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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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6,493 Ratings
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90
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Ratings: 6,493
Reviews: 1,973
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 210
Gots: 755 | FT: 8
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 Drone53
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nice light amber, with an excellent head which sticks to the glass nicely. The nose was not as strong as I was expecting, and usually like from a double IPA. There are nice aromas of apricots, berries, and fresh flowers with the morning dew. My first taste was of a very balanced beer, with a strong malt backbone upfront, and followed with a nice hop finish. The flavors get more interesting after the first sip. You definitely taste a lot of raspberries and apricots, and finishes nice and smooth.

Overall, this is a nicely crafted beer. It was very balanced, and not as "offensively" hoppy as I normally like my double IPAs. It might not be my favorite, but definitely a very good beer, and worth giving a try.

Photo of antlerwrestler19
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep somewhat hazy amber with a bubbly two finger head - very airy with good retention leaving lines of wispy lacing as it drops ever so slowly. Smells piny, oily, sweet from both hops (extract) and malt, and resinous. Tastes nice and clean with distinct sweetness up front with a grapefruit-like characteristic all taken over by oily piny bitter hops, the hops definitely shine over the malt, although the caramel is hinting in. Syrupy full bodied mouth feel, a bit prickly on the back of the tongue from the carbonation and finishes sticky.

Photo of jsprain1
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden amber. Head is one finger and white. REtains well at a quarter finger. A couple wisps of lacing.
S- Smell is of citrusy hops, a bit of pine and a bit of pale malt swetness. Good aroma, but it is lacking in depth for me.
T- Tastes much better than the aroma suggested it would. Initially citrusy, with pale malts starting to fill in. Finish in more piney and slightly resinous than citrus. Grapefruit and a definite orange flavor at first though.
M- Roughly medium bodied, maybe a touch fuller than style standard. Carbonation is pretty low, a bit lower than I would like.
O- It's a worthy double ipa, I'd recommend it, but it's not the first one I'd recommend.

Photo of Spcoly
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 22oz into a pint glass

A: Pours a golden amber color with visible carbonation, 2 finger head

S: Hops galore!....starts out smooth with a sweet honey flavor and finished with a piney bitterness....

T: pretty much the same way it smells....great balance of hops / malts....

M: Smooth as silk...good carbonation....a little on the filling side, but still drinkable...

O: Very well done ale. The Alcohol is not apparent at all..would definitley reccomend..

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Stoopid is of the best I've had from Lagunitas. The poured of this beer is a deep copper color with a thick white foamy head on top. The smell of the beer is a bomb of hop aromas, everything from pine to citrus and some earth in there too. The taste is strong with hop flavors that instantly dry the mouth out and leave you wanting another sip. The mouthfeel of this beer is oily and has a nice thickness to it. Overall this beer is a must try for any hop head. Definitely worth checking out.

Photo of crunkchiggin2002
4.95/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Great orange hue with nice head from aggressive pour and good retention.

Smell - Piney and citrusy sweet.

Taste - Resinous pine and grapefruit. There is a lingering taste reminiscent of candied watermelon.

Mouth - Thick and coating. Resinous.

Overall - One of my favorit DIPAs. This is an outstanding offering from a very solid brewery.
The reasonable cost for bomber format only makes it more enticing.

Photo of Jimmys
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber into chalice.

A: slightly hazed, bright orange. head is sizable, and retention is good. some lacing.

S: a very sweet, rich nuttiness. kind of smells like cotton candy. american pine and citrus tartness cut through as well, but mostly a sweet

T: tastes like sweet bazooka-joe bubble gum. finish is a lingering bitterness, enforcing its DIPA nametag. otherwise a very sweet brew. not sure how i feel about all this sweetness.

M: the mouthfeel is creamy with a zest of carbonation. medium definitely teetering on full body.

D: maybe a little too sweet for a DIPA. more like an american strong or american barleywine. strong. not the best DIPA ive had.

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.35/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I finally found a bottle that I trusted it's freshness. $5.99 at Whole Foods. Poured into a Minneapolis Town Hall flute.

Appearance
A strange, particulate haze, could be chill haze but this isn't very cold and the haze remains. Good stick foam saves the looks.

