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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,702
Reviews: 2,014
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
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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 rbhockeyfan
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: nice 1 finger head, dispersed into a nice lace on the glass. A beautiful honey/amber color.

Smell: HOPS!!! Pine, grapefruit, floral, touch of honey and dried apricot on the end.

Taste: Pure hops on the forehand, followed by a nice well balanced malty flavor. Great taste, if you are fan of hoppy beers.

Mouthfeel: Dry, like a nice red wine it is dry and pungent.

Overall, this is a great beer for the hops lover. Personally could use a little more of the hop bitterness from this one, but it is still an awesome beer.

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

22oz Bomber.

Pours a nice golden orange. Thin head of tiny bubbles. Cascading carbonation lasts a long time.

Aroma promises a great tasting DIPA. Piney grapefruity citrus right up front, also some apple and pollen. Some caramel sweetness, but the malt stays in the background. Good stuff.

Taste delivers the hop forward, malt in the background promise that was in the nose. Plenty of room for the bitter hop flavors to play across the palate.

Very drinkable. There is a little bit of a syrupy finish, but mostly not cloying in the mouth. Alcohol is buried and hard to notice. A great beer.

Photo of bierschmecktgut
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

high, white-beige, airy head and nice rising carbonation. Lacing is like snowflakes lining the glass. Clean/clear golden orange brew.

Sweet malt hits me first, honey like. Hops have a fruity, citrus-rind aroma - very cool combination of smells.

Taste is piney, less grapefruit/citrusy than I expected. Up front there is pine-honey and a distinct bitterness throughout. The finish has a touch of malt but is overrun by a lingering bitterness.

definite medium body with a slight syrupy feel, hoping to be a bit drier. For 8% I was expecting a harshness, maybe its under the bitterness but overall not repulsive.

Can sense the alcohol half-way through but no warming feeling - not bad!

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

Orange-honey appearance. head dissipated quickly.

A hop explosion! Citrus, pine, very slight caramel malt backbone.

Sticky and citrusy, earthy and cheesy (in a hop way) the ibu's really knockout the malt flavor that tries to come into play. Leaves a navel orange note in the end.

Beautiful medium-bodied mouthfeel, hops explode and fade into a pleasant lingering bitterness.

Overall, an incredible beer I could session all day. Or until I passed out. The label speaks of hop extraction and it totally makes sense. Reminds of smelling a Citra hop pellet. Well done.

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

Bottle into Duvel glass.

Appearance: 4
Golden yellow with orange-white 1 inch head. Good lacing, but mild retention as most of head fades.

Smell: 4.5
Amazing, potent citrus hops dominate, mainly grapefruit and some ?apricot/tangerine. Hint of malt and pine is detectable.

Taste: 4.5
Again dominated by citrus hops with notable bitterness that fades in finish. Total, delicious hopbomb!

Mouthfeel: 4.5
Creamy feel with nice mild-moderate carbonation. The is an element of sweetness from the malt that does give the beer a more balanced feel than anticipated.

Drinkability: 4.5
Super! Near close to perfection for a IPA that you'd want to have multiple of in sitting. Make no mistake this is beer for hopheads, and one could argue it tends to be one-dimensional. But its a dimension I love. Highly recommend.

Photo of zimm421
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Appears a dark orange color with wonderful copper hints. Has a nice off-white head that sticks around for a good while and leaves some lacing. A very beautiful DIPA.

Smells strongly of hops. There are good floral and citrus aromas as well as a hint of pine. The first sip reveals some very nice malt flavors at first. However, the taste quickly moves to a very bitter flavor. There are nice citrus flavors towards the end of each sip, and even a slight hint of pine. The citrus flavors and bitterness definitely dominate the flavors here, as expected with the high IBUs.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a sharp bite of carbonation at the beginning of each sip. Seems to be slightly lighter than other DIPA's, but definitely goes down easily. Overall, this is a great brew. Something that is enjoyable to drink and needs to have time spent on each bottle. Not a bad price for a bomber either...

Photo of gpogo
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear orange gold body with a very lively carbonation. White sticky head that dissipated just slightly.

A- Hop aroma dominates the nose. Caramel malt backing.

T- Lots of bitterness and hop flavor with a sweet malty undertone.

M- Medium body with moderately high carbonation. Silky smooth going down.

D- Quite a hoppy brew. Decent malt backing, not too heavy. I'm not sure I could handle more than a single bomber of this.

Photo of GossageBrewery
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this beer from a bottle into a pint glass. The beer poured a orangish gold color and produced a really nice white creamy head. Head retention was excellent and left an outstanding amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma was great, it was filled with pine, citrus and apricot. This beer is medium in body. The taste of the beer was consistent with the aroma, it was full of hoppy piney bitterness, and citrusy. This beer was very well done, no over the top aftertaste and not to dry of a finish. Very Very Good example of an Imperial IPA. I will be buying this again very soon!

Photo of godlessape
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured this from a bomber to a pint glass. The color and carbonation reminds me of a ginger ale mixed with about 2-3 shot's of whiskey. The head is an off white creamy pillow that measures a half inch or so, and it stayed put to the very end.

