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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,715 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,715
Reviews: 1,922
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 173
Gots: 431 | FT: 6
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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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007)
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Photo of Redrover


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz brown bomber poured into an imperial pint glass. The beer is a very hazy apricot with a dense off-white head. Good lacing.

Huge nose of citrus (mainly grapefruit) pine resin and grains.

The hops lead the way with a one-two punch of citrus and more citrus. Caramel malts in the aftertaste and then some pine. Lots going on here. You will notice a bit of alcohol, but it does not distract from the beer. Hard candy sweetness at the midpoint of the glass.
The mouth is oily and coating with low carbonation.

Drinkability is a tougher call. I like it and will buy again, but man this is almost the anti-session beer. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 00:28:46 | More by Redrover
Photo of tobelerone


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark golden color and exceptional aroma...hops and a lot of subtle floral and piney notes. The smell and the somewhat creamy mouthfeel are really the best aspects of this beer. The taste is quite good but the bitterness dominates to a degree, overpowering the other more delicate flavors here. Finish is a bit long for my taste, but hopheads may find it to be just what the doctor ordered. Drinkability somewhat compromised by the high ABV...whaddaya want, it's a DIPA.

Good beer but not my favorite of the style. I prefer a little bit more balance in the palate w/o so much bitterness but others may not mind quite as much. I really like to taste what I"m smelling though!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 01:03:06 | More by tobelerone
Photo of Powderhornphil


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revisiting a beer that I probably haven't had in three years, but one I drank alot of when getting into craft beer.

Looks great. Golden with a lot of lacing as the head recedes.

Smells a bit catty to me, not alot of fruits etc.

Still tastes good to my palate. finishes big, bitter and dry. Some malt sweetness. This beer probably had a lot to do with deveolping my beer palate.

Nice to meet you again old friend.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 03:29:30 | More by Powderhornphil
Photo of jsprain1


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden amber. Head is one finger and white. REtains well at a quarter finger. A couple wisps of lacing.
S- Smell is of citrusy hops, a bit of pine and a bit of pale malt swetness. Good aroma, but it is lacking in depth for me.
T- Tastes much better than the aroma suggested it would. Initially citrusy, with pale malts starting to fill in. Finish in more piney and slightly resinous than citrus. Grapefruit and a definite orange flavor at first though.
M- Roughly medium bodied, maybe a touch fuller than style standard. Carbonation is pretty low, a bit lower than I would like.
O- It's a worthy double ipa, I'd recommend it, but it's not the first one I'd recommend.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 01:47:54 | More by jsprain1
Photo of NolanGTI


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Is there such a thing as an entry level DIPA? If so, this is it. Slightly paler than most DIPAs, fairly clear with a nice firm off ivory head. Nose that isn't quite as bold as would be expected, mellow fruit essence. Mostly pineapple. Hop notes are somewhat subdued for style, no malty sweetness in the nose. High carbonation for a light mouthfeel with a solid hop presence and a solid balance of malty characteristics to round this out. Not one I would seek out, but a DIPA I would gladly drink. Average+ for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2007 02:05:59 | More by NolanGTI
Photo of pokesbeerdude


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz single from Liquor Depot in Rock Springs, WY. Around $4.

A: Light copper/orange color with a giant off white head, extremely dense, crystal clear with a fair amount of bubbles moving up from the nucleation point in the glass. Excellent looking beer.

S: Hmmm, hops! "Herbal" hops, piney, and earthy, pretty fair smack of citrus, grapefruit rind too, underneath that is a faint hint of caramel, and some bready flavors, but yeah, this one is hittin the ol' hop button really hard!

T: Big time hops, with a nice sweetness, quite bitter, grapefruit, but not peel, like eating a grapefruit, I really can't distinguish much more than that. A slightly sweet malt, flavor, but is really more reminiscent of over-ripe citrus fruit.

M: Thick, really really thick, nice carbonation though, and extremely dry. Actually no alcohol heat, but at 7.7% I guess that isn't surprising.

