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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

6,244 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 6,244
Reviews: 1,954
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 197
Gots: 649 | FT: 7
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 Patrick999
3.2/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to see what a 102 IBU hop-extract brew would taste like, and now I have my chance.

A - Pours into my Squatters IPA goblet very clear, very gold. A couple bubbles, but not many at all, lazily percolate up from the bottom. Good retention and plenty of lacing.

S - So *that's* hop extract. Hmm, I think I've noted a similar aroma in a few other brews. It smells very green.

T - This tastes like hop candy and not too much more. Way sweeter than I expected for 102 IBU and 7.7% alcohol. Hop character, but not too much at all in the way of hop bitterness. This is weird...it's both hoppy and not hoppy at the same time, but definitely not toe-curlingly bitter like a SN Celebration, Torpedo, or Stone Ruination. Malt? What malt? I just get some macro-ish cereal grain, like Special K.

F - Seems very sticky-sweet and filling. I'm not a fan.

D - I'm not sure I'm terribly crazy for this beer, but it has made for enlightening beer education. As for drinkability, I could see people who think they don't like hops, liking this 102 IBU beer, and being surprised for it. For me, though, this is too sweet. If I had wanted something hoppy and sweet, I'd have pulled a DFH 120 out of the cabinet. Indeed, this kinda brings to mind a weaker, less complex 120 Minute Mini-Me. Not sure I can finish the whole bomber...the wearisome sweetness is, well, wearing on me. Beyond the novelty of an unapologetic extract brew, this just hasn't kept me interested.

Patrick999, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- the label boasts 102 IBU's, & only 7.7% ABV, pried off the cap only to find threads (a twist off ?), poured into my ommegang goblet a clear orange color w/ a 1"+ creamy white head that stuck around a bit before settling into a nice lace
S- like a grapefruit stuffed with pine needles, some very faint notes of a bready malt with hints of nuts as it warms
T- sweet, not the "over the top" bitterness i had expected, but still has a decent bite, blends well with the cereal grain and slightly caramely malt backbone, kinda "tangy" on the palate, more citrus hop flavors than you can shake a stick at, finishes crisp and a tad bit minerally
M- surprisingly med. bodied w/ a fair amount of co2, makes for a creamy overall mouthfeel
D- very drinkable, one could get into a alot of trouble if they're not careful (stoopid maybe) one of the most quaffable DIPA's i've had

animal69, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of Duhast500
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is a bright and clear gold/amber with a foamy white head and some lacing left on the glass.

The smell is strong hops flavor in the nose. Heavy on the floral hops, some citrus slightly, and a good earthy feel.

The taste is strong hop flavor. A mix of some good floral hops, a touch of tangy/grassy flavors. A good piney feel, and a good formed taste.

The mouth feel is quite easy. For hoppy beers it is light, sensitive to the pallet. IT really is a easy drinking beer and is a fantastic experience.

Duhast500, Apr 17, 2009
Photo of RichardWalter
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Price check stoopid! They kept repeating on the loudspeaker at Bevmo. Apparently someone was stupid as they had mis tagged the bottles. "Too many seasonals from Lagunitas" said the clerk.

Medium golden color. Light white head that sticks around.

Refreshing smell, some citus.

Tastes grapefruit, light with tangy aftertaste. Great mouthfeel.

RichardWalter, Apr 17, 2009
Photo of beer2day
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours gold with a frothy, building head. Good lacing.

Hop flowery, citrus nose. Hints of strawberry. Really very nice.

Tiny bit sweet as it hits the tongue, but the bitters quickly kick in and they kick in hard. Perfect thickness to this IIPA. Great combination of fruitiness and hop dryness at the finish.

Just about perfect.

beer2day, Apr 17, 2009
Photo of Wasatch
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to seaoflament and Gyle41386 for this brew.

Pours a very nice clean/clear dark golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malts, citrus/pines, slight raspberries? The taste is sweet, hoppy, nice malty notes, good touch of citrus, and some piney notes. Medium body. Very drinkable, a pretty tasty DIPA from Lagunitas. It's always a pleasure to have their reasonably priced beers, way to go Lagunitas.

Wasatch, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of Crack1Open
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a medium to deep golden color. Small head that sticks around. Lots of lacing. Noticeable carbonation.

S- Strong and delicious smell. Nice piney, citrusy, and hoppy smell.

T- Taste definitely follows the nose which i'm extremely delighted about. Also tasted some malt along with initial citrusy flavors. Has a nice hop finish to it. Not to over powering. Also alcohol was almost completely unnoticeable.

M- Light body with heavy carbonation. Pleasantly dry finish.

