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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,372 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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 nas5755
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear golden-copper colored ale with a nice head retention from a decent head; no lacing to note. The nose is massive amounts of tangerine citrus fruit, with a little fresh peach and mango. The taste is very similiar, loaded with fresh citrus, mostly tangerine, some peach and mango add some hop complexity and then a decent amount of floral pine bitterness to balance out the sweetness from the malts which contributes a nice sweet undertone to the taste. The carbonation is spot-on, I could use more hop resin but overall the floral tones of the hops dont require big thick resins to coat the palate. Overall, this DIPA is amazing, one of the best, most enjoyable and easy to find DIPA's around. At times it can be hard to find fresh.

nas5755, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of JohnWaynes44
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance- not much of a head with no retention and slight lacing. Clear and golden in color.

smell- faint citrus, specifically oranges. Sugars are noticeable

taste- fresh, citrus hops with oranges and flowers are balanced with fair amount of sweetness in the malts. Spices and orange lingers in the aftertaste along with some hoppy bitterness. At 8%, alcohol is not noticeable.

mouthfeel- medium body and a bit chalky and fizzy on the tongue.

drinkability- this goes down easy... more like a 6.5%.

summary- this is a nice IPA with fresh citrus hops. If you like orange notes this is the one to behold. It does not feel like a double. It is missing that big malt and hops punch that I expect of the style. None the less it is decent and flavorful. Presentation was sub-par though. I think the ABV is lower than advertised.

JohnWaynes44, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of BigB415
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. One of my favorites from Lagunitas. I get oranges and hops on the nose. When I take a sip I get more of the oranges but the hops aren't overpowering, I can taste the hops for a second then the bitterness takes over. At 102 IBU it can be very bitter to some people but not to me. I just get a sweet orange taste that lingers on my palate for a while. A high recommendation for anyone looking to try to this beer.

BigB415, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of stephens101
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

102 IBU's is great, but we all know it's about much more than that, and I'm long past tired of hop bombs that simply pummel the ole taster. Let's see if they bring it all together here.

Orange with deep red hues in the middle. A residual streaky lace is left after the tawny head floats for a second and fades quickly. Complex to the nose with citrus and resinous hops lingering amidst some light fruits, orange peel, and some caramel malts. Oily hops, grapefruit and biscuit with sweet malts at the bottom and an essence of rye here and there on the tongue.

A barely noticeable alcohol heat wanders. Sits on the heavy side of medium with a creamy body but dry at the very edges like a pie filled with hops and fruit.

Tastes big and bitter yes, but there's a smoothness that keeps everything in the middle of the road despite reaching high speeds. Outstanding beer that knows where to draw all the near perfect lines.

stephens101, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of 05Harley
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle # 30976913 (bottled on November 5th)

Purchased at Johnson's, New Durham NH

Price - $5.99/bomber

Appearance: A clear light orange color, copper like with a thick fluffy white head. Impressive. Lacing adorns the inner glass like picasso. Carbonation is evident with bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. This beer looks clean and inviting.

Smell: Smells like my back yard during the peak of summer. Aroma is pine, spruce and a hint of grapefruit and apricot.

Taste: Starts out refreshing followed by malts and a near perfect balance of hop bitterness. I must admitt the 102 I.B.U's was a little intimidating at first.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a lite oily feel. Both carbonation and hop bitterness balance is near perfect and not overwhelming leaving the taste buds begging for more.

Drinkability: Smooth and refreshing. One I can certainly drink glass after glass with out thinking about it. Me likes.

05Harley, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of vandemonian
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Hop Stoopidnice has an orange colour with an excellent 1 cm head. It has a nice hoppy orange smell with a hint of pineyness. The taste is very nice: a nice orange flavour with a tiny hint of bitterness at the end. It feels ok in the mouth and is a very nice imperial IPA.

vandemonian, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of spinrsx
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber

Appearance - The beer pours a clear amber/orange colour with a very large frothy off white head. There is an above average amount of carbonation and there is some very nice lacing. The head lasted for several minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - hops, oranges, caramel, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer is perfectly carbonated and it feels very smooth and creamy on the tongue. It has a sweet malt taste with lots of hops and caramel. There is also lots of citrus taste and some notes of pine. It finishes with a sugary sweet then bitter hop aftertaste.

Drink - A truly outstanding IPA that I'll be happy to have again. For the price this really is a great beer - be sure to seek it out if you haven't already.

spinrsx, Dec 01, 2010
Photo of 9InchNails
2.98/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

One pint six FL. OZ. Poured into a big beer mug.

