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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,757 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,757
Reviews: 1,924
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 175
Gots: 448 | 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.

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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into 16oz stemless snifter.

Beer pours a perfectly clean copper with amber hue. I get a decent one finger white cap after a medium pour that dissipates into a thin, creamy, bubbly potion topper. This froth clings to my glass throughout, but leaves almost no lacing.

The brew smells very intense with citrus and bubble gum up front. pineapple and grapefruit, juicy fruit, with some sweet malt in the back. There is also a pine resin quality I notice later.

The taste is very fruity: grapefruit, pineapple, a little bit of lemon and some juicy watermelon. There is resinous pine that hits just before and during the a blast of bitter hops. The intensity of fruit flavors is muted by bitterness just a little too soon, preventing this brew from being truly phenomenal.

The mouthfeel is smooth at first with a highly carbonated tongue tickle that moves on down the throat. The carbonation is a bit high but overall it works with the 102 IBU format.

A very delicious beer and a must try, especially at only $5 a pop. This is a go to DIPA for me quite often.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 23:07:51 | More by CMB2012
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Dark gold/orange in colour, 1 finger white soapy head, not much lacing.

S: Aroma is of fresh/juicy citrus fruit, not overly pungent, but just lovely.

T: Citrus and pineapple fruits up front, supported by ample malt (toffee?), leading into a piney/spicy mouth-coating bitterness that doesn't punch me in the mouth quite as much as I expected it to.

M: Medium bodied, nice effervescent carbonation helps cut the bitterness on the tongue.

D: I imagine this isn't as fresh as it could be. Still, it packed a sizeable hoppy bite and nice west-coast flavours with being overpowering. A great DIPA, will look for it again the next time I'm stateside.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 03:35:17 | More by MattyV
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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle.

Appearance is a very nice dark gold with minimal elevator music carbonation from the bottom. Nice solid three finger uniform off white head with a clear body and a nice golden dark yellow for this beer. Minimal lacing upon drink while finishing.

Bouquet is really nice with a big tangerine orange and then goes to grain smell. Very soft but with a sense of big round profile. Very fruity orange smell, it's very nice, total tangerine bomb.

Taste is at first a grapefruit, but a dry husky grain quality. Just about right in body and mouthfeel with minor carbonation. Good finish of slight tangerine but hard to find.

Fairly easy drinking for 8 abv and a real nice nose too. Good price point also make for high drinkability too.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 00:57:31 | More by smakawhat
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4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bomber bottle into a snifter and there is little head to speak of. When held up to the light the beer is a light amber color. Much lighter than I had expected. As the beer is swirled in the snifter there is a good amount of lace left behind. The smell is strong in citrus fruits, a delicious nose of hops. Make no mistake this is a hop bomb in every sense of the word. The taste continues the nose with a very strong hop taste a little malt sweetness that doesn't quite balance with the hops, bu that's alright with me. There is a some carbonation that resonates in my mouth making the bitterness linger. This beer is very very bitter I throughly enjoy the bomber but couldn't imagine having much more than that. Another solid beer from a brewery that loves hops as much as I do.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 03:40:29 | More by waterintobeer
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a nice clear golden-amber. Half a finger of white head leaving a little chunky lacing.

Smell. Sweet pink grapefruit and citrus rinds. A little pine sap and toasty malt.

Taste. Dry citrus hops, dry citrus hops, and more dry citrus hops. A little malt in the middle but there's no mistaking who's the boss here. Alcohol? Hellooo, alcohol??? Nope, alcohol's not home.

Mouthfeel Crisp and clean with some lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability. A great drinker. Almost no alcohol presence and dry hoppy goodness make this go down easy.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 00:54:10 | More by Rutager
Photo of AlexanderSelby

North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Beautifully clear deep orange with a fine, bubbly head. Surprisingly not getting a huge bouquet, and what I am getting is mostly a basic malt sweetness. There is a herbal hop smell in there, but I am surprised by how subtle it is. Taste is crisp, clean, and balanced considering the stats. I am not totally overwhelmed by the IBUs. The high alc (which is slightly too obvious at times), the un-interesting malt base, and the dryness keep the bitterness in check.

