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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,786
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
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Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Photo of WeissbrauMeister
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A- For lack of a better term, clear golden amber comes to mind when look at the beer.

S- A big whiff out of my snifter reveals a complex blend of different hop varieties while a slight scent of pine remains in the background.

T- The hops are active throughout the tasting experience. Although I cannot name the varieties, different hops appear at different times from the second the beer reaches the tongue to after swallowing. The only issue I have with the taste is the finish. It could use a little more of a "hoppy" kick.

M- I have no complaints here, it feels like a DIPA should. The carbonation is right on par.

D- It goes down surprisingly easy. Although I'm not sure if that is what I look for in a DIPA. I expect a bit more of a bite in the finish.

Photo of RedBrewer83
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into imperial pint...

A: Pours a golden yellow with orange hues and a nice frothy three finger head of foam. Falls slowly in pockets leaving sticky thick lacing behind.

S: Citrus hop aromas prevail over a crisp malt body.

T: Hop bitterness upfront with notes of citrus and faint hints of pine resin. Malt body is well balanced with the hops, lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Smooth medium body with active carbonation and dry finish.

D: Very drinkable for an imperial ipa, crispness and bitterness on the finish makes it drinkable.

Photo of wcintula
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really enjoyable beer, but not blown away by my first 100+ IBU beer. I'll chalk it up to a freshness issue and try it again in the future. Looks great, a beautiful honey color with a nice cloudy puffy head that's well retained and leaves lacing all over. The smell is more sweet than anything else really. The taste is rather mild in the hops department, but I hold nothing against this beer. Overall flavor and body is full which is nice, I can keep drinking this for a while.

Photo of airheadmtrcycle
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hop Stoopid has a thick, creamy head. The ale is amber, clear and has bubbles rising constantly. The lacing is so thick you can't see through.

The scent of pine is really strong. Too strong to pick up much else, maybe a little citrus and something sweet. An aroma this powerful is new to me. It almost smells like a floor cleaner.

To no surprise the predominant taste is pine, but then there's this delicious sweetness as well. It's there on every sip just after your taste buds are flooded with pine. It saves the day and the beer. The bitterness is not as advertised. Maybe a little on the back of the tongue on the finish, but nothing like I expected from the smell. The more I drink though, the less impact the pine flavor seems to have on my palate and the more drinkable the ale becomes. I think adding some citrus-tasting hops and cutting back a little the pine-y hops would have put this beer over the top. But maybe not. The more I drink the more I like the flavor.

The mouth feel is medium, crisp and refreshing. I think the drinkability improves as I get used to the, at first, overwhelming extract from the pine-y hops.

It went pretty well with some extra-sharp New York cheddar cheese and crackers. I used a becker glass; next time I might try something not quite as open at the top like a pilsner glass.

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

Amber-golden color, clear. Tons of fine carbonation. Head looks thick and creamy, bright white color.

Lots of piney-sappy aroma, a little grassy. I could smell some sweet malts.

Very hoppy, but not too aggressive. I got lots of piney hops, a little grassy and citrus. Sweet malts in the background, a little caramel. I get some fresh peaches in the taste. Very creamy mouthfeel.

Very smooth, a little crisp, slight hoppy aftertaste that lingers very well.

Overall Impressions:
Awesome DIPA. Very drinkable, very hoppy and very delicious.

Photo of peabody
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a really clear/filtered yellow amber with 1/2 finger of white suds that cling to the glass.
The smell is sweet floral hop with sugar malts hanging way in the back. No alcohol present here.
Taste is a black bitter sweet grapefruit rind with a sugar malt thrown in there. Pretty much one sided.
Mouthfeel is very clean and the pine leaves the mouth really quickly.
Drinkability is very good here. When cold this concoction rises above a lot of other medium priced 8% IPA's.

Photo of micromaniac129
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into my Delirium Tulip and watched as a bright fluorescent amber gold beer filled the glass. A vigorous pour produced only about one finger's worth of foamy head. not well carbonated.
Good lacing.
wonderfully aromatic. Fresh hops with a citrus and herbal boquet.
Taste is very hoppy, but not overpowering, over a sweet caramel malt bill. Hops have a pine resin taste to it with only sutle hints of citrus and herbal quailities.
Mouthfeel is a good medium.
Quite a good beer but it seems more in line of an IPA then a DIPA or ADIPA.
Well hidden and warming alcohol presence, but lower then most beers of it's style. I think it could have more carbonation for presentation.
I could see myself over the charcoal grill in the summer with this baby.

