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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,702 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,702
Reviews: 2,014
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 239
Gots: 937 | FT: 8
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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Photo of Ralphus
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear orange koolaid color. The head is beaming white and leaves some light lacing behind. The head could be a little thicker but overall it looks good.

The smell is a rather earthy and musty hop mixture containing pine and citrus. Volume is good.. the earthiness is probably not my thing however.

The taste has good balance between the rich, citrus pine hops and sweet malt in the foreground. The earthiness is present in the taste is well but blended better I believe.

Mouthfeel is good. Smooth and slightly sticky. Just the way I like a good DIPA to be. Carbonation is just right.

Drinkability is very good for a beer of this strength. The alcohol is well hidden and I probably wouldn't have known it was there until it snuck up on me.

Photo of dfernandez77
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Astonishing fresh lychee, mandarin oranges, and apricot. Sweet honey like malts. Slightly grassy, fresh alfalfa like bitterness. Altogether very fresh, bracing, and fruity, as opposed to pine, resinous, or juniper herbals in other big IIPAs. Very promising.

Pours with medium carbonation and a light, white, head that dissipates quickly - negligible lace. Slightly coppery blond color. Slightly hazy.

Very well balanced. With fruity characters from the hops and yeast - mandarin orange and mango, with a touch of ripe Asian pear. Malt provides a nice backbone - both complexly sweet and honey-like. Bittering hops pull it together with balance a dryness. This has a beginning (bracing and fresh), middle (fruit, and honey/malty), and end (clean sweetnes and slightly astringent). Very well done.

Pushes above medium bodied with a nice slickness that lingers. Finishes clean and lightly dry.

Overall Impression:
Very well done IIPA. Up with the best I've had. I'd put it at par with Pliney the Elder for overall enjoyment - though it's tipped to freshness and fruit rather than to resinous herbal characters. Great aroma, great flavor, finishes well, easily drinkable - I'll say it again - very well done.

Photo of charlzm
3.26/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Consumed November 21st, 2010 from a De Proef goblet. Yeah, I know it's inappropriate glassware. Sue me.

Beer is a clear, medium amber/gold with a strong white head that dies slowly. Plentiful carbonation provides good head replenishment and some sheeting on glass sides.

Aromas are asphalt and turpentine, though I let my girlfriend smell it and she got apricots. Huh. There is definitely a resiny pine component, on that we can agree. Also a huge herbal presence. Going to have to go with "average" on this due to my bad experience and the better impressions others had of the exact same glass.

Flavor is huge: some sweet malts, but the massively bitter, citric (grapefruit?) and pine hoppiness is the dominant note here. Finish is bitter as hell and lasts forever. Strangely, that is a selling point for some.

Mouthfeel is oily and thick but the carbonation keeps it from being coating.

I had to sip this one and it still took me an hour to finish my half of the bomber.

Photo of DrinkinBoy
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid appears a slightly light golden color with a small amber hue. The head is just off white with average retention and lacing.

The smell starts off with the classic super hop aroma that takes a second to breakdown. The aromas are more focused on piney notes than citrus, and there is a distinguishable amount of sweet malt aroma.

Its taste lacks any significant initial sweetness. The first recognizable flavor comes on the mid palate. Here the flavors are reflective of the smell, mostly focused on pine, evergreen bitterness. The beginning of the finish is surprising with roasty/nutty flavors that play well with the hop bitterness. The finish last just about forever, 1 minute plus.

The mouthfeel is heavy, with a nice healthy amount of carbonation that fits with the excessive bitterness.

Overall, this is a very good example of an American Double IPA. As with most beers of this strength/IBU just one will wear out your pallet, but this beer shows what the West Coast style is all about.

Photo of juju7
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In light of recent discussions on the Aus. forum I disclose that this is a grey import. For what it's worth. A beer that gets some serious coverage on this site from our American beer enthusiasts. It's good for sure, maybe just not the pants-wetter I thought it might be. "But you're not drinking it how the brewer intended!". Yeah, yeah, fair enough. Although the pine-citrus hop presence is quite enticing I find the amount of malt sweetness to be almost reminiscent of an Aussie version of an IIPA. A deep, bittersweet beer with an aggressive mouthfeel and a finish to remember. Delicioso.

