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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,051
Hads: 7,195
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 18.66%
Wants: 296
Gots: 1,332 | 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: 7,195
Photo of Arenbeer
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a the Lagunitas bomber into a standard pint glass.

A- Clear golden honey yellow with a extremely bubbly white 2 finger head. I have never seen such large bubbles in a head before haha. Left a good amount of lacing as it went down.

S- This is probably on of the best smelling beers i've come across. Real strong floral and earthy hops with a sweet fruity backround.

T- Real strong bitter flavorful hops with a touch of grapefruit, manderin orange?, and other tropical fruits. Smelt like a fruit cup haha.

M- Medium light body that's bitter up front with a decent amount of carbonation but not enough to make it brutal. For a beer with 102 IBU I would have thought id be worse but this beer is highly drinkable. I could easily get another bomber down.

Great I.I.P.A definitely gonna get again real soon. Great job Lagunitas


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Photo of stonequarrywest
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bomber poured a beautiful golden orange..with a nice dense cheesecake colored head
Aroma is Sweet and malty with a great citrus hoppy presence.
Taste is so clean and crisp. Alive with a perfect hop bitterness that has pine and mango notes. Love it.

Good mouthfeel with a very good carbonation. and absolutely drinkable...for 4.99 I would drink this every single day.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

03/04/07- Picked up for me by a friend and BA Talisker.

Presentation- 22oz bomber bottle with no freshness information. It is however fresh because it was just released under a Lagunitas subsidiary called "Farmhouse". Poured into Lagunitas pint glass.

Appearance- Fairly clear, opaque orange in color. 1/2 inch blinding white and very creamy head. Settles at a nice rim and has the small ufo circle in the middle. Decent patchy lace as well.

Smell- Really reminds of Blind Pig, which is an extreme compliment. Super sharp pine needles followed by a peachy and lemon sugary citrus hop scent. Sweet roasted malt is detected as well, but had to find beneath these wonerful scents.

Taste- Reminescent of a combo of Dreadnaught and Pure Hoppiness. Orange rinds combine with a pine sap bath to make the main flavor. A nice sugary and sticky start which turns into a fairly sharp pine tongue lashing. Malt plays a role, but really takes a backseat here. Just the right amount of sugary/bitter mix in the hops. I wouldn't mind a bit more malt to balance it out a tad more.

Mouthfeel- A wee bit creamy with a mid range carbonation level. Great lasting flavorful aftertaste.

Drinkability- Damn near greatness. Not much wrong with this beer. I almost wrote it off before trying it. Tasty and very very thirst quenching. Flavors just dance together.

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Photo of elniko
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into snifter glass.

A: Glowing coloring with minimal oily head. Lacing apparent with little carbonation. Nice looking brew.

S: Super strong nose, mostly piney with some citrus tones in the background. Very very nice.

T & M: Lagunitas continues to amaze. I will be hording this beer and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For a DIPA very nicely balanced. Finish has wonderful citrus tone. The bitterness is more apparent up front. Mouthfeel has some carbonation which was surprising since it not very apparent in the appearance.

D: The most drinkable DIPA that I've ever had. As I mentioned earlier I will be hording this brew and it has been somewhat hard to find here in North Texas.

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Photo of jackorain
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a crystal clear light amber or golden straw colored liquid topped with tall white head with decent retention and fantastic lacing effect.

Smells like grapefruit, grapefruit rind and pith. Other citrus fruits shine through in the middle as well including tangerine, lemon and orange. There is also a touch of caramel and biscuit in the end.

Grapefruit hops hit upfront like s rush. Sweetened grapefruit juice comes through in the middle. This is far from balanced but is very good none the less. The middle to end brings the tangerine from the nose and some caramel malt and a touch of biscuit a well. The finish is a huge bitter blow to the pallet that lingers for a very long time.

The body is medium to full and very viscous, almost oily. The carbonation is light to medium and balances out the body just enough.

Drinkability is quite high I am enjoying this beer.

