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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,616
Reviews: 1,997
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
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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 Jef59
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a brilliant golden - orange amber color with a thick creamy head that clings to the glass in thick globs.

S - I can smell it without bringing it anywhere near my nose! Smells of juicy oranges and a little bready.

T - also taste of juicy oranges plus almonds, a little wheat, and floral. The beer ends with a phenolic zing that compliments the orange very well.

M/D - nice chewy mouthfeel with a nice amount of carbonation. Surprisingly quaffable for an ipa. I could have definitely finished the whole bomber if I didn't split it with a friend.

The best ipa I've had so far and one of my favorite beers so far!

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

A: Pours a nice orangish yellow with a nice thick foam head and ample lacing.

S: A decent amount of citrus and floral hop scents. There is also some malty scents, bread and caramel.

T: Big amounts of hops hit the palate first and foremost. Very bitter and very dry. The malt character becomes apparent in the middle of the taste. The back end is a nice combination of malt and bitter hops.

M: A nice medium body with sufficient carbonation. Leaves a nice dry taste on the palate.

D: A very nice IPA, lots of big hop flavor but the beer is balanced. For as many IBU's as is advertised, it was not as bitter as expected. Excellent beer.

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

Serving type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark tan, golden, 1/2 inch head

Smell - Hops, yeast, fruits, smoked malts and more hops

Taste - Imperial ipa, so hops, lots of hops.
Nice piney flavor with some grapefruit. Smokey malt flavor also present. Pretty simple, hops is the main flavor

Mouthfeel - Feels like i ate a grapefruit flavored pine cone. Mouth is hop numb. Aftertaste is dry and bitter.

Drinkability - Excellent dipa. Huge hops, very high ibu's, with a slight malt backbone to balance it out some. Very fruity, and the price for a bomber is relaly good. One of the best dipa's out there for sure.

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

Cool cap with a dog on it. Bottle states 102 I.B.U. 4.U. Alc. 8% O.G. 1.G. 1.085 Poured from a bottle Net Contents: 1 Pint 6 Fluid oz into a pint glass.

Nice 2 finger white head.
HOP STOOPID ALE is the name and it is every bit of that and more. Hop heads should know what they are getting into with a name like HOP STOOPID!

Appearance: Settled to a nice clean orangish amber..

I took a slow deep sniff. It was full of a wonderful fragrant floral hoppiness that made me salivate.

First mouthful my taste buds almost exploded. Not overwhelming but HUGE flavors. Very smooth and drinkable. I was expecting a more bitter beer with the 102 on the label. It's balanced so nicely I wouldn't have guessed 102. Rich body with tiny bubbles and loads of great bitters. All kinds of great flavors from all the different hops. Sweet maltiness blends with the dry bitter hops perfectly. Wild mouth watering citrus after taste. A delicious hoppy foam covered my mustache.

First impression is I'm enjoying the hell out of this beer.

Head is holding up as I pour the rest into the glass. Another deep nose full of fresh hops. Next thing I know I'm trying to squeeze more out of the glass. Left a picture of what I would describe as "waves in the surf" down the pint created after each mouthful. I was tempted to swipe the lace and lick it off my fingers.

The only negative thing about this beer was not having another. I bought this beer because I was in the mood for an over hopped maxed out bitter beer. What I got was a pleasant surprised. Cost me 4.49 at MT View in Naugy. I can't believe I only bought 1 bottle. I picked it up expecting a very hoppy beer not a great drinking beer. This beer was both.

A must try for any hophead.

Photo of stonelis
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a golden orange. Tall thick white head. Malty. Well balanced. Not as hopped as you would expect for a DIPA, especially 102 IBU'S. Very smooth and drinkable. Alcohol becomes evident as it warms. Medium bodied with a very clean finish. This is one of my favorites.

Photo of PaulfromNoVa
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber, poured at 45 into standard pub pint.

Dark antique copper with two-fingers of sustained orange-tinged foamy head. Nice carbonation twisting upward in streams.

Hop Stoopid indeed: overpoweringly fragrant, floral hoppiness, to the exclusion of every other sensation. In taste the brew confirmed the nose: bitter-bone dry, deliciously hoppy citrusy florally with a long, lingering finish. Creamy, foamy in the mouth. Instant addiction, drained the bomber...but, alas, it was only the one. "More Hop Stoopid!" It hides its 8 percent ABV very nicely; I could easily have danced all night.

Photo of atsprings
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the last casks of Raleigh Beer Week, at Busy Bee Cafe. Served in a standard pint glass a crisp orange with a nice frothy lasting off-white head. Aroma was a nice amount of floral citrus hops in front of sweet malts. The taste was loads of fresh citrus hops with a nice caramel malt backbone, this was obviously some fresh beer! The beer was medium bodied with very well hidden alcohol. I've been drinking a decent amount of this beer this summer, and I must say, it's even better on cask.