Photo of rowingbrewer
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 22oz bottle to a standard pint glass.

appearance- nice golden hues with a strong white head that slowly dissapates.

smell- Citrus Citrus Citrus, amazing aroma

Taste- grapefruit notes and a nice hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- the bitterness after one sip left me salivating for more

drinkability- could drink this one just about everyday but unfortunately i dont think there is enough at my local packy to do that

Photo of biggerboat88
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my newly acquired Maudite snifter, Hop Stoopid is a lovely shade of golden orange, vividly colorful and clear with a topping of bubbly white head. Not very strong head retention but still left a considerable amount of lacing on the glass. This one smells like a handful of freshly picked citrusy hops, I want a air freshener that smells like this. Taste is much of the same...thank goodness! Starts off sweet and juicy with a slightly spicy bitterness to finish it off. Deliciously hoppy but balanced enough to not completely destroy your tongue. With something this hopped up you might expect to be a little syrupy but it is well carbonated and the mouthfeel is spot on. At 102 IBUs this one is a keeper ladies & gents!

Photo of WTBash
3.35/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance and smell-wise, it's exactly what I'd expect from a quality IPA or APA. I do have some qualms, however, with the taste. The mouthfeel is thick and smooth, while not encumbering the taste, which is frankly bitter for the sake of being bitter. It's really hoppy, which I enjoy, but the hoppy taste feels forced as if it were a product of an extract rather than brewing. It's worth checking out but overall not impressive.

Photo of donius
4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5


Pours a perfectly clear, slightly orange...with a one finger, white head--dissipates fairly quickly, but has decent lacing.

Smells very piney and mildly malty...great floral notes and a fair amount of grapefruit..little bit of watermelon and peach maybe.

Tastes incredible...an initial sweetness, then a blast of bitter hops, but the finish is not overly bitter...not too spicy, and perfectly balanced (surprising for 102 IBU).

Goes down very easy--crisp, smooth, not sticky or resinous really...not too dry, not too watery...almost perfect

If you haven't had this, and you like american style IPAs or Double IPAs then you have got to check this beast out!!

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

Pours a clean, clear gold color with active carbonation, good retention and lacing. Scent brings a good, strong combination of citrus, floral and piney hops with some astringency to it. Taste brings a strong but not overpowering bitter bite, lots of grapefruit, mild pine, some apricot and flower notes. Astringency from scent doesn't carry over to taste, lightly sweet malt background. Medium bodied, slightly high in carbonation for the style, no lingering tastes. A really good dIPA for the price paid for a bomber. Great taste, lacking only a few minor tweaks that would make it top tier.

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

Hop Stoopid
Appearance: Golden in color with a light cap that dissipates.
Smell: Sweet fruit and flowers. There is almost a candied smell.
Taste: Sweet and smooth and a little less bite than Pliny. Tasty and hoppy.
Mouth feel: light, bubbly and clean.
Drink ability: Very easy. I really enjoy this beer. I compared it side by side to Pliny, which I really like, but Hop Stoopid is a touch smoother.

Photo of BeastofWotan
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours an appealing murky light golden brown. On finger head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Dominated by piney and citrus hops.

Taste: Not as hoppy as the smell suggested! Very well balanced. A sweet malty start with a hoppy bitter aftertaste. Citrus all the way through.

Mouthfeel: On the lighter side, lots of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, goes down smoothly. The carbonation surely helps a bit.

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

From bomber bottle into belgian style beer glass.

A: Orange / Coppery color. It looked lighter for IPA in my opinion (might have been the lighting though). Nice frothy head, left a good residue on the glass.

S: Great smell. Piny and very citrus. There's some other light fruit aroma -- I'll say apricot. Whatever it was, I liked it.

T: Nice sweetness, and citrus again. At 100+ IBU's, the bitterness was not too extreme; Nice balance with the sweetness.

M: Medium body. Crisp and clean. A little effervescent. Nice and smooth for a bigger beer.

