Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

2,136 Reviews
no score
Send samples
Hop StoopidHop Stoopid

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by lou91 on 03-07-2007

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2,136 | Ratings: 7,570
Photo of PatrickJR
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Somewhere between orange and amber, almost completely clear. Two fingers of white head rise and fall quicker than I'd expect. Minimal to moderate lacing with a persistent cap.

S - Typical big hop aroma; huge pine and secondary grapefruit aromas. Some fruit smells float around as well with notes of apricot. Caramel/butterscotch from the malt plays around in the background. Good stuff, but as far as massive hop bombs go, it's nothing we haven't seen before.

T - Moderate careml-esque sweetness with fruity notes from the hops and touches of pine. Fruitiness dies down mid palate but a strong toasted malt backbone holds things together. Moderately bitter grapefruit pith kicks in with accompanying grapefruit peel flavor. Bitter and some slightly salty flavor dry things out for the most part, though some caramelly/buttery sweetness lingers in the aftertaste.

M - Decent and solid for the style. Medium to full bodied with a moderate to low carbonation. Quite smooth.

D - A good DIPA, as most DIPAs are. There's not anything remarkable or unique about this brew aside from the amazing price. Very drinkable and a good, affordable DIPA to keep on hand. Definitely a repear purchase.

 1,243 characters

Photo of alleykatking
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle from mjl21...thanks Mike!

A- Poured into pint glass. Pours nice semi-hazy golden orange color with a 3/4 inch off white head. This takes a little while to die down but leaves nice sticky lacing on the sides the entire time I drink the beer.

S- Big piney fruity hop scent. This smells kind of a little sweet. Nice carmel malt undertones balance this beer out nicely. But by far the hops take over this beer.

T- Nice crisp hop bite from the get go. Very fruity upfront with a good malty bitter hop taste bringing up the rear. Good tasting DIPA for sure.

M- This is slightly on the medium to heavy side. The only reason I would even say heavy is because it seems a little thicker than most DIPA's almost a little syrupy. It coats the tounge in a sweet malty/bitter hoppy combo that lasts long after the drink. Good carbonation brings this beer up.

D- I really like this DIPA and would have to say if I could get it around here I would. Nothing too over the top but it is a damn tasty beverage never the less. Would be a staple in my fridge if I could make it a reality.

 1,087 characters

Photo of horshack7
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: My first Hop Stoopid Poured into snifter is a golden orange. With a very foamy and lacey head that is also very thick. It leaves good lacing as the head thins out.

Aroma: Big floral hopiness with incredible sour fruit esters. There are slight hints of grapefruit and the smallest hints of sweetness from the malts. Hops dominate the aroma big time.

Taste: A huge crisp mouthfeel what a bite from this monster. Hops and more hop bitterness release it's self rapidly a certified hop bomb. Lot's of sour fruitiness and floral bitterness.

Notes: This is such a wonderful example of what a double i.p.a should be. Cheers

 631 characters

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

Pours a golden orange with thick, foamy white heady. Very floral hop character in the aroma and flavor. A slight bit of sweetness in there as well. Very refreshing and crisp, much more floral then fruity. Well-balanced mouth.. full, basically exactly what you'd expect. Oerall its certainly delicious and very good, but its not really that different than any other very hoppy beer. Not too much of an individual.

 412 characters

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- As clear as water with a golden-orange, light-amber color. Nice, big, orange-cream colored head with some bigger bubbles and a frothy consistency. Nice retention and lacing.

S- Sweet, tropical fruit salad covered in hops. Mostly American hops common to west coast ales. Cascade, Amarillo, maybe some Chinook for that pine touch.

T- Sweetness is minimal for a DIPA and the bitterness tops the charts. Nothing is really overpowering or cloying though. Unless one's not a hop head. But then why would one pick up this brew with 102 I.B.U. 4 U? Overall impression is piney/grapefruit bitterness on top of fruity esters like pineapple and melon(cantaloupe?).

M- Very clean with a light body for a DIPA of 1.085 O.G. Carbonation is also light and foamy.

D- This goes quick for a substantial DIPA. Even without food. Good with Romano cheese nonetheless.

Great beer from Lagunitas. Totally changes my view of hop extracts.

 923 characters

Photo of natasharai
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with a frothy creamy off white head that dissipated to a thin layer leaving a nice amount of lacing down my glass. The beer is a light orange golden color and very clear.

Smell: Pine hops, some caramel malt, and some floral aroma.

