Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,507
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 213
Gots: 767 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007)
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Photo of womencantsail
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A clear amber with white 2 fingers worth of foam which stays around forever. Great white lacing.

S: Huge aroma citrus and pine; tons of hops in the nose. A bit of sweet malt to round things out.

T: Very bitter, yet a refreshing, almost sweet, malt finish. The citrus and pines come through wonderfully.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation.

D: Definitely a bitter hop bomb, but still a great beer and pretty easy to drink.

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a bright and clear copper gold with two fingers of rich white head.

You can smell this one from across the room. The aroma is loaded with massive amounts of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine resin.

Of course, it tastes as hoppy as it smells. Lots of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine along with a nice caramel malt finish. The 8% alcohol is there but faintly.

Medium bodied, somewhat dry, and moderately carbonated.

Easy to drink, well-balanced, and hoppy as a bunny in heat.

Photo of number1bum
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazed, tangerine tinted amber color with two fingers of light beige head. Keeps a thin lace and leaves a ring or two of stick on the sides.

Smell, as you might expect, is boldly hoppy. Loads of citrus in particular, with a nice juiciness to them that invites me in. They're also resiny and dripping with pine sap, and some bitter grapefruit pith tells me this is going to be a bomb. I do get some alcohol as well, and a bit of caramel sweetness.

Taste is a hop assault on the taste buds. Citrus and pine hops really attack the palate, and are followed up by a big dose of hop bitterness. Not quite as bitter as I expected, though, which is a good thing. Lots of hop flavor going on here. There is a juicy fruitiness to this beer and also some caramel sweetness that provide a nice base. There is a raw, herbal character to the hops as well, almost tea leaf-like, and that character is actually more prominent than the pine. As I get deeper into this glass the bitterness starts to mount and I can tell that by the end of this bomber my palate will be completely destroyed. But it will be an enjoyable experience getting there.

Mouthfeel is a hefty medium body with aggressive carbonation, yet given that and the ample bitterness it's still pretty smooth. Not quite as creamy as I might like with this level of hopping, however.

This brew will definitely give you sensory overload, as it is definitely aggressively hopped. That being said, I'd hesitate to call it a hop bomb because there is a ton of hop flavor, not just bitterness. There's also a bit of sweetness, so at the end of the day there is a ton of flavor to enjoy here, and it's the lack of those things that characterizes a hop bomb, in my opinion. This is just a super hoppy, tasty brew. I will definitely pick more of this up in the future, especially considering it's a bargain price.

Photo of cdkrenz
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Huge white head with great big air. The body is a golden brown with a medium amount of carbonation.

S - Super hops! Fruity and inviting.

T - Hoppy with an extraordinary amount of bitter goodness.

M - The texture is soft and smooth. It goes down easily, which may result in problems for me.

~ It's a good thing this bad boy comes in a bomber. If it were a six pack I'd not sure I'd make with all this hops. Either way, you should do yourself a favor, and get Hop Stoopid.

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

I always make a point of picking up at least one of these bombers whenever I see them. Ever since I first tried it at the Brewery Fest in LA on the Sony lot (and subsequently didn't leave the Lagunitas sample tent until I started getting uncomfortable stares from the servers), I have loved this beer.

Pours a golden/orange tint amber with a pillowy head. Grapefruit, citrus, and floral hops greet your nose saying, "hi there, let's get to the drinking already." Crisp medium bodied refreshment, well balanced between the hops and malts, with just the right amount of alcohol. Effervescent but not overpowering, you can drink these all day...I did!

Photo of zeff80
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, fizzy, orange color with ruby highlights. It had a small, bubbly, tan head that left a little lace.

S - Grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit! Also, some orange peel and sweet caramel.

T - I love the grapefruit with touches of orange and a nice burnt toast maltiness.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied brew.

D - This is a great DIPA. The grapefruit flavor is great. Can't wait to grab some more!

Photo of naterock
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a fluted tulip, one finger head. Golden amber with a thick, rocky lacing.

Smells incredibly floral with a citrusy, grapefruity, piney nose. some sweet malts in the background.

Tastes equalivelant to the smell. superior flavor from the hop florals with a good balance from the malts to creat a great complex flavor for a DIPA.

Mouth is oily and a tad overcarbonated but really a great offering for 3.99 a bottle.