Photo of gtn80
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass from a bomber.

Appearance is a nice hazy golden color. Head was about one finger, medium sized bubbles.

Aroma is incredible, tons of grapefruit hops, gives way to lots of malt.

Taste is great, lots of citrus hops up front, lots of malt backbone. Residual is lots of bitterness, really nice.

Mouthfeel is solid, really full bodied.

Drinkability is good, only suffers because of bitterness. I definitely had no problem dusting off the entire bomber.

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

Poured into a wine glass

A: Pours a bright copper, almost like a shiny penny. The beer looks pretty clear through the glass but as I put my hand to the other side it's very hard to make out. There is a full inch head of sticky foam on top of the beer. It clings to the glass as it dissipates.

S: Sweet bready scent of hops and malt with a slight "twang" of bitterness on the finish.

T: Bready malt flavor up front which then transforms into a citrus hop flavor. If I could pinpoint the fruit it would most prominently be orange, with a hint of pineapple. The finish has a slight hint of hop bitterness and some alcohol tingle. The finish is not overwhelming but rather a gentle remind of the hop and alcohol presence.

M: Medium body due to the hop flavor, good carbonation, and slight alcohol bite. This beer is really well balance.

D: This beer is very well balanced and due to that it's smooth and very drinkable. It's surprising to me that this is a double IPA as most beers in the style want to leave some sort of impression on your taste buds, but Hop Stoopid is extremely flavorful without being overpowering.

Photo of adam42381
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a pint glass. Julian dating indicates that it was bottled on March 18th so it's a bit older than ideal.

Appearance: Pours a clear gold with caramel hints and a 3 finger foamy white head which lingers nicely. Excellent lacing throughout.

Smell: Sweet tropical fruits. Much sweeter than I expected, especially considering the IBU level.

Taste: Sweet citrus and candied fruits up front followed by bready malt in the middle then followed up with grapefruit bitterness at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter but not overpowering. This beer is surprisingly sweet and not that bitter. It is quite delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a just the right amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: High drinkability. The elevated ABV is very well hidden. This beer goes down very smoothly.

Overall: Excellent Double IPA. This is an excellent offering from Lagunitas and one I would recommend highly. I was worried that it would have lost some of its flavor since it is a bit out of date but it was still delicious.

Photo of alkchrios
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at a small town market next to the Pala Mesa resort in Temecula California. Poured in a rocks glass at the hotel I was staying at. Following a nice bit of smoke the beer poured a light copper to amber hue. This gave way to about a quarter inch head. (I think the beer may of been a bit warm upon initial pour) Fruity, peach, roasted cherry and apple were the first things to come to the nose.. however this beer still maintained a bit of an earthy aroma. At 102 IBU I expected way more than I got..even at a warmer temperature it did not have that bite I was expecting/wanted. The carbonation of the brew coats the pallet with a lot of hops, a very good balance of carbonation to flavor is present in this beer. Hop Stoopid is a good sipping beer and at 8 percent ABV one or two bombers is enough. Id recommend this beer to someone who is just making that transition to IPAs or ESBs

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

Appearance: Pours crystal clear golden with a soapy white head.

Smell: Apricots and citrus fruits mixed with peachiness as it warms up, no hints of maltiness.

Taste: Big hop presence that is pretty much what was expected from the aroma. The huge hop flavor is not balanced by any malt backbone whatsoever but that really is the point on this one. Big bitter backbone that has a nice palate cleansing effect. Slight alcohol at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a sticky feel.

Drinkability: For a one trick poney this one is pretty good. I would still grab a Ruination or Hop Wallop any day over this one but it serves it purpose nicely. Not sure how many of these I'd throw back as after glass 2 there's really no tasting anything else.

Photo of ZAP
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Peach colored...whisp of a head

S-Nice fruitiness....ripe oranges...some tropical fruits...mango...smells sweet for the amount of IBU's

T-Fruity with a solid biscuit like malt backbone...nice flavor...mild bitterness on the fade but all the hop goodness seems to be in the flavor...fruits are big...peaches, ripe oranges, tangerines, and mango...I love the malt bone on this too..

M-Plenty hefty....the 102 IBU's are a flavorfull 102 IBU's....not a ton of bitterness...

D-Very nice DIPA with plenty of redeeming qualities. i like how this showcases hop flavor of pure hop bitterness.

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

A: Pours a clear, bright tangerine color with a very frothy, firm ecru colored head. Lots of intricate spots of lace, a consistent layer of froth retains on the top.

S: Intense citrus and tropical fruit notes on top of a sweet sugar cookie malt base. Clean and pleasant, but not quite as unabashedly dank as some of the best in the style.

