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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,477 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 6,477
Reviews: 1,970
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 208
Gots: 750 | FT: 8
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 whoneeds8
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass clear yellow with a two finger head. Good lacing, little retention. Smells of sweet hops. The taste isn't as much of a hop punch to the face as I'd like in a IIPA. It is however stronger than a regular IPA. There is a good amount of sugary flavors on the back end of the palatte. The mouthfeel is sticky. Lots of sugar left on my lips.

Photo of BeanBone
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A crystal-clear, orange-amber body that's lighter than most Double IPAs. Up top there's two fingers of creamy, off-white head that features great retention and lacing.

Aroma: Moderately pungent and citrusy hops over sweet, biscuity malt.

Taste: Up front, a hop profile of pine, pineapple, grapefruit that is mildly bitter given the style. The malt backbone, as one might predict given the hue, is notably paler than the average Double IPA. The aftertaste is mildly bitter and biscuity but trails off a little quickly.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with good carbonation and a dry finish.

Drinkability: Above average for the Double IPA style.

Verdict: Hop Stoopid is a tasty beer, but perhaps a little plain compared to other Double IPAs. Maybe it's the way the beer is hopped, maybe it's the paler than normal malt base, or maybe it's the combination of both factors - but at the end of the day this comes off as an easier drinking and slightly less bitter take on the Double IPA.

Photo of pmccallum86
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Beer pours a light goldish color, nothing too special.

S- Not as strong of smell as you would expect from a IIPA, slight citrus notes.

T- Great tasting beer, although I do not see how it is 102 IBUs. Nice carbonation and hop bitterness with a sweet floral undertone, I like it.

M- Very smooth with nice carbonation.

D- Very drinkable for an IIPA, I could drink it all night long. Smooth finish and delicious hop character that lingers on the tongue.

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

7/2/09, tasted with CG @ Angela's Happy Hour @ the JamMin Shack. 22oz bottle> pint glass
OG listed as 1.085, 102 IBUs

Appearance as a 4.5, copper amber in color, 2 finger head with excellent head retention and lacing.
Smell is a 4.0 as a hops forward aroma with sublte dance between pine and citrus notes.
Taste is a solid 4.5 bold hop profile on palate, balanced as a 50/50 pine vs. citrus.
Mouthfeel is a 4.0 with medium-full body, slightly malty finish.
Drinkability is a 4.5/5.0 as "not overwhelmingly hoppy", hopped up for sure, but has a nice balance with a suprisingly smooth malt finish sneaks in.

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

Purchased from Otto's Wine Cask in Brown Deer, WI. Poured a bright golden body with a white head and good lacing. Aroma is of sweet citrus hops like orange and grapefruit. Medium bodied with an orange peel flavor. The malts hold up well with the bitterness but don't steal the show. Long, pleasantly bitter finish. Great drinkability for a double IPA, although it didn't seem like 102 IBU.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay....there has been at least 100 threads praising this beer as orgasmic hop liquid. Let's see what the talk is all about. On to the beer:

The head is patchy on top, a little soapy on top, but still holding on top this amber orange colored beer. Man, it smells really good. Super-charged tropical and citrus in my nose. This could get really fun.

A fruity flavored DIPA, that's for sure. Not really bitter. It tastes like nectarines, and there's plenty to go around the palate. Strong maltiness balances it out, with strong graham cracker notes. Not really a strong hoppiness in this beer, but there are some mild tropical flavors and some resin lingering.

Well...this is good beer. You won't pucker, and you won't get that "bitter beer face". Might get this again, given it costs less than other DIPA's.

