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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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6,185 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,185
Reviews: 1,953
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 192
Gots: 621 | 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 hoplover82
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer that I've been wanting to try for a while. And this is the first year that we got it down here in So. Tx. And the price is OUSTANDING!!! 3.59 A big boy. Wonderful!

A-Pours a think deep golden color with just a hint of amber in it. A medium off white creamy head that leaves pretty good lacing as the beer is sipped on. The head dissapates to a thin collar on the beer.

S-Mmmmm... The smell is pungent with pine notes in the front and some lemon citrus that follows. All hops in this one, no malts in the nose. Very good for a IIPA.

T-The flavor is a hop bomb indeed. It's hop stoopid for real. I love it. Tons of very clean bitterness with truck loads of sticky pine and some grapefruit too! I always love the grapefruit hops for flavoring. Wow. A very complex IIPA indeed. I also get some floral hop flavor as well.

M-Very full bodied and very smooth. They hid the alcohol well in this one, but i do detect the high abv but it's not hot though. It's crisp and a little dry in the end, but not too dry, just right.

D-Givin the abv, I could try to drink a second bomber, but that would leave me stumbling. So I don't think I will have more than one. Wisdom you know.... Well, it does go down very smoothly though. Please go out there and find you some. It's a hoplovers delight.

hoplover82, May 20, 2009
Photo of PerzentRizen
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had 3 previous to this one and I decided to hold off reviewing it until I had a good feel for this beer. The first 3 I had must not have been all that fresh because the taste was a little dry and stale. This one is tangy, plenty of hops, a some sweet malt - much, much better. Now I get it! I got these from so many trades I don't even remember who sent them all (Pipmeister and BZero007 I believe - thank you much fellas!!!).

Poured into a Duvel glass this beer is a copper to golden bronze. There is a decent head that reduces to light lacing that stick to the edges of the glass.

The aroma is a beautiful blend of piney hops and sweet malt. It's very very close to Pliney the Elder in the smell and color.

The taste is a little acrid and dry but reduces to a very nice piney/woodsey flavor that gets sweet (from the malt) then reduces back to a hop bomb on the tongue. This is a really long beer in the flavor department.

Mouthfeel is light when cold then turns more viscous with warmth. The alcohol content is perfect for the mouthfeel and adds a little umfff in my opinion.

The drinkability is high but not too high because of the harshness of the hops and higher alcohol content. I would not reach for a second bomber unless it was party time.

PerzentRizen, May 20, 2009
Photo of jasonjlewis
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light clear amber color with 2 fingers of head and excellent retention. I do like hop oils to cloud up the appearance on IIPAs, but that's just me.

Smell is of citric hops. This pungent perfume of citrus meeting a bit of an alcohol bite. Slight lemon/orange quality to the aroma.

Nice citrusy hop flavor with ample bitterness and the slightest touch of caramel malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a bit of residual sweetness.

This is a great DIPA. I recommend it.

jasonjlewis, May 19, 2009
Photo of jujubeast6000
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 5/8/2009 (Bottle):

Pours a clear amber colored body, with an average sized off-white head, diminishing. Bitter, dry, extremely hoppy, sweet citrusy aroma. Sickly sweetness. Enticing. Hoppy taste, sweet. Some citrus. Not too bitter or caustic. Almost like a pale ale.

jujubeast6000, May 19, 2009
Photo of GarrisWH
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bomber into a pint glass

A - pours a very clear, light looking, amber/orange-tinged color. A little less than a finger of head. Pretty inviting, refreshing looking brew.

S - Very fruity, citrus character to the aroma. Smells like a mix of grapefruit, orange and maybe some other fruits with a good, piney hoppiness behind it.

T - Fairly hoppy, but balances well with the malty sweetness. The hops seem to be more on the floral and piney side than the bitter. Also pick up on some citrus fruitiness. Doesn't leave as much of a bitter finish as many DIPAs.

M- Not as light as it looked, medium-bodied with a definite resinous, piney feel.

