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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,748 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,748
Reviews: 1,924
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 173
Gots: 441 | FT: 6
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 opwog


4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Now listening to: James - Laid

A- bronze/copper color, two inch, slow growing head that lasted through as a decent disc covering.
S- Pine, melon, orange raosted malt
T- Off the map! hops and malt mix to some kind of juicy pine/berry taste. Very fresh taste.
M- some bite from the hops, but otherwise malty
D- While this was quite a treat, my hats off to anybody who can drink more than one of these in a night.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2008 01:08:07 | More by opwog
Photo of Overlord


4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A hideously underrated beer. By far the best Lagunitas has to offer.

Pours a burnished amber/copper. Large white foam head. Smell of pine and grapefruit. Oh boy!

Taste is much more complex, a real solid grapefruit backing, with some sweet malt, and a ton of tropical flavors. I mean, out of this world with pineapple, citrus, papaya?, and who knows what else. Just very well balanced and completely delicious.

I highly recommend. Great lively mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 09:56:35 | More by Overlord
Photo of joe1510


4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber

I get the chance to try this IIPA thanks to a super generous LNBA BIF box from dyan, thanks man! Hop Stoopid pours a lightly tarnished copper with mild haze and glowing orange highlights. The head grew to two fingers worth of clean white creaminess that settled to a thick cap and even thicker collar leaving sheet lacing on its way down and after each drink.

Hop Stoopid is packed to the gills with tropical fruitiness. Orange, grapefruit, mango, papaya, they're all in there in one form or the other all drizzled with caramel. Spicy alcohol rises through the air and adds to the aroma. Whatever hops were used, were used in magical ways to produce all this rich of a citric quality.

I find a lot of Lagunitas beers to be sugar bombs and while this one has a bit of stick to it the hops rule the roost and it never becomes cloying. Tropical fruitiness jumps all over the place while the mild caramel maltiness stays in the back where it should. This is a high quality IIPA that out the best in the hops used. There's some sweetness on the swallow that adds to the candy like flavor.

The body is on the lighter side of heavy with a rich and velvety texture. The mellow carbonation lets this beer work through at its own pace and there's a little stick after the swallow from the residual sugar.

This beer is going down fast and I could see it getting me in trouble with the higher abv. The hops bring all the bitterness I love in my IIPAs which keeps me drinking all night.

This is the best beer I've had from Lagunitas and a damn good IIPA. If this was available in my area I would pick it up often. Thanks for knocking one off my "wants" and hooking me up with such a great beer Dyan!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2008 04:27:59 | More by joe1510
Photo of Kegatron


4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear coppery amber with 1 1/2 fingers of poofy brite-white head. Solid retention with a few creamy dollops in the middle, firing up beautfifully when swirled, and leaving a great latticework of sticky hop lacing behind. The aroma is straight up West Coast awesomeness, with a piny fume of resinous hops and spice, luscious citrus character consisting of mango, pineapple, and grapefruit, and additional other underlying malt sweetness that really nicely compliments the citrus and balances the hops.

The taste is pure hop juice, consisting of fresh, sticky, resinous hops that are extremely well balanced by absolutley juicy citrus character and sweet caramel maltiness. The balance is so good in fact that it almost renders that huge hop profile almost subtle in nature at times, with the sweet aspects really coming foward and showing off what they've got. The bitterness is intense in the finish, making sure that you don't forget why this is called Hop Stoopid. The mouthfeel is a mix of creamy carbonation and some slicker hop oils sliding throughout. There is just a touch of heat in the body but it's well integrated into the flavor profile and just accentuates the other aspects.

Wow! One of my favorite hoppy beers in a bottle, the mix of big sweetness and bitterness work extrememly well together, creating one nicely balanced and drinkable DIPA. I really need to go grab another bottle of this and enjoy while it's still fresh. Great stuff!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2008 16:55:34 | More by Kegatron
Photo of dirtylou


4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the clark street ale house in chicago a month ago (cell phone notes)

appearance: served in a standard pint, hazy orange body, moderate beige head

smell: big and fruity - pineapple, citrus, sugar, caramel malts

taste: one of the better lagunitas beers i've had and a nice overall DIPA - tropical and citrus fruits - full flavored and potent

mouthfeel: a touch syrupy, biting fruit sensation

drinkability: good

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2008 15:58:57 | More by dirtylou
Photo of timtim

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

burnt orange, white head, decent retention/lace. gorgeous nose, with piney hops leading the way and fruity hops mixed with fruity and sweet malt in the back. taste is more of the same, and the imbalance is actually coming off as balance for a west coaster to me. i like it. medium body. perfect amount of carbonation. go lagunitas!!! a wonderful provider of world class beer that remains affordable against all odds.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 21:08:36 | More by timtim
Photo of USCTrojanBrian


4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ummmm, ridiculous.

