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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,994 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,994
Reviews: 1,939
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 184
Gots: 548 | FT: 6
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 brewerburgundy
4.15/5  rDev -1%

Poured from bomber to pilsner glass.

A: Golden, quite clear with larger than usual rising carbonation. A small head forms on an average pour and recedes to a cap that lasts for most of the glass. Some lacing, about a half ring for every 2 inches. The second glass left much tighter lacing.

S: And here we arrive at the gorgeous part of this beer. Sweet apricot, mango with slight citrus notes and I suppose notes of dank pinyness. It is quite full of malt sweetness too.

T: A mirror of the nose. Apricot, mango, pine, sweet malt. It is great, no sign of anything like the "102 I.B.U. 4 U." nor of that 8% abv. A nice solid bitterness, but nothing oppressive or harsh.

M: Good weight but not heavy or really even sticky coating.

D: Quick drinkable considering that the alcohol is nearly undetectable, the mouthfeel isn't coatingly bitter like something such as SN Torpedo. I love the nose and this mouthfeel; even though I like Torpedo.

brewerburgundy, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of MNJR
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%

This is a good beer, not a great beer. Sight, smell, and fine carbonation are a plus, but the taste is a bit uneven. Overall it's good with the nicely realized hops up front, but somewhere in the background there is a hint of warm marshmallows. Odd, I would say. Another weird taste I found was a hint of orange marmalade on toast. Also a taste of fruit/orange pastry dusted with a hint of powdered sugar. I like orange marmalade on toast and I like a decent pastry here and there, but I'm not sure that's what I want from a beer. If you like a bold, slightly syrupy, citrus fruit tasting drink, be my guest. Or, just mix an Old Fashioned and cut out the middle man. This would be good on pancakes, or served with pancakes. Breakfast beer, maybe?

MNJR, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of drabmuh
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured from a bottle without a "best by" date into an Imperial pint glass (get it, IIPA?). Beer is orange and hazy (this is probably chill haze). Forms a tight white head that falls away slowly leaving lacing on the glass. Carbonation is mild but present.

Beer smells sweet and bitter. Aroma is more subdued than I thought it would be but there is plenty of pine style hops present and there is a lot of malt. I can pick up a slight flavor of alcohol in the nose as well. At only 8% I may be imagining it, just writing what I think.

Beer has some bitterness at the back end and it is of a pine variety. A slight aftertaste but not overpowering. There is a lot of malt in the front of mouth, a nice sweetness. There is nice mid palate connectiveness.

Mouthfeel is full. This is a big beer, this shouldn't be surprising. It is highish in alcohol without being thin. A good, health mouthfeel and I give it points for that. Drinkability is high, about as high as a DIPA can go. Well done, check it out DIPA fans.

drabmuh, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of Shadman
4.4/5  rDev +5%

The IPA that had the hop-heads coming back for more @ Medicne Hat's first beer fest back in OCt 09.

No faults in the 'lloks' dept. A nice, decently bright copper colour, slight chill haze. Exceptional head & lacing.

Citrus and pine dominated in a floral sense that quite possibly could attract honey bees. If there is any malt aroma it's got a tough uphill sled to get past the aforementioned hops aroma.

Very nice balance between some chewy sweet malt and some very oily pine hop. Grapefruit citrus comes through in the back end. No hint @ all of the 8% ABV. Scary in that regard.

Slick, full bodied. Something I could imagine being tapped from a barrel in the early to mid 1800's in India,

There are hoppier double IPA's, but this one is smooth, well balanced and dangerously drinkable. No wonder so many Hop-head's kept coming back to my table for samples...

Shadman, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of vdread
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid pours a pale yellow color with a thick, rocky off-white head. holy lacing batman! this one is intense.

smell is pungent with hops, and a hint of malt sweetness.

taste is definitely as the name suggests- hoppy. and scaldingly bitter at times. hops explode with pine sap and grapefruit. light malt flavors, but what is present is doughy, bready.

mouthfeel is remarkably smooth. little to no alcohol is detectable.

easily drinkable for a DIPA. Hop Stoopid is a beatifully made beer, one that fully satiates my hop itch at bargain.

vdread, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of irishkyle21
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

Big white head, lots of lacing left behind as it settles (always a finger thick). The color is mix of orange and gold sort of kinda. This is a good looking beer.

Smells of hops and nothing else, lots of piny citrusy, resiny, tropical fruity....hops!

