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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,030
Hads: 7,078
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 273
Gots: 1,235 | FT: 7
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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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Photo of larryi86
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber poured into a snifter

A- A crisp, clear copper/gold color with a one finger white head.

S- Big and room filling. I am getting floral hops, pine hops, citrus hops. The nose is just full of hops!

T- Citrus hops stand out the most in the taste and mix very well with the other hop flavors from the smell. This beer is bitter and is balance with a sweet malt backbone.

M- Medium body, refreshing, and smooth.

D- Just an awesome hoppy beer that goes down smooth. At under $5 a bottle this is an Imperial IPA I will go back to again and again. This definitely has a stoopid amount of hops! (601 characters)

Photo of mpsul2
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- Slightly cloudy gold. A bit of a rusty tint makes it interesting. Thin white foam, quick fade.

Smell- Delicious Hoppy grapefruit aroma! This is what I want my IPA to smell like.

Taste- Low bitterness compared to other American doubles. Hints of grapefruit. Slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel- Light body. Lignering acidity. Nice Carbonation. Overall a very good feel.

Drinkability- This light body IPA does not pack a bitter punch. It goes down smooth with a mild hint of grapefruit. I could drink this beer on a warm day for hours. In my opinion, this would be a great beer to binge drink for a rich beer snob. (618 characters)

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: carbonation not that great; cloudy amber; very nice head, great lacing
S: unbelievably fragrant; hoppy sweet; wow, this thing was filling the whole kitchen with its smell, even a few minutes after pouring
T: very foresty (hence the name); 102 IBUs--is that even legal?; ok, so it's bitter, with hops up the ying yang; despite the abundant hopping, the beer is quite approachable, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to those who are uncertain about IPAs and the like.
M: rich, thick, silky

Definitely, make this a stop on your beer journey. (548 characters)

Photo of
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: more yellow than orange, not great head retention or lacing

S: sweet grassy piney hops, smells awesome, 5.0+

T: Surprisingly smooth for an 8% DIPA, plenty of hops with a sweet barley tang, finishes citrus and alcohol.

M: well carbonated, soft

O: Very good beer. I'm always pleasantly surprised with the smoothness in most Lagunitas IPAs. Not really hop stoopid, More like hop struggling with 9th grade algebra. (417 characters)

Photo of liddytime
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blessed to find a 22 oz. bomber of this lupulin delivery vehicle at the Kappy's on Rt 1 in Saugus, Mass!

Pours a clear, beautiful golden in the glass. WOW! The hops in this hit you 3 feet away! No need to put your nose to the glass, you can smell 'em from arms' length.

Hops, hops and more hops... Wonderful, fruity, sweet , piney, lemony, rose (?!?) , raspberry (?!?!?!) hop aromas waft from the glass. With one's first sip...BANG!!!... it is a full, frontal hop assault on the palate. Those same aromas are clearly intensified with sipping. Pine, grapefruit, kiwi, lemon and pepper. The malt nicely balances this hop grenade, however. The 8% alcohol is nicely hidden.

I have not been able to find Pliny the Elder on the East Coast. This is the closest beer I have found to it. A must-try for hopheads. Coors-light drinkers will loathe it!!!! (846 characters)

Photo of Brewsmith
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 22 oz. bottle purchased locally. A beautiful deep gold color with a rocky off white head. Aroma is amazing with hops - citrusy and a little spicy, orange grapefruit. Firmly bitter, but still has a grainy malt character. Medium bodied, light for a beer this strength. Finish is dry and cleans the palate. Some lingering bitterness, in a good way. This is one of the best Imperial IPAs that I've ever had. Not cloyingly sweet, not abusively bitter. Extremely hoppy, but balanced and drinkable. (498 characters)

Photo of hoser
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A favourite that I can't believe I haven't rated. Bring on the Dipa, us beer is Black Flag, Fear, Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys and Naked Raygun all in the same glass. Ok enough of the punk rock analogies love this double ipa and although my rating was on draft this was a bottle tonight and the Simpson's episode that inspired this rating. (338 characters)

