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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a 22 oz bomber bottle into a chalice style glass and was rewarded with the following:

A. Golden body topped with about 3 fingers of fluffy white head that is quite sticky reaching up on the glass. Carbonation is slowly rising from the bottom.

S. Piney, grassy, and floral are quite dominant and a light breadiness supporting it from the bottom.

T. Hop oils overwhelm the palate and climb onto the roof of the mouth and stick around for a while. I can taste grapefruit, salt, and I think my taste buds have been decapitated.

M. Very sticky and oily. I couldn't suck this off my teeth if I wanted to. Not really my thing but I'm enjoying this one.

I don't see why I wouldn't pick up another bottle of this although more than one might give me heartburn due to the sheer amount of hops.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a NB globe. No idea on the date :(

A: Poured beautifully...nice and smooth. Crisp and clear...lots of bubbles. Soft head with tight bubbles...about 2.5-3 fingers. Body looks rich and delicious.

S: One of the most intense grapefruit aromas I’ve experienced. I mean..it’s just sweet grapefruit. A tiny hint of sugar cookie. I’m struggling to pull much else from it. It’s nice though.

T: Starts a little sweet and then drops off into a long bitter spiral. Finish is aggressively bitter, but nothing that doesn’t keep you from going right back in for more. TBH, it seemed like I got a lot of the bitterness from the foam.

M: Very soft and plush. Not as abrasive as you might expect from something that has “102 IBU4U” featured on the label. Drinkability surprisingly high.

O: It’s fairly one-dimensional, but I think it may be designed that way. I really enjoyed this but I’d probably prefer to share the next bottle with a friend or two.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review of draught Hop Stoopid, to complement my review of the bottled version.

This pours a golden-amber tan color with tremendous foam. Cascading foam, in fact. The aroma is a full-frontal assault of grassy hops followed by an aggressively hoppy taste profile. Crank this one to 11. Grassy green, some pine, and a surprisingly light body deliver full-on hop intensity. I found some tropical fruit notes come through, with pineapple and floral notes dominating, and a lingering finish that mixed pineapple, floral notes, and some piney resin. If this is what you’re looking for you will not be disappointed. Not for the faint of heart.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Great two finger foamy white head. Orangish hue and clear once the pour has settled.

S: Just a great smelling IPA here. Tropical. Just a little but of pine there. It's light but it's there.

T: A classic big IPA. Huge hops on the front and big whopping bitterness. That hoppy punch stays with you and as the beer warms the alcohol sneaks out.

M: Clean. A little bit of bubbly carbonation.

O: There are 102 IBUs here and you can taste them. If you want to taste a prime example of a West Coast style - I'd recommend grabbing a few of these and settling in for a nice weekend. This beer is absolutely fabulous with spicy food. Shredded pork tacos with lots of hot sauce.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,798 ratings