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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,996 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,996
Reviews: 1,939
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 184
Gots: 548 | 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 godlessape
4.65/5  rDev +11%

Appearance: Poured this from a bomber to a pint glass. The color and carbonation reminds me of a ginger ale mixed with about 2-3 shot's of whiskey. The head is an off white creamy pillow that measures a half inch or so, and it stayed put to the very end.

Smell: The nose is all hops and citrus to start with, but ends with a great caramel wallop.

Taste: More pine than citrus, and very little malt. This is what one should expect from an IIPA.

Mouthfeel: Very nice. How could something so bitter feel so good in the mouth is a mystery to me.

Overall: This is a great example of an Imperial IPA. Damn, I just wish I bought another one, or two or three...

godlessape, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of danielsonc
4.93/5  rDev +17.7%

One of my more favorite Imperial IPAs.

The nose on this beer is a punch in the face. Hopiness with subtle hints of floral and citrus aromas

The taste is a amazingly balanced bitterness bite. The 102 IBUs in this beer are wonderfully mixed with citrus to mask some of that pure bitterness. Maybe I've gotten used to the bitters in this beer.

The beer goes down smooth leaving that yummy bite of hops and citrus.

One of my favorite IPAs around

danielsonc, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of hoppyhampy
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. No freshness info. Pours a bright, crystal clear amber with moderate carbonation and one finger of lumpy foam. Decent lacing. Nose is a lot of mango and maybe a hit of citrus. The hops and malt meld together quite well here, although it leans a bit towards the sweeter side. Great mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot on and the texture is nice and light. Easy to drink. Very bitter on the palate with more grapefruit than mango. The malt swoops in for a quick rescue from what would almost certainly be a brutally bitter finish. Still, nice, resiny hops outlast everything else and wreak havoc on the taste buds. They aren't heavy though. They walk that fine line where they are big enough to make a hop head smile and light enough for that same hop head to order two more rounds.

hoppyhampy, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of HBeagle
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

A- Nice poor with a finger and 1/2 of head. Light golden color

S- Smell of hops/citrus comes pouring out as you pour. It is a very nice citrus aroma

T- Pretty balanced considering the high IBUs of this beer, but the bitterness is still the dominating taste.

M- Carbonated well and provides a nice tingle with the hops notice of hops immediately

O- very pleased with this beer. I was surprised that is was reasonably drinkable with great hop aromas. I will definitely be buying this again.

HBeagle, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of trappistlover
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%

(22oz. bottle) Pours clean, clear gold appearance. Nose is very powerful. Grapefruity and hoppy. Strong citrus and nice (bitter) hops go back and forth. The beer packs a nice punch early, but fades quickly. The aftertaste, however, does last a long time.

trappistlover, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of tapman
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%

Light /medium orange poured 'crystal'. Off-white head pours 2+ fingers, as big as you want.

rapefruit, nectarines, air from the open sea, light citrus (lemon/orange), orange blossom flowers and sugared toast.

Soft, sweet Turbinado sugar maltiness with juicy, citrus hops. Can I guess Amarillo hops? The only hop, in my home brewing experience, that creates that full, juicy taste. Also, grass and pine. Bitterness in the finish is somewhat sour and vegetal, but gives a satisfying, dry-hop pucker.

Soft mouth with velvety effervescence.

DELISH!! And...this is the cheapest bomber at most stores I go to. I just drank a bomber of Hop Czar from Bridgeport Brewing and it was twice the price of this one, though the Hop Stoopid rating is higher. Pickit up!

tapman, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of Risser09
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%

22 oz bottle poured into a white wine glass · Probably 2011 · Fridge temp

Appearance: An aggressive pour yields a sizable, 2.5" ivory head that shows good retention. The beer is a pure orange color, clear as could be, with slow carbonation activity. The retention is appearing to be better and better, with slowly popping bubbles, and gobs of lace are sticking to the glass.

Smell: Heavy hop aroma. Vegetation, grapefruit, apricot and some spring onion. Nutty maris otter perhaps in the background balances the nose. FLoral components like rose and honeysuckle round out the aroma.

