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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,031
Hads: 7,080
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 273
Gots: 1,238 | 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: 2,031 | Hads: 7,080
Photo of 4thFloyd
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes. A clear deep golden color with a nice creamy white head. Good pine and citrus hops aroma. Similar well balanced flavors of citrus and pine A lot of caramel sweetness but not a lot of malt body. Moderate bitterness which finishes clean. Smooth and alcohol is well covered. (290 characters)

Photo of Eeroomnhoj
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good beer! I think this is a beer I can drink one or two of, but definitely not one I'd drink on July 4th.

It is sweeter than other beers but fairly smooth nonetheless. I'm going hiking this week and plan to grab a few more of these for afterwards.

Definitely a keeper. (276 characters)

Photo of silverevo9
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very floral and tropical...Fruits are at the core of this beer.. Pineapple, tangerine, and some grapefruit. Get the alcohol up front with a sharp hop resin scent. A little bitter going down but balances well with the malts. Superb head and sticky lacing. Well done on taste. No over powering alcohol taste and very drinkable for the high alcohol content. Very good price on this brew. For whats involved and how this beer treats you, cant beat it. Lots to enjoy here. I keep getting these for the quality and price. Great Brew! (527 characters)

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a $5 bomber yesterday and was stoked to try this beer. Loved everything I've tried from Lagunitas thus far. Nice deep gold color w/ a 2 finger head and good lacing as far as appearance goes. Great smelling beer which consisted of a citrusy/pine combo. But to me......the taste fell short. Kinda had a weird florally taste which makes me believe that the beer might not have been the freshest. Definitely have to give this one another shot. (446 characters)

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lots of sticky lace. Good. Intense hops on the nose and palate, yet lacking the sometimes harsh bitterness/minty pine. Plenty of orange rind. All of this is probably heightened by the rather high ABV. A little syrupy/sticky. Mega refreshment, yet I'm still thirsty. Doesn't have the range of hop flavors that the great IPA's do, but it's damn good. (348 characters)

Photo of burnerfinger
4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

among the best:
A bright yellow - nice show on the pour - solid 2 finger head and complex lacing settles to a amber film

S hops all the way - world class

T this stands up to the dogfish head standard

M a bit oily in a good way

D sip to savor (246 characters)

Photo of HipCzech
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 1 pt 8 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Deep, clear copper gold. Slightly off white, creamy head and smears of lace.

Smell: Restrained compared to its flavor; citrus zest, stone fruit (apricot), pine resin, herbs and caramel malt.

Taste: Full caramel malt flavor along with plenty of grapefruit zest, pine sap. Deep bitterness is well offset by almost honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and slightly creamy, oily feel; moderate carbonation.

Overall: Big malt, big hops - great balance. (519 characters)

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

(bottle code 15 5 2 - poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: nearly-clear, orange amber liquid with specks of (hop?) sediment... tall, fluffy-spongy, yellowish foam, with lovely retention... beautiful head, but not as much stick to the lace as one would anticipate

S: red grapefruit and pineapple... very potent hop aromas, bit of underlying peppery spice... fragrant fruitiness, moderate thread of sweet, candied ginger... sugar cookie malt pushing out through the back

T: up front: spicy hops, mild-moderate acidity, a low-moderate herbal bitterness, finishing with long trail of caramel-kissed (C 60?) malt... inner grapefruit peel and crystal malt aftertaste, with a hint of dying grass... mellow background wash of raw alcohol in the finish

F: idiosyncratically medium-full body with a foamy, slightly gel-like viscosity... I prefer drier, snappier IPAs - but this is their thing... between the dextrins and resins, this languishes a bit, despite its smoothness

O: not experiencing '102' IBUs here - I know it must be a few months old - but this has to have more of a 'Enjoy-By' approach... still, the hop flavor stands up there with the best... close your eyes, bump this up 2-3% abv more, and you have yourself a West Coast barleywine - not that far off (1,258 characters)

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light copper color with a tight white head that quickly fades to plentiful lacing.
The aroma is dank and piney with hints of citrus and juicy fruit gum.
Taste is big and bitter and dank with some juicy citrus backing it up and a long, bitter, piney and pithy finish.
Mouthfeel is medium and sticky.
Might tasty. (319 characters)

