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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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6,361 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,361
Reviews: 1,962
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 201
Gots: 705 | FT: 7
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 seand
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy orange amber with a thick foamy white head. Retention and lacing are pretty good.

S: Strong piney hop smell, backed by a bit of malty sweetness, and a light hint of alcohol.

T: Complex and full, with flavorful bitter hops balanced by the sweetness. There's a little bit of a metallic note to the bitterness that doesn't come through on the nose. Alcohol is detectable, but blends in well.

M: Medium but smooth carbonation, full bodied. Sticky aftertaste, with both the bitterness and sweetness lingering a bit, though the bitter taste dominates.

D: High ABV and full flavor make this beer one to take slow, though if I wasn't paying attention I could certainly go through a lot of this quickly.

A well executed double IPA. I'd give the nod to Pliny, but at least in bottles they're in the same league.

seand, Oct 11, 2009
Photo of Freethyhops
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a golden amber color with a white 1 1/2 finger head that takes a few minutes to dissipate into a thin film atop the beer. very significant lacing

S- smell's like what it's made with. hop syrup. not a whole lot of depth here, but definitely stinks of hops.

T- a piney resinous taste takes center stage. co-starring is a very pleasent amount of bitterness for DIPA. a little lacking on the citrus flavors. slight grapefruit undertones, but I don't pick up on much else. a nice beer, with easy drinking qualities but no WOW factor anywhere here.

M- almost a little excessive with the carbonation. but it might just seem that way due to the high bitterness/carbonation combination. otherwise very crisp and goes down very smooth.

D- about as good as you can get for a DIPA. this one falls in the easy drinking smooth category. I usually save the perfect 5's in this category for the OMG I can't get enough kind of beers. 4.5 is a solid score here considering 8% isn't huge for the style.

Freethyhops, Oct 11, 2009
Photo of kpoole25
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a big beer, had to take a nap after this one. 22 oz bottle to glass. Amber color. Nice juicy fruit aromas, some citrus and pine. Big flavors, sweet malt on the attack, a bit of bright citrus, and that big, bitter finish. Was a bit difficult to drink a bomber of this, although I thought it was well made and had good balance.

kpoole25, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of BlueBloodBrew
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice hoppy beer. 22 oz bomber poured into an oversize wineglass.

A - Color is copper with a bit heavy carbonation, the head was very nice at 2 fingers, and the beer was clear. This beer laced very nicely and better than most.

S - On the nose was an immediate citrusy aroma surrounded by pine (almost reminded me of being in the woods on summer afternoons following a rain), there was a slight hint of floral and a sprinkling of biscuit.

T - The immediate taste was of cirtus, and the pine came through once it rolled over the tongue. A very nice bitter flavor once the beer entered the throat, and there was a very strong hop leftover once the beer was swallowed.

M - Very nice medium body with a smooth finish. This beer seems to be a little heavier on the carbonation, but overall was very pleasing in the mouth.

D - Yes, very nice drinkability. I could have several of these without much problem. I wouldn't call it a session beer but definately a beer to have again, and again.

BlueBloodBrew, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of JordanEllwanger
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A pungent hop smell hits my nose 8 inches away, almost instantly upon opening. A beautiful golden transparent appearance sitting in my tulip glass. The head fill is thinner that I anticipated, but it might be my pour.

The smell is so sweet and hopped. A small hint to a Belgian triple is deep down in there somewhere.

A very very good tasting double IPA. There is a strong swell in there that reminds me of a Belgian trappist, with a huge grassy hop flavor.

Feels very biting due to it's bitter taste, but past that a well rounded feel to this beer.

Because of the subtle trappist hints I taste, I'd be interested to see how this evolves over cellar years. A great beer.

Cheers,
Jordan.

JordanEllwanger, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of Slatetank
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up at State Line Liquors in Elkton Md. Poured from the bottle chilled into a goblet.

