Hop Stoopid - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2,023
Hads: 7,044
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 272
Gots: 1,198 | 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: 7,044
Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

- lighter golden brown with a nice light brown head
-such a sweet delectable hop scent, one of my favorite smelling beers
- a very very hoppy ale but so sweet with some burnt notes at the end. very complex beer amazing for the cost.
- smooth like silk on the palate
- overall a amazing beer really liked this and for the cost it is untouchable (345 characters)

Photo of SmashAdams
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a great IPA. Strong, bright, and bitter. Seems to have some apple flavor when I had it on tap but didn't notice this from a bottle. Good balance and very tasty. One of my favorite beers. yb (197 characters)

Photo of do_ob
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a Sam Adams glass. Pours a slightly hazy gold with 1 finger of white head. Smells great - lots of pine and grapefruit. Also some mellowed notes of green apples and mango. Medium weight to the body, and very creamy. Grapefruit, pine, and citrus up front with a little bit of spice on the back end. Good amount of hop bitterness, especially towards the middle. Finishes smooth and leaves a tart grapefruit aftertaste.

Very nice. I feel like if Little Sumpin' Ale were redone as an east coast Ale/IPA, this would be the end result. Same taste, same flavors, only more pine (and hops, obviously). Great beer, and at $5.99 for a 22 oz. bottle, I'll be picking this one up pretty regularly. (697 characters)

Photo of MartzMimic
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A reasonably aggressive pour into a Prairie Artisan teku glass produces loads of foamy white head. It's a beautiful crystal clear amber. Smells of grapefruit, mango, melon and a bit of malt. The malt balances the flavor well. There's some bitterness, but the tropical fruit and citrus play together well. Slightly sticky medium mouth. This is a really enjoyable beer, and one of the best values I've come across. (412 characters)

Photo of Pumpkin-Head
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a cloudy orange that is pretty hazy. Head is offwhite and massive with lacing. Smell was very malty with notes of citrus coming from the hops. Taste was more malty than expected but finished with a nice crisp hoppy bite. (271 characters)

Photo of mdagnew
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

660ml bottle bought from McHughs, Dublin

Poured a crystal clear golden yellow colour. Slightly off white head poured quite foamy then faded fairly quickly to wispy covering with thick edging... no real carbonation... light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Lots of sharp tropical fruits (pineapples, limes, grapefruits), strong piney resin, citrus and grassy hops, some rubberiness, floral honey, very perfumed, earthy traces, some vanilla, faint talcum powder / chalky notes, light almond nuttiness, some boozy esters...

Taste - Lots of strong piney and citrusy hop bitterness to the fore with some medicinal notes in the background, quite herbal - light hints of basil and rosemary, very floral and perfumed, some light sweet malts come through after the hops, very spicy and juicy fruits (grapefruits, limes, sour apples, pears), some chalkiness, faint vegetal traces...

M&D - Fairly sharp and dry with a little oiliness in the background... medium bodied... probably couldn't drink too many of these in one sitting...

Overall - An excellent and very well balanced DIPA... recommended... (1,086 characters)

Photo of ThomasPeck
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

No idea on date of this bottle/bomber.
Poured nice orange/yellow.
Great head, but lacking carbonation.
Not as fruity or bitter as I was expecting from some of the reviews I had been reading before opening the bottle.
Lacing nicely after each sip. Not overly hop stoopid... but as I am coming to realize I love hop forward beers.
I not convinced on the double IPA classification but its doing its job...and as I drink more I am picking up the pine and malt.
Worth the $4 and I no longer question buying 2 before tasting. Not feeling as stupid or should I say stoopid. (566 characters)

Photo of CraigS119
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Total Wine, Tampa, 22 oz btl. Looks like a clear, amber ale. Smells of pineapple rind. Tastes of sweet/bitter grapefruit pith and sticky/dank resin. Not overly carbonated, very good beer. 8.5/10 (207 characters)

Photo of hopphead31415
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a really nice variety by Lagunitas. I haven't seen it before so I think it is a new brew. It has 8% ABV and 102 IBUs. I'll be happy to review it piece by piece below.

