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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,711 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,711
Reviews: 2,015
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 240
Gots: 943 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Photo of BeerMeInMS
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking Date: 9/16/11

Appearance: Clear and colored burnt orange with a white bubbly head that stuck around for a little bit with some spotty lacing.

Smell: Citrus rind, mostly orange rind but hints of grapefruit as well; also a sweet floral aroma; a very crisp (but not sharp) smell that is very refreshing.

Taste: Hop bitterness gave a quick kick in the mouth right off. As the taste buds adapted, the piney bitterness continued...and kept going... Then finished suprisingly clean with a pretty mild aftertaste considering the strength of the hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Oily and slick, quite bubbly with a pleasant tingle and warmth from the alcohol at the end.

Overall: The beer is aptly titled...It is all hops. I expected more depth and variety to the flavor. Not a dissappointing beer, though. Strong taste, good smell and feel equal a decent beer worth trying a few times.

Photo of MisterTiat
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden, white head, reduces to bubbles fairly quickly

S- Citrus and grass, slight biscuit smell

T- Hop bitterness at first, citrus. Slight warmth from alcohol.

M- fairly sticky, leaves pleasant hop bitterness lingering

An overall pleasant beer to drink, the alcohol content sneaks up on you

Photo of MidnightWatch
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden, fairly clear body.

S - May I go out on a limb and say this is the best smelling beer I've ever had?! Haven of fresh spring citrus characters! Fresh Piney notes as well. Grapefruit, mango, orange, pineapple! WOW.

T - Great, Hoppy as hell. Finish is smooth though with lingering scents of piny hops.

M - Much better than Lagunitas IPA, in fact everything is better than that beer. It hits you hard with hops at the beginning, yet rewards you with a fresh boutique of citrus empowerment!

O - I can't say enough about the bang for the buck this beer offers you. Try it!

Photo of hmf05
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear light to medium gold with a nice two finger soapy head that sticks around. The smell is mostly pine, tropical fruit, and noticeable grapefruit. Smells more sweet and fruity than it does bitter. The taste is magnificent. This is one of the most balanced DIPAs I have ever had. The bitterness is assertive, but balanced well by a nice malty foundation. The sweetness reminds me of brown sugar, and the hops give a nice pineapple and grapefruit taste. The mouthfeel is almost perfect. It is medium body with medium carbonation. Easily one of the most approachable DIPAs to date. Highly recommended to hop heads and those who are just starting to drink IPAs.

Photo of wifehatesthebike
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light gold and great clarity. Head fades quickly to light film that lasts.

S: Tropical, pineapple and tangerine. Sweet.

T: Sharp bitterness followed by a a mix of mint leaves and light malt. The 8% is well hidden.

M: Average, sweet but a bit watery.

O: Big west coast aroma, lets down a little in the flavor, a bit one dimensional and thin. Still a good overall DIPA, for me almost comes across as a strong IPA.

Photo of abgba121
4.82/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: light amber pour with a half inch of white head that leaves a strong lace down the glass. Very clingy lace. Also a heavy carbonation streaming upward from the bottom of the glass, a very beautiful beer.

S: Hops throughout, sweet hops up front, followed by pine and citrus. Awesome first impression on the nose, can't wait to taste.

T: Amazing double IPA, Lagunitas always has a way with hop usage and here they did it again. Sweet hops and malts perfectly balance up front, to be followed by citrus notes and a long hoppy and piney finish.

M: medium body and carbonation

O: an amazing DIPA, love the smell and taste. Perfect example in my opinion.

Photo of cmq103
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass.

Appearance: A beautiful orange-amber color, with a light murkiness to it. A decent 1/4" head reducing to a small off-white ring. You can tell the lacing is impressive as it clung tight to the glass the entire height of my original head. Some seriously tight clingy lacing.

Smell: This beer announces its aroma immediately during the initial pour without having to put your nose up to it. Sweet hops, pine, pineapple and candied citrus fruit. If this beer tastes half as good as it smells then I'm in for a real treat. Very good first impression so far...

