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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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6,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,187
Reviews: 1,953
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 192
Gots: 622 | 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 gonzo46and2
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber for 4.99 at Total Wine in Tampa.

Pours a golden orange with nice clarity despite cold temperatures. A big white head formed and lasted for ages.

Aroma is citrus fruits. Grapefruit, Pineapple, Lemon rind.. not much pine. Light malt.

Taste is well balanced and easy to drink. No indication that this is an 8 ABV beer. This isn't my favorite hop profile but it's good.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Light on the palate without being too light.

Drinkability is super high. Refreshing and doesn't hint at the big abv. There are so many really good double IPAs out there. And though this one is good, it just isn't one of my favorites.

gonzo46and2, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of mpsul2
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- Slightly cloudy gold. A bit of a rusty tint makes it interesting. Thin white foam, quick fade.

Smell- Delicious Hoppy grapefruit aroma! This is what I want my IPA to smell like.

Taste- Low bitterness compared to other American doubles. Hints of grapefruit. Slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel- Light body. Lignering acidity. Nice Carbonation. Overall a very good feel.

Drinkability- This light body IPA does not pack a bitter punch. It goes down smooth with a mild hint of grapefruit. I could drink this beer on a warm day for hours. In my opinion, this would be a great beer to binge drink for a rich beer snob.

mpsul2, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of myost88
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22 oz bottle into a Nonic.

Appearance- Pours a crystal clear gold color with some Orangish highlights. 1 inch white head fades quickly.

Smell- Pure pine needles and grapefruits. Smells awesome. No spices of note in the nose.

Taste- Fruitiness is foremost in this one. Not as bitter as most IIPA's. Kinda sweet. Really balanced flavor. I love it. Has a great little bite to it at the end.

Mouthfeel- Crisp and tingly at first and then creamy when you swallow. Leaves the tongue feeling tingly.

Drinkability- Awesome, pure awesome. I could drink these all night. The 8% is right at that level where you can have a couple pints and get a nice buzz from it.

Overall- I think this is a very underrate IIPA. Not nearly as hyped as some of it's contemporaries, but it has outshined many of them. I would love to have these in my fridge at all times.

myost88, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of dbexpert
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A. pale, golden

S. grapefruit,citrus spice

T. obvious grapefruit, with hop oils(resin) penetrating a balance malt sweetness from front to back

F. sweet malt to a good bite cleaning(dryin) the palate enough to crave more

D. Very drinkable for one accustomed to high hop content, a little(lol) overpowering for the average unaccostomed palate(no offense)

Overall was impressed! Beer is a solid example of an over hopped ipa! Don't know i would label it a double ipa.

dbexpert, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of bassmantin
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very transparent orange with moderate clingy head.

The malts on this beer are very nice. At the same time, the hops are very strong. Probably one of the best balanced IPA's I have ever had. Very nice. It was pretty cheap, too.

I highly recommend this one.

bassmantin, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of WakeandBake
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear golden orange color with a two finger thick foamy white head, some spotty lacing left, medium carbonation. Aroma of citrus hops, pine and orange peel , Flavor is very good ,crisp clean and hoppy , nice grapefruit ,and resin notes with a bit of orange peel, the malt does not seem to play a huge role but does provide a good balance and light caramel sweetness , a nice hoppy finish with a good amount of bitterness all around , full body , clean , slightly oily mouthfeel with a long finish. Very drinkable and quite tasty

WakeandBake, Jul 16, 2009
Photo of SirDrinxAlot
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed light copper/gold with 1.5 finger head. Leaves some clingy lace once the head subsides. Smells of pine-tar and grapefruit. Taste of resin pine and citrus. Medium/high hops with a good malt balance. Bitter finish but never too much which keeps this brew drinkable.

