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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,031
Hads: 7,080
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 274
Gots: 1,238 | 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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Reviews: 2,031 | Hads: 7,080
Photo of missingtoes
3.29/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

one of the most remarkable features of this beer is the color, and that's not even a good thing. the color can only be described in the nicest way as something that would be attributed to certain bodily fluids while being very, very sick. a slightly foggy light amber color with a fizzy dead trim of head leaves much to the imagination. i even kept the glass on the table and dumped the remainder in just to see if it would force more head. no, just a quickly dissipating fizz not unlike soda. in other words, it looks slightly darker than ginger ale.

now i know why i prefer drinking straight from the source.

i did like the fact that for a doube ipa, the scent of alcohol was pretty muted by the floral honey aspects, but for all intents and purposes, this was a rather mediocre olfactory exhibition.

much like the look of this libation, the mouthfeel is right up there with ginger ale. a quick swish around the gums and it bubbles up to a frothy dryness, then on the swallow feels pasty and floury. could be the yeast. not sure.

the taste is the one saving grace, as it's not too bitter, not too sweet. i like that spiciness in the aftertaste, and it's got a high drinkability right there. i couldn't use this as the drink of choice to get shnookered on based on the cost and the fact that i'd probably kill myself with the abv and how much i normally imbibe, but hey, if you offered it to me, i wouldn't turn my nose to it (not much does these days, unfortunately).

anyhoo, if you want a double ipa that lacks the hoppiness of other beers in it's family, lacks the bitterness that goes with it, isn't dry, looks like bubbly urine, and tastes okay, run to the local packy and pick one of these bad rockets up. they might even have it on sale. (1,751 characters)

Photo of devilshaircut
3.29/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

very big hop taste as the name suggests. i didnt like the mouthfeel as much, felt very big to me, but the taste itself was nice. good beer, not great, but good. (160 characters)

Photo of charlzm
3.31/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Consumed November 21st, 2010 from a De Proef goblet. Yeah, I know it's inappropriate glassware. Sue me.

Beer is a clear, medium amber/gold with a strong white head that dies slowly. Plentiful carbonation provides good head replenishment and some sheeting on glass sides.

Aromas are asphalt and turpentine, though I let my girlfriend smell it and she got apricots. Huh. There is definitely a resiny pine component, on that we can agree. Also a huge herbal presence. Going to have to go with "average" on this due to my bad experience and the better impressions others had of the exact same glass.

Flavor is huge: some sweet malts, but the massively bitter, citric (grapefruit?) and pine hoppiness is the dominant note here. Finish is bitter as hell and lasts forever. Strangely, that is a selling point for some.

Mouthfeel is oily and thick but the carbonation keeps it from being coating.

I had to sip this one and it still took me an hour to finish my half of the bomber. (977 characters)

Photo of northaustin
3.32/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass with a two finger head, no lacing. clean honey color thats very transparent.

the smell is just hops. floral and fairly bitter.

as far as im concerned its just slighty more hop flavored than any other ipas but is not balanced as well and the bitterness is almost all in after taste

it leaves the sticky hop oils in your throat and mouth but as a semi hop head this is nothing too special. just a good hop feeling.

for the price, this is one of the best ipa bombers i know of readily available in the texas area. big hop flavor for a small price. grabbed me a few (590 characters)

Photo of Tomdee74
3.33/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a good color with a decent head that dissipates rather quickly leaving behind moderate lacing.

S - Moderate smell. nothing great or too hoppy.. i saw someone say this is as close to hopslam as you can get on east coast and i have to disagree. it does have that slight grapefruit earthy smell to it.. not much in citrus or floral hops..

T - Tastes a tad thin but ok.. not as hoppy as i like the malt is pronounced here as well. i do taste the grapefruit here almost the rind of the fruit.. mostly that taste.. i do kinda like that... i prefer a bit more citrusy however..

M - bitter almost sour like drinking grapefruit juice.. i do like that as i kinda like the bitter/sourness..

