu's, it doesnt seem very bitter to me at all. there is a tropical fruit vibe that hits before and after the bitter that really tames it. its going great with some russian rye bread and sharp cheese, but i could also imagine it going well with a big rare steak. there is a very summery feel to this ipa, less abrasive than many, and far more drinkable. the mouthfeel is velvety and smooth, its rich, but not as oily as i thought it would be from the extract and from the nose. its got well moving carbonation and it finishes long and intriguing. overall a pretty good beer here, especially for less than 5 bucks a bomber.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Knapp85
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Stoopid is of the best I've had from Lagunitas. The poured of this beer is a deep copper color with a thick white foamy head on top. The smell of the beer is a bomb of hop aromas, everything from pine to citrus and some earth in there too. The taste is strong with hop flavors that instantly dry the mouth out and leave you wanting another sip. The mouthfeel of this beer is oily and has a nice thickness to it. Overall this beer is a must try for any hop head. Definitely worth checking out.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ah, the beer everyone is talking about from one of my favorite breweries.

Bought a bomber of this for $3.49.. not only the cheapest bomber in the store, but it's of a double IPA, what a deal!

Pours a nice copper/orange color with small head and tons of lacing. Lots of bubbles floating to the top. Smell is very citrus-like.. one of the 'citriest' IPA's I have smelt. Taste has a great body and mouthfeel to it.. nice and wet. The bitterness is amazing and the citrus flavors really come out in the taste (pineapple/mango sort of taste?). Very different tasting for the style but oh do delicious. Awesome deal for the price and a great beer.. mucho kudos!

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down leaving some lacing on the surface along with a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The beer has a significant amount of hop bitterness, but this isn’t overpowering because there is a substantial amount of malts helping to balance them off and get the alcohol level up. Similar to the smell, flavors of citrus and pine resin from the hops are present in the taste, which also has some initial hints of caramel and malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer isn’t that difficult to drink because the bitterness is not overpowering and although alcohol is noticeable in the taste for the most part it is masked.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle. I've looked for this offering from Lagunitas on previous trips Stateside, but didn't come across it. Since we have numerous other beers from this brewer in our local alcohol demarcation zone, it was only a matter of the import agent for this account getting off their ass and rectifying the situation. A few weeks ago, a co-worker of mine brought up his recent trip to the local bottleshop, and asked if I knew of this 'Hop Stoopid' beer. After verifying that I was indeed in the correct dimension, it was clear that I needed to do a little shopping of my own.

This beer pours a crystal clear, bright medium bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and mildly creamy eggshell white head, which leaves some adequate sudsy chain link fence lacing around the glass as it evenly bails.

The smell - OMFG - the smell - orange, grapefruit, pine, and motherfrakkin' pineapple, all duly and inescapably right in your face - I could very well marry this aroma (I am in liberal Canada, after all), with a subdued, but still up for it caramel/toffee malt. Anyhoo..the taste starts with more semi-sweet grapefruit rind, orange pith, and a lessened tropical fruitiness that is briefly mourned, but quickly forgotten, as the well supportive bready caramel malt takes up the flag, aided by a soft toffee sweetness, mildly resinous pine cone astringency, and some further leafy, floral, and subsequently perfumed hops.

The carbonation manifests in only a mere tingle, the body a low-key medium weight, and the mouthfeel smooth and a little creamy, while the alcohol is noticeable as only a slight warming effect, mainly because I couldn't stop sipping this stuff long enough to notice. It finishes off-dry, the sweet and somewhat sugary fruity hop notes still good to go, and the malt hardly a wallflower by the same measure.

Ok, maybe the flavour suffers a bit in comparison to the heady nose, but that's hardly an indictment. Also, the bittering effect of the 102 IBUs is actually a little less intense than I was expecting, but the overall drinkability of this doozy of an DIPA renders that a moot point. Hop Stoopid: will u marry me? My gf is ok w/ it (she better be, I shared it with her, and she liked it).

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

Endeared for not only having some of the best tasting hoppy beers in the nation, but also for protecting their consumer's wallet with budget-minded price points- its no wonder beer's like Hop Stoopid are an obvious choice for hop-head near and far.

Its bright golden hues invite a closer look while its array of citrus and tropical hop aromas drift above the rim and continue to draw us in. With a playful backdrop of caramel and faint honey and light nutty notes; these sweetnesses give the fruit flavors a vibrant and juicy taste.

As its juiciness seeps into the tastebuds, the individual character of red grapefruit, tangerin, pineapple, apricot and mango all weave together to seduce the palate with its mouthwatering effects. Just beneath it all, the thin caramel plays out like graham cracker to dissolve off the palate late, like cotton candy and allow the hops to carry the ale's finish.

A finish of growing bitterness is of citrus pith and soft pine resin while the hops and alcohol warmth dry the palate effortlessly, leaving behind a fleeting malt presence but more importantly a clean smooth bitterness and a tame rosy-spicy bite.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Guinness goblet in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Paired with pizza. If I remember right, I bought this at Wally's Wine in Westwood. Expectations are high; even though I don't usually like this style, I usually like this brewery's beer.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream, pretty decent thickness, and good retention - especially considering the relatively high ABV. Colour is a transparent copper gold.

Sm: Quite hoppy, as expected. Maybe some cream, but certainly dominating hops. a bit musty, making me suspicious it might be hopped without regard for balance. Aroma is moderately strong.

T: Quite hoppy, but complex and balanced in its hoppiness. While the hop content is certainly high, the beer maintains its flavour profile throughout, giving it a consistent pleasant taste that doesn't go bad by the finish like many IPAs. Very tasty indeed. I dig the build and the well-maintained balance.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but with some mustiness and a touch too much thickness. Overall, it does complement the flavour quite nicely.

Dr: Lagunitas has impressed me. This is one of proportionately few IPAs that I actually like and would have again. I'd fancy giving her a spin on draught.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap recently at Jak's Tap and Lunar Brewing.

Pint arrives, it's a hazy orange color, with some clarity, and soapy foam on top that laces a little bit.

Sweet and resiny hop aroma, citrus and mild tropical fruit.

Flavor is also sweet, moderately bitter, with an aftertaste of canned pineapple. The sweetness is sort of a turn off, like the leftover syrup in a can of pineapple or peaches. It's full bodied, with a good pale malt presence adding much needed bready balance. Honestly I gave this a few tries, and ultimately the fruit sweetness got too cloying.

One and done, I probably won't look for this if it's bottled.
2009 edit: The fresh bottled version was great, review forthcoming...

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Photo of zeff80
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, fizzy, orange color with ruby highlights. It had a small, bubbly, tan head that left a little lace.

S - Grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit! Also, some orange peel and sweet caramel.

T - I love the grapefruit with touches of orange and a nice burnt toast maltiness.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied brew.

D - This is a great DIPA. The grapefruit flavor is great. Can't wait to grab some more!

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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with an impressive head; a curtain of lace sticks to the side of the pint glass

Smell: Herbal citrus aroma. redolent of pineapple and pith

Taste: Not much of a chance for the malt to make an appearance, though there is a bit of the biscuit, up front; by mid-palate, the pith and pineapple dominate and linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: For all the hype about 100+ IBUs, I found this somewhat ordinary; it's a very good beer but I have had many DIPAs I would prefer; still, at its price point, this is a very good value

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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