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

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Photo of bkilpatr
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. 03/16/09.

Pours a clear orange-amber color with almost an inch of soft whitish head. The head dropped slowly leaving moderate lacing, great retention. Aroma is malty with a fresh and solid floral hop aroma.

Taste starts with slightly sweet biscuity malt. That is joined by strong citrus and grapefruit flavors. The finish is packed with bitter herbal, citrusy, and piny hops. The bitterness doesn't seem near as high as the label suggests (102 IBU). It could use a little more malt to balance it out.

Feel is medium-bodied with plenty of carbonation. Somewhat resiny with a bone-dry finish. The alcohol is nowhere to be found in the taste or feel. Drinkability is very good for such a big beer. The bottle went quickly, and the alcohol crept up on me.

Overall, a very good imperial IPA. Great hop aroma and taste, and very easy to drink. Probably my favorite beer so far from Lagunitas, and very affordable at $4 a bottle.

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Photo of kenn
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 22 oz bottle into a small tulip glass to keep in aroma then the rest into a pint glass, smells sweet at first more fruit than pine. looks like copper in a glass.minimal head and lacing. taste of hops envelopes the whole mouth with lingering bitterness thats not overpowering.this is a very good beer that i would buy again.

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Photo of smanders
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottled beer (22 oz.) was poured into a British pint glass for evaluation - 7.7% ABV

Appearance - light copper with a nice, white head. Lacing was minimal.

Smell - Sweetness in a glass - grapefruit, orange, heavy pine. This beer smells great!

Taste - So close to Nugget Nectar I had to check the bottle to ensure I grabbed the right one. If you prefer your DIPA a little lighter in the malt department, this is your beer.

Mouthfeel - Almost creamy up front. Dare I say "crisp?"

Drinkability - High! I love how the bitterness melds perfectly with the sweetness in this great representation of a DIPA. If you enjoy Troeg's Nugget Nectar, give Hop Stoopid a shot. You'll be glad you did.
And with Whole Foods (Fairfax) charging $4.49 for a 22oz, I consider this beer a bargain.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of JEngler
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass a little warmer than normal (~55-60), to enjoy the hoppy aroma and let the flavor come out. The light copper color which it poured, turned out to be a bit stronger than it's looks let on. I was impressed at the drinkability of this delicious IPA, given its high ABV. It had a nice balance of bitterness and sweetness to the finish.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a amber tinted brown with two-finger white head that dies slowly and leaves lace everywhere. An unbelievable hop smell, with citric notes coming out as well as floral hops and hints of sweet malts. A very smooth, almost creamy medium-bodied DIPA that has a great hop bite to it (finishes dry) and is balanced w/ a slight sweet malt sensation. It is simple but effective; overflowing with hops, light sweet malts and a high ABV that is hidden means this is one classic DIPA that I need to stock up on.

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Photo of merlin48
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bomber pours a hazy amber body with a creamy medium sized beige head. Plenty of patchy lace.

Aroma is huge. Citrusy tropical fruits are front and center, with notes of orange marmelade, mango, pink grapefruit, and mango. Toasted caramel is prominent, as well.

Mouthfeel has a medium full body with a zingy carbonation that holds everything together. Slightly chewy with a big caramel maltiness.

Taste has a juicy citrus marmelade character. Orange, pineapple, and pink grapefruit reign supreme. Chewy caramel is prominent. Alcohol is cleverly concealed. The carbonation works deftly to mold the malt and hops into an ideal resonance.

Extremely drinkable, very tasty, and priced cheaply enough to make it a certain favorite. I think I paid $3.99 for this 22 oz bottle at Green's in Atlanta. Nice to see a world class DIPA at an affordable price.

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Photo of chezztone
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

You gotta love Lagunitas, huh? The appearance rating goes up to 5 not just because of the lovely dark gold liquid inside, but because of the label. Is it a parody of some American nativist painting? An in-joke about the "stoop"? I tell you, I'd even give an extra point for the doggie on the cap. Lagunitas just takes such care of its beers from the outside in and the bottom up. I don't work there or have anything to do with the company! And I live in Portland, where we have so many fine brewers. But I'll grab any new Lag I spot at the store. And that's another big thing to love -- Lagunitas is always coming out with new and special beers. And (unlike many other brewers) they keep 'em all at the same price, even the high-gravity, high-hops ones. Like this beaut, Hop Stoopid. I tried it at a beer festival this summer and dug it. Finally get to peacefully drink 22 oz in my own home. Hops galore, lotsa alcohol too, but all so gracefully blended into the full experience. Even if you don't usually like the IIPAs you might try this one. Real nice and well-mannered through its fierceness -- if other IIPAs are wild beasts, this one is a friendly but scary watchdog -- like that doggie on the bottlecap. Cheers!

