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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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Ratings: 7,740 |  Reviews: 2,169
Photo of BeerTruth
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got two of these from sirhc, thanks a bunch man!!

22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a sunsent gold with a full one finger white head that dies down to a thin layer of bubbles. Stickiness is damn good for such a small head. Smell is pretty enjoyable. Nice creamy citrus hop scent with with an earthy fresh topsoil as well. Good pine tingle that remains throughout. Taste is s full thick gritty hop flavors with some evergreen as well. A bit of caramel malt is noticable which gives a small amount of balance Big dry grassy flavors in the end. To sum this one up, it's an earthy hop bomb. Mouthfeel is lighter than most in this style, but I like it better this way. This is definitely an experience, let's hope they keep brewing this one.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Fro for this beer.

A: Vibrant and clean copper color with lazy bubbles meandering to the surface. Head is a proud inch of oatmeal colored bubbles.

S: Creamsickle, grapefruit zest and lime peel.

T: Begins with some over ripe orange juice flavors across the center of the palate. Whole lotta dry hopping flavor ensues, offering that limish cheese flavor that only sturdy dry hopping can provide. Good balance of pungent grapefruit and rambunctious lime offers a citrus bite. Really earthy bitterness comes next with a smidge of pine forest floor.

Finishes with an interesting nuttiness which took me by surprise.

M: Medium body, sort of hard across the palate.

D: Enjoyable IPA for sure. Good balance with a broad range of flavors. Enjoyable.

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Photo of gubbt
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper color with and off white head. Very clear.

Oh yeah, great aromas. Layers of caramel, apricot, and wonderful pine sap.

Up front you get some caramel and a little biscuit, but then the big hops take over. Mid-palate through you get a lot of pine with some citrus bitterness as well. Breath of alcohol and warmth in the finish.

Thinner body than what I am used to for the style, probably due to the use of extracts.

The thinner body makes this beer extremely drinkable, dangerously so. Great DIPA, one of my favorites and I hope Lagunitas makes this at least a rotational release. Bottoms up!

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Photo of jcdiflorio
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Smokin' Joes in a pint glass filled to the rim with a very thin light tan colored coating looked a bit flat,but really came to life with a light swirl. Cloudy,hazy,reddish orange color.

Moderate hop aromas,pleasing,lot of pineapple with some grassy and citrusy notes. Earthy with light carmell malt aromas.

Earthy tasting,good maltiness sweet honeyed carmell with lots of pine,well balanced tastes,finishes on the hoppy side with citrus/light grapefruit leaves a dry leafy,tea-like taste lingering.The alcohol was very well hidden.

Medium bodied leaning to a lighter than normal mouthfeel,very smooth with juicy/mouthwatering bitterness. Very nice beer,exceptional smoothness. A very drinkable double ipa would consider getting a keg of this for the home draft system.

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

Thanks to weeare138 for this one.

A: Pours a clear amber with a moderate bubbly head. Moderate lacing.

S: A very balanced smell with fruity and floral hop aromas and a nice contribution from the caramel malt.

T: The taste leans more heavily on the bitter side, yet it is still nicely balanced for the style. The flavor is mostly piney with a strong spiciness and slight citrus notes.

M: Full-bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Very dry with a lingering bitterness.

D: Lagunitas has been hit and miss for me so far, and this one is definitely a hit. Not outstanding, but solid and very drinkable.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was on tap at the Falling Rock for GABF week and I had been wanting to try this beer for awhile. It was a nice golden color with an excellent aroma of peaches, hops, citrus, really good smells. The taste was thick, hoppy and more citrus. It's too bad they don't send bottles of this out to Colorado as this is easily the best Lagunitas IPA I have ever tasted.

-update bottle 02/10/09

really superb IPA, so hoppy and I wish I had bought more!

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Photo of meatyard
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a nearly clear orange amber color with a good head that leaves lacing.

The smell is strong of sweet citrus hops. Nice.
The taste is a sweet and sticky grapefruit with a strong bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium to thick.
Drinkability is nice. One of those hoppy beers that fills the hops addiction and keeps you going back to the glass for another taste.

