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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

6,245 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 6,245
Reviews: 1,954
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 197
Gots: 649 | 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 Nugganooch
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my chilled pint glass

A - A semi-clear golden pale ale with some light orange/amber tints to it. Dense 1-in. thick off white head that lingered about for quite sometime. Nice lacing. Bubbling throughout

S: Enticing with a fruity bouquet of aromas. I pick up a lot of peach-like notes when first opened that start to mellow out and sweeten as it sits.

T: A great fruity burst of hops where same as in smell I pick up a lot of apricot and peach-like notes combined with some piney resiney goodness. The hops are balanced well by a nice malty sweetiness that really rounds out this brew. I get undertones of some slight breadiness and biscuit. Finishes up nice, fresh, clean, and crisp with a solid bitter sting that tickles the palate and has you reaching for more!

M: Slightly sticky on the tongue but finshes clean, crisp and dry. Very well carbonated. ABV barely even detectable.

D: Very nice for a DIPA. A well balanced brew where massive hops are supprted with a nice malty backbone.

It is very rare these days for a brew to live up to its name but Lagunitas does a pretty stand up job here. While I think Lagunitas produces IPA's with a bit more malt presence than others they always finish so clean and refreshing. The IBU's in this DIPA are evident (102 IBU 4 U) and are nicely balanced by some of that residual sweetness. Great drinkability at 8% ABV you almost have to search for the alcohol. A solid purchase for the price everytime!

Nugganooch, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of ManuelHerrera
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

God what stoopidheads made this beer?

Pours a pale gold with a head that lasts for ages. Smells of lemon zest permeate the thick head along with herbal hops and spices.

The flavor is pleasantly balances - with hop spiciness tickling the palate while malt butter smoothes out this imperial IPA. A mild amount of alcoholic sharpness comes through with a hint of mint on the back end.

Overall the flavor is balanced and delicate - not too bitter due to a fair amount of malt balance.

ManuelHerrera, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of DrinkingDrake
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden/orange color with a thin head but a lot of lace that sticks around.

A lot of fruity hops. Orange some citrus and a hint of pine resin. Some malt characteristics. A light caramel malt hint.

Malty caramel sweet with some fruity hops sticking through a bunch. A smooth finish with some slight bitterness. A lot of fruity characteristics. For the IBU and the name the hops are so tame but a lot of the flavors are shining through.

The balance of hops is great here. You would expect a slap across the face but its all about the fruity tones from the hops here.

Light body with a lot of hop flavor but not the overwhelming hop bitterness.

DrinkingDrake, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of mavbrew
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a transparent golden amber color with a finger thick, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves nice lacing down the side of the glass.

S: The obvious scent in the nose is hops, hops and more hops. Then comes the citrus scent and a bit of a pine scent with some sweetness.

T: The taste is bitter up front, as to be expected from the 102 IBU's and the scent of hops. There is less citrus flavor present than I was expecting from the scent and more caramel sweetness from the malts. The finish is dry and bitter.

M: Light medium in body with average carbonation. Feels oily, dry and smooth.

D: Highly drinkable, not a hint of alcohol here. The sweetness at the finish compliment the bitters quite well. A good quality DIPA.

mavbrew, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of VMWhelan
3.45/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden orange with a fluffy one finger white head and good lacing.

Smells sweet and fruity. A whole lot of malt in this nose mixed with some pineapple and grapefruit.

Taste is exactly like the nose presents: sweet, fruity, and malty. Grapefruit up front big time, followed by a big sweetness. Ends with some good bittering, but doesnt overdo it.

Surpisingly, this is medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Was expecting it to be a bit thicker. Aftertaste is moderately dry.

Drinkability is decent. This is a pretty good beer, but I can't help but feel like there are many better DIPAs out there.

VMWhelan, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of trenchtown4
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this 22oz when I was home to CT for Xmas, wasn't sure what to expect, but I was extremely impressed with this DIPA.

A: Clear Amber, with a two finger off white head that subsided after 10 minutes.

S : Citrus, pine and grapefruit in the nose.

T: Hop forward on the palate, mid way through the malt backbone really shows itself, not overpowering, but just enought to bring balance.

M: Medium body, not syrupy like some high ABV DIPA's. Nicely balanced.

D: This is one of my favorite DIPA's out, the only bad thing is that i can't get it at home in NM.

trenchtown4, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of bsp77
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Julian bottling date of 348 (12/14/10).

Appearance: Bright clear amber with thin head and light lacing lines.

Smell: The expected players are here - grapefruit, orange and pine. More sweet and tart than dry. The aroma is a little too syrupy, which I should dock it for, but it lasts so long that I can't help but be impressed. Not sure if the use of extract has an impact on either the syrupiness or its persistence.

Taste: Grapefruit and tangerine vie for top position, with a great mix of dry, sweet and tart. The malts are there but do not overly contribute to the flavor. The finish is spicy, bitter and pine-like.

