Stoopid Wit
Lagunitas Brewing Company

Stoopid WitStoopid Wit
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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #44
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,897
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 10.42%
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
465
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Lagunitas Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  14
Gots
  105
SCORE
86
Very Good
Stoopid WitStoopid Wit
Notes: This UNFILTERED Belgian-ish Wit-ly-esque-ish-ness brew features a dry twang of hoppy bitterness and is perfect for the summertime drinking!
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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled summer 2016; drank 7/31/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a huge off-white head; a thick curtain of frothy lace.

Grapefruit, cane sugar & mild wheat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Grapefruit & mild cane sugar flavors up front; dry, mildly bitter wheat notes on the finish.

A pleasantly fruity, sweet wit that was a hint too dry & bitter on the finish for me. Still enjoyable.

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Photo of iguanodon
3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[Original rating 2016-08-19] Botttle. Pours clear gold with a big white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, faint spice. Taste of lemon, stone fruit, bready finish.

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Photo of nickles
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

pours a slightly hazy tannish orange color with a nice thick foamy head. taste is of a citrusy foreground that melds together with grains. gives way to a nice bitter hoppy with the grainy taste lingering at the very end. anyone familiar with the stoopid line knows how hoppy they are. fortunately the folks at lagunitas know how to balance it just right. doesnt make me do a face like a lot of IPAs do. for the 6.3% ABV this is a very easy drinking light bodied beer. would drink again

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Photo of MaybeBeerMan
1.3/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

This is not a wit, it's not even close. This is an IPA, with IPA hopppiness and character throughout. Bought this expecting a wit, giant waste of money. Don't waste your time, and shame on Lagunitas for trying to trick people into buying it.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

**
06/29/17
Lagunitas tasting with DC.

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: bright hazy yellow, medium white head, fades quickly.
AROMA: lemon first, then some hay and wheat (no egg), earthy smells(almost moldy).

TASTE: the wheat comes out here more, still lots of lemon comes along.
FEEL: a little grainyness, but Smooth. Light to medium body.

Good wheat.

**

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow golden color with a slowly dissipating white foamy head. Rimmed with a foamy ring of white lace. The smell starts off with some fresh sweet grassiness. Subtle sweet pine. Witbier traits of sweet breadiness are deep down. Some black pepper comes out. Subtle lemon. The flavor leans pretty heavy on the black pepper up front and bold. Normal witbier yeastiness hits somewhat sticky and leads to a sly wet crisp finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionable crisp sticky feel to it. Overall, decent beer for what it is. Seems to want to try and hide some of the witbier traits just a bit.

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Photo of Bdubz94
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle no date. Poured into a tulip.

Pours a relatively clear, barely hazy, golden color--some particulates floating around. Huge three finger head that dissipates slowly.

Aroma is hops. pepper, lemon, and orange.

Taste is lots of lemon and some hops. More citrus than I was expecting from this beer. Some wheat for sure but the bitterness is in the forefront. Spices as well (coriander mostly).

Feel is light and smooth. Decently carbonated. Dry finish.

Overall, a pretty refreshing beer. As others have said, not the best example of this style. Lagunitas sure likes to hop up their beers. A decent beer, style points aside. Good citrus tones.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a foggy yellow with a some protein clouds suspended in the lower half of the glass. Two fingers of white head, with good retention, and lacing. Aroma is citrus, and floral hops with a little coriander and yeast spice behind. Flavor profile is floral hops throughout. Citrus hops, coriander, and yeast spice flicker in and out of the flavor profile, with a final lemon zest zing to it. Mouth feel is only a tad fizzy, with a medium thickness giving it a crisp summer-time feel overall. Overall, a hoppy beer with a zing of coriander. Plenty simple and crisp enough to be an excellent, tasty porch sipper.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a bottle.

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Photo of argock
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Shaker pint. No freshness date.

A: Hazy, Arnold Palmer-like amber-lemonade hue with 1-finger of off-white, tightly bubbled head with average retention and incredible lacing collars.

S: Elements of a witbier with some bubblegum, pepper, and spice but really a hoppy Belgian pale ale with citrus lemon, grapefruit, and orange mingling with some earthy and resinous hopping.

