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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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2,051 Reviews
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Reviews: 2,051
Hads: 7,184
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 18.66%
Wants: 297
Gots: 1,331 | 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

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Beer added by: lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Reviews: 2,051 | Hads: 7,184
Photo of thespaceman
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a Lagunita's pint glass.

Appearance: Dark copper in color, pour shows a minimal size head, lots of bubbles flowing up the glass, lacing and retention are nicely shown.

Smell: WOW! Holy pine! This has a truely unique aroma. Lots of pine, citrus properties, and a huge wallop of grapefruit. A tinge of herbal grass notes are here but completley drowned out by such a big hop presence. One of the best smelling DIPA's I've come across.

Taste: Amazing taste, again, lots of pine and citrus up front, a small malt backbone is present but barely noticeable. Hops are fresh, sharp and very resinous. Lots of hop oil aftertaste in the finish here. No detectible alcohol in the taste, fruity esters give you a nice kick in the pants on the final stages of the sip.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated, a bit wet but after having this, I wouldn't want it any other way. Malt presence is very small and it makes this beer on the lighter medium bodied side. Bitterness from the hops tops this beautiful beer off nicely.

Drinkability: I now completely understand the hype behind this diamond in the rough of a beer, if you love hops, you'll fall in love with this beer. At 7.7 ABV and only $4.00 a bomber, this is by far the best beer for the money I've ever had. The aromas are unique, the hops blast your tastebuds like a machine gun, and it goes down so easily, it would be hard not to have another bomber of this in a sitting. Lagunita's has always been a favorite of mine, but this brew has solidified this notion. A beer that every hop head should have in their arsenal at ALL TIMES! Truly a masterpiece.

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Photo of donius
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5


Pours a perfectly clear, slightly orange...with a one finger, white head--dissipates fairly quickly, but has decent lacing.

Smells very piney and mildly malty...great floral notes and a fair amount of grapefruit..little bit of watermelon and peach maybe.

Tastes incredible...an initial sweetness, then a blast of bitter hops, but the finish is not overly bitter...not too spicy, and perfectly balanced (surprising for 102 IBU).

Goes down very easy--crisp, smooth, not sticky or resinous really...not too dry, not too watery...almost perfect

If you haven't had this, and you like american style IPAs or Double IPAs then you have got to check this beast out!!

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Photo of danielsonc
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my more favorite Imperial IPAs.

The nose on this beer is a punch in the face. Hopiness with subtle hints of floral and citrus aromas

The taste is a amazingly balanced bitterness bite. The 102 IBUs in this beer are wonderfully mixed with citrus to mask some of that pure bitterness. Maybe I've gotten used to the bitters in this beer.

The beer goes down smooth leaving that yummy bite of hops and citrus.

One of my favorite IPAs around

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Photo of ISmith87
4.91/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - 4.75 - nice clear amber golden color with a finger of white head that leaves a nice lacing.

S - 5.0 - the spicy hops bring in grapefruit, lemon, papaya and other tropical fruits, with a nice strong pine needle smell. There's somehow still a malt background behind all the hops. Nice.

T - 5.0 - the taste is definitely comparable to Pliny, with a nice spicy hop bite that becomes almost numbing to your tongue after about half a glass. Grapefruit. Orange/lemon/lime zest. Caramel malt balance. Piney w a tiny hint of grassiness.

M - 4.75 - this beer has a great mouth feel, with a nice medium body that leaves a strong hop aftertaste that's still piney and bitter. Grapefruit lingers in your mouth too. I think it was great that they didn't overdo the ABV (8.0%) because the alcohol is completely hidden.

O - 4.75 - great beer, amazing for the price, probably the most economical hop bomb out there

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Photo of cdizinno
4.89/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Poured from a bottle similar to that pictured, with the exception of
102 I.B.U.4 U. at the top of a squared off label instead of rounded style as pictured. My label says nothing of 'farmhouse style', but the picture says it all if you read on.

A: Slightly orange, clear golden color. Close to honey color. White head and moderate lacing due to first slow pour.

S: Nice floral straw scent, probably bottled from the picture on the front label. Some sweetness, pine, and citrus scents.

T&M: Smooth, bitter hops up front that fades to a nice pleasant sweetness mixed in with an EARTHY hop taste. Very clean and crisp taste. Some pine hop flavors are mixed in there too. Medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall a great IPA. For the price this is definitely a great premium IPA that has a unique balanced flavor.

