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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,613
Reviews: 1,996
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 222
Gots: 867 | FT: 7
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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 blackdog1101
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A- Amber-orange colored brew, very attractive, with a pillowy 2 finger head after a hard pour. The head subsides fairly quickly. Plenty of rings sticking to the glass.

S- Grapefruit, citrus, hops, pine. Everything you'd expect from an IIPA. Smells great.

T- Just like the smell would indicate. Grapefruit, citrus, and some pine. A little herbs and floral taste in the background. A little sweet honey. Very tasty.

M- Crisp, a little oily in the mouth. Good level of carbonation. Bitterness seems to grow as the beer warms up.

D- Totally drinkable. Really a nice beer, easy to drink. I could session this without tiring of it. I sort of thought this would be more in-your-face with the 102 IBU's, but it's a very nicely balanced beer. This is really an enjoyable beer.

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

bomber into stemless snifter.

A: dark gold/light amber with short-lived white head that fades to nice lacing on the surface of the beer.

S: Piney, resiny, citrusy hops. Vague malty sweetness as well, but the hops are definitely the dominant figure. Slight alcohol present in aroma as I tip the glass to drink.

T: Everything I expected after smelling it. Malt base is present, but it definitely takes a back seat to a hop character that resembles Pine-sol up front, and fades to a grapefruit-like bitter finish that lingers. Like getting hit in the face with a grapefruit soaked in Pine-sol. I love it.

M: Very light carbonation and on the thicker side from all the malt. Malt is actually more present in the mouthfeel than in the taste or smell.

D: For the style, a great example and very drinkable. As a session beer, this would suck, but that's not the purpose of a double IPA.

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

Poured a clouded off orange color with good carbonation and a nicw hite fizzy head. Nose is big hops, lots oils, pine and floral, lots of malt too. Big hop oil taste, pretty nice OG on this and the hops were fruit and floral. Big and husky. Pretty bug IIPA on heavy side and bitterness on the end but cant believe it was 102 IBU.

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

Slightly too pale orange gold colour, but with a very impressively pleasant white head. Very solid, and it leaves some really nice lacing. Carbonation is intense - looks quite vivacious. Looks a little thin for a pretty heavy IPA ABV-wise, but otherwise, it's a nice enough looking brew.

Nose is freaking delicious. It was obvious from the uncapping that this was going to be fragrant. I immediately got a big whiff of insanely floral hops. Big west coast notes of grapefruit, sweet citrus, a little acidic seltzer water, aniseed and crushed flower petals. Absolutely awesome, one of the best IPA noses I've had. It's not just that it's big and boisterous, the flavours are so delicious and so well combined. It's just gorgeous.

Really nice on the palate too. Crisp notes of pink grapefruit and sharp herbal notes, but no harshness, which makes it extremely drinkable. The hops are just subdued to the right level on the palate, so you get the fragrance and light citric bitterness, but nothing clinging or cloying. Mouthfeel is sparkling, but pleasant.

This is a really delicious beer, and devilishly drinkable. It feels so smooth and crisp, but with such a wonderful combination of flavours to give it character. It reminds me a lot of Blind Pig in terms of drinkability, but this is a good couple of points ahead of it in ABV, which makes this more of an achievement.

Seriously one of the best American IPAs I've tasted.

Photo of Jeffo
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Got this at the Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam.

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger medium-thinner looking off-white head that's fluffy and retains very well. Medium carbonation with medium sized bubbles. Perfectly clear, rust brown in color, but more amber orange when held up to the light. Head slowly fades to a thin film cap with a thick ring. Thin film remains and leaves some decent lacing down the sides. Head could be a little thicker and tighter.

SMELL: Toasted and pale malts, but lots of bitter hops all over the place. Lots of citrus, mostly grapefruit, with touches of mango and some piney notes there as well. Nice nose.

TASTE: Toasted and pale malts, with perhaps a bit of wheat malt, then lots of citrus, grapefruit, mango, and pine notes. A bit of caramel malt sweetness to balance out the middle and finishes off with a good dose of hop bitterness, though not overpowering. Mild and longer lasting aftertaste is citrusy, piney, and quite bitter as well. Not quite as bitter as I'd expected after reading the 102 IBU, but that's not a bad thing. Alcohol well hidden as well. Very tasty and surprisingly well balanced for the style.

PALATE: Medium body, perhaps a little thinner and airier than expected, and medium carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down slightly rough with a slight scratch at the end and finishes with a touch of dryness on the palate. Odd that you could feel the alcohol but couldn't taste it. Slightly below par here.

