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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,061
Hads: 7,277
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 18.9%
Wants: 302
Gots: 1,402 | FT: 7
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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States | website

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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Reviews: 2,061 | Hads: 7,277
Photo of BamaViper1
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

The Hop Stoopid pours a golden yellow, forming a thin head that leaves little whisps of lacing.

The beer has a strong hop presence accented by hints of pineapple, lemon, and grapefruit. Second whiffs allow for the presence of a slight balancing sugary malt.

The beer again has lots of hop presence on the nose, acidic and bitter. It has a definite citrus note as well which fades into mild alcohol burn with a hint of a malty end. The finish bitter with a hint of wheat bread.

The beer also has good mouthfeel at first with solid carbonation and a medium body. Sadly, the finish is rather short and thin.

I like this beer. It's a solid DIPA, and I could drink a good bit of it. Laginitas created a ridiculously hop-forward beer, and I thank them for it.

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Photo of WesFCSI
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my first review on here so I can only give you my impressions and taste reviews. In the end, I thought this beer was a great Sunday afternoon beer to have with a couple friends. Not something that I would have at a bar watching NCAA tournament games all day.

The grapefruit taste was very present initially and settled as the beer sat in the glass for a little while.

I would give this beer 3.5 out of 5 stars

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Photo of RJLarse
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a bomber of Hop Stoopid at a specialty shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a bright gold color and is crystal clear. There are a lot of little bubbles rising in the beer. A thick foamy white head caps the brew, and is remarkably resilient, leaving thick rings of lace down the glass.

Smell is a sweet caramel flavor, with a bit of fruity esters along side.

The taste is also a sweet caramel malt flavor, followed by a sour bitter turpentine aftertaste. As the beer warms up, or perhaps the 8% ABV gets to the consumer the bitterness is less noticeable and objectionable. In this case I'd say the 2 glass and beyond are better than the first.

Mouthfeel is OK, medium bodied, a little cloying perhaps. Not a great thirst quencher.

Drinkable for a DIPA once you get past the first one. At $4.30 a bomber it wouldn't become a staple at my house, but it is good.

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Photo of Chelsea1905
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a conical pint glass.
Poured a very nice orange/burnt amber. Small off white head that looked like it would disappear quickly, but didn't. The small head that remained offered up loads of lacing.

THe smell was very nice, floral, citrusy and a good amount of balanced malt in there too. really nice nose

This is where, for me, I was disappointed. I took a mouthful and got a little bit of citrus and then that was about it. Not a huge hop bomb that I was expecting (especially from the nose and looks of this beer)

Light and bubbly mouthfeel, which was again a little strange.

Drinks well for a big IPA, but for me was a little bit of a letdown for something I was expecting to get "stoopid" hops from

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Photo of littlekidlover
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured this into my beer tasting wine glass. the appearance is a dark straw color, decent white fluffy head with slight retention and good lacing. The smell is favoring pine tar to citrus. The taste is again favoring pine tar with the malt balancing it out with fruit notes. The mouthfeel is a little sticky. One bomber of Hop Stoopid is plenty. It seems like it could get overly bitter after draining a couple.

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Photo of kkleu357
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%

From notes on 11/2/13

Love the smell. Almost like i just opened a bag of hops. Appearance is light Amber. Not as dark as I’m used too. I’m not getting much of a bitterness from the hops as I am flavor. Very flowery flavor. Good brew, but I like Maximus more.

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Photo of markaberrant
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - hazy, glowing orange, creamy off white head, nice lacing.

S - big juicy sweet grapefruit, background of pine, clean,

T - not as hop forward as the aroma, mango/pineapple/sweet grapefruit mixes nicely with the malt sweetness, finish is not overly bitter

M - creamy, no alcohol warmth, mild carbonation, med body, a little heavy for how I like a big IPA, brings out the maltiness

D - this is a tasty beer, but not the crushing hop bomb I was expecting.

Tons of juicy fruity hops, but not much else. Could use way more bitterness, bite, pine, and resin in the finish, would really help round things out.

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Photo of Kadonny
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a trade with TerjUGA, thanks bro. Poured from bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: A nice light to medium amber orange color with a two finger off white head. Decent glass lacing.

S: A massive amount of citrus hops coupled with a sweet malty smell.

T: Hop Stoopid? Yes it is, a stupid amount of hops. Wow, massive hops with tastes of citrus. Grapefruit, lemon and a decent amount of melon flavors are in the forefront here with a nice carmel malt sweetness with hints of dried sweet fruit. Nicely balanced. That melon flavor gives is a little different twang than you average DIPA and makes it very interesting. Finish is all bitterness. I almost get a hint of peppery yeasty flavors like a belgian yeast or something. Very different, but good.

M: Full and coating with a hint of warming alcohol.

D: Medium. I enjoyed this beer thoroughly, but it is not something I could drink more than one bottle of at a time.

Overall a different twist DIPA that was very enjoyable. I have one more to try and I look forward to it. Nice beer.

