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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,051 Reviews
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Reviews: 2,051
Hads: 7,195
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 18.66%
Wants: 296
Gots: 1,332 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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: 2,051 | Hads: 7,195
Photo of October
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lots of flavor going on here. Definitely a hop bomb but hides the alcohol well. Mouthfeel is great, slightly heavy body for an IPA. A really solid ale and not overly bitter.

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Photo of bkkt
3.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks gorgeous and smells delicious. However, the taste really let me down. There's a nice hoppy and piney taste up front but a weird bitter floral taste in the back. There's an indescribable feeling back end, sweet, but taste oniony and rotten vegies. Decent beer, but does not compete with the rest of the Lagunitas lineup.

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Photo of prevatt28
4.81/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very balanced with a hop character that is sturdy but has a soft edge and lingers on the back of the tounge. I am not a huge double IPA guy but this is certainly hard to put down.

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Photo of South2NW
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a nice copperish orange, with about a fingers worth of head.

smell is resinous hops followed by lighter notes of pineapple, and grapefruit.

taste is great! wide variety of flavors from the hops. pine, grapefruit, orange, and some pineapple. all propped up by a nice malt base.

A hop lovers dream, and a steal at $4-$5 a bottle.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass
A: Orange with a nearly two-finger head that slowly settles
S: Hop-forward with lots of pine, some grapefruit and malt
T: Matches the nose. Pine is definitely primary with some more subtle citrus rind (mostly grapefruit) and malt notes
M: Medium-bodied, bitter
O: A solid IPA though I would prefer the citrus come through more to match the pine

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. An herbal, oniony/garlic dankness to it. Grassy, grapefruit, slight citrus. Would like to try again a little fresher.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. From a hops-per-dollar perspective it certainly reigns supreme.

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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"

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,051 ratings.