Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Hop StoopidHop Stoopid

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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Photo of thebeeve
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The "Beer Review Tips" tips include the hint "All '5''s should be rare". Agreed, but this is THAT good. I don't know what I'd do to improve this except make it a year round beer and put it into six packs. The taste is very clean/crisp. Very well balanced. Right off the bat this beer jumped to among my very favorite.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 6 oz bottle:

Poured a solid amber color with a nice thick white head that was pretty well retained, including a small thin cap that lasted throughout the beer.

Solid pine and citrus hop aroma.

Taste was extremely bitter on first taste and then mellowed, but it followed the nose really well. Didn't find the taste overly complex, but still pretty tasty.

The beer had a medium body feel to it with good carbonation and it was pretty smooth. Drinkability suffers from the bitterness a bit. Overall a really good beer.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a dark copper colored amber with a huge light tan head.

S- There is a huge bouquet of citrusy hops in the aroma. Despite the huge amount of hops, this is one is very balanced. There is a lot of malt in the background supporting all the hops.

T- The taste like the aroma is deliciously balanced between the malt and hops. The taste starts out with a sweet maltiness and a touch of caramel. The hops quickly roll in creating a nice lingering bitter finish. If it wasn't for the hops, this beer would be far too sweet, but the hops do a great job of balancing this one out.

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- The sweetness is a little much at times and hurts the drinkability a tad, but regardless this is a fine DIPA that is highly recommended!

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Photo of TheMistler
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pleasingly bright and clear orange brown. A good, thick head, rather big-bubbled. Nice retention. Lots of sticky lacing.

Grapefruit. The nose is nearly all hops. Herbal notes, as well. A slight hint of malt sweetness.

Biscuit malt, hops building on top of that. Grapefruit and malt-sweetened citrus. Herbal bittering. Slightly sticky, very dry finish. Bitter aftertaste.

Very creamy feel. Sometimes it seems to verge on a slightly unpleasant syrupiness, but it never gets there, thankfully. ABV is very well hidden, evidenced only by a bit of numbing that builds as you get through the 22 ounces. A bit heavy to have anything more than is in the bomber.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Just a really clear light copper color with a finger and a half of white head. Great lacing as well.

S: Probably overdone hops. Who cares? This is a nicely hopped beer. Tons of bitterness in the nose but complimented by some citrus. Sap. Just quite a bit of it. A little bit of grass then I get some stuff that I really cannot describe. A little of for a Double IPA.

T: Kind of like the nose. Quite a bit of hop up front. A nice mix of floral and citrus. The bitterness is the finish is quite noticeable. Just a very nice classic take on a DIPA.

M: A little bit syrupy. Fairly light though despite that which helps out with drinkability.

D: For the price and taste this is a damn fine DIPA. Check that for the price it is probably one of the best DIPAs out there. Glad this is going to be a year round release. Lagunitas might not make the best beers but damn do they not make some of the best affordable beers.

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Photo of Bubba83
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a standard pint glass at about 40 degrees or so to start out. Dusted this badboy off in about an hour though so it definitely warmed during the session. I don't understand how I've waited this long to review such a great beer. Yeah you already know I'm a fanboy wanna fight about it?!?!?

Appears a little lighter than you might expect actually. Then again at just 7.7% ABV it kind of makes sense. Definitely an amber type color with some soft shades of brown in there, but nothing too dark. Awesome head and lacing, a thin layer definitely sticks around to the finish and it's really fluffy stuff.

Aroma is nearly all pine, which coincidentally is my favorite smell in the world of beer... Underneath the pine I get a little grassyness and sweet bread with a bit of pepper.

I nearly gave the taste a 5, but we wouldn't want this beer to rate about PTE now would we??? All kidding aside, it really isn't quite as complex as Pliny the Elder. There's enough of a sweet bready taste in the foreground to clash with the intense hoppiness to come. The hoppiness does come quickly though and never really lets up. First it starts like freshly mown grass, then gets a little spicy before turning into a pine tree. Yes, seed in the ground, many years pass, pine tree. Believe it or not though I got some background pineapple flavor which I absolutely adore.

Mouthfeel flat out cannot be improved upon. I think the feel may be better than any of the other DIPAs I've had, and I've had almost all the top DIPAs. It's just perfect. Vibrant at first, plenty of carbonation without being too thin. The right amount of chewyness, and the head is just pure fluffy goodness.

