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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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6,001 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,001
Reviews: 1,940
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 184
Gots: 550 | FT: 6
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 gford217
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%

Bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a clear golden amber with a thin, dense head that dissipates leaving a slight swirl of foam on top and spots of lacing along the way. Smell is massive with green floral hops, pine resin and grapefruit jumping out of the glass and attacking my nose. Seriously big fragrant hop aroma! The taste also starts with fruity hops, mostly grapefruit and apricots, but has a bit more biscuity malt presence than the aroma. The finish brings back the pine for a bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with hop oils and good carbonation. This is a great DIPA and the best offering I've had from Lagunitas. When you factor in the price, this is absolutely one of the best beer values on the market.

gford217, Jul 01, 2008
Photo of Goliath
4.15/5  rDev -1%

Pours a clear amber color with one inch slightly yellowed head. Retention is ok, with a bit of lacing.

Great aroma, big hoppy grapefruity citrus. Little caramel in the background.

Taste is quite nice. A good hoppiness with nice citrus notes as well as big pine on the finish. Of course, it's also bitter on the tail end. Seems slightly metallic as well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a very fine bubbled carbonation. It has a nice little tingle as you drinik.

Drinkability is fairly high. Moderate alcohol, and decent flavor really make this beer easy to drink.

Goliath, Jul 01, 2008
Photo of dhd1491
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

Powerful brew, pours golden yellow and clear with good head of white foam. Sour, fruity hops explode on first taste. Pleasant, bitter aftertaste lingers. This is like my standby, Sweetwater IPA, on steroids. An excellent beer worth having on hand. Yowsa!

dhd1491, Jun 30, 2008
Photo of tpd975
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

A: Pours a nice orangeish hue with an average off white head. The retention is average and the lacing is nice.

S: Bold hop aromas with tons of pine and citrus. There is a nice sweet malt aroma but this one is all about the fresh citrus and pine.

T: I have grown to love Lagunitas and this is no exception. Tons of hop flavors which are typical of their brew. Fresh florida citrus and resinous pine. The bitterness is off the scale and the malt big and bold.

M: Nice and full bodied for an IPA. The bitterness is high as is the taste.

D: If you like hops this is for you. It is a drinkable hoppy brew, that I wish had come to Florida with the rest of their lineup.

tpd975, Jun 26, 2008
Photo of Stoneman78
4.4/5  rDev +5%

On cask at the Real Ale Festival at PP Carlsbad

Appearance is cloudy and murky dirty yellow hue, thing white bubbles ring the outskirts, minimal lacing

Smell is a delicious aroma of pine needle and citrus hops, tea leaves, bread malts, lemon zest, light booze

Taste is initially lemon and grassy hops, pine resin soon after, tea leaves dominate the middle, finishes dry and bitter

Mouthfeel is light/medium-bodied, oily resin texture, moderate carbonation

Drinkability is moderate, amazing aroma and hop flavors, nicely balanced with the pale malts, definitely a solid west coast DIPA with low alcohol presence

Stoneman78, Jun 25, 2008
Photo of Tilley4
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%

huge thanks to gford217 for sending this in the Instant Gratification BIF..

Beautiful golden appearance with a big fluffy head that never fully disappears..

Huge pungent aroma of grapefruity citrusy hoppy goodness... Damn, this smells delicious!! As it warms, the piney aspect of this comes out as well for a double aroma treat..

I can't accurately describe how delicious this is.. Full of citrusy piney hoppiness all the way...not overpowering, just delicious...this is a perfect Imperial IPA.

I rue the fact that this is unavailable to me here in TN. This would be my go to IIPA without a doubt.

Tilley4, Jun 22, 2008
Photo of TeddyBG
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

Sampled then purchased at Moe's Tavern in Lee, MA. Did not take specific notes so this is off the top of me noggin.

A: copper orange color, clear with some lacing.

S: Citrus and some pine.

T: WOW! Citrus really the dominant taste here. Still a neophyte to the hop thingy but I think these were mostly Cascade? Tremendous.

M: Good carbonation. No resiny feel at the end, even after drinking an entire pint. Very nice.

