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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Photo of alexhahn82
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Looks a medium golden with a major headm light airy bubbles rising.

S. After popping the cap, an almost strawberry like hop smell. after pouring it a similar sweet like but more mild tone in scent.

Taste. a semi sweet hoppy bitterness, almost on the verge of sour, but thats used as reference not quite a taste.

M. Very nice presence, it lets you know its there, that its not going to go over quietly, bitey with a nice effervescence.

Overall: Very nice, bitter, hoppy, sweet, complex and well played. and a decent ABV.

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Photo of pedrito
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice golden orange color with a decent head that fades quickly.

Smell: Sweet smell that hints at the citrus tart inside.

Taste: Immensely grapefruity. Very extraordinarily grapefruitesque. Less sweet than smell would suggest. Some oranginess in the aftertaste.

Moutfeel: Not as hoppy as the BTUs might suggest. Dry finish.

Drinkability: Delicious but potent in flavor and ABV. Best as a treat.

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Photo of mightymoksha
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in snifter.

Pours a clear amber, with a frothy, egg-shell head. Retains well and leaves nice lacing.

Prominent hop aroma, with citrus notes being the most prominent. Aromas of pine, apricot and green apples also present. Sweet malts are also quite prominent, especially a bready, pecan-like aroma. Alcohol is detectable, along with something akin to maple.

Oily hops dominate the palate at first, with notes of citrus, lemon, pine and apricot. The hops then relinquish their control to a bready, syrupy malt sweetness, with notes of toasted pecans and caramel. Aftertaste, while rife with pine and citrus notes, is dominated by a lingering malt sweetness. That maple again.

A great carbonation and the alcohol make for a great sensation on the tongue. Body is light and crisp on the palate. I felt it was just a tad thinner than is should be, but still went down well.

With a 102 IBU, a punch in the face was (enthusiastically) expected, but instead, I was met with a much more balanced brew. At times, a bit too sweet for me, but still quite tasty.

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Photo of UDbeernut
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle poured into a tulip glass

a: slight hazy gold/amber hue, 1/4" head with slight retention

s: piney and citrus hop aroma, very nice

t: light bitterness, caramalized and toasted malt on the tounge first followed by a rush of grapefruit and slightly piney hop.

m&d: medium bodied, slightly chewy mouth. Very drinkable. Does finish slightly dry.


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Photo of ms11781
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear yellow orange color with a a small head that fades quickly and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

This one is all hops in the nose. Citrus, grapefruit, floral notes, maybe a hint of pine. I can't detect any malt whatsoever.

Taste is almost all citrus at first. A good dose of bitterness that doesn't linger long and a bit of pine because finishing out with a lingering grapefruit taste. Grapefruit hangs on until the next sip.

A medium body and good carbonation tend to make this brew smooth at first with a good bite at the end, although it does tend to thin out a bit towards the end.

It goes down easy for what it is, but the amount of hops and higher ABV makes this one and done with a bomber. Probably not going to properly enjoy another brew as much after the hops are done with your palate here anyway.

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Photo of taylorhamrick
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a golden, almost amber color with a big, white/off-white head. It's perfectly clear, and the bubbles look loose and float on top like clouds, and leaves minimal lacing. Looks pretty spot on to me. The smell is nice - tropical fruits, a bit of sweet citrus, lemon/lime, with a bit of hop resin and plenty of floral notes. I can even smell a bit of sweet, powdery malts. Overall a very good smell for a DIPA, but not overwhelming by any means. The flavor is good too. I actually don't get any hint of harsh bitterness as expected, but more of a resinousy bitterness, mixed in with quite a strong, sweet malty backbone, almost raisiny or honey-flavored. Very clean with plenty of hop flavor. There's the sweet fruity taste, like plums, apples, sweet lime, and mango. The resinous feel clings to my mouth and beer exits with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is quite nice, a bit powdery and not incredibly full, but the leafy hop presence is pleasant. The lower ABV, marked as 7.7%, mixed with the decent balance (for the style), makes this one a nice drinker. There are others I'd choose over this (only a few really), but really a great effort, recommended to all and a pretty good price for a DIPA.

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Photo of Supes
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Golden amber in color. A 1/4 inch head that sticks with all the way down. Nice lacing.

Smell- Lots of piney and citus

Taste/Mouthfeel- Piney hops upfront that flows smoothly into a citus creaminess. Perfect carbintation level for me. A good bitterness at the end

Overall- I really like this one. One of the better beers in the DIPA catagory and at the price its a must have, over and over again.

