Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,510
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 214
Gots: 770 | 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:
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(Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007)
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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.

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

Bottle picked up from local supermarket (which thankfully is graced with a wide selection of craft brews). Served chilled - 5/1/11.

This beer was recommended by a friend and I was quick to snap up a bottle when I saw it in the store. Pours a bright honey color with a healthy finger-thick head. The aroma is clearly all hops and gets your mouth watering if that's what you're into.

Diving in, first sips produce citrus and pine flavors in abundance - clearly a hop forward profile - but not much of a malt backbone to support it. Don't get me wrong, I certainly enjoyed this brew and recommend it to anyone who dabbles in hop-headedness, like myself... but the slight lack of balance led to an aftertaste with a bit more astringency than I would have preferred.

As such, it's hard to describe this as a beer that goes down smooth, but it is certainly interesting and well, in my book, that's more than half the battle.

Photo of UTCengOwl
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bught a 22 oz bottle at Central Market because I keep hearing people talk about how good of a value this is. I can't argue with the price of around 4 bucks for a bomber. Good work Lagunitas.

This beer pours a nice gold with a superb white cap. The head has shocking staying power and is still on top of the liquid and clinging to the glass. Awesome.

The nose is sticky and fruity. It calls forth some memories of other great DIPAs like Pliny the Elder. The hops are dominant, but it's not abrasive or harsh. The tropical fruits blend well and make me want to drink it down quickly.

The taste is a bit smoother and more mellow than the nose. I wish it was more abrasive and hoppy. The taste is still smooth and very fruity. Maybe I want some more pine to balance? The mouthfeel is a bit thin, butthat's the way I like my DIPAs. Very drinkable and very enjoyable. This would be one heck of a good, cheap beer to kick off a night of drinking with.

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

"102 IBU 4 U" the label reads. I get the feeling I'm in for a ride with this one. Aroma was pretty stingingly bitter at first, but once it breathed a bit it settled down into a more subdued piney, citrus aroma with a barely recognizable sweet malt background.

Pours a bright yellow in the glass...small, but sturdy fluffy white head.

Good bitter hoppiness hits upfront with some pine and citrus notes, although perhaps not as stiff as I'd expect from how high the IBU count is here. There's a somewhat small sweet and spicy malt presence in there as well, though I wouldn't call this a very malty DIPA. It's there enough to provide a decent balance, before the finish comes with citrusy hop bitterness leading the beer out. Not a lot of lingering bitterness present.

I'm actually really surprised at how drinkable this beer is for the IBU's. It's a DIPA indeed, but it isn't abrasively bitter, nor is it excessively malty. It's hops forward, without being overbearing.

Photo of RA1NMAN1205
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured the bomber into a frosty mug. The brew has a nice golden, caramel color with a cream-like head.

S: Aroma delivers a pleasant amount of hops with lemon-lime/citrus notes. There is a hint of caramel too. Nice touch to go along with the appearance.

T: A hoppy, pine taste which comes off a little malty. Much less citrus on the palate than on the nose. Noticeable amount of alcohol with every sip, but not enough to overpower the bomber.

M: Somewhat bitter, not heavy but not light. The small amounts of carbonation make it very enjoyable.

O: Once again, the Lagunitas Brewing Company has out done itself! This is a great hoppy beer, and sold at a great price! I bought my 22oz for around $3.50

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

Pour: nice 1 finger head, dispersed into a nice lace on the glass. A beautiful honey/amber color.

Smell: HOPS!!! Pine, grapefruit, floral, touch of honey and dried apricot on the end.

Taste: Pure hops on the forehand, followed by a nice well balanced malty flavor. Great taste, if you are fan of hoppy beers.

Mouthfeel: Dry, like a nice red wine it is dry and pungent.

Overall, this is a great beer for the hops lover. Personally could use a little more of the hop bitterness from this one, but it is still an awesome beer.

Photo of brotherloco
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bomber.

Pours a nice golden orange. Thin head of tiny bubbles. Cascading carbonation lasts a long time.

Aroma promises a great tasting DIPA. Piney grapefruity citrus right up front, also some apple and pollen. Some caramel sweetness, but the malt stays in the background. Good stuff.

Taste delivers the hop forward, malt in the background promise that was in the nose. Plenty of room for the bitter hop flavors to play across the palate.

Very drinkable. There is a little bit of a syrupy finish, but mostly not cloying in the mouth. Alcohol is buried and hard to notice. A great beer.

Photo of bierschmecktgut
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

high, white-beige, airy head and nice rising carbonation. Lacing is like snowflakes lining the glass. Clean/clear golden orange brew.