D - Pretty drinkable as it is a tad thin if you ask me. Not a flavor east coast hop bomb like a smutty big a ipa or even a southern tier unearthy but it is along those lines.. just a bit weaker... The price makes this one a great buy. I probably won't see this out again; however, the price is very right so i think it was well worth it.. (1,034 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
3.33/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

984th Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
22oz

No bottle date
Purchased @Bevmo Chino Hills

App- A darker orange with some translucent yellows around the middle and towards the bottle. A very long lasting 2 finger head with a decent enough amount of lace and cling. Small pon layer as well.

Smell- This pour opens very vibrant with some orange fruits and some tropical notes. Its very piney and resiny as well. A bit on the thicker side with a semi-balanced malt aspect.

Taste- I know what they are trying to do, and it's not for me to decide really if they nailed it but its far too malty and really kinda tastes like a Heineken to me. A bit too overboard with the hops and not enough balance to it.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a spicy, hoppy, sweet caramel residual flavor and a nice thicker medium carbonation.

Drink- I can admit I am not a fan of uber hoppy beers. Some work and some don't. Devil Dancer and Double Crooked Tree namely. This was lacking a paired citrus to tame the spice and malts. Probably wont have this one again. (1,038 characters)

Photo of WhiteOak
3.33/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale

A- Bright honey yellow. Thick rocky head.

S- Strong Pine, Fir bud resin, and grapefruit hops aroma.

T- Astringent, bitter, pineapple hops dominate the attack, with a pleasant, slightly sweet. medium-bodied malt and Ruby Red grapefruit on the mid-palate. A nearly endless bitter finish.

M, D- For fans of an IPA with a solid shot of additional bitterness, this is a good one at a bargain price. Good, but the tongue-stomping bitterness did not compel me to want to repeat it. Easily drinkable, but some bitterness fatigue may occur. This was tasted along side the Dugana, and at half the price, it showed rather well, but could use a bit more balance. (680 characters)

Photo of beertunes
3.34/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into bubble pint glass. Poured a clear deep yellow color with more than a 1/2 inch of slightly off-white head that left a medium amount of lacing.

The aroma is strongly dominated by a piney hop scent with slight citrus hop undertones.

The flavors are completely dominated by the pine, none of the citrus hops show through on the tongue. There is also virtually no malt taste for the hops to cling to. This beer is almost like drinking watery pine tar.

Surprisingly solid body for a beer so lacking in malt. Perhaps because of the pine tree ground up into it? The hop taste really coats and sticks to the tongue, almost to the point of being annoying.

Drinkability rates low because half way through you're starting to suffer from palate fatigue. This beer is too much of a one trick pony to have several of.

Overall a pretty good beer from a brewery I like a lot. Worth trying and having again, just not more than 1 at a time. (939 characters)

Photo of JerseyKirk
3.35/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: 1 1/2 finger white creamy head. Copperish amber color. Crystal clear.

S: Citrus, grapefruit, peach, simcoe astringency, malty caramel notes.

T: Bitterness that hits the back of the throat. Sweet malty with very high sugary grapefruit tones. Alcohol isn't as noticeable as the overly sweet flavor.

M: sweet with faint hint of alcohol at the end.

O: Its not that great. Far too sweet for my palate. I like the smell but the sweetness is a little too overpowering. (472 characters)

Photo of WTBash
3.35/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance and smell-wise, it's exactly what I'd expect from a quality IPA or APA. I do have some qualms, however, with the taste. The mouthfeel is thick and smooth, while not encumbering the taste, which is frankly bitter for the sake of being bitter. It's really hoppy, which I enjoy, but the hoppy taste feels forced as if it were a product of an extract rather than brewing. It's worth checking out but overall not impressive. (430 characters)

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.35/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I finally found a bottle that I trusted it's freshness. $5.99 at Whole Foods. Poured into a Minneapolis Town Hall flute.

Appearance
A strange, particulate haze, could be chill haze but this isn't very cold and the haze remains. Good stick foam saves the looks.

Aroma
Very sappy and thick smelling. Some honeysuckle sweetness and fresh cut undergrowth. Denser notions of citrus.

Taste
Bitter and green. Like sucking on mowed down weeds and hop vines. Bitter pine that nears pure medicinal bitterness at the end. A few fleeting glimpses at sweet, candied orange pith are seen.