Photo of ken2cart1
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my guinness 20 oz glass, no idea when this was bottled...there is no date listed on the bottle

A-pale orange color with a small ½ inch head

S- sweet pale malt, flowery and fruity (citrus) hops

T- very flowery, earthy, oily hops with a subtle citrus fruit taste. Being an 8% alcohol beer there is a nice sweet pale malt backing that provides decent balance but the hops still shine through in the forefront like a good DIPA should. Great hop flavor. Not much bitterness until the end...just a lingering dry bitterness in the back of the mouth. Alcohol is very well hidden. Great flavor with not too much bitterness. I love this dipa...I assume 102 ibus mostly come from the flavoring hops

M- smooth creamy mouthfeel from the large amount of pale malt with a nice crisp finish

D- very drinkable, could drink this all day...I have to resist from pounding the whole thing in one sip

Photo of bgjohnston
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this beer when I was in the mood for an IPA with a lot of citrus flavor, and was a little disappointed.

Pours clear, pale yellow and starts off with an encouraging citrus-smelling head. However, after the initial hoppy burst dies down, what's left in the taste seems mostly like bittering hops without enough of that floral characteristic that I wanted. Maybe I was just spoiled after trying the Squall IPA a week ago.

Malt character was in the background. Very light, and a nice base for what could have been a great DIPA. As is, I still think it was good, but not one of the great ones.

Good drinkability for 8% ABV. No perceptible boozy presence at all. Once again, a great foundation for what could have been an even better beer.

Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent lace from the dense head. Relatively clear, with a beautiful golden color.

Great Floral smell--lots of grapefruit to the nose.

Short beginning to the malt, soon to default to the strong, strong hop bite. Interestingly, the aftertaste is very short. Good body with a slightly high carbonation. Way too easy to drink, considering the ABV.

Photo of BMoney575
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 7-11-09

Pours clear golden-orange color, with a fizzy white head and lots of bubbles rising to the surface. Big bubble of lacing slide down the sides.

Smell is big-time hops, very fruity and sweet, with a honey edge. Not as complex as I had hoped, though.

Taste is all hops, with a nice malt to back it up. Not super bitter, but hugely sweet and flavorful. The aftertaste is very sharp and earthy, and lingers for a long time.

Mouthfeel is extremely syrupy, adds to the huge hop falvors.

Drinkability is good, but this is a very strong beer.

Overall, reminds me a lot of a 6-month-old Hopslam. That's not a bad thing.

Photo of Vancer
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

102 BIUs 4 U. Nice marketing label, but BS. Oh well, on to the da beer. This much hop, and only a wimpy 8%? Com'on man!?!

Mostly clear amber pour, thin and wispy lace of ivory in the ol' Corsendonk tulip. Mmmm, enticing aroma of citrus, orange, bubblegum and pine. A kick of raspy wood is bumming me out a bit with this brew. Overall, not too bad, but I'm not digging the lumber. And this body is not near oily enough with all the "hops".

Good, sturdy, enjoyable brew - just not top-notch for a DIPA. Just a big IPA. Other DIPA's from Lagun. were much better.

Photo of nicnut45
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a bit hazy and it pours a nice amber color. Just enough patchy head to cover the top. This has a thick resinous hop aroma. Smells like a big whiff of cascade hops rubbed together in your hand. I get the strange scent of grape jelly which is pleasing. The only thing wrong with the scent is that I wish it was stronger. I get a cotton candy like sweetness as I drink. I also taste orange juice, carmel, and white chocolate. All rolled up into a nice bitter package. Delicious. This has a wonderful thick resinous mouthfeel that lingers pleasently after each sip. I will definetly drink this more often. Maybe the best Dipa I have had so far. So clean and a delicious hop flavor. Thank you lagunitas.

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

Pours a lovely copper in color with a big foamy off-white head.

The smell is all about the hops. Huge citrus notes. The only beer that smells hoppier is Bell's Hopslam, which smells just like Hop Stoopid, only stronger!

The taste is like the smell: Bitter and hoppy. Big, big citrus flavors mix with vegetable hop flavors. Little malt flavor. No balance. No problem.

The body is light, but not watery.

Wow, this is a great double IPA. It's the best beer brewed by Lagunitas, which is saying something.

A must-have for hopheads.

Photo of benclimbs
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass, looks orange and clear to in the middle for a iipa in opacity. Very nice lacing.

