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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,195 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,195
Reviews: 1,953
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 194
Gots: 625 | 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 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.


TexIndy, Jul 09, 2009
Photo of sophisticated
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally got to try this tonight after reading much praise about it. Only 2nd Lagunitas I've tried (1st was Cappuccino Stout - actually pretty tasty).

A) Beautiful clear orange-amber, decent mounds of off-white head, good retention, left nice lacing on glass.

S) Surprisingly sweet. Pineapple and honey, along with citrus/grapefruit hops.

T) I expected this to be more bitter and straight-forward hops. It was actually a little sweet at first, fairly mellow fruit/honey taste, followed by the bitter hops at the end. Delicious.

MF) Good carbonation, medium-to-full feel

D) Great. Sometimes crisp and tasty IPAs are too easy to guzzle, but this was something to savor. Very pleasurable. I easily downed the 22 ounces, and could have had more if I had one. The 8% was not noticeable (until I finished it).

sophisticated, Jul 09, 2009
Photo of McGIPA
4.97/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! this is a keeper!...my immediate reaction was could this be better than Ruination??!?...and my answer is yes! it is!...I was totally shopping for some other beer and one of the guys in the store saw me looking at this bottle and said "if you never had this, but it now!"...so I did, and damn was i glad!...can't wait to never be able to find it again, but it was awesome!

BTW...price was more then reasonable...think I paid $4.99 for a 22oz

McGIPA, Jul 09, 2009
Photo of BeerNinja007
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$5.49 for a 22oz bomber at Discount Beverages on Hoosick St in Troy, NY. Bottle claims 8% ABV, 1.085 OG, 102 IBU.

A: Moderate pour into a chilled pint glass gives 2 fingers of rocky eggshell head atop a clear deep yellow brew. Leaves thick bubbly lace on the glass as it settles.

S: I can easily smell it from over a foot away but lean closer for analysis. First impression is pineapple. Very fruity and tropical: pineapple, papaya, coconut, melon, banana. Is this an IPA or a pina colada?! That's seriously 95% of what I smell. The other 5% is piney hops. Fairly sweet. Also makes me think of Fruit Loops cereal.

T: Not much up front, some malt sweetness and a little tingle on the back of the tongue indicating hoppy anticipation. Hops kick in mid-swallow, remain strong on the back end, and linger long into the finish. The taste profile is such that I can't analyze much until swallowing, which leads to this going down pretty fast. Some pine, but taste is really dominated by sweet candy tropical fruits, same as the aroma. Maybe a hint of diacetyl. Overall pretty unexpected. The finish is of pine, grapefruit pith, and chlorine.

M: Fairly creamy, with a dry and slightly sticky finish. Carbonation maybe a little on the light side, but adequate. A little alcohol burn on the finish.

D: Goes down very fast and easy.

Tasty! A nice hoppy ale. Based on the name (Hop Stoopid) I was expecting something outrageous and barely palatable, but that's not nearly the case. Surprised by the candy/ fruity aspects, was expecting a hop bomb of traditional pine, lemon, grass, etc. Very different, interesting.

BeerNinja007, Jul 09, 2009
Photo of mugglesandhops
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared 22oz. bottle that Davey brought back from Portland. Poured into tulip glass golden yellow/orange color with a very active body and an off white head that lasted for a bit and left great lace all over the sides of the glass. Smells peppery, floral, grapefruit. Taste very Pliny-esque, floral hops, grapefruit. Medium body that seems to thicken up as it warms. This is an Awesome IIPA

mugglesandhops, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of david131
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- An absolutely clear light orange color with a thin, lacy head. This looks like it has no oomph to it at all.

S- Pine and caramel with quite a bit of fruitiness. There is a strong undercurrent of bitterness that makes this smell like it means business.

T- Sweet caramel and a nice oily pine bitterness. The fruit flavors bring a nice dimension to it that a lot of other beers of this style sadly lack.

M- A dry bitterness with a decent numbing effect. Bitter as it is, it does not seem to be as intense as the advertised 102 IBU's.

D- An enjoyable, perhaps mild, take on the style. It drinks rather nicely.

david131, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of elniko
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into snifter glass.