Photo of twelvsies
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, this is an interesting beer. I won't go as far as saying it's the best double IPA I've ever had, but I will say it's the most unique, and I dig unique. Very clear, vibrantly orange with a large and particularly fluffy and foamy head. This beer also has a lot of rising bubbles going on, like soda, and keeps it up almost the whole time it took me to drink it, which wasn't long. Again, unique. Super resiny lacing as well. Smells strongly of piney, citrusy hops. Taste however is much less bitter than I would have thought, given the pungent nose. Don't get me wrong, it's amazing. All hops. Big, luscious, juicy fruity pineapple melon mango hops. No pine bitterness at all as suggested on the first whiff. It's really crazy how much raw hop flavor this beer has yet such a low bitterness, though it claims 102 IBUs 4 U right on the label. Must have something to do with the hop extraction technique they used. Taking the actual physical hop out of the beer and adding it in extracted syrup form is an interesting idea, and I think they may be on to something. Slight honey sweetness (I hear it's infused with honey) and a faint pale malt. I could've easily given the taste a 5, but I tend to like bitter beers actually so I wouldn't mind a little more bite. But then it would just be another good but un-unique double IPA, and this beer is more than that. Super soft mouthfeel, light and airy. Almost feels like beer flavored air going down my throat. Highly drinkable can't get enough want it all the time. As a note, the label states a 7.7% abv while this site says 8.2%. This is truly a unique beer and I've really never had anything like it. (1,651 characters)

Photo of jdg204
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been looking around for a bottle of Hop Stoopid for a little while now and finally come across some at Bourbon St. Liquors in P-Burg, NJ. I've been on a pretty good roll with Lagunitas (Little Sumpin, Sumpin and Impreial Red) so I was pretty excited for this brew.

A: Clear, copper body with a good sized white head that stuck around and left good lacing.

S: Citrus aroma with both orange and grapefruit showed up along with some nice floral, hoppy undertone.

T: Starts out with a nice does of citrus (grapefruit and orange), toffee, and a very floral malt undertone. Lovely bitter hops finish made this a very well balanced brew which really delivered on it's DIPA potential.

M: Medium-bodied, good carbonation, and a very easy drinking oily texture.

D: An amazing DIPA, Laguintas deserves tremendous praise for this offering! The flavors came together in a wonderful bouquet that really delivered a great brew. I'm going to have to venture into more Lagunitas brews as my palate clearly has a taste for them. One of the best DIPA's out there, a must try for all beer lovers. (1,081 characters)

Photo of PatriotsRule
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful golden with tons of head and luscious lacing. Clear and well-carbonated.
S: Much more balanced nose than I expected. Hops are certainly prevalent, with just enough malt presence, some citrus, grass, honey and flowers. An extremely hoppy farmhouse ale
T: Hops are fresh, and the taste is pleasant. Notes of honey and citrus complement what is otherwise a hop bomb and a half. The taste is somewhat surprisingly complex, and what I like best is the 102 IBU! I am left with a nice bitter aftertaste but nothing bitter in my feelings for the beer. Far from a "spinach-like mess," in case you were wondering. All the hops characteristic of the west coast seem to join in here!
M: Very bitey, bitter to the end and crisp. Certainly smooth, and sneakily drinkable...
O: I am very much pleased with this 22oz bottle of Hop Stoopid. As a Lagunitas fan, I had high expectations prior to trying this strong hoppy ale, and they were all exceeded. You are getting more than just an aggressive hop bomb in this offering from California's Lagunitas Brewing Company. The Hop Stoopid's name will fool you; it is a thoughtfully crafted, hoptastic brew! (1,147 characters)

Photo of JamisonM
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: very nice rich gold color white head that has some sticky lace

S: mango pineapple grapefruit orange zest

T: great taste like the smell citrus and tropical fruit the alcohol is well masked.

M: light mouth nice carbonation

D: highly drinkable

overall: this is a hit it out of the park IPA one of the best IPA's out there. 1 drink leads to another a beer you cant put down its too good. (391 characters)

Photo of KellyL
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams glass. Brilliantly clear, light copper/burnt orange color. Three fingers of head that slowly faded to a 1/4" of constant head. Awesome lacing.

