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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,034 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,034
Reviews: 1,942
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 183
Gots: 563 | 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 pmarlowe
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip glass. Can't find a bottling date.

Pours a medium amber, a finger of stone colored foam, decent retention and minimal lacing. Smells is big caramel and toffee malt up front, some grass and earth and spice, with some tropical fruit (mango) and apple in the background. Lots of caramel and malt and pine come through on the palate, some secondary tropical fruit, mild bitterness but pretty juicy on the finish. Carbonation is medium with a nice bite, body is medium and somewhat sticky. I have to say, this goes down easy. Overall, this is a good IPA, leaning heavily towards the malty side, that I wouldn't mind drinking regularly.

pmarlowe, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of smulkowski
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall pilsner glass. Relatively light head, but it sticks around for ever! Pours a relatively dark apricot color.

Smells somewhat sweet, spicy, with heavy hop aroma. I almost sense some fruitcake in there, but mostly it is hops, hops, and more hops...piney and a bit citrusy. Bitter, resinous stick to your tongue hops hit you on the first taste, refreshing and I want more. Fairly well balanced, considering. A nice thickish mouthfeel. I think this is a quite well-balanced beer that I enjoy a great deal.

smulkowski, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of BigDRS
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

A - Golden apricot color with a thick head that leaves a slight bubbly film. There's a good amount of lace left behind on my glass once I'm done.

S - Great DIPA nose. There's tons of hops and a really nice fruity/pineapple/mango mix in there too.

T - Good, but not mind blowing. There's a lot of hop flavor there, but it's lacking something. I'm not saying by any means that this isn't a good beer, rather, it's just on the edge of being an awesome beer.

M - Hop Stoopid goes down really easy. Very smooth, drinkable beer, especially for 8%.

O - Overall, this is a great DIPA. While it's not necessarily in my top 3 or 5 for the style, this is a very affordable (around $4.99 for a bomber where I live) and widely available beer. Very easy go-to DIPA when there's nothing else available or you don't want to break the bank on a more expensive bomber IMHO.

BigDRS, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Belmont Station in Portland Oregon.

A: 1" soapy cream coloured head over amber liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Floral hops, pepper and yeast.

T: Malt, honey, citrus, pepper, and floral hops. Very nice taste, and while drinking I thought the perfect food combination for this beer would be a peppered gouda.

M: Medium level of fine carbonation.

O: A very nice Imperial IPA. What really stands out to me is the taste, and I plan on picking this up any chance I get.

DaftCaskBC, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a bright clear orange with a thin tan head, that quickly fades to the edges.

S - Mostly pine and grass, some citrus floral tones.

T - Grass and tangerines.

D - Medium carbonation - slight bitter finish.

O - West Coast IPA all the way.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of Supes
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Golden amber in color. A 1/4 inch head that sticks with all the way down. Nice lacing.

Smell- Lots of piney and citus

Taste/Mouthfeel- Piney hops upfront that flows smoothly into a citus creaminess. Perfect carbintation level for me. A good bitterness at the end

Overall- I really like this one. One of the better beers in the DIPA catagory and at the price its a must have, over and over again.

Supes, Jul 17, 2011
Photo of BeTheBall
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, what a hop smack. Poured lively into my glass and watched the head quickly rise to about two fingers. Mucho lacing down the glass, as should be. Smell is huge pine, grass and citrus. The first taste sends waves through my taste buds, and an amazement through my brain from the intense hop bitterness. No exageration, I could still taste the bitterness 10-15 minutes after my glass was empty. Mouthfeel was very good, a toal immersion into the Imperial IPA world. Love it, and will be back again, and again.

BeTheBall, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of gc4hokies
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic double IPA. Golden-orange color. Deep piney aroma. wonderful. Taste is superb. Slightly sweet, big malt flavors with a ton of pine.

I've been drinking this for several years now and, by far, this is the best bargain you can get in the double IPA segment. I'll put this up against anything, pliny, maharaja, etc. and it will hold up nicely. Best of all, I can get this for 4.50 per bomber. Love it.

gc4hokies, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a bright, hazy orange with 1.5 finger head that dissipates quickly.

S - Lots of piney hops on the nose, some notes of sweet, citrusy fruit, and even a bit of burn from the alcohol

T - Again, lots of those earthy hops, a little bit of sweetness comes through on the taste, but it's mostly a lot of hop forwardness with a tinge of burn from the alcohol.

M - Moderate thickness, goes down smooth, even for the amount of alcohol in this one.

Overall - A decent DIPA, not outstanding by any means, but Lagunitas does a decent job of capturing the style.

