Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American 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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Photo of washburnkid
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: About a finger of head dissipates to a sticky ring with some froth in the middle; beer is an amber, sappy color; a delicious amount of lacing all over the large wine glass.
S: Great bouquet of slight citrus and heavy sweet floral characters.
T: Big floral hop flavor; a quick, 102IBU intense bitterness at the end of the first few sips; very sweet at the front of the palate, making this a fabulously balanced DIPA.
M: Only drawback of this beer for me was that it was watery and thin at times, which really subdued the heavy (and expected) floral DIPA flavors. Medium-bodied with great carbonation, going relatively smoothly down the throat with decent bitter residuals. Could have been better in regards to mouthfeel.
D: A good DIPA, but not the first I'd grab from my co-op's cooler.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass

Golden/copper hue with a one inch head

Aroma-Big wet hops, pine and grapefruit, and hops, hops, hops!

Taste-Big juicy hops, big juicy citrus layered with more big juicy hops. Very smooth and well balanced with a pretty clean finish for a 102IBU beer. Very tasty and dangerously drinkable. This beer reminds me of a Bell's Hopslam without all the alcohol, although at 8.2ABV it's still packs a punch.

Overall, a must-try for all hopheads!

Get Some!!!

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Photo of IBUnit63
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. purchased mid-late February from the Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Was going to pour this into my Duvel tulip but I was a total klutz and broke the fucking thing by accidentally banging the lip with the bomber. BUGGER! Into a Mason jar it goes...

Sure pours a solid clean honey (natural/copper) color with moderate, fast-rising carbonation. Effort is topped with quite an ephemeral 1-finger head, but good lacing abounds from the remains of its eggshell hue.

The purpose of the extract is cleanliness of hop flavor and texture...based on scent this objective is pretty well met...almost too well. Very little grapefruit rind...it's all citrus pulp and light floral perfume. Malt backbone is there in texture with a slight boozy burn. Solid.

Hops, hops and more hops (OK, more hop extract). Again, the purity of purpose is there and it shows. My only mild beef is that it's most, if not all, of the story. There's slight caramel/crystal malt on deep background and just enough alcohol viscosity to add character, but the synthetic oily nature of this really is the full dimension. Oh yeah, it's good...but I need a little more soul.

This has a very nice puchering hop citrus feel to it. It's clean and austeree...slight amber malt texture earthens it up a little bit. With warmth the citrus pulp turns to a more rind-ish feel just a bit.

It's tasty indeed...a solid, intersting effort for the "Mobil 1" of hop bombs. Still I'd almost prefer a little rustic malt with a bit of true hop texture to add more character. Drinks more slowly than expected but quite enjoyable. I want to taste this blind because it just has that test tube aura to it.

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Photo of jera1350
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange with a thick foamy head. Lacing is average. Not much sticking around.

Smell is glorious. Huge hops with lots of citrus and pine.

Taste is of big hops with a nice crisp citrus taste. Grapefruit peel and orange.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

Very drinkable beer. I cannot taste the 8% alcohol. This could get me in trouble.

If you are a hop lover, this is a great beer. Does not dissapoint!

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

First off...WOW!

Poured a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass and it poured a very, very thin layer of foam. With a name like Hop Stoopid I was expecting a massive foamy layer. Oh well.

Grapefruit is the overwhelming aroma. There is also a sweetness, such as candy, that can be detected.

The taste is almost straight like grapefruit juice. Luckily I love grapefruit juice or it could have caused some trouble. As with grapefruit juice, there is a noticable aftertaste though it is not unpleasant.

The mouthfeel is creamy and creates a salivating factor which makes me crave another sip.

For what it is, I think this is a well done from Lagunitas. They ventured into the heavier IPA world and came out alright.

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Photo of djeucalyptus
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an impressively clear golden orange hue with tinges of crimson and a steady stream of carbonation fueling a creamy light yellow two-finger head. Impressive retention, leaving behind gobs of piney lacing to the bottom of the glass.

aroma is intoxicatingly hoppy. a hint of pine, then a ton of fruit. grapefruit, oranges, and caramel, with tropical notes of pineapple and mango coming through as well. Fairly one-dimensional, but so incredibly clean and impressive sans funkiness that I can't help but give it high marks.

Taste, as aroma indicates, is incredibly hoppy, although not unpleasant what-so-ever. A subtle light bready malt backbone is hiding under the blanket of hops just enough to balance it slightly and prevent the hops from being overwhelming. A bit of pine and a healthy dose of fruit. Oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, pineapple, even a touch of mango.

moderate carbonation keeps the viscous and resinous brew from being sickly. A moderate body feels a touch thin at times for the flavors, but the carbonation yields a good bit of creaminess to it all.