It's not quite a Russian River Blind Pig/Pliny, but it has several characteristic eerily similar. A bit lighter as far as hop bit, but the hop flavor still comes through in freshness and pineyness.

Not overbearing, but strong and sweet and crisp (lager-like crispness). I was stunned by this, I bought it on a whim and hadn't really looked up the reviews and was thrown off by the "Farmhouse" description which isn't accurate in its taste since this is very much in the style of a world class, well-crafted Northern California IPA.

Very much recommended, especially since I had that much fun from a bottle available at a store here in Maryland all the way across the country and it still came across incredibly fresh.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 04:03:22 | More by USCTrojanBrian
Photo of bifrostguard


2.95/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Poured a thin, reddish-orange body with a quickly dissipating off white head.

S-This was perhaps the best part of the beer with pine and citrus scents on the nose and some sweet smelling malt coming through on the second whiff.

T-Terribly disappointing after smelling all those aromatic hops. I love hops but this one failed to come through. The malt is really too much for me and leaves a rancid, sweet taste behind that overshadows the citrus and pine bitterness.

M-Just as it looks...a little thin.

D-I honestly didn't enjoy this beer, but would still gladly drink it over many others on the market.

Considering all the high marks this beer has received, I am wondering if this was a bad bottle. However, there are so many brilliant IPAs on the west coast that it is likely I will not give this a second try if there is something else available.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2008 09:06:23 | More by bifrostguard
Photo of tiger88


3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a brilliant orange-amber into the glass with a tight, white head. Fair lacing sticks to the glass while receeding. Smells pretty good. As one would suspect, hops comes to the forefront ans does a little citrus. Hops dominates the tongue and the alcohol warms up the throat on the way down. mothfeel is a little heavy. One might finish the whole bottle but your tastebuds would be shot and you would need to move on to a more dominating taste if you keep drinking. Overall, a really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2008 15:14:13 | More by tiger88
Photo of CaptainIPA


4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Served on-tap @ Romans' Pub on 8-28-08 and presented, as always, in appropriate glassware.

A: Pours a light orange-amber color with a one-finger, off-white head.

S: Citrus hops and tropical fruit: pineapple, mango, grapefruit and orange pith.

T: Blast of floral citrus hops with no lingering bitterness, balanced with notes of strong malt and tropical fruit sweetness. Essences of grapefruit, pine, pineapple and orange zest. Clean, sweet finish.

M: Smooth and creamy. Thick and chewy.

D: Extremely sessionable. You'd be stoopid not to have another.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2008 15:19:59 | More by CaptainIPA
Photo of Brewlore


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into Lagunitas pint glass

The result from the pour was a very clear golden orange color. Decent sized white head that vanishes all to quickly. Not completely mind you, it leaves a nice lacing around the glass.

A grand scent arises from this Stoopid DIPA. Quite sweet and fruity. With a nice floral bouquet of hops. Further sniffing revealed a more resiny side of the hops. Malts are present in a sweet caramel biscuit type of way.

The taste is equally as grand. There's a somewhat spicy (may I be brave and say tobacco) like flavor at the end. I'm saying that as a positive too. The more I drink it the more flavors I begin to detect yet I cannot place my finger on them exactly. It's like riding a roller coaster of flavor with a multitude of dark caverns to weave to and fro in. Hints of citrus fruit abound here. A great bitter bite that also provides a path for hop flavor to bounce around in. HOP BOMB.

It feels really nice on the palate. Medium bodied with the proper amount of carbonation.

8.2% and the alcohol is quite deceiving. Very good and unique DIPA that's easy to imbibe.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2008 09:16:07 | More by Brewlore
Photo of feloniousmonk


4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed amber/orange coloration, nice, full white head.

Aroma is a splash of citrus and pine, some tropical fruit, some pineapple, lemon...all AMerican hops, here? Or other varieties as well. It's a clean, but zesty, lively nose. Great stuff.

Taste: a blitz of bitterness, more of the same flavors return from the nose, then cool and mellow. Bigger hops, and bigger booze, but it doesn't dominate or bludgeon one. Sharp, sticky, big citric hop, PacNW feel, but not blistering of blinding or punishing in any way. Alcohol is barely felt as well.

