Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,021
Hads: 7,037
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
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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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Photo of Chelsea1905
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a conical pint glass.
Poured a very nice orange/burnt amber. Small off white head that looked like it would disappear quickly, but didn't. The small head that remained offered up loads of lacing.

THe smell was very nice, floral, citrusy and a good amount of balanced malt in there too. really nice nose

This is where, for me, I was disappointed. I took a mouthful and got a little bit of citrus and then that was about it. Not a huge hop bomb that I was expecting (especially from the nose and looks of this beer)

Light and bubbly mouthfeel, which was again a little strange.

Drinks well for a big IPA, but for me was a little bit of a letdown for something I was expecting to get "stoopid" hops from (735 characters)

Photo of scifan
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an pale orange color with a thick dense foamy head. Very clear and transparent, its very nice looking beer.
Smells amazing, TONS of big fruity cirtusy hops, my favorite. also getting some sweet malts in there as well. Very nice.
Taste very good too, not as hoppy as the nose implied but still a hop bomb. At first I get all those amazing hops followed by the malt to balance it out. It's still not totally balanced but I wish the hops shone through a little bit more.
Feels a little thick and syrupy, nice carbonation though. Very tasty brew and I think I could drink several of these babies. This definitely the best brew I've had from Lagunitas. (654 characters)

Photo of troutmask96
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing special to look at, but I'm warming to this brew. As I understand it, Lagunitas uses hope extracts instead of whole hops in the brewing process. Interesting. Yeah, I can see this as kind of a "Pliny Lite", with the same citrusy goodness but not nearly the depth of palette. I was amazed that this was an 8% ABV until I entered the "happy zone" after nary a single bottle. The price is right, too. Hey, this is pretty good stuff!... (439 characters)

Photo of HopEnthusiast
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A great DIPA and a great reresentation of the style. Pours a nice amber with a thin tan head. The nose is fantastic. Crisp citrus hops over sweet bready malts. The taste does not have the huge explosion of hops I found in the nose. It is still well balanced. Medium body is a bit rough, but drinks well. Definetley a hop bomb. (326 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle:

Pours deep golden with a thin off-white head that lasts. Vanishing lacing has some stickage.

The smell shows that this is appropriately named - Hop Stoopid is on the mark - Lively citrus (grapefruit, lemon, mango) with pine all rolled together, giving an amazing American hop aroma.

The taste is of bitter hops - citric and piney - turning to an herbal bitter finish. As bitter as it is, there is just enough malt to tie things together. Imbalanced? Probably, but I'm not complaining, as this was meant to be a hoppy treat - and, it is. Though alcohol is there, it is reasonably covered (albeit in a "sneaking up" sort of way).

It is pretty chewy in a medium-body. It leaves a slightly acidic feel on the tongue.

Hoppy, but not too raw. This is a delight for hop lovers, and at a very reasonable price. (822 characters)

Photo of remmyreel
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The more I've become a beer drinker, the more I've come to enjoy the hoppy stuff. And boy is Hop Stoopid hoppy, and delicious.

I bought it after a recommendation from a Whole Foods employee who said it was great, then I saw the Lagunitas label on it, so I figured it had to be at least quality.

It went down smooth, and had that crisp bitter hoppy taste and biting/refreshing aftertaste that clears the head and satisfies to no end. (434 characters)

Photo of ToddT
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Reddish orange color with a thick two finger off white head. Head has some retention and leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

S- Big smell of grapefruit hops and nothing else.

T- Grapefruit and not much else this is a giant hop bomb. Bitter at first then sweet on the end. Well balanced.

M- Medium in body, well carbonated, and with out the oily hop aftertaste. Finish is crisp with a lingering aftertaste of the hops.

D- If you like hops it's very drinkable. The 8.2% ABV doesn't show through anywhere, although not much is going to get through the amount of hops in this.