D: Not too shabby, for 102 IBUs it isn't nearly as intense as I figured, a really tasty beer, and I'm glad I bought more than one! I'll recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2009 02:58:10 | More by pokesbeerdude
Photo of chicagobeerriot


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass. Pours deep gold with only a slight veil. Resiliant head that gives off a strong pine smell with a little grapefruit underneath. The beer displays truth in advertising: The flavor initially is a pure pine bomb with only a slight malt sweetness to provide balance. After the hops put on their prolonged one-note show of rich bitterness, the complexity emerges. The finish takes on your taste buds from all sides, giving your throat a dry smack with a bit of citrus sweetness on the tongue. If you don't enjoy a big hop show, give this one a pass. I usually prefer a little more malt balance in a DIPA, but I like this one. If you enjoy a beer that mixes brute force with just a bit of grace, Hop Stoopid is well worth your time. Pair with sweet & sour pork or a sweeter Thai dish such as pad see ew.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 01:39:31 | More by chicagobeerriot
Photo of freescribbles


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice amber color and the head seemed to just float on top as it settled.

A pleasant aroma that clung to the nostrils with each sip. Mostly pine but slight citrus tones. Surprisingly mellow for a strong IPA. Any initial bitterness faded quickly and the overall mouthfeel came across with a very smooth texture, pleasing to my tongue.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 02:28:20 | More by freescribbles
Photo of FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a Chapter House, Ithaca, NY pint glass

A - Pours crystal clear golden color - lighter than I would have expected. Two fingers of head quickly dissipates with a bit of lacing.

S - This smells just like fresh cut grass. Huge hop aroma

T - Very nice. It it hoppy for sure, but the bitterness doesn't offend the palate. The 102 IBUs are nicely hidden, but suprisingly I don't get much sweetness. I really like the way this beer is balanced.

M - A bit thinner and lighter than I expected, but feels good nonetheless.

D - Excellent. Lagunitas has done a good job of cramming in a ton of hop flavor and aroma without completely killing your taste buds. Very refreshing for 8% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 01:45:22 | More by FickleBeast
Photo of Arbitrator


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chilled bomber into a glass.

A: Pours a clear orange with yellow highlights when held to the light. Has some lazy carbonation up the glass. Develops a finger of head that lasts for a short time, receding into a mild film on top of the brew. Some lacing down the sides.

S: An aromatic blend of grapefruit/orange and pine hops, with a minor component of bready malt. A hop bomb through and through.

T: Following the nose, a blast of citrus (grapefruit, orange, possibly even tangerine) and the dank taste of wet pine needles assault the palate first. Malt is caramelly and lightly bready, though I'm not going to suggest it's balanced in any way. A good hop bomb. My complaint is that the finish carries a chalkiness to it that persists in the aftertaste; it's pretty subtle, but once I notice it I can't ignore it.

M: Medium-bodied. Good carbonation. Has a slightly sticky feel to it; the hop oils (and some chalk) coat the palate strongly in the aftertaste. I'm not a big fan of this effect but I know many people are.

D: This is an excellent value. But I'm sorry to say that 90% of the time, I'll still pick up Pliny the Elder at the same price (even though it's a smaller bottle). Hop Stoopid is not a perfect substitute. However, I will say this: it's one of my gold standards for a high-value DIPA, and it makes me ignore those $8 and $10 bombers completely.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 08:24:41 | More by Arbitrator
Photo of cooncat


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured at fridge temps into a std. pint glass. A vigorous pour yielded an apricot/orange colored brew ... looks like a pale ale color-wise. The head is really quite nice ... rich, creamy and full. Its sort of an eggshell white and has decent retention, especially for an 8% brew. Lacing is excellent .. just painted on the glass.

Nose is pretty pungeant with hops. Trying to figure what they are, but cannot put a finger on it. Certainly grapefruit and other citris notes, but also a good amount of pine.

