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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,614 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,614
Reviews: 1,997
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 222
Gots: 868 | 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:
Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Photo of GodOfBeer
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber with a thin white head, not much lacing.

Smells wonderful, tons of piney and citrus hops, some grapefruit, cinnamon, and caramel malts.

Almost tastes like root beer upfront, some birch, caramel maltyness, and finishes with an onslaught of citrus, piney, resiny hops. Somewhat medicinal and syrupy, very complex and very delicious. Not overly hoppy, but perfectly balanced by the malt. The alcohol is very well hidden.

One of the best IIPA's I've ever had. Definitely well done and something I will seek out again!

Photo of scotvega18
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber poured into a Southern Tier Tulip

A - Textbook DIPA, with a golden orange color and half a finger of offwhite head. Lacing is pretty nice.

S - Like a bitter bowl of fruit salad, classic west coast. Grapefruit and citrus. Like a watered down Pliny.

T - Sweet fruit of front followed by almost a pure grapefruit and orange peel in the middle. Finish is perfect, dry and bitter with a bit of citric essence.

M - Nothing special, but still sold, medium body with some carbonation to help clean that palate.

Overall - A suitable stand-in for pliny, especially when fresh. This bottle was 2 months old and starting to lose some of its umph.

Photo of sethmeister
4.84/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance is brassy gold tinged with a tangerine hue and topped by a cakelike two finger head. Retention is good and sticky, fluffy lace adorns my glass.

Scent was noticeable immediately upon popping the cap: apricots and floral waft from the bottle. As I raise the glass to my nose tropical fruits and citrus notes appear followed by spicy, earthy notes. Intensely floral. This beer is richly perfumed with hops.

Taste is at first sweet and candied with pineaple and tropical fruits. Then spicy and bitter. Salty and tangy. Orange rind, lime. Bitter and even sour with puckering lemon lime notes - I'd swear there are actually lime rinds in this. Wow. Sticky sweet and salty on the lips yet not at all cloying. Sweetness and fruityness are countered by an intense pithy bitterness along with oily pine resin notes and spiciness. Malts might be there but if so they linger in the doorway too shy to call attention to themselves.

Mouth is slick and juicy.

Drinkability is tremendous. Only a hint of warming belies the abv. Actually quite a refreshing quality; not at all heavy.

I am nuts about citrus hop flavors and Hop Stoopid provides with exuberance. This just became my favorite DIPA.

Photo of daledeee
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 22 oz. bomber pours a small head and bright yellow gold body. Initially there is a nice scent of vanilla but after it aired out there is a piny, floral and spicy nose.

The taste is awesome. A nice pine, citrus blend. Grapefruit and orange with a pretty sweet back ground. This is ranked pretty bitter on the label, but it is really a pleasant beer to drink. Way too easy to drink actually. The mouth feel is great with carbonation and smoothness all blended into one. I really like this beer. I hope it is available next time I go back to Illinois. This one is on my staple list. I thought I saw it in 6 packs.

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

Hop stupid pours a slightly hazed yellow-orange with a quickly settling white head.

Sweet malts and grapefruity notes dominate the initial aromas of this brew. The hop scents linger and evolve into a sticky and resinous sweetness, accompanied by a sharp grainy and carbonic bite.

The citrusy tang of the big American hops initially greet the tastebuds, though not in an overwhelming fashion. The hops and sweet malts combine in a bitter orange flavor. There is a slightly boost finish, though it is not overpowering.

The beer is full-bodied and viscous. A great brew.

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

Overall a decent IPA. The rich golden color looked good in my glass, as did the head which didn't cling to the glass too much. Got a nice citrus/floral aroma that I rather enjoyed before tasting it. The first taste definitely hit me with almost an orange hint and followed with a nice piney aftertaste which lingered for a bit and was quite pleasant. Not quite as strong as I was expecting but at the same time not too subtle either. It is kind of a nice spot in the middle, definitely an IPA I would buy again and enjoy.

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

reviewed from notes from 6/9/2011 tasting.

A- Beautiful amber color, crystal clear, creamy carbonation that fades rather quickly, but leaves some lacing.

