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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,234 Ratings

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Ratings: 5234
Reviews: 1897
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%

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:
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Photo of Rutgers13

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite IPA. Extremely drinkable for an 8% IPA. At $4.99/bomber it is one of the best bargains out there. It pours a golden color with a nice white head. I smell grapefruit, other citrus flavors, slight pine, and floral notes. Also a sweet malt smell is there too. I always take a few seconds to enjoy the smell on this one, it is heavenly. Taste is a huge hop bomb, exactly what I expect from 102 IBUs, but ends with a little malt sweetness to provide balance. Lagunitas is an excellent brewery and this is my favorite beer in their lineup.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 00:28:46 | More by Rutgers13
Photo of Archimetez


4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Amber color, clear, nice head that is off white, mild lacing on edge of class.
-- Bottle is unassuming and to be honest at first look I thought it was going to be a Farmhouse ale. Gives good details about the beer including the IBU and O.G on the label

S: Sweet, hoppy clean

T: Clean, hoppy taste with the strong hoppy bite initially. Mid palate I intermittently get a roasted barley taste that then finishes citrous with mild apples.

M: Full that lingers for several seconds after finishing

O: Great IPA and handled the cross country travel well. Would highly recommended to anyone who isn't afraid of high IBU's

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 03:27:08 | More by Archimetez
Photo of mcflypie


4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep golden, honey color.

S: Sweet floral smelling hops with a malty and citrusy addition.

T: Tropical fruit right up front with a bitter and hoppy bite.

M: A citrus and bitter hop explosion...that is smooth at heart.

O: A classic Lagunitas. Their Imperial. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 05:59:10 | More by mcflypie
Photo of BoldRulerVermont


3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer from bottle poured into a wiley glass.
Mild head, nice clear amber from this filtered offering.
Smell was mild hops and lots of sweetness.
Tasted sweetness at first followed by solid bitterness on sides of tongue.
Not overly complex.
Solid but not exceptional double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 21:20:04 | More by BoldRulerVermont
Photo of itsscience


4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It pours a gorgeous golden color with a fluffy white head. The smell shows off the entire range of hop characteristics: I get grapefruit, other citrus flavors, pine, floral, and herbal notes. Also present is a sweet malt smell. Predictably, Hop Stoopid gives a huge hop bomb on the way down, replete with citrus flavors but also quite earthy, with a malt finish that balances out the taste somewhat. It's as drinkable as the best DIPAs I've had and a stellar example of the style. I've had Heady Topper and this compares well with it, while being cheap and easy to find.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 03:49:50 | More by itsscience
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Alberta (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle with green label and unassuming appearence. The contents are anything but understated however. A dark honey copper color with around five fingers of white head greets the drinker, releasing a classic DIPA aroma of citrus, pine, green leaf/grass, a little pineapple or some other tropical note. Palate is grapefruit and tangerine, mango and starfruit, ample pine and strong menthol, some cattiness. The bitterness is interesting. At first one wonders if there shouldn't be more! What a great showcase for hop flavor ... Then as the iso-alphas accrue, you realize your mouth is getting numb and this thing is getting punishing. Its a woody, floral, and fruity hop bomb.There are culinary herb rosemary type notes and a black pepper spice in the bitter finish. The malts provide some sweet caramel balance but the hops lead the way, as they should. Archetypal DIPA. Although Lagunitas uses extract for bittering I still get vegetal flavors, presumably due to aggressive flavor and dry hop regimes. I am not complaining. Thick heavy body that leaves some sugars but the bitterness remains. Some boozy character but not unpleasant. Track it down.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 01:11:20 | More by CalgaryFMC
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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A generally light copper color meets the eye, as it sits clearly beneath a thick layer of off white foam.

The aromas are a nice balance of fruity citrus and earthy floral and pine hops. The malt scent is thick, provides a solid backbone and has some barley and caramel. The citrus hop profile holds more grapefruit, tangy and juicy, with a small bit of lemon and tangerines. The floral hops provide more flower petal and earthy vegetation aromas.

The flavor is robust and quite hearty. The citrus and floral hops are quite outrageous on the palate but the malt is dominate. That maltiness quickly overtakes the hops and provides a sweet barley finish.

This has very little alcohol feel or taste but there is a satisfying warmth that runs through the body.

This smelled really fresh but the malt was strong enough on the tongue to make me think my bottle was a few months old and some of the true hop flavor has been lost. None the less this served out to be a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 20:32:21 | More by KYGunner
Photo of Dope


4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No date that I can find.

