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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Hop StoopidHop Stoopid

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5,243 Ratings

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Ratings: 5243
Reviews: 1898
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was a bit surprised I had not yet reviewed this beer on cask. If there is a DIPA that better lends itself to cask conditioning, I guess I don't know about it (Max's has this beer on cask ALL the time).

The beer pours a light orange copper color with very good head retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. On the nose, this beer is all DIPA goodness. The aroma profile is positively tropical, showing pineapple, mandarin orange, orange citrus, cherry and an undelying earthiness. Mmmm.... so good. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, though thankfully it isn't quite as sweet as the nose suggests. There is still a goodly dollop of malt sweetness, but it is more than compensated for by a boatload of hoppy, bitter, goodness. This leads to a long, moderately bitter, flavorful finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, but there is absolutely no heat from the 8% alcohol. The finish is long, soft, smooth, and deliciously bitter. Drinkability is superb. The beer is not the least bit heavy or tiring on the palate, and on cask, this beer is just a thing of beauty.

Many IPA's and DIPA's do not show well when cask conditioned. Hop Stoopid is an exception to this general rule, and IMHO, really shines on cask. Without doubt, my favorite cask conditioned DIPA. Excelllent stuff...

Serving type: cask

11-05-2010 21:22:43 | More by johnmichaelsen
Photo of DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid on cask at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD.

Appearance: A nice cask/creamy appearance, huge frothy white head, magnificent sticky lacing. A hazy orange/amber color, like murky orange juice.

Smell: Tropical fruits, juices, hops. Citrus all around. Reminds me of pineapple juice. Good, but weird.

Taste: A slightly carbonated fruit juice. I miss the outrageous hops that come through on the bottled version. Too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, medium to low body. Better as it warms up, when you can really feel the hops. This was a cold cask.

Drinkability: High, but not as good as the regular version. I struggled a bit with the overwhelming aroma of sweet fruit juices. I like it better in a bottle for sure!

Serving type: cask

11-02-2010 18:59:40 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Photo of thain709


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A honey kissed, lighter shade of amber body...a creamy white head that had decent retention...good lacing

S - Wonderful aroma...tropical fruits such as grapefruit, pineapple, oranges, lemon, mango...those hops lend to a sweet nose...really nice

T - For a double IPA you'd think this would be a hop bomb...but I think this is pretty balanced...the hops are sweet and that goes throughout the whole beer...it's the juicy tropical fruits again (grapefruit, orange, pineapple, lemon, mango)...the caramel malt base is subtle but you can taste it because of the sweetness of the hops

M - Medium bodied...smooth and creamy, a bittersweet finish

D - This beer was pretty balanced for a IIPA and a beer named Hop Stoopid...but I'm not complaining...the hops were sweet, juicy and citrusy...a good beer all around

Serving type: cask

10-23-2010 12:37:50 | More by thain709
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North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the last casks of Raleigh Beer Week, at Busy Bee Cafe. Served in a standard pint glass a crisp orange with a nice frothy lasting off-white head. Aroma was a nice amount of floral citrus hops in front of sweet malts. The taste was loads of fresh citrus hops with a nice caramel malt backbone, this was obviously some fresh beer! The beer was medium bodied with very well hidden alcohol. I've been drinking a decent amount of this beer this summer, and I must say, it's even better on cask.

Serving type: cask

09-04-2010 11:23:58 | More by atsprings
Photo of PDXHops

South Carolina

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

Imperial pint at the County Cork.

Pours a glowing deep orange/amber with a frothy cap of cream-colored dish-suds head. Retention and lacing are pretty nice.

A sweet perfume of fresh fruity hop goodness: orange pulp and peel, pineapples, tangerines, sweetened grapefruit. Some floral notes as well, but overwhelmingly, potently citrusy.

A "wow!" beer from the first sip. Without a doubt the juiciest feeling beer I've tasted to date. Slippery smooth, with the tiniest bubbles of carbonation imaginable. The moderate malt sweetness seems just the right level to let all that citrus shine. By the smallest margin, I prefer the flavor bottled version, as there's a more assertive resiny pine presence, but this is damned tasty, and the mouthfeel is simply incredible. Long lingering embrace of hops in the finish, as the tangy citrus kicks up the bitterness a notch.

Overall impression: My favorite cask beer of 2009 (working thru a backlog of reviews).

