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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,782
Reviews: 2,026
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 247
Gots: 991 | 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 bunnyhustle
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear and light gold in color. Three finger white head with good retention and lacing. Smell is straight up citrusy west coast hops. Some grapefruit and pineapple with their touch of sweetness and a little bitter hops as well with a piney smell. Though the citrus is dominant. Taste was good. Surprisingly balanced. A sweet malt with a nice, dominating citrus sweet hop profile. Theres a pleasant bitterness thats not overwhelming. Honestly I was expecting it to be more bitter and found it very enjoyable and balanced. Mouthfeel was fine, slightly oily feeling from the hops but it was too much. Overall a great beer. The ABV is well hidden and the hops are just right.

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

Review from notes on 9/9/09

A - lovely clear citrine, well retained fluffy white head that laced magnificently in my tulip. Bubbles continuously rise from the apex to renew the head. 4.5

S - the first thing to cross my nose was lemon zest, biscuits, and a slight metallic-ness. Then I realize that it's actually quite balanced between the hoppy bitterness and the malty sweetness, with a healthy dose of pineapple and passionfruit in the middle. 4.0

T - Wow this is very sweet for 102 ibu's. Lots of grapefruit, pine resin, and bitterness. Followed by an immense, juicy, citrusy, and malty sweetness. Caramel rounds out the taste nicely. Lasting, bittersweet finish. Well balanced and tasty. 5.0

M - full bodied and smooth. Velvety and well carbonated. 4.5

D - the most drinkable higher abv IPA I've ever had. Delicious. 5.0

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

Pours a 2 finger white head, body is a light golden orange color. Head retention and lacing are pretty good

Smell is of hop resins and potent dried marijuana. There is also some earthy spice and grapefruit citrus. Sweet malt is in the background and alcohol isn't present

Taste is similar to smell, tons of hops. Very earthy and citrusy, not too overly bitter of a hop bomb. Malt provides some honey like sweetness to balance that bitterness. Alcohol is exremely well hidden for 8 percent.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. Head contributed somewhat to the overall consistency of the beer

Drinkability was good. Finished the bomber in one sitting and still had room for more. Was everything you'd expect in an DIPA. Only problem I had with the beer was that the bottle wasn't dated. There was no way to tell how fresh the beer was and I suspect mine was acouple months older than I'd like

Photo of Stunner97
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- nice amber red color with clarity in the body, nice carbonation as little tiny bubbles stream the glass, nice appearance

Smell- nice hops really dominate the nose with faint maltiness in the background, but overall really enjoyable hoppy and aromatic nose,

Taste- good amount of hops but still very nicely kept in to balance by a malt presence that is strongly there, very nice long finish of bitter and aromatic hops filling the mouth, very overall refreshing and leaves you craving next sip, maintains a very nice balance,

Mouthfeel- very smooth and creamy with good carbonation and a semi drying finish

Drinkability- Highly drinkable and super enjoyable beer, to me this is a fine example of the style and as my first lagunitas beer I am impressed, when you throw in the great price point on this beer its a home run, its a good solid hopped beer that maintains a long yet balanced finish, one I would be happy to drink all nite

Photo of ebin6
2.88/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a light, fluffy head which did not stay throughout. Golden coloring, very transparent

S - An almost metallic smell which interfered with the hop smell

T - Decent, smooth hop taste, but nothing special. Just when it feels like the beer is about to take off, it falls flat

M - Solid; sticks around, settling on the back of the roof of my mouth, but again, the beer fizzles at the deciding moment when I expect it to really do something

D - Very drinkable, although for the price I feel there are better options

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

Poured from a bomber bottle into a pint glass. Dark golden color, clear with a thin white head.

The aroma is heavy on hops, not surprising, very earthy for a hoppy beer. The taste is more of the same, grapefruitish flavor dominates up front with other citrus coming through behind some pine tones. Tasty, not in your face bold but still unapologetically hop dominated. Good balance.

A solid beer overall, would go back for more.

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

Chilled bomber into a glass.

