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

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Added by lou91 on 03-07-2007

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of KellyL
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams glass. Brilliantly clear, light copper/burnt orange color. Three fingers of head that slowly faded to a 1/4" of constant head. Awesome lacing.

As the name would imply, there is nothing but hop in the nose. Citrus, pine, earthiness. No malt in the aroma.

Tastes like it smells. Huge citrus and pine notes followed by an earthy finish. No booziness.

Medium bodied. Coats the mouth nicely, perfect carbonation,

Overall this beer is very understated. The name would suggest a huge beer but it's very balanced even without tasting any malt. I know it's fresh because I brought it back from CA, so it didn't sit on a shelf or in a truck for a long time. Great beer, I wish I could get it here in IL. Even the burps taste/smell good.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Stoopid
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.00 %

LOOK: Golden orange color with a white soapy head. Plenty of rings of lace down the glass, and it looks like a solid pale ale.

SMELL: Citrus, grapefruit rind, honey, caramel and pine notes all comprise a very nice well rounded aroma of bitter and sweet.

TASTE: Upfront pine and grapefruit notes, sweet honey like pale malts used in large amounts no doubt. Citrus oil, orange, grapefruit, and sappy pine are all attributed to a stoopid amount of hops. There is a mild and even complimentary alcohol presence, but the big flavors mask the alcohol very well.

FEEL: Medium to full bodied, well carbonated, slick on the palate and hop oils just do not want to let go.

OVERALL: A great beer from Lagunitas, with all the hop character that die hard hop heads can't deny, but a solid enough balance that it could appeal to a broader spectrum of beer drinkers. Also, affordably priced, so it is a good fridge staple.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of HarrySTruman
3.23/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber/orange color with a minimal heal that dissipates quickly into small islands of foam. Light lacing.

Smell is kind of weak of an IIPA. Hops and citrus at the forefront, certainly not as strong of a smell as the flavor.

Taste is kind of middle of the road for an IIPA imo. I don't taste the bold, over the top flavors that I have come to expect out of these kind of beers. The balance isn't very bold, it comes on the tongue and goes down the throat with nearly the same hoppy, piney flavor. This flavor isn't uncharted territory, and usually these flavors are met with a better balance of acid or alcohol, but here it was just a smooth hop flavor. The 100+ IBU would make it seem like this would be quite bitter, but it certainly didn't feel that way to me.

Mouth feel was very good. Well carbonated, finishes just a bit dry but on the tongue it felt very creamy. Easy to drink in any situation I would imagine.

Overall, this is an average IIPA. This is about what I would expect from an IIPA, but I would hope for more. I certainly didn't feel that the flavor or the smell was well better than average for the style. I did, however, feel the price was WAY better than average for the style, and that boosted the overall score. 8% ABV, tastes good, easy to drink, doesn't destroy the palate, and it's really cheap? Certainly worth buying again for these reasons. Not a knock your socks of kind of beer, but a knock your socks off beer when considering the price.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/40/12

Appearance: Remarkably clear, golden orange - pours with a modest white head, fades to a little cap, leaves some wisps and spots of lacing

Smell: Hoppy, in a sweet way - oranges, tangerines, and some sweet pine - sweet, juicy, floral, and a little herbal - pale malts in the background

Taste: Sweet, but it works - plenty of citrus, including ruby red grapefruit, orange, and tangerine - floral and herbal notes - pine and some mint - bitter, not excessively so - malts are pale, not much else to say

Mouthfeel: Unexpectedly light, nicely smooth and carbonated, very drinkable

Overall: Tasty and drinkable

I had this beer over three years ago, and I thought it smelled strongly of cat urine. Either the aroma has changed, my nose has changed, or that was an odd batch. Anyway, I approve of this bottle. In terms of Lagunitas DIPAs, I think it's better than Maximus but not as good as Sucks. Very drinkable, easy to polish off a bomber.

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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium amber color, clear with a two inch head of light tan foam. Retention is just alright until it settles at 1/2 finger. Good lacing left behind.
Smell is hops (duh), grapefruit, vanilla and a light spice note. Good balance and more complex than I was expecting from this brewer.
Taste is hoppy with grapefruit, evergreen and light spice & malt notes. Balance is quite good as is the complexity of the beer.
Nearly full-bodied with medium effervescence. Warming mostly in the mouth/palate. A slight drying of the upper palate as well. A pretty good beer.

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4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

You might think I am crazy but this is one of the most refreshing, full hop flavored (dry hop type) and balanced IPAs period. I have tried IPA after IPA and Stone is of the finest but this in some ways has a more defined citrus, grapefruit and pine tastes that make american IPAs sooo good. I have had too many poor IPAs and this is of the TOP FIVE, ohh and considering the price, JEEZ can't be beat. Body is on the lighter side and it goes down sooo easy, maybe too easy could find yourself in trouble as it makes you want more.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer exited the brown bomber to reveal a dark amber clear liquid with a modest head above with clung to the sides of the glass. The aroma seamlessly melts into the flavor. The strong hop presence includes grapefruit, floral and a touch of pine around the edges. The bitterness abounds but the caramel is strong enough to provide just enough balance to make this go down clean and balanced. A modicum of resin is residual. Nice brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish amber colour with a white foamy head which stays around for a long time.

The smell is sweet honey, earthy hops, pepper and citrus fruits.

The taste is bitter up front, honey, syrup and a little alcohol.

The mouth feel is oily and syrup like. There is a low to medium amount of carbonation.

This beer is certainly all about the hops but is complex enough to keep me interested. Another tastey beer from lagunitas.

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4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

bomber poured into a tulip glass
Review #200

A- Pours a hazy golden orange with a one finger off white head. Some alcohol legs and decent lacing as well.

S- Superbly hoppy, a lot of pine and a ton of citrus. There is a lot of pineapple and apricots and grapefruit of course. More bitter then sweet.

T- A bitterness up front followed by a wave of hop flavor. A bunch of citrus ranging from pineapple to lemon to pine. A bready/wheaty malt profile is here but everything is overpowered by the hops. Blended really well and actually quite drinkable considering the IBU's.

M- Goes down way too easy. It really doesn't last long in my glass. Very slightly warming. Enough feel to keep it feeling silky smooth but I can go through this too quickly.

O- Awesome DIPA. The price, the drink ability, the flavor and of course the dirt cheap 4.50$ price tag is all fantastic. For some reason, this beer is not sold in my area and I found it first 5 hours outside my city. Dear Lagunitas, distribute to Kentucky.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,778 ratings