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

Way above average IIPA out there, and for the price it's outstanding. Rich hope pine fruit thick texture. Nice persistant balanced finish. Bitter is intigrated. Really a bold big IIPA that is still balanced. Becoming my favorite IIPA for the price / consistancy / deliciousness.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pretty golden color with a strong head and super lacing.

Smells like hops -- pine and floral and hay. Taste is mainly the same -- it's a hop bomb. As the hops fade you get some nice sweetness, maybe a little honey flavor.

Feels light and clingy in the mouth. I could probably drink a dangerous amount of this beer. I like it.

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

Pours thick and viscous, producing a very bright, very orange-y, very nice deep golden color with a decent sized white head that quickly fades to some thin lacing.

Smell is very strong grapefruit, powdered sugar, lemon peel and some nice fresh hops.

Taste is bitter, very, very grapefruity! I love that from an IPA. There is little to no alcohol burn. Wow, that is some seriously hoppy stuff and yet its pretty well balanced so despite my dried out tongue there are nice hints of malt sweetness to even things out.

Very easy drinking for the high ABV, I can do a bomber of one of these, no problem! Great stuff, probably my favorite offering from Lagunitas although I really dig their Brown Shugga too!

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Photo of cavedave
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Fifty degrees from a bomber into a Kapuziner glass. Nose is pure grapefruit fading to pineapple. Nice creamy thin head, with thick arms of lace. Front of sip pure grapefruit, finishing earthy, dry, just a hint of pine and sweet malt. Mouthfeel excellent, not overly resinous, carbonation perfect. Goes down easily, perhaps overly so, alcohol hidden in the fine balance of flavor. Nose becomes more pineapple as it warms, and finish begins to add more malt to the mix. A wonderful beer, better than Moylander and Double Dog, the only others of this style high ibu I've enjoyed. 3.69 at Hannaford, you can't go wrong with this one!

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Photo of aforbes10
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle from the Davis Co-Op. Pours a nifty orange brown, clear and sparkling. Big pillowy, draft-like head with crusty lacing. Smells strongly of grapefruit and mangoes. Resin filled hops and sweet malt. A real pleasure on the nose. Flavor is a winner too. More grapefruit, more mango, some tangerine and pine...all on top of a nice sweet malt base. Very, very tasty. Bitterness obvious on the first couple of sips but settles down afterwards to more of an afterthought. Medium to full bodied...creamy, velvety. Lagunitas is very hit or miss for me, but this one is a home run. Awesome IIPA, a cut above some of the other big ones out here on the west coast, which is saying something.

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

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is a deep golden hue capped by a small creamy white head that leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. Strong, acrid hops dominate the aroma, with notes of grass and cannabis and a very mild biscuity sweetness in the background. Palate is full of bitter, floral hops up front, balanced by a faintly sweet malt character. Finish is full of grass and grapefruit, with a lasting bitterness. Body is slightly sticky, just about perfect for the style. While the alcohol isn't exactly integrated, it's not really a problem. This is one of the more assertive imperial IPAs I've had recently, and at under $4/bottle, I'll definitely be buying more soon.

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

Picked up this 22oz bomber at the Davis Co-op for $4.49. Bottle comes from the newer batch that has dropped the 'Sonoma Farmhouse' moniker.

Pours a medium golden amber with a slightly off-white thick foamy head. Lots of sticky lacing remains as my glass empties.

This nose on this beer reminds me a lot of the Elder. Gobs of citrus here, with perhaps a touch more pine and sweetness than RR's awesome example of the style.

The hints of pine come through on the first sip, with a nice balance of what you would expect from a Cali IIPA... typical 'American' citrusy hops, a basic malt presence, and a nice clean finish. The sweetness seems to come out a bit more as I begin the second half of the bottle.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy for the style, and carbonation is big, but feels the slightest bit soft due to the heavier mouthfeel. Alcohol is noticeable, especially considering the 7.7% abv quoted on the bottle. Finish is sweet and sticky.

I will drink this whole bomber quite quickly. This is a very good beer, and probably the best thing I've had from Lagunitas yet.

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Photo of DoctorDog
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pint 6 oz bottle into a snifter.

A- Sparkling clear copper/amber. Pours with ~1 1/2 fingers of off white head, which fades slowly to a thin cap, leaving ample lacing as consumed.

S- Plentiful pine and grapefruit hoppiness delights the nose immediately upon pouring. After getting over the initial hoppy rush, some sweet notes can be noted in the mix.

