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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,699
Reviews: 2,012
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 239
Gots: 936 | 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

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Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Photo of paulozanello
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this beer for only US$ 4.95 which I thought was a pretty good price.

It pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a creamy white head that had amazing retention and lacing.

Aroma starts off with citric notes (mostly grapefruit and tangerine) that soon gets overpowered by malty notes specially caramel, mollasses and honey. I get a little alcohol tickle on my nose as well. I haven't tasted it yet but I already expect a lot of malt backbone in this beer. Considering this is a IIPA, the aroma could be a tad stronger IMO.

Taste is pretty grassy and bitter right upfront (not excessively bitter though) and, like I expected from the nose, the malty and honey sweet flavors jump up to complement the hop bitterness quite nicely. Towards the end of the sip I get some sweet-citric notes (not at all tart and acute). Aftertaste is just mildly bitter and does not persist for long.

Mouthfeel is smooth creamy with moderate carbonation.

This has great drinkability with very well hid alcohol content and not overly excessive bitterness.
Very well balanced for a Californian IIPA.

Photo of gopens44
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear as a sunny day with a nice solid gold color. Big foamy head that was about three fingers tall.

S - Honey sweet with a hop thing happening behind the sweetness.

T - Like the nose, all kinds of honey sweet. There was some bitterness here, but I honestly expected more bitterness give the high IBU's (think the label said 104?). I also caught some diminished lemon notes. Despite the high ABV, the alcohol really didn't come through much at all.

M - Not overly heavy, but not light by any means. Smooth with a bitter finish. Medium carbonation

D - Not a bad tasting beer at all. Reminds me a little of 90 Minute, but not as heavy and without the heavy alcohol presence. Good for a change up in the high IBU beer world.

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

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint.

A- pours a transparent golden orange with a 2 finger white head. Looks great, though the lacing could be better

S- I can smell it from a couple feet away without jamming my nose into it...upon further review, I get some super juicy tropical fruits. Damn that's good...really pungent and delicious smelling

T- bitter, but not overly so. Piney hops come through in the forefront, and the finish is a little sweet with the tropical, juicy hops. Pretty nice

M- syrupy...it works, because its not super bitter. I enjoy it.

D- this is a good one, deserving of its high rating. Pretty cheap too...really good option, very easy drinking

Photo of thain709
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A honey kissed, lighter shade of amber body...a creamy white head that had decent retention...good lacing

S - Wonderful aroma...tropical fruits such as grapefruit, pineapple, oranges, lemon, mango...those hops lend to a sweet nose...really nice

T - For a double IPA you'd think this would be a hop bomb...but I think this is pretty balanced...the hops are sweet and that goes throughout the whole beer...it's the juicy tropical fruits again (grapefruit, orange, pineapple, lemon, mango)...the caramel malt base is subtle but you can taste it because of the sweetness of the hops

M - Medium bodied...smooth and creamy, a bittersweet finish

D - This beer was pretty balanced for a IIPA and a beer named Hop Stoopid...but I'm not complaining...the hops were sweet, juicy and citrusy...a good beer all around

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

Poured from a bomber, straight from Lagunitas, into my Zatec fluted glass. Figured it was time to review my avatar. Finger of white head, with little retention, but some decent lacing. Seems to slowly be producing some bubbles. Amber/golden hue. Smell. Oh the smell. Dole in the house. Pineapple! PINE. Flowers. Citrus, earthy spice. On the tongue I'm getting grapefruit rind, lemon, some sort of clovey spicy thing goin. Nice bubbly mouthfeel. Drinks like a champ. 8 % beware!

Photo of perrymarcus
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a bright, golden amber tone with a finger and half creamy beige head; excellent retention and great lacing all over the place. gorgeous beer. well done.

pungent, sharp aroma with hops boldly present and accounted for - citrus (notably grapefruit), and pine. not picking up on much of a malt presence at all.

flavor delivers the promise of the nose: tons of citrus and pine, with pine opening up more mid-palate; a hoppy bitterness in the finish. very tasty brew. my only criticism (and this is by no means a dealbreaker) is that for me anyway, a bit more balancing malts might be nice. that said, a really nice DIPA.

medium-plus bodied with adequate carbonation; somewhat creamy. high marks for drinkability, this is going down great.

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

Transparent light amber, 3/4 inch white foamy head

Piny hops, sweet malt, harsh alcohol, grapefruit

Sweet fig like initial taste, bitter hops, hints of sour doe bread. Grapefruit finish with lingering bitterness.

Good drinkable. When I saw 104 ibu on the bottle I figured it would be bitter and harsh but overall I found it to be pretty well balanced and not overly bitter. The bitterness is noticeable but defiantly not in a bad way.

A great example of a double IPA not too sweet and not too ridiculously bitter.

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

Split a 22oz bomber. Poured into a tumbler.

A: Pours an cloudy amber with a 1.5 finger head.

