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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,186 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,186
Reviews: 1,953
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 192
Gots: 621 | 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 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
Photo of tfrench8985
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

nice orange amber color, pour nice with tasty head, smell of hops and citrus, taste very hoppy hint of grapefruitvery easy to drink goes down nice and has a kick but not too overpowering,awsome mouth feel and over all a really great beer...best beer i have ever have yet!!!

tfrench8985, Jul 04, 2009
Photo of albern
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is for serious hop heads. It pours a nice golden amber color with a prodigious creamy and slightly foamy head with tons of lacing and retention. The nose is a wicked piney hop with lots of oily hop notes.

The taste is profoundly hoppy crispy, oily, juicy resinous hop pine notes. There isn't the orange burst or the florals with the hops in this case and there is a bit of imbalance in that the bready and biscuity malty base does not entirely complement the enormous hop presence. This is a medium to full bodied beer with a decent amount of carbonation. The hops and the hop juices really warm the cockles after things settle in a bit. At first blush, the beer was just over the top hoppy, but it became more warming and endearing as it settled. The aftertaste is quite strong and bittering, the mouthfeel isn't particularly oily from the resin of the hop. This is well worth seeking out if you want a serious hop experience. L'chaim.

albern, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of KBomb
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured Hop Stoopid into a snifter. Great orange/amber color, 2 fingers of creamy head that leaves lacing for some time. Smells of fresh orange-peel accented by just a little bit of pine. Citrus hops dominate the taste-- hoppy almost to the point of sweetness. Finish starts off very clean, but halfway through the glass a little more bitterness endures. Moderate weight and moderately dry mouthfeel make Hop Stoopid one of the most drinkable DIPA's I've ever had.

Hop Stoopid isn't the "biggest" DIPA you'll find, but its probably the "biggest" IPA you'd ever session. Very likeable, deserving many gold-stars.

KBomb, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of Kolsch
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber shared with wife.

Appearance: Light orange with lasting head. Leggings throughout drink.

Smell: Hop goodness of Grapefruit and Citrus.

Taste: First taste was an explosion on West Coast Hop bite, but this was not bitter at all. After your taste buds are done burning, the malt sweetness kicks in at the end. Once this beer warms, this takes on more Sweetness than hops and starts to taste like an East Coast DIPA.

Overall: Very fine DIPA and reasonable priced one at that. $6 for a bomber? Nice!

Kolsch, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of babaracas
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear light orange with rather soapy offwhite two finger head, settles to a thin layer. Smell: clementine, grapefruit, tropical fruit juice: pineapple in syrup, passion fruit, pine earthiness, mild sweet toasty malt, hint of a menthol-like mint component. Taste: sweet citrus, grapefruit, piney and leafy. For all of the IBUs, the bitterness is not overpowering and the sweet biscuity malt comes through nicely. Lighter side of medium bodied with a lingering oily bitterness. A nice citrusy dipa, not the expected bitter bomb.

babaracas, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of steelerguy
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark golden color, little lighter than I was expecting. Big fat bubbles, thought it was a little too carbonated at first but this dissipated quickly enough. Nice tall sudsy white head.

S - Hops first, floral and sweet. Light caramel malts and a little bit of bread. Very nice.

T - Surprised that this is over 100 IBU. Definitely bitter but balanced well by the sweet malt. Citrus hops hit my palate first followed by pine in the finish. Sweet throughout, but tastes great, the sweetness is no where near overpowering as it is balanced by the hop bitterness. Excellent.

M - Right on for a DIPA. You can tell there are some sugars still left in there not only by the smell and taste but also the feel. Not syrupy by any means, but no where near too thin. They did not over attenuate this beer to get to the 8%.

D - This beers smells and tastes so good and although it is not light, the sweetness and hops dominate and you don't really feel an alcohol warmth. The citrus really adds a refreshing character. Extremely drinkable for a DIPA.

Overall, I have not been the biggest fan of Lagunitas, but I think this beer is great. Hop extract or not, I really like it. Clean tasting and the hops really do shine, did not get the grassy notes you can get from too much dry hopping. I really enjoyed this beer.

steelerguy, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of blackc5
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass at 45F.

A - This pours a deep golden orange with a pretty thick, dense head with good retention and above-average lacing.

S - Disappointingly mild. Surely citrusy grapefruit there, but it was a lot more subtle, and required a much deeper inhale, then I was expecting for such a hoppy beer.

T - A bit one dimensional IMHO, but in that one dimension it does shine. Having read so many comments from people stating that this is their favorite DIPA, perhaps I was expecting a bit more. It is indeed quite hoppy, with great
citrus and floral flavors, as well as good bitterness, but the malts are truly hidden and overpowered. That said, much better tasting then the Lagunitas 2009 Correction Ale.

M - Nice mouthfeel, but not amongst the best I've had. A slight bit watery, with moderate carbonatio.

D - Pretty high considering its 8% ABV that is well hidden and sneaks up on you. I could easily go back to this one, even if I might not seek it out. Heck, you almost have to if you want to drink anything else, given this one's hop profile.

If hops do truly help provide tranquil sleep, I will be sleeping well tonight.

blackc5, Jul 02, 2009
Photo of rpstevens
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to beerlovngrl for the trade. Poured from the bottle into my smuttynose tulip.

The appearance is pretty average for a dIPA. Not much of a white soapy head, some decent lacing, the color is a bright orange, letting light through.

The smell is pretty tame for the high IBUs on this beer, normally you can smell a beer that bitter from six inches away. There's some pine and pineapple, not too much malt in the scent at all.

The taste is citrus hops, a little pine, some sugary malt give the beer an unexpected amount of balance. There is a slight bitter blast when the beer first hits the tongue, but it doesn't last long.

This beer is really easy to drink, nicely carbonated, the alcohol isn't noticeable at all. I do wish it were more bitter and hoppy. With a name like Hop Stoopid I expected a real hop-bomb, although a good beer it was a bit of a let down.

rpstevens, Jul 01, 2009
Photo of cvaypai
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

- 25th Review, But Many More To Come -

22 oz. to 22 oz snifter.

Appearance - Amber-brown with white 2 finger foamy head. Stays forever.

Smell - Strong smell of hops, citrus, pine, tons of hop smell. Awesome smelling DIPA. Small amount of alcohol detected.

Taste - Wow, amazing. So bitter, yet a great fresh almost sweet ending. Lime citrus and pines come through. Small wood or grass taste but it fits perfectly.

Mouthfeel - Feels good, the bitterness is there but its not overpowering, I really like the feel, not over carbonated at all.

Drinkability - 1 bomber will probably do it, but it is really refreshing, I would definitely try to drink another if it was readily available.

Great offering by Lagunitas.

cvaypai, Jul 01, 2009
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,186 ratings.