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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,003 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 6,003
Reviews: 1,942
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 184
Gots: 550 | 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 Lukecook
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

A- golden color, frothy white head, decent lacing.

S- Hops and lots of them, citrus, and a little bit of carmel.

T- grapefruit, carmel, and a lingering bittereness.

m- medium body, light carbonation.

D- great beer would definetly buy again.

Lukecook, Jun 04, 2010
Photo of Thiestru
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from a bottle into my Terrapin pint glass.

Appearance: Clear golden with a frothy one-finger white head. Good lacing. I'm not so big on the color, but the foam makes up for it.

Smell: Big, bitter hops and sweet malts underneath.

Taste: Hey, this kind of reminds me of Hercules Double IPA! And I love that beer, so it follows that I love this too. This is not quite as strong and bitter as the aforementioned, but it's dead on for a double IPA. The hops are the focus, but I'm liking this maltiness. Lagunitas balanced this well.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good crispness. Again, spot on for the style.

Drinkability: Savoring every swig! I consume this kind of stuff like candy. I only rate it a 4 here because it's just right for the style, but it doesn't make any great strides towards being incredible... just very, very good.

Thiestru, Jun 03, 2010
Photo of drewbudd
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

22oz Bottle poured into a goblet.

A - Golden with a slight tint of orange. Poured an above average head that receded in two minutes. Minimal lacing.

S - Sweet and hoppy. A slight smell of raisin and citrus.

T - The taste of the malt pushes the flavor of the hops into the background. Good balanced finish. Hop aftertaste.

M - Medium body. The hop taste really shows up on the back of your tongue, goes away after a minute and a half.

D - Very drinkable for an 8% beer. Well balanced. Definitely one of the better over 100 IBU beers I have had.

drewbudd, May 29, 2010
Photo of garuda
3.35/5  rDev -20%

Pours a fairly clear golden color with a finger thick, sudsy white head that has good retention and good lacing down the glass.

S - Big caramelly malts and hints of raisins and apricots up font, followed by floral hops with a bit of citrus.

T - Follows the nose with the fruity malts dominating the overall taste with notes of apricots, raisins, prunes, then floral hops and a touch of citrus come through in the finish, but don't seem to contribute enough to the overall taste.

M - Medium body, ample carbonation lets the hops shine. Clean, bitter finish.

D - A good beer, but the fruity malts overpower the hops in the smell and taste a bit too much for me. With so many good DIPAs out there, I'll easily look past this one in the future.

garuda, May 27, 2010
Photo of levifunk
4/5  rDev -4.5%

a - pours clear, apple-juice like color. white head.

s - huge piney hop smell. some citrus notes.

t - not sure the freshness of this, but not as huge hop flavor as i was expecting, but still big. malts, and a caramel like sweetness. not too bitter of a finish.

m - medium to heavy body.

o - great dipa, would buy it again. very drinkable. 8% is masked quite well.

levifunk, May 27, 2010
Photo of oregonskibum
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Review from memory, although I've had this several times before.

A: Color is a nice orange color with some light amber tints. Decent 1+ inch, white head.

S: Ahh, the hops. Nice citrus (grapefruit) with some hints of floral, piney, and tropical hop flavors. A slightly sweet, malty backbone. I'm reminded why a good, simple west coast IPA is still the best.

T: Taste follows the smell. Nice clean hop bitterness with a decent malt presence. There is some sweetness (caramel), that is very typical of Lagunitas beers. But it balances out the hops nicely. Finish is bitter, but pleasant.

M: Slightly on the heavy side, but mainly it's because this doesn't taste like a DIPA, but it truly is with an 8% ABV.

D: What a bargain! A sub-$4 DIPA that drinks like its $10 counterparts. I haven't had a Hop Stoopid in a while and I'm reminded just how good and easy drinkin this beer can be.

oregonskibum, May 26, 2010
Photo of ghebel
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

A - Pours clear gold to amber color with adequate off-white head comprised of mostly larger-sized bubbles. Minor lacing on the glass upon dissipation to a thin ring.

S - Aromatic dry hops up front mixed with caramel malt and alcohol. Hop profile is grassy and earthy, with citrus and pine mixed in.

T - Sweet caramel malts with lots of hop flavor that follows the aroma profile. "Smell" in the nose that occurs during swallowing is vegetal hoppy. Bitterness is average for the double. Bottle says 102 IBU - Noticeable, but not over the top. Well balanced.

M - Carbonation bite followed by bitterness. Sweet on the tongue, but finishes dry. Lingering bitterness that numbs the tongue. Body is moderate.

