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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,229 Ratings

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Ratings: 5229
Reviews: 1896
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%

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:
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(Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007)
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Photo of SonnyK85


4.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had this beer on Draft at Lagunitas on Thursday, September 19 in the beer garden. It's not my first time trying Hop Stoopid.. But it was my first visit to Lagunitas and the first time I was able to drink this beer poured from a draft.

Appearance: A copper color that is lighter in colour that you would expect for a DIPA climbing above 8% in ABV.

Smell: Perfect. Lagunitas is known for using simcoe hops. And they are on full display right from the nose. Very little if any scents of malt and/or alcohol. Mainly the scent of ripe grapefruit and other citrusy aromas.

Taste: My favourite DIPA. The drinkability, taste and depth of this beer are as good as any I've encountered. This beer drinks like an IPA (very smooth for a DIPA). Taste is essentially a citrus-hop bomb that is predominately grapefruity. Alcohol is non-existent for my taste. Mild bitterness slowly accumulates on my palate, but the citrus always dominates. I get very little if any pine from this DIPA.

Mouthfeel: As mentioned prior, drinks more like an IPA. Easily the biggest "citrus bomb" DIPA I've tasted. Perfect for a warm summer day! Sometimes I wish the mouthfeel was a bit more on the colder fall evenings..

Overall: My favourite IPA, period. The aroma is a grapefruity-citrus bomb that immediately engages your senses. The taste becomes progressively more bitter, but the citrusy hops predominate throughout. Drinks like an IPA that could be enjoyed in a warm summer afternoon.

Side note: I tried Hop Stoopid and Pliny the Elder on tap from their respective breweries in the same night. And Hop Stoopid was easily the winner for me. I get a more balanced citrus character, less piney hopes, and lesser mouthfeel (IPA vs. DIPA feel) with Hop Stoopid when compared.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2013 04:21:38 | More by SonnyK85
Photo of edgeh2o


4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a must have on draft. In bottle, I get a completely different taste- thicker, more carmel/syrup feel. I get this from the bottle time after time. On draft, it's much lighter, much more tasty and preferred. This was in my top 5 when I first tried it, but now, I don't know. Still in my top 50 though!

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2013 22:36:12 | More by edgeh2o
Photo of Samuel906


3.61/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a great IPA and one of Lagunitas best beers. It is hoppier and bolder than their standard IPA. It pours an absolutely perfectly transparent bright golden amber with super sticky head and lacing. The aroma is a bit underwhelming, but still delivers plenty of hops and mild citrus. Huge hop flavor up front and some piney bitterness left behind. Sweet with some grass and mild malt. Dry mouthfeel. Similar overall to DFH 90 minute, but not as well rounded and complex. Still a great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2013 08:12:02 | More by Samuel906
Photo of Rifugium


3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: ?
Review from scavenged notes.

Clear amber pour, bubbles of carbonation rise from the bottom of the glass, to greet a small fizzy white head. Aroma of herbal and citrusy hops, and not much else. More of the same in the taste, hops and hops, citrus pith, herbal notes, pale malts. Bitter and drying, light-medium body, tamed alcohol. Not a bad beer overall, but nothing amazing going on here.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2012 06:01:59 | More by Rifugium
Photo of elNopalero


4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review of draught Hop Stoopid, to complement my review of the bottled version.

This pours a golden-amber tan color with tremendous foam. Cascading foam, in fact. The aroma is a full-frontal assault of grassy hops followed by an aggressively hoppy taste profile. Crank this one to 11. Grassy green, some pine, and a surprisingly light body deliver full-on hop intensity. I found some tropical fruit notes come through, with pineapple and floral notes dominating, and a lingering finish that mixed pineapple, floral notes, and some piney resin. If this is what you’re looking for you will not be disappointed. Not for the faint of heart.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 18:00:03 | More by elNopalero
Photo of hoser

Alberta (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A favourite that I can't believe I haven't rated. Bring on the Dipa, us beer is Black Flag, Fear, Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys and Naked Raygun all in the same glass. Ok enough of the punk rock analogies love this double ipa and although my rating was on draft this was a bottle tonight and the Simpson's episode that inspired this rating.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 03:25:47 | More by hoser
Photo of Gatch


3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Flanny's in Tempe, AZ.

A: Golden-orange in color. Good lace.

S: Heavy hops. A little funky and earthy. Got the same kinda thing from the bottle a while ago.

T: Huge West Coast hops but they taste a bit old and funky. I think this beer just doesn't do it for me. Might be too hopped for its own good.

M: Can be cloying. Dry but smooth and easy drinking for the style. A bit of booze comes through.

O: I wanna like this beer because of the name and rating but it's just not gonna happen. I probably won't try it again unless I'm at the brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 07:16:04 | More by Gatch
Photo of JerseyKirk

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: 1 1/2 finger white creamy head. Copperish amber color. Crystal clear.

S: Citrus, grapefruit, peach, simcoe astringency, malty caramel notes.

