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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,187 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 6,187
Reviews: 1,953
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 192
Gots: 622 | 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 jpittman80
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Brilliantly clear golden, with white head that leaves lacing.

S - Wow. Exquisite bouquet of hops in here. Slight amount of roast malt aroma in the background. Can't wait to...

T - An explosion of pine, citrus, and flowery hops. There is a firm sweet malt backbone here. Rather dry finish with the hop bitterness lasting.

M - Smooth and medium bodied. Soft carbonation.

D - For the amount of hops, pretty damn refreshing. I'm drinking this way too quick for an 8% beer.

While the bitterness is obvious, it definitely doesn't overwhelm. It allows the ho aroma and taste equal play in the end, which is a trademark of all my favorite IPAs. It definitely doesn't feel like 102 IBUs. Delicious beer.

jpittman80, May 17, 2010
Photo of mstyne
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bomber purchased at my local supermarket. No brewed on / best by date.

Say: LAH GOO KNEE TUSS

Pours a really nice golden amber with a full head. Good lacing and solid carbonation. The smell of hops are overwhelmingly amazing; it reminded me of when I grew hops on our porch a few summers ago.

The hop flavor permeates, and this brew is extremely smooth to drink. I would be hard pressed to choose between this and Stone's Ruination IPA. I would probably just have one of both.

An excellent beer. If you enjoy IPAs, don't skip this one.

mstyne, May 11, 2010
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with less than an inch of white head, fades fasts but leaves a little cap on top, but eventually even that leaves, no really lacing to speak of.

Smell is dominated by piney hops with only the slightest of citrus, no grapefruit of the sort in the aroma.

Taste has a good hop bite but fades fast, bitterness lingers only slightly before some sweet malt comes into play to remove the bitterness, the malt presence doesn't really balance things though as it's not really evident in the tasting, only in the removal of aftertaste bitterness, carbonation is crisp.

I've heard quite a bit about Hop Stoopid, I was expecting to have the enamel on my teeth dissolved off but that was not the case. Still, a very solid, although one dimensional, DIPA. It doesn't have a bottle date, so it's hard to say how long this sat on the shelve.

deltatauhobbit, May 10, 2010
Photo of skullsplitter
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was my first tasting of a Lagunitas brew. I noticed it was just under 5 bucks for a bomber. What a steal!

The moment I opened the bottle the hops hit me. I had a feeling this would overpower my palate. It had a nice golden color with a nice foamy head that dissipated slightly over time. There was some pretty good lacing around the glass throughout the drink. It is pretty well carbonated but not overdone.

The smell really does hit you in the face. The grapefruit and pine aromas are like a Yankee candle. Very overpowering. The hops dominate. Very crisp and refreshing but at the same time I don't think I could drink more than a bomber.

I was very happy in general with this beer. I look forward to trying more from Lagunitas.

skullsplitter, May 10, 2010
Photo of ROCKETMAN998
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into my Eat Bertha's Mussels pint glass on 5-08-10

Pours a rich golden color with 2 finger head that begins to spot and vanish quickly leaving a scant very thin head. Heavy ,sticky lacing on the backside of the glass

Smell is amazing! Noticed as soon as the bottle was opened.All hops, citrusy, piney, oily, you name it.

Taste is complex.Slight malt sweetness gives way to multiple hop layers and characteristics. All of the smells coming out: citrus, pine, some floral leafy hops come on very strong. Lingering bitterness that isn't going anywhere.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, creamy with very good carbonation. goes down smooth.

Very drinkable beer although this should be the closing act of the evening.

ROCKETMAN998, May 09, 2010
Photo of vkv822
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into snifter.

The appearance is a clear, amber-orange hued golden color with a fair amount of off-white head. The nose is of very resiny hops with some nice floral and citrus accents. The flavor is again more very prominent pine oil flavors and citrus, grapefruit flavors. I particularly enjoy the resiny bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and with an enjoyable oily, mouth coating that I feel enhances the resiny flavor. This brew is incredibly drinkable, for which I am glad the ABV is not any higher or I would be in trouble. With the large availability of this beer, it could easily and enjoyably become my go to IIPA.

vkv822, May 04, 2010
Photo of korguy123
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at Consumer's Beverages on my recent trip to Niagara Falls NY
22oz poured into pint glass.