OVERALL: I really enjoyed the taste profile on this one. Not quite as bitter as I'd expected, as the malt sweetness did well to balance everything out. A very enjoyable and drinkable DIPA to say the least. Unfortunately the thinner head and palate kept this from being world class in my books, but I won't let such nit-picky little things stop me from getting this one again if I see it. Recommended.

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

Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz. bomber at Mad Mex in Pittsburgh...

A- Deep golden color with a nicely carbonated head but not much lace left in the glass

S- Big, fresh hop aroma! I could have kept my nose in the glass for 5 minutes.

T- Large, upfront hop presence, lighter than expected body, and a huge bitter, earthy finish. That's the only hint that this was a DIPA...huge finish.

MF- Lots of carbonation and slightly oily

D- The bomber was plenty. I wasn't big on the bitter finish - if you like earthy hop flavors, this is your beer. It reminded me of an all-Simcoe hopped beer that I had at a local brewhouse...not really my thing.

Lagunitas seems to be my favorite brewery lately, but I prefer the Maximus or Little Sumpin' Extra over the Hop Stoopid.

Photo of Dawkfan
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- This one pours a light golden orange into my Duvel tulip, 2 fingers of soapy, fluffy white head dissipates rather quickly leaving minimal lace.

S- Citrusy, tropical fruits, a little pine and a bit of caramel malt. HOPS, HOPS, HOPS, this is why I love west coast DIPA's so much.

T- This is oh so good! The citrus, pine and sweet malt are in perfect balance. Not a trace of the 7.7% abv, what an absolute treat!

M- Medium body, medium carbonation. This one really coats the mouth.

D- This by far the best DIPA I've had to date. An extremly easy drinker, it's really refreshing and it keeps you coming back for more.

Photo of ryanonline
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours clear amber gold type color with very little head or lacing.

smell is light floral hops, with sort of a candy malty backbone, a slight bitter whiff of grapefruit. maybe some grape.

taste is extra bitter with a much more malty finish, although the bitter stays around. still tasting a sort of grape hint.

the mouthfeel is really nice, smooth and extremely light for the style. this is definitely the strong point of this beer.

despite leaving a pretty lasting bitter taste on the tongue(which isn't necessarily a bad thing), this beer has a high drinkability. it's very light on the stomach and goes down smooth. impressive feat for being a double ipa.

even though it isn't really a shining example of the style this beer is quite tasty and refreshing. the bottle claims 102 ibus, but the beer retains a balance that lies your mouth. really good beer.

Photo of Zorro
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber colored beer with a small white head. Looks civilized for a 102 IBU Beer.

Smells sweet with lots of tropical fruit smells like pineapple. Corn syrup and pineapple with papaya, ash and a little onion. Smells great but lacks in complexity.

Starts out sweet with a mild pineapple jelly flavor. Onion bread flavor comes next. Little bit of melon and garlic flavor, quite a wild hop ride here.

Mouthfeel is full.

The 102 IBUs are pretty mild here. A good beer but just not as complex as something like a Dreadnaught. Still this is super mild for its strength.

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

Served from a 22oz. bottle purchased at The Wine Source in Baltimore, MD (12/01/09) into my Great Divide snifter at an appropriate temperature.

A: Pours a golden yellow with an amber hue with a 1.5 finger head that dissipates leaving a little lacing.

S: A mild aroma of citrus hops, apple, and a sugary-sweet caramel malt. Not as strong as I was expecting, but nice

T: Citrus hops bring up the front of the flavor profile adding a dose of a sweet caramel malt that is almost apple juice like. Mild bitterness in the finish and very well balanced, but it lacks a fresh robust flavor (perhaps not the freshest bottle).

M: slick medium-body with a slight oiliness and moderate carbonation with no real hint of the 8% abv.

D: Decent drinkability, but 22oz. was enough for me and it became a little one dimensional.

Overall this is a pretty nice DIPA with a great price point ($4.99/bomber), but there are many others that I would prefer over this. I am interested to see if my bottle was fresh or not, but I will not necessarily seek it out. Worth a Look.

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

A- Amber in color, not too thick of a head but still clings to the walls. Slight bubbling of carbonation and the head recedes quickly.

S- Aromatic hops are subtler than expected considering the 102 posted IBUs

T- Hoppy (no surprise here). Surprisingly balanced considering the emphasis on bitterness.

M- More carbonation than expected, not overwhelming but not anticipated.

D- Good for a pint, but any more than that would be tiresome within a single evening.

for $5, 22oz. beer it is good for the price, but nothing to write home about.

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

Pours a cloudy orange color with a big foamy cream colored head. Head falls to minimal with decent lacing.

