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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,198 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,198
Reviews: 1,953
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 194
Gots: 627 | FT: 7
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 BradLikesBrew
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy peach body, with a thinning white head.

Assertive resiny hop aromas with abundant citrus notes.

Intense citrus continues on the palate. More tangerine than grapefruit with a sweet, rich orange character similar to Grand Marnier. The hops turn resiny and oily on the finish, sticking to the tongue. Hop oils really stay with you, an effect of this beer's unique hopping perhaps? Bitterness is quite high.

Medium to full body with a sticky feel.

Given the 102 IBUs and 8% ABV, Hop Stoopid is really a pretty drinkable DIPA. The alcohol is almost untraceable, though you do taste all 102 of those IBUs. Between the great mouthfeel, high drinkability and pungent hop flavor this one of the better DIPAs on the market. At $4.99 for a 22oz, its a damn good deal too.

BradLikesBrew, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The beer is a vibrant orange-amber coloring, with a thin film of head. The nose is all hops, with slight hints of sweet citrus. The beer has a round and sweet hop forward flavor, with a smoked hop backbone. Citrus notes throughout help to balance all the flavor. Very green flavors throughout, also. Crisp and light finish, with a slight sour aftertaste. The green also tags through to the finish, as well. Very sweet linger to the flavor. Easy to drink, and much lighter on the hops than we were expecting looking at the IBUs. Unbelievably easy to drink...could get dangerous.

GarthDanielson, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of SykDoc
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. A 1 inch very light tan head forms and slowly reduces leaving a nice full lacing. A clear golden color with visible carbonation and no sediment.

The aroma is very good with a nice pineapple citrus sweetness from the hops. There is an earthy component as well.

The taste is again hops with a good combination of pine and citrus notes, as well as some earthy and alcohol hints. Just a hint of malt in the background.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with an adequate and somewhat sharp carbonation. It starts smooth and then bites with some bitterness followed by a nice dryness.

This is a quite drinkable beer. Many of the incredibly high hopped beers seem to melt your palate, and this seems a little less likely. The ABV is reasonably covered and the dryness lingers long enough to bring you back to the next drink.

SykDoc, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of Lauthaha
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a deuce-deuce into a beer glass.

Appearance: Pours a pure-golden color with a nice off white head. Head recedes to a thin but present coating on the surface, leaving very light lacing; there is very light carbonation visible through the glass.

Smell: Stupidly hoppy, hahaha...as the beer is advertised as "Hop Stoopid," I think it fits swimmingly. Superbly bitter, with just a small hint of floral sweetness. Not a whole lot else.

Taste: Oooh! A truly thick and bready malt is the primary focus here; a surprise which is very welcome. Sweet bread, grapefruit, and the hops (which smelled so very distinct) come in softly but steadily. Aftertaste is super-pleasant, just some general sweet and bitterness. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden. Couldn't be any better for a Double IPA.

Mouthfeel: Thick and chewy. As the beer warms slightly on the palate, the carbonation takes full effect. As the bubbles fade away, the beer rinses smoothly, no harshness whatsoever.

Drinkability: Yes. In every facet, this beer is drinkable.

I was blown away by this brew...perhaps I had an aged bottle, but it was truly a blessing. I would suggest this beer to IPA lovers.

Lauthaha, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of jmvecchio1
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color is pale gold/orange in color with a beautiful creamy head. The head clings to the glass during the drink. The smell is tropical, crisp, and beautiful. You get orange, pineapple, and passion fruits all on the pass. I don't detect any pine-aroma hops at first, but later down the drink more are apparent in the smell. The taste is rather balanced for a big imperial IPA. Lagunitas does a good job with malts to balance out the high levels of bittering hops. The taste is where you get hit with pine bittering hops. It's drinks exceptionally easy for a large beer. Overall, this beer is meant to showcase hops. If you're a hop-head check out this beer. It's also super cheap - retailing around $3.50 - so you won't hate picking a few.

jmvecchio1, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of infi
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber, shared with BAs brun, glard and NYManc.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Translucent golden-orange color with great carbonation and a puffy white head. Nice amount of retention and webbed lacing to add. Smell is full of melted down candied grapefruit: sugar crystals and everything. Amazing citrus character on the nose. Very moderate to the olfactories, but incredibly floral in presence. There's also a small amount of malt sweetness.

Taste is all grapefruit as well. Great amounts of ripe grapefruit flesh and juice with some minimal tasting amounts of malt. Just as the name intended, it's nicely hopped up. Not really a 'stoopid' amount of hops, but it still perks up the beer gracefully. Just about average amount of hop bittering with not much of lingering after effect.