Taste: Very, very vegetal flavor from this beer. It has a summit onion nuance too. I can appreciate the layers of hop variety in this beer. Bitterness certainly prevails. Herbaceous-ness flavors of dill, rosemary, pine needles, grass clippings all add to the bitter feel. Some sweet malt flavors, but mostly hops here.

Mouthfeel: All out bitterness assault on the palate. They made heavy initial hop additions to achieve 102 IBUs. Alcohol is there, but the hops again, outshine it. Medium body.

Drinkability: This is a harsh beer. It screams at a high decibel with bitterness. I prefer my IPAs to be on the citrus/tropical side of the spectrum, so this isn't a favorite of mine. However, for just over $4 for the bottle, it's an easy beer to drink for sure.

Risser09, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of RSchaeffer
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%

1st review.
Bomber poured into a Woodstock Inn pint glass.

A - Great looking beer. Golden-orange in color, clear, 1 finger of head with nice lacing around the glass.

S - Nice aroma. Pine, tropical, citrus. Not the best smelling DIPA that I've had, but very pleasing nonetheless.

T - Very sweet malts with a piney, bitter finish.

M - Nice carbonation, tingly on the tongue with a dry finish.

O - For the price, I think this is a fantastic deal for a DIPA that is very drinkable. New to the shelves in the NH area and will certainly be a regular fixture in my fridge.

RSchaeffer, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of LazyL
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

A nice orange with a small off white head. The aroma is clover honey, pine resin and very boozy. Very earthy and fresh. The taste is boozy honey. This is quite sweet and why 102 IBU's were needed to come close to balancing it out. The mouthfeel is sweet and syrupy. The cabonation level is good and there is a dryness and mild bitterness on the finish. This is an evening sipper and more of a barley wine.

LazyL, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of dafizzif
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%

Appearance: Orangish yellow with a little yellow-white head.
Smell: Citrusy and piney hops with a very slight hint of apple and fruity sweetness. Nice.
Taste: Very piny hops up front with a nice citrusy finish that has hints of malty sweetness. Good balance without being overly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation that leaves the mouth dry.
Overall: Really good beer that I will definitely recommend and come back to. Exceeded my expectations because I tried Maximus and didn't like it too much.

dafizzif, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of IronMickey
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%

A: perfectly transparent. steady carbonation. rich gold color, thin head, about a 1/2 finger and faded pretty quick. think it might have been a little cold at the pour.

S: hops... pretty straightforward. some citrus, some pine. nice, though.

T: tasty, citrus-y hops... odd because it isn't quite a tongue-bruiser but there isn't much non-hop here. I'm not sure what's going on, but it's getting better as it warms-- think I poured it too cold.

M: drying, good carbonation, nice feel for what I expect from a really hoppy beer

D: very. I poured it too cold, but it got much better as it warmed

IronMickey, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of elgiacomo
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%

22oz bottled March 21, 2011. Very fresh. Had many times in the past but never reviewed.

Pours clear amber (slight haze in 2nd half) with a one finger white head that leaves some lacing and holds a wispy cap.

Aroma is mostly dank and piney hops, some floral and citrus, a bit of caramel malt. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is resinous hops, pine, grassy, some citrus, fair caramel malt in the middle with mild sweetness, finishes dry with OK bitterness for the style (but a bit let down by the 102 IBU claim on the bottle)

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, medium carbonation.

Very good DIPA, and a good value in the bomber format category.

elgiacomo, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of aficionado
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%

Bottled March 2011. Served in my Southern Tier Stemware.

Translucent yellow body with a light orange tinge. Pillowy white 2 finger head and tons of sticky lacing.

Aromas of orange-pineapple citrus candy, floral lemon zest, light caramel, and resiny pine needles.

Tastes sweet up front, but not cloying. Finishes very bitter. Much more resiny pine on the palate with a bitter citrus zest combo, mostly grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is nice and velvety. Leans toward the heavy side of medium body.

