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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Reviews: 2,023 | Hads: 7,040
Photo of boralyl
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours 1 finger of sticky white head. It has a good retention and leaves some nice lacing. It's pretty clear and amber in color.

S - A pretty strong citrusy hops nose. There are also background notes of sweet caramelized malts.

M - A medium-bodied beer, moderately carbonated with a fairly smooth feel to it.

T - A great mix of sweetness and several varieties of hops. The citrus flavors hit first, lots of orange and lemon. There is a nice caramel malt towards the center followed by some piny hops and a grapefruit finish with some added sweetness.

This is a pretty well balanced DIPA. It doesn't destroy your palette and balances well. It's very drinkable despite the higher alcohol content. (701 characters)

Photo of Proteus93
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light golden amber, with a short white foam of head that recedes fairly quickly.

S: Sweet citrus scents - grapefruit stands out quite strongly. Some floral notes are present, but for the most half, the citrus scent dominates.

T + M + D: Not tongue tearing bitter - a sweeter, but slightly sharp flavour of grapefruit, quite similar to grapefruit juice, actually. It's a pretty nice tasting beer without the aggressiveness of some others. Alcohol is very well hidden and really nice to drink. Body is medium and a little slick with a sting of carbonation to open. (569 characters)

Photo of CrazyMacHarris99
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber thats slightly cloudy. There is a 1/4" soapy white head that quickly recedes to a fine ring. The smell is cut grass and pine up front, actually right from the bottle upon opening but upon further sniffs there is a strong alcohol and sweeter citrus and malts. The taste is hoppy, pine and citrus with a strong alcohol presence. The mouthfeel is smooth and full and the drinkability is strong even with the high, noticeable alcohol. Overall a great hoppy beer. (478 characters)

Photo of BeerMark
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Green's(Buford Hwy) in Atlanta. Beer pours a beautiful copper/gold with not much head. Smells of citrus and malts. The taste begins a little sweet but soon the citrus hops and malt flavors hit you. I'm a big fan of well balanced beers and this beer does not disappoint. Alcohol is well hidden in this tasty brew. Recommended. (338 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am having better and better double IPAs, this being one. Its well hopped, and the flavour comes through well supported by the malt backbone, without killing my palate. Very drinkable, even at lunchtime. Not complex, more high IBU hopping, enjoyable nevertheless. Good head and lace. Above average mouthfeel. (309 characters)

Photo of sweetbrew82
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle into a snifter/ no freshness date

P: Light gold from the bottle, and sits deep amber with a cherry twist. 2 fingered off-white head is thick, creamy, and sticky. Good retention, with spots of lacing on the way down.

A: Big citrusy hops smell kind of skunky with huge notes of fresh grapefruit and lemon rinds dominating the nose. There is a very faint biscuity malt, with some caramel present, but it barely manages to poke its head through the wall of hops.

T: A barely-even-noticeable toasted biscuity malt lays way underneath a big, robust hop profile that explodes with pure grapefruit, lemons, and some faint floral notes. Hmmm! It's that mouth-watering, mouth-puckering hops flavor that I love so much. Nice bitterness, as the malts stay out of the way of this full-on hops show!

M & D: My big complaint with this beer is that it's much thinner than I would like, due to the very skim malt presence. It's above being light bodied, but not by much. While it is smooth, it's just too thin and watery for my personal preference. Drinkability is good, but would be so much better if it were fuller on the palate.

Notes: I really liked the flavors that Hop Stoopid had to offer. And, you just can't beat the value of this hoppy of a beer at 8.2%. But, the mouthfeel was a disappointment for me. I just think that a fuller body would have built a stronger wall of flavor for the palate to indulge in. But overall, this is very good beer. (1,456 characters)

Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bomber into a pint glass. Color of a somewhat lightly dark orange haze with minimal head appeared. Big aromatics are displayed the moment the cap is opened. Smells of orange/lime citrus with pine characteristics. A perfectly hoped brew that is a little thicker in nature, but after it is a double. Could pass for a 6% ABV. Very drinkable.... 22 oz. does not give this beer justice. Recommended. (401 characters)

Photo of popery
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I found this bottle in San Rafael, a mere 10 miles from the brewery, and after recently trying it on tap, I had to pick it up for a second taste. Once again, this beer is superb. It's really one of the best DIPAs, except that the hop profile is not quite unique enough. It's not really a problem. I love the beer. It's just that different parts of the hop profile, sweet citrus and fresh pine/spruce, are done better by other DIPAs, so it's hard to give a perfect score. It's about as sweet as a Pliny the Elder, but the flavor is somewhere between Pliny and a grapefruit hop bomb from Port or something (unfortunately, I'm not trying it up against some other DIPAs despite trying to convince my sick girlfriend to drink against the advice of her doctor). This beer stacks . There is a ton of caramel malt to back up the huge flavor. The feel is wonderfully oily with hop essence. The aroma is enormously hoppy. There's a hint of dry yeast. Great DIPA, wonderful hops.

