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Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lou91 on 03-07-2007

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Reviews: 2,084 | Ratings: 7,397
Photo of Local390
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet but not sticky, the smell is hoppy and malt in perfect balance, no strong citrus or pine, just a well balanced IPA. Nice bitter after taste and this is matched perfectly by the sweetness of the malt. This is another winner for Lagunitas, definitely a favorite for me!!

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a mason jar. Tall white head that lasted through half the first (aggressive) pour. Good lacing too. The color is a beautiful golden brown. Smell is strong citrus, hops, and some pine. Taste follows the smell. Great citrus and pine, with strong, but balanced hops. Very balanced for 102 IBUs. Much easier to drink than I anticipated for the high IBU, possibly due to the lower ABV (8%), which is essentially unnoticeable. Overall, this is a great DIPA I will drink again.

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Photo of tongbliss
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

As soon as the beer begins the pour my nose is slammed with a blast of citrus, juice and rinds, mostly oranges, with a bit of pine in the background. Frothy head caps a beautiful translucent amber body. First sip and I taste some bread-like notes at the beginning, beneath the palate, that quickly expand into the hop-bomb promised by the nose. The citrus and pine flavors literally burst and take over, but not unpleasantly. There's a slight alcohol burn at the end, but the juicy hop profile holds strong throughout.

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Photo of Chiefy770
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 Ounce Bottle
Bottled on January 6th, 2016
Reviewed on March 13th, 2016
Served in an IPA Glass

Poured a dark gold body with a nice amber glow. A massive head formed right off of the pour. Slow to collapse, the head left excellent rings of sticky lacing behind.

Tropical hops were prominent. Sharp notes of grapefruit. Sweet layers of orange, mango, and a splash of pineapple. Tart and sweet aroma all around.

Good hit of grapefruit up front. Sweet notes of orange and pineapple juices sweetened the palate. The most abrasive notes came from herbal hops, most notably pine. Finished dry with lingering notes of pine and grapefruit.

Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Damn good DIPA. No shortage of juicy hops. The advertised 102 IBUs did not feel as overwhelming as I thought they would, but this was all-in-all a great brew. It is an extremely accessible, affordable, and high quality DIPA, you really have no reason to pass this one up!

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Photo of lazarwolf
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop Stoopid Smells like an amazing dIPA. And it is very good. But I don't think it is world class. The aroma when you open a bomber is impressive. But the flavors are some what muddled. This is not to say I didn't enjoy it. But the flavors are somewhat muddled. It is hard to pick out anything other than general pine and general citrus. I would buy this again. Especially at the $3. that my local liquor store is charging for a 22 oz. but it pales in comparison to Pliny or the calling.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle, pours a hazey amber with not much head at all just a lacing around the glass. Aroma get the pine from just prying the cap off, tropical, grapefruit, citrus. Taste follows the nose big on hops. Not to bad.

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Photo of Deerin
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Amber-gold. Head receded quickly but clings on the sides with a rogue bunch in the middle.

Can smell this one from a distance. Coming in close... Pine. Grass. Perhaps a bit of WC citrus but I'd stand behind those first two as the dominant aromas

The taste... malty cereal. Tastes like an old Gen. Sherman I once had, but less awful. Damn, damn, damn this one is old. Will update after I get my hands on a fresh one.

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Photo of Tele
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: Bottle (Dated 1.26.16)
Consumed: 3.4.16

A: 4.5 Pours a clear, reddish-brown with a large, off-white head. Good retention and lots of lace in the glass.

S: 4.25 Pretty strong hops as soon as the cap is off. Lots of pine, dank, and some mild citrus and tropical fruit, mostly grapefruit and pineapple. Mild sweet malt presence in the background, but mostly overpowered by hops.

T: 4.25 Like the nose, flavors are start with minimal malt sweetness followed by a big dose of oniony, dank, piney hops. A bit of grapefruit peel shows up from the nose, but fruit flavors are covered up a bit by the strong onion flavor. The finish is nice with pleasant bitterness.

M: 4.5 Great body and carbonation; substantial without feeling too heavy.

O: 4.25 This is a great double IPA from Lagunitas. Lots of good flavors and super drinkable. The only real problem with this beer is Sucks – it’s a bit more fruit forward, cheaper, and easier to find fresh as hop stoopid is usually pretty old. Still, it’s nice to try this one out from time to time.