Other than the booziness, which I can manage, I am only really disappointed by one thing: the aroma/flavoring hops. There could be so much more citrusy and/or earthy hop flavor and aroma that could take this brew from "hop stoopid" to "hop awesome."

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 00:00:54 | More by AlexanderSelby
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was bottled about a month and a half ago. Pours a almost clear, golden-orange color with a small white head that diminishes quickly. Scent is very citrusy with some sweet malty aromas as well. A bit of alcohol can also be detected in the aroma behind all those wonderful hop scents. Tastes is initially sweet malt with some tasty melon flavors. Then you get the citrus hops (grapefruit, orange, and maybe even a bit of pineapple). There is also a nice balance pine flavors as well. Alcohol is hidden well. Mouthfeel is a bit on the sticky side, but still very crisp with fairly high drinkability. Overall, this is a solid brew, but it doesn't hold a candle to it's Elder neighbor who resides about 15 minutes away in Santa Rosa.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 05:54:01 | More by DovaliHops
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very light in color, not crystal clear. The head was light in color and laces the glass.

S: Grapefruit hoppy smell, not over powering, but absolutely present

T: Very nice refreshing taste and it's hard to believe how high the IBUs are. There is a strong bitterness that persists for seconds after consumption.

M: Astringent is the closest description I can find, but it's not bad at all.

D: This beer is very drinkable if you like a strong IPA.

Overall: I selected Hop Stoopid based on a review in one of the beer mags. It's a good beer, but there are other beers equally as good, much easier to obtain, and at a much better price. I'd buy this beer if it were competitively priced with other strong IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 03:45:31 | More by clark123456
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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Holiday Wine Cellar
Escondido, CA

Radiant golden orange with an astoundingly thick head. Leaves spider-web like lacing all over the glass. A gorgeous beer to ogle over!

This is West-coast DIPA aroma at it's best! The second the cap is popped, the aromas come rushing out and literally fill the room. It smells like I'm chopping up fresh oranges and pineapples as I pour this beer; remarkable! This beer takes me longer to finish than most DIPAs this drinkable because I stop to sniff this beer before every sip!

The taste follows the nose. It is not exceptionally bitter but a rather sweet and citrusy IPA. There isn't a lot of malt getting in the way of the hops, hops, hops. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

The mouthfeel is thin and light. The carbonation is fine but there is something here that leaves me wanting. I wish the beer was a bit thicker and heavier in the mouth, though there is nothing to complain about--just being overly picky.

A superbly drinkable DIPA. I could go on drinking this all night...and I think I will!

A fantastic beer at bargain-bin prices! It doesn't get much better than that!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 02:06:07 | More by ehammond1
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3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, pale orange in color, bright white head of about a finger. Laces very well.

Aroma is huge citrus and grapefruit, sweet malts, and intense bitterness.

As with the aroma, huge grapefruit and citrus notes, with touches of sweet malts and a big lingering bitter finish.

Slick, creamy feel, light in body, nice carbonation.

Somewhat of a palate ripper; sooper tasty, wonderfully hoppy, but definitely limited slightly in terms of back to back capabilities.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 03:20:39 | More by EgadBananas
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New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

crystal bright medium amber color with a small head that dissipates quickly and minimal lacing.

Aroma is not strong. I can pick up a little cabbage.

Light flavor for a double ipa. Some citrus and resiny hops. Fairly dry.

Body is pretty light for the style and abv.

Unknown how old the bottle is, although this is new to NH so I assume it might be fairly fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 01:08:23 | More by CliffBrake
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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a murky honey yellow body capped with a small white head that recedes quickly to bits of island foam.

S: A sweet and fragrant aroma of orange blossom, bitter orange peel, hints of sweet caramel malts, and a twinge of grapefruit and pine.

T: A very well balance flavor that's soft and inviting on the palate. Flavors of sweet candy sugar, citrus fruits, orange peel, caramel malts, and a hint of grapefruit are all played out. Not as bitter as expected with such a high IBU or as warming with a high ABV.

M: Medium body & carbonation, with a smooth texture.