A: Glowing coloring with minimal oily head. Lacing apparent with little carbonation. Nice looking brew.

S: Super strong nose, mostly piney with some citrus tones in the background. Very very nice.

T & M: Lagunitas continues to amaze. I will be hording this beer and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For a DIPA very nicely balanced. Finish has wonderful citrus tone. The bitterness is more apparent up front. Mouthfeel has some carbonation which was surprising since it not very apparent in the appearance.

D: The most drinkable DIPA that I've ever had. As I mentioned earlier I will be hording this brew and it has been somewhat hard to find here in North Texas.

elniko, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of LittleDon
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark yellow, clear, with lots of carbonation. It has a small head but with plenty of legs. Piney hops are redolent in the aroma. The first sip produces a big hop punch with a noticeable carbonation bite.This improves as it warms and some of the carbonation plays out. Not too bitter middle and finish for the style.

LittleDon, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of northaustin
3.3/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass with a two finger head, no lacing. clean honey color thats very transparent.

the smell is just hops. floral and fairly bitter.

as far as im concerned its just slighty more hop flavored than any other ipas but is not balanced as well and the bitterness is almost all in after taste

it leaves the sticky hop oils in your throat and mouth but as a semi hop head this is nothing too special. just a good hop feeling.

for the price, this is one of the best ipa bombers i know of readily available in the texas area. big hop flavor for a small price. grabbed me a few

northaustin, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of Moxley
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a butterscotch orange with a nice 1/2 in white head.

S - Lots of pine and bitter hops in the nose.

T - I prefer this beer to the hoptastic Nugget Nectar, but it's still a little too hoppy and piney for me.

M&D - Dry and overly carbonated with a swift kick of the hops.

Not a favorite.

Moxley, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of scruffwhor
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a melon like,bright copper amber hue. Good head after a steady pour. Good lacing and a thick layer of foam throughout all 22 ounces. Resiny citrus hops add great citrus to sweet toasted Wonderbread malts that make for one great DIPA aroma. Resiny pine tar, wildflowers, and orange rinds and triple sec sweetness. Plus the balancing malts that add so much needed softness and caramel to this 102 IBU IPA. This is one finely balanced DIPA. Great bitterness that isn't overwhelming and lest the malt be a big player in the overall flavor and palate of this beer. You don't really notice the 8% abv of this brew.

scruffwhor, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of DefenCorps
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Crystal clear light copper with brilliant clarity. Fine carbonation, persistent, off-white head, nice lacework

S: Intensely pungent pine and citrus hops. Pine character dominates, with a strong grapefruit character present. Mildly spicy citrus, with ripe orange and light peppery-character. Dry as a bone, no real malt to speak of. Awesome.

T: Just so much juicy hop character to start things of. Beautiful. Intense, pineyflavor up front, with a rather intense bitterness too. Citrus rounds out the opening salvo with orange and grapefruit. Malt presence is mild and barely noticeable. Dry, bitter, hop-flavor-packed finish.

M: Light, crisp carbonation and an awesome,oily bitter finish

D: I need to buy more of this. Not as aromatic as some DIPAs, but holy crap, a world beater.

DefenCorps, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of magnj
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a - Crystal clear light golden/yellow body. 1 finger head leaves some lacing. Not what I was expecting from a DIPA.

s - Pine dominates, sweet crystal malts back it up.

t - Again pine all over, grapefruit hop flavor toward the end. Vaguely sweet but overall simple grain bill.

m/d - Thin body, a little sticky at the end. Really drinkable even on a hot day, but dangerous at 8%.

Decent price for a bomber over here in NJ at $4.5.

magnj, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of msubulldog25
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Picked up a couple of these in recent weeks for hop-loving friends at get-togethers; down to my last one (though there's plenty more at the New Seasons down the street) so I thought I'd finally try it!

A: Honeyed golden-orange, nearly clear. Small carbonation rises everywhere as individual bubbles, not streams. Head stops just shy of a finger, a dense dollop of white cream. Good lace in tight, glistening cobwebs.