Mouthfeel
Heavy and burdensome, for what it is. Very resinous and not very refreshing.

Overall
Yeah, a decent beer but ultimately pretty stoopid. (725 characters)

Photo of AgentZero
3.36/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Golden to slightly brownish with a one finger head that dissipated leaving the sides of the glass clean.

S - A strong, but somehow mellow piney hop smell. I expected some citrus from this as well but it is not so. Some roasted malt backbone comes in faintly on the end of this, kind of interesting.

T - Pine notes are quite strong, but it actually mellows nicely on the end to something that I can't quite identify. Slightly woody finish.

M - Subtle carbonation gives this one a little bit of a bite, especially if you wait for a while between drinks.

D - Too piney for me to drink a lot of, but not to heavy, Could do more than one, but would switch to something else if given more options. (699 characters)

Photo of match1112
3.38/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: clear bright copperbody, head is bright white and stands a half inch tall and leaves no lacing.

s: citrus, sweet malts and burnt sugar.

t: burnt sugary malts turning and pine resin.

m: full body, very sticky, lacks carbonation,long dry bitter finish.

o: let down by this beer. reminds me of all the subpar ipa's i use to try and kept me from truly enjoying them for years. many better ipa's out there. (408 characters)

Photo of kbnooshay
3.38/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is hoppy and slightly peppery. Fresh and juicy hops for the most part but it had this weird twang. Tastes like gubna but much milder with the onion hops. Feel is moderate and tingly. Kinda dissapointing. I hate onion hops. Who wants onion in their beer. I will stick to lil sumpin sumpin wild. (299 characters)

Photo of garuda
3.38/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear golden color with a finger thick, sudsy white head that has good retention and good lacing down the glass.

S - Big caramelly malts and hints of raisins and apricots up font, followed by floral hops with a bit of citrus.

T - Follows the nose with the fruity malts dominating the overall taste with notes of apricots, raisins, prunes, then floral hops and a touch of citrus come through in the finish, but don't seem to contribute enough to the overall taste.

M - Medium body, ample carbonation lets the hops shine. Clean, bitter finish.

D - A good beer, but the fruity malts overpower the hops in the smell and taste a bit too much for me. With so many good DIPAs out there, I'll easily look past this one in the future. (744 characters)

Photo of ikantspel
3.4/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a IPA glass

fruity smell with an emphasis on pineapple... hint of pine in there

grassy and piney taste. was expecting more seeing as how well reviewed this beer is but did not get it. although not bad, it was surprisingly a little bland. maybe my tastebuds can't understand the complexities of a DIPA.

overall, id like to try this beer again after i develop a better taste for DIPAs. (411 characters)

Photo of VMWhelan
3.41/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden orange with a fluffy one finger white head and good lacing.

Smells sweet and fruity. A whole lot of malt in this nose mixed with some pineapple and grapefruit.

Taste is exactly like the nose presents: sweet, fruity, and malty. Grapefruit up front big time, followed by a big sweetness. Ends with some good bittering, but doesnt overdo it.

Surpisingly, this is medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Was expecting it to be a bit thicker. Aftertaste is moderately dry.

Drinkability is decent. This is a pretty good beer, but I can't help but feel like there are many better DIPAs out there. (608 characters)

Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.43/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

lynx1245 brought this back from Santa Rosa. He and I (Nick) drank this as a follow up to Pure Hoppiness.

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Clear copper body with loose, off-white, 1-finger tall head. Head looks sticky, and ends up dragging some good lacing behind it. Head retention is just okay.

Smell: Juicy grapefruit and orange with a mild metallic character. Pine and dry hops too, but overall the aroma is pretty faint.

Taste: Lots of grapefruit followed by tons of funky, herbal hops. Pretty damn sweet, with a good amount of tartness and bitterness, too. Finishes very bitter. A powerful brew, but it seems a little... simple.

Mouthfeel: Pretty good amount of carbonation, but nothing overbearing. Actually feels foamy in the mouth. Kinda slick and dry as well.

