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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,712
Reviews: 2,016
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 240
Gots: 944 | 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 nutritionalfacts
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber of hop stoopid hiding on the bottom shelf at my favorite beer store, figured I would make it my first review on BA:

A: poured into a pint glass. Pours fairly clear golden, leaves a nice white one finger head that falls slowly, leaves some great lacing all the way down the glass

S: citrus hops, pine, grapefruit, orange. Great smell, I think i expected more from a beer called hop stoopid, but good nonetheless.

T: Pretty much follows the nose. Slight bready malt flavor comes up in the middle before the hops beat it back down. Flavor stays around forever, good stuff.

M: Nice medium body and carbonation, sticks to your teeth perfect for the style IMO.

D: definitely drinkable, dangerously so. I could down a few more, I would if I had more.

Overall a very good beer. I think I expected a little more punch from a beer called Hop Stoopid. However still a damn good brew, well done

Photo of ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, dark golden color with a foamy white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

Smells of tropical fruit and citrus hops.

Tastes of the hops with their bitterness ending in a sweet finish. Hops are a delicious bitter grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and mango. A good dose of pale malt sweetness cuts the bitterness, but not much caramel malt to speak of. A bit of biscuity flavors come from the malt as well.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

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

First off, biased due to the fact that i grew up in Sonoma County and remember these guys when they started, and they are one of the better crews of brewery guys in the business.
The beer; big golden pour, chunky frothy lacing.
Smell was more malty than hops, but maybe because I was expecting huge stoopid hops, i didn't get that. Taste was hoppy, with big citrus, but I found this to be more malty than I expected, but maybe in a good way, allowing this beer to have a smooth mouthfeel and be very drinkable. Pick some up, good stuff, I just kind of think these guys were ahead of there time with the big hops, and now most guys are going over the top with the hops that these guys are kind of lost.

Photo of Flashsp2
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Stoopid bomber into a snifter

A hurried pour generates a three finger fluffy eggshell head that leaves big sticky lace on top of the clear dark orange body.

Nose is mix of grapefruit, pine, flowers, resinous hop oils, mint leaf, and a soft bready malt.

Body is surprisingly balanced for an IPA of this size, with a battle between malt and hop, with the hops eventually overpowering the malts. Hops are earthy, leafy, salty, grapefruit bitter, a bit resinous and oily (especially on the finish), and the malt base is present with a biscuit quality. Tasty stuff, the alcohol only providing a touch of warmth.

The pour showed some pretty large bubbles, but the mouthfeel shows only a medium carbonation and a soft body. Not heavy, but easy to quaff.

This is very easy to drink, and the bomber empties pretty quickly. Reminds me a bit of Two Hearted Ale, nice and easy to enjoy, without peeling off your taste buds with a hop assault.

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

Imperial pint at the County Cork.

Pours a glowing deep orange/amber with a frothy cap of cream-colored dish-suds head. Retention and lacing are pretty nice.

A sweet perfume of fresh fruity hop goodness: orange pulp and peel, pineapples, tangerines, sweetened grapefruit. Some floral notes as well, but overwhelmingly, potently citrusy.

A "wow!" beer from the first sip. Without a doubt the juiciest feeling beer I've tasted to date. Slippery smooth, with the tiniest bubbles of carbonation imaginable. The moderate malt sweetness seems just the right level to let all that citrus shine. By the smallest margin, I prefer the flavor bottled version, as there's a more assertive resiny pine presence, but this is damned tasty, and the mouthfeel is simply incredible. Long lingering embrace of hops in the finish, as the tangy citrus kicks up the bitterness a notch.

Overall impression: My favorite cask beer of 2009 (working thru a backlog of reviews).

Photo of DNICE555
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Second bomber of this stuff - split with soupedupdiesel for WC3 Day

A - Deep golden color with some lacing that fades pretty quickly

S - Hops, Grapefruit, Citrus, Pine, Lemon, smells lovely

T - Citrus, Pine, Hops, A fruity bitterness, slight alcohol punch. Very minor malt backbone... this hop bomb is a real treat.

M - Heavy ipa, nothing shy about these hops.

D - Tasty hoppy ipa which leaves me wants more. Just as good as I remembered.

Photo of jeffthecheff
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle with no freshness date. It pours an amber orange color with some hop particles floating throughout, creating a bit of a haze. Very thin and delicate white head that eventually becomes some lingering bubbles.

Hop Stoopid has a nice tropical fruit bouquet with some mango, pineapple, soft pine and a big, fresh leafy character. This is fresher than I was expecting, but of course I could use more fresh hops.

The flavor tastes very fresh with a solid hop presence all around. The hop flavor in this is incredible. It's about the closest I've had to drinking a hop flavored sweet juice. There's a big, tropical fruit flavor as well as cilantro, lime, and a lot of pine on the finish. It's very bitter, but I'm suprised it's 100+ IBU's.