Tastes pretty much like it smells but there is a little malt that comes in and out of the continuous attack of the hops. Not the hoppiest beer I've had but it's up there.

irishkyle21, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of muqingjing
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

A: Pours a clear amber/copper. Clean with a thick white head of foam.

S: Sells strongly of hops, but definitely good. To me, it's a citrusy fruity smell.

T: I was hoping for something just a tad bit hoppier, but this was good nonetheless. Strong hoppy flavor initially, with a twang of fruity sweetness quickly followed by some hoppy bitterness.

M: Nice and smooth, with a tad more carbonation than I would prefer.

D: Very delicious, and easy to drink (for those that like strong ales, at least). Very smooth, and doesn't go overboard with the bitter flavor found in most DIPAs.

Overall: Terrific beer. It's definitely stronger and more flavorful than the normal Lagunitas IPA, but it doesn't go overboard and completely blast your taste buds.

muqingjing, Nov 03, 2009
Photo of JohnL9013
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%

A fine DIPA from Lagnitas.

A: Pours your typical DIPA hazy orange.

S: Wonderful hop aroma. There's no doubt that you're smelling a DIPA because of the sheer volume of aromas coming from this beer.

T: Wow, this is a true DIPA with loads of hops, but balanced with a perfect level of malt. Not too crazy (don't expect "ruination" levels of hops), but quite good nonetheless. Extremely clean.

M: A little on the wetter side, which can be good.

D: I'm gonna go ahead and say this is the most drinkable DIPA I've ever had in my life. Extremely easy-going on the palate.

I can easily recommend this beer to anyone. It's an easy-going, straight-up DIPA. I think this is one of the best values on the shelves in my local store at $5 for a bomber versus the $8-9 for other DIPAs.

JohnL9013, Nov 01, 2009
Photo of Wisconsinality
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured from a bomber into a standard pint glass

A- Pours a dark golden color with a billowy one inch head and a ton of tiny little bubbles coming up from the bottom. The head leaves a nice bit of lacing on the side of the glass.
S- A great bouquet of hops and some nice citrus. Also there is a bit of a malty background. Also there is a some sweetness hidden in there.
T- Hops, stoopid. Joking aside there is a piney/citrusy element that works well and not much bitterness as I was expecting.
M- This is a nice smooth medium bodied beer. The carbonation almost seems hidden in the smoothness of the beer. Not too much bite either.
D- This is a good one, lots of great hops and a smooth drinking DIPA. I was thinking this one might be a little more bitter or have some more bite than it did but I liked it all the same. Another good offering from Lagunitas.

Wisconsinality, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours a clear ambery orange color with a very nice stark white head that has excellent retention and leaves nice lacing.

Nose is full of west coast hops, slightly subdued though, not sure of the age of this bottle, but they are there with pine and citrus.

Hmmm. Interesting. I think this bottle might have a tiny bit of age on it, but for the most part its still here. Good west coast hop profile, but with an interesting stronge orange like flavor to it. Hidden amongst the pine and slightly too sweet malt profile. The finish is nice and dry. Decent hops lingering on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a tiny bit thicker than i like, but for a DIPA its not bad at all, carbonation is a tiny touch low.

Drinkability is pretty good, but that wierd orange type flavor hinders it a bit. Just because of strangeness.

Overall a decent DIPA, i can imagine it being better super fresh and on tap. Imagine if orange replaced where the grapefruit usually is in WC IPA, and this is kind of how i feel about this one. Solid enough, but not one i would buy on a regular basis. Definitely worth a try, especially if you know its fresh (some bottling dates already please lagunitas?)

AKBelgianBeast, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of Darkhorse09
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a glass chalice

A: Darker than expected. Slighty straw/ apricot color. Great big frothy head with thick, almost slimy lacing. yum yum yum

S: Sweet citrusy hops. Fruity malts that take a second place to the big hop aromas. Orange, grapefruit, some pine.

T: Much more balanced than I would have expected. Big hop flavors up front, balanced by a malty sweetness. Hop flavor fades quickly, but then returns in the finish for big bitterness.

M: Smooth, slightly over carbonated, thick and oily. Not a lot of body for a DIPA.

D: Tasty, alcohol hidden well, hoppy and good. I will purchase this again. Another good beer from Lagunitas.

Darkhorse09, Oct 28, 2009
Photo of Soneast
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours a clear, pale golden color, with a 3 finger thick, rocky, white colored head that has above average retention, leaving rings of lace all the way down the glass.