Taste: Very similar to the smell. I catch sweet bitter hops (certainly not overwhelming, but noticeable as a DIPA should be) with pineapple, citrus fruit with a perfect level of malt and mild boozy bitterness in the finish. Wow this DIPA is good....real good. I'm going in for a second sip.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to heavy body, as expected for the style. Light carbonation that blends well with all of the enticing flavors going on at once.

Overall: I think Lagunitas really defines the DIPA style. A nice hop bite that lingers just enough for the sweet malt to take over. The ABV is well hidden here. A "must-try" for DIPA fans. Well done Lagunitas, well done...

Photo of MoustacheHero
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

102 IBU's poured into a globe.

A: A golden copper colour with a thick, white head.

S: A super strong hop smell. Like walking through a hop farm.

T: A rich, stong golden ale flavor, with citrus notes, that leads to a powerful bitter punch when swallowed.

M: A medium body with mouth-puckering bitterness that lingers for a little bit. The head remains and adds a lovely creamy texture.

O: For promoting how many IBU's this baby has, it is surprisingly balanced, and a IPA lover's delight. Don't be stoopid, try this beer.

Photo of jtingue
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 168. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance. Light copper toned straw in color. Pours with a ton of effervescence and a good 3 fingers of head. This slowly dissipates to a finger on the top of the beer. The head is comprised of bubbles that are of varying sizes. Quite interesting and beautiful.

Smell. Tons of citrus and piney hop aromas with some residual sweetness. A true hop bomb smell.

Taste. Starts with a nice sharp grapefruit citrus flavor. This is slowly overtaken by a resinous bitterness that is quit pleasant. A second wave of citrus flavors come next along with some piney and slightly herbal notes. There is a nice sweetness that accompanies all of this. The finish is dry and cleansing.

Mouthfeel. The body is thin, but perfect for the taste of the beer. Carbonation is moderate, makes the beer very drinkable.

You cant really beat this beer for price and taste. Very complex, a type of complexity that I normally don't expect in any type of IPA. A staple.

Photo of steven9000
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance- Light golden color with a dissipating head. Carbonation streaming up the glass. Very light in color. Traditional west coast DIPA color.

smell- tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, and peach. Some grapefruit and fresh cut grass and a hint of caramel. Also get a sweetness

taste- The first thing i get is like a really ripe pineapple and mango hints of lemon with bitterness right after. Then after i swallow the beer i get a caramel sweetness from the malts. This is definitely a west coast style DIPA. There is no astringency to the hops like some ipa's i have had.

mouthfeel is definitely medium bodied. Kind of chewy with medium carbonation.

Overall this is a great DIPA. My bottle wasn't as fresh as i would like it but if you have this fresh the hops are just amazing. You really got to drink these beers fresh and me living in Canada its kind of hard to get one super fresh. Maybe ill have to go to cali to taste some of these world class IPA's and DIPA's.

Photo of BrewtifulMind
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Bruery tulip glass

Pours an amber/orange color, just how i like it. There was minimal head on this one, which dissipated pretty fast. It left behind a small amount of lace. Smells pretty hoppy, but also has a malty sweetness to it. Not overly bitter for 100+ IBU's, actually a lot less bitter than I expected, but really good. Sweetens up on the back-end. Has a nice amount of carbonation and no alcohol presence at all. I'd have to say this is one of the better DIPA's I have had. I'll be getting some more of this soon. Solid brew.

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy orange/copper color from a 22 oz bomber, with ABV and OG on the label.
Nice, frothy two finger head from a slightly aggressive pour that dissipates very slowly.
An absolute hop assault on the nose, packs more than a punch.
It is very difficult to pick up anything other than floral, at times piney hops with hints of fruity esters in the mix.
Surprisingly this is not as bitter a DIPA as I was expecting based on the aroma and the over 100 IBU's mentioned on the label.
Very tasty and flavorful nonetheless with enough dose of hops to still make you feel you are having a hop-heavy beer.
Easy to drink, in spite of the high IBU's and ABV. Leaves behind some really nice lacing along the glass.
Overall, I would say this is another solid offering from Lagunitas and is definitely not for the 'faint of hops'. For every other hop-head, this is a must-try.

