Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,025
Hads: 7,051
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 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)

Photo of rye726
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice IPA from Lagunitas. 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, just more on the malty side. Medium body is a bit rough, but drinks well. (306 characters)

Photo of MetalHopHead6
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a shaped pint glass.

Having just finished a bottle of Hop Stoopid, I'm borderline speachless. I had high expectations and that often leads to great disappointment; but this beer was insanely good.

The color is golden amber--a tad lighter than I like. The head was massive; however, and it left perfect rings of lace. The smell was citrusy and sweet, like blood orange. The taste was perfect. It had a sweet, blood orange and honey introduction, followed by hops bitterness. It lingered on, but didn't overpower, the tongue.

Hop Stoopid feels like a brisk spring day along-side a lake in the White Mountains of New Hampshire--I feel a crisp wind and see majestic pine trees and crystal blue water. Experiencing it made me happy to be alive. (767 characters)

Photo of Patrick999
3.27/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to see what a 102 IBU hop-extract brew would taste like, and now I have my chance.

A - Pours into my Squatters IPA goblet very clear, very gold. A couple bubbles, but not many at all, lazily percolate up from the bottom. Good retention and plenty of lacing.

S - So *that's* hop extract. Hmm, I think I've noted a similar aroma in a few other brews. It smells very green.

T - This tastes like hop candy and not too much more. Way sweeter than I expected for 102 IBU and 7.7% alcohol. Hop character, but not too much at all in the way of hop bitterness. This is weird...it's both hoppy and not hoppy at the same time, but definitely not toe-curlingly bitter like a SN Celebration, Torpedo, or Stone Ruination. Malt? What malt? I just get some macro-ish cereal grain, like Special K.

F - Seems very sticky-sweet and filling. I'm not a fan.

D - I'm not sure I'm terribly crazy for this beer, but it has made for enlightening beer education. As for drinkability, I could see people who think they don't like hops, liking this 102 IBU beer, and being surprised for it. For me, though, this is too sweet. If I had wanted something hoppy and sweet, I'd have pulled a DFH 120 out of the cabinet. Indeed, this kinda brings to mind a weaker, less complex 120 Minute Mini-Me. Not sure I can finish the whole bomber...the wearisome sweetness is, well, wearing on me. Beyond the novelty of an unapologetic extract brew, this just hasn't kept me interested. (1,461 characters)

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- the label boasts 102 IBU's, & only 7.7% ABV, pried off the cap only to find threads (a twist off ?), poured into my ommegang goblet a clear orange color w/ a 1"+ creamy white head that stuck around a bit before settling into a nice lace
S- like a grapefruit stuffed with pine needles, some very faint notes of a bready malt with hints of nuts as it warms
T- sweet, not the "over the top" bitterness i had expected, but still has a decent bite, blends well with the cereal grain and slightly caramely malt backbone, kinda "tangy" on the palate, more citrus hop flavors than you can shake a stick at, finishes crisp and a tad bit minerally
M- surprisingly med. bodied w/ a fair amount of co2, makes for a creamy overall mouthfeel
D- very drinkable, one could get into a alot of trouble if they're not careful (stoopid maybe) one of the most quaffable DIPA's i've had (867 characters)

Photo of Duhast500
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is a bright and clear gold/amber with a foamy white head and some lacing left on the glass.

The smell is strong hops flavor in the nose. Heavy on the floral hops, some citrus slightly, and a good earthy feel.

The taste is strong hop flavor. A mix of some good floral hops, a touch of tangy/grassy flavors. A good piney feel, and a good formed taste.

The mouth feel is quite easy. For hoppy beers it is light, sensitive to the pallet. IT really is a easy drinking beer and is a fantastic experience. (558 characters)

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

Price check stoopid! They kept repeating on the loudspeaker at Bevmo. Apparently someone was stupid as they had mis tagged the bottles. "Too many seasonals from Lagunitas" said the clerk.

Medium golden color. Light white head that sticks around.

Refreshing smell, some citus.

Tastes grapefruit, light with tangy aftertaste. Great mouthfeel. (343 characters)

Photo of beer2day
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours gold with a frothy, building head. Good lacing.

Hop flowery, citrus nose. Hints of strawberry. Really very nice.

Tiny bit sweet as it hits the tongue, but the bitters quickly kick in and they kick in hard. Perfect thickness to this IIPA. Great combination of fruitiness and hop dryness at the finish.

Just about perfect. (330 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to seaoflament and Gyle41386 for this brew.

Pours a very nice clean/clear dark golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malts, citrus/pines, slight raspberries? The taste is sweet, hoppy, nice malty notes, good touch of citrus, and some piney notes. Medium body. Very drinkable, a pretty tasty DIPA from Lagunitas. It's always a pleasure to have their reasonably priced beers, way to go Lagunitas. (522 characters)

Photo of Crack1Open
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a medium to deep golden color. Small head that sticks around. Lots of lacing. Noticeable carbonation.