Aroma
Very sappy and thick smelling. Some honeysuckle sweetness and fresh cut undergrowth. Denser notions of citrus.

Taste
Bitter and green. Like sucking on mowed down weeds and hop vines. Bitter pine that nears pure medicinal bitterness at the end. A few fleeting glimpses at sweet, candied orange pith are seen.

Mouthfeel
Heavy and burdensome, for what it is. Very resinous and not very refreshing.

Overall
Yeah, a decent beer but ultimately pretty stoopid.

Photo of thatruth
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle from the Beer Junction in West Seattle poured into pint glass.

A: tannish orange, one finger head, no lacing, quite bubbly.

S: potpourri, cherries, hops to die for, lavender aroma.

T: stupid hops, ignoramus malt, orange and or lemon peels, strange coconut vibe aftertaste, very hoppy = very herbal/floral. interesting process they must have with their hops.

M: heavy like a good IPA should be. smooth for 8.0%, dry finish leaves you wanting more after each sip.

O: good beer, but I believe it may be HYPE stoopid.

Photo of blackcompg
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their bomber into a 12oz beer glass, love their Maximus, looking forward to this -

Appearance - Poured about a finger of lite creme-yellow head, ale is a brite copper orange, completely transparent. Nice lacing throughout the session.

Smell - Mmmm! Citrus/orange/grapefruit and some sweet malts, very slite pine in the background, smells fantastic, lets give a taste.

Taste - Hmmm, not as big as I expected - taste follows the nose, but is definitely hop forward. Lots of citrus and grapefruit up front, pine and grapefruit peel in the finish, with lingering pine and grapefruit - all of this riding a slightly sweet malt backbone, just enough to make this a perfectly drinkable DIPA. Bittering hops linger long in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden, and is only discernable in between sips as a slight warming. Really well balanced.

Mouthfeel - Wow, creamy smooth, like silk. Mouthfeel is fairly lite, finishes pretty clean, and a longer slight dryness.

Overall - A very good DIPA, and the bitter hops make you want to continue sipping to get just enough of that sweetness to offset the grapefruit peel and pine. Excellent if you do not like sweetness in your DIPA's. If you like a little more malt sweetness/carmel, go for their Maximus.

Photo of divineaudio
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber into a tulip glass.

a - pours a beautiful glowing amber color with a sudsy, two finger, tan head that lasts quite a while. leaves a few clouds of sticky lace in the glass as well.

s- grapefruit, orange, lemon, honey.

t - dank pine resin over a toasty malt base. notes of grapefruit, honey. bitterness runs up and punches you in the mouth then runs away fast, leaving only a lingering soreness on the tongue. well balanced and would be excellent if it weren't for a distinctive soapy taste in the finish.

m - lighter side of medium with the right amount of carbonation.

o - enjoyable, but not a beer for the faint of heart. this one will rip your tastebuds off and stomp on them. but hey, some people like that sort of thing.

Photo of dmamiano
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

shared with a friend from a 22 oz. bomber
poured an orangish gold with very nice head and thick, sticky lacing
Hops in the nose would be an understatement here...wo and explosion of pure hoppiness in both the nose and palate. Very hoppy..smell orange, mellons, grapefruit...just smell like juices from fresh hops were squeezed out of one hand into a glass.
Taste was almost the same but it actually did have malt lingering in the background.
Wow!

Photo of jmdrpi
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, no date.

bright clear golden copper color, with 1/2" white head. some lacing, good head retention. aroma is all hops, very floral, a little citrus.

taste is over the top hop flavor. grassy, not that bitter. some malt flavor, but I would prefer more. long lingering aftertaste of pine. medium body, nice level of carbonation. easy to drink.

overall, a nice DIPA at a good price.

Photo of EnJeiBee
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Transparent golden orange hue with a great 2-finger head that dissipated fairly quickly, leaving little lacing

S - A profile of citrus hops dominates the scent, held up by additional hops providing a more piney/ peppery background.

T - The flavor profile matches the scent pretty well. Citrus up front, piney/ peppery hops at the end. The most beautiful thing about the flavor is really how well the malt supports the hop profile. At 102 IBUs one would imagine the flavor to be much more bitter, but the brewer has managed to create an amazingly balanced IIPA

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It's definitely very smooth and drinkable.

