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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Ratings: 7,650 |  Reviews: 2,150
Photo of capnamerica
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of spoony
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle into a globe glass.

A-The brew is average looking with a golden color, a few stray bubbles, but no substantial carbonation. There is a short finger of off-white/light-khaki head. The head dissipates pretty quickly leaving a little bit of lacing.

S-I smell herbal (sage, mostly) and pine-forward hops. There is a touch of citrusy spice and white pepper. Fruity, pale malts are also present in greater quantity than many IIPAs.

T-The taste tracks the smell closely. Earthy, lightly dank hops with herbs, pine and a light orange citrus flavor are the dominant feature, but a decent dose of malt keeps things balance. Finish is drying and mildly bitter.

M-The feel is medium to full bodied for the style. Carbonation is ultra fine and prickly.

O-This is a middle-of-the-road IIPA. I give credit for keeping balance with the presence of the fruity, pale malts, but I could have used more complexity in the hop profile. I did not detect much in the way of tropical fruit or grapefruit, which I expect in a West Coast IPA like this one. For $5 a bomber, this is a decent deal, but there are better IIPAs out there.

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Photo of smb4087
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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

pours a clear orange amber with a large foamy head. nose; grapefruit pith, floral orange, citrus hops, & sugar. taste; lightly sweet caramel malt, citrus hops, huge mango (citrus & sweet), light grapefruit, & light pine resin. hops & mango dominate most everything here, which is delightful. medium+ carbonation & mouthfeel. an excellent west coast ipa, and at $3.99 for an 8% abv bomber, it almost feels underpriced. this beer has been around for a long time, and i'm not sure how this isn't a six-pack already! again, excellent. i'll always remember this beer as the last drink i had before my dog simon left us.

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Photo of Mersh
3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Clonies720
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale. 22oz bomber bottle. 102 International Bittering Units as described on the label. Poured into my new 1 liter German- Hofbräu brewery beer stein!

Appearance: Clear, bright orange with a pale white foamy head. Very little lacing with decent head retention.

Smell: Strong aromas of pine, citrus, grapefruit, fresh-cut grass.

Taste: Bitter, clean, slick hop-resin coats the mouth and tastes ohhhh so good! There are more flavors here but I am loathe to interpret and type them all out. But I will say it has a light, sweet malt backbone that keeps the hops from completely overwhelming the senses.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low carbonation. Like I said in the taste part, it is slick, and thick, and just coats your entire mouth in hoppy, bitter goodness.

Overall: This ain't your average Imperial IPA. It is certainly a thirst quencher and has enough hops for a "hophead". I'd like to see this beer at medium to medium-high carbonation to match the big 8% ABV and Imperial IPA profile, as I believe it's a tad under-carbonated.

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Photo of xseanprimex
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid IPA from Lagunitas, a brewery that knows a lil sumpin sumpin about hops. The bottle reads 102 I.B.U. and I believe them. As it warmed a little, the sweet malt showed up, but overall this is a very hoppy ale that will make most bearded Americans happy.
Served in a Sam Adams pint glass.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of ktblue22
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an absolutely beautiful vibrant, clear orange with at least an inch and a half of froth. Nose is delicately hopped and dry. Taste is very dry and lingeringly bitter. Taste orange rind and fresh pine. Pairs exceptionally well with the juicy, fatty burger I'm enjoying with dijon mustard and tomato basil sharp cheddar. Palatable, drinkable yet robust and very dry (which I love pairing food with).

Very happy with this brew!!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 7,650 ratings.
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