D- Very drinkable for an 8% brew with a 102 IBU. Well-balanced between the malts and hops, and definitely not overly bitter

Really doesn't have the punch that I expected from the 102 IBU listed on the label, but that's not necessarily a bad thing I guess. Overall, a nice tasting, enjoyable brew that I will probably have to try again

GarrisWH, May 19, 2009
Photo of alcstradamus
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A--Pours a crystal clear amber/yellow with about a finger of head in my pint glass. Spotty lacing but what is there is pretty thick.

S--Great tropical fruit smell...lots of mango and pineapple character to the hops. Right up there competing with any DIPA I've ever stuck my face in.

T--Those tropical fruits carry over well to the taste. Orange peel, pineapple, grapes, apple peels, some floral qualities also. There is not much bitterness to go along with it despite the 102 IBU. Quite the tasty brew.

M--Medium bodied but thinner than many top tier DIPA's. Rinses away very clean.

D--This bomber couldn't stand my wrath for long. One of the more drinkable DIPA's I've had. Overall this is a fantastic beer and I recommend hunting it down.

alcstradamus, May 19, 2009
Photo of BarrelO
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a goblet. 8% ABV according to the bottle.

A: Honeyish orange body. Head leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Pine needles, grapefruit, pineapples. Pretty much every hop aroma imaginable.

T: There's plenty of hoppy bitterness, but it's subdued enough to allow grassy flavors and honey-like malt sweetness to make their presence known. Slightly bready aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied. Rather resiny.

D: A top-shelf DIPA. If extracts can be this good, maybe other brewers should make use of them.

BarrelO, May 18, 2009
Photo of MeisterBurger
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium amber with a luscious head and an amazing clarity. The smell is incredible. So much pink grapefruit and pine.

The taste is all about the pine and pink grapefruit There's something akin to canned pear or grilled pineapple in the background (which I can actually get a hint of in the nose) and a bitterness that lingers on the tongue. With a name like hop stoopid I was expecting this to almost be a gag beer, all hops and nothing but the hops, but in reality they've done a decent job at giving the bitterness enough of a sweet foundation to work against. It might lack a little depth compared to other beers in the style, and there's an off flavor, maybe something that reminds me of extra old cheddar cheese, that's kind of good and questionably not good at the same time. But overall it's tasty. And I like it.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp bitter finish.

As for drinkability, as much as I tried to sip this I practically chugged it. It just went down a little too easily. But while I don't taste much alcohol, after a bomber of 8% beer I do feel it a little. So maybe I'd want to keep it two two bombers at any one time.

MeisterBurger, May 18, 2009
Photo of Brad007
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mild-golden color with a two-finger head into my glass that fades down, leaving lacing. Hard not to have a good presentation with this trusty Piraat glass (thanks again, Ding!).

Aroma is full of floral, piney hops in the nose. They're also citrusy, specifically evoking grapefruit.

Taste is strong and full of floral/piney/citrusy hops upfront that give way to a sweet, biscuit-like malt underneath. Hops are not as intense as expected but this is a good thing. No harsh flavors to be found and the grapefruit stands out.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering piney/citrusy hops. Definitely has a good hop kick to it. Sweet malt peeks out from underneath all the hops.

Well, I certainly don't get the hype but if you're looking for a solid DIPA, I can recommend this. I could also recommend at least 5 other DIPAs but you can't wrong with giving this a try. The claim of 102 IBUs means nothing to me because my taste buds can't tell the difference, though they are starting to improve when it comes to hops.

Brad007, May 17, 2009
Photo of TheTrevor
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a light copper color with a big foamy off-white head. The smell is a bit of malt with a nice burst of floral, fruity, and citrusy hops. The taste is starts off with some fruitiness that gives way to some piney hops and then some citrus rind the in finish. The whole time the malt does a pretty good job of balancing everything out. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with a moderate amount of carbonation. This is a pretty drinkable beer for being so hoppy, and I'm glad I snagged a bottle while it was still available.

TheTrevor, May 17, 2009
Photo of colts9016
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this bottle from Jay, thank you.

Poured into a tulip glass at 51 degrees.

