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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Reviews: 2,098 | Ratings: 7,468
Photo of KBoudreau66
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22 oz. bomber from Julio's in Westboro, MA

I was at my buddies house and couldn't find a snifter to use so I had to settle for a pint glass. It pours an excellent looking, very carbonated, gold color with two fingers of white head. Leaves frothy white lacing down the entire glass.

Smells of very strong piney and earthy hops. I couldn't really detect much else besides that. Perhaps a little bit of citrusy grapefruit in the undertone.

As I expected, the taste is right on with the smell. Very piney and earthy.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonated.

I thought this was a great DIPA. I almost walked out of the store without even noticing it, but I'm glad I did. It was only around $5 for a bomber. Not my favorite DIPA, but a solid offering that is worth trying.

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

Clear dark amber with a very large three finger off white head. Very good amount of lacings. Aroma is big piney resinous hops. Taste is dark leathery citrus grapefruit orange hops with a just enough sweet rich malts. Mouthfeel is excellent and it is an easy drinker in spite of the 7.7% (on the label) abv. Exceptional beer. One of my new favorites in this style.

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Photo of pinotboy007
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Into a Duvel tulip, a beautiful deep gold with a nice carbo stream and a deep, rocky head that leaves sheets of lace. The head diminishes to a collar and each sip leaves its ring.

S - Grapefruit and pine/wet forest. Also has a bit of a tea-like scent. This is like perfume.

T - Lots going on here but the smell sums it up rather nicely. There's an interesting marmalade and Chinese spice component to this IPA that makes this all the more intriguing. It gets better as it warms.

M - Deft carbonation is there in support of the creaminess. Almost silky.

D - In spades - wonderful!

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Photo of DrDogbeer
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I just love this beer! I tried it first at the ACBF last year (about 8 samples worth) and have continued to hunt it down ever since.
Poured into a tulip- this one is a bright amber with a huge pillowy, off-white head. The smell is divine. TONS of citrusy, resiny hops dominate. Like smelling fresh squeezed tangerine with some weed thrown in. Stellar! Taste is similar- tons of citrusy and piney hops with a nice light malt backbone to not make you pucker. Good medium, slick mouthfeel and body. I could drink it all day. Send more my way!

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Photo of dsa7783
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hands-down, one of the best Imperial IPA's I've ever had the pleasure to sample...
This is more or less a clone of Troeg's Nugget Nectar... Heavy on the nectarine, tangerine, and orange essences...
Pours a copper/dark orange hue... No head, minimal lacing...
Orange-laden aroma with hints of sweet florals...
Excellent, strong, assertive flavor... nectarines, apricots, tangerines... exotic flavor...
Great stuff...
As with most classy brews, despite the hefty ABV, the alcohol is near impossible to detect...
Highly recommended...

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Photo of dukew456
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into my Lazy Magnolia glass

Pours a clear, pale amber with a nice 1.5 finger head that builds up well before receeding to a cap.

Smell is of grassy and citrusy hops with very light malt background. A piney/resiny hop character also comes through, but isn't as strong as the grassiness. Good stuff.

The hoppiness of this beer is much more subtle than most DIPA's I've had, but it is unmistakenly there. The bottle says that a hop extract was used, in order to give a "cleaner" hop character, but in my opinion the flavor is more subtle, not a biting attack on my palate. A caramel malt backbone shows itself well enough to impart some balance. A large amount of carbonation brings a crisp, light characteristic to the mouthfeel. The "lightness" on the mouthfeel might also be attributed to the subtleness of the hop character, and I could see myself putting back a few of these on draft.

This is a good DIPA, but not one of my favorites. However, I'd recommend this as a gateway to somebody who likes IPAs, but doesn't know much about DIPAs.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a crystal clear amber color with a off white head that fades somewhat quickly leaving some pretty nice lacing.

S- Smells of loads of fruity citrus, pine resin, and light caramel malts. Ripe apricots, mango, grapefruit, and peach. Pungent, floral and juicy smells wonderful.

T- A blast of ripe, tropical fruits at the start. Followed by a light malt base. Tangerines, apricots, peach juice, and grapefruit. Nice pine notes pull through as well as a hint of alcohol. Bitterness is firm and drying but not harsh. Finishes with lingering ripe fruit, citrus zest, and hop juice. Very solid brew.

