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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,185 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,185
Reviews: 1,953
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 192
Gots: 621 | 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 adam42381
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a pint glass. Julian dating indicates that it was bottled on March 18th so it's a bit older than ideal.

Appearance: Pours a clear gold with caramel hints and a 3 finger foamy white head which lingers nicely. Excellent lacing throughout.

Smell: Sweet tropical fruits. Much sweeter than I expected, especially considering the IBU level.

Taste: Sweet citrus and candied fruits up front followed by bready malt in the middle then followed up with grapefruit bitterness at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter but not overpowering. This beer is surprisingly sweet and not that bitter. It is quite delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a just the right amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: High drinkability. The elevated ABV is very well hidden. This beer goes down very smoothly.

Overall: Excellent Double IPA. This is an excellent offering from Lagunitas and one I would recommend highly. I was worried that it would have lost some of its flavor since it is a bit out of date but it was still delicious.

adam42381, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of alkchrios
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at a small town market next to the Pala Mesa resort in Temecula California. Poured in a rocks glass at the hotel I was staying at. Following a nice bit of smoke the beer poured a light copper to amber hue. This gave way to about a quarter inch head. (I think the beer may of been a bit warm upon initial pour) Fruity, peach, roasted cherry and apple were the first things to come to the nose.. however this beer still maintained a bit of an earthy aroma. At 102 IBU I expected way more than I got..even at a warmer temperature it did not have that bite I was expecting/wanted. The carbonation of the brew coats the pallet with a lot of hops, a very good balance of carbonation to flavor is present in this beer. Hop Stoopid is a good sipping beer and at 8 percent ABV one or two bombers is enough. Id recommend this beer to someone who is just making that transition to IPAs or ESBs

alkchrios, Sep 02, 2010
Photo of BigIrishman
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours crystal clear golden with a soapy white head.

Smell: Apricots and citrus fruits mixed with peachiness as it warms up, no hints of maltiness.

Taste: Big hop presence that is pretty much what was expected from the aroma. The huge hop flavor is not balanced by any malt backbone whatsoever but that really is the point on this one. Big bitter backbone that has a nice palate cleansing effect. Slight alcohol at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a sticky feel.

Drinkability: For a one trick poney this one is pretty good. I would still grab a Ruination or Hop Wallop any day over this one but it serves it purpose nicely. Not sure how many of these I'd throw back as after glass 2 there's really no tasting anything else.

BigIrishman, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of ZAP
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Peach colored...whisp of a head

S-Nice fruitiness....ripe oranges...some tropical fruits...mango...smells sweet for the amount of IBU's

T-Fruity with a solid biscuit like malt backbone...nice flavor...mild bitterness on the fade but all the hop goodness seems to be in the flavor...fruits are big...peaches, ripe oranges, tangerines, and mango...I love the malt bone on this too..

M-Plenty hefty....the 102 IBU's are a flavorfull 102 IBU's....not a ton of bitterness...

D-Very nice DIPA with plenty of redeeming qualities. i like how this showcases hop flavor of pure hop bitterness.

ZAP, Aug 30, 2010
Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, bright tangerine color with a very frothy, firm ecru colored head. Lots of intricate spots of lace, a consistent layer of froth retains on the top.

S: Intense citrus and tropical fruit notes on top of a sweet sugar cookie malt base. Clean and pleasant, but not quite as unabashedly dank as some of the best in the style.

T&M: Quite delicious. A citrusy hop bomb with a nice biscuity malt presence. Almost zero bitterness for such a hoppy beer. I would appreciate a touch of bitter here just to keep the edge, but that's a minor complaint. The flavor is great and it's quite tasty. It doesn't punish the palate like some others, which is both a good and bad thing. I would appreciate just a touch more attitude.

D: Highly drinkable for a DIPA. A tasty brew from Lagunitas and one I'll definitely look out for in the future.

BamaBeerBuff, Aug 29, 2010
Photo of ludachris
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another great find at Premier Wines and Spirits in Halifax. One of the last beers I had down there. Review from notes.

Pours a bright amber gold hue with a bit of hop haze. One finger of creamy white head is yeilded after a semi-aggressive pour. The head displays decent retention but soon boils down to a thick ring of foam that sticks around. Patchy, spider leg lace is what's left behind as the head recedes. I was a bit surprised that their Maximus IPA, which is .5% lower in ABV, seemed much more rich in its appearance. It's still a solid looking DIPA.

The nose is clean, bright and crisp. Gooey grapefruit, chewy hop resin, sweet tangerines, and piney hops are what comprise the smell. A hitn of buttery malts are detectable but bordering the point of not mentioning them at all.

Loads of citrus in the taste. Sweet and sticky tangerines mesh with a candied but bitter grapefruit rhine character. The finish is quite bitter, but unoffensively so. Notes of pine and herbal hops linger long after each sip is taken.