Appearance: A medium amber color with orangish hue. There was a one finger head but it dissipated quickly. There is some effervescence in the glass. The clarity is clear.

Nose: A bouquet of citrus and esters, floral and some pine. There is a nice malt backbone that has some subtle hints of sweetness. There is a grassy and straw note.

Taste: A very strong bouquet of citrus ester, floral and pine. There is a good malt back bone. There are some straw note on the end.

Overall: The mouth feel is carbonated and rich. The body of the beer is medium and finish pleasantly linger on the palate for a few moments. This is a good DIPA, a strong flavor with a descent back bone. I enjoyed it very much.

colts9016, May 17, 2009
Photo of Larrytown
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright golden copper with a finger of head fading quickly to a cap of off-white foam with decent lacing. The nose is hops and citrus. Some pine too.

I was braced for a hop pounding, but the first thing I noticed was the fruit. For a split second you think "this is beer?" then BAM there are the hops. It all blends together for a great taste and nice finish. The heavy carb cleans off the tongue, though it might be a tiny bit too strident.

Then again, that keeps me from absolutely gulping this one down. If you like DIPAs that explore the citrus side of things (and I do), you've got a big winner here.

Larrytown, May 17, 2009
Photo of gabe23
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear copper color with a foamy white head. Nice retention and lots of sticky lacing.

S - Nice pine and citrus hops aroma with a touch of malty sweetness.

T - Citrus rind and pine resin bitterness hit you at first, but then some floral notes and sweetness balance things out. Very nice flavor and not as over the top as the 102 IBUs would indicate.

M - Medium body and quite oily on the tongue. But the vibrant carbonation keeps things from being too heavy.

D - One of the more drinkable DIPAs that I've had. Not overly bitter or boozy, but still lots of nice hop flavor. This is one I'll come back to again.

gabe23, May 16, 2009
Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Off-white or beige head, one finger with some lace, not a lot of retention. Orange colour, not quite clear. The nose was a sweet apricot with hops, quite nice. Firey hoppy mouthfeel and taste, bitterness dominates, pomegranite, dry finish, grapefruit moreso in the finish with a pine aftertaste that detracted a bit from an overall good impression. A bit acidic and a little gassy. Alcohol well handled. There was something missing, I wondered if the malt didn't weigh in enough to balance the hops, it was a bit sour as well. Still, overall, representative of the style and well worth a try.

ThatWineGuy, May 16, 2009
Photo of manchester81
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I guess this is a weekend for DIPAs! I couldn't be happier.

Copper clear, very small head. Wonderful citrus smell. The taste is all citrus with just a touch of bitterness. While hoppy, this beer isn't one dimensional. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I expected, but not unpleasant. This mouthfeel probably contributes to high drinkability.

manchester81, May 15, 2009
Photo of BeerTaster
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance light amber with a smale white head but had good head retention

Smell fantastic lots of hops citrus, pine and some tropical notes

Taste same as smell with just enough malt backbone

Mouthfeel maby just a bit lite for an IPA but still very good

Drinkability very good for such a strong beer I will be buying this one again soon

Solid beer by Lagunitas keep up the good work

BeerTaster, May 15, 2009
Photo of wagenvolks
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into a Unibroue tulip.

Hop Stoopid pours an appealing golden-copper hue with a good clarity and a few trails of bubbles. The off white head is thin, but well retained and drapes extensive rings of lacing along the glass' insides. Aroma is 'Stoopid'-ly hoppy, bursting with fresh pine resins and raw hop cones. Nice balance of crystal malts and grapefruit. Some kind of weird spice lurks in the background, too...teriyaki?