The mouthfeel is big up front with an oily slickness and a dry finish. The full bomber of this was a bit much for a lunch beer, and just like NYS said, it required a weekend nap.

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

Poured a light honey color with two inches of head which fades to a half an inch. There is a lot of lacing. Looks like a good beer!

Smells mainly of orange candy, along with your standard citrusy hop scents. Sweet but pungent. This one really smells inviting.

Taste of olives, quality mustard, and pine with a sweet citrus and orange candy undertone. Bitter and sweet.

Feels good on the mouth, well balanced, a little sticky. Not too dry.

A good beer for its style, but overall a highly drinkable brew. Inviting, refreshing, and delicious. I could do a second bomber.

Photo of alli4051
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint.

A: Pours a hazy orange copper. Produces about a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly with little lacing.

S: Scent is obviously hoppy with some earthy tones as well.

T: Citrusy and resiny hops dominate; however, not as much as I thought they would. There is a definite malt profile to balance things out.

M: Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

D: While it may not be the hop bomb that others in the style are this should be appreciated by any fan of a good DIPA. The alcohol is well hidden and I could certainly throw back a few of these.

Photo of SeattleBeerBlog
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a nice gold and a clear but not perfectly clear, head falls down really quickly and no lacing. it holds but not much.

S- highlight of this beer. Smells of citrus, grapefruit, and cut grass (think baseball) I am guessing cascades because this tastes like SN on steroids (again baseball!)

T- Very bitter and sweet, taste some burnt sugar as well as grapefruit. Was expecting more hop complexity in the taste but still good.

M- a little light on the carbonation, coasts mouth but not overpowering.

D- this is a good beer but as far as double IPAs go I prefer others. I would have it again though and probably recommend it, but go for hercules or hopsickle if you want something a bit more mind blowing.

edit- did I mention I got this at 7-11??? pretty cool and super cheap for the quality. 7-11 please carry more beers like this.

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

This is my first review on here so I can only give you my impressions and taste reviews. In the end, I thought this beer was a great Sunday afternoon beer to have with a couple friends. Not something that I would have at a bar watching NCAA tournament games all day.

The grapefruit taste was very present initially and settled as the beer sat in the glass for a little while.

I would give this beer 3.5 out of 5 stars

Photo of mdfb79
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass.

a - Pours a golden color with an orange tint. About an inch of white head with nice lacing and moderate carbonation.

s - Smells of citrus and hops mostly. Some grapefruit, orange, and maybe a little bit of honey.

t - Taste follows the nose; lots of hops and citrus. Bitter aftertaste.

m - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp with a bitter taste.

d - Thought this DIPA was pretty good. A nice ibtter taste and cirtusy smell and taste. Not as much hops as I would have liked, but very nice for the price.

Photo of BabyBastard
3.54/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip, nice and light golden color with a decent sized white, foamy head. Looks to be a standard IPA. The nose hits hard on this one with intensely floral and citrusy hop aromas. I think I may love this hop extract. The taste, seems slightly bitter and very similar to the scent. This bottle may have been around awhile, as the hop flavor seems to be a bit subdued. Feel is light for a double IPA, also slick with an oily feel once consumed. Drinkability is above par on this one, alcohol content is also well hidden, making it that much better.

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

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle with no best by date.

Pours a clear copper color with a very slight head and decent lacing.

Very floral nose. There is quite a nice bouquet here. A nice grapefruit and general presence as well. Good sharp hop astringency on the nose.

A good balance of malt and hops here. Hoppy bitterness and citrus bite are complemented by a full malty backbone to go along with a pretty notable buttery presence. The sting of alcohol is also pretty prominent. On the whole a pretty nice and somewhat complex flavor that befits the style.

Mouthfeel is biting and buttery. Moderate carbonation and a good alcoholic presence that is not unpleasant.

On the whole this is a pretty nice, drinkable, and reasonably priced DIPA. Lagunitas is a more than solid brewery that really scores major points for keeping their prices respectable.

Photo of SLeffler27
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A big, rocky, off white head tops the cloudy honey gold beer with orange highlights, while sticky lace envelopes the glass. Meanwhile, that big head is retained throughout the entire session.

Wow the citrus is overwhelming, beginning with orange peal migrating to pineapple and back again. Simplicity at it's finest.

My Hoegaarden snifter is thrilled to host the pine and grapefruit flavors, with all their bitter splendidness. The flavors are far from overpowering, and this is definitely a DIPA, with its lingering flavor profile long into the finish.

There is a moderate alcohol, with no warming in this full bodied slick and chewy offering. Punctuated by a dry finish and this is much welcomed.

