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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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6,037 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,037
Reviews: 1,942
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 183
Gots: 564 | FT: 6
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 callmemickey
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich light amber body... fluffy off white head, with great retention and superb lacing

S: Bold grapefruit hops... reminds me of HopSlam and Double Trouble... solidly rounded out with pine character

T: Nice well rounded hop bitterness... most assertive is the citrus character... but floral and pine notes are not forgotten... some sweet malts and alcohol creeps in

M: Perhaps a tad over carbonated?? Otherwise a refreshing bite.

D: A very nice offering, would love to have on tap to see if the carbonation levels are minimized... first Lagunitas brew that I felt lived up to expectations.

callmemickey, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of Jayli
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pour a beautiful clear golden color. A 2 finger white foamy/sudsy head sits atop it. Head retention is fantastic, fading eventually into a thick film and leaving thick sheets of lacing behind. Nose is rather complex - there is a wonderful blend of pine, citrus and floral hops that are all so prevalent that it took me a long time to realize it was in fact all three. Taste lends slightly more to the citrusy hops, with floral and pine hops mixing in to give a well balanced hop blend that just hits you! Hops aren't the only flavoring to this brew, there is a nice caramel malt blend that balances this beer out. The beer is medium bodied, lighter on the carbonation. Mouthfeel is quite sticky, somewhat filling but not too filling. If it weren't for the ABV, I would sit with this puppy all night - even still the drinkability is quite nice!

Jayli, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of projectflam86
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big props to Rbald42 for the excellent trade. Thanks dude!

A- Pours nice golden/orange color with a thick white foam that leaves sticky lacing.

S- Ruby red grapefruit nose with lots of other citrus (pineapple and orange) and pine hop aromas.

T- Strong piney hop bitterness initially. Citrus and ester flavors form a pleasant fruity bitter feel. Light bready malt helps ease the finish in the sweet direction but hops dominate the palate.

M- Medium bodied, good carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking for a DIPA. Balanced pretty well and the bitterness is not overwhelming.

D- Nice brew that feels easier than it is (if that makes any sense). Would be a great DIPA to introduce to someone as it is fairly well balanced and doesn't have a crushing bitterness, just enough to let you know that the hops are the boss.

projectflam86, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of Jedimaster1
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When I bought this brew, another customer convinced me to try it. I had heard a lot about it, and after his solemn recommendation that convinced me to even get two, I just had to try it.

And boy was I disappointed. To me, it tasted like a 90-Minute IPA clone. It was oily, sticky, and sweet. There was not much in the ways of hops at all. It definitely didn't leave me 'hop stupid.'

Don't get me wrong. It is a good beer. But just not worth the hype.

Jedimaster1, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of GJ40
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased in Seattle. I figured I'd re-review this favorite of mine from a sample found closer to the source. Opened with a hotel room ironing board (only to find out it was a screw top bottle).

A - A perfect golden color with great clarity and a generous cream colored head. Good lacing.

S - A satisfying and inviting aroma of piney, fruity and floral hops.

T - A rich and complex piney hop flavor with a welcome citrusy bitterness. The malt is adequate and the alcohol is well hidden. This one is all about the hops.

M - An almost oily consistency and a nice low carbonation.

D - Very easy to drink for a bigger beer and one you won't soon forget.

GJ40, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of rowew
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 22 oz bomber, twist off. Label has a farmhouse, 102 IBU, 8% abv, there is a code printed on the bottle but I'm not sure what it means.

Appearance: Gold color, thin head.

Smell: Lots of hops - very sharp and bitter.

Taste: Again, lots of hops - and a high bitterness. This is a nice contrast to many of the malty DIPAs I've had lately.

Overall impression: Reminds me a lot of Rogue's Brutal Bitter. Lots of bitter hops, with just enough malt to keep it in control, but not tamed. This is a nice offering for a hop head, and I could drink a lot of it.

rowew, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of duffextracold
3.23/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light golden amber color, one finger head fades quickly. lots of bubbles. Smells like fruity hops, mostly pineapple. not much else gets through. some sweet malt taste, mostly fruity hops, very bitter. Pleasing mouthfeel, nice carbonation level. Not bad as a whole. i was expecting more. very hop forward, but mostly just bitter and aroma. i was hoping for more delicious hop flavor. oh well, it was still pretty good.

duffextracold, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of edchicma
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear lemon with a nic head and some lacing. Smell is citrus, grapefruit, yet not harsh. Taste is a nice balance of citrus and grapefruit with a nice malt backbone. Does't seem like 102 abu. Mouthfeel is a nice balance also between hop presence and malt undertones. Easy on the drinkability scale even with higher abv.

edchicma, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of avalon07
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a rust color with a slightly cloudy texture. There was a decent amount of foamy head and excellent lacing.

S: Lots and lots of citrus in the aroma, along with hops and traces of malt.

T: To me, the citrus dominates the taste. Grapefruit, pineapple, a big dose of hops and a bready quality. Not as overwhelming as some imperial IPAs, but very tasty.

