Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,998
Reviews: 2,079
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
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Gots: 1,170 | FT: 7
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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 waldoiverson
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz into US Pint

A: Big kind of dense soapy head that was slightly offwhite and left nice lacing, color is closer to copper than orangish

S: wow, you can smell this at least a foot or two away , really just sweet citrus and resiny pine, not sure if there is malt in this thing from the smell

T: Sour tang that immediately gets into the nose and tastes very green and more like citrus peel than any particular fruit

M: Dry, tangy, sticky resin, fits the bill for this extreme IPA

D: Umm...it is hop stoopid so the name suggests this isnt' your daily IPA and I agree. A nice thing to try but once or twice...or thee times is probably enought.

Photo of alexgash
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz. bottle.

Brilliant clear golden body with a coppery middle. Frothy, lacy, sticky, off-white head. The nose just oozes hoppiness. Lots of big citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, pine resin, a hint of cat pee, and a whiff of sticky cannabis. Some sugary malt aromas get lost among the hops, but that's okay with me!

Light toasted malt up front, before a full on hop assault. To be fair, there is also some tropical, fruity sweet malt in the front end, but it mixes well with the pineapple and citrus flavors of the hops. Big resin and pineapple hop flavors feature mid-palate. Orange marmalade and grapefruit citrus flavors follow up. Bitterness throughout, but not too numbing. This is largely about huge hop flavor, not bitterness, and I am really liking it! Smooth, creamy feel on a medium-full body. Goes down too easily--especially at $3.99 a bomber...

Photo of stonequarrywest
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bomber poured a beautiful golden orange..with a nice dense cheesecake colored head
Aroma is Sweet and malty with a great citrus hoppy presence.
Taste is so clean and crisp. Alive with a perfect hop bitterness that has pine and mango notes. Love it.

Good mouthfeel with a very good carbonation. and absolutely drinkable...for 4.99 I would drink this every single day.

Photo of TheEremite
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a fantastic DIPA. It drinks really well and is pretty much what you'd expect of a california 2IPA. There are certainly other beers out there that are more extreme but this one I don't mind having a few pints of. If you're a hop head, then this is a must try.

Photo of spointon
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one from a 22oz brown bomber bottle into my Fuller's straight sided pub glass. Interesting to see that this bomber had a twist off cap, my first experience with such.

A= This ale poured a brilliantly bright and clear deep orange color with a full 1.5" white head. The head was dense and never settled beyond 1/4". Lots of sticky lace left behind on my glass.

S= Nicely complex in the nose. There was of course a huge burst of piney hops, but I also found a fair bit of tropical fruit and caramel malt sweetness in there as well. No obvious alcohol presence.

T= Not quite as interesting as the aroma but still quite good. Lots of oily hops pushing a strong pine character up front. After that a fruity mango quality emerges, then disappears into a long dry bitter finish. A bit too astringent in the finish but not a deal breaker for me.

MF= Thinner than medium bodied I would say. Oily and a bit slick on the tongue despite the obvious and active carbonation release.

D= This was the first time I ever had this beer from a bottle and I think it was quite good. Very drinkable for a DIPA with over 8% abv.

Photo of LennyV
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark orange into my Allagash glass, nice 2 finger creamy head with some nice lacing.

Smells of pine and citrus, a little pineapple.

Taste is exceptional. Perfect balance of hop bitterness and sweetness. It has a clean crisp taste, almost refreshing.

Medium body with nice carbonation.

I can drink this all night long. It is one of the best DIPA's I have had.

Photo of blackie
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: fluffy head over a medium amber beer, reasonable retention with some lacing

s: basic caramel malt body with a tropical-citrus hop aroma - melon, grapefruit, mango - decent but lacking of the name-implied punch and that vivid fresh character that really makes an ipa, though the biggest downfall is the lack of malt complexity

m: light-medium carbonation and medium body

t: standard caramel and pale malt body with a blurry mash of tropical hop flavors, a bit doughy at times, bitterness disappointing at first but eventually builds to puckering levels

d: an easy drinking and satisfying beer, but pretty lackluster...maybe I'm stoopid, but I don't understand even the mild level of hype this beer garnered, first instincts are to blame the use of hop extract - but this is my first conscious experience of them, so I've no idea if the difference is real or perceived

bomber from Grape & Gourmet, Virginia Beach, VA

Photo of nickfl
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - One and a half fingers of bone white foam, settles slowly and leaves thick, sticky lace. The body is a golden-copper color and perfectly clear.

