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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,754 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,754
Reviews: 1,924
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 175
Gots: 447 | 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 porterwoobie

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, poured into a standard pint glass.

A: light orangish amber color. 2 finger white head, good lacing, slight haze.

S: fairly strong citrusy, grapefruity hop aroma.

T: very balanced malt/hop flavor. the taste is hop forward, but not overly bitter. slightly bitter finish.

MF: medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Drinkability: great beer. definitely will be drinking this again. easy drinking for a DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 10:14:26 | More by porterwoobie
Photo of biggred1


4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honey orange with a nice dollop of cream colored airy fizz on top that leaves scraps of lace on the glass. The nose is pure hops, tropical fruit and pine with a touch of malt. The hoppy taste is good, bitter and well complemented by malt sweetness but make no mistake this beer is hop forward. Hop oily and medium bodied with bright carbonation. Finishes bitter and kind of salty but in a really good way if that makes sense. I thought that at the insane 102 I.B.U.'s this brew would have a more harsh bitterness than it does. This stuff is great, I wish I had another one.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 21:59:15 | More by biggred1
Photo of Blakaeris


4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber-copper with a thick pillowy head that leaves sheets of lacing.

Aroma is full of rich citrus hop. Plenty of resinous grapefruit and pineapple. Caramel malt base brings balancing sweetness.

Taste is surprisingly balanced. Caramel malt comes on much stronger than the nose led me to expect. Citrus hop still holds a crisp bite along with aromatic resinous pine. Finish is clean with lingering orange rind bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick with generous hop oil residue.

A worthwhile American IPA. Tasty, full flavored, but not overly belligerent with the hops resulting in a brew that is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 00:23:43 | More by Blakaeris
Photo of bashiba


4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice clear amber with a touch of orange color. The head is huge almost rootbeer float like giant head, very sticky and good retention.

The fresh grapefruit and lemon hop odor dominates the nose in a good way.

The flavor is suprisingly malty after the huge hop nose, nice buscuit and sourdough bread malts mixing with a very mild fresh spicy finish with a mild bit of citrusy hops. Very balanced.

The mouthfeel is slick and oily.

Easy to drink, tasty, not the hop bomb I thought it would be, almost a bit to malty.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 00:19:08 | More by bashiba
Photo of heliosphann


4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber. Picked up in Michigan since we don't get Lagunitas here in Indiana (boo!). Served in my Bell's tulip.

A: Finger 1/2 of white, dainty foam. Goes pretty quick. Appears a nice orange-yellow glow. Fairly transparent. Very small, bubbled lacing.

S: Tropical, fruity hops up front. Peaches, mangoes, apricots and pineapple. I also get a little bit of floral notes off the hops as well. Rounding things off is some sweetness from the malts.

T: Juicy, fruity hops strike first. Much like the smell except there's some grapefruit in there as well. Some light malts come into play and add a little overall sweetness. Perhaps a little honey as well? Finish is very clean and crisp, with a slight bitterness on the aftertaste.

M: Doesn't get much better for a DIPA than this. Medium bodied. Carbonation is perfect and the beer just glides over the tongue. Slightly oily.

D: Also top notch for a 8% ABV DIPA. 22oz goes down super easy. Normally I prefer my big IPA's in 12oz, but this serving size is spot on.

I've had Hop Stoopid several times now and I'm always impressed with it. A very nice West Coast style double IPA at an EXTREMELY good price point. $4.50 for a bomber??? You gotta be kidding me!!! Amazing value and a top notch beer. I'd have this permanently stocked in my fridge if I could pick it up easily.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2009 03:28:57 | More by heliosphann
Photo of mikel52588

New York

3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pour into Sam Adams perfect pint glass; has a semi cloudy orangish-golden hue with a finger and a half length head with okay retention; leaves a nice lacing.

Smell: Delicious hoppiness for hop heads of course; citrus and fruits in the background giving it a sweetness

Taste: Not as balanced as I was expecting. It has a big hop taste and a underlying grapefruit-esq flavor. Not too bitter for how little maltiness there is.

Mouthfeel:it has a medium body, smooth, a decent amount of carbonation

Drinkability: Its decently drinkable, 102 IBU's is pretty high for not seeming too bitter, has 8% abv and drinks like 6.5% does have a slight warming qualities. Its pretty good id probably get it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2009 20:24:45 | More by mikel52588
Photo of craftaholic

New York

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a golden orange hue from a bomber into a pint. The head was a decent finger length that laces its way all down the glass.

Smell: Smells like ripe grapefruit and orange rinds, and some lush pine along with plenty of floral hops poking their heads out in there. Also intertwined with that lovely nectar of the green nuggets lay a very sweet malty background scent.

