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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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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Photo of bosco7


4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap today at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia (couldn't find it anywhere in California when I lived there). I get a pint and am immediately impressed with the pungent hop aroma elevating from the glass. Pine resin, grapefruit, and some mango flavors dominate the palate with some sweet malt taking the back seat. I could have drank a lot of these had I been somewhere else than the (United States) Belgian beer mecca. Reminds me a lot of Midnight Sun Brewing Co.'s Fuckhead. Highly recommended

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2007 19:17:23 | More by bosco7
Photo of jaxon53


4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recieved this as an extra in a trade with lou91 (Thankyou!). Served slightly chilled into a pint glass, from a brown twenty two ounce bottle. Poured a clean, pale, golden copper color that had great clarity. About a finger and a half of bright white, bubbly head formed, with a bit of a vigorous pour. Had decent retention and left plenty of clingy lace on the glass. Smell was very strong in the hops department, and heavy on the grapefruit and other citrus. Nice malty notes in the background with again more citrus. Had a rather strong nose to it. Taste was strong on the hops with yet again tons of grapefruit. Also present were lemon zest, grass, yeast, bread, layered nicely on a sweet malt backbone. Hops had a strong almost chemical like taste to them, but strangely wasn't in a bad way. This brew was actually pretty well balanced in my opinion. A good shot of alcohol and plenty of fizzy carbonation finished this beer rather dry. Seems to calm down after a few sips. Nice medium bodied mouthfeel that was crisp and clean and also refreshing. Drinkability was good but got better as the beer warmed up a bit.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2007 20:44:39 | More by jaxon53
Photo of Georgiabeer


4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange amber with a strong initial head and great lacing. The smell is sweet and spicy with apricot, melon, bitter grapefruit, and grains of paradise. The taste is quite bitter, with additional flavors of pepper, a lighter apricot taste than might be suggested by the aroma, and piney hops. The mouthfeel is slightly prickly and this beer has a substantial body. Very nice double ipa from Lagunitas. I was happy to find this one in the Bay area.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2007 21:54:29 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of freed


4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imagine my luck finding this on tap at a relatively new watering place in my new neighborhood. The waiter described it as a triple IPA, which sounds like calling something more than 100%, but my wife and I each ordered one.

Pint arrived with a rich, dehydrated golden body, more copper hue to it than many IPAs and a very clear body. There was a very nice cap of white foam atop the beer.

Aroma was reserved despite a good serving temperature - fleshy and mature citrus and melon dominant with a tad of the body behind it to round out.

The taste was spectacular. It had the clean robustness of the Summit pale with a huge up front floral loading of hops. The hop flavor contribution is big, then transitions nicely into a sweet a filling body. There is not a tremendous bitter finish like I expected though - just a very nice clean fall off with more of a floral crispness than a sharp end.

The beer was wonderful on the palate and a sip or to with a bite of food made it a great mate for dinner. I had to have another.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2007 04:27:11 | More by freed
Photo of lackenhauser


4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful orange color. Fluffy white head on top. Good aroma of hops-fresh cut grass anyone? Big hop flavor. Not bitter so much as pure hop flavor that is balanced great against the malt. Very full and well balanced mouthfeel. Dangerously drinkable and pleasantly so. Great effort from Lagunitas. Makes me go all stoopid-like I need some help!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2007 01:45:51 | More by lackenhauser
Photo of alexatlatx


4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this from a 22oz bottle into one of those fancy Sam adams pint glasses.

The appearance is a golden color with a fluffy head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is very grapefruit-citrusy and sweat. The taste is perfect... balanced bitterness with the heat of the alcohol. The malt profile is almost as large as a Racer 5, but thin enough to be a great session IPA.

This beer rules. It is said that it can only be bought an sold in Sonoma county. I got my at bevmo in the south bay ( I just saw some on tap at city beer yesterday).

Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2007 05:26:53 | More by alexatlatx
Photo of dedrinker


4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden honey color, small, but attractive soft white head. Smells of sweet leafy floral hops. Tastes of orange zest and citrus oils with most of the hops up front, and milder on the finish. The mouth feel hints at the malts I can't seem to taste in here. The drinkability is good and the alcohol presence is well integrated with the other flavors (at a cooler temp. at least) A classic "balanced in its lack of balance" west coast DIPA. I really like it, and still marvel that I bought it in a 7-11, which is unheard of in my neck of the woods. I am visiting the Bay Area, and I am quite pleased with the ubiquity of Lagunitas in all the corner stores around here.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2007 19:37:00 | More by dedrinker
Photo of Halcyondays


4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber, poured into pint glass

A: Golden amber, with white 1-finger head.