Aroma is of hops, naturally. Nice herbal spiced nose.

Nice bold hop flavor. Herbal and flowery with a nice sweet finish. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

Medium bodied in the mouth with a slight bite.

Awesome hopness in a glass. Very drinkable and refreshing. Love it.

Photo of 4000qtrap
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Source/Serving: 22oz bottle, served chilled. No "Best By" date.

Smell: Grapefruit. Pine and Grass. Incredible.

Taste: Bitter oily hops are balanced beautifully by the sweet, malt backbone. Tremendously done. Resinous, honey, and as temperature increase grapefruit melds to bitter orange, too. Finish is oily, piney, and citrusy and at the long end throws a lot of bitterness. No hint of the 8% alcohol.

Notes: Amazingly drinkable for a double IPA. I do like my hoppy beer, but this is so well balanced that it really stands out.

Photo of cpetrone84
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-light organge color, almost yellowish orange, very translucent, thin white head that leave just a bit of lace

S-some sweet caramel malt starts and hops follow, nice smell of grapefruit, a hint of citrus, nothing is overpower, but very nice

T-this is a hop bomb and i love it, big flavors of grapefruit, some citrus, a hint of pine and bitter towards the end

M-pretty smooth and a fair amount of carbontion, medium body and pretty oily

D-so delicious, its like sweet grapefruit juice in my mouth that also gets me drunk!

Photo of mikey711
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint glass

A: A yellowy orange color with a puffy white head, but the bubbles are not as tightly compact and thus less aesthetically appealing. The head itself was about an inch thick and soapy white.

S: Not sure when this beer was from, but some of the hops have definitely faded. Still there is a mild citrus hop aroma on top of the caramel.

T: Light citrus flavor with lots of caramel as the backbone. Also a bit of soap floral hop flavor as well. Not a ton of bitterness

M: Somewhat light in terms of body. No booziness and I usualyl like a big hoppy finish which is not there

D: A bomber along should be enough. When fresher this one does go down very fast

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

A - Golden-orange color, with slightly surging 2 finger off-white head that settles to a tight dense 1/4" layer with decent lacing.

S - Tropical fruits and a it of citrus. Ever so slightly sweet.

T - The hops hit right up front without being overly bitter; bright pineapple and tropical flavors. Then the malt starts to come through with some nice toffee. The more I drank, the more it tasted like an excellent English ale; really not your typical American style IPA. Very very smooth and balanced; I can't believe the IBUs. Lots of hop flavor, but not a hop bomb at all.

M - Nearly light up front, but builds layer upon layer to a nice, slightly oily and nearly chewy medium-body. Medium carbonation.

D - I love this beer. To me a great blend of ale tradition and American craft imagination. I will pick this up often.

Photo of stoutfiend27
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bomber..poured 10oz to start

a-dark copper color...very fluffy three finger head..chunky lacing all over glass...head retention is excellent..good level of bubbles from the carb

s-pure grapefruit and citrus up front...a little pine and grass thrown in the mix...no malt present in the nose...pure hoppiness

t-strong grapefruit and citrus up front as the nose suggest...nice malt to hold this one together...piney and grassy and finishes semi bitter sweet

m-oily and resiny....coats the mouth well and sticks around for a while...carb is good but not great...bitterness lingers a bit and a tad warming as it sits in the belly

d-off the charts while not a 5 due the container size and abv this is a excellent beer..not too harsh and the taste makes me want more..

overall a very great brew...price is great and the whole package works well..another solid one from the folks at laguinitas

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

22 oz. bomber poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass (November 14, 2009).

Eyes: Mid-color, slight carbonation, not a significant head; 2 fingers at first pour. Lacing does linger.

Nose: Powerful but not overwhelming. Hopy aromas of citrus, pine, some malty sweetness. A much more tame aroma than expected, enjoyable throughout.

Tongue: Strong hops up front, great flavor, bitter but not overwhelming. Same flavor notes as the aroma.

Mouth: Smooth, medium carbonation and surprisingly mild bodied for a DIPA.

Libation: The bottle boasts 102 IBU, and the hopy bitterness is certainly there, but this is a very balanced brew. At times even quite sweet, very drinkable for DIPA.

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

Bomber poured into a pint glass. Bright orange color with at least a solid inch of head. Wonderful aroma of hops and pine syrup, with of course the usual grapefruit at their side. Taste is a little lighter than I was expecting, with a lot of citrus-fruity flavors. It starts out very fruity with some hints of canned peaches but finishing out on the bitter end with more hops. This isn't as big of a hop bomb as the smell suggested but it still has a decent punch. Very tasty with only a slight alcohol presence, this a pretty solid drinkable DIPA if not the most powerful or unique.