The feel is sooo balanced, soooo smooth, with a perfect level of carbonation. Very refreshing and dangerously easy to put down. Just like the Maximus IPA, the higher ABV is completely indetectable.

I thought their standard IPA was a good interpretation of the style but in my opinion, it doesn't compare to their DIPA offerings; this and Maximus. The balance in both beers is near perfect. This one seems like a slightly amped up version in comparison to their Maximus with more focus being place on the bitter character of the beer. I'll buy this one again and again.

ludachris, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of abaer123
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An exceptional beer at the toronado in san francisco. Delicious smell, easy on the taste buds, smooth drinking. Good stuff.

The beer is an exceptional feel when enjoyed from the tap in a pint glass. Prior to having this beer, I had Racer 5 and Sierra's Torpedo. I think I am set on hop stoopid for now.

I like a good IPA. I am not one to go for the pilsener. Except if I were in the czech republic.

Good stuff

abaer123, Aug 27, 2010
Photo of NCBeernut
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden, but with a little orange in there - could definitely be all pale malt. Forms a decent head but nothing spectacular. The sticky lacing always looks nice on these hop bombs, and this one has it.

Hop aroma is refreshing and juicy with grapefruit and lemon in there. Pine aroma is a little more forward though, with some herbal hop that seems to enhance it. Aroma isn't quite as extreme as I expected though - not one of those that hits you as soon as the cap pops off. Malt aroma? Esters? Yeah right.

In the taste, the citrus seems to give way to heavy herbal and pine flavors, playing only a minor role. Pretty heavy on the bitterness. No malt flavor really makes it through. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, but you can definitely feel it warm your whole body.

Bitterness has a little harshness to it. I am definitely curious what hops they use - Chinook? Columbus? Mouthfeel a little thin for the ABV, enhancing the harshness of the bitterness even more. They could improve the mash - either the schedule or the grain bill - something to give it enough body to support the bitterness and heavy pine/herbal flavors. Bear Republic actually does a great job of this.

NCBeernut, Aug 27, 2010
Photo of detlefchef
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale brownish-red color with delicate head that lingers, finally settling nicely at the edges.

Aromas of very ripe mangos and a hint of oregano. (smells better than it sounds, actually).

The palate is lush but clean with citrus marmalade in the body and very crisp, lime finish.

Lovely texture and the clean finish make this a very easy beer to drink.

Tell you what, these stoners know how to brew beer.

Yucatan-style grilled fish with mango and pickled onion

detlefchef, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of Kinsman
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light amber body with orange highlights capped by a moderate off-white head. Fades into about half an inch of foamy head that sticks around for quite a while.

The aroma was the highlight of the beer, as I was able to smell it long before I put my nose up to the glass. Typical west coast ipa hoppiness, with a bit of the citrus and piney hops.

Taste was well... average. DIPAs get a lot of hype and attention in the craft beer scene and Hop Stoopid seems to just blend in with the rest. A strong hop-forward presence with nice citrusy grapefruit flavors. Not much room for the malt but I wouldn't expect that in a DIPA.

Mouthfeel was a bit lighter bodied than other DIPAs but was good none the less.

Overall a very enjoyable brew but it didn't seem to have the wow factor I've found with other hop bombs.

Kinsman, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of scottyb88
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled May 3rd (if that is a Julian code I am following correctly)

A- crystal clear light copper color with a nice sticky head that stays around for awhile

S- mild citrus rind of orange and lemon with more of an earthy pine aroma coming through

T-as it warms the beer gets much better with a nice mild sweetness to help cut the bitterness; def more on the pine and grapefruit end of the bitterness scale but the caramel nuttiness/earthy flavors from the malt is present to help things out...i was expecting more bitterness from 102ibu's..maybe its the age of the beer or it's more balanced than I was expecting

M-great mouthfeel; medium feel with a pleasant aftertaste that is not overpowering

D-as the beer warms i'm noticing much more earthy maltiness than I am crushingly bitter flavors...it has to be the age of the beer and it encourages me to seek out a fresher bottle in the future for comparison; the 8% is well hidden and even with a few months on it it is still a decent DIPA, but not great

scottyb88, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of jmich24
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased fresh off of the distributer's truck. 22 oz bomber for 4.99 seemed like a great deal to me.

A: One finger white head. Bright golden with light orange hues. Crystal clear. Nice sticky lacing.
S: Smells very nice. Sweet carmel, but mostly hops! Citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, floral and pineapple.
T: Sure tropical pure hop flavor. Pineapple, oranges, sweet malt back bone. Not overly bitter. Reminds me a bit of Hopslam light.
M: Smooth creamy finished wet and bitter.
D: This is very drinkable, do to the well hidden 8% ABV.

