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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,372 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,372
Reviews: 1,963
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 202
Gots: 711 | 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 heebes
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 pint.

Pours a clear golden amber with foamy thick white head. Nose is primairly grapefruit, citrus, some slight floral and pine auromas. Taste is straight up bitter, more pine overall on the palatte. Citrus into the finish which ends dry. Crisp and clean tasting, medium bodied mouthfeel. Great beer, wonderful DIPA, goes down oh so smooth.

heebes, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of boomer31
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a bright golden clear with a foamy white head. Looks like your typical American Pilsner

S - Huge fruity hop nose. The nose comes at you right away

T - Huge hops bomb here starting with fruit then finishing with piney/grassy hops. Nice bite with the grass hop. Not overly sweet but certainly not dry though there is a pronounced bitterness in the back

M - Perfectly carbed nice malt backbone though the hops maintain the forefront.

D - Just awesome! Great hop beer here though not overly bitter. Price wise you really can't top this bomber.

A great beer no doubt! Lots of hops and cheap any way you slice it. This beer needs to get more recognition. How is this not if the top 100???

boomer31, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of AwYeh
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden orange, with one finger of head. Oddly enough, I poured two glasses from the same 1 pt. 6 oz. bottle and the head of the first dissipated very quickly while that of the second stuck around until the glass was finished.

S: Aroma definitely lives up to the name, unlike some other beers out there; loads of citrus and pine hops.

T: The pine is more subtle in the taste of this beer, but grapefruit and pineapple are absolutely everywhere, until they are overwhelmed by bitterness. A bit of caramel maltiness is quite evident too, a nice touch and a distinguishing factor in comparing this to other DIPAs.

M: Medium body and carbonation; nice bitter finish.

D: Can barely tell this is an alcoholic beverage despite the 8% mark; two glasses of this were very enjoyable and I wouldn't mind another.

AwYeh, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of mikesreview
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a- pours a golden caramel color with an orange tint and has a an off white head that sticks around for a while. leaves good lacing.

s- strong smell but good. pine and fruit smells. can definitely tell this beer is a hoppy one.

t- sweet right off the bat with a whew! thats hoppy! it has a bitter taste that lingers after a swig but with 102 ibu's i would have thought it would be a bit more bitter. well balanced between malty and bitter. i like this one a lot

m- mouthfeel means a lot to me in a beer and this one is decent to good. there is a good amount of carbonation.

d- i could drink this all day. for a relatively high alcohol content it goes down pretty good and as soon as i take a sip, i wait a second and then take a swig.

overall a good to very good beer. i will definitely be getting a few more of these in the future.

mikesreview, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of wedgie9
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on draft at Kuma's Corner. Pours clear bright orange with a thick white head that sticks around for a long time. Nose features both bitter grapefruit and tropical fruit hops with a great caramal malt aroma as well. The flavors are sweet malt up front quickly moving to hops domination, but maintaining balance all the way through. The body is full with average carbonation and a long bitter hops and sweet malt finish.

wedgie9, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A clear golden color. Nice head retention and lace on the glass.

S - Very hoppy. It is instantly obvious an imperial IPA. Very impressive.

T - Smooth at 1st, hoppy in the middle, and a bitter finish. Honey and grapefruit flavors are present.

M - Highly carbonated.

D - A good beer, very well balanced. Will be getting Hop Stoopid again soon

BeerDawgs, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of TheBrewo
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We pop the top on our bomber and pour into our snifters. What we find is a semi glowing, dark honey-orange brew with minimal heading and lacing. There is a thick ring of white foam around the edge of the glass, but really nowhere else. The liquid is otherwise mostly translucent with medium carbonation. No sediment is noted. The aroma is fresh and bright. Notes of hugely piney hops, grapefruit, syrupy honey, and a bit of sweeter, light berry fruits hit the nose. As we sip, the expectant hops crash the palate way up front. They are piney and citric, and all that could be desired from something with such a name. Where the surprise comes is in the middle. Here, there is a huge malty balance, and an earthy mineral-like characteristic. Hops round out the finish, but are more grapefruity than anything else. The aftertaste breathes, again, with citrus, hops, and earthen pine cones. The body is medium, and so is the carbonation. The brew is nice and hearty, with a cool, syrupy feel as you sip. It is surprisingly creamy and sippable. It coats the mouth nicely at first, and then fizzles out to leave the mouth wet and satiated. The abv is standard, and the beer has great drinkability. It is just so refreshing!

Overall, what we liked best about this brew was the balance. With this style, it can become a contest of who can infuse the most hop character into their beer. Here, there is an unexpectedly balancing malt flavoring through the middle, which makes an already good beer into something unique and fantastic.