Smell is good, enough caramel malts to balance the citrus hops.
Even a little perfumy

Taste is straightforward and nice, hits with some syrupy sweet malts at the start and ends with a nice thick hop kick followed by a pleasant bittersweet aftertaste and thick mouthfeel

Photo of brewcrew76
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Somewhat clear light copper with a small oily white head that quickly thins to a ring around the glass.

S - Strong grapefruit, citrus, pine and maybe even tropical fruit hop aroma.

T - Bitter to start followed by a strong piney hop taste with maybe just a touch of grapefruit. Sweet caramel malt rounds it out somewhat but the biting dry bitterness lingers. The tropical fruits finally show up as it warms.

M - Medium mouthfeel due to a slight oily feeling, good carbonation with a lingering bitterness.

D - A solid DIPA that goes down pretty easy for 8%.

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

On tap and poured into a pint glass.

A: Glowing orange with golden honey hues. Micro bubble white head pours a half finger thick and stays throughout the sample. Nice sticky lacing crawls all over the glass.

S: Big tropical fruits. Soft pine or grassy smell. Caramel malt and fresh baked bread.

T: Intial taste is all tropical fruit. Pineapple and grapefriut come to mind with a touch of sweet mango to boot. The bitterness of this brew really flexes it's muscles right away. A soft pine or grassy flavor creep in and are followed by sweet caramel malts that lend some balance and a ghost like fresh bread taste. Hops still dominate the finish.

M: Slightly oily and slick. Minimal carbonation. Dry and slightly warm.

D: By far and away the best Lagunitas product that I have had to date. A Hop lover's delight for sure! Highly recommended.

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

Shared a 22oz bomber with a friend tonight; poured into 16oz pint glass

A-Beautiful clear dark orange with a rocky, bubbly head

S-Bright hoppiness, smelling of pine and citrus. Just the smell of this beer was refreshing and really clean.

T-Just like how it smelled: clean, bright, and refreshing with resinous pine up front with grapefruit oil. A bit of malt sweetiness. Overwhelming hoppy as advertised. Although bitter, it is not undrinkable as the stated 100+ IBU would suggest

M-medium bodied, but the carbon dioxide throughout the beer left beer fresh on the palate. I'm used to less carbonated DIPA's, but carbonation really matched the flavor of the beer

D-I was disappointed to have to share this bomber, as I would've finished the entire thing myself and opened another if I had it.

Very good DIPA, this is the second one I've bought, I would definitely buy again and am happy that this no longer seasonal but a full time Lagunitas beer now.

Photo of TexIndy
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottling code but no dating info. Light orange amber in color with bits floating around. A few carb bubbles here and there. Some lacing but much less than a typical ADIAP. It also had a smaller than expected white head that settled to a good collar and film.

The aroma was outstanding. Pine, grapefruit, floral. Really good aroma that kept calling me back for more whiffs. The taste was also really good but for a beer priding itself on the amount of hops in it was really lacking the major hop bite of most ADIPA's. It was more on the IPA scale IMHO. Starts off with good base flavor and then builds up the hop bite but stops short of what you would expect. Great for an IPA but good for an ADIPA. Mouthfeel was hurt but a little bit of watery feel at end of each drink.

Overall, a good but not great ADIPA. Falls short on the hop bite for me. On most of them, I have shredded tongue towards the end but not on this one. Works great as a less hoppy beer though. Do recommend. Rotation: one and done as better ADIPA's out there.

[1xBOA]

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

Finally got to try this tonight after reading much praise about it. Only 2nd Lagunitas I've tried (1st was Cappuccino Stout - actually pretty tasty).

A) Beautiful clear orange-amber, decent mounds of off-white head, good retention, left nice lacing on glass.

S) Surprisingly sweet. Pineapple and honey, along with citrus/grapefruit hops.

T) I expected this to be more bitter and straight-forward hops. It was actually a little sweet at first, fairly mellow fruit/honey taste, followed by the bitter hops at the end. Delicious.

MF) Good carbonation, medium-to-full feel

D) Great. Sometimes crisp and tasty IPAs are too easy to guzzle, but this was something to savor. Very pleasurable. I easily downed the 22 ounces, and could have had more if I had one. The 8% was not noticeable (until I finished it).