SirDrinxAlot, Jul 16, 2009
Photo of whoneeds8
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass clear yellow with a two finger head. Good lacing, little retention. Smells of sweet hops. The taste isn't as much of a hop punch to the face as I'd like in a IIPA. It is however stronger than a regular IPA. There is a good amount of sugary flavors on the back end of the palatte. The mouthfeel is sticky. Lots of sugar left on my lips.

whoneeds8, Jul 16, 2009
Photo of BeanBone
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A crystal-clear, orange-amber body that's lighter than most Double IPAs. Up top there's two fingers of creamy, off-white head that features great retention and lacing.

Aroma: Moderately pungent and citrusy hops over sweet, biscuity malt.

Taste: Up front, a hop profile of pine, pineapple, grapefruit that is mildly bitter given the style. The malt backbone, as one might predict given the hue, is notably paler than the average Double IPA. The aftertaste is mildly bitter and biscuity but trails off a little quickly.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with good carbonation and a dry finish.

Drinkability: Above average for the Double IPA style.

Verdict: Hop Stoopid is a tasty beer, but perhaps a little plain compared to other Double IPAs. Maybe it's the way the beer is hopped, maybe it's the paler than normal malt base, or maybe it's the combination of both factors - but at the end of the day this comes off as an easier drinking and slightly less bitter take on the Double IPA.

BeanBone, Jul 14, 2009
Photo of pmccallum86
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Beer pours a light goldish color, nothing too special.

S- Not as strong of smell as you would expect from a IIPA, slight citrus notes.

T- Great tasting beer, although I do not see how it is 102 IBUs. Nice carbonation and hop bitterness with a sweet floral undertone, I like it.

M- Very smooth with nice carbonation.

D- Very drinkable for an IIPA, I could drink it all night long. Smooth finish and delicious hop character that lingers on the tongue.

pmccallum86, Jul 14, 2009
Photo of unclejimbay
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

7/2/09, tasted with CG @ Angela's Happy Hour @ the JamMin Shack. 22oz bottle> pint glass
OG listed as 1.085, 102 IBUs

Appearance as a 4.5, copper amber in color, 2 finger head with excellent head retention and lacing.
Smell is a 4.0 as a hops forward aroma with sublte dance between pine and citrus notes.
Taste is a solid 4.5 bold hop profile on palate, balanced as a 50/50 pine vs. citrus.
Mouthfeel is a 4.0 with medium-full body, slightly malty finish.
Drinkability is a 4.5/5.0 as "not overwhelmingly hoppy", hopped up for sure, but has a nice balance with a suprisingly smooth malt finish sneaks in.

unclejimbay, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of blackearth
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Otto's Wine Cask in Brown Deer, WI. Poured a bright golden body with a white head and good lacing. Aroma is of sweet citrus hops like orange and grapefruit. Medium bodied with an orange peel flavor. The malts hold up well with the bitterness but don't steal the show. Long, pleasantly bitter finish. Great drinkability for a double IPA, although it didn't seem like 102 IBU.

blackearth, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of DoubleJ
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay....there has been at least 100 threads praising this beer as orgasmic hop liquid. Let's see what the talk is all about. On to the beer:

The head is patchy on top, a little soapy on top, but still holding on top this amber orange colored beer. Man, it smells really good. Super-charged tropical and citrus in my nose. This could get really fun.

A fruity flavored DIPA, that's for sure. Not really bitter. It tastes like nectarines, and there's plenty to go around the palate. Strong maltiness balances it out, with strong graham cracker notes. Not really a strong hoppiness in this beer, but there are some mild tropical flavors and some resin lingering.

Well...this is good beer. You won't pucker, and you won't get that "bitter beer face". Might get this again, given it costs less than other DIPA's.