O - This is one of my favorite IIPAs! The flavor profile is fabulous due to the balance Lagunitas managed to strike. I would definitely recommend this brew to everyone!

Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, purchased from a reputable bottle shop 7/2011, bottled code revels bottled on 4/2011

Poured into a British Imp Nonic.

Pours a nice one finger head which dissipates into a 1/8 inch cap, easily revived with a little swirling, a lively ale. Beautiful amber color, it looks like real ale.

The first sniff is wonderful. A huge hit of citrusy hops, distinct orange peel, and as this ale warms some malt shows thru, but the hops never surrender and are here too the end. After being opened about 30-45 min. the orange peel subsides somewhat, this is not a criticism, as it is still quite enjoyable, just a fact.

Delicious, citrus hops in flavor, crisp acidity, nicely balanced flavorful malt, followed by more hops. It is not noticeably sweet, a rarity among DIPA’s, which greatly adds to the drinkability and pleasure of the this ale. The hops refuse to give up in this ale and ultimately dominate the flavor, thank you Lagunitas. You never notice the 8% ABV.

Full bodied, skillfully carbonated mouth feel.

Very Long, crisp, delicious, bitter finish of citrusy hops, with a lingering malt presence.

Well I have to say this was a very, very good DIPA. There are other ales I consider to be superior, but that being said, this ale has what it takes. Nothing overly complex, but delicious, and a very enjoyable drink. I think that the label stated 102 I.B.U.’s is a bit of a stretch but there are definitely a good amount of hops present. For me this would be “a session ale” (full confession, for me that means 64 oz. or less in an evening, of relatively high ABV beers). Lagunitas continues to impress me, mainly because I have located their better offerings.

Photo of JEdmund
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big ass hop smell. Sweet gooey hops burst out. It's all floral, citrus, toffee, and maybe pine. Flavor delivers all that in the aroma with a wallop. I like it. Those hops have free reign and thankfully the malt does its supporting role well by not being overly sweet or toffee like (some scorched sugar smell present). There’s a lingering biting bitterness that's testament to the amount of hops in here.  Body manages to be light enough but it does have some weight to it. Definitely one glass is good! It's hop-load is fatiguing. Pretty good DIPA here.

Photo of MEsoJD
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice golden/orange body and a nice head to boot.

S: Smells of pine, sweet malt, and grapefruit.

T: Starts off sweet malt followed with satisfying hops. The taste of grapefruit is also in there.

M: Smooth and very drinkable. Carbonation does not intrude(medium). The alcohol is kind of hidden.

O: Great DIPA!!! Not too sweet and a good level of hops. Very satisfied with this beer. I like it more than their ipa. Would defiantly buy again.

Photo of coldriver
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber into Sam Adams glass. Pours a deep amber with great head and lacing. Lovely grapefruit pine hop aroma, nicely finished.

Taste grapefruit and citrus but especially pine.
This one seems very well balanced - not overly sweet like you sometimes get with imperial IPAs. Alcohol is present but well masked. Nicely carbonated, resinous/oily mouthfeel, but dry finish.

Great west coast style with big emphasis on hop flavors.

Photo of kwc017
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Newcastle pint glass

A - Beautiful orange hue, nice foamy inch or so head. Great retention. Poured it about 5 min ago and it's still a half inch or so.

S - Wonderful citrus, pine and a bit malty. Hop is the main order of the day here.

T - Hop, hop, malt, hop. The malt melds nicely with the hop and is not overpowering. Initial taste is citrus hops and piney. Malt backbone is nice followed by a lovely lingering bitterness. Aftertaste is definitely piney.

O - Love, love this beer. Citrus and pine throughout with enough malt backbone to not scare away the non hop-heads. The 102 IBU's and 8% alcohol are not overbearing at all. Wonderful beer from one of the west coast's best.

Photo of tdm168
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber with an orange hue. About an inch of thick, foamy head with nice retention. Smell is citrusy like grapefruit. Taste is smooth, rich malt up front with an intense citrusy, piny hop in the finish. Good bitterness lingers on the palate. Really good balance between the malt and hops; despite the 102 IBUs on the label this doesn't come across like a hop bomb. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Great beer! I rank this up there with Pliny, Sculpin, and Hoptimum.