Mouthfeel is nicely medium-bodied and almost full in consistency. Really great mouthfeel to this DIPA with amazing drinkable capabilities. One bomber isn't really enough for a night, considering how well this drinks. For around $5 a bomber, this will probably be my other go-to DIPA besides Stone's. A great stepping stone for would-be IPA venturers. Definitely tastes more than its inexpensive price tag.

infi, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of rdilauro
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I love a hoppy IPA.
Once opening the bottle, I immediately could smell the Hops.
This was a crisp, clean beer with a strong but balanced bitterness from the Hops.
It poured light and golden with a small head. The first sip was what I would expect from a highly hopped beer. The bitterness was the first to hit my tongue, but the fullness of the beer made it quite enjoyable.
As with most IPAs with their IBU's over 70, the after taste stays for a good while.

Next time I have this, I want to compare it to some of the high IBU IPAs that I have tried.

When you start to hit over the 90 mark for IBUs we are talking serious hops and serious bitterness. Not all folks like beers this way. I still know a number that if the IBU was over 10 (some normal domestic beers) they would think it was too bitter. The bitterness, along with the right amount of barely and malt make for the better brews. You can throw all the hops you want at a brew, get the IBU count up, but if it isnt balanced, its no fun to drink.

Hop Stoopid, is FUN to drink

rdilauro, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of capimex
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Was expecting a much more bitter hop taste from this beer (hence the name) but to my surprise, I was blown away on how balanced this IIPA is!! The hop taste does linger a bit, but the malt sweetness dulls the bitterness perfectly! This is a wonderful beer overall, and very drinkable. I think I might have a new IIPA for a while. To bad this doesn't come in a six pack!! ha!

capimex, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of Scotchboy
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

New Review - 8/5/11.

This is a small but important revision. Sampled Hop Stoopid again tonight from a 22oz bomber, and while I wouldn't say that my palette has developed or that the recipe changed it was better overall than I remembered.

Great clear, effervescent golden appearance with a rocky off white head. Personally I like my DIPA's with some haze though.
Smell is tropical fruit and astringent hop character; grapefruit, pineapple, loads of pine.
Taste-wise it has good but not overwhelming bitterness, and flavors of rich peaches and fresh wet pine needles and grapefruit. My nose and tongue must be more adjusted to whatever hop was making me think 'rotten tomato' the last time around.
Good mouthfeel, dry on the finish, lighter body which is where you want a refreshing DIPA. Not a lot of malt influencing the feel, taste or smell, maybe some caramel sweetness.
Great drinkability. Overall a great beer and a great price...still not my favorite, it lacks some citrus sweetness in my opinion, but a great beer for sure.

Old Review - 4/4/3.5/4/3.5

From notes, sampled 1/6/11. 22oz bomber, Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Golden, very small hint of orange straw. Effervescent. Head is a little creamy, a little soapy. Lacing is fantastic. Beer is clear, not hazy.

S: Hop forward. Citrus (grapefruit, pineapple), floral, spicy/vegetable/earthy.

T: Tropical fruit mixed with flowers and spicy plants. Not as grapefruit heavy as the nose. There is a toasty malt earthiness that settles on my tongue.

MF: Beer coats your whole mouth, then slides away effortlessly with some carbonation bite.

D: Medium to high.

Its a good beer, just not my favorite IPA; I prefer more citrus flavors.

Scotchboy, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of cratez
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber from Ryan's Party Store in Port Huron, MI. Pours a clear amber hue with three fingers of bubbly off-white foam. A few dots of lacing cling to the nonic. Smell is an intense, flowery bouquet of perfume-like hops, pine sap, cedar needles, tangerine rind, taffy, and hints of tropical fruit (pineapple, mango). Taste follows the nose with bright Clementine, orange peel, some toffee and cookie dough sweetness, and a punchy, acidic juiciness to finish. IBUs briefly tickle the palate but the bitterness is balanced by the malts. Also, the 8% ABV is undetectable. Overall, this is one of the most flavourful, aromatic, and hop-forward DIPAs that I've consumed in a while. A phenomenal brew.

cratez, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of spree92
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, almost orange-gold. A nice balance of hops on the nose. I was expecting more with a name Hop Stoopid, but I won't hate 'cause it is still nice.
Beautiful, balanced hoppiness on the front and the depth of this beer comes out as it lingers in the mouth.
Wait, now I am starting to understand the name. Hop Heads, enjoy.

