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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,795 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,795
Reviews: 2,033
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 248
Gots: 999 | 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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Ratings: 6,795 | Reviews: 2,033
Photo of ballz50401
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle (no bottle date) into a snifter glass. Pours a clear golden with good head retention and low carbonation. Smells of citrus, mango, grapefruit hops with a little pine and caramel. Tastes same as smell with more of the caramel with some toffee. Very smooth mouthfeel with a hop bite towards the end. Very well done beer that I will drink again and again.

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

This beer poured a copper orange color with a 1finger high, off-white head. There was thick lacing throughout the life of the beer. The initial smell of the beer was citrus hops, with pine and some malts. The taste of the beer was metallic, with a light citrus hoppiness, malts were present, but there was a taste that I could not put my finger on. This brew has a medium body and was slightly dry at the end of each sip.

All in all, this was an excellent DIPA and one I won't forget. As far as the bitterness goes, I would have liked more.

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

22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. 8% ABV, O.G.1.085, 102 I.B.U. 4.U. number printed on the neck but no visible date.

A - Carbonation bubbles stream from the etched "D" up to a well-formed two-finger head with good retention. Sticky, clumpy lace was left in a random way on the glass; lots on one side, not much elsewhere. The beer is clear golden honey orange. Very nice to look at.

S - One whiff of the aroma and I feel like I'm already getting stoopid. Strong pine hints like a goopy hand of resin straight from the source as a minuscule grapefruit citrus backs it up. While the aroma is predominantly hops, they're decently backed up by a moderately hefty maltiness. Light wheat toast and caramel helps it out nicely.

T - A screamin' hop flavor punches the tongue without mercy. Juicy mango and citrus fruit flanks the sticky pine resin and lupulin glands. Despite it's serious hop level, Hop Stoopid still has a hefty malt backing of caramel and toast. It's way overshadowed, but...

M - ...it definitely aids in making this near-full-bodied. It goes down with a fully carbonated, crisp finish and lingers with a very dry, stoopidly bitter kick. I like the carbonation and balance going on in this beer.

D - Don't get me wrong, it's a great beer, in fact the best from Lagunitas that I've had. It doesn't mean this bottle won't take some time to drink through though. Well, I picked it for the night to sip at it anyway.

Photo of JamisonM
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: very nice rich gold color white head that has some sticky lace

S: mango pineapple grapefruit orange zest

T: great taste like the smell citrus and tropical fruit the alcohol is well masked.

M: light mouth nice carbonation

D: highly drinkable

overall: this is a hit it out of the park IPA one of the best IPA's out there. 1 drink leads to another a beer you cant put down its too good.

Photo of TheSarge
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours perfectly with two fingers of rich sticky off white head that retains quite well. The body is hazy orangish gold in color.

In the aroma floral and citrusy qualities reign.

With the taste, it seems a little piny, grape fruity, and orange rind.

The brew is lightly carbonated, has a thick consistancy in the middle, and is warming to the palate in the end.

Altogether a great beer, and a nice gateway to get back into American beer again.

Photo of vtfan77
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very clear gold with a hint of orange. Not much of a head forms upon pouring, just a small ring of lace.

S- Great hoppy aroma. Pretty much straight grapefruit with a bit of a resinous, leafy character. Pretty straightforward, but really good, like a DIPA should be.

T- There's a big blast of hops upfront with tons of citrus character and a bit of sweetness. The flavor then goes bone dry with a cracker-like malt and leafy bitterness. The finish is only moderately bitter, a surprise for a beer with this many IBUs. All in all, fairly mild, but very nice.

M- Medium-bodied and nicely carbonated. The lively carbonation goes well the refreshing citrus character of the hops.

D- Excellent for the style. The 8% ABV is nowhere to be seen. Given the beer's relatively mild taste and and light body, I could see downing a couple of these way too quickly.

