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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,622 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,622
Reviews: 1,997
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 225
Gots: 872 | FT: 7
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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 drjones633
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

purchased in a 22oz bottle.
Pours a medium copper color, with two fingers of head. Within a couple minutes the head has reduced to a thin sheet atop the beer. Some lacing remains on glass.

Not a huge nose, mostly a fresh hop smell, with a alcohol finish.
Smells just like DFH 60 minute IPA, to me.

Very bitter. almost sour like orange skin. a rubber band taste(which is the bitter and the strong alcohol taste combined.)

A light mouth-feel. Finishes dry and crisp.

I could drink a couple of these. The hoppyness fades faster than most, making me want another sip.

Photo of Luk13
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is all american soapy hops, quite piney. Very bitter taste, pretty straightforward. Palate is thin, well hidden alcohol. Overall, it was good IPA but not phenomenal in my book. I have to say that the drinkability was very nice and the beer was well balanced.

Photo of whatthehull
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium snifter

A - A beautiful clear dusk sunset color, 2 finger head that lingered and lacing through and through and awesome tiny bubbles for days

S - Pine, citrus, malt, floral, cotton, sweet, grains and maybe a bit toasty

T - Very nice bitter sweet, pine, orange, melon, pineapple, very hoppy and yet super bitter sweet malty

M - Coats the mouth a bit with some super bitter sweet lingering. Nice and lightly carbonated

D - Really nice and easy to drink. Not to much of anything to turn anyone away. Just a nice under $5 IPA

Final thought - Lagunitas and IBU's make so much sense

Photo of kbutler1
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured into a DFH tulip glass a copper orange color with a 1 finger white head that leaves some nice lace as it settles. Nice hop aroma of orange rind, some tropical, and a touch of pine. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet tropical and orange flavor upfront with a building bitterness that is with you through your entire drink. Ends with a lingering bitterness. The booze is well hidden. Overall, I decent and certainly easy to get DIPA that fixes the hop crazy whenever the situation arises.

Photo of mdunman
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Fairly hazy amber pours a thick white head and has plenty of linger.

S: Plenty of hops and some malt.

T: Loaded with hops from front to back. Maltiness early on then finishes with a hop bomb of bitterness at the end.

M: Medium body and good carbonation.

Very good beer. If it wasn't for the bomb at the very end, this would have just been another IPA on the market. The uniqueness makes it stand out, even though it doesn't suit my taste.

Photo of Brooks44
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Poured from the bottle a light amber transparent golden hue. Decent sized white head with good lacing down the glass.

S. The nose was very malty with the hops coming at the end wich is surprising for a 100+ IBU offering.

T. Taste follows the nose with a nice bready sweet malt at the start with the hop bitterness coming at the end balancing out this beer well. Reminds me alot of ST unearthly.

M. Had a nice smooth feel to the beer with alittle fuller body then most IPAs.

D. Drinkability was very good. Was not to complex and wasnt something you would need to just sip. Really enjoyed this IPA

Photo of plfahey
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Deep gold to pale amber in color. Brilliantly clear. Moderate off white head with moderate retention and some nice lacing.

Aroma-Big, sticky, resiny/piney hops. Orange marmalade and pine sap. Light, toasty/biscuity malts are barely perceptible underneath.

Flavor-Sweet malts up front-biscuit, toast, and caramel, with slight hints of darker caramel malt flavors (raisins). Hop flavors are pronounced with notes of orange and pine. Finish is moderately bitter, but surprisingly smooth for 100+ IBUs.

Mouthfeel-Medium body, moderate carbonation. No astringency from hops. Light alcohol warmth.

This is absurdly drinkable and smooth for its 100+ IBU content-I almost don't believe them! Love this beer.

Photo of Wegomlegging
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up just because it was something I hadn't tried, and was glad I did. Poured lightly carbonated with a small head, golden color. Scents were muted, but nice with light hops and floral notes. The flavor was the strong point, with almost perfectly balanced hops and malty sweetness. Is this possible in a beer with such a moniker? Mouthfeel was nice with hops sticking around for awhile, and very drinkable. It was very good to have a beer that was this good with such hoppiness, balanced and not all over the place. Win.

Photo of katybee
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well. This beer was better than expected, but Lagunitas has come up with some fine, memorable, varieties. At the opposite end of the spectrum from the sweet malty doppelbochs, this pungent hoppy ale lived up to its name [the only hoppier I've had is called "Hazed & Infused" by Boulder].

The beer poured clear dark yellow; not too amber, but darker than Pabst. Thick creamy but short lived shallow head, as to be expected for an ale, but slight bits of lacey tracing.

Not surprisingly for a 'hoppy' ale, there was a light pleasant nose upon sipping. On the peppery, spicey side, slight notes of ... petroleum? mentholatum?... but it added to the experience and was not overpowering, if slightly one-dimensional.

