Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Hop StoopidHop Stoopid

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Squelch
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Very nice. Crystal clear. Tan colored. Quickly dissipatin head.

Smell: "C" hops all the way. Strong hop aroma. no malt aroma. Very much to style.

Taste: Perfect. Wonderful balance. Zero hop harshness. Fruity orangey hops with a complext malt balance. Nicely done. A new favorite.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than I would have expected. Very nice. Excellent

Drinkability: Wow. What can I say. Virtually flawless. With more head retention and a bit more variability in the nose, this would be a 5 all the way across. Don't pass this one up.

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Photo of SeanRedd
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear amber syrup divides liquid malt extract with spicy, herbal hop flavor and aroma. Aroma is excellent; spicy and piny. The view is clean as a maple syrup pilsner with spider web lacing around the pint. Grainy, boozey syrup dominate the character with citrus peel, pineapple, and tropical fruit burn riding long. Amateur hour. What ever happened to clean 2 row and a heavy, well thought out hop distribution?

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Photo of JRed
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber with orange hues. Soft pillowy white head. Pine, evergreen, alcohol in the nose. Sweet, citrus syrup, orange peel, alcoholic booze finish with hop soap coating the tongue. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. A warming double IPA that is not an aggressive drink and there is something enjoyable about the oily slickness of the potion especially in the summertime. Its not the greatest of Double IPA's but worth trying.

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Photo of beveritt
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

P: Poured from a bomber into a standard pint glass. Label depicts a somewhat derelict looking barn with the phrase 104 IBU 4 U written above. No freshness date.

A: Pours with 2 1/2 fingers of very light tan head. this settles slowly to a rocky coating of foam, leaving behind substantial lacing. The beer itself is amber and perfectly clear, somewhat unusual for a 102 IBU beer. No sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Strong aroma of citrus and a bubblegum like sweetness.

Taste: Hop spiciness is not as forward in the taste as in the smell, somewhat subdued actually. Oily/greasy off flavors, reminds me of onion rings. Vegetable bitterness is noticeable, with a medium hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is okay.

Drinkability: Looks and smells great, but some strange off flavors. My wife likened them to old hops wrapped in wet newspaper. Would have been a drain pour for me, but I just gave my pint glass to her. Probably my first and only try sampling of this one.

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Photo of Derek
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Bronze with an off-white head, some retention, excellent lacing.

S: Great hop nose: tangerine, nectarine, grass, pine.

T: Solid bitterness that isn't harsh, I'd say it was more like 85 IBU than 102; Pine, nectarine, tangerine, grass, hints of biscuity malt, alcohol is well hidden.

M: Well-attenuated moderate body has an off-dry finish with a slight hop acidity.

D: Very drinkable for a hop head.

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Photo of Natural510
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark golden color with decent head. Leaves a nice lacing (for the style).
Smells sweet...very floral and fruity, as of jasmine flowers. Expected pine note is present but subdued. Very inviting.
Sweet without being cloying. Grapefruit and a bit of lemon, sure, but I'm also getting some hints of pear and mango. Forest pine, again, kicks around in the background. The hops are in-your-face but completely balanced by the malt. The bitterness is far from overwhelming...almost an afterthought.
The mouthfeel is sensational. Many IPAs and DIPAs overwhelm the palate with hop bite, but the hops are more for flavor here. The brew goes down extremely smooth, like a lager. The kick is residual. One is left savoring the flavors rather than attempting to overcome the extreme bitterness to find the other elements. Alcohol content is hardly noticeable in flavor, only in later effect.

This rivals my other favorite DIPA Hopslam in the flavor and drinkability departments. I don't think you could find a better balanced beer of the style. An example of bigger being better but not in the manner one would initially expect.
A winner.