As the name would imply, there is nothing but hop in the nose. Citrus, pine, earthiness. No malt in the aroma.

Tastes like it smells. Huge citrus and pine notes followed by an earthy finish. No booziness.

Medium bodied. Coats the mouth nicely, perfect carbonation,

Overall this beer is very understated. The name would suggest a huge beer but it's very balanced even without tasting any malt. I know it's fresh because I brought it back from CA, so it didn't sit on a shelf or in a truck for a long time. Great beer, I wish I could get it here in IL. Even the burps taste/smell good. (758 characters)

Photo of cpone
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz to tulip.

A: Clear copper color with a slightly creamy white 2-3 finger head that sticks around. Decent carbonation and lacing. It's a very attractive beer.

S: Great aroma with this one. Get a really clean hoppy pine aroma with some lemon and spice in there. It smells hoppy, but not crazy.

T: Delicious. Hoppy upfront but quickly matched by a very crisp sweetness. Great flavor - malty/floral notes on the back end with a decent citrus play.

M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Feels good

D: Surprised that this is a 100+ IBU beer, it doesn't taste like it. Very well balanced and drinkable given the ABV. Great value too. (636 characters)

Photo of pjkelley82
4.66/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this (along with other dipa's) at a East VS. West Dipa Head to Head Showdown I hosted on 8/27/13

Round 4 East Resin West Hop Stoopid

"The quintessential West Coast IPA" enough said. Piney, slihht citrus, big on hops, resin, bitter... very clean smelling and tasting. Lagunitas never fails me. It was hard to pit this against resin as ilreain is more sweeter and heavier... this is a stand out in its own but placed 9th overall and lost this round to resin

Original review 7/13 4.5 (487 characters)

Photo of HossMcGraw
4.66/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Holy sweet elixir! I usually stay away from DIPAs because they are often syrupy boozebombs with a hop character obscured by sickly sweet grossness. Not so with this one. The appearance is nothing special; amber with small head and little lacing. The smell and taste are nothing short of heavenly. Definite west coast hop flavor mingling with clover honey and a wonderful herbal quality reminiscent of fresh-cut grass (in a good way). Slick mouthfeel combined with barely noticeable alcohol make this one a winner. Drinkability is ridiculous. Reminds me of a less brutal Runiation. Highly recommended. (600 characters)

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.66/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is good. Has a clear piney, grapefruit aroma. Smells fresh. Strong grapefruit malty taste with a bitter piney hop. Aftertaste is very bitter/soapy. The freshness of the taste is not as strong as the aroma, but it is still somewhat fresh. It is definitely a beer for hop heads (375 characters)

Photo of beernut
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

lagunitas what are you doing to me?

poured into my tulip glass. pours a light copper color wirh a 1/4 inch white head that fades rather quickly. nice stick lacing throughout down to the very end. aroma is that of floral hops and malt, taste is smooth and not real bitter, slight malt and grapefruit undertones. this beer is really really fucking good, great aftertaste, it is clean and hoppy. lagunitas, wtf? you make great beer!! (431 characters)

Photo of trenchtown4
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this 22oz when I was home to CT for Xmas, wasn't sure what to expect, but I was extremely impressed with this DIPA.

A: Clear Amber, with a two finger off white head that subsided after 10 minutes.

S : Citrus, pine and grapefruit in the nose.

T: Hop forward on the palate, mid way through the malt backbone really shows itself, not overpowering, but just enought to bring balance.

M: Medium body, not syrupy like some high ABV DIPA's. Nicely balanced.

D: This is one of my favorite DIPA's out, the only bad thing is that i can't get it at home in NM. (561 characters)

Photo of LennyV
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark orange into my Allagash glass, nice 2 finger creamy head with some nice lacing.

Smells of pine and citrus, a little pineapple.

Taste is exceptional. Perfect balance of hop bitterness and sweetness. It has a clean crisp taste, almost refreshing.