A- Clear light amber color. 1 1/2" white head awesome lacing right to the end.
S- Huge grapefruit smell! Faint pine and orange peek through.
T- WOW!!! This thing is just bursting with citrus my taste buds just exploded. Grapefruit and faint hoppy pine.
M- Crisp, juicy, clean, refreshing very well balanced.
D- I could drink this all day

Great googily moogily that's an awesome beer. Really glad I kept this in my cart.

korguy123, May 03, 2010
Photo of LordHammer
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Clear, bright yellow edging towards gold, with an inch of head that slowly fades to a nearly solid lace at the top of the beer. Lacing all the way down the glass is nice.

S: Huge hop aroma, piney, big citrus, especially grapefruit. Really impressive.

T: Definitely not balanced, but I wasn't expecting that. Bit of sweet maltiness up front, then a big shot of hops, with floral/piney/citrus at first, then a lingering bitterness that lasts until the next sip. This is as advertised.

M: Carbonation is moderate, as is the body. Seems right for something with as big of a flavor and 8% ABV.

D: Will I finish the bottle? Sure. Would I have another? Well, no. This is palate napalm. It's delicious, but you can't expect to have several of these.

LordHammer, Apr 30, 2010
Photo of kcr357
2.93/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Not what I was expecting, poured a very nice golden copper with a coarse head.
Smelled fantastic, takes citrusy to a new level.
Hops come through in the taste, bitterness is on par, but there is both an oily and some kind of tar type undertone(fishy?)(undertone may be an understatement) that starts at the tongue and oozes down the palate. The more I try it the more I notice and dislike it. Had high hopes for this beer.
Mouthfeel is typical for a strong IPA, bitey and well carbonated.
Taste buds have evolved in order to help people identify what is/isn't ok to consume by analyzing the tastes present in food/drink. There is something in this beer setting off a "do not consume" signal going to my brain.
Not drinkable at all.

kcr357, Apr 29, 2010
Photo of beersheppard
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: orange, a shade lighter than copper, fluffy two finger head that lingers, very good lacing, well carbonated.

Smell: strong, citrus abd pine, orange.

Taste: pine, mostly grapefruit, orange, apricot, slight honey sweetness of the malt. Nice lingering finish.

Mouthfeel: tingly from the hop presence and carbonation, good coating.

Drinkability: If you love hops (I do) than this is a beer you can drink all day.

beersheppard, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Leffe glass.

A: Low head retention and minimal lacing. A bight bold golden appearance with light carbonation.

S: Pine, citrus aromas.

T: Instant bitterness, with a lingering taste. Chewy as it warms.

M: Clean mouthfeel, with a lemon after taste.

D: Multidimensional flavors and aromas keep the senses coming back for another analysis.

Notes: Great 22oz bottle at a great price and ABV. Good hops with a subtle malt profile.

GDBEERMAN, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of Kromes
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A crystal clear gold color color with a dense white colored head. Good lacing down the glass.

S: The aroma is dominated by pine hops. There is a sense of sweetness in the aroma.

T: The pine and herbal hop flavor starts out with a slight sweet biscuity malt. Then it sort of fades away leaving a semi dry bitterness and alcohol warmth in the finish. The finish is very nice.

M: The beer has a medium body and the feel is a little bit oily and smooth.

D: This is a very drinkable DIPA. The alcohol is barely detectable and the hop actually isn't too over the top, it is actually soft and smooth on the palete.

Kromes, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From bomber to oversized wine glass. Coding available on the bottle but I'm not going to bore you with the string of numbers. Less than $4-5 for the bomber. As far as bang for the buck goes, I'm not sure it gets any better than that.

A: One and a half fingers of pure white head composed of big and small foamy bubbles. Short retention. Eventually even the collar and surface film disappear. The body is golden ochre in color and med-light in intensity. There is minimal visible carbonation although a few active streamers line the edge of the glass. Pretty extensive patchy lace.

S: Light malts of bread and caramel. Huge hops of orange rind and herbs plus flowers, resin and pine. The bitterness is literally wafting out of the glass.

T: The aromas present themselves as flavors as well. Additionally, pineapple skin, orange bell pepper and dust. There is definitely a hint of a vegetal quality plus a bit of alcohol poking through.

M: Medium body with a slick texture and tongue biting carbonation. Lightly sweet at the front end of the palate and HARSHLY bitter mid to back end. The extreme bitterness probably accentuates the dry finish.

D: Great in the bottle. Far superior on draft (and COMPLETELY different in my opinion). At 120 IBUs, it's no surprise that Hop Stoopid is the hop bomb/bitter bomb that it is. This one should be reserved for the truest hops heads only.