TheBrewo, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of tewaris
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

102 IBUs
OG 1.085
22 oz. bottled on 320th day of the year (mid November) poured into a snifter on 12/20/2010.

Appearance 4.5/5
Deep amber colored and brilliantly clear to the extent of seeming artificial for a DIPA; big and long lasting white head and good lacing.

Aroma 4/5
Pine and tropical fruit that play well with the sweetness. Smells like a balanced DIPA. Some spicy hop character too, or is it the garlic?

Taste 4/5
A good malt backbone that manifests itself in some sweetness too and melds well with the fruity hoppiness and esters. Finishes strongly and one dimensionally bitter and the bitterness lingers. Some warmth is noted.

Mouthfeel 5/5
Decently carbonated, medium bodied, and well attenuated. Perfect.

Drinkability 4.5/5
One of the best DIPAs I have had and that too at a great price; but not as good as I thought before reviewing. Also, I have had it alongside Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Elder deserves to be the legend it is.

tewaris, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of madjr80
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ouch bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Nice puffy head of foam that sticks to the sides of the glass on the way down. Light orange copper color with small bubbles rising to the top. Hop aroma really packs a punch with a lingering smell of hop oils. Even though this is 8%, the potency is easily masked. Overall, this is a very smooth and enjoyable brew.

madjr80, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of MisterE
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber bought for $3.99 at Ward's Supermarket and kept cold at ~ 50 degrees F

A: poured a clear but deep amber into a large pilsner glass - good 2+ inch head with fine bubbles but little retention

S: serious grapefruit and pine hop blast and not much else until it warms a little; then a sweet smell of malt is present

T: the initial sharp bite from the hops fades briefly, then comes back hard and bitter

M: smooth but a little thin, with moderate carbonation

D: this double ipa goes down easy

notes: if hops (and plenty of them) is your thing, this ale deserves your attention

MisterE, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of Richardberg
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - bomber to red wine glass. Transparent amber orange. Small but dense cream head. A little retention/lacing.

S - orange rind, pine, grapefruit, coriander, a little earthiness. These come out strong and blend very nicely. Doesn't have the second level of deep aromas that the great DIPAs do, though.

T - as above. Intensified if anything. Consistent from start to finish; bitter and proud of it. Well done.

M - medium bodied, oily, a bit sticky. Would like more of each in an "imperial" style.

D - quite so given the ABVs and IBUs and so forth. Simply a pleasant, well rounded exemplar. And cheap to boot!

Richardberg, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of JayMooch1
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber into a 650mL Weizen Glass. (Not proper glassware, but only clean glass I had)

A. - Pours a very nice amber-golden color with a very small amount of head (1/4 to 1/2 and inch) even with a fairly aggressive pour. Head dissipated very quickly, but leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

S. - Huge hop aroma, mostly citrus and pine smells. A ton of lemon and pine with some nice grapefruit notes.

T - Similar to the smell, lots of hops on the tongue. A nice sweetness upfront, but you have to look for it because the bitterness of the hops takes over immediately. I don't detect much in terms of malt or alcohol. The citrus and pine flavors really hijack the tastebuds.

M - It has a very resiny mouthfeel. It coats your mouth and gives that wonderful feeling that the enamel is being replaced by hoppy esters.

D - For a DIPA, this thing is dangerously drinkable. It may ruin your tastebuds for a bit, but the alcohol is minimal and if you like your citrus hops (as I do) you can easily finish off a bomber (as I did).

This beer really revisits what started my love for beer; it brings back memories of my first IPAs where all my palate could pick up was hops. This beer shows that sometimes you don't need much depth of flavor to make a good beer, and at $5 a bomber, I will be picking up a few more of these.

JayMooch1, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of ms11781
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear yellow orange color with a a small head that fades quickly and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

This one is all hops in the nose. Citrus, grapefruit, floral notes, maybe a hint of pine. I can't detect any malt whatsoever.

Taste is almost all citrus at first. A good dose of bitterness that doesn't linger long and a bit of pine because finishing out with a lingering grapefruit taste. Grapefruit hangs on until the next sip.

A medium body and good carbonation tend to make this brew smooth at first with a good bite at the end, although it does tend to thin out a bit towards the end.

It goes down easy for what it is, but the amount of hops and higher ABV makes this one and done with a bomber. Probably not going to properly enjoy another brew as much after the hops are done with your palate here anyway.

ms11781, Dec 25, 2010
Photo of pburland23
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into my Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a clear, golden orange with an enthusiastic finger and a half of white head that was slow to recede and left a slight lacing.

