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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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6,015 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,015
Reviews: 1,942
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 182
Gots: 556 | 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 vdread
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

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

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

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

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

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
SO GOOD!

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

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

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

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

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

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
Photo of spartanfan
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a bright golden color with a nice white head that has good retention.

S: Smell is of intense hops. Apricots, grapefruit, and pine. Also smells pretty sweet with a touch of biscuit.

T: Taste is overpowered by hops, pineapple, apricot, a touch of buiscuty maltyness.

M: Mouthfeel is just how I like it for the style. Nice creaminess and not too much bite from the carbonation.

D: Drinkabiltiy on this beer is good. The alcohol is not very noticeable, and it is quite smooth.

spartanfan, Oct 15, 2009
Photo of GrittyMug345
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown bomber - no bottled on/best by date. Purchased at Leary's Fine Wine (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2678) on 10/14/09, drank the same day. A vigorous pour into a tulip produced a thick, creamy head which gradually died down to leave a thin veil with heavy lacing. Bright copper color, good carbonation, clear, well settled sediment left in the bottle. Big hop nose, specifically citrus and pine. Taste is definately hop forward, fresh, grapefruit and pine, backed by a great malt structure, more malt comes through than I was expecting from a beer with this name, maybe this isn't as fresh as I had hoped. Pleasant bitterness but very balanced if not malt heavy. Good, full mouthfeel, nice carbonation, nice lingering hop finish. Very drinkable, I will definately buy this beer again, could drink a few of these with no problem.

GrittyMug345, Oct 15, 2009
Photo of Intelligentsia
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a 10 oz. glass. I immediately noticed the hop aroma from the bottle, which fizzed up significantly after I uncapped the beer. Found this a bit surprising. 102 I.B.U. 4 U, it says.

Head was off-white with good-sized bubbles, again with a promiment nose. Colored tangerine, apricot, lacing not really that evident. This is an attractive beer, not atypical of IPAs. Hops are prominent.

Light mouthfeel, surprising for a nearly 9% a.b.v. IPA. Carbonation was also milder than I had expected. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, dominate. This is an interested brew, but I just don't think it lives up to its fellow West Coast IPAs from Stone, AleSmith, RR, et al. Because of their prevalance, I probably won't buy this one again. Could be worse, but certainly not exceptional.

Intelligentsia, Oct 15, 2009
Photo of AltBock
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber bottle with a bright green label of an old run down farm house surrounded by a large forest. Over the picture in big bold white letters on a black background is the name of the beer. Along with that are the beer's specifications. This beer has an O.G. of 1.085, ABV of 8%, and a whopping 102 IBUs. To the left is most of the mandatory US information. If you got a magnifying glass, you can read the large paragraph on the right. This paragraph talks about the brewing process, the hops, and a brief word about the beer. It also has the phone number of Lagunitas. Of course, the one thing missing from the bottle is a vintage year or best before date.

Appearance: I found a nice clean Laguntias pint glass to pour Hop Stoopid into. This Lagunitas beer poured a semi clear golden apricot with a splash of tangerine orange along the sides. Halfway through the pour, up rises a creamy 3/4 of an inch head of foam. I think some of the apricot from the beer itself moved over into the head of foam because I noticed a slight speck of apricot in the head of foam. it was still a white color, but with just a small tint of apricot blended into it. This head of foam simply had good retention that left behind an island of white bubbles, a small string of rings, and a spot or two of lace.

Smell: For some odd reason, the aroma coming from the bottle was hoppier than the poured the aroma. The poured aroma was mildly hoppy with citrus hops, a hint of pine, a speck of apricot, and a subtle whiff of toasted malts. Sometimes the poured aroma reminded me of a tea like aroma. The bottled aroma loved the pine! This pine aroma was followed by citrus hops, flowers, a drop of caramel, and a another whiff of toasted malts. I liked the bottled aroma a lot more than the poured aroma. I'd rather take a ton of pine than just a few hop pellets.

Taste: The taste was a mix of the poured aroma and the bottled aroma. What came first was the poured. The first half of the taste was hoppy with bitter citrus hops, bitter grapefruit, a drop of lemon, and a subtle taste of apricot. The second half of the taste loved the pine like the bottled aroma loved. The second half also contained a little more citrus hops and a hint of malt at the finish line. The taste was basically the best of both worlds. Your taste buds get plenty of citrus hops and more than enough pine.

Mouthfeel: It was more of a medium bodied beer than a hugely hoppy full bodied beer. The mouthfeel had a good amount of carbonation and a slightly hoppy aftertaste that had its fair share of pine, grapefruit, lemon, and citrus hops. The aftertaste was strong for a bout 2 seconds and then it quickly settled down after that.

Drinkability: You're probably thinking why I gave the drinkability such a high score. How could I not? Not only was it hoppy, but there was also a great deal of pine in this beer. There's that and the fact that it's cheap. I've seen bottles of this great beer below the $5 price mark. If you're one of the few people that are mad that they used hop extract instead of real hops, then you should really get a life.

AltBock, Oct 12, 2009
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,015 ratings.