S- Strong and delicious smell. Nice piney, citrusy, and hoppy smell.

T- Taste definitely follows the nose which i'm extremely delighted about. Also tasted some malt along with initial citrusy flavors. Has a nice hop finish to it. Not to over powering. Also alcohol was almost completely unnoticeable.

M- Light body with heavy carbonation. Pleasantly dry finish.

D- Very good but not quite sessionable everyday. Maybe a little bit more of a session brew for a hot day. Still a great beer! (603 characters)

Photo of MisterClean
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at homebrew club meeting

A - Poured golden with a 1 finger head, which dissipated moderately fast and left little lacing.

S - Caramel, grass, and pine.

T - Caramel, grass, flowers, and pine. Really solid and pungent.

M - Full bodied, well balanced, sweet, and tangy.

D - Great overall. Could be improved with a little bit more bittering hops. Enjoyed this beer much more vs last year's version. (407 characters)

Photo of KJH
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a light amber with a full billowy head . Crystal clear.

Aroma - Abundent hop aroma. Smells just like a grapefruit!

Taste - Pleasently bitter with significantly more hops than malt. Pleasant aftertaste with no stickyness.

Very drinkable, especially for a hophead's dream. (292 characters)

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

With a name like Hop Stoopid, how can you go wrong? Pours a light orange / deep gold color with a medium sized white head, average retention and good lacing.

Smell is the most impressive part....heavy duty citrus hops...mostly grapefruit....as pronounced as Avery Maharajah...really gets your attention.

The taste is not as dramatic, but still very good. Of course citrus hops up front, mellowing out to a more mild piney/grassy bitterness. This is not a head-shrinker like Maharajah, so there is some balancing malt here...even though you really can't isolate it as a separate taste.

Mouthfeel is rich enough for a DIPA, not particularly resinous or mouth numbing. It is actually nice and crisp with very little harshness or alcohol burn.

Drinkability is good...plenty of hoppy goodness but civilized enough for the less enthusiastic hophead. The bottle I drank said 7.7% Alcohol vice the 8.2 listed on this site. Still not a session beer but something I would look forward to again. (988 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Union Jacks in Philly (Manayunk), and although I wouldn't normally do this, I'm going to review it because I think I've got the gist of it. It's basically an intensely citrus hop bomb, so...

It was delivered to the bar right from the faucet with a huge head of frothy off-white foam atop a golden-orange-amber body. The head retention was excellent, and it left marvelous lacing about the glass.

The aroma was bombastic, loaded with pine and citrus and other fruit: pineapple, tangerine, lemon, apricot, ...? ... juicy berry?

In the mouth it's medium-full in body with a crisp carbonation that gently zests the palate - not that the taste-buds need to be awakened ;)

The flavor is as the nose suggests, rim to rim with citrusy, fruity, and piney hop flavor. As you progress through the glass different aspects of it come through, mainly with citrus upfront followed by more of the standard fruit throughout the middle. Towards the end of the pint, the piney/grassy and gently sprucey (and even lightly minty) notes become more apparent.

Interestingly, the bitterness is kept in check, and it doesn't clock you in the head, or leave it chokingly dry. Nor is it raspy, or overtly resinous.

The one drawback, however, might be that the malt character is limited. It seemed almost like a hop-champagne in a way as the malt was simply a base for the almost liquid hops! It seemed a bit one-sided, but on the other hand, that did leave it more open to display the hop flavors which were complex; and it didn't build on the palate. Perhaps it's more drinkable because of the straight-forward nature of the malt.

If I chance by a bottle I'd love to try it again and do a more proper review. (1,710 characters)

Photo of cokes
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Homey colored with a trace amount of haze. The head is an inch+ of bleached sand, falling quick, but enormously sticky.
Pineapple and muskmelon nose, with backup from pink grapefruit and ganja and odd whispers of pomegranate. Some toasty/caramelly malt notes leak through, but one needs to pay attention for the malt.
The attention-needy malt makes itself know a bit more in the mouth. But just barely. The sense of bread (lightly toasted) and honey are it's main contributions. Actually, it's only contributions. Hops are hallmark, obviously, and bring sharp grapefruit juice, pineapple, and lime rind fruitiness. There are danker notes of marijuana, and pine resin. Melon lingers a bit, then is absorbed in a small burst of juniper-rich, gin-ish alcohol.
The body is flaccid and semi-flabby with a alcoholic girth beyond what would normally be expected, but the masking, steady CO2 makes it seem less than it is.
The hop bitterness is real, but not shearing. The depth of flavor, however, seems stunted. What is here is singular, uncomplicated, simple, and without nuance. It makes for a drinkable, bitter ale. And something forgettable. (1,141 characters)

Photo of BARFLYB
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Samuel Adams imperial pint glass.

