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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Ratings: 7,820 |  Reviews: 2,183
Photo of williamjbauer
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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Photo of Kuges
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%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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

Pours a transparent amber-orange color with a 3/4 inch white head. Head retention isn't great, but it leaves a little lacing in my glass as I drink. Smell is of grapefruit and pine. In the taste I get a pungent flavor of grapefruit against a backing of light malts, as well as some pine, maybe a touch of floral hops. Mouthfeel is slightly heavier than average, where it ought to be for a DIPA, with a bit of carbonation. This is a great west coast IPA. It certainly ranks among the best regularly available DIPAs.

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Photo of nrs207
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Been looking to try this for a long time now. Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a tulip.

A - clear honey color. Really nice with a 1 finger head and good lacing.

S - Tropical fruit, grapefruit, pine, just a burst of hop aromas. Definitely can tell this thing is going to be a hop bomb, which is what I was expecting with 102 IBUs.

T - Just like the smell. Really enjoyable, tons of juicy hop flavor. I could drink this all day every day if it wouldn't cause liver failure.

M - Really smooth and drinkable. As I said previously, could drink this all day. The 22 ounces went down faster than I was expecting.

O - Great brew. Definitely going to be seeking this out. First beer other than Smuttynose Big A that satisfies my hop cravings enough to get me by without Heady Topper or Pliny. I'd recommend this for any hop lover. I assume my bottle was pretty fresh, but no date as far as I could see unfortunately.

Edit: This bottle must've been extremely fresh. Had again slightly older, and not nearly as delicious. I had to balance out the review, especially considering there's no bottle dating. Big reason why I won't buy this again. Come on with the bottle dating!

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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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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of jegross2
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Hop Stoopid Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company.
Score: 85

Bottle neck code "32121107." Received as part of a mid-December 2011 trade as part of an excellent mystery box from BeerAdvocat user Centennial. Served in a Great Lakes snifter glass and enjoyed on 01/23/12.

Appearance: Pours a translucent-ish straw-like orange color with a finger of white head that settles into a ring around the glass and spotty coating across the top of the glass. Some head sticks to the side of the glass as the beer settles. Consumption leaves an oily lacing. 4/5

Smell: Sweet caramel, molasses and earthy hops. Very sweet, sugary citrus aroma. Maybe orange pulp and candied grapefruit? Some pine resin/sap. 3.5/5

Taste: First pull is a bittersweet and malty orange citrus flavor. Tons of hops here. The hops in this beer are largely earthy and dank, giving off a fresh dirty/mulch-like bitterness. Some piney hops are in the mix too. Sweet caramel malt really comes out towards the back half of the beer. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Juicy, bitter, sweet and sticky mouthfeel/finish. 3.5/5

Overall: A sweeter imperial IPA done right. He'Brew should try this one, take notes and then reformulate their Lenny's R.I.P.A. formula.

Recommendation: Hops haters and dislikers of sweeter beers beware. This one is quite hop-forward and sweet. Not a great beer for the casual beer drinker, but beer geeks should enjoy this one.

Pairings: The sweetness of the beer would complement the spiciness of Thai or Indian food well.

Cost: $4.49 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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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  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Clear brass colored beer with a large, 2-inch, steady, white, foamy head and fantastic lacing

S: Wonderful hop aromas: pineapple, grapefruit, grass, and even a touch of weed; some subtle sweet malty undertones but mostly hops--not a crazy amount of hops but a pleasant amount

T: Hops obviously dominate up front with a mixture of herbal and citrus hops; the slightly toasted malts come underneath, making this a fairly balanced DIPA--all things considering

F: Creamy and fairly sticky; I wish there was more body on the finish

O: A nice DIPA; not the best by any stretch but at the price point it's hard to argue with going for this one

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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  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,820 ratings