D - Very drinkable. I would buy another and share it this time.

Overall - Nice DIPA. Only negative is that the vegetal dry hop component may be a bit overpowering. Otherwise, really good beer.

ghebel, May 24, 2010
Photo of trevorjn06
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured into a Unibroue tulip glass
Pours a nice orange/gold hue with one finger of foam that lingers for a minute.

I can smell hops! Sweet aromas of fruit, grapefruit and pineapple, and a bit of floral and citrus too. There is some sweet malt aroma as well, but it takes a back seat. The aroma is wonderful and enticing, the way a DIPA should be.

Taste is surprisingly smooth up front, the sweet caramel malt balances the bitterness. The bright hop flavors play well with the bitterness. Midway through it's sweet caramel malt and on the exit it's a nice bitterness and hop flavor. The finishing bitterness lingers but in a very pleasant way and is not overwhelming.

Overall this is a very drinkable DIPA and a great bargain at $4.99. Well balanced and hits the spot for hop cravings. I will be having this again.

trevorjn06, May 24, 2010
Photo of Axic10
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from 22oz bottle into a Duvel Snifter.

Appearance: Pours a orange/dirty gold color with about a half an inch of head that settles nicely and leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell: As one would expect with a name like Hop Stoopid, as soon as I opened the bottle my nose picked up the hoppy aroma. Grapefruit, hops, pine, slight malt and a funky (not Brett-funk) aroma.

Taste: This was interesting in the fact that the hops taste started off strong, but as I swallowed and breathed in and out a little, the hoppy bitterness intensified. Grapefruit, pine, a short blast of malt before the hops take flight again. Enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated and dry.

Drinkability: This is a deal if I've ever seen one. I can pick this up for $4.99/bottle (in PA nonetheless) and is a very enjoyable DIPA that I see myself putting away during these hot months.

Axic10, May 22, 2010
Photo of philbe311
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

A - Two fingers worth of cascading tightly packed level batter-like creamy head... Displays solid retention at about one fingers worth... Carbonation is modest and slightly sluggish... A glowing honey color with a vague orange hue... An ever so faint haziness is present... Some foam clings to the sides of the glass...

S - A wincing pungent earthiness... Exceedingly musky... A unique interplay of hops with some floral, some tropical fruitiness, and some piney... Not much in the way of malt... This is all hops all the way...

T - Loaded with juicy hops... Also loaded with bittering hops... Loaded with hops in general... Some bready unertones... The hops linger and linger on the palette...

M - A touch of foam hits the lips first... Medium bodied... Even... Smooth... Creamy... A slight carbonation on the tongue... Chewy... Juicy... Slightly dry finish... Terrific sip after sip...

D - I especially love the cheesy "102 I.BU.4.U" on the label... A unique and complex offering... Really is a hop stew... Above average and will fix any hop cravings you may have... Also should be noted that this is an outstanding bargain at $4.99 a bomber...

philbe311, May 22, 2010
Photo of chickenflea
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%

22-oz bottle.

Smell - Prominent hop nose, the majority caramel with pine, some still-bright citrus. Some fresh-bready notes as well as apricot.

Appearance - Clear, gradient golden-orange-amber body with consistent carbonation and a meringue, rocky, awesomely spoonable off-white head.

Taste - Taste is very dry and strong in bitterness, but not as aggressive as some other IPAs, no resin or harshness, never would have guessed 100+ IBU. Honey and very light hay, no hint of alcohol. Apricot again, faint tangerine. Soft, smooth creamy notes and some residual malt sweetness, a little bit of a wild tang and some non-standard pale ale yeast notes.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is just super velvety, medium-full body. The IBU's show themselves in the aftertaste as the bitterness hunkers down and gets nasty.

Drinkability - A great drinking experience and a very pleasant surprise! I already admire Lagunitas for the terrific quality/price ration in their products. This brew is a standout in the lineup. Very good!

chickenflea, May 20, 2010
Photo of andyfrancis
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%

Golden with a frothy off-white head. Looks to be fairly bubbly. smells of tart, fruity hops.

Calm up front, followed by a slow rumble of hop flavor that keeps building. Feels like I have to keep exhaling to let the hops out.

Respect to Lagunitas for their experimentation. I'm not too crazy about hop overloads in general, but this makes for an interesting pour and a nice change of pace.

andyfrancis, May 20, 2010
Photo of vapodge
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%

This beer looks like a slightly cloudy mainstream pilsner poured into my pint glass, albeit one with a luxuriously creamy head. The hop aroma is intense, even for this American IPA man. It's dry, and very, very hoppy, but that's kinda the point.

