Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.19/5
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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:
#1,203
Reviews:
2,179
Ratings:
7,800
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
334
Gots:
1,759
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 7,800 |  Reviews: 2,179
Photo of Mark5252
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of largefarva
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of dufficy0
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of nate8767
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of cycoduck
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jhartley
4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 1 pint 6 oz bomber to a pint glass tumbler.

A-Great looking orange color with a 2 finger head that quickly dissipated. Left nice lacing though.

S-Pine & Citrus (grapefruit/lemon) immediately. Inviting!

T-Bitter-sweet hops. Clean lemonade like finish.

M-Juicy, syrupy, delicious!

O-Great DIPA! Awesome piny citrus tastes. It was hard not to just chug the whole glass down at once. Lots of restraint needed. VERY drinkable! Not overly assertive/aggressive for me. Bring on some more!

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Photo of furthurgone
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jvillefan
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A near perfect golden yellow with a one finger head that lasts for a decent amount of time.

S: Typical of an IPA but not as strong as anticipated.

T: Very hoppy and very bitter. There are undertones of citrus and caramel.

M: The carbonation is very good and the retention is near perfect.

O: Get this beer.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.

Served in my CBS snifter.

The beer appears transparent and orange hued with a thick white head that coats the glass in lacing. The aroma brings some hop, floral, and pine notes, followed by a sweet malt body. The flavor delivers exactly what the aroma promised. Subtle spice adds a nice touch. A bit sweet, but not so much that it becomes cloying. Grapefruit and citrus flavors are quite nice as well. It took me a long time to get around to trying this beer, but I am glad I finally did. Very enjoyable. I look forward to having this again.

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Photo of Hoppaholic
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of kspongeworthy
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of cirtap
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Poured into a tulip glass
A: Faint orange color with a white, foamy, filmy head. Good head retention, however little lacing.

S: Nice, smooth hoppy yet floraly, citrusy, and spicy notes

T: Strong, but not over powering bitter flavor throughout the sip, that lingers just long enough so you know it's a good DIPA. Some sweeter malty flavors mixed in there. Some hints of citrusy flavors as well.

M:Medium body with a dryer finish. Slightly prickly. Long, diminishing hop finish, but not over powering.

O: Very pleased with this "easy to drink" and well-balanced DIPA. Very clean and clear hops, citrusy aromas are inviting and the long, but not overpowering hop flavor create a nice finish and a nice dry mouth feel. I cannot wait to get some more of it and try it side by side with other, good DIPAs.

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of NardiByNature
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber at Smiley's in Dover, poured into an oversized wine glass - I'm home for break, why not.

Pours a rich, clear, golden-orange. The head is thin, white, and has a little spotty lacing. Good retention for what it has, though.

Smells very sweet up front - pine, resin. Orange juice or even apple juice, mango. Fruity like other Lagunitas brews. Alcohol. A little spice. Sappy and sweet.

It's good. I'd say this is pretty "well-balanced" between the bitterness and the malty sweetness. With a name like Hop Stoppid I was expecting less malt and or more bitterness. The alcohol pops out a bit on the aftertaste.

I like the carbonation level - it's enough to keep this viscous brew crisp. Leaves a hoppy taste hanging around the mouth. It's a nice beer and I'd like to try it on tap sometime.

"Veeery interesting; but kind of stoopid".

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Photo of QuantumPint
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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

I got Stoopid with a tulip glass.

Appearance- The foam is only a slight layer of white. It is filmy and fizzy with a smooth cap. The transparent body has a steady flow of carbonation columns and is a bronze-orange in color.

My second pour yielded almost two-fingers of the white and foamy bubbles, which led me to bump the score. There is also very good sheet lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell- Hop Stoopid has a nose full of the leafy, green beauties. They are citrus in character, a little sweet, and slightly funky. The profile hints at passion fruit and pineapple. The funk is earthy and a little peppery in nature.

Taste- The front of the drink has a distinct bitterness, but not 100 + IBU bitterness. The first flavors to really develop are the citrus-like flavor hops. There is more grape fruit here and less of the pineapple.

Then the malt joins the fray, which is distinctly sweet, but it does not really try to "smooth" out the drink. Tt just gives a hint of vanilla and biscuit-wheat.

The finish is fairly long and bitter; the passion fruit and grape fruit are still at play, with the malt backing off just a little bit.

Mouth feel- The feel is great for a DIPA: medium bodied, definitely bitter, and a good deal of coating.

Overall- If the palate was a reflection of the nose, it would be an even more outstanding offering. However, somewhere along the line, Hop Stoopid loses some of the potency of the sweet-citrus nose and gets replaced by slightly wheaty and biscuit malt.

The bitterness is certainly here in spades, but I was expecting a more jarring experience from the high IBU's. Definitely have it. I know I would gladly get Stoopid again.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of PacNWDad
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love hops and understand the appeal of a beer with a ridiculous amount of hops. Love the 120 Minute offering for example. But this is just over the top. It has so much hops that it actually gets kinda skunky. Some people may like hops so much that this is tolerable, but not me.

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Photo of litheum94
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle.

Clear, golden body with a decent, off-white head full of tightly packed bubbles. Takes awhile to settle down, leaving some nice lacing.

Pungent onion hops, with doses of grass, flowers and citrus on the nose as well. Some cracker malts on the nose as well.

Tons of concentrated hop flavors: green onions, pine and fresh cut grass with some citrus sourness as well. Very thin malt base gives a dry cracker flavor to it. Even with the thin malt, base, this is a pretty well balanced beer. Mouthfeel is slick with hop oils, with a good dose of carbonation.

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Photo of bmf5581
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HellesGood
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of jstewart1130
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,800 ratings