White puffy head dissipates somewhat quickly. Yellow gold color a little bubbly. Thin lacing on the glass.

They ain't kidding with the hops. Spicy and citrus hops tickle the nose. A very distinct piney and grape smell.

Wow, bitterness bites the whole mouth immediately; a warning sensation goes down, even though the beer is quite cool in temperature. Light in body and bubbly in the mouth.

There is over the top bitter hoppiness. A metalic taste upfront that isn't too appealing. A taste of sour dry fruits like tangerines and grapes. It comes and goes with a metalic taste. It's certainly not the worse beer I've had and its a little less than decent.

Drink Ability is real low. I took a few sips had to back away for a little bit. The taste is too overpowering. This is a one beer and you're done situation.

I would like to try this on tap. I've found that beers that I didn't approve much of in a bottle actually was more pleasing on draft.

9InchNails, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of JizackFH
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This pours a nice golden-orange color. It has a small 1-finger off-white head, that left good lacing as it fell. This beer also has a good clarity to it.

S - The smell is HOPS. Fresh, bold, intense hops. There are also some sweet and malty notes present.

T - It has a nice sharp hop bite to it. There are also some citrus notes present, as well as some malty sweetness to balance it out. The finish is hoppy, and it sticks to the mouth and slowly fades.

M - This has a medium body with medium carbonation. It goes down smooth, and is a bit creamy. It also sticks to the mouth.

D - If you love hops you will love this beer. It has a very good hop flavor and goes down really smooth. I would have no problem drinking a few of these. This is a great beer.

JizackFH, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of zachariaIPA
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid- 102 I.B.U.4.U.

Pours a nice clear, dark golden amber with the whitest of heads- though it doesn't stay too long. Small amounts of lacing down the glass. Very classic hoppy aroma and taste, with hints of sweet honey and grapefruit. Nothing complex, but a great double IPA. So smooth for an 8%, I could drink this all night.

zachariaIPA, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of SolomonGrundy
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In honor of my final day of my three month vacation, I'm breaking out some good stuff...Pours a clear, golden amber. Decent carbonation. A rocky/soapy two finger head forms, checks out the local talent, then fades into the back. Great lacing. Good so far. Aroma is rife with grapefruit peel. Lots of it, too...Trying to pick something else out in the nose is difficult...NAY, impossible mi amigo....Flavor is hgue, hoppy, and then REALLY hoppy. This is crazy hoppy. It's a Manhattan Project's worth of hops...There's a noticeable grapefruit juice tang throughout, but mostly this just kamikazes you with hops. The beer is actually very good, crisp, refreshing...Just really loaded with hops. The one dimensional nature of this brings my rating down a little. Well-priced at $4.69/bomber, 8% ABV and quite sessionable. Good beer.

What I like most: The beautiful pour and crispness in the flavor profile.

What I like least: The one-dimensional nature of the beer.

Verdict: A hop atom bomb, but very good and worth tracking down.

SolomonGrundy, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of LukeD23
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden color with a slight amber hue. No head.

Aroma is filled with great earthy and tropical fruit notes, up front there is alot pinapple and mango notes, with a strong supporting spruce and juniper earth tones. Wonderful floral hops

Flavor has alot of hop sweetness wich is nice in a double IPA. Its not a tung biter. Good resin flavors with hints of honey and berries. I love that this is really drinkable, its bitter, but not overwhelming. I would like to see a bit more malt flavor, its almost all hops and nothing else.

Mouthfeel is good, finishes good and dry lending to a second and third sip.

Overall one of my favorite Double IPAs. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit.

LukeD23, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of lnashsig
3.45/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a dogfish head beer glass. Was very excited at the 104 ibus that this bottle boasts. Almost no head, which surprised me. The best part of this beer is the aromatic hop fragrance- definitely nice pine, grapefruit, and citrus aromas there. But, sad to say that I was overall dissapointed in the lack of malt backbone, and lack of complexity to this one. I'm not sure if the lack of flavor had to do with the fact that hop extracts were used intentionally, but I expected something more. Between this title, and their everyday ipa, the only real difference in taste is with the aroma.

lnashsig, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of chumba526
3.15/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears translucent, gold with about an inch of white head.

It smells dank: there is a slight skunky kind bud smell going on. I also smell a floral pine smell as well. There is also a bit of a grapefruit, lemon and orange smell going on. It smells quite nice.