Taste: Pine hops, citrus like grapefruit, nice sweet malt and bitter hop combination, pretty basic overall. Nice grassy fresh flavor as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, slightly syrupy, okay amount of carbonation, some hop tingle on the tongue, a bit bitter, and leaves mouth with a sweet/stickey feel and very slight dry feel.

Overall: Pretty good drinkability, great basic DIPA, considering the price and availability this is a great DIPA to keep on hand. Nothing is overwhelming in the flavor.

 762 characters

Photo of mattcrill
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crystal clear honey amber pour with a thin and wispy white head.

Aroma: Candied grapefruits, orange slices, a hint of pine in the background. Very clean fermentation character. Just a hint of carmel malt sweetness to balance all the citrus hop aromas.

Flavor: Wow! All things citrus, pine, and powdery hop resins coalesce to slam the tongue with American hop goodness! There is some sweet bread character in the background but this beer is definitely tilted to the hop bitterness. Finish is clean, bitter, and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, high, prickly carbonation, slightly oily. No alcohol heat and no hop derived astringency.

Overall impression: A big, citrusy, American IPA. There isn't enough malt or alcohol punch to be a Double IPA. But it is very good and all about the hops. Nicely done.

 816 characters

Photo of berserker256
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought a 22 ounce bottle for $3.99 at the local upscale market. My bottle says 8.0% alcohol as opposed to the 7.70% listed. Nice orange and copper hued appearance with a dense cream head. Awesome hoppy pine grapefruit and orange aroma. Very clean and sweet. As perfect as I've smelled. The great hoppyness is abundant in the taste but the bitterness is very mild and pleasant. Mild citrus notes. Very much reflects the great aroma. Pretty easy drinking. Not too heavy or syrupy at all considering the style and ABV. Awesome IPA. Hard to beat. Among the best I've ever had.

 574 characters

Photo of drunkboxer1
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber/golden color with a off white head. The head thins out as you drink it but it leaves a lot of lacing. Smells of fresh American hops, piney and slightly citrusey. Tastes a hell of a lot like grapefruit from the hops. This is common in a lot of DIPAs I've had, but I've never had one that had it this obvious. There's a lot of hop bitterness, but it doesn't overwhelm the beer. I've had pale ales that "taste" more bitter, despite the 102 IBU scrawled across the top of the label. This is a fairly hyped beer and I was afraid it wasn't gonna live up to it but it does. I have a feeling the scores on this one will be very high, but I think I like Stone's interpretation of the beer better. I don't feel like I should score it lower since its so well balanced though.

 779 characters

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

Appearance: Very nice. Crystal clear. Tan colored. Quickly dissipatin head.

Smell: "C" hops all the way. Strong hop aroma. no malt aroma. Very much to style.

Taste: Perfect. Wonderful balance. Zero hop harshness. Fruity orangey hops with a complext malt balance. Nicely done. A new favorite.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than I would have expected. Very nice. Excellent

Drinkability: Wow. What can I say. Virtually flawless. With more head retention and a bit more variability in the nose, this would be a 5 all the way across. Don't pass this one up.

 546 characters

Photo of SeanRedd
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear amber syrup divides liquid malt extract with spicy, herbal hop flavor and aroma. Aroma is excellent; spicy and piny. The view is clean as a maple syrup pilsner with spider web lacing around the pint. Grainy, boozey syrup dominate the character with citrus peel, pineapple, and tropical fruit burn riding long. Amateur hour. What ever happened to clean 2 row and a heavy, well thought out hop distribution?

 419 characters

Photo of JRed
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber with orange hues. Soft pillowy white head. Pine, evergreen, alcohol in the nose. Sweet, citrus syrup, orange peel, alcoholic booze finish with hop soap coating the tongue. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. A warming double IPA that is not an aggressive drink and there is something enjoyable about the oily slickness of the potion especially in the summertime. Its not the greatest of Double IPA's but worth trying.

 431 characters

Photo of beveritt
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

P: Poured from a bomber into a standard pint glass. Label depicts a somewhat derelict looking barn with the phrase 104 IBU 4 U written above. No freshness date.

A: Pours with 2 1/2 fingers of very light tan head. this settles slowly to a rocky coating of foam, leaving behind substantial lacing. The beer itself is amber and perfectly clear, somewhat unusual for a 102 IBU beer. No sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Strong aroma of citrus and a bubblegum like sweetness.