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Photo of JackieKu
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle.

A: Clear amber. Poured 3 fingers high of head, medium retention.
S: Medium high lemon and lemon peel. A little piney.
T: Intense lemon flavor. Somewhat green tea. Medium malty. Medium high bitterness. Dry. Finish is medium short.
M: Medium bodied. Medium high carbonation.
O: Quite good despite I was unable to drink it fresh.

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

APPEARANCE: Dark golden/amber. 2 fingers of off white, creamy head, that lingers a good long while. Plenty of small bubbles rising. Leaves a nice thick lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Toasty biscuits, caramel, fresh orange and a nice dose of pine.
TASTE: Lots of pine right up front, changes to citrus/grapefruit. It was more orange in the aroma. And LOTS of bready, biscuit, caramel malty goodness to balance it out. Bitterness hits mid palate and builds over the course of the beer.
FEEL: DRY! All the way through, but there is a sticky quality to this beer as well, like a Hopslam. Nice medium full level of carbonation. Medium full body.
OVERALL: Just about the perfect IPA for me. Why? Because the hops shine through great AND it has some killer malt action going on. Reminds me slightly of Celebration, and Hopslam, each in their own way.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark golden in color, very small head.

Huuuuuge fruit hop aroma. Smells like I walked into a candy store.

Tastes fruity as well. Going to have to get this one again.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle, Julian-dated June 6th, 2015 (8 months ago). Clear gold color with a creamy frothy head. Smell is dank; citrus, pine, lemon perhaps - very dank hops as it warms especially. Balance is achieved with just a little bit of malty sweetness to offset the massive hop pallet. Taste is clean, hop squeezed goodness, sour/dank and amazingly refreshing. I love the little hop bite on the edge of the tongue this beer leaves. The dazzling taste combines with a very otherworldly, growing feeling in the back of the head as you feel the hidden alcohol come to the surface. Refreshing, yet such a tempting beer to just keep drinking. A pint and 6 oz could even have you a little incapicitated for a while. I can't get enough of the cool refreshing taste, this beer sets quite a standard at $5 a bottle. I love when these higher abv IPA's take on such a dank, sour, clean tone and this one is a perfect example of one of my favorites I've tried. Outstanding.

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Photo of Webzombie
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

I like to think of this as the steel reserve for beer geeks. Great value at $4.50 a bomber and will get you nice and drunk to boot. Goes down very thick and hoppy; not that boozy for the abv. Very tasty and readily available.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

an excellent beer. Not too much hops but just the right amount of grain in this beer. Still havent met abad brew from Lagunitas brewing compmany. Cheers to these folks

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Photo of Ikeithbot
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a great brew that I'm finally getting to. The fact this beer has been around almost 10 years shows how ahead of its time it is. Super hoppy goodness. Feels a little heavier than others in its category. Great beer at a great price.

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Photo of Bunman3
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't think my review will add much to the extensive body of knowledge around Hop Stoopid. I've been wanting to try this beer for a long time, and I'm glad I did. All aspects of this brew are top notch - too bad it's not widely available in my part of the world!

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Photo of Radome
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber bottle into a tulip glass.

L - Light copper color with lots of orange; perfectly clear with tons of miniscule bubbles constantly rising to the surface. Moderate white head fades to a thick skin and great lacing.

S - Strong grapefruit and pine aromas dominate, but not as assertive as I expected. Behind that is some light bready malt. Like the aromas, the flavors are more muted than I wanted in a DIPA.

T - Initial flavor hits are grapefruit and orange citrus, followed by bready, slightly sweet malt in the mid-palate. Then the hops return with intense bitterness over an off-dry finish.

F - Medium body. Creamy, fluffy carbonation. Moderate alcohol burn blends with the intense hops bitterness.

O - This is a clean, but blisteringly hopped DIPA that is a little disappointing for the lack of aromatics.

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Photo of NanookinTexas
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber ($3.99-$4.99) 8.0%ABV Poured into an Ommegang Brew Stem

Look: Pours a clear rich golden colour, with a 3/4" - 1" white head that dissipates fairly quick, leaving lots of lacing on the glass, retaining 1/8" layer across the top of the brew. Beautiful, clean, crisp appearance. Nice level of carbonation, small, slow rising bubbles, not explosive.