I had this on tap in Portland OR a few weeks ago and recall this as being similar, a good hop fix.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean orange-ish / yellow color with an off white head. Aromas of, well, all hops, citrusy and grapefruit. In the taste, tons of grapefruity hops, and a sweetness with those hops. A bitter hop mouthfeel and a dry hoppyness in the aftertaste. Its kind of like chewing on hops, so citrusy almost a minty burn. A fantastic beer.

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Photo of rkuhnel
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Hops in Humboldt 2007 beer festival in Fortuna, CA followed by a 22 oz bottle I had at home the next evening. Poured a very clear and attractive gold with a nice foamy white head and good lacing rings. Nose of hops,,,,piney ones, citrus ones, and floral ones. Very complex aroma. Mouthfeel is very rich and smooth with a medium to heavy body. Flavor is balanced with the malts and hops in good proportion even with all the hoppyness. Long dry bitter floral hop finish and the alcohol is hidden nicely . A really great DIPA. Lagunitas has done it again.

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Photo of LeftyBWS
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pint on tap at Fathead's in Pittsburgh, PA.
A: Orange-amber color, with a thin dirty-white head that did leave nice sticky lacing.
S: Strong scents of grapefruit and floral hops. Hits you in the nose strongly with the bitter hop scents and it doesn't leave much room for anything else.
T: Mirrors the smell rather closely, but it adds some more subtle hop flavors and even a creamy sweetness. Powerful citrus and grapefruity hops up front that linger throughout the taste. Later tastes are of some more mild floral hops and a sugary flavor.
M: Obviously bitter pretty much throughout, but kinda smooth in the finish.
D: Quite good, given the ABV content. The taste is rather powerful, so that detracts a little bit.
Overall, I was satisfied with this beer. Great on tap, and one I will try again sometime.

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Photo of dfillius
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour yields two fingers of head. Crystal clear golden dark straw color.
S: Pineapple, citrus and pine perfectly compliment each other. A dank aroma comes through as it warms.
T: Bitter with biscuity notes. Rye aftertaste reminds me of Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye.
M: Very dry at the end, makes me parched
D: I could have 2 pints of this but no more.

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Photo of Mark
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kind of pale amber or even a deep gold. Head was thinnish and lacing mainly sparse. The aroma: Wow! Easily the best smelling beer of all time. Sue kept snatching it from me for a whiff, fresh pine tree's and a hint of orange peel. Perfection. Ultra piney and orangey hops assault the palate. A real hop bomb. Medium mouth feel, good drink abliity despite the over 8% strength. Nice beer and I enjoyed this at Piaci pub and Pizzeria in Fort Bragg Ca.

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Photo of akorsak
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 650 mL bomber purchased at Capone's.

A: The DIPA is pale orange-yellow color combination, looking more like apple juice than a hop monster. The first pour had a big head, nearing 2.5 fingers, and laced nicely as the foam dried.

S: The beer smells like a pine forest, thick and resiny and, frankly, mouth-watering. The pine and citrus scents are intense, mixing sweet fruit flavors with a noticeable alcohol content.

T: Bitterness rules this beer, first sip to last it is so astringent that my teeth may never be the same. Grapefruit, pineapple and pine notes resonate throughout, creating a thick mouth that could easily be mistaken for, as my wife puts it, a tree. But damn, this is one good tree! The hop intensity is paired nicely with alcoholic buzz, creating a very heady brew.

M: This is a hoppy delight. They bite at the tastebuds with delicious pine and citrus flavors, never once letting up. If you are a fan of humulus lupulus, this is definitely a beer that you should check out.

D: The abv is lower than I expected for an ale with this many IBUs. In many ways it is well-balanced, as the bitterness is not so overwhelming that you can't finish a sip. An excellent creation from Lagunitas.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This is a thin-looking florescent orange in color with a moderate head.

Smell – The smell here is big in the hops department. I'd say it almost had to have been dry-hopped. The hops are balanced, so there's not one big dominant hop aroma. Brewers usually go overboard on the pine when they want to make a hop bomb, but this has some strong citrus and fruit to go along with the pine and even some grassy notes.

Taste – As I thought its bark is bigger than its bite. Now, if this was billed as a dry-hopped IPA I'd be OK with it, but this is sold as a DIPA and it's just not there. It lacks the strong malt balance of a well-made DIPA but otherwise is very refreshing. It's gotta just be killer on-tap.

