Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,506
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 212
Gots: 767 | FT: 8
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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 rtepiak
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a solid brew. and seeing as its getting hard to appreciate one of the some affirmed american craft beer styles... i have to say this is very drinkable. very nice and hoppy pineapple and lace of sticky honey pollen malty backbone. well balanced and goes down like water with korean food. with a nice tad sweet ender. a bit of earthy malt notes. not boozy with a frothy feel.

Photo of dmsohyea
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle dated 115, so about a month old at sampling. Served in a snifter.

A: Dark orange and copper with 1 finger off white head. Good retention and moderate to high lacing. Head is really soapy looking.

S: Smells a little grassy with lots of tropical fruit. Pineapple and peach are the most prominent. I'm guessing this beer was dry hopped with a bunch of different hop varieties including Amarillo and Cascade. Nice, but not on par with some of the Pliny's of the world.

T: Tastes just like a bitter fruit salad. A touch of bitterness up front, followed by pineapple, grapefruit, apple, pear and apricot, then finishes with strong bitterness and a slight drying sensation. A little warmth from the alcohol, but it's well hidden. Very sweet, but not overly malty like others in the genre.

M: A little thin at times, but solid for the style. A little creamy, but low carbonation.

O: A great double IPA that brings tons of sweetness without tasting like a malt sandwich. I usually prefer dry IPA's, but this one fits the bill without being dry at all because the malt doesn't overpower the hoppy goodness.

Photo of thebrood1987
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The smell of this is almost unmatched. It has a very concentrated, thick, resinous, juicy citrus and tropical fruit hop smell. I also get a sweetness on the smell as well. The taste really backs up the smell with that same tongue digging resinous sweet hop flavor which has fruity flavors reminiscent of citrus grapefruit and maybe some more subtle fruit flavors like mangoes and maybe some raspberry. Its just such a roller coaster ride of hop flavor that ends in a pleasing hop bitterness that isn't too high but high enough to where it seems very potent on the palette.

The 8 percent is seriously not even noted and I'm sure the vicious hop flavor just covers this up unbelievably well. This is most definitely the cheapest and best 22 oz bomber of quality IPA I've ever had. This seriously has the hop flavor and quality of high end 12 dollar bottles. Its awesome how the flavor is more of a sweet bitterness rather than a dry sharp bitterness which is why some people might question the 102 IBU's. I also get some piney hop notes as well on the taste as it warms more. I really can't say enough good things about this beer. A plus all the way around.

Photo of output01x
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1 1/2-finger cream-colored head that slowly recedes to a thick, clumpy dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a translucent golden amber with a multitude of large carbonation bubbles rushing quickly toward the surface. Thin lacing clings to the glass like cobwebs in a forgotten attic.

Resinous pine is the dominant aroma in the nose with spicy hops and citrus hops in the background. Notes of mandarin oranges and grapefruit shine through if one digs deep enough. A sweet, caramel malt scent lends itself nicely.

An extremely sweet, corn syrup citrus flavor starts off each sip but is quickly overtaken by an earthy, spicy hop flavor. This then transforms beautifully into an earthy pine bitter aftertaste. There is a lot going on in this beer and each sip is like sending your taste buds on a tour.

Full bodied with, this beer knows how to sit in your mouth as well as coat it. Luckily, the carbonation is high enough to prevent this beer from sticking around too long or becoming sticky.

The 102 IBU claim is not really perceived while consuming this beer. Of course, IBUs and perceived bitterness are separate entities and perceived bitterness is relative. However, I would personally expect more bitter out of any beer claiming its IBUs are triple digit. Truthfully, I think I got more bitter out of the aroma than I did the flavor.

Despite my griping, I still enjoyed this beer and would gladly drink it again. While I would not brand it a "punch you in the tongue" DIPA, I could see this as a decent DIPA for pairing with foods.

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Deep and bright amber orange with lots of rising bubbles and a big white head with good retention. Lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Lots of citrus and pine hops with grapefruit and orange that is backed up by some caramel and toffee malts. Also has a earthy hop aroma.

Taste: Strong citrus and earthy hops consisting of grapefruit and orange peel are followed by bready caramel and toffee malts. Good balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium to high body with a medium carbonation. Bitter but still pretty smooth.

Overall: A very solid version of a DIPA. A little more bready than the others I've tried.

Photo of sweemzander
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint.

(A)- Pours a clear orange hue. Produced a good foamy off-white to yellow colored head. Great retention and plenty of lace left behind.

(S)- A nice dry citrus hop profile. Mild honey sweetness and pine wood.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A nice dry citrusy hop profile. A mild caramel-like sweetness and bitter pine.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. A fitting hop presence, malt and bitterness.