M: A ton of carbonation and a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

D: This is one IPA that goes down very easy. A drinkable beer and you don't really feel the ABV %.

avalon07, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of hooliganlife
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours light copper with fluffy white head and great retention.

s - light sweet grapefruit and mellow flowers. hints if pineapple.

t - very sweet red grapefruit and pineapple. light biscuit malt flavors. light bitterness through the finish but very pleasant.

m - very light and easy. light carbonation. light body.

d - this is a perfect balance of sweet citrus and bitterness. very light and refreshing.

the label says 102 IBU's but i find that hard to believe. this is too easy to drink.

hooliganlife, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of clept
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stopped at a BevMo in Indio, California while on vacation recently, saw 1 lone bomber of Hop Stoopid sitting on a shelf of hundreds of other beers, I just had to grab the last one.

Appearance; Poured a bright clear orangish amber color in a sifter. Very small lumpy head, that quickly dissolved into a white lace around the edge of the glass. Not much left on the side of the glass as I drank it, but the white skirt stayed on top of the beer the whole time.

Aroma; One of the best things about this beer in my opinion, the usual pine, and citrus with a surprise hit being a strong mango sweetness, this smells delicious.

Mouthfeel; Carbonation is right where is should be with a strong IPA, I found it to be a little thin on the tongue, but that doesn't hurt this beer as it adds to its easy drinkablity.

Taste; Heavy pine up front on this one with medium to strong hop bitterness on the backend.

My first impression of this beer was how easy it goes down. For a DIPA that boasts "102 IBU 4U" it sure goes down smooth. Drinkablity on this one is very high, with me being able to finish this 22oz and want more, which is more than I can say for some of the other high IBU DIPA's that I've had. I'd definitely buy this again.

clept, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of Ek0nomik
4.95/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured In: Pint Glass
Purchased At: The Coffee Grounds (Eau Claire, WI)

Appearance: Amber/copper color. Plenty of lacing to go around.

Smell: Strong and pleasant hop aroma.

Taste: Nice presence of orange peel and grapefruit. Crisp splash on the tongue, with a sweet taste.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated, and sticky malt and hops make their presence.

Drinkability: Even though it's a big IPA, it goes down quite easily. Could definitely have two of these in an evening. The 8% ABV is hidden well.

Ek0nomik, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of caskstrength
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber yellow, creamy white head, perfect level of carbonation.

Very nice smell. Pine, citrus. What I'm looking for. Crisp.

Crisp taste too. Fresh, bright. Crisp and fresh citrus and pine bitterness, balanced by some sweet malt. All in perfect proportions. Smooth piney aftertaste, bitter bite that isn't overwhelming. This "hop extract" thing seems to work, whatever the hell it is. Maybe some other breweries should be taking notes.

Mouthfeel is a little lighter than I'm used to. 7.7%, so this is a cross b/w an IPA and DIPA. Drinkable, but still some heft.

Really liked this beer. And it's relatively available. And the bomber price is under 5 bucks.

update: had some recent 8.0% ABV bottles, and it wasn't as good, not sure what changed.

caskstrength, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of Chelsea1905
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a conical pint glass.
Poured a very nice orange/burnt amber. Small off white head that looked like it would disappear quickly, but didn't. The small head that remained offered up loads of lacing.

THe smell was very nice, floral, citrusy and a good amount of balanced malt in there too. really nice nose

This is where, for me, I was disappointed. I took a mouthful and got a little bit of citrus and then that was about it. Not a huge hop bomb that I was expecting (especially from the nose and looks of this beer)

Light and bubbly mouthfeel, which was again a little strange.

Drinks well for a big IPA, but for me was a little bit of a letdown for something I was expecting to get "stoopid" hops from

Chelsea1905, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of scifan
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an pale orange color with a thick dense foamy head. Very clear and transparent, its very nice looking beer.
Smells amazing, TONS of big fruity cirtusy hops, my favorite. also getting some sweet malts in there as well. Very nice.
Taste very good too, not as hoppy as the nose implied but still a hop bomb. At first I get all those amazing hops followed by the malt to balance it out. It's still not totally balanced but I wish the hops shone through a little bit more.
Feels a little thick and syrupy, nice carbonation though. Very tasty brew and I think I could drink several of these babies. This definitely the best brew I've had from Lagunitas.

scifan, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of troutmask96
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing special to look at, but I'm warming to this brew. As I understand it, Lagunitas uses hope extracts instead of whole hops in the brewing process. Interesting. Yeah, I can see this as kind of a "Pliny Lite", with the same citrusy goodness but not nearly the depth of palette. I was amazed that this was an 8% ABV until I entered the "happy zone" after nary a single bottle. The price is right, too. Hey, this is pretty good stuff!...

troutmask96, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of HopEnthusiast
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A great DIPA and a great reresentation of the style. Pours a nice amber with a thin tan head. The nose is fantastic. Crisp citrus hops over sweet bready malts. The taste does not have the huge explosion of hops I found in the nose. It is still well balanced. Medium body is a bit rough, but drinks well. Definetley a hop bomb.

