Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,023
Hads: 7,040
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 273
Gots: 1,196 | 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 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)

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

poured into a thick walled pint glass..beautiful honey color with a clean white head. lacing was as to be expected with a beer of this quality. very nice.

This beer smells incredible. Sweet, lots of pine, fruit but not fruity. citrus. I smell almost no alcohol.

Grapefruit is upfront followed by pine..sweet then malt... quite delicious.

Medium to full bodied. Somewhat slick..plenty of carbonation on this one, but not too much that is interferes with the flavor..works well.

This beer is not underrated..but it is undiscovered. You can't get Pliny easily in Texas and this beer make me not care. (602 characters)

Photo of eepound2
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a unique beer. First time having it and had it from a bottle. Poured an awesome white head and beer was a copper/orange color, light and appealing. Aroma was strong citrus, fruity, floral

Taste was huge With Some Unique Flavor and expected from the smell. This is a great beer that I will have again plenty as I love stone's lineup of brews. (350 characters)

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

By far, my favorite beer. Just a downright hoppy taste that just has your mouth drooling of hop juice.

Edit: still very hoppy but a bit more malty than I remembered (165 characters)

Photo of DmanGTR
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review from notes on 9/9/09

A - lovely clear citrine, well retained fluffy white head that laced magnificently in my tulip. Bubbles continuously rise from the apex to renew the head. 4.5

S - the first thing to cross my nose was lemon zest, biscuits, and a slight metallic-ness. Then I realize that it's actually quite balanced between the hoppy bitterness and the malty sweetness, with a healthy dose of pineapple and passionfruit in the middle. 4.0

T - Wow this is very sweet for 102 ibu's. Lots of grapefruit, pine resin, and bitterness. Followed by an immense, juicy, citrusy, and malty sweetness. Caramel rounds out the taste nicely. Lasting, bittersweet finish. Well balanced and tasty. 5.0

M - full bodied and smooth. Velvety and well carbonated. 4.5

D - the most drinkable higher abv IPA I've ever had. Delicious. 5.0 (829 characters)

Photo of Dawkfan
4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- This one pours a light golden orange into my Duvel tulip, 2 fingers of soapy, fluffy white head dissipates rather quickly leaving minimal lace.

S- Citrusy, tropical fruits, a little pine and a bit of caramel malt. HOPS, HOPS, HOPS, this is why I love west coast DIPA's so much.

T- This is oh so good! The citrus, pine and sweet malt are in perfect balance. Not a trace of the 7.7% abv, what an absolute treat!

M- Medium body, medium carbonation. This one really coats the mouth.

D- This by far the best DIPA I've had to date. An extremly easy drinker, it's really refreshing and it keeps you coming back for more. (620 characters)

Photo of Mitchster
4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

$4.99 for a 220z bottle. OG=1.085. 102 IBU's. 8% ABV.

Pours out to a chill hazed burnt orange, forming a tall off white frothy head with very good retention and solid sheets of lacing. Carbonation level is moderate. The aroma is of hops...mostly the tropical mango hops of centennial with a little funk and pine of amarillo. I love cent and amarillo together. The taste opens up with peppery mango, followed by a huge nicely sweet pale malt body, some pleasant grain husks, lingering notes of vanilla and toast, and mild bitterness. The aftertaste is mostly mango and pine sap. Smooth as hell, with a big body and rich flavor.

This is one heck of an IPA. I love it. It reminds me of Centennial IPA from Founders BC. Very smooth, big, yet easy to drink and extremely well balanced for such a hop bomb. I will definitely have to get more of this. Lagunitas can do no wrong. Keep up the good work! Highly recommended! (916 characters)

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: Orange/ amber,2 finger head with lots of lacing.

s: Citrusy but also a little pinier than expected. Amazing.

t: Nice modern IPA profile, citrus, very little taste alcohol for a double. A little sweet.

m: Moderate body, nice carbonation.

o: Excellent beer, If I'm nitpicking it is a little sweet, I could use a little more finishing/dry hop bitterness, this is a great beer and I would be very happy drinking this every day. (479 characters)

Photo of Homebrew35
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice crystal clear orange body. Creamy one and half finger off white head. Mostly tight creamy bubbles and some big ones mixed in. This fades to a nice cap that can be roused quite easily in my snifter glass. Long clingy alcohol lacing as well. Smells big time of citrus, apricots, lemony hops, sweet carmel malts, some slight earthiness. Tastes very sweet at first, carmel, toffee. Mid palate I get earthy, piney, resinous hops. Some citrus and lemon. On this finish a nice smooth lingering, oily finish. Very balanced and very much what I like. Medium carbonation, full bodied. I'm going to easily finish this bomber myself. I'd easily pick this up again for $5.50. (680 characters)

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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