The taste is comprised of a mild but noticeable grapefruit flavor. I get notes of pine. There is a bit of a sweet caramel flavor that balances the hop flavor. The end ends with a nice bitterness, though I think it could do with a bit more of hop bitterness. It tastes pretty good but it seems a little one dimensional. The complex hop flavor seen in many double IPAs is not found in this beer. Regardless it still tastes good.

Carbonation is moderate high.

Drinkability is quite good. It goes down smooth and easy.

Overall a nice imperial IPA. It is nothing to complex but it tastes good. It is a good beer but it is nothing amazing or ground breaking.

chumba526, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of ADZA
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a light hazy orange hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a frothy two finger head that slowly recedes to a one layer of froth and sporadic lacing here and there,the aroma is a strong mix of piney hops,light citrus,light toffee and piney hops,the taste is quite subdued compared to the aroma but is very drinkable which starts off with a light to medium bodied mouthfeel and leaves tastes of stonefruit,citrus,light toffee and piney hops all lingering on the palette but the finish is not the hoppy bitter bomb you would expect its more of a bittersweet finish almost like hops dipped in caramel and overall its a very nice drop thats very easy to drink and would have no problem finishing more than the one of.

ADZA, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of IronLover
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright yellow in color with an orange hue and a slight haze. Light white head on the pour that reduces to a wispy white cap. Intense orange, grapefruit and lemon hoppy aroma with a sweet honey and malt beneath. Medium bodied with light carbonation and smooth feel. Flavors are much the same as the aromas. Intense citrus orange, grapefruit and lemon with a honey and sweet malty backbone. Finishes very clean with a light bitter ending the doesn't linger long. Goes down very easy and no hints of a higher ABV.

IronLover, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of mynie
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never reviewed this? Huh...

Pours very thick and gold, like most double IPAs.

Smells like thick, deadly grapefruit. Good, and what I expected--this is called Hop Stoopid, after all--but it's still unbalanced.

Tastes much nicer, much more balanced, although it's lacking the kind of wicked hop variegation I look for in an elite double IPA. Still, it's very nicely balanced, with the high alpha grapefruit hops starting things off and moving into a toasty, peaty malt finish that ends with a lingering sweetness.

mynie, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of Zundo
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden body with some orange. Frothy off-white, onefinger head, with good lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit lemon orange, honey pine

Taste: Orange and grapefruit, piny floral

Mouthfeel: smooth, wet and carbonated, faint resin at the end

Drinkability: Really easy to drink, not overly taxing on the tastebuds in regards to the aftertaste.

Zundo, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of climax
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a quite pale gold with clarity among the best I've ever seen. The head was good sized and faded slowly.

The aroma was amazing, intensely inviting; fresh, juicy, and bold. Flirting with a 5, but I can't quite give it out; the malt strength just didn't break through enough. Orange and sweet grapefruit citrus notes add juiciness to a strong herbal earthy presence. Bubblegum, some astringency, mint, and a very mild sweet toasty caramel hint all tantalize the nose.

The flavor is excellent, fresh and sharp. The hop bill has several dimensions blanketing the spectrum well. Its a bit soapy upon entry, fading to citrus, with the herbal division of things taking the nod as the finish nears. Sweet and sour flavors come and go as everything flows together wonderfully. Love it.

The carbonation is on the heavy side, keeping this one sharp from the second the tongue hits it through the lingering dry finish. The body is medium and a bit sticky.

This beer accomplishes what it set out to do, load the drinker with hops. However, it's not a air strike of bitterness that's overly soapy or dry as some Imperials are. It's a clean fresh blend of everything the west coast IPA should be, with enough of a bang that makes it a sipper. But I sure was sipping fast.

Hop oils as opposed to hops.... hashish as opposed to buds? Method to the madness? Whatever the motive, it worked quite well, don't change a thing. There are a lot of good things to say about this brew.

climax, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of LiquidCucumber
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Crystal clear light amber with a fluffy little head that leaves nice lacing all over the place. Nothing here to say this is going to be special though.

S - Sweet succulent hops. A strong character of tropical fruits; pineapple, citrus and a touch of mango. This is balanced by a touch of sweet malts at the end.

T - Hops blast a hole in your mouth with their puckering bitterness; strongly sweet tasting and very fruity; just like the smell. A touch of vegetal hop flavor as well, doesn't detract but makes it taste more earthy. Also rounded out by a touch of malt; but it just doesn't stand up to the full-on hop assault.

M - Smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation. Leaves a nice film of sweetness on the tongue.

