Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,505
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 212
Gots: 766 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007)
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Photo of countrocula
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Threw this ho into an American pint glass. Slight haze. Little lighter than blood plasma in hue. Head was big bubbled and about 2/3 of an inch. Lacing was evident and stayed around well after the beer was done. I think it actually etched a doily like pattern into that crappy pint glass.

Nice and smelly. Evergreen with old lady type flowers. Sort of like smooshing your nose into carnations along with this very peculiar "organic human" smell. There was an odd note of my wife's breath... totally serious.

Total stupidity on the hop taste. When I say stupid, I mean stupid like fly, def, mack, etc. Little maltiness underneath. Faintly perceptible booze on the first few sips. After that, forget it, you're in trouble territory.

These double and imperial PA and IPAs have totally seen me into winter for their spicy bite yet the mouth is thin enough not to have me feeling "sticky" or "full" like a syrupier stout or porter might.

I could totally sit around and hammer these all day with no remorse. Would probably be a horrible idea seeing as the ABV is 8. Oh well, pour me another.

Photo of sabinelr
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank out of the 22 Oz. bottle. QFC has been selling this for 3.99 in Renton, WA, a below average price for strong ales from anyone. No one else in the area seems to be selling this, except for maybe the smaller vendors who tend to charge 50 cents to a dollar more.
It starts out with a fragrant evergreen smell, and the taste comes out like spruce gum. In this case, it cancels out the 8% alcohol leaving a happy astringent taste, and you have to wait till you finish the bottle and stand up to find out you just knocked off something stronger than Arrogant Bastard. This is the stuff you alternate with AB (not Anheuser-Busch) while sitting out in the sun enjoying the current economic slowdown. Buy cases and cases before you go broke because you lost your job.

Photo of danman83
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Tulip glass.

Appearance - A yellow amber with nice head retention

Smell - Highly aromatic, the scent seeps into the air as soon as the bottle is opened. Floral scent with hint of citrus.

Taste - An undefined explosion of hops that overpower the malt flavors (as designed).

Mouthfeel - Initial bite of hops as it hits your tongue followed by a welcoming smoothness finishing off very dry leaving my mouth watering for more

Drinkability - Very drinkable for any hop head, it's a staple in my 'fridge as it's in my opinion one of the best beers for your dollar you can buy. After buying several 22 ounce bottles I simply buy by the case now.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden, slight orange colour, with a healthy beige head, medium-dense but with visible bubbles. Lacing is very nice, uneven but very sticky webs around the outside. No carbonation - looks a bit flat body-wise, but head and lace are excellent.

Nose very tart, almost astringent in hopdom; a very strong passionfruit aroma (with seeds), nicely acidic. Hints of bready malt and some lychee as well. Fresh and fruity with a strong hop character, overall is a bit one-note though. Still nice.

Taste has a classic IPA palate, with rich doughy goodness providing a darkly sweet molasses-style base, but a lot of hop bitterness layered over this for a pretty crazy bitterness. Tart fruits on the front descend into a mid-palate with hints of treacle and licorice and some citrus zest. Hops are aggressive, coming in for the kill early, quite ashy at times and very bitey. They leave an astringent metallic hang, which is a bit of a turnoff because it's otherwise quite refreshing. Still a fair amount of fruit though, and is very nice and fairly complex.

Medium-full body, not much tingle. Good for the taste, not thick and not thin.

Fairly drinkable, but the bitterness is just a bit off-putting. Just a bit.

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

Casked Hop Stoopid, on tap (cask?) at Capital Ale House, Midlothian location. Served in a nonic.

Appearance: A crystal clear amber body, devoid of any of the force-carbonated version's effervescence, capped my a miraculously soapy two fingers of head with solid (but not amazing) retention that leaves some amazing, fluffy lacing, three-dimensional and fairly continuous.

Aroma: Sweet, tropical fruits coupled with a pleasant malty undertone, moderately roasted, though plenty sweet. Citrus is a little less dominant in this version, but that could be the warmth.

Taste: Juicy, sweet fruits - grapefruit, orange, and lemon, but also kiwi, pineapple, strawberries, and slight mango, even - couple with mint, spruce, and a moderate but persistent bitterness. The sweetness of the mildly roasted, bready malt foundation is amplified by the warmth, lending a definite fruit juice flavor.

Mouthfeel: Cask-tastic, soft and subtle, with a surprisingly non-sticky body, given the amount of sweetness.

Drinkability: Great on tap, great out of the bottle, and - yep - great on cask. This one retains all of the amazingness of the original, with the softness and warmth amplifying certain characteristics and muting others. It's a different take on a solid beer. Recommended in any capacity.