I used to enjoy this beer a little bit more in my earlier craft beer days, but now I find the bitterness to linger for quite some time and I have a problem with that since it blocks other flavors. The drinkability is not where I would like it to be and the extreme piney bitterness is definitely a major factor. I couldn't taste anything right for about 2 hours after drinking this beer. But I finished it, and enjoyed it so that's what really matters.

aficionado, Apr 07, 2011
Photo of jggibbs
3.1/5  rDev -26%

Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber. Small(ish) head poured into a pint glass. Smell is pleasant. Sweet caramel hits first then a stiff piney citrus comes behind. Taste was too sweet for my liking. Can't hold a candle to some of the other IPA's I've tasted recently. The sweetness hits and stays with you throughout. Not to my liking. Masks the hoppy flavor that I look for in an IPA. Mouth feel is along the same lines. Just too much is the best way I can describe it. Some other BAs mentioned resinous that that's a fair judgment. .

I'm a Lagunitas fan, for the most part, the Brown Shugga and the IPA are standards in my fridge but I couldn't finish it in one sitting.

At $4.50 for a 22oz, its decent value but I'd much rather spend a little more coin and get something I'd truly enjoy drinking. Some other in the same price range I've enjoyed more.

jggibbs, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of FanofHefe
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

No dating on the bottle or label. Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip. Clear light amber/orange body with a one-finger off-white head. Very light lacing.

Potent aroma. Strong hoppy aroma featuring pine, floral, and citrus notes - the hop trifecta. A hint of sweet malt and honey in the background.

The flavors do not disappoint. Strong bitter hop flavors with dominant pine and grapefruit tastes. Slight malt balance, but this one delivers the high IBUs as promised.

No real notice of the alcohol with a medium to light mouthfeel. A delight for hop heads. Will definitely have this again.

FanofHefe, Apr 05, 2011
Photo of sugeknight6289
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

Bomber poured into tulip.

Pours a golden-orange. Beautiful carbonation spirals towards the top. 2 finger pillowy, head sticks around clinging to the glass with nice lacing. Head sticks around until the bottom of the glass.

Nice malt hop sweetness with pine. Hints of citrus plays in the background. Also smells a little of honey. Very pleasing.

Biterness comes first with nice, fresh hops followed by a thin caramel malt backbone. Dominantly piney hop taste, with faint citrus. Typical west-coast DIPA. For the price, this would be a good session brew.

Good carbonation. Very smooth for 102 IBUs. Creamy and biting. I will seek this one out again.

sugeknight6289, Apr 05, 2011
Photo of obrike
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%

Another home run from Lagunitas. At 3.99 for a bomber at Specs here in Austin, quite a deal.

Scent on this one is really good....grapefruit, mango, tangerine, dank grass, sweet perfumy hops. Awesome.

Good looking, great tasting DIPA. Nice orange-ish, copper color. A bit of tropical fruit and pine...neither dominates. This is one I like to offer my friends when they're ready to go beyond SNPA.

A very drinkable DIPA. Top notch.

Would love to see this in six packs...i can dream can't I? Availability and price make this one a real winner.

obrike, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of Sideswipe
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

Bomber into a hotel rocks glass (ya gotta do what ya gotta do).

The beer pours a crystal clear orange, amber color with a finger of white foam which dissipates alsost immediately. No lacing to speak of. The aroma reaches my nostrils while I'm still pouring, and it is like manna to my tired soul. The scent of lupulin permeates my olfactory bulb, imbuing me with a sense of peace and relaxation. Big citrus notes, and piney goodness dominate. The bottle promises an amazing 102 IBUs, so I'm not surprised at the lack of much malt presence. Taste follows the nose with an initial onslaught of wonderful hoppy bitterness. Citrus and pine intermingle in a bitter dance across my palate. There is enough malt to support the 8% ABV, but the focus is on bitterness here, and bitter it is! The finish is...(wait for it)... bitter! and dry. Very nice! Just as a big west coast IPA should be! Cheers!

Sideswipe, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

The beer pours a burnt rust orange color with a nice foamy head with great retention. The beer is sticky, the lacing holds to the glass very well. I am greeted by a burst of wild pine hops backed by some mellowing citric hops. A nice pale and caramel malt backing helps to mitigate the hop astringency. There is a very grainy quality to the smell. An extremely bitter wind takes hold of me as I am invited to taste one of northern CA's famed Double IPA's. I've had Russian River's "Pliny the Elder" now it is time for "Hop Stoopid" by Lagunita's brewing Company.

