Hop Stoopid | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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

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Reviews: 2,131 | Ratings: 7,548
Photo of Redwood21
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: the color is delicious with an almost amber red sunset hues the head is ok it has a lace that lasts but its not super robust which is where this beer lacks a little bit.

S: this is very pervasive and is noticeable immediately, there is a floral sweetness and an evident hop oil aroma, a bit superficial but it comes across well

T: this is where the artificial hops kind of comes into play. this isnt awful but it makes the hop taste seem a bit week and loses some of its kick. the bitterness is not there for this supposed 102 ibu beer. more sweet than anything else.

M/D: this is a good beer and a worthy taster. it is not up to par with hopslam or maharaja but it does seem good

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Photo of calise1122
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As the bruins go into the locker room with a 4-1 lead after 2. 20 minutes away from a sweep

Pours a nice clear golden tangerine with a fantastic head. Really nice lacing, clings to the glass and holds at about an inch.

I know there are a boat load of hops in here, but it is the honey, caramal, sweet malt smell that is taking over for me. It smells distinctly like a candy but it is slipping my mind... crap, so frusterating when that happens and I feel like it happens all the time. Curse you damned nose.

Hops on the front with pine, orange zest.. but it fades quickly to the overpowering backbone of malt. Bready, caramel, some spices (clove?)... really interesting. There are a lot of hops, but the malt cuts right through it. Lots of alcohol presense.

Nice mouthfeel, I am not sure if its the lingering hops or alcohol.. but it certianly hangs out for a bit. Good carbonation.

I can't say I could drink this all night, but I won't have a problem with this bottle. Its a good beer, very different.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been looking for this beer for months and it finally showed up on shelves here in my neck of the woods.

22oz. bomber served in the curvy sam adams glass. It pours a pale golden orange color with good clarity. There is a thick crown of head that sticks around really well and leaves some lacing behind.

The aroma is nose-tinglingly hoppy with lots of big west-coast hops. There is some grapefruit and pine in there. It smells really good and I can't stop sniffing but it's starting to burn my nostrils.

Flavor is excellent as well. The surprising thing is that it's not overdone. Obviously lots of big hoppy bitterness but there is some balance to it. The malts are on the pale side but they stand up well and deliver the necessary sweetness to combat the hops. Sticky resinny hops with more citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel is good for the style. The head is still hanging on admirably but it's not over-carbonated. Body isn't too heavy either. It's is surprisingly drinkable for something 8% with over 100IBUs.

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Photo of moosington
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mellow amber with minimal head and a bit of lacing.

Aroma is very hoppy, though countered by a very pleasant malty sweetness, almost a waft of honey in there. I think this beer has a very nice aroma.

Very nice balance in the taste. Nice subtle malty sweetness to balance a tasty hop charge. Bit of orange/citrus with a quickly fading grapefruit bitter finish. Nice.

The amount of carbonation washing over the tongue eats into the mouthfeel just a bit. Takes away from the potential fullness, but doesn't kill it altogether.

Extremely drinkable and very refreshing for the style.

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: copper color, very little foaming or bubble, light lacing
s: hops are evident immediately but are subdued a bit by some malty aromas, sweet
t: citrus/orange as expected but also subdued, as is bitter finish
m: medium body, maybe a little too much carbonation, but good balance between hops and malts
d: very approachable and drinkable hop bomb, would enjoy another

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper gold color with minimal head from the bottle.

I detected some heavy pine sap scent (nice by the way) and some other spices that I couldn't qite put my finger on.

Obviously the hops dominated....no, DOMINATED! If you like hops, go for this brew. The bitterness was intense but not annoying, and it accompanied the fruity flavors well.

Bitter aftertaste faded to a lightly sour note or two.

Not bad at all...

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

Just picked up a fresh bottle of Hop Stoopid - figured it was time to post an updated review, as the previous bottle wasn't all that fresh. This year's version says 7.7%

A - Two fingers of creamy white foam with great retention and lacing. Transparent copper-gold color with a few bubbles lazily rising to the top.

S - There is a boatload of pine and zesty citrus, but it's kept in check by a solid backbone of caramel and bready malts. This smell is much more lively in this fresh bottle (surprise, surprise...).

T - I actually don't need to change my original review too much. In the fresh bottle there is more hoppy bitterness at the onset, but then it moves to toffee, caramel, and bready notes, before dissolving into hop flavors, with an emphasis on pine and orange zest. There's a mounting bitterness in the aftertaste but it's not overwhelming.

