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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,376 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,376
Reviews: 1,963
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 202
Gots: 714 | 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 batty
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a clear orangey-copper, minimal off-white head which fades too fast, leaving little lace.

even with no head smell is nice and strong, very hop dominated. not too complex, but for a DIPA is exactly what is needed. a bit of hop greeny-ness, a little earthiness, and citrus.

tastes awesome. just right touch of sweet at the front and middle to balance the great hop flavor, more green-hop imo than anything else, but good citrus and grapefruit bitterness near the end, and ends bitter w/o being cloying or overpoweringly sticky. just the right amount of golden/sweet flavors to keep the immense hop notes in check.

mouthfeel is thick, smooth, beautiful, good carbonation

drinkability is very high, really tasty, alcohol hidden well,

batty, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of vrazionale
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 fl. oz. bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter.

A - Pours a pretty clear copper-colored body with a modest, low-density head.

S - The sweet pungency of citrusy, piney hops. Tangerine, papaya, lychee, and meyer lemon are the fruit notes that stand out most prominently, with a pleasant herbal/pine resin character to balance out the bright aromas.

T - Again, the fruit profile stands out the most - pineapple, tangerine, and lychee. The bitterness develops slowly at first, then explodes onto the palate. After the bitterness subsides, a pine-resin taste acts as a complement to the lingering tropical fruit flavors.

M - The carbonation doesn't make itself well-known, but the rolling bitterness from the hops helps to clear the palate. One of those brews that you can't help but salivate long after you've swallowed.

D - An enjoyable DIPA, to be sure. I love the tropical fruit aromas and flavors going on here. The brighter fruity and floral qualities are well-balanced by the herbal piney flavors from the hops. A great DIPA for quaffing on warm summer evenings!

vrazionale, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of supercolter
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great one from a soon to be one of my favorite breweries.
Appearance is nice and thick looking oily head. Some lacing and orange in color.
Smell is very good, grapefruity with some mild spicy hops on the back end. Some caramel sweet malt comes through as well.
Taste is more of the same but actually deeper than the nose. This blends very well and will make your lips pucker slightly.
Mouthfeel is oily with a medium body and well carbonated.
Drinkability is good.

supercolter, Aug 05, 2009
Photo of jsg2220
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served: 22oz. bomber into a pint glass.

A: Clear golden-yellow and honey-orange when held to the light, head is 1/4" white that fades to almost transparent right away and clings to glass at the edge, when pouring a "swarm" of bubbles rises quick and then nothing, when refilling my glass the head lasted a little longer, as I drank one ring of lace was left at the top of the glass.

S: Sweet citrus grapefruit that is similar to the "grapefruit slices" you find in a candy store, a little wood on the pour, and an iced tea lager smell similar to an altbier or true pilsner.

T: Slightly sweet - bitterness - citrus down the sides of the tongue - groung black pepper in the finish.

M: Very chalky-soft and smooth on the tip of the tongue then crisp.

D: Nice big I.P.A., best smelling I have had yet, very flavorful and the malt has been kept in check and the hops can come right through.

Etc: "O.G. 1.085, Alc. 8% by vol., 102 I.B.U." Plus a weird/creepy farmhouse on the label and the same spelling of stupid as the band Slightly Stoopid.

jsg2220, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of adamette
2.58/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Live review. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my Cooperstown Beverage Trail pint glass. Purchased for $5.99 at Beverage Warehouse on Mayfield Road in Cleveland last Tuesday. No observed freshness date.

A Kinda basic orange/light brown translucent body under a nice creamy head that has the consistency of meringue. Lacing is moderate on the side of the glass.

S Well, hops. Grapefruit tartness to the nose without much balance. It certainly delivers on the hops, wonder if the taste will offer any balance.

T Surprisingly basic DIPA taste of unbalanced hops. Overripe grapefruit predominate and stay with me for more than 3 minutes after I sip. There is very little balance here.

M Big feel to this beer with the huge hops and elevated ABV. The feel is average for the style, though.

D Not good. I will finish the bomber (in the interest of scientific process and investigation) but I would have preferred to share this bomber with another Beer Advocate. That being said, I think that the drinkability is about average for the style.

adamette, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is exactly what you want out of a 2IPA, floral hops, fruity citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts off with a strong burst for grassy hops bitterness and a citrusy sweetness. The malt character is on the thin side for the style but provides a nice balance. There's a little bit of an alcohol sting, which is surprising for a beer with 8.00% ABV and also a background flavor of caramel. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Very smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent hop bomb that is worth drinking for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of KCHopHead
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A transparent orange with small white head. Tons of lacing. Extreme citrus smell. Taste is good but very light for an 8% beer which makes the beer's drinkability off the chart. The mouthfeel gets dinked a little because this one was well over-carbonated. In general I like a more malty balance to such a hoppy beer.

