Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,025
Hads: 7,052
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
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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 brewskifan55
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a plastic cup at Mardi Gras. ($5.29 bomber at Steins)

A: Golden amber with an off-white one finger head that lingers. Nice lacing.

S: Grapefruit, piney hops, citrus action.

T: Hops are stupid, as advertised. Grapefruit-y citrus with a bit of orange. Medium bitterness. Smooth, semi-sweet. An easy drinker.

M: Medium with medium, carbonation and a dry finish.

O: Another winner from the doggie in California. Not my favorite IPA, but a hophead's delight, for sure. (492 characters)

Photo of drjones633
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

purchased in a 22oz bottle.
Pours a medium copper color, with two fingers of head. Within a couple minutes the head has reduced to a thin sheet atop the beer. Some lacing remains on glass.

Not a huge nose, mostly a fresh hop smell, with a alcohol finish.
Smells just like DFH 60 minute IPA, to me.

Very bitter. almost sour like orange skin. a rubber band taste(which is the bitter and the strong alcohol taste combined.)

A light mouth-feel. Finishes dry and crisp.

I could drink a couple of these. The hoppyness fades faster than most, making me want another sip. (568 characters)

Photo of CliffBrake
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

crystal bright medium amber color with a small head that dissipates quickly and minimal lacing.

Aroma is not strong. I can pick up a little cabbage.

Light flavor for a double ipa. Some citrus and resiny hops. Fairly dry.

Body is pretty light for the style and abv.

Unknown how old the bottle is, although this is new to NH so I assume it might be fairly fresh. (365 characters)

Photo of joeworrall
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

in my search for the perfect IPA, tonight I am drinking this vs. Bear Republic Racer 5 vs. Great Divide Hercules. I'll write se[arate reviews for each, but this is a very interesting comparison.

I poured the Hop Stoopid first, into a tall tulip glass. It has a lovely amber color and develops a nice head that quickly settles down. The flavor initially was sort of grassy, but as I got used to it, the fruit came forward and it has a unique piney aftertaste. There is not much malt flavor to speak of, especially compared to Bear Republic Racer 5, but it's more balanced than Great Divide Hercules...

I'll keep searching for the perfect IPA, haven't found it yet! (665 characters)

Photo of MMAJYK
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- This beer poured a bright copper color that was totally transparent. It left 1 1/2 fingers of soft white head which was made of tight microbubbles. Lacing was left all the way down with a thin white film left on top for the duration of the drink.

S- The first aroma is hops, of course. I also sense some fresh fruit (grapefruis and oranges) with some banana on the end. I can also pick up a piney aroma too.

T- Taste is of bitter hops. You can also pick up the same fruits in the taste that is in the nose: grapfruits, oranges, zesty lemon.

M- Creamy feel, but bitter. The carbonation is low to mid.

D- While this was definitely enjoyable, the drinkabilty of it is still undetermined to me. I like all the tastes and aromas, but the bitterness makes it a little hard to have a session with it.

This beer is definitely one to try. I enjoyed it and would definitely have it again. (887 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (851 characters)

Photo of generalnotsew
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decent 1 finger head on pour. Body is a nice shade of amber if not a bit on the light side. Could use a little more color. Smell is very sweet juicy pineapple. Lots of tropical notes in the nose. Smells outstanding! Nice clean bitterness upon tasting with plenty of tropical fruity notes. Only real downside is that the taste overall, however good it is, is a bit weak. Just seems to need a bit more oopmh. Carbonation is a bit thin and watery as well. Maybe that is what is missing? Or maybe a little of both. Overall it is a good DIPA but just not really great. (563 characters)

Photo of MurphyMacManus
3.87/5  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. (887 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

G: Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a nice apricot color with a thick, creamy head. Plenty of visible carbonation.

S: Very sweet with fruity and floral esters--more toward the floral end of the spectrum than many DIPA's. The fruit is definitely the main aroma, however, and I can smell grapefruit, apricot, and a tiny bit of pine.

T: Tastes much like the nose, but is a little bit underwhelming. Starts out sweet, and fades into a little bitterness. A little less floral and slightly more piney than the nose would indicate.

M: Fairly light in the mouth without a ton of carbonation. Slight hints of alcohol on the swallow.

D: Quite drinkable, and a little on the lighter side as far as DIPA's are concerned. All of this is especially true given how cheap this is compared to most other available IPA bombers. Strangely enough, however, I think I prefer Lagunitas' Maximus to this. (899 characters)

Photo of waldoiverson
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz into US Pint

A: Big kind of dense soapy head that was slightly offwhite and left nice lacing, color is closer to copper than orangish

S: wow, you can smell this at least a foot or two away , really just sweet citrus and resiny pine, not sure if there is malt in this thing from the smell

T: Sour tang that immediately gets into the nose and tastes very green and more like citrus peel than any particular fruit

M: Dry, tangy, sticky resin, fits the bill for this extreme IPA

D: Umm...it is hop stoopid so the name suggests this isnt' your daily IPA and I agree. A nice thing to try but once or twice...or thee times is probably enought. (646 characters)