M - On the lighter side, with lots of residual oily resins. Carbonation is reasonable, and the texture is very soft and silky. Might not be big enough for the ABV, although this was more of a problem with it pushed past 8% last year.

D - The price is superb - you could buy almost three bottles of this vs. one bottle of Dreadnaught. Everything else about it is totally solid - nice texture, good taste, reasonable ABV (for a DIPA), etc.

Really glad we get this in Chicago, and really glad I got to taste a fresh bottle.

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Photo of BDLbrewster
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Popped a bomber into a pint glass, slow forming head that dissipated quick leaving little islands.
Smells super pine-y with a hint of citrus. 102 IBU...
Tastes sweet, like honey and ginger ale with a touch of malt. Finishes with a citrus-y kick, not nearly as strong as I had hoped. Little too syrupy to be super refreshing but still awesome.

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

A: Big, frothy head. Clear, copper color. Lighter than I expected. A bit of retention and light lacing.

S: Bitter, sweet, hoppy aroma. Slightly bready. Fairly strong.

T: At first a unique hop flavor, I haven't looked to see what hops they use, but this is an original flavor for me. Notes of sweet caramel and bread, a little bit too much for my taste. Slight floral aftertaste. On the bottle they claim this brewing method allows the hops to shine, but the Odell IPA still has this beat. Still, very unique taste . . . quite nice really, just a bit too bready and sweet.

M: Good, but slightly over carbonated. Medium body; not as thick as a Dales, but not as light as the Odell.

D: For 8%ABV this is smooth and very sessionable. The bread and caramel notes take the edge off the hops and make for a very drinkable IPA.

The best part about this beer is its unique hop flavor. With a little less emphasis on the malts the hops might shine through. As is, it's only the bready sweetness and grassy character of the hops that turns me off from this beer.

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

Popped the bottle and could immediately the hops, I was ready for the hop bomb.

It purs a nice amber color with a very thin head that does leave some nice lacing around the glass.

It smells fantastic! Floral, citrus, and pine notes and I can pickup some of the malt sweetness in the smell.

The taste is great, not excellent, but great. Alot of hop flavor with a strong malt back bone that leaves a sweetness on the tongue after each sip.

The mouthfeel is good too, nice carbonation and a smooth feel to it.

Overall a grat dipa that I would enjoy any day of the week. The sweetness gets to me after a few but still a great brew.

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Photo of rye726
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice IPA from Lagunitas. Pours a nice amber with a thin tan head. The nose is fantastic. Crisp citrus hops over sweet bready malts. The taste does not have the huge explosion of hops I found in the nose. It is still well balanced, just more on the malty side. Medium body is a bit rough, but drinks well.

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Photo of MetalHopHead6
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a shaped pint glass.

Having just finished a bottle of Hop Stoopid, I'm borderline speachless. I had high expectations and that often leads to great disappointment; but this beer was insanely good.

The color is golden amber--a tad lighter than I like. The head was massive; however, and it left perfect rings of lace. The smell was citrusy and sweet, like blood orange. The taste was perfect. It had a sweet, blood orange and honey introduction, followed by hops bitterness. It lingered on, but didn't overpower, the tongue.

Hop Stoopid feels like a brisk spring day along-side a lake in the White Mountains of New Hampshire--I feel a crisp wind and see majestic pine trees and crystal blue water. Experiencing it made me happy to be alive.

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Photo of Patrick999
3.27/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to see what a 102 IBU hop-extract brew would taste like, and now I have my chance.

A - Pours into my Squatters IPA goblet very clear, very gold. A couple bubbles, but not many at all, lazily percolate up from the bottom. Good retention and plenty of lacing.

S - So *that's* hop extract. Hmm, I think I've noted a similar aroma in a few other brews. It smells very green.

T - This tastes like hop candy and not too much more. Way sweeter than I expected for 102 IBU and 7.7% alcohol. Hop character, but not too much at all in the way of hop bitterness. This is weird...it's both hoppy and not hoppy at the same time, but definitely not toe-curlingly bitter like a SN Celebration, Torpedo, or Stone Ruination. Malt? What malt? I just get some macro-ish cereal grain, like Special K.

F - Seems very sticky-sweet and filling. I'm not a fan.

