Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,033
Hads: 7,118
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 18.66%
Wants: 283
Gots: 1,284 | FT: 7
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Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Reviews by Pipmeister:
Photo of Pipmeister
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Popped the bottle and could immediately the hops, I was ready for the hop bomb.

It purs a nice amber color with a very thin head that does leave some nice lacing around the glass.

It smells fantastic! Floral, citrus, and pine notes and I can pickup some of the malt sweetness in the smell.

The taste is great, not excellent, but great. Alot of hop flavor with a strong malt back bone that leaves a sweetness on the tongue after each sip.

The mouthfeel is good too, nice carbonation and a smooth feel to it.

Overall a grat dipa that I would enjoy any day of the week. The sweetness gets to me after a few but still a great brew.

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

It's a five (5). You like IPAs? Buy one. Enough said.

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Photo of Beerds
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
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!

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

This brewery is quickly becoming one of my favorites...

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Photo of Fieldzy27
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a nonic tumbler.

A- Pours a deep golden color with hints of copper, pale gold when held to the light. The head is comprised of big sudsy bubbles that are tight and compact. As the head deflates it leaves soap sud looking lace in globby patches. The head simmers down from a half inch down to 1/4 and retains there fairly well. Carbonation looks lively like its trying to hold the head from falling down. A very Good looking beer. (After drinking the globbs of lace turn to sheets of big bubbles)

S- Aroma of orange zest and fresh grapefruit followed by caramel and light hints of alcohol heat. Smells good and the aroma is strong. Not wildly complex but comes together very well.

T-Intense bitterness strikes the pallet first and despite the nose its actually full of pine resin, after that comes ruby red grapefruit and bitter lemon peel. The malt is there simply to carry the intense hoppy flavor and bitterness, imparts little to no character. Alcohol is just slightly perceptible but only a flash in the pan at the finish, at 8% its very well hidden. The swallow is also extremely bitter and then and only then is any sweetness apparent. Not complex, not wildly flavorful but the flavors that are present are quite good. Well put together but this is truly for hop heads.

M-Carbonation is full, body is fairly light. After each swallow the mouth is stripped dry it seems. I think its basically the definition of a tongue scraper when it comes to bitterness factor it translates directly into mouthfeel. Its really a fun beer to drink.

O- Overall a dominant hop forward beer that has just enough malt backbone to carry it without it interfering with your hop fix. As it warms the beer slides to a little more pallet-able but for the most part if you don't like bitter, avoid. However if you like to push the IBU limits (reads 102) this is for you. I have had several beers above this stated measurement that were for sure less bitter. If i'm not mistaken this is made with hop extract instead of cone or pellet so if you think extract is inferior I say give this guy a try.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a pale glazed orange copper hue with a bright white head filling the rest of my chalice nice retention head simply clings to all edges of my glass leaving some chunky lacing with each sip that spreads nice and even between periods of imbibing. What can I say I love SoCal music and there's a band called Slightly Stoopid who have the whole reggae vibe, I could picture these guys from Lagunitas really digging their albums like Chronchitis it's almost like the Censored ale aka the Chronic. I don't know who inspired who, but let's smell this brew. Full on herbal goodness in the nose a bit of Cali kind bud pungency if you ask me but it's a nice ball of citrus herbal and grassy tones that give it a real balls out hop extract nose. Flavor is again pungent with hops a concentrated version of hop bitterness, pine, citrus, and floral tones burst together into one cohesive force of hops. Bitter blanket of alpha acids with a nice sweetness underneath finishes pretty dry with bitterness, as mentioned before priced very affordable for us hopheads. I've tried this beer for the last two years prior and have always been impressed but this may be the first year for the hop extract version. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with the hop oils really coating the palate it makes you breathe burp and smell hops in between sips, a new experience that I won't forget soon. Drinkability despite the intense flavors and textures this beer delivers on the drinkability factor it pulls it off for sure keeps me interested the entire time, a beer I would love to drink more often I'll have to set it aside as a special occasion hop harvest brew even though it holds up nicely well into December.