Serving type: cask

03-15-2010 19:01:51 | More by PDXHops
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4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Casked Hop Stoopid, on tap (cask?) at Capital Ale House, Midlothian location. Served in a nonic.

Appearance: A crystal clear amber body, devoid of any of the force-carbonated version's effervescence, capped my a miraculously soapy two fingers of head with solid (but not amazing) retention that leaves some amazing, fluffy lacing, three-dimensional and fairly continuous.

Aroma: Sweet, tropical fruits coupled with a pleasant malty undertone, moderately roasted, though plenty sweet. Citrus is a little less dominant in this version, but that could be the warmth.

Taste: Juicy, sweet fruits - grapefruit, orange, and lemon, but also kiwi, pineapple, strawberries, and slight mango, even - couple with mint, spruce, and a moderate but persistent bitterness. The sweetness of the mildly roasted, bready malt foundation is amplified by the warmth, lending a definite fruit juice flavor.

Mouthfeel: Cask-tastic, soft and subtle, with a surprisingly non-sticky body, given the amount of sweetness.

Drinkability: Great on tap, great out of the bottle, and - yep - great on cask. This one retains all of the amazingness of the original, with the softness and warmth amplifying certain characteristics and muting others. It's a different take on a solid beer. Recommended in any capacity.

Serving type: cask

12-21-2009 02:41:47 | More by CrellMoset
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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drawn on cask at my wonderful local beer bar, TAPS in Petaluma. This butts up against my bottle review for the same beer.

The color remains the same for me. A light, amberish beer that is completely transparent. The carbonation naturally is minimized, with two fingers of quickly dissipating bubbleage.

The smell is slightly muted. I'm not overwhelmed by hoppy notes though they remain present. The nose presents a more balanced brew than its bottled field-o-flowers brother.

Sweet, beautiful, creamy mouthfeel. This is why I love cask my friends, it turns any beer into the easiest drink you've poured down ya'.

Ultimately this is a toned down version of Hop Stoopid, which isn't a bad thing. There are still the all important citrus and pine notes of the hops but they are balanced by a strong malt backbone. The hops almost take on a complimentary character, with hints of bitter greens as opposed to their powerful body in the bottled beer.

Easily, and dangerously drinkable. Long live the cask!

Serving type: cask

10-17-2009 06:57:34 | More by cptierney
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at Rose & Crown in Palo Alto. I could drink myself "stoopid" with this one.

A - Amber color, with a foamy white head. Large bubbles due to the cask.

S - Incredible piney hop aroma. People get on them for using hop extract, but these hops smell pretty damn fresh. A little citrus as well.

T - More piney hops, grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, but somewhat of an artificial sweetener note that I'm not sure I like too much (if I'm going to nitpick). Great beer overall though.

M - A little bit of hop oiliness on the palate and a lingering bitterness.

D - Pretty high for a DIPA.

Serving type: cask

09-18-2009 17:42:45 | More by nickd717
Photo of Stoneman78


4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the Real Ale Festival at PP Carlsbad

Appearance is cloudy and murky dirty yellow hue, thing white bubbles ring the outskirts, minimal lacing

Smell is a delicious aroma of pine needle and citrus hops, tea leaves, bread malts, lemon zest, light booze

Taste is initially lemon and grassy hops, pine resin soon after, tea leaves dominate the middle, finishes dry and bitter

Mouthfeel is light/medium-bodied, oily resin texture, moderate carbonation

Drinkability is moderate, amazing aroma and hop flavors, nicely balanced with the pale malts, definitely a solid west coast DIPA with low alcohol presence

Serving type: cask

06-25-2008 07:24:15 | More by Stoneman78
Photo of Garbarino

New York

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great color and decent head. Very enjoyable beer overall. I can't quite put my finger on what it"s missing but there is something small holding it back from being near the top for me. It's definitely a beer I will recommend and buy in the future though.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 01:59:30 | More by Garbarino
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4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Great taste. Goes down as one of the tops... for now.
This wasn't on my "to-drink" list, but I made an exception. I'm glad I did.

A- Looks great, but I'll admit, I drank it right out of the bottle.
S-scent was of a perfect for a solid drinkable beer. Not over powering to the point that you felt like you had to brace yourself for a kick in the mouth, but not weak.
T- taste, my favorite part. It was good, very good. Easy and smooth. A great hop taste and even flavor.

O- this is a good solid beer. You should definitely check it out.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 19:52:22 | More by rcairney1
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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