T&M: Quite delicious. A citrusy hop bomb with a nice biscuity malt presence. Almost zero bitterness for such a hoppy beer. I would appreciate a touch of bitter here just to keep the edge, but that's a minor complaint. The flavor is great and it's quite tasty. It doesn't punish the palate like some others, which is both a good and bad thing. I would appreciate just a touch more attitude.

D: Highly drinkable for a DIPA. A tasty brew from Lagunitas and one I'll definitely look out for in the future.

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

Another great find at Premier Wines and Spirits in Halifax. One of the last beers I had down there. Review from notes.

Pours a bright amber gold hue with a bit of hop haze. One finger of creamy white head is yeilded after a semi-aggressive pour. The head displays decent retention but soon boils down to a thick ring of foam that sticks around. Patchy, spider leg lace is what's left behind as the head recedes. I was a bit surprised that their Maximus IPA, which is .5% lower in ABV, seemed much more rich in its appearance. It's still a solid looking DIPA.

The nose is clean, bright and crisp. Gooey grapefruit, chewy hop resin, sweet tangerines, and piney hops are what comprise the smell. A hitn of buttery malts are detectable but bordering the point of not mentioning them at all.

Loads of citrus in the taste. Sweet and sticky tangerines mesh with a candied but bitter grapefruit rhine character. The finish is quite bitter, but unoffensively so. Notes of pine and herbal hops linger long after each sip is taken.

The feel is sooo balanced, soooo smooth, with a perfect level of carbonation. Very refreshing and dangerously easy to put down. Just like the Maximus IPA, the higher ABV is completely indetectable.

I thought their standard IPA was a good interpretation of the style but in my opinion, it doesn't compare to their DIPA offerings; this and Maximus. The balance in both beers is near perfect. This one seems like a slightly amped up version in comparison to their Maximus with more focus being place on the bitter character of the beer. I'll buy this one again and again.

Photo of abaer123
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An exceptional beer at the toronado in san francisco. Delicious smell, easy on the taste buds, smooth drinking. Good stuff.

The beer is an exceptional feel when enjoyed from the tap in a pint glass. Prior to having this beer, I had Racer 5 and Sierra's Torpedo. I think I am set on hop stoopid for now.

I like a good IPA. I am not one to go for the pilsener. Except if I were in the czech republic.

Good stuff

Photo of NCBeernut
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden, but with a little orange in there - could definitely be all pale malt. Forms a decent head but nothing spectacular. The sticky lacing always looks nice on these hop bombs, and this one has it.

Hop aroma is refreshing and juicy with grapefruit and lemon in there. Pine aroma is a little more forward though, with some herbal hop that seems to enhance it. Aroma isn't quite as extreme as I expected though - not one of those that hits you as soon as the cap pops off. Malt aroma? Esters? Yeah right.

In the taste, the citrus seems to give way to heavy herbal and pine flavors, playing only a minor role. Pretty heavy on the bitterness. No malt flavor really makes it through. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, but you can definitely feel it warm your whole body.

Bitterness has a little harshness to it. I am definitely curious what hops they use - Chinook? Columbus? Mouthfeel a little thin for the ABV, enhancing the harshness of the bitterness even more. They could improve the mash - either the schedule or the grain bill - something to give it enough body to support the bitterness and heavy pine/herbal flavors. Bear Republic actually does a great job of this.

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

Pale brownish-red color with delicate head that lingers, finally settling nicely at the edges.

Aromas of very ripe mangos and a hint of oregano. (smells better than it sounds, actually).

The palate is lush but clean with citrus marmalade in the body and very crisp, lime finish.

Lovely texture and the clean finish make this a very easy beer to drink.

Tell you what, these stoners know how to brew beer.

Yucatan-style grilled fish with mango and pickled onion

Photo of Kinsman
3.52/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light amber body with orange highlights capped by a moderate off-white head. Fades into about half an inch of foamy head that sticks around for quite a while.

The aroma was the highlight of the beer, as I was able to smell it long before I put my nose up to the glass. Typical west coast ipa hoppiness, with a bit of the citrus and piney hops.

Taste was well... average. DIPAs get a lot of hype and attention in the craft beer scene and Hop Stoopid seems to just blend in with the rest. A strong hop-forward presence with nice citrusy grapefruit flavors. Not much room for the malt but I wouldn't expect that in a DIPA.

Mouthfeel was a bit lighter bodied than other DIPAs but was good none the less.

Overall a very enjoyable brew but it didn't seem to have the wow factor I've found with other hop bombs.