What an amazing elixir. I like it about as much as Pliny the Elder and I'm not ashamed to say that. I wish I could put this side by side with Dreadnaught though because I feel like that comparison is perhaps a little more similar. It's just been too long since I've had Dreadnaught (little over a year) Really great drinkability though, goes down easy, raw bitterness leaves you wanting more, and the alcohol isn't really apparent in any way shape or form.

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Photo of aglose45
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For the first time, I'm actually sitting here with a beer and my laptop, and I'm reviewing it as I consume it. Poured from a bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A: Beautiful golden brown color, with a one inch thick, off-white head. Nice lacing left behind on the inside of the glass.

S: A bit of citrus/ orange scent is initially detected. This is quickly followed by some piney hops and then gives way to some sweet, bread-like maltyness.

T: The first sip out of the glass was of a tart citrus fruit, possibly grapefruit. After a few sips the hop profile turns towards a more pine flavor. Also, as this happens, the malt character becomes more prominent. I was picking up some sweet breadyness, and a hint of sweet fruits - I couldn't pick out what exactly it was though. During the final third of the beer, the tart citrusy flavor started to become prominent once again (orange and lemon I believe). The flavor os this beer is well balanced, however, I prefer a more hop dominated IIPA.

M: Light to medium bodied in the mouth. There is a very nice film of oiliness from the hops left in my mouth as I progress through this beer - this is very enjoyable. The carbonation on this one is pretty much spot on.

D: This beer is fairly drinkable. It has a relatively lower abv when compared to some other beers in this style. I could put down two of these bombers in one sitting, but I wouldn't want to waste the few remaining ones that I have.

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Photo of ottovon
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear, light orange-copper color. white 2 finger head. nice lacing down the glass.

S: huge smell of grapefruit and citrus. some pine in there. the malt is very subtle in the nose. smells some what like toffee.

T: grapefruit and some orangey citrus come out in the taste. there is bitterness and piney-ness in the finish. some caramel malt in there as well. some acidity in the finish as well.

M: medium mouth feel and moderate carbonation.

D: a very tasty DIPA. i could drink a couple of these.

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Photo of GPHarris
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a three-fingers thick fluffy, tan head into a tulip and left thick lacing and sheeting throught. the body was a clear orange color.
s - grapefruit and hops hit the nose as soon as i pop the cap. that stays consistent throughout with a slight sweetness underneath it all.
t - hoppy but not overwhelming. grassy, piney and grapefuit flavors with a hint of chocolate sweetness (really?).
m - smooth and creamy.
d - good sipper. you can taste the hops on your tongue long after you swallow.

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Photo of chinabeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber. no date found. tasted in early april 2009

clear copper with amber tones. foamy, off-white 2-finger head. fades to wispy layer and ring. one ring of lace on top, then the rest is almost continuous and curtain-like.

aroma: fresh grapefruit juice, zest of both grapefruit and orange, fresh pine, floral notes. some subtle apple esters underneath introduce you to the caramelized malts, but they are also just a background role.

taste: hops provide an actual fruity and citrusy sweetness, melding with the caramel maltiness, before transition to resinous, piney bitterness, but definitely not as aggressive as you'd think with the "102 IBU" claim on the label. floral notes peek through again, but really, this is all about the hops! the malt is not complex, but it's just solid enough to play backup.

medium body, smooth, almost syrupy. resinous flash, but overall very, very smooth. moderate, complementary carbonation, sometimes even creamy.

hop extract be damned - i want more of this!

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Photo of PatrickJR
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Somewhere between orange and amber, almost completely clear. Two fingers of white head rise and fall quicker than I'd expect. Minimal to moderate lacing with a persistent cap.

S - Typical big hop aroma; huge pine and secondary grapefruit aromas. Some fruit smells float around as well with notes of apricot. Caramel/butterscotch from the malt plays around in the background. Good stuff, but as far as massive hop bombs go, it's nothing we haven't seen before.

T - Moderate careml-esque sweetness with fruity notes from the hops and touches of pine. Fruitiness dies down mid palate but a strong toasted malt backbone holds things together. Moderately bitter grapefruit pith kicks in with accompanying grapefruit peel flavor. Bitter and some slightly salty flavor dry things out for the most part, though some caramelly/buttery sweetness lingers in the aftertaste.

M - Decent and solid for the style. Medium to full bodied with a moderate to low carbonation. Quite smooth.

D - A good DIPA, as most DIPAs are. There's not anything remarkable or unique about this brew aside from the amazing price. Very drinkable and a good, affordable DIPA to keep on hand. Definitely a repear purchase.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle from mjl21...thanks Mike!

A- Poured into pint glass. Pours nice semi-hazy golden orange color with a 3/4 inch off white head. This takes a little while to die down but leaves nice sticky lacing on the sides the entire time I drink the beer.

