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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,624
Reviews: 1,998
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 227
Gots: 875 | FT: 7
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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 Mosstrooper
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into .3L Krusovice chalice.

Appearance: Deep golden color with a bit of an amber hue and a tiny off-white head that leaves very thick lace (for its size) behind.

Smell: Earthy hop aromas are dominant, with wood, nut, and floral notes.

Taste: Begins buttery and toasty with a hint of earthiness at the top of the mouth, finishing with a strong, but very pleasant piney hop bitterness that also reveals some bittersweet alcoholic notes. After the finish, strong, woody bitterness is left in the throat and burps become a pleasure to taste, thanks to their hop character.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body that begins somewhat syrupy, finishing very sticky before drying out on the palate.

Drinkability: Definitely a hoppy brew and one great for hopheads. It isn't the most complex brew as far as hops go, but it's still damn good and very affordable given the hoppy brews which may be better. Definitely worth a taste. I would definitely recommend this to any beer drinker with a developed palate, and would love to have this brew again.

Photo of silver0rlead
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one once or twice before but never reviewed it, either way I love that Lagunitas makes so many good hoppy beers for cheap. Pours a clear golden color with a decent white head that leaves nice lacing. The smell jumps out at you, with huge citrusy and piney hops, along with some honey, fruity esters, bread dough, chalk and alcohol. The flavor also has a big, juicy hop component upfront (notes of pine, grapefruit, pineapple), along with a honey sweetness, chalky astringence, fruity esters, bread dough and alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium, and drinkability is pretty good despite the hoppiness and ABV. Pretty damn solid DIPA, impressively fresh and juicy tasting and for a bargain basement price.

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

A - Pours like clear gold into a pint glass with about one finger of head that doesn't last too long, but leaves behind nice lacing.

S - The best part of this beer! Smells strongly of pine, hops, and citrus, very inviting!

T - Has a nice hop bite to it, starts off as almost a grapefruit citrus that morphs into an onion aftertaste. Not my favorite when drinking beer only, but is nice when pairing it with appropriate foods.

M - Medium body with very nice carbonation. Coats the mouth and mellows very nicely.

D - It really is a great beer, I just wish the taste lived up to the aroma... enjoy this one, especially with the right food!

Photo of PEIBeerGuy
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a smooth, somewhat cloudy, peachy, golden yellow. It has a nice white head. Doesn't stay tall for long, but always leaves a layer on top and laces on the way down.

Many beers don't smell that different from the next. The smell on this beer is incredible. As soon as I whiffed it inside the bottle, it had such a sweet, citrus-y character. Wow.

The taste followed up where the smell left off. Lots of grapefruit, a bit of evergreen needles / sap every now and then, my wife smelled lychee. Tastes / smells great on the exhale, too. Flowery, sweet, and just the right amount of bitter. It's a dynamic and very-well balanced blend of components.

In the mouth, it's good, too! It has a bit of a bitter / dry finish, but not too much. The sweetness is just right to balance it out. Even though it's 8% alcohol, you don't pick the alcohol out of the taste or feel at all. Just right.

Very drinkable! This is one of the few beers in my never-ending "find beers I never had before" quest that I would get again!

Photo of GarrettMD
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a nice clear gold with lots of carbonation bubbles. Half a finger white bubbly head that stays around forever. Lacing is good.

S - Lots and lots of citrus hops. Very sweet smelling beer, no alcohol that I notice.

T - Starts off with the sweet citrus taste, bitterness comes on strong after the initial sweetness. Quickly changes back to the sweet citrus notes. Slight alcohol burn appears with the bitterness but leaves just as quickly.

M - Very interesting mouthfeel, the tastes keep changing back and forth from bitter to sweet. The finish is mostly bitter, slightly drying. Medium bodied beer with lots of carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel.

D - Very drinkable for the ABV. I barely taste the alcohol, the malts and hops do a good job hiding it.

Photo of DJED69
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared a bomber this afternoon with a friend. Very, very good---the smell is amazing. This is about at the top of my range alcohol-wise, as I tend to find high octane beers unbalanced. This one was very easy drinking and if I didn't know it was 8%, I would have figured lower. Great hops taste and bitterness in the finish. Nice head to the bottom of the glass. You like IPAs, you owe yourself to try this.