Taste is fairly well balanced for a DIPA. Up front are the aforementioned citrus and pine hop notes in spades. Perhaps a little pineapple in there to boot. Just enough malty sweetness to keep it from being mouth puckering. Its a bready type of malt sweetness, which works pretty well with the hop flavors. Mouthfeel is medium-full to full ... again pretty big. This is a very drinkable beer for a DIPA. Its not insanely (or Stoopidly) hopped, so its quite drinkable. Not sayin' its a session beer by any means, but I could quaff a few of these in a session, the same way I'd have no problem with, say, a 90 Minute. This has a MUCH bigger hop profile than 90 Minute, and just now getting some good hop burps to let me know I'm getting my dose of humulus lupulin.

Nice job on this one, Lagunitas. I must say that I've not been that impressed with many of the Lagunitas brews I've tried, but this one hits the target ... maybe not the bullseye, but in one of the inner rings. Recommended to hop-heads everywhere.

Na Zdravje!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 22:59:19 | More by cooncat
Photo of setexascustoms


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Golden amber, clear with two fingers of foamy off white head. Retention is fair, wonderful lacing with big patches stuck to the glass.

S- Floral hops, a lot of citrus and the faintest malt undertones.

T- A lot of hops with a pleasant bitterness, although not as much as I was expecting with the 120 I.B.U. 4 U. on the label. To me it's actually fairly balanced, with a decent malt presence. Bitterness continues into the long slightly dry finish.

M- Medium body with the enjoyable slick feeling I get from heavily hopped beer. Carbonation seems just right.

O- Well balanced and easier to drink than you might expect, despite the high IBU and ABV (Might want to be careful with this one). I enjoyed it, would recommend it and will certainly buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 01:34:44 | More by setexascustoms
Photo of Bendurgin


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a cleary golden color with deep orange hues and a thin layer of creamy white head that caps this off nicely. Lots of lively visible carbonation shooting up the beer.

Fantastic aroma on this. Nice candied orange zest aroma with a nice grassy hop aroma to finish it off. Just a lot of hops on the profile. It has a bit of a juicy flavor but mostly a big hop character and a noticable malt backbone.

Good feel to this. The body seems a bit heavy but it's not of done. Kind of sticky one the finish but the carbonation is good. Drinks amazingly. It's pretty dangerous the I drive by a store that sells these around five bucks a bomber every day.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 17:11:53 | More by Bendurgin
Photo of mdcrouser


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful yellow-orange, with a half-inch of white head that dies down to create inverted icicles around the mouth of the glass. Consistent carbonation arising from the bottom of the glass.

Citrus, pine, and sugar on the nose - relatively sweet smelling.

A deep piney bitterness that sits squarely at the back of the tongue, surrounded by a juicy, citrussy sweetness, and grapefruit as it warms. Just a bit of pepper provides a bit of bite on the end.

Unbelievably smooth - creamy carbonation reminds me more of a stout than a big IPA.

No doubt, I'll enjoy this one all night. Unbelievably good for the price, but not as good as some others on the market. Just too much deliberate hoppiness to be even close to delicate.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 04:22:07 | More by mdcrouser
Photo of khiasmus

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The clarity is excellent. I can hear the piper from miles away. A white cap that wisps against the walls, and a few bubbles rushing to the surface.
The song was one of olde, the aromatics of grapefruit thrown against a freshly cut pine sapling, lying next to the mound of freshly tilled earth and the piles of freshly cut grass. I can hardly remember the melody, but my heart leaps when I hear it...
The balance is excellent, orange cream-sickle with the peel thrown in, a dense malt-syrup note that is overridden by the bitter finish, but leaves a sense of completeness, of wholeness. Funny how something so bitter can yet be so sweet... it's the way of art, I suppose.
And the feeling is full, almost creamy, with the finish being dry. However, the spiciness could have been brought out far better had the carbonation been a bit higher.
One would love to perch atop a hill and hear the piper in the fresh breeze, as this beverage was consumed. One would hardly believe the apparent level of bitterness, for it seems to be easily enjoyable, far too easy to throw back a twenty-two quickly. I close my eyes and picture the scene... A small price to pay for this experience. Four dollars, ninety-nine cents! A small price indeed.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2009 20:32:00 | More by khiasmus
Photo of jvillefan


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A near perfect golden yellow with a one finger head that lasts for a decent amount of time.