The aroma was, as expected, hop forward, with a lot of citrus, but also some sweet pineapple. There was a small malt presence in the way of sweet grains and maybe even a touch of honey-like character.

The flavor followed through with the hoppiness, the citrus aromas are there, but also an aroma not unlike a pina-colota without the coconut. Sweet and pineappley, the finish manages to refrain from being cloyingly sweet and the hop bitterness is kept in check. This beer is chock full of hop flavor, but the bitterness in the finish is certainly manageable, which I thought was amazing considering the 102 IBUs.

One of my favorites from Lagunitas so far. I love those sweet and cirtusy hop flavors they managed to bring out. Quite delicious and surprisingly easy drinking. Not to mention at ~$5 a bomber a price I feel to be more than adequate for this product.

Soneast, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of spwalshesq
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%

Lagunitas has a hands-down winner in Hop Stoopid. If you're a fan of big hoppy beers, this is the beer for you. It pours a nice sticky lacey head and the color is a nice hazy orange. But it's the beautiful hoppy citrusy aroma and taste that makes this beer great. Best served chilled but not too cold, in a wide mouth glass so you can stick your nose down in there and enjoy the nice floral notes of the hops. This beer tops out at 102 lip-smackin' IBUs. A great big hoppy brew and a bargain at $5-6 for a bomber. Go get Stoopid!

spwalshesq, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of TheJollyHop
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

After pouring this golden amber IPA, anticipation builds as an intense, dank hop burst of pine, grapefruit, flowers, and some grass, escapes from the beer. Very small amount of head.

Thin with light to medium carbonation with traces of toast. Sweet malt and tastes of oranges and spices that succumb to a delectable hop kick that lingers.

I am surprised that this aggressively hopped beer is more balanced then expected. The amount of bitterness is excellent and not overwhelming. Extremely drinkable, and only slightly palate scraping. Highly recommended.

TheJollyHop, Oct 26, 2009
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. Purchased at Boo's in Columbus, Ga.
Poured into a Spiegelau Tulip.
This is nice but not as good as I expected from a hoppy Lagunitas.
Appearance is gold with not much head.
Smell and taste piney, citrus.
I don't think Lagunitas can make a bad beer, but I was expecting more.

cindyjeffsmith, Oct 23, 2009
Photo of zplug123
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my glass mug:

A: Darker straw-colored, golden with minimal lacing

S: Citrus, almost grapefruit, sweet malts are apparent with a tad of fruitiness

T: Malty with complex bitterness, citrus/pine is apparent but balances well for a refreshing finish

M: Leaves a resin feeling in the mouth, but otherwise smooth finish on the palate, mild carbonation and surprisingly medium bodied for an imperial style

D: Definitely a great example of an Imperial IPA, wish these came in bigger bottles

zplug123, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of Mitchster
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%

$4.99 for a 220z bottle. OG=1.085. 102 IBU's. 8% ABV.

Pours out to a chill hazed burnt orange, forming a tall off white frothy head with very good retention and solid sheets of lacing. Carbonation level is moderate. The aroma is of hops...mostly the tropical mango hops of centennial with a little funk and pine of amarillo. I love cent and amarillo together. The taste opens up with peppery mango, followed by a huge nicely sweet pale malt body, some pleasant grain husks, lingering notes of vanilla and toast, and mild bitterness. The aftertaste is mostly mango and pine sap. Smooth as hell, with a big body and rich flavor.

This is one heck of an IPA. I love it. It reminds me of Centennial IPA from Founders BC. Very smooth, big, yet easy to drink and extremely well balanced for such a hop bomb. I will definitely have to get more of this. Lagunitas can do no wrong. Keep up the good work! Highly recommended!

Mitchster, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of wknight167
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

Apearance - Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a long lasting one finger white head that leaves behind strong lacing.

Nose- Citrus with a hint of what might be pineapple. Smells surprisingly sweet.

Palate- Dry up front with citrus hops dominating. A slight sweetness in the background grows with the hops and leaves a refreshing crispness. The alcohol is not evident.

Mouthfeel- full to medium bodied, well carbonated.

Drinkability- If I had another, I would drink it too.

I will definitely buy this again.

wknight167, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of Spineypanda
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%

Hop Stoopid is amazing!

I think that this beer is wonderful, along the lines of a really good Imperial IPA. It has a head that lasts forever, which is pretty bad ass and leaves considerable lacing. Its color is golden.

Smells of floral citrus hops, and a sweetness come through.

Tastes like hops and sweet malts with a lemony taste.