Photo of SpecialK088
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Tulip

A-Very crisp golden color with a 1-2 finger head that lingers well about 1 finger

S-The nose is amazing smells of very fresh citrus, grapefruit and sweet orange, with some more earthy hops and very deep pine.

T&M-The complexity of this beer is very good the bitter flavors meld together extremly well with a sweeter side. The grapefruit and pine flavors blend in with a rich malt sweetness that makes it very unique and very good. Medium body and very smooth with a classic bitter DIPA finish. Alchol is present enough to add to the flavor but not to be overbearing.

D-Easy to drink and I couldn't be ahppier about being able to get this...Oh wait yes I could I can get it as 3.99 a Bomber!

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

22oz bomber served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a clear gold with about a finger of tight bubbled white head. Big hop aroma, pine, citrus. Also some sweet malt. Taste is what you would expect from a beer that touts its 102 IBUs! Had a bit of a green, vegetal flavor from the hops that lowered my score a bit. Good malt base for all the hops. Drying mouth pucker from the hops. Medium bodied. Solid DIPA, but when you consider the price ($4 for a bomber) it's a winner.

Photo of tr4nc3d
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my newly bought Odell-IPA Pint glass.

The color of the beer is that of very light orange with some copper mixed in. The head on the beer is that of 2inches and is slightly off white. Good head retention that last quite a bit. As the head fades I was left with some sticky soapy lacing clinging to the sides of my glass.

Fresh citrus fruits come to my nose with the likes of mangos, apricots, grapefruits, tangerines, some slight floral smells could be detected but the citrus dominate in the smell.

Taste of sweet citrus fruit comes upfront with a decent amount of malts kicking in to balance it out. As this slightly fades the bittering hops come into play and leave a slight astringent dry finish on the palate. Overall not as bitter as I thought it would be, being it has 102 IBUS

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly more the normal carbonation. Leaves a dry finish on the palate after the sweet taste of citrus and some caramel are gone.

This is a good beer with a hint of bitterness in it. If you like IPA's this is a good one to not pass up on. I would definitely recommend this beer.

Photo of jbhuxley
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a snifter glass.

Pours amber/orange in color, with a very thin coat of head, that quickly subsides into a subtle ring.

It actually smells like fresh hops; grassy, floral, just a hint of pine. There is also a slight presence of apricot or peach.

Abundant citrus, grapefruit, and orange peel. Slight apricot taste is also in there. It is not too sweet at all, leaving the hops alone to be appreciated. It is not as bitter as I would have expected from the 102 IBUs proclaimed on the label, but bitter nonetheless.

Mouth feel is great. Nice little bite of carbonation. It has some body without becoming thick or syrupy. Very crisp.

The crispness and lack of sweetness make this very drinkable. And since it is only 8%, I can drink a couple.

I found this bomber for $4.50. I enjoyed it more than most beers on which I would spend $10-$12. This is one of the best values I have ever come across.

Photo of BigAl723
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from the Plum Market in Ann Arbor. Poured into a snifter while watching Beerfest!

A: Beautiful! Light orange and golden like the sun. The head was about an inch thick, tan and creamy. It dissipated quite quickly.

S: Marshmallows, ruby red grapefruit, pine, citrus, hops, you name it, it's there. I still haven't tried Hop Stoopid yet and let me tell you, it smells like a hop bomb!!!

T: Bitter, hoppy, and straight to the point. I expected it to be a little more sweet because of the smell but this brew means business. A very nice floral aroma leaps off the tongue. Very balanced.

M: Light to moderate carbonation.

D: Pretty darn good. Bitterness is not too much. It seems to flow just fine. I could probably drink a couple bombers if I wasn't going anywhere.

Overall, I'm glad I finally got a hold of some of this. It's one of my friends' favorites and he's been raving about it for a while. A really good DIPA with reasonable ABV. Some DIPA's put you to sleep, this one is just right.

Photo of Anthony1
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint

poured a very nice gold, very nice IPA color, bit of orange. Nice big head, like styrofoam, with constant streams of bubbles who whole time. was great.

smelled very strong, hops hops hops, floral and spicy alike. I was amazed when i took the first sip because it tasted nowhere near as hoppy as it smelled. very well balanced.

great beer, really enjoyed it.

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

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

Featured a very nice, 2 finger white head, on a dark golden body. Not too dark, mind you.