S: Lots of pine-sol strength hops and a bit of alcohol aroma.

T: Wow, this is a hop lover's beer for sure! Hops dominate this beer in every way, and not weak hops; strong, industrial strength hops.

D: Drinkability is brought down by the enormous hop presence, but the alcohol is well hidden by the flavour.

Overall: Well, it is a bit unbalanced, but if you like strong, bitter hops, seek out this brew. One thing's for sure, this isn't a safe-leap beer, it is a big, risky brew with a lot of character.

Photo of injuredreserve
3.11/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Dark gold color. Creamy two finger head that left tons of lace.

S: Some hops up front, with a mild toasted malt backbone.

T: Hop bite up front with nice bitterness giving away to malt finish.

M: Creamy, medium body.

D: Drinkable, but not one I revisit!

Photo of shodrod
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a surprisingly pale, golden color (I expect a much darker hue from a double IPA). The head doesn't stick around for too long, but does leave some pretty nice lacing. The aroma isn't too pungent with obvious notes of hops with a very interesting presence of banana/bubble gum. Despite an impressive IBU rating, the hoppiness of this beer is not that overpowering. A great hop front gives way to a super creamy, smooth finish. Most IPA's in this style would live a real dry finish, but not this one.

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

A - Bronze yellow clear'ish, good lace & head.

S - Hops & grapfruit pine goodness, compares to a true double/Imperial IPA.

T - Hops & more hops, grapefruit, citrus, herbal, pine's, bitter alcohol/hop taste.

M - Full /medium body, good amount of carbonation that suits the full on hop ting going on. Easy going with a a stong after taste.

D - Very drinkable to the hop head, I want the taste more every sip. Drinkable at the price ($4.99) will come back for another! Very recommended to the hop head IPA lover! I found a new favorite! Thumbs way up! Poured into a pint glass.

Photo of brewnickbrew
2.08/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

This beer left me thinking: "What am I missing here"
Everyone seems to like this beer. What I got out of it was
A leafy, pungent smelliness. Couldn't figure out if it was malt based, or Hop based. Then I read that they use hop extract. Could this be the nastiness I experienced?
I dumped mine out after 4-5 sips trying to figure this beer out.
I love IPA's and IIPA's. This just seemed really funky to me.
I'm going to go back and buy another so that I can try and enjoy this beer.

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

Blessed to find a 22 oz. bomber of this lupulin delivery vehicle at the Kappy's on Rt 1 in Saugus, Mass!

Pours a clear, beautiful golden in the glass. WOW! The hops in this hit you 3 feet away! No need to put your nose to the glass, you can smell 'em from arms' length.

Hops, hops and more hops... Wonderful, fruity, sweet , piney, lemony, rose (?!?) , raspberry (?!?!?!) hop aromas waft from the glass. With one's first sip...BANG!!!... it is a full, frontal hop assault on the palate. Those same aromas are clearly intensified with sipping. Pine, grapefruit, kiwi, lemon and pepper. The malt nicely balances this hop grenade, however. The 8% alcohol is nicely hidden.

I have not been able to find Pliny the Elder on the East Coast. This is the closest beer I have found to it. A must-try for hopheads. Coors-light drinkers will loathe it!!!!

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

Poured a great big head which gradually faded to 1/2". Lovely frosted amber in color. The hops in this one although definitely IPA strength were only at about the 65th percentile in terms of total strength. I've had hoppier and being called Hop Stoopid I kind of expected stronger. Regardless, a quality sample I thoroughly enjoyed and would drink any time.

On a trivial note, I peel and save labels from new samples of beer, wine, and liquor and Lagunitas had the flimsiest paper for a label I have ever encountered.

Photo of EwaldEichstaett
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Damn bottle erupted like Mt. St. Helens when I opened it.

Anyway,,, beer has a golden color, with hints of brown and amber. A bit lighter color than I was expecting. Great sized off-white head with good retention. Good lacing on the beer as well.

Beer smells herbal, piney, and floral. The taste is similar. I like the bitter herbal hop taste, it reminds me a bit of Stone IPA, but that specific flavor is not as strong here. There is a medium bready malt background here as well.

It has a nice thick mouthfeel with a spiciness provided by the hops. I could probably drink several of these, but then my hangover would be huge in the morning. Great beer, relatively easily available.

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

22oz bomber, served in a Duvel tulip

A - pours with over an inch of frothy slightly off-white foam. beer is clear, just on the darker side of gold colored. random spotty and sticky lace left around the glass as a solid amount of foam sticks around.

S - bright fruity hops: mango, pineapple, and citrusy orange. lightly sweet caramel at the end along with some faint pine.

T - hop-forward with tropical fruits dominating out of the gates. slowly, an onion-veggie like flavor (oddly pleasant) sneaks in. though massively bitter, there is a fair amount of balance to the end thanks to some bright caramel and lightly spicy malt. some grassy hops and faint alcohol tie it up in the end.