S: Huge aroma of sweet citrus (ripe orange, tangerine) and a sugary caramel malt. Radiates and entices.

T: Not quite as boisterous as the aroma for me, but plenty flavorful: juicy citrus, cake-bread sweetness, a liberal dose of pine resin coating the finish. Grassy/herbal green hops hold for an eternity; could taste this one a couple hours later. West Coast DIPA all the way. 102 IBU? It's alright when there's enough malt sweetness to balance it out.

M: Smooth feel, medium body. Hardly a trace of alcohol warmth despite a hefty 8% ABV. Long-lasting coating hangs on forever.

D: Very 'comfortable' to drink, one of the best DIPAs I recall from a drinkability standpoint. Nice balance, excellent aroma, disappeared far too quickly. Recommended!

On a side note: compared with several other excellent West Coast DIPAs (for instance HotD Blue Dot, AleSmith, and RR Pliny the Elder), this bottle is an absolute bargain, selling typically for $3.50-4 locally.

msubulldog25, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of Bitterbill
3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a +1 finger head of foam.

Big hoppy nose with lots of grapefruit and some floral notes. A bit of fruitiness is also there. It smells *extremely* bitter; I hope the taste doesn't follow the nose...

The taste starts off huge with big grapefruit and a bit of pine but as I'm settingling in for the long haul, I notice that the malt kicks in with some caramel sweetness and it does a decent job of offering up some balance.

A few more sips in and the malt takes turns with the hops as far as center stage goes and with the beer warming up more, malt sweetness seems to win and actually becomes slightly annoying to my palate. I love a well balanced IPA/DIPA but my tastes say the hops and malt aren't working all that well together. The alcohol is hidden pretty well but my sips are not coming all that frequently.

Good high end of medium mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation, it sure is smooth in the mouth.
The foam retention is excellent and there's plenty of lacing.

Drinkability? My perceived clashing of the hops and malt make this just an average brew when it comes to how drinkable it is. The flavours just don't do it for me and I doubt I'd pick up any more.

Bitterbill, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of Lerxst
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-Pours a dark gold with an orangeish hue to it, nice billowy white head with lacing that hangs around.

S-Citrusy hops, a bit piney and a surprisingly sweet aroma.

T-Matches the nose pretty well with citrus hops and pine and some malty sweetness that I'm not enjoying a whole lot.

M-Nice and creamy with a medium body, nice carb level.

D-I can't see myself wanting more than one. If I'm in the mood for an IPA/DIPA, I'll drink something else.

Overall, its not bad, but there are much better IPAs out there.

Lerxst, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of kdoc8
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this out into a pint glass, and could smell it from a foot away. It looks great, deep reddish-orange and crisp and clear with a nice foamy white head. The smell is fantastic - lots of flowery complex scents. No smell of alcohol that I can detect, which is great. The taste...starts out with all those floral hops notes, but then leaves off very bitter and tasting almost like soap. After that great smell, I found the taste quite disappointing. I'll have to try this on tap somewhere and see if I get the same effect or if it's something to do with the bottled version. In any case, I'd try it again out of curiosity, but overall was a disappointed by the taste.

kdoc8, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of TheNapkin
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An amazing brew. At first I was a bit hesitant with the claim "102 I.B.U. 4 U." on the bottle's label. 102 IBUs? I was scared that I'd be drinking something that tasted like a blend of Pine-Sol and Dogfish Head 90 Minute, but Lagunitas hit a home run with this one. The hops are perfectly distributed between aroma, flavor and bittering. Classic California IPA hops dance throughout the bouquet--resinous and with tight citrus notes--with deeper, mustier hints rounding it out. I think I detect the interesting, wild vegetal hops Warrior in there, blanketed behind the Cascades. The taste starts off slightly sweeter than I expected, but finishes with the same hop flavors as the aromas advertise. Final bittering note is long and delightful, complex and evolving. Starts out pineappley for just a moment and then heads into spicy dustbowl territory with bitter grapefruit pith. And for only $4.99 for a 22 oz bottle, I see myself stocking up on this one.

TheNapkin, Jul 04, 2009
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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