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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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6,005 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,005
Reviews: 1,942
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 184
Gots: 551 | FT: 6
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007)
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Photo of jtingue
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 168. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance. Light copper toned straw in color. Pours with a ton of effervescence and a good 3 fingers of head. This slowly dissipates to a finger on the top of the beer. The head is comprised of bubbles that are of varying sizes. Quite interesting and beautiful.

Smell. Tons of citrus and piney hop aromas with some residual sweetness. A true hop bomb smell.

Taste. Starts with a nice sharp grapefruit citrus flavor. This is slowly overtaken by a resinous bitterness that is quit pleasant. A second wave of citrus flavors come next along with some piney and slightly herbal notes. There is a nice sweetness that accompanies all of this. The finish is dry and cleansing.

Mouthfeel. The body is thin, but perfect for the taste of the beer. Carbonation is moderate, makes the beer very drinkable.

You cant really beat this beer for price and taste. Very complex, a type of complexity that I normally don't expect in any type of IPA. A staple.

jtingue, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of steven9000
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance- Light golden color with a dissipating head. Carbonation streaming up the glass. Very light in color. Traditional west coast DIPA color.

smell- tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, and peach. Some grapefruit and fresh cut grass and a hint of caramel. Also get a sweetness

taste- The first thing i get is like a really ripe pineapple and mango hints of lemon with bitterness right after. Then after i swallow the beer i get a caramel sweetness from the malts. This is definitely a west coast style DIPA. There is no astringency to the hops like some ipa's i have had.

mouthfeel is definitely medium bodied. Kind of chewy with medium carbonation.

Overall this is a great DIPA. My bottle wasn't as fresh as i would like it but if you have this fresh the hops are just amazing. You really got to drink these beers fresh and me living in Canada its kind of hard to get one super fresh. Maybe ill have to go to cali to taste some of these world class IPA's and DIPA's.

steven9000, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of BrewtifulMind
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Bruery tulip glass

Pours an amber/orange color, just how i like it. There was minimal head on this one, which dissipated pretty fast. It left behind a small amount of lace. Smells pretty hoppy, but also has a malty sweetness to it. Not overly bitter for 100+ IBU's, actually a lot less bitter than I expected, but really good. Sweetens up on the back-end. Has a nice amount of carbonation and no alcohol presence at all. I'd have to say this is one of the better DIPA's I have had. I'll be getting some more of this soon. Solid brew.

BrewtifulMind, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy orange/copper color from a 22 oz bomber, with ABV and OG on the label.
Nice, frothy two finger head from a slightly aggressive pour that dissipates very slowly.
An absolute hop assault on the nose, packs more than a punch.
It is very difficult to pick up anything other than floral, at times piney hops with hints of fruity esters in the mix.
Surprisingly this is not as bitter a DIPA as I was expecting based on the aroma and the over 100 IBU's mentioned on the label.
Very tasty and flavorful nonetheless with enough dose of hops to still make you feel you are having a hop-heavy beer.
Easy to drink, in spite of the high IBU's and ABV. Leaves behind some really nice lacing along the glass.
Overall, I would say this is another solid offering from Lagunitas and is definitely not for the 'faint of hops'. For every other hop-head, this is a must-try.

CaptDavyJones, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of JDizzle
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bad boy 22 oz bomber in MI while out of town. Paid $4.59!

Starts out with a biscuity smell with a lot of hops on the nose. It smells sweet and has a amber/copper color to it with a nice off white head that disappears fairly quick.

What a great tasting DIPA for the dough. If you can seek this one out-get on it asap! What a bargain! It has a fruity, floral sweet flavor that keeps you drooling for more. The finish is bitter, as it should be with 102 IBU's. Pine Needles are in yo face. SOLID!

For a relatively strong beer, I can't taste the alcohol and the mouthfeel is creamy and has a dry finish.

Lagunitas should win an award for producing such a quality beer for the price. What a steal!!!!

JDizzle, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of TenHornsProud
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a copper/orange with a white head that dissipates but laces.

Smells of citrus hops, notes of pine, and a honey-like sweetness underneath, slightly metallic note as well.

Pine and citrus hop character blend together with notes of pineapple and pear; there is a nice but not absurdly big bitter character in the middle and finish, and it is slightly creamy. Small amount of sweetness but no real malt profile comes through.

Medium body and nice carbonation. The body and dry character of the beer make it really nice to drink.

The hop flavor is quite enjoyable, and the beer is easy to drink given everything going on with it. It's a great beer, but a subtle metallic smell and taste really keep this one from going further...maybe I have an old bottle, couldn't find a date.

