Hop Stoopid 411

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by gwdavis, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. gwdavis

    gwdavis Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Georgia

    I'm looking for any sort of information that you all have to offer regarding Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale. I recently acquired one while I was down in Florida, and I have heard some good things. However, nothing in particular as far as comparisons/flavor profile. Any help at all would be appreciated!
  2. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    Not to sound like a dick, but maybe you could just read reviews or drink it?
  3. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,807) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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  4. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    It stands up to Pliny the Elder imo.

    Having said that, feel free to come at me :wink:
  5. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 Tennessee

  6. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (152) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    It is amazing. 102 IBU and very tropical fruity hops. Lots of residual sweetness from the malt too. The bottle date is a Julian Code that is typically on the neck the the bottle. The first 3 digits are the day of the year it was brewed.

    Price wise; it is probably the best DIPA you can get.

    Enjoy it ASAP
  7. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (728) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    it is made from hop extract, which is probably why you can buy it so cheaply. But it still amazing.
  8. bccocx

    bccocx Zealot (553) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    There are some clones out there if you're curious as to what kind of ingredients it has
  9. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    This matters nothing to me, its an amazing beer overall!!
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  10. gwdavis

    gwdavis Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Georgia

    Thanks, man. I appreciate it. And I suppose I owe SeaOfShells and SammyJaxxxx an apology for wasting their time.
  11. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,105) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Check out the jamil show called can you brew it. Free itunes download. Jamil talks to the head brewer about it. You would be surprised what goes into that bad motha.
  12. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    For as hoppy as it is, it's very balanced. And a great price too.
  13. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    Just had one last night. Great beer except mine tasted a bit old. Couldn't find a bottle date. But it was still great at 5$ and it's a steal when its fresh.
  14. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    You didn't waste anyone's time. I just made a suggestion. Didn't you know that if you preface something with "not to sound like a dick, but..." you aren't allowed to take offense?
  15. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Meyvn (1,167) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Extract is usually slightly more expensive per bittering unit than pellets or whole cones. Extract is usually used to reduce loss not really to cut cost. Pliny the Younger uses extract too, at some point if you add more hops you lose too much wort to make a beer worth brewing.
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  16. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Yep, so does Pliny the Elder. The extract allows the brewers to increase late hop additions for flavor.
  17. JimSmetana

    JimSmetana Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Illinois

    Right! I bought 2 bombers at my local grocery store for $3.99 each. Haven't tried it yet.
    Now I am psyched....
  18. TheNoodleIncident

    TheNoodleIncident Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2012 New York

    Everyone keeps talking about how great this beer is, and it's readily available by me, BUT NEVER FRESH!! Like not even close, almost always at or past the expiration date. One time I bought one anyway, and it was so-so. Which is so frustrating, because it sounds like a great deal for a great IPA IF I COULD GET IT FRESH.
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  19. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 California

    I was gonna say "Not to sound like a dick, but maybe you could just drink it." Not just so you'd know what it tastes like, but so you'd know what it tastes like FRESH. If you wait a week to drink it, that's a week of fade that didn't need to happen. I blame you, OP...
  20. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,019) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I was daydreaming today about this beer in 12 oz format.
  21. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Which makes you wonder why you find it necessary to preface your recommendation with that point.

    Not being a dick, just a thought to think about when things get too serious
  22. bankerandrew

    bankerandrew Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 California

    ^ this... one of the best tasting beers you can get if you like full flavored hoppy beers!
  23. gwdavis

    gwdavis Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Georgia

    I see what you mean. No harm, no foul, man. My apology comment was meant to be fairly sarcastic. All this talk about it regarding extract is sort of what I was looking for from folks.
  24. NHbeerfishing