D- Very good but not quite sessionable everyday. Maybe a little bit more of a session brew for a hot day. Still a great beer!

Crack1Open, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of MisterClean
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at homebrew club meeting

A - Poured golden with a 1 finger head, which dissipated moderately fast and left little lacing.

S - Caramel, grass, and pine.

T - Caramel, grass, flowers, and pine. Really solid and pungent.

M - Full bodied, well balanced, sweet, and tangy.

D - Great overall. Could be improved with a little bit more bittering hops. Enjoyed this beer much more vs last year's version.

MisterClean, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of KJH
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a light amber with a full billowy head . Crystal clear.

Aroma - Abundent hop aroma. Smells just like a grapefruit!

Taste - Pleasently bitter with significantly more hops than malt. Pleasant aftertaste with no stickyness.

Very drinkable, especially for a hophead's dream.

KJH, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of JayQue
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a name like Hop Stoopid, how can you go wrong? Pours a light orange / deep gold color with a medium sized white head, average retention and good lacing.

Smell is the most impressive part....heavy duty citrus hops...mostly grapefruit....as pronounced as Avery Maharajah...really gets your attention.

The taste is not as dramatic, but still very good. Of course citrus hops up front, mellowing out to a more mild piney/grassy bitterness. This is not a head-shrinker like Maharajah, so there is some balancing malt here...even though you really can't isolate it as a separate taste.

Mouthfeel is rich enough for a DIPA, not particularly resinous or mouth numbing. It is actually nice and crisp with very little harshness or alcohol burn.

Drinkability is good...plenty of hoppy goodness but civilized enough for the less enthusiastic hophead. The bottle I drank said 7.7% Alcohol vice the 8.2 listed on this site. Still not a session beer but something I would look forward to again.

JayQue, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Union Jacks in Philly (Manayunk), and although I wouldn't normally do this, I'm going to review it because I think I've got the gist of it. It's basically an intensely citrus hop bomb, so...

It was delivered to the bar right from the faucet with a huge head of frothy off-white foam atop a golden-orange-amber body. The head retention was excellent, and it left marvelous lacing about the glass.

The aroma was bombastic, loaded with pine and citrus and other fruit: pineapple, tangerine, lemon, apricot, ...? ... juicy berry?

In the mouth it's medium-full in body with a crisp carbonation that gently zests the palate - not that the taste-buds need to be awakened ;)

The flavor is as the nose suggests, rim to rim with citrusy, fruity, and piney hop flavor. As you progress through the glass different aspects of it come through, mainly with citrus upfront followed by more of the standard fruit throughout the middle. Towards the end of the pint, the piney/grassy and gently sprucey (and even lightly minty) notes become more apparent.

Interestingly, the bitterness is kept in check, and it doesn't clock you in the head, or leave it chokingly dry. Nor is it raspy, or overtly resinous.

The one drawback, however, might be that the malt character is limited. It seemed almost like a hop-champagne in a way as the malt was simply a base for the almost liquid hops! It seemed a bit one-sided, but on the other hand, that did leave it more open to display the hop flavors which were complex; and it didn't build on the palate. Perhaps it's more drinkable because of the straight-forward nature of the malt.

If I chance by a bottle I'd love to try it again and do a more proper review.

NeroFiddled, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of cokes
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Homey colored with a trace amount of haze. The head is an inch+ of bleached sand, falling quick, but enormously sticky.
Pineapple and muskmelon nose, with backup from pink grapefruit and ganja and odd whispers of pomegranate. Some toasty/caramelly malt notes leak through, but one needs to pay attention for the malt.
The attention-needy malt makes itself know a bit more in the mouth. But just barely. The sense of bread (lightly toasted) and honey are it's main contributions. Actually, it's only contributions. Hops are hallmark, obviously, and bring sharp grapefruit juice, pineapple, and lime rind fruitiness. There are danker notes of marijuana, and pine resin. Melon lingers a bit, then is absorbed in a small burst of juniper-rich, gin-ish alcohol.
The body is flaccid and semi-flabby with a alcoholic girth beyond what would normally be expected, but the masking, steady CO2 makes it seem less than it is.
The hop bitterness is real, but not shearing. The depth of flavor, however, seems stunted. What is here is singular, uncomplicated, simple, and without nuance. It makes for a drinkable, bitter ale. And something forgettable.

cokes, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of BARFLYB
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Samuel Adams imperial pint glass.

A- Stoopid is a bright gold color with semi orange spots here and there. A nice frothy cap sits on top of the liquid at all times thanks to the glass. Decent lacing with bubbles seen rising in the beer.