This is one of the best over hopped beers I have had to date. It is well balanced and easy to drink. Well done. (693 characters)

Photo of spratmi
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer poured a clear reddish bronze color with a thin one finger head. An abundance of lacing remained on the sides of the glass throughout the tasting.
S: The smell was wonderful and complex. Deep rich notes of pine and citrus blended with a sweet floral hue.
T: The taste followed the nose with a strong citrus (orange and grapefruit) bitterness balanced with a dominant presence of pine and sweet floral hoppiness. I noted a hint of malt.
M: Full and creamy with good carbonation. Surprisingly clean and crisp.
D: Very drinkable with a nice complex balance between the citrus and the pine notes. I've never considered price in a review, but this beer is outstanding and is much less expensive than many other Double IPAs that I enjoy. (745 characters)

Photo of u2carew
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A) Pours clear, bronze in color. A nice foamy head builds and visible carbonation is observed. Transparent in the glass.
S) Hops POW! A robust hop aroma mixed with some floral notes and sweet grapefruit.
T) Caramel sweetness paired with bold hop bittersweetness. A good balance between the hops and the malty sweetness. Bitterness in the aftertaste.
M) Creamy, smooth with a CO2 tingle on the tongue.
D) This is a fantastic Imperial IPA. The notes and observations documented do not do it justice. All I kept saying and thinking after each sip was "wow, this is an amazing beer!" (579 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish copper hued beer, with a large thick and frothy eggshell white head. Lashings of lace Very vital citric aroma, mostly orangy but lemon and lime are there,also herbal. Citric hop flavours mainlly, drying at the end, but this sure has a huge malt backing, its just that the hoppping is even huger! The bitter after taste is not as long lasting as I imagined. Very nice mouthfeel to it. A substantial brew in every manner, but strangely drinkable! I had no problems polishing off a bomber. (494 characters)

Photo of bort11
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another one from mikesgroove and the Fight Club BIF. Dude is kicking my ass.

22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Inch of sticky white head and stringy, sticky lace. Color is a very clear copper.

Smell is a condensed aroma of pine characters. There's pine, grapefruit, floral notes. Taste is all hops too, with an interesting pineapple flavor.

Mouthfeel is slick and slightly oily.

Blipped "Totally Stupid" by Teenage Bottlerocket (437 characters)

Photo of HalfFull
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden amber into a large wine glass with some red hints. A half inch of light head reduces within a couple minutes to a surface cap. Moderate lacing follows.

Smell is hoppy and clean. Floral and citrus notes abound but do not overwhelm. Some pine when agitated. Rather nice on the nose and unexpected given my prior experiences with the brewery.

Flavor follows and is quite smooth, hoppy, and offers a bit of orange oil hops on the tongue. Carbonation is good or dare I say a bit high. Not that it is high per se, but this is a slick beverage, somewhat sweet, but quite endearing.

This tastes like it might be Pliny's bastard child, a little unrefined, but it's got good genes somewhere back there....And after finishing I took one last look at the bottle..A twist off bomber? Interesting.. (809 characters)

Photo of mltobin
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber purchased at Anconas wines and liquors.

Poured into a tulip glass, the tone is a haze of brown and gold, with a medium sized head to it, fairly appealing look all in all.
The smell is certainly hoppy, as the name would lead you to believe. Some spice is perceived as well from the smell.
The taste is different than some other DIPAs out there, a little less bitter with a nice blend of some faint tastes of fruit. Also, while you will have a good dose of hops on your palate, it does not overpower you with a rough aftertaste. Drinkability is above average, one to sip and savor. (592 characters)

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pint

Pours a relatively clear, bright orange amber with a two-finger ecru cap that leaves a good amount of sticky lacing. It almost has a greenish hue.

I can smell hop oil from across the room. Big grapefruit, mango and pineapple with nectarines and oranges up front with a residual sweetness and pale malt holding it down on the back end.

Oily, resiny hop profile. Grapefruits and pineapples with a mild sweetness and floral quality. Bitterness and sweetness play a delicate dance with a tinge of bitterness winning out. This isn't a beat you over the head hop profile while it is still ridiculously hoppy.

