Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

Very good beer at an excellent price, thanks once again to Lagunitas.
Poured into a stolen pint glass, light orange/amber with just a bit of a head.
Smell was citrus, though it did not jump out at you, and I thought it was more evident in the taste, fruity, but not in a bad way, and nice and bitter, it masked the alcohol content.
A definite buy.

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

Reviewed 4/10/09

Split with GF. Poured from a 22oz bomber into a standard pint glass. Firm pour evokes 1/4 inch head of fine white bubbles. head falls quickly and leaves a spotty lace. Color slightly hazy amber yellow.

Nose- Pithy citrus, bright lemons, tangerines, oranges and grapefruit. As advertised Hop Stoopid.

Palate- Wow. Very hop centric and hop forward. Lots of citrus, a bouquet of grapefruit, tangerines, lemons and oranges. Fairly sweet. Finishes dry no hints of booze.

Mouthfeel- Active, slightly oily,finishes dry.

Drinkability- Good, though slightly sweet.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ah, the beer everyone is talking about from one of my favorite breweries.

Bought a bomber of this for $3.49.. not only the cheapest bomber in the store, but it's of a double IPA, what a deal!

Pours a nice copper/orange color with small head and tons of lacing. Lots of bubbles floating to the top. Smell is very citrus-like.. one of the 'citriest' IPA's I have smelt. Taste has a great body and mouthfeel to it.. nice and wet. The bitterness is amazing and the citrus flavors really come out in the taste (pineapple/mango sort of taste?). Very different tasting for the style but oh do delicious. Awesome deal for the price and a great beer.. mucho kudos!

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

22oz bottle served in a tulip glass.

L - clear orange color with an off-white head that left some nice sticky lacing.

S - citrus peel aroma with a mild malt background.

T - biting citrus hop taste is tamed with enough malty sweetness to keep things in check.

F - medium body with a silky smooth feel.

D - a very enjoyable brew, drink it while it's around and fresh.

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my pint glass. Medium orange colour with a nice, soapy looking head. Smell is terrific! Delicious, candy sweet citrusy hops dominate with really nothing else in there I can detect. I also second the pineapple nuance from the review below this one. Fantastic! Taste is more pine resin-esque than grapefruit/citrus. The 8%+ abv in this is masterfully well hidden. This seems almost thirst quenching, as though I could just chug this thing. A very well crafted Imperial IPA. Highly drinkable especially considering the abv.

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Photo of nick76
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The aroma has a wow factor with pineapple, grapefruit, biscuits, caramel, and an overall fruitiness. The appearance is deep gold with an amber hue. The head is large and fluffy. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is average for the style. Overall this is a great beer. I love it.

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

Appearance: Poured a darker golden amber. Clear, with visible carbonation. 1.5 finger foamy khaki head, with very good retention. Excellent lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell: Hop, hops, and more hops, but not too "intense" A very fresh and crisp hop nose, with fragrances of grapefruit, apricot, and pine. Good balance with the malts, with only show themselves with some sweetness. Just a hint of bitterness, but not much. Definitely a big beer, but not overly boozey.

Taste: Again, very hoppy. The taste follows the smell with grapefruit, apricot, and pine, with the pineyness beng strong. A good hop bite up front, but not overly bitter. Good balance with sweetness without being overaly syrupy. Taste tends to stick in the front of the mouth with not much for the back. Also, the taste, while good, isn't as strong as the nose.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium bodied beer, with decent carbonation. Very crisp and easy to drink, but a little thin. the hops make it a slow drinker. A little filling.

Drinkability: An excellent IPA with plenty of hops. A strong hop bite and balance sweetness. Never seemed to bitter or overwhelming. Definitely a sipper though; one to enjoy. A must try.

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

22 oz. bomber from Whole Foods PDX into St. Bernardus chalice.

Pours a brilliant orange, one finger creamy white head, minimal lacing. The hops are noticeable in the nose but not overpowering. Nice hop/malt balance, a goodly bit of sweetness on the taste buds, hops are certainly there, but not overpowering like Ruination. Alcohol is warming but well hidden, pretty drinkable. I don't want to be blasphemous, but this is a relatively good comparator to Pliny, though depth of character isn't of the same level. All in all, this is a very, very good DIPA, and at this price, and outstanding value. Certainly worth seeking out.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

G: Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a nice apricot color with a thick, creamy head. Plenty of visible carbonation.

S: Very sweet with fruity and floral esters--more toward the floral end of the spectrum than many DIPA's. The fruit is definitely the main aroma, however, and I can smell grapefruit, apricot, and a tiny bit of pine.

T: Tastes much like the nose, but is a little bit underwhelming. Starts out sweet, and fades into a little bitterness. A little less floral and slightly more piney than the nose would indicate.

M: Fairly light in the mouth without a ton of carbonation. Slight hints of alcohol on the swallow.

D: Quite drinkable, and a little on the lighter side as far as DIPA's are concerned. All of this is especially true given how cheap this is compared to most other available IPA bombers. Strangely enough, however, I think I prefer Lagunitas' Maximus to this.