A: Pours a slightly hazy medium red. Big, tall, effervescent white head. Head fades slowly with top notch head retention. Dense walls of lacing to boot.

S: Lots of juicy grapefruit and pine. Surprisingly sweet too.

T: Huge, huge, huge hop bite. It actually makes my teeth hurt, funnily enough. Big grapefruit, big pine; spicy and resinous throughout. If there's malt here, I can barely tell. Maybe some dry, crackery malt towards the finish?

M: Medium bodied and very dry.

O: Big DIPA. One of the most unbalanced I've ever had, it's pure teeth-chattering hops from start to finish. Bright, bold hop flavors and huge waves of bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 01:47:28 | More by Dope
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4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a delightfully rich orange color with a solid 1-2 finger head of foam. A little bit lighter than I would have expected coming from a DIPA but very impressive none the less.

Smell: Very wonderful aroma, easily detectable citrus fruits with just a hint of spices. Delightful scent, the 8% ABV is hidden extremely well.

Taste: At 8% and 102 IBU's this DIPA is without a doubt one of the best I have had the pleasure of trying. Lagunitas' best brew in my opinion. The drink-ability is spectacular with a smooth fruity and crisp hoppy flavor. Very enjoyable, citrus taste with a minute spicy finish. The alcohol is hidden so nicely.

Mouth feel: Nicely carbonated with a wave of hoppyness, flavors morph into a sweet tangy taste. Mouth feel is great, very smooth very drinkable.

Overall: Definitely one of my favorite DIPA's that I have tried thus far. This beer is an eye-opener and it will leave you stunned and wanting more with each sip. I was quite surprised with Beer Advocate's rating of a 94, although 94 is an exceptional rating, I believe Hop Stoopid deserves at least a 95 or greater. From what I can tell this brew comes highly recommended and is simply fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 19:07:52 | More by WadeBridgman
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4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours an orange gold with a decent white head and a hop explosion as it hits the glass. There is no doubt what you are in for with this beer and the initial taste was of juicy grapefruit with a slight bitter citrus that has a sweet malt body to keep it balanced. The Hop Stoopid is surprisingly easy to drink and leaves a wonderful hoppy coating on your palate. This is a great IIPA and delivers a hop bomb while keeping the beer balanced and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 01:59:05 | More by brurevu
Photo of henrisimo

New York

3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

S: 22oz bomber poured into tall bellmouth glass

A: Nice golden yellow to orange haze color with a solid 2-3 finger bright white head. This lead to a great lacing through out the glass.

Sm: I wasn't sure how hoppy this would since its age/shelf life was unclear and also my first try of this beer (Ididnt check the bottle to well either lol) The smell was a bit underpowering, I wanted a bit more punch, more fruityness. citrus and pine were there though. I will have to get a fresher bottle to compare.

T: 8% but didnt taste it, in a good way. nice hop profile, went down very easy.

M: clean and smooth, just the way i like it. It didn't bite to hard for a double/IIPA.

O: A truly amazing beer! I was very happy with my purchase and i will keep this as a stand by/staple in my fridge(fresh of course) the price point on this is what really shocked me $4.99 and i see it cheaper other places. wow! talk about bang for your buck. Great job Lagunitas. you have got yourself another happy customer.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 16:17:22 | More by henrisimo
Photo of Bosoxfan20


3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Clean, translucent light straw color. I'm not real big on the lack of quality color with this one, but the retention and lacing more than makes up for it. Those aspects are amazing.

S- No surprise here that Lagunitas blows me away with the aroma of their IPA. Dense, wet citrus/tropical hops, malt that is sweet as can be with a candy like confection. This brewery is always a pleasure to the olfactory.

T- A true example of a IIPA. Sweeter than some...yeah, probably so. Hops off the hook tho with a big malty body. Mixture of mango, pineapple, and resinous hop oils. The sweet malt backbone is of caramel, mint, and even a powder-like candy such as fun sticks. Some spicy, acid astringency in the finish.

M- A bit light on the body, but an overall nice feel that isn't lacking in juicy, creamy goodness. Don't be fooled by the initial sweetness, as the bitterness fights back in the finish. The drinkability does benefit from the soft body.

O- I likes. Intensely juicy hop profile that meshes so well with the sugary sweet malt base. At its price point, it is hard to beat.

