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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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6,493 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 6,493
Reviews: 1,973
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 210
Gots: 755 | FT: 8
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 Cmuska902
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

A: Typical IIPA golden amber/ copper color. Roughly a quarter inch head, recedes fairly quickly. Looks pretty delicious.

S: Big aroma, mostly of sticky hops and citrus fruit. Smells of grapefruit, slight pine, and floral notes.

T: Decent hop upfront, well balanced, and very sweet. I enjoy the sweetness, but may be a turnoff for some. Surprising malt aftertaste, but the initial flavors are sweet sticky hop, slight pine, and tropical fruit. Has a crisp taste, almost pineapple-like. Possible honey undertones.

M: This beer feels excellent, crisp and refreshing, very well balanced carbonation. Slight hop oil mouth feel on the tongue and teeth. Not too heavy, but not too light. This is my kind of beer.

D: Easy drinkability. This is by far my favorite style, and these are always very drinkable to me. It has some hop bitterness but not enough to slow the drinking down. It is well balanced with sweetness and fruit, and hides the alcohol exceptionally well. It has a decent complexity, but there are still some unknown flavors that I am getting. Definitely delicious, definitely worth a try.

Overall, very good. I still think with a name like "Hop Stoopid" it should be hoppy-er and more bitter, with a possible higher ABV.

Photo of kirkpjr
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden honey color. One finger of head that recedes into some nice lacing.

S: Rich tangerine and citrus hops. A little grapefruit and pine as well a sweet honey-like malt that round out the nose.

T: Pine and citrus malts dominate the front end while the sweet honey and malt balance the flavor. Mango also plays into the hop profile.

M: Resinous piney and tropical hops with honey stick to the mouth. Semi-creamy with moderate carbonation.

D: Could drink this regularly, especially for the price. A nice underrated west coast brew.

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

A - Light amber, clear body beneath a 2-finger fluffy white head. More carbonation racing updward than expected. Head dissipates pretty quickly but leaves some nice lacing

S - I really like the smell of this beer. Of course it's got a nose-full of hops that is citrusy to the max. I get some pineapple and mango with a touch of pine to mix it up. Just a touch of alcohol on the nose.

T&M - Big citrus hop presence and a nice balanced sweetness from the alcohol. Definitely pineapple and mango and maybe a touch of lemon zest. I taste a nice malt smoothness as well. The hops are nicely bitter and does not destroy the hop flavor but adds to the experience. Mouthfeel is smooth with just the right amount of carbonation to keep this from being oily or thick.

D - For 8% ABV, this is very drinkable. Great flavors and mouthfeel make for a great sipper.

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

A - Poured a yellow/orange colour with one finger of foamy white head that quickly dissipated.

S - Nose is grapefruit, tropical fruit and pine. Very hoppy!

T - Not as strong of a hop presence as I expected but still full of floral hops with some citrus (grapefruit).

M - Medium body, good amount of carbonation.

D - A nice DIPA. This one seems to be in the in between of an IPA and a DIPA.

Photo of eyeheartIPA
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pretty much standard for an IPA. Pale yellow/orange, with about a 1 finger head, lacing persists throughout. Nothing remarkable here.

S: Hops, as one would expect given the name. Very floral and strong smelling. The smell hit me as soon as I opened the bottle before I could even get it into the glass.

T: I've got to say, given the name, I was a bit surprised by the taste. It didn't taste hoppy and bitter, but the overwhelming taste while in the mouth was sweet, definitely strong honey flavor. Bitter from the hops comes in as you swallow and then lingers. Wonderful hop flavor that stays on the tongue for a while.

M: The feel of this beer is the best thing about it. Smooth, just the right amount of carbonation, and this honeyish bitterness just sticks around after each drink. I almost didn't want to take the next drink because I was so busy savoring the last one.

D: Very drinkable. Not the hop bomb I was expecting. The flavor is very pleasant and it goes down easy. I could drink this anytime.

Photo of PintOHops
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glass - Snifter

A - Clear coppery color with less than one finger of head, retention was minimal being a higher ABV brew. Moderate Co2, lots of tiny little bubbles rising to the top. Lacing was splashy.

S - Big, dry, floral, and bombed with hops! Tropical fruits going on here as well, pineapple/grapefruit, lots of citrus as well, it's pretty sweet smelling. Other than the hops I don't get much malt, some graininess I suppose. Bit of sap, mango, soft banana, and lots of alcohol as it warmed.

T - Bold grapefruit rind and fruity pineapple upfront, following is citrus flavors and lots of hop bitterness. Finishes with alcohol, more lingering hop bitterness, and surprisingly some honey & cracker combo. Bold fruitiness/bitterness overall. Some sap as it warms.

M - Soft crispness, and surprisingly lite-medium bodied, a little thin, and would be easy to drink if not for the high ABV.