A: Pours a clear orange with yellow highlights when held to the light. Has some lazy carbonation up the glass. Develops a finger of head that lasts for a short time, receding into a mild film on top of the brew. Some lacing down the sides.

S: An aromatic blend of grapefruit/orange and pine hops, with a minor component of bready malt. A hop bomb through and through.

T: Following the nose, a blast of citrus (grapefruit, orange, possibly even tangerine) and the dank taste of wet pine needles assault the palate first. Malt is caramelly and lightly bready, though I'm not going to suggest it's balanced in any way. A good hop bomb. My complaint is that the finish carries a chalkiness to it that persists in the aftertaste; it's pretty subtle, but once I notice it I can't ignore it.

M: Medium-bodied. Good carbonation. Has a slightly sticky feel to it; the hop oils (and some chalk) coat the palate strongly in the aftertaste. I'm not a big fan of this effect but I know many people are.

D: This is an excellent value. But I'm sorry to say that 90% of the time, I'll still pick up Pliny the Elder at the same price (even though it's a smaller bottle). Hop Stoopid is not a perfect substitute. However, I will say this: it's one of my gold standards for a high-value DIPA, and it makes me ignore those $8 and $10 bombers completely.

Photo of Damian
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fluid oz bottle at The Tavern Downtown, Hartford, CT
Served in a pint glass

Pale, golden-amber in appearance with a thin, flimsy head that left cascading streaks of lacing along the glass.

The aroma was quite hoppy. Fruity and sweet with a stiff malt presence. Peaches and apricots dominated the nose. Tropical fruits were also rather apparent. Orange peel came through as well.

The taste was similar to the nose in many regards. Hoppy yet, overall, quite balanced. Orange peel was most noticeable. Tropical fruits including mango and pineapple came through strong. The finish was piney and slightly bitter with a lingering, semi-sweet, caramel malt aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was quite possibly the most impressive aspect of the beer. Medium bodied. Creamy, supple and smooth with a fine, tongue blanketing effervescence.

For all the talk about this beer being one of the hoppiest, most intense double IPA's on planet earth, I found it to be surprisingly balanced and drinkable (particularly for an 8% ABV beer). Definitely worth a try, especially for the price.

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

I've had this a few times and keep coming back to it. A few months ago I had a bad bottle that tasted like soap but every other experience was positive.

A: Pours into a pint glass. We get a soft white cap of foam that retreats quickly, leaving some great lacing behind

S: First thing off the bat is grapefruit, almost squirts you in the eye. There is some subtle tangerine and light malt sweetness there too.

T: My mouth is still watering from the grapefruit. Well, here I go. The 102 IBUs make themselves known here. The bitterness is pretty extreme but it's not as resinous as I would have expected. Maybe has something to do with the hop oil and extract? Again, the citrus is there but not as juicy as the nose leads you to believe. Some pine is twisted in the bitterness and there is an strange eucalyptus and medicine note.

M: Medium carbonation here and the bubbles bite the tongue.

D: It's the perfect day to enjoy this on the porch as I wait for the BBQ to heat up.

Drink this.

Photo of racer2k
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured the bomber into my Deschutes Brewing glass.

A - This beer pours a very bright crystal clear color and provides a small one finger coating of off white colored head. The beer is quite clear and provides some very nice lively carbonation in my glass. The head quickly dissolves but leaves some nice frothy lacing around my glass.

S - Heavy handed hops, citrus, grapefruit, pine and some melon on board in the aroma category. There is also a sweet malty aroma which is picked up in the nose and very little alcohol aroma for a higher abv beer.

T - A front end blast of bitter hops, pine and citrus overtones including grapefruit and pineapple. There is a sweet malty profile to the back end of this beer but not nearly as prominent as the hops. I taste a bit of caramel and nut. The 8% abv is hardly recognizable in the flavor profile.

M - Smooth creamy medium body with moderate carbonation on board. There is a distinct flavor of bitter resiny hops and a slight warming from the alcohol.