The taste was also a step up from the average lager; nice pungent, peppery bite was a great start, but to my dismay, the tone tipped citrusy, on the orange side, and the brew lost me. Too reminiscent of Blue Moon's wheat ale. I'd have liked less citrus and more bitterness. But definitely flavorful and drinkable, with no really strange aftertastes or off notes.

Mouthfeel was clean, clear, and relatively light-bodied compared to stouts and doppelbochs' smoothness.

Highly drinkable, if pungent, refreshing. Not overpowering, like the name might suggest, or really 'strange', like a basil beer. The peppery bite is nice. A good one for a long night at a pool table.

Not as hazey as a hefvieisen

Photo of inlimbo77
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber bottle into snifter. Purchased at Pinocchio's Pizza in Media, PA. No bottle date listed, but was told it was fresh at the store when purchased.

A: Pours a clear, yellow/orangeish color. Slight one finger head. Off white color. Good carbonation. Lots of tiny bubbles.

S: Fruity and citrusy hops. Definitely smell some malts. Not as hoppy as I was expecting.

T: I was shocked to get malt FIRST in this one, but I did. Strong hop flavor in the center. Fruity hops. Nice sharp bite at the end that lingers.

M: Nice chewiness on this one. Coats the mouth nicely. Sticks around a while.

D: This is a strong beer. After the 22oz, I would not be reaching for another. Might be something to split with a friend next time.

Overall, nice imperial IPA but I have had better. I like my DFH 90 min more than this...and would probably stick to that.

Photo of jar2574
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big white frothy, bubbly head. Clear orange colored beer. Quite a bit of carbonation. Decent lacing on the way down.

Smells like pine trees and hops.

Tastes earthy, piney, and hoppy but with some malts too. The alcohol is extremely well-hidden. Good mouthfeel, it's hop-dominated but there is some creamy malty smoothness too.

Very, very drinkable for having such a high alcohol content.

4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid....Mmmm....Hops...this could probably be marketed as a solution to tartar control....I LOVE it

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber. Gorgeous golden pour with a thick white rocky head that dissipates to a persistent layer that laces the glass as this marvelous concoction disappears from the glass.

Piney aroma assaults the olfactory system with hoppy goodness. Clocking in at over 100 IBU the hops are obviously up front and in your face (palate) but there is a solid malt backbone to support the fantastically excessive hop character. Piney and resinous, with a similar bitterness to biting into the rind of a tangelo. Hard to tell where the pine ends and the citrus begins, but loving every sip I take trying to find the boundary!

The finish is bitter but not excessively so for a true hop head. Very clean, any esters are totally hidden by the hops and malt sweetness.

An excellent example of an Imperial IPA done with good ole American swagger that is almost too drinkable...went down fast enoughy you can easily outdrink the ABV so be careful and pace yourself!!!

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

Pours coppery brown with 2 fingers of head with decent, not great retention.

Piney, resinous aroma with a big hit of citrus hops. Also a hint of caramel malt.

Similar to smell, malt up front, then huge pine and citrus hops, with decent malt on the finish to balance the lingering bitterness.

Slightly oily, but actually pretty moderate mouthfeel, with some slight astringency.

While the abv is somewhat apparent, drinkiability is still quite good; easy to get through this in a hurry.

Photo of sacrelicio
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

WOW I love this beer. So tasty. Such a dank, dirty, delicious blast of hops. Overwhelms the senses with tremendeliciousness.

Anyways, I poured this SOB into a large Kerr jar, my new favorite IPA vessel. A deep orange copper, eggshell head, nothing too special there. The smell is a rich tropical freight train of hop love. So wonderful. Candied pineapple is dominant, with mango, passion fruit and guava. Awesome. Almost reminiscent of tropical fruit Skittles, my favorite kind. The taste cashes the check that the smell wrote, but it's more piney and bitter with citrus rind. The tropical fruit isn't as present, but the richness of the taste is wonderful. Resins dominate the tongue. A little heat from the ethyl, but not much. The mouthfeel is nice, and this ale is drinkable.

Photo of Homebrew35
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice crystal clear orange body. Creamy one and half finger off white head. Mostly tight creamy bubbles and some big ones mixed in. This fades to a nice cap that can be roused quite easily in my snifter glass. Long clingy alcohol lacing as well. Smells big time of citrus, apricots, lemony hops, sweet carmel malts, some slight earthiness. Tastes very sweet at first, carmel, toffee. Mid palate I get earthy, piney, resinous hops. Some citrus and lemon. On this finish a nice smooth lingering, oily finish. Very balanced and very much what I like. Medium carbonation, full bodied. I'm going to easily finish this bomber myself. I'd easily pick this up again for $5.50.

Photo of EricCioe
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a solid, clear bronze with a white, frothy head that dies down but not totally out. It wants to leave some lace but seems to struggle a bit. On the nose there is a hop assault, orange zest, an over the top citrus vibe, oranges for miles. In the mouth it's a medium or medium thin body carrying the orange from the nose, perhaps a little more subdued here. There is a long finish of hop bitterness at the back of the mouth. It's a bit one-dimensional but it's a good dimension. A lot less complex than other DIPAs I've had lately, but plenty enjoyable in its own right, and unbeatable at the price.

