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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,934 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,934
Reviews: 2,063
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 259
Gots: 1,105 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Ratings: 6,934 | Reviews: 2,063
Photo of ckornmannn
3.2/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I'm used to an imperial IPA having some malt presence, maybe more than a standard IPA. This is all hops hops hops. The hoppiest beer I've had but there isn't much else that I can detect going on here.

Photo of pat61
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant gold to amber under a dense persistent 3” clingy cream colored foam collar.
S: The fragrance is just above mid-range with grapefruit and grapefruit rind, spice and malt.
T: Big malt flavors give way to a grapefruit rind bitterness with citrus, herbs and spice, faint cardamom. The brewer places more emphasis on hop flavors and character than on hop bitterness.
F: Creamy medium body, very soft carbonation.
O: A deliscious mix of big hop flavors and big malt with a moderate hop bitterness.

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

Go figure. Finally got to try this one. I see this all over the place but it's always six months old or something. Anyway, had this on draft and was not not disappointed. Very citrus forward and what I detected was a touch of berries. A pretty good, smooth and easy drinking dipa. Wish I could find bottles fresh so I could drink more often.

Photo of QHOFF
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can't beat the price to taste ratio

Photo of EMV
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass

L: Pours a clear deep amber with a generous white head. The head falls rapidly and laces the glass.

S: Great hop bouquet (evergreens and citrus), malts, and fresh baked bread.

T/F: Bitter hops at the forefront with a nice mix of sweet-ish malts and bitter hops at the finish. Slightly warming from the alcohol. Moderately carbonated and resinous.

O: This is a delicious Imperial IPA, and one of my first true craft beer 'loves'. Every time I revisit Hop Stoopid it's like running into an old friend. I love what Lagunitas does with their brews and this is probably one of their best.

Photo of Ffrraatt
2.17/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Love other Lagunitas offerings and so wanted to like this one, but not for me. I get the hops aroma up front, but something deeper doesn't smell right. Same with the taste. Decently bitter up front followed by a skank aftertaste. Not a fan

Photo of Beerds
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First IIPA out of a bomber and damn good. $5 for this is a steal. Lagunitas has it going on!

Photo of EverettHervey
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic bitter taste, apricot aroma.

Photo of jancona
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Has a nice malt backbone to balance some extreme hops! As it warms and the sweetness comes through, this beer becomes amazing.

Photo of boblee
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's hard to go wrong with Lagunitas!
Wow that's good ale man!

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice golden orange, with a foamy white one-fingernhead. Leaves nice lacing. Smells a wonderful piney citrus with a somewhat floral with a variety of citrus fruits showing up.
t\Taste is simply lagunitas. Piney resin bitterness that resonates into the nose. Tastes very fresh and hoppy. The finish has a good balance with the malt. I have had this before, and enjoy even more. Great beer especially for the price. $3.99.

Photo of cabowski
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Extremely good double american pale ale extreme notes of hops with very nice citrus and pine flavors a pint for 5.99 can't go wrong

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

- lighter golden brown with a nice light brown head
-such a sweet delectable hop scent, one of my favorite smelling beers
- a very very hoppy ale but so sweet with some burnt notes at the end. very complex beer amazing for the cost.
- smooth like silk on the palate
- overall a amazing beer really liked this and for the cost it is untouchable

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

Great IPA. Strong, bright, and bitter. Seems to have some apple flavor. Good balance and very tasty.

Photo of do_ob
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a Sam Adams glass. Pours a slightly hazy gold with 1 finger of white head. Smells great - lots of pine and grapefruit. Also some mellowed notes of green apples and mango. Medium weight to the body, and very creamy. Grapefruit, pine, and citrus up front with a little bit of spice on the back end. Good amount of hop bitterness, especially towards the middle. Finishes smooth and leaves a tart grapefruit aftertaste.

Very nice. I feel like if Little Sumpin' Ale were redone as an east coast Ale/IPA, this would be the end result. Same taste, same flavors, only more pine (and hops, obviously). Great beer, and at $5.99 for a 22 oz. bottle, I'll be picking this one up pretty regularly.