(D)- A solid IPA that fits the style very well. Pretty straightforward, but it hits all the spots when I look for a good IPA. And a great bang for your buck in a sea of expensive DIPA's.

Photo of Roke87
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber, chilled and poured into a Duvel tulip, no bottle dates anywhere to be seen.

Appearance- Pours a cloudy golden amber colour with a finger of nice fluffy white head that quickly dissipates to a very thin ring leaving minimal lacing throughout the glass.

Smell- lots of pine a hop aromas coming from this one and some mild citrus flavours in there as well, I don’t get much else going on though?

Taste- Is off the chain, a definite hophead’s dream come true, tonnes of piney resin hops smack you right in the face, very bitter just as the label states. Lots of citrus fruity flavours coming through as well, nice grapefruit flavour which what seems like a touch of orange in there, and finishes very bitter again but you can taste some sweetness in there and a tiny bit of malts.

Mouthfeel- Light to Medium bodied with below average carbonation, very crisp and refreshing that goes down nice for the higher ABV although it is a bitter SOB.

Overall- “102 I.B.U 4 U” a great label statement that very much describes this beer in a nutshell, a very bitter, hopped up double IPA that takes no prisoners. As I said before in my review a definite hophead’s dream come true. A very solid offering that rivals some of the other great DIPA’s that I have tried in the past. For the price point I would definitely seek this one out again, well worth the $5 to try this one.

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.03/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on tap into a Lagunita's mason jar at the Lagunita's Tasting Room

A- Poured a clear amber orange color with a one finger creamy head

S- Piney hops, grape/rasin, and citrus

T- Very highly hopped and very strong grape taste, not grapefruit or orange citrus, but grape. Very sweet and bitter, pretty extreme tasting.

M- Pretty smooth with pretty high carbonation

Overall this beer reminds of an extreme Great Laker Burning River. I get this strange grape flavor from them which I don't care for in an IPA. Pretty disappointed with this beer considering I really like their Maximus DIPA.

Photo of mocktm
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

For my first review, I chose Lagunita's Hop Stoopid, a beer I have long wanted to try, but for some reason or another, was always out of reach or trumped out by another IPA or Imperial.

A: This brew pours a light orange hue with a frothy and creamy white head that quickly settles, leaving behind a heavy and healthy lace. Very clear and inviting.

S: Pine, pine and more pine followed by a massive hit of impressive hop explosion. Slight hints of orange and grapefruit citrus. Imperial IPA ABV is well masked but still detectable.

T: Very sweet and citrusy upon first tasting finishing with some serious hop bitterness that lingers nicely. Alcohol is almost non-existent. Beautiful.

M: Medium bodied with a slight creaminess. Perfect for an IPA style, well done and highly drinkable.

O: Always having been a fan of Lagunitas a Lil Sumpin', I had high expectations for this brew. It's def fair to say it passed my test. Great bang for the buck and I'd definitely get it again.

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

Nose: So much pine. That's really it. Light crisp malt and a hint of yeast.

Appearance: Glowing amber with floating sediment. Great color and clarity.

Taste: Massive, but well balanced at first. The hops really take over at the end, but the initial taste has a pleasant, fruit sweetness. The hops are spicy and work nicely with the alcohol heat.

Overall: This beer rocks. Fantastically hopped and satisfyingly balanced.

Photo of x63x77
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass. This beer pours a nice golden/amber color with a thin creamy head that dissipates quickly leaving a nice lacing. The nose is well balanced with a nice up front crispness. Hop Stoopid has the smooth bitterness that is characteristic from highly hopped imperial IPAs, but I feel it lacks the floral notes on the finish that would come from using fresh hops over the extract. Mouth feel is silky smooth with almost no hint of alcoholo. Overall I would rate this as a very good experiment by Lagunita's into the Imperial/Double IPA realm. Their use of hop extract is impressive in it's execution and I feel that late time wet hopping just prior to fermentation would give this beer an exceptional characteristic that would push it into greatness.

Photo of Matt1516
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber-gold with a fluffy two finger head.
Medium carbonation. Grassy smell.

Puckering hop taste but quite refreshing for a springtime Florida morning. The 8% ABV sneaks up on you. It is not suggested in the taste at all.

The creamy mouthfeel is perfect and the bitter finish leaves you coming back for more.

Awesome.

Photo of mulder1010
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip

A-- Poured a clear golden color. Very clear color and no visible carbonation showing besides the head. Head was a bright white color, two fingers at height but quickly faded to just white spots, leaving a finger of soapy lacing on the sides of the glass. On swirling a one finger head and also dies off rapidly.