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Photo of scotvega18
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber poured into a Southern Tier Tulip

A - Textbook DIPA, with a golden orange color and half a finger of offwhite head. Lacing is pretty nice.

S - Like a bitter bowl of fruit salad, classic west coast. Grapefruit and citrus. Like a watered down Pliny.

T - Sweet fruit of front followed by almost a pure grapefruit and orange peel in the middle. Finish is perfect, dry and bitter with a bit of citric essence.

M - Nothing special, but still sold, medium body with some carbonation to help clean that palate.

Overall - A suitable stand-in for pliny, especially when fresh. This bottle was 2 months old and starting to lose some of its umph.

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Photo of alli4051
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint.

A: Pours a hazy orange copper. Produces about a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly with little lacing.

S: Scent is obviously hoppy with some earthy tones as well.

T: Citrusy and resiny hops dominate; however, not as much as I thought they would. There is a definite malt profile to balance things out.

M: Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

D: While it may not be the hop bomb that others in the style are this should be appreciated by any fan of a good DIPA. The alcohol is well hidden and I could certainly throw back a few of these.

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Photo of photomike
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Let me tell you guys a story. It's a happy story, a sad story, a hoppy story, a stoopid story. This is about the first time I had Lagunitas Hop Stoopid.

I have to tell you all I was skeptical. Despite being relatively new to the beer game, I'm a bit tired of hop this, hop that, "THIS hop bomb is the new hip thing, blah blah." Look folks, I've had both the Plinys, and I really can't fathom a hop bomb being significantly better than both of them. That said, I drink every hyped up DIPA with a grain of salt. This was no exception.

It poured a tall, clear, light amber color with a tall, fluffy white head into my dad's tall, clear pilsner glass. Very good looking beer with pretty respectable head retention. Nice so far.

The smell was even better. Big time hops. Like what I imagine walking through a west coast hop garden (orchard? vineyard?) would be like. Big time pine and grapefruit.

I brought the glass to my lips, very excited for what lay before me.

Jesus H., that is a LOT of hops. This beer hits you in the face with bitter. I don't know what the other reviewers are saying about this thing not living up to the 102 IBUs; I can't even believe the amount of bitter hoppiness in this beer.

I swear to you, my first reaction tasting this beer was. oooh man. Jokes on us, people. Lagunitas is CLEARLY just mocking all us beer geeks with this one. "Ha ha, look at those little fools falling for anything that puckers their little hopholes."

You know what this is like? This is like the time I stole a hop pellet from the Stone brewery tour and ate it. Seriously. That much concentrated hop flavor.

I kid you not, an hour and a half and one toothbrushing later, I can STILL taste the bitterness on the back of my tongue. I even used that little tongue scrapy pad on the back of my toothbrush! Ridiculous.

I didn't like it. At first. But as soon as my tongue poked its head out of its invisible turtle shell, I was back in business. My little 'buds were freaked out for a minute there, but things were getting better. A lot better.

With every sip this beer improved until I accepted it for what it is.

Hop Stoopid is not a balanced beer. It's not.

What we have here is a beer intended to see just how hoppy we can get a beer and still have it be enjoyable. And I think that is exactly what it is. Any hoppier and this stoopid little guy would not have been tasty at all.

The mouthfeel is dominated by the tightening of my tongue muscles near the bitterness receptors, but other than that, it is pretty clean. Not a lot of residual coating or burn from the high ABV or carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty damn high when you consider the ABV and IBU. Despite feeling a bit tipsy, I could have kept going after the bomber was gone.

A gimmick beer, maybe, but Hop Stoopid is just stoopid enough to work.

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Photo of macpapi
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle with no best by date.

Pours a clear copper color with a very slight head and decent lacing.

Very floral nose. There is quite a nice bouquet here. A nice grapefruit and general presence as well. Good sharp hop astringency on the nose.

A good balance of malt and hops here. Hoppy bitterness and citrus bite are complemented by a full malty backbone to go along with a pretty notable buttery presence. The sting of alcohol is also pretty prominent. On the whole a pretty nice and somewhat complex flavor that befits the style.

Mouthfeel is biting and buttery. Moderate carbonation and a good alcoholic presence that is not unpleasant.