One would be hard pressed to find an occasion where Hop Stoopid would be out of place. Simplicity has a hero, stooped as it is.

Photo of jimj21
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter. Pours a very clear amber color. Pour produces big, off-white three finger head. Great retention and lacing as well.

Wow, so much citrus in the nose. I don't even have to get my nose close to the glass to smell aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, and orange. I think I'm getting some pineapple as well. A little bit of malt too, with some burnt sugar and caramel. So much citrus though.

Taste is a lot like the nose, but less intense. Definitely lots of citrus. Hoppy flavors of grapefruit and orange. Malt is there too. Caramel and biscuit. There is a nice balance here. It is definitely missing the explosiveness of the nose. Good amount of hoppy bitterness though. Some pine resin in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied. Slick, oily, creamy, and smooth. A little dry, but leaves an oily feel after it's gone. Carbonation is pretty good. Warming alcohol in the throat.

Pretty drinkable. I could easily go through the bomber. Alcohol seems to become more prominent as the beer warms. Very solid overall though, and available at a great price. My first experience with Lagunitas Brewing is a positive one.

Update: Found a bottle in the back of my cupboard that is more than a half year old. Aroma is still fantastic. Very hoppy and tropical. However, the hops have faded significantly from the flavor. It's quite sweet now. Flavors of tropical fruits as well. Alcohol seems a little more present.

Photo of hopsbreath
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on March 5. After doing some grocery shopping with my wife, I picked up a couple bottles from the cooler section including a Hop Stoopid. To be honest I have been drinking a lot of IPA's and DIPA's lately and almost passed on this one for something different. The fairly inexpensive $4 price tag made me say "what the hell" and grab it anyway. Boy am I glad I did! We split the bottle between two glasses and instantly I had some concerns. The color was a typical dark gold but was extremely clear. The head formed about 2 and a half fingers of white effervescent bubbles on top that quickly dissippated. It seemed to be force carbonated and filtered. The smell made my hopes go way back up. Big tropical aromas were present. Pineapple, mango, and passion fruit were way over the top. The taste echoed the smell with the big sweet tropical flavors and light hop bitterness. Could this really be 102 IBU's? It did not seem so but was nice none the less. The mouth feel felt a little thin for the style but made the drink easier to down.
I'm starting to think there may need to be different classification for DIPA's because some are big bitter bombs and others like Hop Stoopid, are more tropical. I like the latter style better and will tend to look for more like this in the future.

Photo of BuckyFresh
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from a 22oz bomber into a large wine glass. Beer is a golden orange, with maybe a hint of amber. Fairly clear as well, with little to no sediment. There is a large two-finger head and a good deal of carbonation rising up from the bottom of the glass. Great head retention and lacing.

Smell: Good hop aroma, with the typical citrus fruits in the nose. There is a bit more malt present than in other DIPAs, and I detect some dark fruits as well.

Taste: The malt in the aroma was a definite indicator of what was to come. I expected a little more bitterness (with the high IBUs listed on the bottle and all), but all things considered, this beer is fairly well balanced. Good creamy feel to it, with maybe a touch of alcohol detectable.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Again, I think I could have used a bit more punch from the hops (which is a surprise, given that the bottle boasts a hefty 102 IBUs).

Drinkability: Pretty drinkable DIPA. I didn't have a problem with the bomber, but it might get a bit too sweet after awhile.

Photo of zoso493
3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice, radiant orange-amber that is crowned by a fluffy two-finger head. The head dies down quickly but still maintains it's present over the surface of the beer, while leaving a small amount of lacing on the glass. Not a hazy IPA by any means, but it's a beautiful color, especially when held to the light.

Smell: This brew is actually not brewed with leaf or pellet hops but rather with hop extract, and this is very apparent in the smell. It smells like a syrupy, caramel malt extract, which is not particularly attractive to me, but let's see how it tastes.

Taste: The hop/malt extract character still carries over to the taste but the hops do come out a bit more in the taste. It's good beer, but I can't help notice the artificiality in the taste. There's not a whole lot of complexity to the taste.

Mouthfeel: This is not a particularly thick DIPA but it has an adequate body. It does, however, leave a bit of a cloying taste on your palate.

Drinkability: As a result of this false, syrupy taste and the cloying hops, this is not a particularly drinkable brew. This bomber is not difficult to drink, though.

Overall, I was pretty disappointed with this brew. Using hop extract was not the correct strategy in brewing this beer, in my opinion. It's got some decent flavoring to it, but it's not very well put together, nor is does it feel very authentic. This would not be the first DIPA I would reach for.

Photo of Tomdee74
3.33/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a good color with a decent head that dissipates rather quickly leaving behind moderate lacing.