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Photo of retry4z
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cool from a bomber into a Delirium snifter.

appearance: clear copper color with respectful head that dissipates quickly, leaving a beautiful lacing.
smell: fruity and citrusy notes, like lemon, mango, raspberry, vanilla, malt, and a hint of sulfur.
taste: very unique-flavored IIPA. Peppery, grapefruit, harsh guinness-like aftertaste with average duration, a little dark chocolate bitterness, and a light sweetness at the end.
mouthfeel: medium to full bodied, dry texture, lively carbonation, heavy astringent finish. hides it's 8% abv very well.
overall: A very unique-tasting IIPA from Lagunitas. It says 102 IBU's on the bottle, and it shows through, but it's also balanced by other pine and citrusy flavors.

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Photo of charlatan
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber colour with a generous head. The nose is great with grapefruit, a little pine resin and just a hint of brown sugar. After a big initial grapefruit hit with an early piney element which quickly wanes there is a more subtle almost minty herbal bitterness which comes through. Not particularly sophisticated or complex but well above passable. More please!

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Photo of ChillMike
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Anything with Hop and Stoopid in the name, has to be good right? Well let's try it out!

A: Pours a chystaline light burnt orange color. With a smaller off white head that leaves a nice bit of lacing all the way around the glass. Very appealing looking beer

S: Plenty of piney hop smell with a nice balance of malts, also a bit of orange citrus flavor. Smells just like an IPA should in my opinion. Really diggin the nose on this one. The only thing holding it back is the lack of some more flavors.

T: Tastes just like it smells. DELICIOUS! Plenty of hops in this one wow. VERY VERY bitter beer. A distinct lack of malt flavor here, and leaves a very nice bittery aftertaste. Would have liked more assortment of flavors, but it is titled "Hop Stoopid" and it lives up to it's name. Plenty plenty of hop flavor.

MF: A bit oily and harsh on the tounge. Nice but I've definitely seen hoptastic beers that did it better.

D: At 8% and the smack in the face with a pine tree, this is one area where this beer dips in score. Definitely worth a pick up every once and a while but I can't imagine picking up a 6er of this. Definitely better suited to a bomber style.

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Photo of dd43
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is as advertised - it has crazy amounts of hop bitterness. It needed the malt balance of a double IPA in order to prevent your mouth from completely closing shut at the astringency of the extreme hop profile. I tend not to rate the 90+ IBU beers quite as highly as Ba's gen pop and this one is no exception.

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Photo of countrocula
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Threw this ho into an American pint glass. Slight haze. Little lighter than blood plasma in hue. Head was big bubbled and about 2/3 of an inch. Lacing was evident and stayed around well after the beer was done. I think it actually etched a doily like pattern into that crappy pint glass.

Nice and smelly. Evergreen with old lady type flowers. Sort of like smooshing your nose into carnations along with this very peculiar "organic human" smell. There was an odd note of my wife's breath... totally serious.

Total stupidity on the hop taste. When I say stupid, I mean stupid like fly, def, mack, etc. Little maltiness underneath. Faintly perceptible booze on the first few sips. After that, forget it, you're in trouble territory.

These double and imperial PA and IPAs have totally seen me into winter for their spicy bite yet the mouth is thin enough not to have me feeling "sticky" or "full" like a syrupier stout or porter might.

I could totally sit around and hammer these all day with no remorse. Would probably be a horrible idea seeing as the ABV is 8. Oh well, pour me another.

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Photo of alkchrios
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at a small town market next to the Pala Mesa resort in Temecula California. Poured in a rocks glass at the hotel I was staying at. Following a nice bit of smoke the beer poured a light copper to amber hue. This gave way to about a quarter inch head. (I think the beer may of been a bit warm upon initial pour) Fruity, peach, roasted cherry and apple were the first things to come to the nose.. however this beer still maintained a bit of an earthy aroma. At 102 IBU I expected way more than I got..even at a warmer temperature it did not have that bite I was expecting/wanted. The carbonation of the brew coats the pallet with a lot of hops, a very good balance of carbonation to flavor is present in this beer. Hop Stoopid is a good sipping beer and at 8 percent ABV one or two bombers is enough. Id recommend this beer to someone who is just making that transition to IPAs or ESBs

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Photo of ZeroSignal
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle

A - Pours a golden orange with a thick finger and a half, foamy white head. Head laces to the side of the glass.

S - Floral, citrus and grapefruit hop aromas.

T&M - Citrus and tart with an assertive hop presence. There is a light grain flavor but no detectable malt presence for me. Chewy mouthfeel but still relatively smooth. Carbonation level is nice; this would be a great palette cleanser.

D - Nice and smooth; hoppy without overdoing it. This 22 was easy to take care of.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer from bottle poured into a wiley glass.
Mild head, nice clear amber from this filtered offering.
Smell was mild hops and lots of sweetness.
Tasted sweetness at first followed by solid bitterness on sides of tongue.
Not overly complex.
Solid but not exceptional double IPA.