KCHopHead, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of CHickman
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber gold in color with a massive foamy 2 finger off white head that fades slowly and leaves nice foamy rings.

Smells of huge hops up front, with floral hops, flowers, piney hops, citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel and other fruit like lemon and maybe mango; there's also a malt sweetness, with caramel, wet breads or grains, sugar and some hop spices like pepper. There is an alcohol presence in the nose, but the hops dominate so much that it only peeks through.

Tastes hoppy, sweet and fruity, like a combo of hops, pine, grapefruit and malt mixed together which has a malty, caramel slightly bitter finish. The citrus hops add grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, corainder and maybe mango or even papaya; some grains like wet breads or cardboard bring balance and then the hop spices like pepper put the kick in this brew that let's you know it's strong (8% ABV), but not too strong. I found it very tasty to drink alone as well as with spicy food.

Medium carbonation and body, it's surprisingly smooth considering the high alcohol content. There is an oily feel to the beer as it goes down, and it's very creamy and smooth with so much flavor that this will make any hophead very happy to indulge.

Very complex with hops dominating and the floral flavor throughout, yet enough malt and bread in it to make it balanced enough to drink. A very good IPA which I very much enjoyed and recommend.

CHickman, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of mnj21655
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a pint glass

Pours a clear golden copper color with about a finger of bone white head. There is a prominent, mostly pine, hop aroma. It certainly hoppy but not overwhelming. Taste is pretty darn good. A bit of malty sweetness upfront but that is quickly overwhelmed by hops. Hop flavor is overwhelmingly pine but there a citrus and some floral notes near the finish. Bitterness is high but supported by a strong malt backbone. Mouthfeel is good with a medium-ish body, moderate carbonation and a relatively oily (from the hops) sensation. Drinkability is pretty good. Very enjoyable and easily quaffable.

mnj21655, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of caddybuyer
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sonoma Farmhouse? My bottle did not say that, but the label looked similar, so here it goes.

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass.

A-Slighly veiled orange with a creamy eggshell finish. Very nice lacing, but nothing over the top how this looks.

S-Citrus hops, Grapfruit, orange, lemon zest and resinous pine. I'm also detecting some bready malts in the background.

D-Interesting...This begins as a malt forward beer, with sweet caramel malts hitting the tongue intially, with citrus hops kicking in mid palate with a very astringent pine hop bitterness on the back end. At first the mouth turns sweet, then bitter, then it is sucked dry in the finish.

M-Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Lighter than one would expect from a DIPA.

D-This is decent, solid beer. While I don't get the hype, it it certainly a bargain for a hop heavy beer with a 8.0 AVB. For me, however, I'm moving on....life is short and beer is plentiful, and there are many better choices out there.

Don't get me wrong, I Love Lagunitas, and they make some of my favorite beers and do some fun goofy oddball stuff that I really dig (like Lumpy Gravy), but this, in my opinion, is way over-hyped.

caddybuyer, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange body, hop haze, topped by frothy ball of white foam. Good lacing.

Pleasant citrus aroma - orange, apricot, grapefruit - but not as assertive as I was expecting.

On the tongue there is a split second of malt before the hops roar in. Juicy fruit abounds through the mouth. Nice bitter bite at the swallow. Bit of pine in the aftertaste. Finishes a bit moister than many DIPAs.

Sturdy mouthfeel, not sloppy. Easy, approaching dangerous, drinkability.

Not equal to some of the hype, but a solid DIPA, and at $4.49/bomber, worth visiting multiple times.

RonfromJersey, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of wheatyweiss
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into an imperial.

Pours a medium to light orange with a quickly dying head that sticks little.

Aroma smacks of fresh hops and thats about it. Slight amount of doughy malt aroma, but it is definately smacked down by the hops.

Flavor is hops and thats about it. Hops are VERY citrus and sweet. Orange and pineapple with a nice snap of juiciness. These hops are good. Not much balance for malt, but the hops are soo damn good. I haven't tasted hops this good and fruity since the slam fresh, and thats saying a lot.

Mouthfeel is medium and a bit thinner than I thought. Carbonation is good and biting.