Photo of tbeckett
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a dark gold with some mild carbonation, nothing too crazy. Flyffy white head clings hard to the glass leaving tremendous lacing. Bright.

S - Smells like I ran into a pine tree. Tons of thick, resinous hops. Some mild caramel in the back. Hops really dominate this, but that sort of thick smelling hop profile is obviously backed up by a heavy malt body.

T - Really juicy hops with a great malt backbone. Hops dominate but that maltiness sure does a good job of keeping them in line. Pine and citrus come through with a lovely bitter finish.

M - Medium body and carbonation is appropriately moderate. A real tongue scraping in the finish which is nice.

D - I could have alot of these. Shamefully I probably won't see this again as this was a goody brought home from Boston recently. Wish I had another.

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a 22oz bomber of this from Olive Tree Market here in OB for $4.50 (good price) and poured it into an Old Speckled Hen pint glass.

A: Pours a clean golden/honey-like hue with a light effervescence, and a good head that lingers leaving thick coats of lacing from start to finish.

S: Greeted with fresh cut grass citrus peels - big amounts of hop goodness, toasted grain and sweet malt.

T: Good amount of hop upfront - citrus bight and earthy moss balanced well by sweet bready malt flavors - fortunately these flavors don't dominate and allow the hop to run the show.

M: Medium bodied, crisp, clean and well carbonated with a lingering bitterness from the hop.

D: All night IPA if you can handle the 8% ABV and the 102 IBU's - if you can, brother this is your beer!

Photo of Codnasty
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Like a nice stained wood door, Almost amber-esque

S- Like walking through the fruit section of a farmers market

T- Citrusy on the front with nice hop bitterness on the back end to balance it out

M- Dry on the palate but not in a bad way, definitely lets you know what you're drinking.

D- Very good, Im almost done with it already and Im a pretty fast typer.

Photo of budgood1
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours out of the bomber a clear brilliant dark gold colour with a relatively impressive egg shell white head supported by some vigorous carbonation. chunky lace. definitely looking the part. huge juicy fruit hop aroma. some herbal dankness. the nose is massive. on the tongue it drinks like it smells. all hops all the time. it runs the spectrum of tropical fruit flavours...bursting forth with mangoe and grapefruit and kiwi, etc. it's just delicious. malt profile is simple and just sturdy enough to bear the weight of the hammering hop profile. this is pure hop juice, pure and simple. no real alcohol flavours except a slight warming sensation. very cleverly hidden. a slow back end bitterness is about perfect to balance any residual sweetness that dares to linger. the mouthfeel is surprisingly unabrasive for such a high IBU hop bomb. it's almost velvety! sturdy bodied...just enough girth to serve as a gateway to hop heaven. scary drinkability...it slides down way to well and is just plain delicious.

it's a good thing i have only one bomber of this, otherwise i think if more was around, i might overindulge and become hop stoopid myself.

reasonably priced, too.

Photo of shand
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a nonic.

Pours a golden-copper color with a finger and a half of head that retains and laces nicely. The bottle isn't messing around - this is one hoppy beer! The floral hops really dominate the smell. There's some orangey-grapefruit aspects hare - everything is turned up to 11. The taste is also very good! The floral hops really take the forefront, they also have a bit of a "dank" component, to put it modestly. After the full-on hop and citrus assault, there's just a little bit of roasty malts and pine flavor on the backend. A very solid imperial IPA.

The mouthfeel is also very good, it's fairly full bodied and rather sticky. The hop flavor really lingers around for a while. The drinkability is also surprisingly great, for the ABV this goes down super easily, without a hint of alcohol. One of the best parts about this brew that really needs to be mentioned is the price. For a double IPA, this is really the best value out there. Four bucks for an DIPA bomber of this quality is really laughable. Lagunitas always is a great value. Buy it.

Photo of aepb1
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Translucent golden with a reddish hue, an airy white head

S- Piney/citrusy hops. I believe the 102 IBUs the bottle says. I could smell the hops upon opening it.

T- Largely follows the nose but not as heavy taste in the hops bite in the nose. I do get a bite on my tongue at the end

M- Medium body, good carbonation and bite

D- Very drinkable and a lot of fun with the hops

Photo of davidexactitude
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The perfect American Double IPA.

Everything from it's floral aroma to it's grapefruit notes, this beer rivals any Imperial IPA in America. It's inexpensive and pairs well with any 72% cacao bar. I drink this beer a lot...it's very consistent...I have never had a bad/skunky bottle. I would even venture to say that this beer is better than Pliney the Elder...for real.