S- Big piney fruity hop scent. This smells kind of a little sweet. Nice carmel malt undertones balance this beer out nicely. But by far the hops take over this beer.

T- Nice crisp hop bite from the get go. Very fruity upfront with a good malty bitter hop taste bringing up the rear. Good tasting DIPA for sure.

M- This is slightly on the medium to heavy side. The only reason I would even say heavy is because it seems a little thicker than most DIPA's almost a little syrupy. It coats the tounge in a sweet malty/bitter hoppy combo that lasts long after the drink. Good carbonation brings this beer up.

D- I really like this DIPA and would have to say if I could get it around here I would. Nothing too over the top but it is a damn tasty beverage never the less. Would be a staple in my fridge if I could make it a reality.

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Photo of horshack7
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: My first Hop Stoopid Poured into snifter is a golden orange. With a very foamy and lacey head that is also very thick. It leaves good lacing as the head thins out.

Aroma: Big floral hopiness with incredible sour fruit esters. There are slight hints of grapefruit and the smallest hints of sweetness from the malts. Hops dominate the aroma big time.

Taste: A huge crisp mouthfeel what a bite from this monster. Hops and more hop bitterness release it's self rapidly a certified hop bomb. Lot's of sour fruitiness and floral bitterness.

Notes: This is such a wonderful example of what a double i.p.a should be. Cheers

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Photo of BirdFlu
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange with thick, foamy white heady. Very floral hop character in the aroma and flavor. A slight bit of sweetness in there as well. Very refreshing and crisp, much more floral then fruity. Well-balanced mouth.. full, basically exactly what you'd expect. Oerall its certainly delicious and very good, but its not really that different than any other very hoppy beer. Not too much of an individual.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- As clear as water with a golden-orange, light-amber color. Nice, big, orange-cream colored head with some bigger bubbles and a frothy consistency. Nice retention and lacing.

S- Sweet, tropical fruit salad covered in hops. Mostly American hops common to west coast ales. Cascade, Amarillo, maybe some Chinook for that pine touch.

T- Sweetness is minimal for a DIPA and the bitterness tops the charts. Nothing is really overpowering or cloying though. Unless one's not a hop head. But then why would one pick up this brew with 102 I.B.U. 4 U? Overall impression is piney/grapefruit bitterness on top of fruity esters like pineapple and melon(cantaloupe?).

M- Very clean with a light body for a DIPA of 1.085 O.G. Carbonation is also light and foamy.

D- This goes quick for a substantial DIPA. Even without food. Good with Romano cheese nonetheless.

Great beer from Lagunitas. Totally changes my view of hop extracts.

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Photo of natasharai
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with a frothy creamy off white head that dissipated to a thin layer leaving a nice amount of lacing down my glass. The beer is a light orange golden color and very clear.

Smell: Pine hops, some caramel malt, and some floral aroma.

Taste: Pine hops, citrus like grapefruit, nice sweet malt and bitter hop combination, pretty basic overall. Nice grassy fresh flavor as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, slightly syrupy, okay amount of carbonation, some hop tingle on the tongue, a bit bitter, and leaves mouth with a sweet/stickey feel and very slight dry feel.

Overall: Pretty good drinkability, great basic DIPA, considering the price and availability this is a great DIPA to keep on hand. Nothing is overwhelming in the flavor.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crystal clear honey amber pour with a thin and wispy white head.

Aroma: Candied grapefruits, orange slices, a hint of pine in the background. Very clean fermentation character. Just a hint of carmel malt sweetness to balance all the citrus hop aromas.

Flavor: Wow! All things citrus, pine, and powdery hop resins coalesce to slam the tongue with American hop goodness! There is some sweet bread character in the background but this beer is definitely tilted to the hop bitterness. Finish is clean, bitter, and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, high, prickly carbonation, slightly oily. No alcohol heat and no hop derived astringency.

Overall impression: A big, citrusy, American IPA. There isn't enough malt or alcohol punch to be a Double IPA. But it is very good and all about the hops. Nicely done.

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Photo of berserker256
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought a 22 ounce bottle for $3.99 at the local upscale market. My bottle says 8.0% alcohol as opposed to the 7.70% listed. Nice orange and copper hued appearance with a dense cream head. Awesome hoppy pine grapefruit and orange aroma. Very clean and sweet. As perfect as I've smelled. The great hoppyness is abundant in the taste but the bitterness is very mild and pleasant. Mild citrus notes. Very much reflects the great aroma. Pretty easy drinking. Not too heavy or syrupy at all considering the style and ABV. Awesome IPA. Hard to beat. Among the best I've ever had.