T: Bitterness that hits the back of the throat. Sweet malty with very high sugary grapefruit tones. Alcohol isn't as noticeable as the overly sweet flavor.

M: sweet with faint hint of alcohol at the end.

O: Its not that great. Far too sweet for my palate. I like the smell but the sweetness is a little too overpowering.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 20:53:24 | More by JerseyKirk
Photo of brystmar


4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the Stumptown Brewery near Santa Rosa.

A: Copper color, transparent, and active with tons of thick white head. Leaves insane lace on my glass.

S: Big grapefruit, caramel, and hop aromas fill the nose. Really love the caramel-y booze here. Among my favorite notes in an aroma.

T: Fresh, flavorful hops start to finish. Nice malty backbone with fruit and caramel sweetness complimenting the hops well. Slightly boozy finish with mild bitterness that lingers. Much better than I expected, honestly.

M: Nice body, perfectly carbonated. Would love more creaminess though.

D: I honestly enjoy this more than 30-day-old Pliny. I expected a giant hop bomb here, considering the brewery and this beer's name, so I was pleasantly surprised by the balance of flavors here.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2011 22:52:38 | More by brystmar
Photo of TMoney2591


3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tumbler at The Tribes.

The Accidental Highway to Hell Tour continues! And it moves on to a beer I should've had a long time ago, frankly. It pours a clear straw-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises dark greens, light pine, toffee, and some very light mint. The taste holds notes of greens, toffee, caramel, very light mint, and very light lime. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta dry finish. Overall, this is a pretty solid DIPA, but it lacks a lot of the hop character I was expecting, both from the style and the name. Don't get me wrong, it was still tasty, but it falls short of great for me.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2011 05:27:27 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of mkotsayfan


4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Rogue brewpub in SF. Pours a hazy orange color with a decent amount of head. Wow, the aroma...you get blasted with the floral hops along with some pine notes. The taste similarly is just as great, with lots of pine hops up front and a nice malty finish, with lots of bitterness of course (just how I like it). The mouthfeel is medium with a moderate amount of carbonation, and some chewiness.

Overall, wow this beer is impressive on-tap. I've had it bottled a couple of times but it was even better on tap. One of my favorite DIPAs out there.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2011 23:47:21 | More by mkotsayfan
Photo of BlastBeats


3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Heaven on Seven

Appearance: golden/bronze color with a thin white head. Clean, filtered look.

Smell: it has that signature west coast IPA aroma.. hoppy, citric, and piney.

Taste: as one would expect, this beer tastes abundantly hopped. A variety of hops rush the palate, imparting their resiny, piney, and acidic fruit nuances. Not to be forgotten, there's a sweeping big malt backbone that adds a nice dimension to the beer while balancing out the hoppier character.

Moutheel: medium/full bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall: For the value, this DIPA is tough to beat. Another solid beer from Lagunitas.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2011 08:34:24 | More by BlastBeats
Photo of hoppyweasel311


4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Lagunitas... comes in a mason jar with a dog on it. Appearance- Very nice golden amber color with nice frothy white head on top. Smell- HOPS HOPS AND MORE HOPS-- very piney, citrusy, and floral. Taste- At first it's a little overwhelming with the hops.. but as you drink it your palate gets used to it. I love IPA's and this is a very strong good example of one. Go out and try it kids!!!

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2011 16:08:24 | More by hoppyweasel311
Photo of TheRealBigC


5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at 775 Gastropub

Color is a light, murky copper. Very alluring.

Smell is incredible. Hoppy with some citrus. It's very simple, but very pleasant.

Taste is a perfect balance. Hops are strong but balanced out with malt and plenty of citrusy delight. Very full-flavored. It's one of those beers I want to cherish with good, full sips that I swish around for a bit (and I smell it every time I take a sip too).

Overall this is one of the best beers I've ever had. I can't think of any reason to mark it down.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2011 19:36:01 | More by TheRealBigC
Photo of DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Belmont Station in Portland Oregon.

A: 1" soapy cream coloured head over amber liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Floral hops, pepper and yeast.

T: Malt, honey, citrus, pepper, and floral hops. Very nice taste, and while drinking I thought the perfect food combination for this beer would be a peppered gouda.

M: Medium level of fine carbonation.

O: A very nice Imperial IPA. What really stands out to me is the taste, and I plan on picking this up any chance I get.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2011 06:39:58 | More by DaftCaskBC
Photo of jibbyvonjibb


4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@Lagunitas pub

A: Golden color. Clear.
S: Flowery and a bit earthy hops.
T: Some nectar sweetness. Flowery hop bitterness. Smooth finish with little tannicness.
M: medium body with hops creating slightly syrupy mouthfeel.
O: Fairly balanced ipa. Little bitterness in finish, which is refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2011 23:32:54 | More by jibbyvonjibb
Photo of Hoptometrist


3.03/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on tap into a Lagunita's mason jar at the Lagunita's Tasting Room

A- Poured a clear amber orange color with a one finger creamy head

S- Piney hops, grape/rasin, and citrus

T- Very highly hopped and very strong grape taste, not grapefruit or orange citrus, but grape. Very sweet and bitter, pretty extreme tasting.