D: Certainly easy to have one of these, but I really can't say a second would be a wise choice. The ABV and strong hops make this a one and done.

According to the Josh the owner, there is only five (5) of these kegs in the State of Massachusetts...and they have three (3) of them. Head on over before they are all gone!!

TeddyBG, Jun 20, 2008
Photo of doubleipa
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

Didn't know about this beer until it was recommended to me. Big one inch head . Wonderful aroma - heavyhops, herbs, grass (farmhouse) tons of grapefruit and orange. Initial flavor was moderately sweet and a tad bitter. Long finish. Pleanty of that freash hop taste and aroma. This was really great.

doubleipa, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of rajendra82
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid Ale by Lagunitas, which is quite a mouthful for a moniker, came in a 22 oz. brown bomber with a rustic scene on the label to match the name. I usually love the way IPAs look, and this one did not disappoint with a clear gold, bubbly body, holding up a two finger thick head. The smell was citric hops with a small dose of pine resin. I was expecting the taste to be like their Maximus, but this was a lot more assertive with an up front bitterness, toasty caramel malt, and a lingering finish. The body was a little thin for DIPA, but that's hardly ever the point of the style anyway. Not sure why this is described as a "traditionally brewed non-traditional ale" on the label, but some traditions are well worth keeping any ways.

rajendra82, Jun 07, 2008
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%

Appearance: Clear, lightly effervescent, orangey-copper body with a small, white head.

Smell: Lightly sweetish, citrus aroma with scents of both tangerines and grapefruits. Some background notes of green, freshly-picked garden herbs.

Taste: Light pale malts mingled with sharp citric hops and a strong, resounding bitterness. Fairly citrusy throughout. More of those herbs, too. Some slight toffee sweetness struggles and writhes beneath the hops. Tangy, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Somewhat oily texture.

Drinkability: This Double IPA from Lagunitas should please those hop heads out there.

ChainGangGuy, Apr 29, 2008
Photo of d0ggnate
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

Another bottle I have lying around after a trip to SF about a month ago. I got a chance to try it at Toronado, but there was no chance I could review it while there. Now's the time.

A: Golden/amber/orange and clear as glass. A nice single finger head layer tightly laces my pint glass.
S: Sweet floral hops and citrus/tart aromas jump out at you. The nose is slightly tropical.
T: Nice and hoppy. Very floral still, but a bit piney, too. The hops also bring an oily/resined flavor. Deliciously bitter.
M: A bit oily, but enjoyable for IPA lovers. Very slick and flowing.
D: Deliciously drinkable IPA. Love the hop character and I could drink 3-4 of these before I knew I was too drunk to lift a glass. Great beer from one of my favorite breweries.

d0ggnate, Apr 24, 2008
Photo of TheodorHerzl
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Received from my boy AndySr15. Thank you for this tasty extra!

Hop Stoopid pours a light golden amber color with a small, but tight white head. It did leave sheets of lacing on the walls of my pint glass. The nose is very vibrant with fresh scents of pine, citrus fruit, and candy sugar. I don't get much malt in the nose, but just loads of fresh hops. The flavor profile is dominated by sticky pine and orange peel. I also get plenty of grapefruit in there, but the pine stays as the most dominant hop flavor. The sweet malt comes into play only slightly and is pushed around by the floral hops, and it never quite makes itself fully known. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly creamy with no alcohol on the mouth. The drinkability is top-notch and I would gladly buy more of this beer if I am able to get any more.

Thanks again Andy.

TheodorHerzl, Apr 24, 2008
Photo of largadeer
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance: I can't comment on the appearance of this one much as it was served in a dark and dank bar, but it seemed to have excellent clarity at the very least.

Smell: Fresh and floral with grassy undertones, the hop aroma jumps out of the pint glass and mesmerizes the senses. Nearly perfect.

Taste & mouthfeel: Floral and fruity, this beer is all about the hops. Malt is supportive and subtle, lending little more than a bready backbone. Bitterness is low-to-moderate for a DIPA; it's more about flavor and aroma here than sheer palate-wrecking bitterness. Alcohol is hidden completely; I had guessed that this was 6 to 7 percent ABV and it certainly drinks like it.