Taste: Has a very refreshing initial flavor is refreshing and then the minuscule touch of bitterness sets in. The grapfruit takes a seat and the orange swoops in with a tiny bit of malt to make it like an alcoholic orange creamsicle. After the sweetness wears off there is a tree sap resinous about the hop oils that leaves a smooth aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It is very smooth on the palate and that is a very redeeming quality, the abv is completely hidden to the point where I call bullshit.

Drinkability: For this abv it drinks like a light lager and is insanely drinkable.

Overall: They saved their ass by calling it an ale because this drinks nothing like a DIPA considering the IBU's. The abv is up there but the taste is not something that begs me to drink let alone buy it. The price point is a redeeming factor but given other options I may or may not revisit. I still think this HAS to be labeled wrong I mean 120 IBUS and 8% yet its easily sessionable and leaves NO trace of big boy bitter at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2009 20:17:58 | More by craftaholic
Photo of beerwolf77


4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally getting around to this one. Poured into a pint glass the beer is bright golden orange with about a half inch of head. Just a hint of lace that falls rather quickly.

The aroma is pure hoppy goodness. Sour fruit and pine sap are the main players. Some sweetness can be picked out but, the flowering hop boquet pushes all other characters aside.

The flavor is a spectacular array of grapefruit and sour oranges. This is followed by very floral hop presence. A touch of malt comes in on the finish but, it's slight.

Medium body body with plenty of carbonation. Finishes rather moist. Maybe I'm just drooling after each sip.

This a really good DIPA. I look forward to picking this one up again.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 22:14:35 | More by beerwolf77
Photo of pedrito


3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice golden orange color with a decent head that fades quickly.

Smell: Sweet smell that hints at the citrus tart inside.

Taste: Immensely grapefruity. Very extraordinarily grapefruitesque. Less sweet than smell would suggest. Some oranginess in the aftertaste.

Moutfeel: Not as hoppy as the BTUs might suggest. Dry finish.

Drinkability: Delicious but potent in flavor and ABV. Best as a treat.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 05:32:28 | More by pedrito
Photo of beernut

New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

lagunitas what are you doing to me?

poured into my tulip glass. pours a light copper color wirh a 1/4 inch white head that fades rather quickly. nice stick lacing throughout down to the very end. aroma is that of floral hops and malt, taste is smooth and not real bitter, slight malt and grapefruit undertones. this beer is really really fucking good, great aftertaste, it is clean and hoppy. lagunitas, wtf? you make great beer!!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 00:46:58 | More by beernut
Photo of BretSikkink


4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange color. Head pours solidly at first, with lots of big bubbles atop a frothy scrum, but after it subsides there's not much but the usual growler ring around the rosy at the top. Super resinous nose, with citrics battling with tropical fruits for Bath and Body Words supremacy.

Hoppy flavors all over this one; it's a bit like an orange creamsicle from the growler. I think I remember a bit more bitterness from the bottle - and in either form it's outstanding. There is some sap/resin, cannabis oil, and grapefruit notes, but really the smoothness and generally full (for an IPA) body leave this one too sippable to both with specifics. Solid brew.

Serving type: growler

09-28-2009 04:49:57 | More by BretSikkink
Photo of goblue3509


4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden color with a one finger head that gives way to some ok lacing. The beer is slightly hazy with very little visible carbonation. The aroma is of floral hops with citrus notes to it, there is a very small clove smell present. The taste is very smooth, there is a floral hop taste over top of a nice malt backbone, there is a little citrus flavor present as well. The mouthfeel is very smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. The drinkability is very high, the alcohol content is completely hidden, even though some doubles are higher in apv. The taste is not biting or stingy like some double's tend to be. Overall this is an ultrasmooth drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2009 02:22:55 | More by goblue3509
Photo of WalterSobchak


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass, medium honey to caramel color with a light haze...quite enticing.
Big pine.balsam nose after it settles in the glass with a consistent clover and citrus.
This is a great beer, nice big hops and honey flavors but not over the top. However they got the hops in there, I heartily approve of their efforts. Finishes medium dry, which is not my favorite, but works OK with this one.
At this price point ($6.96/22oz) it's hard to beat this choice. I'm a fan of the Lagunitas brews and this one is no exception. Even putting a few in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2009 00:36:22 | More by WalterSobchak
Photo of jdg204


4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been looking around for a bottle of Hop Stoopid for a little while now and finally come across some at Bourbon St. Liquors in P-Burg, NJ. I've been on a pretty good roll with Lagunitas (Little Sumpin, Sumpin and Impreial Red) so I was pretty excited for this brew.