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Photo of mmmmmbeeer
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into tulip

A -- an opaque-ish dark orange without much head....decent lacing

S -- Light smell but definitely completely composed of hop aroma...slightly citrus, not much pine here

T -- Hops jump out at the beginning and stay...not much balance to this one. Very bitter.

M -- superbly carbonated which accentuates the bitterness nicely

D -- eh... I'd probably purchase again but can't ever see myself drinking more than 22oz or 2 pints at a bar. As has been mentioned before, the lack of complexity can become boring quickly.

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Photo of BlastBeats
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Heaven on Seven

Appearance: golden/bronze color with a thin white head. Clean, filtered look.

Smell: it has that signature west coast IPA aroma.. hoppy, citric, and piney.

Taste: as one would expect, this beer tastes abundantly hopped. A variety of hops rush the palate, imparting their resiny, piney, and acidic fruit nuances. Not to be forgotten, there's a sweeping big malt backbone that adds a nice dimension to the beer while balancing out the hoppier character.

Moutheel: medium/full bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall: For the value, this DIPA is tough to beat. Another solid beer from Lagunitas.

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

Purchased a 22oz bottle from Canal's Liquors in Lumberton NJ

A: nice golden color, pours with a creamy tan head

S: slightly sweet and malty. The hops are not very noticeable.

T: Smooth, mellow, and with a nice blend of the malts and hops. I'm a bit disappointed as I expected much more bitterness/hop taste on the back of the tongue. The bitterness units are far overstated in my opinion.

M: The carbonation level is just right, nice easy mouthfeel is the best way I can describe it

D: Very drinkable. The only problem is you don't taste the 8% ABV.

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Photo of mjtiernan
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a NB globe. No idea on the date :(

A: Poured beautifully...nice and smooth. Crisp and clear...lots of bubbles. Soft head with tight bubbles...about 2.5-3 fingers. Body looks rich and delicious.

S: One of the most intense grapefruit aromas I’ve experienced. I mean..it’s just sweet grapefruit. A tiny hint of sugar cookie. I’m struggling to pull much else from it. It’s nice though.

T: Starts a little sweet and then drops off into a long bitter spiral. Finish is aggressively bitter, but nothing that doesn’t keep you from going right back in for more. TBH, it seemed like I got a lot of the bitterness from the foam.

M: Very soft and plush. Not as abrasive as you might expect from something that has “102 IBU4U” featured on the label. Drinkability surprisingly high.

O: It’s fairly one-dimensional, but I think it may be designed that way. I really enjoyed this but I’d probably prefer to share the next bottle with a friend or two.

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Photo of PSUBeerman
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of Catracho5
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Belgian style tulip glass.

Appearance: Looks really good in the glass, poured kind of hazy, but cleared, very bright white head, nice lacing, some bubble stream. This the beer's strength.

Aroma: Big hop, citrusy aromas on the nose, smells really good.

Taste: Compared to the nose the taste is not as citrusy. I was expecting more from the taste but it's a letdown. A small hop citrusy flavor, then some malt, bitterness finishes it up.

Overall: After smelling the nose I was awaiting a big juicy citrusy hop bomb but all I got was a minor juicy citrusy hop flavor, some malt and bitterness. Really disappointed in the flavor but then again this could be an old bottle as I don't see any dates on it. I've had IIPAs that have lost their hop flavors and I think this bottle might be old.

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Photo of ryno09
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, lightly hazey orange color with typical eggshell white head of a few fingers. The head fades quickly leaving behind nice lacing. Based on the smell (and I could be wrong), but I'm guessing I don't have the freshest bottle. The nose is very tropical fruit smelling and doesn't have the sharp piney or citrusy smells you get with a lot of IIPAs.

I agree with most that while it's a bitter beer up front, the malt sweetness really takes over mid tongue and continues to the back of the tongue and lingers. It's a fairly drinkable beer with all those IBUs thanks to sweetness of the (I'm guessing crystal) malt.

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

Pours light amber color, white single finger head. Great balance of malt and hops. Has that warm imperial texture with sweet fruity finish. Piney and citrusy with subtle dry hoppy finish, subtle dark fruit finish too. Like everyone says, can't pass a try for the price.

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Photo of lochef81
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've been a long fan of lagunitas and this is certainly no exception. Pours a clear golden copper hue with a generous head that quickly lessens down to just a quarter inch of thick frothy white head that lasts throughout the pour. The Mouthfeel is smooth and easy. The kind of beer that one could get into trouble with if you know what I mean. The aroma is typical of that of a very hoppy ipa; citrus, pine, and an overwhelming aroma of skunky weed. The flavor is heavy with pine and grapefruit. Very bitter and very astringent...but in a very good way. This is a very enjoyable double ipa for those that like theirs with a ton of hops and bitter notes. This beer is certainly not about balance but neither is hopslam and everyone loves that. And this is a he'll of a lot cheaper and easier to get your hands on.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,061 ratings.