Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lou91 on 03-07-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2,110
Ratings:
7,502
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
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320
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Reviews: 2,110 | Ratings: 7,502
Photo of goingbrokeonbeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden copper color with a quarter inch head that dissipates into a sustained thin cover that sticks around. Smell is citrus, pine, and sweet malt which the taste follows with a medium mouthfeel. This is a classic that I am happy is in 12oz bottles now.

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Photo of drgonzo767
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a six pack at The Keg in Clarksville IN, a great store. Poured into a pilsner glass.

Poured with a smallish head. Little lacing. Maybe I poured it too gently lol. But so pretty to look at, like apple juice.

Smells of pine, citrus, light earth, some floral. It's not POW in your face like a hop forward double, nice and balanced aroma.

Tastes like it smells. Light dank pine resin, citrus is there, light bread so there is some malt balance. Pine increases some with temperature. This is almost weird, but I don't know where the 102 IBU is. Now, that can be good or bad...Did you expect an in your face bitter hop bomb? Then it might be disappointing. Did you expect some wonderfully balanced IPA that was smooth in taste and encourged a session drink because it didn't overpower you? Then this is your ticket...and it is a scary ticket, because it REALLY hides the 8% ABV. You better take note of that first because as I said it encourages session drinking!

Feel is just perfect for me. Crisp, light carbonation, a light oil to the tongue. It's refreshing, too refreshing for 8% ABV. See how I keep coming back to that?

Overall: It is a clean, balanced IPA that hides the booze. So drinkable. Which I like. So many higher ABV IPA's overpower and fill you up, this one does not. Great beer for killing a sixer at home.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Orangish in color with a white frothy head that dissipated quickly. Citrusy and pine aroma with a little bit of a sweet and sour taste in addition to the aroma. The feel is a little thick but pleasant. Overall an okay beer.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper with a medium, white head that lasts A while with good lacing.

Smells of citrus, pine and grassy smells. Sweet malts more as it warms

Taste of sweet malts and nice balanced citrus and pine. As it warms more malt and pine hints of citrus. Medium body with lighter side of medium carbonation. No alcohol taste.

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Photo of D9sus4
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank this on many occasions, always poured out of a 22oz. Bottle. Very consistent, not heavy for a DIPA. Almost too floral at first sip, but you get used to it pretty quickly. Medium body, clean finish, worth a try if you haven't already had it.

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Photo of dcotom
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22-ounce bottle into a stemless wine glass. Bottled three months before date sampled. Nice burst of pine resin and citrus zest upon opening. Very impressive in appearance, crystal-clear apple juice color with a fluffy white head and tons of lacing. Aromas and flavors of pine resin, citrus zest, and light bready malt. The hop character is somewhat subdued, with the malt sweetness providing some nice balance. The bitterness is there, but doesn't seem to be anywhere near the 102 IBU's claimed. Finish is clean, with a light bittersweet finish. Not the hop bomb I was expecting, but nicely balanced and very drinkable.

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear copper with light orange hue. Mediocre head quickly fades.

Flavor is better after warming for a while. Initially it was overly carbonated with a biting sensation.... the second half is more balanced, with citrus notes enhanced by the malt profile.

Good but not great.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a crystal clear golden orange.

Aroma is bright citrus, bit pine, resin, slightly dank and a hint of tropical notes.

Flavor starts off with bittersweet grapefruit, sweet, juicy orange, hint of peach and then pine, resin, dankness. Lots going on. Bit of caramel and sweet bready malts.

Medium bodied, crisp, clean, slightly creamy mouthfeel and NO hint of the alcohol. Too easy to drink.

A classic West Coast DIPA at only $9.99 for a 6-pack!!! Deal of the century!!

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It just doesn't do it for me. The pour is a golden amber with a foam head that soon dissolves. The taste was piney but not piney enough. Abv is 8 but doesn't taste like it. It almost needed some extra kick to be considered hopped stoopid. Was expecting stronger hop flavor.

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Photo of Cburnette23
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. I was SO surprised by how good of a quality this one was. It's funny, because it happens to be one of Luganita's less spendy beers, but in my opinion, one of the very best that I've tried from them. It was a citrus, almost sour HOP-fest in my mouth, with a high-class taste to it that you just want to relish all the way down. You could easily see yourself drinking 2 or three bottles of these and I would recommend it too. Quite to my surprise, I've had the Equinox, and I just was saddened that it came nowhere near this beer. My recommendation is keep away from the bland, rather boring Equinox 'let-down' and pick up a bottle of the Hop Stoopid instead. You'll be glad you did!

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Photo of joekoz007
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into IPA glass. Pours clear, golden amber with1.5 finger head. Heavy lacing. Aroma is piney and dank. Taste when cold is a dank pine explosion with some residual booziness. As it warms, more balance is evident. Malty caramel notes balance the hops and booze. Much better warmer than ice cold. Mouthfeel is a little oily due to all of the hop resin but still nice. Overall, an excellent beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bold and balanced. A good floral and citrusy character with a good caramel malt backbone. The high IBU is well disguised and gives it a good drinkability. A classic west coast DIPA

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Photo of Jesterr44
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

App: Pours a clear amber with fluffy head as tall as you want on a hard pour. Head fades relatively quickly but lacing remains.
Smell: Not all that strong but a noticeable piney hop aroma.
Taste: The 102ABU on the bottle promises a hop forward taste which it has but it's not overpowering & a good malt balance keeps it from being too dry or bitter on the finish. Definitely some pine & floral, but also some fruit: tangerine, maybe mango/plum, lighter citrus/grapefruit.
Feel: Moderately full & milky smooth
Overall: A nice DIPA which rivals some of the best I've had. Definitely a great beer.