A: Clear, copper body with a good sized white head that stuck around and left good lacing.

S: Citrus aroma with both orange and grapefruit showed up along with some nice floral, hoppy undertone.

T: Starts out with a nice does of citrus (grapefruit and orange), toffee, and a very floral malt undertone. Lovely bitter hops finish made this a very well balanced brew which really delivered on it's DIPA potential.

M: Medium-bodied, good carbonation, and a very easy drinking oily texture.

D: An amazing DIPA, Laguintas deserves tremendous praise for this offering! The flavors came together in a wonderful bouquet that really delivered a great brew. I'm going to have to venture into more Lagunitas brews as my palate clearly has a taste for them. One of the best DIPA's out there, a must try for all beer lovers.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2009 21:45:58 | More by jdg204
Photo of SpdKilz


4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a very dark, golden-orange color with about an inch of quickly dissipateing head that appears to be leaving decent lacing.

Smell - I can smell a burst of piney, citrus, floral hops which is followed by a mellow malty smell. Very inviting...I can't wait to try my first taste.

Taste - Not as potently hoppy or citrusy as I would have expected. It has a pretty nice balance to it. Starts out with the hop/piney taste followed with a bit of malty backbone and ends with a bitter, dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Moderate in mouthfeel - a bit of a creamy texture. Decent carbonation that prickles the tongue.

Drinkability - Quite drinkable. I have scored on the last two DIPA's I've tried (Yulesmith last night now this tonight). Not as good as the Yulesmith IMO but almost right there with it. I will seek this out again in the future to change things up.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2009 00:29:29 | More by SpdKilz
Photo of mjaskula

New York

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Guinness glass. Pours a nice clear golden, almost copper. The head was thin and faded to a thin film and ring, but is still lacing the glass rather well.

The aroma is outstanding. Full of bright fruity hop aroma. I think it's cascade, but there's gotta be something else in there too. Really inviting. The flavor is great too. The fruity hopiness is very present. There's some malt sweetness in the background along with some peppery spiciness. Bitterness is much lower than I expected, it's still there, but it doesn't knock your palette out as much as some other hoppy beers. I really like this quality.

The mouth feel is moderately heavy since this is a fairly big beer, but it finishes dry. I'll have no problem finishing the bomber.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 23:40:01 | More by mjaskula
Photo of wesbrownyeah


4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. 8% alcohol. After reading the label it appears this beer is a product of using hop extract... lets see how it works.

A- Pours a very crystel clear yellow-orange fluid that produces a quarter inch head that falls to a good rim and froth on the top of the beer like ice on water. Random large bubbles linger. Excellent lacing clings to the glass like paint on a wall.

S- Huge scent of citrus... grapefruit, orange, lemon and grassy hops upfront. Also a light sweet lemon grass scent is noted with a barely there alcohol nose.

T-M- Outrageous amounts of hoppy goodness! Fresh grassy flavor upfront followed by almost sweet citrus hints that beg the taste buds to except more. Hop oil like feel just not to overpowering with a mild malt feel at the end of tasting. Light carbonation on the tongue allows this bitter bomb to stealthly move quickly down the pipe with little to make you believe this one is packing 8% alcohol.

D- Very drinkable... very recomended. Like this beer because it gets to the point. Make hoppy beer drinkable... thats it. Will get one for my brother when i go to North Carolina this weekend.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2009 04:53:36 | More by wesbrownyeah
Photo of malty


3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My bomber's label has the exact same picture, but does not read 'Sonoma Farmhouse'. It is simply headed with 'Lagunitas' with '102 I.B.U. 4 U' atop the brewery name. I'm pretty sure this is the same beer though.

Pours a brilliantly clear brone/coper color with a sticky 1/2" light beige head. Some visible carbonation uprising. Nice sheets of sticky lace all the way down.

Sharp resinous hoppy scents perculate my nostrils. Closer and I smell a tinge of sweet pear syrup. A strange scent also reminds me of ketchup - yep, Heinze ketchup.

Rindy and earthy hop barrage kicks in full gear upon entry. The resinous hops I smelled are accurately translated into the flavor. A herbally component of the hop bill really stands-out. The sweetness I detected in the nose is thankfully muted in the flavor. Very 'West Coast' in hop flavor though.

Mouthfeel is great; a little bit less than med. bodied with a nice amount of semi0fine carbonation. The flavoful finish is a little gritty and oily - not dry and chalky.

Drinkability is really nice. I'll have no trouble finishing off this bomber. I'd probably go for a few pints in a mixed session.