S- Hop goodness with a nice hop punch to the nose. Stoopid is citrus forward with slices of grapefruit and mango. Not as piney as other DIPA's. A nice malt addition is within but hard to pinpoint. This smells wonderful.

T- Taste is wonderful with DIPA citrus abound with grapefruit cutting into the palette but not destroying. Malt giving off some sweet bread in between with a nice bitter aftertaste. This is my favorite IPA from Lagunitas and while we are at it my favorite offering from them.

M- The hops come flowing but are cut off at the exact right time from the malts. Stoopid is a bitter DIPA but not overkill. Medium bodied with a nice amount of carb plus a slightly dry mouth after some time.

D- Not so high in ABV, I could finish a bottle no problem. While alot of Lagunitas beers have a similiar taste profile this one is more on it's own path and deserves all accolades. Plus with the affordability of this (especially in a bomber size) I will be revisiting this soon.

BARFLYB, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of dukedevil0
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bomber from Armanettis in Chicago, IL.

A: Pours an orange hue of amber with two fingers of white head that settles down to just a while film and ring around the edge with lacing left behind on the glass.

S: Smells like hops, citrus, grapefruit. Not intense smell, but very apparent.

T: Just like the smell...hops, citrus and lots of grapefruit even with a bittering similar to a grapefruit. I'll say that this is not an intense amount of flavor, but I would put this just below the intensity of a hop bomb. Make no mistake, this is all hop flavor here, but just not punch you in the face and make you whimper hop intensity. This is almost like juice.

M: Super smooth and crisp, a little bit of tingling in the medium carbonation.

D: This may just be the most drinkable DIPA I've ever had. Possibly because it's on the low end of the ABV spectrum, but also because this is just so smooth and juicy.

Where as some other DIPAs go for a bombardment of hops intensity that make you feel like you are chewing on a hop nugget (which I definitely like) this one is like hop flavored juice. I love DIPAs that have a huge hop bite, but this one has opened my eyes that not all hoppy beers need to be that way. This one is much more smooth and sessionable. This is not going to be my highest ranked beer, but it's definitely up there as one of my favorite beers due to sessionability, value, and flavor profile.

dukedevil0, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of erosier
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a nice amber-orange color with a tall and thick white colored head that laces the glass nicely all the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, then a huge hoppy aroma that is citrisy, piney, floral, and sweet at the same time.
T: Very well balanced malty base underneath a really big yet not overpowering citrisy/piney/floral hop tasrte. The hops are perfect in this one, almost adding to the sweetness of the beer but not slamming you with a dry feeling like some DIPAs.
M: Very crisp, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable beer, this is one I would recommend for sure.

erosier, Apr 13, 2009
Photo of srandycarter
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle reports a 7.7 ABV.

A - Pour pretty copper, clean, lots of foaming white head, reduces to disk. Some clingy lacing.

S - Hops all the way. I can't even hardly discern the malt. Citrus dominant.

T - Juicy. That is best. Grapefruit / Orange appeal (pardon the pun), so wet and juicy. Nice bite at end.

M - Medium body, good balance and carb, coating.

D - Yes, I am drinking the whole bomber and wish I had more!

srandycarter, Apr 13, 2009
Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at UJ's Easter Hopfest. Appears a hazy golden amber color with about a finger of tight, off white foam. Smells and tastes of resinous pine, sweet caramelized malts, citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemon, and tangerine. Excellent balance between hops and malt. Slight alcohol burn in the throat. Medium in both body and carbonation. Wonderful drinkability. My glass was empty in no time. Glad this shows up occasionally in bombers here as well.

ClockworkOrange, Apr 13, 2009
Photo of Drew966
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hop Stoopid pours a copper color with an off white head from a brown twenty two ounce bottle. The aroma is very hoppy, more citrus than pine although both are present. The flavor is all hops, citrus and pine both stand out. Malt is not really noticeable but is doing it's job in balancing things out. Very enjoyable.

Drew966, Apr 13, 2009
Photo of Gavage
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 2" head that slowly fades. Some mild lacing paints the glass.

Smell: loads of lushious pine and grapefruit comes through the nose. Some caramel sweetness lingers in the background.

Taste: big malty profile with a ton of pine, loads of grapefruit, golden apples, pears, and some softer orange citrus. Bitterness is big and drying.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start and smoother and dry at the finish. Aftertaste is long as the bitterness lingers in the mouth.

Drinkability: this one goes down easy for the style, but this big beer will catch up to you quickly after a few.

Gavage, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of Foxtrot
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With all the recent chatter about Hop Stoopid in the forums, I thought I would pick up a bomber and have a go.