S - Moderate smell. nothing great or too hoppy.. i saw someone say this is as close to hopslam as you can get on east coast and i have to disagree. it does have that slight grapefruit earthy smell to it.. not much in citrus or floral hops..

T - Tastes a tad thin but ok.. not as hoppy as i like the malt is pronounced here as well. i do taste the grapefruit here almost the rind of the fruit.. mostly that taste.. i do kinda like that... i prefer a bit more citrusy however..

M - bitter almost sour like drinking grapefruit juice.. i do like that as i kinda like the bitter/sourness..

D - Pretty drinkable as it is a tad thin if you ask me. Not a flavor east coast hop bomb like a smutty big a ipa or even a southern tier unearthy but it is along those lines.. just a bit weaker... The price makes this one a great buy. I probably won't see this out again; however, the price is very right so i think it was well worth it..

Photo of bbeane
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a snifter... first pour produces a very light head that lingers. Second pour is slightly more impressive, leaving a small amount of lacing on the walls of the glass. Beer is an orangish color, mostly clear with the exception of a tiny bit of sediment

S- First impression, a whiff straight from the bottle smells like pure grapefruit juice. From the snifter it smells mostly the same with the addition of a bit of sweetness

T- Definitely hoppy, but a bit sweeter than what I get from most west coast IPAs. Being an east coaster, I still find it to be quite tasty. Keeps a consistent taste from start to finish with the hops mostly, but not completely edging out some sweetness

M- Light/medium body with light carbonation. Leaves a pleasant bitter aftertaste lingering in your mouth

D- With exception to the high abv and difficulty of consistantly finding it in my area, I would consider it very drinkable... if I find more I'll definitely buy it


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

A - Has a bright orange/yellow color to it. Small amount of head, dissipates fairly quickly.

S - Smells very sweet, I got a lot of honey, flowery hops, and some citrus.

T - Tastes bitter, but not as bitter as many DIPAs I've had. Nonetheless, I get bitterness first, with some sweetness later. The bitterness lasts and I get a bitter citrus aftertaste, not unlike a grapefruit rind.

M - Feels smooth and somewhat oily. Similar to a jammy wine.

D - Very drinkable. It has great taste and is light enough that I'd be more than happy to settle down for some march madness with a case of these niners.

Photo of prg1976
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear amber color, lots of white head...lots of lacing.

S: Tons of hop aroma, a little caramel. Maybe some grass thrown in too. Citrus, citrus and more citrus.

T: Tons of citrus hops, a little malty caramel.

M: A little bite from the bitterness, not overwhelming though. Good carbonation.

D: Fairly drinkable, I wish it came in 12oz, I would buy it more often.

I suppose it lives up to what it says on the label. Lots of bitterness. Not the best IPA, and not my favorite, but I'd buy it again.

Photo of StoneTSR
3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Light golden color. A nice, quarter inch head with a variety of bubble sizes scattered throughout fairly quickly faded away before the first sip was even taken. As the head fell, it left a solid ring of lace around the top. Lacing continued and left a very cool verticle pattern which I have not seen before.

SMELL: The first sniff gives almost no hint of hops. It has a straight forward, but not overpowering malt smell.

TASTE: With the initial sip, the malt smell seemed to come through in the flavor. Despite the tip off in the smell, I still expected a Lagunitas beer that was 102 IBUs to taste quite a bit less malty and more hoppy. After a few sips I could taste the bitterness, but it was almost an afterthought to the malt. Notes of honey were also present, and when combined with the malt it was a very sweet beer.

FEEL: Tiny bubbles seem to grip your tongue at first, but they quickly let go and melt away leaving a gentle tickling sensation on the way down. Quite pleasant.

OVERALL: Full disclosure - Lagunitas IPA and Lagunitas Maximus Double IPA are two of my favorite beers of all time, so I was expecting Hop Stoopid to be one of the best beers I ever reviewed. Unfortunately it ended up just being too sweet for me. I understand that's what happens with a lot of double IPAs, but I'm still looking for that perfect beer - a genuine double IPA that is bitter, dry and not sweet - this was not it. At the same time it is still an excellent beer, but sadly, doesn't meet the high expectations I had for it.

Photo of Alf7247
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Severed in a 22oz snifter.

A- Clear orange/copper. White head that left quickly with a thin layer a thick bubbles.

S- Very hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, and a weird grassy/earthiness. Alcohol well hidden.

T- Hoppy, grapefruit/citrus, that weird grassiness, bitter, nice long hoppy, bitter finish, malts came through later in the finish.

M- Thin, fizzy/light carbonation.

D- Pretty drinkable, even on an empty stomach.

Overall, I really wanted to like this beer because I love super hoppy Double IPA's. Not bad, but there are better out there.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,712 ratings.