S: Typical of an IPA but not as strong as anticipated.

T: Very hoppy and very bitter. There are undertones of citrus and caramel.

M: The carbonation is very good and the retention is near perfect.

O: Get this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 02:56:49 | More by jvillefan
Photo of Rayek


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy orange amber with minimal carbonation. A dense cream cap starts strong, but retreats fairly quickly to a thin film. Leaves a good amount of lace.

S: Fruity initially, with aromas of apples, flowers and even a touch of bubblegum. Pine and grapefruit quickly take over to dominate.

T: Malts have a sweetbread quality, but are quickly replaced by a rush of hop flavor. Lemon, pine and grapefruit all vie for top billing, with no one flavor sticking out. Bitterness is actually moderate, rather than over the top. Finishes with a lingering pine and citrus bitterness.

M: The medium body is quite oily and could stand having the carbonation turned down a notch.

D: With 102 IBU on tap, I was expecting a wall of mouth puckering bitterness. Instead, I got a wall of hop flavor without the overwhelming bitterness. A very nice DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 18:54:50 | More by Rayek
Photo of trxxpaxxs

New York

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice translucent light amber with about one finger of pure white head. The foam settles quickly, leaving a lace shroud across the top of the beer. There is a decent amount of lacing on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is sweet malt with a solid pine backbone and a touch of grapefruit bitters. It's a lot more malty than I was expecting, but without any bottle date I can not tell how old it is. It might be kinda old. This beer sits on the shelves for quite awhile here in Buffalo.

T: I get a quick burst of malty sweetness right up front, but the hops come on a second later. There is a quick pinecone punch to even out the malt, and then it is all yummy citrus. Oranges, lemon, and a touch of grapefruit. The balance is nice through the middle, but the sweetness returns in the finish.

M: Medium bodied beer. Sweet to start, great hop and malt balance in the middle, and a sweet finish. The beer coats the palate but it doesn't linger for too long. I get some nice residuial citrus after the beer is completely gone. Solid.

O: This is a very good beer, especially for the price. $4.59 for a bomber of delicious DIPA is all good in my book. There are a lot of other DIPA/IIPAs that prefer more than this beer, but in a pinch to grab something quality I would pick this up again.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 19:46:53 | More by trxxpaxxs
Photo of Beerlover


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a good< well rounded beer. for it being "102" i.b.u. (4 u) it certainly doesn't taste THAT "hoppy". the 8% alcohol is a welcoming expierence. i like it. aromas of hops and taste of hops, also there is a slight sweetness to it it. i didn't care for this beer the first time i had it but trying it again was a great idea! some of "Lagunitas" products have been a "miss" but this is definatley a hit!

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 02:08:55 | More by Beerlover
Photo of doughanson78


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

A: Dark yellow with orange hints. Very light haze. Half finger head that fades fairly quickly. Barely any lacing.

S: Lots of citrus hops. Pineapple and grapefruit. Some orange and a touch of lemon. Light floral notes. Nice sweet caramel malts poking through.

T: Very light caramel sweetness upfront. Then an earthy bitterness with citrus and floral hints hits the tongue. The malts come back for a second, and then a piney, grassy finish.

M: Medium to light bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Slight velvet texture. Dry finish.

O: A nice Double IPA. Very refreshing. Not huge on the earthy hoppiness, but it does have a decent kick to it.

Serving type: growler

09-04-2011 07:41:55 | More by doughanson78
Photo of blackenmn


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass:

Appearance and Smell:Poured a nice orange gold with a nice full bodied off-white head which stuck around all over the place. Smelled or plenty of crisp piney hops, lots of orange peel, and a bit of floral aroma.