$3.49 for a 22 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 03:28:08 | More by Bosoxfan20
Photo of ssteakley


4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Damn near perfect. The smell told me it was gonna be good, it was. Very satisfied first taste. Just fill your nose then have a big taste, this is what a IPA should taste like as far as I am concerned. I have tasted a couple of better but this one runs in the same family of brews for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 03:05:18 | More by ssteakley
Photo of Sark


4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber

Appearance - a playful carbonation in a finger of off-white smooth foam head, light amber color

Smell - Strong citrus, lemon peel and grapefruit come to mind, on top of that is an earthiness and sweet pale malts

Taste - the front isn't dominated by the citrus but more of the earth and hop resins that add a touch of spice, midmouth also has some malt sweetness and grains, the finish is plenty bitter and boozy

Mouthfeel - medium body with a slightly milky consistency, average fade

Overall - this beer was exceptional. For the amount of IBUs I wasn't expecting such a nice balance. I'll have another with some seafood and white sauce.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 02:34:35 | More by Sark
Photo of Raven3464


4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It pours a beautiful amber body with a foamy two finger head. Lacing and retention are great and it is difficult to beat this kind of clarity.

Smell: A floral and earthy hop aroma mixes with some pine and fresh fruit. Sweet malts are also noticed slightly at the end.

Taste: A citrus punch transitions nicely into a sweet malt flavor. Slight notes of grapefruit and crackers are noticeable along the way and the hop bitterness lingers on in the aftertaste. This is incredibly well balanced.

Mouth feel: The carbonation level is nice but it is a little "light" in my opinion. The alcohol is well hidden and perhaps easy to drink for those new to the style.

Overall: This is a fine DIPA and probably the best brew I have ever had from Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 13:51:18 | More by Raven3464
Photo of ChrisMyhre


4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: Orange/ amber,2 finger head with lots of lacing.

s: Citrusy but also a little pinier than expected. Amazing.

t: Nice modern IPA profile, citrus, very little taste alcohol for a double. A little sweet.

m: Moderate body, nice carbonation.

o: Excellent beer, If I'm nitpicking it is a little sweet, I could use a little more finishing/dry hop bitterness, this is a great beer and I would be very happy drinking this every day.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 23:43:30 | More by ChrisMyhre
Photo of GotWad629


4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice caramel color with pillowy head

The smell is slight caramel, piney hops, and citrus - exactly what I'm looking for in a DIPA.

Tastes like it smells - pine and citrus up front with a nice malt backbone and just enough bitterness to let you know its a DIPA. I wouldn't say the bitterness is overwhelming but my palate may be a bit tainted seeing how its my second IPA for the day.

Carbonation is on par for a DIPA, smooth and a bit creamy.

Overall a great DIPA and for the price point you can't complain. The is one that I overlook all the time but will definitely be revisiting soon. Really smooth with a drink-ability that's a little scary for 8%

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 20:22:25 | More by GotWad629
Photo of SonnyK85


4.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had this beer on Draft at Lagunitas on Thursday, September 19 in the beer garden. It's not my first time trying Hop Stoopid.. But it was my first visit to Lagunitas and the first time I was able to drink this beer poured from a draft.

Appearance: A copper color that is lighter in colour that you would expect for a DIPA climbing above 8% in ABV.

Smell: Perfect. Lagunitas is known for using simcoe hops. And they are on full display right from the nose. Very little if any scents of malt and/or alcohol. Mainly the scent of ripe grapefruit and other citrusy aromas.

Taste: My favourite DIPA. The drinkability, taste and depth of this beer are as good as any I've encountered. This beer drinks like an IPA (very smooth for a DIPA). Taste is essentially a citrus-hop bomb that is predominately grapefruity. Alcohol is non-existent for my taste. Mild bitterness slowly accumulates on my palate, but the citrus always dominates. I get very little if any pine from this DIPA.

Mouthfeel: As mentioned prior, drinks more like an IPA. Easily the biggest "citrus bomb" DIPA I've tasted. Perfect for a warm summer day! Sometimes I wish the mouthfeel was a bit more on the colder fall evenings..

Overall: My favourite IPA, period. The aroma is a grapefruity-citrus bomb that immediately engages your senses. The taste becomes progressively more bitter, but the citrusy hops predominate throughout. Drinks like an IPA that could be enjoyed in a warm summer afternoon.

Side note: I tried Hop Stoopid and Pliny the Elder on tap from their respective breweries in the same night. And Hop Stoopid was easily the winner for me. I get a more balanced citrus character, less piney hopes, and lesser mouthfeel (IPA vs. DIPA feel) with Hop Stoopid when compared.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2013 04:21:38 | More by SonnyK85
Photo of barknee

New York

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As usual, Lagunitas rocks! I love this brew because of its restraint. Not the typical over-the-top overly hopped - I can only drink one because my mouth is coated in overly viscous tart residue and it is beginning to wrongly effect my gastrointestinal system.
This beer is very well balanced and super drinkable. Crafted with logic and purpose; there's nothing stoopid about that.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 00:41:57 | More by barknee
Photo of Scrapss


4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

born on 207 3 (July 26 2013 as I understand). Poured into a hybrid champagne flute with tulip style top.