Photo of downlo
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet. Clear (filtered) deep golden, almost bronze in color.

Nose is all hops (cascade)? Floral notes abound and are almost viscous as the beer warms.

Mouth is full and acidic, floral hop flavor lingers. Although high in alcohol, there is no heat in the mouth. Very bold beer.

Photo of mbusster88
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A: Pours with fluffy white head of about two fingers. Head dissipates slowly but is still present. Body is slightly hazy golden orange color with great carbonation coming off the glass.

S: Really big tangerine aroma right away on the nose. Also get some grapefruit but that tangerine is the dominant sent. Also get some malt character here, but not a ton. Overall the nose is really well balanced.

T/M: First flavor is the tangerine and grapefruit combo. Not to much by way of astringent flavors at all. Get a great malt profile here that keeps the hop character in check. However, the hops do finish this one out really strong and give it a semi-dry finish. Great mouth feel is cleaning and smooth.

D: Really love the profile of this beer, easy to drink and still holds huge body and character. The balance here is so well done it is hard to see the imperial or double part of it. Great beer that deserves a try.

Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy peach body, with a thinning white head.

Assertive resiny hop aromas with abundant citrus notes.

Intense citrus continues on the palate. More tangerine than grapefruit with a sweet, rich orange character similar to Grand Marnier. The hops turn resiny and oily on the finish, sticking to the tongue. Hop oils really stay with you, an effect of this beer's unique hopping perhaps? Bitterness is quite high.

Medium to full body with a sticky feel.

Given the 102 IBUs and 8% ABV, Hop Stoopid is really a pretty drinkable DIPA. The alcohol is almost untraceable, though you do taste all 102 of those IBUs. Between the great mouthfeel, high drinkability and pungent hop flavor this one of the better DIPAs on the market. At $4.99 for a 22oz, its a damn good deal too.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The beer is a vibrant orange-amber coloring, with a thin film of head. The nose is all hops, with slight hints of sweet citrus. The beer has a round and sweet hop forward flavor, with a smoked hop backbone. Citrus notes throughout help to balance all the flavor. Very green flavors throughout, also. Crisp and light finish, with a slight sour aftertaste. The green also tags through to the finish, as well. Very sweet linger to the flavor. Easy to drink, and much lighter on the hops than we were expecting looking at the IBUs. Unbelievably easy to drink...could get dangerous.

Photo of SykDoc
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. A 1 inch very light tan head forms and slowly reduces leaving a nice full lacing. A clear golden color with visible carbonation and no sediment.

The aroma is very good with a nice pineapple citrus sweetness from the hops. There is an earthy component as well.

The taste is again hops with a good combination of pine and citrus notes, as well as some earthy and alcohol hints. Just a hint of malt in the background.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with an adequate and somewhat sharp carbonation. It starts smooth and then bites with some bitterness followed by a nice dryness.

This is a quite drinkable beer. Many of the incredibly high hopped beers seem to melt your palate, and this seems a little less likely. The ABV is reasonably covered and the dryness lingers long enough to bring you back to the next drink.

Photo of Lauthaha
4.82/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a deuce-deuce into a beer glass.

Appearance: Pours a pure-golden color with a nice off white head. Head recedes to a thin but present coating on the surface, leaving very light lacing; there is very light carbonation visible through the glass.

Smell: Stupidly hoppy, hahaha...as the beer is advertised as "Hop Stoopid," I think it fits swimmingly. Superbly bitter, with just a small hint of floral sweetness. Not a whole lot else.

Taste: Oooh! A truly thick and bready malt is the primary focus here; a surprise which is very welcome. Sweet bread, grapefruit, and the hops (which smelled so very distinct) come in softly but steadily. Aftertaste is super-pleasant, just some general sweet and bitterness. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden. Couldn't be any better for a Double IPA.

Mouthfeel: Thick and chewy. As the beer warms slightly on the palate, the carbonation takes full effect. As the bubbles fade away, the beer rinses smoothly, no harshness whatsoever.

Drinkability: Yes. In every facet, this beer is drinkable.

I was blown away by this brew...perhaps I had an aged bottle, but it was truly a blessing. I would suggest this beer to IPA lovers.

