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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,188 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,188
Reviews: 1,953
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 192
Gots: 625 | 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 lnashsig
3.45/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a dogfish head beer glass. Was very excited at the 104 ibus that this bottle boasts. Almost no head, which surprised me. The best part of this beer is the aromatic hop fragrance- definitely nice pine, grapefruit, and citrus aromas there. But, sad to say that I was overall dissapointed in the lack of malt backbone, and lack of complexity to this one. I'm not sure if the lack of flavor had to do with the fact that hop extracts were used intentionally, but I expected something more. Between this title, and their everyday ipa, the only real difference in taste is with the aroma.

lnashsig, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of chumba526
3.15/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears translucent, gold with about an inch of white head.

It smells dank: there is a slight skunky kind bud smell going on. I also smell a floral pine smell as well. There is also a bit of a grapefruit, lemon and orange smell going on. It smells quite nice.

The taste is comprised of a mild but noticeable grapefruit flavor. I get notes of pine. There is a bit of a sweet caramel flavor that balances the hop flavor. The end ends with a nice bitterness, though I think it could do with a bit more of hop bitterness. It tastes pretty good but it seems a little one dimensional. The complex hop flavor seen in many double IPAs is not found in this beer. Regardless it still tastes good.

Carbonation is moderate high.

Drinkability is quite good. It goes down smooth and easy.

Overall a nice imperial IPA. It is nothing to complex but it tastes good. It is a good beer but it is nothing amazing or ground breaking.

chumba526, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of ADZA
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a light hazy orange hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a frothy two finger head that slowly recedes to a one layer of froth and sporadic lacing here and there,the aroma is a strong mix of piney hops,light citrus,light toffee and piney hops,the taste is quite subdued compared to the aroma but is very drinkable which starts off with a light to medium bodied mouthfeel and leaves tastes of stonefruit,citrus,light toffee and piney hops all lingering on the palette but the finish is not the hoppy bitter bomb you would expect its more of a bittersweet finish almost like hops dipped in caramel and overall its a very nice drop thats very easy to drink and would have no problem finishing more than the one of.

ADZA, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of IronLover
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright yellow in color with an orange hue and a slight haze. Light white head on the pour that reduces to a wispy white cap. Intense orange, grapefruit and lemon hoppy aroma with a sweet honey and malt beneath. Medium bodied with light carbonation and smooth feel. Flavors are much the same as the aromas. Intense citrus orange, grapefruit and lemon with a honey and sweet malty backbone. Finishes very clean with a light bitter ending the doesn't linger long. Goes down very easy and no hints of a higher ABV.

IronLover, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of mynie
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never reviewed this? Huh...

Pours very thick and gold, like most double IPAs.

Smells like thick, deadly grapefruit. Good, and what I expected--this is called Hop Stoopid, after all--but it's still unbalanced.

Tastes much nicer, much more balanced, although it's lacking the kind of wicked hop variegation I look for in an elite double IPA. Still, it's very nicely balanced, with the high alpha grapefruit hops starting things off and moving into a toasty, peaty malt finish that ends with a lingering sweetness.

mynie, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of Zundo
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden body with some orange. Frothy off-white, onefinger head, with good lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit lemon orange, honey pine

Taste: Orange and grapefruit, piny floral

Mouthfeel: smooth, wet and carbonated, faint resin at the end

Drinkability: Really easy to drink, not overly taxing on the tastebuds in regards to the aftertaste.

Zundo, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of climax
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a quite pale gold with clarity among the best I've ever seen. The head was good sized and faded slowly.

The aroma was amazing, intensely inviting; fresh, juicy, and bold. Flirting with a 5, but I can't quite give it out; the malt strength just didn't break through enough. Orange and sweet grapefruit citrus notes add juiciness to a strong herbal earthy presence. Bubblegum, some astringency, mint, and a very mild sweet toasty caramel hint all tantalize the nose.

The flavor is excellent, fresh and sharp. The hop bill has several dimensions blanketing the spectrum well. Its a bit soapy upon entry, fading to citrus, with the herbal division of things taking the nod as the finish nears. Sweet and sour flavors come and go as everything flows together wonderfully. Love it.