I'm pretty blown away. Not many double IPAs can pull off such flavors so cleanly, without any noticeable off flavors or defects. The alcohol is subtle, the flavors bright, and the drinkability incredible. I'd definitely polish off a few more bottles were they in front of me. One of the best Lagunitas bottles I've had the pleasure of trying.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear light copper body. Good sized ivory white head caps it off and has good staying power. Lacing is quite full as well. This has a great aroma. Very fruity and tropical. Apricot pulp and nectarine and tangerine....Definitely some pineapple too...Awesome. Flavor starts out bright and fruity. Bigtime pineapple and some fleshy tangerine too. Bitterness is quite clean for a beer of 100+ claimed IBUs. Biscuity malt base does it's job, but the bright, vibrant hop flavors really shine here...even if it does create a slightly one sided DIPA. Very enjoyable and a little too easy to put back. This bomber could be gone all too quickly.

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Photo of prototypic
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It's a very light copper/amber color and is clear. Absolutely haze free. It's topped with an off-white head that's about a finger and a half deep. It took its time dissipating and left a sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell: The nose is very citrus-heavy. Strong grapefruit, mango, and light pineapple aromas roll off the top. Hops are obviously very central to this beer and do not disappoint here. They're mostly citric with a touch of pine in there for good measure. It is worth noting that there is very little malt presence. Perhaps pale malts to a minimal degree, but not much. That's a very good sign. Alcohol really doesn't come through either. I'm liking this quite a bit. For a DIPA, this is pretty much ideal (for me).

Taste: The nose is a good indicator of what lies ahead. Citrus flavors of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple are sweet and strong. The hops are very strong, flavorful, and bitter. They have an extremely tasty citric core with a bit of pine to slap you around. As the nose suggested, there's not much malt. There's a little pale, but I'm not picking up any caramel. That's a recipe for success in a DIPA. Thank you, Lagunitas, for getting "it." It's slightly yeasty toward the end. Alcohol is masked very well. Sweet and bitter finish that's a little dry.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's got a nice medium body that's pretty smooth. Carbonation's a little too active to score it any better than good. But, good it is. Drinkability is very high. Hop Stoopid has a really great flavor, goes down too easy, and isn't overly strong at 7.7% abv.

Hop Stoopid is an excellent DIPA. I'm really enjoying it. I probably appreciate it even more given my recent bad experiences with DIPAs that are way too heavy on caramel malts. Lagunitas got this one just right. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Hautacam
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the most grapefruit that I have ever tasted in a DIPA...amazing !
It's a deep amber, nice foamy head that laces forever. Smell is super floral and citrusy. Taste is sweet grapefruit candy....almost too sweet and too mouth puckeringly bitter; a hop candy kid's drink for sure....really over the top hoppy....like biting into a sugar coated grapefruit rind.
Thick and resinous, low carbonation. A steroid enhanced version of the bottle. Definitely a good whippin' from the hop vine. Thank you sir, I'll have another.

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Photo of olmatty
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a low white head with poor retention and moderate lacing, beer is a lovely crystal clear orange.

Smell- Fresh, piney and citrus hops.

Taste- Caramel and cereal malts, mostly piney and citrus hops.

Mouthfeel- Moderately carbonated, big and palate filling.

Drinkability- Lots of big bitter hops equals plenty to chew on, still went down easy.

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

22oz. brown bomber with twist-off cap. It pours a bright amber-orange gold with great clarity. A solid finger of sticky off-white foam forms and leaves a sheet of lace clinging to the glass.

Healthy hop nose of pine and citrus, not much else cutting through the intensity of the hops.

The taste is fairly hop-centric as well with notes of grapefruit, orange, mango and pine. Just a faint malt backdrop thats adds to the floral and fruity sweetness through to the bittering finish. Great hop flavor, very refreshing.

Medium full body with carbonation that adds some fluff, with a nice little astringency to the faintly warming finish.

Very drinkable hop-bomb that fits the West coast standards in a big IIPA way. As it says on the label: 102I.B.U.4U., thats some hops!

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Photo of jamie2dope
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was one of the best I had at the EBF, so I needed to get some. Thanks to Matt at Winchester W&S for letting me know exactly when it was due to arrive. Poured in to a snifter a near perfect clear orange, with two fingers of pillow like white heading. Nice pungent hops start off in the smell. The hops stay prevalent, but there is also some sweet cream involved here, along with some mild tobacco. Taste is once again dominated by resiny, piny hops...truly hop juice. At the same time it is not so overwhelming as to ruin your taste buds after drinking it. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with great carbonation, and lots of subtle nuances as the beer warms up some. Drinkability is about as good as it gets for me. This West Coast Imperial IPA is as good as any out there that I have tried. Exceptional by all standards, but the cheap price tag places it on its own. Cheers

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Photo of ralree
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Really bubbly with a nice head, but the froth is composed of the largest thinnest bubbles I've ever seen. It looks like they won't last long. Half the head is gone within 1 minute. No lacing.