Great DIPA!

jmich24, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of RevBiz
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bought a 22 oz. of this from a local grocer for $4.50, waited a whole day and a half to drink it. the suspense was killing me. my prior experience with Lagunitas was the IPA and the Maximus, both great beers IMO.

anyways, when i cracked the top on this, there was a nice pressure on the cap it seemed. some bottles i can blow the lid off of like a dandylion, this one took a little extra umph from my lighter. POP!

poured into a pint glass real nice. great head. gotta love great head.

held it up to the light to see the beautiful color, golden amber, a little murky at the top at first, clearer on the bottom.
whatever though, i'm no expert, and i'm certainly not a novelist so let me cut the shh...

tastes great. personally i can drink this in my man-cave in the dead of winter, or on the front porch when it's 100 degrees out. and everything in between. but that may just be me, i dunno.

the first swill i really savored, lots of great flavor. hop stoopid is an apt name, very hoppy, although i was a little thrown off at first by the crappy spelling of stupid. :D
but i knew then after that first drink, that i'd drink this beer again, and soon.

after that first sample, i reflected on it, then i took 3 great gulps. @ 8% alcohol, i could feel it start to work it's magic right away.
i drink beer to feel the effects honestly, but i like beer that tastes delicious and is made from quality shite. if i wanna get hammered off of shitwater, i'll drink beer 30 and keep my pockets and stomach fat.

but like i said, i like beer that tastes delicious, and that will cost me at least $4.50 @me local grocer.

bottom line:

looks great, smells good, tastes awesome, feels fine, and i could drink it as often as i can afford it. give it a try if you get a chance and you might feel the same way!


RevBiz, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of homebrew311
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Duvel glass.

A: pours like a typical ipa, great clarity, orange color, foamy white head, sticky lacing, and good head retention

S: before opening this bottle, I was saying to myself "please be fresh, please be fresh" and almost immediately after cracking the top of, my nose was met by the unmistakable fresh hop profile of Hop Stoopid. Big aromatic tropical profile with notes of mango, orange and honey. Some earthy malts sit beneath the bright hop profile.

T: the hops come through in a more bitter fashion on the palate with notes of grapefruit followed by a considerable amount of bitterness. The flavors don't all see to be coming together like I would like as there is some caramel character that throws me off a little

MF: medium body, high carbonation, a tad sharp

D: this is a great value for a DIPA that packs quite the punch in the hop department. The highlight of this beer is the aroma. The taste is great, but doesn't deliver as good of balance as some of my other favorite DIPAs.

homebrew311, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of BayouBengal1537
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a amber golden color with a white fluffy head, dissipates slowly and produces nice layered lacing

Smells deliciously hoppy. Pine and grapefruit

Taste is piney and citrusy hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit?, sweet malt

Mouthfeel is great, lively carbonation.

Drinkability is amazing. A great hop bomb and thoroughly enjoyed this beer for the first time. A great West Coast DIPA, highly recommend.

BayouBengal1537, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of Erish
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured half of this 1 pt. 6 oz. bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: bright orange-amber, creamy head quickly falls into a thin cap, adequate lacing.

S grapefruit, tangerine, tropical fruit, a hint of a ripe fruit yeast funk.

T: plenty of citrus (grapefruit, orange, tangerine) up front, the middle releases a burst of tropical fruit (papaya?), honey, and cracker-like malt, the finish is a combination of lingering citrus acidity, peppery spice, and drying bitterness. For 102 IBUs, This beer does not seem insanely hopped, and exhibits good balance.

M: medium-weight, somewhat oily, yet it does not cling to the tongue.

D: I could make a habit of getting Stoopid on a regular basis!

Erish, Aug 21, 2010
Photo of WeezyBoPeep
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a big boy bottle into a giant frozen crystal stein.

A: Caramel golden brown with a tannish hue and a rich, frothy head.

S: Clean rain and piney, citrusy hops. Notes of vanilla malt and cream.

T: Sweet on the front with a bitter, hoppy middle. Finishes wet and clean with lots of malt. Mouthfeel is notably creamy and rich.

D: I pounded (enjoyed) this one very, very easily.

Value: $3.99 for a big boy bottle? Not too shabby. Wish I could find it in a sixer.

WeezyBoPeep, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Copper with a good head that leaves lacing

S-Big citrus hop. Pine hops are evident but citrus overwhelms. Malt not very present. Smells even better as it sits in the glass.

T-Big, big, big citrus hop punch. Pine hops follow the citrus. Nice and bitter but doesn't scorch the tongue. As the beer warms up the honey and caramel malt becomes more evident. Very flavorful.

M-Medium bodied with some slickness and some resin.

D-Quite drinkable. Alcohol is masked well but is more noticeable as the beer warms.

Had this beer once before and was not impressed. That bomber must have been old because this one I'm drinking right now is excellent. Glad I tried this one again.