Smell: The nose is all hops and citrus to start with, but ends with a great caramel wallop.

Taste: More pine than citrus, and very little malt. This is what one should expect from an IIPA.

Mouthfeel: Very nice. How could something so bitter feel so good in the mouth is a mystery to me.

Overall: This is a great example of an Imperial IPA. Damn, I just wish I bought another one, or two or three...

Photo of danielsonc
4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my more favorite Imperial IPAs.

The nose on this beer is a punch in the face. Hopiness with subtle hints of floral and citrus aromas

The taste is a amazingly balanced bitterness bite. The 102 IBUs in this beer are wonderfully mixed with citrus to mask some of that pure bitterness. Maybe I've gotten used to the bitters in this beer.

The beer goes down smooth leaving that yummy bite of hops and citrus.

One of my favorite IPAs around

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

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. No freshness info. Pours a bright, crystal clear amber with moderate carbonation and one finger of lumpy foam. Decent lacing. Nose is a lot of mango and maybe a hit of citrus. The hops and malt meld together quite well here, although it leans a bit towards the sweeter side. Great mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot on and the texture is nice and light. Easy to drink. Very bitter on the palate with more grapefruit than mango. The malt swoops in for a quick rescue from what would almost certainly be a brutally bitter finish. Still, nice, resiny hops outlast everything else and wreak havoc on the taste buds. They aren't heavy though. They walk that fine line where they are big enough to make a hop head smile and light enough for that same hop head to order two more rounds.

Photo of HBeagle
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice poor with a finger and 1/2 of head. Light golden color

S- Smell of hops/citrus comes pouring out as you pour. It is a very nice citrus aroma

T- Pretty balanced considering the high IBUs of this beer, but the bitterness is still the dominating taste.

M- Carbonated well and provides a nice tingle with the hops notice of hops immediately

O- very pleased with this beer. I was surprised that is was reasonably drinkable with great hop aromas. I will definitely be buying this again.

Photo of trappistlover
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(22oz. bottle) Pours clean, clear gold appearance. Nose is very powerful. Grapefruity and hoppy. Strong citrus and nice (bitter) hops go back and forth. The beer packs a nice punch early, but fades quickly. The aftertaste, however, does last a long time.

Photo of tapman
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Light /medium orange poured 'crystal'. Off-white head pours 2+ fingers, as big as you want.

rapefruit, nectarines, air from the open sea, light citrus (lemon/orange), orange blossom flowers and sugared toast.

Soft, sweet Turbinado sugar maltiness with juicy, citrus hops. Can I guess Amarillo hops? The only hop, in my home brewing experience, that creates that full, juicy taste. Also, grass and pine. Bitterness in the finish is somewhat sour and vegetal, but gives a satisfying, dry-hop pucker.

Soft mouth with velvety effervescence.

DELISH!! And...this is the cheapest bomber at most stores I go to. I just drank a bomber of Hop Czar from Bridgeport Brewing and it was twice the price of this one, though the Hop Stoopid rating is higher. Pickit up!

Photo of Risser09
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a white wine glass · Probably 2011 · Fridge temp

Appearance: An aggressive pour yields a sizable, 2.5" ivory head that shows good retention. The beer is a pure orange color, clear as could be, with slow carbonation activity. The retention is appearing to be better and better, with slowly popping bubbles, and gobs of lace are sticking to the glass.

Smell: Heavy hop aroma. Vegetation, grapefruit, apricot and some spring onion. Nutty maris otter perhaps in the background balances the nose. FLoral components like rose and honeysuckle round out the aroma.

Taste: Very, very vegetal flavor from this beer. It has a summit onion nuance too. I can appreciate the layers of hop variety in this beer. Bitterness certainly prevails. Herbaceous-ness flavors of dill, rosemary, pine needles, grass clippings all add to the bitter feel. Some sweet malt flavors, but mostly hops here.

Mouthfeel: All out bitterness assault on the palate. They made heavy initial hop additions to achieve 102 IBUs. Alcohol is there, but the hops again, outshine it. Medium body.

Drinkability: This is a harsh beer. It screams at a high decibel with bitterness. I prefer my IPAs to be on the citrus/tropical side of the spectrum, so this isn't a favorite of mine. However, for just over $4 for the bottle, it's an easy beer to drink for sure.

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

1st review.
Bomber poured into a Woodstock Inn pint glass.

A - Great looking beer. Golden-orange in color, clear, 1 finger of head with nice lacing around the glass.

S - Nice aroma. Pine, tropical, citrus. Not the best smelling DIPA that I've had, but very pleasing nonetheless.

T - Very sweet malts with a piney, bitter finish.

M - Nice carbonation, tingly on the tongue with a dry finish.

O - For the price, I think this is a fantastic deal for a DIPA that is very drinkable. New to the shelves in the NH area and will certainly be a regular fixture in my fridge.

Photo of LazyL
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice orange with a small off white head. The aroma is clover honey, pine resin and very boozy. Very earthy and fresh. The taste is boozy honey. This is quite sweet and why 102 IBU's were needed to come close to balancing it out. The mouthfeel is sweet and syrupy. The cabonation level is good and there is a dryness and mild bitterness on the finish. This is an evening sipper and more of a barley wine.