HopEnthusiast, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of jwc215
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle:

Pours deep golden with a thin off-white head that lasts. Vanishing lacing has some stickage.

The smell shows that this is appropriately named - Hop Stoopid is on the mark - Lively citrus (grapefruit, lemon, mango) with pine all rolled together, giving an amazing American hop aroma.

The taste is of bitter hops - citric and piney - turning to an herbal bitter finish. As bitter as it is, there is just enough malt to tie things together. Imbalanced? Probably, but I'm not complaining, as this was meant to be a hoppy treat - and, it is. Though alcohol is there, it is reasonably covered (albeit in a "sneaking up" sort of way).

It is pretty chewy in a medium-body. It leaves a slightly acidic feel on the tongue.

Hoppy, but not too raw. This is a delight for hop lovers, and at a very reasonable price.

jwc215, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of remmyreel
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The more I've become a beer drinker, the more I've come to enjoy the hoppy stuff. And boy is Hop Stoopid hoppy, and delicious.

I bought it after a recommendation from a Whole Foods employee who said it was great, then I saw the Lagunitas label on it, so I figured it had to be at least quality.

It went down smooth, and had that crisp bitter hoppy taste and biting/refreshing aftertaste that clears the head and satisfies to no end.

remmyreel, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of ToddT
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Reddish orange color with a thick two finger off white head. Head has some retention and leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

S- Big smell of grapefruit hops and nothing else.

T- Grapefruit and not much else this is a giant hop bomb. Bitter at first then sweet on the end. Well balanced.

M- Medium in body, well carbonated, and with out the oily hop aftertaste. Finish is crisp with a lingering aftertaste of the hops.

D- If you like hops it's very drinkable. The 8.2% ABV doesn't show through anywhere, although not much is going to get through the amount of hops in this.

This is one of the best over hopped beers I have had to date. It is well balanced and easy to drink. Well done.

ToddT, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of spratmi
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer poured a clear reddish bronze color with a thin one finger head. An abundance of lacing remained on the sides of the glass throughout the tasting.
S: The smell was wonderful and complex. Deep rich notes of pine and citrus blended with a sweet floral hue.
T: The taste followed the nose with a strong citrus (orange and grapefruit) bitterness balanced with a dominant presence of pine and sweet floral hoppiness. I noted a hint of malt.
M: Full and creamy with good carbonation. Surprisingly clean and crisp.
D: Very drinkable with a nice complex balance between the citrus and the pine notes. I've never considered price in a review, but this beer is outstanding and is much less expensive than many other Double IPAs that I enjoy.

spratmi, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of u2carew
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A) Pours clear, bronze in color. A nice foamy head builds and visible carbonation is observed. Transparent in the glass.
S) Hops POW! A robust hop aroma mixed with some floral notes and sweet grapefruit.
T) Caramel sweetness paired with bold hop bittersweetness. A good balance between the hops and the malty sweetness. Bitterness in the aftertaste.
M) Creamy, smooth with a CO2 tingle on the tongue.
D) This is a fantastic Imperial IPA. The notes and observations documented do not do it justice. All I kept saying and thinking after each sip was "wow, this is an amazing beer!"

u2carew, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of Reidrover
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish copper hued beer, with a large thick and frothy eggshell white head. Lashings of lace Very vital citric aroma, mostly orangy but lemon and lime are there,also herbal. Citric hop flavours mainlly, drying at the end, but this sure has a huge malt backing, its just that the hoppping is even huger! The bitter after taste is not as long lasting as I imagined. Very nice mouthfeel to it. A substantial brew in every manner, but strangely drinkable! I had no problems polishing off a bomber.

Reidrover, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of bort11
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another one from mikesgroove and the Fight Club BIF. Dude is kicking my ass.

22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Inch of sticky white head and stringy, sticky lace. Color is a very clear copper.

Smell is a condensed aroma of pine characters. There's pine, grapefruit, floral notes. Taste is all hops too, with an interesting pineapple flavor.

Mouthfeel is slick and slightly oily.

Blipped "Totally Stupid" by Teenage Bottlerocket

bort11, Apr 24, 2009
Photo of HalfFull
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden amber into a large wine glass with some red hints. A half inch of light head reduces within a couple minutes to a surface cap. Moderate lacing follows.

Smell is hoppy and clean. Floral and citrus notes abound but do not overwhelm. Some pine when agitated. Rather nice on the nose and unexpected given my prior experiences with the brewery.

Flavor follows and is quite smooth, hoppy, and offers a bit of orange oil hops on the tongue. Carbonation is good or dare I say a bit high. Not that it is high per se, but this is a slick beverage, somewhat sweet, but quite endearing.

This tastes like it might be Pliny's bastard child, a little unrefined, but it's got good genes somewhere back there....And after finishing I took one last look at the bottle..A twist off bomber? Interesting..

HalfFull, Apr 24, 2009
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,037 ratings.