S: Caramel, brown sugar and fruit with great hop backing. Brown sugar is a little strong.

T: Nice fruit esters and great hop flavor. The bitterness is top notch. The malt on this one isn't yeasty at all, and has some nice grainy body. Cannot taste the alcohol at all, which is impressive considering it's 8.2% ABV!

M: Medium-bodied, carbonation is good. A little bit astringent. Lovely.

D: Drinks nicely, goes down easy for the high ABV. Wonderful beer.

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

A: pours a clear copper into my pine belt pale ale pint glass, a two fingered pillow falls to leave a couple of milimeters of cream on top very sticky lacing

S: it's hoppy, citrus and pine all the way, caramel sweetness is faint

T: damn this is tasty! lots and lots of bitter and sweet citrus, grapefruit, pommelo, orange, tangelos, clementines, some sweet toasty carmel really subdues the bitterness of what seems to be a truckload of hops and the finish is really fuckin sweet almost makes me think I'm drinking juice, hop juice, reminds me some what of a bastar child of nugget nectar and maharajah

M: light carbonation medium body but very sticky no discernable alcohol burn

D: very tasty I drank a bomber very quickly, I could see the sweetness getting a little old after a couple bottles

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Photo of jayczar
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass, somewhat vigorously to establish a decent head.

At first nose drop I was hit with a decent amount of malt and hoppy grapefruit with a trail of vinegar.

It had a nice fizzy amber color with a relatively small head considering the vigorous pour but lacing was nice at first but fell off the glass quite quickly.

The taste was really nice with a burst grapefruit then a sweet tangerine followup reminding me briefly of Nugget Nectar.

It stood strong in the glass giving a decent feel albeit a slight bitter hoppy aftertaste which really doesn't bother me at all.

I find this to be more of an Amber Ale with lots of fruity notes which makes it a bit different but one I will definitely grab again if I see it on the shelf.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.43/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

lynx1245 brought this back from Santa Rosa. He and I (Nick) drank this as a follow up to Pure Hoppiness.

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Clear copper body with loose, off-white, 1-finger tall head. Head looks sticky, and ends up dragging some good lacing behind it. Head retention is just okay.

Smell: Juicy grapefruit and orange with a mild metallic character. Pine and dry hops too, but overall the aroma is pretty faint.

Taste: Lots of grapefruit followed by tons of funky, herbal hops. Pretty damn sweet, with a good amount of tartness and bitterness, too. Finishes very bitter. A powerful brew, but it seems a little... simple.

Mouthfeel: Pretty good amount of carbonation, but nothing overbearing. Actually feels foamy in the mouth. Kinda slick and dry as well.

Drinkability: Meh, not that great. Lots of herbal hops, which is cool, but seems to be lacking complexity. I'm not even sure if I like the flavor to be honest. Forgettable.

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Photo of NorCalYeti
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

taste- sweet hops, nice balance

color- honey-amber

clarity- clear

smell- fresh hops, citrus, fruit

body- medium-full, oily, medium-length finish

appearance- nice clean color, active carbonation, white lace

notes- good balance, hop sweetness, no hop bitterness in the finish, good beer, a little sweet

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Photo of beachbum1975
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, this is the first time I have seen this offering from Lagunita's in Ohio, so needless to say, I must try it! Shared last night with DrewOSU and newtonty as I lost my ass in poker.

22 ounce brown bomber with no freshness, (but recently delivered to Ohio). "102 I.B.U's4U" on the label - cool!

Pours a clear, golden amber with an average head. Great sticky lacing seen, as well.

Smells like a hop bomb, indeed! Big and stinging grapefruit, pineapple and cherry on the hop side with a miniscule, bready malt presence hiding in the back. This is mainly all hops, very West Coast IPA in style, like a Pliney the Elder. Nose is scathingly big and pungent...

Mouth is like the nose suggests with BIG, green and pungent hops flavors all around. This is very fresh and biting. There is a malt presence, but it's not balanced by any means! If you love the hops, this is one you must try.

You can't beat the price on this big beer, as well. Check it out!

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Photo of madtappers
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got to say this is one of the best Imperial IPAs I have every drank.

Pours a golden copper with a nice white head, and awesome hop aroma. The hops are not overpowering to taste buds, but almost the just right amount of hoppy bitterness.

I hear this is the replacement for Maximus...and boy if it is what a great replacement!

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

Poured into fluted tulip. Color is gold, low carbonation, one finger-fluffy head with considerable lacing.