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

A- Copper to orange in color. Thin white head with short retention.
S- Hops and citrus notes. There is a very small licorice note.
T- Good hop notes. Smooth. There is a citrus finishing note, but before you get to this there is a slight honey sweetness. The alcohol is very stealth. You really don't notice it. Lagunitas probably brew this beer this way though.
M-This is a crisp yet smooth beer. Hop Stoopid feels good.
D- I will drink this beer again. Lagunitas has once again made a great beer. The price was not too bad either.

Photo of Gyle41386
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip.

Pours a bright orange with two fingers of rich foam. Head retention is pretty good, and there's some really nice lacing stuck to the glass.

Deliciously hoppy nose. Citrusy and sweet, the hop aroma almost smells tropical. Not quite as "big" as I was hoping from a West Coast DIPA, but it smells quite good nonetheless.

Very hoppy and flavorful, without being overly bitter. The sweet citrusy flavors are still there, with a bit of pine in the finish. There's also a malty sweetness that maybe makes this beer a bit too sweet to a great one.

Medium-full body. Very smooth drinker, without a hint of the 8% ABV. Dangerously drinkable. A bit of a slick, oily temperature.

Photo of brewerburgundy
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bomber to pilsner glass.

A: Golden, quite clear with larger than usual rising carbonation. A small head forms on an average pour and recedes to a cap that lasts for most of the glass. Some lacing, about a half ring for every 2 inches. The second glass left much tighter lacing.

S: And here we arrive at the gorgeous part of this beer. Sweet apricot, mango with slight citrus notes and I suppose notes of dank pinyness. It is quite full of malt sweetness too.

T: A mirror of the nose. Apricot, mango, pine, sweet malt. It is great, no sign of anything like the "102 I.B.U. 4 U." nor of that 8% abv. A nice solid bitterness, but nothing oppressive or harsh.

M: Good weight but not heavy or really even sticky coating.

D: Quick drinkable considering that the alcohol is nearly undetectable, the mouthfeel isn't coatingly bitter like something such as SN Torpedo. I love the nose and this mouthfeel; even though I like Torpedo.

Photo of MNJR
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer, not a great beer. Sight, smell, and fine carbonation are a plus, but the taste is a bit uneven. Overall it's good with the nicely realized hops up front, but somewhere in the background there is a hint of warm marshmallows. Odd, I would say. Another weird taste I found was a hint of orange marmalade on toast. Also a taste of fruit/orange pastry dusted with a hint of powdered sugar. I like orange marmalade on toast and I like a decent pastry here and there, but I'm not sure that's what I want from a beer. If you like a bold, slightly syrupy, citrus fruit tasting drink, be my guest. Or, just mix an Old Fashioned and cut out the middle man. This would be good on pancakes, or served with pancakes. Breakfast beer, maybe?

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

Poured from a bottle without a "best by" date into an Imperial pint glass (get it, IIPA?). Beer is orange and hazy (this is probably chill haze). Forms a tight white head that falls away slowly leaving lacing on the glass. Carbonation is mild but present.

Beer smells sweet and bitter. Aroma is more subdued than I thought it would be but there is plenty of pine style hops present and there is a lot of malt. I can pick up a slight flavor of alcohol in the nose as well. At only 8% I may be imagining it, just writing what I think.

Beer has some bitterness at the back end and it is of a pine variety. A slight aftertaste but not overpowering. There is a lot of malt in the front of mouth, a nice sweetness. There is nice mid palate connectiveness.

Mouthfeel is full. This is a big beer, this shouldn't be surprising. It is highish in alcohol without being thin. A good, health mouthfeel and I give it points for that. Drinkability is high, about as high as a DIPA can go. Well done, check it out DIPA fans.

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

The IPA that had the hop-heads coming back for more @ Medicne Hat's first beer fest back in OCt 09.

No faults in the 'lloks' dept. A nice, decently bright copper colour, slight chill haze. Exceptional head & lacing.

Citrus and pine dominated in a floral sense that quite possibly could attract honey bees. If there is any malt aroma it's got a tough uphill sled to get past the aforementioned hops aroma.

Very nice balance between some chewy sweet malt and some very oily pine hop. Grapefruit citrus comes through in the back end. No hint @ all of the 8% ABV. Scary in that regard.

Slick, full bodied. Something I could imagine being tapped from a barrel in the early to mid 1800's in India,

There are hoppier double IPA's, but this one is smooth, well balanced and dangerously drinkable. No wonder so many Hop-head's kept coming back to my table for samples...

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,613 ratings.