D: Easy drinking. All good.

Photo of LiquidBread219
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A= It was a clear gold color. About a one finger foamy white head.

S= Nice nose on this beer get a good smell of many hops floral,pine, and some citrus.

T= The citrus hops come out the most in the taste I liked this beer because with all the hops it was kind of bitter but then it had a nice sweet malt backbone to it.

M= Medium body perfect for this beer.

D= Really enjoyed drinking this one and it went down easy for me and for the price it's a great beer.

Photo of dutchlq7
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle into a pint glass

Appearance-Medium gold in color, frothy head which leaves a nice lacing.

Smell-At first a strong piney hop but then citrusy and sweet hop smell take over.

Taste-citrusy hop taste with a fruity yeast.

Mouthfeel-medium bodied, mild carbonation a little on the heavy side.

Drinkability-overall not a bad beer but not what I expected. It was pretty easy to drink but i wasnt too impressed by it. Not one of the best from such a great brewery.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.75/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance -- Bright amber with a finger of creamy white head.

Smell -- Grapefruit, cannabis, basement, caramel malt. Overall, citrusy and dank.

Taste -- Grapefruit, pine, lots of green onion and garlic. Baseline of hop bitterness throughout - hop extract? Caramel malt backbone trying to keep things together.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-full in body with ample carbonation.

Drinkability -- How is this so highly rated? Malting is adequate, but the hop profile is really far off. LOTS of onion and garlic; I left half of the glass at the bar. Funny how I remember this being so much better the times I've had it in the bottle...

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a mug

A: Pours a beautiful hazy golden color with about an inch of creamy white head, leaves a complete ring of lacing around the mug

S: Honestly one of the best smelling American Doubles ive ever come across. Beautiful citrus scent that really is perfectly balanced and not overpowering in any way.

T: Wonderful citrus taste. Finishes with a nice hop note that is slightly bitter/dry. The taste really lingers on the tongue.

M: Slight carbonation tingle, citrus really awakens the mouth from front to back, leaves a little bit of each of the flavors spread across the back and sides of the tongue

D: Truely a refreshing brew, perfectly balanced, keeps me wanting another sip

Overall, Lagunitas has once again astounded me with an incredible brew. I wish they would touch up the label abit and i may have picked it up even sooner

Photo of LtCracker20
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taken from notes.

A- Pours a crystal clear gold with a pillowy 2-finger white head with good retention and awesome lacing. Carbonation looks nice as it keeps rising.

S- Citrus hops up front (Pineapple, orange, and mango). Coconut is there as well. Hop forward all the way with a little bit of sweetness.

T- The citrus hops up first again, but his time you also get some nice piney hop flavor. Malt sweetness isn't too noticeable.

MF/D- Medium body with good carbonation. Sticks to the palate nicely. Drinkability is very good, but couldn't see myself having more than a couple before my palate is gone.

Photo of John_M
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was a bit surprised I had not yet reviewed this beer on cask. If there is a DIPA that better lends itself to cask conditioning, I guess I don't know about it (Max's has this beer on cask ALL the time).

The beer pours a light orange copper color with very good head retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. On the nose, this beer is all DIPA goodness. The aroma profile is positively tropical, showing pineapple, mandarin orange, orange citrus, cherry and an undelying earthiness. Mmmm.... so good. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, though thankfully it isn't quite as sweet as the nose suggests. There is still a goodly dollop of malt sweetness, but it is more than compensated for by a boatload of hoppy, bitter, goodness. This leads to a long, moderately bitter, flavorful finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, but there is absolutely no heat from the 8% alcohol. The finish is long, soft, smooth, and deliciously bitter. Drinkability is superb. The beer is not the least bit heavy or tiring on the palate, and on cask, this beer is just a thing of beauty.

Many IPA's and DIPA's do not show well when cask conditioned. Hop Stoopid is an exception to this general rule, and IMHO, really shines on cask. Without doubt, my favorite cask conditioned DIPA. Excelllent stuff...