Appearance: This one pours a really nice crisp clear golden color. A light will shine right through and you can see the tiny bubbles coming up through the golden liquid.

Smell: The smell is great, but is a bit too subtle for my liking. A beer that boasts the alcohol and IBUs of this caliber deserves a more aromatic presentation for the smell. It has a great smell, but it is just not very strong. The smell is a bit floral and malty hops that really entices the beholder to take a nice gulp. I get hints of nutty cracker and bubblegum.

Taste: The taste is the best part of course. I get a delayed flavor which is pretty nice, because most beers instantly show their flavors. You take a sip and wait a good one Mississippi and then you'll get a nice malty foundation of creamy honey, but it very quickly fades into waves hops. The hoppy part isn't very bitter which is a fine distinction. The bitterness comes at the very end with a nice resinous coating of the tongue. I also get a hint of fruits like mango and pineapple.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is great. It is smooth and the carbonation is tickling the tongue at the end of each sip.

Overall: I think that this is a great beer for any time of the year. I like that it has a higher ABV so that you can unload after a long hard day and at the end of the first beer you are already having a mild buzz. I think that the IBUs are not excessive as they are balanced by a malty body that makes for a very drinkable beer. Drink it nice and cold and be sure to pour it instead of drinking it out of the bottle. (1,739 characters)

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. (174 characters)

Photo of hotpauko
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From bottle, can't find date. Quality nearly straight hops beer. Not too much sweetness or florally or citrusy flavor going on. Very well put together, a little malt mix is just right. I'd call this a 1.5x, not quite a double, like I do with Southern Tier 2x (my session IPA). I stress how good this beer smells with every sip. Lagunitas makes very nice IPA's and this fits in quite nicely. It stimulates the front of the palate and settles in the back of the mouth with strong hops, but so super smooth you will keep grabbing for more. I repeat a third time, this beer smells awesome! (591 characters)

Photo of Wortman1998
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at World of Beers Syracuse. Really not much to say except WOW. This ranks with the best of the best. Perfectly balanced sweet maltiness and citrusy hops. (160 characters)

Photo of lipster
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into pint glass. An appealing amber-gold color with steady carbonation, with a pinkie-width of dense white foam. Smells of pine, citrus, banana peel, booze. Slams the tongue with a powerful wallop of hop fruitiness and with some malty caramel to balance. A little overwhelming--I never quite find the subtleties other reviewers seem to find. Mouthfeel is a little oily and leaves you smacking your lips from the bitterness. This is a very good double IPA/West Coast hop-bomb. (494 characters)

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - Nice golden/orange color. Good amout of fluffy white foam on top.
S (4) - Not a whole lot of aroma. I mean, you smell a little bit of the floral hop. Some.
T (4.5) - Solid IPA. Big punch of hops, but not overly bitter. Floral, citrus, all that jazz. No alcohol burn or anything.
F (4) - Nice drinkable beer. Good carb 'bite' with it. About what you'd expect from an IPA.
O (4.25) - I'd had this beer before, but forgot to review it. But I really like it. It's a GREAT IPA, and is a pretty good deal too. I will add this regularly to my rotation. (567 characters)

Photo of Gear54
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a bomber into a snifter.

Color is a really light orange. Very clear and I can see the carbonation rising in the beer. No lace at all.

Right away the smell is oranges and pears with hops in the background. It smells really fruity. More than I've found in some "fruit beers".

Taste follows well. Orange aroma is more tangerine and pear and peach in the mouth. Bitter hops totally there. I like that the beer is hop forward without being overwhelming.

Mouth feel is strong as well. Flavors are huge and last several min on the tongue before fading.