It's very similar as it was on tap. I like the feel a bit better this time around, but that might just be the day or my present state of mind or something. There is not a big difference between the serving types, anyway. (1,190 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 BeerSox
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into 25 oz snifter. Old review from 1-4-09 to a new review with a fresher sample. New review on 3-22-09.

Clear amber hue with a slight reddish tint. The head is light tan, about one and a half fingers in height, pillowy, and settles to a thin cap leaving behind a solid wall of lacing. As the beer descends down the glass it creates rings of solid lacing.

Huge amount of sharp, peppery, and citrusy hops rise from the top of this one. Bready malts sit in the background.

Each sip offers an explosion of hop flavor. Sharp grapefruit that almost has its own spiciness to it. A little bit of sweeter fruit comes into the middle. The malts only show up in the background, but what's the point of describing them? They only get buried under the flavor of the hops. Full bodied.

Possibly up to Triple IPA standards, this one is a punch in the mouth after another. By the way, the alcohol is well hidden. When fresh, the hops are razor sharp. It seemed hard to set this one down. Recommended. (1,002 characters)

Photo of shirfan
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear orange, average foam/lacing.

Toasty malt and citrus zest in the nose.

Taste: Citrusy -- mostly lemon, some grapefruit, a hint of leafy hops as well. Just a touch sweet but not overdone, and fairly low perceived bitterness. Workable, bready malt in the background.

*Highly* drinkable, it goes down awfully smooth for a DIPA. ABV gives no indication in the taste that it's there. (387 characters)

Photo of Yesac
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden color, small white head. Some lacing on the glass.

S - Strong floral piney hops

T - Along with the smell.. a strong floral and piney taste. Thin malty finish.

M - Smooth and thin, not sticky on the palate.

D - Easy drinker here if you're a hop head. (272 characters)

Photo of onecrazybreeze
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Boulder Strong Ale Fest and GABF. Poured hazy yellow with massive, as in most of the glass is filled with foam when pouring, frothy off white head. Smelled slightly citrusy with mostly massive pine smells. Tastes as one person described it "like eating a Christmas tree", fantastic beer if you like that sort of thing. Easily one of my favorite imperials. (362 characters)

Photo of Beerzebub
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden color with a green tint, smallish sticky off-white head, splattered sticky lace.

Hoppy aroma, like fresh pine and citrus with some spicy herbs and earth, along with a good dose of honey and some bread. Pretty and elegant, with underlying power.

Tastes like juicy, tart, fruity, piney hops, and spicy herbacious hops too. Moderately sweet, clean, honeylike malt, well matched by growing bitterness. Balanced, elegant, and very tasty. Lingering bittersweet fruity hops.

Crisp, juicy, quite drinkable and refreshing.

Well-crafted, tasty beer. (557 characters)

Photo of Grabbin2nd
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes 11/1/08: Hop Stoopid 8.2 % abv. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber

Appearance= Big three finger head w/ vigourous pour. Lighter in color, not super dark. Cascading rings of foam on side of glass.

Smell= Smell is decent, w/mild floral hop aroma. As I get through the beer and it opens up, I'm enjoying the nose more...

Taste= good taste, lacks a strong finish though...Pretty average, not bad, but average

Mouth Feel= More towards the thin side than the thick syrupy DIPA's I'm more accustomed to.

Drinkability= High. Good mouth feel, nothing is over the top. The smell and taste could be juiced up. 8.2% is not noticeable. (631 characters)

Photo of lynx1245
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a snifter. Copper with white head that is gone in a flash but leaves a ring that sticks around. As with most of the Lagunitas brews I've tried there is some good visible carbonation. Good lacing.

Smell: Nice sweet fruity smell with good earthy backbone. Smells of grapefruit, pine and marijuana (hey, one of their other beers is called "The Kronic")... I'm guessing that's the hops. It really does smell delicious.

Taste: Nice hop profile. Tastes like grapefruit and pine. Hops are excellently balanced with pale malts. Not as bitter as I was expecting. I cannot taste alcohol whatsoever. Good show.

Mouthfeel: Creamy! Medium bodied. While I can see the carbonation, it really doesn't add much tingle. With such a crisp clean finish I feel like I should be using it as mouthwash... in a good way.