On the whole this is a pretty nice, drinkable, and reasonably priced DIPA. Lagunitas is a more than solid brewery that really scores major points for keeping their prices respectable.

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Photo of oakbluff
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Toronado san fransisco mid September. Golden pour with orange highlites, good smelling brew - fresh pine. Taste- medium bodied with full malt presence to go along with hop assault. Hops not overwhelming but still have a nice kick. Pretty balanced for a hefty dipa

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Photo of Treyliff
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass

A- pours a bright, clear yellow-orange color with creamy white head leaving outstanding thick patches of lace around the rim.

S- bright citrus hops with notes of grapefruit and lemon-grass, a bit if sweet bready-ness lies beneath the hops.

T- follows nose for the most part, some citrusy hop with some grassy tones, also a bit of fresh mint, the malt lies underneath providing a bit if sweetness. Flavors are well balanced and not overpowering making this one very drinkable.

M- medium body with perfect level of moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with a smooth and velvety finish. Hides alcohol very well as it is barely detectable.

O- very drinkable for the ABV, well balanced with a smooth finish, good stuff.

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Photo of scottyb88
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled May 3rd (if that is a Julian code I am following correctly)

A- crystal clear light copper color with a nice sticky head that stays around for awhile

S- mild citrus rind of orange and lemon with more of an earthy pine aroma coming through

T-as it warms the beer gets much better with a nice mild sweetness to help cut the bitterness; def more on the pine and grapefruit end of the bitterness scale but the caramel nuttiness/earthy flavors from the malt is present to help things out...i was expecting more bitterness from 102ibu's..maybe its the age of the beer or it's more balanced than I was expecting

M-great mouthfeel; medium feel with a pleasant aftertaste that is not overpowering

D-as the beer warms i'm noticing much more earthy maltiness than I am crushingly bitter flavors...it has to be the age of the beer and it encourages me to seek out a fresher bottle in the future for comparison; the 8% is well hidden and even with a few months on it it is still a decent DIPA, but not great

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Photo of paulozanello
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this beer for only US$ 4.95 which I thought was a pretty good price.

It pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a creamy white head that had amazing retention and lacing.

Aroma starts off with citric notes (mostly grapefruit and tangerine) that soon gets overpowered by malty notes specially caramel, mollasses and honey. I get a little alcohol tickle on my nose as well. I haven't tasted it yet but I already expect a lot of malt backbone in this beer. Considering this is a IIPA, the aroma could be a tad stronger IMO.

Taste is pretty grassy and bitter right upfront (not excessively bitter though) and, like I expected from the nose, the malty and honey sweet flavors jump up to complement the hop bitterness quite nicely. Towards the end of the sip I get some sweet-citric notes (not at all tart and acute). Aftertaste is just mildly bitter and does not persist for long.

Mouthfeel is smooth creamy with moderate carbonation.

This has great drinkability with very well hid alcohol content and not overly excessive bitterness.
Very well balanced for a Californian IIPA.

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Photo of SirRuss
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - bright amber haze with head, retention, and lacing striking all the right notes

S - Not getting a huge amount. Some pine, and sleet citrus. That's about it.

T - The zesty citrus and pine notes are clearly the key players, with the malt expressions being light yet forthcoming. There's also a peculiar funky, vegetal, woodiness that blows around in the background. Good transition across the palate.

M - Lagunitas are the masters of substantial mouthfeel, and they've certainly not fallen short on this one - the carbonation and malt weight have to be the highlight.

D/O - Pretty solid DIPA, although toward the lower end of the scale. Complexity and balance could be improved,and I'd reconsider the woodiness, but all-in-all it's a thumbs up.

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Photo of Chaney
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ticking my way through the "Beers of Fame" entries that I missed.

A: Poured down the middle into a Port City tulip and conjured up about a 2 finger head or so with a crystal clear reddish-gold hued liquid below it.

S: Much more sugar-laced and yeasty than I was expecting, but still a nice piney air freshener.

T: Not extremely piney and bitter like "Lagunitas Sucks," but still nicely done. Didn't taste like an DIPA at all, more like a slightly more souped up Bell's "Two-Hearted" or something. Very good.

M: Once again, it didn't read DIPA to me. Not extreme enough for that. A bit more sugary than most high rated West Coast DIPAs, but still had the low carbonation bill for that. A fair amount of webby lacing.

O: I dug this one, and for only $4.99, the price was right!