Pours a nice semi-hazy tangerine orange with some head retention followed by some decent lacing. I notice some CO2 bubbles drifting up to the top of my glass.

Aromas where exactly what I was expecting. Big scents of cool pine, and tropical citrus notes are found throughout. I'm really enjoying the aroma, its smells "exotic" for a lack of better words.

The taste of this beer is amazing as well. It packs a nice hop punch up front, but mellows out very nicely with a decent malt presence. I love how the flavors where very pronounced, but it did not at anytime seem over powering. Lagunitas did a wonderful job crafting this tasty beauty.

I loved the taste, but the mouthfeel left me a little perplexed. If felt a little too light in the mouth for me, but still gave my mouth a nice coating.

Despite the relatively light mouthfeel, it was still a pleasure to drink and enjoy. I highly recommend this to any self proclaimed hop head. Enjoy!

Foxtrot, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of bluemoonswoon
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle says 7.7% ABV. Poured into my new favorite glass, a New Belgium snifter.

A: Head explodes out of the bottle, a quick pour yields a thick and luscious two inch thick beauty. A tawny golden bronze with a strong stream up bubbles bubbling gracefully to meet the head. Looks to be quite sticky before the first sip.

S: One sniff and I know I am in for something special, almost matches Hopslam for pure unadulterated hop aroma. A little less sweet smelling than the Hopslam, but not by much. Strong whiffs of honey mix with the predominate medicinal astringency of an all out hop monster. Hard to nail down

T/MF: Earthy, dry, clinging sappy syrupy bitterness. Very dry and seems like it has more booze in it than it actually does. This is a double IPA to be sure but it has its fair share of maltiness going on in the background. Can't say how well it fits in with a tongue ravaging hops but there is a kind of grainy sweetness that comes in on the back end on this beer. Hot and piny, more focused here than the sweeter, fruitier doubles out there. But there is a complexity that is gained as the beer warms, an indescribable balance of bitter and sweet, well balanced in this respect and smooths considerably.

D: If there were a 4.25 rating for taste I would say it would fit into this category. I am really enjoying this beer and what its offering up in terms of flavor and complexity but it seems so familiar and well worn and wonderful but I'm just not feeling it any higher than it is here.

bluemoonswoon, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of PSUBeerman
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a goblet

This pours a clear amber color with orange tint to it. The head is off white, foamy and sticky. decent lacing and fair retention.

Nice hoppy aroma with pine and citrus. Not overpowering.

Flavor is bitter-sweet. The hops hit you immediately, but again it does not overpower. Tart citrus notes with a mellow sweetness.
Alcohol well incorporated. Maybe it was just me, but it left a metallic aftertaste.

Nice drinking. I would like a little more carbonation with this type, but overall it is smooth and easy to do a few.

PSUBeerman, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of pjwilson
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: golden orange hue. Massive carbonation makes huge head that refuses to die.

smell: resinous pine tree plus sweet grapefruit

taste: This is actually fairly sweet. The tar and grapefruit bunch though. Who knows how long this was on the shelf because it tastes a bit aged. A nice sharp bitterness punches through. Reminds me of 6 month old Bigfoot.

mouthfeel: almost feels sticky from the hops. That said the body is actually fairly light.

drinkability: Pretty high up there, one bottle is enough though. These kind of beers are special treats for me these days, but I'm satisfied. I don't think Lagunitas can make a bad beer.

pjwilson, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of skinny0ne
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hop Stoopid clocks in at 102 IBU. This should put it in contention with Arrogant Bastard and a few other excessively hopped brews.

The color is kind of bland. A very plain amber color. But it does have a large head. The aroma is great. Tons of grapefruit and orange. It's perfect.

Wow it's smooth. Yes there is a good hit of bitterness upfront. It's lightly carbonated which helps take some of the bite off of it. The hops make way for some nice grapefruit underneath. And unlike Arrogant Bastard, the finish is very clean.

Overall a nice brew but it's not as complex as I'd like. And I don't taste the 102 IBU. It's much mellower than that.

skinny0ne, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of Mdog
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear gold-amber, big fluffy head.

Smell: Tangerines, pine, other citrus.

Taste: Nice sweet citrus, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, not as bitter as I thought it might be.

Drinkability: Goes down easy and very nicely priced for a DIPA.

I was really impressed by this beer's sweet citrus taste, it is one of the few that bring out a little tangerine flavor. The other nice thing is the price, less than $5 for a bomber for a great beer is awesome.

Mdog, Apr 11, 2009
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,244 ratings.