This wasn't the absolute hop monster I thought it might be, but it was an excellent beer. It delivered a great taste and hop character along with excellent drinkability for a very reasonable price (somewhere around $4.59 for the bomber, I think). This may very well end up being a go-to beer for me when I need a hop fix but don't want to destroy my palate for the night. Recommended.

Photo of wolfinthemirror
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice and radiant, golden yellow, fine bubbles, and a fluffly white head. lots of lacing

deep citrus, grapefruit and honey bread malts in the smell.

Taste is strong, dank, and an overall treat. very herbal, resinous pine and faint grapefruit. there is a sweetness to it from the malts, extremely well balanced. I'm surprised it isn't more bitter than it is, but maybe they just do a good job masking it.

Mouthfeel is smooth, crisp, and refreshing. carbonation is moderate.

Despite the big ABV, i could drink a lot of this because it's so good if you like big double IPAs.

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

Poured a pint from a bomber bought at the local quality brew store.

Beer poured a clean golden yellow with a nice creamy white head. Nicely carbonated with decent lacing. Head retention was okay, but was not the longest lasting. Strong fruity/citrus aromas can be noticed right away, pineapple and grapefruit. Flavor matches the aroma with intense bitterness with a fruity/citrus flavor, grapefruity. Bitterness is at the forefront with a nice sweeter finish with some residual bitterness. A little alcohol warmth is noticed, but is not extreme. Good balance between the bitterness and sweetness. A little bit of a dry finish. Coats the tougue after a few sips.

For a DIPA this is a very drinkable beer with a good balance. Not to thick, not to thin.

Photo of BeerGuy208
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply Heaven to the Pallet... The name "Hop Stoopid" is definetly an understatement of the massive collection of floral hops that blast you like a 9mm with your first taste. From smell to swig I was impressed down to the last taste. In a less politically correct world, this beer would be called "Hop Retarded" Cheers!

Photo of urwithdave
3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into an over sized wine glass.

A- Pours a light golden orange color. A two finger foamy white head that has decent retention. It left globs of lacing on my glass.

A- Pine, hops, and grapfruit. Nothing amazing...it's not a jump up out of your seat because you know this brew is gonna be outstanding kind of smell.

T- Ok, so it's better than the nose would lead one to believe. It's still just OK for me though. The pine is dominant. The hops aren't overly bitter. The grapefruit I'm getting is very faint. Not a very malty profile but there are hints of a bready sort of malt up in the mix.

M- Medium bodied. A semi-dry finish that isnt to bitter.

D- It drinks easy. Not one of my favorite DIPAs but it was decent.

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy strong golden color with a medium size off-white head that reminds me of sea foam. Decent retention, and each sip leaves a bit of lace on the glass.

Smell: Some citrus hop presence, but the pine notes are most dominant. Somewhere between the two I get some soft floral notes as well, but they are well-hidden.

Taste: Quite a bitter brew, even compared to some other DIPA's I have been having recently. Some tropical fruit is present, mostly the usual suspects - grapefruit and pineapple - with a bit of passion fruit as well. Bitter resiny pine is what really kicks up the bitterness though. None of the floral notes I detected in the smell. Not very complicated; the draw of this beer is clearly that it is a hop bomb.

Mouthfeel: Creamy feel, with a quite a bit of sap resin remaining on the lips. Higher than average carbonation, medium body.

Drinkability: Continuing on my ongoing quest to find killer IPA's and DIPA's, this one is a nice addition. Nothing stoopifying, but I enjoyed it.

Photo of ryno09
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, lightly hazey orange color with typical eggshell white head of a few fingers. The head fades quickly leaving behind nice lacing. Based on the smell (and I could be wrong), but I'm guessing I don't have the freshest bottle. The nose is very tropical fruit smelling and doesn't have the sharp piney or citrusy smells you get with a lot of IIPAs.