Overall this beer had a great price tag and big flavor. A must buy for hop lovers. (643 characters)

Photo of jbredbeard
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hop awesome is more like it! There is a distinct pear and tangerine aroma. Same follows into the flavor with a very refreshing, but, dry bitter finish. Yet another excellent brew from Lagunitas. (196 characters)

Photo of Extol
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not bad. Definitely hop forward and a decent flavor. Not really fruity or grassy or malty. Kind of a mix. They did a good job hiding the alcohol. Just a slight warming sensation, I'm ok with that. (196 characters)

Photo of tekstr1der
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy in a slowly swirly mystical golden pour with thin white top. Fruit and malt aromas aren't my favorite. Wow, though, the flavor is semi-sweet and malty with only a pleasant bitterness of some resin, and a super-clean finish. So balance. Much tasty. (254 characters)

Photo of jamesmk48
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! Still seems very hoppy, although I cannot find a date on the bottle. I'm not sure if Lagunitas dates thier beers, but they should. Atleast date IPA/ hop forward style beers, to ensure the consumer gets them nice and fresh and hoppy! (245 characters)

Photo of KevChiTown
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm mad at myself for never drinking this beer before now. It's pretty much one of those perfect DIPAs. The most surprising aspect is the bitterness completely disappears after each sip. As usual Lagunitas shows off west coast style perfectly. (243 characters)

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint

A. Pours a sudsy 2 finger head. Transparent golden yellow. Nice head retention. Confetti lacing covering the head omission.

S. Nice pineapple, banana, strawberry aroma and some sweet bready malt.

T. Agreeing with the nose I get banana and strawberry hop presence which reminds me of Nelson Sauvin. Little bitterness. Grassy note on the back end.

M. Light carbonation and light to medium body (3 on a scale 1-10). Some dry finish.

O. A good IPA especially for the price ($3.99 22oz). For that price it's a steal. An DIPA with good flavor that is almost sessionable on a hot summer day. One of the lighter DIPA's i've had and that's the reason I say it's sessionable even for a DIPA. It's just easy drinking. No inyour face bitterness. Not heavy. Just a nice tasty DIPA. (826 characters)

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark yellow almost orange with a fizzy head that laces the glass. The smell is full of grapefruit and pine as well as some herby, almost grass scents. The taste was a love note to hops which are very much center stage in this beer. Good amount of flavor throughout, just wish the finish was a little cleaner but a must try for any hop heads. (349 characters)

Photo of TheItalianStallion
3.26/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled on January 8th, 2015. Poured from a bomber into a tulip.

A: Pours a golden color with a 2 finger head of white foam. After a minute or 2 the head fades to a thin film that leaves a few tiny spots of lacing.

S: Pungent aromas of spicy, zesty hops with a kind of grassy smell to it. A bit of piney hop aromas as well. The nose of this beer is pretty one dimensional as all I'm really getting is earthy/herbal hops that are almost unbearable.

T: Flavors of dank, spicy hops and a good amount of pine. Once again very one dimensional, with no malt detectable whatsoever.

M: Medium body with high carbonation and a bold, crisp mouthfeel. There is a high amount of bitterness that leaves a long, lingering finish on the palate.

O: I am a big fan of double IPAs, however I was not a fan of this beer. It is the definition of a "hop bomb" that doesn't have much balance at all. There is no malt detectable whatsoever, and in my opinion this hurts the beer by making it very unbalanced to the point of being almost undrinkable. At first I thought maybe the beer was spoiled, but the code of 008 5 on the neck of the bottle shows it was bottled on January 8th, 2015 (5 weeks ago). I guess I'm just not a fan of this one. Maybe I'll give it another go sometime down the road, but I probably wouldn't drink this beer again. (1,324 characters)

Photo of Osseous
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured sideways into tulip. Medium head with tremendous resurgence upon agitation. Amber/Orange in color. Aromatics were largely floral and piney with a medium hint of sweet maltiness on ~3rd smell. Tremendous pine and citrus capacity with underlying floral notes. Medium body with a lingering spritz carbonation (especially after agitation). Overall, a fantastic, richly bitter beer that does the job. Cheers! (410 characters)

Photo of brewskifan55
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a plastic cup at Mardi Gras. ($5.29 bomber at Steins)

A: Golden amber with an off-white one finger head that lingers. Nice lacing.

S: Grapefruit, piney hops, citrus action.

T: Hops are stupid, as advertised. Grapefruit-y citrus with a bit of orange. Medium bitterness. Smooth, semi-sweet. An easy drinker.

M: Medium with medium, carbonation and a dry finish.

O: Another winner from the doggie in California. Not my favorite IPA, but a hophead's delight, for sure. (492 characters)

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