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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,228 Ratings

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Ratings: 5228
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 stevecee2003


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

At the start let me say- it's not Hercules Double IPA- my favorite beer. But.. for the price- it's bloody fantastic! Where I live it's about half the price of Hercules.

So.. Appearance: lots of reddish hues. Looks like the real deal. Pours well. A fair head. Not outstanding but OK.

The smell is rich in many flavors. Hops of course, but also a little more malt than I expect in an IPA taste.

Taste is somewhat complex in that it's not overly hoppy, and not too malty. But both are present. As a kind of high alcohol bomber bottle beer- it is highly drinkable. Not a session beer to be sure, but I can handle more than one of these- compared to my sainted Hercules.

Mouthfeel is good enough. And thats all thats needed.

Overall I give this good marks for hanging in there as a somewhat tasty IPA, yet highly drinkable- AND relatively cheap. A good deal !

Serving type: growler

12-18-2011 06:02:14 | More by stevecee2003
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 muqingjing


4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear amber/copper. Clean with a thick white head of foam.

S: Sells strongly of hops, but definitely good. To me, it's a citrusy fruity smell.

T: I was hoping for something just a tad bit hoppier, but this was good nonetheless. Strong hoppy flavor initially, with a twang of fruity sweetness quickly followed by some hoppy bitterness.

M: Nice and smooth, with a tad more carbonation than I would prefer.

D: Very delicious, and easy to drink (for those that like strong ales, at least). Very smooth, and doesn't go overboard with the bitter flavor found in most DIPAs.

Overall: Terrific beer. It's definitely stronger and more flavorful than the normal Lagunitas IPA, but it doesn't go overboard and completely blast your taste buds.

Serving type: growler

11-03-2009 09:06:17 | More by muqingjing
Photo of BretSikkink


4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange color. Head pours solidly at first, with lots of big bubbles atop a frothy scrum, but after it subsides there's not much but the usual growler ring around the rosy at the top. Super resinous nose, with citrics battling with tropical fruits for Bath and Body Words supremacy.

Hoppy flavors all over this one; it's a bit like an orange creamsicle from the growler. I think I remember a bit more bitterness from the bottle - and in either form it's outstanding. There is some sap/resin, cannabis oil, and grapefruit notes, but really the smoothness and generally full (for an IPA) body leave this one too sippable to both with specifics. Solid brew.

Serving type: growler

09-28-2009 04:49:57 | More by BretSikkink
Photo of DrMalt

Saskatchewan (Canada)

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

A: Poured an orange/copper with a sturdy white head that left some residual lacing at the top of the glass.

S: Prominent aroma of citrus grapefruit and a earthy/piney notes.

T: A ton of bitterness with some balancing of the sweet malt. A touch hot-perhaps from the warming alcohol.

M: Loads of body.

D: Hoppy D.I.P.A.- with a tremendous aroma. Some hot peppery flavours that took away a bit from this well crafted beer.

Another solid offering from Lagunitas.

Serving type: growler

08-07-2009 15:03:00 | More by DrMalt
Photo of Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scored a growler of this, courtesy of the Lagunitas gang. Vielen Dank!! ;-)

Pours a medium golden hue. It is fairly clear, with no haze or cloudiness at all. Carbo is spread thin and slow moving. Head is short, stark white and fine. Recedes rapidly to a thin layer, mostly a rim-job, leaving nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is robust, with rindy grapefruit and even a touch of something mangoish. Body is a decent medium; no more, no less. Has a smidge of prickliness, but is mostly a smooth operator on the tongue.

Some malt sweetness hits the palate, with some subtle biscuit action present. It then quickly gets resiny and piney, with loads of pineapple and grapefruit slathering the mouth and tongue. These rindy lupulins linger long and hard. Overall? Not bad; decently made, though a little strong on the rindy character. The ABV also makes itself known thoughout the quaffing session.


look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | drink: 4


Serving type: growler

03-21-2009 21:44:19 | More by Bierman9
Photo of WesWes

New York

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice, pale and bisquit malt scent along with a slight Carapils aroma. The hops are lovely. They have a bold Northwest aroma that's citrousy and refreshing to the nose. The taste is great. It has a big, bitter hop bite at the start and it pretty much carries through to the end. The malt create some balance, but not enough IMO. It goes down easy and resinates on the tongue. It seems a bit thin in the finish. It hides the 8% abv. well. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinker, but could use a bit more malts and body. It's just a little too thin for my taste.

Serving type: growler

01-17-2008 19:29:35 | More by WesWes
Photo of jjayjaye

New York

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange amber color that's slightly darker than a number of the best beers of this style. It has a HUGE stiff yellow tinted head that leaves a lot of lacing. I rate it a 4 on appearance only because it becomes next to lifeless in a hurry (S/B 4.25). The amount of tangerine grapefruit citrus aroma is amazing! Big and aggressive. The mouth feel is surprisingly on the lighter side of medium, an oily orange citrus character, that lingers nicely, combined with a sweet doughy note of malts (4.25). I'm a big fan of the bitter hop resin flavor. The sweetness seems to remind me more of fruity than of a malty sweetness. Close to a 5.0 IMO. Very drinkable with a chill, the blast of pure hoppiness at room temperature is not for the week of heart. The 8.2% ABV is well integrated. Brewed Once - Limited - : ( Don't miss out, Cheers!!