Sticky, oily hop residue coats the mouth. Medium bodied and chewy.

Due to the lack of overwhelming bitterness, this guy is surprisingly drinkable. (786 characters)

Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Tasty golden brew with a creamy fluffy white head. This head went down quickly to a thin film of bubbles.

S- I smelled hops and I "Jizzed in my pants." Wow that is great sexy smelling. The grapefruity and its like pure hop juice. Since that is what I'm wanting, and is the star, I'm not even going to try to smell other smells in this beer.

T- The hop taste is...oh...oh....oh (quivering and shaking). Grapefruit hop taste with twist of lemon. It isn't sweet, which is a nice thing when it comes to DIPAs.

M- Good balance of thickness and carbination.

D- Easy easy to drink, almost too easy! (598 characters)

Photo of Redwood21
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: the color is delicious with an almost amber red sunset hues the head is ok it has a lace that lasts but its not super robust which is where this beer lacks a little bit.

S: this is very pervasive and is noticeable immediately, there is a floral sweetness and an evident hop oil aroma, a bit superficial but it comes across well

T: this is where the artificial hops kind of comes into play. this isnt awful but it makes the hop taste seem a bit week and loses some of its kick. the bitterness is not there for this supposed 102 ibu beer. more sweet than anything else.

M/D: this is a good beer and a worthy taster. it is not up to par with hopslam or maharaja but it does seem good (686 characters)

Photo of calise1122
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As the bruins go into the locker room with a 4-1 lead after 2. 20 minutes away from a sweep

Pours a nice clear golden tangerine with a fantastic head. Really nice lacing, clings to the glass and holds at about an inch.

I know there are a boat load of hops in here, but it is the honey, caramal, sweet malt smell that is taking over for me. It smells distinctly like a candy but it is slipping my mind... crap, so frusterating when that happens and I feel like it happens all the time. Curse you damned nose.

Hops on the front with pine, orange zest.. but it fades quickly to the overpowering backbone of malt. Bready, caramel, some spices (clove?)... really interesting. There are a lot of hops, but the malt cuts right through it. Lots of alcohol presense.

Nice mouthfeel, I am not sure if its the lingering hops or alcohol.. but it certianly hangs out for a bit. Good carbonation.

I can't say I could drink this all night, but I won't have a problem with this bottle. Its a good beer, very different. (1,007 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been looking for this beer for months and it finally showed up on shelves here in my neck of the woods.

22oz. bomber served in the curvy sam adams glass. It pours a pale golden orange color with good clarity. There is a thick crown of head that sticks around really well and leaves some lacing behind.

The aroma is nose-tinglingly hoppy with lots of big west-coast hops. There is some grapefruit and pine in there. It smells really good and I can't stop sniffing but it's starting to burn my nostrils.

Flavor is excellent as well. The surprising thing is that it's not overdone. Obviously lots of big hoppy bitterness but there is some balance to it. The malts are on the pale side but they stand up well and deliver the necessary sweetness to combat the hops. Sticky resinny hops with more citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel is good for the style. The head is still hanging on admirably but it's not over-carbonated. Body isn't too heavy either. It's is surprisingly drinkable for something 8% with over 100IBUs. (1,014 characters)

Photo of moosington
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mellow amber with minimal head and a bit of lacing.

Aroma is very hoppy, though countered by a very pleasant malty sweetness, almost a waft of honey in there. I think this beer has a very nice aroma.

Very nice balance in the taste. Nice subtle malty sweetness to balance a tasty hop charge. Bit of orange/citrus with a quickly fading grapefruit bitter finish. Nice.

The amount of carbonation washing over the tongue eats into the mouthfeel just a bit. Takes away from the potential fullness, but doesn't kill it altogether.