Photo of scottyb88
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled May 3rd (if that is a Julian code I am following correctly)

A- crystal clear light copper color with a nice sticky head that stays around for awhile

S- mild citrus rind of orange and lemon with more of an earthy pine aroma coming through

T-as it warms the beer gets much better with a nice mild sweetness to help cut the bitterness; def more on the pine and grapefruit end of the bitterness scale but the caramel nuttiness/earthy flavors from the malt is present to help things out...i was expecting more bitterness from 102ibu's..maybe its the age of the beer or it's more balanced than I was expecting

M-great mouthfeel; medium feel with a pleasant aftertaste that is not overpowering

D-as the beer warms i'm noticing much more earthy maltiness than I am crushingly bitter flavors...it has to be the age of the beer and it encourages me to seek out a fresher bottle in the future for comparison; the 8% is well hidden and even with a few months on it it is still a decent DIPA, but not great

Photo of jmich24
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased fresh off of the distributer's truck. 22 oz bomber for 4.99 seemed like a great deal to me.

A: One finger white head. Bright golden with light orange hues. Crystal clear. Nice sticky lacing.
S: Smells very nice. Sweet carmel, but mostly hops! Citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, floral and pineapple.
T: Sure tropical pure hop flavor. Pineapple, oranges, sweet malt back bone. Not overly bitter. Reminds me a bit of Hopslam light.
M: Smooth creamy finished wet and bitter.
D: This is very drinkable, do to the well hidden 8% ABV.

Great DIPA!

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

bought a 22 oz. of this from a local grocer for $4.50, waited a whole day and a half to drink it. the suspense was killing me. my prior experience with Lagunitas was the IPA and the Maximus, both great beers IMO.

anyways, when i cracked the top on this, there was a nice pressure on the cap it seemed. some bottles i can blow the lid off of like a dandylion, this one took a little extra umph from my lighter. POP!

poured into a pint glass real nice. great head. gotta love great head.

held it up to the light to see the beautiful color, golden amber, a little murky at the top at first, clearer on the bottom.
whatever though, i'm no expert, and i'm certainly not a novelist so let me cut the shh...

tastes great. personally i can drink this in my man-cave in the dead of winter, or on the front porch when it's 100 degrees out. and everything in between. but that may just be me, i dunno.

the first swill i really savored, lots of great flavor. hop stoopid is an apt name, very hoppy, although i was a little thrown off at first by the crappy spelling of stupid. :D
but i knew then after that first drink, that i'd drink this beer again, and soon.

after that first sample, i reflected on it, then i took 3 great gulps. @ 8% alcohol, i could feel it start to work it's magic right away.
i drink beer to feel the effects honestly, but i like beer that tastes delicious and is made from quality shite. if i wanna get hammered off of shitwater, i'll drink beer 30 and keep my pockets and stomach fat.

but like i said, i like beer that tastes delicious, and that will cost me at least $4.50 @me local grocer.

bottom line:

looks great, smells good, tastes awesome, feels fine, and i could drink it as often as i can afford it. give it a try if you get a chance and you might feel the same way!


Photo of homebrew311
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Duvel glass.

A: pours like a typical ipa, great clarity, orange color, foamy white head, sticky lacing, and good head retention

S: before opening this bottle, I was saying to myself "please be fresh, please be fresh" and almost immediately after cracking the top of, my nose was met by the unmistakable fresh hop profile of Hop Stoopid. Big aromatic tropical profile with notes of mango, orange and honey. Some earthy malts sit beneath the bright hop profile.

T: the hops come through in a more bitter fashion on the palate with notes of grapefruit followed by a considerable amount of bitterness. The flavors don't all see to be coming together like I would like as there is some caramel character that throws me off a little

MF: medium body, high carbonation, a tad sharp

D: this is a great value for a DIPA that packs quite the punch in the hop department. The highlight of this beer is the aroma. The taste is great, but doesn't deliver as good of balance as some of my other favorite DIPAs.

Photo of BayouBengal1537
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a amber golden color with a white fluffy head, dissipates slowly and produces nice layered lacing

Smells deliciously hoppy. Pine and grapefruit

Taste is piney and citrusy hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit?, sweet malt

Mouthfeel is great, lively carbonation.

Drinkability is amazing. A great hop bomb and thoroughly enjoyed this beer for the first time. A great West Coast DIPA, highly recommend.

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

I poured half of this 1 pt. 6 oz. bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: bright orange-amber, creamy head quickly falls into a thin cap, adequate lacing.

S grapefruit, tangerine, tropical fruit, a hint of a ripe fruit yeast funk.

T: plenty of citrus (grapefruit, orange, tangerine) up front, the middle releases a burst of tropical fruit (papaya?), honey, and cracker-like malt, the finish is a combination of lingering citrus acidity, peppery spice, and drying bitterness. For 102 IBUs, This beer does not seem insanely hopped, and exhibits good balance.

M: medium-weight, somewhat oily, yet it does not cling to the tongue.

D: I could make a habit of getting Stoopid on a regular basis!

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,616 ratings.