BeerBuckeye, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of thourgood
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was a little put off by the name but finally tried it. I have had Pliny often and regularly and my first thought when tasting this was 'wow this tastes like pliny'. As I savored the bomber I only became more and more impressed. This shit is a rival to the best of the American iipas. Hops, smoothness, sweet malt, abv are all where they should be.

thourgood, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of PerHops
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic imperial ipa. When fresh I easily put it up there with any I've ever had.The smell is a citrus/pine blast. The taste is perfectly balanced with grapefruit, pine, a little resin, a slight hint of carmel and a dry bitter finish. Sooo good. I had the honor of having this on draft at a perfect temperature (a little warmer than most) at toronado a few months back and was blown away. In my opinion every bit as good as pliny. I love this beer.

PerHops, Jul 11, 2011
Photo of harrymel
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date: 15798910; June 6, 2011

A: Pours a honey ale with less than a single finger of off-white loose foam which falls quickly to a sheet of the same. Spotty lacing. Brilliant clarity.

S: Lemon, grapefruit, bubblegum, sweet malts, hints of pine and rose. This beer actually quite reminds me of Pliny. The malts are sweet and subdued and make an excellent canvas for the amalgamation of hop application here. There is only a hint of resin, but the major aspect of the nose is a pretty blend of sweet and citrusy hops with just a hint of hay.

T: Oh yeah, this is good. Sweet, bitter, hoppy. See my description of the nose? Good, refer to that. There is a hint of alcohol heat. The bitterness is well balanced with the malts and flavoring hops. The finish is long and highlights the floral aspects of the beer.

M: Medium body with lower carbonation. The finish is slick and resonating - nearly velvety. Spot on for this beer.

O: Wow, I've had this many times, but it's been a couple years since last time. I got lucky this one was so fresh. This beer is fantastic and IMO can be placed in the same flavor profile as Pliny the Elder and Alpine's Duet. Really a nice beer.

harrymel, Jul 11, 2011
Photo of TBKeys
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great hoppy beer. Intense aromas as soon as you start to pour into the glass. Aroma is more piney and woody than citrusy, but has a subtle sweet undertone to it. Pours a beautiful almost bourbon color, very clean thanks to the use of hop extracts. The bitterness of the first sip will certainly wake you and your tastebuds up. That bitterness is profound and lingering, but not overpowering or uncomfortable. There is a subtle sweetness that comes through mid-mouth to help balance out the intensity. The hoppy, bitter flavors linger nicely on the tongue and back of the mouth, allowing you to enjoy this beer over an extended period of time.

TBKeys, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of fergbag
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured into a thick walled pint glass..beautiful honey color with a clean white head. lacing was as to be expected with a beer of this quality. very nice.

This beer smells incredible. Sweet, lots of pine, fruit but not fruity. citrus. I smell almost no alcohol.

Grapefruit is upfront followed by pine..sweet then malt... quite delicious.

Medium to full bodied. Somewhat slick..plenty of carbonation on this one, but not too much that is interferes with the flavor..works well.

This beer is not underrated..but it is undiscovered. You can't get Pliny easily in Texas and this beer make me not care.

fergbag, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of miket163
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very nice honey colour with a bright white head, and had excellent lacing throughout the drink. The nose was very complex: big citrus hops, tropical fruit, malt, and pine. The taste was also superb: big grapefruit, juniper, apricot/nectarine, malty sweetness, and a very floral after taste. Delicious beer.

miket163, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of comfortablynumb1
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a golden honey with a two finger off head on a fairly aggressive pour. Head retention is decent and there is a little lacing to be had...

S - Sweet fruity scent with a touch of pine, and a good dose of grassy hops...

T - Lots of sweet malts followed by orange and grapefruit. Ends with a little pine and lots of bittering hops along with some lingering grapefruit. Nice balance between citrus fruits and pine/grassy hops. Abv is well hidden...

M - Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation...

O - Not as bitter as I was expecting, but still a very solid brew for the price. Can see myself drinking these on a fairly regular basis...

Cheers...

comfortablynumb1, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of Hatzilla
4.97/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bomber bottled June 6, 2011; Reviewed July 3, 2011

Appearance: A clear amber with a one inch head and a sheet of lacing.

Smell: A strong tropic medley of apricot, mango, grapefruit, orange and pine. Very floral and alive.

Taste: Fantastic tropic citrus flavors: Mango, apricot and more grapefruit. Some malt appears at the end, but only to balance out the strong hop presence.

Mouthfeel: Oily and slick with medium carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: One of my favorite DIPAS, and a hard one to beat for the price (4.49 for the bomber).

Hatzilla, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of GodOfBeer
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber with a thin white head, not much lacing.

Smells wonderful, tons of piney and citrus hops, some grapefruit, cinnamon, and caramel malts.

Almost tastes like root beer upfront, some birch, caramel maltyness, and finishes with an onslaught of citrus, piney, resiny hops. Somewhat medicinal and syrupy, very complex and very delicious. Not overly hoppy, but perfectly balanced by the malt. The alcohol is very well hidden.

One of the best IIPA's I've ever had. Definitely well done and something I will seek out again!