A: Wonderful copper with a two finger vigorously poured head. Quickly dissipated into 1 mm disk of foam with thin soapy lacing. Has minor legs.

S: lemongrass, bready yeast, bitter citrus, malty backbone shines though. Very well contructed DIPA with three months on it. Balanced for this level of bottle aging.

T: Follows nose perfectly, very sharp initial lemony-hops, then quickly soothes into malty goodness. Caramel, toffee, bready. Very smooth.

M: medium carbonation, filling without being overly full. Nice. spicy side of tongue. Finish is nicely dry, not overtly dry and puckery. ultimate finish is a very slight hot/boozy, Very slight.

O: yes please. More of that. I'd go 50 miles out of my way for this. very good.

UPDATE: 12/11/2013 22 day old Hop Stoopid is DANK and resinous compared to the last time I had it.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 21:46:06 | More by Scrapss
Photo of StoutItOutLoud


4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22-oz bomber to tulip. $3.99 at Archer Liquors in Chicago.
Bottled on 7-3-2013. Consumed on 9-21-2013.

A: very clear goldenrod color, lighter than the typical DIPA. good creamy 1.5-finger white head retreats to a thin cap.

S: less subdued aroma than expected, but very pleasant. white grape fresh out of the bottle, we get grassy floral notes and pine next, w/ pineapple in the background. there is lemon and other citrus w/ warmth.

T: there is a piney bitterness throughout, but the flavor is very crisp. oddly, i don't get the 104 IBUs, but i don't a malt wallop either. there is not a strong alcohol punch at all.

M: very crisp, but i did not sense anything extraordinary in the mouthfeel.

this is a good DIPA, but the smell and taste are a bit muted, i think. may need to revisit, with a fresher bottle. this should not be a problem, given the availability and price point in chicago.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 18:36:32 | More by StoutItOutLoud
Photo of SportsandJorts


4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a nice orangish yellow. Pretty hazy and about a finger and a half of an off whey head that left behind a lacing on the edges

Smell: very tropical. Citrus mango and other fruits. Wonderful hoppy aroma.

Taste: opens up with a citrusy hop that blends with juicy mango taste. It has great lemony biscuit backbone to balance things out

Mouthfeel: hoppy but not astringent. Well hidden alcohol. And perfectly smooth

Overall: a fantastic imperial ipa. Easy to find cheap to buy and better than most of the competition

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 13:47:51 | More by SportsandJorts
Photo of SillyBeer5280


4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's as if grapefruit juice, mango juice and a Corona Extra was combined to deliver this distinct flavor profile. It had a pronounced citrus flavor in the beginning. As I continued drinking, the citrus evolved into more of a hoppy/mild citrus constant. It had a pleasant aftertaste with a slight bitterness that reminded me of the grapefruit characteristic.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 05:21:46 | More by SillyBeer5280
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3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

in my search for the perfect IPA, tonight I am drinking this vs. Bear Republic Racer 5 vs. Great Divide Hercules. I'll write se[arate reviews for each, but this is a very interesting comparison.

I poured the Hop Stoopid first, into a tall tulip glass. It has a lovely amber color and develops a nice head that quickly settles down. The flavor initially was sort of grassy, but as I got used to it, the fruit came forward and it has a unique piney aftertaste. There is not much malt flavor to speak of, especially compared to Bear Republic Racer 5, but it's more balanced than Great Divide Hercules...

I'll keep searching for the perfect IPA, haven't found it yet!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 02:07:29 | More by joeworrall
Photo of mpedara429


4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured out a crystal clear amber color. Noticeable amounts of bubble rising. Three plus fingers of white head wit solid retention and lacing.

S: Strong smells of grapefruit and pine, follow by slight floral and tropical fruit scents.

T: A splitting image of the nose. Also getting an earthy flavor similar to pine nuts. Very well balanced.

M: Pretty typical. Medium body and medium carbonation. Not very sticky which I'm actual digging.

O: A DIPA right up my alley. Plenty of complicity and nice balance. Cannot even tell it is 8% abv. My only gripe is that Lagunitas' rotating beers seem to be so similar in flavor. Regardless, it is hard to argue that when a beer is good, it is good.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 01:14:09 | More by mpedara429
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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