Photo of MartzMimic
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A reasonably aggressive pour into a Prairie Artisan teku glass produces loads of foamy white head. It's a beautiful crystal clear amber. Smells of grapefruit, mango, melon and a bit of malt. The malt balances the flavor well. There's some bitterness, but the tropical fruit and citrus play together well. Slightly sticky medium mouth. This is a really enjoyable beer, and one of the best values I've come across.

Photo of Pumpkin-Head
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a cloudy orange that is pretty hazy. Head is offwhite and massive with lacing. Smell was very malty with notes of citrus coming from the hops. Taste was more malty than expected but finished with a nice crisp hoppy bite.

Photo of mdagnew
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

660ml bottle bought from McHughs, Dublin

Poured a crystal clear golden yellow colour. Slightly off white head poured quite foamy then faded fairly quickly to wispy covering with thick edging... no real carbonation... light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Lots of sharp tropical fruits (pineapples, limes, grapefruits), strong piney resin, citrus and grassy hops, some rubberiness, floral honey, very perfumed, earthy traces, some vanilla, faint talcum powder / chalky notes, light almond nuttiness, some boozy esters...

Taste - Lots of strong piney and citrusy hop bitterness to the fore with some medicinal notes in the background, quite herbal - light hints of basil and rosemary, very floral and perfumed, some light sweet malts come through after the hops, very spicy and juicy fruits (grapefruits, limes, sour apples, pears), some chalkiness, faint vegetal traces...

M&D - Fairly sharp and dry with a little oiliness in the background... medium bodied... probably couldn't drink too many of these in one sitting...

Overall - An excellent and very well balanced DIPA... recommended...

Photo of ThomasPeck
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

No idea on date of this bottle/bomber.
Poured nice orange/yellow.
Great head, but lacking carbonation.
Not as fruity or bitter as I was expecting from some of the reviews I had been reading before opening the bottle.
Lacing nicely after each sip. Not overly hop stoopid... but as I am coming to realize I love hop forward beers.
I not convinced on the double IPA classification but its doing its job...and as I drink more I am picking up the pine and malt.
Worth the $4 and I no longer question buying 2 before tasting. Not feeling as stupid or should I say stoopid.

Photo of weaselface89
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this is one of my very favorite beers. lagunitas at its best! great job!

Photo of THoff94
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bitter hops but delicious. Has great flavor. Bitterness grows on you.

Photo of CraigS119
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Total Wine, Tampa, 22 oz btl. Looks like a clear, amber ale. Smells of pineapple rind. Tastes of sweet/bitter grapefruit pith and sticky/dank resin. Not overly carbonated, very good beer. 8.5/10

Photo of hopphead31415
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a really nice variety by Lagunitas. I haven't seen it before so I think it is a new brew. It has 8% ABV and 102 IBUs. I'll be happy to review it piece by piece below.

Appearance: This one pours a really nice crisp clear golden color. A light will shine right through and you can see the tiny bubbles coming up through the golden liquid.

Smell: The smell is great, but is a bit too subtle for my liking. A beer that boasts the alcohol and IBUs of this caliber deserves a more aromatic presentation for the smell. It has a great smell, but it is just not very strong. The smell is a bit floral and malty hops that really entices the beholder to take a nice gulp. I get hints of nutty cracker and bubblegum.

Taste: The taste is the best part of course. I get a delayed flavor which is pretty nice, because most beers instantly show their flavors. You take a sip and wait a good one Mississippi and then you'll get a nice malty foundation of creamy honey, but it very quickly fades into waves hops. The hoppy part isn't very bitter which is a fine distinction. The bitterness comes at the very end with a nice resinous coating of the tongue. I also get a hint of fruits like mango and pineapple.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is great. It is smooth and the carbonation is tickling the tongue at the end of each sip.

Overall: I think that this is a great beer for any time of the year. I like that it has a higher ABV so that you can unload after a long hard day and at the end of the first beer you are already having a mild buzz. I think that the IBUs are not excessive as they are balanced by a malty body that makes for a very drinkable beer. Drink it nice and cold and be sure to pour it instead of drinking it out of the bottle.

Photo of bareju
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very well done citrus/pine hop IPA. Pretty standard but very excellent.

Photo of Mathed
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A strong piney smell with a sharp bite but smooth finish. If you like "dank" BIG ales, this is an awesome beer. Lagunitas is a great brewery and this is one of their finest.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,934 ratings.