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Photo of thewhitecosbykid
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 4, one finger head, big bubbles, translucent honey w/ orange tint
S: 4, pine sap after rain (wet, heavy)
T: 3.5 long & bitter aftertaste, initially sweet, heavy melon notes and almost minty as it warms; bitter is a slow build even after the swallow around the edge of the tongue
M: 4 light, airy, crisp and refreshing; not as heavy as the abv implies
D: 4.5 good hot night sipping beer, try not to spill

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Photo of Gehrig
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed while cooking spicy jambalaya in The Outer Banks, Hop Stoopid is a splendid offering from Lagunitas. That it's reasonably priced at $4.99 adds extra appeal to me, for in general Lagunitas beers are in flavor and price rather accessible.

Burnt orange body with golden highlights supports two lush off-white fingers of foam in the Duvel tulip. Lots of lacing and good head retention starts Hop Stoopid off with a bang. Plenty of hop citrusy aromas--tangerine, orange, lemon--just the way I like DIPA, bold and brawny. The taste fulfills that description, with the hops resiny in taste and texture, somewhat sweet but with a sharp bite now and then, and with an ample accompaniment of malt, primarily caramel. A bit more malt would do this some good, and it certainly plays second fiddle to the abundance of hops as it should. But this has a bit more balance than my first impression.

This has moved well up on my list of both Lagunitas offerings and DIPAs. Excellent beer, yet another gem from Lagunitas.

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Photo of lonestar4lunch
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very clear with a nice head that leaves some lacing. I think there is a bit of hops in this one, not sure from the aroma....right. I wasn't surprised how bitter this one is to start with but it finishes nice and clean, crisp. Taste is what you expect of, strong hop bite with some citrus tones but there is something else there. Might be a bit of straw flavor with maybe some sour apple. This is very drinkable and quite enjoyable. It is a bit different which I like. Not exactly like any other DIPA out there.

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Photo of DiabolikDUB
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz. Bomber into Pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear, light amber with a nice finger of white head. The aroma is straight citrus hops. Its just booming with hops and they are sticky, gooey fresh. Extremely sweet malts with a lingering citrus hop bitterness that surprisingly doesn't stay around for too long. Its a light-medium bodied beer and its stickiness coats your mouth. Very nice beer, The aroma would make you believe that it would be more bitter than it ends up being. More of an IPA than a double IPA.

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Photo of hoplover82
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer that I've been wanting to try for a while. And this is the first year that we got it down here in So. Tx. And the price is OUSTANDING!!! 3.59 A big boy. Wonderful!

A-Pours a think deep golden color with just a hint of amber in it. A medium off white creamy head that leaves pretty good lacing as the beer is sipped on. The head dissapates to a thin collar on the beer.

S-Mmmmm... The smell is pungent with pine notes in the front and some lemon citrus that follows. All hops in this one, no malts in the nose. Very good for a IIPA.

T-The flavor is a hop bomb indeed. It's hop stoopid for real. I love it. Tons of very clean bitterness with truck loads of sticky pine and some grapefruit too! I always love the grapefruit hops for flavoring. Wow. A very complex IIPA indeed. I also get some floral hop flavor as well.

M-Very full bodied and very smooth. They hid the alcohol well in this one, but i do detect the high abv but it's not hot though. It's crisp and a little dry in the end, but not too dry, just right.

D-Givin the abv, I could try to drink a second bomber, but that would leave me stumbling. So I don't think I will have more than one. Wisdom you know.... Well, it does go down very smoothly though. Please go out there and find you some. It's a hoplovers delight.

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Photo of PerzentRizen
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had 3 previous to this one and I decided to hold off reviewing it until I had a good feel for this beer. The first 3 I had must not have been all that fresh because the taste was a little dry and stale. This one is tangy, plenty of hops, a some sweet malt - much, much better. Now I get it! I got these from so many trades I don't even remember who sent them all (Pipmeister and BZero007 I believe - thank you much fellas!!!).

Poured into a Duvel glass this beer is a copper to golden bronze. There is a decent head that reduces to light lacing that stick to the edges of the glass.

The aroma is a beautiful blend of piney hops and sweet malt. It's very very close to Pliney the Elder in the smell and color.

The taste is a little acrid and dry but reduces to a very nice piney/woodsey flavor that gets sweet (from the malt) then reduces back to a hop bomb on the tongue. This is a really long beer in the flavor department.