D - I'm not sure I'm terribly crazy for this beer, but it has made for enlightening beer education. As for drinkability, I could see people who think they don't like hops, liking this 102 IBU beer, and being surprised for it. For me, though, this is too sweet. If I had wanted something hoppy and sweet, I'd have pulled a DFH 120 out of the cabinet. Indeed, this kinda brings to mind a weaker, less complex 120 Minute Mini-Me. Not sure I can finish the whole bomber...the wearisome sweetness is, well, wearing on me. Beyond the novelty of an unapologetic extract brew, this just hasn't kept me interested.

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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- the label boasts 102 IBU's, & only 7.7% ABV, pried off the cap only to find threads (a twist off ?), poured into my ommegang goblet a clear orange color w/ a 1"+ creamy white head that stuck around a bit before settling into a nice lace
S- like a grapefruit stuffed with pine needles, some very faint notes of a bready malt with hints of nuts as it warms
T- sweet, not the "over the top" bitterness i had expected, but still has a decent bite, blends well with the cereal grain and slightly caramely malt backbone, kinda "tangy" on the palate, more citrus hop flavors than you can shake a stick at, finishes crisp and a tad bit minerally
M- surprisingly med. bodied w/ a fair amount of co2, makes for a creamy overall mouthfeel
D- very drinkable, one could get into a alot of trouble if they're not careful (stoopid maybe) one of the most quaffable DIPA's i've had

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Photo of Duhast500
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is a bright and clear gold/amber with a foamy white head and some lacing left on the glass.

The smell is strong hops flavor in the nose. Heavy on the floral hops, some citrus slightly, and a good earthy feel.

The taste is strong hop flavor. A mix of some good floral hops, a touch of tangy/grassy flavors. A good piney feel, and a good formed taste.

The mouth feel is quite easy. For hoppy beers it is light, sensitive to the pallet. IT really is a easy drinking beer and is a fantastic experience.

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

Price check stoopid! They kept repeating on the loudspeaker at Bevmo. Apparently someone was stupid as they had mis tagged the bottles. "Too many seasonals from Lagunitas" said the clerk.

Medium golden color. Light white head that sticks around.

Refreshing smell, some citus.

Tastes grapefruit, light with tangy aftertaste. Great mouthfeel.

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Photo of beer2day
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours gold with a frothy, building head. Good lacing.

Hop flowery, citrus nose. Hints of strawberry. Really very nice.

Tiny bit sweet as it hits the tongue, but the bitters quickly kick in and they kick in hard. Perfect thickness to this IIPA. Great combination of fruitiness and hop dryness at the finish.

Just about perfect.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to seaoflament and Gyle41386 for this brew.

Pours a very nice clean/clear dark golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malts, citrus/pines, slight raspberries? The taste is sweet, hoppy, nice malty notes, good touch of citrus, and some piney notes. Medium body. Very drinkable, a pretty tasty DIPA from Lagunitas. It's always a pleasure to have their reasonably priced beers, way to go Lagunitas.

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Photo of Crack1Open
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a medium to deep golden color. Small head that sticks around. Lots of lacing. Noticeable carbonation.

S- Strong and delicious smell. Nice piney, citrusy, and hoppy smell.

T- Taste definitely follows the nose which i'm extremely delighted about. Also tasted some malt along with initial citrusy flavors. Has a nice hop finish to it. Not to over powering. Also alcohol was almost completely unnoticeable.

M- Light body with heavy carbonation. Pleasantly dry finish.

D- Very good but not quite sessionable everyday. Maybe a little bit more of a session brew for a hot day. Still a great beer!

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

Sampled at homebrew club meeting

A - Poured golden with a 1 finger head, which dissipated moderately fast and left little lacing.

S - Caramel, grass, and pine.

T - Caramel, grass, flowers, and pine. Really solid and pungent.

M - Full bodied, well balanced, sweet, and tangy.

D - Great overall. Could be improved with a little bit more bittering hops. Enjoyed this beer much more vs last year's version.

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Photo of KJH
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a light amber with a full billowy head . Crystal clear.

Aroma - Abundent hop aroma. Smells just like a grapefruit!

Taste - Pleasently bitter with significantly more hops than malt. Pleasant aftertaste with no stickyness.

Very drinkable, especially for a hophead's dream.

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

With a name like Hop Stoopid, how can you go wrong? Pours a light orange / deep gold color with a medium sized white head, average retention and good lacing.