D: Extremely easy to drink. Perfectly balanced and interesting enough to drink several of these. Definitely wish I bought more. A must try for an IPA lover.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 02:54:53 | More by BrewCrew2010
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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears slight reddish amber. Fast foam fades to thin ring.

Smells the way you would expect, only maybe hoppier; extremely pronounced citrus hop aromas; almost burny in my nose.

Satisfies the hop craving indeed. The aroma and essence is there but surprisingly -- pleasantly so -- this beer is not overwhelmingly bitter at all. I looked up the most bitter beers rated and it seems like this beer, at 102, is about standard for some breweries IPAs (e.g. green flash). Some would find this bitter, but probably not people who are into IPAs. Not too sweet, not too bitter, very aromatic, but not extremely complex. A great simple delivery.

A litte more body on the mouth feel wouldn't hurt, but it also might not make it better -- I have just expect hoppy stuff to be fairly heavy. I like that this beer goes for a light body despite the fairly high booze and heady hops.

Overall, I like this beer a lot.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 06:19:22 | More by beerdepartment
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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is great and is very hoppy. I get a ton of pine and papaya, with some other hop notes mixed in as well. The flavor is just as good, if not better. I get a lot of papaya, pine, pineapple and a little bit of biscuit malt. The beer has a ton of hop flavor. Low to medium bitterness and extremely drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great beer and a great value.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 02:12:55 | More by Mora2000
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3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very transparent copper with a very thin head that is cloudy white. Mild lacing that is more clingy than sticky.  Not a ton of bubbling in the glass and it doesn't look like there is a bunch of carbonation in this beer. 

Smell of pine and resin dominate at first, but some fruity nose pops out. Pulls a slight sweet smell, but I can't decided where it's coming from. 

Citrusy up front, with some really nice floral presence. Really really strong notes of grapefruit, and ends with a really nice puckering bitterness. 

Nice mouthfeel, little carbonation. Really full on the palate. This beer is a great thirst quencher that I had over lunch. Def recommend. 

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 18:19:11 | More by mjsheehan08
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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into cold pint glass with burger at restaurant in Arlington, VA. Deep hazed orange pour, decants a frothy eggshell cap that lasts and laces well. Pine in the nose is upfront, lots of citrus, almost solventy, herbal, perfumey, quite floral too with a good dose of caramel malts. Tastes initially of spruce and pine, leading to citrus rind (mostly grapefruit). Also present is peach and other sweet fruit, lots of bready caramel malts too. Quite assertively bitter and hoppy, with a lengthy hoppy finish, with a lingering alcoholic flavour which is not unpleasant. Very tasty DIPA!

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 04:35:47 | More by CuriousMonk
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours glowing tangerine with a creamy but stiff off white head that fades to clumps and rings. Pure orange blossom and skunk nose. Seville jam and orange lollipop malts with a hint of pineapple then big clementine (Centennial?) hops with some resin. A hint of sweet orange zest to finish and a children's chewable aspirin bitterness lingers. Clingy, medium, smooth, oily, no burn.

Juicy, sappy, hoppy yet easy-drinking - goes down almost like an APA. Malt backbone is just enough to hang the hops on, and the hops don't scorch - this is no tongue scrapper. Don't get the 100 IBU or the 8% at all.

Another brew with that Lagunitas compulsive drinkability - don't know how they do it but I love it!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 10:51:11 | More by StJamesGate
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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: A coppery amber to slightly orange color with a thick head that leaves lacing.

AROMA: This is all hops, and smells like grapefruit juice, with the slightest hint of pine.

FLAVOR: My first reaction ruby red grapefruit, slight grapefruit rind, and all citrusy.

PALATE: A full bodied beer, little hop bitterness, creamy, and borderline sweet with a slight dry finish like a grapefruit pucker.

MOUTH FEEL: A creamy, borderline syrupy treat! For all of the hoppieness this is extremely well balanced, and enjoyable. Won't blow your pallet out like some hop bombs.