M- Medium to full in body and nice carbonation.

D- Incredibly easy to drink.

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Photo of taylorhamrick
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a golden, almost amber color with a big, white/off-white head. It's perfectly clear, and the bubbles look loose and float on top like clouds, and leaves minimal lacing. Looks pretty spot on to me. The smell is nice - tropical fruits, a bit of sweet citrus, lemon/lime, with a bit of hop resin and plenty of floral notes. I can even smell a bit of sweet, powdery malts. Overall a very good smell for a DIPA, but not overwhelming by any means. The flavor is good too. I actually don't get any hint of harsh bitterness as expected, but more of a resinousy bitterness, mixed in with quite a strong, sweet malty backbone, almost raisiny or honey-flavored. Very clean with plenty of hop flavor. There's the sweet fruity taste, like plums, apples, sweet lime, and mango. The resinous feel clings to my mouth and beer exits with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is quite nice, a bit powdery and not incredibly full, but the leafy hop presence is pleasant. The lower ABV, marked as 7.7%, mixed with the decent balance (for the style), makes this one a nice drinker. There are others I'd choose over this (only a few really), but really a great effort, recommended to all and a pretty good price for a DIPA.

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Photo of morimech
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange/amber color with a large white head that has good retention. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass. Full of citrus aromas such as orange, grapefruit, tangerines, and pineapple. Big hop flavors as well. Mostly citrus with just a hint of earthy mustyness lingering in the background. That mustyness is the only hint of malt which does not seem to be important in this style. Bitterness is high without being overwhelming and harsh. Has a very good mouthfeel. Big body with low carbonation. Almost a soft texture which is unusual for a bitter brew. Almost all other brewers of DIPA's should figure out how Lagunitas got this mouthfeel. One of the better DIPAs out there but still is not something I will drink more than one bottle a couple times a year.

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Photo of Magpie14
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: a blaze with glowing golds, orange, and faint deep yellows. A delicate yellow frothy head with large bubbles. Lace was chunky and of the sticky sorts, and adhered in random order with foamy gatherings and splashes strewn about

S: nose of various tropical fruits: passion fruits and guava come to mind. It also houses the regulars of lemons, oranges, and a squeeze or two of grapefruit. Overall a rather pleasant scent of candied fruit in the nose

T: tastes like the plethora of smells. Starts with sweet fruits of pineapples, passion and star fruits, oranges, brown sugared caramel sweetness rolled in a handful of pine needles. I do a gather pale malty character with soft biscuity flavors, this flavor is just in passing during the sip...or chug rather.
It does get a bit sticky sweet at times, however it is not that bad. Still the sweeter side nips and covers up some of the hop flavors and keeps thing from being to bitter. This could be a good or bad thing for some people, I don't mind

M: now, I am finding this beer very easy to put back. Body is a good mild with a sweet finish. It is moving towards creamy at times and the carbonation makes the tongue feel alive at times. The finish has a nice spicy hop beat at the back of the tongue.

D: if I was to describe (or recommend) this beer to anyone the first words that would come to mind are: hops and sweet. It is definitely a spicy hop rocket, no doubts about that, but the brew also carries a saccharine sugary edge that makes for an very enjoyable brew

pairs great with Joe Walsh's second studio album...

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

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. 03/16/09.

Pours a clear orange-amber color with almost an inch of soft whitish head. The head dropped slowly leaving moderate lacing, great retention. Aroma is malty with a fresh and solid floral hop aroma.

Taste starts with slightly sweet biscuity malt. That is joined by strong citrus and grapefruit flavors. The finish is packed with bitter herbal, citrusy, and piny hops. The bitterness doesn't seem near as high as the label suggests (102 IBU). It could use a little more malt to balance it out.

Feel is medium-bodied with plenty of carbonation. Somewhat resiny with a bone-dry finish. The alcohol is nowhere to be found in the taste or feel. Drinkability is very good for such a big beer. The bottle went quickly, and the alcohol crept up on me.

Overall, a very good imperial IPA. Great hop aroma and taste, and very easy to drink. Probably my favorite beer so far from Lagunitas, and very affordable at $4 a bottle.

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Photo of kenn
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 22 oz bottle into a small tulip glass to keep in aroma then the rest into a pint glass, smells sweet at first more fruit than pine. looks like copper in a glass.minimal head and lacing. taste of hops envelopes the whole mouth with lingering bitterness thats not overpowering.this is a very good beer that i would buy again.

