Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Bshaw22
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into my Firestone Walker Reserve snifter

Looked good. Poured with a nice head and had good retention. Had a nice orange color.

Smelled pretty good. Had a sweet fruity smell to it with a little bit of pine.

Taste is where this beer fell apart for me. It's not that it is bad by any means but I felt let down. It is really sweet, almost fake tasting. I wonder if it has to do with the fact that this IPA uses an extract?

Mouthfeel was almost filmy and thick? Not bad for a double?

I have read a lot about this beer being comparable to Pliny...Not even close!!!

I'll never buy this again? Lagunitas has too many other good offerings.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Kmansfi81
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of rdell17
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of jmgault1
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Nihilistkid
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of dacrza1
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: August 29, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... OCCASION: drafting while draughting (reused pun, for draft number 2)--a big-bodied beer for a big boy draft!... APPEARANCE: beautiful soft orange with a steady, centered eruption of bubbles; thick, creamy head is staunch and off-white--yes, perfect... AROMA: the shock and awe of the IBUs is on display, with the majority of the scent of a pine cone slicing through an orange, mango and pineapple simultaneously into a hop bomb shish kebob; as advertised ...PALATE: creamy, stirring thickness with an immediate warmth that seers, then cradles the throat; balanced overall, with a reasonable aftertaste...TASTE: delicious citrus (plum and pineapple pervade) are unrelenting; the alcohol metes its energy out as the glass drains; the aftertaste of funky yeast is a little difficult to take pleasure in... not knowledgeable enough to construe the good news/bad news of the label's CO2 hop extraction explanation, I defer to my senses and buy into its overt toasty malt/hop balance, mostly--not as much as Adrian Peterson being my #1 pick... OVERALL: this beer is BIG, blessed with a peripheral attractiveness and a substance that follows up reasonably on its initial promise...impossible to remove the hop from the teeth, like the Altoid of the beer world...worth the bomber and its relatively fair price tag...

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of scotorum
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed the name so much I was a little reluctant to actually drain the bottle.

Bottled May 14 2013. Perhaps it would have been even more hoppy were it fresher.

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Clear dark gold/amber with a huge inch and a half high white head which dissipated to thick surface foam and considerable lacing.

s; Strong Pine.

t: A piney hop bomb with excellent refreshment quality. Pine aroma remains strong, yet the finish is fairly clean with little lingering bitterness on the tongue.

m: Light to moderate. Surprisingly light feel for such a powerful hop bite (102 IBU) and higher ABV (8%).

o: An outstanding DIPA! A hop lovers dream with fine drinkability. But drink it cold, it becomes heavier-tasting and the hops less pleasantly bitter when warmer than 55 degrees or so.

UPDATE 3/5/14: I've been revisiting my top rated beers in order to see if they are where they should be. Had another bottle of this last night, bottled Jan., 8 2014. Nothing I would change in my earlier review of an apparently very old bottle, although I have had a few other different DIPAs since my review of this (many, actually) and some are as good if not a little better. So I'm altering the numbers I posted here slightly to reflect that. taste: 4.75 to 4.5; mouthfeel 4.75 to 4.25.

UPDATE 1/16/16: Just finished another bottle, and it's still one of my favorites, especially for the money.

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Photo of ISmith87
4.91/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - 4.75 - nice clear amber golden color with a finger of white head that leaves a nice lacing.

S - 5.0 - the spicy hops bring in grapefruit, lemon, papaya and other tropical fruits, with a nice strong pine needle smell. There's somehow still a malt background behind all the hops. Nice.

T - 5.0 - the taste is definitely comparable to Pliny, with a nice spicy hop bite that becomes almost numbing to your tongue after about half a glass. Grapefruit. Orange/lemon/lime zest. Caramel malt balance. Piney w a tiny hint of grassiness.

M - 4.75 - this beer has a great mouth feel, with a nice medium body that leaves a strong hop aftertaste that's still piney and bitter. Grapefruit lingers in your mouth too. I think it was great that they didn't overdo the ABV (8.0%) because the alcohol is completely hidden.

O - 4.75 - great beer, amazing for the price, probably the most economical hop bomb out there

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden amber with white head, leaves a bit of lacing. Smells sweet with some citrus and pine. Taste follows the nose. More malty than I was expecting. Not really a hop bomb. So smooth and tastes amazing. Mouth is near perfect. Not too heavy or syrupy. Overall, a great DIPA. Way better than the regular Lagunitas IPA. If you have a hard time finding Pliny, this is the closest thing you're gonna get, and it's pretty damn close.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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

Photo of JAFoley
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Nearly clear pale orange with fantastic head, two fingers, dense white, and clinging tightly to the glass.

S - Huge aroma of citrus

T - This is why I love California IPAs. Perfect balance of pine and citrus hops. Bitter, but not overly so. A deep earthy malt base anchors the beer along with a little heat from the alcohol.

M - Crisp clean and fine carbonation. Not the off-putting large soda bubbles that are found in some similar big IPAs.

O - What can I say, this is a great beer and one of my standard go-to's. Incredibly drinkable and perfectly balanced all around.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this with AleBorland83 for his 30th birthday. The bottle states 102 IBUs however the beer was not super bitter at all. In fact, it almost tasted sweet. Not what I was expecting. I found a caramel flavor hidden amongst what was supposed to be a hop bomb. The malt profile was extremely pleasant and the alcohol well hidden. I love me some Lagunitas but this is not their best beer. It's still good and I would recommend it, especially at $4.99 for a 22 oz bomber in Brooklyn.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92% out of 100 with 7,695 ratings
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