D - Not bad at all. Wouldn't be able to pound it like I could a Pliny, but it's really a much thicker brew. Much better than the first time I had it, that must have been a bad bottle, cause this stuff is divine.

LiquidCucumber, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of Ralphus
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear orange koolaid color. The head is beaming white and leaves some light lacing behind. The head could be a little thicker but overall it looks good.

The smell is a rather earthy and musty hop mixture containing pine and citrus. Volume is good.. the earthiness is probably not my thing however.

The taste has good balance between the rich, citrus pine hops and sweet malt in the foreground. The earthiness is present in the taste is well but blended better I believe.

Mouthfeel is good. Smooth and slightly sticky. Just the way I like a good DIPA to be. Carbonation is just right.

Drinkability is very good for a beer of this strength. The alcohol is well hidden and I probably wouldn't have known it was there until it snuck up on me.

Ralphus, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of dfernandez77
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma:
Astonishing fresh lychee, mandarin oranges, and apricot. Sweet honey like malts. Slightly grassy, fresh alfalfa like bitterness. Altogether very fresh, bracing, and fruity, as opposed to pine, resinous, or juniper herbals in other big IIPAs. Very promising.

Appearance:
Pours with medium carbonation and a light, white, head that dissipates quickly - negligible lace. Slightly coppery blond color. Slightly hazy.

Flavor:
Very well balanced. With fruity characters from the hops and yeast - mandarin orange and mango, with a touch of ripe Asian pear. Malt provides a nice backbone - both complexly sweet and honey-like. Bittering hops pull it together with balance a dryness. This has a beginning (bracing and fresh), middle (fruit, and honey/malty), and end (clean sweetnes and slightly astringent). Very well done.

Mouthfeel:
Pushes above medium bodied with a nice slickness that lingers. Finishes clean and lightly dry.

Overall Impression:
Very well done IIPA. Up with the best I've had. I'd put it at par with Pliney the Elder for overall enjoyment - though it's tipped to freshness and fruit rather than to resinous herbal characters. Great aroma, great flavor, finishes well, easily drinkable - I'll say it again - very well done.

dfernandez77, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of charlzm
3.28/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Consumed November 21st, 2010 from a De Proef goblet. Yeah, I know it's inappropriate glassware. Sue me.

Beer is a clear, medium amber/gold with a strong white head that dies slowly. Plentiful carbonation provides good head replenishment and some sheeting on glass sides.

Aromas are asphalt and turpentine, though I let my girlfriend smell it and she got apricots. Huh. There is definitely a resiny pine component, on that we can agree. Also a huge herbal presence. Going to have to go with "average" on this due to my bad experience and the better impressions others had of the exact same glass.

Flavor is huge: some sweet malts, but the massively bitter, citric (grapefruit?) and pine hoppiness is the dominant note here. Finish is bitter as hell and lasts forever. Strangely, that is a selling point for some.

Mouthfeel is oily and thick but the carbonation keeps it from being coating.

I had to sip this one and it still took me an hour to finish my half of the bomber.

charlzm, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of DrinkinBoy
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid appears a slightly light golden color with a small amber hue. The head is just off white with average retention and lacing.

The smell starts off with the classic super hop aroma that takes a second to breakdown. The aromas are more focused on piney notes than citrus, and there is a distinguishable amount of sweet malt aroma.

Its taste lacks any significant initial sweetness. The first recognizable flavor comes on the mid palate. Here the flavors are reflective of the smell, mostly focused on pine, evergreen bitterness. The beginning of the finish is surprising with roasty/nutty flavors that play well with the hop bitterness. The finish last just about forever, 1 minute plus.

The mouthfeel is heavy, with a nice healthy amount of carbonation that fits with the excessive bitterness.

Overall, this is a very good example of an American Double IPA. As with most beers of this strength/IBU just one will wear out your pallet, but this beer shows what the West Coast style is all about.

DrinkinBoy, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of juju7
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In light of recent discussions on the Aus. forum I disclose that this is a grey import. For what it's worth. A beer that gets some serious coverage on this site from our American beer enthusiasts. It's good for sure, maybe just not the pants-wetter I thought it might be. "But you're not drinking it how the brewer intended!". Yeah, yeah, fair enough. Although the pine-citrus hop presence is quite enticing I find the amount of malt sweetness to be almost reminiscent of an Aussie version of an IIPA. A deep, bittersweet beer with an aggressive mouthfeel and a finish to remember. Delicioso.

juju7, Nov 21, 2010
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,372 ratings.