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Photo of EwaldEichstaett
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Damn bottle erupted like Mt. St. Helens when I opened it.

Anyway,,, beer has a golden color, with hints of brown and amber. A bit lighter color than I was expecting. Great sized off-white head with good retention. Good lacing on the beer as well.

Beer smells herbal, piney, and floral. The taste is similar. I like the bitter herbal hop taste, it reminds me a bit of Stone IPA, but that specific flavor is not as strong here. There is a medium bready malt background here as well.

It has a nice thick mouthfeel with a spiciness provided by the hops. I could probably drink several of these, but then my hangover would be huge in the morning. Great beer, relatively easily available.

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Photo of spoony
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle into a globe glass.

A-The brew is average looking with a golden color, a few stray bubbles, but no substantial carbonation. There is a short finger of off-white/light-khaki head. The head dissipates pretty quickly leaving a little bit of lacing.

S-I smell herbal (sage, mostly) and pine-forward hops. There is a touch of citrusy spice and white pepper. Fruity, pale malts are also present in greater quantity than many IIPAs.

T-The taste tracks the smell closely. Earthy, lightly dank hops with herbs, pine and a light orange citrus flavor are the dominant feature, but a decent dose of malt keeps things balance. Finish is drying and mildly bitter.

M-The feel is medium to full bodied for the style. Carbonation is ultra fine and prickly.

O-This is a middle-of-the-road IIPA. I give credit for keeping balance with the presence of the fruity, pale malts, but I could have used more complexity in the hop profile. I did not detect much in the way of tropical fruit or grapefruit, which I expect in a West Coast IPA like this one. For $5 a bomber, this is a decent deal, but there are better IIPAs out there.

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Photo of Wegomlegging
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up just because it was something I hadn't tried, and was glad I did. Poured lightly carbonated with a small head, golden color. Scents were muted, but nice with light hops and floral notes. The flavor was the strong point, with almost perfectly balanced hops and malty sweetness. Is this possible in a beer with such a moniker? Mouthfeel was nice with hops sticking around for awhile, and very drinkable. It was very good to have a beer that was this good with such hoppiness, balanced and not all over the place. Win.

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Photo of dafizzif
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Orangish yellow with a little yellow-white head.
Smell: Citrusy and piney hops with a very slight hint of apple and fruity sweetness. Nice.
Taste: Very piny hops up front with a nice citrusy finish that has hints of malty sweetness. Good balance without being overly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation that leaves the mouth dry.
Overall: Really good beer that I will definitely recommend and come back to. Exceeded my expectations because I tried Maximus and didn't like it too much.

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Photo of jsh420
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear golden orange with a 2 finger head that leaves lacing all down the glass

smell is big fruity hops and pine and some how it smells bitter if thats possible

taste is just how it smells pineapple citrus with a big bitter lingering after taste

mouthfeel - was a little lacking in carbonation

drinkability is very good with the nice hop bite and no detection of alcohol

overall a very good dipa but just not as good as hopslam or double trouble

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Photo of peabody
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a really clear/filtered yellow amber with 1/2 finger of white suds that cling to the glass.
The smell is sweet floral hop with sugar malts hanging way in the back. No alcohol present here.
Taste is a black bitter sweet grapefruit rind with a sugar malt thrown in there. Pretty much one sided.
Mouthfeel is very clean and the pine leaves the mouth really quickly.
Drinkability is very good here. When cold this concoction rises above a lot of other medium priced 8% IPA's.

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Photo of Yesac
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden color, small white head. Some lacing on the glass.

S - Strong floral piney hops

T - Along with the smell.. a strong floral and piney taste. Thin malty finish.

M - Smooth and thin, not sticky on the palate.

D - Easy drinker here if you're a hop head.

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Photo of KBoudreau66
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22 oz. bomber from Julio's in Westboro, MA

I was at my buddies house and couldn't find a snifter to use so I had to settle for a pint glass. It pours an excellent looking, very carbonated, gold color with two fingers of white head. Leaves frothy white lacing down the entire glass.

Smells of very strong piney and earthy hops. I couldn't really detect much else besides that. Perhaps a little bit of citrusy grapefruit in the undertone.

As I expected, the taste is right on with the smell. Very piney and earthy.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonated.

I thought this was a great DIPA. I almost walked out of the store without even noticing it, but I'm glad I did. It was only around $5 for a bomber. Not my favorite DIPA, but a solid offering that is worth trying.

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Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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