Photo of JDizzle
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bad boy 22 oz bomber in MI while out of town. Paid $4.59!

Starts out with a biscuity smell with a lot of hops on the nose. It smells sweet and has a amber/copper color to it with a nice off white head that disappears fairly quick.

What a great tasting DIPA for the dough. If you can seek this one out-get on it asap! What a bargain! It has a fruity, floral sweet flavor that keeps you drooling for more. The finish is bitter, as it should be with 102 IBU's. Pine Needles are in yo face. SOLID!

For a relatively strong beer, I can't taste the alcohol and the mouthfeel is creamy and has a dry finish.

Lagunitas should win an award for producing such a quality beer for the price. What a steal!!!!

Photo of TenHornsProud
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a copper/orange with a white head that dissipates but laces.

Smells of citrus hops, notes of pine, and a honey-like sweetness underneath, slightly metallic note as well.

Pine and citrus hop character blend together with notes of pineapple and pear; there is a nice but not absurdly big bitter character in the middle and finish, and it is slightly creamy. Small amount of sweetness but no real malt profile comes through.

Medium body and nice carbonation. The body and dry character of the beer make it really nice to drink.

The hop flavor is quite enjoyable, and the beer is easy to drink given everything going on with it. It's a great beer, but a subtle metallic smell and taste really keep this one from going further...maybe I have an old bottle, couldn't find a date.

Photo of doughanson78
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

A: Dark yellow with orange hints. Very light haze. Half finger head that fades fairly quickly. Barely any lacing.

S: Lots of citrus hops. Pineapple and grapefruit. Some orange and a touch of lemon. Light floral notes. Nice sweet caramel malts poking through.

T: Very light caramel sweetness upfront. Then an earthy bitterness with citrus and floral hints hits the tongue. The malts come back for a second, and then a piney, grassy finish.

M: Medium to light bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Slight velvet texture. Dry finish.

O: A nice Double IPA. Very refreshing. Not huge on the earthy hoppiness, but it does have a decent kick to it.

Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down leaving some lacing on the surface along with a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The beer has a significant amount of hop bitterness, but this isn’t overpowering because there is a substantial amount of malts helping to balance them off and get the alcohol level up. Similar to the smell, flavors of citrus and pine resin from the hops are present in the taste, which also has some initial hints of caramel and malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer isn’t that difficult to drink because the bitterness is not overpowering and although alcohol is noticeable in the taste for the most part it is masked.

Photo of hoppyweasel311
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Lagunitas... comes in a mason jar with a dog on it. Appearance- Very nice golden amber color with nice frothy white head on top. Smell- HOPS HOPS AND MORE HOPS-- very piney, citrusy, and floral. Taste- At first it's a little overwhelming with the hops.. but as you drink it your palate gets used to it. I love IPA's and this is a very strong good example of one. Go out and try it kids!!!

Photo of Kylito87
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer that hooked my father on craft beer. I have always loved this beer never got around to reviewing it. Heres we goes. Poured into my new snifter. Pulled from fridge half hour to warm.

Appearance: Bright Copper with a nice cap of off white creamy head. Very prominant lacing. Sort of hazy but I would expect that from the all the hop oils and resins in this brew . Carbonation appears to be very present in the beer just by looking at it .

Smell: Pine sap with a sort of earthen quality. You get those bright west coast citrusy notes alot of lemony possible mango aroma to it. Sort of has some pepper notes and malt sweetness is a slight note in the back. I do detect some phenolic alcohol but it doesn't come out in force

Taste: wow big citrus up front. It is like a full on assault. The middle of the mouth is a a moderate malty bread notes , but this beer is hops to the max. It is almost dare I say STOOOPID. Nothing cloying about it . The alcohol is not really apparent in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Rich and smooth. Not harsh like some DIPAs I have had before . The moderate carbonation helps this beer clean nicely. Nothing hangs around. This beer has plenty of body but it isn't too syrupy like some other offerings. The finish is that nice dry IPA finish that I love. The kind that keeps making you go back for another sip until HUH I just killed the whole bomber ... This is where this beer shines it's balanced so well . Big ups to Lagunitas !