FeDUBBELFIST, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of rrski198
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: golden transparent hues. Huge, Huge off white head with outstanding lacing.

S: Northern hops. Columbus, Cascade, Chinook, Centenial???

T: Outstanding balance of malt and hops. The bitterness doesn't linger. It comes and goes quite nicely.

M: This beer is quite clean, Its not oily or chewy. Very well balanced. Average carbonation

D: The flavors are big yet subtle. I have had numerous other beers that I would describe as a "hop bomb" and this is much more subdued. The name is a little misleading. I expected some crazy, out of balance, hop hammer. This beer is quite nice and I would definately purchase again although its not what i expected

rrski198, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - a hazed strawberry-tinted gold. Pillowy, rocky head looks soft and creamy and leaves a star network of dots on the glass as the head slowly falls.

Aroma - orange, pineapple, pine. Yum.

Taste - decent biscuity base, a fine orangey and piny hop flavor. Some increasing bitterness on the swallow, more piny and grapefruit like. Nice light resiny twang at the end.

Mouthfeel - smooth feeling, medium carbonation, goes down very easily.

Drinkability - a lighter DIPA and easily one of the most sessionable of the style. Delicious.

brewdlyhooked13, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of berpwillie
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a transparent copper-yelow color with a small amount of light fizzy head. good lacing and lots and lots of heavy fizzy carbonation. Heavy hop smell and taste as well as some hints of pine and floral, and possibly some oak flavor as well. slightly bitter in the finish and the flavor seemed to last for ever. i was very impressed with this beer, probably the best beer you'll ever get for this price, atleast IMO. one of the cheaper beers i have purchased and is probably in my top top 5 favorites. i could drink this beer everyday and probably never get sick of it. highly recommend this beer if you have never tried it before i suggest doing so.

berpwillie, Apr 22, 2010
Photo of imperialstout27
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Stone IRS tulip.

A: Poured a clear golden amber color with a moderate off-white head. Pretty nice looking; nothing exceptional.

S: Whoa. Big aromatics. Juicy, juicy hops. Seemed quite citric at first, with notes of mango. Then very herbal, dank undertones as I kept smelling. Very herbal and grassy, and quite compelling.

T: Hops are herbal and piney - and almost minty and cannabinoid. Maybe I've had too many IPAs recently and I'm becoming numbed or immune or something, but it doesn't seem bitter enough for 102 IBUs. That being said it's plenty bitter with a good malt structure - not super malty, but a nice backbone that leaves the hops to take center stage. Hops are tasty without being abrasive. Also got some interesting notes of raw pumpkin at times on the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, with a good level of fine carbonation.

D: Pretty damn high. I'm enjoying the hop profile, the malt is enough to make the beer full flavored without being in any way heavy or sweet. At 8% it's going to limit your ability to drink large quantities, but it's also not as alcoholic as many other DIPAs.

Overall, a very enjoyable DIPA that's quite easy to drink for the style. The hop profile is interesting, and not the pure citrus bomb that you often get with the style (not that that's bad). It's a little bit different, and so I praise it for that. I'll defintely buy it again.

imperialstout27, Apr 20, 2010
Photo of ZeroSignal
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle

A - Pours a golden orange with a thick finger and a half, foamy white head. Head laces to the side of the glass.

S - Floral, citrus and grapefruit hop aromas.

T&M - Citrus and tart with an assertive hop presence. There is a light grain flavor but no detectable malt presence for me. Chewy mouthfeel but still relatively smooth. Carbonation level is nice; this would be a great palette cleanser.

D - Nice and smooth; hoppy without overdoing it. This 22 was easy to take care of.

ZeroSignal, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of Pittsburgh
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you like hops this is where its at. I have not had too many DIPAs, but I have had a few, and this is just pure hops to me, I don't know how you could get any more hops in a beer. And good hops they are, taste is great, nice, golden color, light for an IPA but I guess that is the brewing process where they use the hops extract and it makes it more pure. Goes down smooth, hits you in the mouth, and you get that bitter hops flavor in the back of your mouth after you take a sip. Besides the hop, you really don't taste anything else, but that is the idea, so there isn't much else going on or much complexity to the beer....but that is the beauty of it.

All in all a very good beer, the 1st I've had from Lagunitas and I would like to try some more of their stuff. I'd buy this again. Definitely worth a try, especially for IPA/hop lovers. Good stuff.

