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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,786
Reviews: 2,028
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 246
Gots: 996 | 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 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.

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

Hop Stoopid pours a murky peach color, a light yellow-orangish color that glows when you hold it up to the light. A finger of off-white head holds steady for a minute, then starts to fade away. It does leave some moderate lacing around the glass as it fades.

The smell is one of, if not the best part of the beer. As soon as you stick your nose in the glass, an amazing citrus fruit basket hits you in the face. In a good way. Several different kinds of citrus, grassy hops show up and mingle in a fruity-sweet mix that combines itself with the light bready malt aroma that comes after the fruit cup. It's very aromatic, too. Good stuff so far, Lagunitas!

The flavor is good, too, just not as exciting as the nose. It's a little mellow on the hops, actually. Though there is a good flavor, it's not nearly as citrusy as the nose leads you to believe, and there's a lot more malt present than in the nose. After a lengthy bit of snooping (aka a 10 second google search), I found they actually only used hop extract in this beer, not whole hops. Good for aroma, less than good for flavor? Still a good taste, just not as juicy and full as I'd like.

The mouthfeel is pretty damn solid, too. Maybe one step below a medium body with a smaller amount of carbonation. Nice and smooth on the tongue... a well put-together beer.

Overall, this is a pretty solid beer that could do itself a favor by having some whole hops thrown into the recipe. Hop oil and extract isn't bad, but I feel it's more what homebrewers do, not a brewery like Lagunitas. The only thing that could make this beer better is a bit more juicy hoppiness in the flavor. Still, a pretty solid beer from a pretty solid brewery.

Photo of pootz
3.62/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from my So-Cal connection.

Amber ale with a large puffy off-white cap. Good retention.

Aromas are familiar for Pac-NW ales- run the gaumet from grapefruit to floral...toffee malts are undertoned.

Sharp mouthfeel, has the character of an unfinished beer.

Big malts in this but no variety, vartiety in hops but they overpower the malt slightly, but not unpleasantly. Long finish, bittering and citrus.

Color me disappointed on this one....2 dimensional and like too many other pretentious 'intense' IPAs...I can take that but it had rough edges...lacked the rounding of a properly conditioned aled...released too soon.

Photo of ppoitras
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle purchased somewhere local in MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" off-white head over the slightly cloudy golden amber brew. Head holds okay, considering it was minimal to start, with lasting sticky lace. Aroma is sweet with pungent grapefruit.

Taste is sweet upfront, citrus in the middle which morphs into a rising crescendo of grapefruit and bitterness to the close. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and drinkability is superb for such a high IBU brew. Great one.

Photo of maximum12
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this brew at Heritage in Maplewood during a recent visit to return to well-loved empty kegs. I haven't found any Lagunitas I've truly enjoyed yet...this one has a good following...let's give it a go.

Split my wife. Pours a clear, Crayola orange with vivid carbonation. Very nice smell, full-frontal of citrus hops, floral overtones, small splotches of grassy, too.

Hop Stoopid is defined by an oily, slick, tarry hops, leaving an almost palpable line of grease along the gumline. Taste is true to the nose, lots of flowering hops & rough-squeezed citrus, & a splash of lemon-lime into the glass. There's that typical Lagunitas breadiness that cuts into my enjoyment of the beer somewhat, but then the bitterness cuts in at the end to solve that problem. Drinkability is no problem, the 8% is under deep cover.

Enjoyable? Yes. This is the best Lagunita's brew I've supped to date, which still leaves it in the "good" category. But certainly not the mouth-bruiser that the "102 IBUs" on the bottle advertised.

Photo of Bajasith
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

-A surprise find at a AM/PM so a grabbed two bottle as I have heard great stuff about this hoppy brew...
-Pours a light amber/orange hue with lots of light sticky, pancake head which efficiently settles to a thin layer, leaving a good amount of lace.
-Wow... Hops galore as the aroma of pounded grapefruit peel hits your nose yet a suttle sweet scent lingers.
-Taste has tons of hops from start to finish. Fruity at first, then a touch of caramel maltiness, finishing with straight up hoppy bitterness. Hops still taste fresh and powerful. Overall, a little unbalanced towards the hop side, but I guess that's kinda the point as the name suggests.
-Medium to heavy body that begins somewhat thick and oily, finishing dry and refreshing to the palate.
- A must have brew in the fridge for a hophead as this brew will go great with some fresh grilled carne asada with home made hot salsa on a hot day

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

Fresh bottle, poured into a New Belgium globe.

A - Clear amber with a 1-finger creamy white head.

S - Obviously hop forward ; spicy, earthy and orange citrus hops. Nice caramel malt backbone.

T - More citrus (grapefruit and orange) hops with toasted bready malt. Very well balanced, despite the high I.B.U. level.

M - Creamy with a medium body and high carbonation.

D - Quite drinkable, despite the 8% ABV.

Overall this is an exceptionally smooth and balanced brew and one the the best deals on the market at around 5 bucks for a bomber. This one is a staple in my fridge.