Photo of shadow1961
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid pours a good couple fingers of foam over a clear ruddy gold brew. Carbonation is steady, and the nose is West Coast American hops all the way- some grapefruit rind, some pine tree. The flavor is sweet fruity malts that gives over to sharp pine hop flavors of the back, with notes of butterscotch and marmelade. Mouthfeel is crisp and light, finishing dry. Alcohol by volume comes in at a tasty 8%, though I never really noticed it what with all the hoppy fireworks. For a hoppy-as-fuck brew, pretty balanced all things considered. If you like IPAs this is definitely one you need to check out. (615 characters)

Photo of cvstrickland
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The draft is a gorgeous crystal-clear copper with an odd-looking light gray head that recedes very quickly and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.

The smell is herbal and grassy with a bit of citrus and a dash of pine, but hardly overpowers and really doesn't grab my attention.

The taste features a fine malty sweetness with little hop flavor beyond a crisp bitterness. I am not impressed by a muted, lackluster showing of lightly spicy, herbal hops. The drink isn't hoppy enough to be a DIPA, and isn't a really interesting expansion on the style, either. My notes say, in all caps, "WIMPY!"

Medium-bodied and lightly-carbonated. Drinkable, but not overly so. Meh. (671 characters)

Photo of aubuc1
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured in to a goblet.

pours a orangey amber with a white sticky head.

big sweet smell with passionfruit

taste is a chalky bitter that doesn't finish great. good but no great taste.

mouthfeel is a little thin but the beer is very easy drinking. i expected a little more, but for the prie it performs very well. the alcohol is not noticable at all. (365 characters)

Photo of jpro
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a bomber at the Beer Exchange last weekend... finally getting around to drinking.
Hop Stoopid pours a picturesque dark gold / orange with a smallish eggshell head; it's crystal clear and leaves sheets of lace on the glass. The aroma is dominated by piney hops, with some apricot and/or tropical fruit, as well - throw in some grapefruit peel to round out the big hop profile. When this stuff hits your mouth, its a big-time hop blast - lots of grapefruit bitterness - a little bit of the tropical citrus sweetness is there but not as key a component as in the aroma; there's also a noticeable amount of resinous flavor. Mouthfeel is somewhere between medium and full bodied. Probably seems a little lighter because of the high carbonation (zing!). Its definitely a mouth-coating ale, and is also a touch oily. Its fairly drinkable for a double IPA. There's a lasting bitterness, but its not overpowering. One of the more drinkable DIPA's I've had. (958 characters)

Photo of BeerPhan86
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a standard pint glass (Hop Devil if you must know!)

A - Pours a super clear golden amber with a big two finger off-white head. Minimal lacing but the head does linger.

S - Very earthy and grassy with hints of citrus. Somewhat piney with notes of pineapple and grapefruit.

T - The taste contains far more citrus and grapefruit hops than the nose let on. Not a whole lot of malt that I can detect but it is balanced by a slight biscuit taste. Slightly bitter, dry finish with the alcohol pretty noticeable. I feel like the initial hoppy blast is cut short too soon by the piney, earthy finish, but it is still a very solid DIPA.

M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Somewhat slick but doesn't make your lips feel sticky like some DIPAs can.

D - This is dangerously drinkable, but at 8% and given the amount of flavor here I probably would move onto something lighter afterwards. As with any DIPA the palate is usually destroyed so you may as well switch to something cheaper afterward. (1,033 characters)

Photo of trappistlover
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(22oz. bottle) Pours clean, clear gold appearance. Nose is very powerful. Grapefruity and hoppy. Strong citrus and nice (bitter) hops go back and forth. The beer packs a nice punch early, but fades quickly. The aftertaste, however, does last a long time. (254 characters)

Photo of Reaper16
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle served into a Sierra Nevada nucleation pint glass

Pours a very translucent amber. This thing is as see-through as a pilsner! One would think that a 102 IBU double IPA would be hazy with hop material. It isn't until I read the tiny text on the label that I find out the beer is made with lots of hop extracts and not copious amounts of whole cone hops. Medium-sized bubbles form a two finger off-white head. The lacing is notchy and spidery and bumps the score to a 4.0.

I smell lots of pine and resin along with a fair amount of syrupy malt. There is essentially no grapefruit or tropical fruit going on. It smells like it is probably past its prime in terms of age.

The flavors basically match the aroma only they are perceived more strongly on the tongue. The oily, pine flavors coat the tongue, leaving a bitterness that is subdued but imbued with flavor. The malt makes itself known on the aftertaste though it isn't a buzzkill for the hophead or anything. Many people have opined that Hop Stoopid is like Pliny the Elder, and I have to agree. PtE is in an entirely different league, but Hop Stoopid does approximate it somewhat. I shall call it "Pliny the Ancient" because Hop Stoopid truly tastes like an old bottle of PtE.

