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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,186 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,186
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 Zekezilla
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I thought this was supposed to be about as hoppy as you could get, coming in at 102 IBUs, but it's actually not as hoppy as I expected. Yes, it's a hoppy beer but not overwhelmingly so, and I guess that's a good thing. Makes it much smoother and drinkable. The hops come through with a nice citrus/floral/pine burst but the malt is there, balancing it all out. Extremely drinkable, esp. given it's IBU.

Zekezilla, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of grittybrews
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pale orange-amber into a Duvel tulip with a minimal film of white head.

Nicely robust aroma of pungent grapefruit hops. Moderate to low carbonation and a slightly thin mouthfeel. The taste was much smoother than expected, with a bit of caramel malt sweetness before the hoppy bitterness takes over with a nice kick of tangerine and grapefruit on the finish. Very easy drinking, but packs less of a punch than I expected (the higher ABV is well-concealed).

I tried Hop Stoopid on-tap before reviewing from the bottle, and I must say that I enjoyed it more the first time around. Maybe this particular bottle was on the older side....

grittybrews, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of briman
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale copper color, with a huge fluffy white head having excellent retention.

Aromas of tangerine citrus, and earthy hop elements over a fairly rich smelling malt base.

Flavor is suprisingly malty upfront, with citrus hop flavors hanging right in there. Both are fairly punchy, with neither overwhelming the other leading a nicely balanced overlal flavor. Malt carries into the finish mixing with a grapefruit rind bitterness that lasts well into the aftertaste.

Medium full body, with moderate carbonation. A little thick, and a bit chewy. Alcohol hidden well. Overall a solid Imperial IPA, though I wouldn't call it insanely hoppy. It has good punch, though, and maybe a bit more of a malt presence than most examples. Full flavored, and easy to drink.

briman, Jun 10, 2010
Photo of Zodijackyl
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A fresh breeze through a pine forest with an undercurrent of citrus hops. Golden amber as if it were a standard of legends. The taste is an army of cedar/citrus hops barrelling down my tongue, applauded by a fanfare of grapefruit and smooth malt, finishing with an emphasis on the flavor of the hops and grapefruit. There is a pleasant tang upon the finish. Lightly carbonated mouthfeel, a pleasant tang of grapefruit to complement the hops. Wonderfully drinkable and well rounded.

Zodijackyl, Jun 09, 2010
Photo of Pdiddey3d
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Figured I owe this one a review since I've had it several times and failed to review it in the past.

A - Pours a nice golden hay color. Decent amount of head, about 2 fingers with some very nice lacing that retains throughout.

S - Sweet citrusy hops. Just a huge nosefull of west coast hop aroma here. Love it.

T - Surprisingly balanced considering the huge hop aroma. Very hop forward with some strong citrus characters. White grapefruit and tangerine would be the standout flavors here. Malts are subdued but do a great job of balancing the hops out. Strong hop aftertaste with some bitterness.

M - Medium body with a decent amount of carbonation.

D - Extremely drinkable for the ABV. Nice balance and wonderful flavors. This is in my opinion the best bang for your buck DIPA you can get on the east coast.

Pdiddey3d, Jun 07, 2010
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large brown bottle obtained from a Lee's Discount place in Las Vegas and taken to Utah for this tasting.

The beer was poured into two large goblets in the lounge of our B&B just outside Zion National Park after a day of hiking.

The beer had a clear body of dark gold, peaked by a white head which left some good lacing on the goblets.

The name kind of gives the game away when it comes to the aroma and taste. This is another of those over hopped US beers that are all the rage for some reason. However this beer wasn't as bitter or dry as some I tried during my trip, it had a mellow sort of feel. A malt content seemed to be attempting to calm down the hops and I found it easy to drink. It wasn't the most refreshing beer I could have choosen to drink after walking, but I enjoyed it.

BlackHaddock, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of marcobrau
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Golden-hued, clear and somewhat frothy this Hop Stoopid is quite smooth and tasty. While this particular bottle smells a bit too much like canned corn, tangerine, apricot and mango hop flavors mix well with honey-like sweet malt finishing with a slightly dry peppery bitterness. A dusty cedar aroma emerges after a bit. I doubt that I have a fresh bottle, but it's still enjoyable. I'm astonished at how drinkable this beer is despite the 102 IBUs and eight percent alcohol. Again, it could be its age or I'm just thirsty. Maybe I should have a glass of water...

marcobrau, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of Lukecook
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 28, 2010
Photo of levifunk
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 25, 2010
Photo of trevorjn06
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,186 ratings.