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

A- Clear amber. Creamy full head, and medium carbonation.

S- Hops and more hops. Grapefruit and pine scent. I think I detected bready malts as well.

T- Heavy on hops flavor and balanced quite well with the malt. Hop extract was evident to me though as the hops didn't have the same crisp bite that they usually do. Very good bitterness however.

M- Very smooth and creamy. Carb is just right.

D- Easy to down. Very hoppy, but in an artificial way. Seems like hopsickle on a budget. Not bad, but after having it twice I don't think I'm a big fan of hop extract. Lacks a certain kick IMO.

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

Had this on 2010-08-26 in Reno, NV and again on 2012-01-01 in Columbia, PA (raised my rating after this tasting)

A - Clear amber-orange with a 1-finger head.

S - Sweet citrus flesh, floral and light spice.

T - Seems very fresh. Mild biscut, bright citrus, mild honey, lots of hop floral and bitterness with mild sweetness. No vegetal taste due to the use of hop extract. Flavors continued to improve as it warmed. Clean, dry finish. Not as bitter as I expected for 102 IBUs.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Prickly and resinous. Nice.

O - A fine and bright West Coast IPA that I'd be glad to have anytime.

Photo of Jef59
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a brilliant golden - orange amber color with a thick creamy head that clings to the glass in thick globs.

S - I can smell it without bringing it anywhere near my nose! Smells of juicy oranges and a little bready.

T - also taste of juicy oranges plus almonds, a little wheat, and floral. The beer ends with a phenolic zing that compliments the orange very well.

M/D - nice chewy mouthfeel with a nice amount of carbonation. Surprisingly quaffable for an ipa. I could have definitely finished the whole bomber if I didn't split it with a friend.

The best ipa I've had so far and one of my favorite beers so far!

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

A: Pours a nice orangish yellow with a nice thick foam head and ample lacing.

S: A decent amount of citrus and floral hop scents. There is also some malty scents, bread and caramel.

T: Big amounts of hops hit the palate first and foremost. Very bitter and very dry. The malt character becomes apparent in the middle of the taste. The back end is a nice combination of malt and bitter hops.

M: A nice medium body with sufficient carbonation. Leaves a nice dry taste on the palate.

D: A very nice IPA, lots of big hop flavor but the beer is balanced. For as many IBU's as is advertised, it was not as bitter as expected. Excellent beer.

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

Serving type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark tan, golden, 1/2 inch head

Smell - Hops, yeast, fruits, smoked malts and more hops

Taste - Imperial ipa, so hops, lots of hops.
Nice piney flavor with some grapefruit. Smokey malt flavor also present. Pretty simple, hops is the main flavor

Mouthfeel - Feels like i ate a grapefruit flavored pine cone. Mouth is hop numb. Aftertaste is dry and bitter.

Drinkability - Excellent dipa. Huge hops, very high ibu's, with a slight malt backbone to balance it out some. Very fruity, and the price for a bomber is relaly good. One of the best dipa's out there for sure.

Photo of HarleyRider
4.82/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cool cap with a dog on it. Bottle states 102 I.B.U. 4.U. Alc. 8% O.G. 1.G. 1.085 Poured from a bottle Net Contents: 1 Pint 6 Fluid oz into a pint glass.

Nice 2 finger white head.
HOP STOOPID ALE is the name and it is every bit of that and more. Hop heads should know what they are getting into with a name like HOP STOOPID!

Appearance: Settled to a nice clean orangish amber..

I took a slow deep sniff. It was full of a wonderful fragrant floral hoppiness that made me salivate.

First mouthful my taste buds almost exploded. Not overwhelming but HUGE flavors. Very smooth and drinkable. I was expecting a more bitter beer with the 102 on the label. It's balanced so nicely I wouldn't have guessed 102. Rich body with tiny bubbles and loads of great bitters. All kinds of great flavors from all the different hops. Sweet maltiness blends with the dry bitter hops perfectly. Wild mouth watering citrus after taste. A delicious hoppy foam covered my mustache.

First impression is I'm enjoying the hell out of this beer.

Head is holding up as I pour the rest into the glass. Another deep nose full of fresh hops. Next thing I know I'm trying to squeeze more out of the glass. Left a picture of what I would describe as "waves in the surf" down the pint created after each mouthful. I was tempted to swipe the lace and lick it off my fingers.

The only negative thing about this beer was not having another. I bought this beer because I was in the mood for an over hopped maxed out bitter beer. What I got was a pleasant surprised. Cost me 4.49 at MT View in Naugy. I can't believe I only bought 1 bottle. I picked it up expecting a very hoppy beer not a great drinking beer. This beer was both.

A must try for any hophead.

Photo of stonelis
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a golden orange. Tall thick white head. Malty. Well balanced. Not as hopped as you would expect for a DIPA, especially 102 IBU'S. Very smooth and drinkable. Alcohol becomes evident as it warms. Medium bodied with a very clean finish. This is one of my favorites.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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