M - fuller bodied with ample carbonation that flashes and then mellows out quickly. coats the mouth, very oily and smooth. lingering hoppy bitterness and just a slight alcohol burn finish this out.

D - a quality DIPA at an outrageously affordable price ($6.50/22oz in PA). i know they use extract for this and more power to them. definitely takes care of any big hop craving.

Photo of btorsdog
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

HOP STOOPID ~ Great Name for this bitter beasst!
Poured clear amber with off white head,looks great
Smelled kinda fruity and hoppy with some pretzels mixed in,hops of course!
Taste hits ya up front with the bitter punch then fades to a mello sweetnes with just a touch of alcohol heat! Gotta love these DIPA's
Mouth is medium with some ligering bitterness~NICE
Would love to partake in this one all day! These guys at Lagunitas sure have done their homework and produce some outstnding brews-Very Well Done!!!!

Photo of Blanco
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light amber color with a large tan head. solid lacing throughout. Very clear in a nice way.

Smells are strange, hops and malts definitely present but there is an undertone that strangely smells like chicken.

Malt upfront in the tasted with hops in the finish and some minor bitterness. As in the smell there is something "savory" here, but not the chicken that I smelled. I can't quite put my finger on it. During the 2nd glass the savory character is missing.

Nice body and silky mouthfeel.

Drinkability is solid. Definitely not in the top tier of double IPAs but I would have it again.

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

This beer poured a light amber color with about a half inch of head. It receded to a film of foam on the top replenished consistently but the visible carbonation. As the beer poured I slowly started to smell the citrus hops, which smelled like opening a bag of hop pellets. The taste matched the smell, with grapefruit in the forefront and some clementine or tangerine citrus in there as well. Super smooth, and drank pretty well for a DIPA, though with the high IBUs drinkability was not this beers strongest point. Very nice DIPA.

Photo of BeerMasterD
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Poured from a bomber bottle into snifter glass, a beautiful amber color with 2 fingers of barely off-white foamy/soapy head with thick walls of lace.
S- Citric and fruity hops, pine, apricot, caramel.
T- Fruity and citric hop taste, caramel and pine bitterness.
M- Creamy and thick, lively carbonation.
O- A smooth and well done DIPA. I wasnt amazed but i will drink this again. The aroma is great, though i expected a more fruity flavor.

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

From a bomber to a glass mug...
The brew pours a burnt orange color, has a pillowy white head that leaves good lacing.
Smells of grapefruit, lemon and pepper.
Taste lots of sweet malt, tangerine, other citrus flavors and a great bitterness.
The feeling is silky smooth and velvet.
This is a real treat.

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

I feel pretty stoopid for not having reviewed this beer before.
I've a couple different experiences with this brew, all of which have been good.
For the most part my experiences have been typical Lagunitas hop goodness. A clear winner in the bang for your buck double IPA category. Lemon citrus hop character with a refreshing mouthfeel; lingering bitterness that invites you for more.
One noteworthy experience, not sure sure if it was an older bottle, was when I was getting very distinct honey flavor out of this beer. It wasn't quite like a mead but it was not very far away from such. Still really tasty.
This is a regular in my rotation.

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

A: carbonation not that great; cloudy amber; very nice head, great lacing
S: unbelievably fragrant; hoppy sweet; wow, this thing was filling the whole kitchen with its smell, even a few minutes after pouring
T: very foresty (hence the name); 102 IBUs--is that even legal?; ok, so it's bitter, with hops up the ying yang; despite the abundant hopping, the beer is quite approachable, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to those who are uncertain about IPAs and the like.
M: rich, thick, silky

Definitely, make this a stop on your beer journey.

Photo of stonermouse
3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams glass.

Poured a lighter amber/orange than expected, with a pretty, thick, and foamy head. Lacing is nice as you go.

Smell is mild but nice. It actually introduces a different hop flavor than is presented when drinking. The smell is much more of a traditional IPA, but again, still pleasant.

This is an interesting flavor. Fruity, mostly grapfruit throughout. Not my particular bag when it comes to IPAs, but it's a potent flavor befitting its "imperial" label. The biscuit/grapefruit combo is totally dominant here, and its clean and consistent. Again, not my preference, but I can appreciate it.

Pretty syrupy, so if that's your thing, you'll dig this. The flavor hangs around for minutes after each sip, if you let it. Kind of cool, if the flavor was more to my taste.

The 22 went down fairly well, but I'm glad it wasn't any more than that. Probably won't revisit because of the one-sidedness of the flavor, but it was worth a go.

Photo of Spica66
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

A: Fairly aggressive pour was needed to get the head formed. It had plenty of retention and lacing. Medium copper color.

S: Sweet and citrus. Malty and hoppy.

T: Very sweet on the front of the tongue and then the citrus hops attacks the sides.

M: Creamy with perfect carbonation.

D: For such a high IBU beer, I had no trouble making this one disappear.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,699 ratings.