Photo of larryi86
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber poured into a snifter

A- A crisp, clear copper/gold color with a one finger white head.

S- Big and room filling. I am getting floral hops, pine hops, citrus hops. The nose is just full of hops!

T- Citrus hops stand out the most in the taste and mix very well with the other hop flavors from the smell. This beer is bitter and is balance with a sweet malt backbone.

M- Medium body, refreshing, and smooth.

D- Just an awesome hoppy beer that goes down smooth. At under $5 a bottle this is an Imperial IPA I will go back to again and again. This definitely has a stoopid amount of hops!

Photo of nkersten
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip. A bright yellowish orange in color with a small white head that fades quickly and leaves some nice lacing. Smell is resiny hops, a bit of pine and tropical fruit. No malts, just hops, as a good double IPA should be. Flavor is bitter pine hops up front, with some pineapple and bright citrus flavors following. A light malt sweetness is there, just enough to bring some balance. Mouthfeel is medium body with a medium carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, no harsh flavors to overpower and the finish is just right to make me want more.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid on cask at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD.

Appearance: A nice cask/creamy appearance, huge frothy white head, magnificent sticky lacing. A hazy orange/amber color, like murky orange juice.

Smell: Tropical fruits, juices, hops. Citrus all around. Reminds me of pineapple juice. Good, but weird.

Taste: A slightly carbonated fruit juice. I miss the outrageous hops that come through on the bottled version. Too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, medium to low body. Better as it warms up, when you can really feel the hops. This was a cold cask.

Drinkability: High, but not as good as the regular version. I struggled a bit with the overwhelming aroma of sweet fruit juices. I like it better in a bottle for sure!

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

shared with a mate.

A- pours golder yellow, about half an inch of head which subsides pretty quickly but never really leaves. slight lacing.

S-Piney and Citrusy hops, pretty full on there. pretty good.

T- sweet to begin with a little bit of the piney hop, bitterness quickly follows. its quite bitter to finish. very nice. big hop flavour dominates, piney. and the bitterness, was well balanced though by the malt.

M- was not as thick as i was expecting, but still full mouthfull. the bitter finish stays at the back of the throat for a fair while. good.

D- for the alcohol content, it is a dangerously drinkable beer.

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

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. I vaguely remember having this while at GABF this year but I found a bomber of it the other day so I can actually review it proper. I started by pouring this into my snifter glass and taking a big whiff. The aroma is all hops, specifically floral and pine. Smell goes on for days, and is pretty much incredible. Not too much of a head on this one, though what little there is clings desperately to the sides of the glass. Pretty high level of bitterness in this beer (it claims over 100 IBUs on the bottle), but it doesn't punch you in the face like others. In fact, there's a nice malt sweetness at the end of the whole affair. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky, though it doesn't gum up your tongue like others can do. Carbonation is pretty flat, which isn't a shock considering the style. As you continue to partake the bitterness does increase. As you do that the hop bouquet opens up, with lots of floral, grassy, and pine flavors shining through. Beyond that is some tart malt sweetness chased by heavy hop bitterness ending in a sticky and somewhat sweet, yet clean, finish. I wonder if the tartness and the clean finish has to do with how this was fermented. No real alcohol presence comes through in this beer, which is kind of surprising considering the ABV (8%) and style. Must be under the layers of hops. Overall this is a very solid and very drinkable double IPA. Quite enjoyable.

Photo of greenmonstah
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle. Sat in fridge for a little while before I got to drink it.

A - Pours a light amber color with 1 finger of slightly off-white head. Very very slightly cloudy, with average lacing.

S - Stoopid amount of citrus hops, primarily grapefruit. One of the most strongly citrus scented DIPA's I've had.

T - Just wonderful. Sweet citrus hops with a very slightly piney and bitter tail end in the back of the mouth. There was a considerable caramel character to my bottle, possible because it's been in the fridge for a pretty long time, causing the hops to weaken a bit.

M - Medium body, excellent carbonation. Feels great, but sticks in the mouth a bit too long.

D - Oh so very drinkable. My bomber was gone in 10 minutes and I was ready for more.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,702 ratings.