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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,615
Reviews: 1,997
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
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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 jorg2619
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought two bombers of Hop Stoopid at a bottle shop in NJ after hearing about it. This beer opens and I could already smell the hops. The pour produced a nice fluffy white head of beer that slowly retreated to a solid skim of white. The color was a brilliant clear light amber and when drunk left good lacing on the glass. The smell is hoppy and intense, and I caught a hint of sweet malt. Lagunitas has really outdone themselves with this beer.The beer has a decent malt backbone and a sticky thick mouthfeel. The flavor profile is intense and dynamic. The front end is piny, followed by a grapefruit middle and ended at the back of my tongue is a smooth bitter that only gets better with every drink. I am a fan of this beer and its price tag of $4.95 which seems to me to be a steal. I will be getting more of this beer next trip to NJ.

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

A - Lighter shade of gold than many DIPAs. There's a fair amount of head, and the lacing is very nice.

S - Grapefruit w/ a bit of pine.

T - Hoppy goodness (what did you expect?) from the second it hits the tongue. Quite consistent with the smell, on the whole. Malts are definitely detectable, and I actually think it's a bit more balanced than a lot of other DIPAs.

M - Carbonation is understated, although I'm writing this as I'm finishing my bomber, so that may have something to do with it. Very palatable.

D - For the style, I'd say it's on par. I'm not going to be busting another one open right away, but that's not to say I couldn't. Not light, but it was definitely easy going down.

Another quality pale ale from Lagunitas. For the price which you pay for a 22oz. ($3.50 - $5.00), this is a must try if you have an affinity for hops!

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

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip.

A - Pale golden-amber with a half inch of sticky, puffy white foam.

S - A touch of bread and caramel malt, with plenty of hop aroma - grass, pine, grapefruit, orange zest.

T - Very light malt profile with tons of hop flavor and bitterness. Hop flavor is predominantly grassy and vegetal, with notes of grapefruit, pine, and mint. There's a slight taste of honey in the middle, along with some tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and mango, but the finish is clean, dry, and bitter.

M - Very light for a DIPA - maybe par for the course for the California variety. Sprightly and refreshing.

D - Very easy to drink. Not a trace of alcohol, and plenty of hop flavor without abrasive bitterness. Well done, Lagunitas.

Photo of PSUDREW
3.72/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

high hype, so let's get into this
Pours a nice golden amber color. bone colored head
Spicy, grassy nose. plant like, but there is something more. kind of earthy? Head retention is nice, and solid. nice lacing too
This is...slick tasting. Oily, isn't the right word, but it is not far off. Good dose of hoppy bitterness. IDK if it is because the bottle isn't off the assembly line, but not the smack in the face I expected. Not saying it is bad, just IDK, was expecting more punch. But this is good. The citrusy goodness is there all the way. You get some malt at the end, but there is more citrus after that This is a pretty drinkable beer, all thing considered, but don't go down 3 or so

Photo of unskinnyhop09
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bitter? yes...just a bit.

aroma is pleasing...could use a little more citrus, but the extracted hop oil makes this a unique beer.

mouthfeel is unique. for some reason it feels like the opposite of smuttynose's finestkind (which i think is spectacular). stoopid is a bit greasy...but that could be from reading the bottle. clean but oily.

how does it taste? it tastes great. it is a decent entry double ipa...but it may be too hoppy for most. there is a sweetness there, but the bitterness lingers long after you have finished the beer. maybe drink with some tasty food (i just had it with salsa and chips and am sad my glass is empty...when am i not? ha).

drinkable? yes. but stop at one bomber and then try something with a little less alcohol. unless you like the big ones...then bottoms up!

if you like sweet, this is not your beer.
if you want to try something bitter...try it.
you might just like it. it is different. and it is good.

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

22 oz bomber.

Golden in color (lighter than expected and more yellow than orange) with a pillowy off-white head that clings to the glass.

Aroma is piney hops and lemon, but not as full-frontal as other double IPAs I've had.

Taste is similar - lots of citrus and hops, but stops short of the big, sticky, piney flavors I've begun to associate with this style.

Very good, but I'd call it a beginner's double IPA - a gateway to the style (for what it's worth, it turned my wife into a hophead and she hasn't looked back).

Photo of samie85
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a golden honey color with a white one finger head.

S-Tropical hops including pineapple and mango with some grapefruit notes and some toffee.

T-An interesting mix of pineapple, mango, a little pine and grapefruit and a kind of bready note that I've not tasted before with a dry, slightly bitter finish.

M-Somewhat prickly with medium body and a sticky mouthfeel and low carbonation.

D-Definitely not what I was expecting. Very well balanced although I'm somewhat disappointed that it's not more bitter. Very easy drinking though, and a very solid Double IPA.

