Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Clean this mess up or else we'll all end up in jail...those test tubes and the scale...just get 'em all outta here..." He was referring to the complex super-critical-CO2 hop extraction equipment set up on the table in the lab across from the brewhouse. Hop extracts are for the BIG brewers, he thought - suitable only for crummy sub-standard and barely-passable industrial lagers, not the subtle and elegant craft beer made here. But wrong he was. The New Brewer does not eschew any possible inputs. In this case the mountain of extracts will replace the mountain of hop vegetative material in the kettle thus creating cleaner hop flavors and preventing the otherwise spinach-like mess of a kettle full of super-hopped wort from clogging up a pump or worse. The sensuous honey-like amber ooze was administered intravenously to the wort kettle and the sacrament was complete. Another kettle of Hop Stoopid is once again raised up and fermented on high.

Added by lou91 on 03-07-2007

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4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not really an IPA, yet alone a DIPA kind of guy. They only reason I drink one if it has a good score from this site, hope you guys didn't let me down.

And once again, you guys didn't let me down..

Had this out of a pint

A: It poured a deep amber-honey color, had a thin off white head and had good amounts of lacing.

S: Smells earthy, yeasty, flowery, hoppy, very hoppy, as expected

T: Starts off fairly sweet, honeyish, followed by a bitter hop counter attack, super bitter aftertaste but its bearable, even for me, its a nice counter balance

M: Moderate carbonation, kind of a dry feeling, its crisp and refreshing though, its rich, complex, has a very strong hop aftertaste but again that's the style and its not offensive.

O: Its a pretty stand up beer, its laid back and rich, its complex, aromatic, but as the name implies, its super enriched with hops so if that's not you, then you might not like it. Its not me either but I' enjoyed it so I recommend this beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my gateway beers into craft beer, but haven't had it since and boy, do I regret it. What a great looking beer. Clear, golden orange with a tall fluffy white head. Lacing left all around the glass. Tropical fruit notes, piney and floral notes abound in both the nose and taste. Goes down smooth with a perfect balance of bitterness. Definitely will try to have this one more often.

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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on sale. Reviewed it back in January, but I had a suspicion the bottle was old. Re reviewing for science.

A: Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange/copper. Three fingers beige white head. Retention is moderate. Excellent lacing. Moderate carbonation.

S: Juicy hops. Lot of pineapple and tropical fruit here. Spruce, bitter citrus peel. Malt bill is also present, with caramel and nutmeg peaking through. Very, very fragrant. Could smell it as soon as I popped the cap.

T: Much, much more bitter than my previous review of it. Big, juicy intro, with pineapple and spearmint. Mid palate is hit with the large malt presence of caramel and baking spices. The end palate is incredibly lush, bursting with grapefruit pulp. Finishes of lemon extract and pine needles. Damn complex. And damn bitter. Faint but pleasing alcohol sweetness balances the highly bittering finish.

M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation to accentuate the extremely bitter nature.

O: Damn fine beverage. For two bucks less a bomber than Ruination, I have a new go to DIPA.

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3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes almost exactly like their Little Sumpin Sumpin Pale Wheat Ale, with an ever so slight alcohol twinge at the end. For a more in depth review, read my review of Little Sumpin Sumpin. Just seems kind of lazy on Lagunitas part. Solid beer though, but not one I'd seek out.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,822 ratings