A - A very clear golden when held to the light, with subtle copper accents and 3 fingers of off white cream capping w/ a slightly rocky top. The ale has a refulgent quality which impresses as the reflects the light like a gemstone with great clarity. The whipped cap is a thick band of cream and the bead is fine. The lace that remains is like confetti decorating the glass.

S - The aroma is very pungent with a nose of pine w/ mild orange rind and light grapefruit accents w/ mild sweet malt giving a brown sugar infused citrus aroma. The hops are floral an herbal w/ blended notes of light lychee and a bit of caramel from the malt in the aroma

M - A bitter piney feel w/ candied citrus and moderate carbonation w/ moderately high astringency and a semi-dry finish w/ mellow bittering in the residual texture

T - The taste is very citrus oriented w/ a mild orange and fruity ale yeast flavor w/ sweet caramel malt accenting the tropical fruit notes like blood orange and lychee w/ a subtle ruby red grapefruit bitterness. There is a good balance is the taste with both bitterness which is prominent and sweet almost sugary malt which acts like a garnish to the full hop flavor. The ale has the intensity of a bitter Imperial IPA and mildly oily taste/texture w/ a light alcohol tinge as the beer warms. A mild plum accent is noted and pine continues in the taste into the finish

D - A great Imperial IPA, I was completely into this beer - a great product which differs for the better from the cask IMO. I really feel this shines in bottle form - I hope I get to try this on draft, highly recommended.

Slatetank, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of coachdonovan
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

will try to avoid the repetitive description (amber color, lacing, grapefruit aromas) and just say that this is a fantastic beer. was a little worried that the hop profile would be too intense and leave my tastebuds decimated (Wet Hopsickle, anyone?) but this really does have nice balance while still being hop-forward. the 8% abv is at the perfect line where you know it's an agressive beer but you can still enjoy multiple pints/bombers without falling out of your chair. definitely seek this one out.

coachdonovan, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of porterwoobie
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, poured into a standard pint glass.

A: light orangish amber color. 2 finger white head, good lacing, slight haze.

S: fairly strong citrusy, grapefruity hop aroma.

T: very balanced malt/hop flavor. the taste is hop forward, but not overly bitter. slightly bitter finish.

MF: medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Drinkability: great beer. definitely will be drinking this again. easy drinking for a DIPA.

porterwoobie, Oct 08, 2009
Photo of biggred1
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honey orange with a nice dollop of cream colored airy fizz on top that leaves scraps of lace on the glass. The nose is pure hops, tropical fruit and pine with a touch of malt. The hoppy taste is good, bitter and well complemented by malt sweetness but make no mistake this beer is hop forward. Hop oily and medium bodied with bright carbonation. Finishes bitter and kind of salty but in a really good way if that makes sense. I thought that at the insane 102 I.B.U.'s this brew would have a more harsh bitterness than it does. This stuff is great, I wish I had another one.

biggred1, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of Blakaeris
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber-copper with a thick pillowy head that leaves sheets of lacing.

Aroma is full of rich citrus hop. Plenty of resinous grapefruit and pineapple. Caramel malt base brings balancing sweetness.

Taste is surprisingly balanced. Caramel malt comes on much stronger than the nose led me to expect. Citrus hop still holds a crisp bite along with aromatic resinous pine. Finish is clean with lingering orange rind bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick with generous hop oil residue.

A worthwhile American IPA. Tasty, full flavored, but not overly belligerent with the hops resulting in a brew that is very easy to drink.

Blakaeris, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of bashiba
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice clear amber with a touch of orange color. The head is huge almost rootbeer float like giant head, very sticky and good retention.

The fresh grapefruit and lemon hop odor dominates the nose in a good way.

The flavor is suprisingly malty after the huge hop nose, nice buscuit and sourdough bread malts mixing with a very mild fresh spicy finish with a mild bit of citrusy hops. Very balanced.

The mouthfeel is slick and oily.