Drinkability: IMO Lagunitas makes some of the most drinkable beers I've tried. This is no exception. I wish I could find six packs of this stuff. Definitely an excellent brew. (1,000 characters)

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. (326 characters)

Photo of magictrokini
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap @ The Local. Pours clear orange-gold with a bubbly white head. Rich hop aroma of grapefruit, tangerine, pine, and lemongrass. Bold, fresh taste. Lots of citrus, with the tangerine taking the forefront. Very crisp and refreshing without overpowering. Love the resiny hops with the caramel malt taking a backseat and not making this some syrupy sugar nightmare. Dare I say, one of the best DIPA's I've ever had. (413 characters)

Photo of Hophead101
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a big WOW. drank at home on 12.6.08. had a bottle poured into a wide mouthed glass.

appearance was super clean, golden yellow, nice head and almost super lacing. smell was an AWESOME piney smell. kind of took me off guard. The hops are totally sticking to my nose - the hop variety is totally discernable - unofortunately i don't know which one it is. taste rocks. taste was similar to the smell.

at the end of the day - this beer rocks!go Lagunitas! (454 characters)

Photo of tmoneyba
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by alexsdad06.

Poured hazy copper color with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy smooth bittersweet citrus flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration.

This is a standout beer. (330 characters)

Photo of kimcgolf
4.94/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is definitely one of the best beers I've ever tasted. Poured from the glass to a bright orange-red with excellent carbonation and a thick off-white head that lingered for most of the glass and left good lacing. Nose was a very strong, crisp citrus grapefruit andlemons, with a hint of apple, that was constant throughout. Mouthfeel of this full bodied beer was tangy and tingly. Flavor followed the nose perfectly, and the finish was nice, long, and hoppy-bitter.

An excellent beer!!! (490 characters)

Photo of ckeegan04
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Crystal clear reddish-brown color. Lots of tiny bubbles rising to the top. Very thin, bubbly, off-white head slowly fades to scattered patches of lace on top of the beer. Good lacing left on the glass though, ring after ring.

S - Rather weak aroma, but smells of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and a little pine. Very faint sweetness underneath the hop aroma. The beer has a good aroma, it is just very weak.

T - Faint sweetness initially, biscuity in taste. Quickly overcome by a sharp citrusy bitterness. The citrus notes are dominated by grapefruit and a little tangerine. The pine notes in the nose are hardly noticeable in the taste. Finishes with a bittersweet taste lingering in the mouth.

M/D - Medium bodied and well carbonated. The tastes stick to the mouth and leave a very pleasant bitterness. Very easy drinking by DIPA standards with the alcohol being very lightly noticeable. (898 characters)

Photo of mikereaser
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my Unibroue glass.

A - pours a slightly hazy copper color with a half inch of foam that dissolves into a fine layer of bubbles on top

S - a nice hoppy blast of citrus, grapefruit and a bit of pineyness

T - malty up front with a nice hop bite

M/D - all in all, a very good beer. I like the bitter, but it might keep it from being a very drinkable beer. But I do like my hops and enjoyed this one from start to finish. (446 characters)

Photo of erikm25
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This one pours a crisp bright copper orange like apple juice bronzed with tangerines. The head is a pillowing fluffy cloud. Looks as though it's about to float up and right out of the glass. Retention is abundant and there is still fluff to scoop out after the beer is gone. Sheets of bubbled lacing coats and crawls around the glass.

S: Massive grapefruits muted with some pale malts. Loads of flowery, peachy, and sugary sweetness. More hints of cannabis than alcohol in the nose. You could easily give this to someone and have a tougher time pitching to them this is a beer and not a freshly squeezed breakfast juice. If mandarins and watermelons blossomed pedals this is what a garden of them would smell like on a dewy morning.

T: Lives up to the smell and drinks with a balanced and perfectly fresh juiciness. The pine notes are in the back and drenched in honey with very subtle hints of caramel. Also blasts of pineapple and citrus. Fresh mango with a sprinkle of seasoning. The first word that came to mind was 'tropical.' With 'zesty' a close second.

M: Medium body that borders on full. Good carbonation.

D: I was very tempted to give this beer an A+ rating. I'll have to try this a few more times to see if I would consider it a top 5 IIPA. Regardless, this is an amazing beer and it will be my opener on Thanksgiving Day. (1,342 characters)

Photo of ironlung
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle bought down the street for 1.59! Thought it was a mistake so I went back today and picked up 2 more for the same price from a differnt cashier.

A: Copper-Orange with a nice 2-finger head. Tons of lacing.

S:Heavy citrus and pine. Grapefruit and lemons. Yum!

T: Oh man, this is an awsome I2PA! I read they use over 5 pounds of hops per barrel, and it looks like spinach soup before cleaning it up. I love hop bombs like this one where the flavors stand out and it's not just bitter.

M: Crisp. No stickynes or coating. I would never guess this beer to be over 6%. Alcohol is COMPLETELY hidden!

D: High. Too high. Dangerous. (I like 'em that way!) This and the New Dog Town Pale Ale and the Imperial Red are making up for Lagunitas otherwise piss poor line up IMO. (777 characters)

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,023 ratings.