Extremely drinkable and very refreshing for the style. (591 characters)

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: copper color, very little foaming or bubble, light lacing
s: hops are evident immediately but are subdued a bit by some malty aromas, sweet
t: citrus/orange as expected but also subdued, as is bitter finish
m: medium body, maybe a little too much carbonation, but good balance between hops and malts
d: very approachable and drinkable hop bomb, would enjoy another (367 characters)

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper gold color with minimal head from the bottle.

I detected some heavy pine sap scent (nice by the way) and some other spices that I couldn't qite put my finger on.

Obviously the hops dominated....no, DOMINATED! If you like hops, go for this brew. The bitterness was intense but not annoying, and it accompanied the fruity flavors well.

Bitter aftertaste faded to a lightly sour note or two.

Not bad at all... (417 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just picked up a fresh bottle of Hop Stoopid - figured it was time to post an updated review, as the previous bottle wasn't all that fresh. This year's version says 7.7%

A - Two fingers of creamy white foam with great retention and lacing. Transparent copper-gold color with a few bubbles lazily rising to the top.

S - There is a boatload of pine and zesty citrus, but it's kept in check by a solid backbone of caramel and bready malts. This smell is much more lively in this fresh bottle (surprise, surprise...).

T - I actually don't need to change my original review too much. In the fresh bottle there is more hoppy bitterness at the onset, but then it moves to toffee, caramel, and bready notes, before dissolving into hop flavors, with an emphasis on pine and orange zest. There's a mounting bitterness in the aftertaste but it's not overwhelming.

M - On the lighter side, with lots of residual oily resins. Carbonation is reasonable, and the texture is very soft and silky. Might not be big enough for the ABV, although this was more of a problem with it pushed past 8% last year.

D - The price is superb - you could buy almost three bottles of this vs. one bottle of Dreadnaught. Everything else about it is totally solid - nice texture, good taste, reasonable ABV (for a DIPA), etc.

Really glad we get this in Chicago, and really glad I got to taste a fresh bottle. (1,380 characters)

Photo of BDLbrewster
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Popped a bomber into a pint glass, slow forming head that dissipated quick leaving little islands.
Smells super pine-y with a hint of citrus. 102 IBU...
Tastes sweet, like honey and ginger ale with a touch of malt. Finishes with a citrus-y kick, not nearly as strong as I had hoped. Little too syrupy to be super refreshing but still awesome. (344 characters)

Photo of bluetravlr
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Big, frothy head. Clear, copper color. Lighter than I expected. A bit of retention and light lacing.

S: Bitter, sweet, hoppy aroma. Slightly bready. Fairly strong.

T: At first a unique hop flavor, I haven't looked to see what hops they use, but this is an original flavor for me. Notes of sweet caramel and bread, a little bit too much for my taste. Slight floral aftertaste. On the bottle they claim this brewing method allows the hops to shine, but the Odell IPA still has this beat. Still, very unique taste . . . quite nice really, just a bit too bready and sweet.

M: Good, but slightly over carbonated. Medium body; not as thick as a Dales, but not as light as the Odell.

D: For 8%ABV this is smooth and very sessionable. The bread and caramel notes take the edge off the hops and make for a very drinkable IPA.

The best part about this beer is its unique hop flavor. With a little less emphasis on the malts the hops might shine through. As is, it's only the bready sweetness and grassy character of the hops that turns me off from this beer. (1,056 characters)

Photo of Pipmeister
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Popped the bottle and could immediately the hops, I was ready for the hop bomb.

It purs a nice amber color with a very thin head that does leave some nice lacing around the glass.

It smells fantastic! Floral, citrus, and pine notes and I can pickup some of the malt sweetness in the smell.

The taste is great, not excellent, but great. Alot of hop flavor with a strong malt back bone that leaves a sweetness on the tongue after each sip.

The mouthfeel is good too, nice carbonation and a smooth feel to it.

Overall a grat dipa that I would enjoy any day of the week. The sweetness gets to me after a few but still a great brew. (633 characters)

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,021 ratings.