Taste: Hop spiciness is not as forward in the taste as in the smell, somewhat subdued actually. Oily/greasy off flavors, reminds me of onion rings. Vegetable bitterness is noticeable, with a medium hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is okay.

Drinkability: Looks and smells great, but some strange off flavors. My wife likened them to old hops wrapped in wet newspaper. Would have been a drain pour for me, but I just gave my pint glass to her. Probably my first and only try sampling of this one.

 1,007 characters

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

A: Bronze with an off-white head, some retention, excellent lacing.

S: Great hop nose: tangerine, nectarine, grass, pine.

T: Solid bitterness that isn't harsh, I'd say it was more like 85 IBU than 102; Pine, nectarine, tangerine, grass, hints of biscuity malt, alcohol is well hidden.

M: Well-attenuated moderate body has an off-dry finish with a slight hop acidity.

D: Very drinkable for a hop head.

 404 characters

Photo of Natural510
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark golden color with decent head. Leaves a nice lacing (for the style).
Smells sweet...very floral and fruity, as of jasmine flowers. Expected pine note is present but subdued. Very inviting.
Sweet without being cloying. Grapefruit and a bit of lemon, sure, but I'm also getting some hints of pear and mango. Forest pine, again, kicks around in the background. The hops are in-your-face but completely balanced by the malt. The bitterness is far from overwhelming...almost an afterthought.
The mouthfeel is sensational. Many IPAs and DIPAs overwhelm the palate with hop bite, but the hops are more for flavor here. The brew goes down extremely smooth, like a lager. The kick is residual. One is left savoring the flavors rather than attempting to overcome the extreme bitterness to find the other elements. Alcohol content is hardly noticeable in flavor, only in later effect.

This rivals my other favorite DIPA Hopslam in the flavor and drinkability departments. I don't think you could find a better balanced beer of the style. An example of bigger being better but not in the manner one would initially expect.
A winner.

 1,134 characters

Photo of thewhitecosbykid
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 4, one finger head, big bubbles, translucent honey w/ orange tint
S: 4, pine sap after rain (wet, heavy)
T: 3.5 long & bitter aftertaste, initially sweet, heavy melon notes and almost minty as it warms; bitter is a slow build even after the swallow around the edge of the tongue
M: 4 light, airy, crisp and refreshing; not as heavy as the abv implies
D: 4.5 good hot night sipping beer, try not to spill

 406 characters

Photo of Gehrig
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed while cooking spicy jambalaya in The Outer Banks, Hop Stoopid is a splendid offering from Lagunitas. That it's reasonably priced at $4.99 adds extra appeal to me, for in general Lagunitas beers are in flavor and price rather accessible.

Burnt orange body with golden highlights supports two lush off-white fingers of foam in the Duvel tulip. Lots of lacing and good head retention starts Hop Stoopid off with a bang. Plenty of hop citrusy aromas--tangerine, orange, lemon--just the way I like DIPA, bold and brawny. The taste fulfills that description, with the hops resiny in taste and texture, somewhat sweet but with a sharp bite now and then, and with an ample accompaniment of malt, primarily caramel. A bit more malt would do this some good, and it certainly plays second fiddle to the abundance of hops as it should. But this has a bit more balance than my first impression.

This has moved well up on my list of both Lagunitas offerings and DIPAs. Excellent beer, yet another gem from Lagunitas.

 1,012 characters

Photo of lonestar4lunch
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very clear with a nice head that leaves some lacing. I think there is a bit of hops in this one, not sure from the aroma....right. I wasn't surprised how bitter this one is to start with but it finishes nice and clean, crisp. Taste is what you expect of, strong hop bite with some citrus tones but there is something else there. Might be a bit of straw flavor with maybe some sour apple. This is very drinkable and quite enjoyable. It is a bit different which I like. Not exactly like any other DIPA out there.

 516 characters

Photo of DiabolikDUB
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz. Bomber into Pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear, light amber with a nice finger of white head. The aroma is straight citrus hops. Its just booming with hops and they are sticky, gooey fresh. Extremely sweet malts with a lingering citrus hop bitterness that surprisingly doesn't stay around for too long. Its a light-medium bodied beer and its stickiness coats your mouth. Very nice beer, The aroma would make you believe that it would be more bitter than it ends up being. More of an IPA than a double IPA.

 523 characters

Photo of hoplover82
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer that I've been wanting to try for a while. And this is the first year that we got it down here in So. Tx. And the price is OUSTANDING!!! 3.59 A big boy. Wonderful!