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Photo of drunkboxer1
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber/golden color with a off white head. The head thins out as you drink it but it leaves a lot of lacing. Smells of fresh American hops, piney and slightly citrusey. Tastes a hell of a lot like grapefruit from the hops. This is common in a lot of DIPAs I've had, but I've never had one that had it this obvious. There's a lot of hop bitterness, but it doesn't overwhelm the beer. I've had pale ales that "taste" more bitter, despite the 102 IBU scrawled across the top of the label. This is a fairly hyped beer and I was afraid it wasn't gonna live up to it but it does. I have a feeling the scores on this one will be very high, but I think I like Stone's interpretation of the beer better. I don't feel like I should score it lower since its so well balanced though.

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Photo of Squelch
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Very nice. Crystal clear. Tan colored. Quickly dissipatin head.

Smell: "C" hops all the way. Strong hop aroma. no malt aroma. Very much to style.

Taste: Perfect. Wonderful balance. Zero hop harshness. Fruity orangey hops with a complext malt balance. Nicely done. A new favorite.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than I would have expected. Very nice. Excellent

Drinkability: Wow. What can I say. Virtually flawless. With more head retention and a bit more variability in the nose, this would be a 5 all the way across. Don't pass this one up.

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Photo of SeanRedd
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear amber syrup divides liquid malt extract with spicy, herbal hop flavor and aroma. Aroma is excellent; spicy and piny. The view is clean as a maple syrup pilsner with spider web lacing around the pint. Grainy, boozey syrup dominate the character with citrus peel, pineapple, and tropical fruit burn riding long. Amateur hour. What ever happened to clean 2 row and a heavy, well thought out hop distribution?

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Photo of JRed
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber with orange hues. Soft pillowy white head. Pine, evergreen, alcohol in the nose. Sweet, citrus syrup, orange peel, alcoholic booze finish with hop soap coating the tongue. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. A warming double IPA that is not an aggressive drink and there is something enjoyable about the oily slickness of the potion especially in the summertime. Its not the greatest of Double IPA's but worth trying.

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Photo of beveritt
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

P: Poured from a bomber into a standard pint glass. Label depicts a somewhat derelict looking barn with the phrase 104 IBU 4 U written above. No freshness date.

A: Pours with 2 1/2 fingers of very light tan head. this settles slowly to a rocky coating of foam, leaving behind substantial lacing. The beer itself is amber and perfectly clear, somewhat unusual for a 102 IBU beer. No sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Strong aroma of citrus and a bubblegum like sweetness.

Taste: Hop spiciness is not as forward in the taste as in the smell, somewhat subdued actually. Oily/greasy off flavors, reminds me of onion rings. Vegetable bitterness is noticeable, with a medium hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is okay.

Drinkability: Looks and smells great, but some strange off flavors. My wife likened them to old hops wrapped in wet newspaper. Would have been a drain pour for me, but I just gave my pint glass to her. Probably my first and only try sampling of this one.

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Photo of Derek
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Bronze with an off-white head, some retention, excellent lacing.

S: Great hop nose: tangerine, nectarine, grass, pine.

T: Solid bitterness that isn't harsh, I'd say it was more like 85 IBU than 102; Pine, nectarine, tangerine, grass, hints of biscuity malt, alcohol is well hidden.

M: Well-attenuated moderate body has an off-dry finish with a slight hop acidity.

D: Very drinkable for a hop head.

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Photo of Natural510
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark golden color with decent head. Leaves a nice lacing (for the style).
Smells sweet...very floral and fruity, as of jasmine flowers. Expected pine note is present but subdued. Very inviting.
Sweet without being cloying. Grapefruit and a bit of lemon, sure, but I'm also getting some hints of pear and mango. Forest pine, again, kicks around in the background. The hops are in-your-face but completely balanced by the malt. The bitterness is far from overwhelming...almost an afterthought.
The mouthfeel is sensational. Many IPAs and DIPAs overwhelm the palate with hop bite, but the hops are more for flavor here. The brew goes down extremely smooth, like a lager. The kick is residual. One is left savoring the flavors rather than attempting to overcome the extreme bitterness to find the other elements. Alcohol content is hardly noticeable in flavor, only in later effect.

This rivals my other favorite DIPA Hopslam in the flavor and drinkability departments. I don't think you could find a better balanced beer of the style. An example of bigger being better but not in the manner one would initially expect.
A winner.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 7,573 ratings.
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