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

Very Underrated beer, this one is world class , solid piney fruity, refreshing ipa , bomber is $4 in my store and i grab one every time I go there to try new, has a taste of its own unlike almost all ipa's they mostly taste citrus and this one is unique !

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Photo of stevoj
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good double IPA, but sampled after Stone’s RuinTen, and it comes in second by far. Dark golden ion color, thin foamy head, light lacing. Aroma is sweet, citrusy hops. Taste is bitter with a metallic tang. Finish is short, but lingers on the palate. Very good, but there are better out there.

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Photo of BrennenTallman
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

had this beer for the 4th or 5th time now and it is safe for me to say i am no longer impressed by this one from lagunitas.
it still looks and smells great, but i am getting a taste that resembles more of a rye ipa than a regular double.
dont get me wrong its still a great beer but IMO the maximus from lagunitas is definitely a superior beer to this one.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Neighbor brought over a hop stoopid....it poured a clear golden with white head that did not leave much lace. The scent is pine and sweet malt mix. The taste is a nice mix of sweet malt and pine bitterness. The Mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer.

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Photo of TrueOregonian
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L- pours a clear golden color with 2 fingers head on a partially aggressive pour.

S- pine, floral, grapefruit, citrus very strong smell. Smells amazing.

T- so well balanced. You get all of the delicious flavors you would want in an ipa and without a bitterness finish.
I would say that floral and citrus stand out the most.

F- mostly a dry finish with not much strong flavors left on the lips or tongue.

O- Great beer and at 3.99 here in oregon you just can't beat it. That will affect my overall score cause it's simply unbeatable at that price.

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

Lagunitas Brewing 'Hop Stoopid Ale' @ 8.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $8
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a smallish off-white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-malty base with a touch of hops
T-big tasting beer , I like
MF-ok carbonation , full bodied
Ov-ok/good beer , not great
prost LampertLand

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Photo of puck1225
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured nice and fresh from tap into a pint jar. A clear golden yellow with beautiful head that stuck around and great curtain lacing. The smell is subdued but piney. The first taste was great! Huge grapefruit at first that settled down to a wonderful combination of citrus and piney hops. It had been a while since I had this beer, but I will not wait this long again. A classic!

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Photo of Beers-es
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Based on the date, this bomber is a month old--but Lagunitas doesn't make it easy to figure out, what with the modified Julian dating and black ink on a brown bottle. But it's way better than no date, for sure.

Pours a very clear copper-orange with a finger of dense foam. Bit of lacing. Smells of pine, grapefruit and some tropical fruits. After warming, the malt comes through along with a musty, earthy smell.

Taste is grapefruit pith and pine, with just enough sweet malt to add a counterpoint. Good stuff. Solid bitterness completes the picture.

Feel is medium-minus. Overall an enjoyable West Coast IIPA. I find Lagunitas' regular IPA to be extremely bland--this is much more up my alley.

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Photo of ordybill
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light golden amber color with a small white head. The aroma is hops & pine. The taste is pure hop bliss.

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Photo of Irbycp
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an underrated beer. Love IPAs and this not a "different" IPA it's just as solid as it gets. The first thing I noticed was the foggy/honey color. The carbonation is great- almost as much carbonation as a Coke. I usually don't like that, but it makes the beer refreshing. The first taste is piney resin, then a satisfying bitter that isn't strong; mild bitter aftertaste for about 5 secs. All the tastes go together perfectly. It won't blow your mind, but it will be a great beer.

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Lagunitas Taproom Chicago. This beer has that typical Laugnitas taste we all know w/ some nice citrus notes and a nice hopping finish that really makes you keep drinking more. There is a long bitter after taste that really doesn't cringe in your mouth, it's just there. This is definitely not my favorite offering from Lagunitas, but this hangs up with some of the great DIPAs.

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Photo of SHDoyle
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Description: Bright, crystal clear apple juice color with clean white head and lacing. Smell is fresh and clean with notes of pine but an underlying fruit/sweetness. The taste has a crisp, dry, somewhat bitter finish but still has some fruit and sweetness throughout. The flavor isn't overwhelmingly strong, but in this case I don't think that really detracts from it; it's sort of a delicate, nuanced flavor. Mouthfeel is light, without much carbonation. Smooth for an IPA.

Suggested food pairing: Grilled salmon

If you like this beer then you should also try: Truth

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely drink it again) Given the name and the fact that is has a whole mess of IBUs, I expected this to be a hopbomb; I wasn't pleasantly surprised to find that it was not. Flavors were much more nuanced and complex than that. As always, Lagunitas turns out another great beer that I think would have wide appeal across the beer drinking world.

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