Photo of EdwardK77
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

400th "tick" so I figured I'd use the word box. Thankfully this beer inspired me to want to review it anyway. This is a perfectly balanced IPA in my opinion, sweet and bitter are well balanced and the 8% is just right. Sub $5 for the bomber, just another reasonably priced offering from an excellent brewery. (311 characters)

Photo of Uhopia
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite from the folks at Lagunitas. A nicer mix between their IPA and Maximus, of which I like and stock both, so that makes it pretty much the epicenter of the hopquake in my cooler. Now get it to me in a more convenient vessel (12oz bottle) and they won't keep it on the store shelf. Why? Cuz I said so. And when you flirt with becoming a full-blown beeralcoholic, you tend to know what it is that you speak of. (418 characters)

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a tall white head that leaves plenty of lace.

Smells of sweet citrus - orange, mango - and floral hops.

Taste is sweet orange and mango with a dry middle that has biscuit notes. It finishes with floral and herbal hop bitterness. An very good II IPA. (285 characters)

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! (156 characters)

Photo of rorykanderson
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The hop punch in the face you've been looking for. Definitely not subtle but also not poorly constructed. It has Laguntias' consistent brewing skills on display albeit with less finesse and more hop aggression. Exhausted my palette after a pint. (245 characters)

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" (256 characters)

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.
Cheers (457 characters)

Photo of ckornmannn
3.2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I'm used to an imperial IPA having some malt presence, maybe more than a standard IPA. This is all hops hops hops. The hoppiest beer I've had but there isn't much else that I can detect going on here. (202 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant gold to amber under a dense persistent 3” clingy cream colored foam collar.
S: The fragrance is just above mid-range with grapefruit and grapefruit rind, spice and malt.
T: Big malt flavors give way to a grapefruit rind bitterness with citrus, herbs and spice, faint cardamom. The brewer places more emphasis on hop flavors and character than on hop bitterness.
F: Creamy medium body, very soft carbonation.
O: A deliscious mix of big hop flavors and big malt with a moderate hop bitterness. (517 characters)

Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Go figure. Finally got to try this one. I see this all over the place but it's always six months old or something. Anyway, had this on draft and was not not disappointed. Very citrus forward and what I detected was a touch of berries. A pretty good, smooth and easy drinking dipa. Wish I could find bottles fresh so I could drink more often. (341 characters)

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. (637 characters)

Photo of Ffrraatt
2.17/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Love other Lagunitas offerings and so wanted to like this one, but not for me. I get the hops aroma up front, but something deeper doesn't smell right. Same with the taste. Decently bitter up front followed by a skank aftertaste. Not a fan (239 characters)

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice golden orange, with a foamy white one-fingernhead. Leaves nice lacing. Smells a wonderful piney citrus with a somewhat floral with a variety of citrus fruits showing up.
t\Taste is simply lagunitas. Piney resin bitterness that resonates into the nose. Tastes very fresh and hoppy. The finish has a good balance with the malt. I have had this before, and enjoy even more. Great beer especially for the price. $3.99. (436 characters)

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

- lighter golden brown with a nice light brown head
-such a sweet delectable hop scent, one of my favorite smelling beers
- a very very hoppy ale but so sweet with some burnt notes at the end. very complex beer amazing for the cost.
- smooth like silk on the palate
- overall a amazing beer really liked this and for the cost it is untouchable (345 characters)

Photo of SmashAdams
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great IPA. Strong, bright, and bitter. Seems to have some apple flavor when I had it on tap but didn't notice this from a bottle. Good balance and very tasty. One of my favorite beers. yb (197 characters)

Photo of do_ob
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a Sam Adams glass. Pours a slightly hazy gold with 1 finger of white head. Smells great - lots of pine and grapefruit. Also some mellowed notes of green apples and mango. Medium weight to the body, and very creamy. Grapefruit, pine, and citrus up front with a little bit of spice on the back end. Good amount of hop bitterness, especially towards the middle. Finishes smooth and leaves a tart grapefruit aftertaste.

Very nice. I feel like if Little Sumpin' Ale were redone as an east coast Ale/IPA, this would be the end result. Same taste, same flavors, only more pine (and hops, obviously). Great beer, and at $5.99 for a 22 oz. bottle, I'll be picking this one up pretty regularly. (697 characters)

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,031 ratings.