Photo of halo21
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:I poured a serving into a tulip glass, releasing the golden yellow, white topped beer. It looked clear and viscous.

Smell:Fruity hops all over the place. You can smell this from arms length away. Piney and citrus - bit grapefruit, some apricot and a whole bunch of flowers. Very sweet with a little bit of malt, but it is called Hop Stoopid for a reason.

Taste: Potent! Full barrage of hops - very West Coast with grapefruit, pineapple and peach. A pinch of pine and more floral hops. 102 IBUs this is. The taste lingers for a long time; the malt is there, but more as a solid supporting role. The hops keep changing with every sip, and different floral notes pop up.

Mouthfeel:Heavy and coating on the palate; medium carbonation and drying sweet finish.

Drinkability/Palitability:Surprisingly high for 102 IBUs. Very refreshing on a warm summer night.

Photo of gnarlsbarley
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color: golden, clear, effervescent

Smell: hops subdued, medium sweet with slight carmel overtones

Taste: strong alcohol with bright American hop character...some sweetness and a wet tasting finish; mellow hop (not very bitter) aftertaste.

Thoughts: Rather than an IPA, its like a very strong ale with hops (ha. Hop Stoopid makes sense....8% Alc. By Vol.).

Comments: If you like strong ales and hops, this is a good one to try. You get a nice taste of hops in the middle of every drink, yet a lower level of bitterness in the aftertaste
Compared to most IPAs. I would like to try it with Chinese food and with other dishes that have pork and lamb. I'm not confident of how it would pair with beef. For drinking
Straight, I always find myself going back to it. Its unique to me. I haven't found any beer quite like it.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a clear bubbly copper with a good off white head, retains well
S - piney, citurs, and floral hops, maybe some molasses maltiness, but the hops are very dominant as they should be
T - piney hops dominate, then some floral and citrus notes, and there is a nice metallic bitter at the end
M - good carbonation and hop kick, fading to a very pleasant dry bitter
D - Solid! If you want hops, you got em. Classic case of hop taste nicely the 8% ABV. Not for everyone, but definitely not just for the hop heads.

Photo of MysticRuler
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super hoppy and strong, but not in an overdone way; manages to keep its balance without becoming cloying (unlike for example the Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA which is over the top). Beautifully crisp and clean mouthfeel and light to medium body. Has a resinous hoppy flavor bitterness up front, but with a nice complex finish. A single big bottle is an excellent choice for a hot summer evening.

Second tasting: There is a sweet malt thing going on here that in most beers of this alcohol level turns out to be overbearing, but in this one, there is enough bitterness to bring it into harmony. This is a really nice ale.

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

Clear, golden colour with a nice, creamy, off-white head. Okay head retention.

Bright and citrusy with a nice light malt background and a touch of lemon. The bitterness is firm but smooth. Pineapple.

Lightly malty aroma with resinous notes. The bottle may be just a touch old.

Nice, medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Well suited to the beer.

I really like this. The hops and the malt work well together and the beer is clearly designed to showcase the hops.

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

I've had this one before, but this is my first formal review for it.

A - Pours a light hazy caramel copper colour with a thin layer of head which dissipates to small islands and leaves a generous amount of lacing.

S - Scents of grapefruit and citrus zest, pine needles and cedar sprigs. Quite refreshing scent to it!

T - Much like the smell, with grapefruit and citrus hops dominating the flavour. It finishes with a bit of a bready malt flavour which lingers, making a nice balance. The high ABV goes largely undetected, making this a dangerously strong, and consumable, bevy!

M - Light and bubbly, goes down smooth. Based on the pour I was expecting something a little more syropy, but was pleasantly surprised by how light it felt.

D - I'm a hop head, and remember this one being absolutely delicious the first time I tried it. Having re-lived the experience again, I was not surprised that it was just as delicious this time around. Recommended offering to anyone who loves hops!

Photo of liamt07
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bomber into a pint glass, bottle courtesy of Long813. Shared with my best friend/blossoming BA, visiting town for the weekend.