Mouthfeel is light when cold then turns more viscous with warmth. The alcohol content is perfect for the mouthfeel and adds a little umfff in my opinion.

The drinkability is high but not too high because of the harshness of the hops and higher alcohol content. I would not reach for a second bomber unless it was party time.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light clear amber color with 2 fingers of head and excellent retention. I do like hop oils to cloud up the appearance on IIPAs, but that's just me.

Smell is of citric hops. This pungent perfume of citrus meeting a bit of an alcohol bite. Slight lemon/orange quality to the aroma.

Nice citrusy hop flavor with ample bitterness and the slightest touch of caramel malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a bit of residual sweetness.

This is a great DIPA. I recommend it.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.47/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 5/8/2009 (Bottle):

Pours a clear amber colored body, with an average sized off-white head, diminishing. Bitter, dry, extremely hoppy, sweet citrusy aroma. Sickly sweetness. Enticing. Hoppy taste, sweet. Some citrus. Not too bitter or caustic. Almost like a pale ale.

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Photo of GarrisWH
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bomber into a pint glass

A - pours a very clear, light looking, amber/orange-tinged color. A little less than a finger of head. Pretty inviting, refreshing looking brew.

S - Very fruity, citrus character to the aroma. Smells like a mix of grapefruit, orange and maybe some other fruits with a good, piney hoppiness behind it.

T - Fairly hoppy, but balances well with the malty sweetness. The hops seem to be more on the floral and piney side than the bitter. Also pick up on some citrus fruitiness. Doesn't leave as much of a bitter finish as many DIPAs.

M- Not as light as it looked, medium-bodied with a definite resinous, piney feel.

D- Very drinkable for an 8% brew with a 102 IBU. Well-balanced between the malts and hops, and definitely not overly bitter

Really doesn't have the punch that I expected from the 102 IBU listed on the label, but that's not necessarily a bad thing I guess. Overall, a nice tasting, enjoyable brew that I will probably have to try again

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Photo of alcstradamus
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A--Pours a crystal clear amber/yellow with about a finger of head in my pint glass. Spotty lacing but what is there is pretty thick.

S--Great tropical fruit smell...lots of mango and pineapple character to the hops. Right up there competing with any DIPA I've ever stuck my face in.

T--Those tropical fruits carry over well to the taste. Orange peel, pineapple, grapes, apple peels, some floral qualities also. There is not much bitterness to go along with it despite the 102 IBU. Quite the tasty brew.

M--Medium bodied but thinner than many top tier DIPA's. Rinses away very clean.

D--This bomber couldn't stand my wrath for long. One of the more drinkable DIPA's I've had. Overall this is a fantastic beer and I recommend hunting it down.

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Photo of BarrelO
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a goblet. 8% ABV according to the bottle.

A: Honeyish orange body. Head leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Pine needles, grapefruit, pineapples. Pretty much every hop aroma imaginable.

T: There's plenty of hoppy bitterness, but it's subdued enough to allow grassy flavors and honey-like malt sweetness to make their presence known. Slightly bready aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied. Rather resiny.

D: A top-shelf DIPA. If extracts can be this good, maybe other brewers should make use of them.

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Photo of MeisterBurger
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium amber with a luscious head and an amazing clarity. The smell is incredible. So much pink grapefruit and pine.

The taste is all about the pine and pink grapefruit There's something akin to canned pear or grilled pineapple in the background (which I can actually get a hint of in the nose) and a bitterness that lingers on the tongue. With a name like hop stoopid I was expecting this to almost be a gag beer, all hops and nothing but the hops, but in reality they've done a decent job at giving the bitterness enough of a sweet foundation to work against. It might lack a little depth compared to other beers in the style, and there's an off flavor, maybe something that reminds me of extra old cheddar cheese, that's kind of good and questionably not good at the same time. But overall it's tasty. And I like it.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp bitter finish.

As for drinkability, as much as I tried to sip this I practically chugged it. It just went down a little too easily. But while I don't taste much alcohol, after a bomber of 8% beer I do feel it a little. So maybe I'd want to keep it two two bombers at any one time.