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

bought a bomber based off some good forum talk. I am a fan of the west coast brews. Poured into a pint glass

A- light amber color. Very clear with small head that quickly drops. Lacing left on sides is impressive

S- whoa, that is how a DIPA should be. Enormous hints of grapefruit and sweet malt. It really jumps out at you. It's another one of these brews that really makes your mouth water when you inhale the scents. It's definitely hopped up

T- delicious grapefruit and sweetness collide. The brew does lack some bitterness that I do usually look for. I think it was replaced by the sweetness. However, it still is very tasty and has some bitter notes towards the end

M- medium bodied and well carbonated. Great flavor remains

D- this is a fantastic example of a DIPA. It is very drinkable. It's hard to believe it's 8% alcohol. The grapefruit explosion makes you feel as though the brew is not too dangerous... but watch out. I highly recommend grabbing a few bombers of these. Great brew

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

Pours clear and light gold in color. Three finger white head with good retention and lacing. Smell is straight up citrusy west coast hops. Some grapefruit and pineapple with their touch of sweetness and a little bitter hops as well with a piney smell. Though the citrus is dominant. Taste was good. Surprisingly balanced. A sweet malt with a nice, dominating citrus sweet hop profile. Theres a pleasant bitterness thats not overwhelming. Honestly I was expecting it to be more bitter and found it very enjoyable and balanced. Mouthfeel was fine, slightly oily feeling from the hops but it was too much. Overall a great beer. The ABV is well hidden and the hops are just right.

Photo of DmanGTR
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review from notes on 9/9/09

A - lovely clear citrine, well retained fluffy white head that laced magnificently in my tulip. Bubbles continuously rise from the apex to renew the head. 4.5

S - the first thing to cross my nose was lemon zest, biscuits, and a slight metallic-ness. Then I realize that it's actually quite balanced between the hoppy bitterness and the malty sweetness, with a healthy dose of pineapple and passionfruit in the middle. 4.0

T - Wow this is very sweet for 102 ibu's. Lots of grapefruit, pine resin, and bitterness. Followed by an immense, juicy, citrusy, and malty sweetness. Caramel rounds out the taste nicely. Lasting, bittersweet finish. Well balanced and tasty. 5.0

M - full bodied and smooth. Velvety and well carbonated. 4.5

D - the most drinkable higher abv IPA I've ever had. Delicious. 5.0

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

Pours a 2 finger white head, body is a light golden orange color. Head retention and lacing are pretty good

Smell is of hop resins and potent dried marijuana. There is also some earthy spice and grapefruit citrus. Sweet malt is in the background and alcohol isn't present

Taste is similar to smell, tons of hops. Very earthy and citrusy, not too overly bitter of a hop bomb. Malt provides some honey like sweetness to balance that bitterness. Alcohol is exremely well hidden for 8 percent.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. Head contributed somewhat to the overall consistency of the beer

Drinkability was good. Finished the bomber in one sitting and still had room for more. Was everything you'd expect in an DIPA. Only problem I had with the beer was that the bottle wasn't dated. There was no way to tell how fresh the beer was and I suspect mine was acouple months older than I'd like

Photo of Stunner97
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- nice amber red color with clarity in the body, nice carbonation as little tiny bubbles stream the glass, nice appearance

Smell- nice hops really dominate the nose with faint maltiness in the background, but overall really enjoyable hoppy and aromatic nose,

Taste- good amount of hops but still very nicely kept in to balance by a malt presence that is strongly there, very nice long finish of bitter and aromatic hops filling the mouth, very overall refreshing and leaves you craving next sip, maintains a very nice balance,

Mouthfeel- very smooth and creamy with good carbonation and a semi drying finish

Drinkability- Highly drinkable and super enjoyable beer, to me this is a fine example of the style and as my first lagunitas beer I am impressed, when you throw in the great price point on this beer its a home run, its a good solid hopped beer that maintains a long yet balanced finish, one I would be happy to drink all nite

Photo of ebin6
2.88/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a light, fluffy head which did not stay throughout. Golden coloring, very transparent

S - An almost metallic smell which interfered with the hop smell

T - Decent, smooth hop taste, but nothing special. Just when it feels like the beer is about to take off, it falls flat

M - Solid; sticks around, settling on the back of the roof of my mouth, but again, the beer fizzles at the deciding moment when I expect it to really do something

D - Very drinkable, although for the price I feel there are better options

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

Poured from a bomber bottle into a pint glass. Dark golden color, clear with a thin white head.

The aroma is heavy on hops, not surprising, very earthy for a hoppy beer. The taste is more of the same, grapefruitish flavor dominates up front with other citrus coming through behind some pine tones. Tasty, not in your face bold but still unapologetically hop dominated. Good balance.

A solid beer overall, would go back for more.

Photo of Arbitrator
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chilled bomber into a glass.