Medium body with nice carbonation.

I can drink this all night long. It is one of the best DIPA's I have had. (371 characters)

Photo of Theheroguy
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Wow as soon as you crack this open you get an immediate power punch of hop aromas. A true variety here too many to list just about everything you would expect for an American Double IPA. Occasionally you get a subtle sweet malty tone.

Color wise this beer is light amber in color not bad but nothing spectacular either.

Taste- Hops, hops, more hops, and add some more hops the name fits this beer perfectly. Despite the fact that this beer is so hoppy and has 102 IBU's its not insanely bitter. Theres a good balance from the malt to keep this from being brutal if the hops had been left to their own. (603 characters)

Photo of circus_cat
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Light amber, almost gold. Nice one finger head that went down to a ring around the glass pretty quickly, leaving good lacing.

S: AMAZING aroma. Floral, fruit juice. Sweeter than I thought. I was expecting a grapefruit bomb with the high west coast IBUs. Don't get me wrong, the grapefruit is definitely there...but it's nicely balanced by mango, passionfruit, and orange.

T: Flowers up front, sweet mango and sour grapefruit through the middle with a bold bitter finish that stays sticky on the back of the tongue. SO awesomely hoppy.

M: Medium-bodied, lightly carbonated, a little tacky. (597 characters)

Photo of godlessape
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured this from a bomber to a pint glass. The color and carbonation reminds me of a ginger ale mixed with about 2-3 shot's of whiskey. The head is an off white creamy pillow that measures a half inch or so, and it stayed put to the very end.

Smell: The nose is all hops and citrus to start with, but ends with a great caramel wallop.

Taste: More pine than citrus, and very little malt. This is what one should expect from an IIPA.

Mouthfeel: Very nice. How could something so bitter feel so good in the mouth is a mystery to me.

Overall: This is a great example of an Imperial IPA. Damn, I just wish I bought another one, or two or three... (658 characters)

Photo of wolfinthemirror
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice and radiant, golden yellow, fine bubbles, and a fluffly white head. lots of lacing

deep citrus, grapefruit and honey bread malts in the smell.

Taste is strong, dank, and an overall treat. very herbal, resinous pine and faint grapefruit. there is a sweetness to it from the malts, extremely well balanced. I'm surprised it isn't more bitter than it is, but maybe they just do a good job masking it.

Mouthfeel is smooth, crisp, and refreshing. carbonation is moderate.

Despite the big ABV, i could drink a lot of this because it's so good if you like big double IPAs. (575 characters)

Photo of PaleZombie
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a snifter.

A - Very clear translucent tangerine color with about two fingers of fluffy white head, good retention. Leaves excellent lacing on the glass.

S - Typical Lagunitas nose huge tropical fruit and citrus. Apples, pears, pineapple, grapefruit. Amazing!

T - Similar to the nose, first the tropical fruit hit you followed by a sweet grapefruit. Afterwards you get a mix of nice sweet caramel malt and some piney bitterness to clean things up. Even though this is 102 IBU's it dosnt taste nearly that bitter.

M - On the heavy side of medium, almost a mild syrupy feel but still very drinkable. Medium carbonation.

O - This beer is awesome, tons of my favorite tropical hop scents and taste. At a 4 dollar price point you cant really beat that.Love it! (791 characters)

Photo of rhinos00
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A- Poured a light, clear copper. Fingers width of white head formed and laced the glass as consumed.

S- Wow! Brought me right back to the experience I had with PtE. Bouquet of citrus and hop aromas that couldn't smell any fresher. Absolutely perfect.

T- Follows the nose...almost. Very nice combination of citrus and fruits with the fresh piney hops. Great example of what a west coast DIPA should be like.

M- Medium bodied with some carbonation.

D- This went down so smooth, I can't even begin to explain. The taste was so good that I couldn't even taste the alcohol.

Overall, this is one awesome west coast brew. Very glad that I picked this one up of the shelves. Definitely a must try if you are a fan of Pliny the Elder. (769 characters)

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,030 ratings.