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Photo of Brad007
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mild-golden color with a two-finger head into my glass that fades down, leaving lacing. Hard not to have a good presentation with this trusty Piraat glass (thanks again, Ding!).

Aroma is full of floral, piney hops in the nose. They're also citrusy, specifically evoking grapefruit.

Taste is strong and full of floral/piney/citrusy hops upfront that give way to a sweet, biscuit-like malt underneath. Hops are not as intense as expected but this is a good thing. No harsh flavors to be found and the grapefruit stands out.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering piney/citrusy hops. Definitely has a good hop kick to it. Sweet malt peeks out from underneath all the hops.

Well, I certainly don't get the hype but if you're looking for a solid DIPA, I can recommend this. I could also recommend at least 5 other DIPAs but you can't wrong with giving this a try. The claim of 102 IBUs means nothing to me because my taste buds can't tell the difference, though they are starting to improve when it comes to hops.

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Photo of TheTrevor
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a light copper color with a big foamy off-white head. The smell is a bit of malt with a nice burst of floral, fruity, and citrusy hops. The taste is starts off with some fruitiness that gives way to some piney hops and then some citrus rind the in finish. The whole time the malt does a pretty good job of balancing everything out. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with a moderate amount of carbonation. This is a pretty drinkable beer for being so hoppy, and I'm glad I snagged a bottle while it was still available.

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Photo of colts9016
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this bottle from Jay, thank you.

Poured into a tulip glass at 51 degrees.

Appearance: A medium amber color with orangish hue. There was a one finger head but it dissipated quickly. There is some effervescence in the glass. The clarity is clear.

Nose: A bouquet of citrus and esters, floral and some pine. There is a nice malt backbone that has some subtle hints of sweetness. There is a grassy and straw note.

Taste: A very strong bouquet of citrus ester, floral and pine. There is a good malt back bone. There are some straw note on the end.

Overall: The mouth feel is carbonated and rich. The body of the beer is medium and finish pleasantly linger on the palate for a few moments. This is a good DIPA, a strong flavor with a descent back bone. I enjoyed it very much.

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Photo of Larrytown
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright golden copper with a finger of head fading quickly to a cap of off-white foam with decent lacing. The nose is hops and citrus. Some pine too.

I was braced for a hop pounding, but the first thing I noticed was the fruit. For a split second you think "this is beer?" then BAM there are the hops. It all blends together for a great taste and nice finish. The heavy carb cleans off the tongue, though it might be a tiny bit too strident.

Then again, that keeps me from absolutely gulping this one down. If you like DIPAs that explore the citrus side of things (and I do), you've got a big winner here.

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Photo of gabe23
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear copper color with a foamy white head. Nice retention and lots of sticky lacing.

S - Nice pine and citrus hops aroma with a touch of malty sweetness.

T - Citrus rind and pine resin bitterness hit you at first, but then some floral notes and sweetness balance things out. Very nice flavor and not as over the top as the 102 IBUs would indicate.

M - Medium body and quite oily on the tongue. But the vibrant carbonation keeps things from being too heavy.

D - One of the more drinkable DIPAs that I've had. Not overly bitter or boozy, but still lots of nice hop flavor. This is one I'll come back to again.

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Off-white or beige head, one finger with some lace, not a lot of retention. Orange colour, not quite clear. The nose was a sweet apricot with hops, quite nice. Firey hoppy mouthfeel and taste, bitterness dominates, pomegranite, dry finish, grapefruit moreso in the finish with a pine aftertaste that detracted a bit from an overall good impression. A bit acidic and a little gassy. Alcohol well handled. There was something missing, I wondered if the malt didn't weigh in enough to balance the hops, it was a bit sour as well. Still, overall, representative of the style and well worth a try.

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Photo of manchester81
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I guess this is a weekend for DIPAs! I couldn't be happier.

Copper clear, very small head. Wonderful citrus smell. The taste is all citrus with just a touch of bitterness. While hoppy, this beer isn't one dimensional. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I expected, but not unpleasant. This mouthfeel probably contributes to high drinkability.

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