spree92, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of Augustiner719
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 22oz bomber in to a standard pint glass.

pours a really nice amber yellow orange color with a big egg shell white head that has big honeycomb lacing down the sides of the glass. really nice look and classic, just slightly hazy DIPA appearance. aroma is sweet pineapples, mangoes, pines and grapefruit. lots of big sticky resins coming through.The flavors match the aromas with mostly sweet pineapple and grapefruit flavors blending together. It has a really nice bready malt backbone that balances this beer well. there is also a nice carbonation level that makes this really cleansing. not super fresh tasting, but the hops are prominent and really give this a hop forward dryness on the palate. The drinkability also has a high score for me because its not super high alcohol, though it is strong, its drinkable and feels like a 6% beer rather than an 8th. Really great value and go to DIPA for me.

Augustiner719, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of mmmbeer
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle with no freshness date. 1.085 OG, 102 IBUs, bittered with hop extract. Pours a nice orange hue, unfiltered yet damn near crystal-clear, with medium carbonation and a half inch of whitish head that leaves a bit of lacing. Orange and pineapples dominate the aroma, with floral and perfumy notes following close behind. No real malt aroma, but this is certainly OK for the style. Nothing but hops on the palate - in a very good way. The orange, tropical fruits, mint?, tobacco? and coating resiny/oily stickiness overwhelms the whisper of honeyed malt sweetness, which then leads into a very potent, yet incredibly smooth bitterness that lingers on and on. It has moderate carbonation, and its somewhat substantial body does not hamper its drinkability in any way. This brew is too easy to drink - it packs loads of hop flavor without overloading the malt bill with crystal malts just to make it drinkable. Well-worth trying this one out.

mmmbeer, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of beagle75
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft service into a pint mason jar at the tasting room/pub in Petaluma.

A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Very boldly hoppy, with purified and resonant notes of pine foliage and grapefruit citrus. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins sweet, with intense floral and piney hop aromatics. Grapefruit peel becomes more pronounced through the middle and finish, with bitterness that is at times intense and always appropriate. Dryness comes late in the flavor profile, while alcohol is never detected.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, surprisingly smooth on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D: Finally--the elusive draft of Hop Stoopid... Sitting at the brewery pub, just down the road from Santa Rosa, it is hard not to evaluate this beer in the context of Sonoma County's most famous DIPA--Russian River's Pliny the Elder. While the freshness of a bottle may leave some doubts, when tasted on-draft and from the source this beer is impressive. The intensity of the hop aromas alone are irresistible. While I thought that kegged Hop Stoopid was a unique occurrence at the source, a stop at the Santa Rosa Whole Foods and their amazing 14-tap beer bar showed that it does travel. Hopefully, one day it will make it onto the menus in O.C.

beagle75, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"102 IBU 4 U" on the label.

Orange and pretty clear. One finger head and good lacing.

A rather unique smelling brew. Tons of hoppiness and loads of citrus. Very clean smelling.

Definitely bitter, but very clean tasting. Fruity and citrus flavors complement the bitterness. Not much in the way of maltiness. A fair degree of sweetness. Clean tasting.

Pretty good medium body feel. Medium carbonation. Long lasting bitterness. Alcohol warming.

Drink is good and the beer finishes clean. I was surprised that my Busch drinking brother found this one tasty! The clean hops profile, without pungent maltiness, makes this beer very drinkable.

I've updated my reviews on this over time because it's grown on me over time. Excellent beer, and excellent value for IPA lovers.

AlCaponeJunior, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of SHODriver
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep orange with a decent amount of white head. looks to have some hop haze. nothing remarkable, but not looking bad either
S: Delicious pine aroma in the nose plus some bittersweet citrus smell. I'm liking this already
T: very pronounced bitterness from the hops. Piney and earthy with a touch of caramel sweetness. Not a lot of hops on the back end but there is a slightly bitter piney aftertaste.
M: Slightly prickly carbonation with a slightly thick and syrupy mouthfeel, it's almost chewy.
D: heavy handed with the hops and the thickness of the mouthfeel should mean that this bomber should be enough to do the job

Overall: a solid double IPA with decent flavor and balance. well done and worth trying. There are others that I prefer more than this offering though. A well done beer nonetheless.

SHODriver, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of hopshopshops
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good stuff. I've had two 22 oz bottles. One, could not be better, but this was after a few; the other, I was more discerning and the review is based more on this one.