I'd say this beer is not complex at all -- you've got citrusy hops to the max, with little malt for balance (picture a teeter-totter with you at 5 years old on one side, and your dad on the other). That being said, it goes down incredibly easy. I wouldn't believe the 8% claim at 2/3 of the way through, but then again, I'm still sitting down.

It's dry, and hoppy. And that's about it. This, to me, is a perfect beer for summer ball games -- it's not challenging for your taste buds, is ridiculously easy to drink, and not that expensive. It's what I'd give at the park to a guy that says he likes hops, but doesn't want to be challenged. Nothing going on here but them. It sure ain't snooty. Sometimes that's a good thing.

Not a beer snob's beer by any means, but with a name like Hop Stoopid, you only expect one note. And that's what you get. Lagunitas delivers it like ZZ Top or AC/DC. They've only got one song, but it's a damn good one.

vapodge, May 19, 2010
Photo of DrDemento456
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%

A - Poured from a 22oz bomber. Great clear amber color with a beautiful sticky white head. Lovely
S - A perfect blend of citrus, grapefruit, and malts. Hope it tastes as good.
W - Wow almost overwhelming at first but after a while the 100+ IBU's balance out to a well hopped beer.
M - Dry yet smooth. Great hoppy brew.
D - Well if it's still around I can easily pick up another bomber for 6.50. Wish they were more available in more places here.

DrDemento456, May 19, 2010
Photo of WJVII
4.15/5  rDev -1%

Poured from a 1 pint 6 Oz bottle this brew is a straw yellow color that is tremendously clear with a 2 finger frothy white head that settles into a nice cap leaving minimal lacing. The aroma is sweetly full of hops. There is pine, citrus, slight earthy tones to the aroma. The taste doesn't disappoint. The flavor is sticky and crisp with floral hops up front finishing mildly bitter with pine and grapefruit. Could use a little malt to provide a little more balance. The body is slightly light with good active carbonation making the taste pop. This is a very good brew.

WJVII, May 19, 2010
Photo of ChopperSmith
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured from a 22 oz. brown bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear deep golden color with a nice foamy head that retained well and left nice sticky lacing behind.

Smell: Grapefruit citrus hops are very floral and fragrant. Some sweet malts beneath adds a nice balance. very nice.

Taste: A big hoppy blast of pine and citrus hops up front, with a great balance of sweet malts afterwards. Bitter up front but smooth and dry on the finish. Very good flavors here.

Mouth Feel: Smooth and medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: A delight for hop lovers. This is right up there with Dogfish Head's 90 Minute IPA as a great example of the style. For a beer with 102 IBU's, this one is not overly bitter at all thanks to the great balance of sweet malts. A very good beer than is very easy to session with.

ChopperSmith, May 18, 2010
Photo of flagmantho
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: crystal clear light orange body with a finger of somewhat rapidly dissipating foamy head. Pretty nice.

Smell: bright, citrusy and just a little funky. This one really does have grapefruit in spades. It smells fantastically appealing.

Taste: bright, funky and just bitter enough. There is a little caramel malt underneath, but the hops really are the showpiece. Very tasty, but I wish the flavor were a little more like the aroma.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess. Really quite nice for the style.

Drinkability: very drinkable. This is one highly refreshing brew with a great bright flavor and just a marvelous aroma. Drinkability is surprising considering the high ABV ... this one can sneak up on you.

flagmantho, May 18, 2010
Photo of jpittman80
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%

A - Brilliantly clear golden, with white head that leaves lacing.

S - Wow. Exquisite bouquet of hops in here. Slight amount of roast malt aroma in the background. Can't wait to...

T - An explosion of pine, citrus, and flowery hops. There is a firm sweet malt backbone here. Rather dry finish with the hop bitterness lasting.

M - Smooth and medium bodied. Soft carbonation.

D - For the amount of hops, pretty damn refreshing. I'm drinking this way too quick for an 8% beer.

While the bitterness is obvious, it definitely doesn't overwhelm. It allows the ho aroma and taste equal play in the end, which is a trademark of all my favorite IPAs. It definitely doesn't feel like 102 IBUs. Delicious beer.

jpittman80, May 17, 2010
Photo of mstyne
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

A bomber purchased at my local supermarket. No brewed on / best by date.

Say: LAH GOO KNEE TUSS

Pours a really nice golden amber with a full head. Good lacing and solid carbonation. The smell of hops are overwhelmingly amazing; it reminded me of when I grew hops on our porch a few summers ago.