D - Average drinkability, which is to say around one pint. Bold beer, not much to say about it, hopped up with not much complexity, it's a hop fix for sure. Not bad, I don't think I'd buy this one again, I would probably stick to something more drinkable, as I'm not big on this style. Worth a try, but in my opinion, only worth seeking if your a big tropical fruit hop head! Cheers to all!

Photo of nutritionalfacts
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber of hop stoopid hiding on the bottom shelf at my favorite beer store, figured I would make it my first review on BA:

A: poured into a pint glass. Pours fairly clear golden, leaves a nice white one finger head that falls slowly, leaves some great lacing all the way down the glass

S: citrus hops, pine, grapefruit, orange. Great smell, I think i expected more from a beer called hop stoopid, but good nonetheless.

T: Pretty much follows the nose. Slight bready malt flavor comes up in the middle before the hops beat it back down. Flavor stays around forever, good stuff.

M: Nice medium body and carbonation, sticks to your teeth perfect for the style IMO.

D: definitely drinkable, dangerously so. I could down a few more, I would if I had more.

Overall a very good beer. I think I expected a little more punch from a beer called Hop Stoopid. However still a damn good brew, well done

Photo of ocelot2500
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, dark golden color with a foamy white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

Smells of tropical fruit and citrus hops.

Tastes of the hops with their bitterness ending in a sweet finish. Hops are a delicious bitter grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and mango. A good dose of pale malt sweetness cuts the bitterness, but not much caramel malt to speak of. A bit of biscuity flavors come from the malt as well.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

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

First off, biased due to the fact that i grew up in Sonoma County and remember these guys when they started, and they are one of the better crews of brewery guys in the business.
The beer; big golden pour, chunky frothy lacing.
Smell was more malty than hops, but maybe because I was expecting huge stoopid hops, i didn't get that. Taste was hoppy, with big citrus, but I found this to be more malty than I expected, but maybe in a good way, allowing this beer to have a smooth mouthfeel and be very drinkable. Pick some up, good stuff, I just kind of think these guys were ahead of there time with the big hops, and now most guys are going over the top with the hops that these guys are kind of lost.

Photo of Flashsp2
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Stoopid bomber into a snifter

A hurried pour generates a three finger fluffy eggshell head that leaves big sticky lace on top of the clear dark orange body.

Nose is mix of grapefruit, pine, flowers, resinous hop oils, mint leaf, and a soft bready malt.

Body is surprisingly balanced for an IPA of this size, with a battle between malt and hop, with the hops eventually overpowering the malts. Hops are earthy, leafy, salty, grapefruit bitter, a bit resinous and oily (especially on the finish), and the malt base is present with a biscuit quality. Tasty stuff, the alcohol only providing a touch of warmth.

The pour showed some pretty large bubbles, but the mouthfeel shows only a medium carbonation and a soft body. Not heavy, but easy to quaff.

This is very easy to drink, and the bomber empties pretty quickly. Reminds me a bit of Two Hearted Ale, nice and easy to enjoy, without peeling off your taste buds with a hop assault.

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

Imperial pint at the County Cork.

Pours a glowing deep orange/amber with a frothy cap of cream-colored dish-suds head. Retention and lacing are pretty nice.

A sweet perfume of fresh fruity hop goodness: orange pulp and peel, pineapples, tangerines, sweetened grapefruit. Some floral notes as well, but overwhelmingly, potently citrusy.

A "wow!" beer from the first sip. Without a doubt the juiciest feeling beer I've tasted to date. Slippery smooth, with the tiniest bubbles of carbonation imaginable. The moderate malt sweetness seems just the right level to let all that citrus shine. By the smallest margin, I prefer the flavor bottled version, as there's a more assertive resiny pine presence, but this is damned tasty, and the mouthfeel is simply incredible. Long lingering embrace of hops in the finish, as the tangy citrus kicks up the bitterness a notch.

Overall impression: My favorite cask beer of 2009 (working thru a backlog of reviews).

Photo of DNICE555
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Second bomber of this stuff - split with soupedupdiesel for WC3 Day

A - Deep golden color with some lacing that fades pretty quickly

S - Hops, Grapefruit, Citrus, Pine, Lemon, smells lovely

T - Citrus, Pine, Hops, A fruity bitterness, slight alcohol punch. Very minor malt backbone... this hop bomb is a real treat.

M - Heavy ipa, nothing shy about these hops.

D - Tasty hoppy ipa which leaves me wants more. Just as good as I remembered.

Photo of jeffthecheff
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle with no freshness date. It pours an amber orange color with some hop particles floating throughout, creating a bit of a haze. Very thin and delicate white head that eventually becomes some lingering bubbles.

Hop Stoopid has a nice tropical fruit bouquet with some mango, pineapple, soft pine and a big, fresh leafy character. This is fresher than I was expecting, but of course I could use more fresh hops.

