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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,000 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,000
Reviews: 1,940
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 184
Gots: 550 | FT: 6
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007)
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Reviews by HarrySTruman:
Photo of HarrySTruman
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Amber/orange color with a minimal heal that dissipates quickly into small islands of foam. Light lacing.

Smell is kind of weak of an IIPA. Hops and citrus at the forefront, certainly not as strong of a smell as the flavor.

Taste is kind of middle of the road for an IIPA imo. I don't taste the bold, over the top flavors that I have come to expect out of these kind of beers. The balance isn't very bold, it comes on the tongue and goes down the throat with nearly the same hoppy, piney flavor. This flavor isn't uncharted territory, and usually these flavors are met with a better balance of acid or alcohol, but here it was just a smooth hop flavor. The 100+ IBU would make it seem like this would be quite bitter, but it certainly didn't feel that way to me.

Mouth feel was very good. Well carbonated, finishes just a bit dry but on the tongue it felt very creamy. Easy to drink in any situation I would imagine.

Overall, this is an average IIPA. This is about what I would expect from an IIPA, but I would hope for more. I certainly didn't feel that the flavor or the smell was well better than average for the style. I did, however, feel the price was WAY better than average for the style, and that boosted the overall score. 8% ABV, tastes good, easy to drink, doesn't destroy the palate, and it's really cheap? Certainly worth buying again for these reasons. Not a knock your socks of kind of beer, but a knock your socks off beer when considering the price.

HarrySTruman, Jun 30, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.4/5  rDev +5%

I have waited a long time to get some of this, and it was well worth the wait to say the least.Poured into a imperial nonic a slight hazed bronze color with a tight sticky one finger white head that left multiple rings of lace as it settled into a creamy mass atop.The hop complexity in the nose is outstanding,a healthy dose of grapefruit and apricot-like fruitiness,a hint of pine resin,and sweet alcohol and caramel all come together nicely.At first sip the grapefruit flavors really stick out and they just burst out at ya,mild alcohol dipped apricot flavors and some leafy/herbal flavors round out the hop profile,there is a slight biscuit sweet malt base but it never really cuts into the hops.Just fresh tasting and great,the alcohol is sneaky but I would drink this all night....and pay for it the next day.

oberon, Apr 04, 2009
Photo of IronCity1822
4/5  rDev -4.5%

IronCity1822, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

Appearance – This is a thin-looking florescent orange in color with a moderate head.

Smell – The smell here is big in the hops department. I'd say it almost had to have been dry-hopped. The hops are balanced, so there's not one big dominant hop aroma. Brewers usually go overboard on the pine when they want to make a hop bomb, but this has some strong citrus and fruit to go along with the pine and even some grassy notes.

Taste – As I thought its bark is bigger than its bite. Now, if this was billed as a dry-hopped IPA I'd be OK with it, but this is sold as a DIPA and it's just not there. It lacks the strong malt balance of a well-made DIPA but otherwise is very refreshing. It's gotta just be killer on-tap.

Mouthfeel – This just is medium-bodied. It has a good feel for an IPA and is very smooth. The bitterness isn't painful like some of the hop bombs out there on the market.

Drinkability – This is an extremely sessionable beer that all hop-lovers can appreciate. And really, out of the bottle it tastes like it's on-tap.

RoyalT, Sep 16, 2007
Photo of cam477
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

cam477, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Bmm281
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Bmm281, Sunday at 02:53 AM
Photo of pbsmooth
5/5  rDev +19.3%

pbsmooth, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of tectactoe
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%

From a 22 oz bottle. Pours a tacky, stingy yellow color, highly opaque and cloudy. Thin white head that relaxes on top, leaving a respectable trace of lacing through the top half of the beer. Nose hits with a huge assortment of pungent hops and intense grapefruits. Pineapples and mangoes are swarming around as well. First sip - slightly dank, heavy amount of oily resins and pungent hops - both bitter and sweet, a cornucopia of citruses, fruits, and pines. Malt overtones in the finish help to balance out the ending, but this beer was meant to be bitter and hoppy. Heavy on the mouth, sticky, slick, and held up by a medium amount of carbonation.

Seriously great beer. Amazing flavor, so full of pines, resins, and hops that are counterbalanced perfectly by the fruity citrus, grapefruit, and pineapple flavors which ironically come from the hops as well. Slight malt finish puts a nice close on things. I recommend this beer to everybody.

tectactoe, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Zakk
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Zakk, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of jono0101
4/5  rDev -4.5%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
Photo of trail77
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

trail77, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of jonpne
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

jonpne, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of imperialstout27
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from bomber into Stone IRS tulip.

A: Poured a clear golden amber color with a moderate off-white head. Pretty nice looking; nothing exceptional.

S: Whoa. Big aromatics. Juicy, juicy hops. Seemed quite citric at first, with notes of mango. Then very herbal, dank undertones as I kept smelling. Very herbal and grassy, and quite compelling.