M- Pretty smooth with pretty high carbonation

Overall this beer reminds of an extreme Great Laker Burning River. I get this strange grape flavor from them which I don't care for in an IPA. Pretty disappointed with this beer considering I really like their Maximus DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2011 02:14:27 | More by Hoptometrist
Photo of francisweizen


4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap. Toronado.

A: Dark hazy golden orange with a nice white cap

S: Fresh piney, weedy hops.

T: Fresh hops all up in yo face with a scant bit of biscuit malt in the background

M: Hoppy and piney with great carbonation

O: A great freakin IPA. This is one of the ones that I miss the most living in New Zealand!

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2011 05:54:33 | More by francisweizen
Photo of rarbring


4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A clear amber/orange beer, an off.white firm head that leaves good lacing and has curtains.

A lot of citric action is this, plus tropical fruits, mango, peaches etc. A multi fruit juice.

Starting surprisingly tart, the fruits are there, mango, lemon, and loads of grape-fruit peel.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, soft and refresing, a good body with a long dry finsih.

A very, very distinct ADIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2011 22:25:24 | More by rarbring
Photo of beagle75


4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft service into a pint mason jar at the tasting room/pub in Petaluma.

A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Very boldly hoppy, with purified and resonant notes of pine foliage and grapefruit citrus. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins sweet, with intense floral and piney hop aromatics. Grapefruit peel becomes more pronounced through the middle and finish, with bitterness that is at times intense and always appropriate. Dryness comes late in the flavor profile, while alcohol is never detected.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, surprisingly smooth on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D: Finally--the elusive draft of Hop Stoopid... Sitting at the brewery pub, just down the road from Santa Rosa, it is hard not to evaluate this beer in the context of Sonoma County's most famous DIPA--Russian River's Pliny the Elder. While the freshness of a bottle may leave some doubts, when tasted on-draft and from the source this beer is impressive. The intensity of the hop aromas alone are irresistible. While I thought that kegged Hop Stoopid was a unique occurrence at the source, a stop at the Santa Rosa Whole Foods and their amazing 14-tap beer bar showed that it does travel. Hopefully, one day it will make it onto the menus in O.C.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2011 21:09:51 | More by beagle75
Photo of cadaugherty


3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Haymarket in Chicago. Pour is a nice gold with a good couple fingers of head, good lacing. The citrus hops leap off the beer and follow through in the taste. A nice bitter finish with a crisp end that doesn't leave a resiny finish. Not super balanced with the malt but there is a bit of sweetness in the middle to hold things together. Perhaps a bit thinner than I would like but overall not bad and this is insanely drinkable. Great go to cheap beer for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2011 01:56:04 | More by cadaugherty
Photo of wedgie9


3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on draft at Kuma's Corner. Pours clear bright orange with a thick white head that sticks around for a long time. Nose features both bitter grapefruit and tropical fruit hops with a great caramal malt aroma as well. The flavors are sweet malt up front quickly moving to hops domination, but maintaining balance all the way through. The body is full with average carbonation and a long bitter hops and sweet malt finish.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2010 23:27:27 | More by wedgie9
Photo of yeahnatenelson


2.68/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance -- Bright amber with a finger of creamy white head.

Smell -- Grapefruit, cannabis, basement, caramel malt. Overall, citrusy and dank.

Taste -- Grapefruit, pine, lots of green onion and garlic. Baseline of hop bitterness throughout - hop extract? Caramel malt backbone trying to keep things together.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-full in body with ample carbonation.

Drinkability -- How is this so highly rated? Malting is adequate, but the hop profile is really far off. LOTS of onion and garlic; I left half of the glass at the bar. Funny how I remember this being so much better the times I've had it in the bottle...

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2010 03:48:13 | More by yeahnatenelson
Photo of abaer123


4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An exceptional beer at the toronado in san francisco. Delicious smell, easy on the taste buds, smooth drinking. Good stuff.

The beer is an exceptional feel when enjoyed from the tap in a pint glass. Prior to having this beer, I had Racer 5 and Sierra's Torpedo. I think I am set on hop stoopid for now.

I like a good IPA. I am not one to go for the pilsener. Except if I were in the czech republic.

Good stuff

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2010 03:33:16 | More by abaer123
Photo of bdupree

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Lagunitas on 6/13/2010

A: Deep golden color, almost orange. Lots of carbonation with big foamy head that lingers.

S: Sticky, wet hops with tons of pine and ester. Good blend with citrus.

T: Very hoppy, but not overbearing by any means. Better balance than the Lagunitas IPA. At 8%, I didn't even pick up any of the alcohol. Citrus comes through perfectly blended with everything else.

M: Medium body with a lot of bubbles. Silky smooth, with a bunch of hop in the aftertaste.

D: Very, very drinkable for this strong of an Double IPA. Loved it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2010 23:12:46 | More by bdupree
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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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