How stoopid is it, with the hops? I've had hoppier, from Lagunitas, as well, I think. And what's with this Sonoma Farmhouse Ale thing...sure, I get that means that it's a WEst Coast hop bomb, we all get that....is there an inside joke here, that no one's telling me?

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 07:01:22 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of glid02


4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this on tap at Twain's in Atlanta.

Pours a great copper color with a sticky one-finger white head. The head sticks around for the life of the beer, eventually diminishing into a thin layer on top. Lacing is good.

Smells very floral. A lot of hops - there's some citrus in there, and you can smell the bitter flavor. A tiny bit of malty sweetness.

Tastes great - tons of hops. A good citrus taste with a lot of bitterness. The malty taste peeks through, but the hops are huge. You can lick your lips 30 seconds after taking a sip and taste the bitterness. Really nice.

The mouthfeel is good. Carbonation is just a tiny bit too much, but the thickness is good and overall it goes down smoothly.

This is a dangerously drinkable beer. There's not a hint of the alcohol until the last sip. Very smooth.

Overall I was impressed with this beer. Looks great, smells good, and tastes great. Check this out if you can.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2008 03:43:59 | More by glid02
Photo of bbothen


3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light orange/tangerine color with a bright white thick 1 finer head. Lots of sticky lacing from each sip.

Smells immediately of grapefruit & other citrus, fresh lemon/lime zest & some earthy hop aromas. I slight bisquity aroma as well. Smells great.

Just like the nose the taste is a tropical citrus fiesta. There is some maltiness to hold everything together. But the hops are the star of the party.

Has a sticky lush feel, medium bodied, lingering hop presence in mouth.

Big hop flavors going on here. If you like hops, this is for you. I do, & it is.

For the cost, Lagunitas makes some nice brews. I'd happily have this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 01:24:38 | More by bbothen
Photo of gabeerfan


3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Arrived a clear honey-amber color with a nice off-white head that hangs around for a while.
Aromas of grapefruit/orange rinds, pine, grass. Some general fruitiness. Light caramel and bready malts help balance the hops.
Flavors mirror the aromas pretty closely, but the hops seem more floral in the flavor, but still has lots of citrus rind. Malts seem sweeter than in the aroma, light caramel, brown sugar and very light breadiness. No heat from the alcohol.
Medium-light mouthfeel. A little oily from the hops.
Pretty high ABV for an all night drinker, but not for a DIPA. Good flavors that don't overwhelm the palate.
Another above average offering from one of my favorite West Coast breweries. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2008 13:42:14 | More by gabeerfan
Photo of emerge077


3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap recently at Jak's Tap and Lunar Brewing.

Pint arrives, it's a hazy orange color, with some clarity, and soapy foam on top that laces a little bit.

Sweet and resiny hop aroma, citrus and mild tropical fruit.

Flavor is also sweet, moderately bitter, with an aftertaste of canned pineapple. The sweetness is sort of a turn off, like the leftover syrup in a can of pineapple or peaches. It's full bodied, with a good pale malt presence adding much needed bready balance. Honestly I gave this a few tries, and ultimately the fruit sweetness got too cloying.

One and done, I probably won't look for this if it's bottled.
2009 edit: The fresh bottled version was great, review forthcoming...

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2008 14:59:12 | More by emerge077
Photo of objectivemonkey


4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Enjoyed at Hopleaf, pours a lovely copper with not much head and nice lacing. The aroma has heaping loads of hops, fruits, oils aplenty. Grapefruit, tangerine, lovely.

The mouth is solid, medium full, good carbonation and feel, warm but doesn't let on the real alcohol content. The taste doesn't quite live up to the nose, but still, lots of tasty hops, fruits and citrus and oils, with a honorable malt backbone that does its best to balance it all out. In all, a pretty tasty beer, just doesn't break that 'I'm excited' barrier.


My second go round with this beer, last time on draft, now from a 22. oz bottle.

Into an imperial pint glass, pours a lovely golden copper, nice head and tons of lacing. The aroma is quite nice, lots of pine and hop oils, some grapefruit among other citrus. Taste is all the better, just oozing with hops, the oils, the pine, just a bomb. After each sip, I want another, immediately. The mouth is slick, good carbonation, very drinkable, extremely drinkable. Goodness, I want another...