S: Grapefruit, lemon, orangepeel, pine, wood resin - a hop bomb.

T: More citrus from the hops, also some pine, but a very pleasant mango/tropical fruit taste comes out at the end and as the beer warms. This stuff will leave hop flavor on your tounge for hours after drinking it.

M: Full-bodied, creamy, with a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste.

D: Very robust but drinkable, very good for a 2IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2007 06:21:09 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of willjschmidt


4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Lagunitas pint glass.

A: Pours a golden color with an off-white head. The head recedes quickly and leaves only a thin covering throughout.

S: Great aroma; lots of pine to go along with some grapefruit. Very "clean" smelling.

T: Damn! This is a damn fine DIPA. Lots of grapefruit and other citrus followed by a solid wallop of hops. The blend of hops used results in a simply delicious taste, not really all that bitter. Excellent balance between the hops and a solid pale malt presence.

M: Medium bodied, low on the carbonation scale, with a slick and oily mouthfeel.

D: Very drinkable due to the outstanding balance and medley of flavors. The problem is that the 8.2% gets you in the end. An outstanding DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2007 01:41:23 | More by willjschmidt
Photo of Gueuzedude


4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a three-finger thick head that was poured a touch too vigorously as it over-flows the top of my glass. The beer is a brilliantly clear, reddish tinged, copper color. Luckily a heavenly nectar of hop concentrate greets my nose as I pour this; it is a mix of orange blossoms, intensely sweet aromatic notes of ruby red grapefruit, tangelo and lychee. I may be a bit tipsy right now, but this aroma is just so freshly vibrant, intoxicating and freshly hoppy that I just have to spend some dedicated time enjoying the aromatics wafting from this tipple. Hints of pine, and a certain rank hop character form the secondary wave of the hop attack, while not quite reminiscent of its closest cousin, it certainly has a certain dank quality that is at least evocative of it. Wait, there it is; there towards the end, notes of hemp seeds, menthols and a certain, easily placed, aromatic, essential oil. Egad, the aroma is perfectly exquisite; so much so that I am almost certain that the flavor cannot live up to the odoriferous emanations from the surface of this brew. So what do I do, well I'll just have to spend a few moments more enjoying the aroma. It is really interesting, at first the fruity citrus hop notes were what dominated the aromatics, but now the rank, herbaceously, pernicious weed character is what is most distinctive, though the citrus character still plays a prominent role. You really can't ask more from the aroma of a hop focused beer.

The first sip is creamy up front, it is quite smooth; after all this time smelling the brew a lot of the carbonation has mellowed. It is not quite as hoppy as the aroma suggest, but it is darn near there. The hop flavor is a mix of citrus notes and green, herbal notes. I get flavors of bergamot, ruby-red grapefruit, tangelo, lychee, apricot and other-sort-of tropical fruit like notes, plus I also get notes of basil, menthol and some savory herbal notes reminiscent of its persnickety cousin. At times the herbal notes take on characteristics of garlic, green onions, freshly cut savory herbs. The beer is quite drinkable, light, but with enough heft to carry the ample hop character. There is enough malt sweetness that the citrus notes stick to the palate in the finish. A solid bitterness runs throughout this beer; strangely enough it never gets astringent and is quite clean for a beer that has been obviously been hopped this much. The particulary rank almost garlic-like character must come from Summit hops.

While the flavor of this brew does not quite live up to the aromatics emanating from this beer, this is certainly the most enjoyable brew I have ever had from Lagunitas (though I should warn you that it may take a particular breed, a hop head certainly, to enjoy the characteristics of this brew. I wonder how much of my enjoyment of this brew is situational? I'll definitely have to try this again, but it is really hitting the spot right now; this is the last beer after a night of drinking malt focused brews. While my head may certainly be feeling the effects of the alcohol content, the aroma and flavor hide it amazingly well and make me think that I could quaff this brew pints at a time; a dangerous situation I might almost feel lucky enough to experience until the next morning. I am quite pleased; it is rare that the beer I end up with at the end of a night of a rating marathon (anything over three beers qualifies for me), is the best brew of the night. In fact I better score this beer now, as the longer I drink this and the more the alcohol effects me, the higher it score is going to rise. Actually on that note, this makes me think that I need to revist a lot of beers from my ratings past so that I can down-grade them.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2007 22:15:46 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of ChillMike


3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Anything with Hop and Stoopid in the name, has to be good right? Well let's try it out!

A: Pours a chystaline light burnt orange color. With a smaller off white head that leaves a nice bit of lacing all the way around the glass. Very appealing looking beer

S: Plenty of piney hop smell with a nice balance of malts, also a bit of orange citrus flavor. Smells just like an IPA should in my opinion. Really diggin the nose on this one. The only thing holding it back is the lack of some more flavors.