GodOfBeer, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of scotvega18
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber poured into a Southern Tier Tulip

A - Textbook DIPA, with a golden orange color and half a finger of offwhite head. Lacing is pretty nice.

S - Like a bitter bowl of fruit salad, classic west coast. Grapefruit and citrus. Like a watered down Pliny.

T - Sweet fruit of front followed by almost a pure grapefruit and orange peel in the middle. Finish is perfect, dry and bitter with a bit of citric essence.

M - Nothing special, but still sold, medium body with some carbonation to help clean that palate.

Overall - A suitable stand-in for pliny, especially when fresh. This bottle was 2 months old and starting to lose some of its umph.

scotvega18, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of sethmeister
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance is brassy gold tinged with a tangerine hue and topped by a cakelike two finger head. Retention is good and sticky, fluffy lace adorns my glass.

Scent was noticeable immediately upon popping the cap: apricots and floral waft from the bottle. As I raise the glass to my nose tropical fruits and citrus notes appear followed by spicy, earthy notes. Intensely floral. This beer is richly perfumed with hops.

Taste is at first sweet and candied with pineaple and tropical fruits. Then spicy and bitter. Salty and tangy. Orange rind, lime. Bitter and even sour with puckering lemon lime notes - I'd swear there are actually lime rinds in this. Wow. Sticky sweet and salty on the lips yet not at all cloying. Sweetness and fruityness are countered by an intense pithy bitterness along with oily pine resin notes and spiciness. Malts might be there but if so they linger in the doorway too shy to call attention to themselves.

Mouth is slick and juicy.

Drinkability is tremendous. Only a hint of warming belies the abv. Actually quite a refreshing quality; not at all heavy.

I am nuts about citrus hop flavors and Hop Stoopid provides with exuberance. This just became my favorite DIPA.

sethmeister, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of daledeee
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 22 oz. bomber pours a small head and bright yellow gold body. Initially there is a nice scent of vanilla but after it aired out there is a piny, floral and spicy nose.

The taste is awesome. A nice pine, citrus blend. Grapefruit and orange with a pretty sweet back ground. This is ranked pretty bitter on the label, but it is really a pleasant beer to drink. Way too easy to drink actually. The mouth feel is great with carbonation and smoothness all blended into one. I really like this beer. I hope it is available next time I go back to Illinois. This one is on my staple list. I thought I saw it in 6 packs.

daledeee, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hop stupid pours a slightly hazed yellow-orange with a quickly settling white head.

Sweet malts and grapefruity notes dominate the initial aromas of this brew. The hop scents linger and evolve into a sticky and resinous sweetness, accompanied by a sharp grainy and carbonic bite.

The citrusy tang of the big American hops initially greet the tastebuds, though not in an overwhelming fashion. The hops and sweet malts combine in a bitter orange flavor. There is a slightly boost finish, though it is not overpowering.

The beer is full-bodied and viscous. A great brew.

MrHassellYaHurd, Jun 19, 2011
Photo of beerdedpunk
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall a decent IPA. The rich golden color looked good in my glass, as did the head which didn't cling to the glass too much. Got a nice citrus/floral aroma that I rather enjoyed before tasting it. The first taste definitely hit me with almost an orange hint and followed with a nice piney aftertaste which lingered for a bit and was quite pleasant. Not quite as strong as I was expecting but at the same time not too subtle either. It is kind of a nice spot in the middle, definitely an IPA I would buy again and enjoy.

beerdedpunk, Jun 16, 2011
Photo of jamespub
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes from 6/9/2011 tasting.

A- Beautiful amber color, crystal clear, creamy carbonation that fades rather quickly, but leaves some lacing.

S- Pine and grapefruit, and little else. Not as strong as previous bottles I have had, but still solid.

T- Amazing balance on this beer where every flavor is pleasant and inviting, but nothing really knocks me out. The grapefruit that lagunitas is known for is there in abundance. The alcohol is very subtle. Caution with this one.

M- Very crisp, refreshing, and pleasant. Love the way this one feels going down...that's what she said.

O- Since surly Abrasive isn't available local, this will be my go-to budget IIPA. Between my brother and I, we are keeping lagunitas in Missouri. I love this beer.

jamespub, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of MrOH
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear orange with single finger of eggshell head. Splotchy lace.

BIG grapefruit aroma with pine, sweet caramel malt underneath.

Lots of tangy orange upfront, caramel in the middle, pine finish. The orange and caramel stick around for a bit, but the piney bitterness lingers a tad longer. A bit sweet for me.

Definitely a fuller bodied and sweeter approach to the style, not to everyone's liking, I'm on the fence about it. A tad lacking in carbonation, as well

Definitely not my favorite DIPA, but hard to beat for the price. A good hoppy beer if you're not too interested in bitterness, and you prefer citrus and caramel to be the dominant flavors, not so much pine or tropical fruits.

MrOH, Jun 14, 2011
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,034 ratings.