D - Very drinkable beer and one that you should consider sipping as the alcohol profile is hardly noticed and will catch up to you. Great beer overall and one that I will add to my fridge rotation.

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

-22oz bottle served in Maudite snifter.
-03/02/2010 At home, relaxed

Aroma: Slightly sweet malt tones emerge from the citrus and pine of fresh hops. Some fruity esters of orange and moderate grapefruit.

Appearance: Light copper. Thin, off-white head easily agitated to a finger width. Light carbonation. Medium lacing left as the volume in the glass decreased.

Taste: Notes of fruit with citrus and piny hops. Very well balanced crystal malt sweetness rounds to a pleasant, resinous, grapefruit-like bitterness. Finishes with lingering bitter hops in the mouth and slight malt sweetness about the lips. Light alcohol notes as beer warms.

Palate: Medium body with medium carbonation; somewhat chewy.

Overall: Excellent DIPA with well balanced malt character. Pleasant, fruity tones round to an enjoyable, grapefruit, hop bitterness. Very drinkable without a prevalence of alcohol.

Photo of berley31
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a small head that became a thin film very quickly. Body is a light orangeish-copper and very clear.

S: Wonderful aroma, very strong with citrusy, American hops. Lots of grapefruit coming through.

T: Just as fantastic as the smell. Citrusy, with just a touch of malt sweetness, and lots of bitterness that stays with you for a long duration finish.

M: Light-medium body, slightly creamy, average carbonation.

D: An excellent DIPA that is dangerously drinkable, as is everything that I've had from Lagunitas so far.

Photo of thegodfather2701
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Poured into my Samuel Smith's imperial pint glass. It pours a translucent gold with a thick billowy white head that lasts and leaves a very nice lacing. There is also a thick island of foam in the middle of the glass.

S-Piney herbal hops, pineapple, some alcohol, and it has a nice sweet note to it as well.

T-Hops dominate the flavor profile. I get more pine flavor than grapefruit, but also pineapple. Not much malt at all and there is some alcohol burn.

M-Thin for the style, its not that carbonated which gives it a nice syrupy note.

D-Highly drinkable. This is definitely a session double ipa, its not very challenging and drinks like an ipa.

Overall, this is just a middle of the road double ipa. Its on the lighter side of the style like Stone Ruination. It would be a great starter ipa.

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. Poured a copperish-golden color with a very fine white tiny bubbled heading that left some nice lacing throughout the tasting.

Smell is mostly just hop. Fruity aroma kicks in for a little bit giving a touch of a pineapple,mango type of aroma. Than again just overwhelmed by hops.

Taste was shocking at first what seems to be a burnt caramel taste that a gritty bitterness comes into play. Tropical like fruits male it's way into the battle only to be shot down by the big hoppylike grittiness.

Mouth was medium bodied with an almost syrup like taste. Full of carbonation and great retention as the bubbles just dance on the tongue and leave heavy linger of bitter hops on the palate.

A good beer but not great. A helluva alot of hops but seemed like it was covering up alot of the tropical fruitines and malts in this beer.

Photo of Cmuska902
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

A: Typical IIPA golden amber/ copper color. Roughly a quarter inch head, recedes fairly quickly. Looks pretty delicious.

S: Big aroma, mostly of sticky hops and citrus fruit. Smells of grapefruit, slight pine, and floral notes.

T: Decent hop upfront, well balanced, and very sweet. I enjoy the sweetness, but may be a turnoff for some. Surprising malt aftertaste, but the initial flavors are sweet sticky hop, slight pine, and tropical fruit. Has a crisp taste, almost pineapple-like. Possible honey undertones.

M: This beer feels excellent, crisp and refreshing, very well balanced carbonation. Slight hop oil mouth feel on the tongue and teeth. Not too heavy, but not too light. This is my kind of beer.

D: Easy drinkability. This is by far my favorite style, and these are always very drinkable to me. It has some hop bitterness but not enough to slow the drinking down. It is well balanced with sweetness and fruit, and hides the alcohol exceptionally well. It has a decent complexity, but there are still some unknown flavors that I am getting. Definitely delicious, definitely worth a try.