Good flavor on this IIPA; nothing really stands out and blows me away, just a solidly crafted hop-bomb here. Starts off with juicy grapefruit citrus and piny hops, quickly balanced by pale crystal malts and a bit of honey. Bitterness lingers long into the finish, but never becomes acerbic or over-bearing. Near perfect mouthfeel, with a bubbly medium body that's both crisp and refreshing. Great drinkability, too; I'm not only looking forward to the second half of this bomber, but I can't wait for the 2nd bomber I purchased today. Kudos to Lagunitas for consistently laying down the hop-smack.

wagenvolks, May 14, 2009
Photo of alkemy
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a bright copper/orange color out of my bomber. Thin head stuck around lacing the glass throughout. Crisp citrus hops smell with a rush of pine. I knew this was gonna be good before I even took a drink. Taste is a domination of the citrusy/piney hops. There is a muted malt note in there as well. I was hoping for a touch more of the hop bomb taste because of the beautiful scent, but this beer is still very good. The 8% ABV was unnoticeable. It would be pretty easy to get stoopid drunk on this stuff. I'll be having more of these in the future!

alkemy, May 13, 2009
Photo of sarahspat
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An ample, thick looking off-white head sits tops an effervescent very clear, bright orange brew. Very little lacing appears.

Smells fantastic! Fresh pear, tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, guava) and some pine. This is the kind of nose I pray for from a DIPA. Nicely done, Lagunitas.

The taste of the beer contains all of the same attributes as the nose.This is a sweet, almost candy-like DIPA. I detect some bubble gum, molasses and candied pineapple is prominent. Also fresh white grapefruit and some herbal/earthy notes surface. The slightly bitter finish plays off of the sweet flavors to create an amazing overall flavor. The creamy body adds to this beer's likeability. This is a superior DIPA because it is not just bitter, it really showcases the superpowers of the hops flower. I wasn't expecting to like this beer so much, but it's definitely one of the best new DIPAs I've tried lately.

sarahspat, May 12, 2009
Photo of Beaver13
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a medium white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is piney peppery malts.

The flavor is sweet sugary melon, salt(?), and some bready malts followed by a good sized piney slightly resiney bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, not as good as I had hoped. It was a solid IPA, but not too interesting and what was up with the salt?

Beaver13, May 11, 2009
Photo of paco1029384756
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange color with two fingers of creamy white head.

Scent of hops, citrus, caramel, sugars and fruits. Hops are fairly strong, but balanced nicely.

Taste of hops, caramel and some light fruitiness. Not as hoppy as I like my Imperial IPAs, but it gets the job done.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation, refreshing.

paco1029384756, May 10, 2009
Photo of itcomesnpints
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear, gold, some lacing, head retention could be better.

Great aroma of oranges, strawberries (i swear) and juniper/pine.

This brew is hops first, as it should be. Not much malt to speak. That's a good thing.

Mouthfeel is light to medium and appreciably arid.

The lighter body, crisp aftertaste and enticing aroma make this quite a DIPA to kick back with.

itcomesnpints, May 09, 2009
Photo of jsh420
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear golden orange with a 2 finger head that leaves lacing all down the glass

smell is big fruity hops and pine and some how it smells bitter if thats possible

taste is just how it smells pineapple citrus with a big bitter lingering after taste

mouthfeel - was a little lacking in carbonation

drinkability is very good with the nice hop bite and no detection of alcohol

overall a very good dipa but just not as good as hopslam or double trouble

jsh420, May 09, 2009
Photo of 1fastz28
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

beer has a classic IPA look to it, a deep golden brown hue with a decent sized head that laces quite well. very inviting

smell is awesome, a multitude of hops but something i've never been able to really focus on, it has a slight rasberry/strawberry aroma to it, really unique and special

taste is fantastic as well, a wonderful well balanced IPA

mouthfeel and drinkability are both very good, lagunitas does not dissapoint

1fastz28, May 09, 2009
Photo of Vonerichs
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orange with a nice two finger head that is nice and frothy.

The smell is a citrus hop nose with hints of pineapple and orange. There is a mild sweetness to it and also a touch of pine.

The taste is predominantly citrus hops as detected in the nose. There's a fruity sweetness to it to balance the bitterness. The finish is resinous.

Mouthfeel is a little oily, but crisp in carbonation and leaves a pleasantly dry aftertaste.

This is an easy drinker. The alcohol is almost non-existant in the flavor/texture and the abv is respectable, but not too much.

This is a very good beer that, for the price, stacks up against some of the better DIPAs.

Vonerichs, May 09, 2009
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,185 ratings.