Smell - very hoppy with some citrus notes

Taste - At first, I didn't expect this to be as well balanced as it was. Very drinkable, loved every aspect.

Mouthfeel - sticky, not too light, not too heavy. Just the right amount.

Drinkability - Very drinkable, very affordable. Great to have this be my first DIPA.

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

Great DIPA, sticky and straight with a nice vibe.

Presentation: 22 oz bottle. Very tongue in cheek label design. Similar narrative that actually points very well to the boldness of the brew within. Now, this is a different design not oval but square and does not display "Sonoma Farmhouse" but all else seems the same. Is this just a redesign? Does not display date of bottling or freshness, shows IBUs (102), gravity at 1.085, and Alc. (8.0%) Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Half inch foamy head that holds itself quite a bit. Leaves some nice sticky lacing and a nice thin layer with some bubbly concentrations and a nice ring. Crisp orange look with inviting transparency.

S - Very hoppy nose, very fragrant... Citrus, orange peel, some clove... and more.

T - Nicely balanced hoppy feel over a good malt base with some caramel like distant sweetness.

M - Disguised strong body over the hoppiness that is also conducted around the fruity character leaving maybe a longer bite that is actually not that bitter or coarse.

D - Deceptively drinkable. Something provides a sense that one can go well beyond the first bomber.

Notes: This is a recurrent favorite in my cellar-fridge. For a DIPA the price-quality ratio is almost unbeatable. Great beer in a nicely priced bomber. It may lack some of the maltiness and body complexities of say a Maharaja, but does make up for them with a very well crafted and aromatic hoppiness around a very rich, refreshing and drinkable experience.

Photo of mmmmmbeeer
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into tulip

A -- an opaque-ish dark orange without much head....decent lacing

S -- Light smell but definitely completely composed of hop aroma...slightly citrus, not much pine here

T -- Hops jump out at the beginning and stay...not much balance to this one. Very bitter.

M -- superbly carbonated which accentuates the bitterness nicely

D -- eh... I'd probably purchase again but can't ever see myself drinking more than 22oz or 2 pints at a bar. As has been mentioned before, the lack of complexity can become boring quickly.

Photo of BacklitAvenger
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Hop Stoopid is a shade of marigold toped by a prodigious off white head of several fingers. The color doesn't seem to get any deeper the more liquid you look through so I assume this will be light on the malts, even for this style.

Smell - American hops in the nose. The aroma is pretty simple, just a strong citric presence and nothing really more.

Taste - The simplicity continues here. The flavor is citric all right, but in a very simple, one-dimensional way. It's not recognizably grapefruit, nor is it definitively tangerine or orange. It's hops all the way but without the normal complexity that comes from hops. I'm not sure if this is a result of using a hop extract but I'd take a guess that it is indeed a result of the extract failing to get all the various chemical nuances out of the hops that typically define hop flavor. The bitterness is somewhat high, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Mouthfeel - This is probably the best aspect of the beer with a somewhat lively carbonation and medium-heavy body. It's somewhat slick from the hop oils as well.

Drinkability - I was sharing the bomber with a friend's uncle and I wouldn't have wanted any more than I had. It wasn't bad by any means, but the one dimensionality tended to begin to grate on my senses by halfway through the cup as my tastebuds began to desire a beer with a little more complexity to it.

I would say that the bitterness level tastes subjectively like what would be expected in a single IPA rather than the double that this is listed as. The alcohol level also could fit within the higher end of the single IPA range.

Photo of kegger22
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a two fingered head (depends on how you pour it), that quickly disappeared. Aroma was the usual suspect: Citrus. The taste I found tended more towards sweet lemon, instead of the typical grapefruit. And for the hopheads, some pine needle bitterness at the end. Feel was light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. Drinkability was good (note: my attention span is usually waning by the time I get to drinkability, and the beer doesn't help).

Photo of philipquarles
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bomber. Pours clear copper with a nice off-white head. Good lacing. Smells of typical C-hops, with plenty of citrus character. A bit of pine and some hemp as well. Sweet malt in the background. The aromatic hop character is similar in the taste and gives it a pronounced bitterness. In sharp contrast, there's a heavy sweet side to it as well, with a lot of biscuity malt. The finish is bitter, but not dry. Medium body. Not really a fan of the sticky sweetness.

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

22 oz. bomber poured into a tulip.