S - A strong, pineapple and grapefruit hop aroma. Definite malt backbone, with some light caramel and toast.

T - Sweet and hoppy up front with lots of pine and grapefruit flavor. The pine flavor takes over in the middle along with some toasted malt notes. The hops darken in the finish with some tobacco like notes and moderate bitterness that gets just a little bit soapy.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - This is certainly one of the better DIPAs I have had. The hop aroma is very nice with all of the right notes. The flavor is balanced to favor hop character over bitterness, which is as it should be. The downside is that the flavor is almost cloyingly sweet and the extreme fruitiness of the hops exacerbates this characteristic. The somewhat soapy bitterness also hurts drinkability. In the end, this is a very nice DIPA, but for my money, Hopslam is still king.

Photo of jwinship83
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle picked up on sale for 3.49. tried it on tap before and found it mediocre, but the price and the recent hype over this one made me want to try it again.

A- this one pours into my duvel tulip an extraordinarily see through amber colored body with a small, very sticky egg shell colored head that doesnt last very long.

S- intense fruity hops. mostly citrus (think grapefruit) but something more tropical can be smelled too. pineapple maybe. theres also a little bit of peppery alcohol. not very balanced, but not what i was expecting or looking for.

T- very hoppy, as the name and the nose would tell you. tons of citrus, and that tropical fruity pineapple i could smell. i also detected some caramel malt in the taste. still unbalanced, but it provides what it promises.

M- full bodied and rather thick with a good level of carbonation.

D- easy to finish and an easy way to get my hop fix. the price will have me coming back to this a few more times in the upcoming weeks. i wish this was year round, its better than some beers more than twice the price. i liked it alot more from the bottle than i remember liking it on draft. check this one out.

Photo of Stephen63
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Very amber body and decent head.

S - Intense. Grapefruit with pineapple, bitterness dominates the sweetness.

T - Bitter citrus and hops initially overpowering. Tasty though.

M - Very smooth, nice carbonation.

D - Surprisingly easy to drink though the alcohol content is prohibitive.

At start of a week in the US and this looked interesting in the beer store. Never seen this in the UK.

This does what it says on the tin, hoppy as hell. Almost offputting at the start but definitely a winner.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours the expected rust-orange/sunset color, though lacking the slight hop-haze many DIPAs have. Head isn't enormous but it's made of very small bubbles, tight and clingy, with webs of lace forming as it lessens.

Yep, smells stoopidly good. 102 IBU stoopid, I'm not sure, but there's a prickly pine itching the inside of my nose, and plenty of grapefruit to boot. The nose doesn't indicate a big fat malt base, although it's hard to tell without tasting it. Which I will gladly do...

A very resin-y flavor is at the forefront of this big-ass IPA. Tastes as orange-y as it looks. Hops are pushed forward, of course--not exactly a blitzkrieg attack but definitely the marriage of fresh pine and citrus rind that you want in this style. Lacks a significant malt base, yet there's enough there to keep it from being one-dimensional. Malt quantity being on the lower side (I'm guessing) is probably why this is prickly of taste and texture and not as creamy as many of the style. Totally tickles the tongue with combination carbonation and hop-mania.

I like this. It's not ultra-special, but it satisfies the hop jones and does it with freshness, authority and, oh yeah, big flavor. I prefer a maltier base in this style, and having just had the Longshot Double IPA, Hop Stoopid pales in its shadow. But still, this is perhaps the best Lagunitas brew I've had yet.

Photo of wspscott
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz bomber in Duvel tulip

A: Crystal clear, lite copper colored with thick, fluffy white head that leaves lots of lace.
S: The hops punch you in the nose as you pour it. Immense American hops aroma, citrus and floral with an obvious malt sweetness in the background, maybe a little bit of honey.
T: The taste matches the smell, lots of bitter citrus hops with some honey and light caramel notes. A little sweet on the tongue.
M: Very crisp mouthfeel, somewhat surprising given the big IPA category. Nice level of carbonation, on the high side, helps to dry out the beer so it is not so heavy like some others in this style.
D: This goes down way too easy, no hint of alcohol, just a big yummy hop bomb. I could see myself finishing one bomber and opening another just for me. I see why people compare this to Hopslam, this is a great take on the double IPA style. Highly recommended, I wish I could get this in KY.