The hop flavor permeates, and this brew is extremely smooth to drink. I would be hard pressed to choose between this and Stone's Ruination IPA. I would probably just have one of both.

An excellent beer. If you enjoy IPAs, don't skip this one.

mstyne, May 11, 2010
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Pours a clear golden color with less than an inch of white head, fades fasts but leaves a little cap on top, but eventually even that leaves, no really lacing to speak of.

Smell is dominated by piney hops with only the slightest of citrus, no grapefruit of the sort in the aroma.

Taste has a good hop bite but fades fast, bitterness lingers only slightly before some sweet malt comes into play to remove the bitterness, the malt presence doesn't really balance things though as it's not really evident in the tasting, only in the removal of aftertaste bitterness, carbonation is crisp.

I've heard quite a bit about Hop Stoopid, I was expecting to have the enamel on my teeth dissolved off but that was not the case. Still, a very solid, although one dimensional, DIPA. It doesn't have a bottle date, so it's hard to say how long this sat on the shelve.

deltatauhobbit, May 10, 2010
Photo of skullsplitter
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

This was my first tasting of a Lagunitas brew. I noticed it was just under 5 bucks for a bomber. What a steal!

The moment I opened the bottle the hops hit me. I had a feeling this would overpower my palate. It had a nice golden color with a nice foamy head that dissipated slightly over time. There was some pretty good lacing around the glass throughout the drink. It is pretty well carbonated but not overdone.

The smell really does hit you in the face. The grapefruit and pine aromas are like a Yankee candle. Very overpowering. The hops dominate. Very crisp and refreshing but at the same time I don't think I could drink more than a bomber.

I was very happy in general with this beer. I look forward to trying more from Lagunitas.

skullsplitter, May 10, 2010
Photo of ROCKETMAN998
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

22 oz. bomber poured into my Eat Bertha's Mussels pint glass on 5-08-10

Pours a rich golden color with 2 finger head that begins to spot and vanish quickly leaving a scant very thin head. Heavy ,sticky lacing on the backside of the glass

Smell is amazing! Noticed as soon as the bottle was opened.All hops, citrusy, piney, oily, you name it.

Taste is complex.Slight malt sweetness gives way to multiple hop layers and characteristics. All of the smells coming out: citrus, pine, some floral leafy hops come on very strong. Lingering bitterness that isn't going anywhere.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, creamy with very good carbonation. goes down smooth.

Very drinkable beer although this should be the closing act of the evening.

ROCKETMAN998, May 08, 2010
Photo of vkv822
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

22oz bottle into snifter.

The appearance is a clear, amber-orange hued golden color with a fair amount of off-white head. The nose is of very resiny hops with some nice floral and citrus accents. The flavor is again more very prominent pine oil flavors and citrus, grapefruit flavors. I particularly enjoy the resiny bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and with an enjoyable oily, mouth coating that I feel enhances the resiny flavor. This brew is incredibly drinkable, for which I am glad the ABV is not any higher or I would be in trouble. With the large availability of this beer, it could easily and enjoyably become my go to IIPA.

vkv822, May 04, 2010
Photo of korguy123
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Bought at Consumer's Beverages on my recent trip to Niagara Falls NY
22oz poured into pint glass.

A- Clear light amber color. 1 1/2" white head awesome lacing right to the end.
S- Huge grapefruit smell! Faint pine and orange peek through.
T- WOW!!! This thing is just bursting with citrus my taste buds just exploded. Grapefruit and faint hoppy pine.
M- Crisp, juicy, clean, refreshing very well balanced.
D- I could drink this all day

Great googily moogily that's an awesome beer. Really glad I kept this in my cart.

korguy123, May 03, 2010
Photo of LordHammer
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Clear, bright yellow edging towards gold, with an inch of head that slowly fades to a nearly solid lace at the top of the beer. Lacing all the way down the glass is nice.

S: Huge hop aroma, piney, big citrus, especially grapefruit. Really impressive.

T: Definitely not balanced, but I wasn't expecting that. Bit of sweet maltiness up front, then a big shot of hops, with floral/piney/citrus at first, then a lingering bitterness that lasts until the next sip. This is as advertised.

M: Carbonation is moderate, as is the body. Seems right for something with as big of a flavor and 8% ABV.

D: Will I finish the bottle? Sure. Would I have another? Well, no. This is palate napalm. It's delicious, but you can't expect to have several of these.

LordHammer, Apr 30, 2010
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,003 ratings.