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

A: Nice amber color, thick head

S: The best part of this beer in my opinion. Lush tropical bubblegum and passion fruit. Citrus, pine, strong floral scent. Very impressive.

T: Piney, floral sweet, bubblegum, and a bit of of funk at the end. It tastes pretty good.

M: Nice chewy mouthfeel. Not too carbonated, nice.

D: Very drinkable. 8% is a good IPA strength . This is tasty and goes down easy. All in all a very good deal for a $5 bomber in NYC. I would definitely buy this again.

Photo of wmtxbb
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Thick sticky head on top of an amber colored brew.

Smell: Olfactory assalt of earthy pine hops.

Taste: Overwhelming earthy hops that seep into a crunchy malt. Hints of cotton candy and spices steep onto the palate among the earth and malt. The bitterness lingers in the background.

Photo of JMforman
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've been waiting to try this one for a while. This batch is nice and fresh.

A- Nice deep golden body with a wonderful fluffy white head and good retention

S- Grapefruit, pine, sweet malt, alcohol, honey, very resiny and nice

T- Bready malt, grapefruit, pine, honey, alcohol, and a wonderful bitter finish. Very well balanced.

M- Peppery but smooth with a medium to full feel.

D- Superbly drinkable!

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

A - Slightly hazy golden color with a nice fluffy white head. Decent head retention with a nice lacing on the glass.

S - Pure hops. If you want a very very hoppy beer look no further.

T - Taste reflects the aroma...extremely hoppy and exactly what you would expect at 102 IBUs. I've had better beers this hoppy such as The Alchemist's Heady Topper and their Crusher DIPA, but this is very good nonetheless.

M - Makes my mouth numb due to the hops. I wouldn't recommend having any other beers after this one because your taste buds will be destroyed.

D - Very drinkable if you only have one or two.

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

22oz bomber poured into New Belgium globe
Consumed 1/30/11

A - Clean copper color with a nice white head that left lacing

S - Highly floral hoppy note with light pineapple fruit and a light bittering note to the nose

T - Lightly sweet maltiness, floral hops, light citrus, and hop bitterness in the finish with a grapefruit taste

M - Medium carbonation, light mouthfeel, and light to medium bitter finish from the hops - very nice and balanced.

D - I actually thought this was quite drinkable for the stated 102 IBUs - don't know the date on the bottle but thought this was quite smooth and had a nice hoppiness balanced with some sweet maltiness. Bought this at a health foods market locally for $3.50/bomber - would buy this quite often at that price range...

Photo of ism
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big fruity nose, grapefruit and apricots, a slight earthiness with pine, very muted floral note.

Clear golden body with copper tones, a 2-finger off-white head, and sudsy lacing, with strong suggestions of rings.

Thin body, well-carbonated and smooth, a bit of resin oil.

Well-balanced sweet fruit, citrus with a resin tone approximating that of dried apricots. Dry finish with pine resin.

Very pleasing, a big brew, hides alcohol well. Easy to drink.

Photo of ThirstyBird
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright copper color with large light tan head. Lots of lace. I can smell this beer from a couple of feet away. It is tropical and citrus fruit. Obviously some malt to support it. Tart and citrus fruity up front then mellows into a malty little and ending in a slightly dry slightly bitter aftertaste. The body is medium, the carbonation is medium and smooth. Very nice mouthfeel. Overall and tasty brew and like many often mention on BA a great value.

Photo of NefariousR
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. glass bottle into a pint glass.

A - Light-orange amber with a one-finger offwhite head. Nice and foamy with good retention.

S - Lots of oily, piny hops. Very strong citrus flavor as well; a nice, tart aroma with a sweet character.

T - Given this beer's name, this is a very balanced and sophisticated DIPA. The strong hop flavors are certainly present, but the malt really rounds out the taste. Citrusy notes from the hops are complemented by the sweet malt character, with a slight nutty aftertaste. Also, a hint of some strong, slightly unplaceable spice -- anise?

M - Oily and full, making sure the flavor of the brew sticks around in your mouth for a while. A bit of warmth, quite pleasant.

D - Great DIPA, full flavored, assertive, balanced, and easy on the palate. Gives DFH 90 Min. and Green Flash WC IPA a run for their money as my favorite DIPA.

Photo of mdaschaf
2.59/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to forgetfu! Beer was bottled on June 15th..hopefully 2010.

A: Pours a light gold with orange/amber highlights. Nice thick one finger head dissipates slowly to some foam on top. Very nice lacing left on the glass.

S: Don't get much in the way of hops, a little bit of citrus. I do get a buttery aroma and a little but of grainy malt.

T: A little more citrus here with some lemon. A little bit of grainy malts at the end.

M/D: On the thinner side. Its obvious the bottle is past its prime. Don't know the date, but wouldn't be surprised if it was 2009. Very sad, hopefully I can find a fresher bottle since this looks like a beer that is right up my alley.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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