Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Hop StoopidHop Stoopid

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Photo of kemoarps
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful amber with a massive pillowy white head that lingers and lingers. Nice lacing, crisp and clear body.

I smell a lot of tropical fruits, some biscuity malts a little resin.

A classic west coast DIPA. tropical fruits, good malt backbone,

This is a classic for a reason. Incredibly smoothe and easy drinking. You're not reading this because you're unsure what Hop Stoopid is. HS is known, and it's known for a reason. It's a very good west DIPA.

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Photo of VirginiaJeff1
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of mtomlins
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a La Fin du Monde Tulip Glass

A: A beautiful light copper color; almost the color of honey. It pours to a big, thick white head that slowly dies down leaving lots of lacing (which persisted to the very end!).

S: Whoa, that’s a lot of hops!!! A huge hop bouquet that is dominated sticky, resinous pine. There is also a lot of citrus in there (some oranges and grapefruit maybe). This beer smells awesome!

T: What can I say, ‘effing awesome!!! Hop Stoopid, as the name suggests, has a massive hop flavor with tons of sticky piney hops. The massive amounts of bittering hops work in perfect balance with a sweet caramel malt base. There must be a huge grain bill but the sweetness is not coating or overpowering and in the end, the beer finishes very clean with lingering flavors of malt and pine and grapefruit.

M: Full, rich, round, creamy, clean.

O: This is a fantastic beer and is one of my new favorites! While the first thing that comes to mind with Hop Stoopid is buckets of hops, I am left impressed with the perfect balance of flavors. Even my hop-o-phobic wife really liked this beer!!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of SebD
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice deep golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of piney resins, grapefruit, citrus and a touch of sweet caramelly malts. Loving it so far.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some resiny pine, grapefruit, citrus, some earthiness and sweet caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium/high carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. My first beer from Lagunitas and I want more!

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of blindnil
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange glass with a foam that fades.

Smells like a bouquet of flowers with spruce. This is a hop bomb.

Hops knock your pallet like George St. Pierre. on the mat. Pleasant sweetness and bitter grapefruit balance the hop bitterness with grassy notes and a saccharine finish.
Very nice for a beer with IBU's this high.

Tangy and sweet syrup MF with a lingering tang.

Great IIPA and the availability and price make it approachable. Hop extract used at its best.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ShreddedThumb
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The Dorm Room Review

My burgeoning fascination with Lagunitas products inspired my purchase of Hop Stoopid, but the attractive bottle placed itself in my hand before I knew it. At 102 IBUs and 8% ABV, I'm A-OK to try this beer ASAP.
This review was written while listening to Death Grips' album, "The Money Store".

No date on the bottle (c'mon, Lagunitas).
Poured into an orange solo cup.

Appearance: Hop Stoopid pours amber, but in my solo cup, it's difficult to see for long, considering the extremely aggressive head erupting from the pour. The head is off-white and has character, complete with hills and valleys. Imagine a glacier dragged along the surface of the cup, leaving an eroded landscape of foam.

Smell: The spirit of Bruce Lee bicycle-kicked me right in the olfactory system. Super hoppy, astringent, tingly feelings. Hop Stoopid certainly has an amazing smell. The long dry-hopping process Lagunitas employs is extremely apparent.

Taste: After I waited for the gargantuan head to dissipate, I was able to sip the aromatic beer. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable; I'm concerned that Keystone will sue. Yet, Hop Stoopid has much more character than a 'Stone. Bitter astringency up front, in the middle, and in the back of the tongue, this is another classic DIPA. While I expected more fruit notes from a Lagunitas product, there's some grapefruit and tropical fruit tastes floating around in the beer. Strangely easy to drink for 102 IBUs; perhaps my taste buds have been fried from frequent Stone Ruination experimentation..

Mouthfeel: Just like the smell: tingly, fizzy, full of character and DIPA goodness. Fills the mouth with bursts of hoppiness. The carbonation is apparent, but it's pleasant. I wish more beer was this interesting.

Overall: I'm very glad I was able to try this beer. At it's core, Hop Stoopid is a multi-talented Double India Pale Ale that dazzles the nose and tongue. I am left wanting more in the realm of taste, since Hop Stoopid feels sort of one-dimensional. Yet, a one-dimension Lagunitas DIPA is better than most of the market's offerings, especially beers that don't have the same amazing smells and feels that Hop Stoopd unleashes upon the brain. If you can find it, buy it. The experience is worth far more than the cheap $3.99 price tag.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 7,649 ratings.
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