Taste and Mouthfeel:Tasted of subtle pine, grapefruit and a bit of caramel like malt sweetness present which really stands out to the strong bitterness in this one. The mouthfeel was pretty great, it had some noticeable carbonation and plenty of hop bitterness, but definitely came through kind of resinous and creamy. This thing really worked the pallate with plenty of bitterness and really imrpoved in flavor as it warmed a bit.

Drinkability:I really enjoy something in many of the Lagunitas brews. This was pretty easy to drink in a sitting and very well priced. I'll definitely enjoy this one again along with many of the other cheap tasty Lagunitas 22 ouncers.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 02:22:40 | More by blackenmn
Photo of pdoran10


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hop Stoopid pours out a dark golden color with two fingers of white head into a snifter.(Why is there a barn on the label of a DIPA?) This beer leaves some sticky white lacing that isn't going anywhere soon.

The smell is immediately off putting. It smells like lightly expired onions and earthy spice. I am reminded of Gubna in the nose. I hate Gubna.

The flavor is a huge dissension from the smell. I get tropical fruit and grapefruit notes, backed up by a big and sweet breaded malt backbone. There is a certain onion resin astringency that lingers that reminds me the smell wasn't completely off base.

Hop Stoopid' s mouthfeel is slightly thick for an 8% DIPA with a big malt base. Slightly sweet in a sense, which is a bummer, because I love me some dry light malted hoppy beers.

Overall, the excellent flavors in this beer carry it to a good rating. I have some minor issues with the overall makeup of the beer, but the flavors are spot on, which is always the most important thing.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 20:07:43 | More by pdoran10
Photo of drewbudd


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bottle poured into a goblet.

A - Golden with a slight tint of orange. Poured an above average head that receded in two minutes. Minimal lacing.

S - Sweet and hoppy. A slight smell of raisin and citrus.

T - The taste of the malt pushes the flavor of the hops into the background. Good balanced finish. Hop aftertaste.

M - Medium body. The hop taste really shows up on the back of your tongue, goes away after a minute and a half.

D - Very drinkable for an 8% beer. Well balanced. Definitely one of the better over 100 IBU beers I have had.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 22:23:05 | More by drewbudd
Photo of bbeane


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a snifter... first pour produces a very light head that lingers. Second pour is slightly more impressive, leaving a small amount of lacing on the walls of the glass. Beer is an orangish color, mostly clear with the exception of a tiny bit of sediment

S- First impression, a whiff straight from the bottle smells like pure grapefruit juice. From the snifter it smells mostly the same with the addition of a bit of sweetness

T- Definitely hoppy, but a bit sweeter than what I get from most west coast IPAs. Being an east coaster, I still find it to be quite tasty. Keeps a consistent taste from start to finish with the hops mostly, but not completely edging out some sweetness

M- Light/medium body with light carbonation. Leaves a pleasant bitter aftertaste lingering in your mouth

D- With exception to the high abv and difficulty of consistantly finding it in my area, I would consider it very drinkable... if I find more I'll definitely buy it


Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 03:11:47 | More by bbeane
Photo of katan


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle into a pint

A - Pours a light golden color, very clear, filtered, head formation is pearly white and stands at about 2mm. Well retained. Carbonation isn't overly present.

S - Hop dominated nose, grassy and meaty, full of floral notes. Just a bit of sourness hides behind it which I would hold out to be grapefruit. Some phenolic sweetness hangs in the backdrop.

T - Starts of with only a hair of malt sweetness which seamlessly transitions to floral hops. Mid-stream builds more of the hop profile, very citrus like. Only in the final aftertaste does any real bitterness really come through. For 100 IBUs it is well hidden.

M - Thick and creamy overall, light carbonation. Some sweet cloying aspects. Oily notes are left behind.

D - Moderate to high drinkability for a DIPA. ABV is well hidden, not filling. This beer will sneak up on you. Flavors aren't overwhelming for something called "Hop Stoopid".

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 03:32:28 | More by katan
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,715 ratings.