Easy to drink, tasty, not the hop bomb I thought it would be, almost a bit to malty.

bashiba, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of heliosphann
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber. Picked up in Michigan since we don't get Lagunitas here in Indiana (boo!). Served in my Bell's tulip.

A: Finger 1/2 of white, dainty foam. Goes pretty quick. Appears a nice orange-yellow glow. Fairly transparent. Very small, bubbled lacing.

S: Tropical, fruity hops up front. Peaches, mangoes, apricots and pineapple. I also get a little bit of floral notes off the hops as well. Rounding things off is some sweetness from the malts.

T: Juicy, fruity hops strike first. Much like the smell except there's some grapefruit in there as well. Some light malts come into play and add a little overall sweetness. Perhaps a little honey as well? Finish is very clean and crisp, with a slight bitterness on the aftertaste.

M: Doesn't get much better for a DIPA than this. Medium bodied. Carbonation is perfect and the beer just glides over the tongue. Slightly oily.

D: Also top notch for a 8% ABV DIPA. 22oz goes down super easy. Normally I prefer my big IPA's in 12oz, but this serving size is spot on.

I've had Hop Stoopid several times now and I'm always impressed with it. A very nice West Coast style double IPA at an EXTREMELY good price point. $4.50 for a bomber??? You gotta be kidding me!!! Amazing value and a top notch beer. I'd have this permanently stocked in my fridge if I could pick it up easily.

heliosphann, Oct 02, 2009
Photo of mikel52588
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pour into Sam Adams perfect pint glass; has a semi cloudy orangish-golden hue with a finger and a half length head with okay retention; leaves a nice lacing.

Smell: Delicious hoppiness for hop heads of course; citrus and fruits in the background giving it a sweetness

Taste: Not as balanced as I was expecting. It has a big hop taste and a underlying grapefruit-esq flavor. Not too bitter for how little maltiness there is.

Mouthfeel:it has a medium body, smooth, a decent amount of carbonation

Drinkability: Its decently drinkable, 102 IBU's is pretty high for not seeming too bitter, has 8% abv and drinks like 6.5% does have a slight warming qualities. Its pretty good id probably get it again.

mikel52588, Oct 01, 2009
Photo of craftaholic
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a golden orange hue from a bomber into a pint. The head was a decent finger length that laces its way all down the glass.

Smell: Smells like ripe grapefruit and orange rinds, and some lush pine along with plenty of floral hops poking their heads out in there. Also intertwined with that lovely nectar of the green nuggets lay a very sweet malty background scent.

Taste: Has a very refreshing initial flavor is refreshing and then the minuscule touch of bitterness sets in. The grapfruit takes a seat and the orange swoops in with a tiny bit of malt to make it like an alcoholic orange creamsicle. After the sweetness wears off there is a tree sap resinous about the hop oils that leaves a smooth aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It is very smooth on the palate and that is a very redeeming quality, the abv is completely hidden to the point where I call bullshit.

Drinkability: For this abv it drinks like a light lager and is insanely drinkable.

Overall: They saved their ass by calling it an ale because this drinks nothing like a DIPA considering the IBU's. The abv is up there but the taste is not something that begs me to drink let alone buy it. The price point is a redeeming factor but given other options I may or may not revisit. I still think this HAS to be labeled wrong I mean 120 IBUS and 8% yet its easily sessionable and leaves NO trace of big boy bitter at all.

craftaholic, Oct 01, 2009
Photo of beerwolf77
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally getting around to this one. Poured into a pint glass the beer is bright golden orange with about a half inch of head. Just a hint of lace that falls rather quickly.

The aroma is pure hoppy goodness. Sour fruit and pine sap are the main players. Some sweetness can be picked out but, the flowering hop boquet pushes all other characters aside.

The flavor is a spectacular array of grapefruit and sour oranges. This is followed by very floral hop presence. A touch of malt comes in on the finish but, it's slight.

Medium body body with plenty of carbonation. Finishes rather moist. Maybe I'm just drooling after each sip.