T- The expected grapefruit and pine hoppiness explosion, with a fantastically bitter finish. Some malt sweetness works its way nicely into the mix to provide some counter punch to the bitterness. Alcohol's presence is not noted. Quite delicious.

M- Moderately high carbonation with a bit of a crisp bite, but still goes down quite smoothly. Nice and dry on the finish, but with a fair amount of residual oiliness.

D- Outstanding....

Future outlook: This was fantastic. I'm sure I'll want to give it another whirl sometime.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz single from Liquor Depot in Rock Springs, WY. Around $4.

A: Light copper/orange color with a giant off white head, extremely dense, crystal clear with a fair amount of bubbles moving up from the nucleation point in the glass. Excellent looking beer.

S: Hmmm, hops! "Herbal" hops, piney, and earthy, pretty fair smack of citrus, grapefruit rind too, underneath that is a faint hint of caramel, and some bready flavors, but yeah, this one is hittin the ol' hop button really hard!

T: Big time hops, with a nice sweetness, quite bitter, grapefruit, but not peel, like eating a grapefruit, I really can't distinguish much more than that. A slightly sweet malt, flavor, but is really more reminiscent of over-ripe citrus fruit.

M: Thick, really really thick, nice carbonation though, and extremely dry. Actually no alcohol heat, but at 7.7% I guess that isn't surprising.

D: Not too shabby, for 102 IBUs it isn't nearly as intense as I figured, a really tasty beer, and I'm glad I bought more than one! I'll recommend this one.

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

the last sonoma farmhouse i had from Lagunitas was incredible (saison) and with what i have heard from a couple of people, I am looking forward to this ... pours out a dark kettle brown, with medium head issues, lacing is good too ... very flavourful hop bite, solid and rewarding, very clean, 5 iron huh? well you're fired ... is super tasty! .. a very well made brew that is sure to please any hophead.... 102IBU4u!

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Photo of ccrida
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber poured into a nonic, served at fridge temp. Hop Stoopid is a clear, fizzy, brassy gold with a large, very dense off-white head with super long last, leaving very heavy sheets offoam with only pockets of lace. There are actually thicker foam rings from each sip, on top of lighter foam from the rest, covering the majority of the glass! I couldn't ask for anything more in a DIPA.

Smell is very strong, resinous hops, pine like, with a hint of sweetness. Unlike the taste, there are some tropical fruit notes as well that I really dig. Very in your face, which is of course what I look for in the style.

Taste is also, uh, yeah - hop stoopid! Super resiny, my first DIPA made from hop extract AFAIK, I like the intensity and clean taste it provides. While I normally don't like DIPAs that are as bitter as this, the robustness of the hop flavor stands up to it and provided relative balance. This is like chewing on a hop cone, awesome. My only ding is that it's not the most complex in terms of hop flavor. I like DIPAs that bring the flowers and citrus in addition to the pine. But for the hops it has, the execution is perfect.

Mouthfeel is very oily, a bit chewy but really on the medium light side, nice creamy carbonation, dry but smooth finish.

Drinkability is perfect - as long as it's cold (like very DIPA should be). Let it warm, it gets syrupy. Even though this is my ideal flavor profile in a DIPA, the hop flavor is still super huge yet clean, the body isn't to heavy, and it's smooth. And like all Lagunitas beers, it's priced for the proletariat - beer for the people, Laga-fuckin-nitas indeed! These guys might be my favorite CA brewery (or period), considering overall value and variety of awesome beers.

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Photo of Docer
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First Off, the Bomber I purchased is 7.7% Alc. by Vol. Not the amount mentioned above... maybe it was a year ago?

- New copper penny color, no floating yeast or cloudiness.. minimal head as I poured it into a tumbler glass. Great lacing all about.

- Smell is robust in fruit, citrus, pine.. sweet hop success. Much like the Summit Hop... this must have been dry-hopped a few times..

- Wow, a very citrus sweet cream up front with a floral caramel aftertaste.. very strong hop presence.. and a decent amount of malt... but not too much.. just what I like.

- Nice aftertaste.. slightly chewy and dry, but its an Imperial IPA.. with a boat load of smooth hops that aren't too bitter or dry.

- Very drinkable. This could be a session ale for me... but I think I would pass out! Great glass to hand out and have a BBQ with some buds. Hop buds that is! ;-)

Overall... very impressed. This stands out over Deschutes Hop Henge for me as well as Full Sails Slipknot. Great job Lagunitas.

