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Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2,090
Ratings:
7,436
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
18.66%
 
 
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Reviews: 2,090 | Ratings: 7,436
Photo of scajr
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I wanted to review this. Ohhhh....yeah!! Hits th' spott! Lotz of taste. Smells like some kind of candy. Looks good, some lace, thin head. Tastes like Disneyland feels. Feels like Summer...a good ol' Beach Boys Summer. Overall, it makes up for my horrid Guinness Nitro IPA experience. Reminiscent of Adams' Rebel Rouser...may just be a bit better. I liked it...or, can you tell??

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Photo of mickyge
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice copper color has a great citrusy smell. Taste was hoppy and slightly sweet. Big alcohol percent but not in the taste. I didn't get a sticky mouth feel and I would defiantly not pass this one by.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden color. Large sticky bubbles. Taste is surprisingly grainy with a thick pine resin hoppiness. Green pine needles and grassy notes fill out the finish with a good solid alcohol tang and muted alcohol heat. Feel is medium dry but offset by the sticky sappy feel. Pretty good dipa.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass with a 2 finger head. Grapefruit peel, almost a fresh cut grass and floral smell hits you immediately with this imperial / double. Well balanced notes hit your palette of bitter, sweet and citrus.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours Amber in color, 1 finger fluffy white foam. Nice lacing.

Aroma is a classic pine-forward IPA. Super citrusy, tons of floral and resinous pine. You know what you are about to taste.

Taste matches the nose. Clean and crisp pine. Bright and citrusy throughout the sip. Touches of grapefruit juice and rind punch through occasionally to break up the monotony of the floral pine. This is just such a prime example of what a pine-forward west coast IPA should taste like. Bitterness is surprisingly mild... I can't believe it is over 100 ibus! No alcohol detected either.

I enjoy this more than sucks and extra. Solid offering especially for the price. While I'm not a pine-forward IPA guy, I would definitely buy this again as it is just an overall delicious brew! I see it pairing well with pigs in a blanket and Kraft Mac and cheese (classic but delicious!). It gets a 91/100.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber color, with a two finger bubbly head. Quite clear appearance with only a few small bubbles rising to the top. A beautiful sight.

As one might guess from the name, the hops are fairly prevalent in the smell. I also get a floral kick, I'm thinking fall flowers. Some dark chocolate as well. Even though the hops dominate the smell, there is a lot of complexity here.

Bitter hops dominate the taste, with the tongue tickling pleasantly from the carbonation. Some sweetness and citrus as well. Perhaps a little bit to bitter for my taste. Dry finish.

I really dug this smell. However, I don't feel like the taste was quite as complex as the smell, with the hops dominating the show. Solid taste, with a delightful feel, and a fantastic smell.

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

Pours a light copper color with a tight white head that quickly fades with a thin Lace
The aroma is floral with hints of citrus.
Taste is big and bitter Just like you would expect.
Mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Might tasty. Top Notch!!

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

Another exceptional beer from the great Lagunitas brewery. The beer is highly complex with a great hoppiness flavor. At 8% ABV it is very drinkable. Highly recommended!

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Photo of tlema1
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: deep golden color, with a thick, foamy head
S: I get citrus, not an overpowering nose
T: I love this beer, hate the label though. Nice blend of hops, I get citrus up front, with a malt balance
F: dry finish, medium body
O: great beer, glad I revisited, got it fresh, would recommend

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

On tap at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, PA during "Crash of Taps" with Lagunitas. Served in standard Laginitas mason jar. Great double IPA and a bonus to have on draft.

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Photo of vladdswrath
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours like it's from a TV ad. A bright crisp yellow-orange exploding with bubbles below while producing a ridiculous head that leaves every inch of the glass laced. The aroma is pure hops, those calling it dank or musty aren't mistaken, although there is quite a bit of pine along for the ride. The flavor is all hops as well, although a bit of sweetness fights through. The alcohol is not well hidden at all, almost instantly detectable and leaving a dry, warm burn as it finishes. Mouthfeel is fairly sticky, but not as oily as I have come to expect from these big hop beers. It's probably hiding under that alcohol burn.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep orange with a big white head and great lacing. Notes of dank, oranges, light pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Nice medium feel, clean and slight drying finish but the alcohol is not totally hidden. A truly great DIPA I've made the mistake of walking past. I'll work this in more regularly.

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Photo of JohnyP32
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Medium pour yielded a dark copper colored beer with just over one finger of sparkling fluffy white head. Very modest carbonation is made up for by great retention and a swath of lacing just plastered to the glass.