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Photo of jpittman80
4.89/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Brilliantly clear golden, with white head that leaves lacing.

S - Wow. Exquisite bouquet of hops in here. Slight amount of roast malt aroma in the background. Can't wait to...

T - An explosion of pine, citrus, and flowery hops. There is a firm sweet malt backbone here. Rather dry finish with the hop bitterness lasting.

M - Smooth and medium bodied. Soft carbonation.

D - For the amount of hops, pretty damn refreshing. I'm drinking this way too quick for an 8% beer.

While the bitterness is obvious, it definitely doesn't overwhelm. It allows the ho aroma and taste equal play in the end, which is a trademark of all my favorite IPAs. It definitely doesn't feel like 102 IBUs. Delicious beer.

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Photo of RedChrome
4.89/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A crystal clear medium golden color in the glass. Half an inch of pure white head faded over a minute. An average amount of meandering carbonation bubbles. A few lace blobs.

An extreme hop aroma hit before it was out of the bottle and continued from in the glass. A full nose full had a backbone of a mix between hops and marijuana. Very light pine note.

The only word to describe the major flavor is hops. The secondary flavors or all hops also. The third notes show just a minor note of white pepper.

A nice thickness on the tongue and the flavors cling well. Carbonation is noticeable at just the right amount.

A fantastic beer. This one would go well with anything involving strong cheddar cheese. It should be the desire of any fan of beer to make this a must find.

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Photo of kennymule
4.89/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Lagunitas is by far my favorite brewery on the planet. The very first bomber of Hop Stupid converted me into a hop head and I've never looked back.When you crack one of these open you immediately are immersed in a cloud of citrus.
The taste is absolutely hop forward and upward, but is complex and not a palate wrecker like so many other IPA's. A gentle pour offers up a nice creamy head which laces nicely as you make your way to the bottom of the glass.
It is easy to drink, even at 8%, and I always look forward to enjoying a bomber, never once needing someone to twist my arm.
Lagunitas also is the best bang for the buck in the craft beer market IMHO. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Photo of Skoodog
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought this at Wine House in West LA while they wait for RRBC to get the next shipment of Pliny out...

Appearance: Golden like a light teak or cherry finish, lacey head that licks the edge of the glass like a premier DIPA should.

Smell: Though it smells like it should, it's like there's a barrier between the intensity of how a premier DIPA should hit you - probably due to a lack of the use of actual hops as noted by other reviews.

Taste: Sweet flavor up front, bitters in the back, this beer draws a line down the center of your tongue and fires all cylinders as it goes. This is the category that weighs strongest on me, and it wins. 8% is about perfect for a DIPA in my opinion as alcohol is never really tasted.

Mouthfeel: Spiky and sticky - here's where using the hop oils does not deviate from a typical DIPA. The hop oils coat your mouth is saturated w/ what you typically get from a topline brew.

Drinkability: Again, the relative low alcohol content really makes this beer a big hit. I'd like to add that its pricetag doesn't hurt - $3.99 for a bomber? No problem.

Pliny is the gold standard of DIPAs for me, the perfect balance of all DIPAs - so among my social circles, I rate beers in terms of it. If Pliny is 100, I rate Hop Stoopid as a 97. Phenomenal brew.

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Photo of MonkeymooTJ
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5


Poured a copper/bronze with an orange hue into a snifter. Solid foamy head with great retention and even greater carbonation


Floral hops also gave off a hint of citrus as well as sweet maltiness


An immediate hop kick with a taste of grapefruit. Initial taste lives up to the 102 IBU's mentioned on the label


The first thing I noticed is how this beer bubbles on the tongue. Great carbonation level. Very smooth. Hop flavor coats the entire mouth. Pleasant and not overly bitter


I truly enjoyed every sip of this beer. Carbonation level remained from start to finish. Bitterness does hit initially then fades to a very pleasant savor. This is definitely one of my go to beers

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Photo of dsa7783
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hands-down, one of the best Imperial IPA's I've ever had the pleasure to sample...
This is more or less a clone of Troeg's Nugget Nectar... Heavy on the nectarine, tangerine, and orange essences...
Pours a copper/dark orange hue... No head, minimal lacing...
Orange-laden aroma with hints of sweet florals...
Excellent, strong, assertive flavor... nectarines, apricots, tangerines... exotic flavor...
Great stuff...
As with most classy brews, despite the hefty ABV, the alcohol is near impossible to detect...
Highly recommended...