Notes: This one really surprised me. I'm generally not a big fan of Lagunitas, but they do have their occasional winners, and this is definitely one of them.

largadeer, Apr 22, 2008
Photo of joepais
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Thanks to flexabull for the great extra
Bottle poured into my pint glass produced a good two fingers worth of head that lasts on top of a golden hued body.

Aromas of floral citrus hops and a light malt presence in the nose as well

The initial flavor is hops but it is balanced enough with the malts to keep it from being to bitter some nice citrus flavors as well (pineapple, grapefruit)

Good mouthfeel nice and light with enough carbonation to make it crisp as well

Very drinkable brew a great Imp. IPA would seek out again if I could get it. I'm going to go enjoy the rest now

joepais, Apr 04, 2008
Photo of SaCkErZ9
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Served on draft at Barleys in Greenville, SC.

Arrived to the bar a dark orange color. Nice white head with an unbelievable amount of lacing; like a sheer curtain on the sides of the glass.

Aroma was fully hoppy and very citrusy. Very nice caramel malt backbone to lend a bit of balance in the aroma.

Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Quite bitter when the beer first hits the tongue. A real hop smack! Bitterness lingers on the palate for a while.

A nice double IPA.

SaCkErZ9, Apr 04, 2008
Photo of goindownsouth
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

On tap at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria in Greenville, South Carolina. Golden in colour, this brew had a thick and pillowy head that slowly faded to a respectible lacing along the side of the glass. Aromas thick of citrusy hops goodness and light, pale, malty breadiness - solid balance. Huge hop snap on the palate while the malt plays a distant, distant second fiddle which is just the way I like it for this style. Medium in body, this one slides right down far too easily. The alcohol is rather well hidden. A quaffer if there ever was one. One of my more favorites from this style.

Zum wohl!

goindownsouth, Apr 03, 2008
Photo of teamizm
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%

A - Pours a nice deep golden color with a very small amount of head. Nice small bubbles give it a nice look.

S - sweet floral hops, little citrus fruits in there as well

T - Sweet, dry hops hit you with the initial sip. Definitely a hoppy, slightly oily residue coats your mouth, but it isn't too overwhelming. The oily resin leaves some bitterness in the back of your mouth, but again, its not overwhelming.

M - Dry, not astringent like other hoppy beers. Nice bubble feel on the tongue during the initial sip, but not too carbonated that it tastes astringent.

D - Surprisingly, a very drinkable hoppy beer. Not as sweet as Pliny the Elder, a bit more dry, but easy drinking (watch out for the 8.20% ABV!)

Being biased on hoppy beers (pretty much the Pliny series or nothing for me), I really enjoyed this beer. Pliny fans should give this other Nor Cal hoppy ale a try.

teamizm, Mar 21, 2008
Photo of illidurit
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%

On tap at The Red in Santa Cruz. Poured into a nonic. Orange-honey-colored with a sudsy white head. Tons of concentric rings of lacing.

Aroma is extremely hoppy. Lots of tropical fruit notes to go with the pine. Not really any malt to speak of.

The hops really dominate the flavor as well. Orange, grapefruit, and pineapple provide sweetness that washes into a sharp bitterness. Malt is but a biscuity sidenote to this beer. Although the hops dominate the balance, the flavor really isn't all that full. It's a bit watery to me.

Smooth on the palate with a medium body and good carbonation. No alcohol in the taste. Long, dry, bitter finish. One of the more drinkable double IPAs I've had.

illidurit, Mar 15, 2008
Photo of Billolick
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

A treat to find and enjoy on tap at one of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s standout beer spots THE GATE. Plain and simple, this is a fine example of that beloved brew style known as "West coast hop bomb DIPA" Sparkling amber, typical head leaving the expected nice lacing. Grapefruit and more grapefruit in the nose, sustained citric and resiny hop crunch from first sip to finish. Would love to be able to find this either botled or on tap on a regular basis around these parts. Hop heads rejoice...If you can get some, do it and enjoy

Billolick, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of udubdawg
3.98/5  rDev -5%

22 oz bomber

pours orange/gold, and after a careless pour I'm left with a couple inches of frothy off-white head. Distinct rings of extremely sticky lacing are left behind each time I put down the glass. Spectacular.