The taste begins with a piney sticky hop bitterness. It is the kind of sticky hops that just coats the tongue with it's astringent roar. This beer is either punishment or medicine for my hop craving. I'll never no which. It clocks in it a 102 IBU. Their is a mild citric hop flavor mainly grapefruit and apricot in flavor. In terms of malts its a very grainy beer. There are hints of molasses to this beer Swish to experience extreme bitterness. Hop Stoppid Finishes with a mouth stripping bitterness. It leaves my throat mildy chalky. It's the bad cop of Sonoma county to the sweet good cop Pliny the Elder. Whereas Pliny is palatable even to many non-IPA drinkers I think Hop Stoopid would simply deter many novice drinkers away from DIPA's. So you think you like hops, eh?

I have no complaints about the mouthfeel. It's full bodied. with terrific balance. The backing malts make the extreme malts palatable. Lagunitas never disappoints for providing sheer tasting pleasure. In the end I think this is pretty heavy duty stuff. A great showcase beer for proving the talent of this brewery but probably not my go to double IPA. I would definitely recommend it be tasted in small doses and be contrasted with other DIPA's to show the variety that this style comes in.

BerkeleyBeerMan, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of claspada
3.13/5  rDev -25.3%

Aromas is typical of the Pacific coast and all Lagunitas beers: pine, grapefruit and citrus.
The taste begins with slight caramel maltiness but the hops quickly take over the show and dominate the palate well through the finish. Hop bomb for sure and pretty standard for one of the original DIPAs; too piney for my liking.
Mouthfeel is full yet quite sticky and resiny, too much so for my liking. Overall this is just not impressive and quite boring. With so many other more balanced DIPAs out there I just can't get recommend this.

claspada, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of beerdown77
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%

Hop Stoopid pours hazy light orange with 1 ½ fingers of chunky head and some moderate lacing. The smell is heavy hops, sugar and malt. The taste is really tolerable and citrusy, but as it warms its gains thickness and tastes a lot like honey. For being an 8% ABV, it does have a nice balance and a crisp bite. However, this is pretty heavy and leaves that sour/cereal aftertaste that is often indicative of the high percentage IPAs.

beerdown77, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of KTCamm
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Pours clear brilliant golden (dark) with fizzy white foam. Grapefruit smell, some citrus, powerful hop. Strong bitter taste with a remarkable malt balance for sucha high IBU. Loads of pine and citrus in there. Creamy mouthfeel.

Surprisingly drinkable, I was shocked how balanced this was. Solid beer.

KTCamm, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of MonkeymooTJ
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%


Poured a copper/bronze with an orange hue into a snifter. Solid foamy head with great retention and even greater carbonation


Floral hops also gave off a hint of citrus as well as sweet maltiness


An immediate hop kick with a taste of grapefruit. Initial taste lives up to the 102 IBU's mentioned on the label


The first thing I noticed is how this beer bubbles on the tongue. Great carbonation level. Very smooth. Hop flavor coats the entire mouth. Pleasant and not overly bitter


I truly enjoyed every sip of this beer. Carbonation level remained from start to finish. Bitterness does hit initially then fades to a very pleasant savor. This is definitely one of my go to beers

MonkeymooTJ, Mar 30, 2011
Photo of gabedivision
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from a bomber to a DFH Globe glass

A- Pours a pretty crystal clear reddish copper with orange highlights, and thin white head.

S- BANG! Tough piny citrus hop scent, mangos, grapefruits, lychee fruit. Very pungent floral scent that lingers in the nose long after the glass has left. Smells sugary and sweet.

T-Sweet malts, with a tongue bittering after-hop taste. Very sweet and meaty.

M- Medium bodied, dry, sweet, bitter, sugary.

O- Overall this is great stuff, it cost me 4.50 for a bomber, its delicious and its always abundant, even here in NY. It's a shame this beer doesn't get as much love as the "limted /hype" DIPA's, because its just as good as some of those i've had.

gabedivision, Mar 30, 2011
Photo of beergod1
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

Pours deep amber orange, and a small off white head that dissipates slowly, leaving nice layers down the glass. To the nose it has nice bitter floral hops, pine and some citrus. First taste is a bite of resinous hops, then some sweet malt to smooth things out, and a hop bite that then lingers on the palate. I have been drinking some damn good 2IPA's lately, and this is one of them.

beergod1, Mar 29, 2011
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,996 ratings.