Pored a clear, pale golden orange with a thick soapy and sticky offwhite head. Good retention, minimal lacing (bottle is a couple months old from my interpretation of the Julian dating). Aroma is very citrus and pine oriented, with some of the sweet malt detectable here. Lots of tropical fruits are here, I got some pineapple, mango and peach, but the list goes on. Taste is awesome, starts initially with the sweet and solid malt base upfront, gradually fading into a hop attack, where the flavour opens up and matches the aroma in terms of the tropical bouquet. Just so goddamn tasty. Mouthfeel is great; full, medium to low carbonation and a LONG lasting bitter and dry finish. By long, I mean that from the point I left my girlfriend's house (where we imbibed) to the point I got home, over an hour later this bitter, dry cottonmouth effect lingered. Don't mind this at all, and in fact was the first time I've ever experienced this effect. ABV is undetectable and goes down super smooth. Great stuff here.

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

Bottle poured into a Brooklyn pint glass.

A - Pours a rich light amber. Color is a little lighter then I would expect. Head retains for quite a while before settling into a perfect lace.

S - Mmmmm...sticky west coast hops abundant. I absolutely love the smell of this beer.

T - 102 IBU 4U is no joke. Bitter and sweet perfectly balanced. Hops, hops and more hops. Perfect example of the style.

M - Very rich, not too heavy feel. Faint carbonation.

D - I can drink this all night but at 8% ABV you may want to exercise caution.

One of the best easy to find, relatively inexpensive DIPAs. Another hit from Lagunitas.

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

Received in CanBIF 6 from IronDjinn, thanks man! Nice treat!

Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with lots of light sticky, bubbly head which efficiently settles to a tiny layer, leaving a good amount of lace.

Huge hop nose. Lots of citrus (grapefruit, lemon), some pine, weed, something lightly woody.

Taste has tons of hops from start to finish. Fruity at first, some mango backing up the citrus, then a touch of caramel maltiness, finishing with straight up hoppy bitterness, almost to the point of being astringent. Hops still taste fresh and powerful. Overall, a little unbalanced towards the hop side, but I guess that's kinda the point.

Mouthfeel is great, carbonation is on the lower end, which I prefer for most English and American ales. Also results in improves drinkability.

This is a hoppy treat, the likes of which is not easy to find in Canada, especially Ontario, so I'm very grateful for receiving this one.

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle split with my pops.

A- three fingers of white foam rises from a hard pour that slowly settles to a cm of suds and a few spots of lace. Brew is golden copper orange in color with nice clarity.

S- tons of grapefruit and oranges with some background pine and a honey like sweetness.

T- bracingly hoppy with a perfect balance of malts. Hops open up with citrus and tropical fruits then roll into pine resin and conifers . Malts bring in toasted whole wheat bread and caramel.

M- medium to full bodied with a mid level carb and a dry finish.

D- great beer and a great value at less than 6 bucks. I love this stuff.

Photo of nova009
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Duvel tulip

A- pours a slightly hazy golden color, small white head that remains, nice lacing that clings to the glass

S- very hoppy smelling, pine notes, a decent amount of citrus lingers

T- hoppy but not overbearingly so, citrus notes especially grapefruit, some lingering sweet flavor possibly caramel?

M- medium body, super smooth, good balance of carbonation

D- solid double IPA, i was expecting to be overwhelmed with a beer called 'Hop Stoopid', goes down smooth

Photo of Patchmaster
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had over the 4th of July weekend with my brother in laws. Brought back from Seattle. back up since his go to liquor store was out of Pliny. A little disappointed to not have the Pliny, but pleasantly surprised with the economically priced DIPA.

A - Clear brown in color with some white lacing. Decent head to the beer.

S - Love the citrus aroma of this beer. Definitely has a florally character.

T - I love how this beer has a strong hops presence. I can taste the piney-citrus in the beer.

M - This beer is very smooth and goes down soft. I liked the finish.

D - Perfect for a hot summer day. I would love to have access to this beer. Can't wait to get my hands on another one. Thanks to my brother in law for stashing it in his bag from Seattle.

Photo of HosP
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this beer in a trade. Glad I did, heard some good things about it.

A - Good clear golden color. White head with good amount of lace sticking to the glass.

S - Good aroma of citrus and floral scents. Smells delicious!