The aroma is very hp forward. It's citrusy (orange and tangerines) with a touch of pine. It's a delightful smell. The taste is also hop heavy. A sip starts out a little sweet and citrusy before closing with a big, bold bitter hops finale.

Hop Stoopid is a medium bodied with ample carbonation. At 7%, it's a very drinkable DIPA and a good example of the style.

pburland23, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of johnnnniee
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep clear golden copper color with a bubbly white head that shows remarkable resilience as I try to swallow it off the top. Smells of hops. No kidding really it does. Pine, resin, citrus, apricots, grapefruit its all there. I can't find any malt in the aroma, but that's not really the point here is it. The aroma on this one is all about the hops. Surprisingly smooth drinking. hints of caramel up front that are assaulted almost immediately with citrus resin and pine. Smoothly bitter but the hops assert themselves midway through and into a long lingering resin and grapefruity finish. Medium body with an almost sweet but very resinous mouthfeel. Medium light level of carbonation. I quite enjoyed this one! Quite reasonably priced at just under six dollars too. Thank you for coming to NH Lagunitas, I might just have to find a place for this one in the rotation.

johnnnniee, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of Satchboogie
3.4/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip glass

A: Fairly aggressive pour leads to 2-finger white bubbly head. Golden yellow/orange and clear. The head sticks around a little while and leaves a little lacing.

S: A TON of citrus, fruit, and a little pine on the nose. Fresh and sweet orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pine, and maybe a hint of lemon and tropical fruits. For 8%ABV I really can't smell much alcohol. Can't wait to taste this one!

T: Well, at first it was BAM. I got a big mix of all the flavors I sniffed that was balanced by a sweet lightly toasted malt. However, after just a couple big sips, I quickly realized this is WAY too sweet and there was something "off" and a little unpleasant about this. The hop bitterness was at a surprisingly low level, although I'm sure a lot of it was masked by the overwhelming amount of caramel malt sweetness. The aftertaste is very slightly bitter and wet with sweet citrus and a little pine. This would be perfect if it wasn't so damned sweet, better balanced, and more pine. Not really what I was expecting.

M: Medium Carbonation, full body for an IPA, almost syrupy. Chew and sticky, has a wet, slightly bitter and sweet lingering finish.

D: I took my time with this not because of the 8%ABV but because it was so overwhelming sweet I need to keep drinking water, grabbing pretzels, and anything else I could eat to counteract the somewhat unpleasant aftertaste (albeit not that bitter, just not pleasant). It's certainly not a drain pour, but I was expecting an exceptional hop bomb and I got a insanely sweet fruit bomb. (I know, hop doesn't just mean bitter or pine, but it just was too much).

While it's not bad (though I might have been pretty tough in critiquing), it's not something I think I'll be returning to anytime soon if ever.

Satchboogie, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of BamaViper1
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The Hop Stoopid pours a golden yellow, forming a thin head that leaves little whisps of lacing.

The beer has a strong hop presence accented by hints of pineapple, lemon, and grapefruit. Second whiffs allow for the presence of a slight balancing sugary malt.

The beer again has lots of hop presence on the nose, acidic and bitter. It has a definite citrus note as well which fades into mild alcohol burn with a hint of a malty end. The finish bitter with a hint of wheat bread.

The beer also has good mouthfeel at first with solid carbonation and a medium body. Sadly, the finish is rather short and thin.

I like this beer. It's a solid DIPA, and I could drink a good bit of it. Laginitas created a ridiculously hop-forward beer, and I thank them for it.

BamaViper1, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of bosox941827
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint glass; poured cold warmed as tasted
A - A light orange/yellow, surprisingly so; you might think it was pilsner if you didn't know any better. Pours a bit cloudy and head dissipates quickly to lacing.
S - A candy flavor, with a hint of alcohol to the nose, and just a hint of hops off the pour.
T - The candy flavor off the nose is present first on the palate. That quickly resolves to a persistent but not overwhelming hop flavor, which though tongue-drying is not over-powering; fairly pleasant too. Last flavor before the tongue-drying begins is a hint of roasted malts. Not very "stoopid" on the hops, but it is a well-done beer.
M - Quite smooth, a touch syrupy.
D - Because the hops aren't very "stoopid" this is pretty drinkable despite the high ABV.
Though not the hop assault you expect from the name, this is a tasty beer and a very pleasant drinker; would get this again.

bosox941827, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 12/06/2010:

22 oz. bottle at 42* into a Stone IRS tulip.

A: This pours a transluscent orange color with large, plentiful sediment, high carbonation, and a beautiful finger-full of creamy white head.

S: The nose features notes of intense grapefruit and orange with some floral hoppiness in the background.