Overall a nice looking DIPA that is pretty balanced when you get to the flavor dept. Nice fine and perky mouthfeel really makes this easy to drink. The scent is very unique, but one that I don't particularly 'dig'. Glad I tried it and might buy more if I come across it on draft.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 20:53:49 | More by malty
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3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from OTM into a pint glass. Pours light amber with a nice hazy head that hangs around. Scent is not a strong with hops as I expected, but rather pleasant nonetheless. Taste leads with a strong hoppiness, not too much malty sweetness to speak of, leads into some bacon-y meaty flavors with a medium astringent finish. Overall a solid hoppy dipa.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 04:39:00 | More by bobjonesSD
Photo of katan


4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle into a pint

A - Pours a light golden color, very clear, filtered, head formation is pearly white and stands at about 2mm. Well retained. Carbonation isn't overly present.

S - Hop dominated nose, grassy and meaty, full of floral notes. Just a bit of sourness hides behind it which I would hold out to be grapefruit. Some phenolic sweetness hangs in the backdrop.

T - Starts of with only a hair of malt sweetness which seamlessly transitions to floral hops. Mid-stream builds more of the hop profile, very citrus like. Only in the final aftertaste does any real bitterness really come through. For 100 IBUs it is well hidden.

M - Thick and creamy overall, light carbonation. Some sweet cloying aspects. Oily notes are left behind.

D - Moderate to high drinkability for a DIPA. ABV is well hidden, not filling. This beer will sneak up on you. Flavors aren't overwhelming for something called "Hop Stoopid".

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 03:32:28 | More by katan
Photo of fropones


4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a burnt copper orange with minimal white head. Smell hoppy with a lot of citrus, some grapefruit, a little bit of pineapple perhaps. Minimal pine. First thing I taste is the bite of the hops, bitter up front. In back, there is some malty sweetness to it. A lot of citrus and a little bit of pine as well. For how high of an IBU it has, not super duper bitter. Dryness not extremely high. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation. Effervescent. Drinkability is very high, especially for 8 % ABV. "Stoopidly" drinkable as many would say.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 22:13:34 | More by fropones
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at Rose & Crown in Palo Alto. I could drink myself "stoopid" with this one.

A - Amber color, with a foamy white head. Large bubbles due to the cask.

S - Incredible piney hop aroma. People get on them for using hop extract, but these hops smell pretty damn fresh. A little citrus as well.

T - More piney hops, grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, but somewhat of an artificial sweetener note that I'm not sure I like too much (if I'm going to nitpick). Great beer overall though.

M - A little bit of hop oiliness on the palate and a lingering bitterness.

D - Pretty high for a DIPA.

Serving type: cask

09-18-2009 17:42:45 | More by nickd717
Photo of infestaxion


4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Golden orange with a cream head that fades quickly. Gorgeous clarity.

S - Glorious slick hops. Grassy and citrus. Beautiful.

T - Same grassy and citrus hops. Slight malt bill in the finish. I wish it was more bitter.

M - Good body and nice carbonation.

D - Very easy drinking beer.

You just can't beat a fresh Hop Stoopid. Not around my parts anyways.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2009 02:37:01 | More by infestaxion
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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

102 IBUs 8% alc. Not bad for a Double IPA, I'm hoping this one kicks the mild and pedestrian Maximus's ass.

It pours into my american pint with a nice crystal clear vibrant orange with hints of yellow. There is a small white head that quickly resides but leaves a thin layer on top of the beer. Great appearance.

Smell is hoppy and highly satisfying. It is very fruity and citrusy. Tropical is a good word. It is very satisfying to smell, smells like a great DIPA.

The features of the scent continue in the mouth which is bursting with hoppy citrus, with both grapefruit and lemon noticeable, and tropical fruit flavors. Hints of pine mix with the IBU's which are surprisingly subdued thanks to a good amount ,but not too much, of malt. Hop extract seems to work well in west coast DIPAs, this one is hoppy, strong, but won't ruin your palate, and the alcohol is barely noticeable.

Overall a strong offering and a far better brew than Maximus. One of my better liked DIPAs as of yet.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2009 21:50:30 | More by crossovert
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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large tightly carbonated head. A slightly haze to a golden body.

Sweet herbal and citrus hops. Very tropical sweet to the smell a bit pineapple.

A bitter piny hop bite begins the beer. With such a high IBU I was somewhat expected to pucker up, but they come off with much more of the sweet citrus end and Its backed by enough malt to curb it very nicely.

Ample amount of carbonation helps lift the sweet flavors and bring you back for more. I am really impressed by this one was expecting a bit more of a hop bomb, but still more than enough hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2009 02:49:57 | More by bfields4
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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