Photo of dafizzif
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Orangish yellow with a little yellow-white head.
Smell: Citrusy and piney hops with a very slight hint of apple and fruity sweetness. Nice.
Taste: Very piny hops up front with a nice citrusy finish that has hints of malty sweetness. Good balance without being overly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation that leaves the mouth dry.
Overall: Really good beer that I will definitely recommend and come back to. Exceeded my expectations because I tried Maximus and didn't like it too much.

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

A: perfectly transparent. steady carbonation. rich gold color, thin head, about a 1/2 finger and faded pretty quick. think it might have been a little cold at the pour.

S: hops... pretty straightforward. some citrus, some pine. nice, though.

T: tasty, citrus-y hops... odd because it isn't quite a tongue-bruiser but there isn't much non-hop here. I'm not sure what's going on, but it's getting better as it warms-- think I poured it too cold.

M: drying, good carbonation, nice feel for what I expect from a really hoppy beer

D: very. I poured it too cold, but it got much better as it warmed

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

22oz bottled March 21, 2011. Very fresh. Had many times in the past but never reviewed.

Pours clear amber (slight haze in 2nd half) with a one finger white head that leaves some lacing and holds a wispy cap.

Aroma is mostly dank and piney hops, some floral and citrus, a bit of caramel malt. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is resinous hops, pine, grassy, some citrus, fair caramel malt in the middle with mild sweetness, finishes dry with OK bitterness for the style (but a bit let down by the 102 IBU claim on the bottle)

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, medium carbonation.

Very good DIPA, and a good value in the bomber format category.

Photo of aficionado
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled March 2011. Served in my Southern Tier Stemware.

Translucent yellow body with a light orange tinge. Pillowy white 2 finger head and tons of sticky lacing.

Aromas of orange-pineapple citrus candy, floral lemon zest, light caramel, and resiny pine needles.

Tastes sweet up front, but not cloying. Finishes very bitter. Much more resiny pine on the palate with a bitter citrus zest combo, mostly grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is nice and velvety. Leans toward the heavy side of medium body.

I used to enjoy this beer a little bit more in my earlier craft beer days, but now I find the bitterness to linger for quite some time and I have a problem with that since it blocks other flavors. The drinkability is not where I would like it to be and the extreme piney bitterness is definitely a major factor. I couldn't taste anything right for about 2 hours after drinking this beer. But I finished it, and enjoyed it so that's what really matters.

Photo of jggibbs
3.17/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber. Small(ish) head poured into a pint glass. Smell is pleasant. Sweet caramel hits first then a stiff piney citrus comes behind. Taste was too sweet for my liking. Can't hold a candle to some of the other IPA's I've tasted recently. The sweetness hits and stays with you throughout. Not to my liking. Masks the hoppy flavor that I look for in an IPA. Mouth feel is along the same lines. Just too much is the best way I can describe it. Some other BAs mentioned resinous that that's a fair judgment. .

I'm a Lagunitas fan, for the most part, the Brown Shugga and the IPA are standards in my fridge but I couldn't finish it in one sitting.

At $4.50 for a 22oz, its decent value but I'd much rather spend a little more coin and get something I'd truly enjoy drinking. Some other in the same price range I've enjoyed more.

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

No dating on the bottle or label. Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip. Clear light amber/orange body with a one-finger off-white head. Very light lacing.

Potent aroma. Strong hoppy aroma featuring pine, floral, and citrus notes - the hop trifecta. A hint of sweet malt and honey in the background.

The flavors do not disappoint. Strong bitter hop flavors with dominant pine and grapefruit tastes. Slight malt balance, but this one delivers the high IBUs as promised.

No real notice of the alcohol with a medium to light mouthfeel. A delight for hop heads. Will definitely have this again.

Photo of sugeknight6289
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into tulip.

Pours a golden-orange. Beautiful carbonation spirals towards the top. 2 finger pillowy, head sticks around clinging to the glass with nice lacing. Head sticks around until the bottom of the glass.

Nice malt hop sweetness with pine. Hints of citrus plays in the background. Also smells a little of honey. Very pleasing.

Biterness comes first with nice, fresh hops followed by a thin caramel malt backbone. Dominantly piney hop taste, with faint citrus. Typical west-coast DIPA. For the price, this would be a good session brew.

Good carbonation. Very smooth for 102 IBUs. Creamy and biting. I will seek this one out again.

Photo of obrike
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another home run from Lagunitas. At 3.99 for a bomber at Specs here in Austin, quite a deal.

Scent on this one is really good....grapefruit, mango, tangerine, dank grass, sweet perfumy hops. Awesome.

Good looking, great tasting DIPA. Nice orange-ish, copper color. A bit of tropical fruit and pine...neither dominates. This is one I like to offer my friends when they're ready to go beyond SNPA.

A very drinkable DIPA. Top notch.

Would love to see this in six packs...i can dream can't I? Availability and price make this one a real winner.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,702 ratings.