Photo of McGIPA
4.97/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! this is a keeper!...my immediate reaction was could this be better than Ruination??!?...and my answer is yes! it is!...I was totally shopping for some other beer and one of the guys in the store saw me looking at this bottle and said "if you never had this, but it now!"...so I did, and damn was i glad!...can't wait to never be able to find it again, but it was awesome!

BTW...price was more then reasonable...think I paid $4.99 for a 22oz

Photo of BeerNinja007
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$5.49 for a 22oz bomber at Discount Beverages on Hoosick St in Troy, NY. Bottle claims 8% ABV, 1.085 OG, 102 IBU.

A: Moderate pour into a chilled pint glass gives 2 fingers of rocky eggshell head atop a clear deep yellow brew. Leaves thick bubbly lace on the glass as it settles.

S: I can easily smell it from over a foot away but lean closer for analysis. First impression is pineapple. Very fruity and tropical: pineapple, papaya, coconut, melon, banana. Is this an IPA or a pina colada?! That's seriously 95% of what I smell. The other 5% is piney hops. Fairly sweet. Also makes me think of Fruit Loops cereal.

T: Not much up front, some malt sweetness and a little tingle on the back of the tongue indicating hoppy anticipation. Hops kick in mid-swallow, remain strong on the back end, and linger long into the finish. The taste profile is such that I can't analyze much until swallowing, which leads to this going down pretty fast. Some pine, but taste is really dominated by sweet candy tropical fruits, same as the aroma. Maybe a hint of diacetyl. Overall pretty unexpected. The finish is of pine, grapefruit pith, and chlorine.

M: Fairly creamy, with a dry and slightly sticky finish. Carbonation maybe a little on the light side, but adequate. A little alcohol burn on the finish.

D: Goes down very fast and easy.

Tasty! A nice hoppy ale. Based on the name (Hop Stoopid) I was expecting something outrageous and barely palatable, but that's not nearly the case. Surprised by the candy/ fruity aspects, was expecting a hop bomb of traditional pine, lemon, grass, etc. Very different, interesting.

Photo of mugglesandhops
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared 22oz. bottle that Davey brought back from Portland. Poured into tulip glass golden yellow/orange color with a very active body and an off white head that lasted for a bit and left great lace all over the sides of the glass. Smells peppery, floral, grapefruit. Taste very Pliny-esque, floral hops, grapefruit. Medium body that seems to thicken up as it warms. This is an Awesome IIPA

Photo of david131
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- An absolutely clear light orange color with a thin, lacy head. This looks like it has no oomph to it at all.

S- Pine and caramel with quite a bit of fruitiness. There is a strong undercurrent of bitterness that makes this smell like it means business.

T- Sweet caramel and a nice oily pine bitterness. The fruit flavors bring a nice dimension to it that a lot of other beers of this style sadly lack.

M- A dry bitterness with a decent numbing effect. Bitter as it is, it does not seem to be as intense as the advertised 102 IBU's.

D- An enjoyable, perhaps mild, take on the style. It drinks rather nicely.

Photo of elniko
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into snifter glass.

A: Glowing coloring with minimal oily head. Lacing apparent with little carbonation. Nice looking brew.

S: Super strong nose, mostly piney with some citrus tones in the background. Very very nice.

T & M: Lagunitas continues to amaze. I will be hording this beer and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For a DIPA very nicely balanced. Finish has wonderful citrus tone. The bitterness is more apparent up front. Mouthfeel has some carbonation which was surprising since it not very apparent in the appearance.

D: The most drinkable DIPA that I've ever had. As I mentioned earlier I will be hording this brew and it has been somewhat hard to find here in North Texas.

Photo of LittleDon
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark yellow, clear, with lots of carbonation. It has a small head but with plenty of legs. Piney hops are redolent in the aroma. The first sip produces a big hop punch with a noticeable carbonation bite.This improves as it warms and some of the carbonation plays out. Not too bitter middle and finish for the style.

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 6,477 ratings.