A: Pours a clear orange with yellow highlights when held to the light. Has some lazy carbonation up the glass. Develops a finger of head that lasts for a short time, receding into a mild film on top of the brew. Some lacing down the sides.

S: An aromatic blend of grapefruit/orange and pine hops, with a minor component of bready malt. A hop bomb through and through.

T: Following the nose, a blast of citrus (grapefruit, orange, possibly even tangerine) and the dank taste of wet pine needles assault the palate first. Malt is caramelly and lightly bready, though I'm not going to suggest it's balanced in any way. A good hop bomb. My complaint is that the finish carries a chalkiness to it that persists in the aftertaste; it's pretty subtle, but once I notice it I can't ignore it.

M: Medium-bodied. Good carbonation. Has a slightly sticky feel to it; the hop oils (and some chalk) coat the palate strongly in the aftertaste. I'm not a big fan of this effect but I know many people are.

D: This is an excellent value. But I'm sorry to say that 90% of the time, I'll still pick up Pliny the Elder at the same price (even though it's a smaller bottle). Hop Stoopid is not a perfect substitute. However, I will say this: it's one of my gold standards for a high-value DIPA, and it makes me ignore those $8 and $10 bombers completely.

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

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fluid oz bottle at The Tavern Downtown, Hartford, CT
Served in a pint glass

Pale, golden-amber in appearance with a thin, flimsy head that left cascading streaks of lacing along the glass.

The aroma was quite hoppy. Fruity and sweet with a stiff malt presence. Peaches and apricots dominated the nose. Tropical fruits were also rather apparent. Orange peel came through as well.

The taste was similar to the nose in many regards. Hoppy yet, overall, quite balanced. Orange peel was most noticeable. Tropical fruits including mango and pineapple came through strong. The finish was piney and slightly bitter with a lingering, semi-sweet, caramel malt aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was quite possibly the most impressive aspect of the beer. Medium bodied. Creamy, supple and smooth with a fine, tongue blanketing effervescence.

For all the talk about this beer being one of the hoppiest, most intense double IPA's on planet earth, I found it to be surprisingly balanced and drinkable (particularly for an 8% ABV beer). Definitely worth a try, especially for the price.

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

I've had this a few times and keep coming back to it. A few months ago I had a bad bottle that tasted like soap but every other experience was positive.

A: Pours into a pint glass. We get a soft white cap of foam that retreats quickly, leaving some great lacing behind

S: First thing off the bat is grapefruit, almost squirts you in the eye. There is some subtle tangerine and light malt sweetness there too.

T: My mouth is still watering from the grapefruit. Well, here I go. The 102 IBUs make themselves known here. The bitterness is pretty extreme but it's not as resinous as I would have expected. Maybe has something to do with the hop oil and extract? Again, the citrus is there but not as juicy as the nose leads you to believe. Some pine is twisted in the bitterness and there is an strange eucalyptus and medicine note.

M: Medium carbonation here and the bubbles bite the tongue.

D: It's the perfect day to enjoy this on the porch as I wait for the BBQ to heat up.

Drink this.

Photo of racer2k
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured the bomber into my Deschutes Brewing glass.

A - This beer pours a very bright crystal clear color and provides a small one finger coating of off white colored head. The beer is quite clear and provides some very nice lively carbonation in my glass. The head quickly dissolves but leaves some nice frothy lacing around my glass.

S - Heavy handed hops, citrus, grapefruit, pine and some melon on board in the aroma category. There is also a sweet malty aroma which is picked up in the nose and very little alcohol aroma for a higher abv beer.

T - A front end blast of bitter hops, pine and citrus overtones including grapefruit and pineapple. There is a sweet malty profile to the back end of this beer but not nearly as prominent as the hops. I taste a bit of caramel and nut. The 8% abv is hardly recognizable in the flavor profile.

M - Smooth creamy medium body with moderate carbonation on board. There is a distinct flavor of bitter resiny hops and a slight warming from the alcohol.

D - Very drinkable beer and one that you should consider sipping as the alcohol profile is hardly noticed and will catch up to you. Great beer overall and one that I will add to my fridge rotation.

Photo of chiefkellen
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

-22oz bottle served in Maudite snifter.
-03/02/2010 At home, relaxed

Aroma: Slightly sweet malt tones emerge from the citrus and pine of fresh hops. Some fruity esters of orange and moderate grapefruit.

Appearance: Light copper. Thin, off-white head easily agitated to a finger width. Light carbonation. Medium lacing left as the volume in the glass decreased.

Taste: Notes of fruit with citrus and piny hops. Very well balanced crystal malt sweetness rounds to a pleasant, resinous, grapefruit-like bitterness. Finishes with lingering bitter hops in the mouth and slight malt sweetness about the lips. Light alcohol notes as beer warms.