Smell is the most impressive part....heavy duty citrus hops...mostly grapefruit....as pronounced as Avery Maharajah...really gets your attention.

The taste is not as dramatic, but still very good. Of course citrus hops up front, mellowing out to a more mild piney/grassy bitterness. This is not a head-shrinker like Maharajah, so there is some balancing malt here...even though you really can't isolate it as a separate taste.

Mouthfeel is rich enough for a DIPA, not particularly resinous or mouth numbing. It is actually nice and crisp with very little harshness or alcohol burn.

Drinkability is good...plenty of hoppy goodness but civilized enough for the less enthusiastic hophead. The bottle I drank said 7.7% Alcohol vice the 8.2 listed on this site. Still not a session beer but something I would look forward to again.

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

I had this on tap at Union Jacks in Philly (Manayunk), and although I wouldn't normally do this, I'm going to review it because I think I've got the gist of it. It's basically an intensely citrus hop bomb, so...

It was delivered to the bar right from the faucet with a huge head of frothy off-white foam atop a golden-orange-amber body. The head retention was excellent, and it left marvelous lacing about the glass.

The aroma was bombastic, loaded with pine and citrus and other fruit: pineapple, tangerine, lemon, apricot, ...? ... juicy berry?

In the mouth it's medium-full in body with a crisp carbonation that gently zests the palate - not that the taste-buds need to be awakened ;)

The flavor is as the nose suggests, rim to rim with citrusy, fruity, and piney hop flavor. As you progress through the glass different aspects of it come through, mainly with citrus upfront followed by more of the standard fruit throughout the middle. Towards the end of the pint, the piney/grassy and gently sprucey (and even lightly minty) notes become more apparent.

Interestingly, the bitterness is kept in check, and it doesn't clock you in the head, or leave it chokingly dry. Nor is it raspy, or overtly resinous.

The one drawback, however, might be that the malt character is limited. It seemed almost like a hop-champagne in a way as the malt was simply a base for the almost liquid hops! It seemed a bit one-sided, but on the other hand, that did leave it more open to display the hop flavors which were complex; and it didn't build on the palate. Perhaps it's more drinkable because of the straight-forward nature of the malt.

If I chance by a bottle I'd love to try it again and do a more proper review.

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Photo of cokes
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Homey colored with a trace amount of haze. The head is an inch+ of bleached sand, falling quick, but enormously sticky.
Pineapple and muskmelon nose, with backup from pink grapefruit and ganja and odd whispers of pomegranate. Some toasty/caramelly malt notes leak through, but one needs to pay attention for the malt.
The attention-needy malt makes itself know a bit more in the mouth. But just barely. The sense of bread (lightly toasted) and honey are it's main contributions. Actually, it's only contributions. Hops are hallmark, obviously, and bring sharp grapefruit juice, pineapple, and lime rind fruitiness. There are danker notes of marijuana, and pine resin. Melon lingers a bit, then is absorbed in a small burst of juniper-rich, gin-ish alcohol.
The body is flaccid and semi-flabby with a alcoholic girth beyond what would normally be expected, but the masking, steady CO2 makes it seem less than it is.
The hop bitterness is real, but not shearing. The depth of flavor, however, seems stunted. What is here is singular, uncomplicated, simple, and without nuance. It makes for a drinkable, bitter ale. And something forgettable.

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

22oz bottle into a Samuel Adams imperial pint glass.

A- Stoopid is a bright gold color with semi orange spots here and there. A nice frothy cap sits on top of the liquid at all times thanks to the glass. Decent lacing with bubbles seen rising in the beer.

S- Hop goodness with a nice hop punch to the nose. Stoopid is citrus forward with slices of grapefruit and mango. Not as piney as other DIPA's. A nice malt addition is within but hard to pinpoint. This smells wonderful.

T- Taste is wonderful with DIPA citrus abound with grapefruit cutting into the palette but not destroying. Malt giving off some sweet bread in between with a nice bitter aftertaste. This is my favorite IPA from Lagunitas and while we are at it my favorite offering from them.

M- The hops come flowing but are cut off at the exact right time from the malts. Stoopid is a bitter DIPA but not overkill. Medium bodied with a nice amount of carb plus a slightly dry mouth after some time.

D- Not so high in ABV, I could finish a bottle no problem. While alot of Lagunitas beers have a similiar taste profile this one is more on it's own path and deserves all accolades. Plus with the affordability of this (especially in a bomber size) I will be revisiting this soon.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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