Photo of jmvecchio1
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color is pale gold/orange in color with a beautiful creamy head. The head clings to the glass during the drink. The smell is tropical, crisp, and beautiful. You get orange, pineapple, and passion fruits all on the pass. I don't detect any pine-aroma hops at first, but later down the drink more are apparent in the smell. The taste is rather balanced for a big imperial IPA. Lagunitas does a good job with malts to balance out the high levels of bittering hops. The taste is where you get hit with pine bittering hops. It's drinks exceptionally easy for a large beer. Overall, this beer is meant to showcase hops. If you're a hop-head check out this beer. It's also super cheap - retailing around $3.50 - so you won't hate picking a few.

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

22 oz. bomber, shared with BAs brun, glard and NYManc.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Translucent golden-orange color with great carbonation and a puffy white head. Nice amount of retention and webbed lacing to add. Smell is full of melted down candied grapefruit: sugar crystals and everything. Amazing citrus character on the nose. Very moderate to the olfactories, but incredibly floral in presence. There's also a small amount of malt sweetness.

Taste is all grapefruit as well. Great amounts of ripe grapefruit flesh and juice with some minimal tasting amounts of malt. Just as the name intended, it's nicely hopped up. Not really a 'stoopid' amount of hops, but it still perks up the beer gracefully. Just about average amount of hop bittering with not much of lingering after effect.

Mouthfeel is nicely medium-bodied and almost full in consistency. Really great mouthfeel to this DIPA with amazing drinkable capabilities. One bomber isn't really enough for a night, considering how well this drinks. For around $5 a bomber, this will probably be my other go-to DIPA besides Stone's. A great stepping stone for would-be IPA venturers. Definitely tastes more than its inexpensive price tag.

Photo of rdilauro
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I love a hoppy IPA.
Once opening the bottle, I immediately could smell the Hops.
This was a crisp, clean beer with a strong but balanced bitterness from the Hops.
It poured light and golden with a small head. The first sip was what I would expect from a highly hopped beer. The bitterness was the first to hit my tongue, but the fullness of the beer made it quite enjoyable.
As with most IPAs with their IBU's over 70, the after taste stays for a good while.

Next time I have this, I want to compare it to some of the high IBU IPAs that I have tried.

When you start to hit over the 90 mark for IBUs we are talking serious hops and serious bitterness. Not all folks like beers this way. I still know a number that if the IBU was over 10 (some normal domestic beers) they would think it was too bitter. The bitterness, along with the right amount of barely and malt make for the better brews. You can throw all the hops you want at a brew, get the IBU count up, but if it isnt balanced, its no fun to drink.

Hop Stoopid, is FUN to drink

Photo of capimex
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Was expecting a much more bitter hop taste from this beer (hence the name) but to my surprise, I was blown away on how balanced this IIPA is!! The hop taste does linger a bit, but the malt sweetness dulls the bitterness perfectly! This is a wonderful beer overall, and very drinkable. I think I might have a new IIPA for a while. To bad this doesn't come in a six pack!! ha!

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

New Review - 8/5/11.

This is a small but important revision. Sampled Hop Stoopid again tonight from a 22oz bomber, and while I wouldn't say that my palette has developed or that the recipe changed it was better overall than I remembered.

Great clear, effervescent golden appearance with a rocky off white head. Personally I like my DIPA's with some haze though.
Smell is tropical fruit and astringent hop character; grapefruit, pineapple, loads of pine.
Taste-wise it has good but not overwhelming bitterness, and flavors of rich peaches and fresh wet pine needles and grapefruit. My nose and tongue must be more adjusted to whatever hop was making me think 'rotten tomato' the last time around.
Good mouthfeel, dry on the finish, lighter body which is where you want a refreshing DIPA. Not a lot of malt influencing the feel, taste or smell, maybe some caramel sweetness.
Great drinkability. Overall a great beer and a great price...still not my favorite, it lacks some citrus sweetness in my opinion, but a great beer for sure.

Old Review - 4/4/3.5/4/3.5

From notes, sampled 1/6/11. 22oz bomber, Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Golden, very small hint of orange straw. Effervescent. Head is a little creamy, a little soapy. Lacing is fantastic. Beer is clear, not hazy.

S: Hop forward. Citrus (grapefruit, pineapple), floral, spicy/vegetable/earthy.

T: Tropical fruit mixed with flowers and spicy plants. Not as grapefruit heavy as the nose. There is a toasty malt earthiness that settles on my tongue.

MF: Beer coats your whole mouth, then slides away effortlessly with some carbonation bite.

D: Medium to high.

Its a good beer, just not my favorite IPA; I prefer more citrus flavors.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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