A-Pours a think deep golden color with just a hint of amber in it. A medium off white creamy head that leaves pretty good lacing as the beer is sipped on. The head dissapates to a thin collar on the beer.

S-Mmmmm... The smell is pungent with pine notes in the front and some lemon citrus that follows. All hops in this one, no malts in the nose. Very good for a IIPA.

T-The flavor is a hop bomb indeed. It's hop stoopid for real. I love it. Tons of very clean bitterness with truck loads of sticky pine and some grapefruit too! I always love the grapefruit hops for flavoring. Wow. A very complex IIPA indeed. I also get some floral hop flavor as well.

M-Very full bodied and very smooth. They hid the alcohol well in this one, but i do detect the high abv but it's not hot though. It's crisp and a little dry in the end, but not too dry, just right.

D-Givin the abv, I could try to drink a second bomber, but that would leave me stumbling. So I don't think I will have more than one. Wisdom you know.... Well, it does go down very smoothly though. Please go out there and find you some. It's a hoplovers delight.

 1,301 characters

Photo of PerzentRizen
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had 3 previous to this one and I decided to hold off reviewing it until I had a good feel for this beer. The first 3 I had must not have been all that fresh because the taste was a little dry and stale. This one is tangy, plenty of hops, a some sweet malt - much, much better. Now I get it! I got these from so many trades I don't even remember who sent them all (Pipmeister and BZero007 I believe - thank you much fellas!!!).

Poured into a Duvel glass this beer is a copper to golden bronze. There is a decent head that reduces to light lacing that stick to the edges of the glass.

The aroma is a beautiful blend of piney hops and sweet malt. It's very very close to Pliney the Elder in the smell and color.

The taste is a little acrid and dry but reduces to a very nice piney/woodsey flavor that gets sweet (from the malt) then reduces back to a hop bomb on the tongue. This is a really long beer in the flavor department.

Mouthfeel is light when cold then turns more viscous with warmth. The alcohol content is perfect for the mouthfeel and adds a little umfff in my opinion.

The drinkability is high but not too high because of the harshness of the hops and higher alcohol content. I would not reach for a second bomber unless it was party time.

 1,260 characters

Photo of jasonjlewis
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light clear amber color with 2 fingers of head and excellent retention. I do like hop oils to cloud up the appearance on IIPAs, but that's just me.

Smell is of citric hops. This pungent perfume of citrus meeting a bit of an alcohol bite. Slight lemon/orange quality to the aroma.

Nice citrusy hop flavor with ample bitterness and the slightest touch of caramel malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a bit of residual sweetness.

This is a great DIPA. I recommend it.

 499 characters

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.47/5  rDev -17%
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.

 276 characters

Photo of GarrisWH
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bomber into a pint glass

A - pours a very clear, light looking, amber/orange-tinged color. A little less than a finger of head. Pretty inviting, refreshing looking brew.

S - Very fruity, citrus character to the aroma. Smells like a mix of grapefruit, orange and maybe some other fruits with a good, piney hoppiness behind it.

T - Fairly hoppy, but balances well with the malty sweetness. The hops seem to be more on the floral and piney side than the bitter. Also pick up on some citrus fruitiness. Doesn't leave as much of a bitter finish as many DIPAs.

M- Not as light as it looked, medium-bodied with a definite resinous, piney feel.

D- Very drinkable for an 8% brew with a 102 IBU. Well-balanced between the malts and hops, and definitely not overly bitter

Really doesn't have the punch that I expected from the 102 IBU listed on the label, but that's not necessarily a bad thing I guess. Overall, a nice tasting, enjoyable brew that I will probably have to try again

 993 characters

Photo of alcstradamus
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A--Pours a crystal clear amber/yellow with about a finger of head in my pint glass. Spotty lacing but what is there is pretty thick.

S--Great tropical fruit smell...lots of mango and pineapple character to the hops. Right up there competing with any DIPA I've ever stuck my face in.

T--Those tropical fruits carry over well to the taste. Orange peel, pineapple, grapes, apple peels, some floral qualities also. There is not much bitterness to go along with it despite the 102 IBU. Quite the tasty brew.

M--Medium bodied but thinner than many top tier DIPA's. Rinses away very clean.

D--This bomber couldn't stand my wrath for long. One of the more drinkable DIPA's I've had. Overall this is a fantastic beer and I recommend hunting it down.

 744 characters

Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 7,570 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.