The carbonation is on the heavy side, keeping this one sharp from the second the tongue hits it through the lingering dry finish. The body is medium and a bit sticky.

This beer accomplishes what it set out to do, load the drinker with hops. However, it's not a air strike of bitterness that's overly soapy or dry as some Imperials are. It's a clean fresh blend of everything the west coast IPA should be, with enough of a bang that makes it a sipper. But I sure was sipping fast.

Hop oils as opposed to hops.... hashish as opposed to buds? Method to the madness? Whatever the motive, it worked quite well, don't change a thing. There are a lot of good things to say about this brew.

climax, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of LiquidCucumber
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Crystal clear light amber with a fluffy little head that leaves nice lacing all over the place. Nothing here to say this is going to be special though.

S - Sweet succulent hops. A strong character of tropical fruits; pineapple, citrus and a touch of mango. This is balanced by a touch of sweet malts at the end.

T - Hops blast a hole in your mouth with their puckering bitterness; strongly sweet tasting and very fruity; just like the smell. A touch of vegetal hop flavor as well, doesn't detract but makes it taste more earthy. Also rounded out by a touch of malt; but it just doesn't stand up to the full-on hop assault.

M - Smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation. Leaves a nice film of sweetness on the tongue.

D - Not bad at all. Wouldn't be able to pound it like I could a Pliny, but it's really a much thicker brew. Much better than the first time I had it, that must have been a bad bottle, cause this stuff is divine.

LiquidCucumber, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of Ralphus
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear orange koolaid color. The head is beaming white and leaves some light lacing behind. The head could be a little thicker but overall it looks good.

The smell is a rather earthy and musty hop mixture containing pine and citrus. Volume is good.. the earthiness is probably not my thing however.

The taste has good balance between the rich, citrus pine hops and sweet malt in the foreground. The earthiness is present in the taste is well but blended better I believe.

Mouthfeel is good. Smooth and slightly sticky. Just the way I like a good DIPA to be. Carbonation is just right.

Drinkability is very good for a beer of this strength. The alcohol is well hidden and I probably wouldn't have known it was there until it snuck up on me.

Ralphus, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of dfernandez77
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Astonishing fresh lychee, mandarin oranges, and apricot. Sweet honey like malts. Slightly grassy, fresh alfalfa like bitterness. Altogether very fresh, bracing, and fruity, as opposed to pine, resinous, or juniper herbals in other big IIPAs. Very promising.

Pours with medium carbonation and a light, white, head that dissipates quickly - negligible lace. Slightly coppery blond color. Slightly hazy.

Very well balanced. With fruity characters from the hops and yeast - mandarin orange and mango, with a touch of ripe Asian pear. Malt provides a nice backbone - both complexly sweet and honey-like. Bittering hops pull it together with balance a dryness. This has a beginning (bracing and fresh), middle (fruit, and honey/malty), and end (clean sweetnes and slightly astringent). Very well done.

Pushes above medium bodied with a nice slickness that lingers. Finishes clean and lightly dry.

Overall Impression:
Very well done IIPA. Up with the best I've had. I'd put it at par with Pliney the Elder for overall enjoyment - though it's tipped to freshness and fruit rather than to resinous herbal characters. Great aroma, great flavor, finishes well, easily drinkable - I'll say it again - very well done.

dfernandez77, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of charlzm
3.28/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Consumed November 21st, 2010 from a De Proef goblet. Yeah, I know it's inappropriate glassware. Sue me.

Beer is a clear, medium amber/gold with a strong white head that dies slowly. Plentiful carbonation provides good head replenishment and some sheeting on glass sides.

Aromas are asphalt and turpentine, though I let my girlfriend smell it and she got apricots. Huh. There is definitely a resiny pine component, on that we can agree. Also a huge herbal presence. Going to have to go with "average" on this due to my bad experience and the better impressions others had of the exact same glass.

Flavor is huge: some sweet malts, but the massively bitter, citric (grapefruit?) and pine hoppiness is the dominant note here. Finish is bitter as hell and lasts forever. Strangely, that is a selling point for some.