Serving type: growler

01-12-2008 21:29:22 | More by jjayjaye
Photo of Seanem44


4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased this while doing my weekend a month at the base I was on. They had a decent selection of beer, and I wound up going with this. I was very pleased with my selection. It poured a nice amber color with a very thick foamy rich white head. What got me though was the smell. This smell is what every IPA should strive for. Floral, fruity sweet and good. I could sit there smelling it all night. The smell didn't translate completely into the taste, but it was still very good. I'd say the lower level of the top tier of IPAs. Felt very smooth in my mouth, very refreshing. I think this IPA is very underrated. I am glad I found it and would not hesitate to drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 16:45:21 | More by Seanem44
Photo of kj8525


4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

~2 months old from bottle date.
Poured a clear dark gold with a finger of soapy white head.
Smell is huge tropical fruit and pine.
Taste is tropical fruit up front then becomes piney and resiny. Well balanced with light to medium body. Love this beer, reminds me of sucks.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 00:05:00 | More by kj8525
Photo of patpbr


4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a bright orange with a two finger head.
S - Lots of hops and a hint of malt.
T - Citrus, grapefruit, pine, floral and sweet. Just enough of a malt backbone.
M - Medium body that has as clean finish.
O - Hoppy and a great choice when in the mood for a DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 23:48:35 | More by patpbr
Photo of Franziskaner


4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber colored with good clarity. Just a faint bit off white foam covers about half of the top of the beer. Intense aroma of grapefruit like hops greets my nose. The body is moderately carbonated and a bit sticky. There is an intense rush of sharp grapefruit hop flavor. There's a decent light malt backbone that briefly appears and is quickly overpowered by a long grapefruit hop burn.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 21:12:40 | More by Franziskaner
Photo of DenverHopHead


4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with no clear "born on" date. Poured into a tulip.
Appearance - Pours a beautiful light orange with a thick, white head and leaves lots of sticky lacing!
Smell - The aroma is what I've come to expect from Lagunitas...absolutely brilliant! Obviously West Coast hop forward, but with a touch of malt sweetness.
Taste - this has more sweet candy flavors and floral hops.
Feel - That first wave over the palate is exhilarating; hops fade into sweet malts with hop bitterness on the finish.
Overall - One of the more affordable DIPA bombers available, nicely done Lagunitas! - R

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 03:13:45 | More by DenverHopHead
Photo of dank203

New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very nice beer, perfectly balanced smooth and drinkable. the bitterness is palatable even by those who might not always enjoy a bitter ale...there's a lot of dank citrusy quality to it as well. they kept it simple with the 8%, its just all about the perfect balance and blend of hops

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 20:42:02 | More by dank203
Photo of Swettenham_Shire


3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hop Stoopid doesn't really stand out in my opinion. I don't see these bottles flying off the shelves at the local grocery store. I'll rate it slightly above average... 3.25/5.

It all comes down to preference anyway. I'll stick to Lagunitas Sucks and Lil Sumpin Sumpin Ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 03:40:14 | More by Swettenham_Shire
Photo of fscottkey

New York

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

A: Very nice Amber color. 1 finger white foamy cap. I am drinking from a Samuel Smith's Pint glass and the SS logo on the bottom provides a nucleation site for a constant stream of bubbles.

S: No doubt a DIPA. Strong hops and floral smells. Definitely dandelion and maybe some pine.

T: Really kicks in midpalate. Lots of hops and floral taste - following the nose.

M: Very smooth and easy to drink. A sligh dry finish. Then after a few seconds a slight tingle on the tongue.

O: I really enjoy this beer. It is everything I want in an IPA - no masked or subdued flavors. It is one I would like to share with friends - and drink again.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 02:01:58 | More by fscottkey
Photo of SteveB24

New York

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

appearance; hazy orange, evident carbonation, crazy head with good retention.

smell; tropical fruit notes are off the hook. very strong aroma of guava, passion fruit and pineapple. with a bit of hoppy pine in there as well.

taste; sweet tropical fruit, the guava and passion fruit are there, backed up by malt and then a ltlle bit of hop bitterness to finish.

mouthfeel; medium body, slightly creamier then excepted, alot of bubbles.

overall; really underated beer in my opinion, great experience, great value, would easily buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 04:02:17 | More by SteveB24
Photo of GinjaSlice


4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: One of the best looking beers. It's eautiful golden orange that has amazing clarity, a thick white head, and amazing lacing.
S: Great orange and grapefruit smell with a very faint malt at the end.
T: Very much like the smell. Hits you right in the face with some great citrus and hops but is balanced with a bit of malt and a good after taste. I'm amazed that I can't taste any alocohol.
M: A little over carbonated in my opinion but a great refreshing top

One of my favorite beers. Really impressed.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 00:26:21 | More by GinjaSlice
Photo of WyethBednar


4.84/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Definitely one of the best IPAs I've ever had, the only one that I think would be better than it for me would be Maine Beer's Lunch. This one, as the title implies, is stupidly hoppy, but I think that's what makes it great.