Thanks for Reading

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Photo of PEIBeerGuy
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a smooth, somewhat cloudy, peachy, golden yellow. It has a nice white head. Doesn't stay tall for long, but always leaves a layer on top and laces on the way down.

Many beers don't smell that different from the next. The smell on this beer is incredible. As soon as I whiffed it inside the bottle, it had such a sweet, citrus-y character. Wow.

The taste followed up where the smell left off. Lots of grapefruit, a bit of evergreen needles / sap every now and then, my wife smelled lychee. Tastes / smells great on the exhale, too. Flowery, sweet, and just the right amount of bitter. It's a dynamic and very-well balanced blend of components.

In the mouth, it's good, too! It has a bit of a bitter / dry finish, but not too much. The sweetness is just right to balance it out. Even though it's 8% alcohol, you don't pick the alcohol out of the taste or feel at all. Just right.

Very drinkable! This is one of the few beers in my never-ending "find beers I never had before" quest that I would get again!

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Photo of phishsihq
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


We were nearly knocked off the bar-stool by the hops-to-the-face from Hop Stoopid! The beer pours a clear amber color, with just a slight hint of orange around the edges. A big cap of white head clung to the glass -
amazing retention. Hop aromas including pine resin, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, and mango get the salivary glands working. These big hop flavors follow through on the pallet, with a sweet malt character providing just enough balance to make this brew something special. Medium in body and carbonation, Hop Stoopid is a brew for all you hop-heads out there, and even for a few that aren't!


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Photo of doubleipa
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Didn't know about this beer until it was recommended to me. Big one inch head . Wonderful aroma - heavyhops, herbs, grass (farmhouse) tons of grapefruit and orange. Initial flavor was moderately sweet and a tad bitter. Long finish. Pleanty of that freash hop taste and aroma. This was really great.

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Photo of DanPalmer
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is, for the money, the best beer one can purchase in the Capital District.
$2.99 at certain Hannaford stores here.
Yummy hops and fruit abound.
You get a warm fuzzy buzzy feeling after one and wish you bought another.
Next to Stone IPA my favorite beer in the world.

I don't have the pedigree to go into fruity details - I'll keep this simple
Like beer?
Like IPA's?
Like getting drunk on REALLY good tasting IPA?
That is all

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Photo of dcmchew
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As soon as i popped the cap hops showed up in the room, so this should be great.
Pours hazy orange, small sticky head, slowly receding.
Smells greatly hoppy, lots of pine, hop oil, a hint of dankness, pineapple, tangerine and peach, faint kiwi, sweetened with possibly sticky-sweet caramel malt. A big bucket of leafy hops, in short.
Fruity hops in the front, lots of tangerine, bittersweet pink grapefruit, maracuja, faint lychee, mango, faint melon. All thrown on a mild caramel canvas, not that sticky, being immediately followed/pummeled by huge pine resin, green, gooey hop extract, really concentrated, really bitter and quite dry.
Good thing about it is that quite some flavor passes through to the aftertaste, after a long very bitter finish. There's a nice tropical note (mango, pineapple syrup), a bit of malt sweetness (just enough) and nice grapefruit peel. Aside the ton'o'hops, that is. Medium body, prickly carbonation (spot on), a bit of alcohol warmth.
A huge bitter Imperial IPA packed with tons of flavor, nicely layered, refreshing, straight to the top.

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Photo of jerskine
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my second review of Hop Stoopid.

A: dark copper, orange hue; quarter inch of cream colored foam with an average amount of micro-bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass; lots of lacing; many particles can be seen in the beer

S: one of my favorite scents; hops, hops, and more fresh smelling hops; strong citrus aroma with some sweet malty goodness

T: this beer is a hop-heads dream; mouth watering citrus flavors hit you at first impact; an eruption of hops encompass your taste buds; finally, you're left with sweet malty deliciousness as it goes down

M: sharp, fresh, crisp, and well carbonated; leaves a bit of that sticky fresh hop feeling in your mouth

O: This is an exceptional DIPA. Whether I'm in California or the Midwest, it is always available somewhere at a very fair price. Regardless of its availability and price, I would go far out of my way to continue to obtain this brew. The crispness and fresh hoppy flavor of Hop Stoopid is addicting. This is a beer experience that shouldn't be passed up.