T: Tastes just like it smells. DELICIOUS! Plenty of hops in this one wow. VERY VERY bitter beer. A distinct lack of malt flavor here, and leaves a very nice bittery aftertaste. Would have liked more assortment of flavors, but it is titled "Hop Stoopid" and it lives up to it's name. Plenty plenty of hop flavor.

MF: A bit oily and harsh on the tounge. Nice but I've definitely seen hoptastic beers that did it better.

D: At 8% and the smack in the face with a pine tree, this is one area where this beer dips in score. Definitely worth a pick up every once and a while but I can't imagine picking up a 6er of this. Definitely better suited to a bomber style.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2007 03:05:19 | More by ChillMike
Photo of

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle courtesy of Flexabull.

A perfectly clear, dark gold fluid, topped with a creamy, medium sized head, off-white in color. Looks alive and sparkling.

Fairly strong aroma (popped cap and got "hopped" from a couple feet away). Pine dominated, with some sweet fruit aromas occasionally surfacing.

Taste is much more balanced than aroma, but still bitter over sweet. Pine and grass provide a nice, lingering bitterness, and the sweet component is bread, caramel and honey.

Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth and refreshing. I expected this to be more dry.

Overall, an excellent beer, and I would happily drink it again. Given how well hidden the ABV is, I could even see drinking a few of these in one session.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2007 13:59:41 | More by
Photo of DogFood11


4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz brown bottle picked up on a business trip to San Francisco. Poured into a tulip it forms a meaty eggshell white head. Copper body is shiney and filled with medium carbonation. Large rings of lace are left behind. Nice to look at.

Hops are the dominant force. There is plenty of sugar that didn't get eaten up and gives this a sweet malt side of the house. Hops are slightly musky and have a raw wet hop feel to them. Citrus and zest are full and bright. Slightly spiced but for comparison sake for its spice level its a level below Yulesmith but more than say Stone 10th. That probably helps nobody. Anyway, Its bitter like most DIPA's. I would put this somewhere between a complete hop bomb and balanced because of the sweetness of the malts. Well done.

Notes: Once again Lagunitas produces a top notch brew and doesn't try and bust our bank. Well priced, excellent brew. Will seek out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2007 03:52:08 | More by DogFood11
Photo of jamdugan


4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful release from Lagunitas Farmhouse. First had this one on tap at the Bistro DIPA festival in Hayward. In judging, this beer came in right behind Pliny the Elder. It comes in at 8.2 percent ABV and 100-plus IBU. This beer is made from 100% hop extract.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2007 02:50:02 | More by jamdugan
Photo of rayjay


3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very citrusy and sappy. Big fluffly white head atop a tangerine body with moderate haze (not from the sediment). Very appealing hop bouquet with tons of citrus rind. The mouthfeel let me down with this beer, as it is a hair too thick and sticky and brings down the drinkability. Probably lots of hop products in this beer, like oils and such. Great for a hop bomb, but I really don't care for the heavy body at all. It doesn't show the alcohol very much, except for the heavieness of the malts. Recommended, but probably one I won't revisit soon. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2007 04:25:28 | More by rayjay
Photo of Murchmac


4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful clear golden-yellow. Smells from 2 feet away like hops and deep malt. Taste and mouthfeel are a little light for a double IPA, but that could be because so many are so big. Definitely bigger than an IPA and leaves that hoppy resin aftertaste for a long time in your mouth that a good double IPA should. Easy to drink with lots of taste. Pick one up if you like hoppy west coast beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2007 01:07:52 | More by Murchmac
Photo of Cresant


4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you to Flexabull for providing this beer. Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. The off-white head of two fingers faded down to a fine cap which stayed and stayed. the body was a clear golden-orange.

Smell was the beer's finest asset. Citrus pith and pine cones. Pineapple Lifesavers candy and coniferous shrubery that has that "cat piss" aroma. Fresh grains appeared as it warmed further. Very aromatic and bold.

Taste was not as bitter as I expected based on the smell. Hops flavors were there but no harshness. This one was pretty well-blanced without being syrupy or having cloying sweetness. Finished semi-dry. All- around nice beer.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with medium/mild carbonation. Very drinkable.


Had this one again 5/14/09. I didn't pick up the leafy, pungent funk I smelled the first time. I did taste more floral, sweet biscuity, caramel-like malts this time. Almost jam-like. Grassy bitterness was well counter-balanced.