Nose: Wonderful, robust, hoppy, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, piney aromas. Refreshing.

Palate: At the front, bitter hoopy, grapefruit, orange peel, piney, character. Perhaps even a little vanilla and caramel. Mild sweetness in the middle and on the finish, with bitterness still present, yet not overpowering. Very clean and refreshing.

Feel: Very light and lively on the tungue. Very refreshing. Although bitter, it is not sharp feeling, yet wakes up your tastebuds.

Overall: This is the third bottle of Hop Stoopid that I've consumed within a thirty to forty-five day span, the second bottle I consumed last night. This is a VERY nice Imperial IPA. Alcohol is very well cloaked. In all fairness, I'm not certain if I'm rating it too high or too low. I only know that i REALLY like it!

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Photo of irrevjim
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from bottle to beer tulip
look;very transparent light golden with lots of bigger bubbles at first then moderate champagne bubbles, nice1 1/4' inch fluffy white head with good retention and lacing
smell; piney and citrus hops, esp. grapefruit, can barely smell malt and sugar, actually very nice
taste; nicely balanced sharp citrus and pine, sugar (like a coffee with 2 extra sugars), nicely balanced again, lots of bitter lots of sweet
feel; smooth medium bodied with medium carbonation, again, balanced
overall; very drnikable 8. o dont notice the alki haulsmoooove... it's a well balanced ipa with a high abv or an exceptionally smooth double that doesn't taste boozy, either way good job lagunitas i'll be back,

and drewskalicious, blah blah blah makes no sense, a sheep's head would go ' baa baa baa' , if you like beer, review it, it'll take up more time than blah blah blah and annoy your significant other :)

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Photo of wuthrichj15
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As far as price and taste, this is a great beer that really is not that expensive in comparison with other craft brews. Pours an orange color with a big white head. A nice citrus flavor and smell. A very enjoyable experience.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz shared, poured into pint glass.
A: pours a clear orange golden body, thick frothy white 2 finger foam head, heavy stringy lacing, carbonation
S: sweet citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, malt
M: medium body worth creamy feel and syrupy resin on the tongue
T: grapefruit rind, citrus, malt, pine resin, slight earthy hoppiness, grain, cracker
O: great balanced imperial IPA, not overly bitter for a 102 ibu rating

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Photo of atr2605
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a golden straw color with a white head with good retention and decent lacing
S-lots of pine, citrus, resin, peach
T-peach and citrus flavors of front, followed by piney citrus flavors, nice malty sweetness throughout
M-medium bodied
O-very well balanced, fruity and flavorful DIPA, fantastic value

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Photo of CraigP83
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very clear, golden color. Smell is melon, sap, sickly sweet malts. Taste is sharp pine and hop resin. Feel is sticky, bitter, palette destroying hop resin, exactly what I was hoping for when I bought this. Perfect example of a West coast DIPA IMO. Don't make the same mistake I did by passing over it for harder to get hyped up DIPAs if you haven't had this one yet

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Photo of Strike00
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: a nice medium amber color with a head that has very good retention.
S: smells of citrus and hops. Also cane detect some pine.
T: Less citrus than expected given the smell, but still there and still sweet. Big hops with a bitterness that lingers, but not too much.
F: smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

O: A very good DIPA hopbomb. Well balanced and drinkable. For under $5 for a bomber it is a great value. Solid beer.

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Photo of drewskalicious
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blah blah blah blah something something blah blah beer blah. Pours a deep golden blah blah something or other about a half finger of off white lacing. The nose on the other hand, has potential blah blah something candy but something blah a bit diminished.

Hitting the blah blah, something burns just for a something or other, trickery for a carb burn but it stings like booze. Here the malt is packed backstage in favor of the hop blast. It's quite coating, blah something something blah fruit and mahogany notes, but bah blah something thins it out upon completion.

Overall, this "hop bomb" is, in my humble opinion, a bit more balanced than originally thought. We just got these in Hawaii and I neglected to check the date, but that'll be remedied soon.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,084 ratings.