Appearance: A beautiful orangey-amber with a white, foamy head. Good lacing, very apparent carbonation

Smell: Just an assault of hops, with some citrusy backbone. Really inviting

Taste: Perfect. A really nice tasting blend of hops and citrus notes, this one's so bitter it almost becomes sweet again, clocking in at 102 IBUs according to the bottle. If you're into really hoppy beers, this is sort of the Holy Grail as far as I'm concerned.

Mouthfeel: Very well carbonated, meaning it's very refreshing. Helps to balance out the relatively high alcohol level and still make this feel like a nice, tasty, almost sessionable beer.

This is a really great example of a super hoppy DIPA. If you're into that style, this is the beer for you.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 20:09:06 | More by WyethBednar
Photo of Bone53


4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter at around 45°F

Appearance: A hazy pale orange golden color with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Citrus hop bomb with notes of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon etc. along with slight pine and malts to balance out the aromas which makes me want to dig in right away!

Taste: Follows the nose with citrus flavors and pine with just enough malt to round it out.Superbly balanced with very clean flavors.

Mouthfeel: Considering the 102 IBU's and 8% abv, this beer is tremendously drinkable. Goes down smoother than a lot of regular IPA's.

Overall: One of my favorite DIPA's; So much hop flavor without the overwhelming bitterness. At $4.50 a bomber, the price makes this beer even better in my opinion. If you're a fan of DIPA's, this one is hard to beat!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 01:04:02 | More by Bone53
Photo of myelo


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

Bright clear golden color with large, white frothy head and persistent lacing.

Awesome aroma of citrus fruit and pine with some malt.

Initial tast is honey sweet, then moderate bitterness and grassy malty finish. Mild alcohol warmth.

Very smooth texture with medium carbonation.

Overall, this is quite sweet for a DIPA. The label says 102 IBU but I don't perceive that much bitterness, probably because it's balanced with so much sweetness. One of my favorite DIPAs, especially in this price range.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 16:37:38 | More by myelo
Photo of Flopjack


4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Pale orange, gold when light shines in, just over 1 finger white head, nice lacing.

Smell - Sweet tropical fruits and floral aroma, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon. Little bit of malt, and little info alcohol.

Taste - Again sweet tropical fruity citrus. Mango, pineapple, and grapefruit all to start. Subtle lemon that leads into a nice malt backing for the beer. Comes out slightly roasty and peppery. The end gives you piny bitterness, resin, and slight alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp and refreshing.

Overall - Good beer. So happy when I tried this beer for the first time and quickly became one of my most liked lagunitas beers. Haven't been dissipointed yet!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 20:02:19 | More by Flopjack
Photo of a0lbudman


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Hazy gold color with a large white head that lingers and leaves a heavy lace
S-Strong hop aroma with a citrus smell coming in also
T-Malt and citrus mix with a bitter hop aftertaste that had a pine resin taste to it, that stayed with me til the end
M-medium body and medium carbonation
O-great beer looking forward to another

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 03:14:19 | More by a0lbudman
Photo of Srkolodn

New York

4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is a beautiful golden orange, slighty yellow and visibly carbonated.

I think this aroma is very comparable to PtE, its got strong tropical notes, a beautifully dank hoppy aroma, very citrusy, and piney and earthy as well.

This beer is pretty bitter, not over the top from a hopheads standpoint. This beer has a medium malt backbone that In my opinion provides the balance and slight sweetness that makes this beer so good and complex.

The finish is nice and clean, and dry like a west coast IPA should be.

I feel this should be a higher rated IPA, Double IPA. Its so good, so affordable, more easily attainable. Its got the bitterness and hop character hopheads are looking for. Gotta love Lagunitas, their distro is well done and their beers are world class. Strong recommend.

Serving type: Bomber bottle

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 21:49:55 | More by Srkolodn
Photo of dar482

New York

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The color is a beautiful ruby orange with a finger of head.

The aroma is of tropical fruit, grapefruit, dank hoppiness, floral hops, herbacious hops, a bit of resin, and Simcoe pineyness. It’s a very refreshing aroma.

The flavor is of malt, then big grapefruit and some citrus peel. There's some pine and grassiness. The balance is just fantastic. It’s so well balanced.

The finish is clean, easy, and dry. It lingers a bit, but it doesn’t have a stickiness. It’s very dry however, but it has a lovely finish. Don’t get me wrong, it is quite bitter, but it’s exciting. Despite its ABV and bitterness, it is pretty easy to drink.

I really recommend this. This is up there with some of the best West Coast Double IPAs out there. For value, this is one of the best Double IPAs, or even beers in general, you can get at $5-6 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 08:44:36 | More by dar482
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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,228 ratings.