Mouthfeel is oily and thick but the carbonation keeps it from being coating.

I had to sip this one and it still took me an hour to finish my half of the bomber.

charlzm, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of DrinkinBoy
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid appears a slightly light golden color with a small amber hue. The head is just off white with average retention and lacing.

The smell starts off with the classic super hop aroma that takes a second to breakdown. The aromas are more focused on piney notes than citrus, and there is a distinguishable amount of sweet malt aroma.

Its taste lacks any significant initial sweetness. The first recognizable flavor comes on the mid palate. Here the flavors are reflective of the smell, mostly focused on pine, evergreen bitterness. The beginning of the finish is surprising with roasty/nutty flavors that play well with the hop bitterness. The finish last just about forever, 1 minute plus.

The mouthfeel is heavy, with a nice healthy amount of carbonation that fits with the excessive bitterness.

Overall, this is a very good example of an American Double IPA. As with most beers of this strength/IBU just one will wear out your pallet, but this beer shows what the West Coast style is all about.

DrinkinBoy, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of juju7
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In light of recent discussions on the Aus. forum I disclose that this is a grey import. For what it's worth. A beer that gets some serious coverage on this site from our American beer enthusiasts. It's good for sure, maybe just not the pants-wetter I thought it might be. "But you're not drinking it how the brewer intended!". Yeah, yeah, fair enough. Although the pine-citrus hop presence is quite enticing I find the amount of malt sweetness to be almost reminiscent of an Aussie version of an IIPA. A deep, bittersweet beer with an aggressive mouthfeel and a finish to remember. Delicioso.

juju7, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of rowingbrewer
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 22oz bottle to a standard pint glass.

appearance- nice golden hues with a strong white head that slowly dissapates.

smell- Citrus Citrus Citrus, amazing aroma

Taste- grapefruit notes and a nice hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- the bitterness after one sip left me salivating for more

drinkability- could drink this one just about everyday but unfortunately i dont think there is enough at my local packy to do that

rowingbrewer, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of biggerboat88
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my newly acquired Maudite snifter, Hop Stoopid is a lovely shade of golden orange, vividly colorful and clear with a topping of bubbly white head. Not very strong head retention but still left a considerable amount of lacing on the glass. This one smells like a handful of freshly picked citrusy hops, I want a air freshener that smells like this. Taste is much of the same...thank goodness! Starts off sweet and juicy with a slightly spicy bitterness to finish it off. Deliciously hoppy but balanced enough to not completely destroy your tongue. With something this hopped up you might expect to be a little syrupy but it is well carbonated and the mouthfeel is spot on. At 102 IBUs this one is a keeper ladies & gents!

biggerboat88, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of WTBash
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance and smell-wise, it's exactly what I'd expect from a quality IPA or APA. I do have some qualms, however, with the taste. The mouthfeel is thick and smooth, while not encumbering the taste, which is frankly bitter for the sake of being bitter. It's really hoppy, which I enjoy, but the hoppy taste feels forced as if it were a product of an extract rather than brewing. It's worth checking out but overall not impressive.

WTBash, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of donius
4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5


Pours a perfectly clear, slightly orange...with a one finger, white head--dissipates fairly quickly, but has decent lacing.

Smells very piney and mildly malty...great floral notes and a fair amount of grapefruit..little bit of watermelon and peach maybe.

Tastes incredible...an initial sweetness, then a blast of bitter hops, but the finish is not overly bitter...not too spicy, and perfectly balanced (surprising for 102 IBU).