A- Stoopid is a bright gold color with semi orange spots here and there. A nice frothy cap sits on top of the liquid at all times thanks to the glass. Decent lacing with bubbles seen rising in the beer.

S- Hop goodness with a nice hop punch to the nose. Stoopid is citrus forward with slices of grapefruit and mango. Not as piney as other DIPA's. A nice malt addition is within but hard to pinpoint. This smells wonderful.

T- Taste is wonderful with DIPA citrus abound with grapefruit cutting into the palette but not destroying. Malt giving off some sweet bread in between with a nice bitter aftertaste. This is my favorite IPA from Lagunitas and while we are at it my favorite offering from them.

M- The hops come flowing but are cut off at the exact right time from the malts. Stoopid is a bitter DIPA but not overkill. Medium bodied with a nice amount of carb plus a slightly dry mouth after some time.

D- Not so high in ABV, I could finish a bottle no problem. While alot of Lagunitas beers have a similiar taste profile this one is more on it's own path and deserves all accolades. Plus with the affordability of this (especially in a bomber size) I will be revisiting this soon. (1,243 characters)

Photo of dukedevil0
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bomber from Armanettis in Chicago, IL.

A: Pours an orange hue of amber with two fingers of white head that settles down to just a while film and ring around the edge with lacing left behind on the glass.

S: Smells like hops, citrus, grapefruit. Not intense smell, but very apparent.

T: Just like the smell...hops, citrus and lots of grapefruit even with a bittering similar to a grapefruit. I'll say that this is not an intense amount of flavor, but I would put this just below the intensity of a hop bomb. Make no mistake, this is all hop flavor here, but just not punch you in the face and make you whimper hop intensity. This is almost like juice.

M: Super smooth and crisp, a little bit of tingling in the medium carbonation.

D: This may just be the most drinkable DIPA I've ever had. Possibly because it's on the low end of the ABV spectrum, but also because this is just so smooth and juicy.

Where as some other DIPAs go for a bombardment of hops intensity that make you feel like you are chewing on a hop nugget (which I definitely like) this one is like hop flavored juice. I love DIPAs that have a huge hop bite, but this one has opened my eyes that not all hoppy beers need to be that way. This one is much more smooth and sessionable. This is not going to be my highest ranked beer, but it's definitely up there as one of my favorite beers due to sessionability, value, and flavor profile. (1,419 characters)

Photo of erosier
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a nice amber-orange color with a tall and thick white colored head that laces the glass nicely all the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, then a huge hoppy aroma that is citrisy, piney, floral, and sweet at the same time.
T: Very well balanced malty base underneath a really big yet not overpowering citrisy/piney/floral hop tasrte. The hops are perfect in this one, almost adding to the sweetness of the beer but not slamming you with a dry feeling like some DIPAs.
M: Very crisp, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable beer, this is one I would recommend for sure. (594 characters)

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

This bottle reports a 7.7 ABV.

A - Pour pretty copper, clean, lots of foaming white head, reduces to disk. Some clingy lacing.

S - Hops all the way. I can't even hardly discern the malt. Citrus dominant.

T - Juicy. That is best. Grapefruit / Orange appeal (pardon the pun), so wet and juicy. Nice bite at end.

M - Medium body, good balance and carb, coating.

D - Yes, I am drinking the whole bomber and wish I had more! (425 characters)

Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at UJ's Easter Hopfest. Appears a hazy golden amber color with about a finger of tight, off white foam. Smells and tastes of resinous pine, sweet caramelized malts, citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemon, and tangerine. Excellent balance between hops and malt. Slight alcohol burn in the throat. Medium in both body and carbonation. Wonderful drinkability. My glass was empty in no time. Glad this shows up occasionally in bombers here as well. (452 characters)

Photo of Drew966
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hop Stoopid pours a copper color with an off white head from a brown twenty two ounce bottle. The aroma is very hoppy, more citrus than pine although both are present. The flavor is all hops, citrus and pine both stand out. Malt is not really noticeable but is doing it's job in balancing things out. Very enjoyable. (316 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 2" head that slowly fades. Some mild lacing paints the glass.

Smell: loads of lushious pine and grapefruit comes through the nose. Some caramel sweetness lingers in the background.

Taste: big malty profile with a ton of pine, loads of grapefruit, golden apples, pears, and some softer orange citrus. Bitterness is big and drying.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start and smoother and dry at the finish. Aftertaste is long as the bitterness lingers in the mouth.

Drinkability: this one goes down easy for the style, but this big beer will catch up to you quickly after a few. (643 characters)

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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