This a really good DIPA. I look forward to picking this one up again.

beerwolf77, Sep 30, 2009
Photo of pedrito
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice golden orange color with a decent head that fades quickly.

Smell: Sweet smell that hints at the citrus tart inside.

Taste: Immensely grapefruity. Very extraordinarily grapefruitesque. Less sweet than smell would suggest. Some oranginess in the aftertaste.

Moutfeel: Not as hoppy as the BTUs might suggest. Dry finish.

Drinkability: Delicious but potent in flavor and ABV. Best as a treat.

pedrito, Sep 30, 2009
Photo of beernut
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

lagunitas what are you doing to me?

poured into my tulip glass. pours a light copper color wirh a 1/4 inch white head that fades rather quickly. nice stick lacing throughout down to the very end. aroma is that of floral hops and malt, taste is smooth and not real bitter, slight malt and grapefruit undertones. this beer is really really fucking good, great aftertaste, it is clean and hoppy. lagunitas, wtf? you make great beer!!

beernut, Sep 30, 2009
Photo of BretSikkink
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange color. Head pours solidly at first, with lots of big bubbles atop a frothy scrum, but after it subsides there's not much but the usual growler ring around the rosy at the top. Super resinous nose, with citrics battling with tropical fruits for Bath and Body Words supremacy.

Hoppy flavors all over this one; it's a bit like an orange creamsicle from the growler. I think I remember a bit more bitterness from the bottle - and in either form it's outstanding. There is some sap/resin, cannabis oil, and grapefruit notes, but really the smoothness and generally full (for an IPA) body leave this one too sippable to both with specifics. Solid brew.

BretSikkink, Sep 28, 2009
Photo of goblue3509
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden color with a one finger head that gives way to some ok lacing. The beer is slightly hazy with very little visible carbonation. The aroma is of floral hops with citrus notes to it, there is a very small clove smell present. The taste is very smooth, there is a floral hop taste over top of a nice malt backbone, there is a little citrus flavor present as well. The mouthfeel is very smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. The drinkability is very high, the alcohol content is completely hidden, even though some doubles are higher in apv. The taste is not biting or stingy like some double's tend to be. Overall this is an ultrasmooth drinkable beer.

goblue3509, Sep 28, 2009
Photo of WalterSobchak
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass, medium honey to caramel color with a light haze...quite enticing.
Big pine.balsam nose after it settles in the glass with a consistent clover and citrus.
This is a great beer, nice big hops and honey flavors but not over the top. However they got the hops in there, I heartily approve of their efforts. Finishes medium dry, which is not my favorite, but works OK with this one.
At this price point ($6.96/22oz) it's hard to beat this choice. I'm a fan of the Lagunitas brews and this one is no exception. Even putting a few in the cellar.

WalterSobchak, Sep 27, 2009
Photo of jdg204
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been looking around for a bottle of Hop Stoopid for a little while now and finally come across some at Bourbon St. Liquors in P-Burg, NJ. I've been on a pretty good roll with Lagunitas (Little Sumpin, Sumpin and Impreial Red) so I was pretty excited for this brew.

A: Clear, copper body with a good sized white head that stuck around and left good lacing.

S: Citrus aroma with both orange and grapefruit showed up along with some nice floral, hoppy undertone.

T: Starts out with a nice does of citrus (grapefruit and orange), toffee, and a very floral malt undertone. Lovely bitter hops finish made this a very well balanced brew which really delivered on it's DIPA potential.

M: Medium-bodied, good carbonation, and a very easy drinking oily texture.

D: An amazing DIPA, Laguintas deserves tremendous praise for this offering! The flavors came together in a wonderful bouquet that really delivered a great brew. I'm going to have to venture into more Lagunitas brews as my palate clearly has a taste for them. One of the best DIPA's out there, a must try for all beer lovers.

jdg204, Sep 26, 2009
Photo of SpdKilz
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a very dark, golden-orange color with about an inch of quickly dissipateing head that appears to be leaving decent lacing.