TenHornsProud, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of doughanson78
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

A: Dark yellow with orange hints. Very light haze. Half finger head that fades fairly quickly. Barely any lacing.

S: Lots of citrus hops. Pineapple and grapefruit. Some orange and a touch of lemon. Light floral notes. Nice sweet caramel malts poking through.

T: Very light caramel sweetness upfront. Then an earthy bitterness with citrus and floral hints hits the tongue. The malts come back for a second, and then a piney, grassy finish.

M: Medium to light bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Slight velvet texture. Dry finish.

O: A nice Double IPA. Very refreshing. Not huge on the earthy hoppiness, but it does have a decent kick to it.

doughanson78, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down leaving some lacing on the surface along with a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The beer has a significant amount of hop bitterness, but this isn’t overpowering because there is a substantial amount of malts helping to balance them off and get the alcohol level up. Similar to the smell, flavors of citrus and pine resin from the hops are present in the taste, which also has some initial hints of caramel and malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer isn’t that difficult to drink because the bitterness is not overpowering and although alcohol is noticeable in the taste for the most part it is masked.

metter98, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of hoppyweasel311
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Lagunitas... comes in a mason jar with a dog on it. Appearance- Very nice golden amber color with nice frothy white head on top. Smell- HOPS HOPS AND MORE HOPS-- very piney, citrusy, and floral. Taste- At first it's a little overwhelming with the hops.. but as you drink it your palate gets used to it. I love IPA's and this is a very strong good example of one. Go out and try it kids!!!

hoppyweasel311, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of Kylito87
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer that hooked my father on craft beer. I have always loved this beer never got around to reviewing it. Heres we goes. Poured into my new snifter. Pulled from fridge half hour to warm.

Appearance: Bright Copper with a nice cap of off white creamy head. Very prominant lacing. Sort of hazy but I would expect that from the all the hop oils and resins in this brew . Carbonation appears to be very present in the beer just by looking at it .

Smell: Pine sap with a sort of earthen quality. You get those bright west coast citrusy notes alot of lemony possible mango aroma to it. Sort of has some pepper notes and malt sweetness is a slight note in the back. I do detect some phenolic alcohol but it doesn't come out in force

Taste: wow big citrus up front. It is like a full on assault. The middle of the mouth is a a moderate malty bread notes , but this beer is hops to the max. It is almost dare I say STOOOPID. Nothing cloying about it . The alcohol is not really apparent in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Rich and smooth. Not harsh like some DIPAs I have had before . The moderate carbonation helps this beer clean nicely. Nothing hangs around. This beer has plenty of body but it isn't too syrupy like some other offerings. The finish is that nice dry IPA finish that I love. The kind that keeps making you go back for another sip until HUH I just killed the whole bomber ... This is where this beer shines it's balanced so well . Big ups to Lagunitas !

Overall: Is it the best double IPA no. However this beer is special because of it's availability , price, and quality. In this price range you are hard pressed to find another offering that touches this stuff. I have always really dug this beer and if you want to get someone into the swing of drinking Hop Bombs this is a good 101 Beer for them . It isn't over the top it is just solid and I think nearly anyone can appreciate what it has to offer even if it is a little STOOPID.

Kylito87, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of Drone53
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nice light amber, with an excellent head which sticks to the glass nicely. The nose was not as strong as I was expecting, and usually like from a double IPA. There are nice aromas of apricots, berries, and fresh flowers with the morning dew. My first taste was of a very balanced beer, with a strong malt backbone upfront, and followed with a nice hop finish. The flavors get more interesting after the first sip. You definitely taste a lot of raspberries and apricots, and finishes nice and smooth.

Overall, this is a nicely crafted beer. It was very balanced, and not as "offensively" hoppy as I normally like my double IPAs. It might not be my favorite, but definitely a very good beer, and worth giving a try.