Palate: Medium body with medium carbonation; somewhat chewy.

Overall: Excellent DIPA with well balanced malt character. Pleasant, fruity tones round to an enjoyable, grapefruit, hop bitterness. Very drinkable without a prevalence of alcohol.

Photo of berley31
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a small head that became a thin film very quickly. Body is a light orangeish-copper and very clear.

S: Wonderful aroma, very strong with citrusy, American hops. Lots of grapefruit coming through.

T: Just as fantastic as the smell. Citrusy, with just a touch of malt sweetness, and lots of bitterness that stays with you for a long duration finish.

M: Light-medium body, slightly creamy, average carbonation.

D: An excellent DIPA that is dangerously drinkable, as is everything that I've had from Lagunitas so far.

Photo of thegodfather2701
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Poured into my Samuel Smith's imperial pint glass. It pours a translucent gold with a thick billowy white head that lasts and leaves a very nice lacing. There is also a thick island of foam in the middle of the glass.

S-Piney herbal hops, pineapple, some alcohol, and it has a nice sweet note to it as well.

T-Hops dominate the flavor profile. I get more pine flavor than grapefruit, but also pineapple. Not much malt at all and there is some alcohol burn.

M-Thin for the style, its not that carbonated which gives it a nice syrupy note.

D-Highly drinkable. This is definitely a session double ipa, its not very challenging and drinks like an ipa.

Overall, this is just a middle of the road double ipa. Its on the lighter side of the style like Stone Ruination. It would be a great starter ipa.

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. Poured a copperish-golden color with a very fine white tiny bubbled heading that left some nice lacing throughout the tasting.

Smell is mostly just hop. Fruity aroma kicks in for a little bit giving a touch of a pineapple,mango type of aroma. Than again just overwhelmed by hops.

Taste was shocking at first what seems to be a burnt caramel taste that a gritty bitterness comes into play. Tropical like fruits male it's way into the battle only to be shot down by the big hoppylike grittiness.

Mouth was medium bodied with an almost syrup like taste. Full of carbonation and great retention as the bubbles just dance on the tongue and leave heavy linger of bitter hops on the palate.

A good beer but not great. A helluva alot of hops but seemed like it was covering up alot of the tropical fruitines and malts in this beer.

Photo of Cmuska902
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

A: Typical IIPA golden amber/ copper color. Roughly a quarter inch head, recedes fairly quickly. Looks pretty delicious.

S: Big aroma, mostly of sticky hops and citrus fruit. Smells of grapefruit, slight pine, and floral notes.

T: Decent hop upfront, well balanced, and very sweet. I enjoy the sweetness, but may be a turnoff for some. Surprising malt aftertaste, but the initial flavors are sweet sticky hop, slight pine, and tropical fruit. Has a crisp taste, almost pineapple-like. Possible honey undertones.

M: This beer feels excellent, crisp and refreshing, very well balanced carbonation. Slight hop oil mouth feel on the tongue and teeth. Not too heavy, but not too light. This is my kind of beer.

D: Easy drinkability. This is by far my favorite style, and these are always very drinkable to me. It has some hop bitterness but not enough to slow the drinking down. It is well balanced with sweetness and fruit, and hides the alcohol exceptionally well. It has a decent complexity, but there are still some unknown flavors that I am getting. Definitely delicious, definitely worth a try.

Overall, very good. I still think with a name like "Hop Stoopid" it should be hoppy-er and more bitter, with a possible higher ABV.

Photo of kirkpjr
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden honey color. One finger of head that recedes into some nice lacing.

S: Rich tangerine and citrus hops. A little grapefruit and pine as well a sweet honey-like malt that round out the nose.

T: Pine and citrus malts dominate the front end while the sweet honey and malt balance the flavor. Mango also plays into the hop profile.

M: Resinous piney and tropical hops with honey stick to the mouth. Semi-creamy with moderate carbonation.

D: Could drink this regularly, especially for the price. A nice underrated west coast brew.

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

A - Light amber, clear body beneath a 2-finger fluffy white head. More carbonation racing updward than expected. Head dissipates pretty quickly but leaves some nice lacing

S - I really like the smell of this beer. Of course it's got a nose-full of hops that is citrusy to the max. I get some pineapple and mango with a touch of pine to mix it up. Just a touch of alcohol on the nose.

T&M - Big citrus hop presence and a nice balanced sweetness from the alcohol. Definitely pineapple and mango and maybe a touch of lemon zest. I taste a nice malt smoothness as well. The hops are nicely bitter and does not destroy the hop flavor but adds to the experience. Mouthfeel is smooth with just the right amount of carbonation to keep this from being oily or thick.

D - For 8% ABV, this is very drinkable. Great flavors and mouthfeel make for a great sipper.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,615 ratings.