S- Pine and grapefruit, and little else. Not as strong as previous bottles I have had, but still solid.

T- Amazing balance on this beer where every flavor is pleasant and inviting, but nothing really knocks me out. The grapefruit that lagunitas is known for is there in abundance. The alcohol is very subtle. Caution with this one.

M- Very crisp, refreshing, and pleasant. Love the way this one feels going down...that's what she said.

O- Since surly Abrasive isn't available local, this will be my go-to budget IIPA. Between my brother and I, we are keeping lagunitas in Missouri. I love this beer.

Photo of MrOH
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear orange with single finger of eggshell head. Splotchy lace.

BIG grapefruit aroma with pine, sweet caramel malt underneath.

Lots of tangy orange upfront, caramel in the middle, pine finish. The orange and caramel stick around for a bit, but the piney bitterness lingers a tad longer. A bit sweet for me.

Definitely a fuller bodied and sweeter approach to the style, not to everyone's liking, I'm on the fence about it. A tad lacking in carbonation, as well

Definitely not my favorite DIPA, but hard to beat for the price. A good hoppy beer if you're not too interested in bitterness, and you prefer citrus and caramel to be the dominant flavors, not so much pine or tropical fruits.

Photo of ChugginOil
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. No bottling date.

Hop stoopid pours an electric yellow color and settles a translucent copper. One finger of a tannish white color. A thin layer of oily legs sticks when swirled. The nose seems faded. Light citrus and pine are shadowed beneath a sweet smelling malt. The taste is a bit better thankfully. Quite bitter upfront with a bit of hops. The malt is caramel malt is sweet and bready. The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, medium bodied and smooth. Overall, tasty and drinkable tho having this in the past and enjoying it much more, I think I got an old bottle. This will be revisited for sure.

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

A delightfully hoppy experience. The medium froth, the sweet smell, the hopppy bite that resembles biting a pine needle between your front teeth and the smooth finish all combined to make this a wonderfull beer. There is a slight alcohol burn but it does not detract from the overall enjoyment.

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

@Lagunitas pub

A: Golden color. Clear.
S: Flowery and a bit earthy hops.
T: Some nectar sweetness. Flowery hop bitterness. Smooth finish with little tannicness.
M: medium body with hops creating slightly syrupy mouthfeel.
O: Fairly balanced ipa. Little bitterness in finish, which is refreshing.

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured almost the entire bomber into my Sam Smith pint glass. The appearance is glorious with the beer being a deep amber color but you can see through the glass. The head foams up and settles quickly leaving a thin layer covering the surface. The smell is comparable to a sweet pineapple mixed with a pine tree. The taste is similar and for being 102 I.B.U's this is quite a drinkable ale. As it warms up the melon characteristics are really prominent. Overall this is a fantastic double IPA, so good that I almost drank my stash before getting around to reviewing one.

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

OK, I am a malt-head by definition, but I have pretty much exhausted all of the malty beers to review within my general area, so now I am going to the hoppy ones to get more reviews in. I must say that I am glad to see that Lagunitas is putting the fact that they put 102 IBUs in a beer "stoopid" when the Otter Creek beer that I had last night advertised something like 135 IBUs and 11%ABV and it was absolutely horrible! I believe that this hop monster will be much more drinkable, so let's give it a shot.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear yellow golden color with a small 1/4" of fizzy white foam on top that is maintained by lots of bubbles rising, so almost a minute later it is still more than half it's original height. There is some pretty decent lacing left on the glass after drinking.

Aroma: I initially got tons of oily American hops resins in here, but overall the beer doesn't come across as "chalky" indicating to me that the bittering hops are reacting with the water. This is a great sign to me. I don't really get anything but hops in the aroma, but what can I expect from a beer called "hop stoopid"? The aroma is getting more piney as the beer warms.

Taste: Now here is a surprise! Even though the aroma is absolutely oozing with hops, the flavor manages to be somewhat balanced. Don't get me wrong, the hops still dominate the flavor profile completely, but they are not annoying at all! The carbonation is sufficient and it helps make this beer go down easily. The finish is hoppy, and balanced toward the hops, no doubt, but there is enough going on with the malt and the water chemistry to allow it to do its thing without trashing the beer. The burps are like potpourri.