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Photo of MetalHopHead6
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a shaped pint glass.

Having just finished a bottle of Hop Stoopid, I'm borderline speachless. I had high expectations and that often leads to great disappointment; but this beer was insanely good.

The color is golden amber--a tad lighter than I like. The head was massive; however, and it left perfect rings of lace. The smell was citrusy and sweet, like blood orange. The taste was perfect. It had a sweet, blood orange and honey introduction, followed by hops bitterness. It lingered on, but didn't overpower, the tongue.

Hop Stoopid feels like a brisk spring day along-side a lake in the White Mountains of New Hampshire--I feel a crisp wind and see majestic pine trees and crystal blue water. Experiencing it made me happy to be alive.

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Photo of Ale4Tyndale
4.86/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

if Hop Stoopid didn't exist, man would have had to create him... or something like that. This beer is a winner, and not as pricey as the other big bottles on the shelf. Bitter was never so sweet. Pair with spicy food of choice and wash those scoville units to hell.

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Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade from Lothore. Sampled at the November Charleston Beer Tasting.
Usually I avoid 5 ratings since they denote no room for improvement. This beer earned these ratings.

A. A beautiful clear yellow brew with a moderate head and lacing. This beer is so clear you can read through it!!

S. This is what a DIPA should smell like. Hops, hops and more hops. This is a balancnced West Coast DIPA and outstanding.

T. As good as it smells. Everyone who tried this beer had to pause nad try again. Praise was overwhelmong.

M. Moderate carbonation and a clean crisp finish.

D. First , it is a strong beer. Plus I have to go to great lengths to get this beer.

If you are on the West Coast, GET THIS BEER. East Coast, trade for this beer!!!!

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Photo of hoppyhobby
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A beautiful clear dark amber color with a creamy tan head. Excellent lacing.

S - The crisp aroma of grapefruit, citrusy hops makes your mouth water in anticipation of your first sip.

T - The taste is reflective of the aroma. This is an excellent ale for hop lovers. A superb micro-brew that contains just the right amount of bitterness that lets you know that your are not experiencing an ordinary beer. I'm always stupid for hops and this one is not disappointing.

M - A lasting flavor that keeps wanting to come back to the next sip. Clean and crisp.

D - A very drinkable ale for the hearty hop lovers. Good job Lagunitas, another one for the hit parade!

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Photo of evilkalla
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving: Bomber into a tall glass.

A: Crystal clear pale copper with a quarter inch of head. A fair number of bubbles coming up, not a lot. Not a lot of lacing.

S: Piney, citrusy, resinous. Great.

T: Incredibly (extremely) hoppy. So much so that the hops almost burn a little on the finish. Significant malt presence but it definitely plays second to the hops here. Very, very good.

M: This one just feels good in the mouth. The hops almost "burn" the mouth on the finish, and hop bitterness stays in the mouth long after a sip. Very nice.

O: Fantastic DIPA. I've come to expect excellent beers from Lagunitas and this one is no exception. Would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of blordo1685
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a clear, golden, orange with a 3 finger off white bubbly head.

S- This is what it's all about! Hops assault you with an astringent grapefruit and some tropical fruits - I'm talking mangoes, peach,pineapple. It smells like you're walking through a forest of pine trees. Gorgeous bouquet!

T-So this follows the aroma pleasantly. Piney up front with tropical notes. Very bitter hops and nice malt backbone to smooth everything out.

O- So when I look at an IPA or Imperial IPA, I'm seeking balance and the desire to keep drinking more. This beer has it. It also has an amazing price- $3.50 for 22 oz.!

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Photo of manchester81
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I guess this is a weekend for DIPAs! I couldn't be happier.

Copper clear, very small head. Wonderful citrus smell. The taste is all citrus with just a touch of bitterness. While hoppy, this beer isn't one dimensional. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I expected, but not unpleasant. This mouthfeel probably contributes to high drinkability.

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Photo of sethmeister
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance is brassy gold tinged with a tangerine hue and topped by a cakelike two finger head. Retention is good and sticky, fluffy lace adorns my glass.

Scent was noticeable immediately upon popping the cap: apricots and floral waft from the bottle. As I raise the glass to my nose tropical fruits and citrus notes appear followed by spicy, earthy notes. Intensely floral. This beer is richly perfumed with hops.