Drone53, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of antlerwrestler19
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep somewhat hazy amber with a bubbly two finger head - very airy with good retention leaving lines of wispy lacing as it drops ever so slowly. Smells piny, oily, sweet from both hops (extract) and malt, and resinous. Tastes nice and clean with distinct sweetness up front with a grapefruit-like characteristic all taken over by oily piny bitter hops, the hops definitely shine over the malt, although the caramel is hinting in. Syrupy full bodied mouth feel, a bit prickly on the back of the tongue from the carbonation and finishes sticky.

antlerwrestler19, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of jsprain1
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden amber. Head is one finger and white. REtains well at a quarter finger. A couple wisps of lacing.
S- Smell is of citrusy hops, a bit of pine and a bit of pale malt swetness. Good aroma, but it is lacking in depth for me.
T- Tastes much better than the aroma suggested it would. Initially citrusy, with pale malts starting to fill in. Finish in more piney and slightly resinous than citrus. Grapefruit and a definite orange flavor at first though.
M- Roughly medium bodied, maybe a touch fuller than style standard. Carbonation is pretty low, a bit lower than I would like.
O- It's a worthy double ipa, I'd recommend it, but it's not the first one I'd recommend.

jsprain1, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of Spcoly
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 22oz into a pint glass

A: Pours a golden amber color with visible carbonation, 2 finger head

S: Hops galore!....starts out smooth with a sweet honey flavor and finished with a piney bitterness....

T: pretty much the same way it smells....great balance of hops / malts....

M: Smooth as silk...good carbonation....a little on the filling side, but still drinkable...

O: Very well done ale. The Alcohol is not apparent at all..would definitley reccomend..

Spcoly, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Stoopid is of the best I've had from Lagunitas. The poured of this beer is a deep copper color with a thick white foamy head on top. The smell of the beer is a bomb of hop aromas, everything from pine to citrus and some earth in there too. The taste is strong with hop flavors that instantly dry the mouth out and leave you wanting another sip. The mouthfeel of this beer is oily and has a nice thickness to it. Overall this beer is a must try for any hop head. Definitely worth checking out.

Knapp85, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of crunkchiggin2002
4.95/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Great orange hue with nice head from aggressive pour and good retention.

Smell - Piney and citrusy sweet.

Taste - Resinous pine and grapefruit. There is a lingering taste reminiscent of candied watermelon.

Mouth - Thick and coating. Resinous.

Overall - One of my favorit DIPAs. This is an outstanding offering from a very solid brewery.
The reasonable cost for bomber format only makes it more enticing.

crunkchiggin2002, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of Jimmys
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber into chalice.

A: slightly hazed, bright orange. head is sizable, and retention is good. some lacing.

S: a very sweet, rich nuttiness. kind of smells like cotton candy. american pine and citrus tartness cut through as well, but mostly a sweet

T: tastes like sweet bazooka-joe bubble gum. finish is a lingering bitterness, enforcing its DIPA nametag. otherwise a very sweet brew. not sure how i feel about all this sweetness.

M: the mouthfeel is creamy with a zest of carbonation. medium definitely teetering on full body.

D: maybe a little too sweet for a DIPA. more like an american strong or american barleywine. strong. not the best DIPA ive had.

Jimmys, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of MbpBugeye
3.35/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I finally found a bottle that I trusted it's freshness. $5.99 at Whole Foods. Poured into a Minneapolis Town Hall flute.

Appearance
A strange, particulate haze, could be chill haze but this isn't very cold and the haze remains. Good stick foam saves the looks.

Aroma
Very sappy and thick smelling. Some honeysuckle sweetness and fresh cut undergrowth. Denser notions of citrus.

Taste
Bitter and green. Like sucking on mowed down weeds and hop vines. Bitter pine that nears pure medicinal bitterness at the end. A few fleeting glimpses at sweet, candied orange pith are seen.

Mouthfeel
Heavy and burdensome, for what it is. Very resinous and not very refreshing.

Overall
Yeah, a decent beer but ultimately pretty stoopid.

MbpBugeye, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of thatruth
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle from the Beer Junction in West Seattle poured into pint glass.

A: tannish orange, one finger head, no lacing, quite bubbly.

S: potpourri, cherries, hops to die for, lavender aroma.

T: stupid hops, ignoramus malt, orange and or lemon peels, strange coconut vibe aftertaste, very hoppy = very herbal/floral. interesting process they must have with their hops.

M: heavy like a good IPA should be. smooth for 8.0%, dry finish leaves you wanting more after each sip.

O: good beer, but I believe it may be HYPE stoopid.

thatruth, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of blackcompg
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their bomber into a 12oz beer glass, love their Maximus, looking forward to this -

Appearance - Poured about a finger of lite creme-yellow head, ale is a brite copper orange, completely transparent. Nice lacing throughout the session.

Smell - Mmmm! Citrus/orange/grapefruit and some sweet malts, very slite pine in the background, smells fantastic, lets give a taste.

