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Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
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  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of gregy55902
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from Dinkytown Liquor, $5/w tax for a bomber. Reviewed live.

A - Pours a bright-orange, clear and translucent. Lively 1-finger head recedes quickly leaving lacing and bubbles.

S - Lovely huge bouquet of pine and citrus hops. Mango, pine resin, fresh flowers. Very lovely.

T - The hops explode after 3 seconds or so in the mouth. Nice and substantial malt backbone evens out the bitterness. Not too complex but exactly what I was expecting.

M - Creamy, light bodied, perfect carbonation.

O - Lagunitas proves that they are one of the better California breweries, and that should say a lot because of the stiff competition in that state. Also, their beers are more reasonably priced than most. Recommended.

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

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a nearly clear golden amber color with an excellent 3 finger foamy off white head. Both retention and lacing are excellent to the point of frustration.

S: Grapefruit, citrus, a little pine, alongside a biscuity malt flavor that's both sweet and sour (the good kind).

T: The first thing I notice is how well the 102 IBUs are hidden behind a citric sweetness and almost sourdough-esque malt flavor. 'Course, the bitter finish will sneak up on you eventually, with notes of pine, citrus, onion, and garlic; but it never gets to the level of Stone Ruination IPA. Otherwise the end is crisp and refreshing, tying into its top-caliber balance on all fronts. Devastating drinkability, thanks to the well hidden ABV and almost sweet flavor.

M: Not a palate killer by any stretch of the imagination. There is some dry bitterness on the back end, especially as the beer is nearly finished. Medium bodied, perhaps a bit syrupy, but nicely carbonated.

O: This is EXACTLY what I look for in an IPA: satisfying, balanced, refreshing, bold, and inexpensive. I'm starting to like Lagunitas a lot...now, if only I could get my hands on Lagunitas Sucks...

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3.35/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: 1 1/2 finger white creamy head. Copperish amber color. Crystal clear.

S: Citrus, grapefruit, peach, simcoe astringency, malty caramel notes.

T: Bitterness that hits the back of the throat. Sweet malty with very high sugary grapefruit tones. Alcohol isn't as noticeable as the overly sweet flavor.

M: sweet with faint hint of alcohol at the end.

O: Its not that great. Far too sweet for my palate. I like the smell but the sweetness is a little too overpowering.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Color was honey pale, almost like very dehydrated urine. Surprised at how clear it was. About a finger width of head. Light white lacing with sporadic bubbles on the top. Sporadic film on the sides, not as much as I would have though.

Smelled tons of hops right from the get-go. Citrus heavy as expected. Seemed to be more lemon than anything else. Sweet sugary floral notes in there as well.

Tasted similar to the nose, although not quite as good. Lemon and pine citrus hops led the way, giving way to a bitter finish.

Medium-to-light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish, but fairly crisp and refreshing.

Very good beer. Good balance with a clean and crisp mouthfeel.

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4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bomber of this and opened it up. Finally, a fresh one!

Light copper/gold in color, little head retention, and fine bubbles floating on the surface of the beer. The nose leads me to believe that they used Summit hops in here (even though the label talked about hop extract...Summit extract?) The aroma is pungent, slightly fruity, but very much Summit. Taking a taste hits me with the flavor I expected from the nose; a sort of tangerine mixed with garlic/green onion taste, and lingering bitterness. There is a little bit of malt sweetness in the middle that lasts into the finish. The body is in the right place for this beer, not too thin but not chewy either. Carbonation is lively but not too bright.

Overall, a very nice beer. This bottle is fresh, the price is smokin, and I'd buy it again. Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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2.03/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is my 2nd pass at Hop Stoopid. I tried it about a year ago based on recommendations of trust worthy beer friends and really didn't care for it. Perhaps I got a bad bottle or something last time. Figured it was time to give it another shot!

Poured from 22oz brown bomber to pint glass.

A - The beer pours an orange/amber color. Clear with a 1 finger creamy head. Not much retention and decent lacing.

S - A strong tarty grapefruit nose. Very strong hop character and not much else.

T - The hops again dominate the palette. The tart grapefruit meets onion flavors with the powerful hop character. Absolutely no malt character detected. It tastes like sucking on a onion that's been soaking in grapefruit juice.

M - Full bodied mouthfeel though underwhelming for the style.

D - Not really at all.

Overall, this is two passes through the same beer with the same reaction a year apart. I understand people like this beer but I certainly don't. I will not buy it again. I like the price but there are way too many other much better DIPA options out there to waste any more time with this.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-17-2011 16:59:01

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into pint glass

A - Clear amber with one finger khaki head and minimal lacing

S - Nice pine and lemon hop smell with some earthiness and sea water notes. Not very strong.

T - Excellent balance of flavors with citrus, pine, cherry flavors. A nice sweetness and pleasant alcohol tastes with licorice and coriander spiciness.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation

O - Excellent Imperial IPA, less EtOH flavor than I expected but its only 8%. I'd drink this anytime I wanted a great IPA.

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4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,742 ratings
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