Mouthfeel – This just is medium-bodied. It has a good feel for an IPA and is very smooth. The bitterness isn't painful like some of the hop bombs out there on the market.

Drinkability – This is an extremely sessionable beer that all hop-lovers can appreciate. And really, out of the bottle it tastes like it's on-tap.

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Photo of NolanGTI
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Is there such a thing as an entry level DIPA? If so, this is it. Slightly paler than most DIPAs, fairly clear with a nice firm off ivory head. Nose that isn't quite as bold as would be expected, mellow fruit essence. Mostly pineapple. Hop notes are somewhat subdued for style, no malty sweetness in the nose. High carbonation for a light mouthfeel with a solid hop presence and a solid balance of malty characteristics to round this out. Not one I would seek out, but a DIPA I would gladly drink. Average+ for the style.

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Photo of Imstillthegman
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hop Stoopid (love the name) pours a clear orange-gold with a big two inch high off-white head. Very nice lacing rings the glass like an old fashioned door jamb measuring the kids growth spurts.

The aroma is very nice and complex hop wise. Tons of fruit in there...grapefruit, pineapple, mango, orange. There is also some pine notes. It almost smells like tropical fruit bubblegum. Yummy.

The flavors of all the scents are there. Balanced well by malts that aren't very noticeable in the smell. Good bitterness...not over the top in this aspect either. Tastes of hops dominate and they are "stoopid" good.

Fuller medium body that is a bit creamy. Nicely carbonated. Bitter, hoppy aftertaste with some dryness. This bomber is going down rather easily. Wish I had another one. This is the best DIPA from Lagunitas so far. If you can get, buy it, try it, love it. It is good. Beer is good. I am finished.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

There are several interesting things about Hop Stoopid right off the bat. The first is the Sonoma Farmhouse designation and a label that eschews the usual wordy drivel. Maybe the brewery will let the beer speak for itself for once. The second is the fact that only hop extract and hop oil were used, not whole hops or pelletized hops. I'm a little skeptical, but if it tastes good, why not?

Radiant orange with pineapple colored trim. The relatively light color (for the style) says that there will be little, if any, caramel malt to get in the way of the hop love. Atop the beer is a lemon chiffon colored cap that is whipped creamy and is sticky enough to leave quite a bit of residue on the glass. In the end, beautiful, fat rings of resinous hop crust appear on the glass.

The nose is a tropical punch bowl of delightfulness. Unfortunately, I couldn't find which hop extracts were used. Cascade and/or Centennial is a good guess, along with something like Simcoe and/or Amarillo for that orange-pineapple-passionfruit vibe. The aroma may not be as pungent as if 'solid' hops were used, but that's probably just my imagination.

I wasn't thrilled with the two Lagunitas DIPAs that I reviewed prior to today (Maximus and 12th Anniversary Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale). Hop Stoopid is pretty good though. It packs a tremendous amount of hop flavor into each mouthful, while keeping scathing bitterness and noticeable alcohol to a minimum.

The amount of pale malt is mid-range for the style, with a biscuity sweetness that holds down the bottom end with ease. There's a considerable amount of pine sap present, in addition to orange, white grapefruit and pineapple. I like what I'm tasting, but that little voice that whispers 'damn, this is phenomenal beer' is quiet. Hop Stoopid is good, but it isn't 'stoopid good'.

I'll use the drinkability score to indicate that the flavor score was close to a 4.5 without quite getting there. Besides, the beer *is* stoopidly drinkable. The body/mouthfeel is medium-full with an enjoyable smoothness.

Hop Stoopid is one of my favorite Lagunitas brews. It comes close to entering the upper echelon of California DIPAs, but falls short of the very best the state has to offer. No crime in that. I'm glad I had the chance to see what the hype is all about. Thank you Talisker.