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Photo of yesyouam
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid is a crystal clear light amber ale with a dense, foamy, oily white head that leaves solid, dense sheets of foam on the glass. It has a bright, strong, hoppy aroma of grapefruit and pine that's a touch sweet and possibly floral. It has a fluffy medium body that's lively with a dry finish. It's nicely bittered and very lightly sweet. This is a full flavored and refreshing beer. The flavor is mostly citrus and pine, but there seems to be a grassy, floral nuance to it. It's more flavorful than it is bitter, but it is quite bitter. It has a long, green aftertaste. This is how an IPA should be! Wow! This bomber was, like, four bucks!

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

Poured from a Bomber into an Imperial Pint Glass

Crystal Clear with a deep amber bronze shine to it. Excellent color.

Nice head that sticks around for awhile and leaves a wonderful lacing.

Smell - abundantly hoppy. Also citrusy. Even with the huge hop smell it is balanced well in scent.

Taste - Remarkable! Supremely balanced flavor that goes down well. A better example of Hop-centric beers.

Mouth - smooth and delightful. Bitterness with a nice balance.

Drinkability - I could drink this all night. Taste is supreme. Has a kick too.

OVERALL - I've heard complaints about Lagunitas using Hop extract instead of the real thing, but no down points on my end for this decision from me.

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Photo of jfunkk79
3.48/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange with pillowy head that subsides and laces as it goes down. Aroma is full of fruity hops, sweet smell. Sharp, slightly tart hop flavor up front and sweet aftertaste.

There's a lot of hop flavor in this one but feels a little thin in body.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 from Jerry's Market ... I can't believe I haven't reviewed this one yet.. paid about $4... poured into my shaped SA glass.

Great 2 finger head with a ton of crusty lace.. the brew is crystal clear sunset orange.

The nose is surprisingly more fruity hoppiness than the expected pine or citrus... mango.. pineapple.. some lime zest.. very fruity.

Flavor has a great smooth bitterness that melts seamlessly into lite pale malts with a ton of (again) fruity hops.. biscuity pale malts.. and tropical fruits.. lite body and abundant carbonation makes this dangerously drinkable.. piney essence on the finish.. Maybe a bit one dimentional.. probably actually.

This is a great beer.. nothing is out of whack.. the whole bottle is an example of slight excess without going too overboard.

I have no problems with the Hop Oils... I certainly am digging the Stoopid.


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

Pours a clear orange color with an amazing smell...smells of pine and orange and I am loving it!!! Taste matches the smell, almost perfectly for me, a very good beer that as stated before matches with PTE in quality.

MF good and I could drink this all day, I paid $4.99 for 22oz and in my opinion there is no better deal in NC right now.

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

Poured into a beer mug at slightly below cellar temp from a brown 1pt, 6 oz bomber
nice clear dark amber color with a finger and a half foamy head that laces it's way down as you drink... nice
Aroma is piney, citrus, indica bud.
Dang, well balanced with malt sweetness in the middle after surrendering to the alchemist hops.
I rate this one just a notch below Pliney The Elder, but not by much.
Very drinkable and available to boot!
Seek this one out!

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

What an incredibly sophisticated beer. I was expecting yet another West Coast Hop Bomb, and make no mistake, it's got a lot of bitterness. But it's a cozy, almost savory bitterness and there's plenty of malt in there to make this, would you believe, well balanced?

From the very beginning, a healthy psssstt came from the bottle as I opened it. My nose was immediately hit with a piney and herbal hops aroma. Poured a golden, darking orange in the glass with a decent foamy head, and some good sheeting and lacework as I sipped.

The flavor was a slightly sweet, almost shortbread like malt, and plenty of it, with a strong herbal, savory, and slightly piney hops. Nice creamy mouthfeel, and really smooth and drinkable for all that bitterness. Could not detect any of the 8.2% alcohol. One of those beers that's a joy to drank.

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Photo of Westsidebuddha
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Beverage Warehouse in Los Angeles.

The smell out of the bottle is very hoppy. Poured into a pint glass. Golden orange color with a full bubbles floating to the top. Nice hoppy flavor that's not overwhelming. Slight orange flavor with a very good mouthfeel. I was expecting something more hoppy with the 102 I.B.U. labeled on the bottle. Definitely has the double IPA taste but nothing thats overpowering. A very drinkable ale that I wish I had a few more to drink. Next time. Nice explanation about the hops on the labels. Always a good read during drinking and tilting the bottle to see it.

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Photo of Martin2D
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Amber with a large white head that fades quickly with lacing

S - Hop smells, piney as well

T - Tastes of hops that are piney.

M - Strong carbonation, average mouthfeel

D - Not strong on alcohol, strong on hops, but not overwhelming. While it's a good beer, its not great. Hops are strong, but on the weaker side and odd compared to most IIPA's. Good beer if you can get it for the right price, but not outstanding in any way.

