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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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle served in a Highland Brewing pint glass.

Pours a hazy orange-amber with a moderate size near white head. The head is rather sudsy, has good retention, and leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

First encounter with this one (I think). I braced myself for an extreme and challenging beer that earned the title Hop Stoopid and lists an IBU of 102. The aroma promises plenty of hops, in a complex combination that produces citrus, apricot, floral, evergreen and herbal notes, with the citrus dominant. Hoppy but there's nothing really foreboding about the delightful hoppy aroma. Seems as great as possible for style, and great regardless of beverage.

Taste?: No question; there are plenty of hops here, but there's also a significant contribution from some sweet toasted grains that cut the bitterness back a good bit. The result is still a strong and very hoppy beer, but not what I'd call challenging. Long lasting, and tasty aftertaste from the hops. The complex mix of hops adds interest to what can be a one-dimensional style. In addition, the malt is evident in the background. Approaches 4.5

M: The high IBU and 8% ABV contribute to a bit of harshness on the tongue, but considering these, the beer is relatively smooth. Medium carbonation.

O: excellent example of DIPA style.

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3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber to Mini Boot, don't ask.

A: Golden/Light Orange, like two inches of head, probably because of the impractical glassware I chose. However, the carbonation looks awesome going up the toes to the laces, and is rather plentiful throughout... As is the lacing.

S: Mostly floral and piney hops, with a hint of orange.

T/M: Taste is initally much of the same, but finishes with a grapefruit flavor and a bit of alcohol

O: Well, now that the boot is starting to really piss me off, it's time for the overall opinion, Double IPAs are my favorite style of beer, and this isn't really living up to my standards, it fits the 8% into a generally acceptable (single) IPA flavor quite well, as in it has hardly the amount of tongue wrenching tenacity that Sierra Nevada Torpedo has (7.2%) that many may find unpleasant. Not me.

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

Poured from a bomber, no date I could find on the bottle.

A - Very clear golden orange, half a finger of head receding quickly.

S - Smells great of floral and piney notes

T - Piney, bitter, not as much fruitiness as I expected from the smell but still very delicious

M - Loads of carbonation

Overall - A great DIPA that I am glad to get my hands on and a stealthy 8% as well.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5


The moment the cap was popped this just oozed a beautiful whiffy glaze of husky lightly piney bitterness.

When poured this immediately formed an off white foamy 3/4 inch head which slowly shrunk but remained a decent ring ring for the duration. Nice light bright golden orangy slight haze colour. Initaially not much beading until I was about 1/3 of the way down the glass then many tiny tiny waves of ubiquitous beads.

A penetrating but trim and finesse bitterness. A great deep dry husky cleansing and dominating bitterness with some hop oily element there at the end as well. As it warms in the glass the body grows ever so slightly and takes on a a honeyish element.
Still not much more than medium bodied but supports all those 102 IBUs effortlessly without anything roidish whatsoever. Truly astounding. Must be some sort of world record and it just lets the beers many positive qualities just do the rounds around your sense.

Totally dominant and delicious. Was on my lips until the end of the evening.

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

Poured out of 22 oz bottle into CBS snifter.

A) This is a golden/orange color. Nice clarity, with nearly a finger of white foam. Decent retention, not that much lacing.

S) Light pine, and flower petal. A nice sweet aroma, oranges and tropical fruits. A bit of alcohol as it warms.

T) I was very pleased with the balance. Nice hop bite, but nice sweet flavors as well. This was pretty close to the nose.

M) A medium body, with light to moderate carbonation. A rather smooth concoction, that goes down nicely. Finishes well, with a slightly bitter boozy aftertaste.

O) I'm not sure how I managed to overlook Lagunitas for as long as I did, but they sure do produce some well crafted brews.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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