My label does not say Sonoma Farmhouse on it, I don't know if that makes it a different release. This one says, "120 I.B.U.4.U." and in little text underneath, "say lah-goo-KNEE-tis".

wheatyweiss, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of JMD
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light copper color with big frothy white head that leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

S: Huge hop aroma. Big piney resin and juicy citrus. Some pineapple and tropical fruit. There is some malt in the aroma as well, the hops dominate. Smells awesome.

T: Earthy hop oil, ripe ruby red grapefruit, lemon zest and fresh orange. This is a monster hop bomb.

M: Full bodied and creamy. Hop oils coat your mouth.

D: At 8% ABV and 102 IBU's I can only drink one of these. But this is still a great DIPA that is packed with delicious hops. Another great offering from Lagunitas.

JMD, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of melagnus
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 22 oz. bomber...

A - Golden copper (SRM 9) hues with lots of carbonic activity! The frothy sudsy head pours slightly off-white in appearance and finger-thick in density. The stability of the head is quite impressive and it takes awhile for the well-built froth to fizzle down. Resinous lace forms on the side of the snifter upon swirling; boy is this head thick and impressive! The lacing is quite thin at first, but as the beer warms the resins stick more aggressively to the side of the glass and create a beautiful spider web of cryptic patterns.

S - Hops billow up into the nose with intensity that begs for more wafts! Pine tree sap mixes with a slight citrusy sweetness. There's almost a biscuity note coming through, this beer is intensely, though to-style, hop forward. A subtle honey note also comes through on the bottom, though very faint and if it wasn't mentioned on the label I question if I would have picked it out.

T/M - Sweet caramel and honey mix with a bittering mouth stinging dry finish. One can taste that thick head wash over the palate with medium-to-full-body. Though hard to catch underneath all of the intense hops, there's a biscuity element to it. The hops taste of orange zest and also come with a piney touch.

D/C - At 8% ABV, this beer comes with a lovely punch. With that said, it's an incredible beer and probably the best Triple IPA I've ever tasted! I could sit back on a hot day and drink Racer 5s and Hop Stoopids until my arm no longer could lift itself, though I think I will maintain modesty despite my excitement!


melagnus, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of dborginis
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a turbid amber with a thin milky head. Smells of sweet citrus-y hops. Super malty and sweet flavor comes first, then citrus, then bitter hops. ...when i burped, i got a mouthfull of the hop aroma. Not a conventional way to review, but it happened. Drinkability is good, the low abv (for a DIPA) helps. Not as thick and sticky to the tongue as other DIPAs

dborginis, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of bloberglawp
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at NHC and got a bottle during a recent trip to Niagara.

Pours your average pale ale, nice foamy head and lots of lacing,a nice looking IIPA. Aroma : Hops, alot of dank and some fruity esters. Taste : Flavorfull but discreet malt backbone with a huge american hop presence.

I miss Oakland :(

bloberglawp, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of prosper
3.1/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

gold colour. large, dense, sticky off-white head. Hazy.

Smells, well, the only word that comes to mind is 'stale.' Hoppy, for sure, but not fresh juicy hops. More muted, spicy, vegetable character - I almost get onion.

Taste is similarly... off. Hard to pin down exactly what it is. Stale, maybe - a definite 'cardboard' impression. Again, that spicy vegetable hops, bitter and herbal, but without the usual bright fruity quality. Again, like cooked onion or celery. Not exactly bad-tasting, but... off. Some toasty malt.

Mouthfeel is good. Dry finish, medium body.

prosper, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of Hojaminbag
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very clear and vibrant golden body with a few carbonation bubbles moving around in there. About two figners of off-white head is soapy and rocky, has pretty good retention, and leaces some good, thick, sticky lacing that coats the glass pretty well.

Lots of citrus in the aroma, with a big, sweet, caramel malt backbone to it.

This one is interesting because it packs a ton of citrus and pine flavors, along with a ton of IBUs, with hardly any bitterness. Maybe that has something to do with the use of extract, but I cannot say for sure. Personally, I like some bitternesss in my IPAs, but I think it's interesting how Hop Stoopid tastes without it. As it is, there is some toffee sweetness from the malt in the background only, and a bunch of pine and citrus that really expresses citric and piney flavors without bringing bitterness.

The mouthfeel is really light and heavily carboanted in the mouth, but soon proves to be pretty oily.

This is a pretty drinkable IIPA. I'm not sure that I love it, but I certainly found it to be pretty good and very interesting.