Overall, very good. I still think with a name like "Hop Stoopid" it should be hoppy-er and more bitter, with a possible higher ABV.

Photo of kirkpjr
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden honey color. One finger of head that recedes into some nice lacing.

S: Rich tangerine and citrus hops. A little grapefruit and pine as well a sweet honey-like malt that round out the nose.

T: Pine and citrus malts dominate the front end while the sweet honey and malt balance the flavor. Mango also plays into the hop profile.

M: Resinous piney and tropical hops with honey stick to the mouth. Semi-creamy with moderate carbonation.

D: Could drink this regularly, especially for the price. A nice underrated west coast brew.

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

A - Light amber, clear body beneath a 2-finger fluffy white head. More carbonation racing updward than expected. Head dissipates pretty quickly but leaves some nice lacing

S - I really like the smell of this beer. Of course it's got a nose-full of hops that is citrusy to the max. I get some pineapple and mango with a touch of pine to mix it up. Just a touch of alcohol on the nose.

T&M - Big citrus hop presence and a nice balanced sweetness from the alcohol. Definitely pineapple and mango and maybe a touch of lemon zest. I taste a nice malt smoothness as well. The hops are nicely bitter and does not destroy the hop flavor but adds to the experience. Mouthfeel is smooth with just the right amount of carbonation to keep this from being oily or thick.

D - For 8% ABV, this is very drinkable. Great flavors and mouthfeel make for a great sipper.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.72/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a yellow/orange colour with one finger of foamy white head that quickly dissipated.

S - Nose is grapefruit, tropical fruit and pine. Very hoppy!

T - Not as strong of a hop presence as I expected but still full of floral hops with some citrus (grapefruit).

M - Medium body, good amount of carbonation.

D - A nice DIPA. This one seems to be in the in between of an IPA and a DIPA.

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

A: Pretty much standard for an IPA. Pale yellow/orange, with about a 1 finger head, lacing persists throughout. Nothing remarkable here.

S: Hops, as one would expect given the name. Very floral and strong smelling. The smell hit me as soon as I opened the bottle before I could even get it into the glass.

T: I've got to say, given the name, I was a bit surprised by the taste. It didn't taste hoppy and bitter, but the overwhelming taste while in the mouth was sweet, definitely strong honey flavor. Bitter from the hops comes in as you swallow and then lingers. Wonderful hop flavor that stays on the tongue for a while.

M: The feel of this beer is the best thing about it. Smooth, just the right amount of carbonation, and this honeyish bitterness just sticks around after each drink. I almost didn't want to take the next drink because I was so busy savoring the last one.

D: Very drinkable. Not the hop bomb I was expecting. The flavor is very pleasant and it goes down easy. I could drink this anytime.

Photo of PintOHops
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glass - Snifter

A - Clear coppery color with less than one finger of head, retention was minimal being a higher ABV brew. Moderate Co2, lots of tiny little bubbles rising to the top. Lacing was splashy.

S - Big, dry, floral, and bombed with hops! Tropical fruits going on here as well, pineapple/grapefruit, lots of citrus as well, it's pretty sweet smelling. Other than the hops I don't get much malt, some graininess I suppose. Bit of sap, mango, soft banana, and lots of alcohol as it warmed.

T - Bold grapefruit rind and fruity pineapple upfront, following is citrus flavors and lots of hop bitterness. Finishes with alcohol, more lingering hop bitterness, and surprisingly some honey & cracker combo. Bold fruitiness/bitterness overall. Some sap as it warms.

M - Soft crispness, and surprisingly lite-medium bodied, a little thin, and would be easy to drink if not for the high ABV.

D - Average drinkability, which is to say around one pint. Bold beer, not much to say about it, hopped up with not much complexity, it's a hop fix for sure. Not bad, I don't think I'd buy this one again, I would probably stick to something more drinkable, as I'm not big on this style. Worth a try, but in my opinion, only worth seeking if your a big tropical fruit hop head! Cheers to all!

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).

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,782 ratings.