    NHbeerfishing Devotee (406) Dec 31, 2012 New Hampshire
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    It's pretty good, but can't stand up to basically any DIPA from Hill Farmstead, Lawsons or Alchemist. It's what I can get from the local beer store when we run out of "the really good stuff". It's on the same level as Firestone and some of the other "clear" double ipas.
  25. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    With that said, I like Hop Stoopid quite a bit. I don't drink it as much as I used to, but nevertheless, it was one of the first IIPAs I truly fell in love with. World Class.
  26. gwdavis

    gwdavis Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Georgia

    Well, with that said, I will thank you for your input. I feel like we've really turned a corner here.
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  27. DrLasers

    DrLasers Initiate (160) Apr 18, 2011 California

    At least once a month for the last few years I grab one out of the cooler at the local liquor store. You know what? I'm going to go get one right now. Thanks gwdavis.
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  28. gwdavis

    gwdavis Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Georgia

    My pleasure. I aim to please.
  29. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    The only thing with Lagunitas year-around IPAs is, how do I know how fresh the bottle are?
  30. NateMac13

    NateMac13 Devotee (460) Apr 10, 2011 Illinois

    I picked up a bomber of this the other day for $4.99. I liked it a lot. A good amount of pine in it, so if you're not a fan of that then be aware. I liked Sucks better.
  31. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (84) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    lagunitas just started distributing here in the past couple of months and the maximus and hop stoopid bottles we are getting are already well past their prime. bummer.

    have found myself still enjoying lil sumpin wild a lot though even with a few months on it. different, but real nice still.
  32. Brunite

    Brunite Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    It is my fervent hope that they brew this out of the new Chicago brewhouse and that the local shops are lined with FRESH bottles of this. Fresh Hop Stoopid and fresh Maximus are all I need to make my hop dreams come true. I don't need fancy, exotic, overpriced, or hard to obtain. This stuff is good enough and at its price-point.....I'm done!
  33. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Best DIPA bomber for the price first off. 4.79 here in NC. I saw it is compared to Pliny above. That is insane. It doesn't even come close to such as Ruination, Palate Wrecker, Hopslam, or any other top DIPAs out there. And Pliny blows those away. It is good, not great, so DRINK it! It's on the price level of dfh 90 min, but much better.
  34. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (2,714) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    Yes the beers from Vermont are better, but dogging Lagunitas and Firestone isn't cool. Excellent year round DIPA's and when I see them fres, I purchase often. I don't have to drive to Vermont and hope they didn't run out yet.
  35. jollygoodfellow

    jollygoodfellow Initiate (133) Jan 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    The best value for the dollar if you're talking strictly year round DIPA bomber pkging. $3.99 makes it an easy choice.
  36. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aspirant (204) Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
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    i stopped buying it because of no bottle dating. it is great fresh, but can be a year old and you'd never know.
  37. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (295) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    I love that there's a regular stream of new people who've never experienced the richness
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  38. NHbeerfishing

    NHbeerfishing Devotee (406) Dec 31, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Definitely not dogging these brews, it's just what I buy from "Barbs" or "Bert's" (you must hit these if from NH) when I run out of Heady T's, Abner, Double Galaxy(recently), Society & Solitude #4 & #5(sometimes),Hopzilla, Kiwi(not my fav but still way better),Double Sunshine(almost never). Even some of the single Ipas and pale ales including Susan, Edward,Riwaka Fist-full-o and Triple play are deeper than any Lagunitas offering. I'm only saying that hop stoopid and even l-sucks can't mess with the above mentioned. It is definitely one of the best cheap "craftish" bombers we can get in NH for sure. The Dogfish we get must be old because the 90s taste boozy and aren't fun to drink.
  39. gwdavis

    gwdavis Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Georgia

    I noticed that last night, as well. After reading a much earlier post in this thread about the dating being on the neck, I checked and saw nothing. I did call the bottle shop I got it from, and they assured me the bottle wasn't more than a week old when I bought it last week. Still, no excuse in not having the date listed on the bottle.
  40. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (152) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Lagunitas does bottle date. It can be a little tough to find but look for a long number printed around the neck of the bottle. This is the Julian code. There are a few threads about it that go into more detail I believe. Try holding the bottle up to the light to help locate it
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