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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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6,214 Ratings
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90
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Ratings: 6,214
Reviews: 1,953
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 194
Gots: 634 | 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 CrazyDavros
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours orangey amber with a large, persistent head leaving rings of lacing.
Nose shows lots of grapefruit, green apples, lemon, orange and resinous hops. Beneath this is faint clean malt and brown sugar.
Grapefruit and resin transfer well as flavours, along with the clean malt. Some toasty notes show through, before a massive, clean and sharp bitterness rampages through. Very powerful, but exceptionally well balanced.
Body is quite rich, with moderate carbonation that could have been amped up a little.

CrazyDavros, Feb 03, 2010
Photo of manahansf
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours semi-hazy and a light copper color topped with a thin creamy white head. The nose is bold aromas of floral and citrus hops. The drink is tart and bitter with sweet earthy hop flavor. There is also a slight malty background and fades into a vinous flavor through the finish, which ends gently and slightly warming.

manahansf, Feb 02, 2010
Photo of Sixofsigmas
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very attractive appearance. Golden copper very few bubbles. Head starts off nice, thick, and fluffy, but begins to recede a bit which seems typical of the style in my experience.

The smell is pretty amazing! Pine hops present as always, but they are mainly in the background as the smell of orange, grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, very citrusy but sweet.

Taste is satisfying. Starts off with a brief burst of orange which immediately disappears. I was tricked into thinking it would be sweet from the smell, but not so. Very piney, malt mixed with the citrus keeps a very sexy balance. I can't discern the source, but there's a spiciness to it. Very nice

Light carbonation, oily, residual hop/spice taste lingers.

Very drinkable. My glass would be empty if I wasn't still lingering/pondering on what that spiciness is from.

Sixofsigmas, Feb 02, 2010
Photo of teovaldi
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a clear bright orange with a creamy off-white head.

Smell is of strong citrusy hops. I think I had my nose in the glass more times than my lips touched it. I just couldn't get enough of the smell on this one and it gets better and better as it warms up.

I was a bit disappointed on the taste after smelling it. That being said its very well balanced...but 102 ibu's? I think not!

Good carbonation but felt it kind of thin for a DIPA.

Highly drinkable DIPA. Couldn't tell this is 8% or even close.

**Tasting notes from sometime this summer**

teovaldi, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of oceanman
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light orange color with finger-width egg shell head.

S: Pine, grass/earth over top of faint tropical fruit (mango)

T: Nice hop bitterness across palate interacts with a surprising level of sweetness for a west coast IIPA. Nutty, fruity. Flavorful but not aggressive.

M: Hop bitterness tingles across tongue. Clean, hoppy finish, but feels almost a bit syrupy at the front.

Earns a solid spot just below the top tier of IIPAs. Good value.

oceanman, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of tuckevalastin
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Translucent gold with a medium foamy white head

S: Big piney hop smell with some florals in the background

T: Earthy, piney, citrusy as expected. However the nice sweet honey tones were not so expected. Clearly there are strong hops but it's not overly bitter and there is a nice balance of malt.

M: Smooth and well carbonated but with a decent amount of bitterness. Not much heat shows through. It's certainly lighter than I had expected.

D: For the style it's quite drinkable but as a beer in general it still takes some hop tolerance.

Overall, I'm quite impressed with this beer. I had expected over the top hops and not much else. Turns out it's well balanced and hopped but not over the top. I'd drink it again.

tuckevalastin, Jan 26, 2010
Photo of ribby
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle.

This poured a very clear light amber with oodles and oodles of carbonation. (The second pour I didn't pour down the side and I had almost a full glass of foam.)

As you would expect from a beer that claims 102 IBUs on the label, the aroma was all hops. The taste was predominately hoppy, but not overly bitter, and some sweetness was well evident.

The mouth feel was excellent, with plenty of carbonation to balance the hoppiness.

Drinkability? Well, one 22 ouncer is plenty eh, at 8%, and the hoppiness lingers well after the last sip, so I wouldn't even think of sessioning this, but it is a very enjoyable drink, if you like hoppy ipas.

ribby, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of mnjeff
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber to tulip.