Pittsburgh, Apr 15, 2010
Photo of jorg2619
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought two bombers of Hop Stoopid at a bottle shop in NJ after hearing about it. This beer opens and I could already smell the hops. The pour produced a nice fluffy white head of beer that slowly retreated to a solid skim of white. The color was a brilliant clear light amber and when drunk left good lacing on the glass. The smell is hoppy and intense, and I caught a hint of sweet malt. Lagunitas has really outdone themselves with this beer.The beer has a decent malt backbone and a sticky thick mouthfeel. The flavor profile is intense and dynamic. The front end is piny, followed by a grapefruit middle and ended at the back of my tongue is a smooth bitter that only gets better with every drink. I am a fan of this beer and its price tag of $4.95 which seems to me to be a steal. I will be getting more of this beer next trip to NJ.

jorg2619, Apr 15, 2010
Photo of klikger
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Lighter shade of gold than many DIPAs. There's a fair amount of head, and the lacing is very nice.

S - Grapefruit w/ a bit of pine.

T - Hoppy goodness (what did you expect?) from the second it hits the tongue. Quite consistent with the smell, on the whole. Malts are definitely detectable, and I actually think it's a bit more balanced than a lot of other DIPAs.

M - Carbonation is understated, although I'm writing this as I'm finishing my bomber, so that may have something to do with it. Very palatable.

D - For the style, I'd say it's on par. I'm not going to be busting another one open right away, but that's not to say I couldn't. Not light, but it was definitely easy going down.

Another quality pale ale from Lagunitas. For the price which you pay for a 22oz. ($3.50 - $5.00), this is a must try if you have an affinity for hops!

klikger, Apr 15, 2010
Photo of trbergman
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip.

A - Pale golden-amber with a half inch of sticky, puffy white foam.

S - A touch of bread and caramel malt, with plenty of hop aroma - grass, pine, grapefruit, orange zest.

T - Very light malt profile with tons of hop flavor and bitterness. Hop flavor is predominantly grassy and vegetal, with notes of grapefruit, pine, and mint. There's a slight taste of honey in the middle, along with some tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and mango, but the finish is clean, dry, and bitter.

M - Very light for a DIPA - maybe par for the course for the California variety. Sprightly and refreshing.

D - Very easy to drink. Not a trace of alcohol, and plenty of hop flavor without abrasive bitterness. Well done, Lagunitas.

trbergman, Apr 14, 2010
Photo of PSUDREW
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

high hype, so let's get into this
Pours a nice golden amber color. bone colored head
Spicy, grassy nose. plant like, but there is something more. kind of earthy? Head retention is nice, and solid. nice lacing too
This is...slick tasting. Oily, isn't the right word, but it is not far off. Good dose of hoppy bitterness. IDK if it is because the bottle isn't off the assembly line, but not the smack in the face I expected. Not saying it is bad, just IDK, was expecting more punch. But this is good. The citrusy goodness is there all the way. You get some malt at the end, but there is more citrus after that This is a pretty drinkable beer, all thing considered, but don't go down 3 or so

PSUDREW, Apr 13, 2010
Photo of unskinnyhop09
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bitter? yes...just a bit.

aroma is pleasing...could use a little more citrus, but the extracted hop oil makes this a unique beer.

mouthfeel is unique. for some reason it feels like the opposite of smuttynose's finestkind (which i think is spectacular). stoopid is a bit greasy...but that could be from reading the bottle. clean but oily.

how does it taste? it tastes great. it is a decent entry double ipa...but it may be too hoppy for most. there is a sweetness there, but the bitterness lingers long after you have finished the beer. maybe drink with some tasty food (i just had it with salsa and chips and am sad my glass is empty...when am i not? ha).

drinkable? yes. but stop at one bomber and then try something with a little less alcohol. unless you like the big ones...then bottoms up!

if you like sweet, this is not your beer.
if you want to try something bitter...try it.
you might just like it. it is different. and it is good.

unskinnyhop09, Apr 13, 2010
Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber.

Golden in color (lighter than expected and more yellow than orange) with a pillowy off-white head that clings to the glass.

Aroma is piney hops and lemon, but not as full-frontal as other double IPAs I've had.

Taste is similar - lots of citrus and hops, but stops short of the big, sticky, piney flavors I've begun to associate with this style.

Very good, but I'd call it a beginner's double IPA - a gateway to the style (for what it's worth, it turned my wife into a hophead and she hasn't looked back).

RockyTopHeel, Apr 11, 2010
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,187 ratings.