T: Flavor blasts forth with Belgian yeast phenols and ultimately an ultra bitter tangy tongue lashing is delivered. More ripe pineapple and tart overripe crabapples with some sugary bubblegum fill out the yeast character which leaves a little room for a little sweeter pils graininess followed by abundant hopping with pine, orange, and grapefruit and some danker earthier flavors, finished with more crabapple yeast tartness. A little too phenolic for me but so flavorful. Shouldn't be a wit on BA -- Belgian pale ale to Belgian white IPA all the way.

M: Very dry with medium body and high carbonation.

O: They put wit on the label but I think the Stoopid says it all. I should've known better but glad I didn't!

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Photo of Barbarosa
1.9/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

I knew the second I popped the top that I had been had. Strong smell of West coast hops. The taste is fine if you wanted a pale ale, which this is. Why do so many breweries try to fool us by making these hopped up versions. I wanted a wit, it's that time of year for them. This brewery has a great reputation, it's obvious they make great beers. Why trick people with this type of stuff, shame on you Lagunitas.

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Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of mild citrus, not much else. Taste is of hops, citrus, wheat, light pepper, easy drinking. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but may be a little over hopped for someone wanting a true witbier.

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Photo of classixIII
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange with a finger thick head that last quite awhile and lacing all the way down. Theres that nice fresh citrus hop aroma, that makes me think its going to be bitter and more of a hop bomb than a Wit. Taste and feel is hops, pine citrus, highly carbonated, not overly bitter, and crisp. Its a decent beer, I'm confused about it being a Wit, guess that makes me stoopid

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Photo of MinerBob
2.32/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

The worst wit I have ever had. The stoopid name is correct in that you feel stupid for buying it. Horrible hoppy flavor and smell with a highly carbonation mouth feel and hard swallow. Do not recommend.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap at The Wooden Keg, Minersville, PA

looks cloudy yellow bordering on murky. small white head, very small, but it does persist. no lacing though.

a faint hit of citrus on the nose. Something of a "clean" smell. Not unpleasant, just pretty muted.

Tastes okay. There is a dryness and a decent bite to it.

Mouth is between medium and thin, slightly sour on the finish.

Overall, an okay beer. it's listed here as a summer beer. There are certainly much better wit options out there, but this one is certainly drinkable and holds up quite well.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy and cloudy yellow, 3/5" white head. Aroma of both wheat, spice rack and hops.

Plenty of citrus notes in this one, not lacking whatsoever. The hoppiness is ample and definitely not to style, but frankly it suits my taste buds just fine compared to what is traditional for style. A mixture of wheat smoothness but hoppy bitterness. Danky and wheat, its a unique beer, and yet is completely what you would expect from Lagunitas.

I don't think it will crack into my regular Lagunitas rotation. Neat tick though.

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Photo of cbenson
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Look: Light gold with strong carbonation and a thick and creamy head of dense lacing and long retention. The head looks like a cappuccino. The body resembles a medium wheat ale or Lager.
Smell: Winter citrus hops with notes of lime, pineapple, pear, and tangerine. Strong and refreshing bitters with a wet roasted pine malt character.
Taste: Surprisingly bland but also refreshing like club soda. Smokey and piney malt character. Hop notes of cranberry and pear. Unexpected flavor profile is quite appealing.
Mouthfeel: Creamy but not dense. The consistency is smooth and palette cleansing with a mouth coating finish and a long, refreshing aftertaste. I wish it had a little more bite.
Overall: Highly original but not exceptional.

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Photo of matcris
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A slightly hazy amber with loads of carbonation rising and a whipped egg white head that would probably still be there tomorrow. Thick, sticky lacing down the glass. We got some banana, black pepper, citrus, pear, and apple on the aroma. The flavor is a nice back and forth of bitter and sweet fruits, especially banana, and a nice peppery bite. Average carb on the tongue, a little bit slick up front and drier on the finish with a medium-ish feel. Always like Laggy's take on different styles.