VelvetExtract, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from Abe's for $6.50 and split it with a friend. I have to say I'm kind of a fan of this beer. It's moderately priced and too strong (I prefer lower-ABV DIPAs). The aroma and flavor is dominated by piney hops with a hint of cinnamon and a bit of pineapple. There's also a sweet (maybe a little too sweet) caramel malt background. I'd like this beer a little lighter, but otherwise it's quite tasty.

tempest, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of dasenebler
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium amber. Soft pour yields a modest head, bit of lacing.

Aroma is great: tons of citrusy, floral and tropical hops. Really smells like a hop head's dream.

Flavor is good. Not a sweet DIPA by any means. The scale tips big time towards the bitter, hoppy side. I wanted a little more hop flavor in this brew, as it is just really bitter for the most part. Maybe the exclusive use of hop oils and extracts in the brewing have something to do with that. Though, there is some bitter orange and grapefruit rind. Less resinous and piney than expected. Aftertaste is very bitter, and not terribly clean, but not bad. Medium mouthfeel is slightly harsh, but carbonation is good. Drinks very easily, I must say.

This is a good beer, but there are a handful of DIPAs I'd have instead of the Hop Stoopid. A great value, however.

dasenebler, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of Vengeance526
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden orange color with a one finger white head that has great retention and leaves a good amount of lacing.

Strong citrus aroma with grapefruit and lemon quite evident. Some more fruit was detected a little later in, I seemed to be getting hints of mango and peach in there. Some pine also showed up in the background.

Once again, grapefruit and lemon abound in the taste. Towards the middle, some sweeter fruit flavors show up, I'm still getting some mango and even a little pineapple mixed in there. Piney hops and a bit of caramel malt make an appearance at the end and into the finish.

Medium body and medium carbonation. This here is one of my favorite DIPAs, hard to believe it is so inexpensive. I'm also impressed that such a flavorful DIPA is the product of hop extract. Lagunitas made it work and this came together quite nicely.

Vengeance526, Aug 14, 2010
Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Served from a bomber into a 5oz. sampler mug. It pours a clear gold with a decent amount of crisp foam.

S: Smells of floral and fruit. Also piny as shit. I can tell its a strong IPA just by the smell.

T: Not nearly as fruity and floral as the nose led me to believe, but has good balance of flavors that kept the bitterness and alcohol level.

M: A little thick with the perfect amount of carbonation.

D: For an DIPA this is definitely one of the more drinkable ones. Lagunitas did a great job balancing the bitterness and the floral flavors to where drinking a bomber of this is easy to do.

Overall my first beer from Lagunitas was a pretty good DIPA, one of the best I've had to date. For the price I paid for it I would definitely get it again if I were looking for a DIPA. When I saw this the number of IBUs kinda put me off, but after manning up and buying it made me glad I did. It didn't taste nearly bitter as the IBU shows.

StoutHunter, Aug 14, 2010
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tall bottle brought back from the 'states by a buddy of mine. Great pick up!

Poured into a nonic glass. A lovely, light amber brew, with a terrific, frothy head that displays some remarkable retention. Loads of chunky lacing. Looks fantastic.

Nose is citrussy hops, bread n' biscuit, malt, lemon, flowers.

Hops deliver a big knockout punch at the beginning of each sip. Malt and lemon come through towards the middle, then the brew exits with a resin hop bitter finish. Excellent usage of hops here: not hoppy for the sake of being hoppy (despite the name), the brew is more of a showcase of the AIPA hop spectrum. Lingering resin bitterness on the tongue. Tangy and satisfying.

Slightly creamy, lighter on the carbonation. Almost like an English pale in terms of mouthfeel.

A great American IPA! I doubt I could drink more than a pint or two of this in an evening, but though it is potent, the flavor is an enjoyable one. My first Lagunitas brew, and it certainly was a grand entry. Looking forward to more Lagunitas brews in the future...

JohnnyBarman, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of alcurtsinger
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours about a two finger head with a light copper/gold color. Some good lacing.

Smell: Some grapefruit, floral, lemon, and pepper. A good hop flavor.

Taste: Just like it smells.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, and a light feel.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, I could probably drink 2-3 bombers if I wanted to.

My favorite DIPA or IPA in general that I have drank yet. For $4.50 a bomber this beer can't be beat. One of the best bangs for your buck when it comes to beer.

alcurtsinger, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of kwjd
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange colour with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Smell is bursting with citrus hops and some caramel sweetness. Nice bitterness in the taste, not overwhelming, but enough to notice it. Lots of hop flavour and a small amount of malt backbone for a hint of balance. This was my first ever double IPA that I tried, so I have a have a nostalgic love for it, but it is a really good beer.

kwjd, Aug 08, 2010
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,185 ratings.