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Photo of smanders
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottled beer (22 oz.) was poured into a British pint glass for evaluation - 7.7% ABV

Appearance - light copper with a nice, white head. Lacing was minimal.

Smell - Sweetness in a glass - grapefruit, orange, heavy pine. This beer smells great!

Taste - So close to Nugget Nectar I had to check the bottle to ensure I grabbed the right one. If you prefer your DIPA a little lighter in the malt department, this is your beer.

Mouthfeel - Almost creamy up front. Dare I say "crisp?"

Drinkability - High! I love how the bitterness melds perfectly with the sweetness in this great representation of a DIPA. If you enjoy Troeg's Nugget Nectar, give Hop Stoopid a shot. You'll be glad you did.
And with Whole Foods (Fairfax) charging $4.49 for a 22oz, I consider this beer a bargain.

Serving type: bottle

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

Poured from bottle into a pint glass a little warmer than normal (~55-60), to enjoy the hoppy aroma and let the flavor come out. The light copper color which it poured, turned out to be a bit stronger than it's looks let on. I was impressed at the drinkability of this delicious IPA, given its high ABV. It had a nice balance of bitterness and sweetness to the finish.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a amber tinted brown with two-finger white head that dies slowly and leaves lace everywhere. An unbelievable hop smell, with citric notes coming out as well as floral hops and hints of sweet malts. A very smooth, almost creamy medium-bodied DIPA that has a great hop bite to it (finishes dry) and is balanced w/ a slight sweet malt sensation. It is simple but effective; overflowing with hops, light sweet malts and a high ABV that is hidden means this is one classic DIPA that I need to stock up on.

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Photo of merlin48
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bomber pours a hazy amber body with a creamy medium sized beige head. Plenty of patchy lace.

Aroma is huge. Citrusy tropical fruits are front and center, with notes of orange marmelade, mango, pink grapefruit, and mango. Toasted caramel is prominent, as well.

Mouthfeel has a medium full body with a zingy carbonation that holds everything together. Slightly chewy with a big caramel maltiness.

Taste has a juicy citrus marmelade character. Orange, pineapple, and pink grapefruit reign supreme. Chewy caramel is prominent. Alcohol is cleverly concealed. The carbonation works deftly to mold the malt and hops into an ideal resonance.

Extremely drinkable, very tasty, and priced cheaply enough to make it a certain favorite. I think I paid $3.99 for this 22 oz bottle at Green's in Atlanta. Nice to see a world class DIPA at an affordable price.

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Photo of chezztone
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

You gotta love Lagunitas, huh? The appearance rating goes up to 5 not just because of the lovely dark gold liquid inside, but because of the label. Is it a parody of some American nativist painting? An in-joke about the "stoop"? I tell you, I'd even give an extra point for the doggie on the cap. Lagunitas just takes such care of its beers from the outside in and the bottom up. I don't work there or have anything to do with the company! And I live in Portland, where we have so many fine brewers. But I'll grab any new Lag I spot at the store. And that's another big thing to love -- Lagunitas is always coming out with new and special beers. And (unlike many other brewers) they keep 'em all at the same price, even the high-gravity, high-hops ones. Like this beaut, Hop Stoopid. I tried it at a beer festival this summer and dug it. Finally get to peacefully drink 22 oz in my own home. Hops galore, lotsa alcohol too, but all so gracefully blended into the full experience. Even if you don't usually like the IIPAs you might try this one. Real nice and well-mannered through its fierceness -- if other IIPAs are wild beasts, this one is a friendly but scary watchdog -- like that doggie on the bottlecap. Cheers!

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

Way above average IIPA out there, and for the price it's outstanding. Rich hope pine fruit thick texture. Nice persistant balanced finish. Bitter is intigrated. Really a bold big IIPA that is still balanced. Becoming my favorite IIPA for the price / consistancy / deliciousness.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pretty golden color with a strong head and super lacing.

Smells like hops -- pine and floral and hay. Taste is mainly the same -- it's a hop bomb. As the hops fade you get some nice sweetness, maybe a little honey flavor.

Feels light and clingy in the mouth. I could probably drink a dangerous amount of this beer. I like it.