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Photo of gc4hokies
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic double IPA. Golden-orange color. Deep piney aroma. wonderful. Taste is superb. Slightly sweet, big malt flavors with a ton of pine.

I've been drinking this for several years now and, by far, this is the best bargain you can get in the double IPA segment. I'll put this up against anything, pliny, maharaja, etc. and it will hold up nicely. Best of all, I can get this for 4.50 per bomber. Love it.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Hard to find it much fresher: this was bottled two weeks ago. Pours golden with a little orange. Eggshell white head leaves exceptional lacing. Smells like the freshest piney hops you can imagine, a little citrus but really the aroma here is all about the pine. The taste is incredibly balanced. Hops coat the mouth, but its not overly bitter or sweet. Again the piney hops are what really take the show. Mouthfeel is medium to light and the finish isn't too dry. Ok so I've had this said to me, but I have never had it fresh enough to make a comparison (the day I went to both Russian River and Lagunitas I was a little too overwhelmed) but Hop Stoopid tastes and smells exactly, and I mean EXACTLY like Pliny. Just sayin'. When you have them fresh they are indistinguishable. And of course, both are exceptional.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a nice orangish yellow. Pretty hazy and about a finger and a half of an off whey head that left behind a lacing on the edges

Smell: very tropical. Citrus mango and other fruits. Wonderful hoppy aroma.

Taste: opens up with a citrusy hop that blends with juicy mango taste. It has great lemony biscuit backbone to balance things out

Mouthfeel: hoppy but not astringent. Well hidden alcohol. And perfectly smooth

Overall: a fantastic imperial ipa. Easy to find cheap to buy and better than most of the competition

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Photo of chriskozma
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the Party Source in Syracuse.

This DIPA has, for me, the perfect balance of citrusy hops and sweet malts. I absolutely love the taste and the super crisp hop bite. The drinkability is great for a high alcohol beer. This is just a well crafted beer that is another delicious addition to the Lagunitas lineup.

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Photo of yesyouam
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid is a crystal clear light amber ale with a dense, foamy, oily white head that leaves solid, dense sheets of foam on the glass. It has a bright, strong, hoppy aroma of grapefruit and pine that's a touch sweet and possibly floral. It has a fluffy medium body that's lively with a dry finish. It's nicely bittered and very lightly sweet. This is a full flavored and refreshing beer. The flavor is mostly citrus and pine, but there seems to be a grassy, floral nuance to it. It's more flavorful than it is bitter, but it is quite bitter. It has a long, green aftertaste. This is how an IPA should be! Wow! This bomber was, like, four bucks!

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

Aroma is amazing. It is that of pineapple and orange. Appearance is deceiving--it is a simple golden with little to no head that dissipates quickly. Taste is delicious. Very floral, citrusy and tropical notes of hops. Palate has quick bitterness that is replaced by a resinous and smooth mouth-feel. Long citrusy resin finish.

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Photo of Mathed
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A strong piney smell with a sharp bite but smooth finish. If you like "dank" BIG ales, this is an awesome beer. Lagunitas is a great brewery and this is one of their finest.

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Photo of TXBulldog
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Very clear light copper color. Moderate head that dies back to a thin film on top of the beer leaving some light lacing behind.

Nose on this one is, unsurprisingly perhaps, all about the hops. Multilayered with fantastic depth.

Taste on this is bitter, bitter, bitter in the best way. Very strong hop flavors without a lot of funk or floral notes. Just a little bit of the warming alcohol coming in at the end to add an extra dimension.

Lovely crisp mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Light with just enough body to make you aware that this is a quality beer. Dangerously easy to drink - I could gulp a glass of this straight down. Really - perfect - would not change a thing here.

Overall an excellent beer, and one that is becoming a go to for me. Crisper and cleaner than a lot of hoppy IPA's which helps it stand out from the pack.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!!!

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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.

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