Sweet malt hits me first, honey like. Hops have a fruity, citrus-rind aroma - very cool combination of smells.

Taste is piney, less grapefruit/citrusy than I expected. Up front there is pine-honey and a distinct bitterness throughout. The finish has a touch of malt but is overrun by a lingering bitterness.

definite medium body with a slight syrupy feel, hoping to be a bit drier. For 8% I was expecting a harshness, maybe its under the bitterness but overall not repulsive.

Can sense the alcohol half-way through but no warming feeling - not bad!

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

Orange-honey appearance. head dissipated quickly.

A hop explosion! Citrus, pine, very slight caramel malt backbone.

Sticky and citrusy, earthy and cheesy (in a hop way) the ibu's really knockout the malt flavor that tries to come into play. Leaves a navel orange note in the end.

Beautiful medium-bodied mouthfeel, hops explode and fade into a pleasant lingering bitterness.

Overall, an incredible beer I could session all day. Or until I passed out. The label speaks of hop extraction and it totally makes sense. Reminds of smelling a Citra hop pellet. Well done.

Photo of EnemyWithin
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Duvel glass.

Appearance: 4
Golden yellow with orange-white 1 inch head. Good lacing, but mild retention as most of head fades.

Smell: 4.5
Amazing, potent citrus hops dominate, mainly grapefruit and some ?apricot/tangerine. Hint of malt and pine is detectable.

Taste: 4.5
Again dominated by citrus hops with notable bitterness that fades in finish. Total, delicious hopbomb!

Mouthfeel: 4.5
Creamy feel with nice mild-moderate carbonation. The is an element of sweetness from the malt that does give the beer a more balanced feel than anticipated.

Drinkability: 4.5
Super! Near close to perfection for a IPA that you'd want to have multiple of in sitting. Make no mistake this is beer for hopheads, and one could argue it tends to be one-dimensional. But its a dimension I love. Highly recommend.

Photo of zimm421
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Appears a dark orange color with wonderful copper hints. Has a nice off-white head that sticks around for a good while and leaves some lacing. A very beautiful DIPA.

Smells strongly of hops. There are good floral and citrus aromas as well as a hint of pine. The first sip reveals some very nice malt flavors at first. However, the taste quickly moves to a very bitter flavor. There are nice citrus flavors towards the end of each sip, and even a slight hint of pine. The citrus flavors and bitterness definitely dominate the flavors here, as expected with the high IBUs.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a sharp bite of carbonation at the beginning of each sip. Seems to be slightly lighter than other DIPA's, but definitely goes down easily. Overall, this is a great brew. Something that is enjoyable to drink and needs to have time spent on each bottle. Not a bad price for a bomber either...

Photo of gpogo
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear orange gold body with a very lively carbonation. White sticky head that dissipated just slightly.

A- Hop aroma dominates the nose. Caramel malt backing.

T- Lots of bitterness and hop flavor with a sweet malty undertone.

M- Medium body with moderately high carbonation. Silky smooth going down.

D- Quite a hoppy brew. Decent malt backing, not too heavy. I'm not sure I could handle more than a single bomber of this.

Photo of GossageBrewery
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this beer from a bottle into a pint glass. The beer poured a orangish gold color and produced a really nice white creamy head. Head retention was excellent and left an outstanding amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma was great, it was filled with pine, citrus and apricot. This beer is medium in body. The taste of the beer was consistent with the aroma, it was full of hoppy piney bitterness, and citrusy. This beer was very well done, no over the top aftertaste and not to dry of a finish. Very Very Good example of an Imperial IPA. I will be buying this again very soon!

Photo of godlessape
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured this from a bomber to a pint glass. The color and carbonation reminds me of a ginger ale mixed with about 2-3 shot's of whiskey. The head is an off white creamy pillow that measures a half inch or so, and it stayed put to the very end.

Smell: The nose is all hops and citrus to start with, but ends with a great caramel wallop.

Taste: More pine than citrus, and very little malt. This is what one should expect from an IIPA.

Mouthfeel: Very nice. How could something so bitter feel so good in the mouth is a mystery to me.

Overall: This is a great example of an Imperial IPA. Damn, I just wish I bought another one, or two or three...

Photo of danielsonc
4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my more favorite Imperial IPAs.

The nose on this beer is a punch in the face. Hopiness with subtle hints of floral and citrus aromas

The taste is a amazingly balanced bitterness bite. The 102 IBUs in this beer are wonderfully mixed with citrus to mask some of that pure bitterness. Maybe I've gotten used to the bitters in this beer.