I agree with most that while it's a bitter beer up front, the malt sweetness really takes over mid tongue and continues to the back of the tongue and lingers. It's a fairly drinkable beer with all those IBUs thanks to sweetness of the (I'm guessing crystal) malt.

Photo of Zekezilla
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I thought this was supposed to be about as hoppy as you could get, coming in at 102 IBUs, but it's actually not as hoppy as I expected. Yes, it's a hoppy beer but not overwhelmingly so, and I guess that's a good thing. Makes it much smoother and drinkable. The hops come through with a nice citrus/floral/pine burst but the malt is there, balancing it all out. Extremely drinkable, esp. given it's IBU.

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

Poured a pale orange-amber into a Duvel tulip with a minimal film of white head.

Nicely robust aroma of pungent grapefruit hops. Moderate to low carbonation and a slightly thin mouthfeel. The taste was much smoother than expected, with a bit of caramel malt sweetness before the hoppy bitterness takes over with a nice kick of tangerine and grapefruit on the finish. Very easy drinking, but packs less of a punch than I expected (the higher ABV is well-concealed).

I tried Hop Stoopid on-tap before reviewing from the bottle, and I must say that I enjoyed it more the first time around. Maybe this particular bottle was on the older side....

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

Pours a hazy pale copper color, with a huge fluffy white head having excellent retention.

Aromas of tangerine citrus, and earthy hop elements over a fairly rich smelling malt base.

Flavor is suprisingly malty upfront, with citrus hop flavors hanging right in there. Both are fairly punchy, with neither overwhelming the other leading a nicely balanced overlal flavor. Malt carries into the finish mixing with a grapefruit rind bitterness that lasts well into the aftertaste.

Medium full body, with moderate carbonation. A little thick, and a bit chewy. Alcohol hidden well. Overall a solid Imperial IPA, though I wouldn't call it insanely hoppy. It has good punch, though, and maybe a bit more of a malt presence than most examples. Full flavored, and easy to drink.

Photo of Zodijackyl
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A fresh breeze through a pine forest with an undercurrent of citrus hops. Golden amber as if it were a standard of legends. The taste is an army of cedar/citrus hops barrelling down my tongue, applauded by a fanfare of grapefruit and smooth malt, finishing with an emphasis on the flavor of the hops and grapefruit. There is a pleasant tang upon the finish. Lightly carbonated mouthfeel, a pleasant tang of grapefruit to complement the hops. Wonderfully drinkable and well rounded.

Photo of Pdiddey3d
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Figured I owe this one a review since I've had it several times and failed to review it in the past.

A - Pours a nice golden hay color. Decent amount of head, about 2 fingers with some very nice lacing that retains throughout.

S - Sweet citrusy hops. Just a huge nosefull of west coast hop aroma here. Love it.

T - Surprisingly balanced considering the huge hop aroma. Very hop forward with some strong citrus characters. White grapefruit and tangerine would be the standout flavors here. Malts are subdued but do a great job of balancing the hops out. Strong hop aftertaste with some bitterness.

M - Medium body with a decent amount of carbonation.

D - Extremely drinkable for the ABV. Nice balance and wonderful flavors. This is in my opinion the best bang for your buck DIPA you can get on the east coast.

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

Large brown bottle obtained from a Lee's Discount place in Las Vegas and taken to Utah for this tasting.

The beer was poured into two large goblets in the lounge of our B&B just outside Zion National Park after a day of hiking.

The beer had a clear body of dark gold, peaked by a white head which left some good lacing on the goblets.

The name kind of gives the game away when it comes to the aroma and taste. This is another of those over hopped US beers that are all the rage for some reason. However this beer wasn't as bitter or dry as some I tried during my trip, it had a mellow sort of feel. A malt content seemed to be attempting to calm down the hops and I found it easy to drink. It wasn't the most refreshing beer I could have choosen to drink after walking, but I enjoyed it.