A: Pours a translucent golden color with small to medium head. The carbonation persists for the whole hour the brew was enjoyed. Marginal lacing is left down the glass.
S: Surprisingly, the smell is more bitter than the taste. There are some flowery aromas that I can't quite put my finger on.
T: The flavor is slightly sour like a grapefruit and has a hint of honey-like sweetness. The finish is long and bitter. Oooh, that's tasty. There is noticeable malt to check the hops, but the hops certainly overwhelm.
M: The feel of this brew is very smooth, not silky (like can be exhibited by a cream stout), but smooth nonetheless. It is as if the hop oils coat the tongue.
D: This is a highly drinkable DIPA. The alcohol is nowhere to be found.
If you like the sweetness in this brew, seek out a Little Sumpin' Extra!

mnjeff, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of travduke
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: My first pour produced a very minimal head that faded in seconds. Maybe I poured it sloppy, my second pour was nicer. Close to 2 finger head, orange body, beautiful lacing.

Smell: Sweet hops all around. Floral, fruity and herbal all in one. Very nice smelling beer.

Taste: I'm a little dissapointed here, for two reasons. 1. The beer is called Hop Stoopid. I'm not getting an overwhelming amount of hop character here. Don't get me wrong, its hoppy with nice fruity spicy notes but not "hop stoopid". 2. The label says 102 IBUs. Its really not that bitter IMO. Maybe I'm just into really bitter beers, but this doesn't really seem to be up there. Its very well balanced though with a nice malt profile.

Drinkability: Goes down pretty easy, but I'm not craving another one when its gone.

travduke, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of thecarster1
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bomber from saulcharlesworth - secret santa '09

a- bomber poured into a pint, half inch of bright white head that fades fast to a wispy net of lace and bubbly ring around the glass, slight hazy bright orange amber coloring.

s- juicy, loads of pineapple, mango, biscuit, some herbal notes, all topped off with pure liquid hops.

t- nice, fruity, deeply bittered, juicy pineapple, grapefruit, mango, slight honey sweetness, nice complex dipa!

m- solid medium body, slick, with some coating.

d- really nice drinkability, i'd drink this again, it's not your run of the mill dipa, it's got alot of flavors packed into one bottle.

thecarster1, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of BetterDarker
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into pint glass.

A: Inviting hazy amber with a big, foamy white head with decent lacing. Head dissipated about half way through consumption.

S: Strong herbal hops which are very inviting.

T: Piney and earthy hops are present with a solid malt backbone. Great bitter bite that is not over kill.

M: Good carbonation with a slightly resinous coat from the hops. Fantastic.

D: Highly drinkable, kind of disappointed I split this bomber with my wife, but that's what you get for marrying a hophead.

BetterDarker, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of madbrewer9
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great burnished gold color with a medium, white head.
Love the aroma, fresh American hops all over the place, alchohol and some malt.
Taste reflects the aroma. Big American hops,citrus, grapefruit, piney. Some alchohol, but not hot. Medium maltiness plays pretty well with the intense hoppiness.
Medium body, hop astringency doesn't linger long into the finish. Finishes pretty clean for such a big, hoppy beer.
Not a big fan of hoppy beers, though I do brew them occassionally and need to do taste calibrations.
Great beer for what Lagunitas is going for.

madbrewer9, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of webbcreative
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured lemony [slightly orange] color, with 2 finger white head, that left wonderful lacing down the glass.

Aroma is huge citrus, floral hops, and just a minor carmel sweetness thats hardly worth mentioning.

Taste is just a mouthful of wonderful hop flavor with just a little bitterness in the end, really expected more biting bitterness, but glad its not there really. The bitterness does linger for a while however. And the carmel sweetness is just barley there to balance it out, as much as a DIPA can be balanced in that regard, usually DIPAs have a hugh malty, caramel sweetness, but im glad this one is missing that.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin for a DIPA actually, but its not so thin as to be detracting really.

Overall this is a good beer, dont think I would have ever guessed it was 102 IBUs and 8% ABV.

webbcreative, Jan 16, 2010
Photo of Stimack
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had been thinking about picking up this beer for a while and had always passed, but tonight it was time to give it a try. Brew poured to a nice golden color with what I perceive as red highlights. Good sized white head that had good retention and lacing. The aroma is fantastic; the hop aroma is simply fantastic with the citrus smell that highlights grapefruit. That hop mixes well with the sweet malt aroma, very inviting! The flavor, while good, does not live up to my expectations based on the nose. The hop flavor dominates with some very nice fruit like flavors, orange and grapefruit mostly, though I really thought they would linger longer on the back of the tongue. The malt is there but in my opinion it gives off too much of a sweet flavor, a little to much of a coying toffee flavor. Now I had not realized that this was a DIPA, it just did not feel like one as it seemed to be a little thin, I only realized it when I was looking here. Overall a fair brew at a good price point, I would get this one again mostly due to the nose.