The beer goes down smooth leaving that yummy bite of hops and citrus.

One of my favorite IPAs around

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

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. No freshness info. Pours a bright, crystal clear amber with moderate carbonation and one finger of lumpy foam. Decent lacing. Nose is a lot of mango and maybe a hit of citrus. The hops and malt meld together quite well here, although it leans a bit towards the sweeter side. Great mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot on and the texture is nice and light. Easy to drink. Very bitter on the palate with more grapefruit than mango. The malt swoops in for a quick rescue from what would almost certainly be a brutally bitter finish. Still, nice, resiny hops outlast everything else and wreak havoc on the taste buds. They aren't heavy though. They walk that fine line where they are big enough to make a hop head smile and light enough for that same hop head to order two more rounds.

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

A- Nice poor with a finger and 1/2 of head. Light golden color

S- Smell of hops/citrus comes pouring out as you pour. It is a very nice citrus aroma

T- Pretty balanced considering the high IBUs of this beer, but the bitterness is still the dominating taste.

M- Carbonated well and provides a nice tingle with the hops notice of hops immediately

O- very pleased with this beer. I was surprised that is was reasonably drinkable with great hop aromas. I will definitely be buying this again.

Photo of trappistlover
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(22oz. bottle) Pours clean, clear gold appearance. Nose is very powerful. Grapefruity and hoppy. Strong citrus and nice (bitter) hops go back and forth. The beer packs a nice punch early, but fades quickly. The aftertaste, however, does last a long time.

Photo of tapman
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Light /medium orange poured 'crystal'. Off-white head pours 2+ fingers, as big as you want.

rapefruit, nectarines, air from the open sea, light citrus (lemon/orange), orange blossom flowers and sugared toast.

Soft, sweet Turbinado sugar maltiness with juicy, citrus hops. Can I guess Amarillo hops? The only hop, in my home brewing experience, that creates that full, juicy taste. Also, grass and pine. Bitterness in the finish is somewhat sour and vegetal, but gives a satisfying, dry-hop pucker.

Soft mouth with velvety effervescence.

DELISH!! And...this is the cheapest bomber at most stores I go to. I just drank a bomber of Hop Czar from Bridgeport Brewing and it was twice the price of this one, though the Hop Stoopid rating is higher. Pickit up!

Photo of Risser09
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a white wine glass · Probably 2011 · Fridge temp

Appearance: An aggressive pour yields a sizable, 2.5" ivory head that shows good retention. The beer is a pure orange color, clear as could be, with slow carbonation activity. The retention is appearing to be better and better, with slowly popping bubbles, and gobs of lace are sticking to the glass.

Smell: Heavy hop aroma. Vegetation, grapefruit, apricot and some spring onion. Nutty maris otter perhaps in the background balances the nose. FLoral components like rose and honeysuckle round out the aroma.

Taste: Very, very vegetal flavor from this beer. It has a summit onion nuance too. I can appreciate the layers of hop variety in this beer. Bitterness certainly prevails. Herbaceous-ness flavors of dill, rosemary, pine needles, grass clippings all add to the bitter feel. Some sweet malt flavors, but mostly hops here.

Mouthfeel: All out bitterness assault on the palate. They made heavy initial hop additions to achieve 102 IBUs. Alcohol is there, but the hops again, outshine it. Medium body.

Drinkability: This is a harsh beer. It screams at a high decibel with bitterness. I prefer my IPAs to be on the citrus/tropical side of the spectrum, so this isn't a favorite of mine. However, for just over $4 for the bottle, it's an easy beer to drink for sure.

Photo of RSchaeffer
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1st review.
Bomber poured into a Woodstock Inn pint glass.

A - Great looking beer. Golden-orange in color, clear, 1 finger of head with nice lacing around the glass.

S - Nice aroma. Pine, tropical, citrus. Not the best smelling DIPA that I've had, but very pleasing nonetheless.

T - Very sweet malts with a piney, bitter finish.

M - Nice carbonation, tingly on the tongue with a dry finish.

O - For the price, I think this is a fantastic deal for a DIPA that is very drinkable. New to the shelves in the NH area and will certainly be a regular fixture in my fridge.

Photo of LazyL
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice orange with a small off white head. The aroma is clover honey, pine resin and very boozy. Very earthy and fresh. The taste is boozy honey. This is quite sweet and why 102 IBU's were needed to come close to balancing it out. The mouthfeel is sweet and syrupy. The cabonation level is good and there is a dryness and mild bitterness on the finish. This is an evening sipper and more of a barley wine.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,510 ratings.