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

Pours thick and viscous, producing a very bright, very orange-y, very nice deep golden color with a decent sized white head that quickly fades to some thin lacing.

Smell is very strong grapefruit, powdered sugar, lemon peel and some nice fresh hops.

Taste is bitter, very, very grapefruity! I love that from an IPA. There is little to no alcohol burn. Wow, that is some seriously hoppy stuff and yet its pretty well balanced so despite my dried out tongue there are nice hints of malt sweetness to even things out.

Very easy drinking for the high ABV, I can do a bomber of one of these, no problem! Great stuff, probably my favorite offering from Lagunitas although I really dig their Brown Shugga too!

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Photo of cavedave
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Fifty degrees from a bomber into a Kapuziner glass. Nose is pure grapefruit fading to pineapple. Nice creamy thin head, with thick arms of lace. Front of sip pure grapefruit, finishing earthy, dry, just a hint of pine and sweet malt. Mouthfeel excellent, not overly resinous, carbonation perfect. Goes down easily, perhaps overly so, alcohol hidden in the fine balance of flavor. Nose becomes more pineapple as it warms, and finish begins to add more malt to the mix. A wonderful beer, better than Moylander and Double Dog, the only others of this style high ibu I've enjoyed. 3.69 at Hannaford, you can't go wrong with this one!

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Photo of aforbes10
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle from the Davis Co-Op. Pours a nifty orange brown, clear and sparkling. Big pillowy, draft-like head with crusty lacing. Smells strongly of grapefruit and mangoes. Resin filled hops and sweet malt. A real pleasure on the nose. Flavor is a winner too. More grapefruit, more mango, some tangerine and pine...all on top of a nice sweet malt base. Very, very tasty. Bitterness obvious on the first couple of sips but settles down afterwards to more of an afterthought. Medium to full bodied...creamy, velvety. Lagunitas is very hit or miss for me, but this one is a home run. Awesome IIPA, a cut above some of the other big ones out here on the west coast, which is saying something.

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

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is a deep golden hue capped by a small creamy white head that leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. Strong, acrid hops dominate the aroma, with notes of grass and cannabis and a very mild biscuity sweetness in the background. Palate is full of bitter, floral hops up front, balanced by a faintly sweet malt character. Finish is full of grass and grapefruit, with a lasting bitterness. Body is slightly sticky, just about perfect for the style. While the alcohol isn't exactly integrated, it's not really a problem. This is one of the more assertive imperial IPAs I've had recently, and at under $4/bottle, I'll definitely be buying more soon.

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

Picked up this 22oz bomber at the Davis Co-op for $4.49. Bottle comes from the newer batch that has dropped the 'Sonoma Farmhouse' moniker.

Pours a medium golden amber with a slightly off-white thick foamy head. Lots of sticky lacing remains as my glass empties.

This nose on this beer reminds me a lot of the Elder. Gobs of citrus here, with perhaps a touch more pine and sweetness than RR's awesome example of the style.

The hints of pine come through on the first sip, with a nice balance of what you would expect from a Cali IIPA... typical 'American' citrusy hops, a basic malt presence, and a nice clean finish. The sweetness seems to come out a bit more as I begin the second half of the bottle.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy for the style, and carbonation is big, but feels the slightest bit soft due to the heavier mouthfeel. Alcohol is noticeable, especially considering the 7.7% abv quoted on the bottle. Finish is sweet and sticky.

I will drink this whole bomber quite quickly. This is a very good beer, and probably the best thing I've had from Lagunitas yet.

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Photo of DoctorDog
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pint 6 oz bottle into a snifter.

A- Sparkling clear copper/amber. Pours with ~1 1/2 fingers of off white head, which fades slowly to a thin cap, leaving ample lacing as consumed.

S- Plentiful pine and grapefruit hoppiness delights the nose immediately upon pouring. After getting over the initial hoppy rush, some sweet notes can be noted in the mix.

T- The expected grapefruit and pine hoppiness explosion, with a fantastically bitter finish. Some malt sweetness works its way nicely into the mix to provide some counter punch to the bitterness. Alcohol's presence is not noted. Quite delicious.

M- Moderately high carbonation with a bit of a crisp bite, but still goes down quite smoothly. Nice and dry on the finish, but with a fair amount of residual oiliness.

D- Outstanding....

Future outlook: This was fantastic. I'm sure I'll want to give it another whirl sometime.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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