Hojaminbag, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of david18
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the many double ipas and other strong beers offered by this brewery but not one of the best in my opinion. The appearance is not so great, the flavor is a little lacking and the hops is a little bit too strong. I like that they are coming up with many new brands and the name is cute and funny. I would recommend trying it but there are betters for the price.

david18, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of jabel9
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once again Lagunitas has put together a fine brew. This was enjoyed out of a 22 oz. bottle. Hop Stoopid pours a slightly copper color with a light head. I love the way this beer smells but think this brew tastes more of in IPA than just an ale.
Hop Stoopid has a great mouthfeel and could see this being dangerous, as 8% it drinks like a session beer.

jabel9, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of allengarvin
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice orange-ish amber color with a moderate off-white head. The nose is particularly good, with a huge ripe-citrus bouquet, quite fruity. To the taste, plenty of hop flavor, probably cascades, dominating, though bitterness is not too high and it's not as forcibly dry as some of the Lagunitas line. Again, lots of fruity yeast character comes through. Light malt sweetness rounds things out.

A good beer, but it doesn't really stand out in the Lagunitas lineup, which is full of overhopped pale ales.

allengarvin, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of barleypopmaker
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It poured a nice dark golden hue with some haze, obviously from the hops. It had a nice dense head as well. It's a very pretty double IPA. You can smell the hops as you pour the beer, you don't even have to wait to bring the glass up to your nose! As you do so, you get a nice bright grapefruit with some fresh peeled orange as well as a piney hop aroma. There is a ton of hops in here for sure. You get a bit of sweet malt aroma, but it is a bit hard to nail down because of the hops, but with a name like hop stoopid, I didn't expect the malt to take center stage anyway. A+ for aroma, that's for sure.
The flavor matches up well with the aroma, but is a bit more balanced than the aroma. You do get some malt sweetness, a soft caramel and bready mix for the malt and the flavor of white grapefruit takes center stage for the hops. There is a thick resinous pine aftertaste that is welcome in this beer style, and I don't think it is over done at all. The alcohol hides well behind the hops, but you can get it, especially if you close your mouth after you swallow and breath out slowly through the nose. The flavor is so well balanced that this is one of the rare Imperial IPA's that you can have more than one or two for sure, just be weary of the 8% ABV and you'll be fine.
The mouthfeel is medium full, with the hops actually appearing to adding a bit of mouthfeel to the beer as well. The carbonation is not so high to add some carbonic bite to the beer (think seltzer water), but enough to bring out the flavors and aroma in the experience.
I think this is a very well made beer, I can't really think of anything I don't like about the beer, other than the hop profile being very typical. Although it is nice, the grapefruity and piney profile does get old. It would have been nice to see an Imperial IPA with large amounts of newer hops, like Amarillo or Newport to add some interesting twists to the American IPA style, but this beer is still enjoyable for the hop heads.

barleypopmaker, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of Boofshavik
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First mobile review!

Bomber poured into standard pint glass at neighborhood BBQ.

Appearance: Pours a lovely pale copper with full two inches of clean white head. Head sticks around nicely.

Aroma: Less hop in the nose than I expected, though that could be attributable to the glassware and outdoorsyness. Balanced malt and citrus notes.

Flavor: It's wonderful. I did not expect to think a beer called Hop Stoopid was balanced, but it certainly is. The extract maintains the great citrusy and woody characters, but povides a very clean hop character I didn't expect. The malt is present, but not overwhelming as it is in some beers of this style.

Mouthfeel: Slightly lighter than expected, but still a little slick. Pleasant carbonation keeps the hop character alive on the tongue.

Drinkability: Almost too high. Most beers of the style are a one and done for me. I could suck down several bombers.

Overall: I've been drinking a lot of hop bombs recently in an attempt to cultivate a palate and respect for the style. This has begun the turn for me. After my first bomber, I called my LBS to get them to order it.

Boofshavik, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of merryjoulton
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an impeccable light straw copper with a nice head that dissipates into a thing film and brings nice lacing down the glass with each sip. Smells a great balance of malt/hops. There is sweetness, caramel, chocolate, pine, citrus, grapefruit, plum, cat tails, hay, farms, cats and dogs. Taste is very balanced but bitter. Drinkability and mf are great.

merryjoulton, Jul 28, 2009
Photo of jkdrummer
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice golden tone with a tame foamy head that quickly dissipates into a thin lace. Good aroma but nothing spectacular. The taste is powerful -- citrusy hop blast. The sweetness is there too almost honey like but the bitterness dominates. Some alcohol bite too. Great price, $3.89 for a bomber. As good as Pliny but not better :-) Highly recommended DIPA!

jkdrummer, Jul 28, 2009
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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