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

A: very clear and copper, moderate carbonation and a 1 finger slight off-white head. decent lacing

S: Like James Cagney stuffing a grapefruit in my face.* Orange and pine. malt sweetness fights it's way through to a mildly noticeable level

T: A juicy explosion of citrus. grapefruit and to a lesser degree-orange. caramel malt is present, more than the aroma would lead me to think

M: medium body, juicy and bitter with a dry finish

D: I love this. Will buy again. Soon

*Public Enemy

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Photo of br3wmeister
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Big white foamy rocky head lay atop a cristal clear golden colored beer. Good head retention and great lacing.

S- Very citrusy, lots of grapefruit and other citrus fruit, also some pine in there. Hint of almonds and caramel help to balance the aromas out. Smells much like I would expect from a DIPA.

T- This beer is very sweet and juicy with a big hop kick. Lemon aid and orange juice come to mind with the flavor up front. Some good caramel malt and roasted nuts. From beginning to end there is a nice hop bite that gets stronger in the end. The malt comes on strong and fades as the hops come on light then grow. Great pine and citrus flavors from the hops. Very nice flavor.

M- Medium bodied with some good hop bite. Some lingering sweet and bitter flavors but pretty good.

Overall I would say this is a pretty average DIPA pretty damn good for the price though.

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Photo of UA8
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a crystal clear amber color with a off white head that fades somewhat quickly leaving moderate lacing.

S- Wow what a nose! Mangoes, oranges, grapefruit, and caramel malts.

T- Starts with the malts and then moves into a touch of tropical fruit, finishes with big grapefruit and piney hops.

M- This could have been a top 10 DIPA but the mouthfeel comes of a bit thin.

D- This is a wickedly good DIPA with tons of tropical and citrus notes just the type of DIPA I like. It could be even better if it had a touch more body but this is definitely a brew to seek out.

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Photo of TLove
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz into a tumbler glass. Bought at Rodman's in DC for $3.99.

Pours a murky orange with a thin, clingy head. Nothing special in this regard.

The smell is wonderful. Figs, apricot, and banana all filter in a balanced sweetness. Not overpowering. Does not give hint to strength of taste.

Taste is all hops (102 IBU), with a little underlying graininess and sweetness. Taste strong and heavily carbonated on the front of the mouth, but calms and renders a sweeter, malty taste with a nice finish. Alcohol (7.7% ABV) is present, but not entirely apparent.

Overall, a good showing from Lagunitas. I've become very disenchanted with their beers as of late (the atrocity that is the Cappuccino Stout nearly forced me to stop drinking Lagunitas alltogether) and this is a refreshing reminder of the importance of trying everything a brewery has to offer before condemning the brand.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Yeah...this beer is pretty special. Tons of hops wielded by somebody in a brewhouse who knows how to use them. The flavor is all hoppiness, but packaged in a very pleasant package. And since hops come in all shapes and sizes, I'll describe the intense hoppiness in this particular example as "sweaty gym sock" and "candied fruit" which is to say delicious on both counts. I must say I hate candied fruit, probably wouldn't otherwise describe sweaty socks as appetizing, but in a hoppy beer, these descriptors are high praise (I hate raisins too...but in beer...terrific!).

Color is orange, body is clear and brilliant. Head is minimal. Body is somewhat viscous for a non-stout beer. Flavor is very hoppy (of the variety I described above) and delicious. There is some backbone behind the hop...as while this beer comes across as hoppy and bitter, it doesn't seem one-dimensional by any means. Mouthfeel isn't tarry, but is definitely not thin either (which is to say, on-target). Really, really good.

This beer reminds me quite a bit of Moylan's Hopsickle, which I also really like. I would highly recommend.

A bargain at $5.99 at Blacklick Liquor in Reynoldsburg.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

220z bottle at 52 degrees.

Pours clear copper with an inch-plus head of bone froth.
After the settling a solid skim coat remained on the surace, as well as plenty of torn ropes of lacework.

Aromatics lead off with loads of fruity citrus, pine resin, and light malt. Ripe apricots, mango, grapefruit, and peach. Pungent, floral and juicy.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tacky mouthfeel. Slightly oily and resinous.

A blast of ripe, tropical fruits start the palate along with a light malt base. Tangerines, apricots, peach juice, and grapefruit. Sappy pine notes pull through as well as a hint of warming alcohol. Bitterness is firm and drying but not overbearing or harsh.

Finishes with lingering ripe fruit, citrus zest, and hop juice.

Booya. This could be the surprise of the year so far. Exceptional in every way and tasting pretty damn fresh. Clean, pure hopping with some malt to balance and just enough bitterness. Reminds me of Pliney. Yum.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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