The flavor tastes very fresh with a solid hop presence all around. The hop flavor in this is incredible. It's about the closest I've had to drinking a hop flavored sweet juice. There's a big, tropical fruit flavor as well as cilantro, lime, and a lot of pine on the finish. It's very bitter, but I'm suprised it's 100+ IBU's.

The mouthfeel is big up front with an oily slickness and a dry finish. The full bomber of this was a bit much for a lunch beer, and just like NYS said, it required a weekend nap.

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

Poured a light honey color with two inches of head which fades to a half an inch. There is a lot of lacing. Looks like a good beer!

Smells mainly of orange candy, along with your standard citrusy hop scents. Sweet but pungent. This one really smells inviting.

Taste of olives, quality mustard, and pine with a sweet citrus and orange candy undertone. Bitter and sweet.

Feels good on the mouth, well balanced, a little sticky. Not too dry.

A good beer for its style, but overall a highly drinkable brew. Inviting, refreshing, and delicious. I could do a second bomber.

Photo of alli4051
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint.

A: Pours a hazy orange copper. Produces about a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly with little lacing.

S: Scent is obviously hoppy with some earthy tones as well.

T: Citrusy and resiny hops dominate; however, not as much as I thought they would. There is a definite malt profile to balance things out.

M: Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

D: While it may not be the hop bomb that others in the style are this should be appreciated by any fan of a good DIPA. The alcohol is well hidden and I could certainly throw back a few of these.

Photo of SeattleBeerBlog
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a nice gold and a clear but not perfectly clear, head falls down really quickly and no lacing. it holds but not much.

S- highlight of this beer. Smells of citrus, grapefruit, and cut grass (think baseball) I am guessing cascades because this tastes like SN on steroids (again baseball!)

T- Very bitter and sweet, taste some burnt sugar as well as grapefruit. Was expecting more hop complexity in the taste but still good.

M- a little light on the carbonation, coasts mouth but not overpowering.

D- this is a good beer but as far as double IPAs go I prefer others. I would have it again though and probably recommend it, but go for hercules or hopsickle if you want something a bit more mind blowing.

edit- did I mention I got this at 7-11??? pretty cool and super cheap for the quality. 7-11 please carry more beers like this.

Photo of WesFCSI
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my first review on here so I can only give you my impressions and taste reviews. In the end, I thought this beer was a great Sunday afternoon beer to have with a couple friends. Not something that I would have at a bar watching NCAA tournament games all day.

The grapefruit taste was very present initially and settled as the beer sat in the glass for a little while.

I would give this beer 3.5 out of 5 stars

Photo of mdfb79
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

a - Pours a golden color with an orange tint. About an inch of white head with nice lacing and moderate carbonation.

s - Smells of citrus and hops mostly. Some grapefruit, orange, and maybe a little bit of honey.

t - Taste follows the nose; lots of hops and citrus. Bitter aftertaste.

m - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp with a bitter taste.

d - Thought this DIPA was pretty good. A nice ibtter taste and cirtusy smell and taste. Not as much hops as I would have liked, but very nice for the price.

Photo of BabyBastard
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip, nice and light golden color with a decent sized white, foamy head. Looks to be a standard IPA. The nose hits hard on this one with intensely floral and citrusy hop aromas. I think I may love this hop extract. The taste, seems slightly bitter and very similar to the scent. This bottle may have been around awhile, as the hop flavor seems to be a bit subdued. Feel is light for a double IPA, also slick with an oily feel once consumed. Drinkability is above par on this one, alcohol content is also well hidden, making it that much better.

Photo of macpapi
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle with no best by date.

Pours a clear copper color with a very slight head and decent lacing.

Very floral nose. There is quite a nice bouquet here. A nice grapefruit and general presence as well. Good sharp hop astringency on the nose.

A good balance of malt and hops here. Hoppy bitterness and citrus bite are complemented by a full malty backbone to go along with a pretty notable buttery presence. The sting of alcohol is also pretty prominent. On the whole a pretty nice and somewhat complex flavor that befits the style.

Mouthfeel is biting and buttery. Moderate carbonation and a good alcoholic presence that is not unpleasant.

On the whole this is a pretty nice, drinkable, and reasonably priced DIPA. Lagunitas is a more than solid brewery that really scores major points for keeping their prices respectable.

Photo of SLeffler27
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A big, rocky, off white head tops the cloudy honey gold beer with orange highlights, while sticky lace envelopes the glass. Meanwhile, that big head is retained throughout the entire session.

Wow the citrus is overwhelming, beginning with orange peal migrating to pineapple and back again. Simplicity at it's finest.

My Hoegaarden snifter is thrilled to host the pine and grapefruit flavors, with all their bitter splendidness. The flavors are far from overpowering, and this is definitely a DIPA, with its lingering flavor profile long into the finish.