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Photo of Junger11
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Very good beer. Good hoppy bite, with a smooth finish. I will definitely be grabbing it again.

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Photo of drunkenmess
3.52/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This brew packs a punch! For $5 a bomber, can't beat it. Pours a clear golden body with a generous white head that diminishes to just the surface as you drink. Very nice lacing thru out. Smells are strong hops, citrus and either a pine or evergreen. Taste is actually quite strong. Very up front Hops and a slight burst of citrus. Nice bitter after taste with honts some what sweetness. Das Ist Good Yah?! Very delectable Lagunitas. Very well done.

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Photo of harrisonpainter
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great balance between sweet and bitter. I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of jancona
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of hopphead31415
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of EverettHervey
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic bitter taste, apricot aroma.

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Photo of TomFdds
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I absolutely love Hop Stoopid. It was a Friday ritual for me for a while. It's available, inexpensive and very very hoppy. Hard to beat combination. Cheers!

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Photo of ryaneasterling
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is wonderful, especially when fresh. I loved this beer (and pricepoint) so much that I named my two prized fancy rats "Hops" and "Stupid"...They are both deceased now but the Hop Stoopid lives on. Great beer for the price, "hippy man's colt 45"

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Photo of Brittonnash
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite IPAs, it exactly what I look for; hoppy, strong, a little sweet. Near perfect.

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Photo of EMV
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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

There are several interesting things about Hop Stoopid right off the bat. The first is the Sonoma Farmhouse designation and a label that eschews the usual wordy drivel. Maybe the brewery will let the beer speak for itself for once. The second is the fact that only hop extract and hop oil were used, not whole hops or pelletized hops. I'm a little skeptical, but if it tastes good, why not?

Radiant orange with pineapple colored trim. The relatively light color (for the style) says that there will be little, if any, caramel malt to get in the way of the hop love. Atop the beer is a lemon chiffon colored cap that is whipped creamy and is sticky enough to leave quite a bit of residue on the glass. In the end, beautiful, fat rings of resinous hop crust appear on the glass.

The nose is a tropical punch bowl of delightfulness. Unfortunately, I couldn't find which hop extracts were used. Cascade and/or Centennial is a good guess, along with something like Simcoe and/or Amarillo for that orange-pineapple-passionfruit vibe. The aroma may not be as pungent as if 'solid' hops were used, but that's probably just my imagination.

I wasn't thrilled with the two Lagunitas DIPAs that I reviewed prior to today (Maximus and 12th Anniversary Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale). Hop Stoopid is pretty good though. It packs a tremendous amount of hop flavor into each mouthful, while keeping scathing bitterness and noticeable alcohol to a minimum.

The amount of pale malt is mid-range for the style, with a biscuity sweetness that holds down the bottom end with ease. There's a considerable amount of pine sap present, in addition to orange, white grapefruit and pineapple. I like what I'm tasting, but that little voice that whispers 'damn, this is phenomenal beer' is quiet. Hop Stoopid is good, but it isn't 'stoopid good'.

I'll use the drinkability score to indicate that the flavor score was close to a 4.5 without quite getting there. Besides, the beer *is* stoopidly drinkable. The body/mouthfeel is medium-full with an enjoyable smoothness.

Hop Stoopid is one of my favorite Lagunitas brews. It comes close to entering the upper echelon of California DIPAs, but falls short of the very best the state has to offer. No crime in that. I'm glad I had the chance to see what the hype is all about. Thank you Talisker.

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Photo of BikeChef
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had forgotten how good this is, and in these days of $10+ bombers what a great value it remains.

Pungent, dank hops-- a bit more of the onion-y style than I remember (But I like that!). This is in contrast to the more fruity hops of Sucks.

What's old is new and what's new is old... definitely bringing this back as a go-to DIPA for me.

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Photo of oberon
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of RoyalT
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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