Photo of marcobrau
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Golden-hued, clear and somewhat frothy this Hop Stoopid is quite smooth and tasty. While this particular bottle smells a bit too much like canned corn, tangerine, apricot and mango hop flavors mix well with honey-like sweet malt finishing with a slightly dry peppery bitterness. A dusty cedar aroma emerges after a bit. I doubt that I have a fresh bottle, but it's still enjoyable. I'm astonished at how drinkable this beer is despite the 102 IBUs and eight percent alcohol. Again, it could be its age or I'm just thirsty. Maybe I should have a glass of water...

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

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

A- golden color, frothy white head, decent lacing.

S- Hops and lots of them, citrus, and a little bit of carmel.

T- grapefruit, carmel, and a lingering bittereness.

m- medium body, light carbonation.

D- great beer would definetly buy again.

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

Poured from a bottle into my Terrapin pint glass.

Appearance: Clear golden with a frothy one-finger white head. Good lacing. I'm not so big on the color, but the foam makes up for it.

Smell: Big, bitter hops and sweet malts underneath.

Taste: Hey, this kind of reminds me of Hercules Double IPA! And I love that beer, so it follows that I love this too. This is not quite as strong and bitter as the aforementioned, but it's dead on for a double IPA. The hops are the focus, but I'm liking this maltiness. Lagunitas balanced this well.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good crispness. Again, spot on for the style.

Drinkability: Savoring every swig! I consume this kind of stuff like candy. I only rate it a 4 here because it's just right for the style, but it doesn't make any great strides towards being incredible... just very, very good.

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

22oz Bottle poured into a goblet.

A - Golden with a slight tint of orange. Poured an above average head that receded in two minutes. Minimal lacing.

S - Sweet and hoppy. A slight smell of raisin and citrus.

T - The taste of the malt pushes the flavor of the hops into the background. Good balanced finish. Hop aftertaste.

M - Medium body. The hop taste really shows up on the back of your tongue, goes away after a minute and a half.

D - Very drinkable for an 8% beer. Well balanced. Definitely one of the better over 100 IBU beers I have had.

Photo of garuda
3.38/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear golden color with a finger thick, sudsy white head that has good retention and good lacing down the glass.

S - Big caramelly malts and hints of raisins and apricots up font, followed by floral hops with a bit of citrus.

T - Follows the nose with the fruity malts dominating the overall taste with notes of apricots, raisins, prunes, then floral hops and a touch of citrus come through in the finish, but don't seem to contribute enough to the overall taste.

M - Medium body, ample carbonation lets the hops shine. Clean, bitter finish.

D - A good beer, but the fruity malts overpower the hops in the smell and taste a bit too much for me. With so many good DIPAs out there, I'll easily look past this one in the future.

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

a - pours clear, apple-juice like color. white head.

s - huge piney hop smell. some citrus notes.

t - not sure the freshness of this, but not as huge hop flavor as i was expecting, but still big. malts, and a caramel like sweetness. not too bitter of a finish.

m - medium to heavy body.

o - great dipa, would buy it again. very drinkable. 8% is masked quite well.

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Review from memory, although I've had this several times before.

A: Color is a nice orange color with some light amber tints. Decent 1+ inch, white head.

S: Ahh, the hops. Nice citrus (grapefruit) with some hints of floral, piney, and tropical hop flavors. A slightly sweet, malty backbone. I'm reminded why a good, simple west coast IPA is still the best.

T: Taste follows the smell. Nice clean hop bitterness with a decent malt presence. There is some sweetness (caramel), that is very typical of Lagunitas beers. But it balances out the hops nicely. Finish is bitter, but pleasant.

M: Slightly on the heavy side, but mainly it's because this doesn't taste like a DIPA, but it truly is with an 8% ABV.

D: What a bargain! A sub-$4 DIPA that drinks like its $10 counterparts. I haven't had a Hop Stoopid in a while and I'm reminded just how good and easy drinkin this beer can be.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,795 ratings.