Smell - I can smell a burst of piney, citrus, floral hops which is followed by a mellow malty smell. Very inviting...I can't wait to try my first taste.

Taste - Not as potently hoppy or citrusy as I would have expected. It has a pretty nice balance to it. Starts out with the hop/piney taste followed with a bit of malty backbone and ends with a bitter, dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Moderate in mouthfeel - a bit of a creamy texture. Decent carbonation that prickles the tongue.

Drinkability - Quite drinkable. I have scored on the last two DIPA's I've tried (Yulesmith last night now this tonight). Not as good as the Yulesmith IMO but almost right there with it. I will seek this out again in the future to change things up.

SpdKilz, Sep 24, 2009
Photo of mjaskula
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Guinness glass. Pours a nice clear golden, almost copper. The head was thin and faded to a thin film and ring, but is still lacing the glass rather well.

The aroma is outstanding. Full of bright fruity hop aroma. I think it's cascade, but there's gotta be something else in there too. Really inviting. The flavor is great too. The fruity hopiness is very present. There's some malt sweetness in the background along with some peppery spiciness. Bitterness is much lower than I expected, it's still there, but it doesn't knock your palette out as much as some other hoppy beers. I really like this quality.

The mouth feel is moderately heavy since this is a fairly big beer, but it finishes dry. I'll have no problem finishing the bomber.

mjaskula, Sep 24, 2009
Photo of wesbrownyeah
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. 8% alcohol. After reading the label it appears this beer is a product of using hop extract... lets see how it works.

A- Pours a very crystel clear yellow-orange fluid that produces a quarter inch head that falls to a good rim and froth on the top of the beer like ice on water. Random large bubbles linger. Excellent lacing clings to the glass like paint on a wall.

S- Huge scent of citrus... grapefruit, orange, lemon and grassy hops upfront. Also a light sweet lemon grass scent is noted with a barely there alcohol nose.

T-M- Outrageous amounts of hoppy goodness! Fresh grassy flavor upfront followed by almost sweet citrus hints that beg the taste buds to except more. Hop oil like feel just not to overpowering with a mild malt feel at the end of tasting. Light carbonation on the tongue allows this bitter bomb to stealthly move quickly down the pipe with little to make you believe this one is packing 8% alcohol.

D- Very drinkable... very recomended. Like this beer because it gets to the point. Make hoppy beer drinkable... thats it. Will get one for my brother when i go to North Carolina this weekend.

wesbrownyeah, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of malty
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My bomber's label has the exact same picture, but does not read 'Sonoma Farmhouse'. It is simply headed with 'Lagunitas' with '102 I.B.U. 4 U' atop the brewery name. I'm pretty sure this is the same beer though.

Pours a brilliantly clear brone/coper color with a sticky 1/2" light beige head. Some visible carbonation uprising. Nice sheets of sticky lace all the way down.

Sharp resinous hoppy scents perculate my nostrils. Closer and I smell a tinge of sweet pear syrup. A strange scent also reminds me of ketchup - yep, Heinze ketchup.

Rindy and earthy hop barrage kicks in full gear upon entry. The resinous hops I smelled are accurately translated into the flavor. A herbally component of the hop bill really stands-out. The sweetness I detected in the nose is thankfully muted in the flavor. Very 'West Coast' in hop flavor though.

Mouthfeel is great; a little bit less than med. bodied with a nice amount of semi0fine carbonation. The flavoful finish is a little gritty and oily - not dry and chalky.

Drinkability is really nice. I'll have no trouble finishing off this bomber. I'd probably go for a few pints in a mixed session.

Overall a nice looking DIPA that is pretty balanced when you get to the flavor dept. Nice fine and perky mouthfeel really makes this easy to drink. The scent is very unique, but one that I don't particularly 'dig'. Glad I tried it and might buy more if I come across it on draft.

malty, Sep 20, 2009
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,361 ratings.