Photo of CharlatanSin
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice hazy amber verging toward yellow. It's got a big, foamy white head that collapses quickly and leaves moderate lacing.

S: A big hit of honey. Pungent herbal hops which come out more as it warms.

T: The sweet honey and caramel malt dominates. Piney hops are present; not as prominent as I'd expect or like from the style, but not as hidden as I'd feared. The bitterness, while weaker than many dIPAs, lingers very nicely. The lingering bitterness has a medicinal quality.

M: Resinous with moderate carbonation. A bit of creaminess. Quite nice.

D: Not my favorite dIPA by a long shot, but not the worst either. Just not bitter enough, though the bitterness has respectable staying power. One of the cheaper dIPAs I can find, so it's got that going for it.

Photo of Ezone024
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark golden borderline copper color, thin head disappears quick, yet holds much citrus aroma.

taste is hops and honey, it has this nice coating of honey on your tongue while the hops bring a killer citrus attack over that.

it taste's like a sweeter version of the dogtown pale. more honey less citrus.
this is the least alcohol tasting imperial ipa. it rivals a favorite local brew for tops on the DIpa style.
beware the 8%. it can catch up on you quick, i'd only have bomber. or if you're feelin like it's going to be a good night, double up! get one for a friend too!!!

Photo of chadu
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A great looking copper IPA. Nice amount of head, though it dissipates quicker than most Double IPAs. A great aroma of citrus and pine.

Nice bitterness, but not as much as stated on the bottle. A good body, just enough to back up the hoppiness.

Not sure if I'll pick it up again as I have a lot more other beers to try, but it's certainly recommendable.

Photo of kevinbudd
3.18/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It's all been said about hop stoopid.

Long story short. Not as hoppy as I was hop-ing for.

Clear heavy gold to the light. Head is good.
Malty to the nose! What?
90% sweet 10% hop wrapper.
Sharp on the tongue.
Was looking forward, won't go out of my way to circle back to you hop stoopid. It's not you, it's me.

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

I poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a snifter. It pours a golden/orange with a thick, sticky head. The aroma is full of grapefruit and pine. The taste follows. The beer is pretty well balanced, sweetness up front with a lingering bitterness to follow. It has a sticky, full bodied mouthfeel. A sipper to be sure, but a tasty sipper it is.

Photo of blackenmn
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass:

Appearance and Smell:Poured a nice orange gold with a nice full bodied off-white head which stuck around all over the place. Smelled or plenty of crisp piney hops, lots of orange peel, and a bit of floral aroma.

Taste and Mouthfeel:Tasted of subtle pine, grapefruit and a bit of caramel like malt sweetness present which really stands out to the strong bitterness in this one. The mouthfeel was pretty great, it had some noticeable carbonation and plenty of hop bitterness, but definitely came through kind of resinous and creamy. This thing really worked the pallate with plenty of bitterness and really imrpoved in flavor as it warmed a bit.

Drinkability:I really enjoy something in many of the Lagunitas brews. This was pretty easy to drink in a sitting and very well priced. I'll definitely enjoy this one again along with many of the other cheap tasty Lagunitas 22 ouncers.

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

It poured a huge, thick head of creamy foam which lingered on and on. Color was a translucent burnt copper.
Nice aroma,once the foam died down. Somewhat yeasty, citrusy, floral..
The grapefruit bitterness, not to much, hit first, followed by perhaps some peach and more yeasty bread.
Nice and creamy, well carbonated.
Overall, a darned good representation of its type.

Photo of scottfrie
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into tulip glass.

A: Medium amber-orange color with a thick, sticky and rocky off-white head. Leaves a lot of very chunky lacing.
S: Resiny hops with hints of sweet malt. Very piney resin smell with lots of floral notes as well. Hints of grapefruit citrus. Fairly strong smelling beer.
T: Piney resin, buttery smooth with sweet malt undertones and bitter hoppy aftertaste. Slight juice taste, maybe apple?
M: Not overly carbonated. Very light and smooth with a comfortable bite at the end from all the bitter hops.
D: Very solid brew full of citrus and pine. Flavors are full and the taste is refreshing. One of my favorite beers that I will continue to drink for years to come.