T: It shows notes of floral hoppiness, sweet caramel malts, and the resonating, strong citrus flavors.

M: It feels quite light for a DIPA and even for an IPA.

D: This is fantastic if you like light-bodied, drinkable, citrus bombs; therefore, I like it very much.

bucklemyshoe, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of MaGno
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a golden/red color. Almost looks like cider. (15-20 SRM)
The head is tight tan bubbles about 1/2 to 3/4 inch high.

S - As soon as I poured this beer I got hints of grapefruit, grassy, flowery notes. I could smell lots of different things going on but no note overpowered the rest. This beer smells amazing. I could already taste it just from the balanced notes on the nose.

T - This beer tastes amazing. It has a lot of different hops but I could not pick out one over the other. Citrus with nice grapefruit notes. The grapefruit taste packs a punch right before the finish. The citrus fades into the finish leaving a nice bitter note.

M - Light and malty with a slight carbonation to excite the taste buds.

D - I really enjoyed this beer and I think this will be my new "go to" IPA for as long as I can get it. 1 Bomber is plenty as it is bold and also 8% ABV.

On a side note: My wife hates bitter IPAs and she really liked this one. She said it had a nice citrus taste to it and smelled amazing.

MaGno, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of pdoran10
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hop Stoopid pours out a dark golden color with two fingers of white head into a snifter.(Why is there a barn on the label of a DIPA?) This beer leaves some sticky white lacing that isn't going anywhere soon.

The smell is immediately off putting. It smells like lightly expired onions and earthy spice. I am reminded of Gubna in the nose. I hate Gubna.

The flavor is a huge dissension from the smell. I get tropical fruit and grapefruit notes, backed up by a big and sweet breaded malt backbone. There is a certain onion resin astringency that lingers that reminds me the smell wasn't completely off base.

Hop Stoopid' s mouthfeel is slightly thick for an 8% DIPA with a big malt base. Slightly sweet in a sense, which is a bummer, because I love me some dry light malted hoppy beers.

Overall, the excellent flavors in this beer carry it to a good rating. I have some minor issues with the overall makeup of the beer, but the flavors are spot on, which is always the most important thing.

pdoran10, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of BeerisfoodLLC
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to crystal tulip:

A - Golden color, mild head, clear

S - Citrusy hop & alcohol scents

T - Big floral and citrus tastes well balanced with sweet malt tastes.

M - Medium bodied, light carbonation.

D - Went down relatively easy, enjoyed this one.

BeerisfoodLLC, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of gdrydenc
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Aggressive white head upon an amber orange beer. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

S - Very hoppy smelling at first, floral, piney. As it warms, I can definitely smell the Lagunitas signature aroma.

T - Very similar to how it smells: hoppy, aromatic, floral. There is no taste of alcohol, coulda fooled me with the 8%. The finish is less hoppy than I would have liked.

M - Carbonation is great. The bubbles are very flowy and smooth. I would have liked a bit more linger of the bitterness of the hops in the finish, like I said before.

D - Like I said before, couldn't tell this was 8%. The drinkability is solid, and I have no problem finishing the bottle.

gdrydenc, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of mdcrouser
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful yellow-orange, with a half-inch of white head that dies down to create inverted icicles around the mouth of the glass. Consistent carbonation arising from the bottom of the glass.

Citrus, pine, and sugar on the nose - relatively sweet smelling.

A deep piney bitterness that sits squarely at the back of the tongue, surrounded by a juicy, citrussy sweetness, and grapefruit as it warms. Just a bit of pepper provides a bit of bite on the end.

Unbelievably smooth - creamy carbonation reminds me more of a stout than a big IPA.

No doubt, I'll enjoy this one all night. Unbelievably good for the price, but not as good as some others on the market. Just too much deliberate hoppiness to be even close to delicate.

mdcrouser, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of chicagoabbot
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Of the super high IBU IPAs like Ruination and others, Hop Stoopid is probably my favorite. At least it's the one I find myself picking up the most.

22 oz chug into a snifter. White fluffy head. Super lacing. Body is very light in color, clean, it reminds me a little of the setting sun. And this is a great beer for an early evening at home by the way, it's a very relaxing brew.

Nose is massively hoppy, sharp but calming. First sip is bitter and it takes the tongue a minute to adjust. They nailed the aftertaste and mouthfeel on this one too, a fun lingering piney bite on the roof and sides of the mouth and alcohol might as well be mid 5s instead of 8 for how well it is hidden. What a clean brew, I usually have one of these in my fridge whatever the weather outside, which is a compliment to the brew.

chicagoabbot, Dec 07, 2010
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,372 ratings.