Pours a bright, golden amber with a sticky off-white head, depositing beautiful chunks of lace as the liquid subsides.

Aromas of sweet grapefruit and orange zest accompanied by the bitter citrus pith, with sweet caramel underneath. In a word, mouthwatering. Bitter on the palate, with flavors of bitter orange and dried leaves, with floral notes that pick up as the beer warms.

Relatively light bodied, leading to superior ease of drinking. My only real qualm with this beer is that the flavor doesn't live up to the nose, but it's still fantastic, and one of my favorites.

Photo of joshuadlight
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So glad to get a chance to try this one.
Its a hop onslaught to be sure.
Golden amber color with nice fluffy head that doesn't leave the best lacing.
Smells so citrusy its unreal. Pineapple juice. Apple juice. Fruity. One of the best smelling beer I've ever had. Taste is almost as impressive with hop character taking completely over.
Leaves the mouth dry and wanting more. Drinkable for 8% ABV.
Wow. If you love hops, this was made for you.

Photo of MrMonkey
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, bright golden amber with a two-finger pillowy white head that fades slowly to a sticky ring. Lots of thick lacing.

Smells like fresh squeezed OJ with notes of peach and pineapple.

Taste begins with some sweet biscuit and fruit, that quickly lead into a massive amount of bitter hops. Orange peel and pine blend nicely with some herbal, floral flavors. Bitterness lasts through the finish as the resinous hop oils coat the mouth.

Mouthfeel is on the full side of medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Balanced, no, but definitely drinkable. A must for all hopheads.

Photo of MaxBrews
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 22oz Bomber poured into a snifter

Appearance: Pours a dark orange, not that thick of head but a nice soapy lacing sits on top. Nearly opaque and a lot of bubbles. After head clears there is a nice thick soapy ring around the glass that clings on for dear life.

Smell: Huge hoppy nose, full of tropical smells. Pineapple, Orange, Passion Fruit. and just about any other citrus fruit you can name.

Taste: Despite the gigantic hoppy nose, theres a lot more malt in the taste profile. A very caramelized malt flavor on first sip, which is quickly overwhelmed by not a robust pineapple taste, but a very sweet one. If this is served cold only the fruit taste is present. As It warms up Malt becomes more apparent making for a good combination of malt and pine/pineapple hops.

Mouth Feel: To me this not an overwhelming bitter beer, but the finnish is very dry. For a 110 IBU beer, this is not bone crushingly bitter.

Drinkability: One bomber is enough to put a person over the edge. An intense and complex, imperial IPA thats a great deal at a 3-4$ bomber. Now the tough decision is to decide whats better the 90 minute IPA or this. Hmmm

Photo of brdc
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

There is no Sonoma farmhouse mention on the bottle, but otherwise is about the same label.

Light golden ale, large white head, good retention and lacing.
Very nice aroma, better than average IPA nose, with very little grapefruit and a lot more passion fruit and orange. Passion fruit is more noticeable cold, as grapefruit comes in as it warms up - for a change, I like this one colder.
Medium bodied, with some biscuity maltiness providing a background to the hopfest.
Passionfruit, orange, pineapple, and as it warms, grapefruits. Hoppy but not bitingly bitter.
I just love this; a phenomenal DIPA, highly drinkable, with a great price tag.

Photo of HoustonTX
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hop Stoopid is a great pour. Nice light amber-golden body, solid head, sticky lacing.

Smell is very aromatic. Juicy, and sticky with a tropical pineapple/papaya sweetness. Lots of hop leafiness, with a blast of pungent cannabis. The raw hop oil/leaf complexity is astounding. This is one damn fine smelling beer. I honestly can't stop smelling it, addicting as all hell. Definitely one of the better aromas I've had the pleasure of smelling in quite some time. It's a high just from inhaling the gorgeous dank fragrance.

With a nose like that, this is looking extremely promising. First sip is very juicy, yet still well-balanced. Upfront has a nice juicy tropical hop profile, with loads of tangy sweet pineapple. Which is quickly balanced by some nice bitterness - aggressive hop oil, sappy pine, and waxy leafiness. Flavors blend really well together, working nicely with a semi-sweet malty backbone.

Loads of hop complexity here, awesome aroma, nice balance. Very high quality DIPA from Lagunitas. Definitely worth seeking out.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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