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2008 19:15:18 | More by objectivemonkey
Photo of SurlyDuff


3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish copper and almost clear. Thick almost white head.

Aroma is orange flowers, spicy sweet herbs, some earthy woodiness, and overripe grapefruit.

One of the big guys, for sure. Pine sap resin and some cannabis and earthy spice. The citrus is grapefruit, over the top and overripe. Malt is there, sure, but it's just enough to bump up the abv, not nearly enough to balance it.

Good full mouthfeel and texture. It's a fine IIPA, not in my top 3, but up there. It's just not balanced enough to be a winner.

It;s a slow drinker, not just because of the abv, but just the sheer flavor and viscosity here.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2008 01:52:03 | More by SurlyDuff
Photo of Cyberkedi


4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a nice orangy amber with a decent yellowish-tan head. Aroma is quite strong and so hoppy that it smells a lot like a pine tree. Flavor is seriously hoppy, with some hints of fruit but not too much bitterness. Texture is not smooth, but it is still pleasant to drink, especially if you are a hops fanatic.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2008 02:22:08 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of RustyDiamond


4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blazing clear orange sunshine, nice 1 finger glisteny beige froth.
Aromas of bubblegum, and key lime pie...the kind of smell that you just know that you will like. Sweet up front, then hop blast in the rear. Piney, sweet citrus hop nasty, with a touch of hop bitterness. The 8.2% ABV is well hidden, with just a hint of the fume happening in the mouthfeel. Finish is on the bitter side, but the sweet hop flavor rides along too.
Probably my favorite offering from Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2008 21:40:42 | More by RustyDiamond
Photo of pershan


4.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD.

The beer poured a deep, clear amber with a thick, rocky, white head into a pint glass. The smell was an intensely piney whiff of fresh hops - heavenly. The taste was a beautifully balanced blend of big, fresh hop flavor up front with a nice malt sweetness in the background. One of the best balanced IPAs I've ever had. The lacing down the glass was thick and luscious. This has replaced Kill Ugly Radio as my favorite Lagunitas brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2008 17:04:16 | More by pershan
Photo of Haybeerman


3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Copper orange color. Inch-and-a-half off-white head that stood up and stayed up on top the beer.

Smell: Dominated by strong herbal/floral hop aroma. A hint of citrus underneath that grew stronger after I got used to the hops.

Taste: This beer is big and full-flavored - even compared to other IPA's I've had. Strong hops overpower everything else about this beer.

Mouthfeel: Coat-your-nmouth-and-tongue hop. Very bitter lingering finish.

Drinkability: It was a pleasant experience, but I was one-and-done with this beer. It would be nice to share again with the "uninitiated".

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2008 15:51:38 | More by Haybeerman
Photo of DrunkenMaster


4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Coles. This beer smells awesome. Lots of fresh, juicy hops. This beer is glowing in appearance and aroma. Sticky grapefruit, pine and mango. This beer loses nothing throughout the pint and gets better as it warms up in the sun. By far the best Lagunitas beer I've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2008 15:11:58 | More by DrunkenMaster
Photo of ruckzuck


4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I first had this almost a year ago at BSP on tap and I loved it. This is my first bottle. Let's see how it's held up!

A - a really nice amber with a white head which dissipated leaving a bit on top

S - absolutely massive citrus notes with a lot of grapefruit with some pine. Massive really is the operative word

T - initial hop bitterness knocks your tongue around and gives a good taste of the nose. Citrus and grapefruit again, but a sweet malt taste which isn't as evident in the nose holds everything together really well

M - medium bodied with good carbonation

D - wow, as good as I recall! This a massively hoppy and delicious DIPA. Lagunitas are so awesome. Definitely try this on draft if you can, but the bottle version really is quite excellent. So very hoppy. Really hitting the spot before I go to a cookout in a bit. Get it!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2008 21:24:50 | More by ruckzuck
Photo of gford217


4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a clear golden amber with a thin, dense head that dissipates leaving a slight swirl of foam on top and spots of lacing along the way. Smell is massive with green floral hops, pine resin and grapefruit jumping out of the glass and attacking my nose. Seriously big fragrant hop aroma! The taste also starts with fruity hops, mostly grapefruit and apricots, but has a bit more biscuity malt presence than the aroma. The finish brings back the pine for a bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with hop oils and good carbonation. This is a great DIPA and the best offering I've had from Lagunitas. When you factor in the price, this is absolutely one of the best beer values on the market.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2008 22:38:53 | More by gford217
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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