DoubleJ, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of ken2cart1
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my guinness 20 oz glass, no idea when this was bottled...there is no date listed on the bottle

A-pale orange color with a small ½ inch head

S- sweet pale malt, flowery and fruity (citrus) hops

T- very flowery, earthy, oily hops with a subtle citrus fruit taste. Being an 8% alcohol beer there is a nice sweet pale malt backing that provides decent balance but the hops still shine through in the forefront like a good DIPA should. Great hop flavor. Not much bitterness until the end...just a lingering dry bitterness in the back of the mouth. Alcohol is very well hidden. Great flavor with not too much bitterness. I love this dipa...I assume 102 ibus mostly come from the flavoring hops

M- smooth creamy mouthfeel from the large amount of pale malt with a nice crisp finish

D- very drinkable, could drink this all day...I have to resist from pounding the whole thing in one sip

ken2cart1, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of bgjohnston
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this beer when I was in the mood for an IPA with a lot of citrus flavor, and was a little disappointed.

Pours clear, pale yellow and starts off with an encouraging citrus-smelling head. However, after the initial hoppy burst dies down, what's left in the taste seems mostly like bittering hops without enough of that floral characteristic that I wanted. Maybe I was just spoiled after trying the Squall IPA a week ago.

Malt character was in the background. Very light, and a nice base for what could have been a great DIPA. As is, I still think it was good, but not one of the great ones.

Good drinkability for 8% ABV. No perceptible boozy presence at all. Once again, a great foundation for what could have been an even better beer.

bgjohnston, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent lace from the dense head. Relatively clear, with a beautiful golden color.

Great Floral smell--lots of grapefruit to the nose.

Short beginning to the malt, soon to default to the strong, strong hop bite. Interestingly, the aftertaste is very short. Good body with a slightly high carbonation. Way too easy to drink, considering the ABV.

smcolw, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of BMoney575
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 7-11-09

Pours clear golden-orange color, with a fizzy white head and lots of bubbles rising to the surface. Big bubble of lacing slide down the sides.

Smell is big-time hops, very fruity and sweet, with a honey edge. Not as complex as I had hoped, though.

Taste is all hops, with a nice malt to back it up. Not super bitter, but hugely sweet and flavorful. The aftertaste is very sharp and earthy, and lingers for a long time.

Mouthfeel is extremely syrupy, adds to the huge hop falvors.

Drinkability is good, but this is a very strong beer.

Overall, reminds me a lot of a 6-month-old Hopslam. That's not a bad thing.

BMoney575, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of Vancer
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

102 BIUs 4 U. Nice marketing label, but BS. Oh well, on to the da beer. This much hop, and only a wimpy 8%? Com'on man!?!

Mostly clear amber pour, thin and wispy lace of ivory in the ol' Corsendonk tulip. Mmmm, enticing aroma of citrus, orange, bubblegum and pine. A kick of raspy wood is bumming me out a bit with this brew. Overall, not too bad, but I'm not digging the lumber. And this body is not near oily enough with all the "hops".

Good, sturdy, enjoyable brew - just not top-notch for a DIPA. Just a big IPA. Other DIPA's from Lagun. were much better.

Vancer, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of nicnut45
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a bit hazy and it pours a nice amber color. Just enough patchy head to cover the top. This has a thick resinous hop aroma. Smells like a big whiff of cascade hops rubbed together in your hand. I get the strange scent of grape jelly which is pleasing. The only thing wrong with the scent is that I wish it was stronger. I get a cotton candy like sweetness as I drink. I also taste orange juice, carmel, and white chocolate. All rolled up into a nice bitter package. Delicious. This has a wonderful thick resinous mouthfeel that lingers pleasently after each sip. I will definetly drink this more often. Maybe the best Dipa I have had so far. So clean and a delicious hop flavor. Thank you lagunitas.

nicnut45, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of Shaw
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a lovely copper in color with a big foamy off-white head.

The smell is all about the hops. Huge citrus notes. The only beer that smells hoppier is Bell's Hopslam, which smells just like Hop Stoopid, only stronger!

The taste is like the smell: Bitter and hoppy. Big, big citrus flavors mix with vegetable hop flavors. Little malt flavor. No balance. No problem.

The body is light, but not watery.