T: Hops are herbal and piney - and almost minty and cannabinoid. Maybe I've had too many IPAs recently and I'm becoming numbed or immune or something, but it doesn't seem bitter enough for 102 IBUs. That being said it's plenty bitter with a good malt structure - not super malty, but a nice backbone that leaves the hops to take center stage. Hops are tasty without being abrasive. Also got some interesting notes of raw pumpkin at times on the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, with a good level of fine carbonation.

D: Pretty damn high. I'm enjoying the hop profile, the malt is enough to make the beer full flavored without being in any way heavy or sweet. At 8% it's going to limit your ability to drink large quantities, but it's also not as alcoholic as many other DIPAs.

Overall, a very enjoyable DIPA that's quite easy to drink for the style. The hop profile is interesting, and not the pure citrus bomb that you often get with the style (not that that's bad). It's a little bit different, and so I praise it for that. I'll defintely buy it again.

imperialstout27, Apr 20, 2010
Photo of wesbrownyeah
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. 8% alcohol. After reading the label it appears this beer is a product of using hop extract... lets see how it works.

A- Pours a very crystel clear yellow-orange fluid that produces a quarter inch head that falls to a good rim and froth on the top of the beer like ice on water. Random large bubbles linger. Excellent lacing clings to the glass like paint on a wall.

S- Huge scent of citrus... grapefruit, orange, lemon and grassy hops upfront. Also a light sweet lemon grass scent is noted with a barely there alcohol nose.

T-M- Outrageous amounts of hoppy goodness! Fresh grassy flavor upfront followed by almost sweet citrus hints that beg the taste buds to except more. Hop oil like feel just not to overpowering with a mild malt feel at the end of tasting. Light carbonation on the tongue allows this bitter bomb to stealthly move quickly down the pipe with little to make you believe this one is packing 8% alcohol.

D- Very drinkable... very recomended. Like this beer because it gets to the point. Make hoppy beer drinkable... thats it. Will get one for my brother when i go to North Carolina this weekend.

wesbrownyeah, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of J2L
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

J2L, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of GameOfBeers
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Clonies720
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale. 22oz bomber bottle. 102 International Bittering Units as described on the label. Poured into my new 1 liter German- Hofbräu brewery beer stein!

Appearance: Clear, bright orange with a pale white foamy head. Very little lacing with decent head retention.

Smell: Strong aromas of pine, citrus, grapefruit, fresh-cut grass.

Taste: Bitter, clean, slick hop-resin coats the mouth and tastes ohhhh so good! There are more flavors here but I am loathe to interpret and type them all out. But I will say it has a light, sweet malt backbone that keeps the hops from completely overwhelming the senses.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low carbonation. Like I said in the taste part, it is slick, and thick, and just coats your entire mouth in hoppy, bitter goodness.

Overall: This ain't your average Imperial IPA. It is certainly a thirst quencher and has enough hops for a "hophead". I'd like to see this beer at medium to medium-high carbonation to match the big 8% ABV and Imperial IPA profile, as I believe it's a tad under-carbonated.

Clonies720, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of woodchipper
4/5  rDev -4.5%

woodchipper, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of SanFranJake
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

SanFranJake, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of dmheinz57
4/5  rDev -4.5%

dmheinz57, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of ajkiser12
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ajkiser12, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -4.5%

SkiBum22, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of joemetric
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of steelerguy
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%

A - Dark golden color, little lighter than I was expecting. Big fat bubbles, thought it was a little too carbonated at first but this dissipated quickly enough. Nice tall sudsy white head.

S - Hops first, floral and sweet. Light caramel malts and a little bit of bread. Very nice.

T - Surprised that this is over 100 IBU. Definitely bitter but balanced well by the sweet malt. Citrus hops hit my palate first followed by pine in the finish. Sweet throughout, but tastes great, the sweetness is no where near overpowering as it is balanced by the hop bitterness. Excellent.

M - Right on for a DIPA. You can tell there are some sugars still left in there not only by the smell and taste but also the feel. Not syrupy by any means, but no where near too thin. They did not over attenuate this beer to get to the 8%.

D - This beers smells and tastes so good and although it is not light, the sweetness and hops dominate and you don't really feel an alcohol warmth. The citrus really adds a refreshing character. Extremely drinkable for a DIPA.

Overall, I have not been the biggest fan of Lagunitas, but I think this beer is great. Hop extract or not, I really like it. Clean tasting and the hops really do shine, did not get the grassy notes you can get from too much dry hopping. I really enjoyed this beer.

steelerguy, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of blackearth
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%

Purchased from Otto's Wine Cask in Brown Deer, WI. Poured a bright golden body with a white head and good lacing. Aroma is of sweet citrus hops like orange and grapefruit. Medium bodied with an orange peel flavor. The malts hold up well with the bitterness but don't steal the show. Long, pleasantly bitter finish. Great drinkability for a double IPA, although it didn't seem like 102 IBU.

blackearth, Jul 13, 2009
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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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