NOTES: An enjoyable medium carbonated 8.0% ABV beer that is a touch sweet, and very citrusy. I could drink these all day long on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 02:52:41 | More by HopHed
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North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - nice and golden, nice head
Smell - Piney some citrus - nice aroma
Taste - Nice hop rush as soon as it hits your lips, For 100 IBUs it doesn't blow me away all the way through. A lot of malt in the finish. Just not as balanced as I would like but all in all a very good DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 01:53:32 | More by HopDiggityDawg
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3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes. golden copper in color. smells like pine hops (as expected) and caramel malts. extremely good, but a little malty for the style. taste is an explosion of pine, followed by a malty taste/aftertaste. very drinkable, with average head and lacing.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 20:53:34 | More by deskim
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3.2/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance; orange-yellow and clear. White head that dissipates to a fine film at moderate speed, remains through the duration of the drink. Very little lacing.

smell; a sweet and sappy spruce resin aroma. A little more inviting than I would expect. Some wet malts in the background my be the source of the sweetness. As the name would suggest very hoppy.

taste; upfront a blast of bitter hops and spruce sap. A hint of sweetness tries to take hold but is quickly destroyed by the hops. The aftertaste is of bitter hops. Not as dominating as some others of this style.

mouthfeel. All around average on the lighter side of medium bodied. A bit slick in the finish, leaving some stick.

drinkability; I not crazy about this style but this on was finishable. The hops are strong but the aftertaste does not throw me off with too much bitterness. When my nose is stuffed and my palate is weak, I'll turn to this one again to remained me of how delicious beer is.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 19:49:19 | More by Sachsenfreude
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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A- For lack of a better term, clear golden amber comes to mind when look at the beer.

S- A big whiff out of my snifter reveals a complex blend of different hop varieties while a slight scent of pine remains in the background.

T- The hops are active throughout the tasting experience. Although I cannot name the varieties, different hops appear at different times from the second the beer reaches the tongue to after swallowing. The only issue I have with the taste is the finish. It could use a little more of a "hoppy" kick.

M- I have no complaints here, it feels like a DIPA should. The carbonation is right on par.

D- It goes down surprisingly easy. Although I'm not sure if that is what I look for in a DIPA. I expect a bit more of a bite in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 04:10:15 | More by WeissbrauMeister
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into imperial pint...

A: Pours a golden yellow with orange hues and a nice frothy three finger head of foam. Falls slowly in pockets leaving sticky thick lacing behind.

S: Citrus hop aromas prevail over a crisp malt body.

T: Hop bitterness upfront with notes of citrus and faint hints of pine resin. Malt body is well balanced with the hops, lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Smooth medium body with active carbonation and dry finish.

D: Very drinkable for an imperial ipa, crispness and bitterness on the finish makes it drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 03:21:46 | More by RedBrewer83
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New York

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really enjoyable beer, but not blown away by my first 100+ IBU beer. I'll chalk it up to a freshness issue and try it again in the future. Looks great, a beautiful honey color with a nice cloudy puffy head that's well retained and leaves lacing all over. The smell is more sweet than anything else really. The taste is rather mild in the hops department, but I hold nothing against this beer. Overall flavor and body is full which is nice, I can keep drinking this for a while.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 16:48:52 | More by wcintula
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hop Stoopid has a thick, creamy head. The ale is amber, clear and has bubbles rising constantly. The lacing is so thick you can't see through.

The scent of pine is really strong. Too strong to pick up much else, maybe a little citrus and something sweet. An aroma this powerful is new to me. It almost smells like a floor cleaner.

To no surprise the predominant taste is pine, but then there's this delicious sweetness as well. It's there on every sip just after your taste buds are flooded with pine. It saves the day and the beer. The bitterness is not as advertised. Maybe a little on the back of the tongue on the finish, but nothing like I expected from the smell. The more I drink though, the less impact the pine flavor seems to have on my palate and the more drinkable the ale becomes. I think adding some citrus-tasting hops and cutting back a little the pine-y hops would have put this beer over the top. But maybe not. The more I drink the more I like the flavor.

The mouth feel is medium, crisp and refreshing. I think the drinkability improves as I get used to the, at first, overwhelming extract from the pine-y hops.

It went pretty well with some extra-sharp New York cheddar cheese and crackers. I used a becker glass; next time I might try something not quite as open at the top like a pilsner glass.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 03:05:28 | More by airheadmtrcycle
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,757 ratings.