Taste is at first sweet and candied with pineaple and tropical fruits. Then spicy and bitter. Salty and tangy. Orange rind, lime. Bitter and even sour with puckering lemon lime notes - I'd swear there are actually lime rinds in this. Wow. Sticky sweet and salty on the lips yet not at all cloying. Sweetness and fruityness are countered by an intense pithy bitterness along with oily pine resin notes and spiciness. Malts might be there but if so they linger in the doorway too shy to call attention to themselves.

Mouth is slick and juicy.

Drinkability is tremendous. Only a hint of warming belies the abv. Actually quite a refreshing quality; not at all heavy.

I am nuts about citrus hop flavors and Hop Stoopid provides with exuberance. This just became my favorite DIPA.

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Photo of Jimbo87
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

In an oversized wine glass.

Clear copper, big pale head.

Smells like pineapple, pine, and citrus.

Taste: Sweetness up front, but then huge hops come in and they more than balance the sweetness. Hops profile is delicious, same as in the nose. Alcohol less noticeable than other examples of the style.

MF: medium body, not as thick as Hopslam or Hopsickle. Nice carbonation.

Drinkability is insanely high for the style. Tastes so wonderful, but isn't so big and boozy that you have to drink it slowly. Such a delicious beer. I want to do a side by side with hopslam, because I honestly am not sure which I like more. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Rutgers13
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite IPA. Extremely drinkable for an 8% IPA. At $4.99/bomber it is one of the best bargains out there. It pours a golden color with a nice white head. I smell grapefruit, other citrus flavors, slight pine, and floral notes. Also a sweet malt smell is there too. I always take a few seconds to enjoy the smell on this one, it is heavenly. Taste is a huge hop bomb, exactly what I expect from 102 IBUs, but ends with a little malt sweetness to provide balance. Lagunitas is an excellent brewery and this is my favorite beer in their lineup.

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Photo of microbrewlover
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This brew pours a clear brown color with a fluffy white head, some of which stays on top of the brew until the end. Thick lacing and good carbonation.

The smell is tropical fruits, pineapple, melon, orange, lemon and pine. If you let the brew warm up a little there is also a thick, bready malt smell.

The taste follows the nose, everything is well balanced. There is a pineapple, melon, grapefruit and orange taste then a bready malt taste in the middle followed by an oily hop taste left on the tongue at the end. Everything goes down smoothly. Although this brew is listed at 102 IBU it does not taste that bitter; that is a good thing. This brew delivers on the hops without burning off one's tongue. Everything is well balanced.

The mouthfeel is thick, chewy and bready. Everything goes down smoothly with a little bit of hop oil left on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall this is another winner from Lagunitas. It manages to deliver on the hops while also keeping many subtle tastes in the brew. In other words, the hops are there but not overpowering. Lagunitas has achieved great hop bitterness without destroying the tongue.

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Photo of onecrazybreeze
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Boulder Strong Ale Fest and GABF. Poured hazy yellow with massive, as in most of the glass is filled with foam when pouring, frothy off white head. Smelled slightly citrusy with mostly massive pine smells. Tastes as one person described it "like eating a Christmas tree", fantastic beer if you like that sort of thing. Easily one of my favorite imperials.

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Photo of WyethBednar
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Definitely one of the best IPAs I've ever had, the only one that I think would be better than it for me would be Maine Beer's Lunch. This one, as the title implies, is stupidly hoppy, but I think that's what makes it great.

Appearance: A beautiful orangey-amber with a white, foamy head. Good lacing, very apparent carbonation

Smell: Just an assault of hops, with some citrusy backbone. Really inviting

Taste: Perfect. A really nice tasting blend of hops and citrus notes, this one's so bitter it almost becomes sweet again, clocking in at 102 IBUs according to the bottle. If you're into really hoppy beers, this is sort of the Holy Grail as far as I'm concerned.

Mouthfeel: Very well carbonated, meaning it's very refreshing. Helps to balance out the relatively high alcohol level and still make this feel like a nice, tasty, almost sessionable beer.

This is a really great example of a super hoppy DIPA. If you're into that style, this is the beer for you.

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Photo of richkrull
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a cloudy copper color with an inch of beige head on it.

Smell is very nice and hoppy with some pine notes.

Taste is great. Everything you want in a DIPA. Hoppy, citrusy with a heavy bitter piney finish.

Mouthfeel is medium. This beer has some body to it but goes down smooth.

Overall a great beer. I'll definitely buy it again if I'm looking for a nice DIPA for a good price.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,051 ratings.