Overall: Is it the best double IPA no. However this beer is special because of it's availability , price, and quality. In this price range you are hard pressed to find another offering that touches this stuff. I have always really dug this beer and if you want to get someone into the swing of drinking Hop Bombs this is a good 101 Beer for them . It isn't over the top it is just solid and I think nearly anyone can appreciate what it has to offer even if it is a little STOOPID.

Photo of Drone53
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nice light amber, with an excellent head which sticks to the glass nicely. The nose was not as strong as I was expecting, and usually like from a double IPA. There are nice aromas of apricots, berries, and fresh flowers with the morning dew. My first taste was of a very balanced beer, with a strong malt backbone upfront, and followed with a nice hop finish. The flavors get more interesting after the first sip. You definitely taste a lot of raspberries and apricots, and finishes nice and smooth.

Overall, this is a nicely crafted beer. It was very balanced, and not as "offensively" hoppy as I normally like my double IPAs. It might not be my favorite, but definitely a very good beer, and worth giving a try.

Photo of antlerwrestler19
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep somewhat hazy amber with a bubbly two finger head - very airy with good retention leaving lines of wispy lacing as it drops ever so slowly. Smells piny, oily, sweet from both hops (extract) and malt, and resinous. Tastes nice and clean with distinct sweetness up front with a grapefruit-like characteristic all taken over by oily piny bitter hops, the hops definitely shine over the malt, although the caramel is hinting in. Syrupy full bodied mouth feel, a bit prickly on the back of the tongue from the carbonation and finishes sticky.

Photo of jsprain1
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden amber. Head is one finger and white. REtains well at a quarter finger. A couple wisps of lacing.
S- Smell is of citrusy hops, a bit of pine and a bit of pale malt swetness. Good aroma, but it is lacking in depth for me.
T- Tastes much better than the aroma suggested it would. Initially citrusy, with pale malts starting to fill in. Finish in more piney and slightly resinous than citrus. Grapefruit and a definite orange flavor at first though.
M- Roughly medium bodied, maybe a touch fuller than style standard. Carbonation is pretty low, a bit lower than I would like.
O- It's a worthy double ipa, I'd recommend it, but it's not the first one I'd recommend.

Photo of Spcoly
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 22oz into a pint glass

A: Pours a golden amber color with visible carbonation, 2 finger head

S: Hops galore!....starts out smooth with a sweet honey flavor and finished with a piney bitterness....

T: pretty much the same way it smells....great balance of hops / malts....

M: Smooth as silk...good carbonation....a little on the filling side, but still drinkable...

O: Very well done ale. The Alcohol is not apparent at all..would definitley reccomend..

Photo of Knapp85
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Stoopid is of the best I've had from Lagunitas. The poured of this beer is a deep copper color with a thick white foamy head on top. The smell of the beer is a bomb of hop aromas, everything from pine to citrus and some earth in there too. The taste is strong with hop flavors that instantly dry the mouth out and leave you wanting another sip. The mouthfeel of this beer is oily and has a nice thickness to it. Overall this beer is a must try for any hop head. Definitely worth checking out.

Photo of crunkchiggin2002
4.95/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Great orange hue with nice head from aggressive pour and good retention.

Smell - Piney and citrusy sweet.

Taste - Resinous pine and grapefruit. There is a lingering taste reminiscent of candied watermelon.

Mouth - Thick and coating. Resinous.

Overall - One of my favorit DIPAs. This is an outstanding offering from a very solid brewery.
The reasonable cost for bomber format only makes it more enticing.

Photo of Jimmys
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber into chalice.

A: slightly hazed, bright orange. head is sizable, and retention is good. some lacing.

S: a very sweet, rich nuttiness. kind of smells like cotton candy. american pine and citrus tartness cut through as well, but mostly a sweet

T: tastes like sweet bazooka-joe bubble gum. finish is a lingering bitterness, enforcing its DIPA nametag. otherwise a very sweet brew. not sure how i feel about all this sweetness.

M: the mouthfeel is creamy with a zest of carbonation. medium definitely teetering on full body.

D: maybe a little too sweet for a DIPA. more like an american strong or american barleywine. strong. not the best DIPA ive had.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,711 ratings.