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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:
#1,128
Reviews:
2,169
Ratings:
7,743
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
334
Gots:
1,734
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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

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Clear honey orange color with one finger of billowy off-white head. Good retention and great lace.

S: Sweet peaches, ample serving, nice quality.

T: Interesting-- leads with a hint of bitter dark fruit before moving to a flash of spicy peach. Finishes with a bit of bitter brown sugar. Different flavor profile for a DIPA-- a pleasant surprise. Over time, transitions to more of a mango flavor.

M: Medium mouthfeel, equal parts oil and cream. Balances more towards cream over the course of the glass.

O: This is a very, very good DIPA. Flavors are wonderful, really great stuff. Another one to revisit often. Yum!

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Photo of Hanselpb
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Stephen_Woods
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of joe12pk
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delicious! Got this 22 oz for $4.99! This is an ale where you'll always want a bomber handy in the fridge. It's a beautiful sipper.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

A – Poured aggressively, still comes to a minimum head that dissipates into a fine white ring around the edges. Deep golden, almost orange, that lets plenty of light in while still maintaining it’s depth.

S – Hops! Initially all that’s detectable is a blast of hop-blown bitterness that warns, this beer is not for the weak hearted. Floral notes, deep fresh-cut grass hovering just under, plenty of citrus backbone and a faint almost caramel malt sweetness. Just from the nose, you can feel the power of this brew

T – Hops! The initial sip bursts to life on your tongue in a raging cascade of hoppy glory. There is a very, very bitter dominating note here, although IPA fans embrace this bitterness as a staple of the style. Still beneath it you can detect a plethora of faint, interesting notes that give each sip a slightly different essence. Biscuit malt sweetness, orange zest, fresh herbal tones, all wrapped in a frontal assault of hop madness.

M – The carbonation lends to drinkability by being subtle and acting like a guide for the thick, syrupy beast rolling in with it. Even sipping this beer, after the swallow you’re left wondering where all that thick, hoppy goo on your tongue came from. Thick and coating, will remain a part of the palate for hours after you’re done drinking. Wonderful mouthfeel for such a powerful IPA

O – Fantastic beer! Start slow, and keep on slow, because it is a hoppy son of a whore that will wreak havoc on your taste buds if approached lightly. I recommend spending about an hour with a glass of this because it tends to show different characters over time as it warms and as the carbonation starts to die. A fun beer packed full of hoppy flavor that never leaves you underwhelmed.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of twizzbeatz
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Joey1566
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Ak555667
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of dmgeng
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Got this beer the same day I got the Imperial Red Ale and figured this would be pretty delicious for a hop-head with a name like "Hop Stoopid"!

A - Nice deep gold color that is crystal clear. Fluffy bright white head and lacing that tracks down the side of the beer.

S - Great hop aroma that makes you say "WOW". Mostly "C" hops shine through and maybe a touch of alcohol but basically all the raw hops that an IIPA should hold true.

T - Awesome showcase for the hops with all of the hop flavors from fruity to earthy wrapped up in one beautiful package. The beer has a very subtle malt flavor in the middle with a nice middle finish and a perfect bitterness. There is also a light acidity from the carbonation that helps make the hops "POP". It's a very solid IIPA as far as flavor.

M - Medium mouth-feel. The carbonation was strong trying to make up for the increase in body but it added an almost acidic hint which to my palate made the flavors seem like they were popping on your tongue. It finishes pretty crisp with the bitterness and carbonation queuing you up for another sip.

Overall, a delicious DIPA that drinks more like an IPA than a DIPA but with all the hops of the imperial. Awesome hoppy aroma, delicious flavor, great feel, appearance, and really get this beer going for gold. Though it isn't my #1 DIPA it is a very tasty brew that would never turn down. I would strongly recommend trying this if you love hops.

Glass- Nonic imperial pint

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

A- Reddish orange color with a thick two finger off white head. Head has some retention and leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

S- Big smell of grapefruit hops and nothing else.

T- Grapefruit and not much else this is a giant hop bomb. Bitter at first then sweet on the end. Well balanced.

M- Medium in body, well carbonated, and with out the oily hop aftertaste. Finish is crisp with a lingering aftertaste of the hops.

D- If you like hops it's very drinkable. The 8.2% ABV doesn't show through anywhere, although not much is going to get through the amount of hops in this.

This is one of the best over hopped beers I have had to date. It is well balanced and easy to drink. Well done.

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

A - Light amber, clear body beneath a 2-finger fluffy white head. More carbonation racing updward than expected. Head dissipates pretty quickly but leaves some nice lacing

S - I really like the smell of this beer. Of course it's got a nose-full of hops that is citrusy to the max. I get some pineapple and mango with a touch of pine to mix it up. Just a touch of alcohol on the nose.

T&M - Big citrus hop presence and a nice balanced sweetness from the alcohol. Definitely pineapple and mango and maybe a touch of lemon zest. I taste a nice malt smoothness as well. The hops are nicely bitter and does not destroy the hop flavor but adds to the experience. Mouthfeel is smooth with just the right amount of carbonation to keep this from being oily or thick.

D - For 8% ABV, this is very drinkable. Great flavors and mouthfeel make for a great sipper.

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Photo of frogfan
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Averwo
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Hobbit
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of vbiliyar
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of thespaceman
4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a Lagunita's pint glass.

Appearance: Dark copper in color, pour shows a minimal size head, lots of bubbles flowing up the glass, lacing and retention are nicely shown.

Smell: WOW! Holy pine! This has a truely unique aroma. Lots of pine, citrus properties, and a huge wallop of grapefruit. A tinge of herbal grass notes are here but completley drowned out by such a big hop presence. One of the best smelling DIPA's I've come across.

Taste: Amazing taste, again, lots of pine and citrus up front, a small malt backbone is present but barely noticeable. Hops are fresh, sharp and very resinous. Lots of hop oil aftertaste in the finish here. No detectible alcohol in the taste, fruity esters give you a nice kick in the pants on the final stages of the sip.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated, a bit wet but after having this, I wouldn't want it any other way. Malt presence is very small and it makes this beer on the lighter medium bodied side. Bitterness from the hops tops this beautiful beer off nicely.

Drinkability: I now completely understand the hype behind this diamond in the rough of a beer, if you love hops, you'll fall in love with this beer. At 7.7 ABV and only $4.00 a bomber, this is by far the best beer for the money I've ever had. The aromas are unique, the hops blast your tastebuds like a machine gun, and it goes down so easily, it would be hard not to have another bomber of this in a sitting. Lagunita's has always been a favorite of mine, but this brew has solidified this notion. A beer that every hop head should have in their arsenal at ALL TIMES! Truly a masterpiece.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of HopAttack3
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,743 ratings
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