I enjoy this as much as I do the Leviathan Imperial IPA.

Will buy again.

Spineypanda, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of Dalem
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%

Light amber rust in color. Thick head that melts in average time leaving a spotty & sticky lacing. Huge lemon and pine oil scents up front that jump right out of the glass with some honey & grassy notes.
A nice and lush juicy flavor here. Pineapple first comes to mind. A malt backbone is noticeable too but given this brews name it's not a really big part of the show. The 8% alcohol is hidden well in the flavor but does creep up on you as sips continue. Expected a bit stickier of a finish (we all know how the big hop brews can coat the throat) but this finishes fairly fresh and clean.

Dalem, Oct 19, 2009
Photo of Thur123
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%

102 IBU 4 U. Awesome. This brew pours a hazy still deep orange color and it seems to glow a little less than some of the other DIPA's I have had lately. The smell is...faint, for the style. It full of musky dank hops with a sweet edge. This smells well balanced with a big but not cutting hop flavor.

Glug glug glug

A bitter husky hop flavor is way bitter on the front end, with a rush of lemony citrus in the middle of the character. A little on the bitter musky side for me, but not bad. It's not as complex as I had hoped, with the hop profile being very straightforward and not as balanced as I had hoped as the whole flavor leans towards way bitter. Not bad, but not as full and interesting as many of its brothers.

Thur123, Oct 19, 2009
Photo of ectomorph
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

22oz bomber into a pint glass. No date noticed, but some notable facts:

OG 1.085
102 IBU

A - Clear tangerine base with active carbonation leading into a finger thick cream colored head. The foam clings to the sides with each sip.

S - Sweet apple, pine, wet grass, and bubblegum aromas here. No alcohol detected and light overall.

T - Stiff hop bitterness has my cheeks puckering on the 1st sip. Oily hop resin, pine, apricot, and green apple. Just enough malt bread flavors to hold this plateful of hops. Again, for an Imperial, the alcohol goes unnoticed.

M - Oily and thick bodied with good carbonation. This one will cut through greasy foods with ease.

D - So much bitterness limits this brew here... More than a bomber and your tongue will fall out.

ectomorph, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of mightymoksha
3.98/5  rDev -5%

Served in snifter.

Pours a clear amber, with a frothy, egg-shell head. Retains well and leaves nice lacing.

Prominent hop aroma, with citrus notes being the most prominent. Aromas of pine, apricot and green apples also present. Sweet malts are also quite prominent, especially a bready, pecan-like aroma. Alcohol is detectable, along with something akin to maple.

Oily hops dominate the palate at first, with notes of citrus, lemon, pine and apricot. The hops then relinquish their control to a bready, syrupy malt sweetness, with notes of toasted pecans and caramel. Aftertaste, while rife with pine and citrus notes, is dominated by a lingering malt sweetness. That maple again.

A great carbonation and the alcohol make for a great sensation on the tongue. Body is light and crisp on the palate. I felt it was just a tad thinner than is should be, but still went down well.

With a 102 IBU, a punch in the face was (enthusiastically) expected, but instead, I was met with a much more balanced brew. At times, a bit too sweet for me, but still quite tasty.

mightymoksha, Oct 17, 2009
Photo of cptierney
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%

Drawn on cask at my wonderful local beer bar, TAPS in Petaluma. This butts up against my bottle review for the same beer.

The color remains the same for me. A light, amberish beer that is completely transparent. The carbonation naturally is minimized, with two fingers of quickly dissipating bubbleage.

The smell is slightly muted. I'm not overwhelmed by hoppy notes though they remain present. The nose presents a more balanced brew than its bottled field-o-flowers brother.

Sweet, beautiful, creamy mouthfeel. This is why I love cask my friends, it turns any beer into the easiest drink you've poured down ya'.

Ultimately this is a toned down version of Hop Stoopid, which isn't a bad thing. There are still the all important citrus and pine notes of the hops but they are balanced by a strong malt backbone. The hops almost take on a complimentary character, with hints of bitter greens as opposed to their powerful body in the bottled beer.

Easily, and dangerously drinkable. Long live the cask!

cptierney, Oct 17, 2009
Photo of WeedKing4
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Bomber bottle. Pours a golden yellow/orange colour, with a slight haze. Taste of hops and grapefruit bitterness through out. So damn smooth. How is this 8%? You got to be kidding me. I really enjoyed this beer, and will definately be buying it again. Prefer this over the Maximus anyday.

WeedKing4, Oct 16, 2009
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 5,994 ratings.