Opinion: I am surprised to report that I have really enjoyed this beer. Not like it will turn me into a hop-head or anything as I wouldn't do this to my palate on a regular basis, but for what this beer is and in the style it is in, I can say that this is one of the best that I have ever had. I like Hercules and such because of the balance, and this beer somehow does the same thing. It doesn't finish malty, but finishes balanced and drinkable. I must say that I am impressed that they are able to "mask" >100 IBUs into a beer that is still palatable. Obviously their final additions of hops are also very liberal due to the obvious oils in the aroma...but this beer pulls it off well. If I were to pick up a DIPA, this would be one of the first on my list. Definitely in my top 10 no doubt.

Photo of ncfranklin
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber into a Tulip, no freshness date.

A: Rich copper color. Translucent. A finger tall white head that leaves some lacing.

S: Big hop grapefruit. Some lemon, orange. Just some sweet malt detectable.

T: Grapefruit, grass and the bitter bite play together like kids on a play ground. This is a hop bomb, only light caramel is detectable for some attempt at balance and keep things palatable.

M: Medium body, but pretty tacky given a high carbonation level. The bitter doesn't come in on the finish, so it remains relatively drinkable.

O: A bitter double IPA. I like mine with more balance. This is quite nice fresh, if big hop bombs with little to no backbone are your thing.

Photo of DangQuesadilla
2.6/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I was amazed to find this at my local liqueur store. I paid $6 for a bomber. As I typically like Lagunitas I gave this a try. I won't be trying it anymore.

A- appeared crisp, nothing fancy
S- Smelled of lots of hops... but I wouldn't say overly hoppy
T- It tasted like my mouth was full of copper pennies. I couldn't finish this bottle
M- Horrible. I regretted every sip.

Overall, not very good. I will stick with the other Lagunitas.

Photo of jgurley
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz poured into a snifter. Nice head that dissipates fairly quickly. When swirled, it laces nicely and reveals good pine and citrus hop characters in the nose. Tastes like it smells, other than being a tad sweeter on the tongue than the nose. Nice bitterness with no lingering "bad taste". Medium mouth feel with tingly carbonation. I'm having this with a nice salty sausage pizza, and they compliment each other quite well. As a gin drinker, I'm very partial to IPAs, and this one is really good.

Photo of scootpolute
2.87/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: A bit foamy at first, then a nice lacing...
S: Kind of average for a hoppy-type beer.
T: OK, for an Imperial IPA, kinda weak...and got more maltier, rather than hopier (which one hopes for in a double IPA)
M: Good and typical of the LaGunitas collection.
O: I had higher hopes being a LaGunitas beer. Being a 'fan,' was a little let down 'they' didn't throw down the 'goods' being as it's a double IPA. Bottom line, I'm glad I got a 22.oz instead of a 6 pk.

Photo of BeerLover99
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: deep cloudy orange, golden shimmers, big head, righteous lacing

S: pine, fig, mango, orange rind, malt

T: sweet citrus/fig, firm malt, big long oily/sticky bitter finish

M: med/slightly heavy, enormous sticky/oily mouth, good carbonation balance

O: Lagunitas, how do they do it? Great beer + very reasonable prices. Hope to stop at the brewery
with my wife this summer. Want to gulp this, but must sip.
Truly for hop heads only; newbie may freak on the big bitter
and oily mouth. Most assuredly this is a repeat buy.


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

A-light transparent amber with a lot of frothy cream colored head

S-strong grassy hops. they have a stale or herbal aspect to them. pretty strong scent

T-hits the tongue with a perfect bitterness along with the grassy hops. there is a certain citrus in there as well. the citrus and the bitterness seem to form a long lasting after-taste. i'm very impressed with the quality and flavor of this as well as the balance. this is a good IPA.

M-creamy medium carbonation with a creamy finish

O-this is a great IPA. its possible that for the price per volume, there is no better. its well balanced and drinkable. i can't believe how smooth it is for such a strong flavor. it is actually difficult to put this glass down and to savor it. a bomber will disappear rather quickly.

