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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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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1/5  rDev -76.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

Beautiful golden, orange color and mostly transparent. Big off-white head with excellent retention and tiny patches and lines of lacing.

Brilliant, juicy citrus, floral and pine hop aroma. Absolutely intoxicating!

Solid backbone of rye bread balanced by an aggressive pine, mango, grapefruit hop bitterness. Has a subtle honey sweetness which compliments the juicy citric hop. Exceptional balance.

Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Dry finish with lingering malt textures.

Excellent DIPA. Love the juicy qualities and perfect balance.

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Photo of andrewjraab
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden yellow color with good clarity. Bubble bath of head followed by great lacing throughout the drink.

S - This stoopid brew breaks your nose with a hop slap. Citrus, pine, floral, grapefruit.

T - A juicy punch in the mouth after the broken nose...this sounds like a bad combo, but not intended that way. Full bodied, but decently balanced with faint sweetness.

O - Even after the huge smell and big flavor, this beer is quite easy to drink. For the hop homies out there, you gotta give this one a try.

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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%

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

A – Poured aggressively, still comes to a minimum head that dissipates into a fine white ring around the edges. Deep golden, almost orange, that lets plenty of light in while still maintaining it’s depth.

S – Hops! Initially all that’s detectable is a blast of hop-blown bitterness that warns, this beer is not for the weak hearted. Floral notes, deep fresh-cut grass hovering just under, plenty of citrus backbone and a faint almost caramel malt sweetness. Just from the nose, you can feel the power of this brew

T – Hops! The initial sip bursts to life on your tongue in a raging cascade of hoppy glory. There is a very, very bitter dominating note here, although IPA fans embrace this bitterness as a staple of the style. Still beneath it you can detect a plethora of faint, interesting notes that give each sip a slightly different essence. Biscuit malt sweetness, orange zest, fresh herbal tones, all wrapped in a frontal assault of hop madness.

M – The carbonation lends to drinkability by being subtle and acting like a guide for the thick, syrupy beast rolling in with it. Even sipping this beer, after the swallow you’re left wondering where all that thick, hoppy goo on your tongue came from. Thick and coating, will remain a part of the palate for hours after you’re done drinking. Wonderful mouthfeel for such a powerful IPA

O – Fantastic beer! Start slow, and keep on slow, because it is a hoppy son of a whore that will wreak havoc on your taste buds if approached lightly. I recommend spending about an hour with a glass of this because it tends to show different characters over time as it warms and as the carbonation starts to die. A fun beer packed full of hoppy flavor that never leaves you underwhelmed.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

A: medium amber orange body with a beige head of dense foam, 1-2 fingers thick; modest lace toward the finish

S: hops and malts bring earthy and musky aromas to the nose, some pale fruit and citron

T: citrus and pine-flavors of hops are apparent, underscored by a washed out butterscotchy malt, way more bitter than sweet; lots of interplay between the sweet malts of caramel and butter and the bitter hoppiness

M: good body for a DIPA - lighter than some; nice, bitter, almost savory aftertaste

O: a very good DIPA, leans more toward a regular IPA than a true "double" - both in body and flavor profile - so its a nice middle ground between the two. I'd buy this again.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of bifrost17
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle, a little less than a month old

A: Really pretty. Obviously an extremely filtered beer. Nice deep orange color, totally translucent, I can see through the beer with no problem at all. Fingers worth of a good looking eggshell colored head, doesn't go away. Really sticky webby lacing leaves evidence of every sip taken. Active carbonation makes it's way up the glass the whole time.

S: Wow, super "west coast." Mega citrus hop notes dominate the nose. Grapefruit, orange, mary jane, and almost a strange hint of vanilla. No malt comes through in the nose. All out hop assault on your sense of smell. The nose really lives up to the name.

T: Follows up the nose. This is an extremely bitter beer, but never overpowering. The balance is straight artwork. Obviously hop forward, but malty enough to keep the hops in check. I get bitterness all the way across my palate, but there's always a hint of malt sweetness to keep it from ruining my taste buds. Finishes with faint notes of onion and garlic. No hints of that 8% abv at all.

M: Pretty spot on for the style, but maybe just a tad bit on the thin side. Creamy, on the full side of medium. Perfect carbonation. Goes down smooth.

O: Hop Stoopid lives up to it's name, and it's reputation as one of, if not the best value in the IPA/DIPA market today. Easily accessible, seems to always be pretty fresh, and the value CANNOT be beat. I paid $4.99 for this bottle, hard to beat that. I've tried most of the big name IPAs and DIPAs, and Hop Stoopid could compete with most of them. I don't usually like to compare beers to each other, but Hop Stoopid really does taste pretty damn close to Pliny. Just a little more malty and not quite as dry, so if you want to try Pliny but can't get your hands on any, just go down to the corner market and pick yourself up some Hop Stoopid, it's about half the price for a beer that's world class...in my opinion. Now if only Lagunitas would put this beer out in 6 packs....Anyways, I'm rambling. Hop Stoopid is an A beer, if you haven't tried it then stop reading this review and get your ass out there and get some!

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 7,678 ratings.
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