S-- Candied orange, grapefruit and pine. A little bit of peach blossom and orange peel. Slightly sweet and resiny. No ABV smell at all. Good nose, very good nose.

T-- Bitter grapefruit and bitter orange peel backed with a good amount of sweet malt. Really offsets the bitterness and really smooths it out well and hides the IBU's very well.

M-- Low carbonation and medium feel. Really it is fruit and pine in the front ( bitterness levels really pick up with air) and the sweetness in the back. Sort of sweet mixed with some grapefruit bitterness in the back. Like that it is bitter up front and smooth and sweet in the back. Slightly oily all the way through.

O-- IBU's do creep up on me halfway through on this but really well crafted as not massive up front. ABV is almost nonexistent in this. Get halfway through the first and start craving a second. That is a good sign.

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

Pours a clear, slightly crimson golden color with a nice big white head. Pine and resin hop comes strongly off the nose with a nice malt balance. Smells really nice actually. The taste is a sweet malt balance to those same pine and resin hops. The original bite of the pine hops comes off almost fruity, but also with a hint of booze. Not as sweet as some DIPAs, which is welcome. Mouthfeel has good carbonation and some residual sweetness that hangs out on the tongue. Overall is a 5.0 with the bump because it is a $4 bomber. I mean, $4, seriously? This is not nearly the best IIPA I've ever had, but it has really nice pine flavor, is $4 and is much better than the attempts of a ton of different breweries attempt to make a decent IIPA.

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

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Clear honey orange color with one finger of billowy off-white head. Good retention and great lace.

S: Sweet peaches, ample serving, nice quality.

T: Interesting-- leads with a hint of bitter dark fruit before moving to a flash of spicy peach. Finishes with a bit of bitter brown sugar. Different flavor profile for a DIPA-- a pleasant surprise. Over time, transitions to more of a mango flavor.

M: Medium mouthfeel, equal parts oil and cream. Balances more towards cream over the course of the glass.

O: This is a very, very good DIPA. Flavors are wonderful, really great stuff. Another one to revisit often. Yum!

Photo of alexhahn82
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Looks a medium golden with a major headm light airy bubbles rising.

S. After popping the cap, an almost strawberry like hop smell. after pouring it a similar sweet like but more mild tone in scent.

Taste. a semi sweet hoppy bitterness, almost on the verge of sour, but thats used as reference not quite a taste.

M. Very nice presence, it lets you know its there, that its not going to go over quietly, bitey with a nice effervescence.

Overall: Very nice, bitter, hoppy, sweet, complex and well played. and a decent ABV.

Photo of mdr4669
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Amber to yellow gradient with about two finger of creamy eggshell head and thick patchy lacing.

Smell: Hops, pine, lemon, with some malty wheat as well.

Taste: The pine taste hits first immediately followed with an XL portion of hops. There's also some citrus and bready flavoring thrown in for balance.

MF: Rich & velvety with a nice kick at the back of your throat from the hops.

OA: Well balance yet still intricate and interesting, a very nice brew.

Photo of bagpiper2005
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Light to medium copper color with a tinge of red. Two fingers of white head with average retention and plenty of lacing to go around.

Smell: It smells like grapefruit juice, quite frankly. Plenty of citrus/grapefruit hops, but not much else going on here.

Taste: Surprisingly balanced. Things kick off with a citrus hop zing supported by a rich, sweet caramel malt backbone. The middle of the beer has a biscuity quality to it similar to a typical amber ale, and then finishes up with a vicious assault of pine and grapefruit hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, with medium carbonation. Slight oily texture.

Drinkability/Overall: Incredibly smooth for the IBUs. Easy drinking, almost too drinkable for the ABV. Lots of good flavors going on here.

Final Notes: One heck of a Double IPA. It's hoppy, malty, smooth, and balanced. This is just begging to be paired against some spicy food. Give it a try!

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

I've had this beer a few times over the years, actually surprised to find I never reviewed it when now just checking to compare previous notes. I've always thought this one to be pretty good, but not spectacular. I pour the bomber into a large snifter to review.

Half inch white head consistent of medium sized carbonation bubbles. Beer is light orange/copper in color and transparent. A welcomed layer of retention remains after the head settles and the lacing is pretty good as well.

Very hop forward but the background malt is still evident. Hops are very piney and oily rounded out with a citrus bouquet.

The balance is there in the taste, but this really is a tongue bruiser of a hoppy DIPA. Pine, oil, cannibus and citrus.