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Photo of stlfatguy
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was almost ready to Give up on Lagunitas, picked this up cuz it was on sale more than anything else...didn't expect anything, but bravo. Developed as a warmer weather wit, but I'd take it any season. Orange hazy bright awesome body. Thick puffy head. Smell of fresh, Orange, sweet, caramel. Pleasant smell but worried the sweet smell would lead to an overly malty taste... nope. Taste was fresh, wheat, light Orange, and then a bitter bite on the tail. Didn't expect the hop bite, but for Lagunitas it was pretty mild.

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Photo of BigGold
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had this beer poured from 12-oz. bottle into weizen glass on a warm winter day. This is unique, if not "Stoopid": Imperial pilsner meets Belgian IPA meets Witbier.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Fluffy white head, ever-so-slightly cloudy dark yellow.
S: Floral hops over notes of orange.
T: Floral and piney hop notes dominate, but minimized by a slight malt finish.
M: Medium carbonation and light bodied.
O: A decent beer. And certainly a prime example of what a hop-focused Witbier can be.

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Photo of mpyle
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden, hazy. Big white head with good retention.

Fruity sweet aroma, a bit of citrus. Nice phenolic character.

Phenolics dominate the flavor, along with earthy hop flavors. Quite dry and surprisingly bitter. Would expect more fruitiness and sweetness. But maybe it is the hops that make it stoopid.

High carbonation, fairly light body.

Earthy hops a bit overpowering. Otherwise has a lot of wit in it.

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Photo of MargotDarko
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A single bottle I picked up at my local market with some great craft beer. Poured into an English pint glass. It looked and smelled wonderful. My first taste was an unpleasant surprise. All I could taste was orange cough syrup. I let it warm slightly but I couldn't get past the medicinal taste. I was expecting it to be more in the style of a witbier but it seemed too far to the left of it to me. More of an experimental beer than I was expecting it to be.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Lagunitas Stoopid Wit for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I've been meaning to try this one for a while and this is my first time seeing it around, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a 12ox brown bottle into an IPA glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a unique design and simple design, but it's not the most eye catching. It poured a hazy darker orange color that took on more of a golden color when held to the light with a little over four fingers worth of very light tan head that died down to a thick layer that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of patchy lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I really like the head and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the Belgian yeast being the first to show up and it imparts a mixture of stonefruit, light spices and some other estery Belgian yeast aromas and they go into the hops which imparts a noticeable soapy hop aromas with some herbal and light fruity hop aromas. Towards the end comes the malts which impart some doughy, sweet malts, bready, grainy and pale malt like aromas. This beer has a decent aroma, but I'm not a big fan of the herbal and soapy hop profile.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but more fruity and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the belgian yeast still being the first to show up and it imparts all the same aspects that it did in the aroma and it shows up just as much. Up next comes the hops which show up a little more this time and they impart more fruity flavors and a little less herbal hop flavors with hardly any soapy aspects showing up. On the finish comes the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but they are a little lighter this time and there's a medium amount of bitterness with citrus hop and belgian yeast like aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, but I'm don;t think the flavors blend that well together.

M- A little smooth, crisp, slightly clean, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a lower amount of high carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice, but I wish it was smoother.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and it's pretty close to being average for the style. I just don't think the flavors blended together that well and when it came to the wit part I didn't really get and wheat flavors at all. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, one is a little more than enough for me. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance, it's a very nice looking beer. What I like the least about this beer is the aroma, taste and drinkability, those three aspects could use some work. I don't think I would buy this beer again and I might turn one down, I can't say I would recommend it since it's easy to find a better example of the style. All in all this beer had some good aspects, but it seemed like the bad aspects out weighed them and in the end it held this beer back from being as good as it could. It's one of my least favorite Lagunitas beers and it's pretty close to being average for the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use a little more work.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first craft beer and coming back to review it. Fruity, banana esters, pine, light bitterness. Very different than the typical wheat beers I have become accustom to, but still incredible.

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Photo of MFMB
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear to slightly hazy straw yellow with minimal head but what is there leaves a nice lacing. Nose is of citrus and spice. Taste of citrus peel, light banana taffy, Belgian yeast and spice. Light mouthfeel. Refreshing beer.

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Stoopid Wit from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 465 ratings