Photo of gameface23
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Completely transparent gold. Not much of a head at all. This is one of the cleanest looking beers I have ever seen, but I'm not quite sure if that's a good thing or not.

S: Amazing smell of citrus, tropical fruits, and pine resin.

T: Hop bitterness is abundant, sometimes a little too much. I was also picking up hints of green apples.

M: Average for a DIPA. Medium bodied, but missing that syrup aspect that most beers of the style have.

D: Crisp & clean tasting. This has the IBU's of a DIPA, but drinks like a standard pale ale. Awesome.

Photo of frothyhead
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 2009-03-30.

Pours a light clear amber with a small white head into a snifter.

Nose is an intense citrus blend of grapefruit and orange, with a small bit of woody and vanilla notes trying to come through. Struck me immediately after opening the bottle. An intense and fully enjoyable aroma.

Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied, crisp, medium to low carbonation. Surprisingly refreshing for a double IPA.

Taste is all about the hops. I'm hard pressed to find anything else of note to mention. Citrusy and a little piney. A little of that vanilla showing through as it warms a bit. The bitter hop bite starts off a little slow and then builds quickly and lingers long after swallow.

This is a fantastic and surprisingly drinkable beer. Hoppy but never too bitter. Great citrus notes through and through help make it really refreshing.

Photo of xxthepatientxx
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a nice Imperial Pint glass.
It's a nice crystal-clear orange color with a huge fluffy white head that leaves some fantastic lacing all the way down the glass.
The smell is a very upfront piney, resinous scent. When your nostrils recover, you can almost smell the pale malt.
The taste was very surprising. The bottle boldly states "102 I.B.U. 4 U", but the initial sensation was very sweet and slightly estery. THEN the hops come marching in to rough up your taste buds, gradually pushing that sweetness out of the way. Like the smell, the hops are very piney and resinous here with a hint of citrus, but the resinous nature makes it more reminiscent of pith than zest...not in a bad way though.
Mouthfeel is a bit odd. It's very smooth, a sensation that is enhanced by the sweetness of the malt, but there's this bubbly carbonation that releases around the sides and back of your tongue. Lets you feel just the right amount of body for this kind of beer as it bubbles it way in time for you next sip.
At 8% ABV, this libation is dangerously drinkable. You definitely know the alcohol is there, but you don't care because it's so damn delicious. And despite the 102 IBUs, which you are also acutely aware of, there's enough balance here to keep your palate from becoming overwhelmed. Why did I only buy one? Crap.
Final thought: though incredibly delicious and very drinkable, I wouldn't mind the sweetness being toned down just a touch. A great beer though; let there be no doubt of that.

Photo of JoeBloe
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 220z bomber into a tulip glass - puts up a nice 1-1/2 finger head on clear tangerine colored liquid - heavily laces the glass all the way down - smells like a grassy, piney meadow -
taste is very 'fresh' - nice hop bite - aroma follows thru to taste -
piney and flowery hops dominate the flavor here - finish is clean, leaving my palate wanting the next sip - i've had a few of these over the last couple of months some warm, and some chilled to varied degrees, i prefer it chilled @ around 45 degrees - at $4.99 a bomber this is an excellent value - a winner from lagunitas.

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

Pours an extremely clear pale golden with a big, frothy white head that retains extremely well. GREAT lacing. Smells sweet malts, pine, melon, mango, just tons of aromas smacking me in the face. Taste follows up nicely with tons of hoppy goodness. Very resiny pine, grapefruit, citrus notes, cantaloupe, sweet candied malts, lots of stuff going on. Reminds me of Southern Tier Unearthly bot a little less cloying sweetness. Thick mouthfeel, extremely oily, hop oils coat the mouth. I cant stop taking sips...this 22oz isn't gonna last too long.

Photo of Gmann
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear copper color with plenty of bubbles racing to the top of the glass. A nice sudsy white head settles into a light cap with some sticky lacing on the side of the glass. Some light grapefruit aroma and some pine. Not as strong as I would have thought. A fresh piney hop flavor, with some grapefruit notes, that ends with a littly resiny bitterness. Enough of a malt sweetness to balance out any bitterness. The feel is moderate, ever so slight chewy body, a notch below fizzy carbonation. Almost a perfect malt balance to the hops. A real enjoyable DIPA, not too malty sweet and some nice hop flavors. Probably not the most smash you over the head hoppy DIPA but this one has great balance. I will easily be able to put this bomber down.