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

Appears a pale glazed orange copper hue with a bright white head filling the rest of my chalice nice retention head simply clings to all edges of my glass leaving some chunky lacing with each sip that spreads nice and even between periods of imbibing. What can I say I love SoCal music and there's a band called Slightly Stoopid who have the whole reggae vibe, I could picture these guys from Lagunitas really digging their albums like Chronchitis it's almost like the Censored ale aka the Chronic. I don't know who inspired who, but let's smell this brew. Full on herbal goodness in the nose a bit of Cali kind bud pungency if you ask me but it's a nice ball of citrus herbal and grassy tones that give it a real balls out hop extract nose. Flavor is again pungent with hops a concentrated version of hop bitterness, pine, citrus, and floral tones burst together into one cohesive force of hops. Bitter blanket of alpha acids with a nice sweetness underneath finishes pretty dry with bitterness, as mentioned before priced very affordable for us hopheads. I've tried this beer for the last two years prior and have always been impressed but this may be the first year for the hop extract version. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with the hop oils really coating the palate it makes you breathe burp and smell hops in between sips, a new experience that I won't forget soon. Drinkability despite the intense flavors and textures this beer delivers on the drinkability factor it pulls it off for sure keeps me interested the entire time, a beer I would love to drink more often I'll have to set it aside as a special occasion hop harvest brew even though it holds up nicely well into December.

Photo of Intimidtor
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one at the Buckeye Beer Engine in Lakewood Ohio. Poured from 22oz. bomber into 12 oz. snifter. Strong pine hop aroma. I prefer my DIPAS with a little more malt balance. This beer has high reviews but I wasn't that impressed with my initial tasting. I will defintely give this another shot and do a more thorough review.

Photo of brian23456
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden color with medium head and good lacing.

S- Pine and citrus hops. Hops hops hops.

T- Similar to smell, bitter hops mostly citrus and pine flavors. Tasty, alcohol is not too noticable.

M- Medium body and carbonation.

D- Goes down pretty easy considering how hoppy it is. Great IPA, but not a favorite. Awesome bang for the buck will have me coming back again.

Photo of SanDiegoBeerLove
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber/Orange color, half finger head that settles.

S - Tropical fruits, citrus(Lemon, Grapefruit, Pineapple) and Pine.

T - Hops up front without being overly bitter; bright pineapple and tropical flavors. I wish they had bottled dates because I would like to know how fresh it was.

M - High carbonation, and a little oily.

D - A very good DIPA though the 102 IBUs doesn't come through like I thought it would.

This beer is very good for the price. I will buy again.

Photo of blackdog1101
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A- Amber-orange colored brew, very attractive, with a pillowy 2 finger head after a hard pour. The head subsides fairly quickly. Plenty of rings sticking to the glass.

S- Grapefruit, citrus, hops, pine. Everything you'd expect from an IIPA. Smells great.

T- Just like the smell would indicate. Grapefruit, citrus, and some pine. A little herbs and floral taste in the background. A little sweet honey. Very tasty.

M- Crisp, a little oily in the mouth. Good level of carbonation. Bitterness seems to grow as the beer warms up.

D- Totally drinkable. Really a nice beer, easy to drink. I could session this without tiring of it. I sort of thought this would be more in-your-face with the 102 IBU's, but it's a very nicely balanced beer. This is really an enjoyable beer.

Photo of MurphyMacManus
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bomber into stemless snifter.

A: dark gold/light amber with short-lived white head that fades to nice lacing on the surface of the beer.

S: Piney, resiny, citrusy hops. Vague malty sweetness as well, but the hops are definitely the dominant figure. Slight alcohol present in aroma as I tip the glass to drink.

T: Everything I expected after smelling it. Malt base is present, but it definitely takes a back seat to a hop character that resembles Pine-sol up front, and fades to a grapefruit-like bitter finish that lingers. Like getting hit in the face with a grapefruit soaked in Pine-sol. I love it.

M: Very light carbonation and on the thicker side from all the malt. Malt is actually more present in the mouthfeel than in the taste or smell.

D: For the style, a great example and very drinkable. As a session beer, this would suck, but that's not the purpose of a double IPA.

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

Poured a clouded off orange color with good carbonation and a nicw hite fizzy head. Nose is big hops, lots oils, pine and floral, lots of malt too. Big hop oil taste, pretty nice OG on this and the hops were fruit and floral. Big and husky. Pretty bug IIPA on heavy side and bitterness on the end but cant believe it was 102 IBU.

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

Slightly too pale orange gold colour, but with a very impressively pleasant white head. Very solid, and it leaves some really nice lacing. Carbonation is intense - looks quite vivacious. Looks a little thin for a pretty heavy IPA ABV-wise, but otherwise, it's a nice enough looking brew.