Smell - Big and boozy, plenty of hops, with a decadent caramel booziness with floral notes and roasted grain in the background.

Taste - Quite sweet, not quite cloying due to lots of malt, tastes like caramel with some floral hops up front too and the roasty grain in behind. Very tasty and well put together. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and sticky and the flavors cling to your mouth and lips. Carbonation is slight and the body is very full.

Overall - An excellently crafted DIPA, that delivered everything I was expecting of it. I was hoping for more of a hop dominated DIPA, but this is smooth and a very easy sipper.

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Photo of October
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lots of flavor going on here. Definitely a hop bomb but hides the alcohol well. Mouthfeel is great, slightly heavy body for an IPA. A really solid ale and not overly bitter.

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Photo of bkkt
3.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks gorgeous and smells delicious. However, the taste really let me down. There's a nice hoppy and piney taste up front but a weird bitter floral taste in the back. There's an indescribable feeling back end, sweet, but taste oniony and rotten vegies. Decent beer, but does not compete with the rest of the Lagunitas lineup.

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Photo of prevatt28
4.81/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very balanced with a hop character that is sturdy but has a soft edge and lingers on the back of the tounge. I am not a huge double IPA guy but this is certainly hard to put down.

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Photo of South2NW
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a nice copperish orange, with about a fingers worth of head.

smell is resinous hops followed by lighter notes of pineapple, and grapefruit.

taste is great! wide variety of flavors from the hops. pine, grapefruit, orange, and some pineapple. all propped up by a nice malt base.

A hop lovers dream, and a steal at $4-$5 a bottle.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass
A: Orange with a nearly two-finger head that slowly settles
S: Hop-forward with lots of pine, some grapefruit and malt
T: Matches the nose. Pine is definitely primary with some more subtle citrus rind (mostly grapefruit) and malt notes
M: Medium-bodied, bitter
O: A solid IPA though I would prefer the citrus come through more to match the pine

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes. A clear deep golden color with a nice creamy white head. Good pine and citrus hops aroma. Similar well balanced flavors of citrus and pine A lot of caramel sweetness but not a lot of malt body. Moderate bitterness which finishes clean. Smooth and alcohol is well covered.

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Photo of Eeroomnhoj
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good beer! I think this is a beer I can drink one or two of, but definitely not one I'd drink on July 4th.

It is sweeter than other beers but fairly smooth nonetheless. I'm going hiking this week and plan to grab a few more of these for afterwards.

Definitely a keeper.

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Photo of silverevo9
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very floral and tropical...Fruits are at the core of this beer.. Pineapple, tangerine, and some grapefruit. Get the alcohol up front with a sharp hop resin scent. A little bitter going down but balances well with the malts. Superb head and sticky lacing. Well done on taste. No over powering alcohol taste and very drinkable for the high alcohol content. Very good price on this brew. For whats involved and how this beer treats you, cant beat it. Lots to enjoy here. I keep getting these for the quality and price. Great Brew!

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a $5 bomber yesterday and was stoked to try this beer. Loved everything I've tried from Lagunitas thus far. Nice deep gold color w/ a 2 finger head and good lacing as far as appearance goes. Great smelling beer which consisted of a citrusy/pine combo. But to me......the taste fell short. An herbal, oniony/garlic dankness to it. Grassy, grapefruit, slight citrus. Would like to try again a little fresher.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lots of sticky lace. Good. Intense hops on the nose and palate, yet lacking the sometimes harsh bitterness/minty pine. Plenty of orange rind. All of this is probably heightened by the rather high ABV. A little syrupy/sticky. Mega refreshment, yet I'm still thirsty. Doesn't have the range of hop flavors that the great IPA's do, but it's damn good.

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Photo of burnerfinger
4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

among the best:
A bright yellow - nice show on the pour - solid 2 finger head and complex lacing settles to a amber film

S hops all the way - world class

T this stands up to the dogfish head standard

M a bit oily in a good way

D sip to savor

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Photo of HipCzech
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 1 pt 8 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Deep, clear copper gold. Slightly off white, creamy head and smears of lace.

Smell: Restrained compared to its flavor; citrus zest, stone fruit (apricot), pine resin, herbs and caramel malt.

Taste: Full caramel malt flavor along with plenty of grapefruit zest, pine sap. Deep bitterness is well offset by almost honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and slightly creamy, oily feel; moderate carbonation.

Overall: Big malt, big hops - great balance.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,090 ratings.
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