Goes down very easy--crisp, smooth, not sticky or resinous really...not too dry, not too watery...almost perfect

If you haven't had this, and you like american style IPAs or Double IPAs then you have got to check this beast out!!

donius, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of rfgetz
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean, clear gold color with active carbonation, good retention and lacing. Scent brings a good, strong combination of citrus, floral and piney hops with some astringency to it. Taste brings a strong but not overpowering bitter bite, lots of grapefruit, mild pine, some apricot and flower notes. Astringency from scent doesn't carry over to taste, lightly sweet malt background. Medium bodied, slightly high in carbonation for the style, no lingering tastes. A really good dIPA for the price paid for a bomber. Great taste, lacking only a few minor tweaks that would make it top tier.

rfgetz, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of TulipSnifter
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hop Stoopid
Appearance: Golden in color with a light cap that dissipates.
Smell: Sweet fruit and flowers. There is almost a candied smell.
Taste: Sweet and smooth and a little less bite than Pliny. Tasty and hoppy.
Mouth feel: light, bubbly and clean.
Drink ability: Very easy. I really enjoy this beer. I compared it side by side to Pliny, which I really like, but Hop Stoopid is a touch smoother.

TulipSnifter, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of BeastofWotan
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours an appealing murky light golden brown. On finger head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Dominated by piney and citrus hops.

Taste: Not as hoppy as the smell suggested! Very well balanced. A sweet malty start with a hoppy bitter aftertaste. Citrus all the way through.

Mouthfeel: On the lighter side, lots of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, goes down smoothly. The carbonation surely helps a bit.

BeastofWotan, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of WildTurkey
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bomber bottle into belgian style beer glass.

A: Orange / Coppery color. It looked lighter for IPA in my opinion (might have been the lighting though). Nice frothy head, left a good residue on the glass.

S: Great smell. Piny and very citrus. There's some other light fruit aroma -- I'll say apricot. Whatever it was, I liked it.

T: Nice sweetness, and citrus again. At 100+ IBU's, the bitterness was not too extreme; Nice balance with the sweetness.

M: Medium body. Crisp and clean. A little effervescent. Nice and smooth for a bigger beer.

D: Easy drinking. All good.

WildTurkey, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of LiquidBread219
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A= It was a clear gold color. About a one finger foamy white head.

S= Nice nose on this beer get a good smell of many hops floral,pine, and some citrus.

T= The citrus hops come out the most in the taste I liked this beer because with all the hops it was kind of bitter but then it had a nice sweet malt backbone to it.

M= Medium body perfect for this beer.

D= Really enjoyed drinking this one and it went down easy for me and for the price it's a great beer.

LiquidBread219, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of dutchlq7
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle into a pint glass

Appearance-Medium gold in color, frothy head which leaves a nice lacing.

Smell-At first a strong piney hop but then citrusy and sweet hop smell take over.

Taste-citrusy hop taste with a fruity yeast.

Mouthfeel-medium bodied, mild carbonation a little on the heavy side.

Drinkability-overall not a bad beer but not what I expected. It was pretty easy to drink but i wasnt too impressed by it. Not one of the best from such a great brewery.

dutchlq7, Nov 06, 2010
Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.68/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance -- Bright amber with a finger of creamy white head.

Smell -- Grapefruit, cannabis, basement, caramel malt. Overall, citrusy and dank.

Taste -- Grapefruit, pine, lots of green onion and garlic. Baseline of hop bitterness throughout - hop extract? Caramel malt backbone trying to keep things together.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-full in body with ample carbonation.

Drinkability -- How is this so highly rated? Malting is adequate, but the hop profile is really far off. LOTS of onion and garlic; I left half of the glass at the bar. Funny how I remember this being so much better the times I've had it in the bottle...

yeahnatenelson, Nov 06, 2010
Photo of BigPlay1824
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a mug

A: Pours a beautiful hazy golden color with about an inch of creamy white head, leaves a complete ring of lacing around the mug

S: Honestly one of the best smelling American Doubles ive ever come across. Beautiful citrus scent that really is perfectly balanced and not overpowering in any way.

T: Wonderful citrus taste. Finishes with a nice hop note that is slightly bitter/dry. The taste really lingers on the tongue.

M: Slight carbonation tingle, citrus really awakens the mouth from front to back, leaves a little bit of each of the flavors spread across the back and sides of the tongue

D: Truely a refreshing brew, perfectly balanced, keeps me wanting another sip

Overall, Lagunitas has once again astounded me with an incredible brew. I wish they would touch up the label abit and i may have picked it up even sooner

BigPlay1824, Nov 06, 2010
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,188 ratings.