Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,202
Reviews:
2,179
Ratings:
7,801
pDev:
9.79%
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4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22-oz bottle into my typical beer glass. This one has a golden, almost pilsner quality with a nice white head and good lacing for an imperial. Great smell with lots of floral and pine. The real strength of this beer is the flavor--great hopiness!!! Not only that, but there's a solid malty sweetness. This is probably the most balanced imp IPA I've had in awhile...highly recommend!

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Kisejohn
4.82/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas - Hop Stoopid

Aroma:  Massive pine and citrus aroma.  A touch of malt sweetness in the mix.

Appearance:  Golden amber color.  Bright filtered beer.  One finger of head with good lacing.

Flavor:  Pine and citrus hops to start, sweet and bitter in the middle, finishes fairly sweet with a lingering bitterness.  Little to no alcohol present.  Slight astringency as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel:   Medium body with some syrup characteristics.  Good carbonation.

Overall:  Finely crafted, well balanced hop bomb from Lagunitas.  If you are an IPA lover, this beer will satisfy.  The reasonable price will satisfy as well.  Excellent IPA that I will seek out in the future.  Recommended.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours deep clear golden orange with a tall, biege head. The head dissipates slowly, leaving lacing on the side of the glass. Only a small amoutn of head is left atop the beer after the head retreats. Small, tiny bubbles can be seen rising along the side of the glass. The hop aroma is very strong. I detect those big piney, resinous and citrus hop aromas. There is some sweetness as well. It's a very delicious smelling West Coast IPA. As far as the taste goes, the hops aren't as powerful as the smell would indicate. Those big, juicy citrus flavors are balanced with that bitter pine flavor in the back end. The malt really doesn't come through in the flavor, which allows the balanced hop flavors to shine. The body is much lighter than the typical double IPA, registering on the lower end of medium. There isn't a lot of carbonation to speak of, but it is there. This beer is smooth with a dry finish. It is highly drinkable in terms of the style. This is an excellent and unique beer in many ways. If you're a hop head, do try this beer if you can find it.

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4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Scored a 22-oz at Pinnocio's in Media earlier. Guy working promised me it would be fresh. No bottled on date. Wish craft brewers would do this more often- especially hoppy beers.

A: pours a clear gold with nice tight white head. Surprised of the clearness with all the hop extract they used.

S: smells like a typical CA hop bomb. Lots of nice citrus and some pine. Just smells of hop stickiness.

T&M: tastes just like the smell. Lots of hop citrus with a nice light, dry feel. Very refreshing on this muggy summer night. Bitter yet not astringent. Alcohol is noticeable in the back of the throat. I also taste some vanilla, lemon, tropical notes.

O: very well made beer. Lagunitas again delivers with this double IPA. Glad to have finally checked this one out. Affordabe at $7.00. Thanks for a delicious beer.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,801 ratings