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Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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5,233 Ratings

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Ratings: 5233
Reviews: 1897
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of FosterJM


3.3/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

984th Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 05:03:16 | More by FosterJM
Photo of JerseyKirk

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 20:53:24 | More by JerseyKirk
Photo of beertunes


3.33/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2009 07:26:44 | More by beertunes
Photo of Tomdee74


3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
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..

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 19:30:27 | More by Tomdee74
Photo of garuda


3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 23:33:56 | More by garuda
Photo of kbnooshay

New York

3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 06:08:10 | More by kbnooshay
Photo of MbpBugeye


3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

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

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

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.

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

Yeah, a decent beer but ultimately pretty stoopid.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 22:09:12 | More by MbpBugeye
Photo of ikantspel


3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 03:40:51 | More by ikantspel
Photo of missingtoes


3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 18:26:31 | More by missingtoes
Photo of AgentZero


3.38/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2010 21:45:17 | More by AgentZero
Photo of Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev -19%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 03:10:08 | More by Satchboogie
Photo of match1112


3.4/5  rDev -19%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 02:41:58 | More by match1112
Photo of ThreeWiseMen


3.43/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 18:06:19 | More by ThreeWiseMen
Photo of jfunkk79


3.43/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange with pillowy head that subsides and laces as it goes down. Aroma is full of fruity hops, sweet smell. Sharp, slightly tart hop flavor up front and sweet aftertaste.

There's a lot of hop flavor in this one but feels a little thin in body.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2009 01:35:37 | More by jfunkk79
Photo of BearsOnAcid


3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 23:17:53 | More by BearsOnAcid
Photo of lnashsig


3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a dogfish head beer glass. Was very excited at the 104 ibus that this bottle boasts. Almost no head, which surprised me. The best part of this beer is the aromatic hop fragrance- definitely nice pine, grapefruit, and citrus aromas there. But, sad to say that I was overall dissapointed in the lack of malt backbone, and lack of complexity to this one. I'm not sure if the lack of flavor had to do with the fact that hop extracts were used intentionally, but I expected something more. Between this title, and their everyday ipa, the only real difference in taste is with the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 03:55:18 | More by lnashsig
Photo of HopDiggityDawg

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - nice and golden, nice head
Smell - Piney some citrus - nice aroma
Taste - Nice hop rush as soon as it hits your lips, For 100 IBUs it doesn't blow me away all the way through. A lot of malt in the finish. Just not as balanced as I would like but all in all a very good DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 01:53:32 | More by HopDiggityDawg
Photo of VMWhelan


3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 00:47:50 | More by VMWhelan
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, lightly effervescent, orangey-copper body with a small, white head.

Smell: Lightly sweetish, citrus aroma with scents of both tangerines and grapefruits. Some background notes of green, freshly-picked garden herbs.

Taste: Light pale malts mingled with sharp citric hops and a strong, resounding bitterness. Fairly citrusy throughout. More of those herbs, too. Some slight toffee sweetness struggles and writhes beneath the hops. Tangy, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Somewhat oily texture.

Drinkability: This Double IPA from Lagunitas should please those hop heads out there.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2008 21:25:56 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of jujubeast6000


3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 04:53:02 | More by jujubeast6000
Photo of Gtreid


3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber poured into my Short's Imperial Pint Glass.

A: Very clear, burnt amber color. One finger of eggshell white head appears and receeds to a thin rim. Spotty lace lines the glass.

A: Sweet honey, sugar cane, and hop juice. Orange peel, grapefruit, mango, and maybe a hint of lime round out the citrus hop aroma.

T: Very sweet. Some crystal malt give this some balance, but the sweet citrusy hops overpower this one. The alcohol, although not huge, gives it a nice warmth on the back end.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation and the sugar give this a sticky mouthfeel.

D and overall impression: The sweetness of this brew limits the drinkability. That being said, I think this is a fine beer. Good ABV at 7.7%, better than Maximus, but not on the level of some of the world class DIPA's. Skal.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 01:39:28 | More by Gtreid
Photo of kdoc8


3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this out into a pint glass, and could smell it from a foot away. It looks great, deep reddish-orange and crisp and clear with a nice foamy white head. The smell is fantastic - lots of flowery complex scents. No smell of alcohol that I can detect, which is great. The taste...starts out with all those floral hops notes, but then leaves off very bitter and tasting almost like soap. After that great smell, I found the taste quite disappointing. I'll have to try this on tap somewhere and see if I get the same effect or if it's something to do with the bottled version. In any case, I'd try it again out of curiosity, but overall was a disappointed by the taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 07:17:36 | More by kdoc8
Photo of Traquairlover


3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22-oz bomber poured into tulips.

A = Fairly clear orange, bone white foam head of abut an inch which slowly dissipates leaving light layer of foam over entire surface.

S = Smells like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, there's a hint of sugary sweetness, but mostly just tart fruit smells.

T = Pretty solid bitterness from beginning to end and a long bitter finish, but really the primary taste I get is the fruity grapefruit juice that I found on the smell. Not a very complex beer, but pretty decent balance of sweetness and tartness in the flavor profile and a noticeable but not completely mouth puckering bitterness.

M = Medium to medium light, a little too light for a DIPA I feel, decent mouthcoating but nothing memorable, slight alcohol bite.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 23:15:53 | More by Traquairlover
Photo of philipquarles


3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 19:06:39 | More by philipquarles
Photo of Kinsman


3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light amber body with orange highlights capped by a moderate off-white head. Fades into about half an inch of foamy head that sticks around for quite a while.

The aroma was the highlight of the beer, as I was able to smell it long before I put my nose up to the glass. Typical west coast ipa hoppiness, with a bit of the citrus and piney hops.

Taste was well... average. DIPAs get a lot of hype and attention in the craft beer scene and Hop Stoopid seems to just blend in with the rest. A strong hop-forward presence with nice citrusy grapefruit flavors. Not much room for the malt but I wouldn't expect that in a DIPA.

Mouthfeel was a bit lighter bodied than other DIPAs but was good none the less.

Overall a very enjoyable brew but it didn't seem to have the wow factor I've found with other hop bombs.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 00:54:20 | More by Kinsman
Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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