Nose is similarly glorious, full of resiny hop oils, mostly of the pine variety but grapefruit and a more lemony aroma refuse to be ovreshadowed. I'd even say there's a bit of a tropical fruit note here. I was surprised to get a pale malt profile here; figured the hop bomb would dominate it for sure, as it has the alcohol.

While the malt profile was pleasantly surprising in the aroma, I find it lacking in the taste. It's mildly sweet and toasted, and easily dominated by the hops. Sometimes I love this...this time it is just good. Maybe just a bit of caramel malt would work better here - I'd be willing to try it!
The hops are rampant, but the finish only mildly bitter and drying, with a bit of alcohol heat and no over-the-top lingering/building bitterness or strange aftertastes like many DIPAs. Pine and grapefruit are still notable, but I'd call the flavor even more towards tropical fruit - pineapple maybe?

Having one of these is a great idea. Two? I'm not really tempted. Carbonation is pretty soft, body barely medium. I'd love to try this on tap, but otherwise I don't know that I'll seek it out very often.

udubdawg, Feb 23, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%

A: Pours a dark burnt orange color.

S: Huge citrusy/grapefruit aroma with some grassiness on the nose.

T: The flavor is pure hops, slapping you in the face from the get-go. A huge boutique of dry flowery hops dominate the senses producing a beer that is very bitter throughout and finishes with a huge dry floral fade. There is some spicy character in the middle and is the hops that truly highlight this beer. There is some sticky hop residue on the finish along with some pine. Typical lagunitas profile would be my only complaint, ive tasted it several times before, reminds me of a hopped up kill ugly radio. None the less, a very good beer for hopheads and fans of lagunitas.

M: The mouthful is dry with some stickiness hop wise highlighting this beer.

D: For hardcore hopheads very nice, non-fans may struggle with the massive hop palate.

beerthulhu, Feb 17, 2008
Photo of athensbeermaster
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%

This beer tells the staight truth nothing but hop nirvana!
So you well balanced beer people beware! The nose has a pine resin and strong grapefruit mixed with a big floral aroma. The taste is much of what was in the nose. Big grapfruit/pine resin and soft pedals of flowers on the tongue. The bitterness is not really being controlled with malt but the pine resin oil is so heavy that it leaves a silky finish. I had this on tap at Trappeze pub in Athens for only three dollars! What a bargain!!

athensbeermaster, Jan 26, 2008
Photo of Scoobydank
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

L:Thick foamy head that disapears quickly. A clear orange amber brightness. So clear you can see right through it.
S:Oh there is that candied apricot again. Anytime I smell that, I know I will like that beer. I am also picking up a slight floral hopiness with just a touch of sweet roasted malt.
T:Sweet red malts come out. Those resiny floral hops are present with just a touch of pine as well. Not picking up the candied apricots I smelled. The hops stick with you for a while.
M:Very full fat round bubble.
D:Very good. Incredibly smooth. Does not seem like a double at all. Which can be a good and bad thing. Sometimes I want that destructive hop taste. This one doesnt have it, yet is still great.

Scoobydank, Jan 24, 2008
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3.98/5  rDev -5%

On tap @ Poor Phil's in Oak Park. I do have to say this about Lagunitas IPAs/IIPAs/American Strong Ales, they have a theme. This beer strongly resembled Maximus/the Frank Zappa IPAs, but with more dryness at the end. It's a good fruity beer with lots olf sweetness at the entry, and bitter in the finish. No complexity, but if you're just looking for a big, big session ale, this is another Lagunitas beer that is good to reach for.

SammyDavisJrJrJr, Jan 23, 2008
Photo of bcm119
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%

Had this on tap and wasn't impressed, so I gave it another chance in the bottle.

Copper with a minimal white head. Smells grainy and sweet, with some tropical fruit. Nose is flowery hops and ripe fruity esters. Firm bitterness mid-palate; more cloying sweetness with some musty grain late. Finishes bitter with a lingering alcohol and grain flavor. All over the map and not particularly clean, but drinkable.

bcm119, Jan 18, 2008
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 6,001 ratings.