Nose is freaking delicious. It was obvious from the uncapping that this was going to be fragrant. I immediately got a big whiff of insanely floral hops. Big west coast notes of grapefruit, sweet citrus, a little acidic seltzer water, aniseed and crushed flower petals. Absolutely awesome, one of the best IPA noses I've had. It's not just that it's big and boisterous, the flavours are so delicious and so well combined. It's just gorgeous.

Really nice on the palate too. Crisp notes of pink grapefruit and sharp herbal notes, but no harshness, which makes it extremely drinkable. The hops are just subdued to the right level on the palate, so you get the fragrance and light citric bitterness, but nothing clinging or cloying. Mouthfeel is sparkling, but pleasant.

This is a really delicious beer, and devilishly drinkable. It feels so smooth and crisp, but with such a wonderful combination of flavours to give it character. It reminds me a lot of Blind Pig in terms of drinkability, but this is a good couple of points ahead of it in ABV, which makes this more of an achievement.

Seriously one of the best American IPAs I've tasted.

Photo of Jeffo
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Got this at the Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam.

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger medium-thinner looking off-white head that's fluffy and retains very well. Medium carbonation with medium sized bubbles. Perfectly clear, rust brown in color, but more amber orange when held up to the light. Head slowly fades to a thin film cap with a thick ring. Thin film remains and leaves some decent lacing down the sides. Head could be a little thicker and tighter.

SMELL: Toasted and pale malts, but lots of bitter hops all over the place. Lots of citrus, mostly grapefruit, with touches of mango and some piney notes there as well. Nice nose.

TASTE: Toasted and pale malts, with perhaps a bit of wheat malt, then lots of citrus, grapefruit, mango, and pine notes. A bit of caramel malt sweetness to balance out the middle and finishes off with a good dose of hop bitterness, though not overpowering. Mild and longer lasting aftertaste is citrusy, piney, and quite bitter as well. Not quite as bitter as I'd expected after reading the 102 IBU, but that's not a bad thing. Alcohol well hidden as well. Very tasty and surprisingly well balanced for the style.

PALATE: Medium body, perhaps a little thinner and airier than expected, and medium carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down slightly rough with a slight scratch at the end and finishes with a touch of dryness on the palate. Odd that you could feel the alcohol but couldn't taste it. Slightly below par here.

OVERALL: I really enjoyed the taste profile on this one. Not quite as bitter as I'd expected, as the malt sweetness did well to balance everything out. A very enjoyable and drinkable DIPA to say the least. Unfortunately the thinner head and palate kept this from being world class in my books, but I won't let such nit-picky little things stop me from getting this one again if I see it. Recommended.

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

Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz. bomber at Mad Mex in Pittsburgh...

A- Deep golden color with a nicely carbonated head but not much lace left in the glass

S- Big, fresh hop aroma! I could have kept my nose in the glass for 5 minutes.

T- Large, upfront hop presence, lighter than expected body, and a huge bitter, earthy finish. That's the only hint that this was a DIPA...huge finish.

MF- Lots of carbonation and slightly oily

D- The bomber was plenty. I wasn't big on the bitter finish - if you like earthy hop flavors, this is your beer. It reminded me of an all-Simcoe hopped beer that I had at a local brewhouse...not really my thing.

Lagunitas seems to be my favorite brewery lately, but I prefer the Maximus or Little Sumpin' Extra over the Hop Stoopid.

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

A- This one pours a light golden orange into my Duvel tulip, 2 fingers of soapy, fluffy white head dissipates rather quickly leaving minimal lace.

S- Citrusy, tropical fruits, a little pine and a bit of caramel malt. HOPS, HOPS, HOPS, this is why I love west coast DIPA's so much.

T- This is oh so good! The citrus, pine and sweet malt are in perfect balance. Not a trace of the 7.7% abv, what an absolute treat!

M- Medium body, medium carbonation. This one really coats the mouth.

D- This by far the best DIPA I've had to date. An extremly easy drinker, it's really refreshing and it keeps you coming back for more.

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

pours clear amber gold type color with very little head or lacing.

smell is light floral hops, with sort of a candy malty backbone, a slight bitter whiff of grapefruit. maybe some grape.

taste is extra bitter with a much more malty finish, although the bitter stays around. still tasting a sort of grape hint.

the mouthfeel is really nice, smooth and extremely light for the style. this is definitely the strong point of this beer.

despite leaving a pretty lasting bitter taste on the tongue(which isn't necessarily a bad thing), this beer has a high drinkability. it's very light on the stomach and goes down smooth. impressive feat for being a double ipa.

even though it isn't really a shining example of the style this beer is quite tasty and refreshing. the bottle claims 102 ibus, but the beer retains a balance that lies your mouth. really good beer.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,505 ratings.