Photo of bierguru
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured straw clear with a really thick soapy head

smells of malt up front with a stong lingering flora citrus smell

the best was something really unique taste and i think it ia from the addition of oranges
the taste is mild malt with a lingering slap of hops finishing off with a orange sweetness

nothing about the feel was annoying or really that harsh to be honest i was expecting more from a 102 ibu beer but i did enjoy is very much

Photo of beerman207
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: pour is orange and very clear. head lingers a bit then leaves behind a nice skim coat and great lacing left behind.

S;sweet malt and fresh hops bellow out from the glasss. nice. also some tangerine coming through as well.

T:hop is king but-the malt balance is excellent. great flavor - nothing too exotic just refreshing and solid

m: mouth feel is made easy to drink,

O: overall, this is a great offering.old to have finally tried it

Photo of generalnotsew
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decent 1 finger head on pour. Body is a nice shade of amber if not a bit on the light side. Could use a little more color. Smell is very sweet juicy pineapple. Lots of tropical notes in the nose. Smells outstanding! Nice clean bitterness upon tasting with plenty of tropical fruity notes. Only real downside is that the taste overall, however good it is, is a bit weak. Just seems to need a bit more oopmh. Carbonation is a bit thin and watery as well. Maybe that is what is missing? Or maybe a little of both. Overall it is a good DIPA but just not really great.

Photo of azdback
3.21/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass. Light side of orange or golden in color. Clear hue but really filled with carbonation bubbles. Head is very large and creamy in appearance and Navajo white. The carbonation has gone to this ones head. Lace is good at the start and great at the end, in a beautiful ring pattern.

Smell is spicy and weak tart citrus. Some bread or biscuit smells come to me. Not a great nose.

Taste is very earthy with a bit of citrus sweet bitterness. I think this has a ton more flavor when it's fresh. Not sure of the date on this but it has been at the bottle shop for a while.

Mouth is good for the style. Not a bit watery and stayed rich and full to the end. Carbonation, which was a bit out of hand at the start is great.

Overall I must get a fresh batch of this and start over with an edit. I have had this many times in the past and have enjoyed it tremendously. Not this one. Not Lagunitas' fault. Just an old batch. IMO.

Photo of bobhits
3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At first this seems crystal clear but there is some opaque like nature not really noticeable. Makes me think this is a dense and heavy beer, but good looking. Light carbonation in the glass, thin but strong head(second pour and a TALL thick head formed, guess I didn’t pour firmly enough the first time) , with good lacing and retention.

Very fruity and floral nose, more towards the sweet side. Pineapples and grape fruit built from a sticky caramel malt. A touch of sharp pine after a nice swirl of the glass.

That sticky caramel nose leads way to a malty and sticky taste as well. I got this in a trade so a bit unsure on the age here, but based on the nose I feel maybe this one has just gone past it’s best buy date, but still a tasty beer and I really am just guessing that something with this beers hype has to be better. Maybe I’m just buying the hype. I always bring IPAs back to how the hops and malt work together. Far too many beers use malt and hops that clash, this beer has some flaws, but they mostly are working together. I think this helps make sure with a few extra weeks on the beer it will still be enjoyable.

At 8% this is a lower ABV double IPA….which sounds weird considering how big that is. That said the body here is still very thick and heavy by most standards. The alcohol doesn’t play a role in the taste which is nice, but often this much malt can cover up alcohol.

The more I drink the more I am turned off by double IPAs. I love and I mean love hops, but I don’t need this much malt. Odds are this is amazing a week after bottling, but even if this is fairly fresh (and it might be) any age on most double IPAs allows the malt to take over and it has given to much way to the malt. Still an excellent beer and as I understand it, priced well for the style.

Photo of kbnooshay
3.38/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is hoppy and slightly peppery. Fresh and juicy hops for the most part but it had this weird twang. Tastes like gubna but much milder with the onion hops. Feel is moderate and tingly. Kinda dissapointing. I hate onion hops. Who wants onion in their beer. I will stick to lil sumpin sumpin wild.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,614 ratings.