Stimack, Jan 16, 2010
Photo of Tone
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. One inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, citrus, and slight herb. Fits the style of an American Double/ Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, slight citrus, slight herb, slight grass, and slight caramel. Overall, a strong body and good blend. The flavors were individually strong and yet still well blended together.

Tone, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of jneiswender
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint glass of this from the bottle.

A-off white head (spongy), yellow brown body.

S-herbal, floral hop front.

T-tangerines, some bitterness, juicy but all well balanced by malt

M-medium

D-very well balanced for a double, not too aggressive as the name implies. a great beer to get someone you love hooked on hops.

jneiswender, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of phillipzayas
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice golden color with good head retention. On the lower side of the SRM scale for an IPA.

S - AROMA IS AWESOME. Citrus power to the max!!

T - Citrusy, spicy flavors. I actually get a slight malty profile in the flavor as an aftertaste which is a nice balance. I love the citrus though.

M - medium body most definately. good carbonation levels and not too high of a FG.

D - I had this one with pizza and fried pickles and it went well. I know you aren't supposed to have beer with spicy foods and be able to review it well, however I finished the review prior to enjoying my pickles!!! :-) However, most IPAs will always do better with something more heavy like meats or something more balanced like cheeses.

I really enjoyed this beer. I mean I have had several of Lagunita's beers before and I have not really enjoyed them. However, how can you go wrong with a beer called Hop STOOPID!!!! In my opinion, you'd be the stupid one if you didnt at least give this one a fair shot on your list.

phillipzayas, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of garymuchow
2.93/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle given to me by my son for Christmas. Thanks big guy.
Fresh hop aroma with sweet grass and sweet citrus (especially a sweet grapefruit). Smells like sunshine :) One the sweeter aromas I've experiences. Minimal malt background.
Big full head. Very clear. Golden and reddish hue. Nice looking. Rocky head.
Full bitterness, but good malt sweetness and some fo the that sweet grapefruit character. There is a slight funky, cheesy swish in the taste (too bad). I know from experience that older hops can have this quality or if dry hopped too long. Extended finish.
Great mouth feel. Soft enough.
Limited drinkability due to the funky flavor issue noted. Too bad as all the other aspects of this beer were enjoyable to me. This could have been a tremendous beer.
I'll give it a go when next years batch comes around. Maybe the piece I don't like won't be there.

garymuchow, Jan 10, 2010
Photo of cagocubs
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy burnt orange/amber. Off White head 1 and half fingers. Head retains and laces nicely.

S: Hops in first nosefull, then sweet hints come through. Most notable citrus is orange and spice. Sweeter smelling.

T: Cool combination of flavors throughout the sip. Starts off with nice bitter hop extract, proceeds to orange/citrus/grapefruit, and ends somewhat sweet with a caramel taste from the malts. The aftertaste warms and tastes minty almost.

M: Good mouth coating, decent carbonation, good flow and afterwarming.

D: Fair. The hop extract gives this IPA a different taste. It is a good flavor, worth trying multiple times throughout a year.

*Note: uses hop extract

cagocubs, Jan 08, 2010
Photo of Redrover
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz brown bomber poured into an imperial pint glass. The beer is a very hazy apricot with a dense off-white head. Good lacing.

Huge nose of citrus (mainly grapefruit) pine resin and grains.

The hops lead the way with a one-two punch of citrus and more citrus. Caramel malts in the aftertaste and then some pine. Lots going on here. You will notice a bit of alcohol, but it does not distract from the beer. Hard candy sweetness at the midpoint of the glass.
The mouth is oily and coating with low carbonation.

Drinkability is a tougher call. I like it and will buy again, but man this is almost the anti-session beer. Well done!

Redrover, Jan 08, 2010
Photo of augustgarage
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass. Unsure when it was bottled.

Liquid is a slightly hazy mix of tangerine and amber topped by a very full rocky, sticky head, with good retention and crystalline pearly lacing. Simple-syrup-like legs.

Very sweet aromatics, with honey, Tang, and light pine notes - a bit "artificial" though.