Drinkability: Meh, not that great. Lots of herbal hops, which is cool, but seems to be lacking complexity. I'm not even sure if I like the flavor to be honest. Forgettable. (949 characters)

Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Hop Stoopid perfectly clear and has a golden amber color. A creamy head sits on top and leaves a white film as it reduces.

The aroma has a good amount of dry hopping. Smells like amarillo. It's sweet and floral.

The taste is clean and smooth for a DIPA. Even for one clocking in at 8%. There's some earthy tasting bitterness and grapefruit when I swish it around. It's a little sweet and is thicker than I would like.

I like that there isn't an astringent bitterness that lingers after. But, IMO, I think Hop Stoopid can benefit greatly from a little Simcoe in the dry hopping, if there isn't already some, and a thinner mouthfeel. (636 characters)

Photo of bkkt
3.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks gorgeous and smells delicious. However, the taste really let me down. There's a nice hoppy and piney taste up front but a weird bitter floral taste in the back. There's an indescribable feeling back end, sweet, but taste oniony and rotten vegies. Decent beer, but does not compete with the rest of the Lagunitas lineup. (335 characters)

Photo of emmasdad
3.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to schmittymack for sharing a can of this one at his place a couple weeks back. Poured a nice amber color with a light beige head. Aromas of earthy hops, caramel and biscuit. On the palate, this on is light to medium bodied, with sweet malt, caramel and moderate hops. (275 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.47/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a finger and half of head on a medium straw colored body... lots of bubbles.
The aroma was a mild citrus and pine.
The taste is bold pine bitterness with a citrus backup. There's a malt backbone somewhere holding it all together. A bit of a watery finish.
The texture was soft with moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable ale. (328 characters)

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.47/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 5/8/2009 (Bottle):

Pours a clear amber colored body, with an average sized off-white head, diminishing. Bitter, dry, extremely hoppy, sweet citrusy aroma. Sickly sweetness. Enticing. Hoppy taste, sweet. Some citrus. Not too bitter or caustic. Almost like a pale ale. (276 characters)

Photo of Satchboogie
3.47/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip glass

A: Fairly aggressive pour leads to 2-finger white bubbly head. Golden yellow/orange and clear. The head sticks around a little while and leaves a little lacing.

S: A TON of citrus, fruit, and a little pine on the nose. Fresh and sweet orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pine, and maybe a hint of lemon and tropical fruits. For 8%ABV I really can't smell much alcohol. Can't wait to taste this one!

T: Well, at first it was BAM. I got a big mix of all the flavors I sniffed that was balanced by a sweet lightly toasted malt. However, after just a couple big sips, I quickly realized this is WAY too sweet and there was something "off" and a little unpleasant about this. The hop bitterness was at a surprisingly low level, although I'm sure a lot of it was masked by the overwhelming amount of caramel malt sweetness. The aftertaste is very slightly bitter and wet with sweet citrus and a little pine. This would be perfect if it wasn't so damned sweet, better balanced, and more pine. Not really what I was expecting.

M: Medium Carbonation, full body for an IPA, almost syrupy. Chew and sticky, has a wet, slightly bitter and sweet lingering finish.

D: I took my time with this not because of the 8%ABV but because it was so overwhelming sweet I need to keep drinking water, grabbing pretzels, and anything else I could eat to counteract the somewhat unpleasant aftertaste (albeit not that bitter, just not pleasant). It's certainly not a drain pour, but I was expecting an exceptional hop bomb and I got a insanely sweet fruit bomb. (I know, hop doesn't just mean bitter or pine, but it just was too much).

While it's not bad (though I might have been pretty tough in critiquing), it's not something I think I'll be returning to anytime soon if ever. (1,794 characters)

Photo of philipquarles
3.48/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bomber. Pours clear copper with a nice off-white head. Good lacing. Smells of typical C-hops, with plenty of citrus character. A bit of pine and some hemp as well. Sweet malt in the background. The aromatic hop character is similar in the taste and gives it a pronounced bitterness. In sharp contrast, there's a heavy sweet side to it as well, with a lot of biscuity malt. The finish is bitter, but not dry. Medium body. Not really a fan of the sticky sweetness. (462 characters)

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,031 ratings.