Silkiness after the carbonation settles down. Still very drinkable and highly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2007 13:05:01 | More by Cresant
Photo of Talisker


4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yum! A winner from Lagunitas.

Pours from a 22oz bomber a very clear medium golden color. About one finger of head that sticks around throughout, also some persistent lacing. Smell is edgy for a DIPA - all American citrusy hops, not much pine and not much malt to balance the bitterness. But drinks like a dream - I've read that this entirely an extract beer, but the massive hops taste wonderfully fresh and full. Malt is just sufficient for balance, not especially thin like an APA, but not overly thick or syrupy like too many DIPAs.

Overall feel is almost crisp, which makes this much more drinkable than most others in the style. It's perky and engaging - just dares you to keep drinking.

I was skeptical of the hop extract ingredients, but I really enjoy this beer. I loved it on tap at the Bistro DIPA Festival in Hayward, and was delighted that the bottle (reviewed here) lived up to that promise. Can't wait until it gets broader distribution - of DIPAs, this and Marin Brewing's White Knuckle will be staples in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2007 02:37:13 | More by Talisker
Photo of Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a friend for bringing this back from cali.

Pours a clear amber, nice chunky white head forms, nice lacing all over, great retention, looks pretty good. Smell is hops up the wazoo, lots of pine and cedar, floral hops, some grains and caramel, overpowering hoppiness though, the way I like it. Taste is similar, enough malt to keep it drinkable, but pretty great piney resinous hops, super nice, bitterness is perfect, really coats the mouth. Mouthfeel is full bodied, quite thick, something I enjoyed about it, low carbonation, easy to drink for the ABV and bitterness, best Lagunitas I've had yet and would glady put down again. Thanks!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2007 02:45:27 | More by Viggo
Photo of flexabull


4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks perfect. Pretty gold color, with a nice big fluffy head.

Aromas is slightly sweet, candied, and with a citrus like hop smell.

This is hoppy and bitter beer. Keystone drinkers watch out... this will give you bitter beer face. Beer is a touch creamy up front, then settles into a crisp grapefruit like hop flavor, then the finish hits you with a bitter kick in the mouth. The balance is a touch out of wack, would like just a little more maltiness, but this is still an impressive hoppy beer.

Mouthfeel is good and full.

Another nice offering from an underrated brewer. A nice hop bomb dipa. This is worth a try, and is quite affordable.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2007 22:40:35 | More by flexabull
Photo of stephendr


4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sonoma Farmhouse label 22 oz. bottle- color of golden yellow , with a thick white color head - nose of spruce , hops , dry , cannabis , resin , and with a slight malt background – taste of mint , spruce , hops , grapefruit , caramel , and slight malts - body is creamy , and dry – aftertaste of resin , tar , and crisp

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2007 06:26:59 | More by stephendr
Photo of GClarkage


4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

03/04/07- Picked up for me by a friend and BA Talisker.

Presentation- 22oz bomber bottle with no freshness information. It is however fresh because it was just released under a Lagunitas subsidiary called "Farmhouse". Poured into Lagunitas pint glass.

Appearance- Fairly clear, opaque orange in color. 1/2 inch blinding white and very creamy head. Settles at a nice rim and has the small ufo circle in the middle. Decent patchy lace as well.

Smell- Really reminds of Blind Pig, which is an extreme compliment. Super sharp pine needles followed by a peachy and lemon sugary citrus hop scent. Sweet roasted malt is detected as well, but had to find beneath these wonerful scents.

Taste- Reminescent of a combo of Dreadnaught and Pure Hoppiness. Orange rinds combine with a pine sap bath to make the main flavor. A nice sugary and sticky start which turns into a fairly sharp pine tongue lashing. Malt plays a role, but really takes a backseat here. Just the right amount of sugary/bitter mix in the hops. I wouldn't mind a bit more malt to balance it out a tad more.

Mouthfeel- A wee bit creamy with a mid range carbonation level. Great lasting flavorful aftertaste.

Drinkability- Damn near greatness. Not much wrong with this beer. I almost wrote it off before trying it. Tasty and very very thirst quenching. Flavors just dance together.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2007 19:10:43 | More by GClarkage
Photo of lou91


4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the two new Lagunitas beers brewed under a totally new look, label and called "Sonoma Farmhouse" with a picture of a farmhouse in front. There was no mention of the style but google informed that this beer won the bronze at the Bistro's DIPA festival this year.

A clear bright beer with a nice lingering head giving off great hop scents of grapefruit, kiwi and caramel. The taste is also very nice with a long dry hop bitterness and at 100 IBUs it is not overpowering. A nice offering and a great beer to pair with some spicy food. The Saison is next.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2007 05:11:49 | More by lou91
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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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