Taste - Hmmm, not as big as I expected - taste follows the nose, but is definitely hop forward. Lots of citrus and grapefruit up front, pine and grapefruit peel in the finish, with lingering pine and grapefruit - all of this riding a slightly sweet malt backbone, just enough to make this a perfectly drinkable DIPA. Bittering hops linger long in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden, and is only discernable in between sips as a slight warming. Really well balanced.

Mouthfeel - Wow, creamy smooth, like silk. Mouthfeel is fairly lite, finishes pretty clean, and a longer slight dryness.

Overall - A very good DIPA, and the bitter hops make you want to continue sipping to get just enough of that sweetness to offset the grapefruit peel and pine. Excellent if you do not like sweetness in your DIPA's. If you like a little more malt sweetness/carmel, go for their Maximus.

blackcompg, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of divineaudio
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber into a tulip glass.

a - pours a beautiful glowing amber color with a sudsy, two finger, tan head that lasts quite a while. leaves a few clouds of sticky lace in the glass as well.

s- grapefruit, orange, lemon, honey.

t - dank pine resin over a toasty malt base. notes of grapefruit, honey. bitterness runs up and punches you in the mouth then runs away fast, leaving only a lingering soreness on the tongue. well balanced and would be excellent if it weren't for a distinctive soapy taste in the finish.

m - lighter side of medium with the right amount of carbonation.

o - enjoyable, but not a beer for the faint of heart. this one will rip your tastebuds off and stomp on them. but hey, some people like that sort of thing.

divineaudio, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of dmamiano
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

shared with a friend from a 22 oz. bomber
poured an orangish gold with very nice head and thick, sticky lacing
Hops in the nose would be an understatement here...wo and explosion of pure hoppiness in both the nose and palate. Very hoppy..smell orange, mellons, grapefruit...just smell like juices from fresh hops were squeezed out of one hand into a glass.
Taste was almost the same but it actually did have malt lingering in the background.
Wow!

dmamiano, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, no date.

bright clear golden copper color, with 1/2" white head. some lacing, good head retention. aroma is all hops, very floral, a little citrus.

taste is over the top hop flavor. grassy, not that bitter. some malt flavor, but I would prefer more. long lingering aftertaste of pine. medium body, nice level of carbonation. easy to drink.

overall, a nice DIPA at a good price.

jmdrpi, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of EnJeiBee
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Transparent golden orange hue with a great 2-finger head that dissipated fairly quickly, leaving little lacing

S - A profile of citrus hops dominates the scent, held up by additional hops providing a more piney/ peppery background.

T - The flavor profile matches the scent pretty well. Citrus up front, piney/ peppery hops at the end. The most beautiful thing about the flavor is really how well the malt supports the hop profile. At 102 IBUs one would imagine the flavor to be much more bitter, but the brewer has managed to create an amazingly balanced IIPA

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It's definitely very smooth and drinkable.

O - This is one of my favorite IIPAs! The flavor profile is fabulous due to the balance Lagunitas managed to strike. I would definitely recommend this brew to everyone!

EnJeiBee, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, purchased from a reputable bottle shop 7/2011, bottled code revels bottled on 4/2011

Poured into a British Imp Nonic.

Pours a nice one finger head which dissipates into a 1/8 inch cap, easily revived with a little swirling, a lively ale. Beautiful amber color, it looks like real ale.

The first sniff is wonderful. A huge hit of citrusy hops, distinct orange peel, and as this ale warms some malt shows thru, but the hops never surrender and are here too the end. After being opened about 30-45 min. the orange peel subsides somewhat, this is not a criticism, as it is still quite enjoyable, just a fact.

Delicious, citrus hops in flavor, crisp acidity, nicely balanced flavorful malt, followed by more hops. It is not noticeably sweet, a rarity among DIPA’s, which greatly adds to the drinkability and pleasure of the this ale. The hops refuse to give up in this ale and ultimately dominate the flavor, thank you Lagunitas. You never notice the 8% ABV.

Full bodied, skillfully carbonated mouth feel.

Very Long, crisp, delicious, bitter finish of citrusy hops, with a lingering malt presence.

Well I have to say this was a very, very good DIPA. There are other ales I consider to be superior, but that being said, this ale has what it takes. Nothing overly complex, but delicious, and a very enjoyable drink. I think that the label stated 102 I.B.U.’s is a bit of a stretch but there are definitely a good amount of hops present. For me this would be “a session ale” (full confession, for me that means 64 oz. or less in an evening, of relatively high ABV beers). Lagunitas continues to impress me, mainly because I have located their better offerings.

JTSbeerislife, Aug 14, 2011
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,005 ratings.