Hello Bubble Yum fruit punch! A citrus bomb on the nose: tangerines, apricot, clementine oranges, some pine and a faint amount of grain.

Moderatley crips on the palate leading to much of what the aroma revealed: grapefruit meets pine which leads to a hop explosion followed by a bitter/puckery/dry finish. When can we come up with a style called "hop wine?" I think it's time.

The name says it all, drink this baby and you are skipping down the road to hop stupidity; a must for hop heads. If you are looking for balance, look elsewhere - I digress.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a fan. In absolutely no order: Strong grapefruit, huge hops. Nose is overwhelmingly - you crack the bottle and the nearly fills the room. Lots of syrupy hops in here, strong bitter presence throughout. A touch of rough-ish malt. No alcohol presence, which is nice, and an improvement over a lot of Lagunitas brews. Nothing much in the way of lacing, but it's a solid - if standard - looking copper beer with a smallish head. Body is highly carbonated. Really a big fan of this one, although I realize that I might actually prefer it as an IPA rather than a DIPA. Better than the Maximus, but still not quite as varied and flavorful as some of the best of this style. Either way, I'm a fan, and this one is a definite success from Lagunitas.

Whole Foods/ $6/22 oz

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Photo of WYVYRN527
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a couple of bottles upon arrival at the store. The beer pours a crystal-clear amber with a one-inch head that settles to a few millimeters. Carbonation is vigorous, but very fine. The aroma is extremely hoppy. Citrus notes and pine overwhelm all, but there is a sweet malty note in the backround. The taste is very green with hops. Grapefruit and pine are distinct, along with other fruity flavors. It finishes dry, yet balanced with malt. This beer is medium bodied, and resinous hops coat the palate and linger for a long time after each sip. Hop Stoopid is a beer suitable for any hophead. 102 IBUs at only 7.7% ABV? Somehow this works. And the price is very reasonable as well.

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

Poured from a 22oz brown bomber into a clear pint glass. No freshness date. Purchased from Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $4.35.

A: Burnt orange hue with respectable 2-finger off-white head with average retention but loads of lace.

S: Amazingly broad range of aromas including pineapple, mango, leafy tobacco, pine sap, and floral C-types. The edge I like though isn't there -- it is complex but benign-smelling.

T: The taste is also a bit too benign and comfortable. The softness and subtlety of the flavor includes a lot of leafy, pine, and floral hop flavors. But, again, this beer is devoid of the edge and slight harshness of a good DIPA.

M: Easy to drink with low carbonation and decent coating. Firmly medium-bodied.

D: A good DIPA but nothing too special. I like Lagunitas Maximus a lot more and there are obviously plenty of other DIPAs out there.

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

Bomber into a Brooklyn snifter.

Appearance: Lighter copper color with very little carbonation floating up, and scant lacing with less raindrops and rings than I thought would be from the quickly disappearing initial pour.

Smell: Solid all around, with a great and deep earthiness, pungent grapefruit and lighter pine mixed in, along with some sourness and citrus more of lemon.

Taste: The pungent earthy notes and grapefruit resiny flavors come to the forefront, but there's a good balance of clean malt flavors to cut the bitterness and balance everything out. Long finish, slightly dry, with citrus, sourness, and grapefruit by the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with full carbonation and a nice burst with each sip by the end.

Drinkability: Nothing transcendent, but a very good offering, especially for the price. Fitting for the hophead and also, weirdly enough, the casual DIPA drinker. Lagunitas continues making great brews.

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

A - Poured this into my Strong Beer Month 2009 globe glass. Excellent clarity, medium-light orange in color. Formed a thin off-white head but lacked head retention. Small amount of visible carbonation.

S - Did I just open up a bag of dank? It almost smells that way. Loads of piney/resiney hop aromas marry with some grapefruit.

T - Wow. This one's bursting with hop kick. The flavors tend on the piney side, mirroring the aroma. Bitterness is extraordinarily high. Malt is clean and is definitely taking a back seat to the hops. Wonderful crisp dry finish and a long, lingering bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, moderate/moderate-high carbonation. Perhaps my palette is playing a trick on me but the beer feels a bit overcarbonated. I might be confused but I think that's the only detractor as far as body goes.

D - Damn. This is one fine DIPA. The first time I had this beer was at a brewfest up in Novato. I recall being extremely impressed at the time then failing to ever pick up a bottle. When I saw this on the shelves of my local BevMo, I knew I needed to give it a shot. Very well done. Loads of hop flavor, tons of bitterness, excellent dry finish. It ain't quite Pliny the Elder but this beer is getting damn close. Kudos to the folks at Lagunitas for making one of my new favorite Imperial IPAs.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,887 ratings