There is a moderate alcohol, with no warming in this full bodied slick and chewy offering. Punctuated by a dry finish and this is much welcomed.

One would be hard pressed to find an occasion where Hop Stoopid would be out of place. Simplicity has a hero, stooped as it is.

Photo of jimj21
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter. Pours a very clear amber color. Pour produces big, off-white three finger head. Great retention and lacing as well.

Wow, so much citrus in the nose. I don't even have to get my nose close to the glass to smell aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, and orange. I think I'm getting some pineapple as well. A little bit of malt too, with some burnt sugar and caramel. So much citrus though.

Taste is a lot like the nose, but less intense. Definitely lots of citrus. Hoppy flavors of grapefruit and orange. Malt is there too. Caramel and biscuit. There is a nice balance here. It is definitely missing the explosiveness of the nose. Good amount of hoppy bitterness though. Some pine resin in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied. Slick, oily, creamy, and smooth. A little dry, but leaves an oily feel after it's gone. Carbonation is pretty good. Warming alcohol in the throat.

Pretty drinkable. I could easily go through the bomber. Alcohol seems to become more prominent as the beer warms. Very solid overall though, and available at a great price. My first experience with Lagunitas Brewing is a positive one.

Update: Found a bottle in the back of my cupboard that is more than a half year old. Aroma is still fantastic. Very hoppy and tropical. However, the hops have faded significantly from the flavor. It's quite sweet now. Flavors of tropical fruits as well. Alcohol seems a little more present.

Photo of hopsbreath
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on March 5. After doing some grocery shopping with my wife, I picked up a couple bottles from the cooler section including a Hop Stoopid. To be honest I have been drinking a lot of IPA's and DIPA's lately and almost passed on this one for something different. The fairly inexpensive $4 price tag made me say "what the hell" and grab it anyway. Boy am I glad I did! We split the bottle between two glasses and instantly I had some concerns. The color was a typical dark gold but was extremely clear. The head formed about 2 and a half fingers of white effervescent bubbles on top that quickly dissippated. It seemed to be force carbonated and filtered. The smell made my hopes go way back up. Big tropical aromas were present. Pineapple, mango, and passion fruit were way over the top. The taste echoed the smell with the big sweet tropical flavors and light hop bitterness. Could this really be 102 IBU's? It did not seem so but was nice none the less. The mouth feel felt a little thin for the style but made the drink easier to down.
I'm starting to think there may need to be different classification for DIPA's because some are big bitter bombs and others like Hop Stoopid, are more tropical. I like the latter style better and will tend to look for more like this in the future.

Photo of BuckyFresh
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from a 22oz bomber into a large wine glass. Beer is a golden orange, with maybe a hint of amber. Fairly clear as well, with little to no sediment. There is a large two-finger head and a good deal of carbonation rising up from the bottom of the glass. Great head retention and lacing.

Smell: Good hop aroma, with the typical citrus fruits in the nose. There is a bit more malt present than in other DIPAs, and I detect some dark fruits as well.

Taste: The malt in the aroma was a definite indicator of what was to come. I expected a little more bitterness (with the high IBUs listed on the bottle and all), but all things considered, this beer is fairly well balanced. Good creamy feel to it, with maybe a touch of alcohol detectable.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Again, I think I could have used a bit more punch from the hops (which is a surprise, given that the bottle boasts a hefty 102 IBUs).

Drinkability: Pretty drinkable DIPA. I didn't have a problem with the bomber, but it might get a bit too sweet after awhile.

Photo of zoso493
3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice, radiant orange-amber that is crowned by a fluffy two-finger head. The head dies down quickly but still maintains it's present over the surface of the beer, while leaving a small amount of lacing on the glass. Not a hazy IPA by any means, but it's a beautiful color, especially when held to the light.

Smell: This brew is actually not brewed with leaf or pellet hops but rather with hop extract, and this is very apparent in the smell. It smells like a syrupy, caramel malt extract, which is not particularly attractive to me, but let's see how it tastes.

Taste: The hop/malt extract character still carries over to the taste but the hops do come out a bit more in the taste. It's good beer, but I can't help notice the artificiality in the taste. There's not a whole lot of complexity to the taste.

Mouthfeel: This is not a particularly thick DIPA but it has an adequate body. It does, however, leave a bit of a cloying taste on your palate.

Drinkability: As a result of this false, syrupy taste and the cloying hops, this is not a particularly drinkable brew. This bomber is not difficult to drink, though.

Overall, I was pretty disappointed with this brew. Using hop extract was not the correct strategy in brewing this beer, in my opinion. It's got some decent flavoring to it, but it's not very well put together, nor is does it feel very authentic. This would not be the first DIPA I would reach for.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,493 ratings.