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Photo of bosco7
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap today at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia (couldn't find it anywhere in California when I lived there). I get a pint and am immediately impressed with the pungent hop aroma elevating from the glass. Pine resin, grapefruit, and some mango flavors dominate the palate with some sweet malt taking the back seat. I could have drank a lot of these had I been somewhere else than the (United States) Belgian beer mecca. Reminds me a lot of Midnight Sun Brewing Co.'s Fuckhead. Highly recommended

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Photo of jaxon53
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recieved this as an extra in a trade with lou91 (Thankyou!). Served slightly chilled into a pint glass, from a brown twenty two ounce bottle. Poured a clean, pale, golden copper color that had great clarity. About a finger and a half of bright white, bubbly head formed, with a bit of a vigorous pour. Had decent retention and left plenty of clingy lace on the glass. Smell was very strong in the hops department, and heavy on the grapefruit and other citrus. Nice malty notes in the background with again more citrus. Had a rather strong nose to it. Taste was strong on the hops with yet again tons of grapefruit. Also present were lemon zest, grass, yeast, bread, layered nicely on a sweet malt backbone. Hops had a strong almost chemical like taste to them, but strangely wasn't in a bad way. This brew was actually pretty well balanced in my opinion. A good shot of alcohol and plenty of fizzy carbonation finished this beer rather dry. Seems to calm down after a few sips. Nice medium bodied mouthfeel that was crisp and clean and also refreshing. Drinkability was good but got better as the beer warmed up a bit.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange amber with a strong initial head and great lacing. The smell is sweet and spicy with apricot, melon, bitter grapefruit, and grains of paradise. The taste is quite bitter, with additional flavors of pepper, a lighter apricot taste than might be suggested by the aroma, and piney hops. The mouthfeel is slightly prickly and this beer has a substantial body. Very nice double ipa from Lagunitas. I was happy to find this one in the Bay area.

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Photo of freed
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imagine my luck finding this on tap at a relatively new watering place in my new neighborhood. The waiter described it as a triple IPA, which sounds like calling something more than 100%, but my wife and I each ordered one.

Pint arrived with a rich, dehydrated golden body, more copper hue to it than many IPAs and a very clear body. There was a very nice cap of white foam atop the beer.

Aroma was reserved despite a good serving temperature - fleshy and mature citrus and melon dominant with a tad of the body behind it to round out.

The taste was spectacular. It had the clean robustness of the Summit pale with a huge up front floral loading of hops. The hop flavor contribution is big, then transitions nicely into a sweet a filling body. There is not a tremendous bitter finish like I expected though - just a very nice clean fall off with more of a floral crispness than a sharp end.

The beer was wonderful on the palate and a sip or to with a bite of food made it a great mate for dinner. I had to have another.

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

Beautiful orange color. Fluffy white head on top. Good aroma of hops-fresh cut grass anyone? Big hop flavor. Not bitter so much as pure hop flavor that is balanced great against the malt. Very full and well balanced mouthfeel. Dangerously drinkable and pleasantly so. Great effort from Lagunitas. Makes me go all stoopid-like I need some help!

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Photo of alexatlatx
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this from a 22oz bottle into one of those fancy Sam adams pint glasses.

The appearance is a golden color with a fluffy head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is very grapefruit-citrusy and sweat. The taste is perfect... balanced bitterness with the heat of the alcohol. The malt profile is almost as large as a Racer 5, but thin enough to be a great session IPA.

This beer rules. It is said that it can only be bought an sold in Sonoma county. I got my at bevmo in the south bay ( I just saw some on tap at city beer yesterday).

Highly recommended.

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Photo of dedrinker
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden honey color, small, but attractive soft white head. Smells of sweet leafy floral hops. Tastes of orange zest and citrus oils with most of the hops up front, and milder on the finish. The mouth feel hints at the malts I can't seem to taste in here. The drinkability is good and the alcohol presence is well integrated with the other flavors (at a cooler temp. at least) A classic "balanced in its lack of balance" west coast DIPA. I really like it, and still marvel that I bought it in a 7-11, which is unheard of in my neck of the woods. I am visiting the Bay Area, and I am quite pleased with the ubiquity of Lagunitas in all the corner stores around here.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber, poured into pint glass

A: Golden amber, with white 1-finger head.

S: Grapefruit, lemon, orangepeel, pine, wood resin - a hop bomb.

T: More citrus from the hops, also some pine, but a very pleasant mango/tropical fruit taste comes out at the end and as the beer warms. This stuff will leave hop flavor on your tounge for hours after drinking it.

M: Full-bodied, creamy, with a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste.

D: Very robust but drinkable, very good for a 2IPA.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,740 ratings
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