Wow, this is a great double IPA. It's the best beer brewed by Lagunitas, which is saying something.

A must-have for hopheads.

Shaw, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of benclimbs
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass, looks orange and clear to in the middle for a iipa in opacity. Very nice lacing.

Smell is good, enough caramel malts to balance the citrus hops.
Even a little perfumy

Taste is straightforward and nice, hits with some syrupy sweet malts at the start and ends with a nice thick hop kick followed by a pleasant bittersweet aftertaste and thick mouthfeel

benclimbs, Jul 10, 2009
Photo of brewcrew76
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Somewhat clear light copper with a small oily white head that quickly thins to a ring around the glass.

S - Strong grapefruit, citrus, pine and maybe even tropical fruit hop aroma.

T - Bitter to start followed by a strong piney hop taste with maybe just a touch of grapefruit. Sweet caramel malt rounds it out somewhat but the biting dry bitterness lingers. The tropical fruits finally show up as it warms.

M - Medium mouthfeel due to a slight oily feeling, good carbonation with a lingering bitterness.

D - A solid DIPA that goes down pretty easy for 8%.

brewcrew76, Jul 10, 2009
Photo of Tyrawlings
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap and poured into a pint glass.

A: Glowing orange with golden honey hues. Micro bubble white head pours a half finger thick and stays throughout the sample. Nice sticky lacing crawls all over the glass.

S: Big tropical fruits. Soft pine or grassy smell. Caramel malt and fresh baked bread.

T: Intial taste is all tropical fruit. Pineapple and grapefriut come to mind with a touch of sweet mango to boot. The bitterness of this brew really flexes it's muscles right away. A soft pine or grassy flavor creep in and are followed by sweet caramel malts that lend some balance and a ghost like fresh bread taste. Hops still dominate the finish.

M: Slightly oily and slick. Minimal carbonation. Dry and slightly warm.

D: By far and away the best Lagunitas product that I have had to date. A Hop lover's delight for sure! Highly recommended.

Tyrawlings, Jul 10, 2009
Photo of Soonami
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared a 22oz bomber with a friend tonight; poured into 16oz pint glass

A-Beautiful clear dark orange with a rocky, bubbly head

S-Bright hoppiness, smelling of pine and citrus. Just the smell of this beer was refreshing and really clean.

T-Just like how it smelled: clean, bright, and refreshing with resinous pine up front with grapefruit oil. A bit of malt sweetiness. Overwhelming hoppy as advertised. Although bitter, it is not undrinkable as the stated 100+ IBU would suggest

M-medium bodied, but the carbon dioxide throughout the beer left beer fresh on the palate. I'm used to less carbonated DIPA's, but carbonation really matched the flavor of the beer

D-I was disappointed to have to share this bomber, as I would've finished the entire thing myself and opened another if I had it.

Very good DIPA, this is the second one I've bought, I would definitely buy again and am happy that this no longer seasonal but a full time Lagunitas beer now.

Soonami, Jul 09, 2009
Photo of TexIndy
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottling code but no dating info. Light orange amber in color with bits floating around. A few carb bubbles here and there. Some lacing but much less than a typical ADIAP. It also had a smaller than expected white head that settled to a good collar and film.

The aroma was outstanding. Pine, grapefruit, floral. Really good aroma that kept calling me back for more whiffs. The taste was also really good but for a beer priding itself on the amount of hops in it was really lacking the major hop bite of most ADIPA's. It was more on the IPA scale IMHO. Starts off with good base flavor and then builds up the hop bite but stops short of what you would expect. Great for an IPA but good for an ADIPA. Mouthfeel was hurt but a little bit of watery feel at end of each drink.

Overall, a good but not great ADIPA. Falls short on the hop bite for me. On most of them, I have shredded tongue towards the end but not on this one. Works great as a less hoppy beer though. Do recommend. Rotation: one and done as better ADIPA's out there.

[1xBOA]

TexIndy, Jul 09, 2009
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,187 ratings.