Quite hoppy (bet that surprised you), but more in hop taste than hop bitter. Hard to believe this is 102 ibu, but I guess this is somewhat of an inexact calculation. Not world class but quite good. Wish they had six packs of this stuff, but, unlike Pliny, at least you can find a bottle or two.

Just bought my third bottle. I'll only add that this is a sweeter DIPA, but considering how hoppy it is (floral hoppy, not bitter hoppy), it is only slightly out of balance. The sweetness may land the knockout blow but not without a real battle with the hops.

hopshopshops, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of thedoubler55
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a glass

A: Translucent amber color, leaves a bit of a nice off white head with nice lacing that stays around the glass as you drink.

S: Lots of floral smell with very sweet and bitter fruits on the tail end.

T:Floral Hops, with strong hints of orange and grapefruits.

M: Very light for an DIPA, nothing wild.

D: If your looking for something that is easy to drink and good for a hot summers day this is the beer for you!

thedoubler55, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of cadaugherty
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Haymarket in Chicago. Pour is a nice gold with a good couple fingers of head, good lacing. The citrus hops leap off the beer and follow through in the taste. A nice bitter finish with a crisp end that doesn't leave a resiny finish. Not super balanced with the malt but there is a bit of sweetness in the middle to hold things together. Perhaps a bit thinner than I would like but overall not bad and this is insanely drinkable. Great go to cheap beer for the style.

cadaugherty, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of beerprovedwright
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, I removed the cap and after about two seconds the foam started flowing out of the top of the bottle. For that much action there was only a one finger head, but it lasts a long time. Lots of thick lace, good cling. Color is a 9 on the SMR chart. Smell is hop city, followed by caramel, orange, lime and malt. Taste is big on hops, lime, lemon, grapefruit and a little malt. Heavy mouthfeel, creamy and almost chewable. Great flavor and body, only drawback for be is it is a bit heavy in the tummy so not a good all nighter.

beerprovedwright, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of musicforairports
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled about two and a half months ago.

Pours golden and very clear. Nice head, some lacing. Carbonation evident.

Smells like lots of grapefruit and some pine. I could smell it when it was still in the bottle. Pretty sharp and crisp. Perhaps a titch of sweetness.

Tastes like the nose quite a bit, with more fruit flavors as it warms. Very pungent. Starts and ends with the hops; some sweetness in the middle, but not a taste of caramel or anything discernable as far as a malt bill is concerned. Finishes dry and bitter with a lot of tropical fruit on the tail end--pineapple and such. I don't detect any alcohol, and the bitterness is not excessive at all. Reminds me of a more serious version of Lagunitas' regular IPA, but this isn't all that serious for a DIPA.

A bit fizzy in the mouth but thicker than you might expect given the light, clear color and whatnot.

A great value for a DIPA, probably the best I can think of. As far as getting a West Coast flavor on the East Coast in something that moves quick enough to get it relatively fresh where I live, this is pretty tops.

musicforairports, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of RodneyX
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought this bottle on sale for $2.99 at a corner liquor store, seemed like a good deal. Pours a copper color with some pine hops and resin smell. Tastes about the same, not bad, but not great. Would only buy this if it were on sale again, otherwise I'd go with a lot of other things.

RodneyX, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A copper-colored beer with just a halo of head and a small amount of lace.
Citrus aroma, outdoorsy, a little bit of sweet malt.
Mostly a grapefruit taste, some piney hops, a tiny bit of malt.
This beer was very hoppy, even a little bit on the raw side.
Decent, not great.

lordofthewiens, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of heebes
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 pint.

Pours a clear golden amber with foamy thick white head. Nose is primairly grapefruit, citrus, some slight floral and pine auromas. Taste is straight up bitter, more pine overall on the palatte. Citrus into the finish which ends dry. Crisp and clean tasting, medium bodied mouthfeel. Great beer, wonderful DIPA, goes down oh so smooth.

heebes, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of boomer31
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a bright golden clear with a foamy white head. Looks like your typical American Pilsner

S - Huge fruity hop nose. The nose comes at you right away

T - Huge hops bomb here starting with fruit then finishing with piney/grassy hops. Nice bite with the grass hop. Not overly sweet but certainly not dry though there is a pronounced bitterness in the back

M - Perfectly carbed nice malt backbone though the hops maintain the forefront.

D - Just awesome! Great hop beer here though not overly bitter. Price wise you really can't top this bomber.

A great beer no doubt! Lots of hops and cheap any way you slice it. This beer needs to get more recognition. How is this not if the top 100???

boomer31, Jan 02, 2011
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,198 ratings.