W - Quite a bit of hops to this beer, but that's how I like them! Very citrus, pine, floral hop taste. Bitter towards the end, but not overdone.

M - Medium body, with good carbonation. A little dryer than most DIPA's, but still the hop flavor makes up for it.

D - Very easy to drink this. If I got this thrown into a trade, would be completely satisfied! Thanks Scottfrie!!

Photo of djbreezy
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First time I had this was on a rare cask. Here's how the bottle stacks up in my opinion.

appearance - poured an yellow/amber with a medium head that settled quickly, excellent retention, moderate lacing

smell - citrus hops dominant, very pleasant aroma

taste - the citrus hops are dominant but calm and balanced, good malt backbone, hop bite, bitterness, smooth finish

mouthfeel - medium body, soft, smooth

drinkability - smooth and easy, very good hop character

Photo of aval89
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light copper color like honey.. Thin offwhite head.. Tiny tiny bubbles rushing up.. A bit transparent..

Aroma: as soon as I cracked open the bomber I could smell this brew.. Very citrusy.. Mango, pineapple, oranges, pines, caramel.. Very nice sweetness.. A bit of oily resin hops. Just a wonderful smelling brew.. Almost no booze detection..

Taste: sweetness up front.. More of that mango, pineapple.. Lots of citrus flavors.. Has a nice caramel coating followed by pine flavor that dominates the finish. The finish is a nice piney hop finish with hints of orange peel bitterness.. Very good balance.

MF was smooth. Felt light to medium bodied. Pretty light on the carbonation.

Definitely easy to drink, just watch out for the abv. I expected a bit more of a hop bite but I have a thing for citrus IPAs so it worked out for me. But overall a new regular in my DIPA lineup. Good job Lagunitas!

Cheers!!

Edit: about halfways through the bomber, I wanna add I also get a white peach flavor in the finish.

Photo of Phillyphilms
3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from biggum bottle into DFH pint glass.

Bright yellow orange with crazy head that took top quarter of the glass easily and hung around for a while, with lacing all over on the way bye byes.

The IBU's which it claims pop 100 are evident in the nose as hops are profound with a little sweetness to it as well.

Very bitter, I mean very bitter on the front. Hop Stoopid is a perfect name for this Imperial IPA because it is really just that redic. Light in body with light carbonation and with some silky-ness finish from all the hops but is enjoyable to me being a self proclaimed hophead. But this is certainly not for the hop weary as it will jump up and punch them in their faces.

Very good Imperial IPA with almost too much hops to have anything but bitter on the tongue. I think it is well balanced but I can see this not being for everyone. In fact, I think I would take the Lagunitas IPA (one of my favorite IPA's in the known universe) over this is I had the choice.

Photo of NWer
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured in the bottom of two pint glasses from a bomber.
Great head retention, nice lacing as it slowly dissipated. The taste? All it's cracked up to be. A very good IIPA worthy of its reputation.
Went down very easy - especially considering the tripel that preceded it.
I'm looking forward to adding a few of these to the beer fridge to have on hand.

Photo of sfprint
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful, bright orange color. Funny looking head, kinda like foam off of a lake, but I find it interesting.

S: Very sweet apricot hops. I love it.

T: Really fantastic. Almost perfect. Maintains some of the sweetness and apricot from the smell, has the illusion of a lighter body, with the bitterness at the end. And even though it's the piney bitterness that I hate, it's very minimal and totally tolerable.

M: Nice and inoffensive. Very very minimal carbonation.

O: Best Imperial IPA I've ever had, I believe. Excellent.

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

I had this on tap at Lagunitas on 6/13/2010

A: Deep golden color, almost orange. Lots of carbonation with big foamy head that lingers.

S: Sticky, wet hops with tons of pine and ester. Good blend with citrus.

T: Very hoppy, but not overbearing by any means. Better balance than the Lagunitas IPA. At 8%, I didn't even pick up any of the alcohol. Citrus comes through perfectly blended with everything else.

M: Medium body with a lot of bubbles. Silky smooth, with a bunch of hop in the aftertaste.

D: Very, very drinkable for this strong of an Double IPA. Loved it.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,624 ratings.