Photo of TheRealBigC
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at 775 Gastropub

Color is a light, murky copper. Very alluring.

Smell is incredible. Hoppy with some citrus. It's very simple, but very pleasant.

Taste is a perfect balance. Hops are strong but balanced out with malt and plenty of citrusy delight. Very full-flavored. It's one of those beers I want to cherish with good, full sips that I swish around for a bit (and I smell it every time I take a sip too).

Overall this is one of the best beers I've ever had. I can't think of any reason to mark it down.

Photo of hoptualBrew
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber with all the goods on it - 102 IBU 4 U, OG 1.085 & Alc. 8% by vol. A little side paragraph about their use of hop extract & a cheers displays the chill character of these genius brewers.

Poured aggressively into a pint glass right down the middle - explains the towering head. It doesnt stand long though, falls pretty quick to a small off white miniscule bubble layer. Murky copper orange, spot on for a sexy IPA.

Not an aromatic hop bomb, but when you sink your nose into it definitely pull out all those tropical fruit characteristics typical of west coast IPAs. Grapefruit, pineapple, sweet pale & caramel malts - all come together to tease the olfactory senses with a refreshing treat.

First off, for 102 IBUs - it is not overly bitter at all, very smooth yet big IPA. Prickly sweet dominant grapefruit & pine up front while the sweet malts meddle around in the background. Nice balance, transitions into a crescendo of a bittering & mildly drying pucker on the backend of the tongue. Key is balance here. There are seemingly big malts, but also a nice blend of that tropical/citric bitter inducing hop extract to counter the sweetness. Like a musical symphony on the palate, swaying dramatically from one characteristic to another.

Body is medium (6/10) & well carbonated. A bit dry in back, but this is to be expected. Hides the 8% abv really well. Prickly, yet smooth.

$4.50 per bomber at Total Wine & More. This is probably the best beer per $ I have had yet. Up there with Pliny the Elder & Double Jack for sure!

Photo of titosupertramp
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/25/11

A: Pours a crystal clear, orangish amber. Aggressive pour yields two fingers of foamy white head with lots of larger bubbles. Solid cap with spotty lacing.

S: Lots of tropical and citrus fruits and nicely balanced with toasted, bready malts. Has a very sweet, pleasant smell to it.

T: Pretty sweet in taste, but quite a bit more bitter than the nose would have you believe. Mango, pineapple, orange, some pine...has an over ripe fruit taste to it as well. Again, pretty well balanced by the malts, but still bitter.

M: This has a full mouthfeel and leaves the tongue tingling. Very dry and bitter finish.

O: This is a really nice beer especially when you factor price into the equation. If available in Nashville, I'd buy this regularly.

Photo of jondeelee
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hop Stoopid bears the intensely grapefruit-and-pine bitter aroma of a good IPA, mixed with a healthy dose of sugary rosewater, peach, apricot, brown sugar, and vanilla. Judging by smell alone, this is a high-quality beverage, as indicated by the breadth and depth of sugars and bitter aromas.

On the tongue, the brew begins with a brief sugary blast--which lasts for about 1/4 second--then the hops kick in and the tastebuds curl in bitter joy. Huge grapefruit and pine notes dominate the brew, the result of the massive 102 IBUs. Beneath the hops, however, lies an equally flavorful beer, complete with apricots and pecans, figs and lychee nuts, and good hints of biscuity, Grape Nuts cereal-like toasted grains. The aftertaste is largely hops (as should be expected), and lingers for quite a while. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is a solid IPA, and hop lovers will surely rejoice at its Brobdingnagian bitterness, but it is also a good beer in its own right. Well worth trying.

Photo of r3dsix
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass
Color is a slightly reddish tan.
Smell is intestly hoppy, critrus a fruit smells are also present. The smell is thick an obvious.

So I read 102 ibu and stoopid hop and was drinking brown ales the previous week so i was ready for something bitter and hoppy. To my surprise I was confronted with pleasent citrus hop punch to the tongue. Not really bitter but full of flavor. Only at the end the after taste was slightly bitter but tasted more like I ate something than drank something. Was really good and will be buying again for sure!
All at 8% alcohol? Awesome.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,493 ratings.