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Photo of jbphoto88
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good looking beer. Clear and the color of rusty water. The head is thick, fluffy and climbs a good inch or two before it slightly fades back. Sticky and lacy the head last for the duration.

Smell is kick ass. Big stinky hop nose full of citrus, and pine. A subtle floral note followed by the slightest hints of malts. The hops totally own this beer.

Taste is almost as good as the nose. It has most of the same flavors as the smell but they don't come off as fresh. It starts out fully citrusy with some flowers and pine sap and pineapple. It looses some of its luster as the taste becomes slightly musty with a growing malt backbone.

Great bitterness that lasts throughout the whole drinking experience. Nice bite that is slightly balanced by the grains but with the hops edging them out in the end. A dry finish that hints at a higher ABV but never fully reveals the 8.2% This is a solid beer that has a great scent but a not as good flavor. Not that there is anything wrong with the flavor, it's right up there.

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

I liked everything about this beer.

Light golden color, nice sticky head and lacing.

A slightly sweet, piney aroma, with overtones of citrus and pineapple

Flavor was wonderful. Grapefruit, orange and citrus flavors with just enough sweetness to balance it out.

Medium bodied with a slightly sticky finish.

Overall, this was an excellent beer and I would highly recommend it.

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

22 oz bottle purchased at Jax in Cumming. Poured into a Sierra Nevada Hop Tulip glass.

A: Pours a nice clear orange color with a frothy off white finger thick head with excellent retention. The retention may be due to the etching in the bottom of the glass. There is not a lot of retention, but there is some.

S: A lot of citrus fruit aromas. Pineapple and grapefruit being the main aromas. There is a slight hint of pine as well. A beautiful smell.

T: This is like a poor man's version of HopSlam. Huge tropical fruit flavors that do compliment each other quite well. However, the flavors do not flow quite as smoothly as HopSlam does. A very nice hop flavor without a lot of bitterness. The malt sweetness is very slight and is whisked away quickly.

M: The feel is a bit thinner than I would expect. It is nice and creamy from an excellent level of carbonation. It leaves the mouth s

D: It goes down very smooth and easy for the style.

This is a nice DIPA. It is fantastic when you consider the price for the style.

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Photo of kingjames1
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this beer a couple of weeks ago and was rather disappointed. Giving it a second try has proved rewarding. The first bottle must have had some age on it, as the hops had attenuated and the sweetness was way up.

This beer pours an light amber, with a thin sticky head. Smells of pure hops, both sweet and citrusy. Taste is almost pure grapefruit - love it. But this does some balance. The malt isn't totally lost, and this beer comes off with both a citrusy bitterness and a sweet stickiness at the end. Good stuff, very satisfying. The carbonation is just right, balancing the stickeness with effervesence.

Give it a shot...or two.

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Photo of DaveFL1976
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this brew into a 20oz Otter Creek glass. The body is a really attractive honey golden color, and the head is frothy white, thick and sticky, and leaves a great lacing. Great looking brew!

I get a mix of pine and grapefruits on the nose. Loads of hoppy goodness in this one. Smells raw, fresh and aggressive.

The taste is piney and, again, grapefruity. Quite bitter. Aggressively hopped, but I could actually go for a little more maltyness. The brew seems a lit thinner in backbone than I would have hoped for, but the hops are definitely there. The aroma hops are there from the get-go and the bittering hops are prickly on the tounge at the end of the swallow. Then a bit of malty sweetness sneaks in there at the end.

Mouthfeel is nice, probably medium if I had to choose a thickness feel. Again, I could go for a bit more backbone.

Drinkability, despite it's agressive hopping and unbalanced nature, is pretty good. I'd buy it again!

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

Poured into an imperial pint glass.
A - 22oz. Bottle, Poured with a 1 finger head, Amber colored, with good lacing.
S - Very citrusy with some pine notes. It's all about the hops.
T - First taste: grapefruit, which mellows to allow some pine and a bit of malt. Once the astringency of the hops wears, the grain and some apricot comes through.
M - The hoppy bitterness holds well in the mouth, but is not overpowering. Carbonation is just right. It is quite astringent.
D - At first taste, I thought this would be a one and done brew, but after the half, it was more and more drinkable. At 7.7%, one of the few Lagunitas offerings where a second 22 ouncer won't put me overboard.
I am a big Lagunitas fan, and this brew definitely tastes the part. Maximous is a smoother Ale, but this one is what it advertises: Hoppy.
Definitely worth another purchase.

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Photo of mykie73
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a) golden transparency. Big head bubbles - 3 fingers. light and thin

s) floral is dominant in smell. some pine and citrus

t) citrus, grapefruit, pine, just as it smells. sweet w/ initial taste and nice bitterness on back of tongue and throat. does not taste like any other lagunitas DIPA i've had (good thing)

f) thin, drinkable but at same time feels full. well done

d) the only lagunitas beer i have tried and enjoyed...and i enjoy it a lot

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