Photo of allergictomacros
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear filtered copper with a billowy head of thick tan foam and rings of lace. Rich tangerine, pine and grapefruit hops in the nose with a barely there underlying malt. Immediate attack of heavy grapefruit pith on the tongue, with a slick, oily body. Carbonation is appropriately low and drinkability is... well... for hopheads only. Resinous pine comes through on a second swig, and a light acidity and sweetness dance on the tip of the tongue. Yum.

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

Pours out of the bottle a dark copper brown with off-white head. I don't detect too much hop aroma in the pour, but what I do pick up is some pineyness. My initial taste throws me for a loop-sweeter than I expected for a double IPA-most certainly not hop heavy in the taste. Finishes sweet with a little hop bitterness. Slippery and oily going down, carbonation is light which gives the beer a medium mouthfeel. Drinkability is very good, because the hops are not overwhelming.

Photo of callmemickey
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich light amber body... fluffy off white head, with great retention and superb lacing

S: Bold grapefruit hops... reminds me of HopSlam and Double Trouble... solidly rounded out with pine character

T: Nice well rounded hop bitterness... most assertive is the citrus character... but floral and pine notes are not forgotten... some sweet malts and alcohol creeps in

M: Perhaps a tad over carbonated?? Otherwise a refreshing bite.

D: A very nice offering, would love to have on tap to see if the carbonation levels are minimized... first Lagunitas brew that I felt lived up to expectations.

Photo of Jayli
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pour a beautiful clear golden color. A 2 finger white foamy/sudsy head sits atop it. Head retention is fantastic, fading eventually into a thick film and leaving thick sheets of lacing behind. Nose is rather complex - there is a wonderful blend of pine, citrus and floral hops that are all so prevalent that it took me a long time to realize it was in fact all three. Taste lends slightly more to the citrusy hops, with floral and pine hops mixing in to give a well balanced hop blend that just hits you! Hops aren't the only flavoring to this brew, there is a nice caramel malt blend that balances this beer out. The beer is medium bodied, lighter on the carbonation. Mouthfeel is quite sticky, somewhat filling but not too filling. If it weren't for the ABV, I would sit with this puppy all night - even still the drinkability is quite nice!

Photo of projectflam86
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big props to Rbald42 for the excellent trade. Thanks dude!

A- Pours nice golden/orange color with a thick white foam that leaves sticky lacing.

S- Ruby red grapefruit nose with lots of other citrus (pineapple and orange) and pine hop aromas.

T- Strong piney hop bitterness initially. Citrus and ester flavors form a pleasant fruity bitter feel. Light bready malt helps ease the finish in the sweet direction but hops dominate the palate.

M- Medium bodied, good carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking for a DIPA. Balanced pretty well and the bitterness is not overwhelming.

D- Nice brew that feels easier than it is (if that makes any sense). Would be a great DIPA to introduce to someone as it is fairly well balanced and doesn't have a crushing bitterness, just enough to let you know that the hops are the boss.

Photo of Jedimaster1
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When I bought this brew, another customer convinced me to try it. I had heard a lot about it, and after his solemn recommendation that convinced me to even get two, I just had to try it.

And boy was I disappointed. To me, it tasted like a 90-Minute IPA clone. It was oily, sticky, and sweet. There was not much in the ways of hops at all. It definitely didn't leave me 'hop stupid.'

Don't get me wrong. It is a good beer. But just not worth the hype.

Photo of GJ40
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased in Seattle. I figured I'd re-review this favorite of mine from a sample found closer to the source. Opened with a hotel room ironing board (only to find out it was a screw top bottle).

A - A perfect golden color with great clarity and a generous cream colored head. Good lacing.

S - A satisfying and inviting aroma of piney, fruity and floral hops.

T - A rich and complex piney hop flavor with a welcome citrusy bitterness. The malt is adequate and the alcohol is well hidden. This one is all about the hops.

M - An almost oily consistency and a nice low carbonation.

D - Very easy to drink for a bigger beer and one you won't soon forget.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,998 ratings.