I like the mouthfeel because I like my double IPAs to be thin in the mouth. This has the hop juice mouthfeel I so treasure but the noticeable malt flavors don't lend themselves quite as well to the thin feel, tempering the score just a bit. The drinkability is quite nice, taking into account the mouthfeel and the drying, bitter nature of the aftertaste. Its only 8% and the bomber goes down fast.

This is no PtE competitor. It is, however, a very nice beer for the price. $3.99 for 22oz. is tremendous value, especially when this beer is fresh. Worth a buy. (1,807 characters)

Photo of SolomonGrundy
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In honor of my final day of my three month vacation, I'm breaking out some good stuff...Pours a clear, golden amber. Decent carbonation. A rocky/soapy two finger head forms, checks out the local talent, then fades into the back. Great lacing. Good so far. Aroma is rife with grapefruit peel. Lots of it, too...Trying to pick something else out in the nose is difficult...NAY, impossible mi amigo....Flavor is hgue, hoppy, and then REALLY hoppy. This is crazy hoppy. It's a Manhattan Project's worth of hops...There's a noticeable grapefruit juice tang throughout, but mostly this just kamikazes you with hops. The beer is actually very good, crisp, refreshing...Just really loaded with hops. The one dimensional nature of this brings my rating down a little. Well-priced at $4.69/bomber, 8% ABV and quite sessionable. Good beer.

What I like most: The beautiful pour and crispness in the flavor profile.

What I like least: The one-dimensional nature of the beer.

Verdict: A hop atom bomb, but very good and worth tracking down. (1,029 characters)

Photo of andyfrancis
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden with a frothy off-white head. Looks to be fairly bubbly. smells of tart, fruity hops.

Calm up front, followed by a slow rumble of hop flavor that keeps building. Feels like I have to keep exhaling to let the hops out.

Respect to Lagunitas for their experimentation. I'm not too crazy about hop overloads in general, but this makes for an interesting pour and a nice change of pace. (391 characters)

Photo of Andyyyyyy
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great smell. Great color. Nice packaging but a little off with taste. Not terrible be any means but does have the dirty sock taste to it. Almost as if it's an old bottle that has spoiled. Checked for a date but couldn't find one. Smell was much more folksinger the taste. Everything else about the beer is good just. The taste is still not that bad for an IPA but not at all what I was expecting. (396 characters)

Photo of MoustacheHero
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

102 IBU's poured into a globe.

A: A golden copper colour with a thick, white head.

S: A super strong hop smell. Like walking through a hop farm.

T: A rich, stong golden ale flavor, with citrus notes, that leads to a powerful bitter punch when swallowed.

M: A medium body with mouth-puckering bitterness that lingers for a little bit. The head remains and adds a lovely creamy texture.

O: For promoting how many IBU's this baby has, it is surprisingly balanced, and a IPA lover's delight. Don't be stoopid, try this beer. (526 characters)

Photo of stevecee2003
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the start let me say- it's not Hercules Double IPA- my favorite beer. But.. for the price- it's bloody fantastic! Where I live it's about half the price of Hercules.

So.. Appearance: lots of reddish hues. Looks like the real deal. Pours well. A fair head. Not outstanding but OK.

The smell is rich in many flavors. Hops of course, but also a little more malt than I expect in an IPA taste.

Taste is somewhat complex in that it's not overly hoppy, and not too malty. But both are present. As a kind of high alcohol bomber bottle beer- it is highly drinkable. Not a session beer to be sure, but I can handle more than one of these- compared to my sainted Hercules.

Mouthfeel is good enough. And thats all thats needed.

Overall I give this good marks for hanging in there as a somewhat tasty IPA, yet highly drinkable- AND relatively cheap. A good deal ! (864 characters)

Photo of robbyc1
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This has a nice clear yellow-orange look, with a tight off white head.

Really nice nose with big hops, piny, orange zest, a bit of malt there, not much.

I compare this to other DIPA's and it doesn't stand up to Maharaga, one of my favorites, of cource the abv is much lower, the mouthfeel not as heavy, I do want more from this style although it is well balanced, just not as complex or deep as others.

Because of the lower abv it's more easier to drink this, more of a nice drinker for hot days, not a sipper but an easy bomber to go down. Not my favorite but nicely done. (576 characters)

Photo of oddfire
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
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. (534 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one pale DIPA. Clear, clean (some chill haze) pale golden color. Huge head, carbonation must be a bit high. We'll see in a moment. No hops directly used. Interesting.

Pine and musky citrus aroma. It's not thick, but fairly strong. I'm getting some 'fish' smell. What the...? I'm gonna chalk this up to something....not sure what. It's a faint, fish smell...more like small pond than direct fish. I dunno. Takes me back to Kansas....
Anywho. Taste is light, light, malt with oily pine and some citrus. Grapefruit is present, but not tart. I think the pine resin feel overshadows the fruity side, which are lively nonetheless.
As for a DIPA, I think this falls a bit short. It's a good IPA, yet still not balanced. For a DIPA, I've had other brews that are hop bombs, but that doesn't mean this is bad. Drinkability is good, but wanes in the final 4oz as the hops just start to thin out. (895 characters)

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,025 ratings.