Remarkably drinkable, smooth and creamy. Quite a treat. They did not spare any oil from the hops, this one is dripping with resin. Medium full in body and light on the carbonation. Long finish like you just chewed on a pine needle.

This one is better than I was anticipating. A nice change of pace from the PtE I've been sucking down recently like it's running out of stock.

Photo of dmfrench
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Oily and pungent yet creamy DIPA
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A: Medium pumpkin/goldenrod body with a regenerative, lacing, and fairly persistent one finger off white head.

S: Very impressive off the pour, before I was in analysis mode. Now, it's settled out to a moderately aromatic sweet, doughy caramel body with a topping of citric, spicy hops. This is almost undoubtedly a freshness issue.

T: Similar to the nose, but the hops are coming out a bit better. The hops I speak of are oily, green, and pungent, representing a good, complex blend of resinous pine, citrus, and floral notes. There's gotta be some Amarillo and Simcoe in there. Somewhat reminiscent of the the signature FFF hop profile. Malt is a pretty typical sweet, creamy caramel, on the lighter side.

M: Medium to full body, creamy, with a bit of grainy texture.

O: Very inspired by these less than fresh results... will have to seek out and try again.

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

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into an oversized snifter glass. Pours a copper color with a soapy white head, with nice lacing up the sides of the glass a you swirl.

Packs a wollop of a smell, with heavy doses of solvent alcohol, citrus, and evergreen, and an acerbic yeast smell overlaying sweet malt. The smell begins to open up and become more spicy and less alcohol-like, but with still a faint resin/solvent aroma.

Pucker up, this is a bitter beast! Starts mildly sweet and floral, but quickly takes a turn down pine hop bitter lane. There's a bit of honey and apple in the opening, perhaps even strawberries, before a buttery bitter hits mid tongue to dry it out.

Medium bodied, and much smoother than the initial solvent smell would lead you to believe.

I've always been a fan of Hop Stoopid, and am a huge fan of just about anything Lagunitas puts out. This beer does not try to be anything other than what it is - a massive hop bomb of bitter. If you like a good, uncomplicated DIPA, definitely give this a try.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden orange body with a patchy white head. Nice foamy landscape with hills and valleys.

S - Deep delicious hop nose. Fresh, crisp, spiced, sweet hop aromas. Slightly floral and dry scented.

T - A big complex hop mix up front with mouth watering floral freshness. Sweet hops and fresh sweet grassy notes. Some warming spiced hop notes with a bitter aftertaste. A very fresh clean taste throughout. Mild fresh and sweet citrus too.

M - Super fresh mouth. Clean and refreshing, nice light body and tingly carbonation. A highly drinkable beer.

O - Awesome double IPA. This ranks up there with the best. Very well balanced and fresh.

Photo of Smithson49er
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Nice golden color with a bright white foam

S: WOW talk about a beer that attacks the nostrils, I get hops um hops and maybe a little bit of hops nice piny notes to

T: I get some nice citrus notes and a whole lot of hops without being to much, another nice beer from Lagunitas

M: I would love a little more of that oily resiny coating real hoppy beers like this sometimes leave but the smoothness and flavor really made this enjoyable

O: Hop Stoopid, "for those mornings when you have to cut right to the chase" -Lagunitas. Exactly what I need when feel like getting a little stupid.

Photo of zrab11
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a nice Golden carmel orange color with a 1 1/2 finger creamy head.

S- Has some citrus notes up front with alot of hops comming through as well.

T- Hop bomb hits you right away. Then i taste some pine notes which i did not get in the smell it finish's with a tiny bit of sweetness.

M-Medium to light bodied. with great carbonation

D-Overall this was a great representation to DIPA. Hoppiness all the way through. Wish it had alittle more complexity but overall a nice beer.

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

This is my second review of Hop Stoopid.

A: dark copper, orange hue; quarter inch of cream colored foam with an average amount of micro-bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass; lots of lacing; many particles can be seen in the beer

S: one of my favorite scents; hops, hops, and more fresh smelling hops; strong citrus aroma with some sweet malty goodness

T: this beer is a hop-heads dream; mouth watering citrus flavors hit you at first impact; an eruption of hops encompass your taste buds; finally, you're left with sweet malty deliciousness as it goes down

M: sharp, fresh, crisp, and well carbonated; leaves a bit of that sticky fresh hop feeling in your mouth

O: This is an exceptional DIPA. Whether I'm in California or the Midwest, it is always available somewhere at a very fair price. Regardless of its availability and price, I would go far out of my way to continue to obtain this brew. The crispness and fresh hoppy flavor of Hop Stoopid is addicting. This is a beer experience that shouldn't be passed up.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,506 ratings.