Sweet crystal malt followed immediately by a concentrated blast of fruity, woodsy bitterness. Grapefruit, orange-pith, hemp, weak tea, and turbinado sugar show up in small pockets mid-palate. Flavors are not nearly as immense as the bitternes (though it doesn't seem like 102 IBUs). The finish is smooth, earthy, a touch grassy, and slightly dry. Not as crisp or complex as I was expecting, but still very well done.

Very creamy, supple, and smooth mouth-feel - though well carbonated which sends the flavor surging over your palate on first sip.

Hop extract probably has a lot to do with both the strengths and weaknesses of this brew - but it makes it pretty unique among its peers. A great value.

augustgarage, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of BDJake
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint Glass:

A- clear golden amber with an off-white finger of head that retained well and laced up and down the glass

S- floral, piney, and sweet at the same time- hoppy without being too much

T- a hit of floral hops and citrus notes, with just enough maltiness to keep it balanced

M- kind of sticky with a decent aftertaste that tasted AWESOME when I burped

D- if you told me this was 8% abv, I'd call bullshit- kind of like a Pliny Jr but very respectable in it's own right... I could never go back to Long Hammer

BDJake, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of therica
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22oz gift bottle from one of my sons. The white-stamped date on the bottom rim is unreadable.

102 IBU's says the label.

FANTASTIC!

A= Medium orange-koolade colored, pours a light head and slight lacing, both disappeared quickly.

S= I opened a bottle and took a quick whiff, instantly reminded me of those candy coconut "watermelon" slices. Poured and took a few nice noses, still a little candy but nice piney hops presence and dry malts. Halfway thru the stein I'm just finding a little liquor-scent. Very nice. I haven't seen so much enthusiastic sniffing since our dog found a rabbit hole.

T= A bouquet of IPA heaven! Malts, bold but not overbalanced hops bitters and florals, light candy and fruity traits. After I finished the 1/2L stein I refilled and the remainder seemed to have a lot more citrus presence and flavor. In other words, possibly this separates a little in the bottle and would be best experienced in a very large single-pour stein? That thought seemed confirmed with another bottle, purchased, chilled for half an hour in the freezer on its side, gently rolled and then poured. The taste seemed much more incorporated when poured in 12-ounce portions.

M= Slightly dusty and dry malts and hops, pleasant mixed fruity flavors and slight syrup on the tongue. Very nicely balanced and enjoyable to savor.

D= Very very drinkable if you like APA, IPA or IIPA. I won't worry about the 8% ABV. Possibly too rich to go with a steak, might be nice with a juicy burger or a fruit dessert (cobbler, pie, etc)

therica, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of guyforget
3.05/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am not positive that I got a good one, however I have not ever tried this beer before to be able to compare. There is no "drink by" date on the bottle, and I bought it at a liquor store w/ very high turnover, even on their craft brews. But comparing my experience to others who I know that enjoy the style and love this beer makes me think that maybe mine is not so fresh.

Appearance is a nice clear coppery orange. Minimal head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing down my glass at all.

Smell is bland, relatively sweet, not hoppy. (First sign that this might not be fresh enough)

Taste is sweet, with a good dose of malt. Oddly tastes like honey. Hops are not up front and there is very little of the telltale citrus or pine notes. For a bottle that boasts 102 IBU, Im left wondering where the bitterness is. (Another sign that mine was not fresh enough)

Mouthfeel is good. Not overly carbonated, nicely smooth, but the sweetness is a little cloying for me. Maybe only because its so unexpected for the style.

Drinkability is not so high because when I buy an IIPA I expect certain characteristics that Im not finding in this bottle.

Having never had this specific beer before, but knowing that I love the style, I will need to try this again to determine if I got a not-so-fresh bottle, or if I just dont care for the beer as much as I expected that I would. I have read reviews of other BA's that I know have similar taste as I who reviewed this beer with high marks and comments that dont necessarily agree with my experience, so I will need to find one that is guaranteed fresh and compare my experiences.

guyforget, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of snpub540
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a copper hue that was pretty clear with a small amount of carbonation. This brew was topped by a small white head that left delicate but clingy lacing after each sip.

Smell was mostly grassy and grapefruit with a slight hint to the alcohol.

Taste was mostly about the hops with pine and citrus being the most represented, but there was also a hint to the malty sweetness in the finish. Was a little disappointed that the hops were not a little more aggressive, but not a bad flavor at all.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and it does a nice job of coating the palate. Drinkability was good as the 8%ABV isn't noticeable.

snpub540, Jan 02, 2010
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,214 ratings.