Feel: Creamy, oily body with moderately low carbonation. Fairly dry but some residual sweetness.

Drinkability: Similar to Maximus (which I reviewed yesterday) but better. The flavor profile is better balanced here than in the too sweet Maximus. Very solid overall. However, while a great priced bomber, it is not quite a top-notch DIPA.

bsp77, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of BeerPhan86
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a standard pint glass (Hop Devil if you must know!)

A - Pours a super clear golden amber with a big two finger off-white head. Minimal lacing but the head does linger.

S - Very earthy and grassy with hints of citrus. Somewhat piney with notes of pineapple and grapefruit.

T - The taste contains far more citrus and grapefruit hops than the nose let on. Not a whole lot of malt that I can detect but it is balanced by a slight biscuit taste. Slightly bitter, dry finish with the alcohol pretty noticeable. I feel like the initial hoppy blast is cut short too soon by the piney, earthy finish, but it is still a very solid DIPA.

M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Somewhat slick but doesn't make your lips feel sticky like some DIPAs can.

D - This is dangerously drinkable, but at 8% and given the amount of flavor here I probably would move onto something lighter afterwards. As with any DIPA the palate is usually destroyed so you may as well switch to something cheaper afterward.

BeerPhan86, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of PBoegel
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a Sierra Hop Tulip Pint. No freshness date on the bottle. Looked good though, no signs of aging, flaky sediment etc.

Clear golden yellow with a dense egg shell white head providing some of the thickest ringed lacing I have seen. Exceptional looking beer.

Clean, light citrus, hints of melon, some very tart zesty citrus notes. Some lavender and sage tones.

Good clean fermentation, minty to citrusy spritzy hop kick, some light tropical fruity notes. A touch of floral alcohol. Good show of bitterness.

Very dry and light on the palate, which is actually a failure of most in this style, finish is dry and crisp. A touch of alcohol warmth.

Very drinkable beer, would like to see more bright tones of american hops in the nose and flavor profile, but other than that this beer is extremely drinkable. Have been drinking A LOT of IPAs the last few weeks, and unless this bottle is just off or slightly old (the latter I do not think is the case, no signs of oxidation on a light body and colored beer) the hop character is simply fairly mellow on the nose and palate.

PBoegel, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of ritzkiss
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, no bottling date which is an annoyance. Pours a light golden honey color with small suspended particles in it, head of bone white head which leaves rings of lacing down the glass.

Nose is floral and citrusy, a little muddled and subdued says I. Hint of pine and a generous caramel sweetness.

Quite a drinkable hop attack. Caramel and honey bread sweetness which is perhaps higher than average. Tropical fruits, citrus, floral hops all there, a nice long bitter finish. ABV is there but somehow the sweetness and the bitterness work in tag team and the glass disappears too quickly. Rolling carb, nice weight - well done and will gladly seek it out again, a good value as well.

ritzkiss, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of JayS2629
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Transparant honey tone with thick rocky cream that fades fast but leaves a thick creamy film of white and sea foam lace.

S- Fruity, citrus, grapefruit, lemon and pineapple with an underlying brown sugar whiff. Floral notes of honeysuckle and pungent pine.

T- Follows the nose with bitter grapefruit, lemon and citrus riding on top of a floral earthy wave. Biscuit malt with a touch of honey. Bitter hops linger softly.

M- Slightly oily, refreshing and medium body

D- Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

JayS2629, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of Liverpool08
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly dark orange. hardly any head to speak of. Smell is Wow! Big burst of grapefruit, pineapple, very juicy fruit like. Taste is more grapefruit and then slides into bitter and hoppy. Its a nice bitter and doesn't really linger too long. I actually expected more bite from this one. But overall still a nice DIPA and one you could drink a couple of.

Liverpool08, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with an impressive head; a curtain of lace sticks to the side of the pint glass

Smell: Herbal citrus aroma. redolent of pineapple and pith

Taste: Not much of a chance for the malt to make an appearance, though there is a bit of the biscuit, up front; by mid-palate, the pith and pineapple dominate and linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: For all the hype about 100+ IBUs, I found this somewhat ordinary; it's a very good beer but I have had many DIPAs I would prefer; still, at its price point, this is a very good value

brentk56, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of CMB2012
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

CMB2012, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of MattyV
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

MattyV, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of smakawhat
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

smakawhat, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of waterintobeer
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

waterintobeer, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of Rutager
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Rutager, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of AlexanderSelby
3.18/5  rDev -24.1%
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."

AlexanderSelby, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of DovaliHops
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

DovaliHops, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of clark123456
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

clark123456, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
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!

ehammond1, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of EgadBananas
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

EgadBananas, Jan 31, 2011
Photo of CliffBrake
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

CliffBrake, Jan 31, 2011
Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

BrewCrew2010, Jan 30, 2011
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,245 ratings.